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I own many design books (mostly pictures). I like science fiction
that says something other than, "Hey, wouldn't it be neat to live
in space?" I need allegory: A Clockwork Orange, The Moon is a Harsh
Mistress. Occasionally, I'll pick up some classic American or
English lit (Johnny Got His Gun). Alain de Botton.
I don't really care about sports. Some days the fans make me
downright hate them. I feel the same about Sublime (the band, not
Movies: Critically-acclaimed, Award-winning dramas and offbeat,
indie comedies (I sometimes enjoy "coms" of the "rom" variety) as
well as mid-to-high profile Netflix documentaries.
TV: Girls, Louie, Mad Men, Maron, Portlandia, Silicon Valley &
Music: Apocalyptica, The Beatles, Beastie Boys, Black Sabbath,
Danzig, David Bowie, Kavinsky, Lazerhawk, Metallica, Mr. Oizo, Nine
Inch Nails, Nirvana, Rammstein, Rob Zombie, Rodrigo y
Podcasts/Radio: Nerdist, WTF, Freakonomics, Smodcast, 99%
Invisible, Radiolab, This American Life, Snap Judgement, The Moth
Radio Hour, A Prairie Home Companion
Food: Indian and Mediterranean are favorites. At home, it's usually
some variant on rice and beans with different vegetables and
spices. I try to avoid processed foods and sugar. I like dark
beers, but my cheap fall-backs are Stag and High Life. Dewar's
& water, no ice. Merlot.