When not working, I still go every week to NYU's Sci-Fi Club for some amazing discussions with great people and regularly attend meetings of the NY Sci Fi & Fantasy Meetup group, particularly the book clubs they organize. Say it loud, I'm geeky and proud! I'm also a massive cinephile and try and see multiple films a week, both at home and in theaters. This film obsession led me to create the best film group in the world, a collection of some of the finest film aficionados, who I organize trips to see films, play movie trivia, and host a monthly Clip Party. We also have a website you should totally check out, cinephilecity.com.
Movies: My main passion. My perennial favorite will probably be Star Wars for being the first film I fell in love with. Other favorites include On The Waterfront, Moonrise Kingdom, the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, The Cabin In The Woods, Anchorman, the good Star Trek films, the Godzilla series, Birdemic! Shock And Terror, Grand Budapest Hotel, Brazil, and just so much more. I use Letterboxd to keep track of what I watch now: http://letterboxd.com/GojiraSan/
Music: Second biggest passion. Here are just a few: Elvis Costello, LCD Soundsystem, Young The Giant, The Killers, Weezer The Who, The Kinks, Matthew Sweet, Arcade Fire, The Doors, Al Green, Big Star, Young The Giant, Wilco, ELO, Marvin Gaye, Joe Jackson, Arctic Monkeys, Van Morrison, Blur, Oasis, Tegan & Sara, R&B, Black Sabbath, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and my namesake, Ben Folds.
Food: I used to be fairly picky but now I'd like to think I'm willing to try most things and from most cultures. The only thing I absolutely can't have due to allergies are peanuts and peanut butter. I particularly enjoy pizza, Middle Eastern, Chinese, Italian, meats of all sorts, melons, and I have a large sweet tooth.
TV: The comedies I watch on a regular basis are Community and Parks & Recreation. For classic sitcoms, I love The IT Crowd, Blackadder, Seinfeld, and classic Simpsons. And while it's not a sitcom, I absolutely love Mystery Science Theater 3000. Love Doctor Who and all the Star Trek series, with a particular love for DS9. Black Mirror is also some brilliant stuff.
2. My friends.
3. My books.
4. My music.
5. My laptop.
6. A cell phone, although not necessarily a smart phone. Still using a reliably dumb flip phone. UPDATE: now have a mildly smarter, but still pretty dumb phone.
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