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Guilty Pleasures

By Wyatt Earp | July 29, 2005

Well, after a night of misery, I was back in the saddle again last night. My very own solo car, and just back from the shop. God, how I missed her. That car is one of the few pleasures I’ve enjoyed at work this week, so I got to thinking: what other guilty pleasures do I enjoy? Here’s five . . .

  • Playstation 2 – I know, I am not a ten-year old (at least not physically), but my PS2 is probably my number one stress reliever. There’s nothing better after a long day of fighting crime than blasting Nazis in Medal of Honor: European Assault, or scoring hat tricks in NHL 2004. Sure, it is probably rotting my brain from the inside out, and it’s ruining my attention span, but . . . um, I forgot where I was going with this.
  • XXX – No, not porn. I’m talking about the Vin Diesel masterpiece. I love this film! I realize that 99% of the population thinks it’s god-awful, but I can’t help myself. When it’s on television, I catch it. I own the DVD, and it’s showing twice a month, at least. I can’t explain it, but I find it very entertaining. Look, I’m no moron. I realize that Vin Diesel and Asia Argento – although pretty (both of them) – can’t act worth a damn, but XXX is one of my favorite films. God, I feel so dirty now.
  • Cartoons – Again, I am not an adolescent, but I play one on my blog. I have always loved cartoons – my home is festooned with pictures of Daffy Duck; I tell people they’re for the kids – for the simple reason that they’re funny. (Wow, that was deep.) Well, that and because you can laugh at cartoon violence (like when Wile E. Coyote falls off the cliff and you see the smoke cloud upon impact) and not seem like a serial killer. I can quote lines from The Simpsons verbatim; I regularly reference Family Guy here; and my favorite superhero is The Tick. I’m really not a bright guy.
  • Soda – The number one reason I’m a big “fatty-fat-fat-fat.” I love it! I would have soda come out of my faucet if it were possible. Yeah, I know it’s bad for me. Yeah, I know it’s the biggest no-no on the Atkins Diet. Yeah . . . I don’t care. “Hi. My name is Wyatt, and I’m a sugar addict.” Admitting your problem is the first step to ignoring it.
  • Speed – Not crystal meth, although that could solve my weight problem. I’m talking about “anything fast enough to do something stupid in.” (That’s a quote from “XXX” by the way.) When I’m off duty, I drive like Miss Daisy – because I’d be embarrassed if I were stopped for speeding. At work, I turn into Dale Earnhardt, Jr, just waiting for a priority call to come out (and give me a chance to floor it). I am proud to say that I got my solo car up to 110 mph on Interstate 95. It drives my dispatcher, Nikki, nuts, but it’s a real rush. I mean, who’s gonna pull over a police car, right? It’s stupid and dangerous, but if I wrap my car around a light pole, at least my partner can say I bought the farm doing something I liked.

Topics: All About Wyatt | 9 Comments »

9 Responses to “Guilty Pleasures”

  1. Steve Says:
    July 29th, 2005 at 12:09 pm

    Vin Diesel isn’t a bad actor, that is just a bad movie. I liked it though, a whole lot better than the new XXX, that one is awful.

    My dad is a car dealer and buys cop cars and sells them to the cab companies, I drive a CV and have had a Caprice. I have had them both over 110 but I won’t tell you where :)

    Man, that last paragraph is brutal, I drive this.. and have had this… I sound like a pretentious Lefty there… AAAAARGH shoot me now pleeeease put me out of my misery!!

    And the old Cartoons Rock!! Daffy, Bugs, Elmer,and the gang.. No Yu-gi-O crap!!

  2. Tyler D. Says:
    July 29th, 2005 at 12:22 pm

    I actually liked XXX, because Rammstein’s Feuer frei!


  3. The Conservative UAW Guy Says:
    July 29th, 2005 at 12:25 pm



    Oh, yeah! Looney Toons rule. I still watch ‘em!! (Some shocker, huh?)


  4. Pam Says:
    July 29th, 2005 at 1:21 pm

    I love cartoons too. I sit down with my kids and watch SpongeBob, Fairly Oddparents, and certain classics like old Hanna Barbera and Scooby Doo. Heck, I’ll watch them when the kids AREN’T around!

  5. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 29th, 2005 at 6:26 pm

    Steve – Wouldn’t see the new XXX. Heard it was BRUTAL! Japanese anime cartoons reek (except maybe Star Blazers)!

    Tyler – Great song! I have their CD “Live in Berlin.”

    CUG – I must have one of those. I MUST!!!

    Pam – SpongeBob is always funny, but Patrick steals the show. “I know a lot about head injuries!”

  6. Dr. Phat Tony Says:
    July 29th, 2005 at 9:03 pm

    I can’t seem to stop playing Tiger Woods 2005.

  7. Damian G. Says:
    July 29th, 2005 at 11:27 pm

    Get a GameCube.

    Multiplatform games like Medal of Honour look better on it than the PS2, and you WILL be hooked on Super Smash Bros. and Mario Power Tennis!

  8. Tyler D. Says:
    July 30th, 2005 at 3:19 am



  9. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 30th, 2005 at 6:38 am

    Doc – I just bought TW 2005, but have yet to play it. I’ve heard good things, though.

    Damian – I’m lucky the wife let me get the PS2. I’m not gonna push my luck.

    Tyler – Haven’t played it, but I’ll take your word that it rocks!