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(The New York Times)   Some hipster doofuses prefer to live without heat. "I know this sounds really lame, but I listen to a lot of music and it just sounds better." Yes, it sounds lame   (nytimes.com) divider line 470
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2010-01-21 11:12:53 AM
Hey everbody! This here art-fairy ain't usin' enough resources! Let's a-git him!
 
2010-01-21 11:16:05 AM
These people are genuine retards. If anyone tried that around here, they'd swiftly transition from living without heat to DYING without it.

Since I've been living on my own, I lock the thermostat on seventy all winter, and don't move it until it's exactly that warm OUTside. Yes, it's expensive. Yes, it's not very environmentally-friendly. And I'm sorry, but I simply couldn't give less of a shiat. I uncategorically refuse to be cold in my own home.
 
2010-01-21 11:21:22 AM
Can someone explain to me what the word "hipster" has now come to mean?
 
2010-01-21 11:22:50 AM
Doofuses?

This drives me nuts! The plural is hipster doofi!

Also, I've been without heat for much of the winter (it was not an aesthetic choice believe me) and it's been driving me nuts back into me body.
 
2010-01-21 11:23:36 AM
sigdiamond2000: Can someone explain to me what the word "hipster" has now come to mean?

Fark has surely mangled it.MaxxLarge: I uncategorically refuse to be cold in my own home.

65 and a sweatshirt. it's winter, there are other ways to be warm in your home without burning up gas and your wallet.
 
2010-01-21 11:25:08 AM
sigdiamond2000: Can someone explain to me what the word "hipster" has now come to mean?

People we don't like who don't live in the suburbs.
 
2010-01-21 11:30:48 AM
WaltzingMathilda: 65 and a sweatshirt

Fark, I like it at 65.
 
2010-01-21 11:32:21 AM
also, what's with pairing the word "hipster" with the word "doofus" so much recently on fark. prior to a few months ago the only time i ever heard this phrase was on a seinfeld episode describing kramer.
 
2010-01-21 11:36:01 AM
fark. That.

I live in southern California and biatch when it gets below 50°. Yes, I am a wuss. No, I don't care.
 
2010-01-21 11:44:18 AM
timujin: I live in southern California and biatch when it gets below 50°.

You know how you can tell it hit 50° in Minneapolis? It's the first night you go outside and smell burning charcoal.

At least you ADMIT that you're a complete pussy.

WaltzingMathilda: 65 and a sweatshirt.

My house, my choice.

And I hate sweatshirts. Because I don't like to sweat. If the air around me is 70°, I'm comfortable. I'm not comfortable when I wrap myself in tight fleece that traps a 98.6° layer of air against my skin.
 
2010-01-21 11:48:51 AM
MaxxLarge: My house, my choice.

Oh, I know, but you're so hilariously confrontational about it. You should buy a Hummer and drive it through San Francisco. You sound like you'd get a kick out of that.

MaxxLarge: And I hate sweatshirts. Because I don't like to sweat. If the air around me is 70°, I'm comfortable. I'm not comfortable when I wrap myself in tight fleece that traps a 98.6° layer of air against my skin.

That's odd coming from someone who likes comically huge women.
 
2010-01-21 11:49:48 AM
"Our best responses are behavioral - building a fire, putting on more clothes. But for those who choose not to heat their homes or who live in extremely cold environments, there are some physiological changes that occur," he said, ticking them off. "Thyroid function goes up, creating more body heat, and metabolism changes, too, causing you to burn more fuel, fat especially, which generates a bit more heat."

I'm going home and turning the thermostat down to 40 degrees tonight.
 
2010-01-21 11:52:25 AM
Cagey B: Hey everbody! This here art-fairy ain't usin' enough resources! Let's a-git him!

People that do things that I do not do frighten and confuse me! It almost makes me question my own lifestyle and I do not like to do that! Ever!
 
2010-01-21 12:01:59 PM
Cagey B: Hey everbody! This here art-fairy ain't usin' enough resources! Let's a-git him!

making fun of hipsters is as Fark as making fun of PETA
 
2010-01-21 12:03:03 PM
WaltzingMathilda: Oh, I know, but you're so hilariously confrontational about it. You should buy a Hummer and drive it through San Francisco. You sound like you'd get a kick out of that.

Sure. Because "turning up the thermostat to a comfortable level" is totally the same thing as "lobbying for increased strip-mining using oil-spill-covered baby seals and spotted owls as heavy equipment fuel." Perspective. Get some.

WaltzingMathilda: That's odd coming from someone who likes comically huge women.

What you call, "comically huge women" I refer to as, "women who have developed enough in the way of secondary sex characteristics so that their bodies don't rattle like a chorus of castanets while we're getting it on."

Besides, some things are WORTH working up a little sweat over.
 
2010-01-21 12:05:24 PM
Being Canuckian, I can say unequivocally that this is f**kin' insane.
The human mind goes rather loopy when all your body's energy is being used for heat. Trust me - I tried this.
 
2010-01-21 12:07:59 PM
MaxxLarge: Perspective. Get some.

You came out swinging with how you could give a shiat about how bad it is for the world, you're going to have your house at 70 until it's god damned 70 outside. you invited criticism.

MaxxLarge: What you call, "comically huge women" I refer to as, "women who have developed enough in the way of secondary sex characteristics so that their bodies don't rattle like a chorus of castanets while we're getting it on."

off topic, but you hilariously still don't get that there is a spectrum and that just because you like girls who can make their lower back look like a stack of mountain bike tires by bending a certain way doesn't mean that everyone else is a frail, bony ethiopian.
 
2010-01-21 12:09:36 PM
WaltzingMathilda: a frail, bony ethiopian

*pitches trouser tent*
 
2010-01-21 12:11:53 PM
I think this is more hippie than hipster.
 
2010-01-21 12:12:45 PM
And I get crap for keeping my furnace at 60 degrees in the winter. I'll be directing my critics to this article.
 
2010-01-21 12:13:02 PM
Yeah, I'd totally live without heat.
Except for the part where I would die every winter.
 
2010-01-21 12:13:05 PM
HotWingConspiracy: I think this is more hippie than hipster.

hippie is a type of hipster. so is yuppie. also, i think rednecks and catholic priests are sub-categories of hipster, but i'm not sure.
 
2010-01-21 12:13:07 PM
We keep our house's heat at 62-65 all the time. I live on the 3rd floor (which is a refinished attic) and I have no registers to get heat upstairs. I am supposed to have a window heater, but it's currently broken. So I basically don't have heat. It's probably in the 50's. Sucks. Especially when I take a shower and am in towels. I never want to get out of bed.
 
2010-01-21 12:14:10 PM
More heat for me!

/curls up lizard-like in the sun.
 
2010-01-21 12:14:51 PM
$300/month rent?

I'm assuming he lives with his 122 year-old grandmother.
 
2010-01-21 12:15:11 PM
Cagey B: Hey everbody! This here art-fairy ain't usin' enough resources! Let's a-git him!

Well done, SIR!
 
2010-01-21 12:15:33 PM
Best quote?

"We just have to suck it up and wear a bunch of layers, even if it means looking like an Olsen twin."
 
2010-01-21 12:16:05 PM
thomps: HotWingConspiracy: I think this is more hippie than hipster.

hippie is a type of hipster. so is yuppie. also, i think rednecks and catholic priests are sub-categories of hipster, but i'm not sure.


Hahaha

I'm going to dress as a priest next time I'm in Brooklyn to see if I can start a trend.
 
2010-01-21 12:16:24 PM
"Music sounds better that way"

There can be no doubt this a regular poster on Fark music threads.
 
2010-01-21 12:17:01 PM
I work from home, never turn on the heater unless I have a chick over at night and wear longjohns and a fleece jacket throughout the day. So you're all a bunch of pussies.
Plus, the cold air makes my morning coffee smell better.
 
2010-01-21 12:18:21 PM
homeschooled: We keep our house's heat at 62-65 all the time. I live on the 3rd floor (which is a refinished attic) and I have no registers to get heat upstairs. I am supposed to have a window heater, but it's currently broken. So I basically don't have heat. It's probably in the 50's. Sucks. Especially when I take a shower and am in towels. I never want to get out of bed.

yeah, washing yourself and keeping your pipes from bursting sound kind of tough with this plan.

/just had the house insulated this week, so i'm getting a kick...
 
2010-01-21 12:18:24 PM
sigdiamond2000: Can someone explain to me what the word "hipster" has now come to mean?

I think this might be the closest Fark has ever gotten to accurately identifying a hipster.

graphics8.nytimes.com

The beards and glasses. The waifish bodies. The warehouse space. The ironic Christian decor. The non-traditional living situation. They've even got a yurt.

All that's missing is the bag of coke stuffed into the couch.
 
2010-01-21 12:19:34 PM
I live in Colorado, and I keep my place around 60-65. But then again...I love the cold.
 
2010-01-21 12:20:43 PM
Cagey B: Hey everbody! This here art-fairy ain't usin' enough resources! Let's a-git him!

Untrue- he spent $1800 on this speaker wire. (each)
 
2010-01-21 12:21:12 PM
I have a very high chill tolerance while being sensitive to higher temperatures (with the house temp set to 75 or higher, I start getting light headed and headachey.) Generally I'll sit about all nekkid in 68 degree weather. If I get cold, I put clothes on.

:p

/not heat friendly
//fark Texas
 
2010-01-21 12:21:23 PM
My ex and I spent a winter in Georgia without heat. Why? Because we were farking broke and it sucked.

Although we did find one way to stay warm.
 
2010-01-21 12:21:49 PM
WaltzingMathilda: You came out swinging with how you could give a shiat about how bad it is for the world, you're going to have your house at 70 until it's god damned 70 outside. you invited criticism.

Being on Fark invites criticism intrinsically.

And hey...call me nuts, but I've just heard that hypothermia is pretty reliably a big ball of the no-fun. I suppose there are worse things to be taken to task over than the desire to avoid slow, progressive tissue death, so I'm gonna go ahead and sleep just fine, thanks.

WaltzingMathilda: off topic, but you hilariously still don't get that there is a spectrum and that just because you like girls who can make their lower back look like a stack of mountain bike tires by bending a certain way doesn't mean that everyone else is a frail, bony ethiopian.

Similarly, you've shown no aptitude in grasping the fact that just because you prefer prunes to plums, that doesn't mean that any girl who ingests more than half an eight-ounce can of Diet Coke twice a week is automatically a visible-from-space sideshow attraction whose tombstone will read "The Gravy-Bleeding Lady" after the backhoe sends her to paradise in a recycled Steinway crate.

And honestly, I'm kind of tired of arguing with you about it. We'd never compete for the same dates in ANY case, so what the hell is the point?

So lift the needle on your broken record, Skipper. It's not like I'm going out of my way to deliberately poop in your personal private Wheaties, or anything. Can you say the same?
 
2010-01-21 12:22:32 PM
WaltzingMathilda: MaxxLarge: Perspective. Get some.

You came out swinging with how you could give a shiat about how bad it is for the world, you're going to have your house at 70 until it's god damned 70 outside. you invited criticism.

MaxxLarge: What you call, "comically huge women" I refer to as, "women who have developed enough in the way of secondary sex characteristics so that their bodies don't rattle like a chorus of castanets while we're getting it on."

off topic, but you hilariously still don't get that there is a spectrum and that just because you like girls who can make their lower back look like a stack of mountain bike tires by bending a certain way doesn't mean that everyone else is a frail, bony ethiopian.


Girls, girls- calm down, stop fighting. You're both pretty.

Okay, I'm sorry, I lied. You both resemble human cloning attempts gone wrong and neither one of you is any better looking than the other so you might as well be stop bickering and be friends because no one else is going to hang out with your freak asses.

/Picked the wrong morning to cut back on caffeine.
 
2010-01-21 12:23:10 PM
tepee YURT-dwelling Mongolian reindeer HORSE herders,

So much fail, so little space.
Also, yurts are very well insulated, otherwise the Mongolian nomads would have died out centuries ago.
 
2010-01-21 12:23:10 PM
stupid and misleading article. They all had either fireplaces or space heaters.
 
2010-01-21 12:24:04 PM
homeschooled: We keep our house's heat at 62-65 all the time. I live on the 3rd floor (which is a refinished attic) and I have no registers to get heat upstairs. I am supposed to have a window heater, but it's currently broken. So I basically don't have heat. It's probably in the 50's. Sucks. Especially when I take a shower and am in towels. I never want to get out of bed.

I feel ya. I'm in the exact same situation. I live on the third floor of a building that's gotta be almost 100 years old. It's basically an attic. It's usually in the 40s when I wake up. We keep the heat between 62 and 66 though it doesn't really effect my room. And yet we still spend $350+ a month on oil. And as of this morning our furnace is broken so now my downstairs roommates get to suffer for a while
 
2010-01-21 12:24:09 PM
I haven't turned the heat on in my house since I moved into it 8 years ago, but have a wood burning stove. It's about 50 degress in the house when I wake up and takes a couple hours to warm up, but I'd rather bundle up than pay for oil based heat.
 
2010-01-21 12:24:47 PM
Rapmaster2000: sigdiamond2000: Can someone explain to me what the word "hipster" has now come to mean?

I think this might be the closest Fark has ever gotten to accurately identifying a hipster.

The beards and glasses. The waifish bodies. The warehouse space. The ironic Christian decor. The non-traditional living situation. They've even got a yurt.

All that's missing is the bag of coke stuffed into the couch.


To me that is the exact definition, they're also missing the fixed gear bicycle with ironic stickers on it.

Zach Braff is probably standing right out of the shot taking notes with Wes Anderson for their upcoming movie about artistic malaise.

/and I want to smash that chick so hard it would send her jacket back to boarding school.
 
2010-01-21 12:24:56 PM
FTA: Space heaters are a placebo at best, Mr. Dibeler said.

Space heaters + old warehouse electrical system = house fire.

These kids aren't going to live long enough to collect their trust funds.
 
2010-01-21 12:25:15 PM
MaxxLarge: a visible-from-space sideshow attraction whose tombstone will read "The Gravy-Bleeding Lady" after the backhoe sends her to paradise in a recycled Steinway crate.

*FAPFAPFAPFAP*
 
2010-01-21 12:25:48 PM
I grew up in a house in northwestern Wisconsin with no insulation and only wood-heat for the first 5 years, then an oil furnace that blew cold air for a few years, then a propane furnace that blew cold air for a few years.

In the end, the only disadvantage is that now every place I stay at is too damn warm.

/cheesehead
 
2010-01-21 12:25:56 PM
Ashtrey: My ex and I spent a winter in Georgia without heat. Why? Because we were farking broke and it sucked.

My ex and I did the same thing. Single pane windows FTL.

Although we did find one way to stay warm.

We did too. Drinking. A lot.
 
2010-01-21 12:26:29 PM
I'd keep my house a lot cooler if I didn't have young children (8 months to 6 years). Oh, and my wife. She wouldn't like that either. I'd prefer a more spartan lifestyle but teh wimmin 'n chilluns don't cotton to that.
 
2010-01-21 12:26:44 PM
WaltzingMathilda: 65 and a sweatshirt. it's winter, there are other ways to be warm in your home without burning up gas and your wallet.

65 is what I heat my apartment to. That's not cold.

Also, if they're running space heaters, they're not saving any money (or the environment).
 
2010-01-21 12:26:52 PM
Smarshmallow: FTA: Space heaters are a placebo at best, Mr. Dibeler said.

Just like fire.

Cooked meat is just in your mind, man.
 
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