Bruce Banner Costume

One white lab coat embroidered with "Dr. Banner Physicist". A green shirt & purple tie.


One set of wire rim glasses


Avengers & Shield ID tags


High tech Gamma Bomb plans


A set of green contacts


My Bruce Banner Halloween costume.
"You don't want to see me when I'm angry..."

Shout out to my wife for the idea and this guy for the details

Pizza Pen Prize Winner

Last night after a rousing episode of Mythbusters (The flying guillotine) I had Patricia draw a name out of a sweaty San Francisco Giants hat.

Matt & Robin are victorious. I am happy for them but honestly am I ever going to draw someone that doesn't require shipping charges! :) Thanks to everyone for playing. Keep checking in, as I'm sure I'll do another!

Matt & Robin email me your address and I'll get this thing out to the Equal Rights State...

For the record the sausage content of the pizza was 19%. It is visible in the picture as Missy noticed when she actually clicked on it!

Fun Facbook Games

There is a Giveaway going on right now. Enter before Oct 30th for your chance to win a handmade wooden pen!

Now that the announcement is out of the way...

I was bored. As a result I went on Facebook and as a result I came up with a great new idea.

Fun Facebook Games


Post "Happy Birthday" on someones wall when it isn't their birthday. See how many of their friends follow suit...


Make up a new awareness day and post it to your status...

"The Monarch Butterfly used to number in the hundred billion, now less than 10 thousand a year are charted throughout the Americas. Today is Monarch Butterfly Awareness day. Show your support with a Monarch Butterfly Profile Picture"


Give yourself an benign illness and soak up attention

"Doc says I've got a herniated uvula, and as such can't eat monkfish, chilli powder or pizza dough. Plus it seems that this is also a cause for my explosive diarrhea. Apparently the uvula does more than I ever imagined. Anyway looks like I'm stuck in my house for the next 2 weeks here enjoying Atkins pizzas..."

Why not? It's just Facebook. Have a little fun...

Pizza Pen Giveaway

It's time for another Pen Giveaway! Click here for past giveaway results.

Here is the item in question. A Maple/Yellowheart pen. This is a cross style pen finished with a mirror shine.

Now for the game...

This is the cover from a Chicago Deep Dish Pizza that I recently consumed with friends. What percentage of this pizza is sausage? Or tell me why you would rather I'd send you a Lou Malnatis deep dish pizza than a lousy pen...

Like Kludge Spot on Facebook and you get a second entry in the drawing. (With a qualifying comment below)

The Game Rules:

  • 1. No vulgarity. I reserve the right to delete any comment. This will remove you from the contest.

  • 2. Wining. I will randomly draw the wining name from a hat on Sunday October 30th of all caption entries. The winner will be contacted Sunday evening via email, and announced Monday October 31st on Halloween.

  • 3. United States for free shipping. If you live elsewhere and don't mind pitching in the extra cost for international shipping {about $8 I think} I'll totally ship it to you)

  • 4. Contact. I need a way to let you know you've won the prize. And I'll need your shipping address to send it to you. So sign up with blogger, or OpenID, or something that I can contact you with. Otherwise I'll move on to another contestant.

  • 5. Have Fun!
  • Immersed In Politics

    As of late I have been immersed in politics. Don't worry gentle readers, this is not a political thread. Well, I suppose strictly speaking it is but not like that. I'm not here to persuade anyone to my side or convince you of the correctness of my political vision. That simply isn't furthering my cause of "keeping the Internet weird"

    I don't have television in my house. That is, I do not subscribe to cable or have an antenna on my tube. As such I don't watch much news. A couple weeks ago I was at training and holed up in a hotel with one sink and two 42 inch flat screens. Unless I wanted to catch up on A Baby Story or overgrown boys making motorcycles news was my only recourse.

    I watched a lot of news... Which candidate said which thing on which day. Pictures of the President eating hamburgers.

    "Will this be served in the upcoming visit? Back to you John!"
    "Laura, are hamburgers kosher or will this be viewed as a slap in the face to the head of Israel"
    "John, even though there is the word 'ham' in the name, hamburger actually contains zero pig or pig byproduct. So yes it can be kosher."
    "Well, that is welcome news..."

    Wrinkled Congressmen with starched shirts, bright ties and new legislation to make my life better.

    "Congressman, how will this new Puppy Love Law fair in the Senate?"
    "Well Jim, I think all puppies deserve love. This new bill just makes it more concrete. I think the Senate will support stricter fines for not loving puppies..."

    Since then I've spent many hours with my head mired in the political system. There's a reason people say not to talk politics on first dates...

    It can be boring to those who aren't interested. I can see my wifes eyes glassing over when I start in. The US political system is muddled with the cry from many voices, opinions, solutions, experts, editorials, conclusions, forecasts, stances, legislation, promises and peoples impressions.

    "Jane, you look lovely."
    "Thank you Bill. Oh flowers!!"
    "So are you ready for our first date?"
    "Since you didn't tell me what we were doing I wasn't sure what to dress for..."
    "Well at first I though we could go see that new movie, I loved you when you were just a lowly pig farmer"
    "That looks sooo romantic!"
    "Then I thought, what about the opera. What says first date better that 'fat signing men dressed as weeping clowns?'"
    "Not much!!"
    "But then I got it!"
    "I've got two tickets to the presidential debate. We can grab some taco bell on the way and then we can sit and watch rich old men dodge important questions and then argue over who was best and whether or not they like cigars or had illegal alien workers. After we can drive around town and argue about our political ideology for an hour or until we're both furious that I drop you at a park with no money to get home..."

    Politics. It's kinda like that...

    When IMAXed My Eardums Lost

    It was a stunning theater with seating for 600+ or so in the heart of Santa Clara near my Sunnyvale hotel room. I was down in San Jose last week for wireless training and during the evenings needed something other than Penn & Teller on Discovery channel to keep myself entertained. I had watched Rise of the Planet of the Apes the night before and was bitten by the movie bug. Since the local 20-plex had and IMAX theater I figured I would be remiss to go and not see a movie projected 72ft wide by 53ft high. I was right to go, but that viewing came at a cost!

    They were re-showing a number of films in the IMAX theater that had long since been available on DVD. I presume this was because there were no current run movies in the IMAX format. As such when I went they had Star Trek (JJ Abrams) which was my first pick and Inception. Due to scheduling issues and the fact that I couldn't skip wireless class to see a movie, Inception was my choice.

    What more is there to say about Inception that I've not already commented on? It was awesome! But lets rewind...

    I sat down at T-10 miniutes to showtime. At that moment I was the ONLY soul in the theater. I took a picture to show the sheer scope of an empty house with that many seats.

    I think we can all agree that is impressive. Here's another one...

    As you can clearly see, no people are visible in either picture. Sigh... so much for the use of a camera phone with no flash.

    Regardless, this brings me to my next point. IMAX sound is not calibrated to a room without people inside it. Sounds waves travel through matter and on doing so attenuate to a certain degree. Thus it is more difficult to hear someone speaking in a hall full of people than if that same hall was empty. Even if no other sounds were conflicting with the speaker, just the shear volume of matter in our bodies would absorb a large portion of the sound. In order to overcome that rooms have their sounds systems calibrated to room with more people in it rather than less.

    An IMAX theater that can have 600 people in it is no different. So you will not be surprised when I tell you that I had absolutely zero trouble hearing the movie. In fact it was ringing in my ears for the remainder of the night and some of the next day.

    Even with that I will contend, as any concert goer will tell you, that my loss of hearing was a small price to pay for the amazing spectacle of that performance. I almost wet my trousers when the freight train came barreling through the first layer of the dreamscape and gun fire came crescendoing up from the corners of the room.

    And a near whetted set of trousers is good enough to tell anyone just how much entertainment was pounded into me on that Thursday evening, all alone in my IMAX experience.

    Jobs 1955 - 2011

    And the man who always could pick a winner has passed.

    Technology might not ever be the same.