Let's try something new and fun. You've seen Steven M. Johnson's whimsical and ridiculously weird inventions (whimventions? weirdventions?) in his weekly Museum of Possibilities posts, but something's missing from his strange gadgets: names.
So here's where you come in, Neatoramanauts: can you name the strange object drawn above? Funniest and wittiest name (along with proposed use of such strange object - the weirder the better) win a free copy of Steve's autographed first edition book What The World Needs Now. Two runner-ups win free T-shirts from the NeatoShop.
Contest rules: one entry per comment, though you can enter as many as you'd like. Please make a selection of the T-shirt you want (may we suggest the Science T-shirt, Funny T-shirt, and Artist-designed T-shirt categories?) alongside your entry. If you don't select a shirt, then you forfeit the prize, mmkay?
Good luck and have fun!
Update 9/29/10 - Congratulations to Evan who won the first prize for "Chomper Stompers". Congrats to Runner-up Trevor ("Artery Clogs") and heaterc ("The McStrappy") who got the T-shirt prizes!