A sampling of favorite books: Snow Crash, The Power Broker, A
Movable Feast, The Sun Also Rises, Fables. I am a compulsive reader
and tend to spend way too much money at the Strand.
Movies: Casablanca, High Fidelity, Blazing Saddles (anything Mel
really), Pulp Fiction (anything Tarantino really), Studio Ghibli,
The Last Waltz, old Kung Fu/Samurai flicks and many more. You can
really drag me to anything besides a non-campy horror flick without
too much trouble.
Music: Stax/Motown, Stones, George Harrison, Bluegrass, the ABB,
Funkadelic, and above all else The Band. I like a lot of more indie
stuff too, just don't really have time to keep up with what is good
TV: Venture Bros., Archer, the Wire, the original Japanese Iron
Chef, The Larry Sanders Show, GoT, and all the other usual suspects
with the exception of Breaking Bad and Arrested Development which I
have never seen (Yes I know, I know. I will get to them.).