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Many, many, many... Stephen King, Andrzej Sapkowski, Orson Scott
Card, Mary Roach... and that's only examples.
Movies... that's a tough one. Does whole "Alien" series count as
one? ;) Animes from Studio Ghibli, most of them, that is... BTTF,
Memento, many more...
Shows. You mean TV shows? 'Cause I don't watch TV. At all. But
lately I start to watch Zero Punctuation and became huge fan of
Yahtzee. And The Young Turks channel - does it count? ;)
Music... Sting, Muse... and that's only examples, there's many
more, whatever will got into my ear to be exact. And I love music
only, no lyrics.
Food would be miscellaneous. Not too fancy. Sushi for example.
Better to ask.