I'm a liberal/leftist but I try to ignore politics as best as I can because talking about them makes me sound boring.
I like cooking, eating, sports, traveling, movies ... within reason, I try to have an interest in pretty much everything. But I am a terrible herb about basically all music post Wu-Tang Clan.
Favorite poem: 13 Blackbirds
I don't have a favorite book, etc., but here's some examples of things I like:
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned (short stories)
Talladega Nights (movies)
The Red and the Black (semi-obscure French novels)
Zuni Cafe cookbook (cooking)
Casa Mono (restaurants)