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Pan Pizza: Are kids today freaking stupid and all the music, movies, shows, games and whatever they like are also stupid?
Speculation Ball: (cough) yes.
Pan Pizza: No!
When I was younger, I had Pokemon: The Movie Soundtrack, featuring Britney Spears, *NSYNC, and Aaron Carter. As a child, I loved that soundtrack. I would repeat that on my CD player endlessly. At the time, my cousin, who's five years older, listened to it and told me it was awful. I didn't understand why! Same incident when I was on The Internet 10 years ago. People said the cartoons I loved, like Courage or Teenage Robot were terrible, and older cartoons were better. I liked it, but those people said it's terrible, but why do I like it? Was something wrong with me, or did I miss something? This is what people call a guilty pleasure.
As I grew older, I realized... yeah, that soundtrack was terrible, oh my god! Today, you're all complaining about Justin Bieber and One Direction... In The '90s we had 98 Degrees and... Aaron Carter, ugh... Milli Vanilli... On the contrary, cartoons those people bashed, I still love, and there's cartoons today I also really love. So you know whose opinion is correct? No-one! Or everyone! everyone is... Don't overthink this stuff. If you or someone else likes something a majority of others don't, don't sit there thinking there's something wrong! As long as you're not hurting anyone or forcing it on others, you enjoy whatever you want.
There is no absolute truth in quality. You go look up multiple reviews for the same topic, there's always common complaints, but not 100%, and always a few who disagree with the majority. Nothing is ever under or overrated, you're just in the minority of the individual opinion. Let me read you one of my favorite messages I get every so often: "You like _____. I lost my respect for you." Basically, this comment means "PEOPLE LIKE THINGS I DON'T LIKE!" If your respect is lost over someone else's enjoyment of a song, or TV show, movie, sonething like that, Your respect was already worthless. I was like that in High School. Turns out doing that doesn't make them like what you like, it just makes them hate you. Not liking something is okay, being a jerk about it and shoving it on others is wrong. Now, let's talk about that Pokémon CD.
(Starts up 'Don't Say You Love Me')
AAAUUURRRGHH!! Yeah, it is terrible! That's what I think, at least. Someone's bound to love it, so was I a stupid child for liking it, and are you stupid, too? No! You're stupid in general, but not for that! Next time you look down on someone for enjoying something you don't like, especially a kid, you weren't any better at that age! Now, let's be honest. Others are gonna think the same thing on your interests. Maybe you'll outgrow it, or maybe not, so enjoy whatever you what regardless of what some self-entitled person says.

"What a dumb show, I can't believe anyone watches it... Besides, it's a rerun."
Garfield, Garfield

"This one was a guilty pleasure for me, David."
Margaret Pomeranz, every other episode of The Movie Show

"Faye, now that we're underwater, there's something I want to get off my chest. I am a huge fan of boy bands. I have not said this before, and even though I may deny it in the future, or even in the past, I say now and forever that I love all boy bands. All of them. I can never take this back."

"A lot of people are really passionate about these books. Some of them love and defend them passionately; others... well, I'm not going to defend them any more than I'm going to defend Twinkies. You go and get yourself a Twinkie when you have a very specific kind of craving. If you want gourmet pastry, or even a homemade cake, you know where to get that. If you're eating a Twinkie, you clearly know what you want and why you're eating it, and you know that it's not good to eat very many of them, but... you know... sometimes you just want one. Apparently there are people who think that Twinkies count as fine dining, but... well, live and let live, I guess."

Baxter: Trudy, how would you like me to read your Romance Novel to you?
Trudy: I thought you said romance novels were trivial.
Baxter: I did, but I like to read to you. [thinking] Besides, I want to find out what Genevieve's Secret is.
Bears In Love

"And there's that other guy that you can visit this level with But he sucks. He can piss off right now and Go die in a fire! Ha, just kidding I love Big He's large and moronic. That's his appeal I think um...."

"Music snobbery is the worst kind of snobbery. It forces people who like something a bit mainstream, a bit of pop like Girls Aloud or Take That or ABBA to say "It's my guilty pleasure!" I hate that phrase. It is an insult to top quality pop. It is also an insult to guilt. I may be an atheist now, but I did my time with the Catholic Church, I learned a lot about guilt and it needed a lot more than "Gimme Gimme Gimme A Man After Midnight" to merit the phrase 'guilty pleasure'. You needed to actually have the man after midnight."

"I loved every corny minute of it."
Gene Siskel, on The Natural

"Watching this show is like masturbating. Men love doing it for some reason, but they have to do it when no one else is around."

Castle: Do you know how bad it would be for me if she stayed here all the time? It would be a very special brand of hell, the hell of a deep fried twinkie.
Ryan: Deep fried twinkie?
Castle: Yeah, you know, the thing you know is so bad for you but you do it once or twice a year for the novelty.
Castle, "Episode 1.6"

"Guilty pleasures!
Everybody has a few!
Guilty pleasures!
You and me and even you!
Guilty pleasures!
Contradict your sense of taste!
Guilty pleasures!
They can only be embraced!"

"No thinking adult should get within a mile of this film. I must not have been thinking. For my sins, I laughed. Sorry. I'll try to do better next time."

"I'm not sure I'm ready, but I'm ready to feel the guilt associated with being ready for it."
Perry Block, commenting on the erotica book Held Captive By The Cavemen

"...I know we’re laughing at this video because it’s cheesy compared to the original, but we all would have watched the hell out of this show. The ’90s was a very, very cheesy time."

"...the Wachowskis were given an extraordinary amount of money to make whatever the hell they wanted, and what they wanted to make is exactly what we all, secretly, deep down, want to make: the big-screen adaptation of that Stargate fanfic you wrote when you were fourteen that really went off the rails and began to inhabit its own universe, complete with original characters, wolf-men, and bees.
Despite all that, I would be lying to you if I said I didn’t enjoy myself every single second I was in the theater for Jupiter Ascending. Yes, I laughed my way through a significant portion of the film that I definitely was not meant to laugh my way through, but damn if that didn’t make it a good date night."

"Ehheh... ehheh.. ehhehhehheh... ehheh... I hate Katy Perry so much. She's dumb as a post! She can't sing! Every single song she sings is this narcissistic love letter to herself and strains even the limits of pitch correction! And you know what I hate about her the most? She keeps making songs I like!"

It is dumb as a bag of rocks and it is one of my favorite movies. I love it!


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