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It's a guilty admission as a writer that I confess to having
finished a terribly limited number of fictional works. Something I
wish to remedy, but am no less a slave to.
Works on my bookshelf, if it were unpacked at the moment, would
hold a cross-section including Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon, Ken
Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Jim Meehan's The PDT
Cocktail Book, Mariquis de Sade's The Ghosts of Sodom: The
Charenton Journals, Darwin's The Origin of Species, and Dawkins'
The Selfish Gene.
I won't even begin to attempt to rank any of my favourite films in
order, but some of them include: Fight Club, Event Horizon, Ghost
in the Shell, Requiem for a Dream, Pi, A Scanner Darkly, It's a Mad
Mad Mad Mad world, You can't Cheat an Honest Man, House of 1000
Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, Alien, Aliens, the entirety of the
Hellraiser franchise (yes, even "those" ones), All Cheerleaders
Die, Body of Lies, Blade Runner, Snatch, Lock Stock and Two Smoking
Barrels, all Monty Python films, Trainspotting, Primer, Dredd, Mad
Max: Fury Road, Boondock Saints, Eraserhead, Prometheus (call me on
this one. I dare you. I fucking dare you), The Terminator,
Terminator 2, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Inglorious Basterds,
True Romance, From Dusk 'Till Dawn, The Bourne trilogy (Legacy was
okay, but missed the essence of Bourne), Akira, Kiss Kiss Bang
Bang, The Big Lebowsky, The Usual Suspects, Seven, In Bruges, both
Total Recall films, 300, Sin City, Watchmen (the Dr. Manhattan hook
was better than an alien), all the SAW films, Hackers, Holy Flying
Circus, Face/Off, Con Air, Who is Kaspar Karr? : Street Thief,
Training Day, Session 9, 12 Monkeys, Outpost and Outpost: Black Sun
(fuck Rise of the Spetsnaz), Catch 22 (though the novel is
superior), Dr. Strangelove or: really really really ridiculously
long subtitle, all three Daniel Craig Bond films, Children of Men,
The Town, Dark City, The Matrix Trilogy, The Hurt Locker, Full
Metal Jacket, Apocalypse Now, A Clockwork Orange, One Flew Over the
Cuckoo's Nest, Platoon, The Deer Hunter, The Shawshank Redemption,
Schindler's List, The Godfather 1&2, Leon, American History X,
American Psycho, The Departed, Django Unchained, Taxi Driver,
I could go on for ages, but you get the picture. Heh, get it?!
While I haven't owned a television for the better part of a decade,
there are still certain programs I've either kept up with, or that
have a fond place in my heart permanently reserved for them.
Some of these include: Mock the Week, Archer, The Strain, Skins
(UK), Daredevil, The Mind of a Chef, Darknet, House, Mike Tyson
Mysteries, Clone High, Undergrads, Rick and Steve: The Happiest Gay
Couple in All the World, Top Gear, South Park, Bob's Burgers, House
of Cards, The X Files, The Boondocks, Futurama, Family Guy/
American Dad/ The Cleveland Show, Robot Wars, Iron Chef/ Iron Chef
America, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Fawlty Towers, Grim
Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Dead Like Me, Carl Sagan's Cosmos,
Bromwell High, Black Adder, A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Tripping the
Rift, The Ricky Gervais Show, and plenty more I can't remember off
the top of my head.
I grew up dancing to the likes of Billy Idol, David Bowie, and
Depeche Mode at just two years old, so it's no surprise that I
would develop a strong affinity for much of the music they were
inspired by, or would later inspire. Mostly, this includes
Industrial and EBM music and all of their subgenres, as well as a
lot of Trip-Hop, EDM, Hard Dance/ Hard Trance, Hardcore, Drum and
Bass, Metal, and Neue Deutsche Härte.
Some notable examples include: IAMX/ Sneaker Pimps (never has there
been music more passionate, sexual, and sensual than Chris Corner's
solo works), Voltaire, KMFDM, Ministry, Oomph!, Rammstein,
Megaherz, VnV Nation, Assemblage 23, Covenant, Imperative Reaction,
Icon of Coil, Skinny Puppy, ohGr, Lacuna Coil, Aesthetic
Perfection, Combichrist, Psyclon Nine, Suicide Commando,
:Wumpscut:, Crüxshadows, She Wants Revenge, Mindless Self
Indulgence, Infected Mushroom, Rob Zombie, MSTRKRFT, Savant, The
Prodigy, Pendulum, Noisia, Calyx&Teebee, Chase&Status,
Angerfist, Ophidian, Neophyte, and, of course, Kraftwerk.
By no means the only examples within their genres, these are
perhaps some of the more noteworthy names. Likewise, by no means
the only genres that interest me, the electronic ones tend to be
where I gravitate to.
Food is much simpler; anything from either South or East of North
America goes. I adore "peasant food" and such dishes constitute the
majority of what I cook at home. Be it soups, stews, or curries.
Some of the poorest people in the world eat better than most
royalty, and we should be humbled by what we have to learn. If you
want to win my favour, simply join me for anything Japanese,
Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean or... well really, anything
There are few, if any, single flavours I enjoy in this world more
than coffee, chocolate, bourbon, ale, mushrooms, and cheese.