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Erhan BLC

NY, USA

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Overview

  • 11 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Turkish; learning Azerbaijani, German
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Analyst
  • Graduate School
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

http://about.me/erhanBLC

Just like 98.4 percent of CouchSurfers I'm open-minded, liberal, adventurous, funny, laid back, easy going, spontaneous. a true traveler who enjoys to see new places, meet with new people and experience new things...

Besides that I'm an economist who is a cigar aficionado, movie junkie, culinary explorer, enjoy role playing games, collects vinyl, listen indie music, love sarcasm and hate political correctness.

I believe this is the only life we have and it is wise to diversify our experience as much as we can. So, there is no shame in thinking about what on earth could enrich our enjoyment of life.

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell

"Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality." - Bertrand Russell

"When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?" - John Maynard Keynes

"Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slave of some defunct economist." - John Maynard Keynes

"There is no statement so absurd that no philosopher will make it." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence." - Christopher Hitchens

"I'm not gonna censor myself to comfort your ignorance." - Jon Stewart

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." - Robert J. Hanlon

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

I'm pretty new to the community but I love the idea since I heard for the first time. It's too good to be true. I wish I was aware of it when I first started travelling.

I was hosted few times and met with interesting people. Willing to experience more.

Interests

Travelling, Science, Psychology, History, Politics, Arts, Swimming, Sailing, Reading, Photography, Clubbing, Economics, Sociology, Sports, Football, Billiard, Bowling, Investment, Cyberpunk, Cthulhu Mythos, Transhumanism, Cryonics, Music, Fitness, Independent Films, Indie Music, Classics, Libertarianism, Literature, Philosophy, Logic, Technology, Weightlifting, Women, Architecture, Design, Role Playing Games, Backpacking, Cognitive Science, Urban Exploration, Vinyl, Cigars, Coffee, Beer, Wine, Chocolate, Cheese, Different cultures, Nature, Culinary, Anything weird...

Music, Movies & Books


MUSIC

My last.fm account says I usually listen these stuff:

Morrissey, Death Cab for Cutie, The Perishers, Keane, Beulah, Placebo, Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake, The Postal Service, Coldplay, Muse, Oasis, Radiohead, Kings of Convenience, Jeff Buckley, The Cranberries, The Killers, R.E.M., Slipknot, U2, Sezen Aksu, The Cure, HIM, Jimmy Eat World, The Thrills, Frank Sinatra, Travis, Beck, CAKE, Solomon Burke, Iron & Wine, Belle and Sebastian, Ilhan Irem, Nada Surf, Ben Harper, José González, Blur, The Smiths, Scorpions, Nirvana, Metallica, The Dust Brothers, Eels, Pink Floyd, Godsmack, Interpol, Limp Bizkit, Kent, Slowblow, Manic Street Preachers, Bright Eyes, Franz Schubert, Lazlo Bane, Joseph Arthur, The Polyphonic Spree, Cat Power, Modest Mouse, James Blunt, Paul Simon, Teoman, Air, Metric, Alanis Morissette, Stars, The Decemberists, Kasabian, The Beatles, The Offspring, Damien Rice, P.O.D., Neil Zaza, Milla Jovovich, Great Lake Swimmers, Gorillaz, Dashboard Confessional, Rage Against the Machine, Helldorado, Tito Larriva, Bryan Adams, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Beastie Boys, Guns N' Roses, Devendra Banhart, Green Day, Clint Mansell, Franz Ferdinand, The White Stripes, Low, Dios Malos, Rogue Wave, Ron Sexsmith, The Dandy Warhols, Warren Zevon, Moody Blues, Kansas

MOVIES

The Big Lebowski, Fight Club, American Beauty, Trainspotting, Balde Runner, Beetle Juice, Taxi Driver, A Clockwork Orange, Snatch, Kill Bill, Inception, Usual Suspects, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, The Wizard of Oz, Back to the Future, Star Wars, Terminator 2, Scarface, Matrix, Good Will Hunting, Leon, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Game, Memento, Interstate 60, The Shining, Teen Wolf, Borat, Sin City, 300, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Revolutionary Road, Forrest Gump, Dark City, Inglorious Bastards, Fargo, Donnie Darko, V for Vendetta, Big Fish, The Dark Knight, Interview with the Vampire, Cloverfield, Godfather, The Shawshank Redemption, Shutter Island, In the Mouth of Madness, Pan's Labyrinth, Seven, Planet Terror, From Dusk Till Dawn, eXistenZ, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, The Thirteenth Floor, Pleasantville, Barton Fink, Life of Brian, Holy Grail, Brazil, Metropolis, No Country for Old Men, Departed, Lost Highway

TV

Game of Thrones, The Office, Seinfeld, Monty Python, Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Californication, The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, IT Crowd, Family Guy, Nip/Tuck, House M.D., Scrubs, Freaks and Geeks, The Simpsons, Malcolm in the Middle, American Dad, Friends, Joey, South Park, The X-Files, Sherlock, Real Time with Bill Maher, Top Gear, Fifth Gear, Daily Show, Colbert Report, History Channel, Nova Science

BOOKS

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 1984, Little Prince, Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, Neuromancer, War and Peace, Crime and Punishment,Fight Club, The Catcher in the Rye The Brothers Karamazov, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Time Regulation Institute, A Farewell to Arms, A Tale of Two Cities, Animal Farm, Sherlock Holmes, Lord of the Flies, The Call of the Wild, Lord of the Rings, Les Miserables, Great Expectations, At the Mountains of Madness , The Rules of Attraction, Choke, The Call of Cthulhu, A Clockwork Orange, Haunted, The Metamorphosis, Naked Lunch, The Demon-Haunted World, Why People Believe Weird Things, Philosophical Investigations, Freakonomics, The God Delusion, Denialism, On Liberty, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, A Treatise Of Human Nature, Origin of Species, Manufacturing Consent, The Mind of the Market, The Science of Good and Evil, A Theory of Justice, Democracy in America, The Logic of Scientific Discovery, How the Mind Works, Beyond the Hoax, Selfish Gene, Fashionable Nonsense, Gödel, Escher, Bach, The End of History and the Last Man, Consciousness Explained, Anarchy, State, and Utopia, Watchmen, Spawn, X-Men, Dark Tower

Even I found them boring like many people, I still stick with Lonely Planet and Rough Guides.

MAGAZINES

The Economist, Wired, Reason, Scientific American, Monocle, Wallpaper, Business Week, Cigar Aficionado, The New Yorker, Men's Health, Rolling Stone, Budget Travel

FOOD

Italian, Turkish, Lebanese, Japanese, Greek, Spanish and occasional junk food.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

It's hard to pick one.

(I know that this is a lousy answer. I will fill this box soon : )

Teach, Learn, Share

I know lots about micro and macro economics but if you don't want to get bored don't even ask for it.

I can teach you Turkish or English, cooking Turkish specials, how to work out, photography or driving.

Do you have any thing in life that you're passionate about? I would love to listen about it.

If you know anything about science, particularly about evolutionary or cognitive and behavioral sciences, load me till I pass out!

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Austria, Belgium, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

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