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My self-summary
Hi there! I'm Alex, a fan of horse_ebooks (you will not regret Googling this), an informal scholar, and a Marxist of the Groucho persuasion.

Among other things, I am also: witty, healthily cynical, terminally nerdy, and probably a little too much of a worrywart. On a more positive note, I love intelligent conversations, good poetry, and politics
What I’m doing with my life
Taking an online editing course and evaluating the relevance of Google ads to search results. (They pay you for this now, apparently.)
I’m really good at
Ripostes, mocking bad films, poetry, essays, listening, awkward moments, singing, trying to transmit my passions, and cuddles.
The first things people usually notice about me
Maybe should ask someone and find out, but umm, big no thanks to that awkwardness.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The fact that this is by far the longest section of my profile may be a bit telling in itself, but...

Books: George Saunders, Bret Easton Ellis and Don DeLillo. Winesburg, Ohio. Poetry by Charles Bukowski and T.S. Eliot. Raymond Carver's short stories. Watchmen. Also a big David Foster Wallace fan, although in my opinion: his essays > stories > novels.

Movies: Intelligent satires (Network, American Beauty, Brazil, The Princess Bride,) atmospheric mood pieces (Jacob's Ladder, There Will Be Blood, The Weather Man,) and the occasional unclassifiable masterpiece (Adaptation, Being John Malkovich, Synecdoche, NY.) Musicals, pretty much without exception. (Faves: Moulin Rouge and Across the Universe.) Finally, I'm by no means above the occasional camp "classic," particularly Birdemic: Shock and Terror. (Best time I've had with friends!)

TV: Mad Men, Scandal, Queer as Folk, Girls, Law & Order, Joan of Arcadia, True Detective. I'm a big enough fan of The Simpsons to quote or reference it on a pretty regular basis. Guilty pleasure: Aaron Sorkin shows.

Music: Fairly eclectic, but I don't "listen to everything," either. A few of my absolute favorites: Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Radiohead, The National, Bright Eyes, Billy Joel, Regina Spektor, The Velvet Underground, Elliott Smith, and Bruce Springsteen. Representative sample:

Food: Italian, Mediterranean, and cheesecake. Not massively into food in general, though.
Six things I could never do without
Idealism, cell phone, biting wit, voluminous book collection, good company, and journal.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
whether I will ever live my dreams, what I should be doing with my life, whether my disbelief is light enough to risk suspending.

Love, but perhaps that goes without saying in this context.
On a typical Friday night I am
watching Scandal from the week before because I don't have TV and ABC is run by greedy knobheads. :p
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I used to hide in the bathroom during high school pep rallies. :p
You should message me if
you're equally puzzled as to what's supposed to go in this section, and/or you aren't put off by my falling back on this lame "meta" copout.
The two of us