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These are just a few:
Books: LOTR, 1984,Fahrenheit 451 (I love dystopian novels),
Rendezvous with Rama, World War Z, Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy,
and most any well-written historical fiction. Also a big fan of
Twain, Thoreau, Clarke, Hemingway, Orwell and too many more.
Music: I love all kinds of music, but these are my all time
favorites - Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Black Keys, Shakey
Graves, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Jack White, The Shins, and
all kinds of jazz. I've also played a lot of classical music and it
will always have a soft spot in my heart.
Movies: The Big Lebowski, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Tucker
and Dale vs Evil, Jurassic Park, Shaun of the Dead, The Exorcist,
Insidious, Cabin in the Woods, Step Brothers, Interstellar, The
Blues Brothers, the 3 original Indiana Jones (there was a 4th?),
Star Wars, Pulp Fiction, and Guardians of the Galaxy just to
mention some. I'm a sucker for a good documentary as well.
Shows: Archer, South Park, Dr. Who, Game of Thrones, Venture Bros,
Cosmos, Daredevil, Top Gear, and plenty of others.
Food: Can't beat fresh seafood, Texas BBQ, and Italian pasta. I
love trying new foods, especially in countries I'm visiting.