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Books - anything that shows the authors intellect. Umberto Eco is a
current favorite and since I'm learning Italian it's a new goal of
mine to be able to read Foucault's Pendulum in it's original
language. My childhood favorites are Milan Kundera, John Le Carre,
Gabriel García Márquez, Anthony Burgess, James Joyce, Terry
Pratchett, Hunter S. Thompson, Philip K. Dick, Tom Robbins and
David Foster Wallace. Outside of the fiction spectrum I like
reading about social sciences, Chomsky, Pinker, and Nassim Nicholas
Taleb and I have been known to binge on poetry as well. And of
course I like Hobbs, Rousseau, Kant, Marx and Smith.
Movies and Shows - I'm a big fan of British television. I love
English humor (Shaun of the Dead, Doghouse are the first to come to
mind which also feeds into my zombie obsession). Also a huge fan of
the classic British humor, can quote Monty Python and I'm fairly
sure I've seen every episode of Black Adder and Faulty Towers at
Other than that I have a thing for well done espionage and horror.
Tinker Tailor Solider Spy being a recent favorite.
Classic favorites are Brazil, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Where
the Buffalo Roam, Momento, Run, Lola, Run and the list goes
As a car fan obviously love Top Gear (the original!) and sci fi
shows like Dr. Who although honestly, I like the Tom Baker period
Music - Wax Tailor, Adele, The Who, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Neil
Young, The Beatles, Dusty Springfield, Janelle Monae, I'm a bit all
over the place really.