2) seeing issues from multiple perspectives
iii) making a quick joke, often completely deadpan
--remembering trivial details
I tend to enjoy movies that I feel to be well-made and have an engaging story and characters. It's a give-and-take whether good performances can make up for poor storytelling and vice versa; an example would be the Pirates of the Caribbean films where the performances are so over-the-top that I can't help but get involved. I like dry humour (ex. the Naked Gun films), philosophical action (ex. Watchmen), meaningful whimsy (ex. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), and artistic pinnacles of film (ex. The Godfather, Ferris Bueller's Day Off). I tend to dislike movies that expect too little from me (ex. Transformers).
I tend to enjoy television shows in hindsight rather than at the time, so I'm much more likely to pop in a DVD than to schedule a weekly viewing. I enjoy Futurama, the Simpsons (first 10 years), Corner Gas, and Community-- smart humour that I can quote from in nearly any situation. Lately, I've started REALLY enjoying Archer. I also like some more cerebral action shows like Firefly or Doctor Who. I don't watch much current TV unless it's my favourite sports, hockey and CFL games.
My music tastes are hard to pin down; I like guitars that aren't TOO heavy, and vocals I can decipher and identify with. Basically, I'll like a song or band if I can connect with the music on an emotional level... or if it just tickles the right part of my brain and sounds "good" to me. Some representative examples range from the Beatles (and some of their solo work), Boston, Gnarls Barkley, CAKE, Concrete Blonde, and Great Big Sea, with some new favourites like the Kongos, Couer de Pirate, and Caro Emerald.
I enjoy playing on the computer with friends online, great co-operative fun and none of those typical spastic war games populated by vulgar 11-year olds.