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Introduction Like ... who wants to know? And why? Don't you have enough to do? Or what? (And don't give me that "or what" nonsense.)
Interests politics, cats, botany, zoology, gardening, cooking, astronomy, computers, languages, writing, words, photography, music
Favorite Movies Yojimbo, Wing Chun, Ran, Blazing Saddles, The Producers (original), Raise The Red Lantern, The Lower Depths (Kurosawa), Shaun of the Dead, Red Sorghum, Farewell My Concubine, Distant Thunder, Seven Samurai, Tank Girl, Men in Tights, I Live in Fear, The Devil's Backbone, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Serial Mom, Amelie, Eight Women, Go Fish
Favorite Music Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Africa Never Stand Still (various artists), Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Sounds of Sunda, Frank Zappa, B-52s, The Bobs, Incredible String Band, The Amazing Blondel, Gong Band, Billie Holliday, Stevie Wonder, Le Kayblie au Cour, Asylum Street Spankers, Aretha Franklin, Baaba Maal, Bellemou, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Waits, J.J. Cale, Lhasa De Sela, Nina Simone, Oum Kalthoum, The Pogues, Stella Chiweshe, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Cesaria Evora, Talking Heads, Youssou N'Dour, ZZTop
Favorite Books Collapse, Guns Germs and Steel, Bridge of Birds, Bastard_Out_of_Carolina, Midnight's Children, Shame, The God of Small Things, The Kite Runner, Story of The Stone, The Dream of the Red Chamber, Persepolis, All God's Dangers, Candide, The Color Purple, Tales of Nasr-Ed-Din Khoja, The Gate To Women's Country, Grass

When you spilled the milk, did it look like the moon?

Hell, no. It looked like vomit.