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Top 10 guilty pleasures

Posted Friday, February 22, 2008, at 1:25 PM

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What can I say? I have a weakness for raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.
As the sports editor, I try to keep these little pieces about sports. (Hence, the title.)

But I can't find anything I want to talk about. I'm tired of congressional baseball hearings and Spygate. I've already said all I want about Kelvin Sampson. I think Mr. B has covered Dan Dakich pretty well.

And I have absolutely nothing to say about the NBA.

So this one will be a bit of a diversion for me...

So, here is the list of my top 10 guilty pleasures. You know, it all the things that I profess to be too manly, too intelligent or have too much taste to like. But, alas, in my weak moments, they get the best of me.

It's all rather cheap entertainment that should be beneath me. But apparently it isn't.

10. Gangsta rap (I can't figure out why, but I still love NWA)

9. "Dancing with the Stars"

8. Dolly Parton

7. "A League of their Own"

6. Shopping

5. "Father of the Bride" (Steve Martin, not Spencer Tracy)

4. Neil Diamond

3. Helen Keller jokes

2. Olympic gymnastics/figure skating

1. "The Sound of Music"

Feel free to make fun/chastise me all you want, but remember, you have a list of your own. Please do share...


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Ok I got a couple for you...

--Although this has gained popularity lately among men and my boss thinks it makes me wierd...I love to cook and own several expensive appliances and cookware.

--That Barry Manilow song...Mandy

--Sometimes I enjoy a lifetime movie

--I also like to shop so perhaps we should do lunch sometime...lol

-- Posted by johnny1010 on Fri, Feb 22, 2008, at 1:31 PM
Jared Jernagan's response:
The Lifetime mention reminded me of a couple of others: "Golden Girls" and "Designing Women."

My fave Helen Keller joke:::: "Why could Helen Keller not drive??

She was a woman hahaha come on people it is funny and you know it.

-- Posted by jaredscousin on Fri, Feb 22, 2008, at 6:50 PM

I've got another one: the F-word.

Sadly, I don't just use it, I seem to take a silent glee in using it and using it well.

-- Posted by wally_at_large on Sat, Feb 23, 2008, at 12:07 AM

Sending in comments to speak out that never get printed. Apparently I'm not the only one as that column has been dead since the new editor took over.

-- Posted by duallydriver on Sat, Feb 23, 2008, at 10:26 AM

Actually obeying all traffic laws such as speed, yielding the right of way and actually coming to a complete stop at stop signs. Oh, and stopping when the light is going red instead of flooring it and flying on through the intersection on red.

Really ticks impatient and inconsiderate people off that are behind you.

-- Posted by duallydriver on Sat, Feb 23, 2008, at 10:33 AM

Top 10 guilty pleasure

10. "The Rock of Love" with Bret Michaels how many hoochies canyou fit on one house

9. "The Flavor of Love" WOW even more hoochies than #10

8. Seaquest DSV a really cheesy late 80's TV show that was about protecting the undersea colonies.

7. Big Brother caught a live feed from the house the other night ans some chick went into diabetic shock NOT FUNNY but still a reason to watch

6.The Ghost Whisperer Jennifer Love Hewitt ENOUGH SAID

5. Glen Beck on HeadlineNews the only talk show that the moderator tells it like it is and doesnt lie to your face

4. Ice Skating on TV How can you not love it when these rich little ladies bust their butts on the hard ice LOVE IT

3. Illegal Downloading of music come on if you can get a CD for free why dont you do it

2. Porn come on people I am a single man

1. SURVIVOR HOW CAN YOU NOT ENJOY 16 OR 20 ADULTS ACTING LIKE JUVENILES AND THINKING THAT THEY AR EMORE IMPORTANT THAN THEY ACTUALLY ARE

-- Posted by jaredscousin on Sat, Feb 23, 2008, at 1:59 PM

My Ten Guilty pleasure are basically epitomized by those pesky commandments. I just get so giddy when I break one.

-- Posted by Нарисов& on Sat, Feb 23, 2008, at 4:11 PM

Top Ten Guilty Pleasures...

10 Watching my cat misjudge her (so called) area of expertise and fall off various items of furniture.

9 Driving the wrong way down a one way street.

8 Reading...everything. Can't help it.

7 Still reading.

6 Rearranging furniture. Maybe this is why the cat gets confused?

5 Telling the kids I have no money/time/petrol to take them somewhere. Then giggling to myself.

4 Sitting by the log fire in my (not very) local pub.

3 Cooking. OMG, and I'm not a man!!

2 Pen-pals. Which is how I got to read this newspaper. Thanks, Lee!!

1 A cup of tea ( I am British), and a slice of Bara Brith (I am also Welsh).

How'd I do?

-- Posted by kat-hawk on Sun, Feb 24, 2008, at 6:17 AM

I even watched the darn Oscars, that gets added to my list as 1b.

-- Posted by jaredscousin on Mon, Feb 25, 2008, at 8:53 AM

At my local supermarket a cashier was taken to the managers office to be told she was going to be fired from her job. She had worked there for fifteenyears and had no idea why. So she asked. The manager told her there had been a complaint from a muslim customer, who said the cashier had called him a curry-head.

The cashier kept her job, when she started laughing and pointed out that her favorite name for all her customers was "Cariad". (Which is Welsh for dear, love, etc...)

-- Posted by kat-hawk on Fri, Feb 29, 2008, at 2:15 PM

10) Stealing toilet paper from the bathrooms at the local Hardee's

9) Ryan Reynolds movies

8) Vicodin

7) Weddings where I don't have to do anything

6) Bob Dylan's 80s albums

5) Back issues of Oui magazine

4) Getting away with insurance fraud on my car

3) Judge Judy

2) Writing Teen Wolf / Karate Kid Slash fiction

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slash_ficti...

1)KFC;s Double Down Sandwich

http://thisiswhyyourefat.com/post/167525...

-- Posted by JuanPaulJones on Mon, Dec 14, 2009, at 1:43 PM


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