Books/Plays: Complete Tales (HP Lovecraft), Hamlet (William
Shakespeare), The Long Goodbye (Raymond Chandler), Infinite Jest
(David Foster Wallace), The Martian Chronicles (Ray Bradbury),
Something Wicked This Way Comes (Ray Bradbury), The Pillowman
(Martin McDonagh), The Seafarer (Conor McPherson), The Lost Books
of the Odyssey (Zachary Mason)
Comics: Achewood, The Question, Y: The Last Man, Action
Philosophers, Hellboy, Scott Pilgrim, Matt Fraction's run on Iron
Man, anything by Jack Kirby or Grant Morrison. And Mark Waid is
KILLING it on Daredevil right now.
Music: Tom Waits, Jonathan Coulton, Elvis Costello, Pixies, Yeah
Yeah Yeahs, Rilo Kiley, Metric, The Pogues, Talking Heads.
TV: Doctor Who, Community, The Venture Brothers, Justice League
Unlimited, Angel, Breaking Bad
Movies: Evil Dead II, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, The Big
Lebowski, The Man Who Would Be King, Blade Runner, They Live, Road
House, Point Break, Hot Fuzz
Food: I am currently devising excuses to go back to Japan and eat
all their food
Things I Can Cook With Pride: Burgers, Deviled Kidneys, and Mac and
Cheese Pancakes. I own the Kenny Shopsin cookbook, which is fun
because of the inventive and easy recipes and Shopsin's
interspersed anecdotes about the assorted reasons he's banned
customers for life. Half of my friends are vegetarian now, so I now
know how to do portobello burgers and apples and onions.
Favorite Figure From American History Who Tried To Become King of
Afghanistan: Josiah Harlan. Wikipedia this man right now. My first
full-length play was about this guy and I captured maybe a tenth of
the ridiculousness of his career.