Jake Galgon

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, United States

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  • Delivering pizzas, looking to go to grad school this fall
  • High school dropout (illness) and a BA from Washington Un...
  • From Philadelphia, PA
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About Me


Nothing so grandiose that I think I'd be comfortable using the word "mission" to describe it


I laugh pretty loud. I'm looking to go to grad school for philosophy this fall. I like strength training. Other details below.



Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I'm new as yet. We shall see.


I'm new to the website, but I've done my share of putting and being put up. Highlights include some great times with my brother's friends in India.


Philosophy, power/olympic lifting, microbrews, food/music/books/movies/the-regulars-you-know

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Andrei Rublev, Singin' in the Rain, Miracle Mile, Hackers, Kiki's Delivery Service, Aguirre, Tokyo Story, Cool Hand Luke, Notorious, WALL-E, any and all Buster Keaton, Groundhog Day, Wild Zero, Tampopo, Bad Boys 2, Pom Poko, Ran, Sixteen Candles, Commando, Rockies I, IV, and Balboa

Music: Stan Rogers, Sam Cooke, Sicko, Manowar, Stephin Merritt stuff, Andrew W.K., Brian Eno, Roland Kirk, Nick Drake, Screeching Weasel, Immortal, The Mountain Goats, Bathory, Beyonce, The Shoes, doo wop, reggaeton

Books: Bridge of Birds, Moby Dick, PG Wodehouse books, 100 Years of Solitude, The Book of the New Sun, From Hell, Don Quixote, The Baron in the Trees, The Plague, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, The Brothers Karamazov. Plus Mill, Hume, Lewis, Rawls, Russell, Wittgenstein, Sen, Plato, Quine, and Singer

Food: Scrapple and cheesesteaks

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Far from amazing, but I was pretty happy when I broke the 500lb deadlift barrier

Teach, Learn, Share

Weightlifting/strength training/general fitness technique and info, a few fun philosophical puzzles in the analytic tradition

Countries I’ve Visited

Bolivia, Canada, India, Peru

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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