Hi kids of the internets and webs. I am Daniel Gauer. I hail from the far off land of Terre Haute, Indiana. I have a few things to tell you about myself so we can be friends here on a website.
I love television. My favorite shows of all time are Arrested Development, Firefly, Lost, and Pushing Daisies. I also have an obsession with British television. My favorites include the semi-recent adult swim show The Mighty Boosh(which I purchased from England as well as a special DVD player to watch them on), The Office and the other Ricky Gervais series Extras, the Simon Pegg series Spaced, and the brilliantly geeky show The I.T. Crowd.
I am also a big fan of animated stuff too. The Simpsons is great and I will usually give everything on Adult Swim a chance, with a few exceptions (I am looking at you Assy McGee and 12 oz. Mouse). The Venture Brothers may be the best show Adult Swim has ever made.
Pixar has been a fixture in my life for the past few years as well. Up and Wall-e are great films, and the Toy Story movies still hold up, too. They are such masterpieces that I think they should just give Pixar the award for best animated film no matter what they make. As long as it isn’t a sequel to Cars.
My music taste has often been called into question. I really like what many would consider “chick music”. I am a sucker for a girl who can play a piano or ukulele, which is one of the reasons I am dating one. Amanda Palmer of The Dresden Dolls is great. I also really like Tegan and Sara, They Might Be Giants, Regina Spektor, Flogging Molly, Rilo Kiley, Jenny Lewis, Hard n’ Phirm, Flight of the Conchords, Jonathan Coulton and Vermillion Lies.
Stand up comedy is my favorite thing. I buy a lot of stand up albums, go to comedy shows, and listen to comedy podcasts. Some of my favorite memories include meeting Brian Posehn outside of a comedy club, meeting Maria Bamford and taking a photo with her in that same comedy club, and having Eugene Mirman sign a postcard for me after a Flight of the Conchords show. It can be the best thing in the world if it is done right and I plan on sharing several comedians that you need to look out for.
So that is some basic info about me. I am really excited to write for Everyview and I hope you enjoy reading my stuff. Oh, also: I have a beard.