Go home Chris Coyne you are drunk!
One elevates oneself from mistakes and experiences but they don't come the way one expects them to come. But I can say that the people I have met and life I have lived have shaped me and I feel only people can add to what I am so you can add to this summery :)
I like Latin American writers, Roberto Bolano, Julio Cortazar, Borges, and Jose Saramago. Some Italian French and Japanese too. calvino and murakami to name two. British and Americana writers rule obviously but then there are no better than the Irish, like Joyce!
Anything by old italian/french masters, Kurosava, Sergio Leone, martin scorseses
TBBT, South Park, Mad Men, Wire, Scrubs
love & sex