This page is more informative and has the damage photos: http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-060412a.html
Doesn't look too bad.
If you can't wait for it to boot you can sleep it. The difference between sleep and off is minimal on a modern machine.
Sleep on a modern machine is pretty damn good. On my main gaming PC if you turn off the monitor and sleep the system it uses 3.18 watts. If you turn the machine off rather than sleep you use 2.92 watts.
I actually looked at this when I had the power meter out. To play Spider Solitaire is about 102 watts on the same machine that needed 157 to play Dawn of War 2. That machine idles at 100 watts.
Would you be interested in a governor with a performance guarantee?
If so you should check out the MicroMiser beta available here:
It is much more sophisticated than the simple threshold based solutions.
If you wanted your VM to have an IP and appear as if it is a real machine on the network many people used to have to follow the 100 odd lines of documentation here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VirtualBox#Networking
Now they can just start it and it works out of the box.
Getting the job done is no excuse for not following the rules. Corollary: Following the rules will not get the job done.