Below you'll find my favorite books, movies and tv shows!

Favorite Movies: (Rated on an 11 point scale)

  1. The Usual Suspects (1995) (Spacey) 10.60
  2. American Beauty (1999) (Spacey) 9.98
  3. The Matrix (1999) 9.96
  4. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) (Harrison) 9.93
  5. Garden State (2004) (Portman) 9.90
  6. The Fugitive (1993) (Harrison) 9.86
  7. The Great Escape (1963) 9.84
  8. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) (Harrison) 9.82
  9. The Ring (2002) 9.80
  10. Diabolique (1954) 9.79
  11. Star Wars: Episode IV (1977) 9.78
  12. The Godfather (1972) 9.77
  13. Back to the Future III (1990) 9.76
  14. Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic (2005) 9.75
  15. Slumdog Millionaire (2009) 9.74
  16. What Lies Beneath (2000) (Harrison) 9.73
  17. The Princess Bride (1987) 9.71
  18. Minority Report (2002) 9.70
  19. The Magnificent Seven (1970) 9.68
  20. Rear Window (1954) 9.67
  21. Out of Sight (1998) (Lopez) 9.66
  22. The Others (2001) (Kidman) 9.64
  23. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) 9.60
  24. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000) 9.57
  25. Mission Impossible (1996) 9.55
  26. The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 9.54
  27. Return Of The Jedi (1984) 9.53
  28. North by Northwest (1989) 9.51
  29. Ocean's 11 (2001) (Everyone) 9.50
  30. Entrapment (1999) (Connery) 9.47
  31. Rent (2005) (Movie) 9.45
  32. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) 9.44
  33. Star Trek (2009) 9.43
  34. Closer (2004) (Portman / Roberts) 9.40
  35. Juno (2007) 9.38
  36. The Fifth Element (1997) 9.35
  37. The Devil's Advocate (1997) 9.30
  38. Much Ado About Nothing (1993) 9.25
  39. Interview with the Vampire (1994) 9.20
  40. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) 9.19
  41. Men in Black (1997) 9.17
  42. The Dark Knight (2008) 9.16
  43. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) 9.15
  44. A Beautiful Mind (2001) 9.14
  45. The Firm (1993) 9.13
  46. Angel Eyes (2001) (Lopez) 9.10
  47. Dr. Strangelove (1964) 9.07
  48. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) 9.05
  49. Jerry Maguire (1996) 9.03
  50. Being John Malkovich (1999) 9.00
  51. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) 8.95
  52. The Descent (2006) 8.93
  53. Enemy at the Gates (2001) 8.90
  54. Mystic Pizza (1988) 8.85
  55. Pretty Woman (1990) (Roberts) 8.80
  56. The Italian Job (2003) 8.75
  57. Anatomy of a Murder (1959) 8.74
  58. Sliding Doors (1998) 8.73
  59. What Women Want (2000) 8.70
  60. Office Space (1999) 8.65
  61. No Man's Land (2001) 8.60
  62. Paper Moon (1973) 8.55
  63. Risky Business (1983) 8.50
  64. Batman Begins (2005) 8.47
  65. The Impossible Years (1968) 8.45
  66. Clue (1985) 8.40
  67. Don't Say a Word (2001) (Douglas) 8.35
  68. Amelie (2001) 8.33
  69. The Aristocrats (2005) 8.30
  70. Star Wars: Episode I - Phantom Menace (1999) 8.27
  71. Wedding Crashers (2005) 8.25
  72. Identity (2003) 8.23
  73. Knocked Up (2007) (Heigl) 8.22
  74. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005) 8.21
  75. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) 8.20
  76. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) 8.195
  77. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) (Harrison) 8.19
  78. Ghost Town (2008) 8.18
  79. The Professional (1994) (Portman) 8.17
  80. Not Another Teen Movie (2001) 8.16
  81. Never Been Kissed (1999) 8.15
  82. Crash (2005) (Bullock) 8.14
  83. The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) (Carell) 8.135
  84. Burn After Reading (2008) 8.133
  85. Metropolitan (1990) 8.13
  86. Analyze This (1999) 8.12
  87. Shakespeare in Love (1998) 8.11
  88. Casino Royale (2006) 8.105
  89. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) 8.10
  90. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) 8.095
  91. Little Miss Sunshine (2006) 8.09
  92. Seabiscuit (2003) 8.085
  93. The Sting (1973) 8.08
  94. The Wrestler (2008) 8.07
  95. Alice in Wonderland (2010) 8.065
  96. Yes Man (2008) 8.06
  97. Hitch (2005) 8.05
  98. Dan in Real Life (2007) 8.04
  99. Catch Me if You Can (2002) 8.03
  100. The Informant (2009) 8.027
  101. Duplicity (2009) 8.025
  102. Just Cause (1995) 8.02
  103. Pleasantville (1998) 8.01
  104. Blind Side (2010) 8.007
  105. The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) 8.005
  106. Surrogates (2009) 8.003
  107. How to Train Your Dragon (2010) 8.002
  108. The Panic Room (2002) 8.00



Favorite Books (Color = Spectacular; Chronological Order)

  1. The 48 Laws of Power -- Robert Greene
  2. How to Win Friends and Influence People -- Dale Carnegie
  3. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion -- Robert B. Cialdini
  4. The Art of Mingling: Easy, Fun, and Proven.... -- Jeanne Martinet
  5. Instant Rapport -- Michael Brooks
  6. Sun-Tzu: The Art of War -- Ralph D. Sawyer
  7. The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations -- Charles Harrington
  8. Put Your Best Foot Forward: Make a Great Impression.... -- Jo-Ellan, Ph.D
  9. Owner's Manual for the Brain: Everyday Applications.... -- Pierce J. Howard.
  10. Winning Through Intimidation -- Robert J. Ringer
  11. People Skills -- Robert Bolton
  12. The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making -- Scott Plous
  13. Teach Yourself Body Language -- Gordon Wainwright
  14. Reading People: How to Understand People and Predict.... -- Jo-Ellan Dimitrius
  15. How the Mind Works -- Steven Pinker
  16. How to Argue and Win Every Time -- Gerry L. Spence
  17. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference -- Malcolm Gladwell
  18. Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes -- Gary Belsky, Thomas Gilovich
  19. How We Know What Isn't So -- Thomas Gilovich
  20. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance -- Robert M. Pirsig
  21. Time Tactics of Very Successful People -- B. Eugene Griessman, Eugene B. Griessman
  22. The Elements of Style -- William Strunk Jr
  23. The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook -- Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht
  24. The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Travel -- Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht
  25. Chimpanzee Politics: Power and Sex among Apes -- Frans de Waal
  26. How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life -- Alan Lakein
  27. How to Make Anyone Fall in Love with You -- Leil Lowndes
  28. The Art of Seduction -- Robert Greene
  29. Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire -- Richard B. Frank
  30. The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb -- Gar Alperovitz
  31. Fighting to a Finish -- Leon V. Sigal
  32. Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald's -- Ray Kroc
  33. The O'Reilly Factor by Bill O'Reilly
  34. The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People -- David Niven
  35. The Selfish Gene -- Richard Dawkins
  36. The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating -- Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht
  37. Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News -- Bernard Goldberg
  38. The No Spin Zone -- Bill O'Reilly
  39. Why We Get Sick: The New Science of Darwinian Medicine -- Randolph M. Nesse
  40. The Winner's Curse -- Richard H. Thaler
  41. Slander: Liberal Lies About The American Right -- Ann Coulter
  42. Attacks -- Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
  43. Thinking Strategically: The Competitive Edge in Business, Politics... -- Avinash K. Dixit
  44. What if: The World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What... -- Robert Cowley
  45. The Rommel Papers -- Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
  46. Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order -- Robert Kagan
  47. The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature -- Steven Pinker
  48. Roosevelt's Secret War: FDR & World War II Espionage -- Joseph E. Persico
  49. A Short History of Nearly Everything -- Bill Bryson
  50. The Theory of Poker -- David Sklansky
  51. Winning Low Limit Hold'em -- Lee Jones
  52. When Genius Failed -- Roger Lowenstein
  53. Thursday Night Poker -- Peter Steiner
  54. Hold'em Poker: For Advanced Players -- David Sklansky & Mason Malmuth
  55. Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions -- Gary Klein
  56. How to Say It with Your Voice -- Jeffrey Jacobi
  57. The Gathering Storm: The Second World War Volume I -- Winston S. Churchill
  58. Their Finest Hour: The Second World War Volume II -- Winston S. Churchill
  59. The Story Factor -- Annette Simmons
  60. The Death of Common Sense -- Philip K. Howard
  61. Panati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things -- Charles Panati
  62. The Complete Book of Hold 'Em Poker -- Gary Carson
  63. The Grand Alliance: The Second World War Volume III -- Winston S. Churchill
  64. Undercover Tales of World War II -- William B. Breuer
  65. Labyrinths of Reason: Paradox, Puzzle and the Frailty of Knowledge -- William Poundstone
  66. Bush at War -- Bob Woodward
  67. Middle Limit Holdem Poker -- Bob Ciaffonde and Jim brier
  68. The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy -- Simon Singh
  69. Set Your Voice Free -- Roger Love
  70. The Hinge of Fate: The Second World War Volume IV -- Winston S. Churchill
  71. Looking Out for Number One -- Robert J. Ringer
  72. Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In -- Roger Fisher
  73. Between Silk and Cyanide: A Codemaker's War -- Leo Marks
  74. How To Be Funny -- Jon Macks
  75. Mathematics and Sex -- Clio Cresswell
  76. Judgment in Managerial Decision Making -- Max Bazerman
  77. The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Success by... -- Richard Koch
  78. The Naked Ape: the controversial classic of man's origins -- Desmond Morris
  79. Guided Meditations: For Calmness, Awareness, and Love (Audio CD) -- Bodhipaksa
  80. Your Seventh Sense: How to Think Like a Comedian -- Karyn White & Jay Arthur
  81. All About Index Funds -- Richard A. Ferri
  82. SeinLanguage -- Jerry Seinfeld
  83. The Photoshop CS2 book for Digital Photographers -- Scott Kelby
  84. A People's History of the Supreme Court -- Peter Irons
  85. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side... -- Steven D. Levitt
  86. Guns, Germs, and Steel -- Jared Diamond
  87. All About Asset Allocation -- Richard A. Ferri
  88. The Wisdom of Crowds -- James Surowiecki
  89. The 33 Strategies of War -- Robert Greene
  90. Blink : The Power of Thinking Without Thinking -- Malcolm Gladwell
  91. Woe is I -- Patricia T. O'Conner
  92. Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book: A Primer For Adults Only -- Shel Silverstein
  93. Living The 80/20 Way: Work Less... -- Richard Koch
  94. The Thinking Fan's Guide to the World Cup -- Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey
  95. Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex? -- Mark Leyner & Billy Goldberg
  96. 1776 -- David McCullough
  97. Culture Warrior -- Bill O'Reilly
  98. Words That Work -- Dr. Frank Luntz
  99. Confessions of a Tax Collector -- Richard Yancey
  100. Covert Persuasion - Kevin Hogan & James Speakman
  101. Getting to Maybe -- Richard Fischl & Jeremy Paul
  102. The Armchair Economist: Economics & Everyday Life -- Steven E. Landsburg
  103. The Definitive Book of Body Language -- Allan & Barbara Pease
  104. Scalia Dissents -- Kevin A. Ring
  105. How To Be Funny On Purpose - Edgar E. Willis
  106. Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance -- Atul Gawande
  107. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable -- Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  108. Never Shower in a Thunderstorm -- Anahad O'Connor
  109. Never Eat Alone -- Keith Ferrazzi
  110. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Weight Training -- Deidre Johnson-Cane, Joe Glickman
  111. The Amateur's Mind -- Jeremy Silman
  112. The Undercover Economist -- Tim Harford
  113. Wine Bible -- Karen MacNeil
  114. Bo's Lasting Lessons -- Bo Schembechler
  115. Cartoon History of the United States -- Larry Gonick
  116. Adobe Photoshop CS3 One-On-One -- Deke McClelland
  117. Tricks of the Mind -- Derren Brown
  118. Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World -- Dan Koeppel
  119. National Federation of Professional Trainers Weight Training Manual -- Mark P. Kelly
  120. Strength Training Anatomy -- Frederic Delavier
  121. The Last Lecture -- Randy Rausch
  122. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning (3rd Edition) -- Baechle (Editor), 641 Pages
  123. An Inconvenient Book -- Glenn Beck
  124. Adobe Photoshop CS3 One-on-One -- Deke McClelland
  125. A Briefer History of Time - Stephen Hawking
  126. Traffic: Why we drive the way we do -- Tom Vanderbilt
  127. Stumbling on Happiness -- Daniel Gilbert
  128. The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth -- Jonny Bowden
  129. Complete Book of Juicing: Your Delicious Guide to Youthful Vitality -- Michael T. Murray
  130. Seven Days in the Art World -- Sarah Thornton
  131. Outliers: The Story of Success -- Malcolm Gladwell
  132. Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions -- Dan Ariely
  133. The 150 Most Effective Ways to Boost Your Energy -- Jonny Bowden
  134. Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness -- Richard H. Thaler & Cass R. Sunstein
  135. Virus of the Mind -- Richard Brodie

 

Favorite TV Shows

  1. Seinfeld
  2. 24
  3. Grey's Anatomy
  4. The Office
  5. Scrubs
  6. Malcolm in the Middle
  7. Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
  8. Becker
  9. Gilmore Girls
  10. Made
  11. Desperate Housewives
  12. Alias
  13. The Cosby Show
  14. Olympic Coverage
  15. The Practice
  16. Fawlty Towers (BBC)
  17. Frasier
  18. Just Shoot Me
  19. Spin City
  20. Are You Being Served? (BBC)
  21. South Park
  22. World Series of Poker
  23. World Poker Tour
  24. Mad About You
  25. That 70's Show
  26. Family Guy
  27. Tour de France
  28. Inside the Actors Studio

Favorite Musicals & Music

  1. Rent
  2. Wicked
  3. The Phantom of the Opera
  4. Man of La Mancha
  5. Ballads - John Coltrane Quartet
  6. Ti Adoro - Luciano Pavarotti
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