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Books: Of Mice and Men, 1984, All Quiet on the Western Front, We,
Animal Dreams, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Hunger Games,
Clark Ashton Smith, Lovecraft (I sympathize quite a bit with the
end of 'The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath'), Desclos, Celine (I do
*not* endorse his politics), quite a bit of nonfiction...and way
too many of those yellow-spined Daw paperbacks.
And I can do Hamlet's soliloquy from memory. It's even funnier when
you put it into the voice recognition system.
Movies: Godfather, The Usual Suspects, Dr. Strangelove, Memento
(and I can tell you what part of his brain got damaged!), Citizen
Kane, The Matrix, The Departed, anything with moloko in it, Monty
Python and the Holy Grail, Metropolis, The Prestige, Cool Hand
Luke, Annie Hall, Sleeper, V for Vendetta, The Princess Bride,
Manhattan Murder Mystery, 12 Monkeys, Donnie Darko, Dark Knight,
Casablanca, Der Untergang
Music: Johnny Cash, New Order, Erasure, Pet Shop Boys, Fleetwood
Mac, Rammstein, Die Toten Hosen, Jimmy Buffett, OOMPH!, Gevolt, WA
Yankovic, Scissor Sisters, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Lou
Reed, Depeche Mode, MC Frontalot, Lady Gaga, NWA, John Cage's
4'33", the soundtrack to 'Cabaret', K.231/382c. (Yes, all of the
above.) Also any unusual combo, like country-rap.
Food: Italian (I love pasta), Chinese (chicken with cashew nuts!),
Vietnamese (can't beat the pho!). Indian given sufficient water,
pulled pork. I am gradually developing a taste for craft beer.