Books: I usually only have time for travel guides, reference
materials and technical documentation. Lame, I know, but I'm
working on it.
Movies: It's probably easiest to go by director on this... Martin
Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, The Coen Brothers, David Fincher, Wes
Anderson, David Lynch, Paul Thomas Anderson, Oliver Stone, Harmony
Korine, Stanley Kubrick, George Romero, Christopher Nolan... OH,
and buttloads upon assloads upon fuckloads of documentaries.
Shows: Radio: This American Life, TED Radio Hour, Wait Wait Don't
Tell Me, The Splendid Table, Radiolab (...pretty much the typical
NPR weekend lineup) --- TV: Frontline, Law & Order, Breaking
Bad, Arrested Development, Twin Peaks, Parks & Recreation,
Ancient Aliens, Workaholics, The Life & Times of Tim,
Music: Varies on the mood. My mainstays (in no particular order)
are Neil Young, Frank Zappa, Aphex Twin, Radiohead, Nine Inch
Nails, Beck, Elvis Costello, The Beatles, Brand New, Tool, Sublime,
Townes Van Zandt, Bjork, Wu-Tang, Joy Division, The Smiths, Talking
Heads, Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings, The Flaming Lips, Black Sabbath,
The Misfits/Danzig, The Melvins, Built to Spill, Sonic Youth, R.
Kelly, The White Stripes, Wilco, Atlas Sound/Deerhunter, GY!BE,
Bongripper, EITS, Electric Wizard, Sleep, The Sword, and on, and
Food: I try to eat vegetarian most of the time. However, if I fail
to eat vegetarian, I FAIL HARD. (i.e. rare meat, pork fat,
unidentified animal parts, fried chicken, anything duck related...
you get the drift)