Like when subway conductors go rogue. Best so far: "Ladies and gentlemen, this train is now going express. All of you wearing headphones are f**ked."
I occasionally give away my midwestern past by smiling excessively, or striking up conversations with the checkout lady.
Black Mirror, the new Twin Peaks, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Harlots, American Horror Story, and other pretty things...
Whatever I'm reading. Currently juggling some Shirley Jackson, Emma Donoghue and a biography of the 19th c. tattooed royal badass: the Empress Elizabeth of Austria.
TAL. Radiolab, 99% Invisible, Memory Palace, Lore, More Perfect...
Just about anything on NPR.
I once was at a Radiolab afterparty and had a really hard time keeping my cool because all my favorite public radio personalities were there.
semi-obscure 1960s-1980s. David Bowie, Brian Eno and friends. Bacharach pop songs (not ironically). and so much more...
I love strange old music videos:
What I should be doing right now to help make the world a little better.
Lucky me, they're all pretty fun.
you've got something to say besides "hi" or "how's it going".
I know you can do better.
you have your own interests, goals and ambitions. I am often busy with mine, but isn't it hot learning about new worlds through the eyes of someone who is passionate about them? I'll show you mine if you show me yours.
no couples, thanks.