In addition, I'm pretty good at pencil-and-paper logic puzzles (sudoku, slitherlink, LITS, and the like) and cryptic crossword puzzles (a British crossword variant where each clue contains both a straight definition and wordplay).
Favorite books: It's hard to say, but "Catch-22", "Lolita", and "Portnoy's Complaint" are all contenders. Also, the works of Douglas Adams, and "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" in particular, were very dear to me as a gawky teen.
Favorite shows: Currently on the air, "Mad Men" or possibly "Archer" or "Doctor Who". Ever, "The Mary Tyler Show", "Arrested Development", "NewsRadio", and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine", and of course classic era "Simpsons".
I also spend a surprising amount of my day thinking about time travel, and specifically, if it were to exist, the most ethical/least disruptive way to either improve history or enrich myself personally.