Books: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy; all Sherlock Holmes
stories; The 120 Days of Sodom (no, I'm not a pervert/nutter, I
just find the Marquis de Sade hilarious), Accelerando, Pride and
Prejudice, The Silence of the Lambs, The God Delusion, A Brief
History of Time. Puckoon. Anything thought-provoking or hilariously
Films: Once Upon a Time in the West, Alien, Gladiator, 2001, Top
Gun (yes, I'm not ashamed of it), Lost in Translation, Star Trek
II: The Wrath of Khan, Sunshine, Seven Samurai, Blade Runner, all
the James Bond films (they're rubbish, if we're being honest, but I
love them), the original Star Wars films. Anything with hilarious
unrealistic kung fu and crappy dubbing in it (The Evil Cult, Iron
Monkey, Fist of Legend, Last Hero in China, that kind of thing).
Anything highly quotable.
Music: a completely random mix of stuff. Quite a lot of classical
(Beethoven especially) and opera. Anything 80s and cheesy. Mostly I
hate rap, although some of Eminem's stuff is good. Can't really
mention individual artists because usually I like a couple of their
songs and can't stand the rest. Having said that I like most stuff
by The Killers and Queen. I think Alexandra Burke's
X-Factor-winning version of Hallelujah was ear-bleedingly
Shows: Red Dwarf, Star Trek, Gavin and Stacey, The Big Bang Theory,
House, Human Target (best bad show ever), Lie to Me, Black Books,
Father Ted. Random Youtube videos of classic comedy like they don't
make any more (Rowan Atkinson's "roll call" has me in stitches
every time). All Chris Morris (including Jam). Thundercats, for the
Food: almost anything, I make a point of learning to like things
(otherwise the food has won). A good curry is hard to beat. I love
foie gras (I know, I know). Stinky cheese. Full English breakfasts.
I've recently learned the basics of making sushi, which is awesome
fun (and awesomely tasty). I'm lucky enough to work near Borough
Market, and eat there pretty much every Thursday and Friday.