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My self-summary
American Surrealist

Curbside adventurer

Stenographer of the Apocalypse
What I’m doing with my life
"To rescue the banal is every lyric poet's ambition." -Charles Simic

Writing, drawing, painting, watching, listening, juggling, negotiating. Hacking away at the weeds. Searching, finding, losing, searching some more, losing some more. Loving the mystery.
I’m really good at
Stealing pies cooling on windowsills

That's it. Just that one thing. Everything else I am mediocre to really inept at. I may run for president someday.
The first things people usually notice about me
People often tell me I look just like George Clooney. Oh, I'm sorry; not George Clooney the actor, I'm talking about George "Hambone" Clooney, this homeless guy who's always asking for change outside the Plaid Pantry down the street from where I live. His shopping cart boasts the biggest collection of broken boom boxes in Southeast Portland.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Ted Hughes
Inside Llewyn Davis
Synecdoche, NY.
George Herriman
Vic & Sade
Chris Knox
Fishing With John
Pere Ubu
...So much more, but lists are too easily misused

I find it troubling and strange that OKC finds it important to ask you to list your favorite food and has no place for art. I mean, everyone likes food. Who makes their romantic decisions based on food? What about Leonard Baskin, Susan Rothenberg, Joan Mitchell, Richard Diebenkorn? What about Henri Motherfucking Matisse? THIS is food.

Also, Philip Guston is my copilot, my spirit animal, my light in the attic.
Six things I could never do without
1 bottle Makers Mark
1 pack Lucky Strikes
1 pair handcuffs
1 bag of Cool Ranch Doritos
1 revolver
1 bullet
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Art and its place in the world.

People and their place in art.

The line separating self awareness and self-absorption.

Barbara Stanwyck.
On a typical Friday night I am
drowning in the wonder.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have an irrational fear of Paul Lynde.

Also, I am not the huge fan of the internet that everyone seems to be.
You should message me if
-you still believe in the possibility of human connection.

You might describe yourself as a Georgia Hubley looking for your Ira Kaplan to play along with. [Full disclosure: I stole this from another OKCupid user. I did ask if I could borrow it but never heard back from her, which I'm choosing to interpret as permission.]

-You like reading aloud to someone as well as being read to. This is not really negotiable.

-You are not a fan of Ayn Rand. I am allergic.

One last thing; for all of you who say you are looking for a "partner in crime", have you not seen the end of Fargo?

My name is Zelmo Swift and I approve this message.
The two of us