Books: Calvin and Hobbes, anything by Vladimir Nabokov, Jorge Luis
Borges, or Kafka. Also, James Joyce, David Sedaris, Kurt Vonnegut,
Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, Catch-22, A Clockwork
Orange, The Little Prince, Alice in Wonderland
Movies: Too many to name, but a few are - In the Mood for Love (And
other Wong Kar-Wai movies), Let the Right One In, 2001: A Space
Odyssey, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Annie Hall (and
other Woody Allen), Apocalypse Now, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset,
City Lights, Miyazaki films, Taxi Driver, Kurosawa films, 8 1/2,
Casablanca, Coen brothers' films, etc. etc. etc.
Music: Tom Waits, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Nirvana, Sufjan Stevens,
Arcade Fire, Neutral Milk Hotel, Band of Horses, the Yeah Yeah
Yeahs, Modest Mouse, Nick Cave, The Beatles, The Cranberries, Bobby
MacFerrin, Chopin, etc. etc. etc.
TV: The Wire, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Community,
Food: Indian, Thai, Korean, Polish, Ethiopian