Help your potential matches find common interests.
(A) Anything by Christopher Moore (especially "Lamb: The gospel
according to Biff" If you haven't read it, go do it now. I'll
wait), Douglas Adams, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Steve Martin, "The
Last Samurai" by Helen Dewitt (Has nothing to do with the movie.
It's not even set in Japan. Go read this too), Dear Gangster, by
The Gangster of Love, issues 13-25 of Blue Beetle, The Areas of my
Expertise, by John Hodgman. And plays by Tom Stoppard, Christopher
Durang, Shakespeare, Moliere, Mamet, and the absurdists (Ok, I
really don't like reading absurdist plays. I love thinking about
them though, so I do it anyway)
(B) Heathers, The Muppet Movie, Swingers, Shawshank Redemption,
Dogma, Nightmare Before Christmas, American Beauty, The Fall, Iron
Man, The Fisher King, The Dark Knight, Duck Soup, Rosencrantz and
Guildenstern are Dead, Cyrano de Bergerac.
I'm not a big fan of the traditional romantic comedy, but I do like
movies where two truly unusual people find each other (Me, You, and
Everyone we know, Secretary, Eagle vs. Shark, Harold and Maude,
etc.). It's more interesting than just watching 2 beautiful,
successful people stumble around each other for 2 hours.
(C) I'm way behind on TV. I'm not home most nights so I can't keep
up with most things, but I'll go on Netflix binges when I have the
time. But my favorite shows are How I Met Your Mother, Louie, Dead
Like Me, Pushing Daisies, Northern Exposure, Animaniacs,
Freakazoid, Coupling (the British Version), Deadliest Warrior, The
first 15 minutes of the Daily Show and Colbert Report, Firefly, The
Office, The Muppet Show, Boston Legal, and Leverage. I prefer shows
you can enjoy one episode of without having to commit to an entire
(D) I have unusual taste in music. I haven’t liked any Radiohead
album since “The Bends”, but I have everything the Mighty Mighty
Bosstones have released. I listen to Billy Joel and Harry Chapin
for the same reason people like grilled cheese sandwiches and
tomato soup. My favorite live shows were The Flaming Lips, Gogol
Bordello, Leonard Cohen, and They Might Be Giants. I clean my house
to Flogging Molly or Reverend Horton Heat. My favorite bassist is
Floyd Pepper. I like Man Man because it sounds like a polka band
falling down an elevator shaft. I think Ben Folds is one of the
most talented musicians of our generation. I don’t buy into the
notion that your taste in music is the be all end all signal of
your artistic taste, and I probably have more stand up albums in my
car than music on any given day. I don’t care if you heard of them
first, because music doesn’t have an expiration date. I sing 80’s
and 90’s songs at karaoke.
(E) I'll try anything, but I'm fond of Thai, Italian, and good old
American Bar food.