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Member: Jorn Barger
Epinions.com ID: jorn
Location: Chicago, IL
Member Since: Sep 13, 1999
Homepage: http://www.robotwisdom.com/
Favorite Websites: http://home.luna.nl/~ellen/present/index.html
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Sep 23, 2000 'Dangerous Friend' classic Vietnam parable Just Ward S
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Aug 10, 2000 Very cool female James Bond Peter Hoeg and Tiina Nunnally - Smilla's Sense of Snow
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Aug 10, 2000 Perfect for David Lynch fans Lynda Barry - Cruddy: An Illustrated Novel
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Aug 2, 2000 Where's the plot? George V. Higgins - At End of Day: A Novel of Suspense
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Jul 14, 2000 How they're fleecing you Product info temporarily unavailable.
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Favorite directors/films:
- Robert Altman (McCabe & Mrs Miller, Brewster McCloud)
- Richard Lester (Help, Funny Thing/Forum)
- David Lynch (Blue Velvet)
- Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs)
- Jacques Rivette (Celine & Julie Go Boating)
- Mike Leigh (High Hopes)
- Scorsese (GoodFellas)
- Kubrick (Full Metal Jacket)
- Absolute Beginners (Temple)
- Sleeper (Woody Allen)
- What's Up Doc? (Bogdanovich)
- Black Orpheus (Camus)
- Sweetie (Jane Campion)
- American Graffiti (Lucas)
- They Live (John Carpenter)

Guilty pleasures: Barbarella

Favorite authors/books:
- Joyce (Finnegans Wake)
- Barbara O'Brien (Operators and Things)
- Robert Stone (Damascus Gate)
- Iris Murdoch (Word Child)
- Joseph McElroy (Ancient History)
- Pynchon (Gravity's Rainbow)
- Nabokov (Strong Opinions)
- G Spencer Brown (Laws of Form)
- Krishnamurti
- Stephen Gaskin (Amazing Dope Tales)

Favorite musicians: Kate Bush, Hal Willner, Joni Mitchell, Michael Hurley, Incredible String Band, Thelonius Monk, Marta Sebestyen, Stewart/Gaskin

Theme song: Dancing Barefoot (Patti Smith)

Political flashpoints: Waco, NAFTA, campaign finance, rights of corporations

Contrarian opinions: W3C and XML are evil; Joyce is the grandfather of AI; literature is descriptive psychology