Jon McMahon

What will you spend your $25 on? Whatever floats my flotsam.

How long have you been visiting TATE’S? May 2009

How old are you? 28

How do you make a living? I do research for a museum’s collections and exhibits.

If you could do ANYTHING, how would you make a living? Farming Cyclura iguanas in the Keys.

Do you have any pets? I have 14 snakes (boas and pythons), two lizards (Cyclura), three turtles, and others.

Do you have any tattoos? Yep, pompadours and skulls.

What was you favorite toy as a child? — Now? I have fond memories of My Pet Monster and my Rancor. I suppose my current favorites are my Force FX lightsabers!

What is your most bizarre childhood memory? When I was about five years old I was obsessed with leprechauns. I wanted to catch one and shake him down for his pot of gold. I even dug a rather large tiger trap in the back yard and got into big trouble with my mother, but that’s another story. Anyway, this obsession was apparently known to many and one day a “leprechaun” called me on the phone. A grown man faking an Irish accent called our house and asked for me by name. Me and this leprechaun spoke for several minutes while my parents, worried that some pervert was stalking their son, watched and listened with nervous apprehension. For years we never knew who the “leprechaun” was. Finally, a friend of my parents (who I didn’t know) confessed.

What is the one thing that irritates you the most? Incompetence

What is your favorite smell? Gasoline

What do you collect? Star Wars memorabilia, action figures, Katsina dolls, art.

What are some of your hobbies? I like testing out new products and food on myself, I love to travel, I go to a lot of shows (music) and movies.

What is your Favorite Comic/Manga? The Goon.

What is your Favorite Anime/Cartoon? The Simpsons

What is your Most Favorite Movie? Star Wars (I guess that’s 6. Is that cheating?)

What is your Favorite Bumper Sticker? Chewie is my co-pilot!

What is your Favorite T-Shirt? Hmmm… I have a beat up old Brigade Rosse shirt like the one Joe Strummer (The Clash) wore in Rude Boy.

What is your Dream Car? Some 1930s hemi-powered rat rod with a chopped top.

What superpowers do you wish you possessed? I have always wanted to have flammable urine.

If you could banish anyone into the sun, who would it be?
First I would feed Glenn Beck to Rush Limbaugh, and then personally tie that bastard to the nose of the rocket.

Which character on The Simpsons do you identify most with?
Sideshow Mel

Most treasured possession? My animals

Do you have a homepage?  Yeah, but it’s nothing special.

What are your favorite websites?