What else is interesting about me? Well, I wish Art Deco would make a comeback; I once ate a balanced breakfast of cereal, juice, toast, and milk just to prove it could be done; I spent four years living on a flyspeck tropical island; I once played piano at the Sydney Opera House; I lived for 81 days on generator power after an apocalyptic typhoon; and I was the best man at a celebrity wedding. On the other hand, I also enjoy golf and crossword puzzles, which makes me pretty much the coolest guy ever in 1925.
I’m not looking for a partner in crime. Crime is a sucker’s road: it leads to the prison, the gutter, or the grave.
Basically I am the kind of person that you would want to have around if you had a long layover at the airport.
I’m bad at both golf and piano, and mediocre at Ultimate (which I’m not supposed to call Ultimate Frisbee because it’s trademarked) but enjoy them anyway.
Movies: Flash Gordon (1980), Bubba Ho-Tep, This Is Spinal Tap, The Fall, the parts of Star Wars involving Han Solo. I also like to dig up strange foreign films, like Hong Kong action movies and a pretty sweet rock opera from Communist Hungary.
Musical genres: arena rock, rockabilly, New Wave of British Heavy Metal, flamenco, Cuban jazz, symphonic metal.
Food: When I lived in the islands, I really missed getting fresh apples, curly fries, and Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning.
TV shows: I haven’t followed any shows since I moved to the Pacific, so I’m way out of date. I enjoyed Arrested Development, House, Psych, MST3k and Rifftrax, The Kids in the Hall, Look Around You, The Tick, Batman: the Brave and the Bold, Jeeves and Wooster, and Danger 5. (You can see that I am a very serious person.)
Sports teams: Iowa Hawkeyes, New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Twins (because the Montreal Expos have gone to see “la grande Expo dans la ciel”), Manchester City FC.
You’ll note that OKC isn’t asking us for favorite Internet entertainers or video games, which tells me that the target audience for OKC these days is people in their thirties.
1. Reliable electricity
2. Hot water in public restrooms
3. Pumping my own gas
5. Peanut butter chocolate ice cream
6. Well-paved roads
Polyamory, smoking, and drug use are deal-breakers.