Weekend Diversion: Happy Halloween 2009!

Here is your king’s scepter, and here is your kingdom, with the scorpion, the cobra, and the lizard for subjects. Free them if you will. Leave the slaves to me. –Ramses, in The Ten Commandments

This year, I went as Pharaoh Ramses II, as played by Yul Brynner (above and below).

Well, this is my take on it!

Even Moses couldn’t resist having his picture taken with me.

So Happy Halloween to all of you, and I hope you enjoy the new profile photo!

What do you all say? Should we have a Halloween Costume Contest next year?


  1. #1 Waydude
    November 2, 2009

    Dude, that is awesome, i can’t believe this, as I am a long haired hippy myself, but you look good. The head works.

  2. #2 Joel
    November 2, 2009

    You had this one planned out months ago, didn’t you?

  3. #3 Sili
    November 2, 2009

    Sounds like Joel is onto you.

    Went as Moses, myself, once. Took the liberty of using the laws of thermodynamics instead. I didn’t look that good either.

  4. #4 Ethan Siegel
    November 2, 2009

    The idea for this costume came about 3 weeks after the charity challenge ended. When I saw myself bald I said, “You know who has the same shaped head as me?” And then it was only a question of which Yul Brynner character to go as.

  5. #5 Wendy
    November 2, 2009

    Awesome costume. You’re infinitely hotter than Yul Brynner! 😛

  6. #6 random person
    November 2, 2009

    All I have to say is thank you for removing that ridiculous profile photo in American Gladiators garb. Again, can’t thank you enough for taking that down. Really.

  7. #7 fedabe
    November 2, 2009

    May I have the 3rd. pic with a bigger resolution? (If possible with no clothes on, but the other way it’s all right.)

  8. #8 Rory Kent
    November 2, 2009

    Wendy, you might say Yul Brynner is a class M star to Ethan’s class O.
    *giggles nerdishly*

    Although these images shock my stereotypes. I didn’t know astronomers could have such big muscles!

  9. #9 jdhuey
    November 2, 2009

    Ok. You’ve got the look down but how well do you deliver your lines? And can you sing and dance?

  10. #10 rob
    November 3, 2009

    @Rory: if you want to have sterotyes broken, check out Brian Cox:


    he was a rockstar and now is a professor of physics and works on the LHC. he was recently on The Colbert Report too:


    if *that* ain’t sterotype crushing enough for you, People magazine has him as one of the sexiest men in the world:


  11. #11 Dustin
    November 10, 2009


  12. #12 Dalia
    March 15, 2010

    JAJAJA Oh my god, well, definetelly i prefer to Yul Brynner, but you are very brave because that character only can be played for a one man: Yul Brynner, I said that because I LOVE RAMSES II, well, don´t worry, good custom.

    See you or read you.

    PS: If you don´t understand me good is because I don´t speaking english and not write.

  13. #13 barca
    July 10, 2010

    dude! wasn’t the original Ramses a black dude – 100 years from now, someone is going to convince us that womenizer tiger woods is white and so the socialist NObama – c’mon dude!! leave the black kings to the africans

  14. #14 linda
    July 10, 2010

    so what he was African mr. barca? we can’t portray him? awesome costume though…bet you got all the females-

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