MOVIES : Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Pink Floyd :The Wall, A Clockwork Orange, Fantasia, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Shawn of the Dead, Serenity.
SHOWS : The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, The Rachel Maddow Show, Glen Beck, the Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad.
MUSIC : Tool, the Beatles, Hendrix, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, Gorrilaz, The Cure, DJ Shadow, RJD2, The Marvelettes, Muddy Waters, Soundgarden, Pink Floyd, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, the Crystal Method, An - Ten - Nae, Bassnectar, Cheb i Sabbah, Freq Nasty.
Macroeconomics- I am constantly thinking of how to form an economic system that could simultaneously lift 3 billion people out of poverty, eliminate greenhouse gasses, bring freedom of communication and information to every living human, and fund a colony on Mars.
Astrophysics- I believe that we humans are sacred and unique in that we are chains of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen that are self aware of the fluctuations in space-time that gave rise to the galaxies and stars and supernovae that ultimately created our world, our biology, and ourselves. I believe it to be the highest purpose of life to understand and contribute to the understanding of the cosmos which we are a part of. We are the universe, perceiving itself, for a little while.
Evolutionary Biology- I believe that the greatest threat to our species and obstacle to a greater understanding of the cosmos and the universe is scientific illiteracy, which is often justified by our antiquated religious dogmas. I believe that the most direct and compelling evidence of the uselessness of religion as a guide to understanding the world is to contrast the various creation myths with the elegant and verifiable reality of evolution.
Burning Man- yeah, I spend a lot of time preparing for and recovering from the big dusty thing.
Girls- after all, why else would I be on this site?