Favorite bands? Mostly stuff I find cathartic. Some of my favorite
musicians are: Clutch (my favorite band by far), Nine Inch Nails,
Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, Neil
Young, David Bowie, Glenn Danzig, Billy Joel, Rob Zombie,
Disturbed, Eminem, Slipknot, Mudvayne, Garbage, Static-X,
Rammstein, Maximum the Hormone, Tenacious D, Green Day, The Company
I also enjoy talk radio (e.g. Howard Stern, Kevin Smith, Adam
Favorite movies? Comedies mostly with the occasional action or
horror flick: "Clerks," "Office Space," "Idiocracy," "Aliens,"
"Fight Club," "The Big Lebowski," Edgar Wright's Cornetto Trilogy,
and just about every Coen brothers movie ever made (to name a few).
Oh, and Rifftrax commentaries.
Favorite shows? A lot of premium channel stuff, as well as shows on
AMC and Comedy Central. Recently it's been shows like: Breaking
Bad, Mad Men, The Walking Dead, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones,
Eastbound & Down, South Park, Tosh.0, The Daily Show, The
Colbert Report, Real Time with Bill Maher, etc.
Authors? George R.R. Martin, David Mitchell, Michael Crichton,
Robert Coover, etc. Mostly sci-fi/fantasy stuff, but also
literature that's more generally post-modern. Once upon a time I
was really into Robert Jordan and Anne Rice, but I eventually
burned out on them.
I also love board games; serious board games, not that "Toys R Us"
Monopoly dicefest Ameritrash crap.
And I also love stand-up comedy. Chris Rock, Lewis Black, Patton
Oswalt, Daniel Tosh, Louis C.K., Eddie Izzard, Ricky Gervais, Billy
Connolly, Mitch Hedberg, Dave Attell, Ron White, George Carlin,
Dane Cook (admittedly he's 90% delivery)... The list goes on and on