I'm the kind of person who needs to learn about everything that interests me. I am also a man of many and varied interests. Consequently I have a great breadth of knowledge about the world, but no areas of great depth of expertise (but I'm getting there about coffee.) If one were unkind, this could be seen as dilettantism, but, as my own greatest defender, I see it as pragmatic generalism. To quote Robert Heinlein, "specialization is for insects."
I'm a geek, a gamer, a philosopher, a cook, a barista, an explorer, a mystic, a skeptic, a Discordian, a teller of jokes, stories, and questionable advice. I can probably eat spicier food than you, but I only eat every other day, so if you time it right, you win by default.
This is, apparently, the best I can manage, but I guaranty I'm more urbane and subtle in person.
Filmmakers: Kubrick, Wells, Coppola, Scorsese, The Coen Brothers, Gilliam, Aronofsky, Kevin Smith, Tarantino, P.T. Anderson, Charlie Kaufman (I know, he's a screenwriter...) Mamet, Woody Allen
T.V.: Golden Age Simpsons, Archer, Futurama, Venture Brothers, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, The Wire, BSG, Dr. Who (I'm old school on this one, I used to tape the late night PBS broadcasts of the original run on my Betamax as a kid.)
Music: I like hip hop (mostly underground stuff,) jazz, electronica, a weird array of rock bands, and world music. I'm open to most any kind of music, but I find myself less motivated to immerse myself in it as I get older.
I like whole delicious foods of all sorts. I also love to cook.
You want to drink coffee until your eyes shake.
You can teach me something.
You want to help me get to know my new home.