If you are scratching your head right now, then that means you do not share the guilty pleasure of being a Jersey Shore fan. Good for you, but fuck, are you missing out!
By definition, a guilty pleasure is something that you enjoy, but that your better judgment tells you, you shouldn’t. Therefore, you feel a twinge of guilt for finding joy in it.
I can’t help but love watching the Jersey Shore. In fact, I think a couple of the characters are actually quite endearing. Snooki is by far my favorite. Less brain cells than the pickle juice I just drank out of the container, but she has a heart of gold. That being said, it’s kind of sad watching these people who are so far removed from reality. GTL!!! That’s what’s important in life. And I’m helping boosting their ratings which reinforces their seemingly upside down values. Ugh, come on, I know that it’s brainless, indulgent, and downright mean sometimes, but if I want to spend an hour a week (less if you have DVR) watching fake tan drenched Pauly D and The Situation fist pump in a club, thennnnn SO BE IT. That doesn’t mean I’m a bad person, right?
I feel the same way about rap music. I love it, and it probably consumes 60 percent of my listening time because it’s the only genre that I like when I’m working out. Sometimes though, I take a step back and listen to the lyrics and judge the rap stars. Hmmm… I don’t relate with most…
But I do like Drake and Eminem, and don’t really feel guilty about that. Their music can be pretty motivating…
Oh, btw, I love that Ke$ha dishes some derogatory lyrics too.
… I’ll also occasionally flip through a celebrity magazine every now and then.
Being that I’m aware that these things are guilty pleasures, means that I also understand why lots of people choose to refrain from all of them. At the same time, I think it’s lame when those people judge and/or try and make people feel bad for finding a bit of entertainment or fleeting joy in meaningless tv or lackluster music with a good beat.
Life’s too short. Don’t waste time trying to make yourself look like a better person by putting down others.
Otherwise, I’ll ef you up.
Ahhh… Sorry, I think I’m funny.
Here’s the best clip I could find of it:
Anyway, I also asked some of you guys what your guilty pleasures are just so that I wouldn’t feel alone! Thanks guys! Here they are:
@RainmanUSC: Shanghai after a session at Bellagio and you always run into a couple poker players
@haigtweets: 90210. My wife, anything Real Housewives
@LFC0009: Ordering hot cocoa w/ whipped cream at the Blackjack tables.
@Syracuseball: reality TV! Gr8 cuz you C ppl acting stupid & either think “wow, i’m better than them” or “at least i’m not the only 1″ lol!
@LynnGilmartin: Reality TV!! I could watch The Hills and Jersey Shore alllllll day haha
@mike_heisz: kristy sleep is mine. seeing that i dont get as much as i ever want. it is just great to sleep in. what ya think?
You guys are awesome! If you have some more good ones, tell me about them in the comments! That’s all I need, is to pick up more guilty pleasures.
Here’s my last one. Other people mentioned her, but she’s so good too!!
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