Powers: Forces people to talk about something other than politics, stops sycophantic networking in its tracks, and is impervious to partisan rhetoric.

Gear: Two iPhones (one for pleasure and another, also for pleasure), cone of rhetorical silence, cloak of invisibility that works against lobbyists.

Residents of our nation's capital eat, sleep, and breathe politics. That's all well and good until you go out for drinks with friends and spend the evening stuck in an in-depth discussion on tort reform. If only there was a way to limit the political discourse. Now, thanks to Captain Apolitical, there is.