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My self-summary
Right, basically tall, dark and handsome with a kind of a "what if Jim Carrey, Tom Hanks, Rivers Cuomo and Ben Stiller had an inadvertent love child?" appearance. I just got to the area four Februaries ago (so I'm still amusingly confused), do stand-up comedy for fun and run my own tech consulting business as well as work as a video game industry journalist.

Am somewhat confused by Pound Puppies: No one can offer me a logical explanation as to why they were as popular as they were...

Also want to finally learn to dance in a manner that's not that of an epileptic Muppet, so I'm looking for a teacher...

Interests: Reading, writing, gaming, teaching, film, technology, hiking/camping, theater, art, music, hiking, archery, comics (Berke Breathed is a living god), webcomics, the Macintosh, robotics, anime, Japanese culture, graphic novels, hosting geeky pub trivia (an activity that is essentially the equivalent of herding drunken cats), DIY stuff (just bought my first dremel and want to learn how to weld and solder), politics and wondering exactly why the people responsible for the recent spurt of reality shows haven't been shot into deep space with only a used Koosh for companionship (haven't used my television for anything but DVDs and video games in the past nine years and I think the intestinal scrape we call programming has something to do with it)?

What am I looking for?: I'm only fairly certain, but if the other person knows how to make an excellent taco, she has my eternal respect. Smart, funny, interested in technology, geek culture, reading, writing, theater, able to laugh at herself, opinionated, active, non-vegan (the cow probably wasn't about to run for office), can make me laugh, would also like to see Paris Hilton and or all of the Kardashians chased by rabid wolves, isn't about to blather on ceaselessly about her job and nothing else in a scary Faye Dunaway/Diana Christiansen from "Network" fashion and just laid back yet assured of what she wants. Failing that, I'll take the person with the ability to laugh at the world around her, especially the works of Steven Seagal and Dolph Lundgren.

I am sardonic, ambitious, loyal and have spent way too much time overthinking the "Back to the Future" movies and realize that trying to completely understand the plot of "Primer" WILL make my brain explode.

I'm also curious as to which has more personality and a better SAT score: Kris Jenner or the pet rock I used to own...
What I’m doing with my life
- Writing about the video game industry.

- Stand up comedy.

- Just launched a small, geeky t-shirt business (

- Arriving at assorted (and perfectly viable) options for surviving the zombie apocalypse. There are currently three workable plans on the table. I believe they are valid.

- Dreaming of the day Kris Jenner has to stare into the abyss that is her soul and begin screaming in terror.

Guilty Pleasures:
- I founded a nerdcore stand up comedy troupe on the east coast that still plays colleges, sci-fi and anime conventions and other completely dorktastic venues...

- I'm obsessed with Magritte paintings and want to learn more about this art style.

- I'll casually eat Halls cough drops if I have free time on my hands.

- I subscribe to the Liz Lemon theory of the 60 Second Dance Party. One does not argue with the 60 Second Dance Party.
I’m really good at
Writing, technology, languages, taking myself with a grain of salt and obscure pop trivia.

I think I've got walking and blinking down too.

I'm really bad at shopping and am of the belief that I have all of 28 calories of shopping energy in my body per year. This includes online shopping and these calories do not regenerate quickly.
The first things people usually notice about me
Tall, lanky lad.

But definitely the height, which makes it easy to change light bulbs and reach the top shelf.

Which I think is appreciated.

I mean, people always need stuff from the top shelves...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
It varies from time to time, but I have a soft spot in my heart for geekdom, "The Empire Strikes Back", "Monty Python", "Archer" and the original "Indiana Jones" trilogy (the fourth one never happened and that's all there is to it).

"Firefly" deserved a second season, that's all that needs to be said…

"Futurama" was amazing and my brain is far too full of quotes from that show.

"Tremors" is the greatest stupid movie of all time, as the father from "Family Ties" and Reba MacEntire were meant to be heavily armed survivalists fighting carnivorous mutant sand monsters.

Sweet criminy, "Rick and Morty" doth ROCK... :-)

There are almost no parts of "Idiocracy" that aren't funny or quotable.

Books: Douglas Coupland, Dostoyevsky, DeLillo, "World War Z", Joyce, Pahluniak, Douglas Adams, Orson Scott Card, Robert Asprin and Robert Parker.

I know most of the words to Salt 'N Pepa's "Shoop". I'm not sure if this is a good thing.

Also, xkcd doth ROCK.
Six things I could never do without
1. iPhone/iPad. 2. Comfy mattress. 3. Something decent to read. 4. An interesting video game to work on. 5. A decent pub sans inflated egos from the patrons. 6. A pop culture icon to laugh in the general direction of. 7. A Scrabble board and a worthwhile opponent.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Technology, bad cartoons from the 80's/90's, traveling to Ireland and/or Japan and decent guacamole recipes. Not necessarily in that order.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out with friends, watching godawful 70's sci-fi or in working on an article.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can't whistle to save my life and need someone to teach me to whistle.

Also, Gonzo the Muppet is basically my hero and role model.

I will take all challengers at the awesome game that is Scrabble as well as Bananagrams.
You should message me if
You have a full awareness of "Bloom County", "The Far Side" or "Calvin and Hobbes" and are proud of it. :-)
The two of us