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Guilty Pleasures – Justin Bieber

Yeah, I’m man enough to admit it – I dig the Biebs.

You had to see this coming right?  He’s about as obvious a guilty pleasure as Neil Diamond.  I think part of my admiration has to do with being a little late with coming to appreciate the other Justin – Mr. Timberlake.  Like so many others around my age-ish, I dismissed him as a passing fad who was all sizzle, no steak.  Then his solo career went huge, he brought us “Dick in a Box,” and now he’s a big actor.  So when the Biebs hit it big I took the plunge and embraced his fame almost immediately.

I honestly don’t know why there are so many of you that are hatin’ on the Biebs.

Is it because he was discovered on YouTube?

 – What, was he supposed to play in shitty bars in Kingman, AZ until he got discovered?

Or is it because of his ridiculous hair?

– Yeah and this is better?

Perhaps it’s  because he’s too good looking?

– Oh, I didn’t realize that you had to be as ugly as Geddy Lee to have credibility.

Or do you think he’s a passing fad because he doesn’t write his own songs?

– Do you know the number of songs Elvis wrote?  Zero.  The Biebs writes or co-writes his own songs.  Including his latest:

So let’s give some props where props are due.  The kid’s got talent, personality, and dance moves.  More importantly, he was able to do something that “Walking in Memphis” dude couldn’t do – repeat.

But I understand – haters gonna hate.  Since I don’t want you leaving all mad going into the weekend, here’s one I know you’ll absolutely love.

That’s one of the funniest videos I’ve ever seen.  Fact. Documented.

Have a  great weekend!



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I don't know everything about the world of food and wine, but I'm not going to let a small detail like that stop me from blogging about it.

11 comments on “Guilty Pleasures – Justin Bieber

  1. the drunken cyclist
    September 19, 2012

    Wow. Admitting you like the Biebs. And you’re not a 12 year old girl. Guts.

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      September 19, 2012

      The Guilty Pleasures posts are a safe haven. Although I’m still kinda leery of posting about my love of Erasure.

      I asked my niece (2nd yr at U of M) what people her age think of the Biebs. They feel kinda torn about it – love his music, but feel strange about looking at him as a sex symbol. So at least you and I don’t have that complexity to deal with…

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  3. laurelkmiller
    September 23, 2012

    It takes a man to admit a love of the Biebs. Props to you, Hedonist.

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      September 23, 2012

      well, I’m not sure if “love” is the right term, but I’ll gladly take the props! thanks for stopping by!

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