Not into mainstream culture at all, much less gay stuff. I'm into
cheap living, traveling, film, literature, art, music,
cooking.....just don't ask me about tv or any of that crap. I'm
pretty committed to being as anti-capitalist as possible, and have
a generally no-bullshit kind of attitude. I'm a good listener and
have total loyalty to my friends. I guess I have a tough exterior
but I'm really sensitive and caring once you get past that. People
are always more important than things, and fun is always more
important than prestige.
What I’m doing with my life
Living, learning, exploring, trying to change the system. Reading
and studying voraciously and helping friends around the country set
up spaces of withdrawal from capitalist logic. Maybe having more
fun than I should; making music and drawing on things.
I’m really good at
cooking, adventuring, traveling, making people laugh, looking
shady, dialectical materialism.
The first things people usually notice about me
"Have you noticed how, after western neoliberal democratic
capitalism has outsourced both manufacturing and torture, they have
outsourced our love lives to dating sites like this one? In order
to continue to reproduce itself, capitalism must not only erase all
cultural bonds (such as the ways gay men formerly met one another,
pre-internet) and symbolic meaning, it must commodify the meaning
itself....hence the ads that border this website. Under capitalism,
love and sex become commodities, and we are merely customers here.
Due to the insidious hold of capitalist ideology, the vast majority
of people on a site like OKCupid have succumbed either to a race
for corporate accomplishment and the thoughtless embracing of its
supplemental consumer (non)culture (a valorization of vapid
cultural artefacts such as expensive fashion and Lady Gaga), or a
retreat into vague New Age obscurantism (yoga, crystals, and
weak-minded pseudo-Eastern philosophy). The emergence of dating
sites like OKCupid is no accident and nor is it the end result of a
techno-utopian teleology--capitalist ideology must remove the
irrational and spontaneous aspects from the process of searching
for love in order to both account for the dissolution of cultural
and personal bonds and in order to create good capitalist
"subjects". Another example of what Althusser called
'interpellation'. But are we even able to call a good capitalist a
'subject'? Does the democratic capitalist 'subject' comprise an
actual 'political subject' or merely one to whom rules and
injunctions are subjected? For that we must turn back to
....and i guess my eyes and beefy chest and all that stuff, too.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
cormac mcarthy, roberto bolano, slavoj zizek, alain badiou, jorge
luis borges, julio cortazar, lars von trier, michel haneke, stuff
i dig punk, old country and blues, some noise stuff and weird
postwar classical music. ever hear of giacinto scelsi or luigi
Food is whatever tasty stuff me and my friends can concoct out of a
dumpster, or some really good asian or mexican food.
The six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
-the injustice inherent in existence.
-where i'd rather be.
-how to find a new way to have fun.
On a typical Friday night I am
-at a show watching a band, drunk.
-riding a bike around
You should message me if
you're sick of shallow culture, want to hang out with someone who's
real and a little crazy, and you like to go from the extremes of
wild fun to the quiet of reading a book in bed.... you have a
refined sense of sarcasm...you don't take life seriously at all,
but you ascribe to a notion of universal ethics that you take