Some of my favorite literary periods:
Classical (Greek&Roman), English & Italian Renaissance,
English/Russian/German Romantic & Modern, American Colonial,
Realist & Modern
Some of my favorite authors/playwrights:
I read a good deal, but there's so much to read that it's daunting.
I'm current in A Song of Ice and Fire, and have started on Leo
Strauss's compendium of political philosophy.
I'm game for anything...except for Aristotle. Fuck that guy.
Downton Abbey, Six Feet Under, Dead Like Me, Whedon's Buffy the
Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Sherlock, Supernatural, Copper, Top Gear,
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation,
The Daily Show/Colbert Report, Boardwalk Empire, Arrested
Development, The Wire, Entourage, Game of Thrones, True Blood,
Dexter, Weeds (up through season 6's egregious jumping of the
shark), Breaking Bad, Mythbusters, Through the Wormhole, How the
Universe was Made (Science channel is lovely)
Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Neon Genesis Evangelion, FMA: Brotherhood,
Samurai Champloo (with the fantastic Nujabes OST), Case Closed,
Adventure Time, Regular Show, Gravity Falls, YuYu Hakusho, Anything
by Osamu Tezuka and Miyazaki (both Hayao and Goro)
Movies: My favorite genres are SciFi, Horror, and
Anything of Quentin Tarantino's (Reservoir Dogs being my favorite,
Anything of Scorcese's, Studio Ghibli's entire filmography, Most
Disney movies (Especially Beauty and the Beast and TANGLED), Garden
State, (500) Days of Summer, Craigslist Joe, Into The Wild,
Midnight in Paris, Annie Hall, Jeepers Creepers, Cabin in the
Woods, Grave Encounters, Scanners, The Howling II (the only movie
Christopher Lee ever apologized for being in), Jesus Christ:
Vampire Slayer, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street,
Shrooms, Stay Alive, Hausu, The Room (Tommy Wiseau as EVERYTHING),
LOTR, Star Wars IV-VII, Indiana Jones (The Last Crusade is my
favorite), Back to the Future I&II, Bill & Ted's Excellent
Adventure, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Breakfast Club,
Sixteen Candles, etc. the list goes on and on and on
I've got an eclectic taste and am open to anything as long as the
musicians are skilled and know what they're doing. I'm a hip-hop
scholar and a dead-head who also happens to love math-rock, prog
metal, jazz, and classical music as well (especially those Russian
ballets, god damn are they good).
Good, fresh bread is the most underrated food item ever.
I love Ethiopian, Korean, Punjabi, and Mexican food the most.
But I still go nuts over a simple grilled cheese.
Make me boudin noir and/or wiener schnitzel ala Holstein and I will
immediately fall in love with you.