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My self-summary
Let me explain. No - there is too much. Let me sum up.

I'm more of a math/science guy, but I like languages and generally appreciate good spellers.

Been playing music since I was a kid. Always have some kind of a tune running though my head. If you see me on the street and I look a bit spaced, that probably explains it.

I keep active. Physically and mentally. I have a thing for getting up early on the weekends.

I can usually find a way to rationalize myself out of getting angry (is it really worth it?) unless it's really worth it.

In the same vein, I'm generally pretty mellow, but can get riled up when passions burn. My passions? Technology, music, and education. And you, hopefully.

Born in Montreal. Raised in NY. Word.
What I’m doing with my life
It's 1:20am and I'm filling this crap out. You tell me?

If you're using this field to differentiate me from the rest, I gotta raise my white flag. Apparently every other dude on this site is a software developer that plays guitar. Touche.

I can, however, say that I do enjoy going to work each day. I get to play god by hitting some keys on a keyboard and creating something that lives, thinks and breathes on its own. It helps that the technology I'm working on has nothing to do with finance or the web (you can't imagine how long it took to find a job like that in NY).

You gotta love what you do.

Update: I've moved to Israel to get my Masters. After 10 years it's still a bit of a trip to be a student again, though in retrospect I don't think I would have had it any other way.

Ever forward.
I’m really good at
Giving people the benefit of the doubt.

Remembering and pronouncing your name.

I can usually figure out a song on the guitar pretty quickly after a listen or two.

My Shaggy impersonation supposedly isn't half bad.
The first things people usually notice about me
This old lady in my building turned to me in the elevator one day and excitedly exclaimed 'Wow, you look like a child!'

Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I feel a bit presumptuous filling this all out, but if you've come this far, I guess you're at least a bit interested. And this is by no means comprehensive.

Jazz: Parker, Coltrane, Mingus, Monk, Dolphy
Bossa: Jobim, Getz, Gilberto
Rock: Zappa, Tool, Primus, Rush, Chili Peppers
Hip Hop: Mos Def, Common, Ghostface
All things gypsy: Gogol Bordello, Balkan Beat Box, Beirut, Besh O Drom
Other: Juan Garcia Esquivel!, Portishead, Stereolab, Danny Elfman, Captain Beefheart, Tom Waits, Fela Kuti.

Godel Escher Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (Hofstadter)
The User Illusion (Norretranders)
The Catcher in the Rye (Salinger)
Heart of Darkness (Conrad)
The Phantom Tollbooth (Juster)
Roald Dahl
Calvin & Hobbes

Magazines (why don't they ever ask about this?):
Scientific American
The Economist

I don't watch that much TV anymore (save some Hulu), but for posterity's sake:
The State. Mythbusters. Arrested Development. South Park.
Trigger Happy TV. The State. Insomniac. Mr. Show. Seinfeld.
The State. X-files (the good years). Simpsons (once upon a time). Looney Tunes. Community. Parks & Rec. Dexter. Breaking Bad. Louie.
did I mention The State?

The Princess Bride (I get crinkled eyebrows sometimes on this one. Have you SEEN it since you were 7?). Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. 12 Monkeys. Coming to America / Trading Places. My Cousin Vinny. City Of God. Adaptation. Man On Wire. The Lives of Others. Happy Gilmore / Billy Madison. The Matrix. Men In Black. South Park. Delicatessen. Amelie.

Obviously: Back to the Future, Office Space, Army of Darkness, Die Hard

I've given up on Tim Burton.
Six things I could never do without
1. guitar
2. passport
3. cereal
4. pita + hummus = awesome
5. the ability to count
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why an obsessive compulsive Marc Summers would ever agree to host a show like Double Dare.
On a typical Friday night I am
Decompressing, eating hummus, watching my Netflix movie, playing some bossa, and getting some freakin' shuteye for the first time all week.

Of course, there're always exceptions. Frequently, actually. So much for typical.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I think Will Ferrell is a hack.

Except for the Dog Lawyer sketch. That was brilliant.
You should message me if
Hopefully you're smart, cute, and you get my movie references (bonus points if you got the one up top). You're confident and comfortable with yourself, but enjoy exploring and learning new things.

Pluses: a willingness to nerd out here and there, and being ok with a bit of grit (think backpacking trip).
The two of us