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michaelbell

28 Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Man

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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 18–40
  • Near me
  • For new friends, short-term dating, casual sex

My details

Last online
Aug 31
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Thin
Smokes
No
Drinks
Often
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Atheism, and very serious about it
Education
Dropped out of university
Status
Single
Type
Mostly non-monogamous
Speaks
English
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Here are some things about me:

I'm an avid reader and news-watcher. I never miss an episode of Question Time, and I think my enjoyment of it is probably akin to what many people get from watching football, ie. shouting obscenities at a television for an hour or so.

I don't think terms like "left-wing" and "right-wing" are very helpful, so I try not to use them, however most people would almost certainly call me left-wing. I'm a socialist, an atheist, and a staunch anti-monarchist.
On environmental issues I consider myself very green, and am a strong supporter of nuclear power, which I don't see as a contradiction.
I strongly believe in free-speech, even for things I find abhorrent. The right to say whatever we want to whoever we want is one of the most important freedoms we can have.

I would sum up my political beliefs as: Centralise economic power, decentralise political power.

I love modern art, and going to galleries. I feel extremely lucky to live in the same city as The Baltic. I'd much rather see a work that was interesting than a work that was technically skillful. I'm certainly no expert on art, and I probably wouldn't trust someone who claimed to be. I just take each piece as it is and see how it makes me think and feel.

I drink red wine, black coffee, and green tea.

I own a lot of musical instruments, but the only one I can play anything resembling music on is the ukulele. I've been playing the uke for about three or four years now, and I'm probably as good as I'm likely to get, by which I mean I can play a lot of recognisable songs and do some mild improvisational accompaniment if I'm told which key to play in.

My other hobbies include board games (I have an extensive board game collection, and often have people round for games nights), numismatics (which is the fancy word for coin-collecting, whatever, if you're not into it then you're not into it), and tea (because tea is a hobby).

There is no excuse for littering, ever.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm the assistant manager of a social club. I enjoy working in the midst of real community, and think it's important for me to have a job that puts me amongst people.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm not "really good" at anything, but I'm probably quite good at lots of things.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Music:

* Philip Glass
* Muddy Waters
* Kraftwerk
* The Raincoats
* Aphex Twin
* Débussy
* Miles Davis
* The Tom Tom Club
* Iron Maiden
* Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes
* Alabama Shakes
* Joanna Newsom
* Brian Eno
* Lee "Scratch" Perry

Books (Fiction):

* Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
* Moby Dick - Herman Melville
* Steppenwolf - Herman Hesse
* War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells
* The Trial - Franz Kafka
* His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
* One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
* The Dispossessed - Ursula K. LeGuin
* Blindess & Seeing - Jose Saramago
* Doctor Faustus -Christopher Marlowe
* Behold the Man - Michael Moorcock
* Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
* A Canticle for Leibowitz - Walter M. Miller

Also anything at all by
*Kurt Vonnegut
*John Steinbeck
*Evelyn Waugh
*Mark Twain
*Philip K Dick
*J.G. Ballard

Books (Non-Fiction):

* The Selfish Gene - Richard Dawkins
* Postwar: Europe Since 1945 - Tony Judt
* Debt: The First 5,000 Years - David Graeber
* No Logo - Noami Klein
* Salt- Mark Kurlansky
* The Spectacle of the Scaffold - Michel Foucalt
* Freakonomics - Stephen D Levitt
* The Guns of August - Barbara W. Tuchman
* Bad Science - Ben Goldacre
* A People's History of the United States - Howard Zinn
* The Psychopath Test - Jon Ronson
* Bad Samaritans - Ha-Joon Chang
* Homage to Catalonia - George Orwell

Films:

* I Heart Huckabees
* Cool Hand Luke
* The Guard
* Moon
* Brazil
* The Wicker Man
* The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
* An American Werewolf in London
* Interstella 55:55
* Amadeus
* The Boys from Brazil
* Akira
* The Midnight Cowboy
* Being John Malkovich
* The Big Lebowski
* Koyaanisqasti
* Spirited Away

Comics:

* Maus
* From Hell
* Sin City
* Y the Last Man
* Black Hole
* The Sandman
* The Dark Knight Returns
* Akira

TV:

* Question Time
* Weekly Wipe
* Monkey Dust
* The Smoking Room
* Breaking Bad
* Bojack Horseman
* The Apprentice
* Sexy Beasts
* The Thick of It

Stand-up Comedians:

* Richard Herring
* Stewart Lee
* Dylan Moran
* Demetri Martin
* George Carlin
* Simon Munnery

Whiskies:

* Laphroaig
* Lagavulin
* Tobermory
* Talisker
* Bailie Nicol Jarvie
* Cragganmore
* Maker's Mark
* Monkey's Shoulder
* Hibiki
* Yamazaki
* Mackmyra
* Octomore

Board Games:

* Carcassonne
* Settlers of Catan
* King of Tokyo
* Kamisado
* Saikoro
* Othello
* Dixit
* Risk
* Alien Frontiers
* Cards Against Humanity
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
my ukuleles, Reddit, whisky, the BBC, my kindle, arguing.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I spend most of my time thinking about who's gonna make the next cup of tea, it can't be my turn, I've just made one.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Working, cos life's all about the mid-week drinking.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
There isn't really anything private about me. That might seem like a ridiculous statement, but I'm pretty much 100% open, honest, wear it on my sleeves kinda guy.
You should message me if
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You should message me if you like tea, whisky, Reddit, politics, music, art, science, literature, board games, or all of the above.

You probably should not message me if you spend any significant amount of time on Tumblr. If you think the biggest threat to world peace is the cis-het patriarchy, then we probably aren't gonna get on.