Kenneth Funsten

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Writer
Location Planet Earth
Introduction I've had many jobs: librarian, rock n roll journalist, hedge fund manager. Google me and see the record! Now I want to change America--before it slips over the brink and into the abyss of a long slide down. I believe that if we insist on being heard (that's democracy, right?), we can all do it together. And if not now, when? If not here, where?
Interests Changing the world through persuasion or force, Reinvigorating a dialog of traditional American values, Equality of opportunity, Individualism, The opportunity of a democracy of public opinion, To overcome a mentality of hate that has usurped America, What we grew cynical about when we gave up on Santa Claus, To believe that Good writing makes good thinking.
Favorite Movies The Last of the Mohicans with Day-Lewis & Russell Means, The Grifters, Apocalypse Now, Our Man in Havana with Alec Guinness, The Third Man, the Three Stooges, The Canterville Ghost with Charles Laughton, Fellini, Dick.
Favorite Music Miles Davis, Sex Pistols, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Bach's Art of the Fugue, Beethoven's later String Quartets, Stockhausen's Kurzwellen, Lennie Tristano, Hildegard von Bingen.
Favorite Books The Dictionary, the Encyclopedia, Graham Greene's Quiet American, his Human Factor, his End of the Affair, anything by Raymond Chandler, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Philip Roth, Rudyard Kipling, Larry McMurtry, Allen Ginsberg, the great progressive Herman Melville.

You've been entered in a shadow puppet contest. What's your best pose?

Casting, with the pole still moving forward