BOOKS: Last Chance to See, The Old Man and the Sea, The God
Delusion, Jurassic Park, Our Dumb World, The Timewaster Letters,
Red Strangers, Watership Down. Some of my favorite authors include
Louise Erdrich, Jhumpa Lahiri, Edgar Allen Poe, Billy Collins,
Richard Dawkins, Joe Brainard, Christopher Hitchens, and Carl
MOVIES: Too many to list.
Tim Burton (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Pee-wee's Big
Adventure, Ed Wood, Edward Scissorhands)
Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Aguirre the Wrath of God, Cave of
Forgotten Dreams, Stroszek)
Stanley Kubrick (2001: A Space Odyssey, Dr. Strangelove, Barry
Alfred Hitchcock (Psycho, Rear Window, North by Northwest)
Billy Wilder (The Apartment, Some Like It Hot, Sunset Blvd.)
Charlie Chaplin (City Lights, Modern Times, The Gold Rush)
Terrence Malick (Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Tree of Life)
animation, documentaries, Vincent Price movies, There Will Be
Blood, Network, Man with a Movie Camera, Fantasia, Jurassic Park,
Duck Soup, and The Room.
TV: The Simpsons, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, King of the Hill,
Louie, Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Twilight Zone (original),
Mad Men, South Park, The Office (original UK version), Strangers
with Candy, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, David Attenborough
nature documentaries. I also recently finished Firefly, and that
was pretty impressive.
MUSIC: A whole lot of different genres and styles. Classical, film
scores, metal, classic rock, opera, early jazz, and some guilty
pleasure pop. If you were to put my iPod on shuffle, you just might
hear Danny Elfman, Dethklok, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Louis
Armstrong, and Chet Baker one after the other.
FOOD: Chinese, Thai, Mexican, American, Japanese, pizza, seafood,
and chocolate chip cookies. If pizza is the food of the gods, then
Brooklyn is Mount Olympus.