Lonesome George

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Gender MALE
Industry Museums or Libraries
Occupation archivist/encyclopedia salesman/writer
Location Disappearing Culver City, California, United States
Introduction I used to be a door-to-door salesman of encyclopedias, never much of a salesman, but I really loved those books. Did you know that the first encyclopedia of the modern world caused the French Revolution? Well, perhaps the first Obselidia will do the same...
Interests Encyclopedias, obsolete things, aeronautics, telegraphy, renaissance philosophy, puzzles, The Museum of Jurassic Technology, silent movies, super 8, World of Found, fossils, history.
Favorite Movies Duck Soup, Buster Keaton, Modern Times, Las Regles du Jeu, La Grande Illusion, Au Hasard Balthazar, Mouchette, Singing in the Rain, Battleship Potemkin, Last Year in Marienbad, Hiroshima Mon Amour, La Jetee, Sans Soliel, Le Diable Probablement, It's a Wonderful Life
Favorite Music Stravinsky, Glenn Gould playing Bach, Beethoven (especially the Second), Mozart's Requiem
Favorite Books The Encyclopedia Britannica Eleventh Edition, Marcel Proust, Fernando Pessoa, Vladimir Nbokov, Jorge Luis Borges, Georges Perec, Aristotle, Spinoza.

You have a red jar of cedar chips. Why do moths miss the forest?

You've made a mistake - I don't have a red jar of cedar chips. I have a forest in my red heart, and the moths fly to it.