While speaking with NASA's Mars rover team this morning, President Obama set aside some time to congratulate flight director Bobak "Mohawk Guy" Ferdowsi in particular on his newfound Internet fame — and compliment him on his fine-looking do.

"I, in the past, thought about getting a mohawk myself," the president told the Jet Propulsion Lab crew. "My team keeps on discouraging me and now that he's received marriage proposals and thousands of new Twitter followers, I think that I'm going to go back to my team and see if it makes sense."

Wasting no time at all, the Internet — namely, Twitter user @Darth — responded to Obama's mohawk-envy by giving the Commander-in-Chief a much-needed coiffure makeover.

[H/T: Mashable, photo via @Darth]