Monday, March 12, 2007

The Right Profile

I promised a Buffy column today but while taking my shower this morning, I began thinking about how I’ve never posted a profile about myself. Considering half the point of a blog is getting to “know” a person, it seems a little unfair to the readers who don’t happen to be relatives of mine or go to the same college as me. So, here’s a little about me and, when applicable, it’ll be in Five Best form:

Name: Josh Kurp

Age: 19

Hometown: Selkirk, New York

College: Eugene Lang at The New School

Current Residence: New York City

Favorite artists/ bands:

#1. Bob Dylan
#2. The Beatles
#3. The Velvet Underground
#4. The Band
#5. Tom Waits

Favorite movies:

#1. The Last Waltz
#2. Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
#3. Star Wars (the original trilogy)
#4. Chinatown
#5. Either Monkey Business, Duck Soup or A Night at the Opera by the Marx Brothers.

Favorite television shows:

#1. The Simpsons
#2. The Office (both BBC and NBC)
#3. South Park
#4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
#5. Mystery Science Theater 3000

Favorite books:

#1. The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
#2. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
#3. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
#4. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
#5. Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth

Favorite sport teams:

#1. New York Mets
#2. Carolina Panthers

And only those two.

Granted, there's more to knowing a person than just by their tastes in the arts and entertainment but due to the fact that this blog mostly deals with the aforementioned arts and entertainment, it'll have to do for now.

But if you have anything to ask, feel free to e-mail at or instant message me at lwaltz41.

Thanks for reading.