This feels like a Sophie's Choice situation. Is there a character
limit in this space?
Books: The Brothers Karamazov, The Hitchhiker's
Guide to the Galaxy, The Two Towers, The Battle Cry of Freedom, The
Master and Margarita, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Kafka on the
Shore, The Stranger. Excuse me, L’Étranger.
Movies: Young Frankenstein, Muppet Treasure
Island, Hot Fuzz, Ghostbusters, The Big Lebowski, I <3
Huckabees, The Godfather, and a bunch of beautiful, serious films I
can't name just now (honest).
Shows: Monty Python's Flying Circus, No
Reservations, The Venture Brothers, Archer, Futurama, It's Always
Sunny in Philadelphia, The West Wing, That Mitchell & Webb
Look, The Wire, Arrested Development, Game of Thrones, Mind of a
Music: St. Vincent, Miles Davis' Kind of
Blue, Radiohead, The Punch Brothers, Jamiroquai, The Bad Plus,
Hindi Zahra, Metric, Jeff Buckley, Nickel Creek, Avishai Cohen,
Funkadelic, Fiona Apple, pretty much anyone signed to the Daptone
label (The Dap-Kings, The Budos Band, The Menahan Street Band,
etc.), The Black Keys, Janelle Monáe, Saul Williams, Erykah Badu.
Also, Shoop might be the Platonic Ideal of sexual empowerment. Salt
'N' Peppa are the truth.
Food: The carbonara at Bar La Grasa. Egg rolls
from Pho 79. The Pork Belly Ramen at Masu. Gelato purchased with
Euros and bad Italian. The hot chocolate from XOCO in Chicago. Not
a very cohesive last meal, but...