Geektoberfest Day 31: Celebration Video
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My name is Louie Matos and I’m a geek. I’m such a geek that the week my best friend moved to Puerto Rico, I asked him to co-write a blog. Of course he said, “Yes!” because I’m SOOO flipping interesting, and because since we’ve known each other, we collaborate even when we don’t know we’re doing it. For the purposes of this blog, I’m the mustache. I’ve had a mustache since I was 12 years old, and I’ve never shaved it off. (We Puerto Ricans love our facial hair.) I was born into my geekdom. My Mom was a collector, and my Dad was a huge reader. So early on Dad would read to me and when he was done with the book, I would keep it until I learned to read for myself. And then I read everything, inhaling books from our school library 5 or 6 per week. When we moved to a new, safe neighborhood, I began to walk to the library, weekly. That’s when I became obsessed with books in general, and horror in particular. In Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, my brother, Marc, and I moved into the basement together. We had our own TV and because we were in the basement, Mom and Dad pretty much left us to our own devices if we let our little sister, Dee, tagalong. There in that basement we would watch creature features, chiller theatre, and horror marathons. We collected comic books, toys, and books. When we could afford our own VCR, we collected movies. So if I were to communicate my geekdom, I would say I’m a horror guy, former collector of Fangoria magazine. I still read 3 or 4 books per week (mostly horror and sci fi but practically anything.) I still read comics when I can get my hands on them (no small feat here in Puerto Rico). Dungeons and Dragons is still a must at family gatherings and we never fight about which is better (Star Wars or Star Trek). We can enjoy both. This blog will have all of that and a whole lot more. Stay tuned. View all posts by The Mustache
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Hadn’t seen your Geektoberfest Celebration video until today! Lol! As Captain Chaos and The Count the storytelling was fantastic! You set the mood by turning off the lights and shining flashlights on your faces! You brought back amazing memories of our youth at the camp and the campfire stories. I actually live like 6 minutes away from the camp! I love it up north! My mother used to say I lived in el bosque de lobos because it’s so dark at night. Mustache your shiskabob cat story scared the begeebees out of me especially the DIY exorcism -I could picture the 3 of you at work! Thanks for entertaining me!
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Glad you enjoyed it, Dilsiamart! Whenever we try new stuff, I get worried that we’re pushing the envelope too much, but people still seem to like what we do. I think as long as we’re being innovative, people will go along with us. I know we try to be creative, while recalling the nostalgia of how we became the grey geeks our followers appear to care about. We have 451 subscribers!!! We must be doing something right. I’m glad you were entertained by our stories, but I would NOT recommend the DIY exorcism. That could have gone horribly wrong! The thought that we might have put our family in greater danger haunts me, but thankfully God watches out for fools and the innocent. Who knows if we were more one than the other.