Help your potential matches find common interests.
Ha, I paint in broad strokes. Hope you like lists!
Music: First and foremost, post-rock! Maserati, 65daysofstatic,
Mogwai, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, This Will Destroy You, etc.
Outside of post-rock, there's Xploding Plastix, Mike Doughty and
Soul Coughing, Massive Attack, the Gorillaz, the Eels, almost
anything Chris Cornell* has ever done but especially Audioslave,
Garbage, the Heavy, the Minibosses, Cake, Guster, Fiona Apple,
Bush, Tracy Bonham, Blue Man Group, They Might Be Giants, Jonathan
Coulton, Richard Cheese, the Decemberists, She, Portishead, Yoko
Kanno, Akira Yamaoka, and so on. Getting into Daft Punk, Metric,
* That said, Scream is easily one of the most embarassing albums
I've ever forced myself to listen to.
Books: Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Mark
Danielewski, Warren Ellis, Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Matt
Fraction, Max Brooks, Chuck Palahniuk, Stephen King, Azuma
Movies: Stuff by Frank Darabont, the Coen Brothers, David
Cronenberg, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, Wes Anderson, Mel
Brooks, Guy Ritchie, Christopher Nolan (dude needs to tighten up
his plots though, there was some goofy stuff in his Batman flicks),
David Fincher, Tim Burton, Hayao Miyazaki, Luc Besson, Edgar
Wright, Terry Gilliam....
Teevee: Game of Thrones, Scrubs, Archer, Futurama, Arrested
Development (not caught up with the new season yet!), Twin Peaks,
American Horror Story (definition of guilty pleasure), Last Week
Tonight with John Oliver, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Spin
City, Mythbusters.... Also, you can put Mike Rowe or Morgan
Spurlock in anything and I will probably watch it.
Food: I'm a sucker for most things cheesy or minty, and my favored
seasonings include garlic salt and chili powder. Sweet potatoes are
good. Smoked salmon is better. Pita chips are BEST.
Vidja Games: Psychonauts, the Silent Hill, Fallout and Mass Effect
series (I am the most compulsively paragon Shepard), System Shock
2, Bioshock, Portal, Katamari Damacy, Earthbound, Borderlands
(Brick, Gaige, then Wilhelm), The Stanley Parable, and a number of
things that involve ambulatory corpses that hunger for my
well-developed and incredibly delectable sweetbreads.