Books: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Letters From the Earth,
Sir Apropos of Nothing, Slaughterhouse Five, Slapstick, Cavalier
and Clay, almost any Discworld book (Guards! Guards!, Interesting
Times, Small Gods and Hogfather are particular favorites.) The Hero
With a Thousand Faces, Assassination Vacation, The Pluto Files,
American Splendor, Star Trek: New Frontier and The Thursday Next
Comics/Trades: Chris Claremont's original (and most of his second
and third runs) on the X-Books. I loved X-Men Forever- probably
Marvel's best true alternate reality stories. Peter David's Fallen
Angel, Supergirl, Aquaman and X-Factor. Giffen and DeMatteis's run
on Justice League and Hero Squared, Sergio Aragones's Groo the
Wanderer. Steve Gerber's runs on Man-Thing and Howard the Duck.
She-Hulk when written by John Byrne, Peter David, Steve Gerber or
Movies: The Sprinkler Sprinkled, The Big Lebowski, Men in Black,
the X-Men movies, Annie Hall, classic Loony Tunes, Star Trek II,
III, IV, VI, VIII, XI and XII. Almost anything with Muppets in it.
Oh and who can forget Monty Python or The Marx Brothers.
I also have a guilty soft spot for Ernest movies particularly
Ernest Scared Stupid. I can't explain it. I think the hearing
impairment granted me a super human affinity for slapstick comedy.
It would also explain why I love Charlie Chaplain, early Laurel and
Hardy (their silent era stuff) and what little I've seen of The
Keystone Kops. Even some Three Stooges. (My favorite Stooge by the
way is Larry.)
I also have a love of cheesy Japanese Monster movies.
Shows: Star Trek TOS, DS9, TNG and as much as I wouldn't have
believed you if you told me I'd being saying this a few years ago-
Enterprise. I gave it a second chance and if you see it mostly in
order it grows on you. I'm lukewarm to Voyager. The first three
seasons were ho-hum and the fourth through seventh season were
trying too hard to be TNG redux. I love The Muppet Show, Fraggle
Rock, The Simpsons, The Daily Show, Colbert Report, House, M.D.,
Mystery Science Theater 3000, Red Dwarf, Firefly, Futurama,
Mythbusters, History Detectives and Nova: Science Now (when Neil
DeGrasse Tyson was hosting). Of course The Twilight Zone (the
original) is the best TV show ever made.
Food: Pizza, Kung Pow Chicken and sandwiches. Every September and
October (when it is released) I am all about Count Chocula.