My brain can generously be described as a bear trap with the bloody stump of pop cultures leg stuck in it...yeah, no one wants to play trivial pursuit with me anymore....but that’s what Old Toad trivia nights are for!
I wish I had never sold my old NES at a garage sale
My dream retirement involves being an adjunct professor and owning a little pub where the taps and conversation are ever changing and always high quality.
Nothing adds emphasis better than an umlaut.
I wonder if I can simultaneously feel like a luddite at heart while not being able to imagine life without the internet?
As for what i actually do, well in the crassest possible terms, I’m one of the jackasses designing industrial automation systems that help make blue collar jobs redundant. It’s actually a great mix of mechanical and electrical engineering, interface design, algorithm design, and writing code in several bizarre proprietary languages. Basically, it’s never boring, always different, and keeps me on my toes which is a fantastic thing (for both brain and calves!).
The mirror like finish on the dome could certainly qualify, but you’ll likely be too blinded to notice.
That despite my best efforts to de-furr everything I own, the critter always manages to leave some hair on me somewhere....even if he hasn’t even been in the same room as the clothes.
Lately I’ve been reading a lot of China Mieville and Iain Banks...gogo world building. Game of Thrones is probably the next big project though, since i’ve realized that waiting 42 weeks for a new season is just too long a wait for my impatient ass. I love raiding my parents attic for postwar literary goodies complete with faded covers and dried out, brittle yellow pages. I really love the tactile feel of reading a book, and despite the convenience, an e-reader just can’t reproduce that feeling.
I love way too many movies, I am equally comfortable talking about why Citizen Kane really is the greatest or quoting 'Meet the Feables' and relishing in the non-stop gore of Evil Dead, Dead Alive, and the rest of the splatter comedy oeuvre. Without a doubt the Original Trilogy, Lord of the Rings, Pi, Requiem for a Dream. Anything Guillermo Del Toro gets his hands on, Kubrick, Children of Men, Suspiria, Oldboy. Anything and everything good, whether it be high or low brow.
I have a huge soft spot for some of those cheesy as hell one offs that BER occasionally plays: Hemingway, Docterin' the Tardis, the evil dead song, Drinkin in LA, Teenage Dirtbag, and on.