I'm Youngman Brown. But nobody has ever called me that in real-life. Not once.
In real-life, they call me "Mike," which is short for "Mike Young." A surprisingly high-percentage of people call me this, like it's just one word.
Here's a quick rundown of my life:
I was born. Some stuff happened. I graduated college. I got screwed on employment (Thanks, Economy). I played online poker for a living. Online poker got shut down (Thanks, Government). And I blogged about it all.
Now I deal poker for a living and write about other stuff that happens to me. They are mostly unimportant things that I make into a bigger deal than they are. Like my eyebrows. Or the magical power of 3D glasses.
I have a wonderful dog named Sadie, and I write about her far too often.
I chose the name "Youngman Brown" because I really liked the story "Young Goodman Brown" by Nathanial Hawthorne when I was forced to read it in English class in high school. I switched the words around to be clever, but nobody finds it funny. Mostly because nobody seems to like or remember Hawthorne's story, as evidenced by the vast number of summary pages for it on the internet, all of which bury my blog whenever people actually try to find it on Google.
When I wrote my first post back in 2008, I was all like, "I'm just angry at the world and I want to vent blah blah blah" and I made a point that the blog was basically just for me.
But then people started finding it somehow. Some of them said nice things.
So now the blog is for you. And me. But mostly you.
Thanks for reading my posts. I like you.
And thanks especially for subscribing, following me on the social media doohickeys, and coming back again and again. I like you even more because of that.
I'm not sure what else I'm supposed to say about myself. You can find way more information than you'd ever want to know about me by clicking the links around the blog.
If you want to know anything else about me, you should probably consider yourself a stalker.
The thing is, I like stalkers. So head on over to my contact page and find the correct e-mail address to direct your question.