I struggle with this one. Because we're grown ups and we work hard
to put our own fragile selves out in the world to make a positive
impact and that should define us more than a silly list of things
we passively like. But then again art is beautiful and affecting
and experiencing it adds dimension to our lives and ourselves. So
you don't have to like the things I like, but the things you like
should be important to you and you should really want to tell me
why and you should want hear the same from me. Anyway...
TV: The Canon (The Wire, Arrested Development, Friday Night Lights,
British Office, Freaks and Geeks); Modern Classics (Community, 30
Rock, Louie, Parks and Rec); Immature Favorites (Family Guy, It's
Always Sunny); Comedies that Shaped My Youth and That I Will Watch
in Syndication Forever (Seinfeld, Simpsons)
Music: Standard 90's/00's indie rock (Arcade Fire, Pavement, Belle
and Sebastian, Modest Mouse, Yo La Tengo, etc); Hip Hop (Outkast,
Biggie, old Lil Wayne); 70's funk/soul (Sly Stone, P-funk, Stevie
Wonder); Moody countryish singer/songwriters (Townes Van Zandt,
Movies: Coen Brothers, Wes Anderson, Woody Allen, innumerable silly
Books: I guess I read enough books that buying that Kindle was
worthwhile. I read The Road recently and if you haven't already
please get off of this silly site and go read that right now.
Food: If you live in New York and don't spend a lot of time
thinking about food, you're doing it wrong.
Sports: Not a diehard, but Phillies and Eagles. I also follow the
basketball team of a private university in Durham, North Carolina
from which I received an undergraduate degree and which unifies the
rest of the known universe (who cares about this sort of thing) in
intense collective hatred.