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Books: Fox in Socks is my all-time favorite. I've read Ishmael, The
Story of B, My Ishmael, and Beyond Civilization by Daniel Quinn -
wonderful books full of good ideas. I like everything I've read by
Steinbeck, Camus, and Hesse. Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins and
Slaughterhouse Five by Vonnegut are a couple other faves. Right now
I'm reading Shogun by James Clavell. By "right now", I mean I
opened it up six months ago and read a dozen pages. ***Update! Page
96!*** I used to read at least a novel a week, but after college
textbook hell I hardly ever read anything longer than ten or twenty
pages, usually just articles on the internet or education for work.
Um, I don't read, but all my friends do?
Movies: I like a lot of older movies - all of Hitchcock's and Terry
Gilliam's and anything with Humphrey Bogart or James Stewart. Seven
Samurai, Yojimbo, and Ran are fantastic and I need to watch more
Akira Kurosawa. I like movie musicals, and occasionally a movie
version of a Broadway show - The Music Man is a fine example. For
newer movies I lean toward comedy, sci-fi, action, or superhero
stuff, but occasionally there's a dramatic gem like Donnie Darko,
Delicatessen, The Fog of War, Glengarry Glen Ross, City of God,
American Beauty, Children of Men, Fight Club, etc. I dig
Bladerunner, Mad Max and Tron. My favorite Vietnam war movies are
Apocalypse Now and Full Metal Jacket. My favorite cinematic
experience was watching Buster Keaton's "Safety Last" with live
Piano accompaniment at the Oak St. Cinema. I hate paying what
theaters charge, so I usually either catch second-runs at the
Riverview or wait for Netflix / Red Box.
Shows: Primarily on Netflix et al., Dexter, Robot Chicken, Family
Guy, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, etc... Older stuff I'm fond of
includes Three's Company, All in the Family, early Simpsons, early
Music: I grew up in the 80's with Pete Seeger, Malvina Reynolds,
and trips to the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Nowadays I'm primarily a
rock guy, but jazz, folk, classical, country, bluegrass, blues,
funk, ska and other genres / sub-genres have a place in my heart. I
really like Dylan, Dead Kennedys, Paul Simon, Tom Waits, etc. I
play more than I listen, and I don't play nearly as much as I'd
Food: As long as there's flavor in it, I like it. All or it. Except
for the Tako sushi, I didn't like that - I'll have to try it again
some day. Soft-shell crabs weird me out a bit. I generally have a
bit of a sweet-tooth, but I can't stand sugar in my coffee or tea.