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Guilty (and not-so-guilty) Pleasures. We should all be ashamed of ourselves

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  • Kuroi OokamiKuroi Ookami Registered User regular
    edited August 2011
    Modern Man wrote:
    KalTorak wrote:
    Robes wrote:
    Gaming. Most of the girls I've dated or have almost dated think video games are immature, or have broken up with a boyfriend because he played video games and ignored her, thus ended up hating them. So it is something I am fearful of admitting within the first few weeks of getting to know a potential g/f.

    I suppose this could just be an insecurity thing though~

    Not so much in relationships, but I never mention playing games during a job interview or on my resume. Even in "what do you do in your spare time?" questions/sections.
    It's a generational thing. My parents and in-laws don't understand why people in their 30's still play video games. But when they think video games, they still picture Pac Man and Donkey Kong rather than Deus Ex and Civilization.

    Of course, my in-laws still have a dial-up internet connection, read print newspapers and watch the evening news. There's a pretty big cultural chasm between older people and younger generations. Probably more than any time in human history.

    My dad is old, he plays games. He's working on the Uncharted games right now, and Donkey Kong Country on the Wii. I grew up playing Atari and Intellivision because of him. If a system came out, we likely had it. We've had good times together over the years playing games together. He loves being able to surprise me with a game for my birthday or Christmas. So yeah, he is not the stereotypical dad, and I love him all the more for it.

    *edit* My grandpa also played games with my dad and I. We'd play card games on the Intellivision and the person not playing at the moment would take on the winner of the last game.

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  • Squid56Squid56 Registered User regular
    While in college I totally fell out of the music scene, so I missed the groundswell behind bands like Greenday and Weezer. While I could recognize a radio tune as something I'd heard before, I couldn't tell you who it was or what the song name is. However, both those groups have really grown on me, mostly due to Rockband I guess and yes, Pork n' Beans is probably my favorite Weezer song (having been reviled earlier in the thread, this counts as my guilty pleasure).

  • BeltaineBeltaine XB1M13Registered User regular
    I really like Green Day.

    But then again I was listening to them before they went "mainstream" with Dookie.


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  • Johnny ChopsockyJohnny Chopsocky Scootaloo! We have to cook! Grillin' HaysenburgersRegistered User regular
    edited August 2011
    JHunz wrote:
    (Among my collection is Cthulhu, a dragon, and The Maw)

    I had no idea there was a The Maw stuffed animal. Do you get a stuffed energy leash to walk him around with? Has he ever tried to eat your other stuffed animals, because that would be adoraterrible.

    Currently I own a stuffed Boota (the little molepig mascot from Gurren Lagaan) and a Sackboy from the LBP2 preorder (poor deformed bastard). And thanks to your post, I am considering adding a Maw to the ranks.

    EDIT: Oh god there's a Splosion Man one too...

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  • ChanusChanus Registered User regular
    Beltaine wrote:
    I really like Green Day.

    But then again I was listening to them before they went "mainstream" with Dookie.

    Dookie was a fantastic album.

    They didn't suck until Billie Joe got it in his head that he was an "artist" and picked up an acoustic guitar.

  • Skoal CatSkoal Cat Registered User
    edited August 2011
    Beltaine wrote:
    American Pickers made a couple of local stops here that totally ruined the show for me.

    They have a team that scouts for them and makes the deals with people several days before the show even comes to tape. all these "finds" these guys are making are set up and scripted.

    I know know, it costs money for a camera crew to chance going to a place and finding nothing, but it makes me sad that "Reality" TV is just like "Amateur" porn in that it usually isn't.

    As someone with friends in the industry who've worked on some of these shows, let me just say, welcome to ALL reality shows.

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  • devCharlesdevCharles Registered User regular
    I like M. Night Shyamalan movies. Even the bad ones. Not Avatar or the Happening so much, but Lady in the Water, The Village, and Signs (except for the end of Signs. That pissed me off.)

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  • nightmarennynightmarenny Registered User regular
    I like all of Green Day and that is NOT a guilty pleasure.

    I do read El Goonish Shive. Which is very much a guilty pleasure.

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades His love is a prize Rantin' and RavenRegistered User regular
    I wonder what happened when Shyamalan got the idea for the twist in Signs. Did he think that everybody would have their mind blown?
    Spoiler:

    Did he just not realize that it was an incredibly stupid thing to put in his movie?
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    Or was he just being the biggest troll of all time?

    We may never know.

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  • JustinSane07JustinSane07 __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2011
    Chanus wrote:
    Beltaine wrote:
    I really like Green Day.

    But then again I was listening to them before they went "mainstream" with Dookie.

    Dookie was a fantastic album.

    They didn't suck until Billie Joe got it in his head that he was an "artist" and picked up an acoustic guitar.

    Erm....

    They picked up an acoustic guitar long before Time of Your Life was released on Nimrod. F.O.D. on Dookie is on acoustic.



    And while not exactly acoustic, No One Knows isn't exactly the most punk rock song I've ever heard.



    Along the same vein, their cover of Knowledge by Operation Ivy isn't really punk rock either



    Basically my point is that Green Day had always experimented with being a little softer than a lot of other punk bands.

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  • devCharlesdevCharles Registered User regular
    I wonder what happened when Shyamalan got the idea for the twist in Signs. Did he think that everybody would have their mind blown?
    Spoiler:

    Did he just not realize that it was an incredibly stupid thing to put in his movie?
    Spoiler:

    Or was he just being the biggest troll of all time?

    We may never know.

    If he was trolling, it worked.

    So mission accomplished.

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  • ChanusChanus Registered User regular
    Basically my point is that Green Day had always experimented with being a little softer than a lot of other punk bands.

    Touché.

    I guess, really, I just hate that stupid Time of Your Life song.

  • Kipling217Kipling217 Registered User regular
    Cat figurines. I collect small ceramic cat figurines. It started when I was a kid and my parents would go on business trips. I already had a single small cat figurine I had recived from my grampa and when I asked if they could get me a gift I got a cat figurine to match.

    Whenever anyone in my familly goes on a holliday I ask that instead of lame t-shirts or mugs, they get me a small cat figurine to add to my collection. People have often complained about having to search high and low to get me my figurine, but I don't care. Its my collection!

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  • RandomshotRandomshot Registered User
    edited August 2011
    I love mac n cheese. I even love the microwaveable stuff. My mom used to bring mac n cheese to the table with this look of overwhelming shame on her face once in a while. I had to hide the fact it was my favorite thing and pretend to like her meatloaf.

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  • EgoEgo Registered User regular
    ... I set traps for my cats.

    Like, they love drinking out of the faucet in my bathroom. Whenever I go in there, they come bounding along and jump in the tub because I'll turn on the water for them.

    So sometimes I fill the tub with water beforehand.

    I think I only feel guilty because I've learned that other people disapprove of this.

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  • republic of merepublic of me Registered User
    ok movie guilty pleasures, the one movie i have cried at in the past 10 years: bolt, that filim about the dog who thinks the movie he is staring in is real and i cried at the bit where he just lays down next to the girl to die when he cant save her.

    the one movie that thoroughly enthralled me : How to train your dragon in 3D. and yes im 20 not 5

  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    Apparently I should feel guilty for enjoying indoor plumbing!

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  • JurgJurg In a TeacupRegistered User regular
    On Weezer- Pork and Beans is the song that got me into Weezer and remains one of my favorite Weezer songs. I also thoroughly enjoy Hurley, and I'm really looking forward to whatever they do next.

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    spool32 wrote:
    Apparently I should feel guilty for enjoying indoor plumbing!

    I guess that depends on the manner of your enjoyment.

  • JustinSane07JustinSane07 __BANNED USERS regular
    Chanus wrote:
    Basically my point is that Green Day had always experimented with being a little softer than a lot of other punk bands.

    Touché.

    I guess, really, I just hate that stupid Time of Your Life song.

    Fun fact: Time Of Your Life was written before Dookie came out. But they could never get a good recording for it until Nimrod.

    But yeah, from about 1997 to 2003ish, Time Of Your Life was like the high school song. I love Green Day but god damn did I get sick of that fucking song.

  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    I first heard it attached to the Seinfeld pre-finale montage, so I guess that gave me a better association than endless high school graduation ceremonies. Everyone still over-played the shit out of that song though.

  • nightmarennynightmarenny Registered User regular
    KalTorak wrote:
    I first heard it attached to the Seinfeld pre-finale montage, so I guess that gave me a better association than endless high school graduation ceremonies. Everyone still over-played the shit out of that song though.

    It and every other song I liked being reviled by people because they were overplayed is exactly why I never listen to the radio.

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  • Mike DangerMike Danger "Diane..." a place both wonderful and strangeRegistered User regular
    Oh man, Kipling's post just reminded me of something else that usually only crosses my mind once a year.

    I collect those little Department 56 ceramic houses that you're supposed to make dioramas with at Christmas (well, I used to, it sort of dropped off over the past couple of years). Specifically, the Christmas Carol/Dickens Village ones. I have almost all of them, including two rare ones.

  • themightypuckthemightypuck MontanaRegistered User regular
    I love to scour youtube for covers of songs I like by amateur artists who basically have a guitar, a webcam and (hopefully) an sm58.

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  • devCharlesdevCharles Registered User regular
    I always thought of Green Day as a poor man's Bad Religion.
    the one movie that thoroughly enthralled me : How to train your dragon in 3D. and yes im 20 not 5

    Likewise, and I'm 24.

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  • ArkadyArkady Registered User regular

    There is NO pleasure to be derived from Brokencyde. Not schadenfreude or guilty or even ironic.

    Oh brokencyde is a veritable garden of eden of shadenfreude. Every time you show it to someone be sure to be in the same room as them. You might get punched in the face but that level of horrible is something that should be shared, so that they can tell the younger generation that down this path lies ruin and devastation.

    I have a couple of guilty pleasures. I have a large fondness for Japanese music, and I don't necessarily mean like, shamisens and taiko drums. I mean like, Jpop, Jrock, basically a wide range of video game and anime soundtracks comprise the majority of my mp3 collection. I would wager it is largely abominable by the average person. I am also a giant sucker for a lot of food network's reality competition. Next Food Nework Star, Great Food Truck Race, Next Iron Chef, I cannot resist their siren's song, even though they are absolutely horrid. Extreme chef is the exception to this rule. I don't think anyone can watch that and not think it's the most idiotic thing.

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  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    My little brother loves Brokencyde.

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  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    Organichu wrote:
    My little brother loves Brokencyde.

    Have you considered disowning him?

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  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    He also loves Insane Clown Posse.

    And he's 19 with a newborn daughter from a 16 year old.

    Good kid, really going places.

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  • thewhiteacrethewhiteacre Registered User
    When I lived in Japan, I had this guilty pleasure of wandering around this really expensive bakery and eating free samples and rarely buying anything. In my defense, it was really nice bread and expensive by Japanese standards. So it was over $10 for a 6 slice loaf of bread.

    I also like listening to bad but catchy pop (sometimes even Disney pop, like Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez) when I'm doing housework. I also like singing along to both good and bad musicals when alone, and some of those mystery/supernatural teen dramas, like Pretty Little Liars, Vampire Diaries, Joan of Arcadia, Teen Wolf, etc. I also like the good ones, like Veronica Mars and Buffy, but that's not really relevant. I'd probably also class Minecraft as a guilty pleasure, because its so pointless and time-wasting.

    In terms of things that are bad for me, but I like anyway, I really love Sara Lee Sticky Date Pudding. Especially when its cold and rainy outside, the pudding is hot, and I have a good book or movie to watch.

  • KamarKamar Registered User regular
    Most of the music I listen to falls under guilty pleasures for one reason or another. Most of it is J-Pop and J-Rock. Lately I've started listening to music in English again, but I'm basically discovering and listening to bands and artists everyone listened to and either grew out of or just moved on from.

    I know at least some of them are basically jokes at this point, but I don't know which. So I'm more nervous about people hearing me listen to crap like Linkin Park, Eminem, or Rise Against than I am them hearing me listen to Kawada Mami or Mizuki Nana.

  • tapeslingertapeslinger utter Yog-Sothothery Registered User regular
    Kamar wrote:
    Linkin Park

    I had thought about mentioning I have their entire discography and listen to it without even a whisker of shame even though by rights I SHOULD be thoroughly ashamed of myself

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  • JHunzJHunz Registered User regular
    JHunz wrote:
    (Among my collection is Cthulhu, a dragon, and The Maw)

    I had no idea there was a The Maw stuffed animal. Do you get a stuffed energy leash to walk him around with? Has he ever tried to eat your other stuffed animals, because that would be adoraterrible.

    Currently I own a stuffed Boota (the little molepig mascot from Gurren Lagaan) and a Sackboy from the LBP2 preorder (poor deformed bastard). And thanks to your post, I am considering adding a Maw to the ranks.

    EDIT: Oh god there's a Splosion Man one too...

    He's soooo cute, he has these rows of little felt teeth. So worth it.

    He's never tried to eat my stuffed animals, but I believe I have a picture somewhere of him attempting to devour my newborn child.

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  • GoodOmensGoodOmens Registered User regular
    I'm a skinny goose (137 lbs) but I love toaster strudel. I can eat a whole package of them in one morning. Yet I understand that a lot of people really don't like it and prefer Pop-Tarts!

    It's OK. Those people are wrong.

    For me, pro wrestling. And porn. Not at the same time.

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  • Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot P'burg, MTRegistered User regular
    Porn doesn't count, we pretty much all do that.

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  • reVersereVerse Never odd or even Registered User regular
    edited August 2011
    Porn doesn't count, we pretty much all do that.

    ... I just watch it.

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Registered User regular
    Porn doesn't count, we pretty much all do that.

    People watch pooroonograpphy!?! I am shocked, shocked!

    You haven't given me a reason to steer clear of you!
  • BeltaineBeltaine XB1M13Registered User regular
    Sometimes there's even a plot!


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  • A-PuckA-Puck Registered User regular
    Once a year or so I re-read The Last Herald Mage of Valdemar series. I am 36 years old, and read them originally when they came out.

    (I also re-read the Deed of Paksenarion regularly, but that pleasure is in no way guilty.)

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  • CervetusCervetus Registered User regular
    Porn doesn't count, we pretty much all do that.

    Not all of us feel guilty about it though. Although I might feel guilty about specific types of porn I'll sometimes watch...

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