Books: American Psycho, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Illuminatus!
Trilogy, most things Heinlein
I have discovered the quickest way to turn a party into a group of
angry people is to mention the book "Lean In" (which I don't think
is entirely fair..)
Magazines: evo, The Economist
Movies: The Professional will probably always be my favorite. I
have a soft spot for a good comedy (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, for
example) and a good Bond movie, too. Any movie in which Kelly
McGillis drives a Porsche
and forever Archer. Can Pam and Eric get a True Blood spinoff? Top
Gear. I'm actually trying to cut my TV consumption to near-zero,
though; I don't actually spend a ton of time watching TV, but I'd
like to siphon off even more of that time into
Music: The Rolling Stones, Bill Withers, and Rodrigo and Gabriela
rank at the top of my 'most played' lists. Santigold is in there,
too, and Lake Street Dive's Fun Machine is a recet favorite.
Florence + The Machine, Orbital, Underworld, Hova, and DJ mixes
(S&D, Seaman, Tenaglia, etc.) sort of round things out. And I'm
still riding the Ke$ha high, even after all this time.
Food: I would probably live on a diet of fresh mango and smoked
salmon, if it were practical. The fried, bacon-wrapped dates at
Jaleo. Also: pineapple. I love anything and everything pineapple.
Lastly: chicken biryani, fried bananas, mashed potatoes, cheeses.
I'm fortunate enough to live on the same block as two Indian
restaurants, including Rasika.
Whisky: The Balvenie 15 is my absolute favorite (Springbank 12 CS
not far behind..); never had a bad bottle. There used to be more
details here, but this should suffice, if you're curious:
I also started a local whisky forum that's fairly active:
, and even more recently, an
associated Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcwhisky
Beer: Sour in the Rye might be my favorite, but I've also enjoyed
the following recently (or in some cases, frequently!): Humulus
Lager, Heady Topper, Sucaba, A Tiny Little Beautiful Something,
Bikini Beer. I've got an extensive cellar that should serve me well
for years to come Warning: I will bring Mang-o-Ritas to your