Carl Sagan
Vannevar Bush
Norbert Weiner
Thomas Jefferson
Jeff Hawkins
Francis Bacon
Alexis de Tocqueville
Isaac Asimov
James Cameron
Sydney Brenner
Paul Graham
E.O. Wilson
Elon Musk
Danny Hillis

Songs for Working:
Muse - Butterflies and Hurricanes
De La Soul, MF Doom - Rock Co. Kane Flow
Animals as Leaders - Somnarium
Eminem - Run Rabbit Run
One Day as a Lion - Wild International
Rush - YYZ
System of a Down - Question

Favorite Classical Moments:
Saint-Saens - Cello Concerto # 1 - energetic and inspired
Brahms - Piano Concerto # 1 - maniacal and creative (at 10:22)
Paganini - Caprice #24 - unbelievable
Beethoven - Symphony # 5 - all is well
Elgar - March # 5 - triumphant and sad (at 1:00)
Sibelius - Violin Concerto Ending

Humor Moments:
Louis CK - Everything's Amazing
The Onion - TED Talks Spoof
Lonely Island - Threw it on the Ground
Key and Peele - The Telemarketer
Parents - Single Ladies
Evil Overlord - Problems Therein

Some All-Time Greatest Rap Lyricists:
Jay-Z, Eminem - Renegade
Talib Kweli - Get By
Rakim, KRS-One - Classic
Nas, Damian Marley - Strong Will Continue
Public Enemy - Can't Truss It
A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes - Scenario
Ice Cube - Cold Places
Marly Marl - The Symphony
Outkast - Hollywood Divorce
Run the Jewels - Angel Duster
Kendrick Lamar - How Much A Dollar Cost