I think we could all use a “Cone of Silence” sometimes:
Needed: cone of silence (a la “Get Smart”) to extinguish volume of annoying co-worker. This solution is required as it conforms to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it will still allow him to babble forth endlessly, yet keeps me from filling my ears with hot, gooey tar. Any price, really, CraigsList would not allow me to put up $1,000,000, but we can negotiate off-line. Noise-canceling units will also be considered.
(from best of craigslist)