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Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation teacher
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States
Introduction I engage in several real and metaphorical activities, including teaching, learning, reading, playing, pubbing, searching, pursuing, digesting, scaling, shaking down, digging, rebooting, stirring, trying, and teething.
Interests Music, movies, film, film studies, literature, politics, liberal, liberalism, Democrat, progressive, pop culture, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Brainerd, Chicago, human rights, poetry, vegetarian, vegan, drama, education, teaching, teacher
Favorite Movies 2001: A Space Odyssey, Adaptation, American Beauty, The American President, Anchorman, Babel, Batman Begins, Best in Show, The Big Lebowski, Bonnie and Clyde, Boogie Nights, Brokeback Mountain, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Capote, Catch Me if You Can, Children of Men, Citizen Kane, City of God, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Cinema Paradiso, The Constant Gardener, The Contender, Dangerous Liaisons, The Departed, Die Hard, Dr. Strangelove, E.T., Election, The Empire Strikes Back, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Fargo, Get Shorty, Giant, Goodfellas, The Graduate, Heat, Heathers, High Fidelity, Igby Goes Down, Jaws, Kill Bill, L.A. Story, Lawrence of Arabia, Léolo, Little Miss Sunshine, Lost in Translation, Love Actually, Magnolia, The Man with Two Brains, Memento, Millions, Minority Report, The Mission, Moonlight Mile, Moulin Rouge, Munich, No Country for Old Men, North by Northwest, O Brother Where Art Thou?, On Golden Pond, Once, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Parenthood, The Player, Psycho, Pulp Fiction, Punch-Drunk Love, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Raising Arizona, Rebel Without a Cause, Reservoir Dogs, The Rock, The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, Saving Private Ryan, Say Anything, Sideways, The Silence of the Lambs, Sling Blade, Some Kind of Wonderful, Star Wars, Syriana, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Three Kings, Top Secret!, Traffic, Trainspotting, True Romance, Unforgiven, The Usual Suspects, Vanilla Sky, Waiting for Guffman, The War of the Roses, Wild at Heart
Favorite Music R.E.M., New Order, The Smiths, The Boo Radleys, The Trash Can Sinatras, The Decemberists, Saint Etienne, Depeche Mode, Coldplay, Death Cab for Cutie, Belle and Sebastian, The Postal Service, Broken Social Scene, Blur, Radiohead, U2, Eels, Sufjan Stevens, Underworld, Chemical Brothers, Moby, The Beatles, Charlatans UK, Pet Shop Boys, Bjork, Beth Orton, Everything But the Girl, Basement Jaxx, Tahiti 80, The Cure, Erasure, Cornershop, Page France, The Go! Team, Robyn Hitchcock, Stars, Grandaddy, Fatboy Slim, James, Lightning Seeds, Groove Armada, Morrissey, New Fast Automatic Daffodils, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Nitzer Ebb, The Stone Roses, Peter Gabriel, The Pogues, Beck, Röyksopp, The Flaming Lips, Sinead O'Connor, Smashing Pumpkins, Hot Chip, Peter Bjorn and John, Guillemots, LCD Soundsystem, Soul Coughing, Scissor Sisters, Snow Patrol, Mike Doughty, The Beloved, They Might Be Giants, Boards of Canada, Junior Boys, etc.
Favorite Books The Great Gatsby, A Prayer for Owen Meaney, The Things They Carried, Catch-22, Slaughterhouse-Five, As I Lay Dying, In the Lake of the Woods, One Hundred Years of Solitude, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, You Shall Know Our Velocity!, Naked, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, Sula, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, All the Pretty Horses, The Road, No Country for Old Men

You've just inherited a manufacturing plant that specializes in plastics. What are you going to make?

Melba toast