Al Gore's favorite things, from his answers to questions posed by talk show host Oprah Winfrey:

Cereal: '``Oprah.' I thought you meant serialized TV show.'' After clarifying, ``Wheaties.''

Book: ``In addition to the Bible, everybody has to say that maybe, 'The Red and the Black,''' written in 1830 by French novelist Henri Stendhal, considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century.

Subject in school: Science

Teacher: Art teacher.

Quote: ``Bob Dylan, 'Those who are not busy being born are busy dying.'''

Season: Spring.

Thing to sleep in: ``A bed. (laughter) You get the picture?''

Musical group or album: Beatles.

Indulgence: ``Going to the lake near our home in Tennessee on a houseboat and just water-skiing with the kids and floating or swimming.''

Meal: Chinese.

Childhood memory: Playing baseball with my dad.