I'm a grateful Mavericks fan, a hopeful Rangers fan, and a marginally suicidal Cowboys fan. I haven't watched the Stars since Modano left.
I'm not a responsible human person, but I do a reasonable facsimile of one.
On my shelf: I like both Tom Clancy and Umberto Eco, and I think that's ok. Grisham. Crichton. Jane Austen. Nonfiction about sports, war, or movies. Crime novels: Chandler, Hammett, Lehane, Elmore Leonard etc. That one series with the kid and the wizards and the flying golden balls. Pretending to have read Infinite Jest (it actually just sits on my shelf making fun of me). Still ride for the Hardy Boys.
Movies: Scorsese. Coen Brothers. Fincher. Hitchcock. Nolan. Hughes. Spielberg. Bigelow. McDonagh. The Scott Bros. PTA. Anything written by William Goldman, Tony Gilroy, or Shane Black. I'll defend Michael Bay any day of the week.
I have my top 10 favorite movies in a list on my phone so that I don't forget it. I only show it to people I trust, so be nice to me. (The Princess Bride is numero uno, the rest are in no certain order)
The Tube: Stranger Things. Breaking Bad. 30 Rock. Justified. Sopranos. South Park. Game of Thrones. Jessica Jones. Banshee. Veep. The Wire. Gossip Girl (The Wire of teen drama). Parks and Rec. The Americans. Peaky Blinders. New Girl. Pretty confident in my opinion that Chappelle's Show is the pound-for-pound funniest comedy series of all time.
Tunes: The eternal Phil Collins vs. Peter Gabriel debate. Led Zeppelin. Taylor Swift. Red Hot Chili Peppers. Kendrick. Foo Fighters. Bruce Hornsby. Beach Slang. Dre. John Mayer. Beyonce. Run the Jewels. Elton John. Bob Mould and every band he's been in. Atmosphere. Nick Drake. Madonna. The Boss. Smashing Pumpkins. Death Cab. Em. Dinosaur Jr. Paul Eason, and many Texas country guys like him. Dave Matthews. Ryan Adams. Hova. Third Eye Blind. Yes to Joe Walsh. No to The Eagles. Jagged Little Pill for real might be the best album of the '90s.