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-For a recent year, I forcefully told children how to poke other children with metal sticks for a living; some of said children were former/current/future Olympians, which was nice.
Programming. It's hard to tell whether anybody including oneself is good at programming, but I'm pretty sure at this point. I made robot dogs play soccer once. Like in Air Bud 3. They lost though.
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
The Big Short
Also all that sci fi we all read in high school.
Ratatouille, Eternal Sunshine, No Country for Old Men, Godfather I/II, Sleeper, Network, Boogie Nights, Dog Day Afternoon, Last Tango in Paris, The Graduate, The Big Lebowski, There Will Be Blood, Old Boy, many more.
Six Feet Under, Sopranos, The Wire, Generation Kill, Band of Brothers, Top Gear, Louie, Girls.
Grant Achatz, cheeseboard, much much else
Classical [lots], Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Aimee Mann, White Stripes, Johnny Cash, Route 66 Killers, many others