I am fascinated by the best and worst society has to offer, and terrified by the beige middle. I love to learn how all the things work which is, I'd like to think, why I am currently in physics grad school. Though the likely greater truth is that it allows me to say stupid shit and not feel self conscious.
I am known to immediately understand all art. I choose to use this power only for good.
I own a lamp which can sap the color from the world around it. Again, I choose to use this power only for good.
I like stuff. Stuff is great.
Other than that this OKcupid thing is absurd. But then so is everything else.
This is really just a fairly random list since it's all changing all the time and you probably don't really care anyways. I do love to go to concerts. Plays too, if you know of a good play coming to Providence, or even Boston really, let me know. We don't even have to go together if you don't want. We could just polite handshake and I'll thank you for the welcome knowledge of impending live performance arts.
books: Chronic City, Consider the Lobster, The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy, Dune, Brave New World, Nightfall and Other Stories, 1984, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics by David J. Griffiths., Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, Republic Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress -- and a Plan to Stop It., Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (the one illustrated by Joseph Schindelman, though I do love Quentin Blake as well, and yes i had to look these names up).
music: I very infrequently pay attention to lyrics, but I love beautiful voices. Also I tend to prefer whole albums as opposed to songs, though I'm always ready for the lone salmon dance. One of the first bands that hooked me on music was "The Starlight Mints", and they will forever hold a special place in my heart.
Other than that a random assortment of artists: Dan Deacon, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Beck, The Shins, Radiohead, Kurt Vile, Grizzly Bear, Air (Talkie Walkie and Moon Safari should be on some kind illicit drugs list), Justice, Gorillaz, The Flaming Lips, Mirah, Wu Tang Clan (36 Chambers), Youth Lagoon, Lower Dens, Johnny Cash, Lou Weed, The Dandy Warhols, blah blah blah.
Also Jazz: Henry 'Red' Allen, Django Reinhardt, Dizzy Gillespie, Lee Morgan, Fats Waller, Dave Brubek.
Oh I also really like African music (Golden Afrique Vol. 1, 2, and 3, Afropop from PRI, and such though it's harder to come by).
Movies:Almost Famous. Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aide.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (obviously)
The Grand Budapest Hotel. truly.
ok i'm getting lazy here.
TV Shows: Bill friggin Nye, Newton's Apple (Ruckzuck by Kraftwerk as the opening theme song), Beakman's World, Kratt's Creatures, Science Court.
why birds suddenly appear, every time, you are near.
or if you just want to go to some art museums/ concerts.
or you are bored.
or if you know something cool about science and want to share it with me.
or if you know something cool about art and want to share it with me.
or you want to know exactly how you should be living your life and exactly what all of your opinions should be.