Brendan is a Bay Area manufactured nerd made from equal parts granola and gigabytes. He is fanatical about watching and writing movies and television. Baloo the bear is his spirit animal.
Alan is unofficially a performer. According to the Myers-Briggs personality inventory, his type is “The Performer” – ESFP. His job is a form of IT consulting – he’s a pro geek – which incorporates an amount of handwaving and performance beyond any technical skill. He likes to play the ukulele. He worked as a DJ and on-air staff at college radio station for every quarter except the first one and that was because he found out about the deadline one day late. He made a mixtape of the themes of their favorite TV cartoons most of which were sung along to by him and his younger brother (they were 8 and 4 at the time). He has a long and storied history of karaoke at family events.
Alan has known Brendan since 2008 when they bonded over a combination of Monday Night football, scotch whisky, and Battlestar Galactica.