Wednesday, July 25, 2007

guilty as charged!

life is too $hort.

that's why we have guilty pleasures.

and you know what, we shouldn't even feel guilty about them. fuck what everybody else thinks. if it makes you happen, do YOU.

so for today's wex wednesday, here's a few of mine:

1. Counting Crows -
August and Everything After.










2. Hogan Knows Best.








3. Crif Dogs.







4. Action Figures/Toys.











5. Natalie Portman.









yours?

don't be shy.

wex.

18 Comments:

Anonymous Dee Phunk said...

Crif Dogs is definitely a guilty pleasure of mine (a chihuaua, tsunami, tater tots and large RC every time). They even have a MySpace page. But that's another story.

Ummm, remember when McDonald's did the mini Beanie Baby campaign a few times w/ the Happy Meals? Yup. I got caught up in that. I have a shitload of 'em in a shoebox at the crib. So that was definitely a guilty pleasure.

I have alot of guilty pleasure movies too, with Speed 2: Cruise Control probably being on the top of that list. The movie is horrible and totally unrealistic but I think I like the fact that Keanu Reeves is not in it.

Is Justin Timberlake considered a guilty pleasure? If so, lock my cell and throw away the key.

12:41 PM  
Anonymous Diggedy said...

One word :

Lionel

And I'm not talking about the trains.

2:07 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

What the hell are Crif Dogs?

My whole life is a guilty pleasure. I love the Golden Girls, I subscribe to both Martha Stewart Living AND Us Weekly, and I know all the words to "I Want It That Way."

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Van said...

Emily, Crif Dogs are God's gift to us all. It's on St. Marks Place near Avenue A. I recommend hitting it after the next Real to Reel you go to.

If you want a music example, I think it's safe to say I'm probably the biggest INXS fan any of you know, with every album, VHS tape and DVD released, as well as a few old t-shirts annd posters gathering dust. I hate the new lead singer though.

"Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" is one of the finest pieces of American cinema in the past 50 years.

3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too love Harold and Kumar.

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Dee Phunk said...

For Emily:
www.crifdogsnyc.com

It's basically greasy, unhealthy food that you eat because you drank too much that night and you don't want a massive hangover in the morning or because you just smoked some sticky and your munchies are out of control.

I've been down both of these roads. Sometimes simultaneously.

Make sure you take an "EAT ME" magnet before you leave (look at the top left of the home page).

5:19 PM  
Anonymous wex said...

i have an eat me magnet on my 'fridge. as everyone should.

5:22 PM  
Blogger do the teufel shuffle said...

i look before flushing.

12:44 PM  
Anonymous RDJ said...

Teufel, that's not a guilty pleasure, that's just good business sense.

mine:

I really like "Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood. Especially when I'm playing it on piano and an 8-year-old girl is singing about smashing a guy's SUV.

"Shaker Song" by Spiro Gyra, a smooth-jazz radio staple.

The Jim Rome Show -- and sports radio in general.

"Holiday Rap" by MC Miker G and DJ Sven.

"Shakedown" by Bob Seger. In fact, most eighties action-comedy soundtrack songs.

Slayer's "Angel Of Death", which is technically about Auschwitz, where my great-grandparents died. But it rocks. Oh, the challenges of personal morality in a post-modern world.

Pornography in general, but only sometimes is it guilty. Then again, only sometimes is it pleasurable.

2:19 PM  
Anonymous K-Dot said...

Sneakers, and Star Wars are by far my most guiltiest of pleasures, but wait. . . there's more. . .

Cartoons. I don't watch TV shows anymore. Probably haven't in a good 10 years. I only watch sporting events, or cartoons. . . and I'll stay up way too late watching them.

Karaoke. Before HHK. . . I was a certified karaoke junkie. I would go at least twice a week, and treat the crowds to a smorgasbord of musical silliness. There's nothing better than performing Little Mermaid's "Under the Sea," after Enrique Igelsias' "Bailamos," and finishing it all off with a lil' "Bodies" by Drowning Pool. Ahh. . . the good ol' days. (Hey Emily. . . I too know all the words to "I Want it That Way". . . it is karaoke gold!!)

I'm sure I can embarass myself more. . . but. . . I'm sure I've done enough damage for now.

3:45 PM  
Anonymous K-Dot said...

Diggedy. . .

If you are referring to that guy from The Commodores. . . guilty. . . he's great. . . always in K-Dot's iPod rotation.

3:47 PM  
Blogger Kev frum BROOKLYN! said...

A little late but here we go...

First, Harold & Kumar is a simple pleasure not a guilty one.


Mine are...

Excessive amounts of cream cheese on bagels

4 for $1 chicken nuggets at the local McD's

Amen, Good Times, Hangin With Mr. Cooper, and I could go on, but pretty much any old black sitcom that's rerun on cable.

Flavor of Love and it's many incarnations.

I'm sure there are more...

9:40 PM  
Anonymous rDj said...

Drowning babies. I forgot to say drowning babies.

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Dee Phunk said...

K-Dot, on the real, they just released the Best of Woody Woodpecker on DVD. My co-worker had a free copy (the company sent it to us here at the office and it has nothing to do w/ what we're about) and my boss snatched it before I could. He has kids. So I couldn't say shit. I was a little heated.

12:20 PM  
Anonymous K-Dot said...

Damn. . . kids or not. . . that's grounds for a beatdown!

7:39 PM  
Anonymous van said...

It took me a week to admit this:

I think Lisa Loeb (she of the cat-eye glasses and "Stay, I Missed You" fame) is super-hot, and I actually dig her music, too. Or at least her first three albums. I actually had to drag my ex-girlfriend out to see her in concert. What can I say? She's my Natalie Portman.

On to the next Wex's Wednesdays!

9:01 PM  
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