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Books: Catch-22, Freakonomics, Martin Gardner's various things, The
Naked Ape, and ~many more. For whatever reason, I gravitate towards
pop-science/social commentary books, which makes using Waterstones
as a shortcut between Paul Street and Patrick Street rather
Movies: The Shining is my favourite film. Recently/regularly
enjoyed: Funny Games, [Crazy, Stupid, Love], Brick, Stars &
Watercarriers, old Bond/new Bond, Fritz the Cat, the Girl with the
Dragon Tattoo, Swimming to Cambodia, Stranger than Fiction, There
Will Be Blood, Cabin in the Woods. All the even more predictable
ones too. I could go on, and might, but later.
Shows: Big fan of sketch comedy: A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Bruiser,
Monty Python, That Mitchell and Webb Look, the Fast Show...
Those're all British. Pidgeonhole me. Some of SNL is also pretty
good. Breaking Bad. Game of Thrones. Top Gear. Qi. Adventure Time.
Gravity Falls. ATHF. Sherlock. Who. The Simpsons. Brass Eye. Louie.
Always Sunny. I'm going to stop now.
Music: Things to which recently I've been cycling: Paul Simon,
Fionn Regan, Billy Idol, Yngwie Malmsteen, the Mountain Goats,
Creedence Clearwater Revival, Thin Lizzy, Metallica, Hendrix,
Boards of Canada, Owen Pallett, QOTSA, Ratatat, Talking Heads (and
other Byrne,) The Who, Violent Femmes, Travelling Wilburys, the
Allman Brothers Band.
Food: Sausages, pasta, cake, KCs, eggs motherfucking Benedict,
bacon, steak, tortillas... One of the benefits of cycling a lot is
that you can eat SO MUCH FOOD. So, I do. So much food.
Is "games" not an above-listed category because there's still a
stigma linking video games and mouth-breathing neckbeards? :3
Games: Psychonauts, nearly every Mario title (particularly
Sunshine, RPG and the M&L titles on the GBA/DS), Banjo-Kazooie,
Minecraft, Super Smash Bros. (and Melee, and Brawl, though I
haven't played much of that...), the Metroid series, the Zelda
series (there's a definite Nintendo predisposition here) Gran
Turismo, Pikmin, Age of Empires (II HD is being released soon: I
squee in anticipation), and for the last [N] months, Skyrim.