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Full name: Bride

Known Aliases: Mark August McBride, Germ, Tonto, "You son of a %#&*%"

DOB: December 31, 1974

Place of birth: Clearwater, Florida, USA

Place of residence: Los Angeles, California, USA

Education: BFA from Florida State University School of Film

Previous job experience: Dog washer, juggling torch builder, office monkey for The Simpsons and Jerry Bruckheimer, fish monger, writer

Started yoyoing seriously: Spring 1994

Started yoyoing professionally: Summer 1998

Hobbies: collecting parking tickets

Other activities: Skateboarding, skimboarding, juggling

Favorite band(s): Rancid, Social Distortion, Rolling Stones, Transvision Vamp

Favorite Movie: True Romance

Favorite book: Art of War

Heroes: Andy Warhol, Henry Rollins, Elvis, Buckaroo Banzai, whoever's currently hooked up with Buffy the Vampire Slayer's redheaded sidekick

Future plans: conquer the world, grow old, die

Best advice: "Make sure that whatever you're doing, you're doing on purpose."