Updated as I think of them:
Besides Neuromancer, Douglas Adams, and all things H.P. Lovecraft,
my favorite stories involve heavy symbolism (Tale of Two Cities,
Lord of the Rings), stories within stories (e.x. Arabian Nights, In
the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente, The Name of The Wind),
or unreal amounts of cleverness (e.x. Good Omens). Also Frank
My favorite books that aren't works of fiction either involve humor
or very interesting conceptual musings (more on this later...
Princess Bride, all the Kubricks, Velvet Goldmine, Anything
starring Elijah Wood or Directed by David Lynch and/or Joss Whedon.
When trying to think of a movie besides Princess Bride, my mind
keeps telling me to write down "The Room," but I wont tell you that
I like "The Room." I wont.
Besides the obligatory good shows, I also enjoy watching amazing,
glorious, soul holocaustingly bad movies and shows. I watched 3
hours of 'Toddles and Tiaras' with only half a bottle of Jameson.
Shows I think are good are as follows:
Dr. Who, Scrubs, MST3K, Deadwood, The Walking Dead, The Wire,
Girls, Homeland, Twin Peaks, House of Cards, Arrested Development,
Suits, The Daily Show / Colbert Report, Parks and Rec, Community,
Archer, Spartacus, Supernatural, American Horror Story, Peep Show,
Breaking Bad, Arrested Dev, Seinfeld, Orange is the New Black
Music (and Genres)
Metric, STS9, Joey Bada$$, Gorrilaz, Chaos UK, Phil Ochs, Jimmy
Cliff, A$AP, Kavinsky, Diamond Rings, The Naked and Famous., Street
Light Manifesto, Frank Sinatra, The Sublime, The Clash, Misfits,
John Mayer, Black Keys, Rancid, Blink-182, Foo-Fighters, Wu-Tang,
Florance and the Machine, Bonobo, 8-bit / Most of the Chiptunes
Scene, Electro-House, Indie Pop, Old-School Rap (2pac era),
Classical, Jazz (with prominent funk elements), Funk, darkwave,
Sushi, Anything Middle-Eastern, Anything Arabic, Anything
Italian(authentically), Korean BBQ
Brazil, Morocco, Boston (this is definitely a country)