Along with NuKinja's atrocious commenting system there is another new addition, specifically to the main io9 page. This...thing which is some kind of mascot just sits there lurking, watching as you read and comment. Why io9, why? How about a cute anime girl instead? No? Fine, keep your creepy cyber-franken-baby.
Edit: I know that it has been the mascot but that doesn't change the fact that I just don't like the design.