Guilty pleasures? I'm curious...



  • Reply 21 of 51
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    It's not that I don't like being able to hit it far, rather, I'm a little embarassed to say that I go to the range with the intention of showing off.

    I get off on having a dozen people stop hitting just to see me pound a few over the fence.

    I'm like a driving range pro or something.
  • Reply 22 of 51
    Rather like Murbot, I'm not terribly proud of my guilty pleasure either.

    I have a nice bicycle. It's a silver Cannondale hybrid with hydraulic brakes, Shimano downhill pedals and black-rimmed wheels with really thin tyres. I go everywhere on it. When I pull up to traffic lights with all the other bicycles, it's almost always the nicest one.

    I am an arsehole; I know this. Heaven knows what I'd be like if I had a nice car.

    [ 07-14-2002: Message edited by: Hassan i-Sabbah ]</p>
  • Reply 23 of 51
    jambojambo Posts: 3,036member
    • See <a href=""; target="_blank">this thread</a>

    • I love the film Dirty Dancing

    • Wearing really tight trousers (sorry, pants) when I'm doing a presentation and then "accidentaly" dropping my pen every five minutes

    • Stealing pens (not from shops, just people)

    • Making eyes with people when in a line of traffic

    • Driving far too fast with music on far too loud

    • Eating tonnes of chocolate and then starving myself for days

    J :cool:
  • Reply 24 of 51
    torifiletorifile Posts: 4,024member
    Only a couple:

    Posting on AI from the throne (I guess doing anything computer related from there; email, reading, posting. Damn airport )

    The Sound of Music. I love that damn movie.

    I love to people watch too, but while I'm in bars/dance clubs. I'm totally ok with going out alone just to go out.

    Smoking. Still do it. I did stop for a month...
  • Reply 25 of 51
    torifiletorifile Posts: 4,024member
    Overhearing my neighbors doing *cough*stuff*cough*.
  • Reply 26 of 51
    Hum.. they have to be Guilty?

    -Buying fast food and eating it on the way home so I don't have to eat what my wife is cooking.

    -Having naked time when she is out of town for the weekend.

    -Stealing her underwear for whatever.

    -Eating the last oreo and then blaming it on my daughter (who is 3).

    -Listening to They Might Be Giants and singing along.

    -Taking a penny from the penny tray and never putting them back.

    There, you happy? (now I'll go to Mexican)
  • Reply 27 of 51
    pfflampfflam Posts: 5,053member

    -Stealing her underwear for whatever.

    [/QB]<hr></blockquote> <img src="graemlins/surprised.gif" border="0" alt="[Surprised]" />

    "oooh Arnold Layne,

    It's not the same

    not the same

    not the same

    when will you see?

    a little Syd Barret and the boys for ya...

    Oh, I thought of some more:

    Driving insanely fast all the time . . . exept when children are around

    The Monkeys . . . always liked them.

    I truly like art work that virtually no-one else likes .

    I like to get coffee and read in public... and watch pretty women . . . (and I'm married.... so I am really guilty here . . . though my wife knows it for sure)

    I really like to drink coffee . . . until I really really feel it.

    When I'm at parties I can drink alot very fast (the irishin me.. I used to have an amazing tolerance . . . not that Im proud mind you . . . but I don't party like I used to)

    and I costantly bum cigarrettes at these parties (since I don't smoke unless Im drinking)

    [ 07-14-2002: Message edited by: pfflam ]</p>
  • Reply 28 of 51
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    I just remembered another of mine (again, read the disclaimer...gee, I need to get some more masculine "guilty pleasures"):

    Once a week (usually a Sunday late afternoon/early evening), I like to load the tub up with scalding water, grab 2 or 3 beers and the NY Times Sunday crossword and just kick back in the tub for about 90 minutes or so. Relaxing, get a few beers in me, exercise my brain with the crossword, unwind, etc.

    The nights I do this are the nights I sleep REALLY good!

    No, I don't use bubbles or light candles or use scented bath oil or have Yanni music playing on the stereo. I'm not THAT girly about the damn thing!

    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

    Just a guy having a manly bath with manly beers solving a manly crossword puzzle. Got a PROBLEM with that?!?

  • Reply 29 of 51
    tigerwoods99tigerwoods99 Posts: 2,633member
    He said Yanni. <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 30 of 51
    I listen to the Soft Machine all the time.

    I drum along to it with no drums when I'm not playing the bass lines (to the point that I'd probably be a good real drummer).

    I compulsively check these forums, MacNN Forums, Spymac, Think Secret, MacBidouille and Ars Technica forums for Macworld Expo news. During the few days before the Expo, I get (next to) nothing accomplished.

    I always eat junk food.


    [quote]-I want to produce a Star Trek porn movie for all those in their 30 somethings that live in their parents' basements.<hr></blockquote>

    **** YEAH!!! :eek:
  • Reply 31 of 51
    max8319max8319 Posts: 347member
    i like britney spears
  • Reply 32 of 51
    andersanders Posts: 6,523member
    [quote]Originally posted by Max8319:

    <strong>i like britney spears</strong><hr></blockquote>

    :eek: Man your too far out.

    I only got two:

    Spending too much time here esp. AO (but thats only because to get an understanding of people from other countries)

    Like ST TNG like crazy and have all three movies on DVD and buying the series the day they are released (but thats only to be able to make a paper on how the utopian society of Enterprise compared to the Reagan years in US)

    Oh yes one more: trying to cover those aspects of my life that doesn´t fit the description of an intelligent student of the arts behind a veil of intellectualism.
  • Reply 33 of 51
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    [quote]Originally posted by pscates:

    <strong>Just a guy having a manly bath with manly beers solving a manly crossword puzzle. Got a PROBLEM with that?!?</strong><hr></blockquote>

    How the hell can you forget that?!

    Oh yeah, and I'm addicted to porn. Almost forgot.
  • Reply 34 of 51
    macfenianmacfenian Posts: 276member
    [quote] I've got some fairly sissified "guilty pleasures" in the TV <hr></blockquote>

    Have you read your music choices?


    Or films as some may call them

    Godfather Trilogy

    Yes even Godfather III although the Coppola daughter should have never gotten that part. What I think is so great about this film is that at the end of it you actually feel like you want to be part of this great organisation. You even understand the murdering even if it's totally against your convictions.

    Dead Poets Society

    Robin Williams in his best roll ever. He tried to do something similar in Good Will Hunting but ended up coming off as a bit of wimp. Again a story very well told and acted out. You really feel the emotions the different characters are going through and every one of them seems familiar.


    For the accents, the speed of the film and for Kelly McDonald.


    Ali G

    Because it's funny. Although getting old. This may mean nothing to the outside UK and Ireland posters.


    Because it'll never get old. Although it's a bit too crude for my liking sometimes these days.


    The all time classic sitcom.



    And anyone else who sings Irish rebel and folk songs. We've not yet achieved for the world to listen so we need to keep on telling the stories.

    Counting Crows

    The modern day Beatles. Great to listen to. Sometimes depressing, sometimes uplifting, sometimes funny. The lyrics are always sharp and the music always progressive. Just love 'em.

    The Beatles

    And all the solo work as well. The absolute masters of music. People like Elvis, The Stones, Bowie and U2 surely took music to a new level but the Beatles took it out of this world. Love 'em more than the Crows even!
  • Reply 35 of 51
    Guilty pleasures?

    Oh too many... But here are some:


    Pet Shop Boys. I have loved the music of the PSB since the mid 80s. But I'm embarrassed to admit it. I don't know why though.

    Also, I really enjoy A-ha. Even still today.


    Chick flicks. Well, some of them, that is. I watched Ever After with my wife yesterday (for the 2nd time) and cried (although she didn't see me -- she knows that I do sometimes).

    Also, I don't like crying in movies. I'm a big softy, though.


    Why oh why do I still watch Friends? I don't think I've ever missed an episode, but I can't stop watching it. What am I going to do next year?


    I think I'm obsessed with the Mac. For the longest time I called myself a Mac Enthusiast, mostly to deflect the insults from my PC friends and colleagues, but I think I'm an Evangelist. Let me explain: I've been using Macs since 1993, and have owned several. I've always felt the Mac OS was superior. However, 2 years ago I bought a big, bad Dell loaded to the gills with RAM and processor. I bought it because the firm where I worked as a graphic designer used Dells, and my experience on them was good, unlike any other previous experience with PC at work (using DOS since 1988 and Windows through all versions). I hate it now! Really, I do. I miss using my old mac, and I often steal my wife's iBook to use. I'm selling my Dell, and I don't even use it anymore. I just love the Mac. I freak if there's a scatch on my wife's new iBook, and it's not even mine.

    But, I think my obsession has gotten bad lately, because I check MacNN, MacCentral, Macintouch, ThinkSecret, and Powerpage many, many times daily. I get really excited about MacWorld, and I can't even concentrate on work. It's even more exciting than Christmas.

    I go into the local mac shoppe way too much, and I don't really do anything, just look at the macs.


    I like Michael Crichton. I keep saying I'm not going to read another novel, because they are so predictable, but I keep reading. Airframe had to be the worst, but I read it on a beach on a gorgeous day, so the book brings back good memories.


    Britney Spears. I don't know why. I don't find her especially cute.

    Chocolate. Really a problem. But I don't like admitting it to others.

    Clean freak. And I really hate being around smelly people. Even slight odors bother me.

    Help me, Anne Landers
  • Reply 36 of 51
    willoughbywilloughby Posts: 1,457member
    ahem...SpongeBob Squarepants.

    Its on everyday right before dinner. My wife catches me watching it and makes fun of me. But I won't stop watching it, I won't!! Its too damn funny

    &lt; walks off in shame &gt; <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />
  • Reply 37 of 51
    thoth2thoth2 Posts: 277member
    Well, I guess my first guilty pleasure is

    picturing members of AO soaking in the tub...J/K.

    How're these:

    MUSIC - picking the appropriate guitar and playing along very loudly to the music playing on my stereo. For instance, I have been known, on occasion (like yesterday), to grab my '81 San Dimas Charvel (purple metal flake, thank you very much, with a silver snakeskin strap) and jam along with Ratt, or Dokken, or grab my Yngwie Malmsteen strat and play along with Yngwie's Greatest Hits (short album, I know). You see, the choice of guitar is very important to setting up the fantasy. Since I don't have an Ibanez, I use my Tom Anderson or PRS for Dream Theatre.

    Also, driving in my car singing to songs very loudly - usually female vocalists, in a stunning falsetto. I'll let you define what I mean by "stunning". I very rarely sing to male vocals.

    Books - Time Moore's travel writing. Frost on My Moustache and French Revolutions are great.

    In the same vein as tub-soaking, I love the odd manicure/pedicure.

    I think I'll keep the wierd ones under my hat.

    <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" />

  • Reply 38 of 51
    g4dudeg4dude Posts: 1,016member
    One more that I forgot to put on my list earlier:

    -I agree with those rappers on MTV Cribs that if you don't own the Scarface DVD, you don't watch films.

    I feel kinda weird and guilty agreeing with people like Snoop Dogg, Nelly, and P. Diddy/Sean John/Puff Daddy or whatever his name is.

    [ 07-15-2002: Message edited by: G4Dude ]</p>
  • Reply 39 of 51
    Man, you guys shouldnt stress so much, there aint nothing wrong with what you've come up with so far, although I'm sure theres plenty unmentioned......

    As for me...

    - Eating chocolate, all the time....

    - Tearing my nails to shreads, I hate it but just.... cant.... stop, what is it about nail-biters....?!?!?

    - THe Simpsons, M.A.S.H, old Hitchcock and Bogart movies.

    - I really like Harry Potter, even though I'm at least 15 years too old for it....

    - Surfing the net or watching a DVD on my fav toy, the Cube, when I've told my girlfriend I'm working.... (instead of spending time with her)
  • Reply 40 of 51
    tmptmp Posts: 601member
    <a href=""; target="_blank">Kraft Macaroni and Cheese</a> (my gourmand friends would lose all respect for me...)

    "Showgirls" I have it on DVD. I've seen it more than three times. It's awful in ways that other movies only aspire to. It's the "Citizen Kane" of bad movies. Absolutely jaw-dropping.

    Actually, I reccommend the above two together. Equally cheesy, equally filling.

    [ 07-15-2002: Message edited by: tmp ]</p>
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