I absolutely love multiple-part questions. End sarcasm.
, Charles Stross
, Harlan Ellison
, Terry Pratchett
and the list goes on and on. That said, I don't read many books
anymore, and for the most part I've only been keeping up with the
new Stephenson novel every few years. And re-reading older
Stephenson books. And listening to Stephenson on audiobook. The
audio edition of Anathem is fantastic, by the way, and William
Dufris knocked it out of the park with his narration.
Movies: B films, horror movies, mystery, comedy, drama, action,
noir, romance, you name it. But give me a good documentary any
Shows: I haven't had cable TV service since high school, partly
because there's not enough stuff worth watching and partly because
I detest being advertised to. I do not think this makes me better
than you. UPDATE: While I don't use it, I do now technically pay
for cable TV service. It gets me a discount on my internet (since
FIOS isn't available at my location yet) and also gives me access
to HBO Go.
If I really want to watch a show, I'll buy the DVD, catch it on
Netflix, or download it. Favorites include The Newsroom, Doctor
Who, Red Dwarf, Twin Peaks, Batman: The Animated Series, and Game
Center CX. I like Star Trek
a lot (see the first
sentence of this profile).
Music: I love Frank Zappa
, Stevie Ray Vaughan
, They Might Be
, Philip Glass
, and pretty much all nerdcore
it's terrible... way too much to list, really. I have typically
eclectic taste in music (no, listening to more than what's played
on the Top 40 stations doesn't make you unique, sorry).
Some of the lesser-known bands I really like are The
Darkest of the Hillside Thickets
, The Cryptkeeper Five
There are a very small handful of songs that I can't listen to when
other people are around, for "something-in-my-eye" reasons. Some of
these songs are very likely to send me into a month-long fit of
depression. I am highly unlikely to tell you what they are.
Food: I like to cook sometimes, but I don't have any favorite foods
or types of foods to speak of. When dining out, I tend to lean
toward Asian cuisine. Japanese, Thai, Indian, that sort of thing.
But I'm just as content to go to a diner and grab a hamburger and