Music: New Order, Depeche Mode, Tears for Fears, The Psychedelic
Furs, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Echo and the Bunnymen, The
Specials, The Jam, Pet Shop Boys, OMD, Joy Division, Tiesto, Armin
van Buuren, Kaskade, Benny Benassi, Late Night Alumni, Kome Kome
Club, Reverend Horton Heat, Electronic, Monaco, The Other Two,
Morrissey, The Smiths, Kraftwerk, Front 242, Far East Movement, and
lots of others.
TV: New Girl, Big Bang Theory, The First 48, Cold Case Files,
Jeopardy!, Hoarders, Ace of Cakes (RIP), I Love Lucy, Entourage,
The Life and Times of Tim, and so on.
Film: American Psycho, Hard Candy, Nosferatu, The Crowd (1927),
Gone with the Wind, Casablanca, The Help, Irreversible, Mean Girls,
Kikujiro, Das Weisse Band, Inglourious Basterds, The Hangover,
Super Troopers, Better Luck Tomorrow, Bend it Like Beckham, 24 Hour
Party People, Control, Departures, Audition, Quarantine, Gone in 60
Seconds, Lolita (Kubrick and the 1997 version), Full Metal Jacket,
Seven, Munich, Rush Hour (1, 2, and 3), martial arts films, Monty
Python's "And Now For Something Completely Different," LA
Confidential, and so forth.
Books: Vor dem Gesetz (Kafka), Lolita, American Psycho, Red Dragon,
The General's Daughter, Slaughterhouse Five, On the Road, The Joy
Luck Club, Falling Leaves, Daisy Miller, The Knucklehead
Chronicles, Tuesdays with Morrie, The Great Gatsby, Balzac and the
Little Chinese Seamstress, Sex at Dawn, and a lot of others. I also
read a lot of math and science textbooks/reference books, in
addition to books on cooking, food, swimming techniques/work outs.
I even own a food science book!