I've a penchant for world domination, madmen and Anglophilia. I've been spotted wearing strange hats, fancy dress, and UtiliKilts.
History is one of my hobbies, and I think that if we don't learn from it, we are doomed to repeat it. (We have always been at war in Eurasia...).
And if nothing else, play some board games.
What I’m doing with my life
Building a garden, immanentising the eschaton, reading a good book, enjoying a fine wine, and savouring a tasty dinner. Contemplating why we've not gone to another planet again... and when that becomes a 'yet'.
I’m really good at
Being triple-booked on any given day.
Knowing about too much about too many things.
Hatching unwieldy plans which ultimately come to naught.
Failing to convert to Metric.
Putting my foot in it.
The first things people usually notice about me
The Tweed. Or the Fez. After the beard, that is.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Absinthe and Flamethrowers - The Art of Living Dangerously; All
Things Considered (NPR); All Tomorrow's Parties; At The Mountains
of Madness; The Baroque Cycle; Crash Course (Humanities);
Cryptonomicon; Discworld (Pratchett); Dune; Deep Space 9; The
Ethical Slut; Fahrenheit 451; Fifth Element; Firefly; House of
Cards (BBC); It's all Gone Pete Tong; Lamb; Lord of the Rings; Lord
of the Flies; QI; Rat Queens; Red Dwarf; Savage Love; Secretary;
Sherlock (BBC); Top Gear (BBC); Transmetropolitian; Neuromancer;
Wall $treet Week;
Abney Park; Avicii; Carl Cox; Chase and Status; Covenant; Daft
Punk; David Guetta; Deadmau5; DJ Shadow; Dizee Rascal; Dr. Steel;
Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band; Example; Feed Me;
Florence + The Machine; Front Line Assembly; Glitch Mob;
Information Society; Jack Beats; Justice; Knife Party; Laibach;
Magnetic Man; Margaret Berger; Mr. B (The Gentleman Rhymer);
Orbital; Paul Oakenfold; Pendulum; Pete Tong; The Prodigy;
Professor Elemental; The Red Elvises; Royksopp; Steam Powered
Giraffe; Swedish House Mafia; Tiesto; Unwoman; Victor Borge; VNV
7 Wonders; Agricola; Arkham Horror; Cards Against Humanity; Chez
Geek; Dominion; Empire Builder; Kill Doctor Lucky; Munchkin; Power
Grid; Revolution (SJG); Settlers of Catan; Shadowrun; Ticket to
The six things I could never do without
Towel, Green Chile, Pen & Paper, Duct Tape, and Parenthetical Statements
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Dystopia. But in a good way.
Dystopian Economics? Probably.
Suzeranity and Vassalage.
Going to Space.
Space Suzeranity? If only!
On a typical Friday night I am
Prognosticating, Pontificating, Pondering, or just Playing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Iä! Iä! Cthulhu Fthagn! Ph'nglui mglw'nfah Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl
You should message me if
If my profile contains enough weird and intriguing in equal
If you enjoy board games with a myriad of little lacquered wooden
If you don't mind the colour of the parlour, and my use of British
If you believe that Tweed is the only fabric you will ever
If you have a billing question, move knight to bishop three...