Laura

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About me

Gender FEMALE
Industry Student
Occupation Larnin.
Location Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Introduction I'm a PhD student in econ at UBC. For fun, I write this blog.
Interests Liberal and neoliberal politics, Soviet history, Anglo Saxon literature, unfashionable British pop bands hated by Pitchfork, Allo Allo (the BBC series), sea kayaking, political biographies, Korean food, life cycle and public policy economics
Favorite Movies The Control Room, The Smartest Guys in the Room, Dr. Strangelove, The Manchurian Candidate
Favorite Music Gomez, Ian Broudie/Lightning Seeds, XTC, Massive Attack, Kate Bush, Death Cab for Cutie, Doves, TV on the Radio (ack what is a cool band doing on this list?), Decemberists (ack another one!), Tragically Hip, Arcade Fire (what have I become - I need to stop)
Favorite Books Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban, When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro, Wuthering Heights, Heart of Darkness, Beowulf, Politics by Hendrik Hertzberg, The Roaring Nineties by Joseph Stiglitz, Lenin's Tomb by David Remnick, Before the Storm by Rick Perlstein, The Vital Center by Arthur Schlessigner, Assasination Vacation by Sarah Vowell

Why does the taste of pennies remind you of losing a tooth?

Hmmm. Does the correct answer have something to do with copper?