Music: Grimes, DCFC, Crystal Castles, Tool, NIN, Of Monsters and
Men, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Portugal The Man, Smashing
Pumpkins, Groove Armada, Nirvana, and various and sundry others
from all different genres.
Movies: There Will Be Blood, Gattacca, most Coen Brothers,
Anderson, Tarantino, and Kubrick, Amelie, Drive, Excalibur, The
Deer Hunter, Airplane, Memento, and many, many, many more.
Books: Catch-22, most Douglas Adams books (Long Dark Tea Time of
The Soul is the only weak link I've found to date), Dave Barry Does
Japan, Ecotopia, A Brave New World, The Devil Drives, Confieso que
he vivido, GRRM.
Shows: The Venture Bros., The Wire, Archer, Cosmos, Coupling, Rome,
The League, Battlestar Galactica, The Daily Show, Veronica Mars,
The Colbert Report, The Americans, Children's Hospital, Deadwood.
If David Attenborough narrates it, I'm probably all over it.
Food: MEAT. Fish, esp. shellfish and salmon. Dairy almost across
the board (exception: swiss cheese, other than melted on a sandwich
or burger or with other cheeses). Favorite alcoholic beverages
include beer (esp. Kolsch, Bock, Dunkelwiess), Single Malt Scotch
(Islay most, Speyside least), and Port. Non-alchoholic beverages
include milk (I drink LARGE quantities of milk), mango juice,
carrot juice, ginger beer.
"No one loves armed missionaries."
-Robespierre (double irony)
"The law in its majestic equality forbids the rich as well as the
poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal
-Anatole France, Le Lys Rouge (1894)
"In Germany, the Nazis first came for the communists, and I didn't
speak up because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for
the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade
unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up
because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time
there was no one left to speak for me."
-Rev. Martin Niemoeller