Books: Roots, Absalom Absalom and Catcher in the Rye made a huge impact on me as a kid. I am now reading Niel Stevenson's Crytonomicon and 1421(Chinese oceanic exploration). Science books are awesome (anything by E.O. Wilson or Stephen Jay Gould). I have not read any Vonnegut or Tom Robbins in a while but I love how they make deep thinking funny. I like some "high literature" such as Rudshie's works but I fell asleep about ten times on 100 Years of Solitude before giving up. However I am determined to finish Moby Dick before I die.
Film: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (also one of my favorite books), any Monty Python (I am a guy after all) American Beauty , LOTR, Star Trek and Wars, Donny Darko,Traffic, the Last Temptation of Christ, Godfather(s), Goodfellas, Amelie, Edward Scizzorhands, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The River Runs through it, Snatch and many others (I love film). My favorite comedies of the last 10 years are Office Space, Horrible Bosses, Idiocracy and Tropic Thunder.
Music:Led Zeppelin, Outkast, Grateful Dead, Beethoven,Avett Bros.,Sublime,Decemberists, Beck, Prince, Pink Floyd,U2, Stones, Radiohead, Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and maybe just a little Madonna
Food: foix gras, beluga caviar, truffles, quail eggs and cold pizza