Guilty (?) pleasures

Probably not an accurate subject description – but here goes.

Are you insecure about your taste in music, books, movies?

Do you put on a CD because it’s what you want to hear, but then you put in something else because what if somebody comes over and hears you playing Cinderella instead of NIN?

Or do you put your “literate” books in plain view but Danielle Steele goes under your bed?

Or your video collection – Schindler’s List is on top of the TV, but Tommy Boy is in a plain wrapper (and almost worn out)?

Are you confident enough to tell people that you’ve never missed an episode of ER and you’ve never sat through an entire Frontline?

That you don’t know how to find NPR on your radio dial?

I am a huge Weird Al fan, and I’m no longer ashamed. I refuse to turn it off for anyone, and I actively recruit new fans. There- now that it’s out in the open, let me tell you all about the new CD…it’s great!

An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; A pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.

Ooooh, I love The Saga Begins! Haven’t seen the video yet, though. I might buy that CD.

I am tall and thin looking (it’s all mirrors), and have been a runner and triathlete my whole adult life. Everyone at work thinks my diet consists of forage food, tofu, and yogurt. I now tell the world that I subsist mainly on Crispy M&Ms. I hide 2-lb bags of them in my underwear drawer. Next to the porno videos. That’s the drawer the wife never goes into.


Movies: The only one I have hidden is a copy of “Dead Alive.” I own a copy of “Copycat”, “GI Jane”,“Beavis and Butthead Do America”, “Die Hard With a Vengence (I love Samuel L Jackson in most anything he does.”

CDs: Hmmm…at work, I don’t admit that I own CDs by Korn, Def Leppard, NIN, White Zombie, and a couple Britney Spears mp3s because I don’t want to have to listen to my coworkers berate my taste in music.

TV: I like alot of things that elitists would shun. I’m already angry at the state of politics in this country. I don’t feel like watching it on TV too. It would just piss me off even more and then I’ll drop dead of a stress-induced heart attack by the time I’m 30. Shit, even Politically Incorrect makes me angry sometimes. I like sitcoms, dammit. I like The Simpsons, Futurama, That 70s Show, Frasier, Third Rock From the Sun, Friends, Home Movies, and Family Guy. I also like ER, The Practice, and X-Files.

Wanna make something of it?? :wink:
“…Television is no friend of mine.”-David Cross from “Mr Show”

I never missed an episode of Melrose Place.
Also a big Wierd Al fan - have every album.
I liked the Porky’s movies, and all of Adam Sandler’s movies, except Waterboy.
Cathy is one of my favorite comic strips.
I love pork rinds.

Weird Al, of course.
The Destroyer book series.
Movies-Casino Royale and * Hudson Hawk*.
Godiva chocolate ice cream.
Running naked on the beach in the middle of a storm.

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”
Hunter Thompson

The SDMB has become a guilty pleasure.

I like boxed Macaroni and Cheese better than home made.

Though I like lots of hip bands, I like to listen to Hanson and the Spice Girls with my kids, and I continue, to this day, to love the Bee Gees.

“It’s not burnt. It’s Cajun!” - Christopher A. Evans

There’s a lot of food I can get away with eating, because I’m pregnant, and I can just say “oh, it was just a craving.” But I have this thing for Pop-Tarts, and that stays with me all the time, pregnant or not.

As for television, I am not ashamed to say that I rarely watch network TV…and I have NEVER watched ER, Melrose, or 90210. Not that I’m holier-than-anyone, they just don’t appeal to me. I watch alot of TLC, Discovery, and the History Channel. But I absolutely LOVE “South Park.” And “Beavis & Butthead Do America” had me cracking up, as did “Joe’s Apartment.”

While I don’t keep any in the house…the occasional porn flick (that I send my husband out to get) is kind of fun :wink:

I’ve become addicted to “The Powerpuff Girls” on the Cartoon Network and I think I’m starting to get hooked on “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” again (after a respite of a few years).

“My hovercraft is full of eels.”

Music: ABBA (go on, laugh)and I have Debbie Gibson’s first cd

TV: I tape and keep LOTS of stuff off TV, mainly sitcoms with witty dialogue (Frasier, for example) or a twisted sense of humor (Simpsons, Family Guy, Futurama, South Park).

Books: nothing really. I’m a big sci-fi fan and that’s what I mainly read. I try to keep up with John Irving (unless they screw up his books and make movies out of them ie. Hotel New Hampshire)

Beavis and butthead. “Heh heh heh… don’t make me come over there and kick your ass, Beavis!”

Late at night, when you can’t fall asleep but are sort of “out of it”, infomercials take on a strange facination.

“Maple Nut Goodies”.

peas on earth

(whispering) I put butter on cookies…

I don’t know why, but I love those stupid MTV shows: Road Rules and Real World. When they have the marathons I can watch for a whole day. {can’t believe I just admitted that}.

I also LOVE Hershey’s Symphony Bars with almonds and toffee. I can eat a whole, LARGE bar at one sitting, and then hide the wrapper at the very bottom of the trash can.

OK, I guess I am the only one with guts enough to admit it: I am 34 years old and I love the Backstreet Boys!! Don’t know why…they just kinda grew on me.

Bruce Willis can do no wrong in my book, even “Striking Distance” and “Mercury Rising”.

I own every album/CD that Barry Manilow has ever done.

I used to watch the “Ernest” Saturday AM TV show…it came on right after Pee Wee back in the late '80’s and it was almost better! I also loved Weird Al’s Saturday morning show he had a year or so ago…can’t believe he was cancelled.

let’s see:

  • Powerpuff girls and Dexter’s Lab
  • Morrissey (even though some people think he’s a whiney fop I love the man)
  • Oingo Boingo
  • They Might Be Giants
  • Daria

To deal with men by force is as impractical as to deal with nature by persuasion.

HelloKitty, I’l let ya in on a little secret…I too love Manilow. Sigh. I feel so much better now.

I personally think that love of Barry Manilow (and AM radio music) is inherited. My mom loves him, and I love him too. But here’s the kicker–I have an older sister, who was given up for adoption at birth, in 1966. We were reunited in 1988…and she’s a HUGE Manilow fan, but her adoptive parents hate him. Figure that one out. :slight_smile:

Profesional wrestling.
Wierd Al.
Really cheesy movies.
Online dating. lmao
Sometimes, when I’m at the bookstore or grocery store, I’ll flip through Cosmo, to get the womens’ perspective.
OK, OK…I just like the articles about sex…and the pics of the models.

You say “cheesy” like that’s a BAD thing.

I, too, have recently gotten hooked on The Real World, I am horrified to admit. It makes me so glad my 20s are long behind me, and I wonder with embarrassment if I was as big a self-enchanted idiot in my 20s as those kids are now.

You should NEVER feel guilty about liking They Might Be Giants.

As for those of you mentioning Barry Manilow, hang in there, I’m praying for ya.