mike_s_1
31 Washington, United States
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My self-summary
I am: a consumer of hummus, an optimistic cynic, a nerd and damn proud of it, a reader of the news, a seeker of political incorrectness, and probably some other things that I’ve forgotten.

I’m new-ish to DC. I lived in NYC for 5 years. I grew up in Australia.

I support the following: food, banter, learning, friendliness.
What I’m doing with my life
Job that I like, read books, contemplate exercise, think about things
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
TV: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Game of Thrones, South Park, The Wire, House of Cards, Broad City, Daily Show and Colbert Report (R.I.P.), PBS Newshour, Charlie Rose, Fareed Zakaria GPS.

Movies: Fargo, Kill Bill, Dr Strangelove, The Big Lebowski.

Books: 1984, LOTR, One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Stranger, Nixonland (a history of the cultural upheaval of the 1960's), Slaughterhouse Five.

Broadway: The Book of Mormon, Waiting for Godot, Fiddler on the Roof.

Music: Pink Floyd, Gogol Bordello, Led Zeppelin, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Black Keys, Beck, Gorillas, Amy Winehouse, Shpongle, Bob Marley.

Food: Indian, Mexican, Grilled Octopus, Sandwiches.
The six things I could never do without
Spicy food
Information
The senses
Infinite loops
National parks
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Implicit assumptions. What should I eat for lunch? Politics, economics and philosophy. Should I have another beer? The tyranny of formative experiences. Tautologies. Unknown unknowns. Non sequiturs. The news. Beliefs. The twentieth century. People. Isn't procrastinating just an investment in my future productivity? Which details are not worth ignoring? We're all just computer programs. Does the Colbert Ben and Jerry's flavor still exist, and if so, why can't I find it?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I think that the Whole Foods hummus is way better than the Trader Joe's hummus.
You should message me if
some of what I wrote sparked your interest (the tautological answer), and you appreciate both learning and irreverence.
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