Music: Townes Van Zandt, Drive By Truckers, Johnny Cash (THIS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaGF6WPuSpM), Robert Earl Keen, Hank Williams Sr. Lightnin' Hopkins, John Hartford, Tony Rice
Movies: The Big Lebowski, True Grit (2010), Barton Fink, Dr. Strangelove, Vanishing Point, Cool Hand Luke, Blazing Saddles, Blues Brothers, Casablanca
Food: Currently wrapping a fiscal year of beer. My sub-quest in life is to find the perfect combination of burger, beer, space and time. So far a Yuengling and a burger at Callaghan's in Mobile, Alabama is the winner. I've had much better beers and arguably better burgers, but the synergy wasn't there.
Three books that shaped the way I view the world: Autobiography of Malcolm X, The Mind of the South and the Singularity is Near.
I miss Christopher Hitchens and Tim Russert.
TV: Rarely watch TV but still fond of South Park, Simpsons and old Andy Griffith episodes.
Oh, that and fire. Seriously, think about how critical fire is to everything that is humankind.
How much our pre-historic "monkey-brain" dominates our day-to-day interactions in ways we don't perceive (especially mating / date selection).
Oh and why so many women define yoga pants a the opposite of "classy". I mean seriously ladies, that isn't even to the halfway point on the spectrum from classy to trashy.
- You like good live music.
- You have dogs.
- You like beer.
- DC is not where you want to spend the rest of your life.
- You're not looking for someone with whom to reproduce.
Also ladies, I love the fact that this town is filled with goal driven women who have spent their 20s focusing on their careers and are now ready to focus on starting a family . . . seriously I do. But at the moment I'm finding dating to be akin to a series of job interviews on my way to employment as a husband and that shit ain't cool.
This isn't to say I'm closed to the idea of settling down, but I'd rather let it happen than make it happen.
Finally, please do not be someone who finds Andrew Sorkin's screenwriting compelling.