And now...a little generic link-less favorites list

Favorite writers: John Lennon, Pablo Neruda, Nick Hornby, Woody Allen, Steve Martin, John Steinbeck, Douglas Adams, Chuck Palahniuk, Davy Rothbart, William Goldman, Stephen King, Dave Barry, Groucho Marx, Stephen Crane, William Shakespeare.

Favorite Books: High Fidelity (Nick Hornby), The Catcher in the Rye (J.D Salinger), The Peoples History of the United States (Howard Zinn), The Illustrated Man (Ray Bradbury), The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy et al. (Douglas Adams), Travels with Charley (John Steinbeck), Twenty Love Poems & A Song of Despair (Pablo Neruda), Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte), Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll), Lennon (biography by Ray Coleman), The Executioners Song (Norman Mailer), The Princess Bride (William Goldman), The Stand (Stephen King), several of Shakespeare's plays.

Favorite music: Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Aimee Mann, Michael Penn, Tom Waits, Belle & Sebastian, Queen, Van Morrison, Nirvana, Bob Marley, Cat Stevens, Jeff Buckley, Roy Orbison, Talking Heads, Bob Dylan, the Beach Boys, Better Than Ezra, Simon & Garfunkel, Elvis Costello, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Burl Ives, Paul Simon, Joan Baez, Lyle Lovett, Radiohead, Sleater-Kinney, Travis, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Neil Young, REM, They Might Be Giants, Rolling Stones, Cat Power, Elliott Smith, Mary Lou Lord, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Tom Petty, Alison Krauss, Natalie Merchant, Nat King Cole, the Who, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Wolf Colonel, Dear Nora, Wilco, Dar Williams, Traveling Wilburys.

Bands/Musicians (et al.) I've Had the Pleasure Of Seeing LIVE: Aimee Mann, Michael Penn, the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, the Squirrel Nut Zippers (2x), Dar Williams (3x), They Might Be Giants (4x), Better Than Ezra, the Reverend Horton Heat, Cub, the Navin R. Johnsons, Wolf Colonel, Dear Nora.

Individuals/Speakers I've Had the Pleasure of Seeing Speak/Perform LIVE: Upright Citizens Brigade, Sarah Vowell, Ira Glass, Jonathan Goldstein, Davy Rothbart, Todd Barry, Douglas Adams, David Sedaris, Dorothy Allison, Burl Ives, Cornel West, Patrick Stewart, Leonard Nimoy, Armin Shimmerman, Rene Auberjonois, Shari Lewis, Conan O'Brien.

Individuals That (Dang It!) I'd Like to Meet: Michael Moore, Ralph Nader, Claire Danes, George Lucas.

Favorite movies (include but are not limited to): A Hard Days Night, The Star Wars Trilogy, The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, Amelie, Waiting for Guffman, The Usual Suspects, Fargo, GoodFellas, LA Confidential, Almost Famous, American Beauty, Magnolia, Boogie Nights, Dr. Strangelove, It's A Wonderful Life, Harvey, The Great Dictator, Modern Times, City Lights, Notorious, Psycho, Vertigo, The Godfather I & II, The Exorcist, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Back to the Future, Jaws, The Iron Giant, Harold & Maude, Alien, Aliens, Roman Holiday, Annie Hall, The Commitments, Good Will Hunting, Fight Club.

Least-Favorite movies: Titanic, The Breakfast Club.

Favorite actors/actresses/directors: James Stewart, Tom Hanks, Cary Grant, Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson, Gene Hackman, Harrison Ford, Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, Claire Danes, the Coen Bros., Alfred Hitchcock, George Lucas, P.T. Anderson, Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, Frank Capra, David Fincher.

Favorite TV shows: Mystery Science Theater 3000, Oz, Kids in the Hall, Seinfeld, ER, Star Trek (all incarnations), Dawson's Creek, the Daily Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, the X-Files, the Wonder Years, Monty Pythons Flying Circus, Saturday Night Live.

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