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Books: The Black Company, Lord of the Rings, Dresden Files, Dark
Tower, Dune, Ender's Game, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and
far too many more to list. I read a lot. In middle school, an
English teacher once asked the class to write down every novel
they'd ever read. I thought that was utterly absurd.
Movies: Dr. Strangelove (my stock answer), Office Space, Boondock
Saints, The Avengers, The Warriors, The Matrix, Lord of the Rings,
The Empire Strikes Back, Cabin in the Woods, The Cornetto Trilogy,
Games: League of Legends, Minecraft, Dark Souls, Payday 2, and
Civilization V (Just one more turn)
TV: Psych, Whose Line, The Simpsons, Supernatural, Cowboy Bebop,
Gurren Lagaan, True Detective, and Community.
Music: Everything from Flogging Molly, to Gustav Mahler, to Wu-Tang
Clan, to Ke$ha, and many things in between. My music on shuffle can
lead to mood whiplash.
Food: Bacon. Everything's better with bacon. Also, El Famous
Burrito in Lombard. Those guys know my order.