Best Concert: When I lived in Boston, I went to see Cheetah Chrome and some other old punks in some sort of “We’re Not Dead Yet” concert. They were ok, but the closing act was a young punk group called the Toilet Boys. At the request of the singer there was a speed stripping contest, not at his* request, the singer was french kissed by a hardcore fan, fireballs were blown into the crowd by the guitarist, audience members' hair was singed, and the guitarist played a flaming guitar while it melted. That was pretty awesome.
* The lead singer was gender ambiguous, and I wasn't sure if he was a transvestite or a transexual. I had to look up the band's Wikipedia page to determine the proper pronoun for Miss Guy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilet_B%C3%B6ys
Sports Played: None well. I was the consummate nerd growing up, and while I am in good shape now, I am not particularly good at any sports. I once earned a reputation for making impossible catches in flag football, even though I couldn’t catch a simple pass targeted at my chest. If I could master any sport, it would be the caber toss.
Favorite Song to Sing: There is a YouTube video of me singing Copa Cabana at karaoke, but that is not my favorite song. My favorite is probably “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” by Deep Blue Something. I believe that it very quickly gets stuck in people’s head, so I occasionally use it as an instrument of torture.
In the Morning: I sleep (or laze in bed) until the last possible minute, and then I quickly shower, dress, and rush out the door. Sometimes I do things in the wrong order and end up in the street naked and wet.
Jobs Before Modeling: Cosmos-tolegist. (You should have seen the Milky Way’s nails after I was done with them. And yes, I realize this is a terrible joke. If it isn't clear by now, I know when I have made a terrible joke, but I often don't have the willpower to refuse to make the joke.)
Right now I'm trying to figure out what trips to take. Another LA comedy trip? Argentina? Cuba? Next year, China!
Completely Random Sampling of Favorite Movies: Heat, Fletch, The Big Sleep, To Catch a Thief, Observe & Report, The Incredibles, Sympathy for Mrs. Vengeance, I Heart Huckabees, Warrior.
Not So Random Sampling of Music I Like: Refused, Low, Regina Spektor, Charles Tolliver, Mastodon, Rodrigo y Gabriela, M83, Yeasayer, Fugazi, Mars Volta, Robyn, Sleater-Kinney, Faith No More, Lonely Island (Turtleneck & Chain), Kanye (808s & Heartbreaks, and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy), Tool, Yes, Ghost.
Controversial Stances on Television Shows: I like Deadwood more than the Wire, Firefly more then Star Trek (or Star Wars), and Mad Men more than Breaking Bad. I sometimes think that Arrested Development is better then Seinfeld. You're The Worst is the best -- save for maybe Rick and Morty. I think that Catastrophe may be the best new show of 2015.
A Smattering of the Podcasts that I Listen To: Comedy Bang Bang, The Weeds, Slate Political Gabfest, The Dollop, EconTalk, Thrilling Adventure Hour (RIP), The Adventure Zone
Food: Ethnic anything. Fine dining can be fun, but I love hole in the walls. I love spicy food, and I love to cook.
Mostly I wonder why anyone would opt to use a duvet. They are popular in Europe, but they get all bunched up inside the cover and constantly need to be shaken out. I really should be wondering why I don't just go out and buy a regular quilt.