I resisted the urge to make stupid lists here for a long time, but
then I realized that I pretty frequently look at stupid lists in
other people's profiles as if it gives me some sort of insight into
their personality...So I guess you could say this is me selling
Books: Any and all Vonnegut (repeatedly), McCarthy, Twain,
Hemingway, Palahniuk, Hunter Thompson...I like stories and avoid
the deluge of self-important "memoir" novels that have been the
standard of the last decade. And I try to work in a decent amount
of non-fiction - been reading a lot of really dense stuff about the
technological singularity lately so don't be surprised if I bore
you with that over drinks sometime...
Movies: Terrence Malick, Terry Gilliam, Errol Morris, Herzog,
Scorsese, Hitchcock, blah blah blah...this one seems silly because
I was raised on Indiana Jones and Star Wars but I went to film
school so I'm just as happy when a new X-Men movie comes out as I
am discussing Truffaut.
Music: Rolling Stones, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Jesus & Mary
Chain, Primal Scream, BRMC, The Raveonettes, Brian Jonestown, Black
Keys, The Band, Dr. Dog, The Cult, T Rex, Iggy, Morrissey, The
Clash. I could keep going but I'm pretty sure you get the
TV: For the last month or so I have been watching episodes of Oz on
my iPad in bed before going to sleep every night. I'm not sure why
I'm doing that to myself but it makes for some REALLY weird dreams.
I wish Justified was my dad. Not Timothy Olyphant in Justified, but
the actual show.
And I'm adding another category that not nearly enough people
bother with - Comedians: Louis CK, Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Nick
Kroll, Paul F Thompkins, Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis, Eugene
Mirman, David Cross...so many more.
Despite my best efforts I really don't care all that much about
food. That is not to say I don't enjoy very good food, because I
very much do. But a long time ago someone I respected said to me
"Food should either be the greatest thing you've ever tasted, or it
should make you not hungry anymore." So I cook a lot but pretty
That really was exactly as painful as I thought it would be.