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Day: August 30, 2007

Why Should Pleasures Be Guilty?

Why Should Pleasures Be Guilty?

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I think the term "guilty pleasure" is one that gets thrown around way too often, and should be officially retired from the lexicon. And the reason is this - if you like a band, song, movie, whatever...then why feel guilty about it? And do you really feel guilty at all? Do you lock your doors and close the blinds before watching your Facts of Life DVDs? Do you carefully check your surroundings like someone in the Witness Protection Program before blasting Right Said Fred on your car stereo? "Guilty pleasure" is more often than not a euphemism for "I know objectively that this is trash and that people cooler than me would look down on me for enjoying it, but I want to watch/read/listen to it anyway." I say nuts to that. Low quality does not equal low value. How else to explain the suc...