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some of my favorite books are catcher in the rye, brave new world,
animal farm, the fault in our stars, the bean trees, a separate
peace, the curious incident of the dog in the night-time, orlanda,
and dry: a memoir. i'm pretty into short stories, too, like william
dean howells' "editha", sophocles' "antigone" (that's actually a
play but whatever), vonnegut's "harrison bergeron", and nabokov's
"signs and symbols". all good stuff. my favorite thing to read is
poetry; i love e.e. cummings, jeanann verlee, hafiz, billy collins,
rumi, ogden nash, shel silverstein, and kapka kassabova. i've also
become a huge fan of david sedaris' essays and short stories
i'm not a very avid movie-goer, but i absolutely fucking love one
flew over the cuckoo's nest, a clockwork orange, the graduate, my
neighbor totoro, the fall, american psycho, trainspotting, SLC
punk, fantasia (the original one from 1940), american history x,
guardians of the galaxy, mary poppins, paris je t'aime, and an
assortment of others. i mostly prefer watching movies alone or with
a friend or two in my living room.
my favorite tv shows at this current moment are bob's burgers and
american horror story: freak show.
my music taste is kinda hard to sum up succinctly so i'll just list
a bunch of bands/genres i listen to. i adore the buffalo bills (a
barbershop quartet), against me!, arcade fire, the reatards,
miscellaneous choral music, country and rockabilly from the 50s and
60s, big band jazz (and jazz in general, but big band is my fave),
reggae and ska, black joe lewis and the honeybears, the jim jones
revue, cake, fleet foxes, the devil makes three, the smiths, the
mountain goats, andrew jackson jihad, bikini kill, black flag,
sufjan stevens, chris thile, neutral milk hotel, iggy pop, old crow
medicine show, wilco, simon and garfunkel...etc. etc. etc.
i'm a pretty picky eater. we'll cross that bridge when we get to
extra credit time!
some of my favorite musicals are the music man, sound of music,
mary poppins, south pacific, avenue q, spring awakening, my fair
lady, and hair (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH HAIRSPRAY, WHICH I STRONGLY
my favorite operas are porgy & bess and tchaikovsky's eugene
onegin. i've probably seen 7 operas ever, though, and am by no
means an expert.
some comedians i really like are john mulaney, louis ck, kumail
nanjiani, demetri martin, hari kondabolu, margaret cho, tig notaro,
pete holmes, and the late, great mitch hedberg.
my favorite artists are mucha and erte. i know nothing about art.