Friday, April 29, 2005

Guilty pleasures

It's lunchtime, I've got Joe Walsh on now and the office is very quiet today. So I went to my Diversions folder in my Foxfire bookmarks and checked out some comics and a new guilty pleasure: Waiter Rant. I think I'd heard of it before, but I stumbled across it the other day and decided it was worth bookmarking. The guy has a sense of story and it rings true. If you've ever worked in a restaurant (and I have), you will find this amusing (or it will give you nightmares, depending on how long it's been since the restaurant job).

Other guilty pleasures:
American Idol (Bo is still in it. Yes!)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (when my sons borrow it from their friend Derek, who owns the complete set.)
Kaleidoscope Painter (still very cool after all these years).
And my favorite time-waster: Faith*in*Fiction. (But if you learn stuff, it doesn't count as a guilty pleasure, right?)


Susan Kaye said...

What is there about Buffy!?! I got hooked in the last year of the series and now am glued to the screen when the local Fox affiliate runs it in syndication.

I guess it's because it tries, very imperfectly, to tell an epic tale.

I feel much more mature when I talk about Ivanhoe or LoTR.


lindaruth said...

Every time I would start to watch and think that maybe I shouldn't be letting the boys watch this stuff (sex, vampires, demons and all that :0) something of socially redeeming value would happen in the story, like Buffy dying to save the world (or Spike would say something really funny).
Like it not, there's a surprising amount of truth in Buffy and in Angel.

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