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All About Loogaroo

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Vital Stats

FULL NAME (What it says on my birth certificate): Timothy Daniel Connolly

COMMON NAME (What I write on my school assignments): Tim Connolly

INTERNET HANDLE: Loogaroo

ETYMOLOGY: "Loup-garou" is the French word for werewolf, the subject about 90% of my prose revolves around.

ORIGIN: Traipsing around the IRC channels in '96, I happened upon a chatroom for writers (I was big on writing back then - I was actually working on what I thought was going to be a best-selling novel. Never finished it, and it has since mercifully vanished.) and decided to pick a name more tasteful and insightful than SexDude24. Since the English word was already taken, I went with the mangled translation.

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: November 3, 1978, Gig Harbor, WA

CURRENT RESIDENCE: Ventura, CA

EYES: Blue

HAIR: Brown

DEXTERITY: Left-handed

HEIGHT: 6' 2 1/2"

WEIGHT: Around 150

SIBLINGS: 1 brother (Chris, 31), 1 sister (Anne, 28)

PETS: 1 dog. ("Guiness", Irish Wolf Hound)

OCCUPATION: Courtesy Clerk (read: Bagger), Vons supermarket.

EDUCATION:

    Kindergarten: Harbor Heights Elementary School, Gig Harbor, WA
    1st - 2nd grades: First Avenue Elementary School, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    3rd grade: Poinsettia Elementary School, Ventura, CA
    4th - 5th grades: Elmhurst Elementary School, Ventura, CA
    6th - 8th grades: Anacapa Middle School, Ventura, CA (Noticing a trend?)
    9th - 12th grades: Buena High School, Ventura, CA
    Junior college: Ventura College, Ventura, CA
    Higher learning: California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA

DEGREE: Bachelor of Arts: Cinema and Television Arts, TV Production option

CAREER ASPIRATIONS: To create, produce, and (hopefully) host game shows

MARITAL STATUS: Single. I'm a loner, I know.

POLITICAL LEANINGS: Republican. Well, mostly.

OTHER INTERESTS (BESIDES THOSE LISTED BELOW): (Sporadically) writing prose, bowling

BOWLING AVERAGE: 116. Stop laughing.

FAVORITE FOODS: Fried chicken, Shrimp, Fish & Chips

FAVORITE COLORS: Yellow and green

FAVORITE MUSIC: They Might Be Giants, Barenaked Ladies

THEY MUST BE WHO? They Might Be Giants. They did the theme song to Malcolm in the Middle.

FAVORITE TV SHOWS: Who Wants to be a Millionaire, The Mole, The Last Word, The O'Reilly Factor, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Wolf Lake, Law & Order (The original one; don't give me any of this "Criminal Intent" garbage)

FAVORITE MOVIES: The Wizard, 12 Angry Men, The Princess Bride, An American Werewolf in London

SPORTS AFFINITIES: Football and hockey

I THOUGHT YOU DIDN'T LIKE HOCKEY: I didn't, until my sister and brother-in-law took me to a few LA Kings games. It's amazing how much of a fan you become after watching a 7-6 barnburner in overtime.

FAVORITE TEAMS FOR BOTH: Hockey: LA Kings, Buffalo Sabres; Football: Seattle Seahawks, whichever team is playing the Jets

WHY DO YOU HATE THE JETS? Two words: Phantom Touchdown. Two more words: Bill Parcells.

BUT PARCELLS DOESN'T COACH THEM ANY MORE: Your point being...?


Game Shows

WHY ARE YOU SO WHACKED OUT ON GAME SHOWS, ANYWAY? Couldn't really tell you. I guess I got intrigued by all the flashing lights, excited contestants and colorful sets when I was a kid, and it just stuck.

AND THAT'S WHY YOU'RE MAJORING IN TV? You got it. I'd love to be a game show host, or at the very least, a producer.

I NOTICE YOU'VE CREATED A FEW GAMES YOURSELF. You're quite the observant fellow, aren't you?

WELL, CONSIDERING THAT "I" AND "YOU" ARE THE SAME PERSON, IT'S KINDA HARD NOT TO SEE WHAT I'VE- ...I MEAN, YOU'VE DONE. Stop it, you're confusing the readers.

ANY EXPERIENCE WITH GAME SHOWS? I've gone to a couple tryouts (Weakest Link, Card Sharks) and have gone to a couple tapings of The Price is Right. (That's me in the white sweatshirt)

DID YOU GET CALLED ON ANY OF THEM? Sadly, no. Missed the first cut on WL (after missing one question on the written test), Never got a callback from CArd Sharks, and Rod Roddy has yet to beckon me to Contestants' Row.

SO, WHAT'S NEXT? Probably Pyramid. Watch out, Donny.


Video Games

WHY ARE YOU STILL PLAYING A SYSTEM THAT'S BEEN DISCONTINUED FOR AN AGE? Why do people read books that are centuries old? Why do people listen to bands that haven't made music since 1974? Why do people still drive cars made in the '60s?

I DUNNO. WHY? Because they're classics. Classics never get old.

FAVORITE VIDEO GAMES: Final Fantasy III (or VI if you count the Japanese games), Mega Man 2, Super Mario All-Stars, The Legend of Zelda: a Link to the Past, Dance Dance Revolution

DDR? That's right. Where do you think I got that arrow for the links icon?

YOU MEAN, THAT FRUITY ARROW-STOMPING GAME? Yer darn tootin'. I got massively hooked on it while at CSUN, going from 1 game every couple days to 4 games a day. It's just about all the cardiovascular exercise I get.

HOW GOOD ARE YOU? Better than you, likely. I can pass just about any 9-footer you throw at me, and score in the 80% range when it comes to Perfect Attack.


YOU'RE WEIRD. Catch on quick, don't we?