As much as I fancy fine art and deep philosophical texts, TV and
movies are a nice escape from reality. That's why I love It's
Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Arrested Development and other shows
of its ilk. I have a love/hate relationship with zombie movies (in
that I love the good ones and hate the bad ones). Pretty lofty
A few music choices: Most of Mike Patton's work (Faith No More, Mr.
Bungle, etc.), Arcade Fire, Hercules & Love Affair, the New
Pornographers and other forms of oddball rock.
Movies: I absolutely love documentaries (Murderball, The King of
Kong, many others), Coen brothers, Cronenberg, pre-creepy child
molester Woody Allen, Simon Pegg's work (Shaun of the Dead, Hot
Fuzz) and so on.
Books: "The Game" by Ken Dryden is pretty much a requirement for
any hockey writer/fan. I'm a big fan of Malcolm Gladwell, Chuck
Klosterman and other exhaustive thinkers.
Generally I think I'm about a 7 on the irritating Snob-o-Meter.