I've lived on both sides of the Atlantic, both in the US and in the Netherlands, but settled in the middle where I belong, yet somehow out of place.
I think that the first impressions of me are fear, not the "this guy is going to punch me" kind of fear, but the same kind of fear many people have of Pit-Bulls. Strongly built dog that they don't know, but soft and friendly when they get to know me.
Classic films mostly, Hitchcock, Kubrick and Lang. I like some of the new stuff too, but Hollywood seems to be more interested in showing off their new graphics computer then telling you a proper story.
Big Bang Theory, Community, Workaholics, 30 Rock, I like TV comedy. Political stuff like The West Wing and Newsroom.
Classic rock, blues, jazz. I like some classical stuff to, makes me curse at my useless hands that can't play the music I have in my head.
If music is on MTV or mainstream commercial radio, there is a good chance I'm not going to like it.
Italian, Indian. Anything but seafood really. (I know, an Icelander that doesn't like seafood)