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2012-02-18 11:00:01 PM
Ugh, sorry for the excessive use of commas above. I haven't had my babyccino yet.
 
2012-02-18 11:00:19 PM
Fark that starbucks commie shiat! My baby gets only the finest aspertame-laden juices and soft drinks. Big Agra FTW
 
2012-02-18 11:02:17 PM

Bedstead Polisher: coffee culture


But what's so terrible about it? It's renting a table to study or read somewhere that's not at home (so you're not distracted with your computer/videogames/whatever) but you can run into friends, you don't have to keep utterly silent, and you can eat/drink while you read.

I agree with you on mocktails though (unless it's just the pure virgin stuff that is just some mix of juice or pop). Fake beer I have NEVER understood the attraction of it. I like beer well enough but absolutely the buzz is part of the attraction.

/otherwise I'll stick to coffee
//or maybe wheat tea if it's late
 
2012-02-18 11:07:36 PM

buckler: Imaginary Cheese Jedi: itazurakko: Bedstead Polisher: What next for kids? Mocktini bars?

You never had a Shirley Temple?

Behold a site that sells non alcoholic (new window) whiskey, rum, cognac, tequila and vodka, the site mainly caters to British Muslims

Alcohol-free vodka? I'm pretty sure that runs out of my kitchen tap.


There used to be gin-flavored syrup for Italian ices. No alcohol but it tasted a lot like gin from what I hear. I think the Germans loved it. But it is out of production.
 
2012-02-18 11:13:43 PM
What is a hipster, really? How do you define such a thing?

If you're saying "hipster", you're old and probably not as cool as me.

It's such an ironically hipster thing to call someone hipster, you hipsters.

/denial
 
2012-02-18 11:14:04 PM

itazurakko: Bedstead Polisher: coffee culture

But what's so terrible about it? It's renting a table to study or read somewhere that's not at home (so you're not distracted with your computer/videogames/whatever) but you can run into friends, you don't have to keep utterly silent, and you can eat/drink while you read.


Can you see 4-8 year olds doing this? There's nothing wrong with coffee culture for adults. It just seems silly for kids. If kids want a quiet place to read, they'll do so at home. I don't see children being anything but hyper little spazzes in a coffeeshop for kids.
 
2012-02-18 11:17:47 PM

cig-mkr: Cappuccinos started with the beatniks didn't it?
Yep, old enough to remember them.
Cool man.
/snaps fingers


cappuccinos started in Italy, where art/style and cool is a way of life IMHO.

the beatniks were very hip and coffeehouse, but the jazz hepcats
and bluesmen put the stank on it way before. but they were more gin and heroin.

now a cappuccino with gin and heroin, you got yourself something.
 
2012-02-18 11:18:46 PM

itazurakko: FormlessOne: candy cigarettes

Also this, speaking of the Shirley Temple.

Can you even get candy cigarettes now? I suppose maybe there's no market as the image of smoking has changed. The old ones with that nice first puff of powdered sugar were great.

What about bubble gum cigars, or bubble gum cut up like chewing tobacco?


They're still made. Check out Old Time Candy.
 
2012-02-18 11:23:38 PM
Coffee has been around for eons. I imagine people have been giving their children coffee for eons as well. If parents want to include their child as they partake of a coffee break--no matter how obnoxiously trendy it might be, I say why not? Americans are so tight-assed about what is good for kids. Maybe the child's experience of getting some fancy hot milk and foam makes them feel included and loved. What is wrong with that? As long as it's not alcohol or some other nasty thing that would actually hurt them, WTF? Sheesh.

/I hated coffee until I was 16, when I realized it's stimulant properties.
//Now only drink it unadulterated by sugar or creamers--cappuccinos are foo-foo
///who cares? LOL
////I like slashes...
 
2012-02-18 11:28:27 PM
Babyccinos used to be OK, back when they had their original bass player. No, not that guy, the other one, they guy missing the finger.

Anyway they're for squares now. fark em.
 
2012-02-18 11:33:45 PM

FormlessOne: itazurakko: FormlessOne: candy cigarettes

Also this, speaking of the Shirley Temple.

Can you even get candy cigarettes now? I suppose maybe there's no market as the image of smoking has changed. The old ones with that nice first puff of powdered sugar were great.

What about bubble gum cigars, or bubble gum cut up like chewing tobacco?

They're still made. Check out Old Time Candy.


Also Jack Link's Jerky Chew (new window)

And my favorite

Tiger Energy Snuff (new window)

A white powder that you sniff up your nose and it gives you a burst of energy and good feelings
 
2012-02-18 11:35:09 PM
Seriously, wtf is a decaf espresso? Will someone explain this to me? Seems a lot like sniffing flour at the same price as regular cocaine.

This article makes me want to indiscriminately punch genitals.
 
2012-02-18 11:37:03 PM

ChicoEscuela: Cappuccinos after breakfast is a total douche move. Babyccinos anytime is simply lame.


The Italians have it the right way: Espresso any time of day you please, but cappucino after 10 in the morning is simply unacceptable.

/Not a coffee snob
//Just like coffee to be coffee, maybe a little milk and a touch of sugar, thanks
///Or a white chocolate mocha with an extra shot of espresso if someone else is paying
////Slashes
 
2012-02-18 11:39:52 PM
Quick, let's indoctrinate our toddlers into sucking corporate teat with gateways to overpriced addicting drug drinks!

Also, unless you're a woman, drink coffee black. No wonder your woman cheats on you!
 
2012-02-18 11:41:37 PM

here to help: martid4: There is nothing worse than these dumb ass mothers that think a coffee shop is a day care center.
[monsterrebellion.files.wordpress.com image 500x400]

I've seen that pic before and I just won't accept that it isn't staged or shooped.

That level of of stupid and douchey could never exist simultaneously in such a concentrated point in space and time without sucking the entire universe into a dense little ball which then starts licking it's own anus fervently in self congratulatory release.


Your post made me lol, hard, but you did forget one even worse scenario - the stroller could have one of those ankle-biting dogs in it. I'm not sure when I'm going to snap, but I can assure you that a lady 'walking' her dog in a stroller will be involved somehow.

74.53.186.70
 
2012-02-18 11:56:31 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: buckler: Imaginary Cheese Jedi: itazurakko: Bedstead Polisher: What next for kids? Mocktini bars?

You never had a Shirley Temple?

Behold a site that sells non alcoholic (new window) whiskey, rum, cognac, tequila and vodka, the site mainly caters to British Muslims

Alcohol-free vodka? I'm pretty sure that runs out of my kitchen tap.

There used to be gin-flavored syrup for Italian ices. No alcohol but it tasted a lot like gin from what I hear. I think the Germans loved it. But it is out of production.


I stopped at a neighborhood Italian bar in Queens a few times, and noticed a bottle of artichoke liqueur on the shelf. Never had the balls to try it, but I kind of wish I had now. I was only reminded because I find the taste of gin repellent.

/apropos of nothing.
 
2012-02-18 11:57:05 PM
What is a "hipster"?
 
2012-02-19 12:03:24 AM

whatshisname: This trend should spread to bars as well.


Sadly around here it has. At least when the bar is attached to some form of kitchen. It's especially fun when you start using adult language at the TV 'cause your team did something, or you have an adult conversation with another adult and the parent gets all atomic explody on you for using such language near their snowflake. I'm sure the bartenders also love the idea that bar seats are taken by a kid. Probably does wonders for their tips. I also love the idea that little baby diaperass may have left something behind after the wonderful parent left it on the bar.

/wishes the laws would go back to no kids seated at a bar. Period.
 
2012-02-19 12:04:15 AM

Majin_Buu: What is a "hipster"?


Try Urban Dictionary, starting with definition 3, as the prior two are self-serving and inaccurate. (new window)
 
2012-02-19 12:08:57 AM

jaytkay: TFA The concept first started in Australia...

You know what else started in Australia?


Adolf Hitler, for one.
 
2012-02-19 12:10:05 AM

shivashakti: I don't want to deal with kids in my coffeehouses. They don't belong there. I'm trying to read.


You want to read? I hear there are these things called libraries that are made expressly for the purpose of reading.
 
2012-02-19 12:12:43 AM

Majin_Buu: What is a "hipster"?


Someone who does things because they want to seem hip. It's derived from "scenester" a person who is trying to fit in to a particular group without actually embracing what brings that group together. They both are entirely concerned with the image they project to others. Hipsters are pretty much a soulless form of counterculture where things that are obscure or old are embraced for the sake of being obscure or old rather than because of any inherit value. That is broad which is why everything gets labelled "hipster." I don't think the term fits in this case because taking kids to coffee shops seems more like a yuppie thing and hipsters would define themselves as not-yuppie.
 
2012-02-19 12:15:44 AM

itazurakko: FormlessOne: candy cigarettes

Also this, speaking of the Shirley Temple.

Can you even get candy cigarettes now? I suppose maybe there's no market as the image of smoking has changed. The old ones with that nice first puff of powdered sugar were great.

What about bubble gum cigars, or bubble gum cut up like chewing tobacco?


I found some last summer at variuous 7-11s. Just like I remembered, red-dyed "burning" end and all. They were in a display of "nolstagia" candy. I felt old but bought my candy cigarettes and Zots anyway.

/CSS
 
2012-02-19 12:25:26 AM

dickfreckle: I'm not sure when I'm going to snap, but I can assure you that a lady 'walking' her dog in a stroller will be involved somehow.


That dog's eyes are screaming "PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD KILL ME NOW!!"

southparkstudios-intl.mtvnimages.com


NO, TINKERBELL! NOOO!!!!!
 
2012-02-19 12:29:17 AM
FTA
The trend has become particularly popular in Brooklyn, where locals are obsessive when it comes to coffee culture

I dont really see this "coffee culture" spreading its way into the rest of the U.S.

I've seen a good many toddlers with colored mohawks of late though.

Their parents seem to drink quite a lot of the Mountain Dew.
 
2012-02-19 12:33:11 AM

TomD9938: FTA
The trend has become particularly popular in Brooklyn, where locals are obsessive when it comes to coffee culture

I dont really see this "coffee culture" spreading its way into the rest of the U.S.

I've seen a good many toddlers with colored mohawks of late though.

Their parents seem to drink quite a lot of the Mountain Dew.


I realized once I started seeing clubbers and children sporting mohawks it was time to lose mine.

That and the baldness.

stupid testosterone...
 
2012-02-19 12:41:28 AM
Someone was likely paid money to write this article.

So,yup...
 
2012-02-19 12:41:31 AM
Laugh China, laugh.
 
2012-02-19 12:53:09 AM

Majin_Buu: What is a "hipster"?


A person who openly mocks the stupidity of commercial America but gets caught by someone on Xanax.
 
2012-02-19 01:02:09 AM

ChicoEscuela: Cappuccinos after breakfast is a total douche move. Babyccinos anytime is simply lame.


look at this farking hipster let us know obscurely he's been to italy
 
2012-02-19 01:02:55 AM
As long as the "babyccinos" are served with a free side of neck punch for whoever's ordering, I'm okay with this.
 
2012-02-19 01:03:55 AM
We gave my nephew hot cocoa or decaf mochas when he was a kid. This is not a new thing.
 
2012-02-19 01:06:19 AM

Bedstead Polisher: Can you see 4-8 year olds doing this? There's nothing wrong with coffee culture for adults. It just seems silly for kids. If kids want a quiet place to read, they'll do so at home. I don't see children being anything but hyper little spazzes in a coffeeshop for kids.


With their parents, they've already been doing it for years. They're there because mom and dad are there, they obviously don't come on their own.

But most of them manage to sit and occupy themselves with acceptable table activities like anyone else. There are no coffeehouses for kids. There are only coffeehouses, and they learn to behave there as a member of the public.

Doesn't bother me, as long as they're not yelling (which most of them aren't).
 
2012-02-19 01:10:48 AM

BlippityBleep: mccallcl: Yeah screw hipsters I get my pop culture top-down, from a huge media conglomerate like an adult. People shouldn't spontaneously start enjoying things I don't know about, because makes me feel insecure and old. It's way easier for me poke fun than to take extra time discovering what I like on my own.

Besides, it seems like they are having too good a time and may even be making fun of me somehow. I'll just wait until their style is watered down enough for me to feel comfortable co-opting it. In the meantime: SCREW YOU HIPSTERS

how to be a hipster douchebag 101:

1.create a false dichotomy claiming all other tastes are corporate whores
2. claim that only hipsters have spontaneous fun
3. accuse others of poking fun at you while at the same time thumbing your nose at those same people in step 1 and 2.
4. claim hipsters are the only group of people who have a good time, even though most of the time their conversations makes drying paint cry with boredom
5. try to take credit for hipster style, even though hipster style is really just taken from others and used 'ironically' (5 is really Karl Rove grade shiat here)

Yup, you passed! good jorb!


thank you for regulating, this is srrs byznyss here.

stop farking around people.
 
2012-02-19 01:15:02 AM
I thought a babycino was just foamed milk, maybe with chocolate powder? Seems fine to me..
 
2012-02-19 01:15:07 AM

FormlessOne: They're still made. Check out Old Time Candy.


Awesome. Some people might need to get those for Halloween next year...

JDJoeE: It's especially fun when you start using adult language at the TV 'cause your team did something, or you have an adult conversation with another adult and the parent gets all atomic explody on you for using such language near their snowflake.


Heh. Generally I don't mind kids in bars IF they're below the level of general conversation AND their parents know what they're in for and don't police language.

I was yelled at once (happily only once) though in a bar by some guy who was offended by off-color language entering his precious kid's ears. Thing was, the kid wasn't misbehaving, the kid obviously didn't care about the talk, it was a Saturday night at 10:30 PM at a bar in Chicago. People are going to possibly talk about tasteless things, y'know? If you want to bring your kid there and he's below the level of general noise, doesn't bother me, but don't act all shocked and horrified when people maybe talk about sex in the background.

Pretty much everyone laughed at that guy though, so maybe he learned.
 
2012-02-19 01:16:04 AM

Barfmaker: Can we stop saying hipster now?


Only when the last one dies.
 
2012-02-19 01:17:03 AM
The last thing a kid needs is caffeine, but then again, that's what I think.

/Coffe should be black as night, hot as hell, and sweet as love
//But I'm a whiny biatch when it comes to coffee, so I add milk
 
2012-02-19 01:33:51 AM
Started drinking coffee at about 6 or 7, but back then it was Maxwell House or Folgers and not very strong. Smoking Marlboros at 12. Being a kid was not as big a deal as it is now.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-02-19 01:37:05 AM

Johnny Bananapeel: Started drinking coffee at about 6 or 7, but back then it was Maxwell House or Folgers and not very strong. Smoking Marlboros at 12. Being a kid was not as big a deal as it is now.

[i.imgur.com image 450x299]


You know, I never really got the habit of smoking, even when I was surrounded by smokers (most of my friends smoke, my parents smoke) I never quite liked it.
 
2012-02-19 01:38:57 AM

itazurakko: I was yelled at once... by some guy who was offended by off-color language entering his precious kid's ears. Thing was, the kid wasn't misbehaving, the kid obviously didn't care about the talk


The kid was probably in shock.

it was a Saturday night at 10:30 PM... People are going to possibly talk about tasteless things... If you want to bring your kid there... doesn't bother me, but don't act all shocked and horrified when people maybe talk about sex in the background.

Once it hits 10:00 PM, I let the expletives fly! I dont modify my behavior for any reason.

Pretty much everyone laughed at that guy though, so maybe he learned

Stupid breeder.
 
2012-02-19 01:42:23 AM

TomD9938: Stupid breeder.


... Huh.
 
2012-02-19 01:42:52 AM

Gothnet: I thought a babycino was just foamed milk, maybe with chocolate powder? Seems fine to me..


I don't think it's the idea so much as the invented term which consternates. One of many made-up, "clever" words for "hip," "new" things...
 
2012-02-19 01:46:42 AM

DrBenway: Gothnet: I thought a babycino was just foamed milk, maybe with chocolate powder? Seems fine to me..

I don't think it's the idea so much as the invented term which consternates. One of many made-up, "clever" words for "hip," "new" things...


Well, you could call it yoo-hoo, or you could just call it chocolate milk, but in the end, who's gonna buy it? Certainly not the kids, so they use buzzwords and special terms to cater to their clients. It's simple advertising.
 
2012-02-19 02:00:08 AM

martid4: There is nothing worse than these dumb ass mothers that think a coffee shop is a day care center.
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here to help: martid4: There is nothing worse than these dumb ass mothers that think a coffee shop is a day care center.
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I've seen that pic before and I just won't accept that it isn't staged or shooped.

That level of of stupid and douchey could never exist simultaneously in such a concentrated point in space and time without sucking the entire universe into a dense little ball which then starts licking it's own anus fervently in self congratulatory release.


dickfreckle: here to help: martid4: There is nothing worse than these dumb ass mothers that think a coffee shop is a day care center.
[monsterrebellion.files.wordpress.com image 500x400]

I've seen that pic before and I just won't accept that it isn't staged or shooped.

That level of of stupid and douchey could never exist simultaneously in such a concentrated point in space and time without sucking the entire universe into a dense little ball which then starts licking it's own anus fervently in self congratulatory release.

Your post made me lol, hard, but you did forget one even worse scenario - the stroller could have one of those ankle-biting dogs in it. I'm not sure when I'm going to snap, but I can assure you that a lady 'walking' her dog in a stroller will be involved somehow.

[74.53.186.70 image 357x400]



I hope you guys are done laughing at the lady pushing the stroller on the Segway.
Now read this:

http://gizmodo.com/5602600/i-am-very-sorry-segway-stroller-lady

Don't worry, I'm guilty for being angry at her first too
 
2012-02-19 02:04:41 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I'm confused about what makes this a "hipster" trend? Cappuccinos, coffee shops, and doing things with your kids all seem like generic norms of western society.


Real men and women drink coffee they make at home. They do not drink cappuccino, fapuccino, espresso or anything else that ends in o. Coffee shops should only exist to support single mothers who don't know how to type.
 
2012-02-19 02:12:25 AM

buckler: maddermaxx: Wayne 985: wyltoknow: Parents trying to introduce their kids to a popular concept. Stop the farking presses, these douchebags are trying to connect with their children and I am incredibly dissatisfied with their methods!

They're douchebags for giving coffee to infants.

Shmeh, the ones I've seen have been nothing but milk foam with chocolate topping - no different than a hot chocolate without chocolate in the milk. It's basically so the kid stops trying to drink mom's coffee, because kids love copying their parents, and they only cost 50c, so cheaper than getting a hot chocolate. Explain how that's a bad idea?

FTA:

The concept first started in Australia, where the term babyccino denotes macchiato-like drinks with a shot of decaf espresso topped with steamed milk and froth, or an entirely hot milk-based drink topped with cinnamon or chocolate powder that's kid-friendly.

"decaf" espresso still contains caffeine.


To be fair, I have NEVER seen a babychino (which is a silly name for it) with actual coffee in it, decaf or otherwise, anywhere I've been here in Australia. I'll admit I've only bothered to check when I was out with my cousins, and they had their young kids with them. Perhaps some people in America heard of the idea, and because it had the "chino" suffix, thought it had to contain coffee, which is pretty stupid. Young children, in my experience, tend to hate the bitter taste of coffee anyway. That might not true for all young kids, of course, but I'm sure most would far prefer just foamed milk with chocolate to actual coffee.
 
2012-02-19 02:13:18 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I'm confused about what makes this a "hipster" trend? Cappuccinos, coffee shops, and doing things with your kids all seem like generic norms of western society.


Well, they're cool and normal now. But y'know, back when it wasn't cool...
 
2012-02-19 02:17:08 AM

CygnusDarius: DrBenway: Gothnet: I thought a babycino was just foamed milk, maybe with chocolate powder? Seems fine to me..

I don't think it's the idea so much as the invented term which consternates. One of many made-up, "clever" words for "hip," "new" things...

Well, you could call it yoo-hoo, or you could just call it chocolate milk, but in the end, who's gonna buy it? Certainly not the kids, so they use buzzwords and special terms to cater to their clients. It's simple advertising.


If their clients respond favorably to terms like "babycino," then their clients are douchebags. Take that to the bank.
 
2012-02-19 02:20:50 AM
Meh. We're so hip in Australia that babycinos are sooooo last decade and even doggycinos are old news.

Woofmoo! (new window)

/Never thought I'd use the words Australia and hip in the same sentence
 
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