Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Douglas Adams, George Orwell, Nick Hornby, Kurt Vonnegut,
The New York Times, "Great Apes", Irvine Welsh, "Dodger Dogs To
Fenway Franks", (web)comics collections, all things "Calvin and
Hobbes", "The Buddha of Suburbia", National Geographic, "Wonder
Boys", the Cambridge Encyclopedias of English and of Language, lots
of other nonfiction, especially stuff about the developing world,
linguistics, architecture, and urban planning. James Kochalka's
"American Elf" series stands as a testament to the inherent beauty
& joy of the rhythm of life. Even the bad days.
Movies: Kicking & Screaming (the Noah Baumbach one, the good
one), The Squid & The Whale, Annie Hall, The Shawshank
Redemption, The Meaning Of Life, High Fidelity, Wonder Boys,
Rushmore, Trainspotting, Shakma, The Big Lebowski, Cane Toads, Full
Metal Jacket, St. Elmo's Fire, American Beauty, Ferris Bueller's
Day Off, Lost In Translation, Back To The Future, Barcelona,
Clerks, Ghost World, The Ice Storm, Roger and Me, Manhattan, Scenes
From A Marriage.
TV Shows: The Simpsons, Big Love, Law & Order, House, Seinfeld,
The Office, Mad Men, Dexter, Star Trek DS9, Enterprise, Mission
Hill, Cardinals games, The State, Firefly, Anthony Bourdain: No
Reservations, Scrubs, Freaks And Geeks, Undeclared, Futurama,
Roseanne, Quantum Leap, How I Met Your Mother, Community, Flight of
the Conchords, 30 Rock, The Weather Channel.
Music: Marillion, The Smiths, Morrissey, Matthew Good, R.E.M., Ted
Leo, Idlewild, The Replacements, Paul Westerberg, Bright Eyes,
James, The Clash, Paul Simon, The Beatles, Pet Shop Boys, The Hold
Steady, Ryan Adams, Elton John, Manic Street Preachers, Jarvis
Cocker, Pulp, Freedy Johnston, Blur, David Gray, Neko Case,
Northern soul, Kings Of Convenience, Trash Can Sinatras, Talking
Heads, Loudon Wainwright III, Bob Dylan, The Shins, Roger Waters,
Pink Floyd, The Church, Peter Gabriel, Arcade Fire, Uncle Tupelo,
Wilco, Son Volt, The Jam, Talk Talk, Neil Finn, Crowded House,
Orbital, Radiohead, The Divine Comedy, Mansun, Spock's Beard,
Emmylou Harris, The Blue Nile, Rush, Pixies, The Who, Randy Newman,
They Might Be Giants, Ben Folds, Elvis Costello, Calexico, Joni
Mitchell, Dire Straits, Steely Dan, Josh Rouse, Sufjan Stevens,
Clarence Carter, Billy Joel, Primal Scream, IQ, Green Day, Toad The
Wet Sprocket, Mark Kozelek, Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon, Tom
Petty, Elbow, Porcupine Tree, Yes, Belle And Sebastian, M83, Robbie
Fulks, Legião Urbana, Leonard Cohen, The Kinks, Gram Parsons, Jens
Lekman, Counting Crows, David Bowie, Coldplay, Bloc Party, The
National, Vampire Weekend, The Gaslight Anthem, and many, many
Food: Vegetarian. Indian (nothing like a properly radioactive
curry). As close to authentic as possible Chinese. Falafel, hummus,
and pitas + a crisp pint of ale. Tom yum soup and spring rolls.
Vietnamese. A well crafted veggie burger. Humboldt Fog cheese is
possibly the most amazing foodstuff on the planet.