The best book that I have ever read is Dostoevsky's Notes from
. The worst book that I've ever read (and probably
that has ever been written) is State of Fear
Michael Crichton or Dan Brown. I honestly can't remember which hack
wrote it and I don't care enough to check Amazon. Otherwise, I read
a lot of fantasy, sci-fi and satire. George R. R. Martin, Dan
Simmons and Terry Pratchett make me tingly where books should not
make anyone tingle. Also, if you have not read House of Leaves
, you should
really do that right now. It used to say here that we probably
wouldn't get along very well if you read it and didn't like it, but
holy shit, that is a douchey, snobby thing to say.
As for film... honestly, if it's not a romantic comedy, I will
probably enjoy it on some level, especially if I have someone else
to watch with. I grew up watching MST3K religiously, so while I can
watch The Shawshank Redemption, The Usual Suspects and The Cabinet
of Dr. Caligari a million times and take something new away from it
each time, I can say the same for Space Mutiny, Santa's Slay and
Pumaman. The jury's still out on which I actually enjoy more.
[Ed. note: the following paragraph is like a year old, but it's
still a pretty good summary of my terrible taste in music.]
USB drive that's plugged into my work computer right now has two
Garbage albums, the scores from the Bourne movies, a Dresden Dolls
album, a Sirenia album, a Deltron album, two Guns n' Roses albums
and a Rush (shut up) album on it.
I love to cook, but only when I have someone to share the meal
with. Being a stereotypical man, there's nothing I love more than
dropping a slab of a formerly cute animal onto a fiery grill.
Steak, chicken, sausage, unwanted pregnancies... if it's made of
meat, I can make it delicious with culinary magic purchased
directly from Penzey's Spices. I'm also a big fan of stuffed food;
for some reason, peppers, zucchini, mushrooms etc. are
extra-delicious when pumped full of some completely unrelated food.
I also have a bit of a sweet tooth, which I routinely satisfy with
more Oreos than any one man should ever consume in one sitting.