August 13, 2011

Meet the Flockers: Tim Carmody

Deron said he was going to offer me a Clusterflock login before he heard I got a job, so I said, crap, don’t let that stop you, I blog all over. Color me Flocked.


1. I’m a media and technology writer;
2. I have a little boy (Noah) who is three years old;
3. I have a BA in Math and a PhD in Comparative Literature;
4. I was born in Detroit in 1979 and (mostly) live in Philadelphia (since 2002);
5. I sometimes write at kottke.org;
6. I almost always write at snarkmarket.com;
7. I like poetry, indie rock, comic books, old hip-hop, and NBA basketball;
8. I think chicken is delicious.

I’m this guy (in the middle):

I’m happy to be included in my favorite social network that isn’t one.

Ask me anything.

comments

  1. Joel Bernstein on August 13th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Do we need to make you cookies?

  2. Deron Bauman on August 13th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Hey, welcome, Tim. It’s great to have you along.

  3. Tim Carmody on August 13th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    @Joel: I wouldn’t say no.

  4. Deron Bauman on August 13th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    India makes a good gluten free chocolate cake.

  5. Amy Mabli on August 13th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Welcome, Tim! We need more gingers around here.

  6. Rick Neece on August 13th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    I’ll say. Welcome, Tim.

  7. Rick Neece on August 13th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    If someone wants to make ginger cookies in the shape of the c’flock logo I’d buy some. I’ll talk to Danny, I might need new work over the winter.

  8. Joel Bernstein on August 13th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    I’m famous for my ginger cookies.

  9. Sheila Ryan on August 13th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Dang. I need to see My Stylist. My ginger is fading.

    Hi, Tim. Good to see you here.

  10. Sheila Ryan on August 13th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    I can tell by your beard you’re a natural.

  11. Rick Neece on August 13th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Deron, are gluten free ginger cookies dessert? Or a snack? Would you buy them? If they were high-fiber and sugar-free? Can they taste good? (I’ll have to consult Danny.)

    Can a business model be built on seasonally available (e.g. winter only) gluten free ginger cookies in the shape of the c’flock logo?

    Don’t mind me. I’m brain-storming. And conducting market research. All y’all’s input is welcome.

  12. Rick Neece on August 13th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Sorry, I went off on a tangent.

  13. Rick Neece on August 13th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Joel, my people will talk to your people.

  14. Carole Corlew on August 13th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Look at that fantastic little boy! You too, Tim. So, math AND comparative lit. I can see why you blog all over. So I guess you know about things like Fermat’s Last Theorem and can wax eloquent too?

  15. Joel Bernstein on August 13th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    I’m actually thinking, to make thin, long, rectangular clusterflock logos, it might make more sense to make bars.

  16. Tim Carmody on August 13th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    @Carole: It’s true. I even got to teach a class at Penn a while back on math & writing. We read Douglas Hofstadter’s Gödel, Escher, Bach.

    @Sheila: Damn right.

  17. Erica on August 14th, 2011 at 1:13 am

    Welcome Tim! Love your work. Rick, we should bake some gingersnaps. I have a mold we can make a cookie cutter out of.

  18. Amanda Mae on August 14th, 2011 at 3:23 am

    You guuuuuuuys…

  19. Amanda Mae on August 14th, 2011 at 3:26 am

    I don’t know. I mean, like… he said. I ran into a ladder with my face the other day. It SEEMS improbable. No, very likely.

    Did you see that video about the game of thrones special effects? I diiiiid.

    Like, he’s at some Hollywood party with piles of coke right now. I am reminded of Woody Allen sneezing into the coke and it flying everywhere. I kind of got into it tonight with someone at a different party. Told them How To Live. I was right though and she knew it. I can only be right about other stuff. Sorry Tim, hi.

  20. Josh Weichhand on August 14th, 2011 at 9:15 am

    What a fantastic development! All, I’ve had a beer and burger with this man. He is who he says he is – and he’s a Philadelphian at that.

  21. Deron Bauman on August 14th, 2011 at 9:40 am

    The Philadelphia crew.

  22. Luke Neff on August 14th, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Welcome, Tim. Glad to have you here.

  23. Cindy Scroggins on August 14th, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Welcome, Tim!

  24. Andrew Simone on August 15th, 2011 at 12:28 am

    This is an excellent turn of affairs.

  25. Michael Smith on August 15th, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Welcome! Very glad to have you.

  26. Jonathan McNicol on August 15th, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Hey, Tim. Welcome, man! Glad to have you aboard.

  27. Casey Cichowicz on August 18th, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Little late on this, but welcome Tim! Love your posts on Wired. Glad you’re here.