Favorites

  • Books:
    • James Joyce – Ulysses
    • Jack Kerouac – The Dharma Bums
    • Graham Greene – The Quiet American
    • Douglas Adams – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
    • Flann O’Brien – At Swim-Two-Birds
    • Munro Leaf – The Story of Ferdinand
    • Chris Van Allsburg – The Wreck of the Zephyr
    • Howard Zinn – A People’s History of the United States
  • Music: Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver, Junip, Delta Spirit, Lupe Fiasco, Why?, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Father John Misty, The Morning Benders, Sufjan Stevens, Iron & Wine, Azealia Banks, Local Natives, Sigur Ros, Romany Rye, Arcade Fire, Beirut, Coconut Records, RATM, Defiance Ohio, Talking Heads, Brett Dennen, M. Ward, Connor Oberst, Kid Cudi, Chiddy Bang, Doomtree, Youth Lagoon, Poliça, Tycho
  • Movies: Darjeeling Limited, Pierrot le fou, Somewhere, Baraka, Soy Cuba, Seven Psychopaths, Children of Men, Apocalypse Now, Annie Hall, The Graduate, Harold and Maude, Catch Me If You Can, A Woman is a Woman, THX 1138, The Fountain, Science of Sleep, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Casablanca, Breathless, Eternal Sunshine, Long Way Round, Encounters at the End of the World
  • Video: The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, South Park, Archer, The Boondocks, The Random Show, Current.tv, LinkTV.org, fora.tv, therealnews.com, reddit.tv, Babelgum, VBS.tv, Edge.org
  • Artworks: Oil Portrait of John F. Kennedy by Aaron Shikler, The Last Moments of John Brown by Thomas Hovenden, Purity Test by Mark Tansey, Ransom of Damien Hirst’s Faber Castell pencils by cartяain, Guernica by Picasso, Landscape with the Temptation of Saint Anthony by Roelandt Savery, Europe After the Rain by Max Ernst
  • Poems:Lake Isle of Innisfree” by W.B. Yeats, “Digging” by Séamus Heaney, “Mid-August at Sourdough” by Gary Snyder, “Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver, “The Wheel Revolves” by Kenneth Rexroth
  • Sounds: calls of Mourning Doves, wooden wind chimes, rain on my corrugated tin roof, exclamations of Snowy, gentle waves of the Pacific Ocean at Campus Point at 6am
  • Comedians and commentators: Key & Peele, George Carlin, Mitch Hedberg, Bill Hicks, Doug Stanhope, Dylan Moran, Jim Gaffigan, Stephen Colbert, Conan O’Brien
  • Materials and services:
  • Places:
    • In SBC: Surf Beach, Cojo Bay, Gaviota Peak, Oso Flaco, Lizard’s Mouth
    • In Los Angeles: Walt Disney Concert Hall, El Coyote, Huntington Gardens
    • Elsewhere in California: Yosemite, Devil’s Punchbowl, Joshua Tree, UCSC campus
    • Beyond California: Boulder, CO; Philmont, NM; Takoma Park, MD; Cork, Ireland
    • Celestial objects: Europa, Enceladus
  • Organisms:
    • Plantae: Jujubee tree, Coast Live Oak, Honeysuckle, Willow tree, Sunflower
    • Animalia: Otter, Dolphin, Meerkat, Loris, Okapi, Bonobo
  • Miscellanea:
    • Color: Cerulean blue
    • Number: 5
    • Element: Copper+Verdigris/Patina

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