a. Anything by Nick Hornby, Dan Savage, Augusten Burroughs, David
Sedaris, and Christopher Rice. The Vampire Chronicles (minus the
final one) by Anne Rice. Books of random humor and/or lists. Most
Stephen King books but especially the Dark Tower series. Some
comics - I especially love Deadpool, X-Men, Runaways, and
(b) I love all kinds, from dramas to comedies, animation to
documentaries, and everything in between. I'm a big Disney/Pixar
fan, as well as Studio Ghibli.
Favorite directors: Quentin Tarantino (Favorite: Death Proof),
Kevin Smith (Favorite: Clerks/Clerks 2), Richard Curtis (Favorite:
The episode of Doctor Who he directed last series, which utterly
destroyed me. You know which one I'm talking about, Love Actually),
Michael Moore (Favorite: Bowling for Columbine), and Edgar Wright
(Favorite: Hot Fuzz/Scott Pilgrim vs. The World)
While I love great movies, I love bad/cheesy ones too. I'm a huge
TV: I have no life, so I watch a lot. Though this is more of an
'all time favorite' list than what I watch on a daily basis.
Drama: Doctor Who (11 and 4 are my favorite doctors) ,Supernatural,
Dexter, Queer as Folk, Firefly
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Veronica Mars, House, Being Human,
True Blood, Sons of Anarchy, Burn Notice, Breaking Bad, Mad Men,
Leverage, Castle, Breaking Bad, Misfits
Comedy: Monty Python's Flying Circus,South Park, Futurama,Weeds,
Arrested Development, The Brak Show, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Never
Mind the Buzzcocks, Spicks
and Specks, The Office (US/UK), , Pushing Daisies, It's Always
Sunny in Philadelphia, The Venture Bros, Community, QI, Mock the
Week, United States of Tara, Newsradio, The IT Crowd, Gavin
& Stacey, Spaced, Modern Family, Glee, Drop Dead Diva, Black
Other: Anything Gordon Ramsay is in. He's my swearing inspiration.
Survivor, Amazing Race, Top Chef, Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, and
random shows on Food Network. I love RuPaul's Drag Race. I love it
so, so much. Oh my god.
(c) Music: Matthew Good (in band and solo), Ben Folds (as five or
just as himself/with Nick Hornby), The Decemberists, The Fratellis,
Arctic Monkeys, The Hoosiers, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga,
Radiohead, The Feeling, Boyz II Men, Patrick Wolf, Magic Numbers,
Scissor Sisters, Mother Mother, Los Campesinos, Hot Chip, Swell
Season, Mark Ronson, David Usher, Moist, Eminem, Kanye West, The
Pretenders, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Tegan and Sara,
The Saturdays, Camera Obscura, The Special Guests, Gackt, City and
Colour, Incubus, and a ton others that I can't think of.
(d) Food: Chinese Food, Vietnamese Food, Indian food (Whoever
invented the paneer pakoras should get a frigging medal), Poutine,
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Steak, donairs, soup (I make killer
borscht) Sushi. Suuushi. I think I could sit there and eat edamame
for hours. You want to win my heart? Take me for sushi.
(e) Comedy: Patton Oswalt and David Cross make me laugh so hard I
pee a little, but I love Russell Howard, Frankie Boyle, Dylan
Moran, and a ton others.