Books: I am now reading Freedom Evolves, by Daniel Dennett -- a
fascinating look at the human brain. I love it. Recently read
American Gods by Neil Gaiman, Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, The
Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon, and The Tipping
Point by Malcolm Gladwell. All-time favorites include Foucault's
Pendulum, House of Leaves, Infinite Jest, Kavalier and Clay, One
Hundred Years of Solitude, Midnight's Children, Everything Is
Illuminated, The Elegant Universe, The Omnivore's Dilemma,
Consilience by E.O. Wilson.... I will occasionally read a book at a
bar. Is that weird? For awhile, I would read a book while walking 5
miles home from work. That, I believe, is even weirder.
Movies: Brazil, The Big Lebowski, The Princess Bride, There Will Be
Blood, 12 Monkeys, Primer, Memento, Usual Suspects, Les Miserables,
The Prestige, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Being John
Malkovich, Lost Highway, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, Dr.
Strangelove, Pan's Labyrinth.... Lot's of dark ones, but I promise
I'm not usually that dark.
Music: The Smiths, Arcade Fire, Okkervil River, Andrew Bird,
Outkast, Regina Spektor, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Mountain Goats,
TV on the Radio, Beirut, Neil Young, Of Montreal, Fleet Foxes, Pert
Near Sandstone, The National, David Bowie, Dark Dark Dark, Stubby
Chubbz Brass Band, Hello Death, pretty much any classic Motown,
many many more .... Please suggest something new and/or local to
TV: Twin Peaks, Arrested Development, The Wire, Community,
Battlestar Galactica, Portlandia, That Mitchell & Webb Look,
Peep Show, Louie, Parks & Recreation, Daily Show, Lost,
Breaking Bad, Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Fishing with John.
Happily, I don't spend too much time on TV these days.
Poem that gets stuck in my head:
anyone lived in a pretty how town
(with up so floating many bells down)
spring summer autumn winter
he sang his didn't he danced his did
women and men(both little and small)
cared for anyone not at all
they sowed their isn't they reaped their same
sun moon stars rain...
Art Style / Medium:
I'm a sucker for modern (and post-, post-post-, etc., -modern) art
as well as the old oils. I am constantly eyeing and internally (or
externally) debating all kinds of architectural choices.
I like tasty local food and local beer when I can get it. I also
enjoy the occasional Mexican goodness, Vietnamese noodles or soup,
Thai curries or pad Thai or rad na, sushi, Ethiopian, some good
Montreal poutine, brunch in general, almost anything really.
Other geeky stuff:
Homestar Runner - It's been awhile, but those kids from Strongbadia
made me laugh
xkcd.com - Admittedly, I don't get many, many of the jokes, but I
am just geeky enough to look up some of the explanations