That about sums me up.
I ride my bike. I go to the movies a lot. I play a lot of board games. I feel like by now you realize I'm astonishingly cool.
Recitation of GZA lyrics
Reading while standing up on the subway
I'm a big fan of international cinema, and I love Japanese, German and American new wave in particular. Some of my favorite directors are Stanley Kubrick, Claire Denis, Andrei Tarkovsky, Shohei Immamura, Lynn Ramsey, Michelangelo Antonini, Werner Herzog, Terrence Malick, Lars Von Trier, Agnes Varda, Volker Schlondorff, Alain Resnais, Wim Wenders, John Schlesinger, Robert Altman, Lodge Kerrigan and Yasujiro Ozu. Specific Movies include 2001, La Notte, Ivan's Childhood, A Woman in the Dunes (Hiroshi Teshagahara), Come and See, The Tin Drum, The Tree of Life, Solaris, Barry Lyndon, Paris Texas, Taxi Driver, The Last Year at Marienbad, 3 Women and Equinox Flower.
Also love trash movies, the trashier the better. Russ Meyer, sleazy horror, Tommy Wiseau. Pretty much anything.
TV shows: Could be recency bias but I'm fairly certain Rick and Morty is the best show of all time.
Anything produced by or starring Tim and Eric, The Wire, Arrested Development, Twin Peaks, The Twilight Zone, Jeopardy
Bowie, Velvet Underground, Sam Cooke, Pavement, Guided by Voices, Eno, Stereolab, Can, Nick Drake, the GZA, Big L, Ghostface Killah, The Department of Eagles, Animal Collective, Modest Mouse, Tribe, Ween, Roxy Music, Joanna Newsom, the Dirty Projectors, The Beach Boys, Grizzly Bear, Z-Row, Nas, Neutral Milk Hotel
Bears, Pinegrove, Milky Maze, The Mystery Lights, Public Access Television, Ghost Radio, What Moon Things
Listening to lately:
Florida, The Wild Reeds, Mitski, Chance the Rapper, Christian Lee Hutson, Beach House (still), Kid Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Mac DeMarco
The War Nerd, Chapo Trap House, The Lowe Post, Dunc'd On, WTF with Marc Maron, FiveThirtyEight
-The Wu-Tang Clan
-Emergency coordination between governments and NGOs in crisis scenarios (more of a professional curiosity)
-If you care so much about grammar then why don't you comprehend its descriptive nature?
-Would things have gone differently under Trotsky?
-Competing definitions of spirituality and their value.
-Is the attempt to conceive of 'universal human rights' useful?
-Ugh fuck, why am I doing this again? (probably my single most common thought)
You want to discuss which NY Times Editorial Writer is the worst.
You like going to the movies for a first date.
You are not racist (I've learned the hard way that this one needs to be made)