I tend to skip over this section when I read profiles. I don't
really care if we have similar taste in music and books, and it's
very unlikely that I'll judge you based on what you're into.
The best book that I have ever read is Dostoevsky's Notes from
Underground. The worst book that I've ever read (and probably
that has ever been written) is State of Fear by either
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, Frank Herbert, Maria Doria Russell and Terry
Pratchett make me tingly where books should not make anyone tingle.
I'm slightly terrified of re-reading a lot of the books that were
all holy-shit-life-changing when I was younger for fear of
realizing that they kinda suck.
As for movies... 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.
I have terrible taste in music. According to Google, the last few
albums I listened to were The Joy Formidable, Deltron, Metric, Iron
Maiden, Jay-Z, Massive Attack and Rush.
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
Can we add a section for radio shows and podcasts here? Give me
Welcome to Night Vale, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me, and Girl On Guy
(I will fight you for Aisha Tyler).