Make a Video, Win a Book

David K. Israel

Who's ready to win a copy of George Musser's new book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to String Theory?

If you missed our interview with him yesterday, check that out here because it's going to come in handy for the contest. Here's what you need to do in order to win:

1) Using a camera, a camcorder, your computer cam or anything really that lets you put together a 1-minute movie (.avi, .mov or whatever format you have handy), we want you to come up with a creative reason why we should send you the book. Extra points for those who can work in something related to string theory. Afraid you have a face for radio? No need to put your own mug in there. Finger puppets, sock puppets, Star Wars costumes, they all work for us. 2) Somewhere in the video, you must quote George (not David) quoting the movie This Is Spinal Tap from the interview yesterday. 3) Send your files to us at We'll post the winning video on this blog.

That's all there is to it. We'll leave the contest open through the end of the weekend (midnight PT, Sunday).