Depending on whether or not I like you, I'm either a nice guy, or a cynical, sarcastic, misanthropic asshole. It generally swings towards the latter.
Heavily involved in revolutionary organizing and radical politics (anarchist communism, platformism, especifismo, antifascism). If you're either a boss or a fascist scumbag, do not waste your time talking to me.
I am an unapologetic beer geek and homebrewer. I am not a beer snob. Yes, there is a difference.
I am revolutionary, misanthropic, and working class
movies- something either intelligent or funny, preferably both.
TV- Your typical adult-oriented cartoons (Family Guy, American Dad, The Simpsons, etc), old Nicktoons (Rocko's Modern Life, Hey Arnold, that kind of stuff), Mythbusters, 30 Rock, House, Breaking Bad, MasterChef, and I watch a fair amount of PBS.
music: primarily a mix of (first wave) ska, two-tone, reggae, rocksteady, oi!, and a little bit of soul, dub, street punk, and leftist or Irish/Celtic folk. then if i'm in the mood industrial, ebm, aggrotech, powernoise, general dark electronic music that sounds like machines fucking, as well as old school hardcore (primarily NYHC) and some old school and/or socially conscious hip-hop.
food: if it tastes good, i'll eat it. Preferred combination is something spicy (i have an obsession with capsaicin- i have trinidad moruga scorpion hot sauce in the fridge, ghost chili salt in the cabinet, i put habaneros or piri piri peppers on everything, and i intend on brewing a ghost chili smoked porter in the near future) and more than anything else a good beer. I can appreciate and enjoy just about any style of beer (even light macro lagers in the right time and place- yes, you pathetic beers snobs, they're actually very well brewed beers whether or not you like them), but I have a deep love for UK, Belgian, and sour styles. Been getting really into session beers lately (bitters, milds and 60 shillings for the win), but I have no objection to a high gravity monster either (especially when it comes to the stronger Belgians).
Beers I'm particularly fond of (in no particular order and outside of those I make myself): Morland Old Speckled Hen, Fuller's London Pride and ESB, Wychwood Hobgoblin, Founder's Dirty Bastard, Port City Tartan Ale, Bellhaven Scottish Ale, Cain's Dark Mild, Mad Fox Mason's Dark Mild, Mad Fox Kellerbier Kolsch, Orkney Skullsplitter, Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout, Beamish Irish Stout, Cantillon Iris, Fou'Foune, Zwanze 2011, Gueuze, and pretty much anything else by Cantillon, Ballast Point Sculpin, Ayinger Celebrator, Schneider Aventinus, 1809 Berliner Weisse, Bayerischer Bahnhof Leipziger Gose and Berliner-style Weisse, Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier, Rochefort 10, St. Bernardus Abt. 12, Orval, Deschutes Obsidian Stout, Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza, Russian River Supplication, Consecration, Sanctification, and Pliny the Elder, Tröegs Nugget Nectar, Saison Dupont, Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne, Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueuze, Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René, Duchesse De Bourgogne, Rodenbach Grand Cru, Avery Maharaja, Founder's Breakfast Stout (one day I'll get my hands on KBS), Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti, Oskar Blues Old Chub and G'Knight, Unibroue La Fin Du Monde, Chimay Blue and Chimay White, Westmalle Tripel, Ommegang Hennepin, Stone Arrogant Bastard and Ruination, Dogfish Head 90min IPA and Burton Baton.
but six things i'd rather not do without: politics, music, books, firearms, beer, and my better half ;)
six things I wish I could do without: nicotine (god damn you cigarettes and my uncontrollable rage when trying to get rid of you), working all day at a job that I hate, my boss (and bosses in general), politicians (and let's just say government in general), rich people (can we please just shoot them all yet?), and crazy religious fundamentalists (see above).
you have an unhealthy organizational fetish, and share values of unified theory, unified praxis, federalism, horizontal organization, collective responsibility, direct democracy, and social insertion.
you understand why the soviet union REALLY failed.
you've put yourself in harms way to smash fascism.
you could use another comrade in the struggle against capitalism, patriarchy, religion and the state, and are willing to crawl through the mud to liberate the working class.
you're a fellow homebrewer and want to share recipes and techniques, or swap a couple homebrews.
you'd put a sticker saying "Liberals fear guns, leftists hoard them" on your car (if I ever get around to making it)
or if you appreciate the joy of conversations over good beer and skinhead reggae.