I seem to gravitate towards depressing but witty and/or complex
books... McCarthy, Vonnegut, Satrapi... sometimes lighter things...
Bryan Lee O'Malley is a favorite... and if you opened to a random
page in Machine of Death you'd have a very good chance of landing
on a short story I like...
Movies are a grab-bag... Peter Sellers flicks are great... so are
classics like The Man in the White Suit... complex stuff like
Donnie Darko... which demands I also mention Harvey... and coming
in out of left field are fun things like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire
Hunter and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World... it's a... complicated...
list. Ask if you want more specifics...
Shows... there has to be enough there to keep me watching even when
the main plot hits a dry spell... Warehouse 13, Firefly, Babylon 5,
old cartoons like The Tick and Animaniacs... I was really getting
into Terra Nova before Dancing with the Stars assassinated it with
hordes of the mindless... Defiance can join the list now, as
well... as can my apparently undying love of well written
Music... would be a list fit to cause an integer overflow... Lots
of ska and punk (Stray Bullets, Have Nots, The Explosion, The
Ergs), some indie, some folk/folk-punk (TRAGWAG, Jeff Rowe, Attica!
Attica!, See You in Mexico), recently getting much more into
Food... I have one or two hated foods but that's not exactly a
unique trait... favorites, however, include classy coffee, tea,
real stout (none of that fake American Guinness), and southeast
Asian food. Also a sucker for an excellent burger and anything I
can cook by throwing half my pantry into a pot, seemingly at
random, and convince people who don't catch on to what I'm doing
that I'm a wizard.