Lots of nonsense. This probably needs to be culled. Or pruned, if
you like your metaphors hortological.
Books: The Farseer Trilogy, Cat's Cradle, Red Harvest, We, Moby
Dick, Blood Meridian, Collapse, Song of Ice and Fire, Unbearable
Lightness of Being, Shakespeare
Movies: American Beauty, Pan's Labyrinth, Blade Runner, Barry
Lyndon, There Will Be Blood, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind,
Being John Malkovich, 12 Monkeys, Kurosawa's Dreams, Pulp Fiction,
Children of Men, The Big Lebowski, The Third Man, anything Monty
Python, anything film noir, anything with Vincent Price in it
Shows: The Sopranos, The Wire, Six Feet Under, Breaking Bad,
Battlestar Galactica, Black Books, The IT Crowd, Seinfeld, Mad Men,
The Venture Brothers, The Mighty Boosh, Flight of the
Music: The Beatles, Radiohead, Patti Smith, PJ Harvey, Bjork,
Timbaland(well, some of his stuff), Boards of Canada, David Bowie,
Elvis Costello, The White Stripes, Autechre, Aimee Mann, The Wu
Tang Clan, Tegan and Sara, Portishead, Flying Lotus, El-P, Anita
Tijoux, Rachmoninov, Nine Inch Nails, The Talking Heads, Godspeed
You! Black Emperor, El-P, Cannibal Ox, Arcade Fire, Ennio
Morricone, Bear McCreary, M.I.A., Antipop Consortium, CHVRCHES,
Artists: I like a lot of turn of the 20th century poster artists
and illustrators, but Harry Clarke is my definite favorite.
And to prove my geek cred ...
Video Games: Shadow of the Colossus, Fallout 1, Silent Hill
Food: Anything vegetarian. Seafood. Most things spicy. So Thai
Food, pretty much.