I'm a little bit of a snob about all of these things, I'm
When I was a teenager, Lord of the Rings was absolutely my favorite
series of books, followed by Harry Potter and The Dark Tower. More
recently, I've been hoping George R.R. Martin will finish A Song of
Ice and Fire before he dies. I love good fiction, but I haven't
been reading as much for pleasure as I would like in recent years.
I need to find some more talented authors who actually publish
As far as movies, I love Wes Anderson's work, and enjoy most of the
Coen Brothers' and Quentin Tarantino's films. I have a strong
nostalgic attachment to Monty Python's The Holy Grail and Life of
Brian, but I've seen them too many times to really watch them
again. Other good geek staples that I may or may not have seen too
many times include Star Wars (original trilogy) and The Princess
Bride. I also like Amelie and a number of Pixar and Miyazaki films,
and well-acted period dramas.
I really like a number of HBO TV series: Deadwood, Rome, Flight of
the Conchords, Bored to Death, and (as you may have guessed from
the the above) Game of Thrones. Other favorite shows: Arrested
Development, Downton Abbey, Archer, The Venture Bros, Black Adder,
Top Gear (UK), Monty Python's Flying Circus, and a number of other
On the music front, I've been listening to Big Black Delta, MGMT,
and M83 a lot lately. I like a number of different bands/artists,
including Arcade Fire, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The National,
Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Muse, Radiohead, The Smashing
Pumpkins (Adore and earlier), and David Bowie.
Food: My favorite dishes to eat regularly are the Italian-style
ones I make for myself from scratch (mmm, fattening pasta). I also
really like Mexican food, Chinese, Thai, Indian, Sushi (well, rolls
anyway), and, of course, more typical "American" fare such as a
good, rare steak, or fried chicken. Good bread is a must.
Wow, that got kind of long.