guilty pleasure


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guilty pleasure

Something that one enjoys or finds pleasurable but knows or feels to be bad, inferior, aberrant, or lowbrow, especially as might be perceived or judged by other people. I know these gossip magazines are trashy, but reading them on my commute home is my guilty pleasure!
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And Saturday at Sam Bond's Garage, they came clean with those surprising affinities as 27 singers participated in the second annual Guilty Pleasures concert.
With an edgy, guitar-driven pop-rock sound, Guilty Pleasure is a creative and mature leap forward for this appealing young singer and songwriter, who launched a career as a solo artist with her gold-certified Top 5 rhythmic-pop debut Headstrong in 2007.
The Guilty Pleasure Tour DVD presents the most technologically advanced filming of a Meat Loaf concert ever captured.
While Anonymous admits to Stephen King as a guilty pleasure, I admit to a strong partiality to the detective novelists.
Like the worst job interview known to man multiplied by infinity, it's a guilty pleasure watching people's ill-thought-out, or just straight up terrible, business ideas ripped to shreds by intolerant multi-millionaires who, quite frankly, are rich enough to have the more blatant time-wasters killed if they wanted.
She went down on her nose and he went head first over her neck Looking forward to A couple of weeks of relative quiet in which to mug up ahead of Cheltenham Guilty pleasure While the last pieces of the Cheltenham jigsaw were slotting into place at Kempton, scintillating performances from Excusez Moi and Dansant on Polytrack at Lingfield were whetting the appetite for the upcoming Flat season.
Were it any more a guilty pleasure, it'd be doing hard time in the slammer.
Sharon Osbourne chose Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler as her guilty pleasure song, saying 'That's one to do the housework to.
Their obvious chemistry easily translates into creating this fun, humorous, and guilty pleasure of a read.
Indeed, he apparently read the San Francisco White Pages from cover to cover in a gleefully puerile search that makes this work an immediate guilty pleasure.
Shipman asked the Vice President 'his greatest guilty pleasure.
I rarely (as in once in the last decade) go to movies and seldom listen to soundtracks; however, I can pass along a recommendation on this one as a guilty pleasure.
Leisure for its own sake was both a source of profit for some entrepreneurs but also a source of great moral conflict and confusion for many Calvinist-minded citizens who conflated time with money and thus found the expansion of opportunities for leisure a guilty pleasure at best.
Song is the Lead-off Track from Pop Singer and Actress's Upcoming Album Guilty Pleasure, Due from Warner Bros.
When users list a new Favorite Program or Guilty Pleasure, activity is posted to their feed.