I am cynical, confused, and nervous
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30 / M / Straight / Single
- Last Online
- Sep 11, 2008
- 6′ 0″ (1.83m).
- Body Type
- Rather not say
- Agnosticism and somewhat serious about it
- Aquarius but it doesn’t matter
- Graduated from college/university
- Less than $20,000
- Dislikes dogs and dislikes cats
- English (Fluently), Spanish
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I am cynical, confused, and nervous
(a) I don't read fiction anymore. I haven't since before high school. I read the newspaper a lot. I read wikipedia a lot. My favorite book from my childhood is Bridge to Terebithia. I like John Gardener's Grendel. Reading fiction sort of seems like a waste to me because I could be reading about something real. I don't really see movies because I have problems with suspension of belief. I'm noting this not becuase I feel like I need to explain myself to you, but because I want you to quit seeing movies, too. Recently, I've become more and more attracted to the idea of reading a novel. I don't know which one, specifically. Benjamin Disraeli said "When I want to read a book, I write one." Somerset Maugham said "The ability to quote is a servicable substitute for wit." I read a lot. I am constantly reading The Catcher in the Rye. I carry it around in my back pocket. I need my special one with all the passages I like underlined. I sit on the floor with my head between my knees and read it over and over and over and over.
(b) David Lynch. Quentin Tarantino. I see art/indie films sometimes. The last foreign film I saw was Goodbye, Lenin. I like Kieran Culkin in Igby Goes Down and Secret Lives of Altar Boys. Welcome to the Dollhouse. Sometimes I rent straight to video movies with big name actors that for some reason nobody has ever seen, like Bongwater, which stars Luke Wilson as a pot dealer whose house gets burned down by his crazy girlfriend. One of his roommates is Andy Dick, and Jack Black plays a drug guru/acid burnout. It wasn't bad.
(c) I hate it when people judge people on what music they like. The Mars Volta. Tool. Radiohead. I like to listen to the same song or album or band exclusively for weeks at a time. You will probably be surprised by the degree to which I do this. I don't think I have OCD. I used to play the piano, and enjoy classical music sometimes.
(d) I don't really see what this has to do with anything. I order a hamburger almost everywhere I go. I hate it when people give me shit about it. I enjoy oriental food, especially Thai.
You should also know that I do not read this section of other people's profiles, because I frankly just don't care. I'm sure you do have a lot of good books for me to read, but I'm really just not going to read them. You might even get me to take a book into my hand, and tell you that I'm going to read it. I might even give it back to you later and tell you that I did. But if this happens, you ought to know that not only did I never read that book, it's very doubtful that I even ever had any intention of doing so. If you want me to see a movie, and you can't physically trick me into it by putting it on a television that I'm already sitting in front of, then I won't ever see that, either. I'll listen to music if you burn me a CD, though, because it's much more passive. When people lend you DVD's, they ask all these questions about the movie, but when you borrow a CD, they just ask if you liked it, and maybe what your favorite track was. You don't have to analyze it or anything. People get all defensive if you don't like the same things that they do. It's probably because they've failed to form an adequate internal perception of their own identities, and have come to the unfortunate conclusion that one's preferences in the trivial realms of books, movies, music, foods, and television shows speak very strongly about the quality of their character. Sometimes you try to explain to someone how their attachment to Dr. Dre is impeding their ability to achieve enlightenment, and release themselves from suffering and transcend all physical existence, but it's never worth your while. Nobody ever listens. Ever.
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