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About me

Gender Male
Location Philadelphia Suburbs, Pa., United States
Introduction Brian Saner Lamken — wordsmith & picturemonger
Interests comics, film & television, musical arrangement, mythologies, meta-reference, language, baseball
Favorite Movies Airplane!, The Big Sleep, Superman, Grease, The Iron Giant, Citizen Kane, Hugo, King Kong (original), the Avengers films, This Is Spinal Tap, the Ashman/Menken Disney musicals, LA Confidential, The Princess Bride, Visions of Light, The Muppet Movie, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Whale Rider, Young Frankenstein, Pan's Labyrinth, The Wizard of Oz
Favorite Music Fiona Apple, The Beatles, David Bowie, Prince, Steely Dan, Ximena Sariñana, Dido, Paul Simon, Talking Heads, Blondie, Dire Straits, REM, Bobby McFerrin, Esperanza Spalding, Jon Brion, a cappella, good '80s pop, kitschy but still good '70s pop, '50 & '60s rock 'n' roll, Aimee Mann, The Bird and the Bee, Stevie Wonder, KD Lang, The Pretenders, CSNY, Linda Ronstadt, Carly Simon, James Taylor, Neil Sedaka, Bill Withers, Squeeze, Traveling Wilburys, Anita Baker, Sara Bareilles, Norah Jones, Shelby Lynne, Elton John, Billy Joel, Lake Street Dive, Edie Brickell
Favorite Books Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time, Jorge Luis Borges' The Aleph & Fictions, comics from my Golden Age, Keri Hulme's The Bone People, Paul Grist's Kane, Jill Thompson's Scary Godmother, Lewis Carroll's Alice books, Martin Gardner's Annotated Alice books, Mike Mignola's Hellboy, James Baldwin's essays, Douglas Hofstedter's Metamagical Themas, Marv Wolfman & George Pérez's New Teen Titans, Chris Claremont & John Byrne's (& Dave Cockrum's, & Paul Smith's) X-Men, Paul Auster's City of Glass, Paul Karasik & David Mazzucchelli's Paul Auster's City of Glass, Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics, Edith Hamilton's Mythology, Alan Brennert's Tales of the Batman, Glen David Gold's Carter Beats the Devil, Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo, Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain, Matt Fraction & David Aja's Hawkeye, Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, Sarah Vowell's Assassination Vacation, Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes

What was the stage name of your favorite actress before she was born?

Tina Fetus.