Native New Yorker/Life long Upper West Sider, blessed/cursed with "The conscious of a liberal" Serial procrastinator but working on it...
What I’m doing with my life
Observing how the nation's absolute lack of financial reform will somehow keep me employed.
I’m really good at
Personally insulting people I'm supposed to impress/suck up to.
Pointing out awkward discrepancies between those who are actually
financially disadvantaged and those who claim to be.
The first things people usually notice about me
"You have a kind of evil laugh" (people say it all the time, don't care). Plus the tall Asian shit.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Personally I prefer periodicals i.e. The Nation, The New Yorker, Harpers and New York Magazine (especially now that Frank Rich is there) but if I have to name a few all time favorites: The World According to Garp, Breakfast of Champions, Fear and Loathing, The Shock Doctrine, In Cold Blood, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.
Movies: The Big Lebowski (almost all Coen Brothers' films), City of God, Eternal Sunshine, Boogie Nights (basically all PT Anderson), Moonrise Kingdom (all Wes Anderson). Also I think Goodfellas is the best American Gangster movie ever made followed by Godfather II then I. Also, If you haven't seen "The Central Park Five" then you probably have no clue what growing up in this city was/is about (no problem, but shit hasn't changed much).
TV: Peep Show, Broad City, Louis, Curb, The Wire, Breaking Bad, GoT, Boardwalk Empire. I totally bought into Better Call Saul. Can't resist Seinfeld reruns.
Music: late 80's/early-mid 90's Hip Hop is what I grew up on plus Dylan, The Doors, Joplin, Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Flight of the Conchords.
Food; Tacos in Spanish Harlem, Thai in Queens, Peruvian up the block, Dim Sum at the oldest Dim Sum Parler in NY. Quality sushi, also you can never go wrong with a good Jewish deli..
The six things I could never do without
1. Krugman Monday and Friday.
2. Ice cold water
4. NYSC or running along the Hudson.
5. The Internet. Sad but probably true.
6. Sleeping in weekends.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What the fuck happened to OWS?. Why did the media suddenly not
care? (actually if you think about it they never did because as a
journalist if you fail to anticipate or understand a concept from
inception what does that show about your journalistic skills). Why
are most people satisfied that income inequality is not an issue
worthy of commentary when it is probably THE ISSUE which most needs
to be addressed in America!
Rediscovering my extended family (I'm starting to love my cousins
who I haven't seen in who knows how long) .
How ass-backwards the Citizens United decision was???? (I truly
admire people like Bernie Sanders and the Montana Supreme Court who
refuse to allow our political system to continue to be
Why Justice Roberts sided with the left on ACA (Glad he did). The
"Commerce Clause " argument really makes sense in this situation ie
(young people) who don't buy insurance (because they are healthy)
don't purchase it and the cost is then transfered to... guess
who... Oh Wait...
Whether Walter White actually died in a car in the snow and the
series finale was just a dying man's fantasy.
On a typical Friday night I am
This is possibly the most useless, stereotypical question one could be asked. I filled out a BS answer then erased it after realizing how moronic it sounded.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Ever since I watched it on HBO, I have been into jogging to the
"Pitch Perfect" soundtrack.
You should message me if
You're progressive, like to laugh uncontrollably and believe that
New Deal policies are worth defending in an age where punditry
dominates and facts are apparently not important.
Or, minus the above you just want to shoot the shit, talk politics
or philosophy, discuss Breaking Bad v. The Wire, go jogging or just
enjoy being "young", etc...