Handsome_Hobo
27 Austin, TX
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My self-summary
I think this is all just a big ol' goof.

I try to keep one foot out of reality at all times.

Everything around me just kind of makes me laugh, the overall seriousness with which Americans seem to regard themselves. I mean, c'mon, none of this is fucking serious, and unless you cure cancer, aids, the U.S. economy, or world poverty, then none of what we do here with "human existence" really matters in any sort of grand stretch of anything. When you look at things that way, it makes it a hell of a lot easier to have fun with every moment that my eyes are open.

In all honesty, I just really want to have a good time while I'm still alive.

INFP
What I’m doing with my life
I do comedy because I don't feel like paying for a therapist, and I perpetually have a plethora of essay collection projects and TV show ideas that I'll probably never finish. Otherwise, I'm just cracking wise, leaning on whatever I can find, and being a vagrant, mostly. Oh, and playing with cats. I do that quite a bit.

I do the twitter: Pork_Lion
I’m really good at
Finding Scottish indie pop bands to obsess over.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm always smiling or laughing, even when I'm walking down the street by myself.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books- I generally tend to just find writers I like and devour their back catalogue. Some of my favorites are David Foster Wallace, Neil Gaiman, Haruki Murakami, Zadie Smith, Dorothy Parker, Fran Leibowitz, Rob Sheffield, Chuck Klosterman, E.M. Forster, Allen Ginsberg,Tao Lin are the names that currently float to mind, but I'm always seeking out new voices to hear.

I also love reading theory texts. Some of my favorites are bell hooks, Linda Hutcheons, Michael Foucault, Jean Baudrillard, Antonio Gramsci, and Stuart Hall.

Music - I wasn't kidding about that whole Scottish indie-pop obsession, I'm super into indie pop (especially bands from the UK), shoegaze, dream pop, folk pop, and above all, twee pop.
http://www.last.fm/user/ChicagoSkyline

Here's the short (probably not actually) list of who/what never leaves my ipod.

Allo Darlin'
The Beach Boys (The first cassettes I ever bought were Pet Sounds and the Rush Hour soundtrack. Guess which one my mother put on in the car that day? Hint: Pretty sure the lead track on Pet Sounds isn't "Can I Get a Fuck You?")
Beat Happening (I have a K Records tattoo)
Belle & Sebastian (You know how every music nerd has that one band that they're agressively into? Well, I'm aggressively into Belle and Sebastian. I have a B & S tattoo, all their records, and a few books. Stuart Murdoch is my platonic sun and stars.)
Bikini Kill
Bill Callahan/Smog
Bright Eyes/ Conor Oberst/ Mystic Valley Band/ Monsters of Folk
The Boy Least Likely To
Camera Obscura
Chance The Rapper/The Social Experiment
Childish Gambino (You'll always be Troy to me, Donglover)
Chromatics
Cocteau Twins
Courtney Barnett
Danny Malone
Das Racist
Destroyer
Fleetwood Mac (C'mon. Rumors, y'all. It's perfect)
Frank Ocean
Girls
Heavenly (Amelia Fletcher is my role model)
Jenny Lewis/ Jenny & Johnny
Jens Lekman
Jesus & Mary Chain
Kate Bush (There's never a bad time to listen to Hounds of Love)
Kanye West
LCD Soundsystem
Los Campesinos
The Lucksmiths
Mac Demarco (Seriously, bless those Canadians, right?)
The Magnetic Fields (No, I don't keep ALL of 69 Love Songs on there. No one wants to be surprised with "Love is Like Jazz". That's a terrible thing to do to yourself.)
Morrissey (Oh sweet tender asexual king of misanthropy. The lock screen on my phone is young Morrissey with a cat on his shoulder.)
My Bloody Valentine
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Prince
Real Estate
Rilo Kiley (I need to have all the Jenny Lewis at all times)
Ringo Deathstarr (Bless Austin buzzsaw pop)
Sleater-Kinney
The Smiths
The Smittens
St. Vincent (Annie Clark is a goddess in every possible interpretation of the word.)
Sufjan Stevens
Talking Heads
Talulah Gosh
Tullycraft

Movies - My favorite directors are David Lynch, Wes Anderson, Woody Allen, and David Wain.
You can probably get a pretty good guess on my film tastes based on that lineup.

Television - Doctor Who, Community, and Twin Peaks are my holy television trinity. I'm a huge fan of Mission Hill, Lucy, Daughter of the Devil, Futurama, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Mad Men, Broad City, High Maintenance, Bob's Burgers, The League, Adventure Time, Peep Show, Louie, Archer, The IT Crowd, Game of Thrones, Veep, Hannibal, Pushing Daisies, and just so many more. Seriously, I fucking love television.

Food - If I'm going out for food, chinese takeout, tacos, and delis are my go to. If I'm cooking, I make a hell of a sandwich on my own.
The six things I could never do without
Carl Sagan
Misandry
Doctor Who
Kittens and puppies, and all the animals that will let me snuggle them
Sad Bastard indie-pop bands
Gettin' frisky
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The striking amount of similarity between myself and the average housecat.

Meta-modernism and The New Sincerity.

Trying to find the midpoint between never wanting to see another human being again, and wanting to hug everything and everyone.

How being a kind and compassionate human being is essentially a political act at this point, and how disappointing that reality can be.
On a typical Friday night I am
Whether out doing a set, working a dinner shift, Hanging out with friends, or staying in and cuddling my cat, there's probably wine and grass involved.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Here is all my weird secret stuff. I have been sexually rejected by not one, but two guys who later went to clown college. I get super nervous whenever I hear a vacuum cleaner because when I was a kid, my mom used to turn on the vacuum to drown out the sound of her and my dad fighting. Which is why I rarely vacuum my apartment. Like, never. I have had three doughnuts so far today. Once in college, I pooped my pants a little bit at a country steaks all you can eat buffet and I didn't leave until I finished my second plate of shrimp. And I lied. I have had five doughnuts today.

Sorry, that was Liz Lemon...

The only use I've gotten out of my creative writing degree so far was when I worked as a pimp's PR guy.
You should message me if
If getting high, playing with cats, and watching shows we both like/introducing each other to new shows sounds like a solid date to you.

If you wanna listen to records and make out.

If you will teach me mandolin, banjo, ukulele, or any piano-esque instrument.

If you're not looking for a serious or monogamous relationship. Or, even better, if you're a couple in search of a unicorn.
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