reading, reading, reading, writing, writing, writing.
"A little additional pain was hardly noticeable in the huge abandonment." -Graham Greene
"I'm the worst and earnestly quoting me would make you the worst if I wasn't already immovably the worst." -Ayn Rand
"Ramsin likes to misattribute quotes to comic effect and also is handsome." -Indira Gandhi
"It ain't no fun if the homies can't have none." -Trotsky
"This comic device is not as amusing to others as it is to you." -Rosa Luxembourg
trying to learn to play the piano despite my likely tone deafness.
I was a union organizer for years. Co-founded a literary magazine. Wrote and performed some things. I co-wrote and produced a sketch comedy show. I've written some decent bedtime stories that need illustrating.
I take care of Rosalita T. Dowg. It's a sacred duty.
Books are generally about left-wing politics and economics, philosophy, evolution and science, the American Revolution (so Hamilton GOAT) and urban politics.
Hiphop. I'm class of '94 hiphop-wise but lots of good stuff going on now too (ie I'm not a fogey about it).
I read a lot. George Orwell is the best. Keep the Aspidistra Flying? Get out of here amazing. Recently finished: Dead Ladies Project, Rumo, a collection of Anna Akhmatova, Imagined Communities, Turner House, and a bunch of John Le Carre recently.
comedy nerd. Stand up in particular. Mr. Show, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Broad City, 30 rock ehhh you know the list.
I need spicy food to survive. I can cook, but I mostly don't, frankly.
memories of the way we were
The corner of my mind
what would make the world more fair and just. Because more than anything else, I hate bullies. Bosses who bully workers, adults who bully children, a world that bullies whenever it can.
If you want to play backgammon, or take naps next to the lake.
If you don't think it's weird that I make up songs about my dog
you should also probably contact me if your stated position on fools is that you will not suffer them.
If you, like me, believe that V-Nasty and Lil Debbie's claim that "the rap game need [them]" is specious.
You think they should add Assyrian to the languages spoken.