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I have a wide taste in movies. I'm probably one of the few people
that has a collection that includes both: all the Muppet moves and
all of David Mamet's films. I grew up on action-adventure and some
sci-fi, but I watch everything under the sun (including classic
dramas, 80s horror, crazy comedies, and yes, animated films...
Pixar is awesome). Each year, I also make a point to watch all the
As for books, Elmore Leonard has the best characters. Dennis
Lehane's "Kenzie/Gennaro" series is incredible, especially the
second book "Darkness, Take My Hand". David Mamet and Aaron Sorkin
are my favorites when it comes to dialogue. Mark L. Danielewski's
"House of Leaves" continues to mess with my head. I still have
weird dreams every once in awhile, because of that book. The most
important literary influence on my life is still some good ol'
fashion "Calvin & Hobbes".
I'm always game for checking out a new show. That's the best part
of Netflix. My favorites are 24, The West Wing, classic Simpsons,
Futurama, Lost, and Fringe. I'm a big fan of JJ Abrams and Aaron
Sorkin. Currently, I'm watching Community, The Blacklist, Person of
Interest, Hannibal, Parks & Rec, New Girl, Brooklyn Nine-Nine,
Sherlock, and Doctor Who.
I enjoy a variety of music, but I'm horrible with names of bands
and titles. My favorite is Ben Folds. Some other random groups are
Mumford & Sons, Cake, and others. I like a lot of 80s rock
(Springsteen, Journey, Styx, and Toto's "Africa"), because it makes
for good jukebox/sing-a-long music. I listen to a lot of film
scores (John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, Michael
For food... love a good burger, pizza, steak, and breakfast foods
of all kinds. There's other stuff, of course.