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I read a lot, I usually have about 3 books going at a time. Here's
some favorites, in little or no order.
Books: Down and Out in Paris and London, The Count of Monte Cristo,
The Master and Margarita, God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, Notes From
Underground, A Song of Ice and Fire, Lord of the Rings, The Name of
the Wind, A People's History of the United States, The Whiskey
Rebels, A Conspiracy of Paper, Ill Fares the Land, Oil!, The
Jungle, Frankenstein, Survivor, The Sirens of Titan, Power and
Protest, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Another
Roadside Attraction, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Black Elk
Speaks, Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Violent Bear It
Authors: George Orwell, Mikhail Bulgakov, Kurt Vonnegut, Carson
McCullers, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, George R.R. Martin, David Liss,
J.R.R. Tolkien, Howard Zinn, Tony Judt, Jules Verne, Flannery
O'Connor, Alexandre Dumas, Patrick Rothfuss, Tom Robbins.
Movies: Mostly comedies and satirical stuff. Some favorites are
Rushmore, Election, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, PCU, Groundhog Day,
High Fidelity, What About Bob?, The Big Lebowski, Dead Man, etc,
etc, you get the picture.
Music: I mostly listen to Punk and stuff like that. Apparently I
was supposed to grow out of this at some point and start listening
to droll, lackluster indie rock, but it never took. My favorite
bands in that vein are Hot Water Music, Lawrence Arms, Dillinger
Four, Leatherface, The Brokedowns, Casket Lottery, Small Brown
Bike, Banner Pilot, Strike Anywhere, Alkaline Trio, The
I also like Classic Rock, old Motown era music, and pretty much
anything that falls under the category "Alternative Rock", though
not "hard rock." I like Hip Hop quite a bit too, like Mos Def,
Talib Kweli, POS, A Tribe Called Quest, Atmosphere, etc. Also,
Jackson 5 is where it's out.
I am definitely "Pro" food.