I hate choosing favorites since tastes evolve and circumstances or
moods warrant different options. That being said:
I have disparate tastes but at this point I'd read Neil Gaiman's
grocery list, so: Stardust/American Gods/Sandman (cause it's not a
comic, it's fucking literature) Pete Hamill writes a New York that
is terrifically engrossing. WEB Griffin for the macho, pulpy,
military yarns. Doc EE Smith's Lensmen, anything by Asimov,
Heinlein, or Clarke. Island at the Center of the World, Cosmos,
bios of Roosevelt and Bogart, cyberpunk, steampunk, historical
fiction, high fantasy, Harry Potter, ad nauseum.
Raiders of the Lost Ark is the perfect movie. 80's classics like
Ferris, Goonies, Say Anything, Original Trilogy, Hunt for Red
October, etc. 90's classics like Fight Club, Goodfellas, Field of
Dreams, Clueless, Braveheart, T2, Pulp Fiction. 00's like Batman
Begins/Dark Knight, Rushmore, Kill Bill, Hangover, Push, Marvel's
Renaissance. I could do this on and on, trailing back to the Silent
Era. Modem Times, Gone With the Wind, Wizard of Oz, Intolerence,
Singing in the Rain, Giant, Longest Day, Yojimbo, Notorious,
Psycho, Night of the Living Dead, and on and on and on.
I love stories, as I've said, so this section is torture for me.
Music is even more difficult as I lack the vocabulary and insight
to describe what I like and why.
Johnny Cash, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Jay Z, Springsteen, cheesy
90's pop rock, hair metal, The Spinners, Mumford & Son, Miles
Davis, orchestral compositions, Less Than Jake, crusty 80's punk,
Iron Maiden, Goa Trance, Kanye, if you can make sense of this than
please share. I remain aurally omnivorous.
How do you pick a favorite food?! Everything is amazing! Pizza,
Perogies, Payaya, Pie! And that's just a few starting with "P"! I
love my Mom's Homemade Chili more than anything in this world...
but that's a natural law, right? I guess Lamb Korma w/Somosas,
quality Gnocci or Tortellini, and Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Mac
'n Cheese. General Tso's Chicken makes the cut, too. (although
Sesame Chicken does in a pinch)