They notice the knife second.
Books: The Quantum Thief, Accelerando, Breakfast of Champions, The Dead Father, Nexus.
Films: Adaptation, Midnight in Paris, Run Lola Run, Moonrise Kingdom, The Raid, Kopps
Music: maudlin of the Well, Spiral Architect, The Algorithm, Igorrr, Opeth, Pain of Salvation, The Faceless, PJ Harvey
Shows: True Detective, Veronica Mars, Firefly, The Shield, Breaking Bad, The Mentalist, Rome, 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Dictators: Kim Jong Il, Benito Mussolini, Mao Zedong, Stalin, Hugo Chavez, Vladimir Putin
Words: fudge, mutton, heuristics, squeegee, metempsychosis, jam
Fruit: bananas, apples, pears, grapes, pineapple, clementines, bacon
Cities: Istanbul, Edinburgh, Dublin, Hamburg, San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore
Things that are on my desk right now: glasses, cellphone, whiskey bottle cap, bottle of pills, W2 form, wine bottle opener, a CD labeled "extremusic" that I found in the street in Santa Monica but haven't dared put into my computer yet
Things I mock because they're useless and arbitrary: lists.
I am quantum me. Collapse my wave-form!
Star me. I will reach out to you. We can do this without words.