dilbert1

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That bit at the end of the New Statesman article about the Dimes Square attitude potentially making its way into the institutions they criticise and invalidating their claims of detachment seems too credulous of their politics.

The impression I get is they just find 'woke liberals' really irritating and go from there.

If the institutions ever did end up following their lead then I imagine they'd just pivot to something else to remain on the outside, that or they'd just be happy to have assumed the dominant position.

From where I’m standing (in America) this is 100% spot-on.

I do find it amusing that this of all forums has made them and the malignant cultural force they represent a target of critique. Not saying this in a “you care too much” way, in fact I find it weirdly comforting so many here see this grift for what it is, when many of my peers/age-cohort seem to insist its totally innocuous, or else its just the air theyre uncritically breathing in a desperate effort to appear intelligent and above the fray (listening to overconfidently delivered quasi-ironic ‘culture’ drivel on a podcast is a funny way of going about that).
 

dilbert1

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That New Statesman article was decent enough journalism though, the Baffler piece getting all the attention reads a bit too aggrieved/obsessed
 

Leo

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That article is funny, but also so passive aggressive: she lived there long before all of these johnny-come-lately faux-hipsters, "I can't say I noticed", etc.

Skaka, i had lunch at Golden Diner yesterday, thought I might run into you.
 

shakahislop

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That article is funny, but also so passive aggressive: she lived there long before all of these johnny-come-lately faux-hipsters, "I can't say I noticed", etc.

Skaka, i had lunch at Golden Diner yesterday, thought I might run into you.
how do you know you didn't?
 
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I do find it amusing that this of all forums has made them and the malignant cultural force they represent a target of critique. Not saying this in a “you care too much” way, in fact I find it weirdly comforting so many here see this grift for what it is
Even broken clocks
 

woops

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That article is funny, but also so passive aggressive: she lived there long before all of these johnny-come-lately faux-hipsters, "I can't say I noticed", etc.

Skaka, i had lunch at Golden Diner yesterday, thought I might run into you.
The other day I told my mate, hipster hate is a hipster trait

He replied his main problem with hipsters is they stole his lifestyle

and gave it a stupid retro name
 
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Clinamenic

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@Leo I'm in NYC for a while, which might explain any unusual peaks in traffic. Would tomorrow or Monday work to grab lunch or a beer or something? If not, maybe sometime next week?
 

Clinamenic

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If anyone is willing to come up to Riverdale, my favorite bar is An Beal Bocht Cafe, home to The Poor Mouth Theatre Company

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Clinamenic

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I just read Hamlet a couple weeks ago. Perhaps the most I've identified with a fictional character, beyond Dr. Manhattan even. 'Knavish' is one of my new favorite words, as it fills a certain semantic role I've been long searching for.
 
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