Kevin Smith, Wes Anderson Broken Lizard, and some of Mel Brooks' movies will always have a place in my heart (especially Spaceballs and Men in Tights). I can always appreciate a movie for not being formulaic, even if it has other serious shortcomings. I love scary movies, but then I can usually put them together with comedies.
TV shows include: Sons of Anarchy, The Inbetweeners, Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, The League, Farscape, Shameless, Ultimate Fighter, Spartacus, MI5, Blue Mountain State, Top Gear, Venture Brothers, Breaking Bad, Freaks and Geeks, Battlestar Galactica, The Wire.
Recently I've been getting into a lot of chill house type music aka minimal, jazz and swing house. Some of my favorites right now are N'to, Worakls, Joachim Pastor, Synapson, Gramatik, Phos Toni, Pleasurekraft, Wolfgang Lohr, Oliver Heldens, Bon Entendeur, Watermat, Lane 8, Tchami, Sons of Maria, Joris Delacroix, J-art, Royal Ruv, Tinush, Napkey, HVOB, Klangkarussell, FAUL, EDX, Popof, Henri Pfr. Some of my other fav's: Cake, Beck, Tool, Diggable Planets, Paul Johnson, Knife Party, The Black Keys, Weezer, White Stripes, , Cage the Elephant, Camp Lo, Common, Damian and Bob Marley, Gomez, Wiz Khalifa, Rammstein, Modestep, Pretty Lights, Rage, The Pixies, Nitty Gritty Bluegrass Band, Nas, Mumford and Sons, Lupe, Kanye, MC J.U.I.C.E, Immortal Technique, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Griz, Grateful Dead, Aventura, Prince Royce, The Grouch, Ratatat, Aphex Twin, Brother Ali, Atmosphere, Dilated People, Muddy Waters.
3. using my hands when words fail
4. microbrews and single malts
5. making the interwebs work for me
6. high fives