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!
See also: guilty, pleasure
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Born out of a segment on London DJ Sean Rowley's radio show, where he selected songs people deemed as a "little bit cheesy or naff but were really great records", Guilty Pleasures launched as a club night back in 2004, and, in the years since, has become nothing short of a global phenomenon with events everywhere from Australia to Abu Dhabi, not to mention GP stages at some of the biggest festivals in the UK, like Glastonbury, Bestival and Latitude.
After falling behind their respective spouses for two weeks in a row, Nick Lachey and Peta Murgatroyd worked hard on their routine over the weekend, and seemed to be excited by what they came up with, with Nick asking fans to venture a guess at what their guilty pleasure number would be.
When asked later why that was a guilty pleasure, he said: "Because I hate the Doors, but I love that song.
The guilty pleasure dinner you're craving right now is.
If you've read David Parker's previous two stories in Dance Magazine--the first on nudity in choreography in November 2006, and the second on braving criticism last December--you know that reading anything by him is a guilty pleasure in itself.
I see I am not the only one; CBS's Greatest American Dog is my guilty pleasure, tool It has been really interesting watching the dogs and handlers, seeing nervous behavior sometimes, wonderful compliance at other times, and seeing where certain dogs excel.
With video clips, photographs and a rating system, this is a great guilty pleasure for anyone with a dark sense of humour
Because the guilty pleasure of every Welsh rugby fan is in the masochistic pleasure of allowing your hopes to be built up out of all proportion, seeing them cruelly dashed by some heroic failure, and then pontificating to all who'll listen at each and every opportunity until the next game about what should be done differently.
Sensible people know they can use 24 for guilty pleasure, but not as a model for counterterrorism.
Fashion, she reminds us, is an endless cycle of yearning, obsolescence, and rebirth, and in these works she captures the complex range of emotions that shadow the guilty pleasure of paying too much.
Abetted wonderfully by drawings from the artist of the macabre, Gahan Wilson, this book is a guilty pleasure, pure and simple.
Percentage of people who ranked calling in sick and sleeping as their number one secret guilty pleasure, according to a survey by Harlequin: 32
But watching these lifeless bodies also entertains us, or why would commercial TV give us so many chances to do sot We are horrified and titillated at the sight of these bloodied corpses, and being forced to see every detail of the insult visited on their wounded flesh provides a guilty pleasure, evoking the rubbernecking voyeur in us.
Totally unbelievable, but also a delightfully guilty pleasure.