ME ME ME ME

Rachel/Robert

"The highlight of the evening"

--Better Homes and Gardens

"[...] easily the beau ideal among Wisconsin's multitudes of accomplished amateur lexicographers"

--The New York Review of Books

"Perhaps the personification of magniloquence"

--Cat Fancy

"[...] a shrieking, tumescent delight!"

--Gothic & Lolita Bible

"[Buchanan is] now an aureate vector for that most virulent strain of sensual Yellow Fever"

--Psychology Today

"Very good, very funny at party until we brought out dogs"

--Zladeh

I'm an author, lexicographer, cacophonist, ailurophile, bibliophile, cinephile, logophile, inveterate aggregator, dedicated middlebrow, incurable switch-hitter, incontestable babe, borderline narcissist, weird semi-Mediterranean prairie octoroon and alliterative anastrophe addict. My personality type is superlative INTJ.

Avocations

Composition; reading; ambulation; cycling; board, card and video games; crossword, word-finder and jigsaw puzzles; photography


Interests

Ethnology, graphic design, lexicography, linguistics, microeconomics, organized crime, Ukiyo-e


Favorites

Authors

Woody Allen, William Peter Blatty, Anthony Burgess, William S. Burroughs, Beverly Cleary, Theodore Dalrymple, H.P. Lovecraft, Cormac McCarthy, Edgar Allan Poe, Hunter S. Thompson, Dr. Seuss, Voltaire

Bleepers & bloopers

John Carpenter, Depeche Mode, Farmers Manual, Kraftwerk, Pan sonic

Cineastes

Woody Allen, Pedro Almodóvar, Catherine Breillat, John Carpenter, William Castle, Joel and Ethan Coen, William Friedkin, Terry Gilliam, Werner Herzog, Alfred Hitchcock, Shohei Imamura, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Masaki Kobayashi, Stanley Kubrick, Akira Kurosawa, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Sergio Leone, David Lynch, Hayao Miyazaki, Maurice Pialat, Roman Polanski, Éric Rohmer, Martin Scorsese, Jan Svankmajer

Comics creators & mangaka

Sergio Aragonés, Jean Giraud, Narumi Kakinouchi and Toshihiro Hirano, Frank Miller, Masamune Shirow, Rumiko Takahashi, Bill Watterson

Composers

Johann Sebastian Bach, Angelo Badalamenti, Béla Bartók, Ludwig van Beethoven, John Carpenter, Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy, Alberto Ginastera, Franz Joseph Haydn, Bernard Herrmann, Kenji Kawai, Koji Kondo, Felix Mendelssohn, Ennio Morricone, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Krzysztof Penderecki, Ástor Piazzolla, Sergei Prokofiev, Maurice Ravel, Domenico Scarlatti, Franz Schubert, Toru Takemitsu, Antonio Vivaldi

Folk music & musicians

Ainu, Catalan, Flamenco, French, Geinoh Yamashirogumi, kumidaiko, Romanian, tarantellas

Humorists

Best Brains, Joe Bob Briggs, Everything Is Terrible!, Dante Fontana, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, Anthony Jeselnik, Kipple, James Lileks, Million Dollar Extreme, Monty Python, RiffTrax, Peter Serafinowicz, Erik Wolpaw

Painters & engravers

Saul Bass, Salvador Dalí, Albrecht Duerer, H.R. Giger, Yukio Kitta, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Hajime Sorayama, Frederic Soulacroix, Kuniyoshi Utagawa, Johannes Vermeer

Rockers

The Beatles, Frank Black, David Bowie, The Breeders, The Cure, The Doors, Joy Division, My Bloody Valentine, Pink Floyd, The Pixies, The Ramones, The Runaways, The Smiths, Spinal Tap

Sculptors

Constantin Brancusi, H.R. Giger

Singers

James Brown, Sam Cooke, Nick Drake, Marvin Gaye, Roy Orbison

Soloists

Martha Argerich, Vladimir Horowitz, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Maurizio Pollini, Ivo Pogorelic, Sviatoslav Richter, Leonard Rose, Mstislav Rostropovich, Mitsuko Uchida

Table games

Battleship, checkers, chess, Connect Four, Jenga, Mahjong, Monopoly, Parcheesi, Reversi/Othello, Scrabble, Simon

Thespians

Richard Burton, Catherine Deneuve, Charles Durning, Peter Falk, Pam Grier, Gene Hackman, Isabelle Huppert, Michael Keaton, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jack Lemmon, Janet Margolin, Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward, Warren Oates, Donald Pleasence, Gena Rowlands, George C. Scott, Paul Sorvino, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Nicol Williamson, Natalie Wood

Welter

B-movies, chanbara and jidaigeki, Einstürzende Neubauten, Antoni Gaudí, Guinness (Book of) World Records, Ed Logg, Robert Mapplethorpe, Shigeru Miyamoto, The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon, spaghetti westerns, Studio Ghibli, these movies and these video games


Peeves

Fauxteurs

Michael Bay, Luc Besson, Kenneth Branagh, Roland Emmerich, Spike Lee, Kevin Smith, Lars von Trier, Joss Whedon

Literary hacks

Stephenie Meyer, J. K. Rowling, Philip Roth, John Scalzi, Kurt Vonnegut

Miserable musicians

Phil Collins, Celine Dion, Drake, Duran Duran, Electric Light Orchestra, Faith Hill, Bruno Mars, Matchbox Twenty, John Mellencamp, Rush, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Kanye West

Online rookeries

Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Linkedin, Quora, Twitter

Social and ideological failures

Animal abusers, censors, Evangelicals, GYOW activists, hausfrauen, hippies, hipsters, Joy Division's fans, Kanye West's sober fans, milksops, National Socialists, Philadelphians, social justice warriors, surgical addicts, third-wave feminists, wastrels

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