Side note: It's really really hard to be humorous while writing
about books and stuff you like. So, this section will be stuffy.
I'll produce my whipping boy on command in compensation. Just pay
no attention to the fact that he looks remarkably like me and
(mostly) ignore him when he begs for more.
I'm a nerd. I like science fiction and fantasy and I am very low
brow. I don't think I've read many or any of the books you'd get
from a proper schoolin' (on account of me never really going to
college) so I like easy books. Currently, my favorite is A Song of
Ice and Fire by GRRM but he better shape up and get back on track
with the books and characters. He's on notice. A small sampling of
others so I can show my nerd cred? Sure: Robert Jordan, Neil
Gaiman, William Gibson, Tim Powers, Alan Moore, Terry Pratchett,
Ted Chiang, Richard Matheson, Jack Vance and Edward Gorey.
I read some translated Japanese manga, some Vertigo comics and a
few graphic novels.
Some webcomics I like: xkcd, Scary Go Round, Questionable Content,
Penny Arcade, Sequential Art, Hark! A Vagrant (I love that lady's
stuff), Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Gastrophobia, Axe Cop,
Girls With Slingshots, Subnormality, Doctor Voluptua, The Perry
Bible Fellowship, The Oatmeal, Liz Prince Power, Doctor Voluptua,
Oglaf and Calvin and Hobbes.
Imgur is kind of look a webcomic, right?
Movie sampler: Iron Man, The Dark Knight, District 9, Amelie, Pan's
Labyrinth, the Bourne movies, The Crow, Bladerunner, The City of
Lost Children, Cat People, The Devil's Backbone, Ginger Snaps, the
original Star Wars trilogy, the original Indiana Jones trilogy, The
Lord of the Rings trilogy, An American Werewolf In London,
Inception, anything Monty Python and the two Sherlock Holmes
TV (which I rarely rarely watch, like any good arrogant, elitist
adult): Mystery Science Theater 3000, Myth Busters, Firefly, the
BBC's new Sherlock Holmes show (I would carry Benedict
Cumberbatch's twins to full term in my belly), The Daily Show (I
would have Jon Stewart's babies, too...Jesus... I'm a man whore...)
and the original Twilight Zone. Starting in on Dr. Who!
I listen to anything that catches my ear. It can be widely panned
pop music but, if I like it, I like it. Stuff like Tool, Gillian
Welch, Vienna Teng, Daft Punk, old Metallica, Soundgarden, old
Pearl Jam, Alt-J, Lana Del Rey, Halestorm, Florence and the
Machine, Pink, Die Antwoord (I don't get the hate for the lady - I
think she's attractive) and Macklemore are good examples.