There are a lot of really cool and nice people who work at ThinkGeek. And, there are a lot of really cool and nice people who shop at ThinkGeek. So, we thought it was time for all of us to get to know each other a little better. How? By answering a smattering of questions. First one of us will answer a few questions. Then, you can too, in the comments, if you want. Or, use the comments to suggest questions for future monkeys to answer!
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Q: Who are you, how long have you worked at ThinkGeek, and what do you do?
A: I am Chris Mindel and I've been working at ThinkGeek since 2004. I started in customer service, transitioned to a buyer, and then found my true calling with the marketing department. The job title in my e-mail signature is: Words and Moving Pictures Wrangler. I write a bunch of our product copy, write some of these here blog posts, and help make our videos as cromulent as possible.
Q. What is your favorite piece of literature?
A: One of my favorite books ever is Childhood's End, by Arthur C. Clarke. It's the only book I've ever read that has made me cry. I also really love Shakespeare's comedy Macbeth. So, I'm not sure what to answer. But since I'm writing this blog post, I'll let myself get away with a double answer.
Q. What is your favorite piece of candy?
A: I think that would probably be the York Peppermint Pattie. I just love the way the dark chocolate parties with the mint and invites your tongue along for the ride.
Q: If you could have any one superpower, what would you have for dinner?
Q: What would you most like to do to confuse future archeologists?
A: I would like to grow a prehensile tail. I would like to do this anyways.
Q: What do you like best?
A: Maury Povich once asked me that question. I had no idea what he meant, either.
Q: What is your favorite movie?
A: My favorite movie is The Wizard of Speed and Time. It a very simple movie, full of old-school (and hand-crafted) special effects by wizard Mike Jittlov. It's a movie that inspires creativity while celebrating the magic of it. I own two different VHS copies (and an autographed poster).
Q: What is your mother's maiden name, your best friend's last name, the last four numbers of your social security number, and the three digit code found on the back of your credit card?
A: Friem... oh, you got me! You crazy kid, you.
And thus concludes this episode of Meet a Monkey! Think you got what it takes to be a monkey? We've got job openings!