I watch movies about as often as I eat, so this list is a long one.
A few random favorites: OldBoy
, Sliding Doors, Willie Dynamite,
the Kill Bills, Return to Oz, American Psycho, Serenity, The Fall
, Following, The
Fountain, The Five Obstructions, and...I dunno...let's go with
Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter. Zombie flicks, J-Horror, 70's
blaxploitation, artsy Euro films, soundtrack-driven indie movies,
campy sci-fi...I devour it all. I kinda want to kill Michael Bay
Oh, and The Apple is pretty much the greatest movie of all time; if
you haven't seen it, you're missing out.
I'm rarely reading fewer than three books at a time, but I can't
remember the last time I finished one. It's pretty pathetic. Some
personal favorites are Danielewski's 'House of Leaves
'Catch-22', 'Good Omens' by Gaiman and Pratchett. I also loved 'I,
Lucifer' by Glen
. I hope to finish 'Goedel, Escher, Bach' before I die,
but it probably won't happen. Defoe's 'The Pirates! In an Adventure
with..." serious is bloody brilliant. Favorite writers include
, Warren Ellis, Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut
, and about a
bajillion others. I'm a pretty big fan of Richard Dawkins.
I eagerly await the day that bestsellers are written above a third
grade reading level. I'm looking at you, Da Vinci Code.
And unless you want to hear an epic rant about domestic abuse in
teen fiction, don't even fucking talk to me about Twilight.
Musical taste? Eclectic--industrial, trip-hop, oi, acoustic folk,
some broadway musicals (Don't judge me, fuckers), neo-classical,
neo-swing, neo-folk, neo-lots of things, darkwave, instrumental
soundtracks, random indie rock and hip-hop. Ani DiFranco,
Assemblage 23, Portishead, Gogol Bordello, Vienna Teng, Sage
Francis, Dropkick Murphys, Laura Veirs, Decemberists, Dresden
Dolls, Royal Crown Revue, Regina Spektor, VNV Nation, Morcheeba,
Tori, Panic!, Aesop Rock, The Knife, Bella Morte...stuff like
And Toby Keith needs to fall into a tiger pit.
(Lady Gaga and Shakira are guilty pleasures. My only defense is
that sometimes something is SO retarded that you can't help but
love it; insert your own Trig Palin joke here.)
Favorite food? Either overpriced yuppie-fuck coffee or anything you
eat with chopsticks.
I keep having this fantasy where one day I'll skillfully prepare
grown-up meals like a real adult, but it hasn't happened yet. Until
it does, Snak Pak pudding cups will keep me alive, right?