If you work in philosophy of math or logic, you probably know some of Cook's work. I'm frankly envious of the speed and acuteness of his logic mind, which is comparable to anybody I've met. And with Roy these virtues combine with philosophical depth, creativity, and a general decency that leads him to be one of the most helpful interlocutors you can ever spend a meal with.
But none of that is why we honor Cook during our second punkrockmonday. Roy Cook the logic dude is the same as Roy Cook the builder of this jaw-droppingly cool scale model of the Saint Paul Cathedral.
Or consider Cook's perhaps even more awesome depiction of the Minnesota State Capitol.