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Books - The Count of Monte Cristo (though I disliked the Three
Musketeers), Drunk Tank Pink, Stranger in a Strange Land, and too
many others to count (I'm a voracious reader).
Movies - Starship Troopers, Old Boy (the original), Wet Hot
American Summer, and Amélie. I really liked True Grit as well. I'm
a fan of old Kung fu movies and could watch pretty much any of
Shows - Top Chef, Breaking Bad, Archer, News Radio, Arrested
Development, Firefly, The Walking Dead, Party Down, The Daily Show,
and The Colbert Report (It's pronounced repore!).
Music - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots is my favorite album but
that might just be because of my life at the time it came out, but
I do like the Flaming Lips. To be honest I don't have strong
preferences when it comes to music. When driving I listen to NPR
most of the time.
Food: I like most genres of food with the exception of Indian food
(though I have had some curries recently I thought were alright and
who can hate Naan bread). I try to be adventurous every week as far
as what I cook at home. As far as foods in general I like light
heat so flavorful peppers over burn-your-mouth hot. Basil is my
favorite herb and I love to cook with it. Beef, pork, chicken, fish
in that order.