33 Brooklyn, NY
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My self-summary
I recently left the ad world and started working at a civic tech startup. Greatest adult decision I've ever made. I used to crack wise about dumb clients and doomed pitches; now I get to wax rhapsodic about voting rights and access. I suppose I'm jinxing myself by saying this, but I've never had a job I liked so much before, and I've never been able to say with a straight face that I'm doing something socially good.

So yeah. Things are pretty great right now.

Outside of work: playing pool, making weirdo net art, always trying and failing to get a good night's sleep. Baby steps.
What I’m doing with my life
Computer science(-ish) for fun and profit. Waking up way too early on Saturdays during soccer season. Looking for weird old beers and VHS tapes. Enduring the latter with the aid of the former.
I’m really good at
Record digging. Pub quiz. Assembling a karaoke crew on short notice. Knowing my way around a kitchen and cooking for a crowd.
The first things people usually notice about me
Big beard, big vocabulary, big bellowy baritone.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Ball Four, J R, Black Hole, The Year of Magical Thinking, Consider the Lobster, Pastoralia, The Crying of Lot 49, The Dirt, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet.

Movies: Bad Lieutenant, Do the Right Thing, Down By Law, Gates of Heaven, The Holy Mountain, Metropolis, Repo Man, This is Spinal Tap. Crown International teensploitation crap, schlocky VHS bullshit, the cheaper the better.

Music, lately: Big Star, Bill Orcutt, Boredoms, Boris, Can, Chavez, The Dead C, Fucked Up, Giorgio Moroder, Harvey Milk, Jawbox, Lungfish, Miguel, Oneida, Psychic TV, Scritti Politti, Silkworm, Sugar, Swans, The-Dream, Unrest, Unwound, The Vaselines, The Wipers, Wire. WFMU, WPRB, WMBR. Comedy podcasts galore.

TV, lately: Black Mirror, Bob's Burgers, Bojack Horseman, Fargo, The Leftovers, Orphan Black, Review, a TON of reality garbage I can't shamelessly cop to right now. Trust me, it's bad.

Food: Regional barbecue appellations (always: galbi, eastern NC, TX hill country), Cambodian, Xi'an, Pueblan. Oysters, soft-shell crabs, kimchi, collards, asparagus. Strong flavors, fermented foods, and spicy stuff. Always game to try new offal/other unmentionables, seasonal seafood, and glutinous, uh, things. Constantly working on improving my hacky knife skills.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Dumb unshakeable class guilt, prison abolition, LGBT issues, infosec and free culture, the future of organized labor and workers' movements. And, let's not lie: fantasy football.
On a typical Friday night I am
Helping commandeer a jukebox somewhere. Traipsing through the outer boroughs in search of something delicious. At Film Forum.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have one terrible tattoo of a straight-edge cartoon dog. No regrets!