"I'm a big sophisticate. I
just can't wait to get home and watch 'Touched by an Angel,' the
corniest show on TV. I love to see that napkin turn into a dove.
It's very heartstring-oriented and emotionally draining and
cornball, which appeals to me. It's really a soap opera, and I'm
not supposed to like it, but
Harry Parker Jr. director of the
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
"I am devoted to 'Buffy the
Vampire Slayer.' But I'm also fond of 'Xena: Warrior Princess,'
and pretty much any series that features the protagonist beating
the tar out of a large group of people before the first
commercial. 'Angel' is also a vampire and a private eye. He
could have Ally McBeal for breakfast, and frankly, I wish he
Ian Shoales of Duck's Breath
"When I'm on the road I like to
watch old Shirley Temple movies on the Turner Classics channel
and fantasize away about how simple life was and could be. I'll
do a lot of weeping over Shirley Temple or Lassie or any other
old black- and-white film from the '30s. There's just something
about uncorking the unbridled capacity for sentiment and letting
it flow in the privacy of my hotel room at 3 o'clock in the
morning when no one can see.
Joe Goode, Joe Goode Dance Troupe
"I'm obsessed with the 49ers
and the 'Antiques Roadshow' on PBS. Every week these people go
from city to city to look at furniture and people's would-be
antiques. It's so cute and bizarre. I like it when these really
snooty people come in with their valuable piece of furniture and
find out it's a fake. And the Niners -- well, it's been a rough
year. I don't analyze why I like it; I just root. I get into it.
I become an animal.
Wavy Gravy countercultural bon
vivant and Hog Farm Commune founder
"I guess my guiltiest pleasure
is gossip. Other people's gossip, my gossip, any gossip! I
always love gossip."
Carey Perloff artistic director,
American Conservatory Theater
"My guilty pleasure is
'Dexter's Laboratory' on the Cartoon Network -- the best show on
Les Claypool Primus bass player
"Country music -- and I mean
the hard-core embarrassing kind . . . Hank Williams Jr., Bobby
Baer, Travis Tritt.
Nancy Bechtle San Francisco
"Powdered doughnuts and
Coca-Cola. Grrr. Why must I be so weak?"
Sharky LaguanaCreeper Lagoon
tires of my Triumph motorcycle off the ground while I'm
splitting lanes on Gough Street. I sing the wah-wah part of the
theme to 'The Streets of San Francisco' while I'm riding, and I
feel like a young Michael Douglas -- with big hair and all
hopped up on bennies. Or, two words: Krispy Kremes.
Third Eye Blind lead singer