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Books: First and foremost, Catch 22. After that, Slaughterhouse
Five, Great Gatsby, The Gadfly, Three Comrades, Regeneration,
Candide, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Love in the Time of
Cholera, and I'll admit I have a soft spot for really pulpy books
ala John Burdett or terrible science fiction (I recently ended up
giving away almost my whole library. It was interesting picking
what to keep.)
Movies: In the Mood for Love, 8 1/2, In Bruges, The Last Temptation
of Christ (...and Jesus Christ Superstar), Up in the Air, The Lives
of Others, Exit Through the Gift Shop, Apocalypse Now, The
Godfather, Hollywoodland, LA Confidential, Gladiator, The Believer,
Cabaret, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and so on.
Shows: The Wire, Parks and Rec, Breaking Bad, 30 Rock, Always
Sunny, How I Met Your Mother (first 7 seasons), Battlestar:
Galactica (first 2 seasons), Californication (first 2 seasons),
Game of Thrones (first 3 seasons), Lost (first 2 seasons),
I'll admit that for all the depreciating returns in the above
shows, I still don't miss episodes.
Music: There really isn't a lot I DON'T listen to. If Pandora, I
can easily go from a Beethoven channel to a Jay-Z one. Though, a
lot of the time, I simply like background ambiance.
Food: Yes, please.