On the FLY – Brady Candell

Welcome to the first installment of what will be an ongoing series, “On the FLY: Brief Conversations with FLY Employees.” Every couple weeks we’ll sit down with a different member of the team, to find out what makes them tick. Our first subject is FLY’s most colorful denizen, Brady Candell.

1. Name: Brady Candell

2. How long have you worked at FLY?
As of last June it was ten years.

3. What department are you in?
The interactive department.

4. What’s your favorite color?
Teal.

5. What was the last really good movie you saw?
Really good movie? I see a lot of movies, but I wouldn’t call most of them really good. I saw Suicide Squad last night, that was pretty good. I saw Bourne last week, that was ok. One that was really good would have to be Hardcore Henry! I should have seen it in 3D in the theater, but I was sure I wouldn’t like the first person point of view. Saw it in 2D at home, it was surprisingly amazing!

6. What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?
Jellyfish. It was cold, slimy, and crunchy. Disgusting.

7. What’s your favorite vacation destination?
California. I really want to go to Oaxaca, but I can’t say it’s my favorite since I’ve never been. I love San Francisco, but we usually go to the LA area. “We” being my wife and I.

8. What, if any, celebrity/historical personage do you find inspiring?
Trump! Just kidding. Tesla, actually, Nikola Tesla. The things he invented were amazing. Especially with all of the adversity that he faced. They’re still implementing some of his inventions today. In Germany, I think, they just built his wireless electricity transmission tower, and proved that it actually worked.

9. What’s your spirit animal?
That’s easy, it’s obviously a guinea pig.

10. What are your highest aspirations? Alternatively, what are your darkest fears?
My highest aspiration would be to run an artist colony someday. If money was no object, I would own an island in Greece, and then I would fly people over to have artist residencies. But it would probably be in Pennsylvania, to be more realistic.

11. Who was your favorite player on the 1937 Brooklyn Dodgers roster? Why was it Woody English?
Weird that you would say that because it was Woody English. I thought he was great because the bat was made of wood, and that’s his name.

12. What do you think former National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger dreams about at night?
His money? I don’t know anything about him, other than that Monty Python sang about him.

13. If you were stuck in a Groundhog Day-esque time-loop, what frozen yogurt chain would you prefer to be in?
Boy, that’s a good question. I think I choose to be stuck in Off The Wall, which is right up the street, because they keep changing their flavors. Oh, but if it’s Groundhog Day it would be the same flavors, wouldn’t it? Yeah, but I’ll stick with that though.

14. Scenario: you’re barefoot. It’s a half-mile walk to the post office, but the asphalt has been replaced by an odd substance. Which do you prefer?
a. Lots of tiny seashells
b. Hot jello
c. One very large seashell
I guess I would pick the large seashell. Jello is animal, and that’s gross, and tiny seashells would hurt a lot.

15. If you had to be a pizza topping, what would it be, and why?
Artichoke, because it’s rare and fancy.

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