(I've been studying the Japanese language, but I'm still not any good at speaking it.)
I don't understand people who haven't seen Star Wars. Doesn't it get beamed into your brain as soon as you're old enough to comprehend movies? I'm known to quote Jurassic Park incessantly. I like off-kilter movies like Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and The Fifth Element.
I tend to read mostly sci-fi. I like a lot of Michael Crichton's books ("Sphere" was a real page turner for me), the Ender's Game series, Patrick Rothfuss's Kingkiller Chronicle, and I'm just starting to get into the Jack Reacher series. I'm a sporadic reader, so I like things that grab me and suck me in to find out what happens next. I believe this makes me delightfully unrefined.
STEVEN UNIVERSE. I ain't playing, this is my favorite show since Firefly.
I was big on Arrow and Supernatural for a while, but I'm kind of on a TV break due to dropping quality. I also tend to enjoy anime; Cowboy Bebop, Big O, and Psycho-Pass are favorites.
Dire Straits is the best band in the universe. This is one of the few such claims I will make with absolute confidence. If I had to pick one band to listen to for the rest of my life, that's it, but I would miss the likes of Elton John, Tom Petty, Journey, Brandi Carlile, Will Hoge... and a whole mess of others. If I had to pick one album for the rest of my life, I would gather freedom fighters to start the resistance, because screw that.
Hey, can I put video games in here? I freaking love Metal Gear. I've put more hours into MGS5 than is safe to admit in a dating profile. Rip in peace, Metal Gear. I hope Death Stranding lives up to your legacy. And I've been playing a lot of Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch lately.
Wait, I need four more? As you wish.
Glasses, progress, big words, and the Oxford comma.
... you roll on shabbos.
... you know kung fu.
... you figure if you're going to make a time machine, you might as well do it with some style!