To say I'm bad with pop culture references is an gross understatement.
Working in arts education (theater & circus arts)
The Ruling Class, Young Frankenstein, Shot in the Dark, Pink Panther, Marat/Sade, Forbidden Zone, The Color of Pomegranates. Youtube:
Anything from the Marx Brothers and Bugs Bunny to Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Sergei Parajanov. I like arty stuff if it moves somehow, someway, and isn't taking itself too seriously. I also like when pianos fall out of windows and people slip on banana peels and fall directly into open manholes.
I can get into cooking when I'm doing it for others but I often astound myself with how simple nourishment can look.
I just read Spoiled Brats. Funny, smart, down to earth, and has a heart. Highly recommended. Lately: a bunch of business and pop-psych stuff.
Crazy shit that happens on the subway
How to make use of everything.
How to make a living doing my art.
How to think about thinking.
How to teach about learning.
Seriously addressing social-emotional-socio-economic-racial injustices with, and I'm gonna quote Lil' Wayne here, "Sometimes we question shit that there is no answer to, but I just built a house on I-don't-give-a-fuck-avenue."
Now that I'm thinking about favorite quotes:
"Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana."
Cooking at home.
Seeing a live performance.
Taking a class.
Going to the Y and playing ping pong.
You don't take yourself too seriously.