1. I fell in love with Lord of the Rings
when I was a
young, impressionable nerd. My dad gave me ...
2. The Hobbit
my 12th birthday. He inscribed "Your life is what you dream." on
the inside cover. It's pretty much the greatest gift anyone's ever
given to me.
3. My dad's also the reason I love James Joyce
, especially Dubliners
"A few light taps upon the pane made him turn to the window. It had
begun to snow again. He watched sleepily the flakes, silver and
dark, falling obliquely against the lamplight. The time had come
for him to set out on his journey westward. Yes, the newspapers
were right: snow was general all over Ireland. It was falling on
every part of the dark central plain, on the treeless hills,
falling softly upon the Bog of Allen and, farther westward, softly
falling into the dark mutinous Shannon waves. It was falling, too,
upon every part of the lonely churchyard on the hill where Michael
Furey lay buried. It lay thickly drifted on the crooked crosses and
headstones, on the spears of the little gate, on the barren thorns.
His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly
through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their
last end, upon all the living and the dead."
I mean, are you kidding me?
4. I didn't get into Dune
until my mid 20s. I'm not sure how I
missed out on it before - it's pretty much the greatest science fiction
5. If I had to be objective, Dante
Alighieri's The Divine Comedy
finest piece of written work I've read in my lifetime. I try to
read it every three or four years.
6. I'm also into graphic novels
. The Watchmen
is one of the
greatest things, comic or otherwise, that I've ever read. It's so
re-readable too; always makes you think.
Dark Knight Returns
8. Fear and Loathing in
is another fave of mine too.
9. Almost forgot Ursula K. Le Guin
. Lathe of Heaven
one of the finest science fiction novels I've read.
10. Oh, and Gore
is high on my list of fave authors. The way he makes
historical figures come alive is nothing short of thrilling.
1. 2001 A
: because it's Kubrick and the Danube and
is Spinal Tap!
: Have a good time...all the time!
3. Fear of
a Black Hat
: because when you take the bus...you get
God I think I love Ingrid Bergman. And I hetero-man-love Cary
: But I wouldn't kick Bogart out of hetero-man
: David Lynch is incredible, and I'm not sure if there are
many other movies that push how movies can be experienced like this
: Pete Postlethwaite kills in this movie. "Before
you...do me in...Mr. McManus..."
: The most romantic movie of all time.
9. Fear and Loathing in
: big Terry Gilliam fan
movie is a big reason why.
So excite for the upcoming sequel. HEY EVERYONE! COME AND SEE HOW
GOOD I LOOK!
Honorable mention - The World's End
: Edgar Wright
is starting to become a straight to the theater guy for me.
1. Twin Peaks
Already talked about Lynch. Is there any tv show with this many
great looking women in it? Sherilyn Fenn, Madchen Amick, and Lara
Flynn Boyle before Hollywood got a hold of her? Plus Albert!
The whole cast is so funny and so crazy talented. Arrested
Development and Seinfeld get the deserved sitcom love, but I have
to promote this show which is almost as good and that I love
3. Game of
: Love the books, love the show.
4. Homicide: Life on
: So am I supposed to understand anything Gee
5. The Wire
Where's Wallace, String?
6. The Shield
Maybe the best cast of all these shows.
7. Space Ghost: Coast 2
: Are you getting enough oxygen?
8. Mystery Science Theater
: Strong enough for a Manos but made for a Womanos.
excited to have Dan Harmon and his craziness back.
10. Doctor Who
The 50th anniversary show lived up to every expectation! God John
Hurt was so good!!
(I've seen Robert Plant
in concert three times
and Plant and
once. If you have the chance to see Plant in person, GO GO
(saw them at now closing DV8 in Seattle back in 94 - back when they
still did Creep! lol)
3. Pearl Jam
(Also incredible live - saw them twice)
6. I saw fake Prince
7. The New
(saw the two surviving members at Bumbershoot
and Berbati's. Both
among the best shows ever.)
(another Bumbershoot best show ever candidate)
- Nothing like a little german nerd metal.
10. How about a shoutout to Radkey
who I saw at Riotfest
. They're amazing.
1. Bacon - right on the edge of crispy where it's just holding its
shape but still tender.
2. Mozart balls from Salzburg
3. A salad containing the following ingredients - fruit (apple or
pear usually), nuts (pecans or walnuts), blue cheese crumbles
4. Bacon-wrapped dates
5. Good ramen
6. Saag paneer
8. My mom's meatloaf
9. The Boccone Dolce at Papa Haydn's
10. Guilty pleasure - Panda Express Orange