Kurt Vonnegut, Joseph Heller, Neil Gaiman, Stephen Fry, Philip K
Dick, Hunter S Thompson, Douglas Adams, Peter Watts, Terry
Pratchett, Charles Dickens and Isaac Asimov.
Carl Sagan, Richard Dawkins, Bill Bryson, Mary Roach, Michael
Shermer, Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Poets and Playwrights
Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Anton Checkov, Martin McDonagh, John
Patrick Shanely, Sam Shepard, George Bernard Shaw, Noël Coward,
Caryl Churchill, Arthur Miller, Tom Stoppard, Tennessee Williams,
W.B Yeats, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Percy Shelley, Edgar Allen Poe,
Ella Wheeler Wilcox, W.H Auden, Emily Dickinson and Robert
Film (by director, because I'm a snob)
Wes Anderson, Andrew Niccol, the Wachowski's, Jean-Pierre Jeunet,
The Coen Brothers, John Carpenter, Woody Allen, Stanley Kubrick,
Terry Gilliam, Miyazaki, Curtis Hanson, Tarantino, Richard
Linklater and Spike Jonze.
I also like cheesy action movies, most sci-fi and so-bad-it's-good
films that tend to involve Leslie Nielsen.
Black Books, BBC Sherlock, Daria, Futurama, South Park, QI, Archer,
A Game of Thrones, Misfits, Star Trek, Yes Minister, How I Met Your
Mother, Buffy, Firefly, 30 Rock.
Jazz, Blues, Soul, Classic rock and Orchestral pieces. I tend to
collect a lot of film scores and just lately I'm getting into trip
hop and acid-jazz-electronica-something-or-other. Too many
Currently listening to the soundtrack from "Her". Also, random hour
long piano instrumental mixes on youtube are great.