Meet The Staff
Michal is a Maryland native studying English and Public Health at the George Washington University.
Hey, I’m Vandy. I’m an editor here at The Fancy (as we insiders call it) and am a student at The George Washington University in Washington D.C. majoring in English. My friends are the only ones that think I’m funny. Follow me on twitter if you’d like @vayyar.
Garrett Baldwin – Writer, Editor, Wild Card
My name is Garrett, and I arrived at the Fancy after finding a posting for writers while I looking for a couch on Craigslist. I never got the couch and write from the floor of my apartment.
Current Mood: “Calmer than you are.”
Hi, my name is Aviv (as in Tel-Aviv). I edit for several writers and work with the videography team for The Washington Fancy in Washington, DC. I’m a student at George Washington studying English and Hebrew Literature, but mostly I am interested in headstands and learning to cut Jicama.
Yo, F what you heard about Steve Brady…dis be the truth. Grammtically, I’m very confident, however, as you can see, spelling is a Khallenge. I love to right for the Fancy because I think satire is a beautiful part of lief. Poltics iz also EZ because most of duh time, the storiez are alreddy silly. Steve also does standup, write plays and perfroms improvizational comdey. You stay Fancy San Diego…I mean D.C.
William Raleigh Celloutte is, according to his mother, a very nice and handsome man. Will’s writing career started after he published “Hunt for Red October” under the pen name Thomas Clancy, only to have a recently re-awoken comatose patient with the same name steal all the credit. Down on his luck William entered his “wilderness” period where he lived under a bridge in Florida, challenging those who crossed games of Rock paper scissors. Will was undefeated until one day two young men named Noah and Alex beat him in a marathon Rock-paper-scissors match. As an act of contrition, Will agreed to join the Washington Fancy team. Currently an indentured servant to the paper, Will resides in Northeast DC in a small studio apartment located in the shared storage room of a Chinese restaurant and a Korean laundry mat. Outside of making little lint animals and eating Peking Duck, Will enjoys chainsaw jousting from ponies with his old friend David H. Koch. The End.
Susan Sontag noted in her seminal essay “Notes on Camp” that much of modern culture has been created by Jews and homosexuals. This accounts for 75% of David’s talents. The other 25% comes from scotch. His hates in life include former senator Evan Bayh, New York Times employed person Thomas Friedman, and Phil Collins. He blames Phil Collins for everything bad in this world, especially self-obsessed ‘indie’ bands and mullets. David is a future world-renowned writer who resides in Washington, D.C., where he enjoys not having his vote count. He invites you to become one of the exclusive few followers of his Twitter account, @DronesAndGroans
- Grew up in Chester, PA – the only place people from North Philly and Camden, New Jersey look down upon. (It’s so bad even the Catholic Church left town. His Catholic grade school got a sex change operation from St Robert’s to St Katherine’s.)
- A large supply of coffee will keep him docile.
Political Belief System:
Democrats think the glass is half full and everyone should get a drink.
Republicans think they own the glass and will spit in it for fun.
Libertarians think the creation of the glass is a government conspiracy designed to make them act like civilized people.
Favs: Wife (smarter than he is), Kids (cooler than he is), Ernie Kovacs, Mark Twain, Johnny Carson, George Carlin, O Henry, Edgar Allen Poe, Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin. Joseph Heller, Ian Anderson, Sun Ra, Thelonius Sphere Monk, Phillies, 76ers, Temple Owls, Cheesesteak Hoagies with Mushrooms, irritating politicians and pissing off uptight a**holes.
http://www.FindANerd.com - yeah he really does fix computers.
FB: Joe “The Nerd” Ferraro
Born in Argentina, left during their military dictatorship. Came to the U.S. for the democracy. Presently dressed in black, mourning its passing. Likes: Governments that don’t turn against the people, and Stephen Colbert. Fave color: Light Blue. Fave newsite: The Daily Show. Fave journalist: Bill Moyers. Fave food: Bacon. Fave Bible quote: “The righteous considers the justice of the poor; the evil does not recognize knowledge.” (Proverbs 29:7) Fave insult: Culiao! Fave question: Y? Fave emoticon: What? How could you even ask that? There’s so many. There’s kissing: :)(: I just love that one. There’s the cheekier, French kissing: :)~(: so naughty. Here’s me drinking: =)~ so much cuter than the real thing. Here’s me drinking whiskey: +)~
Cy says, “In my lighter moments I like to believe that we’re not all doomed. Trapped inside a warming petri bowl with a suicidal race of megalomaniacs one shoulder-tuft away from their Neanderthal roots. But on the off-chance that we are all doomed, it’s probably good to laugh and try to make the most of it. Even doomed species and failed experiments like American democracy need some levity, or the pain would be too severe and drive you to whiskey. Also, I like to sleep in late so please don’t start any revolution without me.”
He is a Florida native that graduated from the University of Central Florida. He is most famous for unsuccessfully petitioning congress to grant chimpanzees that can perform sign language the right to vote.
FB: Kenny Heidt
Delia Hersh is from the most pretentious state in the Union and plans to spend the next several years gainfully unemployed. She enjoys satire, anagrams, bizarre languages, and not drowning.
Kate Incandeza practically goes to school on The Hill (but writes Off the Hill). She loves Taco Bell, snow and emus, and interns at places that report real news.
Named after Grandfathers John Rohloff and Albert Greene whose middle names were Herman and Samuel. Ends up being John Albert Herman Samuel or “Jahs”. I love to travel and usually do so on a motorcycle so be nice to bikers.
Eric Kean is a student at the University of Sydney. A self-described moderate, he may occasionally support fascist causes. Aside from politics, he is also an avid music fan. He currently resides in Sydney, Australia.
Chris McKerracher – Writer
Chris McKerracher is a humourist, playwright, comedian and award winning film maker. His humour column has appeared in a number of Alberta newspapers since 1994. Chris founded the Calmar Prairie Players theatre troupe in 2005. Plays to his credit include “Calmar; Zero to Fifty in Ninety Minutes”, “The 1984 Dalmar Biker War” and “The Dangers of VD (Valentines Day)”
Born 11/5/75 Jersey City NJ
Attended ST Denis Catholic School-Manasquan NJ c/o 89
Attended Lyman HS- Longwood Florida c/o 93
1993- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.
1995- The University of South Florida, BS Education
Taught both public and private HS English.
Now a 36 year old semi-retired recluse with a penchant for right-wing rants, a Hess Toy Truck collection that could probably absolve his student loans, a stack of AA chips that make Phil Helmuth look like penny ante-er, a serious vinyl record addiction and the co-founder of Conservative-Hippyism.
It has been rumored that the OWS movement has a bounty on his head of exactly $42, some tic-tacs, and a bar of soap.
Paul Peterson is a former political consultant, community organizer, and Presbyterian minister who now lives on Lake Huron in northern Michigan and owns Harrisville Holistic Center in Harrisville, Michigan, which is annoyingly redundant. Paul is also the creator/writer for “Walking Across America: and “Those Politicos,” wildly successful comic strips among those who are easily impressed. Currently, Paul writes tweets and other nonsense for The Washington Fancy as a form of therapy and restitution. Court records are sealed on the matter.
Kevin Reagan is from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Reagan is an International Affairs major and recently completed an internship with the Heritage Foundation. He writes columns for the GW Patriot and also serves as an editor for The Washington Fancy. Reagan is a native of Atlanta, Georgia.
Location: Chicago, IL
Favorite Quote: “Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.”
Favorite Politician(s): Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Schock
Prized Possession: Cobra Kai Limited Edition Armani Pocket Square
“Coming to the Washington Fancy out of Chicago, 28 year-old Lorenzo Rearden brings both a youthful vigilance and an authoritative rationality to his musings. When not enjoying the spotlight as a staple on the Chicago social and cultural scenes, Mr. Rearden also enjoys activities such as Indian Leg Wrestling, catfish noodling, and competitive sand castle building on Chicago’s North Avenue Beach. A strong critic of Jeffersonian Agrarianism, Mr. Rearden yearns for days of a duel-based justice system; and thinks that if Alexander Hamilton were alive today unemployment would be in negative territory and the US Dollar would trade at parity with the Euro. He lives in Chicago’s theater district and despite not having any children at the current time, has already committed to naming his first-born daughter Dagny.”
Douglas Timothy is a former Army guy, a USC Trojan, and a conservative blogger with an MA in Political Science from American University.
Blog link: http://douglasernstblog.com/
Chris Todd is a 25-year-old federal contractor in Washington D.C., which he can’t talk about. Chris is also an aspiring amateur comedian which he will not stop talking about. Chris graduated from Washington College in 2009 with a Bachelor’s in Business Management. For those of you reading this from the future, Chris received his MBA from the University of Maryland in 2013. When Chris isn’t communicating with the future he enjoys napping, writing, and pretending PEZ candy is medicine keeping him alive.
FB: Chris Todd
Thomas, born in Alamogordo, New Mexico, is a political scholar based out of Nashville, Tennessee with experience in campaigning, political writing and affairs, and legislative governance. As a child, Thomas fell in love with the allure of Washington, DC. “Cool guys with earpieces and guns. The CIA with top-secret missions. Nicholas Cage stealing important stuff. I wanted all of that. But instead of a poorly scripted action film, I got something better – a grand comedy.” While he believes in the power and importance of the political process and respects the dedication of so many elected officials, sometimes you “just have to laugh”.
Lauren is a senior studying English and Psychology at The George Washington University.
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