Interests

  • Films, TV, DVDs
  • writing
  • politics and current affairs
  • science and technology
  • online communities
  • mathematics
  • motorsport (F1, IRL, NASCAR, MotoGP)
  • rugby union
  • crime and detection
  • ancient Roman and Egyptian history
  • US presidents and the American Civil War

Favurite Music

  • Paul Oakenfold
  • Chemical Brothers
  • Coldplay
  • Stereophonics
  • Crowded House
  • Amy Winehouse
  • Talking Heads
  • Dust Brothers
  • Dido
  • Fatboy Slim
  • Franz Fedinand
  • Kaiser Chiefs
  • Jamie Cullum
  • Joss Stone
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Keane
  • Maroon 5
  • Leftfield
  • Massive Attack
  • Moby
  • New Order
  • Nelly Furtado
  • Nina Simone
  • The Beatles
  • Norah Jones
  • Orbital
  • Paul Simon
  • Penguin Cafe Orchestra
  • Pet Shop Boys
  • Philip Glass
  • Portishead
  • The Prodigy
  • REM
  • Radiohead
  • Robbie Williams
  • Sarah McLachlan
  • Savage Garden
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Travis
  • Turin Brakes
  • Underworld
  • Vangelis
  • The Verve
  • Yello

Favourite TV Shows

  • The West Wing
  • The X-Files
  • The Wire
  • Criminal Minds
  • Dexter
  • Doctor Who
  • Torchwood
  • Heroes
  • CSI/CSI:NY but not Miami
  • House
  • Star Trek/TNG/DS9
  • Family Guy
  • The Simpsons
  • American Dad
  • The Sopranos
  • Yes Minister/Yes Prime Minister
  • The Thick of It
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Bones
  • Babylon 5
  • Blake’s 7
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Angel
  • Futurama
  • Foyle’s War
  • Hill Street Blues
  • St Elsewhere
  • Law and Order – Criminal Intent
  • Inspector Morse
  • Lewis
  • Jonathan Creek
  • I Claudius
  • The Mighty Boosh
  • Mock the Week
  • QI
  • Top Gear
  • NCIS
  • The Sandbaggers
  • Spooks
  • Supernatural
  • Thunderbirds
  • Twin Peaks
  • To Serve Them All My Days

Favourite Movies

  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Fight Club
  • The Godfather
  • Blade Runner
  • All the President’s Men
  • Casablanca
  • 2001
  • Star Wars
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • Citizen Kane
  • Monsters Inc.
  • The Incredibles
  • Wallace and Gromit – Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  • The Third Man
  • The Matrix
  • Touch of Evil
  • The Searchers
  • Star Wars
  • Universal Horror films of the 30s/40s
  • the James Bond films
  • the Jason Bourne films
  • Ronin
  • Grosse Point Blank
  • Heat
  • Manhunter
  • Silence of the Lambs
  • The Maltese Falcon

and pretty much everything by Alfred Hitchcock, especially Rear Window and North By Northwest

Favorite Books

  • The Alex Deleware books by Jonathan Kellerman
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
  • The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher – Or the Murder at Road Hill House
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Raymond Chandler
  • Robert Harris (Fatherland, Pompeii)
  • Bill Bryson (The Lost Continent, Down Under)
  • The Great American Bus Ride
  • The Tipping Point
  • The Wisdom of Crowds
  • Horizons West
  • Dune
  • Rendezvous with Rama
  • Eon
  • Foundation

Favorite Quotations

  • The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything (William Connor Magee)
  • Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it (George Wilhelm Hegel)
  • Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely (Lord Acton)
  • A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. (Margaret Mead, via Jed Bartlet)
  • Do Or Do Not. There Is No Try (Yoda)



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