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
On environmental issues I consider myself very green, and am a
strong supporter of nuclear power, which I don't see as a
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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* Philip Glass
* Muddy Waters
* The Raincoats
* Aphex Twin
* Miles Davis
* The Tom Tom Club
* Iron Maiden
* Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes
* Alabama Shakes
* Joanna Newsom
* Brian Eno
* Lee "Scratch" Perry
* 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
*Philip K Dick
* 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
* I Heart Huckabees
* Cool Hand Luke
* The Guard
* The Wicker Man
* The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
* An American Werewolf in London
* Interstella 55:55
* The Boys from Brazil
* The Midnight Cowboy
* Being John Malkovich
* The Big Lebowski
* Spirited Away
* From Hell
* Sin City
* Y the Last Man
* Black Hole
* The Sandman
* The Dark Knight Returns
* Question Time
* Weekly Wipe
* Monkey Dust
* The Smoking Room
* Breaking Bad
* Bojack Horseman
* The Apprentice
* Sexy Beasts
* The Thick of It
* Richard Herring
* Stewart Lee
* Dylan Moran
* Demetri Martin
* George Carlin
* Simon Munnery
* Bailie Nicol Jarvie
* Maker's Mark
* Monkey's Shoulder
* Settlers of Catan
* King of Tokyo
* 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
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
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