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  • Fluent in English
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • I work the cash register at a local sandwich place. I don...
  • I was enrolled in about 2 years worth of college classes ...
  • From Youngstown Ohio, United States
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Trying to branch out. I'm all for "know-thyself", but I no longer have any interest in maintaining a philosophy I am already aware of. I'd rather to "Know-what-else" at this point.

ABOUT ME

I enjoy writing tiny things. Also; larger things. I get a lot out of acting and film as well, though I don't really go out of my way to be around actors very often. They like to talk about the "craft" too much for my liking. I live a mostly quiet life punctuated with, well, maybe the word is "binges". I like rum, also. Walking is very important to me, as is cycling, and I refuse to own a car at this point in time. I am also an Atheist, and though I do enjoy reading literature on the subject, or on any scientific subject for the matter, I take no issue with people of varying beliefs. When a conversation comes up in which there is a strong disagreement, I tend to pivot the conversation in some other more mutually-entertaining direction (I don't love a heated debate and I'm really quite terrible at them).
Favorite style of music is hard to pin down, I mostly listen to Daniel Johnston, Tom Waits, Jens Lekman, some Dylan here and there, a weird amount of rap, a lot of classical, old jazz, classic duwopp records, some radiohead out of nostalgia.
The following should tell a lot about me:
My heroes are as follows: Charles Bukowski, Andy Kaufman, Wes Anderson, Woody Allen, Daniel Johnston, Robert Crumb, Paul Thomas Anderson, Ingmar Bergman, Roky Erickson, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mark Borchardt, Alan Moore, Jonathan Richman, Jens Lekman, Bill Murray, Larry David, Jason Molina, Harvey Pekar, Phil Ochs, Jean-Paul Sartre, Charlie Kaufman, Hunter S. Thompson, Christopher Guest, Bill Waterson, Matt Groening, Arthur Miller, and Peter O'Toole

PHILOSOPHY

Few people deserve their own antagonist. In all likelihood, no one is out to get you.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

However I am able to.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have yet to surf on a couch.

Interests

Writing, Biking, Acting, Baths, Hot tea, Music, Bagels, Editing, Walking long distances, Clipping on clip-on ties, Candles, Reading, Rum, Other sorts of liquor

  • writing
  • literature
  • acting
  • walking
  • reading
  • music
  • jazz
  • cycling
  • hunting
  • atheism

Music, Movies, and Books

Books:
100 Years of Solitude, Women, The Age of Reason, The Reprieve, Troubled Sleep, Notes From Underground, Calvin and Hobbes, The Selfish Gene, The Stranger, Post Office, The Audacity of Hope, American Desert, No Exit, The Emotions, Bukowski, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Private Confessions, My Life, Toa Te Ching, Seinlanguage, The Words, Emmerson, Candide, The Quotable Atheist, A Brief History of Time, The Universe in a Nutshell, Being and Nothingness, The God Delusion, Unweaving the Rainbow, The Ancestor's Tale, Out of Eden, The Blind Watchmaker, With God on Their Side, Kubla Khan, Seinfeld and Philosophy, The Seducer's Diary, The Catcher in the Rye, Ecco Homo, The True Believer, Confessions of an Economic Hitman, This Moment on Earth, The Assault on Reason, The Importance of Being Earnest, Death Be Not Proud, The Metamorphosis, Rules for Radicals, Wuthering Heights, Without Feathers, Getting Even, Side Effects, Crime and Punishment, Framing the Debate, Civic Arousal, Letters from a Nut, The Idiot, The Brothers Karamazov, The Flies, The Respectful Prostitute, The Terrible Terrible Tiger

Movies:
The Life Aquatic, Lost in Translation, Persona, Synecdoche New York, American Movie, There Will Be Blood, Dog Day Afternoon, Scenes from a Marriage, Casino, Glengarry Glen Ross, Death of a Salesman, La Strada, Stardust Memories, Husbands and Wives, Vicky Christina Barcelona, Fantastic Planet, Spirited Away, Wild Strawberries, The Godfathers, The Assassination of Richard Nixon, Amelie, 8 1/2, Magnolia, Punch Drunk Love, Milk, Boogie Nights, Fear & Loathing, Sweet & Lowdown, The Darjeeling Limited, Saraband, Eyes Wide Shut, The Squid & the Whale, Margot At The Wedding, El Mariachi, Taxi Driver, Straw Dogs, I Heart Huckabees, The King of Comedy, Jules Et Jim, The Shawshank Redemption, Interiors, Adaptation, Deconstructing Harry, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, That Obscure Object Of Desire, Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, Slumdog Millionaire, A Mighty Wind, Match Point, Closer, Metropolitan, Vanilla Sky, Speed Racer, When Harry Met Sally, Crimes & Misdemeanors, The Graduate, Dummy, Office Space, Sideways, The Big Lebowski, The Story of Anvil, Grindhouse, The Royal Tennenbaums, High Fidelity, Good Will Hunting, Pleasantville, Reservoir Dogs, La Dolche Vita, Garden State, Rushmore, The War Room, Religulous, Gonzo, Darkman, Jerry Maguire, Schindler's List, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Being John Malcovich, Fargo, Kill Bill, The Departed, Raising Arizona, Groundhog's Day, Fahrenheit 911, Bowling for Columbine, Sicko, American History X, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Truman Show, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, The 25th Hour, Mulholland Drive, The Weather Man, Charlie Wilson's War, Kinsey, Annie Hall, The Front, Falling Down, Anchorman, Pulp Fiction, The Savages, The Devil & Daniel Johnston, Gummo (At least many of the scenes)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

On a whim I rode my bike on a road which turned out to be 60 miles long. Midway through, I found a small cul de sac enclosed by a large dusty crescent-shaped cliff. I took my shoes off, climbed the whole thing, and felt like a caveman for a second, which is always nice.

Teach, Learn, Share

I know how to be both an optimist and a pessimist on most every subject.

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