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KarlBarks

25 M Durham, NC

My Details

Last Online
Jul 17
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
A little extra
Diet
Strictly anything
Smokes
Yes
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Atheism, and laughing about it
Sign
Leo, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Other
Income
$20,000–$30,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English, French (Poorly)

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What I’m doing with my life
Long term: Hell if I know

Right now: I scan shit for a living. It's pleasant enough for now, and infinitely better than working at Wal-Mart like I used to, but I don't want to do it forever.
I’m really good at
Procrastinating, getting overly excited about random shit, walking around barefoot when it's neither cold out nor so hot that the road burns, keeping up with news, magically winning games of pool by default, being sarcastic.

Oh, and I majored in philosophy with a minor in film studies, so I guess I'm good at those things as well. It says so on a piece of paper!

Also, coming up with animal philosopher puns. Let me know if you can come up with any! So far I have: John Lockodile, Platopus, Aristurtle, Albert Camoo, Gill Deleuze (philosopher fish), Michel Foucaw (philosopher crow), Ant Rand (author of Atlas Bugged), Simone DeBoarvoir, Jean-Paul Sharkre, Jacques Dairyda, Flyogenes the Cynic, Bearaclitus, Soinkrates who died from Hamlock poisoning and, of course, Karl Barks ("From each according to his ability, to each according to his pee").
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: As far as fiction goes, I mostly read 20th century literature. Joyce is great, though Finnegans Wake is unreadable (yet somehow still fascinating). I really love Faulkner, Light in August and The Sound and the Fury in particular. I LOVE Thomas Pynchon! Gravity's Rainbow is hilarious and, thus far, the only book I've encountered with silly limericks about people having sex with machines. Savage Detectives and 2666 are really good too, but I haven't read any more Bolaño (though I should). Really, there are just so many great books! And so many more that I should read. Also, T.S. Eliot is my favorite poet with Prufrock as my favorite poem. And I really like a lot of the Romantic poets as well. Lolita and Pale Fire are also great. *update* Forgot Beckett somehow. Also, Death in Venice

Best fiction book I've read recently: Hopscotch by Julio Cortazar

I also like reading philosophy; I'm currently reading Difference and Repetition by Deleuze which is really interesting though I'm sure I'm not getting 100% of it because it's dense as hell. Foucault, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Kirkegaard, Marx, Kant, and Descartes are all also fascinating as well. That being said, sometimes reading philosophy is like chewing steel wool.

Movies: I love movies even more than I love books. Feel free to skip this section because there are a lot of movies that I love so much that I refuse to rank them.So, I'm just going to start with directors (and favorite therefrom in parentheses) then individual movies, in no particular order because its different whenever I try to order them.

Hitchcock (North by Northwest or Strangers on a Train), Renoir (The Rules of the Game), Bresson (A Man Escaped or L'Argent), Kubrick (2001), Resnais (Last Year at Marienbad), Kurosawa (High and Low(modern) or Ran (historical)), Malle (The Fire Within), Godard (Alphaville or Contempt), Melville (Army of Shadows), Scorsese (Taxi Driver or The King of Comedy), Lynch (Blue Velvet), Welles (obvious answer or F for Fake), Mallick (The Thin Red Line), Ford (The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)... I should probably stop now, but I'm not going to... Cronenberg (Videodrome or Dead Ringers), Fellini (8 1/2), Bergman (Fanny and Alexander), Buñuel (The Exterminating Angel), Antonioni (The Passenger), Altman (The Long Goodbye), Polanski (Chinatown), Herzog (Fitzcarraldo), Coen Bros (Barton Fink), Tarkovsky (Solaris).

Singing in the Rain, The Conversation, Z, Alien(s), In the Mood for Love, Wings of Desire, Brazil, Bicycle Thieves, Star Wars (Empire > the others), The Room, The Third Man, Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf, Lola Montez, Il Posto, The Big Sleep, The Royal Tenenbaums, City of God, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Unforgiven... alright I'll stop. One more actually: Antonio Gaudi and Teshigahara in general. Okay, now I'm done. Oh, and Harold and Maude!

Favorite movie I've seen in theaters this year: Moonrise Kingdom

Books (cont.): How did I forget to mention Borges? Anyway Borges is the king of short stories.

Shows: The Wire is the best show ever! Daily Show and Colbert, Doctor Who, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Parks & Rec, Community, Boardwalk Empire, Arrested Development, Star Trek (TNG is my fav), X-Files, and the shows People & Power and Faultlines on Al-Jazeera English are phenomenal.

Music: I listen to more jazz than anything else. John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington (cotton tail is probably my favorite song), Charlie Parker, and Louis Armstrong to name a few. David S. Ware when I'm in a free jazz mood. I'm also a big fan of The Beatles (<3 Revolver) and 60s rock in general. David Bowie, Talking Heads and Parliament/Funkadelic as well. Classical music also rules. I listen to a bunch of other stuff as well, pretty open about music. Haven't found a genre yet that doesn't have some great music in it.
The six things I could never do without
Movies, books, the internet, caffeine, friends and family.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Political stuff, movies and books, how I wish it was always that time of day when the sky is still a bit light but the streetlights are on, esoteric bullshit that has nothing to do with anything... aka philosophy, stars, how human beings are really strange animals (seriously, we have like 2 places on our bodies that get furry and that's it... wtf?), random nonsense, that episode of the X-Files with a golem that's been summoned by the head of a home-owners association to kill anyone who violates the restrictive covenants, that this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0OomdFloKI) is a real political ad for a candidate who won in 2012
On a typical Friday night I am
Chilling at my house after work, or going to a bar/party.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've been living with my mom as an intermediary step in moving to Durham from Carrboro, but I did something really REALLY stupid recently and got a DWI. So, I'm stuck in a house in the 'burbs with no car for an indefinite period of time. I think there may be a bus stop about 2 miles away or something.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 20–35
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating, casual sex
You should message me if
you would like to talk to me, have something amusing to share, find this site (http://discourseontheotter.tumblr.com/) amusing or would like to suggest an addition to my list of animal-philosopher puns *see above*