I have a certain friend who has, at times and seasons, taken the World's Greatest Siamese Pickle on the road. I also have fond memories of an equally quirky and good-hearted professor who was my advisor during a summer internship at MIT.
In a weird cosmic collision of connections from my life, i was browsing through a gadget news blog looking for a new phone and saw an entry called OLED Technology Explained Using a Pickle and an igor. My first thought was "I should send this link to Rob." My next thought was "I bet i know who that 'Igor' is!"
Sure enough. Now ain't that a coinkydink?