Things I Like —

The 1902 Ashes Series, 30Rock, Abebooks, All the President’s Men, Mohinder Amarnath, Arrested Development, Arts & Letters Daily, The Ascent of Man, Mike Atherton, WH Auden, Australian Dictionary of Biography, Badges, Bill Bailey, Battle of Jutland, Becker and Posner, Bishan Bedi, Arnold Bennett, Scyld Berry, Big Black, The Big Clock, Big Train, Black Test Car, Geoffrey Blainey, Books about financial collapses and scandals, Boswell’s Life of Johnson, Robin Boyd, Ray Bradbury, Buddenbrooks, Business histories, John Cassidy, Catch-22, GK Chesterton, The Clean, Claude Cockburn’s memoirs, Cologne Cathedral, Come and See, Como Park, Constant infusions of coffee, Elvis Costello, Cricket with Balls, Cricketers of the Empire, Crime and the City Solution, The Daily Mash, Deadwood, Don DeLillo, Devo, Double Indemnity, Dr Strangelove, The Economist, The European, Failsafe, The Fall, The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, Feedtime, Fisher Cricket Bats, Flight of the Conchords, Flipper, The Footy Almanac, Four Months Three Weeks and Two Days, Michael Frayn, Geelong Football Club, James Gillray, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Goon Show, Vassily Grossman, Ramachandra Guha, David Halberstam, Halo of Flies, Patrick Hamilton, PJ Harvey, Christopher Hitchens, William Hogarth, Hope Against Hope and Hope Abandoned, The Horatio Hornblower stories, Hunter & Collectors, I, Claudius, Ikiru, In Treatment, CLR James, Tony Judt, Victor Klemperer’s diaries, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Ring Lardner’s short stories, Philip Larkin, Mike Leigh, Sinclair Lewis, Fritz Lang’s M, The Larry Sanders Show, The Lives of Others, Little Dorrit, David Low, LS Lowry, Lucky Jim, Mrs Chippy’s Last Expedition, The Marx Brothers especially Horse Feathers and Duck Soup, Melbourne Cricket Club Library, Michelangelo’s David, Middlemarch, David Mitchell, Robert Mitchum in Out of the Past, Models, The Moat, The Monadnock Building, Montaigne’s Essays, The Music Machine, The Best of Myles, National Library of Australia, Network, New Grub Street, New Yorker, Ochre Records, The Office, On the Beach, George Orwell, The Producers, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Alan Partridge, Peepshow, Peppa Pig, Pepys’ diaries, Pere Ubu, Quiz Show, Norman Rockwell, Alan Ross, Philip Roth, Christian Ryan, The Saints, SCTV, Ronald Searle, Shakahari, The Sherlock Holmes stories, The Shield, Shipwrecks, Slate, Sir John Soanes Museum, Six Feet Under, Smog, Sonic Youth, Spaghetti Universita, Barbara Stanwyck, Starship Troopers, State Library of Victoria, The buildings of Louis Sullivan, The Sweet Smell of Success, Talladega Nights, Chris Tavare’s forward defensive stroke, Harry Taylor’s left foot, Studs Terkel, The Thick of It, This is Spinal Tap, Johnny Thunders, Orson Welles in Touch of Evil, Tristram Shandy, Trove, Victor Trumper, Lynne Truss, Barbara Tuchman, Maria Tumarkin, Tom Waits, The Triffids, Dubravka Ugresic, Venom P. Stinger, Vice, Wake in Fright, Evelyn Waugh, Wire’s Pink Flag, The Wire, Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, The furniture of Damien Wright, Richard Yates, Aurelio Zen,