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Books: I mostly read nerd stuff like essays on software development
and also biotech, but I enjoyed the Hunger Games and also the
Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. I'm currently reading "How
Buildings Learn" by Stewart Brand and "The Joy of Coffee" by Corby
Kummer, which are both really interesting.
Movies: I watched a bunch in the late 90's so there's kind of a
bias there, but: Fight Club, The Big Lebowski, Spirited Away, The
Bourne trilogy, anything by Joss Whedon, Blue/White/Red by
Kieslowski, After Hours, How To Train Your Dragon, The Thin Red
TV shows: 30 Rock, The Wire, Avatar: The Last Airbender,
The Last Airbender is a kids cartoon with a surprising amount of
depth. It deals with topics like genocide, reluctance to embrace
one's destiny, pride, balance, growing up in a country that is
dominating the world and discovering what life is like outside that
country, struggling against your upbringing to decide the best way
to live your own life, whether it's ethical to steal from pirates,
and many other things. I highly recommend it.
Music: Mostly, indie and electronica, stuff that white people like.
Lately: Boards of Canada, Wye Oak, Washed Out, Avicii, Bon Iver,
Rodrigo y Gabriela ("Tamacun" is awesome!), other random stuff like
"Havoc" by Gregory Douglass, "Young Blood" by The Naked and
Food: Stuff with cheese in it, like pizza, burritos, and grits.
Thai food also.