BOOKS: I am a voracious consumer of science fiction from sweeping
space opera like Ian M Banks to old school cyperpunk like Neal
Stephenson's Snowcrash and of course William Gibson (though I love
Pattern Recognition the most). Carl Sagan
's Contact makes me cry
every single time and I enjoy most anything by Charles Stross
Singularity Sky to the Laundry Files (I mean James Bond as
computational demonologist who doesn't love that?). Recently
enjoyed Silo Series a great deal.
I am also strongly drawn to the classics with a deep love of
Thucydides' Peloponnesian War in particular. I am also quite the
Adam Smith fan but prefer Theory of Moral Sentiments. Augustine's
City of God and Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion also
strongly impact my politics. Though not in the way you might
I also love children's literature from the obscure like Big Tiger
and Christian to Tove Jansson's Moomintrolls.
MAGAZINES: I read the The Economist
to keep up with the
world in one convenient progressive technocrat dose.
MEDIA: I love Star
. Anything involving aliens or blowing things up. Science fiction
my preferred movie genre. MST3K. Northern Exposure. And I LOVE
Spartacus because it is gladiator porn produced by Sam Raimi. I
watch Archer, Eureka and South Park. I love football
SPORTS: I'm a Bears fan.
INTERNET: I spend a lot of time on various internet oriented media
type sites like The Awl.
FOOD: I eat a lot of protein to fuel my weight lifting. BBQ and
tacos (maybe without the tortilla) are my staples. I like whiskey
but I don't drink a lot anymore.
FASHION I like Marni
, Jil Sander
(both Raf Simmon's work
and the lady herself). I also own a surprising amount of Diane Von
Furstenberg, Ann Taylor and Gucci which is driven driven mostly by
If this section is something you didn't gloss over but actually
find interesting and want to tell me all about your nouveau
americana, Steven Alan, APC, Freeman's (grooming or suiting)
regimen or how really maybe you prefer OAK and Odin I will probably
adore you. I live for fashion straights.