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34 Buffalo, NY Man


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  • Ages 22–35
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My details

Last online
May 20
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body type
Capricorn, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from Ph.D program
Doesn’t have kids
English, German (Poorly)
My self-summary
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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 enjoy karaoke.

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 perfect??
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
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My beard.

Later they may notice: eyes, listening, questions, thinking.

Beard again!
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 Godzilla.
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??)

Cheap Beer

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.