I am 50 years old and divorced. I have a son, he’s 25and very close to becoming a real boy and I’m very proud of him. I have 2 cats that I am not quite as proud of because they refuse to get jobs. Slackers.
I love Firefly and Buffy. Joss Whedon should get a Nobel Prize for Applied Awesomness. I really liked Stargate SG1 and Atlantis, but not Universe because 1) It became like Dawson's Creek in space and 2) it made the smart guy the bad guy.
I’m an unapologetic sucker for a happy ending. I don’t like horror movies (horror and suspense are different things), movies that are an unnecessary deconstruction or movies in which people who are supposed to be friends are just mean to each other.
Books that changed the way I look at the world: Guns, Germs, and Steel, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Gulliver's Travels. Gulliver meets the Houyhnhms , who have concept of lying because if the entire purpose of language is to communicate ideas, why communicate false ones? THGTTG is full of things that challenge the idea of perception; how do we know what we think we know? How can we know that other people perceive our actions the way we intend them?
I’m not into watching sports. I can't get emotionally invested in a game that doesn't affect me. I don't like practical jokes because why would you make someone you care about feel bad?
I read a lot of histories; my current favorite is John Keegan. He explains military history as the result of politics, technology, agriculture, culture and sometimes weather and crowd dynamics. It's an amazingly detailed yet intuitive way to look at things.
-my parents, who are awesome
Is that six yet? No? I'll finish later.
I think Weird Al Yankovic is a genius.