Iain (M.) Banks is probably my favourite author for both his
science-fiction and regular fiction, but I also like non-fiction
that looks into rather off the wall stuff; Trevor Corson's The Zen
of Fish was a fun read. When I'm looking for a good mindfuck Haruki
Murakami is always a good choice, as are books like The Curious
Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie For Theatres, Alien, Aliens,
Team America, One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest. Some of my favourite
Japanese films are Ikiru, Drive, and Yaji and Kita. Pretty much
anything by Takashi Miike is also great.
Ratatat is easily my favourite band, but I also have a pretty broad
range of music like Modest Mouse, Electric Six, John Legend, The
Roots. I also like streaming websites like Hypem that let me hear
weird stuff I wouldn't otherwise. Generally, I don't care much
about the genre of music as long as it has that certain je ne sais
quoi that draws me in.