Skip this section, I doubt you really care about the things that I
Books: I like to read. I think my favorite fiction authors are
Vonnegut, Murakami, Coetzee, Marquez, and Adams. I also like
Eugenides, Atwood, and McEwan. I am forever over Palahniuk, Easton
Ellis, and Stephenson (UGH). Speculative fiction is dear to me
(e.g. Heinlein, Asimov, Jordan). I also really like short pieces,
like things by Gaiman and Sedaris.
I'm starting back with more nonfiction now--working through some
things on feminism and gender.
I will not die until I have started and finished Tolstoy, Pynchon,
and Foster Wallace. Soon.
Movies: I like movies that cause me to feel joy, sadness, surprise,
fear, occasionally anger or disgust, or any combination thereof.
There's no favorite esoteric genre, get that bullshit away from me.
I really DON'T like most schlocky rom-coms, most frat boy comedies,
or most mindless horror-movies-of-the-week. I'm sure the one you're
thinking of is an exception, though. Suuuuuuuure.
TV: I watch a lot of television. It's a problem. I can't list all
of my favorites. Some ongoing favorites are Breaking Bad, Mad Men,
QI, The Daily Show, Homeland, Sherlock, and Community. Shows I'm
still watching because they're fine enough include Dexter, True
Blood, The Venture Brothers, The Walking Dead, Adventure Time, and
Shows that have ended but I still love them include BSG, Pushing
Daisies, The X Files, Six Feet Under, Arrested Development, Lost,
Farscape, The Wire, Firefly, Home Movies, and lots of British
Music: I don't want to play the game where we try to out-esoteric
one another. Only assholes list obscure artists and genres to be
impressive. If you have something good, tell me about it so I can
hear it. I like Neutral Milk Hotel, The Mountain Goats, The Tallest
Man on Earth, Joanna Newsom, Interpol, Radiohead, and The Strokes.
I really DON'T like any country that's happened in the last 30
years, or most of the music that makes up the Top 40. (Really?
Dollar signs in your name? that's not even an allowed thing.)
Food: In no particular order I like Indian, Japanese, Chinese,
incredibly unhealthy homestyle cooking, Thai, Mexican, Italian,
French, German, and NOT Korean. Sorry, both Koreas; it's just not
good enough to keep me coming back. Nothing personal.