kornbluth
69 Lexington, United States
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My self-summary
Parsimonious, reclusive, attired/furnished from yardsales. Biking rather than driving in traffic. Corrupted by MAD mag from 1958 on. Was able to scratch a living and travel gypsy-like without dressing up or joining the Rat Race.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to patch over my abysmal ignorance of things I should have attended to in high school. "The News" doesn't count: heard it before, and even NPR is sinking in trendy cliches, push-button buzzwords and baby-talk.
I’m really good at
Graphic arts, signpainting, The Queen's English, backroads travel, defense against renegade bureaucracies and scammers.
The first things people usually notice about me
Eccentricity
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Diamond's Guns/Germs/Steel, Farina's Been Down So Long, Plutarch's Lives, Bierce's Devil's Dictionary, Steinbeck's Travels with Charlie, Ehrman's Lost Christianities, Boorstin's The Discoverers, Kornbluth's "Little Black Bag" and "The Marching Morons," everything by Jack Finney, the Durants' Western Civ series. Mostly read history & science. About the only fiction I like is "hard" si-fi, NOT fantasy or space opera; maybe it's called "hard" because it's getting hard to find.

Movies: The Loved One, Dr Strangelove, Inherit the Wind, Avatar, A Face in the Crowd, Auntie Mame, Life of Brian, Stay Tuned,

Music: Bach, Jazz, Baroque, Bluegrass, Celtic, Renaissance, Prog Rock, Fusion, Bob Dylan, Bela Fleck on Banjo, Tom Lehrer, Joplin's rags
The six things I could never do without
Public Radio (commercial broadcasting does not exist)
Public libraries
Easy food source
Privacy
Solvency
Freedom
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The spread of virtual "reality" trending toward solipsism. Moving back to the hills.
On a typical Friday night I am
browsing the classifieds for Saturday's yard sales.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
That I've only ever told one lie: this one.
You should message me if
If you're an independent thinker and like to write
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