Michael K. Willis

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Gender MALE
Industry Publishing
Occupation Writer
Location San Diego, California, United States
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Introduction I was born in a crossfire hurricane and I howled at my ma in the pouring rain. But it's all right now, in fact it's a gas! Or something like that. In my time I've done a bunch of stuff, met some good folks, loved and lost and loved again, been a few interesting places, and am now a cynical optimist (or optimistic cynic, after all this time I'm still never exactly sure which I am at any given moment) living in sunny Southern California.
Interests music, books, news, pro football, comic books, current events, daydreaming, walking, history, politics, horse racing
Favorite Movies All About Eve, All That Jazz, Batman Begins, Brokeback Mountain, Belle du Jour, Buckaroo Banzai, Bugsy, Casablanca, Casino, Chinatown, Citizen Kane, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Conversation, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Dr. Strangelove, Dogma, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Fantasia, Fargo, Finding Nemo, Glengarry GlenRoss, The Godfather, The Godfather Part 2, Goodfellas, The Incredibles, JFK, The Last Waltz, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Malcolm X, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Patton, The Philadelphia Story, The Player, Pulp Fiction, Reds, She's Gotta Have It, Short Cuts, Sin City, Spider-Man I & II, Superman I & II, Swimming with Sharks, Taxi Driver, The Usual Suspects, Wag the Dog, Y Tu Mama Tambien
Favorite Music India Arie, Louis Armstrong, Johann Sebastian Bach, The Beatles, Leonard Bernstein, Big Star, Neko Case, The Chieftains, The Clash, John Coltrane, Common, Elvis Costello, Cowboy Junkies, Miles Davis, The Dixie Chicks, Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, Feist, Fountains of Wayne, Aretha Franklin, George Gershwin, Macy Gray, Patty Griffin, Nanci Griffith, Emmylou Harris, Hem, Billie Holiday, Norah Jones, Rickie Lee Jones, Chaka Khan, k.d. lang, Los Lobos, Branford Marsalis, The Dave Matthews Band, The Mavericks, Nellie McKay, Joni Mitchell, Keb’Mo’, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Van Morrison, Maria Muldaur, Meshell Ndegeocello, The Negro Problem, Willie Nelson, The New Pornographers, Joan Osborne, Madeleine Peyroux, Prince, Public Enemy, R.E.M., Eddi Reader, Rilo Kiley, The Rolling Stones, Linda Ronstadt, Patti Scialfa, Jill Scott, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Talking Heads, U2, Weather Report, Kanye West, Lucinda Williams, Cassandra Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Lizz Wright, Trisha Yearwood, Yo La Tengo, Neil Young, Warren Zevon
Favorite Books A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving), Bad Behavior (Mary Gaitskill), The Civil War (Shelby Foote), The Color Purple (Alice Walker), DC: The New Frontier (Darwyn Cooke), Dirty Havana Trilogy (Pedro Juan Gutierrez), For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf (Ntozake Shange), Foundation (Isaac Azimov), The Hotel New Hampshire (John Irving), If Beale Street Could Talk (James Baldwin), I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou), In Cold Blood (Truman Capote), The Inner Circle (T.C. Boyle), Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison), Jazz (Toni Morrison), Locas (Jaime Hernandez) Lonesome Dove (Larry McMurtry), Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez), Native Son (Richard Wright), One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez), The Onion Field (Joseph Wambaugh), Palomar (Gilbert Hernandez), Superman for All Seasons (Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale), Time Enough for Love (Robert Heinlein), Watchmen (Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons)

Unlike a dog, how can a turtle ever be naked?

Turtles have excellent imaginations, man! In their minds, they're always naked.