Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Wednesday, May 18

Gapers Block

Gapers Block on Facebook Gapers Block on Flickr Gapers Block on Twitter The Gapers Block Tumblr


Andrew Huff / July 5, 2010 12:59 PM

Another recycled one; again, it's been long enough that our guilty pleasures may have changed.

Mine? Dunkin' Donuts.

Adriana / July 5, 2010 1:25 PM

Tyler Perry movies! Especially the Madea ones.

Carrie / July 5, 2010 11:37 PM

Caramel macchiato from Starbucks. I have them a couple times a year, and each time, they rule. Also, bagel with butter and peanut butter=dreamy.

flange / July 6, 2010 9:35 AM

surfing the web at work.

eee / July 6, 2010 9:41 AM

Mayo on french fries, the soundtrack to the terrible movie The Apple, watching Deadliest Warrior on SpikeTV.

In this order. / July 6, 2010 11:30 AM

sex. beer. chocolate.

Riley / July 6, 2010 11:30 AM

Filet o Fish. Why does it have to be so good?

Flava Dave / July 6, 2010 11:31 AM

Filet o' Fish. So good and so bad.

Suzanne Nathan / July 6, 2010 12:16 PM

Guiltiest pleasure is two cups of french pressed Intelligentsia each and every morning of my Chicago life. When I lived in Portland, it was most certainly Stumptown. And although I never, never eat fast food, a friend convinced me to try Filet o Fish, and it was quite, quite guilty and pleasurable, but only when it was a $1.99. I secretly went back to Mickey D's on my own, and when I saw that they had jacked up the price to $3 something, I walked out, the pleasure diminished.

eee / July 6, 2010 12:22 PM

Wow, lots of love for the Filet o' Fish around these parts.

Anonymous / July 6, 2010 12:30 PM


daruma / July 6, 2010 4:31 PM

ice cream! all year, any season.

JP / July 6, 2010 10:18 PM

Writing posts for GB on Moveable Type while I'm sitting at my desk at work... so baaaaaad (Shhh, don't tell anyone).

BG / July 7, 2010 10:45 AM

Pop music singles from 1977-79.

gg / July 7, 2010 11:01 AM

"Ice cream" cones from McDonalds on a really hot day. They remind me of my childhood.

bob / July 7, 2010 12:48 PM

butterscotch sauce over vanilla ice cream with nuts on top

Dubi Kaufmann / July 7, 2010 1:55 PM

The show "work of art" on bravo (or online)
It is the Filet o Fish of tv shows.

mare / July 7, 2010 4:28 PM

court shows like "Judge Judy." I'm so embarrassed, and yet they reassure me my life isn't too bad.

beer:30 / July 7, 2010 8:02 PM

Katrina and the Waves. The one time they played here [at the Park West waaaay back in the day] I was -this- close to bringing Ms. Leskanich some roses [sighhh...] Thankfully, I didn't [couldn't afford to lose my big bad punk rocker cred]. But summer fun hooks + big cute = max guilty pleasure. The whole album. Still!

Ashamed / July 8, 2010 8:07 AM

Entering sweepstakes.

chad / July 8, 2010 3:50 PM

Scanning the weekly giglist in my local City Pages and reading the band names aloud. Entertainment for anyone listening.

annie / July 8, 2010 5:56 PM

Real Housewives of N.J. I hate to admit this and frankly, I've only seen about 6 episodes from various seasons and I have decided I can't endulge anymore because the anxiety I experience after viewing them is more than I or my husband can bare. I just can't believe the way the are and act, it's fascinating and disgusting.

TT / July 8, 2010 6:59 PM

--The show 1000 Ways to Die, on Spike TV. It's gruesome, but oddly fascinating.
--Sex and the City reruns
--peeing in my shower in the morning
--reading the "Missed Connections" listings in the reader. I so want to be someone's "missed connection" someday!

Saya / July 8, 2010 7:20 PM

I was someone's Missed Connections once, it was amazing! I still have the ad in my wallet, years later. I dated him for three months, which was two and a half months too long - he was a tool - but I wanted it to work out so badly since it was a great How You Met story. Reading MCs is a great guilty pleasure.

spook / July 8, 2010 11:14 PM

A semimonthly cigar, hip-hop, and good horror movies. It use to be Stephen King, until he went pop, just like rap music

spook / July 8, 2010 11:14 PM

A semimonthly cigar, hip-hop, and good horror movies. It use to be Stephen King, until he went pop, just like rap music

tim / July 9, 2010 9:29 AM

journey's greatest hits, cheesy syfy movies and dan brown books.

bluejayjen / July 9, 2010 10:33 AM

Chocolate Long Johns and Jelly Bismarks from a real bakery

GB store

Recently on Fuel

Urban Ethos [26]
What is Chicago's "urban ethos"?

Cool Glass of... [16]
What're you drinking?

Supreme Decision [22]
What's your reaction to the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act?

Taking it to the Streets [20]
Chicago Street Fairs: Revolting or Awesome?

I Can Be Cruel [9]
Be real: what is the meanest thing you've ever done?

View the complete archive

GB Store

GB Buttons $1.50

GB T-Shirt $12

I ✶ Chi T-Shirts $15