Virtual_Insanity
54 Cleveland, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a pseudo-hippie, wannabe Renaissance man who has a passion for science (especially cosmology and particle physics), art (huge Van Gogh fan), music (Queen is the greatest rock band ever, and Freddie the greatest artist/singer ever), theater (Playhouse Square or even a weekend trip to NYC), philosophy (especially Kantian morality), traveling (am addicted to cruising), and film (intrigued by documentary and foreign). I try to live each day with zero regret and zero worry. I guess I've embraced many aspects of the Buddhist and Taoist lifestyle without embracing other aspects.

Some who know me well might say I'm a sometimes disillusioned idealist, and others might say I'm a closet romantic at heart. I prefer to think of both as aspects of being a crotchety old fart, something I've been for about 30 years now. Except I have no lawn from which to shoo teenagers away.

I'm looking for a partner in crime. No, really. I mean real crime. I have these plans for world domination, and need a Frau Farbissina. Or Igor to my Dr. Frankenstein (as long as it's the Mel Brooks version).

OK, actually, I'm looking for someone who groks me and I grok her. I can say someone who has a great sense of humor, but just about everyone has a great sense of humor - it just doesn't always jive with others' senses of humor. For my part, if you're into Monty Python, Eddie Izzard, South Park, The Boondocks, or Princess Bride, you and I have the same taste in humor. If you're into Jackass, most Will Ferrell (Stranger Than Fiction being the notable exception) or Farelly brothers movies, we probably won't click. Although my best friend is a hard core conservative, it'd probably be best if you are a raving lunatic looney left wing liberal like me (Trump supporters need not apply). If you enjoy alliteration, all the better. I like strong independent women a lot.

I do like to travel a lot and take the opportunity whenever I can. Recently have been to parts of France, Croatia, Montenegro, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Mexico, Grand Caymen, Jamaica, Haiti, England, Spain and Portugal. My favorites have been Kusadasi (Turkey) and Vigo (Spain). Hopefully you like to travel too. I managed to worm my way into a trip to Amsterdam for work and may have to move there now - it's an awesome place!
What I’m doing with my life
I've recently become addicted to hats, but not in the comestible sense. I have a bowler, a porkpie, and several others. I'll probably get a fez next, because, well, fezzes are cool! And if you know what comestible means without looking it up you need to look me up.
I’m really good at
Singing. I'm really good at that. I'm also a pretty decent cook (especially if it's experimenting with spices and stuff).
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm invisibile except when someone is looking at me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Master and Margerita, Watership Down, Catch 22, Confederacy of Dunces, Stranger in a Strange Land.

Movies: Ink (probably my favorite movie), Princess Bride, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Lives of Others (a close second favorite), Sunshine, Pray the Devil Back to Hell (and numerous other documentaries), almost all Coen Brothers movies, most comic book movies, anything made by Tim Burton or Terry Gilliam.

Music: Queen, Pink Floyd, Chopin, David Bowie, Pat Benatar and lots of classic and modern rock.

Food: Creme Brulee, Whole Foods Vegan General Tso's Tofu, Spinach, really high end scotches (single malt or not

Theater/Live Shows: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, I Pagliacci, Hair, just about any Shakespeare except Romeo and Juliet, Gogol Bordello
The six things I could never do without
1. A song to sing
2. An idea to dissect
3. A theory to devour
4. A lifetime of laughter
5. A story to tell
6. A world to explore
7. Not following the rules
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Everything Zen
On a typical Friday night I am
I grew up a nerd and still am. Right now Friday nights are taken up playing games (the good kind, not the "head case" kind).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Despite the fact I grew up on the beaches of southern California, I still never managed to go surfing.
You should message me if
You want to get to know a pacifist semi-Buddhist curious guy with a rather off the beaten path sense of humor
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