I’m totally guilty of this superstition…I even knock on my own head in the absence of wood.  This is exactly why I chose to use my wooden artist’s figure to illustrate my goofiness.  In addition, I figured the use of the Infinity Gauntlet (usually worn by Thanos, long time foe of the Avengers in the Marvel comics) would really support the goofiness as well as the nerdiness. The real question, I wonder, is if the luck granting will still work now that I’ve brought it up…