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I'm haven't read a lot of books lately. Most recently was Utopia by
Thomas More but that was over 3 years ago. I read too much
Wikipedia; I have Aziz Ansari's habit of looking up everything
about stupid things like capsaicin, mud daubers and movie villains.
I like online reading a lot too though: Gawker media, Nerd
Approved, Politico, mainstream news pref is NBCnews.com, NME.com,
Pitchfork, and anything really 49ers related. I know way too many
San Francisco media sites for a Montanan.
As far as movies, Silence of the Lambs is the favorite. Big fan of
directors Christopher Nolan, David Cronenberg and Neil Blomkamp.
Comedically, I'm all over the map. Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Apatow,
Shadyac films are all good. Also I like anything with good
sentiment, Silver Linings Playbook is a fine example. Good movies
are just good movies no matter what they're about, a movie
absolutism if you will.
After the required Daily Show and Colbert Report mentions, TV shows
include The League, Its Always Sunny, Parks and Rec, The Office,
Whitest Kids U Know, Arrested Development, Walking Dead, Mad Men,
Freaks and Geeks, Boy Meets World, Dexter, Breaking Bad, House of
Cards. Only 7/13 of them are still running so I'm trying to broaden
the horizon. I'm not sold on NBC's Hannibal yet or A&E's Bates
Motel. They both lack the sinister level of their muses. BBCA's
Orphan Black may be the best season 1 going on right now. I'll have
to give Sundance's Rectify and On Top of the Lake a chance as
Music is by far my greatest interest. I'm probably best described
as a British and Indie rock fan. The Vaccines, The Virgins, Palma
Violets, Born Ruffians, Arctic Monkeys, The Maccabees, Frightened
Rabbit, Foals, Vampire Weekend, San Cisco, Ra Ra Riot, Two Door
Cinema Club, Bombay Bicycle Club, Library Voices... Many others but
the above are being played constantly currently.
As for food, its the only artistic thing I'm good at. My favorite
thing to do is marry Scoville units with the right amount of fruit
in a dish; Habaneros, Jalepenos, Poblanos are constantly in the
kitchen. Avocados are also always in the mix as the texture and
color allows for some colorful dishes. Beef, pork and chicken are
easy but in my preference I prefer almost any other meats; lamb,
venison, bison, duck etc. And almost any fish or shellfish will be
preferred as well especially oysters or lobster.