Books: Kurt Vonnegut and Philip Dick are my favorite fiction
authors. I also love Borges' short stories. Recently I've gotten
more into history and social science nonfiction. I try to read some
philosophy and ancient Greek stuff occasionally so I don't forget
what I studied in college. German philosophers like Nietzsche and
Schopenhauer are who I like the most. I also enjoy reading comic
books/graphic novels sometimes because they're the bastard children
Movies: I enjoy quirky dark comedies and smart-stupid movies.
Over-the-top acting (like almost anything with Nicholas Cage) is
one of my favorite things to see and I also really like god awful
low budget masterpieces like The Room. Charlie Kaufman, Coen
Brothers and Werner Herzog films are some of my favorites because
they have such unique characters. I wish I were Michael Caine in
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, living on the French Riviera and conning
rich women into supporting my anti-communist revolutionaries.
Shows: I binge on Netflix and will go through a series episode by
episode. Some shows I like are Archer, Walking Dead, Breaking Bad,
Trailer Park Boys, Squidbillies (because it's an amazing window
into Georgia), Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Futurama, and late
night Mexican boxing.
Incomplete list of music I like: LCD Soundsystem, Animal
Collective, TV on the Radio, Black Keys, Flaming Lips, David Bowie,
Ween, Gorillaz, Blur, Elvis Costello, Daft Punk, Talking Heads,
Washed Out, The Pixies, Fleet Foxes, Frank Zappa, The Clash, Roxy
Music, and Cut Copy. I have a long standing feud with a musician
friend about Linda Ronstadt's music as I am pro-Linda and he is
Food: I love to try new foods, but I'm mostly vegetarian, so I miss
out on a few things. I really like spicy food, so Indian and
Mexican are some of my favorite types. I have strong opinions about
barbeque even though I haven't eaten in over a decade. I find the
regional aspects and variations to be fascinating.