Buisdorp?
Omstreeks 1990 kreeg de vriend van een vriendin een baan bij een huis-aan-huisblad. De vriendin zou het geweldig vinden als ik voor dat huis-aan-huisblad een column ging schrijven. Het werd uitgegeven door Buijze Pers te Noordwijk. Mijn gedachten gingen daarom uit naar een column over de imaginaire gemeente Buisdorp. De vriend van de vriendin had zo kort na zijn indiensttreding te weinig macht en aanzien om mij die column te kunnen bezorgen maar omdat ik nooit iets weggooi bestaat Buisdorp (inmiddels uitgegroeid tot 98.000 inwoners) nog steeds. Al 750 jaar.

Waarom com?
De eerste versie van Buisdorp.com werd voorbereid en ontstond in 2001, ter gelegenheid van het verschijnen van de roman Zoute griotten in dat jaar. Het was mijn bedoeling de site Buisdorp.nl te noemen, maar dat ging zomaar niet. Om een.nl-website tot leven te kunnen wekken moest je destijds ingeschreven staan bij de Kamer van Koophandel. Daarom werd het niet Buisdorp.nl maar Buisdorp.com. Dat beviel me eigenlijk wel, want de site had door dat .com een internationale uitstraling, iets waar ik nog dagelijks de gevolgen van ondervind, als weer eens een buitenlandse spammer weet door te dringen tot het Bezoekersboek.

Martin de Jong?
Den Haag, 15 juni 1958. In 1974 afgestudeerd aan de Kamerlingh Onnes mavo te Den Haag, vier jaar later ook nog een meao-diploma behaald. Vergaarde sindsdien autodidactisch een hoop aanvullende kennis (kreeg er soms koppijn van). Liep in de periode 1991-1998 zesmaal de 3M Marathon van Leiden. Snelste marathon: 3.09.56 (1991, 87ste plaats); snelste halve marathon: 1.29.40 (City-Pier-City 1992); snelste 10 km: 0.40.29 (Vredespaleisloop 1995, 162ste plaats). 

Muziek?
10cc, A Tribe Called Quest, Adele, Aerosmith, Aimee Mann, Alanis Morissette, Alice Coltrane, An Pierlé, Ane Brun, Angelo Badalamenti, Angie Stone, Amy Winehouse, Ani DiFranco, Angelique Kidjo, Bach, Barry White, Beirut, Bela Bartok, Bernard Herrmann, Bill Evans, Bill Withers, Billie Holiday, Bloc Party, Blondie, Björk, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Blue Note Trip, Blur, Bob Dylan, Boudewijn de Groot, Brand New Heavies, Brian Wilson, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Ferry, Carole King, Cassandra Wilson, Charlie Parker, Chi Coltrane, Chicago, Chick Corea, Chopin, Cream, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Cockney Rebel, Coldplay, Cuby & The Blizzards, DAAU, David Bowie, Dead Can Dance, Debussy, Deep Purple, Deodato, Devo, Diana Krall, Dizzy Man’s Band, DJ Maestro, Donald Fagen, Duke Ellington, Duran Duran, Echo & The Bunnymen, Edie Brickell, Editors, Eels, Ella Fitzgerald, Elton John, Elvis Presley, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Emmylou Harris, Erykah Badu, Fairport Convention, Fleet Foxes, Flora Purim, Florence + The Machine, Frank Sinatra, Frank Zappa, Franz Ferdinand, Gare du Nord, Gary Jules, George Antheil, George Gershwin, Gino Vannelli, Golden Earring, Gorillaz, Grizzly Bear, Gustav Mahler, György Ligeti, Harry Nilsson, Hooverphonic, Howlin’ Wolf, Igor Stravinsky, Ike & Tina Turner, Interpol, Isaac Hayes, Jacques Brel, James Brown, Japan, Jeff Buckley, J.J. Cale, Jim Croce, Jimi Hendrix, Joanna Newsom, Joe Jackson, John Berry, John Coltrane, John Lee Hooker, John Lennon, John Mayall, Johnny Cash, Julie London, Joni Mitchell, Kaiser Chiefs, K’s Choice, Kate Bush, Killers, Kings Of Leon, Klaus Doldinger’s Passport, Klaus Schulze, Koop, Kosheen, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Kula Shaker, Laura Love, Laïs, LCD Soundsystem, Led Zeppelin, Leon Russell, Leonard Cohen, Long John Baldry, Louis Armstrong, Lucia Hwong, Macy Gray, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Mahler, Mark Ronson, Mark Snow, Marvin Gaye, Massive Attack, Melissa Etheridge, MFSB, Mick Karn, Mike Oldfield, Miles Davis, Mozart, Mrs. Miller, Mumford & Sons, Muse, Neil Young, New Cool Collective, Nicola Conte, Nina Hagen, Nina Simone, Nino Rota, Paul McCartney, Ozark Henry, Patti Smith, Paul Weller, Pearl Jam, Penderecki, Philip Glass, Pink Floyd, Placebo, Portishead, Procol Harum, Rod Stewart, Queen, Rabih Abou-Kahlil, Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Ravel, Return to Forever, Robbie Williams, Robert Johnson, Robert Plant, Rod mcKuen, Roxy Music, Sammy Davis Jr, Santana, Satie, Scott Walker, Sibelius, Simon & Garfunkel, Slade, Sly and the Family Stone, Snow Patrol, Soft Machine, Squeeze, Steely Dan, Steve Reich, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Stevie Wonder, St. Germain, Supperclub, System of a Down, Talk Talk, Talking Heads, The Allman Brothers Band, The B-52’s, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Black Keys, The Brand New Heavies, The Clash, The Cranberries, The Cure, The Divine Comedy, The Fratellis, The Hollies, The Kinks, The Kooks, The Low Anthem, The Mamas & The Papas, The Moody Blues, The Pixies, The Pointer Sisters, The Police, The Raconteurs, The Rolling Stones, The Roots, The Smiths, The Temptations, The Veils, The White Stripes, The Who, The Yardbirds, The Zombies, The Zutons, Thelonious Monk, This Mortal Coil, Tom Jones, Tom Waits, Tony Joe White, Tory Amos, Uriah Heep, Vampire Weekend, Vonda Sheperd, Wagner, Warpaint, Weather Report, We Are Scientists, Weather Report, Weezer, Wir sind Helden, Yes, Zap Mama, ZZ Top 

Lezen?
A.F.Th. van der Heiden, Agatha Christie, Aidan Chambers, Ambrose Bierce, Andrew Davidson, Anne Brontë, Anne Rice, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Annie M.G. Schmidt, Anthony Trollope, Arnaldur Indridason, Arthur Conan Doyle, Audrey Niffenegger, B. Traven, Becca Fitzpatrick, Belcampo, Bill Bryson, Bram Stoker, Brian Greene, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Cassandra Clare, Catherine Duval, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, Clark Ashton Smith, Curtis Sittenfeld, Daniel & Dina Nayeri, Dashiel Hammett, David Mitchell, D.H. Lawrence, Edgar Allan Poe, Edith Wharton, E.M. Forster, Emily Brontë, Elisabeth Scott, Elizabeth Gaskell, Elly de Vries, Els Beerten, Émile Zola, Emily Brontë, F.B. Hotz, Floortje Zwigtman, Franz Kafka, Frida Vogels, George Eliot, George Orwell, George R.R. Martin, Gerard Reve, G.K. Chesterton, Godfried Bomans, Gordon Dahlquist, Grote Dode Russen, Guy de Maupassant, H. de Roos, H.G. Wells, H.P. Lovecraft, Hans Christian Andersen, Harlan Coben, Harry Mulisch, Haruki Murakami, Hella Haasse, Henning Mankell, Henry Fielding, Henry James, Herbjørg Wassmo, Hilde Hagerup, Honoré de Balzac, Ian Fleming, Imogen Robertson, J. Nowee, J.J. Voskuil, J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkien, James Joyce, Jan Wolkers, Jane Austen, Jean Auel, Jeaniene Frost, Jeff Lindsay, Jeroen Brouwens, John Grisham, John Harding, John Irving, John Steinbeck, John Updike, Johnny van Doorn, Joseph Campbell, Joseph Conrad, Joshua Mowll, Jules Verne, Julie Cross, Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl, Karel van het Reve, Karin Slaughter, Kate Summerscale, Kees van Kooten, Kelley Armstrong, Ken Follett, Kim Harrison, Kurt Vonnegut, Lauren Kate, Lauren McLaughlin, Lauren Oliver, Lemony Snicket, Libba Bray, Louis Couperus, Louis Paul Boon, Louis Ferdinand Celine, Lynsay Sands, Maarten Biesheuvel, Machado de Assis, Maggie Stiefvater, Marcel Proust, Marilyn Kaye, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Mark Twain, Marten Toonder, Martin Millar, Mary Shelley, Matthew Lewis, Matthew Pearl, Megan Abbott, Melissa Marr, Mervyn Peake, Michael Grant, Michelle Paver, Minette Walters, Mo Hayder, M.R. James, Multatuli, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oscar Wilde, P. Nowee, P.G. Wodehouse, Paolo Giordano, Patricia Highsmith, Paul Auster, Per Nilsson, Philip K. Dick, Philip Pullman, Rachel Vincent, Rachel Ward, Raymond Chandler, Remco Campert, Richard Brautigan, Richard Dawkins, Richelle Mead, Roald Dahl, Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Muchamore, Simon Carmiggelt, Stephen Chbosky, Stephen King, Stephenie Meyer, Stieg Larsson, Susan Hill, Susanna Clarke ,Suzanne Collins, Tami Hoag, Theo Thijssen, Thomas Hardy, Tom Sharpe, Val McDermid, Veronica Roth, Viriginia Woolf, Vladimir Nabokov, Wilkie Collins, Willem Elsschot, Willem Frederik Hermans, William Makepeace Thackeray, Willy van der Heide 

Film?
8½, 12 Monkeys, 30 Days of Night, 1408, 1900, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Chump at Oxford, A Clockwork Orange, A Day at the Races, A Hard Day’s Night, A Night at the Opera, A Prairie Home Companion, A Scanner Darkly, A Woman under the Inlfuence, About Schmidt, Alice in Wonderland, Alien, All about Eve, All the President’s Men, Amarcord, Amelie, American Beauty, An American Werewolf in London, Anatomy of a Murder, Angels in America, Anger Management, Anna Karenina, As Good as it Gets, Assault on Precinct 13, Back to the Future, Being John Malkovich, Being There, Ben-Hur, Big Fish, Billy Liar, Black Swan, Blazing Saddles, Blowup, Blood for Dracula, Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb, Blue Velvet, Brazil, Breakfast of Champions, Brief Encounter, Burn After Reading, Caligula, Cashback, Casino Royale, Cat People, Catch-22, Changeling, Citizen Cane, City Lights, Clockwise, Cloud Atlas, Dead Man, Dead Poets Society, Death of a Salesman, Dial M for Murder, Diamonds are Forever, Dogville, Donnie Darko, Don’t Look Now, Double Idemnity, Dr. Starngelove, Dracula, Dracula’s Daughter, Drag me to Hell, Duck Soup, Eraserhead, Excalibur, Eyes Wide Shut, Fanny and Alexander, Fargo, Far From Heaven, Fellini Satyricon, Fellini’s Roma, Fight Club, Five Easy Pieces, Fletch Lives, From Russia with Love, Fucking Amal, Galaxy Quest, Ghost World, Goldfinger, Gran Torino, Groundhog Day, Happiness, Harvey, Help!, High Anxiety, High Fidelity, His Girl Friday, Holiday on the Buses, If...., Il Casanova di Federico Fellini, Inception, Inland Empire, In the Heat of the Night, It’s a Gift, It’s a Wonderful Life, Jabberwocky, Invasion of the Bodysnatchers, Jailhouse Rock, Kelly’s Heroes, Key Largo, Kill Bill, Kill Bill 2, King Creole, King Kong, Le Gendarme en Balade, Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot, Let Me In, Let the Right One In, Life of Pi, Liquid Sky, Logan’s Run, Lolita (1962), Lost Highway, Lost Horizon, Magnolia, Manhattan, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Mary Poppins, MASH, Match Point, Meet the Parents, Metropolis, Midnight Cowboy, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Million Dollar Baby, Modern Times, Mon Oncle, Monsieur Verdoux, Monthy Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Life of Brian, Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, Morgan, a Suitable Case for Treatment, Moulin Rouge, Mr. Blandings builds his Dream House, Mr. Deeds goes to Town, Mr. Smith goes to Washington, Mulholland Drive, Murder by Death, Mystic River, North by Northwest, Notorious, O Brother, where art Thou, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, One Hour Photo, Orphan, Pan’s Labyrinth, Paris, Texas, Peeping Tom, Peter Pan, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Planet of the Apes, Planet Terror, Play Misty for me, Playtime, Psycho, Raising Arizona, Rear Window, Rosemary’s Baby, Runaway Jury, Send me no Flowers, Secret Window, Serpico, Shadow of a Doubt, Shutter Island, Silent Hill, Skyfall, Slaughterhouse-Five, Sleeper, Sleepy Hollow, Sons of the Desert, Soylent Green, St. Elmo’s Fire, Stand by Me, Stardust Memories, Sunset Boulevard, Suspicion, Sweet Movie, The Adjustment Bureau, The Apartment, The Awful Truth, The Bank Dick, The Big Lebowski, The Big Sleep, The Blues Brothers, The Box, The Breakfast Club, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Brides of Madison County, The Candidate, The Changeling, The Conversation, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Emerald Forest, The Exorcist, The Firm, The Fisher King, The Forgotten, The Ghost Writer, The Graduiate, The Guns of Naverone, The Hobbit, The Hotel New Hampshire, The Hunger, The Hunger Games, The Ice Storm, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, The Man with the Golden Arm, The Man who fell to Earth, The Man who wasn’t There, The Naked Gun, The Kentucky Fried Movie, The Ladykillers (1955), The Last Picture Show, The Lavender Hill Mob, The Maltese Falcon, The Manchurian Candidate (1962), The Matrix, The Men who stare at Goats, The Missionary, The Mist, The Mothman Prophecies, The Night of the Hunter, The Name of the Rose, The Ninth Gate, The Number 23, The Omen, The Orphanage, The Others, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Pianist, The Player, The Pledge, The Postman always rings Twice, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Shining, The Sixth Sense, The Skeleton Key, The Stepford Wives, The Taking of Pelham One Two, The Tenant, The Time Machine, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Trial (1962), The Trouble with Harry, The Woman in Black, The World according to Garp, There’s Something About Mary, They shoot Horses, don’t they?, Three Days of the Condor, Tideland, To Kill a Mockingbird, Touch of Evil, Triangle, Twilight, Uncle Buck, Valerie and the Week of Wonders, Vanilla Sky, Videodrome, Village of the Damned, When Harry met Sally, Where the Wild Things are, Westworld, Witness for the Prosecution, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Wise Blood, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Wuthering Heights (1939), You only live Twice, Zardoz, Zelig 

Tv?
24, 30 Rock, Alias, All in the Family, Angel, Are you being Served?, Batman, Bedlam, Black Books, Bones, Boston Legal, Breaking Bad, Brideshead Revisited, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buurman en buurman, Californication, Captain Scarlet, Carnivàle, Charmed, Cold Lazarus, Columbo, Dad’s Army, Desperate Housewives, Dexter, Dr. Terrible’s House of Horrible, Downton Abbey, Father Ted, Firefly, FlashForward, Fred Haché Show, Get Smart, Gilmore Girls, Harper’s Island, Heroes, I Claudius, I Spy, I’m Alan Partridge, Jericho, Keeping up Appearances, Lars von Trier’s The Kingdom, Little Britain, Lost, McCloud, Mad Men, Men Behaving Badly, Medium, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, My So-called Life, On the Buses, Pingu, Police Squad!, Psychoville, Pulling, Sanford and Son, Sensitive Skin, Six Feet Under, South Park, Star Trek, Steptoe and Son, Stiefbeen en Zoon, Survivors, The 4400, The Avengers, The Flintstones, The Glittering Prizes, The IT Crowd, The Killing, The Kingdom, The League Of Gentlemen, The Man from U.N.C.E., The Office, The Office U.S.A., The Persuaders, The Prisoner, The Saint, The Singing Detective, The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead, Third Rock from the Sun, Thunderbirds, True Blood, Twin Peaks 

Humor?
W.C. Fields, Groucho Marx, Laurel & Hardy, Freek de Jonge, Plien & Bianca, Van Kooten & De Bie, Katinka Polderman, Woody Allen, Louis de Funès, Arie Wietzen, Spike Milligan, John Candy, Leslie Nielsen, Benny Hill, Tommy Cooper, Lucille Ball, Peter Sellers, Jacques Tati, Michael Crawford, Snip & Snap, Monty Python.