The daily double hypothetical...(They say that I might live in the past...I say that they should know where they stand, why they stand there, and while in the process of their deliberations, should try not to get to far ahead of themselves.)
Fiction... Steinbeck, Tolstoy, Melville, Emerson, Harte, Hemingway, George Orwell, H.G.Wells. My favorite poet is probably Robert Frost; A favorite fiction book... The biography of a tree, by James P. Jackson.
I'd say that I'm very comfortably about a 95% student of the late Dr. Milton Friedman, whereas comparatively speaking, Bernanke and Greenspan would both currently be sitting somewhere below the 50 percentile, even though they would absolutely love you to believe otherwise...If you have no idea what that means, no matter.
Music is wide and completely varied, almost all types, even some classical and opera.
Artists....Dylan, Hendrix, Young, Joplin, Canned Heat, Cream, Doors, Three Dog Night, some Stones, some Floyd, Steppenwolf, some Beatles, Animals, The Guess Who, early Chicago, The Platters, John Fahey, Doc Watson, Norman Blake, John Lee Hooker, Tommy Dorsey & Count Basie bands, Tony Bennett, Sinatra, Cab Calloway, Nat King Cole, B.B.King, & Ray Charles(a lot).
I like big-band, instrumental and bluegrass, not big on standard country or rap altogether...
Contemporary music... mostly grunge era, Bush, S.T.P., Chains, Candlebox, Dishwalla, Tonic, Our Lady Peace, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Temple of the Dog, Collective Soul, Smashing Pumpkins, etc...
Favorite of this time-frame... Soundgarden.
I used to be big on the local scene, Super 400, The Clay People, Ernie Williams(RIP),etc...they were all awesome when I saw them live back in the day.
Newer tastes...Audio-slave, Stabbing-westward, Drowning Pool, some Creed, some Incubus, Flyleaf...
My favorite band of all-time is probably Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Movies...1984, Animal farm, Of mice and men, The grapes of wrath(the original), 2001 Space Odyssey, Blade-runner, War of the worlds(the H.G.Wells original), The Wizard of Oz(the original), The fugitive, Star-trek generations, The good, the bad, and the ugly, Once Upon a time in the west, Citizen Kane, My fair lady, Gone with the wind, The subject was roses(Albertson,Sheen), Iron-weed, Empire of the sun, The jerk, Blues brothers, Planes trains and automobiles, etc.
Comedy tastes... W.C.Fields, The Stooges, Jackie Mason, Rodney Dangerfield, Red Foxx, Richard Pryor, Chris Farley, some George Garland, many others.
Food... Just about anything except for pork; I'm somewhat health conscience when it comes to what I eat. I've planted my own garden every year since I was ten and personally prepare most of the food I eat...I'm a pretty good cook, or so I've been told. Lately I've been dabbling with some homebrew ideas & recipes.