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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


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Bridge to Mars
Vertigo Chuck

I couldn't even jog my own memory from the last blog. Who knows. That idea is lost to antiquity. Like a lot of my socks. Either that, or my drier has a large appetite and only takes bite-sized pieces. It's a little like Panda Express. I think the largest single food item there is the egg roll, but I'm not 100% sure. I guess I will need to peruse their menu. You can't tell me that drinks are their largest food item. I know that soda is pretty much equivalent to liquid candy, but the cup itself is not edible... or is it? I went to a meatatarian restaurant in DC that served entire animals, or at least close to it. The best description I have for the place I am borrowing from someone I overheard
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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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Express Elevator
Vertigo Chuck

Hurray for two-day weeks. I confused a lot of people at work Tuesday when I kept on saying "Happy Friday!" I don't think people quite understood that I think of Friday in that case as a condition rather than a day of the week. Is it the day before a long weekend? Yes? Then it is Friday. I don't know about all of you, but last week felt like it went on for years. After the century that happened, last weekend was so full of activity that it went by in a blur to have these two days and then a break. I am glad that we got snow finally last week. I had taken the time to look up all of the statistics, and if we had made it to quiz night we would have broken the record for latest first snow of 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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The Dance You Are Looking For
Vertigo Chuck

Space seems to be an expensive commodity. If you are looking for some, you need to spend more money. More square footage in a house is more expensive. More acreage of a plot of land is more expensive. More hard drives are more expensive even though they take up the same physical space. Density is the product there I think. You think about that, and then think about the fact that the universe is mostly space, and then the poetry of the moment comes out. We want space, but then we also need things to be in close proximity to ourselves. Like air for example. We consider it to be space because we can't see it and it is everywhere on Earth, but the rest of the universe doesn't see it that way.
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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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Three Cat Moon
Vertigo Chuck

The only thing that I will say about election night is that I was also at the Pearl for the last presidential election in 2012. That was a long time ago. I reminisced about it with Bethany for a little bit. It has been quite a while at the Pub. A little over 4 years now. A little break in 2014, but I was there for the most part for that time. Time flies quite quickly. I remember that first day all those years ago. Back then we had shorter tables and a little stage area in the corner for me. The back room wasn't for skee ball, but it was still the tattoo parlor. Times have changed quite a bit. Maybe I should write another time capsule blog. I wrote a blog a couple years ago to publish a year
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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