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Stupid Things You Like Anyway

Post by DaMadFiddler » Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:20 am

I was talking with a friend last weekend about the difference between like/dislike and thinking something is "good" or "bad." For example: No Country for Old Men is an excellent movie. Watching it, I can recognize that it is well done. But for whatever reason, I just don't care for it. I think it's related to the message; everything feels too aimless for me. It's not a good escape, as it were.

On the other hand, there are many things I've really liked, even as an adult, that I know are not very good.

What "bad" things do you like? Here are some of mine:
- Scooby-Doo cartoons
- Dark Saviour for Sega Saturn
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer (both the show and the comics)
- Batman with Adam West
- the Evil Dead movies
- A Comedy of Terrors (horrible, horrible film starring Vincent Price, Basil Rathbone, Peter Lorre, and Boris Karloff)
- ...well, make that just about any bad Vincent Price film. Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine is also a favorite.
- The Offspring
- Sonic Heroes (yeah, yeah, I know...but it was the game that felt closest to what a 3D Sonic should be)
- Mystery Science Theater 3000 (well, the actual movie bits. The live-action & puppet segments in between are just groan-worthy)
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Re: Stupid Things You Like Anyway

Post by |darc| » Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:24 am

- The Offspring
They aren't bad, or I'm in denial. They're one of my favorite bands ever, and I like almost every track on every CD
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Re: Stupid Things You Like Anyway

Post by ace » Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:26 am

Dcemulation.
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Re: Stupid Things You Like Anyway

Post by |darc| » Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:27 am

ace wrote:Dcemulation.

lol



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Re: Stupid Things You Like Anyway

Post by Specially Cork » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:31 am

- Final Fantasy X-2
- Incense Sticks
- The Pokemon Cartoon
- Tomb Raider
- Popular Japanese Music
- Lethal Weapon 1-4
- Immature toilet humour
- Resident Evil movies
- My job

That's all I can think of off the top of my head. I'm sure there's many more.
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Re: Stupid Things You Like Anyway

Post by Nico0020 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:49 am

Pokemon games (the normal hand held ones)
Mystery Science Theater
Family Guy

Can't think of any others right now, i'll post again later with a huge list probably.
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Re: Stupid Things You Like Anyway

Post by Smurph » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:51 am

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Re: Stupid Things You Like Anyway

Post by Smiley » Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:15 pm

ace wrote:Dcemulation.
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Re: Stupid Things You Like Anyway

Post by Jeeba Jabba » Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:42 pm

A better title would have been "Guilty pleasures"...


Science fiction novels
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Re: Stupid Things You Like Anyway

Post by DaMadFiddler » Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:51 pm

Science fiction novels can be good, though. Now, if it's something that's specifically pulpy or badly written that you like anyway (such as Doc Savage, James Bond, The DaVinci Code, Left Behind, Twilight...) then it counts, but there are plenty of sci-fi novels that are legitimately good works of literature.

Incidentally, I had to read a Left Behind book my final year of college, for a Contemporary Religion & Literature class. I really don't understand why those things sold so well; it's quite possibly the worst book I've ever read in my life. It was basically Bible fan fiction.
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Re: Stupid Things You Like Anyway

Post by Jeeba Jabba » Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:32 pm

The movies are gold, though.
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Re: Stupid Things You Like Anyway

Post by MulletMan13 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:50 pm

Preteens.
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Re: Stupid Things You Like Anyway

Post by curt_grymala » Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:09 pm

Godzilla movies
Deana Carter and Mindy Mcready
Jean Claude Van Damme movies
MadTV (the old episodes with Will Sasso and Nicole Sullivan)
George Michael (the singer, not the sportscaster)
Michael Jackson
Prince
Dinosaurs (the Jim Henson TV show from the early 90s)

I'm sure there's quite a bit more, but that's all I can think of at the moment. Feel free to make fun of any of it. :)
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Re: Stupid Things You Like Anyway

Post by S. Thompson » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:06 pm

|darc| wrote:
- The Offspring
They aren't bad, or I'm in denial. They're one of my favorite bands ever, and I like almost every track on every CD
I actually thought of that before even reading this post. Ha ha.

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Re: Stupid Things You Like Anyway

Post by Code-Red » Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:14 pm

curt_grymala wrote: Jean Claude Van Damme movies
Yea, I'm a big sucker for Blood Sport. Terrible acting, but he's a beast in that movie.
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Re: Stupid Things You Like Anyway

Post by Luriden » Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:37 pm

Elton John
HIM
Limp Bizkit's first album
Creed
No Doubt
Blink-182

I wouldn't put The Offspring down as a guilty pleasure, they're one of the best pop punk bands around (and there's not many around anymore, most pop punk bands have converted to emo). Their last album stayed true to their roots instead of converting to emo crap like every other pop punk band that's still making music did, which I thought was very cool.
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Re: Stupid Things You Like Anyway

Post by JKKDARK » Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:39 pm

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Re: Stupid Things You Like Anyway

Post by mrandyk » Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:58 am

Obnoxious American pride, for example I ate till I was sick to prove I am American.
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Re: Stupid Things You Like Anyway

Post by Luriden » Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:40 am

mrandyk wrote:Obnoxious American pride, for example I ate till I was sick to prove I am American.
Wow... I can't say I've heard of that one.
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Re: Stupid Things You Like Anyway

Post by Specially Cork » Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:59 am

JKKDARK wrote:Glam Metal :D
So you finally admit it is stupid. Rank up!
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