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What's Your Guilty Pleasure?

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The "songs to not plan by thread" inspired me to ask what's your guilty pleasure? I'll start with a few of mine: I already admitted that I like "The Tom Green Show". As much as I say I can't stand MTV's "The Real World," I can't help but watch it, especially with this new season looking like it's going to turn into a porn fest with the roommates. I also like some of Celine Dion's music and I prefer *NSYNC over the Backstreet Boys. I dance everytime the Mitsubishi commercial, featuring Dirty Vegas, comes on.
 

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NASCAR and country music.....they just don't sit to well with living in the "Hood."
 
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I too am hooked on stupid Real World and the Road Rules, to a lesser extent. My other guilty pleasure is that I am a huge knit/crochet-er. I take a project with me on every car trip, and always work on something while watching tv. it is so relaxing and yet, makes me feel productive when I spend a rainy saturday on my ass in front of a road rules marathon. hee.
 
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I own a rather small SUV (Ford Escape) and want a bigger one like a Lincoln Navigator. Actually, I wouldn't mind a huge pick-up truck like an F-150 XL.

Also, I'm a closet romance novel reader. Coming from an English Lit major, this is profoundly embarrassing and something that I would NEVER admit to any of my former professors. ::oops:
 

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I want to live in an old house on 5-10 acres in the zoning-less countryside (I'll take more, but let's be realistic). I want to go into consulting, spend no more than one day a week in the office, work from home and grow organic apples.
 
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Planderella said:

Also, I'm a closet romance novel reader. Coming from an English Lit major, this is profoundly embarrassing and something that I would NEVER admit to any of my former professors. ::oops:
My mom raised me on historical romance novels! but not the harlequin or zebra books, old school: Judith McNaught, Julie Garwood, Catherine Coulter. I always kicked ass in high school history when it was time to discuss the Regency period, American Revolution or Civil War. In 9th grade, for each week's vocabulary word, we'd have to find examples in literature and almost every singe one came from a romance novel. ie:

Brazen:
Margueritte brazenly removed her corset, as Damien watched with hooded eyes from across the firelit room.

hee!
 

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WWE Dudes!

I generally hate television and am a typical pacifist liberal.

Why, then, am I familiar with almost every name in the current World Wrestling Entertainment roster?

Its the best low-brow comedy available! Unlike most self-appointed "purists," I prefer the speeches and ridiculous storylines to any "rasslin" that incidentally occurs. Brock Lester Rules!
 

Tom R

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doo wop

Listening to and trying to sing along to vintage Doo Wop - The Penguins, Flamingos Five Satins etc. I wish I had the nerve to tape myself.
 

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I make my own soap. :)

And the Road Rules and Real World, although during marathons I lift weights so I don't feel like a slacker(I wish I knew how to knit- that's awesome!).

oh, and yes, I too have watched NASCAR. Now it's a Sunday morning thing.. roll over, turn on and wake up to NASCAR, take the puppy to the dog park.
 

Glomer

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I still enjoy a Kodiak while watching a baseball game
and a cigarette or two while drinking at a bar.
 

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I just can't stay away from the show "Cheaters"...I just love watching it... I don't know why....
 
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KMateja said:


My mom raised me on historical romance novels! but not the harlequin or zebra books, old school: Judith McNaught, Julie Garwood, Catherine Coulter. I always kicked ass in high school history when it was time to discuss the Regency period, American Revolution or Civil War. In 9th grade, for each week's vocabulary word, we'd have to find examples in literature and almost every singe one came from a romance novel. ie:

Brazen:
Margueritte brazenly removed her corset, as Damien watched with hooded eyes from across the firelit room.

hee!
Those are the ones that I was referring to! Don't forget Elizabeth Lowell. Bad thing is used bookstores won't accept these books from me because they are overstocked. I can't even give these books away and it's against my nature to throw them in the dumpster.
 
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giff57 said:
I just can't stay away from the show "Cheaters"...I just love watching it... I don't know why....
I am convinced that "Cheaters" was created by someone who with some serious deeply, unresolved issues! It's such a bitter show and the host - that Tommy guy - doesn't make it any easier for the cheaters, but I love it!!!
 

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TexasPlanner said:
I make my own soap. :)
Mine is making evil jokes about Texans...

(I will NOT make fun of TejasPlanner...)
(I will NOT make fun of TejasPlanner...)
(I will NOT make fun of TejasPlanner...)

*sigh*
 

statler

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Guilty Pleasures:

Books: I've read every Spenser novel written.
Music: I love the Grease soundtrack
TV: I love the Red Green Show. (Although I don't feel too guilty about that)
Environment: I drive a '96 Chevy Impala SS (Which I feel truly guilty about, but you'll have to pry the keys out of my cold dead hands)
Movies: None. All the movies I watch are the pinnacle of taste and craftsmanship.

Well, off to watch Hudson Hawk again...
 
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Planderella said:


Those are the ones that I was referring to! Don't forget Elizabeth Lowell. Bad thing is used bookstores won't accept these books from me because they are overstocked. I can't even give these books away and it's against my nature to throw them in the dumpster.
I love the Elizabeth Lowell books! And don't forget Nora Roberts! I've been engrossed in her JD Robb series! The best was being 13 and reading Virginia Henley which was almost hard core porn!
 

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Eating Cocoa Krispies instead of "real" food for dinner.
Not beginning my day on Sundays until I have read the entire Sunday paper in bed (my son knows this is the one time not to bother mom unless he's bleeding or something's on fire...)
 

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Spenser for Hire Rules!



I even kinda liked the television show. Hawk was Avery Brooks best role! (JK-Captain Sisko was good, too)
 

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My sins

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PBS
Lesbian Folk Music
Merchant-Ivory Flicks
Even for a moment considering the merits of national health care.



You have to remember I am a Right-Wing Fanatic as the press calls us. These are embarrassing in my circles. Driving a Volvo don't help much either.
 

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Here are mine

1) FOOD Chey Boyardee ravioli - cold out of the can. Don't know why, i think I picked it up as a boy scout. Only do it a few times a year.
2) ENTERTAINMENT rasslin'-have to be in the mood though, pure escapist mind drivel
3) comic books, but not bat man, spiderman, aquaman or any other "man" based comic- prefer love and rockets, cerebus, hate, eightball, naughty bits, sandman mystery theatre
4) Mordecai Richler and Daniel Pinkwater children's books. Love Jacob Two Two meets the Hooded Fang and Alan Mendelsohn Boy from Mars.

There is more, but can't really think of them now.
 

Glomer

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6-pack of cheap malt liqour
tin of kodiak
a good sporting event on t.v.
a t.v. in our den at home

and a good lifetime movie to keep my wife occupied for a few hours.
 

Chet

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We've discussed this one before

Sid Meier's Civilization and Civilization II / Call to Power computer games!
 

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Planderella said:


I am convinced that "Cheaters" was created by someone who with some serious deeply, unresolved issues! It's such a bitter show and the host - that Tommy guy - doesn't make it any easier for the cheaters, but I love it!!!

Yeah, isn't it great, I am waiting for the day Tommy turns into Sam Kinison.

Tommy: So he/she has been loyal for years and you go out and do this, I mean look what I had to show him/her, is that what a husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend should do. WHAT WERE YOU THINKING YOU PATHETIC LOWLIFE!!! YOU SHOULD BE F#!#ING ASHAMED YOU DIRTY SLUT/DOG!!
 

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Re: My sins

El Guapo said:
You have to remember I am a Right-Wing Fanatic as the press calls us. These are embarrassing in my circles. Driving a Volvo don't help much either.
There are at least two of us conservative Volvo drivers. I guess at least I'm glad I share my secret shame with another.
 

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statler said:
Guilty Pleasures:

Environment: I drive a '96 Chevy Impala SS (Which I feel truly guilty about, but you'll have to pry the keys out of my cold dead hands)
Is that the one with the Corvette motor??
 

PlannerGirl

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Umm i play on my computer wayyyy too much
i spoil my dogs like they are real kids
*ahem* we KNOW some of my-sins
being photographed

godiva-lots of it
tormenting some men
tormenting lawyers(dont ask why im dating one then)

umm thats about it
 

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Glomer said:
tin of kodiak
That would be mine as well. Have quit/restarted about 10 times over the past decade or so....
 

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Sushi... I spend way too much money on this every month.

The second guilty pleasure is making fun of Canadians' pecularities (although the backlash stings a bit).

Oh yeah... and Mystery Science Theatre 3000 (MST3K).
 
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prudence said:


Is that the one with the Corvette motor??
Yep, Corvette LT-1 350.

The engine is tuned down in the Impala (only 260hp) and the car is a lot heavier than a Vette, so it's not quite the same thing, still sucks up the gas though....

Oh, and back on topic

Food: Cheese. I love cheese.
 

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Normally, I'm a Ford man, statler, but a stealth Corvette sounds pretty darn cool.

As for my guilty pleasure, that would be Kaiju Big Battel, a performance art group here in Boston. They freakin' CRACK ME UP.
 

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Re: Re: My sins

El Feo said:


There are at least two of us conservative Volvo drivers. I guess at least I'm glad I share my secret shame with another.
What'cha got?
 

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Re: Re: Re: My sins

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What'cha got?
Actually, it's the wife's. A 2000 S40 - a fun little turbo 1.9. I feel compelled to put an old "Romney for Senate" bumper sticker on it so folks up here in MA don't get the wrong idea, but she won't let me.

I drive my "hard workin'" (read "trashed") '96 Ranger and ride the commuter rail to work, unless I'm really good and she lets me have a turn.
 
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Yeah, isn't it great, I am waiting for the day Tommy turns into Sam Kinison.

Tommy: So he/she has been loyal for years and you go out and do this, I mean look what I had to show him/her, is that what a husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend should do. WHAT WERE YOU THINKING YOU PATHETIC LOWLIFE!!! YOU SHOULD BE F#!#ING ASHAMED YOU DIRTY SLUT/DOG!!
Tommy's probably wigged out quite a few times and the footage ended up on the editing room floor. Coming soon to a video store near you...."Cheaters......Uncensored!!!!!"
 

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Planderella said:


Tommy's probably wigged out quite a few times and the footage ended up on the editing room floor. Coming soon to a video store near you...."Cheaters......Uncensored!!!!!"
I'd be in line for that one. I would like to see the footage of those doin the deed without it being pixeled out.
 

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NHPlanner said:


That would be mine as well. Have quit/restarted about 10 times over the past decade or so....
Damn we should do a poll on how many of us men planners are guilty of this sin.

Me too...wife swears my teeth are gonna rot outta my head.
 

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Mike DeVuono said:


Damn we should do a poll on how many of us men planners are guilty of this sin.

Me too...wife swears my teeth are gonna rot outta my head.

I used to chew a can of skoal a day back in the mid 80's. Then my dentist said what your wife said and I quit. I still get strong cravings almost 20 years later.
 
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