Help your potential matches find common interests.
History, Classics, Science, and Science Fiction figure heavily on
my shelf- Sagan, Vonnegut, Pratchett, Herbert and Tolkien. I grew
up on the cynicism and misanthropy of Calvin and Hobbes; more than
two decades later, my sense of wonder is as strong as ever and my
faith in humanity has yet to recover. My shelves are conspicuously
full of things written by white men, so any suggestions to broaden
that, which might suit my genre tastes are welcome. Gotta start
Musical standbys include Yo La Tengo, Lou Barlow, Pinback and
GY!BE; throw on The Stooges, The Flaming Lips, or Built to Spill
any time. Moving toward Tycho and Fila Brazilia lately. Kinda glad
that New Wave and Glam came back, but only so far as Grunge can
come back too and kick their asses again. Auto-Tuning hurts me in
Kids in the Hall, BSG, Venture Bros., Robot Chicken, Game of
Thrones, and Rick & Morty. John Oliver is onto something
fantastic with Last Week Tonight. I follow Formula 1 pretty
seriously, but I won't inflict it on you beyond recommending that
you see the Senna documentary. I don't miss daily TV; with the net,
we've been living in some version of my childhood future for a
while now and it's awesome.
Kevin Smith movies are always good for a laugh and toe-dabbling
intellectualism. Ed Wood films and other so-bad-they're-good
B-movies are LOTS of fun. Any documentary gets a chance, but most
summer blockbusters do not. Thrillers are okay, but with the
notable exception of zombie flicks, gore is a non-starter.
Obviously, Thriller itself is golden.
I love cooking, and usually cook for an army that never shows up,
leaving me with a week's worth of lunch. I usually only eat meat
when I'm out and about. But I make decent chili, and decent Thai,
Indian and Mexican food. I am willing to go to some lengths for
good coffee, cheeses and chorizo.