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Books: I always had a thing for mystery and police stuff; Christie,
Chandler, Lovecraft. Sadly, I don't have time to read much beyond
more academic stuff for my MA, so it's really Wood, Nitsche, Gray
and others you may not know about.
Movies: Welcome to Gataca, almost every James Bond ever made and I
have a thing for a good heist movie (The italian job, Ocean's 11,
The Usual Suspects). The "Of the Dead" movie series by Romero, old
film noir from the 1930's and 1940's like The Big Sleep (blame my
movie history classes), A Scanner Darkly, The Searchers, The
Shining, A Clockwork Orange, Ginger Snaps, Exiled, Lock,Stock and
Two Smoking Barrels, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, the Naked Gun
trilogy, a couple of westerns, (500) Days of Summer, Inception ...
and whole lot more.
TV: House, Bones, the first two seasons of Prison Break, Lost,
Mythbusters, Friends, Seinfeld, That 70's Show, Mad Men, Community,
Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and others.
Music: Anything that is old rock and roll from the 60's 70's 80's.
Favorite bands are Dire Straits, Fleetwood mac and Tom Petty and
the Heartbreakers, Led Zep, Pink Floyd, The Black Keys and probably
a few more.
Food: Anything but liver. Ok, there's other things that I hate too
but I won't make a big list here (because I already did with
everything else). I really like to try new things.