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Authoring Scripts
Vertigo Chuck

In an interesting turn of events, it looks like the Pub will be getting a new menu in a couple weeks. I'm a little excited. It will be by Pink Tank. I've never actually sampled their food before, but it looks good. Anyone who puts an egg on a burger is fine with me. Plus, who can say "no" to chicken and waffles. Or Dates. Dates always reminds me about the scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark where John Rhys-Davies catches the date that Harrison Ford was about to eat and says, "bad dates." They are like annoying raisins. I'm figuring that dates on a burger are pitted already. That is of course unless you think of dates as in interpersonal activities. That sounded pretty technical... Going
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Happy Pi Day!
Vertigo Chuck

I very rarely write a title to the blog that obviously relates to it. Today I will make an exception, simply because it is pi day. The day that we draw circles and diameters and, no matter what size they are, the ratio between them will be pi. It shows up in the strangest places too. One way I make pseudo-random numbers for various reasons is to take a random digit of pi. I could just take a slice of pie though. Pie is pretty tasty. Luckily enough, I had pie on pi day. It is one of two of many nerdy holidays I celebrate. The other is mole day. More of that in October though. I probably blogged about it if quiz happened on the 23rd. My memory is not as good as it used to be. I could
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Reprise
Vertigo Chuck

Reprise I got an advertisement this week about a pop-top camper style thing. The small detail is that it is a low profile package that fits on the roof rack of your existing vehicle. It seems a little strange to have an impromptu treehouse. It certainly takes the phrase "Car Camping" to a new height... That pun was intended. I wonder how long it has been around. I'm sure the idea has been around for a long time. Like going to the moon, or exploring the Titanic. Maybe it is unfair to categorize this piece of add-on equipment for your car into those kinds of dreams, but maybe it is amazing. There are a ton of products that are "as seen on TV" that have really cheesy
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Strong Asymmetry
Vertigo Chuck

In other news, I forgot to wear any kind of fancy digs for Shrove Tuesday. That's what Google always tells me to call it when I type in Mardi Gras. It snuck up on me this year. Everything has been sneaking up on me this year. It is March now. Where did that come from? I know that February only has 28 days usually, but that is so fast this year. I'm not disappearing to Europe this time around, so it must be flying by with no real big trip to get anxious about. I have been gone from quiz for a couple weeks though, that could be it. Last week, I was packing up the robot that the students made. With FIRST, everyone has the same time frame to build to make it fair. At 12AM Eastern Wednesday Morning,
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
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Sub at the Pub: Sweet 16 Edition
Matt

Good evening, quizzers of the Pub on Pearl! Tonight, you graciously welcomed me into your home base, and (mostly) kept the heckling to a minimum as we rocked out during a round on geology, failed to declare certain goods for eight questions on smuggling, and split the odds on a 50/50 round about Americans abroad, among others. Oh, what a night! With all the enthusiasm of a little blue pill, Boners Boners Boners Boners put down a sizably jokered Round 2, and seemed poised to win it all before Spousal Rape (Trump reference, so it’s ok?) came back with three 8/8s and a monster 24-point final round. Back to Back Champs
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Alexander Had It Easy
Vertigo Chuck

Valentine's Day quiz went pretty well. I liked how the themes matched the day, but the questions didn't necessarily need to be. Like how Singles Awareness Day is a thing. We tried to make it subtle. I think we succeeded, but what do I know? I apparently don't know too much because I didn't recognize some people playing I should have on Big Fact Hunt. I also need to watch more episodes of The Simpsons that as Bart prank-calling Moe. I almost didn't understand their name until that first scoring break. Luckily my enunciation-fu was strong and I didn't trip into it. I do enjoy it when teams give clever tongue-twisters and various phrases that can induce a Freudian
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Can you hear me? Because I can't hear me.
AlisonRudd

Ahoy! So, that awesome German cover a Britney Spears song tonight reminded me a lot of the reasons I took three years of German in high school. Growing up a brown haired, blue eyed chick I was under the impression I was German and was super about learning all about the motherland. I joined the dance club, went to the after school meetings, and learned to cook all the schnitzel you could handle. After I failed attempt at learning French in college I lamented to my mom that I should have just stuck with the language of my people. She took this opportunity to inform me that I am 100% Scots Irish - not a drop of Deutch blood in these veins... I PRETENDED TO LIKE RAMMSTEIN FOR
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Something Old
Vertigo Chuck

Sometimes I am astounded about how much of a creature of habit I am. I usually always order the same thing, no matter what restaurant I go to. I usually make sure I am in the same lane at around the same location on my way to work. I always like Round 4 answer sheets on the laptop keyboard and the Round 5 answer sheets on the table. Am I too particular? Maybe, but I feel that things go a little better with a routine. I like automating the process. I do enjoy a new challenge too, but there is a satisfaction in efficiency. Now I get to throw away that 'i' before 'e' except after 'c' rule. "Efficiency" isn't on the exception list. Neither is "science" for that matter. What is going on with language?
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Continental Drift
Vertigo Chuck

I know the days are getting longer since it is past the solstice, but this darkness is pretty tough to deal with. I can't remember what research says about seasonal affectiveness disorder. It's not like I live in sunlight, but at least a little needs to happen. Maybe the Europeans have it right that 50 Hz is better for behavior over 60 Hz like we have over here. Maybe I need to make sure I put DC lights everywhere I work. I wonder what would happen? Maybe that is the breakthrough scientists are looking for. I will do research on this. Maybe even... Experiment! I wonder if anyone has looked at frequency concerning office conditions?A quick cursory google search reveals that the top
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Precognition
Vertigo Chuck

What haven't I ranted about in a while? BB-8? Maybe, but I'm pretty sure that the internet has strong opinions in both directions on the subject. Quotes? It is one of those few words that starts with 'Q,' but I don't see anything special to talk about it at the moment. How about the fact that my iPod likes to always start playing while it is in my pocket. If anyone has a good solution to keep the headphone remote disabled when I don't want it, please let me know. I probably have strange play counts for pocket-playing songs. I guess it is like butt-dialing, except it is playing a song that is too soft for most people to hear. Reminiscent of that scene toward the end of Honey, I Shrunk the
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Coast Guardsman
Vertigo Chuck

There is beauty in having things measured out. There is a simplicity to it, even if it clutters the look. In chemistry, that glass tube with the markings is a graduated cylinder. It is like it went off to college. It isn't a meter stick, it is a graduated stick. This means you have spent a lot of money to send a tree branch off for a few years to drink away part of your savings at parties before returning with some know how and tattoos. Not to say tattoos are bad. Maybe those are the graduations. Maybe part of the college degree receiving experience should involve a tattoo of the institution and the degree chosen. Either that, or some kind of scale determining volume or distance or something.
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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A Squirrel in the Attic
Vertigo Chuck

This paragraph was intended to be written after the first one, but it looks like they have swapped places because I clicked in the wrong place a while back. Causality is a strange thing. I recently watched a video that says that time only exists because of the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. It makes me wonder if time will cease to exist in the heat-death of the universe, or it is that clocks stop because all of the batteries are dead. I mean all of them. Everything will look the same color in every direction, if there was a way to change the direction that you look. There won't be any useful energy left to do that kind of thing. There wouldn't even be any useful energy to think the
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Mixed Reality
Vertigo Chuck

This is the last blog from me for the year. It has been a long year. Exactly one day longer than most years. About the same for other years the same length as this one. Next year will be a shorter year. We will see what happens. I think I have my New Year's Resolutions all buttoned up with what I want to be able to do this year. It is really easy since a lot of them ar tied over from last year. Sure, some of them might be impossible. For example, I don't know if there are any radioactive spiders to be bitten by. I also have no idea if said radioactive spider will be able to cause a gene-splicing chain reaction the way I want it to in order to become someone like Spider Man. Plus, Denver, as
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Opening Crawl
Vertigo Chuck

Another holiday season, another new Star Wars movie. In a few words, I'd say it was good, except for a couple of the cameos are really forced. Other than that, it is quite enjoyable. I would go see it again. I especially liked the fact that unlike.... Well, I don't like spoilers myself, so come talk to me at quiz next week if you want my opinions on the movie. I would write the entire blog in white text, or black text with a black highlight, but then that wouldn't be much of a blog. It would look really redacted. The blog itself is declassified, so why not just leave it public and have you ask me next week? I will tell you that it is fan-service, yes, but to less of an extent than The
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Lost and Found
Vertigo Chuck

I have come up with a few new projects to add to my collection of projects that will probably never get done because they take too much time that I don't have. I'm really wanting a hyperbolic time chamber now. In speaking of all that time, I saw someone watching DBZ for the first time. I have seen it a couple times (I want that time back...) and I asked him how he was liking it. He said it was good. He then proceeded to ask me about what happens next in the plot. I then spoiled it with two words. Like Robespierre gets his head chopped off in the French Revolution kind of spoiler. I got a look of utter shock. Mind you I don't go spoiling things for people. I have often contemplated putting
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Not a Blizzard
Vertigo Chuck

It has officially been 5 years since I started as a QM with the company. It both seems like it really hasn't been that long as well as it being a lot longer than that. Maybe I just haven't ever done anything for that long besides grow up in a house or maybe elementary school. There are a couple other annual activities that might count, but nothing as regular as once or twice a week. I remember it like it was yesterday that people thought that the world would end in 2012. Maybe it did and we are all in some kind of simulated dream filling out all the things that people wanted to do. Man I'm feeling philosophical right now. I'll stop it and keep things aloof. For instance, did you know that
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation