Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:24 AM
My psychopathy scale on the MMPI is relatively high, which reflects, in part, my tendency to not feel guilty about much of anything at all. And the behaviors I would indeed feel guilty about are either felonious or highly immoral, so I generally try to avoid them. That said, my (minimally) guilty pleasure is canned tuna (formerly Bumble Bee, now Kirkland) eaten straight with just a generous squeeze of lemon. (And sorry, weinoo, but a teaspoon or so--after all, we're humans and are capable of restraint from time to time--of Nutella straight out of the jar is way too good to be a guilt- or shame-inducer. In fact, it's often saved me from eating a way more caloric after-dinner treat. A spoonful of Nutella is satisfying; a spoonful of Häagen-Dazs doesn't quite make it.)
Gene Weingarten, writing in The Washington Post about online news stories and their readers' comments: "I basically like 'comments,' though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots."
"A vasectomy might cost as much as a years worth of ice cream, but that doesnt mean its equally enjoyable." -Ezra Dyer, NY Times