GroktheMad

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[http://grokthemad.110mb.com/SnrRndmgrokthemad-COLOR.jpg GrokTheMad's first artwork as drawn by Senor Random. Dialup users beware! 216k]
 
[http://grokthemad.110mb.com/SnrRndmgrokthemad-COLOR.jpg GrokTheMad's first artwork as drawn by Senor Random. Dialup users beware! 216k]
  
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=== Contact Info ===
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email: djgrok@gmail.com
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IM: (TBA)
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Generic website: [http://grokthemad.110mb.com http://grokthemad.110mb.com]
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Blog: Not in a million years
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Photobucket: [http://s75.photobucket.com/albums/i291/grokthemad/ http://s75.photobucket.com/albums/i291/grokthemad/]
  
 
== Origin of Grok's name ==
 
== Origin of Grok's name ==
 
  
 
GrokTheMad's name is frequently questioned as coming from Heinlein's Stranger In A Strange Land. In actuality, it came from needing a name with which to register a character for playing the Kingdom Of Loathing. And being as Grok has only four letters, was easy to pull from an addled brain, type and remember for a lazy, lazy person, it stuck.
 
GrokTheMad's name is frequently questioned as coming from Heinlein's Stranger In A Strange Land. In actuality, it came from needing a name with which to register a character for playing the Kingdom Of Loathing. And being as Grok has only four letters, was easy to pull from an addled brain, type and remember for a lazy, lazy person, it stuck.
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AT EMU Grok did a DJ stint for 2 years on the local radio station. His future wife also worked on the show as "Chief Engineer" although she never spoke, being the shy type. She could switch carts and discs like a madwoman though.
 
AT EMU Grok did a DJ stint for 2 years on the local radio station. His future wife also worked on the show as "Chief Engineer" although she never spoke, being the shy type. She could switch carts and discs like a madwoman though.
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Grok lives in Southeastern Michigan with hiwife and four(!) children.
  
 
== Distinguishing Features ==
 
== Distinguishing Features ==

Revision as of 13:36, 27 June 2006

Contents

Got Grok?

GrokTheMad's first artwork as drawn by Senor Random. Dialup users beware! 216k

Contact Info

email: djgrok@gmail.com IM: (TBA) Generic website: http://grokthemad.110mb.com Blog: Not in a million years Photobucket: http://s75.photobucket.com/albums/i291/grokthemad/

Origin of Grok's name

GrokTheMad's name is frequently questioned as coming from Heinlein's Stranger In A Strange Land. In actuality, it came from needing a name with which to register a character for playing the Kingdom Of Loathing. And being as Grok has only four letters, was easy to pull from an addled brain, type and remember for a lazy, lazy person, it stuck.

The Mad was added later, after wanting a distinguishing feature with which to identify the character, and debating amongst several now forgotten choices. This took about a second and a half of real time.

GrokTheDJ

Grok began as a DJ on Radio KOL in January of 2006. Although hired in November of 2005, a slot was not yet available in the schedule.

Grok's radio shows are collectively called Groxycore Radio. A particular radio show does not necessarily follow a theme. However, given that a show can contain many different genres of music in a short space of time, the segueway between songs is always important. The shows are usually family friendly, although from time to time things can happen which might cause parents to call out "earmuffs!" for the young chilluns.

Grok's loyal radio listeners are called Groxygenarians. They are distinguished as such by not identifying themselves as Groxygenarians in their player profiles or by any other method, including Grok naming them. They are, therefore, always present but never noticed. Like ninjas. Or tooth plaque.

Grok's Personal History

Grok was a semi-professional singer for 10 years, touring the world with two seperate singing troupes. He's got a background in drama, doing dramatic theatre, opera and many, many musicals. His official degree is a triple major in English, Communcations and Social Sciences (oddly enough, called a B.S.) He's a hobbyist writer, having "won" NaNoWriMo several years in a row (but currently on hiatus).

Grok grew up in Tucson, Arizona, went to high school there and did two years in college at Northern Arizona Univeristy, when they were still the Lumberjacks. Go Jacks! He studied in the Musical Theatre program there, and eventually won the distinction of a nomination for an Irene Ryan award for a minor role in Sondheims's "A Little Night Music."

Finishing up his college at Eastern Michigan University, Grok also had a chance to audition for a spot at the North Carolina School Of The Arts. However, as the realization settled on him that he did not want to live and work in New York, he gave up that dream and now is happy to play supporting roles and do stage work behind the scenes for his local community theatre.

AT EMU Grok did a DJ stint for 2 years on the local radio station. His future wife also worked on the show as "Chief Engineer" although she never spoke, being the shy type. She could switch carts and discs like a madwoman though.

Grok lives in Southeastern Michigan with hiwife and four(!) children.

Distinguishing Features

  • Grok was the last hire of outgoing Hiring Director, Faustus Pringle. Faustus is still apologizing to station management as of this writing.
  • Grok's musical collection is best described as ecclectic. Other words that have been used to describe it are crappy, reprehensible, second-rate, valueless and omgwtfbbq.
  • Grok will never play anything by ICP or Barbara Streisand, and will kill any bastard out there who mashes them up.
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