First things first: I am unapologetically obsessed with the National. A few other standbys include Ryan Adams, the Black Keys, TV on the Radio, Manchester Orchestra, Phantogram, Interpol, The Joy Formidable, Pete Yorn, Arcade Fire, I could go on for days. Also, Jimmy Eat World is probably my all time favorite band. If you make fun of them, I will fight you. And I'm really into Twin Shadow at the moment.
As for TV, I love(d) Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Parks and Rec, Brooklyn 99, Firefly, Arrested Development, Deadwood, and Six Feet Under, but Justified has got to be my favorite. Raylan Givens is who I want to be when I grow up. I will also begrudgingly admit that I kind of love New Girl, which I really only started watching because I had a wicked crush on Zooey Deschanel. Now I'm kind of over her, but I still think the show is hilarious.
Hemingway is my favorite author (truthfully - I know a lot of people throw him out there simply because he's the most famous American author of all time, but I actually wrote a thesis on one of his short stories and would gladly give one of my kidneys to have a drink with the man), but my favorite book is The Power of One. Others include, but are not limited to: The Fighter, Heart of Darkness, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, The World According to Garp, High Fidelity and Better, by Atul Gawande. I'd also be remiss if I didn't begrudgingly admit that Harry Potter is in there somewhere. And David Sedaris, who is fun to read, but absolutely hilarious to listen to. Also, I was a little slow to warm up to Game of Thrones, but it is highly addictive (and Jamie Lannister is totes my homeboy).
Movies are hard for me, because I love a TON of them. I guess it's pretty standard guy-movie fare: Casino Royale, Shawshank Redemption, anything with Will Ferrell, Inception, Grosse Pointe Blank, High Fidelity, Top Gun, The Dark Knight, Lethal Weapon, Die Hard, Out of Sight, Ghostbusters (Bill Murray is my spirit animal) and Tombstone. I know, not the most original. I'm a huge sucker for westerns, 80's flicks and pretty much any movie with a training montage. I've probably seen Rocky IV like 50 times.
Which brings us to food. I'm not what you would call a picky eater by any stretch. I like it all. And while I can completely respect the choice of a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, I am most definitely not one and am totally at peace with that decision. Also, I get irrationally excited when I find a new sandwich place (Fozzies, anyone?). And I love sushi.
2) sandwiches (for to eat)
3) something to drive (helps me think)
4) jackets (though truthfully, I should probably include pants as well, because a guy wearing a jacket with no pants would look ridiculous.)
5) the smell of chlorine (swimming also helps me think)
6) my brother (we share a brain)
Side note: it always amuses me how many people actually put things in here like "water, air, cellular mitosis, etc." My assumption is that people do this because they think its clever, not because it's useful information. Because a) yes obviously, if you're a living creature, you need all of those things, so it must be a joke... right? b) But if it is meant to be a joke it's not really all that funny or clever, and c) if it's not a joke and you're really just looking for a way to avoid meaningfully answering the question, you could always just skip the question. I guess what I'm saying is that it doesn't really tell me anything aside from the fact that you're not dead and you have a shitty sense of humor.