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|Introduction||Early middle-aged, younger looking than you. And hardly any arthritis. Really. Resident of the Bay Area, though formerly of somewhere in the Netherlands - living in Europe with a US passport can be an adventure. I should also mention that I am not a Red-Sea pedestrian. Make of that what you will.|
|Interests||Various, ranging from wonderfully greasy foods that guarantee major acid indigestion, through odd linguistic stuff, to poetry. Plus tobacco and Talmud-Torah.|
|Favorite Movies||King of Masks, A Chinese Ghost Story, Mommy Dearest, Apocalypse Now, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spinal Tap, The Big Lebowski.|
|Favorite Music||Cajun walzes, Cantonese opera, Irish war songs, Rai, Bhangra. Plus unhappy Hokkien ballads and Mandarin nightclub songs of the thirties, forties, and fifties.|
|Favorite Books||Ada, Pale Fire, Pnin.|
You can punch a hole in an apple using a straw. How do you think that makes your milkshake feel?
He was close, real close. I couldn't see him yet, but I could feel him, as if the boat were being sucked upriver and the water was flowing back...