Short answer: I'm DOING IT, PETER.
Movies: The Big Lebowski, Quick Change, Singing in the Rain, Dazed and Confused, Harold and Maude, Synechdoche, New York, Jurassic Park and Humpday.
Shows: Party Down, Parks and Rec, The Daily Show, Lost, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Community, So You Think You Can Dance, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Mad Men, and RuPaul's Drag Race**. [Newly into Silicon Valley...]
**I was lying by omission for so long on this one. It feels great to admit it after so long, you guys, we should all just admit it.
Early, arguably formative music: They Might Be Giants, The Beatles, Cake. Today I do Playlist Radio for: Cat Stevens, Wu Tang, Scissor Sisters' "Take Your Mama," Peter Gabriel's "Solsbury Hill" (and other notable songs from movie trailers), Otis Redding, ELO, angry punk rock with levity, Beyonce, Belle and Sebastian, Laura Branigan, "Call Me Maybe," and Jens Lekman.
Food: Indian, really good sushi, beer, one scoop mint chocolate chip/one scoop sherbet (Baskin Robbins), and flour tortillas. And obviously I like sriracha.