Justin Schell & Travis Blake
What is the best strategy for surviving the robot apocalypse?
Travis: Sprinkler fortress.
Justin: Conversational fluency in binary code.
Favorite 826 memory?
Travis: The first time I heard Dr. Blotch's voice.
Justin: Walking into the Liberty Street store right before my job interview dinner 5 years ago! I had known about 826 before (had been to others across the country), but didn't realize there was one in Ann Arbor. Now it's one of the first places I take visitors.
Please describe your ideal pizza.
Travis: Pineapple is the ideal.
Justin: Detroit-style (lots of cheese) with pineapple. I'll battle anyone about pineapple as an essential topping.
Tell the world a little bit about your 826 volunteering so far.
Travis: Over the spring and summer, I helped edit videos for Dr. Blotch's Writing Challenge. I'm also editing videos about writing with students at home.
Justin: I haven't been able to volunteer as much as I would like to, but when I saw that I could help with video editing, I immediately offered to help.
Justin: Cilantro (so glad it doesn't taste like soap to me).
What are you superstitious about?
Travis: Tying my shoes the right tightness.
Travis: Age of Empires II
Justin: Cat wrangling
Travis: The Brothers Karamazov
Justin: My favorite of the last few years is "The Overstory"
What was the best Halloween costume you ever sported?
Travis: I went Team Zissou.
Justin: Cowardly Lion as part of an Oz crew.
Words of wisdom to fellow and future volunteers?
Travis: Keep on keepin' on.
Justin: Always intend your puns!