I feel a bit presumptuous filling this all out, but if you've come
this far, I guess you're at least a bit interested. And this is by
no means comprehensive.
Jazz: Parker, Coltrane, Mingus, Monk
Bossa: Jobim, Getz, Gilberto
Rock: Zappa, Tool, Primus, Rush, Chili Peppers
Hip Hop: Mos Def, Common, Ghostface
All things gypsy: Gogol Bordello, Balkan Beat Box, Besh O Drom,
Other: Juan Garcia Esquivel!, Portishead, Stereolab, Danny Elfman,
Captain Beefheart, Tom Waits, Fela Kuti.
Godel Escher Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (Hofstadter)
The User Illusion (Norretranders)
The Catcher in the Rye (Salinger)
Heart of Darkness (Conrad)
The Phantom Tollbooth (Juster)
Calvin & Hobbes
Magazines (why don't they ever ask about this?):
I don't watch that much TV anymore (save some Hulu), but for
South Park (once upon a time)
Trigger Happy TV
X-files (the good years)
Simpsons (once upon a time)
Parks & Rec
did I mention The State?
The Princess Bride (I get crinkled eyebrows sometimes on this one.
Have you SEEN it since you were 7?)
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
Coming to America / Trading Places
My Cousin Vinny
City Of God
Man On Wire
Happy Gilmore / Billy Madison
Men In Black
Obviously: Back to the Future, Office Space, Army of Darkness, Die
I've given up on Tim Burton.