• Books:
    • James Joyce – Ulysses
    • Graham Greene – The Quiet American
    • Douglas Adams – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
    • Flann O’Brien – At Swim-Two-Birds
  • Music: Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver, Junip, Delta Spirit, Lecrae, Why?, Sufjan Stevens, Iron & Wine, Local Natives, Sigur Ros, Romany Rye, Arcade Fire, Beirut, Coconut Records, Brett Dennen, Connor Oberst, Youth Lagoon, Tycho
  • Movies: Darjeeling Limited, Pierrot le fou, Somewhere, 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, 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
  • 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
  • Poems:Lake Isle of Innisfree” by W.B. Yeats, “Digging” by Séamus Heaney, “Mid-August at Sourdough” by Gary Snyder, “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
  • Philosophers: David Hume, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre, Max Stirner, Søren Kierkegaard, Timothy Keller
  • 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, Joshua Tree, UCSC campus
    • Beyond California: Boulder, CO; Philmont, NM; Cork, Ireland
  • Organisms:
    • Plantae: Jujubee tree, Coast Live Oak, Bougainvillea, Honeysuckle, Willow tree, Sunflower
    • Animalia: Otter, Dolphin, Meerkat, Loris, Okapi, Bonobo
  • Miscellanea:
    • Color: Cerulean blue
    • Number: 5
    • Metal: Copper+Verdigris/Patina