kingleman
41 Brooklyn, NY
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My self-summary
Here's the thing about Life: it's radiant with color, vivid with flavor, aromas that stick to your ribs; it's full-to-brim with poetry; the significances (allusion, metaphor, etc.) are everywhere, in everything one can do. In carpentry, for instance, there are few things as satisfying as making a perfect cut. The requisite precision of measurement, the texture and grain of the wood coming together, the intimidation of the whirring blade, the danger... But when you nail it, you nail it. It's fulfilling, gratifying. And for a moment, all the shit of the world seems alright; tolerable; even if you know there's no such thing as a perfectly square room.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to make the perfect cut.
I’m really good at
Making the perfect cut.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm too damn handsome.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
BOOKS: I read a little bit, but not enough to hurt me none.

Maurice Sendak, Theodore Geisel, and Shel Silverstein...

Chuck Pahluniuk, Chuck Klostermann, Charles Bukowski...

The Master & Margarita
Between the World & Me
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
A Clockwork Orange
Trainspotting
The Old Man & the Sea

(I know, I know: mostly a bunch o' white dudes. I'm a victim of my conditioning, maaaaaaan!)

FILM:
Going to the cinema has been my favorite past time since I was pre-teen. The collaboration aspect of it is thrilling to me.

Pulp Fiction, The Hateful 8, Django Unchained, Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds...;
Miller's Crossing, The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men, O Brother...;
A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Paths of Glory, Dr. Strangelove...;
SE7EN, Fight Club, Gone Girl...;
Brazil, The Meaning of Life (anything Monty Python, really), Fear & Loathing...;
Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, A Nightmare Before Christmas...;
Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas...;
Snatch, Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, Rocknrolla...;
Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later...;
Boogie Nights, Magnolia, There Will Be Blood...;
Being John Malkovich; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; Adaptation...;
Near Dark, Point Break, The Hurt Locker...;
The Incredibles, Wall-E, UP (anything Pixar!)...;
Rushmore (anything with Bill Murray, really), The Royal Tenenbaums, The Grand Budapest Hotel...;
Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, For Your Consideration...
The Last Detail, Being There, Harold & Maude...;
Wild at Heart, Blue Velvet, Mulhulland Drive...
Annie Hall, Manhattan, Blue Jasmine (anything with Cate Blanchett, really)...;
Roma, La Vita Dolce, 8 1/2...

I can recite every line of The Princess Bride in character.

Bonus if you know where this line is from:
"I have a malignancy in my prostate,
but when you're in my arms, it's benign."

SHOWS:
So long as I have Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert (sigh!)... nevermind.

Togetherness, Better Call Saul, Mr. Robot, Peaky Blinders, Black Mirror, The Fall, Wilfred, Marvel's Jessica Jones, Marvel's Daredevil, iZombie, The Walking Dead, House of Cards, Louie, Cosmos, GoT, South Park...

Past loves: The Muppets, X files, The Wire, Arrested Development, Party Down, Breaking Bad, Deadwood, The Killing, & Fargo

MUSIC:
Only rule:
if it makes you want to shake your hips, then shake your hips...
That said, if you hate Johnny Cash, love Bon Jovi,
can't stand David Bowie,

(stop all the clocks.
pause the politicking-away;
no more rants about Bernie,
Hillary or Trump today;
put out the eco-friendly fire
across the golden globe;
cease sporting venture
super bowl postpone.
our goblin king recedeth
the white duke takes his bow
Ziggy jumped the nearest comet
heading back home now
this too much is not enough
to capture in a blog
can we just shutup and listen
to his entire catalogue
shape reshaped
misshaped unshapen
he turned form into formless
with meaning unmistaken
this world was never big enough
to contain such a force
may the majeur Tomcat continue
upon his stelliferous course.
until next time, Starman,
no, Time shall not displace
your Lady Stardust & her somber songs
of darkness & disgrace
cuz we'll sing aaaaaaaaall night
the song goes on forever)

are totally in to the eagles,
don't know who Sam Cooke is,
but know all there is to know about the steve miller band...
keep searching.
Your ride doesn't stop here.
AND,
The quickest way to get me on the dance floor has a name...
& it's PrinceMJStevie
For this reason, ?love is my DJ.

FOOD:
I really love (LOVE) to cook
& like most things I really, really love
I don't do it nearly enough.
However, podcasts make it so much better. It's like therapy, but I also get entertained, informed & a good home-cooked meal!
Spaghetti monster bless Radiolab & Freakonomics!
I'm a pretty strict everythingist
though I try to observe Meatless Mondays
(can't unring that bell)
(Thanks a lot, Ron Fricke!)
The six things I could never do without
sex,
music,
cinema,
food excellence,
company,
Gravity.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Sex (the ultimate biological trick!),
death (what a punch line!)
& the great cosmic joke (it's really hysterical, isn't it?!)

Also, centriphical force, gravity vs. compulsion, physics, race, class, gender, language/grammar/rhetoric, cartography and Pi...

Also, if I'm so damn handsome, why the f#%k am I on this stupid site?!
(The last bit should be heard in the voice of John Oliver)
On a typical Friday night I am
If I don't work Satyrday...
Friday night is anything but typical.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I wept when Jim Henson died...
David Bowie, too.
When Dick Cheney dies, I will weep again,
but for a very different reason.
You should message me if
...if you like to talk film or music or theory or physics or make fart noises in museums &/or churches
...if you'd like to go see a film or a museum or live music or eat food that's incredibly delicious 'for the price'!
...if, when listening to The Stooges, you get a little wobbly in the knees
...if you like dirty old men
(cuz that's pretty much what I am)
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