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Books: Calvin and Hobbes, anything fantasy (A Game of Thrones,
Wheel of Time), dystopian sci-fi (1984, Brave New World, World War
Z), or well... anything. I like books that teach me stuff too.
Currently reading some book about marketing.
Movies: Basically anything. I've only ran into one movie on Netflix
that I couldn't finish; a terrible parody called Taintlight. The
Shows: The Little Rascals, Big Bang, How I Met Your Mother, Traffic
Light, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Game of Thrones, Sherlock,
Shameless, et. al.
Music: Honestly, I love just about anything that's not metal or
trance. Some specific artists I enjoy are Disney (yes, I know
Disney is not an artist, but does it really matter?), Watsky, Elton
John, Simon & Garfunkle, Lindsay Stirling, Yellowcard, Snow
Patrol, The Fray, and the list goes on and on.
Food: All of it! More specifically: Ice Cream (my family owns an
ice cream shop back in MI), Sushi, Bibimbap, and Imperial Stouts
(I'm like 90% sure they count as food).
Games: Anything competitive; I'll kick your ass in Mario Kart or
give you a high-five for beating me. Cards Against Humanity is
probably the best card game ever (protip: try using its cards for
Podcasts: This American Life, TED Radio Hour, Good Job Brain, A
Life Well Wasted, Radiolab, Debug.