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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
A PROUSTIAN QUESTIONAIRE: REPLY FROM BERLIN
Your favorite qualities in a man:
cannot stand "macho men", loud men, "men" men. There's too many of
them in the world running around and fouling things up with their
testosterone piqued egos. I am a man myself. A combat war veteran. And
still I cannot see the use of this type of posturing. I enjoy the
company of sophisticated, educated, eloquent, poetic, talented,
well-rounded men. Men who can fly a plane, build a computer, play the
flute, write an essay, cook more than BBQ, explain the musical evolution
of classical and jazz without being too wimpy to go on a 12 day hiking
trip or too squeamish to kill their own food. I want it all in a man,
just not the noise or the pride.
Your favorite qualities in a
and self-confidence. And the ability to hold a conversation and tell a
man when he is full of shit. Men need to hear that more. Especially from
women they respect. Unfortunately, the sociopath clowns who run this
economic game don't respect anyone, so god could tell them to their face
that the world would be better if they jump off a cliff, and they would
still go about their business of looting and pillaging the middle and
What you appreciate the most in
since I moved to Germany and married a Germany woman, I still haven't
been able to make any friends here... It gets harder as you get older.
It's one of the things that does not get easier with age. Friendship
requires trust, and as we age, we find it harder to trust in others. Oh
Your main fault:
Ask people who know me better than I do.
Your favorite occupation:
used to pretend I was a dinosaur, but my wife found me running around
the woods, screeching like a prehistoric bird, and told me it was time
I'd grow up. I think that was two days ago.
Your idea of happiness:
living together in a well regulated capitalist society. Or a hunter
gatherer society. I still haven't figured that one out yet.
Your idea of misery:
who live in misery and accept it when there is a possibility to change.
However, we don't all have the possibility to change. That's how they
rig the system.
If not yourself, who would you be?
Where would you like to live?
Where I am: Germany.
Your favorite poets/writers:
The ones who don't suck.
Your favorite heroes and heroines in fiction:
Vigilantes. Because our "justice" system sucks, that's the fantasy I keep alive.
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