Oh, I look very much like Kiefer Sutherland (if that's your thing).
The order in which I read the NYT (online): World, Arts, Science, Sports, Movies, Politics, Top News, Technology, Books, Theater, Opinion, NY/Region.
I'm irreverent, irrepressible, impulsive, INFP and XKCD. All trapped in a nice guy personality. Potentially too nice maybe...but wait till you get to know me before you pass too harsh a judgment on that. Remember, I'm still a native here.
With that out of the way....and if you want to know more and feel like reading awhile, just pull up a chair and grab some popcorn. Here is the rest of me:
I've been a musician, an actor, a stockbroker, an accountant and now I'm a writer (poetry, comedy, non-fiction) and when I need to whore, fad science books, grant proposals and RFPs, and I'm a also game designer (no, not computer games - but the pieces, board and dice type things). I actually love what I do now and wouldn't trade it for anything. It is incredibly cool to wake up in the morning and look forward to the one minute commute to my desk in my apartment. Sometimes, it can take up to 5 minutes if I stop to make coffee - but I manage to deal.
Pop culture stuff:
Books: Favs include Godel, Escher, Bach; All the King's Men; Winter's Tale for just a few...on my e-nightstand currently: The Quincunx That Ate the Universe: A Real Theory of Everything; The God Delusion; The Fabric of the Cosmos and Diary of an Economic Hitman.
Movies: Children of Paradise, 8 1/2, Pi, Lost Highway, Wages of Fear, Repulsion, Ran, Floating Weeds, La Belle et la Bête, Come and See, The Human Condition, Elephant, documentaries, anything by Greenaway, the colors trilogy (White, Red, and Blue), Kubrick, Ken Russell films - generally pretentious and overly artistic seems to work well for me...I watch too many movies.
Music: all types - from classical to pop. Even some decent country (like Iris Dement, The Mavericks, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash). I have a weakness for, ahem, Herb Albert. See below for a random list of stuff on my iPod
Food: I like it spicier than anyone you've ever met but outside of that pretty much anything except for two odd things - dislike fake mint in desserts (like mint ice cream) and dislike Kraft Macaroni and Cheese (the blue box stuff)...hard to believe how often I run into that stuff...but I can't stand it.
TV: You know I've read a bunch of studies about TV shows and how like-minded people pick the same shows and it's an excellent predictor of compatibility so of course my favorite show is one I've never seen on any list....gulp, yes, I stand alone. My favorite show is Nova - the PBS science thing. Oh, the Brit equivalent show Horizon too.
Updated - why not, bored...
Threw the iPod on shuffle and got this as the next ten:
Sheena is a Parasite - The Horrors
Today - Plan 13
Let's Make Love - Fourplay
In My Bones - Groove Armada
The Stops - Elbow
Guys Eyes - Animal Collective
Figure 8 - Trust Company
Parasites - Ugly Casanova
It's Raining Again - Supertramp
Narayan - The Prodigy
Yes, my music taste is astounding. Oh and if you want a drinking game that doesn't take too long, take a shot every time you read the word "eclectic" when describing music tastes here...hic....