This is the money question. I think about these things all day
long, and wait/save up to talk about exactly this. I surely don't
have room for all my contenders, but a few favorite genres will
Food: All, but lately Greek and Thai. Last year it was thin-crust
pizza varieties and Cheetos Puffs. I'm truly remorseful about the
Cheetos fiasco. They are space food, created in some NASA lab with
an airgun to be sure, and they have no discernible origin. But
within them, mad lab scientists embedded my kryptonite.
Shows: Anything art and design based. And bad-A action shows like
"24" and "Prison Break" (still mourning the end of those two
series). And "20/20" and Sunday morning political round-tables like
the seniors watch.
Movies: Three examples, that I think characterize the flavor.
"Midnight in Paris", "The Count of Monte Cristo", and "The Brothers
Bloom". Anything with Edward Norton, Paul Bettany, or Owen Wilson.
My platonic girl crushes are Eva Mendes, Cameron Diaz, and Natalie
Portman (although she's slippin' I gotta say.... "Thor" what?) And
Holocaust and Civil Rights movies. Because you just gotta.
Books: All philosophy, religion, art and psychology books. Let's
talk titles sometime.
Muuuuusic: My true love. Nearly everything. Mostly indie and
singer/songwriter stuff. Give me a worthwhile thing to say in the
simplest way. But a representative fantasy mix would include the
Avett Brothers, Gold Panda, Feist, Buena Vista Social Club, Ben
Howard, Local Natives, Wyclef Jean, Matt and Kim, the XX, JVM,
David Grisman, Tricky, Fiona Apple, Yuna, The Cure, The White
Stripes, something bluegrass and an old African spiritual.
Everything. I want to know about it if it's good, so cough up the