I lean towards the classics with books. My favorite is The Phantom
of the Opera, which I read when I was 9 after I saw a picture of
Lon Chaney as Erik that utterly fascinated me. Les Miserables has
made me a better person and has taught me not to be so judgmental.
The Odyssey will always remain near and dear to my heart. Odysseus
is one of my role models. A Clockwork Orange is incredibly fun to
read and I love the horrorshow Nadsat slang and occasionally slip
into it in conversation. As you can expect, I'm met with a lot of
I love a good horror movie, but I'm very specific about it. My
favorite movie ever is 28 Days Later. The concept, style, acting,
and music were all perfect for me. Danny Boyle is my favorite
director and I have thoroughly enjoyed all of his work. I'm also a
big fan of Darren Aronofsky, even though I find that I need to go
do something pleasant after I watch one of his movies. The man
knows how to get to you. Christopher Nolan has simply never let me
down. All of his movies are extremely unique and in the age of
generic over hyped tripe like Avatar, it means a lot to have a
director who has original ideas. The Evil Dead trilogy holds a
special place in my heart and I maintain that we owe our eventual
survival to Bruce Campbell. Hail to the king, baby.
I don't watch a ton of TV, so it's pretty hard for me to get into a
series unless it's really something. Arrested Development falls
into that category. Every time I rewatch that series I catch new
jokes I missed the first time and laugh my ass off like it's the
first time I've seen it. Flight of the Conchords is great and
extremely quotable. AMC originals are among my favorites. Breaking
Bad has some of the greatest conflict I've ever seen. Seriously, go
watch the first three minutes of the first episode and tell me you
aren't hooked. I'll wait. I also have a bit of an obsession with
The Twilight Zone.
My favorite band of all time is the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I love
the way they've changed over the years while still keeping their
initial individuality. Anthony Kiedis is a king of lyrical poetry
and Flea's basswork has set a standard that most bands can't live
up to. And Chad Smith looks like Will Ferrel. I also like plenty of
indie bands, most notably The Arcade Fire. Big fan of Dave Matthews
Band (even though I like to make fun of him as well.) The Seatbelts
are my favorite jazz band. I'm also really into soundtracks. A good
70% of the music on my iPod is instrumental.
Food: Italian. I could eat manicotti for the rest of my life.