Of course I look serious! Matchstick rocket science is serious work! I'm pictured here doing some pre-launch trajectory calculations on my Keuffel & Esser sliderule. The lab coat is rented from a local costume shot especially for the Matchstick Rocket shoot-- no I don't look like this everyday ya dorks! It's a joke, a gimmick, OK?
I've played with matchstick rockets since about age 12. I learned to make them by reading an article in an old issue of some science experimenter magazine. Never burnt the house down either. One minor event involving a few little ol' firetrucks, but no structural damage.
Here's another picture of me, a bit more like
real life. I'm holding one of those things I talked Central
Data into making.
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