When it comes to cinema I love transcendent works of cinematic genius almost as much as I love films that revel in or are oblivious to their own camp. They are the delightful converging ends of opposite sides of the film spectrum. Its the boring junk in the middle I don't like.
Here's a list: Moon, 2001, Solaris, Wrath o' Khan, Outland, Road Warrior, Four Loins, Ridicule, Queen Margot, The Return of Martin Guerre, Logan's Run, ZPG, Keoma, Freebie and the Bean, Old Ealing Studio flicks like Kind Hearts and Coronets, Alien, (and anything early Ridley Scott), every Nick Cage film where he completely loses his shit, anything by Werner Herzog, most films by Linklater, Cobra, Roadhouse...
TV: Party Down, Buffy, Arrested Development, Parks & Rec, Spaced, Star Trek (original series), Black's Books, Downton Abbey, Madmen, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Twin Peaks, did I mention Stark Trek the Original Series? It's the best.
Music: Old 97's, Leo Rondeau, Mike and the Moonpies, Obscured by Echoes, The Boxing Lesson, Shakey Graves, The Black Angels, Hello Wheels, Midlake, Kay Leotard, Oh No! Oh My! Okkervil River, Magnolia Electric Company/Songs: Ohia, Grizzly Bear, Beirut, Tim Buckley, Lee Moses, Flogging Molly, O'Death, Those Darlins, Ume, Wild Flag, Sleater-Kinney, Lord Huron, Black Sabbath, Zep, CCR.
Comedians: Patton Oswalt, Eugene Mirman, Jamie Kilstein, Kumail Nanjiani, Maria Bamford, Brian Posehn, David Cross, Arj Barker, Blaine Capatch, Kyle Kinane, Tod Barry, Myq Kaplan, Dan Telfer
In the 1982 version of Conan the Barbarian, someone asks Conan "what is best in life?". My answer to that question would be discovering new records and new foods (though seeing my enemies driven before me is a close third). Levantine cuisine and its variants are the greatest food around. Moroccan, Turkish, Indo-Persian, Indonesian, Ethiopean and Sichuan Chinese are also favorites. Also Mexican street food. I like pretty much everything but Korean (just to hard for a vegetarian to find options, unless you're fond of barbecued turnips).