- I read a lot
but rarely do I read novels. I read newspapers and lots of things
associated with The Onion. I also read screenplays and books about
movies. I just finished a book about the movies and directors of
the 1970s called Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs, and
Rock n Roll Generation Saved Hollywood. It's quite fantastic!
(Though not technically reading, I love to do crossword puzzles as
movies is one of my greatest passions in life. A "few" of my all
time favorites are Good Will Hunting, The Incredibles, The Goonies,
Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Jaws, Wayne's World, Caddyshack, The Jerk,
Billy Madison, The Karate Kid, Michael Clayton, Kingpin, The
Natural, Forrest Gump, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Walk Hard: The
Dewey Cox Story, The 40-Year-Old-Virgin, The Graduate, Total
Recall, The Sound of Music, School of Rock, UHF, the original Star
Wars movies, The Contender, Nothing But The Truth, Die Hard, Ace
Ventura (the first one), Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory,
and Searching For Bobby Fischer.
Some honorable mentions would be Alien, The Truman Show, Tommy Boy,
Blade Runner, L.A. Confidential and Punch-Drunk Love. (I'm an
EXTREMELY big fan of Paul Thomas Anderson; his new movie The Master
looks very impressive; dark and probably a bit disturbing a la
There Will Be Blood but impressive nonetheless).
Additions to the list of very good movies I've only recently seen
would be Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Hearts
of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse, Sex Lies & Videotape,
Safety Not Guaranteed, and Looper.
- The majority
of the CDs and downloaded music I have are from artists and bands
from the 60s and 70s. I like a lot of classic rock and
singer-songwriter stuff. James Taylor, Paul Simon, Elton John, Cat
Stevens, The Doors, The Who, America, Billy Joel and The Beatles
come to mind right now. Some of the more contemporary acts I like
include Alanis Morissette, Aimee Mann, Michael Penn, Hot Chip, and
The Postal Service.
- I love going
out to eat and trying new restaurants. I used to eat more fast food
than I should but have recently begun eating A LOT healthier!
I love Italian, Thai, Mexican, and Chinese.
Pawn Stars, Counting Cars, Family Guy, Jeopardy!, Seinfeld, Chicago
sports, Brewers games, The Simpsons (seasons 1-7), The King of
Queens, The Cosby Show, The Office, That '70s Show, Scrubs, Jimmy
Fallon, any nature show, Nick at Nite & TV Land, Who Wants To
Be A Millionaire?, Gator Boys, Hell's Kitchen, Cash Cab, Wheel of
Fortune, Conan O' Brien, Family Ties.