You can tell I'm a nerd because I'm physically incapable of
keeping this section concise. Personally, I'd just scroll
(a) The Odyssey, The Consolation of Philosophy, The Decameron, de
Montaigne, the Gnostics, George Saunders, The Brief, Wonderous Life
of Oscar Wao, Vonnegut, A Confederacy of Dunces, Borges, A Song of
Ice and Fire, Dune, Illuminatus!, plus a whole bunch of comics.
Working on some classic sci-fi/cyberpunk now.
(b) Muppets to Miike, Mel Brooks to Chris Nolan, Coen Bros. to Shaw
Bros. I'm all over the map, though I'll admit to being a little
weak on the classics and most anything that is or could be a
Criterion. Which, if you're into that stuff, means you should sit
me down in front of it. I promise, you won't even have to Ludovico
(b-2, TV) The Wire, Breaking Bad, any Joss Whedon show
(particularly Firefly), Avatar: The Last Airbender, Archer, Party
Down, Louie, Community, Adventure Time
Currently watching: The X-Files, Treme, Parks and Rec
(c) P-Funk, 90s New York rap (Gang Starr, A Tribe Called Quest,
etc.), The Coup, Immortal Technique, Little Brother, The Roots, J
Dilla, Aesop Rock, Brother Ali, Junior Kimbrough, Johnny Cash, Otis
Redding, Sam Cooke, Mudhoney, Death, The Sonics, Firewater, a bunch
of metal of various stripes.
Soul a must, funk a plus. No Top 40, ever. Not even
(d) Most of it, especially if it's spicy. Even my green smoothies
have habanero in them. Also, lamb prosciutto.