Fave Tube: I don't know. I guess The Wire; The Sopranos (I'm one of those who LOVED the last episode of the series) and Curb Your Enthusiasm
Totally Marvy Books: The Yiddish Policemen's Union; The Adventures of Kavalier and Klay; Catch 22; essays by Stephen Jay Gould or Daniel Mendelsohn; Isaac Babel; just about anything written by Philip Roth; a few things by Norman Mailer; anything Henry Miller looked at or touched...or wrote, even; poetry by Mayakovsky; Ginsberg; Kenneth Patchen; Bukowski; poetry and theater by Brecht; Pinter; Beckett; lots and lots of HUNTER THOMPSON!!
Addictive Music: Classical (Especially Schoenberg, which isn't really classical but let's not quibble about such silly things); Dylan; Patti Smith; Leonard Cohen; The Pogues; John Cale; Lou Reed; Bowie; Eno; Nick Cave; the Modern Lovers (at least until the point that Jonathan Richman decided he wanted to be a perpetual 9 year-old); the Clash; Stiff Little Fingers; a lot of Jazz: Billie Holiday (of course); Thelonious Monk; Dexter Gordon; Charles Mingus; Miles Davis; 'Trane; Charlie Parker; Bill Evans... and whomever else might be playing on my iPod at the moment.
Why am I going on and on? I hate lists. Being jaw-droppingly easily distracted, it's amazing I've been able to stay focussed long enough to create these. Stop me before I make a complete idiot out of myself.