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  • Ages 24-33
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Last online
Today – 6:44pm
5' 6" (1.68m)
Body Type
Average build
Agnosticism and laughing about it
Post grad
Doesn’t have kids and doesn’t want them
English, Italian (Somewhat), Polish (Somewhat)
My self-summary
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Lapsed academic. Incorrigible cinephile with a fondness for Prelude and West End 12" records, quality bookstores, 70s fashion and design, affect theory, and Pre-Code Hollywood.
What I’m doing with my life
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Working in archives/libraries and consuming texts in cultural history/theory. I telecommute for one of my jobs and try to take advantage of that as much as possible. I'm usually only in Madison during the part of the week that I'm working. I prefer to spend the rest of my time elsewhere. (usually Chicago, New York, and St. Paul, but sometimes Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Austin).

Appreciating the absurd in everyday life. Like that one time I attended a Werner Herzog lecture entitled "The Search for Ecstatic Truth" and someone in the audience went into shock.

And more recently, ogling furniture I'll probably never be able to afford.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
not wasting food, walking into inanimate objects, communicating through YouTube videos.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Bewildered facial expressions?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Georges Bataille, Eugenie Brinkema, Johanna Drucker, Michel Foucault, Susanna Paasonen. Venus in Furs. The Dream Life by J. Hoberman. The Tactile Eye by Jennifer Barker.

I follow academic presses with an enthusiasm akin to sports fans (Duke!).

Currently reading: Weimar Culture: The Outsider as Insider by Peter Gay, Engulfed: The Death of Paramount Pictures and the Birth of Corporate Hollywood by Bernard Dick, and a biography of Norma Shearer.

Movies: Lots lots lots.
Lately: Lord Love a Duck, La Perle, Death Wish 3, and Shampoo. The Duke of Burgundy.

TV: The Twilight Zone.

Music: Pretty much anything you'd find at Dusty Groove. Disco, funk, soul, synthpop, italo disco, Piero Piccioni, Ennio Morricone, KPM Library, Raymond Scott, Yellow Magic Orchestra.

Food: Burritos and breakfast tacos. Tex Mex, Thai, and burgers. Also, my sweet tooth is out of control.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Film, access to a research library, intellectual stimulation, my glasses, Helmut Berger, and color.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Artifice, my love-hate relationship with the Italian Futurists, vocoders. camp, Times Square in the 1970s & 1980s.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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The last time I rode a bike I (accidentally) ran over someone's head.

I love the films of Jerry Lewis. I realize this is probably a deal breaker for most people. Sorry, I can't help it.
You should message me if
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- You'd like to exchange sublime cinephilic moments, stories, and/or anecdotes.

- You'd like to see a movie, go thrift shopping, or hit up book and/or record stores.

- You can teach me how to roller skate.

- You'd like to read Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception with me.

- The only context in which you use the word "authenticity" is when you're heaping scorn on it.