I'm... er, I'm a workaholic slacker? No, really. I love my work but I'm also very laid-back about a lot of other things, and sometimes about my work too. I'm a huge nerd about brains, music, politics and science in general. I like to listen to music, make music, read, walk and work. I laugh at pretty much everything and I arrange my life so that I constantly feel like I'm in a 90's sitcom. It sounds charming but really it's a big problem.
I make music with other people who make music. It's fun.
I am really easy to nerdsnipe. Just bring up any aspect of pop culture and I'll be unable to stop myself from analysing it, even though I'm kind of crappy at it and I just like analysing things with people and treat the latest Marvel movie like a deep commentary on the current Western blockbuster movie landscape. (It really isn't.)
I also enjoy hiking. Walking is fucking rad.
I'm also really good at arguing, since I argue for a living, sort of.
Also my eyes. They're totally dreamy. Really.
Movies: Dead Man, Shaun of the Dead (or anything involving Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright), Clerks (most Kevin smith movies, really), Seven Samurai (Kurosawa in general), most Scorsese movies, Tarantino (because otherwise I'd be a traitor to my generation... or something), weird historical movies, bad movies, good movies.
Shows: Scrubs, Seinfeld, TNG, DS9, ADVENTURE TIME, Archer, NewsRadio, X-Files, The West Wing, Black Books, Numberwang, Monty Python, The Boondocks, Doctor Who, The Daily Show, Louie, Firefly, The Thick of It, Silicon Valley, Gravity Falls, Rick and Morty.
Music: too many things to list them all. I'm a huge music-head and I'll listen to pretty much anything. Here's some huge favourite things:
The Cure, Melvins, Le Tigre, Old 97's, Dead Kennedys, Secret Chiefs 3, Wu-Tang Clan, Melt-Banana, John Zorn, anything Mike Patton does, Wilco, Uncle Tupelo, Neil Young, Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, The Sisters of Mercy, Rick Astley (am *not* kidding), NOMEANSNO, Daft Punk, The Jesus Lizard, Shellac and The Dresden Dolls (I like AFP's solo stuff too, but the Dolls were pretty damn awesome), Timber Timbre, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Agalloch, Meshuggah, Ez-E, early Ice Cube, Company Flow, Run the Jewels...
I like spicy food. And food in general. I'm not a picky eater.
One of my favourite covers to play at open mics is "Africa" by Toto. Sunglasses at Night is a close second.
You think "octopodes" should be the received plural form of "octopus" (or at least that it shouldn't be "octopi");
You like to argue;
You're wondering who took the bomp;
You want to bring down the patriarchy;
I don't know... you figured I seemed nice.