Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a nerd. I like to learn. I like books. I like to write and
discuss. It's what I do.
I'm also a vegetarian. I make a pretty random exception for sushi.
In a world where I had a stronger will, I'd probably be a vegan -
but I'm not judgmental.
I'm a leftist radical and I'm committed. The basic idea is that I
oppose oppressive and exploitative relationships of all kinds -
particularly and most vehemently capitalism. Essentially, I think
society ought to be organized for the sake of the well-being and
autonomy of all equally; rather than the profit of a few
exclusively. Although a passionate polemicist and enthusiastic
observer of the Occupy Movement, I was not a camper. I'd be happy
to discuss my reservations as well as my support any time.
I wish I exercised more.
I'm much less pretentious than I sound.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a professor of philosophy.
I recently threw a dance party at my apartment and I thoroughly
I'm a social media propagandist.
Sometimes I also play guitar, but I'm not very good. I like to
write songs - and then deprive the world.
My alter-ego rides a bike around town, jogs regularly, and
maintains a seasonal garden. But he's an ass. Who can be that
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Navigating the complex intersection between the virtual and the
real, where the difference between how things are and how they are
perceived is - at best - fuzzy.
Using convoluted academese to convince people that I am superior
and deserve their respect despite the fact that the words I'm
speaking mean very little, almost nothing.
Contriving to allude to philosophers without citing or naming them
in inappropriate contexts.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Later they may notice: eyes, listening, questions, thinking.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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When I was 16 I cried while reading Crime and Punishment. In
college, I took a class on classic Russian literature and another
on major black authors. Both influenced me greatly. I recently had
a wonderful conversation over coffee with a friend about Mary
Shelley's Frankenstein. I teach it on a regular basis and it is a
favorite book of mine.
Track List from a Mix-CD from 2004:
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
Radiohead - The Tourist
The Replacements - I Don't Know
Elvis Costello - Indoor Fireworks
Roy Orbison - Sweet Dreams
Screaming Trees - Working Class Hero
Modest Mouse - Cockroach
The Killers - Mr. Brightside [Don't give me that shit. You listened
to it too!]
Bad Religion - Incomplete
The Shins - Caring is Creepy [Yeah, I don't really have an excuse
for this. Wait, no! I'm blaming Zach Braff.]
Pearl Jam - Last Exit
Roy Orbison - Only the Lonely
My Morning Jacket - Master Plan
Radiohead - Where I End and You Begin
Modest Mouse - Trucker's Atlas
The Beatles - I've Got a Feeling
The Beatles - Across the Universe
Honorable Mentions from the Era:
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
Bright Eyes - We Are Nowhere and It's Now
The Darkness - I Believe in a Thing Called Love
I'm really open to pretty much anything that isn't overtly stupid
[even some overtly stupid stuff]. Particularly, I don't like
chauvinist, macho, patriotic, or anything that celebrates wealth as
an ideal. I do like Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton. I do not like
most things played on mainstream rock stations - with some obvious
classic rock exceptions.
Netflix uses words like "Independent," "Cerebral," and "Critically
Acclaimed" to describe my taste in film. But, to be fair to me, I
desperately tried to round up friends for a viewing of the new
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Tortilla chips (seriously!)
Oxygen (get it??)
Good friends with whom to drunkenly discuss half-cocked ideas late
into the night - around fires - under stars - etc., etc...
That's about it. Everything else can fall away.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I should probably bypass this question.
But for fun:
Language and Meaning
the relationship(s) between all of the above mentioned...
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Out drinking beers with friends and listening to music.
At home watching Netflix.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Despite my politics and my claims to hate music that celebrates
wealth as an ideal, I really like to listen/dance to all manner of
ridiculous pop music.
You should message me if
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...I seem like the kind of person you'd like to hangout with or
know in one fashion or another or you have some insight into good
music in Buffalo or you like coffee and beer and books.
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