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An Elegant Biography

The bio that wouldn't die evolves into its final form.
Last updated on November 2nd, 2005

Favorite colors: Black, grey and blue

Favorite Kinds of Music / Artist: Anything that defies genre, description, or categorization of any kind is cool with me. I'm deeply into The Cure, Interpol, Modest Mouse, Ben Folds, Joy Division, The Flaming Lips, Beck, Eels, The Chemical Brothers, David Bowie, Ween, Jane's Addiction, Jimmy Eat World, Archers of Loaf, Orbital, REM, Silver Scooter, Soul Coughing, Dinosaur Jr., Radiohead, Johnny Cash, The White Stripes, Tori Amos and Operation Ivy.

ToothPaste: Whatever finds its way into my bathroom, as long as the cap isn't off and hair isn't all over the insides and stuff. We've got three opened bottles of toothpast strewn around the bedroom, ranging from this horrendous orange-flavored Aquafresh to a more acceptably traditional tube of "Close-Up".

Funniest Person (people) You Know: Tom and Dos

Favorite T.V shows: I don't watch much television, aside from movies or videos.. but if I had to pick and choose a couple shows to catch here and there, I'd go with the holy pairing of Monday Night Raw and WWE Smackdown, accompanied by episodes of The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live, old school MST3K episodes (pre-Mike, preferably), The Kids in the Hall, The State, The Ultimate Fighter, Cromartie High School, Beavis and Butt-Head, FLCL, Family Guy, Space Ghost: Coast to Coast, Sealab: 2021 or Futurama. I enjoy the Cartoon Network's "Adult Swim." A lot.

Fav. Radio Station: Radio waves are not to be trusted. So, with that said, I listen to talk radio. So long as they aren't interrupting programs I'm interested in with live coverage of the losingest baseball team that's ever played, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, I'm regularly tuned to 620, WDAE out of Sarasota. I'll also occasionally float over to the local NPR affiliate or, if I'm feeling spicy and want to get angry at conservative chat radio, I'll turn the dial to 1450 on the AM, WSRQ.

Fav. Songs: I'm a major league fan of The Cure. The best song I've ever heard is "Just Like Heaven", though I'm a big fan of "In Between Days", "A Night Like This," "Sinking", "A Letter to Elise", "Catch", "Strange Attraction" and "This Twilight Garden." Like I said, I'm a fan. I'm also into "The Box", by Orbital, "Bad Town" and "Healthy Body" by Operation Ivy, "Modern Love," "Young Americans" and "Ziggy Stardust" by David Bowie, "Hurt" by both Johnny Cash and Nine Inch Nails, "Float On" by Modest Mouse, "Do You Realize?" by the Flaming Lips, "Star Guitar" by the Chemical Brothers, "Rudie Can't Fail" by The Clash, "19/200," "Feel Good, Inc" and "Dare" by Gorillaz, "Bus to Beelzebub" by Soul Coughing and half a million others that I'll remember moments after I finish editing this page.

Songs you make fun of: Anything that's so obviously pre-packaged it hurts. So, pretty much, anything that played on MTV in the late '90s and early 2000s. I'm also no fan of the direction hip hop and rap has taken, so I give hell to the guys and gals responsible for that. I may be a white boy, but I know the difference between good and bad. Grandmaster Flash is good. Sean Combs is bad.

If you had one wish what would it be: To never grow bored with what I'm doing. Whenever I start to get good at something, I lose interest. That applies to both work and play.

Soap: See Toothpaste. We're enjoying the pleasures of Dial at this moment.

Favorite Thing to buy: DVDs

Do you go to church: I haven't been on a regular basis in some time, no. That doesn't mean I've stopped believing in god, it means I don't see a single religion on Earth that gets me any closer to him than I already am. You believe what you believe, I don't think anyone's in position to say who's right and who's wrong. A lot of religion has become mudslinging, scolding, power and controversy, which is precisely the opposite of what it should be. I believe everybody knows when they're doing something right and when they're doing something wrong. If they know they've led a poor life when they die, then they aren't rewarded. And vice versa. I guess, then, that I believe in the church of morality and self-government.

Fav. Books: I own way too many wrestling-themed autobiographies. I enjoyed Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five, Chip Kidd's Cheese Monkeys and Live From New York: The History of SNL. I'm also a big fan of comic books, and have more than a few favorites in that realm, namely; Daredevil, The Sandman: Seasons of Mists, Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns, Preacher, the first "season" of Top 10 and anything and everything by Brian Michael Bendis, Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore and Frank Miller.

How is your relationship with ur 'rents: I'm a homeowner now, so I pay 'rent to no one.

Thing you hate most about yourself: My low self-confidence, and ability to make an ass of myself in any situation. I also must've been out sick when they were handing out emotions, because I'm notably lacking in that area.

Thing that gets on your nerves the most: People that refuse to drive correctly (of which there are many in Florida, the retirement capital of the world), Muncie, computers that refuse to cooperate, my old USB mouse (you know, those weak little 'circle' mice they give you with the older G4 Apple hardware?), Bill O'Reily and Rush Limbaugh.

Fav. Brand of Clothes: Chuck Taylor All-Stars

Fav. thing to do: Apparantly I love filling out surveys, because I've put this one on my web page. If you mean 'how do you like to kill time', well.. there's nothing like a game of Halo 2 or Final Fantasy VIII to knock a couple of hours from my personal clock. When I get the chance, I like to enhance my HTML, CSS and CFML knowledge, play with my cats, read, or just sleep.

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