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Down and Out in Paris and London (by far my favorite Orwell), The
Master and Margarita, Gertrude (the Hesse no one's heard of),
Lolita, Red Dragon, Cartes Desde El Inferno, Slaughterhouse 5,
Mountains Beyond Mountains, Looking Backwards, Hitchhiker's Guide
to the Galaxy, The Ear the Eye and the Arm, Science of Evil, and
The Collector. Recently I've been reading a lot of non
fiction-science, politics, some economics.
Movies: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Wristcutters, Precious, Going
Postal, Milk, Johnny Dangerously, Dogma, Santa Sangre, Rent,
Philadelphia, Eternal Sunshine, Fight Club, Willy Wonka & the
Chocolate Factory, and 1960s musicals (my dad is a big fan, it
Music: Magnetic Fields, The Dresden Dolls, Foxy Shazam, CAKE,
Bright Eyes, Michael Jackson, Jesus and Mary Chain, Stevie Wonder,
Carl Carlton, Adam and the Ants,, World Inferno, The Cure, Earth
Wind and Fire, Mavis Staples.
TV: Law and Order, House of Cards, Nip/Tuck, Mythbusters, Criminal
Minds, Roseanne, Sherlock (BBC version), Game of Thrones.
Foods: Italian, Indian, and Korean are all fantastic, but I'll try
anything once, i.e. I've tried snails, moose head stew, chicken
feet and muktuk (go ahead and ask what it is).
Other favorite things
Favorite classes: Rocket building (practical physics?) Catapult
(even less practical physics), Sitcom writing (for two weeks my
homework was to watch South Park)
Podcasts: The Savage Lovecast.