Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm an international playboy without the money, influence or
access. I'm sure this is just some kind of oversight.
I am an irreformable Cynic and an irrepressible optimist. (If you
see that capitalization precludes contradiction here, I'm yours, no
I see The End Is Near because yesterday is not far off.
I EAT BUGS, and I vote.
I am become Shiva, destroyer of worlds. And maker of
I am poly
. I don't
to have multiple partners, but exclusivity isn't
inherently a priority. To me, sexual exclusivity feels silly, and
even kinda wrong in a possessiveness way.
No relationship limits any other by principle alone. Time may be
finite, but happiness, caring, and love are not.
Here are some more words that make me happy:
, free beer
, cake or death
I am an iconoclastic half-wit for hire, and I work for cheap
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Playing doctor at Cal. I'm going for the honorary title of "The
Incredible Dr. Dubious and the Rabi Floppers"
Before this I was teaching for a year in a refugee camp in
Thailand. It was hard and gritty. After some years I may be ready
to revisit, but don't know when I can go back.
I teach undergrads. I study things no sane person would try to
comprehend. I oggle SQUIDs in ways that probably make them
uncomfortable, experiment on various invocations to manifest a
quantum computer, and search (one hopes not in vain) for dark
matter. When I need to relax, I fix things.
The more stressful life gets, the more high-energy and less
self-conscious I get on the dance floor. Lately I've been taking
"damn dancing fool" to new heights.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Wild Extrapolation from Reckless Experimentation.
Finding the switch-points between Chaos and Order. Making strange
things make sense, and the familiar absurd.
Almost everything I try. ...though I still can't whistle with
crackers in my mouth.... and combing my hair still presents special
I think when the zombie hordes come I'll have the MacGyver-like
skills, cool head, steady aim, compassion for the living, and
reliable supply of one-liners to keep me an audience favorite and
thus ensure my survival until at Least 10 minutes before the
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
White pants. I love 'em, and they love me.
I'm the token hippie in my department. Back in Santa Cruz, I'm the
token straight man.
More and more often that scruffy but endearing just-out-of-bed look
befitting of a well-meaning but befuddled academic.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
- Anything written by Robert Anton Wilson
- Most of Neil Gaiman
- Gravity's Rainbow (even if, or maybe because, I don't
- The Alchemist (sappy, yes, but short and beautiful like
- Moby Dick (honest. it could happen)
- Dead Man
- Cemetary Man
- Gates of Heaven
- Big Lebowski
- Fight Club
- Office Space
- Lost in Translation
Only the greats. Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk, and Beethoven's
Hammerklavier. Yeah right. I
admire the shit out of that stuff, but what do I REALLY listen
- Yo La Tengo
- Jason Webley
- Frou Frou
- Loreena McKennitt
- Paul Oakenfold
- Bob Marley
What's that purple spiky thing over there called? Some kind
of mollusk? A vegetable? In any case, can you put it in my soup?
When I'm NOT in Thailand I like a wine as austere as I am and my
cheese as pungent.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
- The Interweb.
- Really. When I move into a new place I arrange for HSI before
garbage pickup, water, parking permits, whatever. Take THAT,
- Play. And adults not self-conscious about looking
- You. (-d'Awww.... no he didn't)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Alan Watts' Holy Trinity of Metaphysical Musings:
Who made the mess, who's responsible, and who's going to clean it
Was that due *yesterday*?*
uh, and what's this purple spiky thing in my soup?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Making big plans, whether it be playtime in SF or a new-moon hike
in the hills. Half the time I fall asleep before I pull it
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
For the first time in my life, I'm starting to understand what
aging feels like.
It's both unsettling and relieving to discover that a sex drive can
occasionally take to the background.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You think the phrase "perverse pleasure" is a bit redundant.
You want to know the truth behind the bullshit. And the bullshit
behind the truth behind the bullshit- because Lies are the only
language we have to express Truth, and yet we approach closer every
day. That's the God's honest bullshit.
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