Timothy Edmundson: resident funny man, overall good guy, and hardest working stiff I know finally took some time to help produce our ongoing Editorial Feature: Spotlight on Demand, where we interview our very own in-house team and ask them funny/embarrassing/important questions. Let’s get to know Tim a little better, shall we?
Where’d you go to School? Cal State Long Beach
Degree? Creative Writing
Years at studio: 3? 4?
Sections: Fitness, Nutrition, Sports & Recreation (coming soon), Hobbies & Games (coming soon)
Alright, Tim first test: Your fantastical life summarized in a Tweet (140 characters):
With 86 characters to spare, nonetheless. You DO like to rock and roll, and/or party every day. Thrasher!
Speaking of Rock’n’Roll, you recently got back from vacationing in Sin City. How much money did you lose? I don’t see it so much as losing as it is donating to the fine community of Las Vegas.
No judgment…What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Who is your favorite Super Hero from the Marvel Universe? I saw a trailer for a Marvel film with a talking raccoon. My favorite Marvel super hero is that talking raccoon.
That would be Rocket Raccoon, who is voiced by Bradley Cooper. Oh, and the movie/comic is Guardians of the Galaxy. So, what would your Super Hero powers be if you were one? Talking to animals would be pretty cool. “Hey dog, what’s up!” “Nothing, Tim!” Great stuff!
Also looking forward to Guardians. By the way, what’s your favorite ‘Dude/Bro’ movie from the 80’s or 90’s? Platoon, but I don’t think it really fits the classic mold for “Dude/Bro” movie so I’ll go with Predator, which is like Platoon but with an alien.
Fair enough. What’s the “best” meal of the day? Breakfast food is the best, because you can also eat it for dinner. It’s got it all!
Hey nutritional expert, is gluten-free a myth? I have a friend who has a medical issue with gluten and have seen first-hand what it can do to someone with her condition. It’s not a lot of fun! Everyone else, though, just eat the gluten…it’s not going to kill you.
What’s your caffeine intake like? Too much caffeine – two cups of coffee and a red bull a day is pretty normal for me. I’ve recently decided to cut back though so I don’t die.
Tim, please don’t overdose…
Favorite team-based sport? Tottenham Hotspur – they’re an English soccer team with a funny name and I love them to death.
Favorite solo sport? I played golf once; I was terrible but I also had a lot of fun.
Last video you watched on YouTube? The last thing I watched was a compilation of Russian dash cam footage. Russia is an insane place.
OK, because this is a blog about Writing, what software taught you to type? Computer games taught me how to type – Everquest to be specific. It was a high action multiplayer game that required a lot of teamwork, and the only way to communicate was to type messages to other players. I learned to type quick and concise out of necessity. Who says video games don’t teach you anything?
The part you struggle most when writing/editing? I’ll type and retype a sentence until I get it just the right way – I want anything I write to flow.
As always, let’s finish with This or That — *Tim’s answers are the bold picks.
• Garfield or Odie?
• Bagels or Donuts?
• Disneyland or California Adventure?
• Sony or Microsoft?
• Whiskey or Vodka?
• Birthday or Christmas?
• Reading or Writing?