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(The Atlantic)   As part of once unthinkable cultural revolution, Chinese cities now plagued by "cultured youth", aka hipsters (w/ poetry video)   (theatlantic.com) divider line 42
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2012-11-03 06:36:32 AM
During the Cultural Revolution, "foreign" books and music were destroyed, intellectuals were terrorized, and students were forced to grub in the dirt on remote rural farms to purify them of bourgeois influences. And yet, in a few days comfortable urban educated liberals will joyfully flock to the polling booths to vote for a man whose younger days were spent as a disciple of just these Marxist/Maoist politics and policies. Can a leopard change its spots? I'm just posing questions here. I don't want America to do anything it will regret later.
 
2012-11-03 06:38:08 AM
I hate poetry. Well, not "hate", but I just find it incredibly pretentious. Or to be fair to the artform: I find people who write poetry pretentious. Just not as much as people who like poetry but aren't actually poets. Jesus, what a bunch of insufferable coonts.

I hate it because they think it's above any other artform. Like it's so sublime, man!! Wow, it's just distilled beauty!

So you can string words in a clever manner? Nice. Now stop being a douche about it.

There's one group I hate even more though: The group who THINKS they can write poetry but in reality it's the most overwrought cliched idiotic stuff you can ever read. Those are even more obnoxious since they dial the "oh so sublime" shiat to 11.

The kicker is that you can't tell them they're wrong since poetry is the field of "nobody's wrong, everybody's right" bullshiat.
 
2012-11-03 06:38:53 AM

No Such Agency: During the Cultural Revolution, "foreign" books and music were destroyed, intellectuals were terrorized, and students were forced to grub in the dirt on remote rural farms to purify them of bourgeois influences. And yet, in a few days comfortable urban educated liberals will joyfully flock to the polling booths to vote for a man whose younger days were spent as a disciple of just these Marxist/Maoist politics and policies. Can a leopard change its spots? I'm just posing questions here. I don't want America to do anything it will regret later.


0/10
 
2012-11-03 06:45:12 AM

No Such Agency: During the Cultural Revolution, "foreign" books and music were destroyed, intellectuals were terrorized, and students were forced to grub in the dirt on remote rural farms to purify them of bourgeois influences. And yet, in a few days comfortable urban educated liberals will joyfully flock to the polling booths to vote for a man whose younger days were spent as a disciple of just these Marxist/Maoist politics and policies. Can a leopard change its spots? I'm just posing questions here. I don't want America to do anything it will regret later.


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VICTORY TO THE PROLETARIAT!

/it's not what your party can do for your pooty
//it's what your pooty can do for the party!
 
2012-11-03 06:48:35 AM
Pfft. I'm into atonal free verse from an even-more-oppressed country -- I doubt you've heard of it.
 
2012-11-03 06:53:18 AM

No Such Agency: During the Cultural Revolution, "foreign" books and music were destroyed, intellectuals were terrorized, and students were forced to grub in the dirt on remote rural farms to purify them of bourgeois influences. And yet, in a few days comfortable urban educated liberals will joyfully flock to the polling booths to vote for a man whose younger days were spent as a disciple of just these Marxist/Maoist politics and policies. Can a leopard change its spots? I'm just posing questions here. I don't want America to do anything it will regret later.


Let us assume you're not a troll.

Here's a question. During World War II tens of thousands of German children and teens joined the Hitler Youth, where they were indoctrinated into the hateful ideology of nazism. When old enough, many joined the Nazi party and most would have joined the military and fought. When the war ended, these same young people reentered society and later became its leaders. Does fear of the Fourth Reich keep you up at night?
 
2012-11-03 06:56:18 AM

No Such Agency: During the Cultural Revolution, "foreign" books and music were destroyed, intellectuals were terrorized, and students were forced to grub in the dirt on remote rural farms to purify them of bourgeois influences. And yet, in a few days comfortable urban educated liberals will joyfully flock to the polling booths to vote for a man whose younger days were spent as a disciple of just these Marxist/Maoist politics and policies. Can a leopard change its spots? I'm just posing questions here. I don't want America to do anything it will regret later.


If Obama loses, I think it will be that a lot of people thought he would be MORE of a durn commie than he turned out to be. They've been disappointed, and just might stay home on election day.

They didn't think he would be just another stooge in the pocket of his wall street masters.

/am I doin' it right?
 
2012-11-03 07:07:50 AM
fta " I like poetry, novels, indie music, European cinema, taking pictures, writing blogs, cats...." 
How is it hipster in China to like cats?
 
2012-11-03 07:10:52 AM

poe_zlaw: fta " I like poetry, novels, indie music, European cinema, taking pictures, writing blogs, cats...." 
How is it hipster in China to like cats?


Yeah, I thought they were a staple food.
 
2012-11-03 07:14:51 AM
Hipsters are the logical outcome of infomation self selection due to the internet.
 
2012-11-03 07:23:44 AM
(1) Translate Bukowski into Chinese
(2) ????
(3) Profit!

//"I'll write you a poem if you show me your titties"
 
2012-11-03 07:29:02 AM
i like Chinese take-out. even more i like living where not everyone is Chinese. sweet jesus that must be boring, being a pumpkin in a very large pumpkin patch. here in sweet sweet USA one is a vegetable in a large mixed produce garden.

No Such Agency: WTF are you prattling on about? My Mother who is quite insane also speaks of several subjects within one sentence. A person with logic and good sense cannot follow her. Good luck to your basketball team shopping mall parking lot steam train fast food.
 
2012-11-03 07:57:37 AM
While living in China the last two years (betwen 2010 - 2012) I noticed a trend of young Chinese girls wearing thick black horn rimmed glasses, ok...not sooo strange....then I noticed that more than half of these girls had no lenses in the frames. They were literally wearing these glasses as some kind of geek/hipster fashion trend.
Since then I've started rolling around in a wheel chair not because I can't walk, but because I think it makes me look like I'm half man and half car.
 
2012-11-03 07:59:15 AM

Basily Gourt: If Obama loses


If Obama loses, it'll be because American voters are a bunch of chumps, especially boomers.
/takes one to know one.
//is feeling disgusted these days
 
2012-11-03 08:22:14 AM
No Such Agency, when did you take up trolling? I haven't been on Fark enough recently to know.
 
2012-11-03 08:26:35 AM

office_despot: No Such Agency, when did you take up trolling? I haven't been on Fark enough recently to know.


Is that what that was? Bloody amateurish if it was.

Though I always love when people do say things like "leopard change its spots" and point out Obamallama's youthful "Marxist" ideas. Just makes me think huh, I guess that means Bush was snorting lines and pounding back shots while he was in office. While no fan of many of the Liberal derps, the current batch of conservative herp is mind blowing.
 
2012-11-03 08:27:51 AM

No Such Agency: During the Cultural Revolution, "foreign" books and music were destroyed, intellectuals were terrorized, and students were forced to grub in the dirt on remote rural farms to purify them of bourgeois influences. And yet, in a few days comfortable urban educated liberals will joyfully flock to the polling booths to vote for a man whose younger days were spent as a disciple of just these Marxist/Maoist politics and policies. Can a leopard change its spots? I'm just posing questions here. I don't want America to do anything it will regret later.


I grew up in China. If you think China (either now or in the past 60 years) has anything in common with the political institutions or candidates of any of the major parties, then you are either a simpleton and a fool or a lout and a liar.
 
2012-11-03 08:31:05 AM

rocky_howard: There's one group I hate even more though: The group who THINKS they can write poetry but in reality it's the most overwrought cliched idiotic stuff you can ever read. Those are even more obnoxious since they dial the "oh so sublime" shiat to 11.


I don't like Nikelback either, preach on.
 
2012-11-03 08:49:19 AM

Wolf892: While living in China the last two years (betwen 2010 - 2012) I noticed a trend of young Chinese girls wearing thick black horn rimmed glasses, ok...not sooo strange....then I noticed that more than half of these girls had no lenses in the frames. They were literally wearing these glasses as some kind of geek/hipster fashion trend.


They must have watched FLCL.

i47.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-03 08:56:34 AM

unchellmatt: , I guess that means Bush was snorting lines and pounding back shots while he was in office.


There's a "Guess I picked the wrong day to quit sniffing glue" joke in there.

While no fan of many of the Liberal derps, the current batch of conservative herp is mind blowing.

The blatant lies in the herp is, indeed, mind-blowing. And I can see the kind of email-forwarding derptards completely falling for it because they either lost or never developed any kind of critical thinking ability. There are some radio ads that directly contradict others. I mean, are we at war with Eurasia or Eastasia here?

Living in Ohio, it would not be an exaggeration to say that 80% of all commercial content on the radio and TV is political ads. Everyone I know is fed up with it and wishes for a way that everyone can lose, and can't wait for Election Day to be over so they will finally shut up. I've taken to just loudly shouting "DERP. DEERRRRRRRp. DERP" over the radio ads (for both parties). It's about the same.
 
2012-11-03 09:03:47 AM
6 out of 19 posts (some posts disqualified) addressing No Such Agency .
You guys are terrible. Utterly terrible.
 
2012-11-03 09:10:00 AM

God-is-a-Taco: 6 out of 19 posts (some posts disqualified) addressing No Such Agency .
You guys are terrible. Utterly terrible.


I was expecting some comments on how they're exporting hipster production to China, in this obscure shop in a back alley near a remote farming villiage. You've probably never heard of it.
 
2012-11-03 09:12:29 AM

Mister Peejay: Wolf892: While living in China the last two years (betwen 2010 - 2012) I noticed a trend of young Chinese girls wearing thick black horn rimmed glasses, ok...not sooo strange....then I noticed that more than half of these girls had no lenses in the frames. They were literally wearing these glasses as some kind of geek/hipster fashion trend.

They must have watched FLCL.

[i47.tinypic.com image 640x480]


I live in Beijing currently. One of my co-workers did this. I asked her: "WTF?"

Her explanation was that the glasses helped "frame" the face.
 
2012-11-03 09:13:04 AM

No Such Agency: a man whose younger days were spent as a disciple of just these Marxist/Maoist politics and policies.


Bull shiat. Why is everyone to the left of Reagan a Communist in the eyes of Repubs? Your kind are the authoritarians, not liberals. And Obama is no liberal. The Dems and Repub parties are both cawk surckers; the Repubs just throw in rimjobs for free.
 
2012-11-03 09:35:59 AM

BolshyGreatYarblocks:
Bull shiat. Why is everyone to the left of Reagan a Communist in the eyes of Repubs? Your kind are the authoritarians, not liberals.


Why does everyone think Communism is authoritarian? In a Communist society, the government is supposed to completely erode away until there's nothing left.
 
2012-11-03 09:36:50 AM

magores: Mister Peejay: Wolf892: While living in China the last two years (betwen 2010 - 2012) I noticed a trend of young Chinese girls wearing thick black horn rimmed glasses, ok...not sooo strange....then I noticed that more than half of these girls had no lenses in the frames. They were literally wearing these glasses as some kind of geek/hipster fashion trend.

They must have watched FLCL.

[i47.tinypic.com image 640x480]

I live in Beijing currently. One of my co-workers did this. I asked her: "WTF?"

Her explanation was that the glasses helped "frame" the face.


magores: Mister Peejay: Wolf892: While living in China the last two years (betwen 2010 - 2012) I noticed a trend of young Chinese girls wearing thick black horn rimmed glasses, ok...not sooo strange....then I noticed that more than half of these girls had no lenses in the frames. They were literally wearing these glasses as some kind of geek/hipster fashion trend.

They must have watched FLCL.

[i47.tinypic.com image 640x480]

I live in Beijing currently. One of my co-workers did this. I asked her: "WTF?"

Her explanation was that the glasses helped "frame" the face.


I;m currently studying in Beijing. I haven't really seen any girls like that and I've always digged the smart/librarian type girl.
 
2012-11-03 09:46:09 AM
Hey guys, I uh, came for the Chinese hipster thread... this is the Chinese hipster thread, right? I can't tell, what with all the political derp being thrown around in a thread related to an article that has absolutely nothing to do with American politics.

But I guess I'm the asshole (as was suggested yesterday) for pointing out that many of you would politicize a stale turd on a sidewalk.

Sometimes poop is just poop.
 
2012-11-03 09:54:12 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Pfft. I'm into atonal free verse from an even-more-oppressed country -- I doubt you've heard of it.


I used to be into that, before I discovered grunt, and emo eye recognition projection from the most desolate areas of Sudan. It's kind of under the radar art, you probably haven't heard of it.
 
2012-11-03 09:54:13 AM
Considering how often malaise and ambivalence were themes of early Chinese fiction writing, I'd say they've probably had hipsters longer than anybody else.
 
2012-11-03 09:59:44 AM

Ooba Tooba: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Pfft. I'm into atonal free verse from an even-more-oppressed country -- I doubt you've heard of it.

I used to be into that, before I discovered grunt, and emo eye recognition projection from the most desolate areas of Sudan. It's kind of under the radar art, you probably haven't heard of it.


Ugh, sooo last week. Sri Lankan scream-singing is where it's at.
 
2012-11-03 10:27:51 AM

Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: Hey guys, I uh, came for the Chinese hipster thread... this is the Chinese hipster thread, right? I can't tell, what with all the political derp being thrown around in a thread related to an article that has absolutely nothing to do with American politics.

But I guess I'm the asshole (as was suggested yesterday) for pointing out that many of you would politicize a stale turd on a sidewalk.

Sometimes poop is just poop.


I came here also for the Chinese hipster thread and I officially sidestep the poop.

Getting back to what's important (Chinese hipsters), take note of one Chinese blogger who commented, "... there did not seem to be much difference between "cultured youth" and "dumbass youth," written in Chinese Internet slang as "2B qingnian" (二逼青年).

Here's to you, Mr. Chinese blogger. I'd make 2B qingnian my new alt., but it's too hard to type.
 
2012-11-03 10:36:08 AM

Mister Peejay: BolshyGreatYarblocks:
Bull shiat. Why is everyone to the left of Reagan a Communist in the eyes of Repubs? Your kind are the authoritarians, not liberals.

Why does everyone think Communism is authoritarian? In a Communist society, the government is supposed to completely erode away until there's nothing left.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dictatorship_of_the_proletariat
 
2012-11-03 11:55:21 AM

Heron: Considering how often malaise and ambivalence were themes of early Chinese fiction writing, I'd say they've probably had hipsters longer than anybody else.


So.... they were doing it before it was cool?
 
2012-11-03 12:32:09 PM
 
2012-11-03 12:54:17 PM

No Such Agency: During the Cultural Revolution, "foreign" books and music were destroyed, intellectuals were terrorized, and students were forced to grub in the dirt on remote rural farms to purify them of bourgeois influences. And yet, in a few days comfortable urban educated liberals will joyfully flock to the polling booths to vote for a man whose younger days were spent as a disciple of just these Marxist/Maoist politics and policies. Can a leopard change its spots? I'm just posing questions here. I don't want America to do anything it will regret later.


You have a night light and a security blanket.
 
2012-11-03 01:08:31 PM
Cultural Devolution
 
2012-11-03 01:15:40 PM
office_despot:
No Such Agency, when did you take up trolling? I haven't been on Fark enough recently to know.

Dude, we had a kid and my attention span is about 3 seconds now. Sometimes I need the simple pleasures. That said I certainly seem to have brushed my sack across this thread without really expecting anyone to nuzzle it. Nobody actually thinks Obama is a "communist" in real life, they just use the word as a dog whistle for "attractive and successful African-American".
 
2012-11-03 01:33:31 PM
office_despot:
No Such Agency, when did you take up trolling? I haven't been on Fark enough recently to know.

Dude, we had a kid and my attention span is about 3 seconds now. Sometimes I need the simple pleasures. That said I certainly seem to have brushed my sack across this thread without really expecting anyone to nuzzle it. Nobody actually thinks Obama is a "communist" in real life, they just use the word as a dog whistle for "attractive and successful African-American".


Since this thread is shiatted dead anyways: Obama is a communist. Discuss.
 
2012-11-03 03:19:25 PM

Old Smokie: office_despot:
No Such Agency, when did you take up trolling? I haven't been on Fark enough recently to know.

Dude, we had a kid and my attention span is about 3 seconds now. Sometimes I need the simple pleasures. That said I certainly seem to have brushed my sack across this thread without really expecting anyone to nuzzle it. Nobody actually thinks Obama is a "communist" in real life, they just use the word as a dog whistle for "attractive and successful African-American".

Since this thread is shiatted dead anyways: Obama is a communist. Discuss.


Well, how businesses has be put under direct government control since his inauguration? How much land has his administration seized from citizens?
 
2012-11-03 03:20:02 PM

nmemkha: Old Smokie: office_despot:
No Such Agency, when did you take up trolling? I haven't been on Fark enough recently to know.

Dude, we had a kid and my attention span is about 3 seconds now. Sometimes I need the simple pleasures. That said I certainly seem to have brushed my sack across this thread without really expecting anyone to nuzzle it. Nobody actually thinks Obama is a "communist" in real life, they just use the word as a dog whistle for "attractive and successful African-American".

Since this thread is shiatted dead anyways: Obama is a communist. Discuss.

Well, how many businesses has he put under direct government control since his inauguration? How much land has his administration seized from citizens?


/spamecctions
 
2012-11-03 03:44:29 PM

No Such Agency: office_despot:
No Such Agency, when did you take up trolling? I haven't been on Fark enough recently to know.

Dude, we had a kid and my attention span is about 3 seconds now. Sometimes I need the simple pleasures. That said I certainly seem to have brushed my sack across this thread without really expecting anyone to nuzzle it. Nobody actually thinks Obama is a "communist" in real life, they just use the word as a dog whistle for "attractive and successful African-American".


Damn you for wrecking my poetry attempt...

-_-'
 
2012-11-03 09:19:01 PM

No Such Agency: office_despot:
No Such Agency, when did you take up trolling? I haven't been on Fark enough recently to know.

Dude, we had a kid and my attention span is about 3 seconds now. Sometimes I need the simple pleasures. That said I certainly seem to have brushed my sack across this thread without really expecting anyone to nuzzle it. Nobody actually thinks Obama is a "communist" in real life, they just use the word as a dog whistle for "attractive and successful African-American".


Stalin seeded America with middle class blacks because he knew they'd tear apart our entrepreneurial spirit and set up universal, everlasting restitution for the muddy people. We're a hop, skip, and a jump away from food rationing.
 
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