Well, obviously, Simpsons (classic episodes only) Futurama, MST3k.
Dr. Who, Twin Peaks, Party Down, Parks and Rec as well. Anything
the Cohen Brothers, Or Kurosawa, Sometimes Terry Gilliam, Paul
Thomas Anderson... this could go a while.
John Vanderslice, Blonde Redhead, Pavement, Modest Mouse (old, none
of the new stuff) Dirty Projectors, Sonic Youth, Pinback, Yo La
Tengo, The Handsome Family, Neutral Milk Hotel, Bill Callahan,
Radiohead, DEVO, TV on the Radio.
Recently got sucked into the Foundation trilogy, and I've always
had a soft spot for Philip K Dick. Hell, I might as well list the
sci fi standards here (Enders Game, Dune, Stranger in a Strange
Land, H.P. Lovecraft). 100 Years of Solitude, Grapes of Wrath,
bunch of other stuff I was fortunate enough to have been assigned
in high school. Slaughterhouse 5, Metamorphosis. I recently decided
to read Moby Dick (partly inspired by my decision to grow this
Gregory Peck Ahab beard), and HOLY SHIT!
And pie. Specifically Hoosier Mama Pie Company pies, which, if you
haven't had, you are missing out on something PHENOMENAL.