My name is Brian. I'm really picky about movies, so if I mock you because you say "The 40 Year Old Virgin" is the best movie ever, it's nothing personal. I'm very much a minimalist when it comes to almost any kind of art. I have some pretty nerdy tendencies. I enjoy cooking, and I like to think I'm pretty good at it. I like learning about interesting and abstract things like language, and the invention of the number system. I play guitar, trumpet and a little piano, but I wish I played the piano much better. I prefer creamy peanut butter to crunchy. I'm a beer snob, but I won't criticize you for drinking Bud Light. (I will, however, attempt to introduce you to new and exciting beers.) I really enjoy sarcasm. My favorite comedian is Eddie Izzard. For some reason cats love me. I make math and science jokes on a fairly regular basis. I'm really random. I love to watch curling during the Winter Olympics. I know more obscure, useless facts than any one person should. I have minors in English and Journalism, so I'm a good writer, but I'm a horrific speller.
I'm spectacular at identifying movies, even movies I've never seen, after viewing only a few seconds of an obscure scene. It's not a very useful talent.
I'm good at memorizing facts, especially utterly useless facts that no one will ever need or want to know. For example, wheat bread toasts faster than white bread because it's darker and reflects less of the heat. (Well, I guess that could be useful if you were in a hurry to make toast)
Movies - Inside Llewyn Davis, Much Ado About Nothing (2012), The Usual Suspects, Stranger Than Fiction, Lost in Translation, The Way of the Gun, The Terminal, Serenity, The Prestige, Sideways, Snatch, Waiting for Guffman, No Country for Old Men, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Inglorious Bastards, The Hurt Locker, Hunger, Django Unchained, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Music - The Weakerthans, John K Samson, Guster, Damien Rice, Ben Folds/Five, Iron and Wine, The Mountain Goats, Death Cab for Cutie, The Shins, The Paperbacks, Cake, Wilco, early Weezer
TV - Lost, Futurama, Community, Arrested Development, Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe, Rick and Morty, Modern Marvels, King of the Hill, Firefly, House, South Park, The Office, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Top Gear (the UK version)
Food - I love food! I'll eat just about anything. I hate mayonnaise, and I'm not a fan of cream cheese. That's about where my food dislikes end.
I'm going to add a radio/podcast section because that's what I listen to most of the time - Harmontown, Stuff You Should Know, This American Life, Wits, On Point with Tom Ashbrook, StarTalk, Radiolab, Thinking Sideways, The Joe Rogan Experience
A fan beside my bed to help me sleep
Good beer and cocktails
The upcoming solar eclipse.
That light traveling in a vacuum doesn't age. How crazy is that?
And food. I think about food all the time.
*I used to hate Shark Week more because it interrupted the good programming on Discovery. Since there is very little good programming on Discovery now I'm not as upset about it.
-You don't misuse the word literally. It figuratively drives me crazy!
-You think I sound interesting.
-Bonus points if you wear glasses, have a nose ring, and/or curly hair.