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My favorite book genres are fantasy and horror, just as long as
there's a healthy dose of black humor and social satire. If it's
Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, or Kurt Vonnegut, I'm all over that
shit. Some of my favorite novels are: The Catcher in the Rye, Life
of Pi, It, Dune, Catch-22, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, A
Confederacy of Dunces, and The Sirens of Titan. I'm working on
finally finishing up Robert Jordan's 'Wheel of Time' series. I also
devour the 'Harry Potter' series on a bi-yearly basis. It's a bit
of a weird nerd ritual. Want to borrow a book? I've got plenty. No
library card needed.
My taste in movies is close to my taste in literature -- fantasy
and horror, but I enjoy other genres outside that too (like dumb
humor). Some of my favorite films are Star Wars (IV-VI), Jaws,
Ocean's 11, the Indiana Jones movies, Underworld (except for that
last one...absolutely horrible), Sleepy Hollow, Silver Bullet, The
Skeleton Twins, Step Brothers, and Anchorman. I also like watching
documentaries that cover cryptology and real-world issues.
I don't watch a lot of TV, but there are a few shows that I hold
dear to my heart. Breaking Bad, MST3K, SNL, Key & Peele, Bob's
Burgers, South Park, Archer, Robot Chicken, Family Guy, The Daily
Show, Modern Family, River Monsters, and Antiques Roadshow. Yeah,
that's right -- Antiques Roadshow.
Music, oh my. I like: The Beatles, The Doors, Pink Floyd,
Soundgarden, CSN(&Y), Led Zeppelin, Beck, Rolling Stones,
R.E.M, Bill Withers, Paul Simon, Cream, Jeff Buckley, The Strokes,
The Stooges, Pearl Jam, Xavier Rudd, and Iron and Wine...this is
just a small sample, but you get the idea. My tastes range mostly
on the older side, but it really depends on my mood. Grateful Dead
and CCR on one day, Macklemore and Atmosphere on another, and so
Food! I'm a big fan of gourmet restaurants, but I'll still tear me
up some Taco Bell. My wife conditioned me not to be a picky eater
and I love her all the more for it.