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Okay, so I said my interests were too pedestrian and lame to be worth the interests meme, but naamah_darling said:

Xxxenophiles, hail Il Palazzo, Kragar's mysterious history (I am so jazzed you have that as an interest I could split), 09f911029d74e35bd84156c5635688c0, motorcycles, bosnian lesbian pirate cult (that just sounds fabulous, whatever it is), and won't-somebody-please-think-of-the-children?!?
So I guess I have to.
Xxxenophile
Xxxenophile is an adult comic book written and drawn by the inestimable Phil Foglio. If you've ever seen anything by Phil, imagine his sense of humor mixed with sex. Mostly not terribly explicit, but enough. Vibrator Repairman and The Adventures of Orgasm Lass and some of the shorts and yeah. One of my favorite comic series ever. Yes, I have the whole series.
Hail Il Palazzo
Excel Saga. Who doesn't want to hail Il Palazzo? Il Palazzo is watching you!

Trust me, if you haven't seen Excel Saga, I cannot possibly describe it for you, and if you have, well then you know what I'm talking about.
Kragar's Mysterious History
I'm totally a sucker for the Jhereg books. If you haven't read them...there's a character named Kragar who is good friends with the main character. He is an enigma in many, many ways. I actually saw this interest on someone else's LJ (I no longer remember who) and practically yelled out loud, "Yes! I need that one!" So I added it.
09f911029d74e35bd84156c5635688c0
The HD-DVD decryption key. It got discovered and Dugg, and then Digg took the post down at the behest of the movie industry. So people started posting and Digging it everywhere so that it'd be in so many places...

Remember, folks, you can't unpee in the pool, and nothing posted on the Internet ever goes away.
Motorcycles
I love them. I've had this interest in my profile since I started my LJ way back when. I've got well over 100k miles on motorcycles. I've ridden off-road and on-road. I currently own a 2000 Honda Superhawk, which I've done some performance upgrades on. I love it in ways women were only meant to love their vibrators. And its ergonomics really suck for me, even though they're much better now than when I started on it. I may have to trade it in for something less painful to ride. Unfortunately, that's probably also less fun to ride. So I still have it.
Bosnian Lesbian Pirate Cult
This is totally sensational's fault.
won't-somebody-please-think-of-the-children?!?
I hate this battle cry. Hate it with a deep, burning passion. Because it's always said by people who aren't really thinking of the children, they're justifying their beliefs with "but it's for the children!"

Fuck you for using kids to bolster your shaky belief system.

Er...I mean...yeah. I don't like it. Thus the sarcastic tone and extra punctuation.


So, um, if you ask me to, I may or may not pick interests from your list to have you tell me about them. Depends on what inspires me.

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Sure, I'll play. Pick away, or not, and I'll answer.

You might take a look at the VFR800s if you decide to ditch the Superchicken. I'm 6'2" and the ergos on mine have suited me well for 30K+ miles. Some Heli-bars would make it absurdly comfortable, but the Sargent seat was sufficient for me, and with suspension mods it'll take on all comers in the canyons. You're welcome to try mine any time.

Searching for the numinous, haruki murakami, john mcphee, monkeywrenching, slot canyons, violent weather, dumpster diving.

And I'd definitely like to take you up on that. A friend's VFR750 was pretty uncomfortable some years back, but the VFR800 has a somewhat different geometry. I'm suspecting I ought to go with an FJ or a ZX-12, but I'm open to anything. The Superchicken was a chance discovery. And like I said, I love the bike, I just don't love the hurting when I'm done riding. I've done 13 hour days on my VF1000F, but two hours on the Superchicken and I hurt in lots of places, and that's with bar risers and a Sargent seat.

The only riding I've done on a VTR was on the race track, so I can't really compare them. I've done a few 1K mile days and a 500mi/1500mi back-to-back set on the VFR, and while I was sore afterwards it definitely wasn't crippling. I seem to do well with the moto-yoga though - my race bike of the moment is an RS125, which is smaller and lighter than I am.