The folks at the Annals of Improbable Research sure got the timing right in announcing the 2012 Ig Nobel prize winners in acoustics, Kazutaka Kurihara and Koji Tsukada, who won it for their SpeechJammer device. Awesome for stump speeches and debates! Brilliant for that obnoxious drunk in the subway! Combine it with face recognition and motion tracking, and you can silence those Occupy folks in a hurry. Or… bring it to David Letterman’s show… the possibilities are nearly endless.