all the things people my age who fancy themselves "cultured" are
supposed to be into. Stuff like:
Rachel Maddow (about as must see as TV gets)
Mad Men (working in advertising makes this extra snobby for
Breaking Bad (the most intense viewing experience I think I've ever
The Wire (simply the best. Yeah, I'm one of those (pretentious)
Parks & Recreation (literally, the best comedy on TV)
Arrested Development ("they're laughing with me Michael! They're
laughing with me!")
Girls (the backlash against this show really annoyed me.)
LOST (Always a believer, but seriously John Locke was an ass)
FNL (Texas Forever, Six)
Downton Abbey (Why does every day entail another fight with an
Back to the Future.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Midnight in Paris.
Little Miss Sunshine.
A Netflix queue's worth of other films of varying genres.
I'm an avid podcast addict, ranging from such societal and
political 'casts as This American Life to the more comedic variety
of Sklarboro Country. A hearty HENDERSON to any citizens of the
The Moth, RadioLab, Grantland, Bill Simmons, and various other NPR
shows round out the addiction.
Food: All the things!...except bacon. I've never eaten bacon. So
My answer to music is that I like just about everything I hear,
with some exceptions. I'll admit that dubstep and most electronic
music gives me a headache.
Favorite novels are Catch-22 and The Great Gatsby
Favorite nonfiction book is The Breaks of the Game
Now that I have a Kindle this has become a pretty overwhelming list
of wonderful things! I love high-concept fiction, as well as
political, social, and historical nonfiction. I don't know where I
would be without David Halberstam (probably exactly where I am
right now, but not nearly as enlightened).