Favorite bands :
I'm partial to many things, but if I were to choose, it would come down to between Anathema, Tool, Devin Townsend Project, Dream Theater, and Symphony X.
There's plenty more, but those are the main ones that come to mind.
Favorite guitarists :
Devin Townsend, Tosin Abasi, John Petrucci, Tony Iommi,
Favorite bassists :
Oliver Riedel, Geddy Lee, Geezer Butler, Victor Wooton
(Not a bass player, so not informed in this region...)
Favorite books :
Lord of the Rings trilogy, World War Z, Apocalypse How? Earth,
Favorite tv :
Comedy Central, truTV, Adult Swim, SpikeTV,
Favorite movies :
Nothing exceptional comes to mind...