Al's Journal

Simultaneously mocking and participating in kitsch culture

Alan "reasonably dangerous" Berman
4 April 1978
I love bad movies. I collect music and movies to utter excess. I'm fascinated by languages. I also find countercultures fascinating. I don't play games (very few exceptions). I memorize lyrics. I like to stomp around in big black boots while listening to electronic music. I can play kazoo. I'm an agnostic Jew. I will order the calamari. I, for one, look forward to our dystopian information society brought to us by Google™. My drink is a 7&7. I was in an industrial art metal band called Beefhoven. I have dedicated my life to fighting scurvy and teaching others of the dangers of contracting scurvy. I'm a pirate. Yarrr. I make chainmail jewelry. I own a 1982 Yamaha XJ650 motorcycle, but rarely ride it. I travel mostly via my bicycle (Surly Cross Check). My favorite author is Neal Stephenson. I live with my super awesome wife Sarah, who is a very talented actress. I grew up in the western suburbs of Minneapolis. I moved to the west coast to escape winter. The Helmand Palace (Afghani food) is my favorite restaurant ever. I know all the keyboard shortcuts. I will go out of my way to help you do just about anything if I have the time. I love opensource software. I don't drink soda and I don't like olives. I love to travel. I like bodyboarding, but I'm not very good at it yet. I like selling things on craigslist. I can make some damn good mint brownies. I eat at restaurants quite often. I dislike corporate chain stores. I will never drink water with a straw. I'm not very close with my family, but I try to be close with my sister, as if it weren't for her, I'd probably never know anything my family is up to. I hate bees.