Let's see... Stuff I've found most influential throughout my
: Pulp Fiction, Back to the Future
Trilogy, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, American Beauty,
Rainman, Amadeus, Life of Brian. Oh, and everything Pixar ever
made. Most of Dreamworks too.
(I tend to read mostly non-fiction): The
Blank Slate (and everything by Pinker), Predictably Irrational,
Blink, Freakonomics and the like, Stumbling on Happiness and many,
many others in that fascinating intersection between psychology,
neuroscience and evolution.
- Books, fiction
: The Little Prince, 1984, The
Pillowman, The Curious Incident of the dog in the night time,
Grapes of Wrath, Perfume (by Suskind), Siddharta, various by HP
(Or if you really
want to see my whole
: I love standup, particularly the one
that leaves behind a hard to swallow but powerful message. My
little trinity of Gods... George Carlin, the father almighty,
master wordsmith, creator of all that's comedy and all that's sane
in the world. Louis CK, his only son our Lord, who hasn't yet
ascended to heaven, but will be seated at his right hand when he
does. And Tim Minchin, the Holy Australian, musical genius, atheist
extraordinaire, and fastest ever achiever of god status.
: House (I've been likened to him by
various friends), Breaking Bad, The Big Bang Theory. I don't really
watch that much TV...
: Too varied to list, but leaning in the
general direction of Rock -> Hard Rock -> Very Heavy Metal.
Surprising amounts of classical and opera too, which makes for some
interesting surprises when listening to all my music in "Shuffle".
Absolute Gods: Guns n' Roses, Queen, Blind Guardian, Dream Theater,
: Yes, please. All of it. From every place
in the world. All the time. I still haven't found something I won't
try. I double-dare you.