hereisnick
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My self-summary
Hi. I'm Nick. Possibly that was guessable from the profile name.

This is my website: www.thisisnickswebsite.com. That, too, may have been guessable from the name.

I'm an actor person. And a writer one. The second season of a show I'm on just came out. Thanks largely to the efforts of other, very funny, people it turned out pretty well. It's here, if you're curious: www.hulu.com/Quick-Draw

My staff robot profile informs me that I am apparently impossibly arrogant. In my defense a) the robot obviously has no idea what he is talking about... possibly he is a peasant. B) Did I mention that I have a website named for myself?

Touche, staff robot, touche.
What I’m doing with my life
Writing things; making funny voices for car commercials; learning long words.

I dropped out of the fiction program at Columbia in order to shoot a TV show out in LA. Then I went back to Columbia for another semester. Then I dropped out again to shoot the second season. The point though is that I am a two-time school dropout at this point. Someone give me a motorcycle.

Also: just finished a novel. But not really. Since there's redrafting involved and I don't have a publisher or anything. So instead I just finished a bunch of words that may someday be a novel.
I’m really good at
Terse profile answers.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably that I just said something heinously offensive, though probably well intentioned.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Authors
Aleksander Hemon, Amy Hempel, Marilynne Robinson, Jonathan Franzen, Kurt Vonnegut, Norman Rush, Hemmingway, Nabokov, Faulkner, Tolstoy. I also really love Ian Frazier and David McCullough on the non-fiction front.

Books
'Gilead,' by Marilynne Robinson. Read Jonathan Haidt's 'The Righteous Mind' and adored it. Also enjoying snippets of the 'The Onion Book of Known Knowledge.' And The Far Side Galleries.

On the non-fiction front: I'm reading the Wordy Shipmates right now and enjoying it and I've recently been on an evolutionary psychology kick, which has included Jonathan Haidt's 'The Righteous Mind,' Paul Bloom's 'Just Babies,' and – more controversially – 'Sex at Dawn' by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá.

Other recent stuff I really liked: Middlesex, Kavalier and Clay, Devil in the White City, Nowhere Man, The Brooklyn Bridge, and Netherland.

Also, there's no space for magazines in this prompt, but let's be honest: the New Yorker is pretty much the cat's pajamas, reading wise.

Music
Tom Waits, Frank Turner, Counting Crows, Big Smith, Kacey Musgraves, Elvis, Beatles, Phillip Glass, Daftpunk, karaoke, anything live. Also: really liking various folk singers right now.

Movies
Top 3: Shakespeare in Love, In Bruges, That Thing You Do

Other stuff...
shows, music, and food are also cool.
The six things I could never do without
My desktop
My laptop
My iPad
My iPhone
My iPod
A healthy sense of technological moderation
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What persuades people. Whether there is any way to slow or halt global warming. Stuff that's similar to this stuff: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nicholas-brown/

But now I'm older. So it's probably somewhat different.
On a typical Friday night I am
Getting masked up on the way to the orgy... Alright, fine: Beer alone in a dive bar.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
This question seems definitionally problematic. Private is kind of a binary state. If it's 'private' then I wouldn't be willing to admit it. On the theory that they are going for 'dirty' though: I have a pretty much impossible sex drive... But that may not be so much 'private/dirty' as merely 'male.'
You should message me if
We have similar bone structures or compatible pheromones. But the pheromones are gonna be tricky to determine by internet.

Actually: the books. If we have the same books and we're mutually attracted, then I'm in for a beer at the least.
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