this is beautiful.
i love don delillo and george saunders -- basically anybody who's really funny, has a big heart and can write a dazzling sentence.
Also I adore the Eyewitness Books, especially Spy, Pond & River, and North American Indian.
Sleep's Jerusalem is a fantastic record.
I watch and re-watch movies all the time. I really like Robert Altman, Adam Curtis, Melville, Herzog, and Terence Malick. The Jerk is perfect. The Long Goodbye is perfect. Airplane! is perfect. I usually like Charles Bronson for some reason.
I think Albert Brooks is the funniest person alive.
and i love cop shows from the 70s--what a golden age for exotic pets and streetwise sidekicks.
and if you're a beach bum private investigator living on a houseboat you won in a card game.
or if you can help me spell words like restaurant and liaison.