I am the ghost of a bull trapped in a Starbucks that used to be a china shop. I like to play guitar, read cool sci-fi books, play board games, and occasionally tell jokes in front of people to make them laugh. I do other things upon request. I'm a rationalist, scientist, and egalitarian. I strive to be open-minded, introspective, and considerate of others. I can cook pretty good, too!
What I’m doing with my life
I'm trying to go to school, work, write, set up a home laboratory
(Not for crystal meth! I swear!), volunteer for various charities,
and learn as much as I can about everything. Doing this all at the
same time is not as hard as you might think when you consider the
irresponsibly vast amount of caffeine that I consume regularly.
Damn the subsequent heart palpitations and shaky hands! I have
things to do!
I’m really good at
You tell me! I can carry on an interesting conversation on a
variety of topics in a number of languages, occasionally with other
people. To the extent that anyone can be "good" at drunkenly
yelling the lyrics to Carry On My Wayward Son at 2 in the morning,
I guess I'm pretty good at that too.
The first things people usually notice about me
My height. I'm tall like a building, and people invariably feel the
need to comment on that fact when we first meet. I'm also dark and
beady, so I'm often compared to film star and overall sex-weapon
Toshiro Mifune. Go ahead, I don't mind.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favourite authors/books: Iain M Banks, Margaret Atwood, Cory
Doctorow, George RR Martin, Alan Moore, Carl Sagan, James Randi,
Frank Herbert, Alexandre Dumas, JK Rowling,, Richard Brautigan,
Douglas Adams, Neal Stephenson, Robert Jordan, and any more. As you
can tell, I have a strong preference for science fiction and
fantasy. I love to discover new books, so send me your
Music: I have fairly eclectic taste in music, so I'm going to set
my mp3 player to random and list off the first dozen or so artists
that come up: Ida Maria, Deer Tick, Pretty Lights, OK Go, The Dead
Weather, Ratatat, CHVRCHES, Deadmau5, Mogwai, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs,
Sara Watkins, Minus the Bear, Lake Street Dive Silversun Pickups,
Porcupine Tree, Jonathan Coulton, Punch Brothers, Kalmah, Sigur
Ros, The Dreadnoughts, Dropkick Murphys, and many others!
Movies: I don't watch many movies, but I like classic Science
fiction, comedies, documentaries, and horror. Again, I'm pretty
open-minded and I like new things.
The six things I could never do without
Music, laughter, love, a good book, friends, that orgasmic feeling
you get when you take the first scoop out of a jar of peanut
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Biology, chemistry, philosophy, copyright law, how to get strangers
on the internet to like me, funny-looking children, interesting
stand-up comedy, Feminism and how to smash white masculinity, what
I'd do if I was in the place of the obviously idiotic protagonists
of movies and books, what I'd do in the event of a Biblical
apocalypse, What would happen if I created a genetic hybrid between
an orangutan and a kangaroo (Oranguroo!). How come Westmount gets
to be its own little city within Montreal? We should just invade it
for the sake of cartographic consistency. I and a small force of
hand-picked warriors could scale their walls and open a gate before
they can sound an alarm, getting the bulk of our superior Montreal
numbers past their defenses. It would be over so quickly and we
could begin to assimilate them into the larger city. You know, the
On a typical Friday night I am
Attending a sweet Bluegrass concert or having beer bottles thrown
at my face by skinheads
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have one follower on Twitter and he wants to kill me.
You should message me if
If your bones are hollow and you migrate south for the winter and
you have feathers instead of hair.
If you've given your fists names, please message me and tell me
what they are.
If you are two dwarfs in a trench coat pretending to be a big
Also if you have medical training and can help drain the fluid from
under my messed up black toenail