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Chris Ward -- known to intellectual stoners everywhere as MC Chris-- is the head of a mysterious consortium that rules the universe from a giant spaceship in the outer reaches of the fifth galaxy. In his spare time, he's also the world's foremost nerdcore rapper, coming down in a squirrelly nasaltone on all sorts of geektastic subjects, such as Boba Fett, manga, Dairy Queen, and cough syrup as a chuggable beverage. Beyond his vast musical accomplishments, he's best-known as the brains and occasional voice behind the megafab, late-night head candy that is Cartoon Network's Adult Swim lineup, including Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Sealab 2021, the Brak Show, and Space Ghost Coast to Coast.Somehow, the Manhattan-dwelling Chicagoan has also found time to graduate from New York University as a screenwriter, take long walks in the park, tour the U.S. in a minivan, drink by himself, and e-mail Outtakes for the most serious Q&A of his life:
Outtakes:What's your sign?
MC Chris:Virgo. I'm a schedule nut
Turn-ons: comics, video games, marijuana. Turn-offs: Republicans, turned-up collars, vegetables.
Favorite place to cuddle?
The ball pit at Chuck E. Cheese.
Best cartoon ever?
Tom and Jerry or early Hanna Barbera.
Favorite b-boy stance?
The Run-DMC shoulder hug.
Do you keep it real?
Do you wreck MCs? Do you put them in a line?
I waste wack MCs like they're fuel in a Hummer.
How many MCs does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Two. One to get it done and one to get jealous and challenge him.
What's your exit strategy for Iraq?
How hungry are you?
I could eat your face off.
Who's a player?
Who's your nemesis?
That would be the pope. He has some incriminating photos of me buying discount goods in Singapore. -- D. Sirianni
MC Chris performs with Simplekill at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $9.99 advance or $12 at the door. All ages admitted. Call 954-564-1074.