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My self-summary
I moved out from the Beast Coast to the Best Coast in the late 1990s. I'm a news and political information junkie. I like biodiesel, venues with music and alcohol, long walks in the grocery store under florescent lights, and correcting entries in Wikipedia, not in that particular order. Please keep in mind that this profile summary is constantly edited, usually very early in the morning during fits of insomnia.
What I’m doing with my life
I work in financial services. Occasionally, I also do political campaigning, community outreach, and fundraising on the side. One of these days, I hope to finish my law degree.
I’m really good at
being malleable and flexible, a skill which I have finely honed out of necessity to fit the times. I also have the ability to be serious and funny, as well as urbane and profane, simultaneously, even in the same sentence.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I bear a striking resemblance to my profile picture.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm an omnivore when it comes to things cultural or culinary.

Since I've been constantly asked for more specifics about my musical tastes, I'll just start with shows that I've seen live, in reverse chronological order: Crowbar, Mastodon, Clutch, The Wailers, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Pentagram, They Might Be Giants, Shonen Knife, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Ratatat, The Faint, TV on the Radio, Cornershop, Beck, Duran Duran, Etta James, Lauren Hill, The Roots (with and without Rahzel), Black Sabbath (full original line-up), Motorhead, War, Genitorturers, Run DMC, Public Enemy, Nine Inch Nails, Metallica, Neil Young, Smashing Pumpkins, Tool, Grateful Dead, Traffic, David Bowie, The Who, Nashville Pussy, Ministry, Bad Brains (aka.Soul Brains), Patti LaBelle, Pigface, KMFDM, Rage Against the Machine, Cypress Hill, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Living Colour, Primus, Radiohead, Dizzy Gillespie. I am missing quite a few and I didn't list any of the many splintered genres of electronic dance music that I listen to whose names I don't recall. Additionally, I've been to a few operas and symphonic performances. This is just a partial list that represents my musical tastes and I posted this so that you can get a general idea of what I am into, which is very diverse. I remember seeing an interview with Quincy Jones where he was asked why he constantly changed his musical style and he responded by saying, "If you're a musician, you've got to surrender to the beat." I like that philosophy.

Most of the television I watch is the news or the satirical version of the news as presented by comedy Central. Some original scripted programming that I do watch include Mad Men, House of Cards (both the American and original British version), The Simpsons, Futurama, Modern Family, 30 Rock, and Parks and Recreation.

If the opportunity is there, I really like to embarrass myself slightly by singing karaoke. I always try to pick songs within my range, though, for the sake of other people.

There are very few foods which I discriminate against and I think watching a lot of hours of the Travel Channel is making me open to exploring more options for my personal cuisine and reconsider food that I used to avoid at all costs.

When it comes to films, I have a preference for any works by Alan Smithee ;-)

Most of the books I am reading nowadays are boring reference books for work, so I don't have a lot of time for pleasure reading.
The six things I could never do without
clean air
access to the Internet either via my phone or computer
my ability to reason
I spend a lot of time thinking about
...how much I don't get to go skiing or snowboarding enough.

...if there are people who write other people's dating website profiles professionally.
On a typical Friday night I am
There is really no such thing as a typical Friday night for me. Sometimes I'm at a dive bar, if I am not working. I prefer not to go to dress to impress or mandatory cover charge venues unless it's a really special occasion. I don't really follow any particular scene; I go to a variety of venues of different genres at least once a week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I got hit in the nuts by accident by a blind man with his walking stick...at least I think it was by accident.

I did not realise that the term "motherfuckers" refers to those who fuck their own mothers until recently. I really always thought that it referred to those who fuck mothers no matter who they may be.

I naively thought that by answering all the sillier and more superficial questions that there was really some sort of esoteric formula that was being used to formulate a match and they weren't just there for my amusement.
You should message me if
you feel like half the questions you answered on this site were kind of silly.