Books! Perennial favorites include The Fools Progress by Edward Abbey
Confederacy of Dunces by Toole, The Hero with a Thousand Faces by
Campbell, and The Brothers K by Duncan.
Currently Reading : Guns, Germs, and Steel. World War Z.
Movies: Life is Beautiful, Dr. Strangelove. Juan off the Dead. Lots
of documentaries-- Kumare (!!), The Redemption of General Butt
Naked, Underground LSD Palace, Big fan of Adam Curtis - A Century
of the Self.
Recent "guilty pleasure" movies I enjoyed included The Dictator,
Django Unchained, and Super.
TV: Treme. Breaking Bad. The Wire. The Boondocks. Louie. Generation
Kill. Walking Dead.
Music: Funk, Blues, Latin Jazz, New Orleans Jazz, Bluegrass,
Zydeco, Old school soul and R&B, traditional West African,
Afrobeat, Bach, Slayer, Acid Jazz, Ect... I like most styles of
music, but only the very best of each. I'm not a huge fan of
gospel, polka (banda), or electronica, but I can even enjoy a
little bit from those genres.
Comedy: Doug Stanhope, George Carlin, Louie CK.
Food: Ethiopian, Thai, Mexican, Indian, Brazilian, Middle Eastern.
Si no pica, no sabe. Ghost Chiles. Chiltepines. Seafood. I cook
lots of cabbage and fish, rice and dal, and various Indian
preparations at home. I like to ferment things, and pound things
with the mortar and pestle. I cook hot like fire, unless there are