Book-wise, I like to read just about anything. My favorite book is
probably Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick, but
if I need a book to read, I'll reach for anything by George Orwell,
Ernest Hemingway, Cormac McCarthy, or Tim O'Brien. Lately, I've
been reading more steampunk, especially the works of Cherie Priest.
My nonfiction staples include anything on evolution or astronomy,
but I can't resist a good baseball book now and then.
In terms of movies, I go for comedies. I can recite Monty Python
and the Holy Grail, The Producers (the original), and The Big
Lebowski by heart. Mel Brooks is my bread-and-butter, but in terms
of newer stuff, I'll watch pretty much anything with Paul Rudd or
Jason Segel. For my money, Superman is still the best superhero
movie out there, and Midnight in Paris is the best film I've seen
in the last ten years, hands-down.
My three true TV loves are The Simpsons, Seinfeld, and Futurama. I
can (and do) quote them incessantly, because they've pretty much
covered every facet of 21st- (and 30th-) century life. Otherwise,
Community, How I Met Your Mother, 30 Rock, Star Trek (all of them,
even Enterprise), Battlestar Galactica, and Doctor Who all occupy
fond places in my heart.
I love The Rolling Stones, Dire Straits, and classic rock in
general. Folk and metal are also favorites of mine, and believe it
or not, there is actually a genre called "folk metal." It is both
sublime and ridiculous.
As far as food goes, if it can be eaten, I will eat it. That being
said, I especially like sandwiches, Italian, Thai, and Mexican.