shhhhaaaaaalev
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My self-summary
American ex pat, settled in Jaipur for the moment.

You might as well get something useful from reading this profile:

"One must cure what cannot be endured and endure what cannot be cured."

Ok, I don't as guilty now for the following self-exculpation.

Prolegomenon:

0001 (Off the bat...) I'm into intellects, mystics, minstrels, meddling minds, mindful meddlers, introverted vertebrates, extroverted invertebrates, virulent ventriloquists , bibliophiles, select extremophiles, fecund foreigners, scientists of both mind and matter, and big dogs. Sorry grabby Rabbis.

0010 I'm friends with pedestrians and some cyclists.

0011 Humor is my metaphysics; laughter is truth; the body is a bow, the mind, an arrow, and the soul, the target.

0100 LGBTTQQIAAP, loud and proud

I guess this can go here. http://www.shalevnetanel.com/about/
What I’m doing with my life
Travelwork

Before that I was doing:

What does a man love more than life?
Hate more than death or mortal strife?
That which contented men desire,
The poor have, the rich require,
The miser spends, the spendthrift saves,
And all men carry to their graves?
I’m really good at
Slowly dying.

Rhyming life with death

Avoiding mixing up your and you're. I.e., gravitas qua gravitas.

Being mostly vegan and strictly vegetarian for environmental and ethical reasons.

Yoga (slowly living living slowly).

Hysterically explaining the hipsterpocalypse to hipstercrits.

Photography

Guitar

(Rhyming life with death)
The first things people usually notice about me
Next section is so long, I'm just going to skip this. No one ever says anything interesting in this section anyways...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
You're about to read a set of long lists but not because I believe human beings and personality are reducible to sets of long lists. Nor is it because I really care if we share tastes tit for tat. Rather, I dislike enumerating "facts" about myself. So this is more of a copy-and-paste resource for myself than anything.

Fiction: The Stranger, Unbearable Lightness of Being, Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat's Cradle, The Brothers Karamazov, The Trial, First Sorrow, The Hunger Artist, The Human Stain, Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up, The Bus Driver Who Wanted To Be God & Other Stories, Post Office, Picture of Dorian Gray, Benito Cereno, Giovanni's Room, The Painted Bird, The Kite Runner, The Things They Carried, Siddhartha, No Exit, Kafka On the Shore, Last Train to Pakistan.

Philosophy and non-fiction: Phenomenology of Spirit, The Question Concerning Technology, Phaedo, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Madness and Civilization, The Genealogy of Morality, Eating Animals, The Origin of the Work of Art, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Zen and the Art of Archery, The Selfish Gene, Musicophilia, Godel-Escher-Bach, various books on yoga.

Movies: The Graduate, Cinema Paradisio, 8 1/2, Police Adjective, Being There, Seventh Seal, The Great Dictator, Taxi Driver, Pulp Fiction, Trainspotting, Vertigo, Oldboy, Airplane, Blazing Saddles, Take the Money and Run, Annie Hall, Big Lebowski, Life Aquatic, The Meaning of Life, Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Elephant Man, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Shining, The Devil and Daniel Johnston, Brother's Keepers, Boyhood, The Sound of Noise, The Bicycle Thief, Birdman, Nightcrawler, Mr. Nobody

TV: Breaking Bad, Scrubs, Southpark, Louie,Trailer Park Boys, Stewart/Colbert, X-Files, Seinfeld, Curb, Arrested, Twilight Zone, NBA, science/nature documentaries, TED Talks, High Maintenance, Transparent

Radio/Podcast: Science Friday, This American Life, Car Talk, The World Cafe, kJazz, SERIAL,

Food: Anything healthy and vegetarian really. My favorite cuisines are Ethiopian, Indian, and Middle-Eastern. Really dark stouts. Peet's Coffee.

Music: The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Radiohead, MF Doom, DJ Dangermouse, Cut Chemist, Grizzly Bear, NIN, TV On The Radio, D'Angelo, Fela Kuti, Joanna Newsome, Rodriguez, Schoenberg, Miles Davis, Ravi Shankar, Devendra Banhart, Wayne Shorter, Wes Montgomery, Joni Mitchell, Akron/Family, John Fahey, The Books, Jane's Addiction, Ravi Shankar, CAN, Cibo Matto, the Boredoms, FRANK ZAPPA, the Beach Boys, Herbie Hancock, Prince, Pink Floyd, Sonic Youth, The Doors, Tiny Tim, Simon and Garf, Tom Waits, Terry Riley, Charles Ives, Charles Mingus, Pixies, The Animals, Sly and the Family Stone, Louiz Bonfa, AC Jobim, Gilberto Gil, Parliment, Air, Kraftwerk, Hiatus Kaiyote...
The six things I could never do without
1. An instrument
2. Non-human animals, particularly BIG dogs.
3. diffused light
4. descending bass lines
5. books ("That's not fair. There was time now!")
6. Yoga
7. breaking rules
8. borderline clichés ("the buck stops here")
9. Even numbers
10.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
#thinking
On a typical Friday night I am
Getting shitfaced and browsing LinkedIn...with your mom
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm an open book (albeit written in a language neither of us speaks) but I don't got no glossary, sorry
You should message me if
n'ayez pas peur de me connaître

FIN
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