TurtlesRpeople2
40 San Francisco, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a malcontent who works in a record store, and a former adjunct prof of the humanities, which might give you a sense of my path through life. My best teaching experiences were kinda awesome and the worst were pretty disheartening.

Until a couple of years ago I was pretty seriously involved in left-wing mud-raking and agitational journalism. The best such experiences were... kinda awesome and the worst were pretty disheartening.
What I’m doing with my life
I read a great deal, and I watch a lot of movies. Then I write about what I read and watch on GoodReads and IMDB. Other sources of pleasure include aimlessly wandering SF/Oakland/Berkeley, and visiting art museums (which usually results in me writing about an exhibit catalog on GoodReads).
I’m really good at
1. Being a big brother to Wimpet, the turtle that has been with my family for 36 years and counting!!
2. I can convey complex abstract concepts in a challenging yet accessible way.
3. Making up fantastical adventures with Leon Trotsky as the protagonist.
4. Assessing my compatibility with individual cats. This is quite useful as cats don't use OkCupid.... yet.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I read a lot of critical theory and philosophy: Adorno, Derrida, Althusser, Deleuze, Badiou, Agamben. etc.
I've been trying to read more poetry of late. Exploring the City Lights Poetry Room is always a great adventure. I also study the history of the socialist movement.

Antonioni's "The Passenger" may be my all time favorite film. I devoted a long chapter of my Master's thesis to it. Chantal Akerman, Bela Tarr, Nuri Bilge Ceylan and Arichitapong Weerasthakul are among my fave filmmakers.

TV: Fawlty Towers, Young Ones, Wondershowzen.

I'm a jazz guy- Charles Lloyd, Keith Jarrett, Albert Ayler, Peter Brotzman. I try to catch shows at the SF Jazz Center pretty regularly.

Food: Everything, but especially anything weird. Generally, I seek out the most exotic thing on the menu, and try to find the most exotic menus to boot. I'm also really into fine cheese. There's something about the way different milks can congeal into so many different textures and flavors that fascinates me.
Also, Zoloft.
The six things I could never do without
Thinking. A city to live in and explore. Books. Movies. Museums. Spicy food.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
This is the way society is organized? Really?!

Turtles and kitties and how they should join forces.

Death.
On a typical Friday night I am
Drinking.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm short. (See "Details".)
You should message me if
...it sounds like we enjoy some of the same stuff and/or have compatable outlooks.
Or, hell, just do it on a lark.
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