b. Rochester, NY; driven to NC, where blizzards are only available at Dairy Queen. Resident web site, design and illustration ace.
Fueled alternately by fast food and Dr. Pepper in alarming quantities.
Currently an unwitting fan of the belVita commercials–its “Morning Win!” mantra has lodged itself permanently in his eustachian tube. Questions the company’s wisdom in giving its product a name so close to Velveeta, the orange brick of vinyl which is clearly not a morning win. Conversely, wonders if there is anyone left on the planet who actually looks forward to the next appearance by the Geico gecko–he’s completely animated, yet somehow he manages to phone it in.
Should you wander into Chris’ office, be prepared to be outgunned in his areas of expertise:
- Zombie Culture: TV shows, video games, even plush dolls…yes, this trend should be dead by now, but it can’t be killed.
- Video Games: With or without his sons, finds virtual carnage quite cathartic.
- Lawnicide: Through his efforts to help them “thrive,” has reduced many a lawn to brown straw over the years.
- Jack-of-All-Trade-ness: His career has been based on knowing just enough about just about anything to get the job done, and done well.
- Futurama: Still mourning its second cancellation and pondering a grass roots movement to re-resurrect it.
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