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Books: Pynchon, Chabon, Robbins, Wolfe, etc. John Le Carre novels
are a guilty pleasure too.
Movies: The Godfather (I and II), Annie Hall, The Three Amigos,
Ferris Bueller's Day Off, War Games, The Hunt for Red October... I
really like the Hunt for Red October. I'm also not at all
embarrassed to admit I like predictable but heartwarming movies
about kids, like Super 8 and The Way, Way Back.
TV: I watch more of it than I should, and definitely more than I
care to admit.
Music: Tom Waits, Guy Clark, Gram Parsons, Steve Goodman, Counting
Crows, The Black Keys, Okkervil River, Alabama Shakes, The
National, and others of the same ilk. I was recently reminded of
how awesome the Zombies, the Hollies and the Troggs were, so I'm
kind of on a late-British-invasion kick at the moment. Serge
Gainsbourg was pretty badass too, but that was more uncomfortable
performance art than music.
Food: Mexican food (I spent the last five years in Europe lamenting
the lack of good Mexican food, and I've kind of binged since coming
back). Also, bagels. And all Italian food really. Oh, and Thai
food. I think the point here is that I like food. A lot. Not really
in a foodie way though - I don't need any kind of high-minded