The Book Report
Now at HiFi, 169 Ave A, NYCTuesday July 8 at 8:00
Reports on books by the people who’ve read them.
Featuring essayist Chelsea Hodson, poet Monica Wendel, poet & humorist Mark Leidner, and poet Sarah Bridgins. Hosted by the indefatigable Leigh Stein and the inimitable Sasha Fletcher.
HEY YO YOU GUYS WE ARE BACK
recent answers to ok cupid questions
Would you go out with a smoker?
I am writing a western and I’ve never even seen the desert.
On a typical night, what time do you go to sleep?
This morning at 230 or so I thought I saw a really precisely coiled cloud of smoke on the other side of my bed and apparently I started backing away and yelling and then fell out of bed and hit my elbow on the side of my bed and man that was weird huh
Do you like to dance?
Today it was so humid that I changed from jeans to shorts and then played DON’T TAKE IT PERSONAL because Monica is probably still kind of important.
Do you masturbate?
It should be stated that on the one hand, LBJ got us involved in Vietnam, and tore this country apart. On the other hand, he was personally responsible for the Civil Rights Act, the NEA, the NEH, school lunches for kids who couldn’t afford them because 1) everyone should be able to get a meal and 2) how the fuck are you going to ever learn if all you are is hungry? Have you ever been hungry? Like really and truly hungry? It’s fucked you guys. Also Medicare, Medicaid, more funding for PBS, Consumer protection services like cigarette warnings and food safety standards, about a dozen environmental protection acts. Anyway, LBJ was pretty complicated.
Do you ever date to avoid being alone?
One day I would really like to meet a nice girl and maybe stay in like a cabin type situation between some woods and a lake and sit in the tub and eat spaghetti together. Ideally it’d be a claw foot tub but I mean life isn’t always ideal, you know?
After a sexual encounter, would you ever tell your partner that they were “the best you’d ever had” if it was not true?
The whole “I can never tell a lie” thing re: Abraham Lincoln may or may not have been greatly exaggerated but either way the dude was a great speaker and then he got shot in the head.