The Back of the Cereal Box is my most of me — and since 2003 has been my record of the weird ways pop culture intersects with my life. So, yeah, this is one of those blogs where the writer talks about himself a lot, but I try to do it in a way that makes it relevant to people who don’t know me. Because sometimes the easiest way to explain what happened on a given day is to recall an episode of Full House, you know?
I have an English degree and a resume that consists solely of writing and editing jobs. I am full of words, it turns out.
If you have a writing or editing job you’d like to offer me, please do so without hesitation.
If you were stopping here for the first time and didn’t know anything about me, I’d suggest that you have a look at the most-read posts on this blog. They are the following:
- A big list of etymologies and etymological hypotheses for the names of video game characters.
- A stitched-together panorama of the blurred-over part of the original Simpsons intro.
- The ghosts in Pac-Man are smarter — and more predictable — than you think.
- Anteaters are not the same as aardvarks.
- You know how the names of the Street Fighter II bosses got switched around for the English language release? It’s actually better that way.
If you still feel like you’d need to catch up, then read through the posts tagged with the following labels:
- strange and wonderful words
- weird animals
- a funny story
- i swear i’m visually literate
- david lynch
- overanalyzing lyrics
- feminism… or not
- die wunderkammer
- some strange intersection of video games and all things verbal
- ha ha — this person’s name
I am around elsewhere online, including Twitter and Tumblr. Look for me! Make a game of it! Oh, and I'll buy a drink for whoever knows the difference between Switchblade Sisters and the Scissor Sisters.