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About me

Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Introduction About Me? Hmm, let's see. The short (lexical) answer is: pronoun, the objective case of "I". But you probably wanted the long(er) (autobiographical) answer, right? Umm...next question please!
Interests science and technology, writing, literature, orature, Africa, business and economics, public policy, football (Mufulira Wanderers/Arsenal FC/Zambia)
Favorite Movies A few favourites that come to mind (for various reasons and in no particular order): St. Vincent (2014), The Incredibles (2004 from Pixar Animation Studios), No Country for Old Men (2007 directed by the Coen Brothers), Some Like It Hot (1959), North By Northwest (1959 directed by Alfred Hitchcock), The Usual Suspects (1995), A Perfect World (1993 directed by Clint Eastwood), Casablanca (1942), Julius Caesar (1953 starring Marlon Brando), Ben Hur (1959), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Princess Bride (1987), Children of a Lesser God (1986), Dead Poets Society (1989), Shrek Forever After (2010), Inception (2010), Walk the Line (2005), The Descendants (2011), The King's Speech (2010), Finding Forrester (2000)
Favorite Music What's that cliched term again? Oh yes: Eclectic.
Favorite Books "Favourite books" is not quite the right term. Let's call them "memorable books". They are too numerous to list comprehensively, but here's a somewhat arbitrary selection in no particular order: Smith (Leon Garfield, 1967), Julius Caesar (some phat rhymes by an old school MC called Billy Shakes P), The King James translation of the Bible (1611), Jeeves and Wooster Series by P. G. Wodehouse, Hercule Poirot Series by Agatha Christie, A House for Mr. Biswas (V. S. Naipaul 1961), Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe 1958), A Mathematician's Apology (G. H. Hardy 1940), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl 1964), The Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro 1989), The Effective Executive (Peter F. Drucker 1966), The Foundation Series/The Robot Series/Non-fiction essay collections by Isaac Asimov, The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand 1943), Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad 1902), The Human Stain (Philip Roth 2001), A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens 1843), George Orwell (novels/essays/letters/criticism and reviews), John Updike (mainly non-fiction/short stories/poetry), Disgrace (J. M. Coetzee 1999), Economics in One Lesson (Henry Hazlitt 1946), The Road to Serfdom (F. A. Hayek 1944), The Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum 1900), The Gruffalo (Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler 1999), Anthills of the Savannah (Chinua Achebe 1987)