George R. R. Martin's "A Game of Thrones," the "Ender's" series by
Orson Scott Card, Frank Herbert's "Dune," Neil Gaiman's "Sandman"
series (graphic novels, sure, but highly original and
thought-provoking), 2001: A Space Oddyssey, or anything Forgotten
Realms. Did I mention that I'm a nerd?
K-Pax (probably my all-time favorite non-animated movie), Big Fish,
The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Willow, Braveheart, Good Will
Hunting, Star Trek: First Contact, American History X, Conan the
Barbarian, Office Space, Waiting..., American Beauty, Coneheads,
Man on Fire, Gladiator, Serenity, Unbreakable, Die Hard, Blade
(only the first one), The Fountain, Children of Men, Sin City, Bill
and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Transformers: The Movie (the 80's
cartoon, not that abomination that Michael Bay concocted), Cast
Away, The Time Machine, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Terminator,
Surrogates, Contact, Rocky I-IV, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, One Flew
Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Law Abiding Citizen, The Punisher, The
Karate Kid, Team America: World Police, The Incredibles, 300,
Signs, The Last Samurai, Two-thirds of the Matrix trilogy, the LotR
trilogy (with extended editions that take a whole day of your life
to watch, woo!), Tron: Legacy, Ironclad, Stake Land.
Documentaries, especially anything based on the universe or
existentialism (a few favorites are The Atheism Tapes, Carl Sagan's
Cosmos, Ancient Aliens, TED Talks, Kevorkian, Indie Game: The
Movie, and the History Channel's Universe), Art 21, House,
Spartacus, Dexter, Battlestar Galactica, HBO's Rome, Burn Notice,
Arrested Development (if the following text makes you smile and/or
laugh, consider yourself high-fived: CoocookaCHAH! CoocookaCHAH!)
Star Trek: Voyager, The Transformers, Firefly, Iron Chef, Chopped,
My Strange Addiction (a guilty pleasure), The Walking Dead.
Tool, Robin Trower, Queens of the Stone Age, Big Country, Foo
Fighters (their older stuff, at least...), A Perfect Circle,
Soundgarden, Motorhead, Radiohead (how different two "head" bands
can be :P ), Def Leppard, Isis, Rush, Alice In Chains, Smashing
Pumpkins, ZZ Top, N-Sync (Kidding! just making sure you're paying
attention. Wait, don't go...please?).
I've actually kinda gotten into techno a little bit as of late.
Daft Punk's score for Tron: Legacy is pretty bitchin'. Black Sands
from Bonobo is another purchase that I've been very happy
Goldfish crackers (especially parmesan!), lasagna, yogurt, pecan
pie, bread/starches in general, bananas, chocolatey things,
thin-crust pizza, lemony things, peanut butter, rice.
My cooking ability (though, perhaps not acumen) is at least
serviceable, provided I have explicit instructions to work with, or
I'm just the sous chef.
And I'm going to add another category...
The Baldur's Gate series (and none of that "Dark Alliance" heresy,
either), Fallout 1&2, Unreal Tournament (the original
gangsta!), Arcanum, Deus Ex, L4D2, Diablo II, Might & Magic
VII, Half-Life 1&2, Doom 3, Sega's "Shinobi" series, Xenogears,
Final Fantasy Tactics, Distant Worlds, WoW (I'm quite thoroughly
retired), Castlevania: SotN, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, Titan
Quest, Space Harrier, R-Type, Sonic the Hedgehog 2&3, FTL,
Mount and Blade: Warband, Dead Space.