activities: swimming in the ocean and at walden pond, running in the woods with the dog, getting my ears clogged with water and earwax and going partially deaf for the whole week until today when i got them cleaned out at the doctors, leaving the doctor’s office and hearing the high frequencies with such intensity scrape scrape scrape!, playing irish music with my friends matt and shannon, reading the idiot, downloading and listening to a bittorrent file of the complete miles davis at montreux in the 80s which is still some weird music, watching vantage point, superbad, the assassination of jesse james by the coward robert ford, and a cynical & novelistic old anthony mann western called The Furies.
Read this insanely fascinating article about the serial impersonator Bourdin - he channels Brando here:
â€œPeople always say to me, â€˜Why donâ€™t you become an actor?â€™ I think I would be a very good actor, like Arnold Schwarzenegger or Sylvester Stallone. But I donâ€™t want to play somebody. I want to be somebody.â€
At age 31, after 13 years of child-impersonation (in the late 90s he lived for months with a family in Texas, conning them into believing that he was their teenage son who had gone missing a couple years before; most recently he was caught living as a 15 year-old boy in a youth shelter in France, his native country), Bourdin has gone straight - he has a wife and kid and a youtube channel.