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27 M Brooklyn, NY

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Last Online
Yesterday – 11:47pm
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
Atheism, and laughing about it
Aquarius, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from masters program
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), Ancient Greek (Okay), Latin (Okay), German (Okay), Spanish (Okay)

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My self-summary
I'm a southern boy transplanted to Brooklyn for about a year, which means I will only say "ya'll" under extreme pressure. I go to grad school in the liberal arts and philosophy, and when I need a break from Plato I unwind by playing guitar and harmonica. I'm a voracious reader, lover of random facts and weird history, and can provide witnesses upon request as to the quality of my Martinis.
What I’m doing with my life
Studying, earning my keep by transcribing focus groups (which is exactly as exciting as you think it is), making music, questing to find a bar that combines good drinks, good music, and good prices. I battle constant melancholy because my student ID doesn't get me into more events for free.
I’m really good at
Conversation. I love to talk and joke and debate, and feel I've missed out if I can't pick up a good story or two in return from whoever I'm speaking to.

If I'm allowed two, see above re: Martinis
The first things people usually notice about me
My curly blond hair.

Also, I've twice had people come up to me to compliment my eyes, so I'll say that comes in a close second.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: probably too many to list, but I'll try anyway. The books that educated me most are Thus Spoke Zarathustra and The Symposium. When I need a laugh, any of Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster stories. The Brothers Karamazov and Dubliners, especially "The Dead", are my choice as most beautiful works of fiction. Dune, A Canticle for Leibowitz, and other epic, philosophical sci-fi. Poetry, TS Eliot or Baudelaire, and recently I've been getting into Whitman. Just finished Blood Meridian, and it is one of the most terrifying (but brilliant) things I have ever read.

I've got pretty old fashioned taste in music. Really into blues (where I got my username from, if you're curious), 60s rock, jazz, Irish, and old-timey country. 80s pop and hip-hop are my guilty pleasures. Some artists, in no particular order: the Carolina Chocolate Drops, the Pogue, the Rolling Stones, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Charley Patton, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, Django Reinhardt, and Uncle Dave Macon

My first cinematic love was gangster movies like The Godfather, Goodfellas, and Scarface. A big fan of Scorsese and Coppola (Mean Streets, After Hours, and Apocalypse Now especially) as well as more off-the wall stuff like Inland Empire and Last Year in Marienbad. The two most recent things I've seen I really liked: Lincoln and Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing

For TV, your usual: The Sopranos, The Wire, Curb Your Enthusiasm. Also devouring 30 Rock on Netflix since I missed it on the air. Not sure if this should go here or movies, but I think TCM is one of the best reasons to have cable.

I will eat and love anything, but if forced to pick, Italian.
The six things I could never do without
Wikipedia (I've wasted more hours randomly browsing than I care to admit)
a good rye whisky
Google Maps (to get me effortlessly from subway to subway and from work to bar)
the ability to not take myself too seriously (a necessary survival skill when studying philosophy)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
A lot of things. My future would be the main one, I suppose. Not in an anxious way, but just making plans and thinking about how to live the fullest life. Gather ye rosebuds, as they say.
On a typical Friday night I am
Sometimes I take it easy and watch a movie or read, but my favorite thing is to get some friends together and hit the Village or Park Slope, find a bar with good cocktails and better jazz, and just hang out drinking and debating until the early morning.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My most bizarre interaction with the police was when I was ticketed by undercover cops in Venice for having an expired water taxi ticket. I am not too sad the city is sinking into the sea.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 22–30
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You're a Marxist of the Groucho tendency.

You're willing to share the location of your favorite dive, the one that has the great jukebox and wry bartenders, and then head there for some barroom philosophizing and earnest raconteuring.