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I'll read anything by F. Scott Fitzgerald, David Sedaris, Dave
Eggers, Billy Collins, Chuck Palahniuk or Nick Hornby. Cormac
McCarthy's pretty great -- All the Pretty Horses is beautiful. Most
recently read On the Road, Keith Richards' autobiography, Infinite
Jest (SO good), and a bunch of programming books. After settling
the non-literary aspects of my life, I'm finally breaking back into
fiction. Recommendations are warmly welcomed.
Movies are a hell of a list. All-time, I'll say The Big Lebowski
for comedy, Requiem for a Dream for tragedy, Lady and the Tramp for
animation, The Shining for horror, Casablanca for classics.
Moonrise Kingdom might be my favorite from Wes Anderson, which is
obviously its own separate category.
Rock and/or Roll. Some hip-hop, classical, jazz, and electronic.
I'm a sucker for acoustic guitar. Punk rock is my guilty pleasure.
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Counting Crows, Ben Folds, Say Anything,
Guster, Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, The Format, Cake, Motion City
Soundtrack, Atmosphere, Dispatch, Muse, The Beatles, Aesop Rock. If
you haven't discovered Local Natives yet, please get on that.
Kimbra got shortchanged as an accessory to Gotye.
I love all kinds of food, but you can't go wrong with Italian. Or
if you do wrong with Italian, I will eat your eggplant parmesan for
you. You're welcome. Play your cards right, and you might get to
try my world-famous-please-don't-look-into-that spaghetti.