I like books that make me think, fiction, or non. Loved the Dune
series, ‘The Black Swan' and ‘Fooled by Randomness’ by Taleb are my
first recommendations when someone is looking for a thinking mans
Other books include: Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, Alton Brown’s
various cook books, 2600. Also Neil Gaiman, Neal Stephenson, Kneel
Downy (just checking if you’re still paying attention), and a
splash of classical philosophy in there to keep me honest.
I don’t have a favorite show per say but I like to watch Good Eats,
Monty Python, Adult Swim (Sea Lab 2021 is still the best), a lot of
the premium channel series like Rome, TrueBlood, Weeds, Band of
Brothers, we’ve also got MST3K, Babylon 5, Ghost in the Shell SAC,
any good documentary (still need to see the good BBC ones that just
Movies are all over the place, from Mel Brooks nonsense, to
mindless action, to deep 'have to watch it four times to get it
all' mindfucks. Some random ones I am a fan of (trying to get to a
thousand word profile is hard!): The Lord of the Rings special
editions, Pulp Fiction, The Usual Suspects, Blazing Saddles,
Memento, Ninja Scroll, Forest Gump, more as they pop into my head
(1k here I come!).
Music, bands like Thievery Corporation, The Orb, VNV Nation,
Apoptygma Berserk, Portishead, Nine Inch Nails, MSI. Mello
electronica with some EBM and Industrial thrown in there for
Games, I still break out the Magic cards once in a while. Otherwise
chess, any of the Civ series, and Eve Online.
Food... well theres were creativity can shine, but nothing beats a
cast iron pan seared steak. Otherwise anything Italian, most
seafood, Sushi. Home cooked > restaurant stuff.