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30 • Bloomington, IN • Man
I’m looking for
- Ages 20–35
- Near me
- Who are single
- For new friends, short-term dating
- Last Online
- Today – 4:00am
- 5′ 11″ (1.80m)
- Body Type
- Strictly anything
- Judaism, and laughing about it
- Libra, but it doesn’t matter
- Working on Ph.D program
- Relationship Status
- Relationship Type
- Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
- Dislikes dogs and has cats
In addition to teaching, I am also working as an archivist at the IU Libraries Moving Image Archive. Ask me about all the weird and wonderful films tucked away in the "vault."
Discussing literature, cinema, and education: Partially because its my job, but also because I think it helps me understand the world and my place in it a little bit better.
Tennis: If you are looking for a frequent tennis partner, I am always looking to play.
Thinking of unusual things to do: I get tired of routine, so I have learned to appreciate the small variations that can blossom into adventures.
My favorite film director is Stanley Kubrick.
I also enjoy films by Wes Anderson, John Waters, Igmar Bergman, David F Friedman, Charlie Chaplin, Werner Herzog, Louis Bunuel.
Some of my guilty cinema pleasures include old-school James Bond films, Garden State, Mannequin, Two Weeks Notice, early Kevin Smith films, (I appreciate what many consider to be "low" culture films that range from the unbearable to the disgustingly popular)
Best book I have read recently: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Book most influential on my life: The World According to Garp
Best novel before 1900: Jane Eyre
Best novel before 1800: Tristram Shandy
on theory: Lover's Discourse
about cinema: Bold! Daring! Shocking! True!: A History of
Exploitation Films 1919-1959
about feminism: Bone Black
about history: Soldiers and Ghosts
I don't watch much TV, but I like snippets of dumb shows like What Not to Wear, Guntucky, Pawn Stars, Storage Wars. I am a lifelong Simpsons fan. I still go back and watch old episodes of No Reservations w/ Anthony Bourdain.
Elton John fan since I was seven years old. Beatles fan since I was ten. avant garde Jazz, bop, and jazz vocalists (particularly Julie London), Ridiculous top 40 radio, indie hipster melodic glam melodies, The Walkmen, St Vincent, The National, Foxy Shazam, Childish Gambino, The Talking Heads, some occasional old school hip-hop, and country only if it is before 1965, bluegrass (on Saturday mornings).
Best Thing I ever ate: Three Little Pigs sandwich at the Silver Palm in Chicago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXecbtBrCbM
Whether I am any good at this teaching thing or not.
How taste cultures are formed and adapted across different generic categories.
How kitsch and low cultural forms can be activated to promote social justice and meaningful responses to trauma.
The representation of ruins in film and media, ruined spaces as a site of rhetorical discourse and historical imagination, and the role of decay in local activism and public protest.
Whether my cat knows what it means to love.
Whether my cat wonders the same thing about me.
Urban ruins and the relationship people have to representations of abandoned places. I am very interested in the idea of "place-hacking" as a form of civic engagement.
I steal copy paper from the university.
I still encounter that sense of the uncanny when I play "Revolution #9" backwards.
I still use my fingers to do simple addition sometimes.
you would like to play "Next Food Network Star" in the kitchen with me.
you want to watch strange and terrible movies.
you want to go to the drive-in theater.
you want to take a day trip to Louisville or Cincy.
you want a study partner.
you are curious about urban exploration or know of any interesting "off the beaten path" sites to go see.
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