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I dig reading but I don't have a favorite book, so instead I'll
give the following breakdown:
* Books that got me into science fiction: Gateway, The Forever War,
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Foundation, Dune, and
* Books that got me into novels: The Grapes of Wrath, Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn, Of Mice and Men, and To Kill a Mockingbird
* Books I loved the most from elementary school: The Phantom
Tollbooth, A Wrinkle in Time, and Charlie Brown's Big Book of
Questions and Answers
* My favorite books recommended to me by friends and travelers:
Factotum, Lolita, Pride and Prejudice (I still think Darcy was an
ass), and Breakfast of Champions
* The book I don't really care for even though most of my friends
really like it: The Great Gatsby
I *love* film. Making me choose a favorite would be like when that
asshole made Sophie choose, except in my case it would be a tad
less traumatic. Rather than pick a flick, I'll list a few directors
I dig in no particular order: Edgar Wright, Scorsese, The Coen
Brothers, Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez (specifically to listen to
his commentaries), Kevin Smith, Spielberg, Stacy Peralta, Altman,
Whedon, Eastwood, Jeunet, Sergio Leone, and really, a ton of
I'm one of those people who think TV has entered somewhat of a
golden age and is better than it's ever been. I could list all the
shows that I've loved, but it might be easier to stick with shows
that are currently still in production such as Community, Rick and
Morty, Sherlock, Elementary, Doctor Who, The Daily Show, The
Colbert Report, Mythbusters, Parks and Rec, Glee, Peep Show,
America's Test Kitchen, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
The genres I tend to listen to the most are punk, classical, and
americana, but you'd be hard pressed to find music I straight-up
hate (I mean of all things I even own a Kelly Clarkson cd). Because
I almost never listen to the radio, nowadays I tend to pick up on
new bands and whatnot by listening to NPR's All Songs Considered
What can i say — I love food. When I lived in the Czech Republic
I'd have to leave the country every so often to renew my tourist
stamp and every other time I'd jump on a bus to Paris just to eat.
To be honest, almost every trip I've taken had some sort of
gastronomical ulterior motive. Austin? BBQ. Toronto? Poutine.
Oaxaca? Mole (the sauce, not the animal). Glasgow? Haggis and the
elusive deep-fried Mars bar. Linz? Linzer Torte. Merida?
Chilaquiles. Santa Barbara? La Super-Rica. Paris? Freaking
Radio and/or Podcasts:
I realize that this isn't a category okcupid asked for, but while I
don't listen to the radio other than to catch some occasional NPR,
I do listen to podcasts such as This American Life, Smodcast, Tell
'Em Steve Dave, Serial, Radiolab, Harmontown, Still Untitled, and
The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show.