I love Mad Men. The first two seasons especially are just really,
really, really...good. Also love the West Wing for the glorious
idealism. Breaking Bad for the interesting plot-lines. And
Community because you can watch it many times and still be hit by
clever and subtle jokes.
I love the 20s and 30s, swing jazz...I want to buy an old radio and
retrofit it so I can plug my iPhone and stream... music sounds
better when the mood is right.
Can't get enough of pyschedelic folk and rock. I also love the 50s,
especially Mad Men-esque music (e.g. Julie London's Fly Me To The
Moon). Any type of music where you can close your eyes and BAM,
you're right back in that era, Midnight In Paris -style.
Greg Egan writes some very good hard science fiction (e.g. no
faster than light travel etc.), with some awesome insights into how
the next few millenia might be. If you like physics or ontology
then Permutation City is a pretty darn good read.
I enjoy reading Hunter S. Thompson, but he could have done so much
more with his life. He wrote a great section in F&L On The
Campaign Trail about two corrupt politicians...so black and so dark
and so funny. He would have made a great political fiction
I like all kinds of movies, not really snobbish at all.
I drink a lot of Lapsang Souchong tea. I've become so used to it, I
have to make it a double to get the same kick.