Geek of the Month: Misha Teller

Name: Misha Teller
Age: 43

Marital status:  Single

If single, where do you like to meet people?  Dive bars.

Hometown?  Bad Kreuznach, Germany

How did you end up in Peoria?  Born and raised in Germany

What makes you a geek? My collection of soccer jerseys.  

How long have you been a nerd? Since 1984.  

How did you get started?  A friend.

Favorite movie(s)?  The Adventure of Buckaroo Banzai in the Fifth Dimension, Wings of Desire, and The Lives of Others.

Favorite book(s)? The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami

Favorite type(s) of music?  New Wave

Favorite band?  The Clash

What is your favorite way to spend your Sunday Mornings? Mimosas and brunch. 

Astrological Sign:  Do you believe in horoscopes?  Aries, and I don't care.

What is your guilty pleasure?  I like Air Supply.

What is your favorite place in Peoria?  Any place where there are people doing interesting things. 

Do you have any pets?   No.

Are there any special hobbies you enjoy? I make funny techno music.   

Questions from previous Peoria Life Geek Fellows:

Who shot first – Han Solo or Greedo?  Han shot first. 

Who is your favorite bearded person?  Grizzly Adams. 

7th Grade

Where do you think technology has the most potential for helping others in the future?  The VCR.

What are you excited about doing with the technology that’s coming? Having vices that doctors can cure.   

Who would win in a fight? Superman vs. Batman, but Batman is in a Superman costume and Superman is in a Batman costume because it’s a Halloween party. Superman would win, hands down.  

What are you doing to make Peoria into the cultural and economic hub that it once was? Being a louse. 

What public figure do you look up to and why?  Anyone who can come up with an original idea these days. 

What’s the last geeky thing you were caught doing by a non-geek and proud of anyway? Superimposing a picture of a friend's head onto a photo.

Make up a question for yourself and future geeks columnists to answer. "Would you like cake or death?"