shibboleth404
32 Omaha, United States
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My self-summary
Note: I am brand new to omaha, and know basically nothing about it. This profile is currently a bunch of in jokes about Portland, OR my previous home. If you want to show a fellow around hit me up. Profile will be updated as I learn what Omaha is about.

I'm pretty sure it was Oscar Wilde who first wrote, "Everything in the world is about sex, except OkCupid profiles. OkCupid profiles are about finding someone to give you free therapy and restaurant recommendations."

???: It looks like you're trying to write an online dating profile. Would you like some help?

"Clippy?! I haven't seen you since 8th grade. "

Clippy: Where we used to crush essays!

"Look, Clippy, all due respect you might be a little out of your depth. I'm fighting years of anxiety, alienation and a catholic upbringing rife with sexual and emotional repression to try and establish some sort of connection with other people. How could you possibly help?"

Clippy: Well I can elicit a sense of nostalgia and voice a perspective that demonstrates awareness. That and the only writing longer than a status update you've done since college has been sketch dialogue.

"Seamless exposition. Seamless. "
What I’m doing with my life
My current job is editing/researching/reporting possible elder financial abuse for a bank. It should be rewarding, but the labyrinthine department structure means I never learn how incidents are followed up on.

Clippy: You yell into a void on behalf of old people?

Most days it yells back into me.

Clippy: Optimism!

I'm sorting out a move to Omaha from Portland, OR. While Portland has been great, the people I care about most and the ones who I think will help me continue to grow are in Omaha.

Clippy: You were part of the theater scene in the coolest city in the country and you're leaving it?

Cool is sometimes at odds with sincerity.
I’m really good at
Generally speaking, I've got a pretty refined palette. The downside is I spend a lot of time focusing on the flaws in anything I work on. so it's tough to feel like I've really mastered anything.

Clippy: "Really good," is subjective. Interests and passions should be enough.

pool, cooking, trivia, meta-jokes

Clippy: Popular interests for your location include PBR, hallucinogens and yoga. Consider adding these to your list.

I am pretty good at PBR
The first things people usually notice about me
"I can see you as a chatacter on broad city. Like one of Lincoln's friends." 1
"That's a cool shirt." 2
"You look like a guy who digs sexy ladies and cheap drinks! " 3*

Clippy: Did you know- proper citation of interviews an author has conducted off record require "personal communication," be listed as the source?

Bibliography_________________

1. Megan (personal communication, Thanksgiving 2016)

2. Various sources about various t-shirts (personal communications, between Oct 2010- Oct 2016)

3. Street Advertiser Outside Spyce Gentlemen's Club (personal communications, June 2013)
*Academic honesty dictates I should note: his observation, while true, was likely biased.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Disclaimer I understand you are not your tastes. I don't know if a person can be reduced to their values, but if you want to get with me, you gotta be willing to reflect and explore what you find valuable in the art you appreciate. If it's just silliness that's fine, lets pick apart the silly stuff that doesn't work for you and figure out what makes your preferred brand resonate. It's not necessary that your touchstones match mine, as long as you can view media in this way. On with the Wankery!

IJ is the top of my list-

Clippy: IJ?

"Infinite Jest, the definitive post modern novel."

Clippy: Pretentious

Chuck Klosterman, and other deep looks at media.

Clippy:Wasn't IJ about the dangers of becoming too immersed in media? What about Vonnegut? Everyone loves Vonnegut.

Vonnegut (Assuming you understand "Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt," trumps "So it goes.")

Clippy: Urg. You trashed the only literary quote anyone knows. Congrats. What about movies?

Ghostbusters.

Clippy: That's kind of charged.

I loved the originals and stood by them long after my peers had moved on to TMNT. It's genuinely heartwarming to see a reinvention that's more inclusive.

Clippy: Deft! TV? You have one?!

Bojack Horseman, Better Call Saul, Hannibal,

Clippy: Rote.

Moral Orel season 3

Clippy: What? Even Tim Burton abandoned morose claymation. Should I just autocomplete "you probably haven't heard of it," for music?

Ike Reilly. Mary Prankster. The Real Tuesday Weld. Stuff that's bitter, but remembers when it was angry.

Clippy: I hope you die. I hope we both die.

And the Mountain goats.

When it comes to food Chris Bianco put it best, " You fuckin' fill in the blank, I love it."
Pop-ups or small plates!
Keep your cellar door, the two most beautiful words in the English language are housemade sausage. Coffee and donuts make the world go round.

Clippy: It's been awhile since you last saved your document. We could both pretend this never happened...
The six things I could never do without
I. Intelligent conversation
    A. Creative outlets
        1. wait, Ctrl-Z
              a. it's a list not an outline!
                   ☻. I don't think I'm comfortable with that emoji and I'm certain that's not the correct sub header

II. A way of undoing autoformatting
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The most recent (non-sports) article on The Ringer, or Bitch, or Paste, or VerySmartBrothas, or AVclub, or Overthinkingit.

Empathy and "This is Water"

The Spain episode of No Reservations

"On a scale from 0 to 1, are you happy?"
On a typical Friday night I am
I’m an empty essay... fill me out!

Clippy: Leave one section blank to cultivate an air of mystery and express a cavalier attitude.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I recently acquired a holographic (!!!) version of this masterpiece.

Other contenders in the three (!!!) bins of holograms the consignment shop had included Holographic Venus on the half shell, Holographic Mona Lisa, and Holographic Last Supper, but this seemed to fit best with my internet bullshit aesthetic.

It is not yet on my wall cause I haven't thrifted a frame yet and the ways my maturity manifest are basically random.
You should message me if
Clippy: Be honest about what you want in a partner.

You can help me upgrade from Windows 95.

Clippy: Really honest.

I want someone to talk with. If you'd like me to message you, liking my profile increases the odds exponentially.

Clippy: Press Ctrl-P to print your document...
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