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Some books I like:
The Poetry and Short Stories of Dorothy Parker; A Heartbreaking
Work of Staggering Genius; The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and
Clay; Good Omens; American Gods; Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid
on Earth; Lolita; Let The Right One In
Movies: I'm a massive film lover, and love pretty
much any genre of film. If it is well written, I'm pretty much
gonna love it. Some of my favs off the top of my head (it's
Network; Happiness; Primer; Casablanca; Glory; The Philadelphia
Story; Wet Hot American Summer; Let The Right One In; Miller's
Crossing (or anything by the Coen Brothers); Crumb; Enchanted;
Topsy Turvy, True Stories, The Spanish Prisoner (or really any
David Mamet film), pretty much anything done by Stanley Kubrik.
Anything by Pixar, really, and a lot of the classic Disney films.
Most anything related to Judd Apatow or Adam McKay. Diablo Cody has
a great voice, though Jennifer's Body was ugh.
Some movies I have watched/rewatched in the last year that I have
really, really liked:
Bridesmaids, The Raid: Redemption, Cabin In The Woods, Rare
Exports, The Muppets, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Young Adult,
Attack The Block, The Artist, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Midnight In
Paris, Hugo, X-Men: First Class
And yeah, of course, I like the original Star Wars trilogy and Lord
of the Rings. The Star Wars prequels make the little girl inside of
me cut herself and cry.
TV Shows: Archer, Buffy The Vampire Slayer &
Angel, Firefly, Arrested Development, Childrens Hospital,
NTSF:SD:SUV, Game of Thrones, The Wire, Mad Men, Mr Show with Bob
and David, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Larry Sanders Show, Futurama,
Avatar: The Last Airbender, Adventure Time, Six Feet Under, Freaks
and Geeks, 30 Rock (though I am super far behind), Battlestar
Galactica (reimagined), Twin Peaks, etc etc etc.
Music: Some artists I have on my smartphone:
Arcade Fire, They Might Be Giants, Alex Winston, Aimee Mann, Foster
The People, The Beatles, The Kinks, Jonathan Coulton, Tullycraft,
Shaimus, The Dead Milkmen, Hard 'N Phirm, Aberfeldy, Metric,
Anamanaguchi, Andrew Bocelli, The Andrew Sisters, etc. Love them
Comedians and Humorists: Maria Bamford, Paul F
Tompkins, Sarah Silverman, Louis C.K., Patton Oswalt, Scott
Aukerman, Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, Zach Galifianakis, Mindy
Kaling, Mike Birbiglia, Amy Sedaris, David Wain, Kathy Griffin,
Tina Fey, Aziz Ansari, Demetri Martin, John Hodgman, David Cross,
Bob Odenkirk, Bill Cosby, Jimmy Pardo, Brian Posehn, Natasha
Leggero and more!
Food: My all time favorite cuisine is probably
Ethiopian which I could eat every day and be totally happy. As I
grew up in Maryland, I'm a big fan of seafood (mmmm, scrimps!) and
Ledo's Pizza. (You know Ledo's pizza is square because they don't
cut corners? Can you imagine the Manhattan Project put together to
birth that innovation? CAN YOU?!) But really, I'll eat most
anything. Or at least try it.