Confessions of an UnderScoopFire Voltron: Guilty Pleasures

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by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck

in Nerdy

Way back in June 2012 when we released our first “Geek Confessions” podcast, within 48 hours it became the most-downloaded show in our podcast’s history.

Bottom line = you guys love to hear about the embarrassing things we love.

In that show, some of us (OK one of us) revealed embarrassing things like never having seen The Godfather.

This week, The League of Extraordinary Bloggers wants to know about everyone’s guilty pleasures. No getting off easy here by admitting things we haven’t seen – nope, this time we have to come clean about things we love, but probably shouldn’t.

We assembled what’s left of our podcast’s Roundtable Voltron (Corey, Joe, Tank & Howie) for this assignment. We (not so) proudly present The UnderScoopFire Voltron’s Guilty Pleasures, in no particular order:


Full House

Kristen Stewart

Cadbury Eggs




at least one Nickelback song


New Kids on the Block

Disney shows (Good Luck Charlie, A.N.T. Farm, Austin & Ally, etc)

the musical acts spawned by Disney shows (Bridgit Mendler, Ross Lynch, the girls from Shake It Up)

shake it up disney

Road House

Spaghettios w/ Franks

Point Break

Mer-Man’s voice

The 2 Coreys

girls with glasses

hot girl with glasses

Ghost Rider (the movie)

Dawson’s Creek

Bride of Chucky

anything that comes in a blind bag

Barry Manilow

Hulk Hogan’s Rock n’ Wrestling



The Bee Gees

Blue Chips

Moulin Rouge (the movie and the soundtrack)

Christopher Cross’ “Run Like the Wind”

brightly colored action figures


McDonald’s Pizza

mcdonalds pizza


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Some of the other Leaguers’ guilty pleasures:

ShezCrafti unapologetically loves Ace of Base

Calvin’s Canadian Cave of Cool has a vast Monster High collection (I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t eyed those up before)

The Goodwill Geek wants to delete their post as quickly as it published, but SHOULD be proud of it

Pop Rewind has a nice mix of TV, music, books and cartoons to feel guilty about

…and ‘Hold On”, Flashlights Are Something To Eat dropped the first ten that came to mind, and they’re fantastic

Dex loves him some 1D!

Achievements in Gaming is proud to love Magic the Gathering

Movie Hodge Podge goes all Bond on us

Team Hellions gets one in before Sunday night (and it involves some of television’s sexiest women)

and the Crooked Ninja Turtle starts with Pro Wrasslin and ends just as strong

To The Man Who Stares At Toys – ain’t nuttin’ wrong with a bad Kristy Swanson movie and some Golden Girls!


{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Hail Mary March 18, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Ok, whichever Voltron member it is that likes New Kids on the Block has a fan for life in the form of my wife.


Howie Decker March 18, 2013 at 10:40 pm

that would be Corey and Joe


Corey Chapman March 19, 2013 at 8:24 am

Guilty as charged.


Hail Mary March 19, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Well. She said if you guys ever need someone to go to an NKOTB concert with, she’s your girl.


Howie Decker March 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Right on


Kevin Hellions March 18, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Horse. Shit. There should be nothing embarrassing, and thus a guilty pleasure, for wrestling or blind bags or girls wearing glasses. That AJ blind bag figure should be a point of honor!


Howie Decker March 18, 2013 at 11:55 pm

agreed. I will take the blame for those three.


Howie Decker March 18, 2013 at 11:56 pm

the third one was really just an excuse to post that pic on the page


Shawn Robare March 19, 2013 at 7:15 am

So where’s the list of the guilty pleasures, all I saw was a bunch of cool stuff?


Howie Decker March 19, 2013 at 10:51 am

So are you ready to hit the social networks with me as a staunch supporter of Kristen Stewart and her work?


Shawn Robare March 20, 2013 at 8:24 am

Well, I did enjoy Adventureland for the most part. Now that I think about it, I need to see that Runaways flick too…


Howie Decker March 20, 2013 at 11:02 am

I liked it, and my wife loved it. I think if she was never cast in Twilight she’d have a much different perception


handsybroad March 19, 2013 at 9:26 am

Haha funny list. I end up engGed by those disney shows too when my kids watch them.


Count Marzo March 19, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Seriously…as I read all these “guilty pleasure” lists I don’t know what to think of myself as I approve of nearly everything.


Howie Decker March 20, 2013 at 11:06 am

that seems to be the overarching theme of all the league posts so far. I haven’t read a single thing I wildly disapprove of. Then again, I’m not a troll so it’s not in my nature to derive joy from baggin’ on something someone else likes.


Count Marzo March 20, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Well there are a COUPLE things that I couldn’t ever stomach that have been mentioned (ahem Nickelback) but like you said, I’m not gonna go hating on anyone for whatever they like.


Vanessa March 22, 2013 at 9:23 pm

“And I’ve got such a long way to go..
(Such a long way to go)
To make it to the border of mexico…..”


Howie Decker March 23, 2013 at 9:30 am

So I ride… like wiiind, ride like the wind!
Da da da da, da da da da


shezcrafti March 25, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Who put Mannequin on the list? I want to high five you.


Howie Decker March 25, 2013 at 4:02 pm

I’m leaning Tank..


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