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I don't read a whole lot. I will usually read the new Stephen King
novel when it comes out on paperback, and sometimes I'd go browse
the thrillers or sci-fi sections at the book store and pick
Also, I read some comic books (I did say I was a geek).
My taste in movies is not too high-brow. I like silly popcorn
movies, and of course the classics that everyone my age should
love, if they have a soul: The Princess Bride, Ghostbusters, Die
Hard, Groundhog's Day, Back to the Future etc.
I did go to film school, so there is some "better" stuff I like
too, like Hitchcock.
Some things I like to listen to, in no particular order:
Aimee Mann, Dire Straits, REM, TV on the Radio, Mumford and Sons,
The National, Belle and Sebastian, Okkervil River, Bon Iver,
Leonard Cohen, Florence + the Machine, Band of Horses, Explosions
in the Sky, Wilco, Talking Heads, Suzanne Vega.
I could go for thai, or sushi.
Mostly series. I don't actually have a TV, so I download
Current favorites include: Game of Thrones, Mad Men, The Americans,
Elementary, Doctor Who, Parks and Rec, Hannibal.
Some hall of famers:
The Wire, Deadwood, various Joss Whedon shows, Breaking Bad,
Fringe, Terriers, The West Wing, Freaks and Geeks, Arrested