Each week we offer a profile of an outsideleft reader. This is purely voluntary and as they used to say about dating Chris Evert, the line is long, but it moves pretty fast... So, c'mon, whore yourself a little for our entertainment...
Name: Harland J. Lincoln
Hometown: San Francisco - the Mission District.
Something About It: Lots of homeless, lots of burrito joints. There's a correlation there somewhere.
Transport: I don't have a car at the moment - I bum rides of my parents and friends most of the time. I'm saving for a used Honda at the moment though.
What do you do for money: I'm a five year senior at the SFSU
Preferred Musicians/Music: The Velvet Underground, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Wire, Sloan, The Cardigans early twee stuff, The Foxymorons, Superchunk, Cheap Trick, AC/DC
Likes: Frozen Pizza, Anal Sex (giving), Tivo, Cherry Coke, Concert Posters, sponging off the parents/girlfriend, public swimming pools, the Legend of King Tut.
Dislikes: Pretentious types, the smell of a McDonalds during the afternoon, the thought that my CDs may become obsolete in a few years, the computer virus that I've been trying to extract from my PC for the past 6 months.
Most embarrassing moment: All of my embarrassing moments have to do with girlfriends and gross bodily functions during sex - I get excited and lose control of my facilities. It may be crass, but it's happened to you too.
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