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2013-08-09 12:31:57 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Don't you have a goal in life other than cheering a company arbitrarily firing 10,000 employees to "save money", and then later putting down those same employees for "being lazy" because they can't find a job?


Of course not. Not everyone can be successful Goth DJ like yourself.
 
2013-08-09 12:32:54 PM  

Outrageous Muff: DarkSoulNoHope: Don't you have a goal in life other than cheering a company arbitrarily firing 10,000 employees to "save money", and then later putting down those same employees for "being lazy" because they can't find a job?

Of course not. Not everyone can be successful Goth DJ like yourself.


God, get a room you two.
 
2013-08-09 12:33:07 PM  

Outrageous Muff: Maud Dib: THIS...is hipster camping at its worst.

Laugh at them. Point and laugh at them.

http://gawker.com/5980261/artisanal-manliness-for-fun-and-profit

Holy F*ck. I want punch everyone of those "men" until I get tired of punching.


Artisanal manliness?  Now *THAT* is a contradiction in terms if I ever heard one.
 
2013-08-09 12:33:45 PM  

lousyskater: Maud Dib: Rapmaster2000: It's ironic that this is a thread full of people hating on other people for not camping authentically.

Sounds pretty hipster.

THIS...is hipster camping at its worst.

Laugh at them. Point and laugh at them.

http://gawker.com/5980261/artisanal-manliness-for-fun-and-profit

...wut


When I first saw that posted last year, I thought it was a parody.
Sadly, it's farking real.
 
2013-08-09 12:33:50 PM  

dittybopper: I don't use a hobo stove. I make my own soda can stoves. You've probably never heard of it.


Pfft.  'Real' folks use penny stoves made with Heinekin Beer Cans.  You've probably never heard of it.

/I need a shower
 
2013-08-09 12:36:06 PM  

Molavian: Outrageous Muff: DarkSoulNoHope: Don't you have a goal in life other than cheering a company arbitrarily firing 10,000 employees to "save money", and then later putting down those same employees for "being lazy" because they can't find a job?

Of course not. Not everyone can be successful Goth DJ like yourself.

God, get a room you two.


Nah, sodomy is forbidden in Judaism. Besides, I like the idle banter, much more fun.
 
2013-08-09 12:36:35 PM  

Outrageous Muff: Maud Dib: THIS...is hipster camping at its worst.

Laugh at them. Point and laugh at them.

http://gawker.com/5980261/artisanal-manliness-for-fun-and-profit

Holy F*ck. I want punch everyone of those "men" until I get tired of punching.


My arm would get tired. But then I would look at their gin and tonics, and some how muster the spirit to continue on.
 
2013-08-09 12:37:29 PM  

Maud Dib: lousyskater: Maud Dib: Rapmaster2000: It's ironic that this is a thread full of people hating on other people for not camping authentically.

Sounds pretty hipster.

THIS...is hipster camping at its worst.

Laugh at them. Point and laugh at them.

http://gawker.com/5980261/artisanal-manliness-for-fun-and-profit

...wut

When I first saw that posted last year, I thought it was a parody.
Sadly, it's farking real.


What makes me laugh at it, is the "artisanal manliness" group apparently needs a blowtorch to start a campground fire!
 
2013-08-09 12:38:13 PM  

INeedAName: My arm would get tired. But then I would look at their gin and tonics, and some how muster the spirit to continue on.


There's nothing wrong with gin and tonics and there is nothing wrong with getting drunk camping. But they somehow make it punchable. How is that possible?
 
2013-08-09 12:39:27 PM  

HeadLever: dittybopper: I don't use a hobo stove. I make my own soda can stoves. You've probably never heard of it.

Pfft.  'Real' folks use penny stoves made with Heinekin Beer Cans.  You've probably never heard of it.

/I need a shower


I've got one in my gear bag for emergencies.

lh3.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-08-09 12:39:31 PM  

Maud Dib: http://gawker.com/5980261/artisanal-manliness-for-fun-and-profit


Gentlebros?  Uh..... Uh.... words not there.....
 
2013-08-09 12:39:49 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Maud Dib: lousyskater: Maud Dib: Rapmaster2000: It's ironic that this is a thread full of people hating on other people for not camping authentically.

Sounds pretty hipster.

THIS...is hipster camping at its worst.

Laugh at them. Point and laugh at them.

http://gawker.com/5980261/artisanal-manliness-for-fun-and-profit

...wut

When I first saw that posted last year, I thought it was a parody.
Sadly, it's farking real.

What makes me laugh at it, is the "artisanal manliness" group apparently needs a blowtorch to start a campground fire!


What makes me laugh, is that you seem to think anyone who works for a company is some mindless, souless drone driven only to satisfy the bottom line and their money-grubbing corporate overlords. I'd put you on the same level as these artisanal men in terms of having a a rather tenuous grip on reality.
 
2013-08-09 12:40:17 PM  

Ambitwistor: Sadly, "urban camping" isn't confined to the city.  Last time I went camping in the woods, some big family set up next to my tent and hauled in all kinds of inflatable tents, generators, spotlights, etc.  They basically recreated urban/suburban living in the wilderness.  I don't understand the point.  The campsite wouldn't make them shut it down, either, even though generators were against their rules.  With all the noise, was like camping next to a motorcycle.   Ruined the whole experience for me.


You were at a car camp site, you can't expect much else.
 
2013-08-09 12:40:17 PM  
I tried to read the article but I got stuck on Ariel being a guy.

So.. I think most of the blame for this doucheiness rests squarely on the shoulders of his parents.

Unless he emancipated himself and chose a new moniker and discarded his old slave name.
 
2013-08-09 12:42:17 PM  

Outrageous Muff: Maud Dib: THIS...is hipster camping at its worst.

Laugh at them. Point and laugh at them.

http://gawker.com/5980261/artisanal-manliness-for-fun-and-profit

Holy F*ck. I want punch everyone of those "men" until I get tired of punching.


The ONLY way that would have ended better would be if, as they exited the tunnel, they suddenly found themselves in Laconia NH on Biker Weekend. Right in the middle of Harley Hill.

Don't worry about getting tired, I think we might find a few volunteers to be next in line.
 
2013-08-09 12:42:41 PM  

Maud Dib: I've got one in my gear bag for emergencies.


For full disclosure - me too.  However, I am happy to report that during the construction of said stove was the first and only time I have ever drank Heinekin.
 
2013-08-09 12:44:00 PM  
What a load of horse shiat.
 
2013-08-09 12:44:01 PM  
not impressed until I see an RV on a roof.
 
2013-08-09 12:44:11 PM  

Outrageous Muff: INeedAName: My arm would get tired. But then I would look at their gin and tonics, and some how muster the spirit to continue on.

There's nothing wrong with gin and tonics and there is nothing wrong with getting drunk camping. But they somehow make it punchable. How is that possible?


They combine two words into one nonsense phrase, their "camping gear" involves Honda dirt bikes and pickup trucks plastered with Honda logos, they use a blowtorch to start a camp fire, bringing "Gin and Tonic" for drunk camping, eating the most gourmet prepared "camp food" I've ever seen, all wearing the same exact crappy red jackets (apparently "artisanal" includes everyone dressing in the same outfit), and number one... THEY'RE FU*KING HIPSTERS GOING CAMPING!
 
2013-08-09 12:45:18 PM  
I wonder how many people would end up dead if we did a Fark camping party.
 
2013-08-09 12:45:20 PM  

INeedAName: DarkSoulNoHope: Maud Dib: lousyskater: Maud Dib: Rapmaster2000: It's ironic that this is a thread full of people hating on other people for not camping authentically.

Sounds pretty hipster.

THIS...is hipster camping at its worst.

Laugh at them. Point and laugh at them.

http://gawker.com/5980261/artisanal-manliness-for-fun-and-profit

...wut

When I first saw that posted last year, I thought it was a parody.
Sadly, it's farking real.

What makes me laugh at it, is the "artisanal manliness" group apparently needs a blowtorch to start a campground fire!

What makes me laugh, is that you seem to think anyone who works for a company is some mindless, souless drone driven only to satisfy the bottom line and their money-grubbing corporate overlords. I'd put you on the same level as these artisanal men in terms of having a a rather tenuous grip on reality.


Sorry, you're not as fun to banter with as Outrageous Muff.
 
2013-08-09 12:50:48 PM  

Skyd1v: Something I have never understood about living in Alaska - All the damn Wal-Mart campers.

People drive these massive RV's up the Alcan just to camp out in the middle of a parking lot in Anchorage? And it isn't like a rest stop for them, they will actually spend a week there and then drive back home. What is the point?


All Walmarts allow you to park in their lots for free, overnight.  I imagine most people are availing themselves of that service before moving elsewhere.
 
2013-08-09 12:51:38 PM  
FTA: "It was a time to socialize and look at the stars," says 24-year-old Ariel Abrahams,

Uh, I may just have one comment on your desire to stargaze if you are pitching your tent in Brooklyn. Those twinkling, shining  awe-inspiring specks of light are likely 400w High Pressure Sodium Lamps.
 
2013-08-09 01:02:32 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: They combine two words into one nonsense phrase, their "camping gear" involves Honda dirt bikes and pickup trucks plastered with Honda logos, they use a blowtorch to start a camp fire, bringing "Gin and Tonic" for drunk camping, eating the most gourmet prepared "camp food" I've ever seen, all wearing the same exact crappy red jackets (apparently "artisanal" includes everyone dressing in the same outfit), and number one... THEY'RE FU*KING HIPSTERS GOING CAMPING!


You watch that video and that's what pisses you off?
 
2013-08-09 01:04:01 PM  

Onkel Buck: DarkSoulNoHope: Meanwhile, cities such as Chicago, New York, Houston, and San Francisco have established urban camping programs, often geared toward families or neighborhood youths.

Funny how they didn't like it when these people decided to camp.

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Those people did not leave the place better than the way they found it like good campers would.


That's kind of hard to do when you're being chased away from your campsite by guys with nightsticks and pepper spray.
 
2013-08-09 01:06:46 PM  

Outrageous Muff: DarkSoulNoHope: They combine two words into one nonsense phrase, their "camping gear" involves Honda dirt bikes and pickup trucks plastered with Honda logos, they use a blowtorch to start a camp fire, bringing "Gin and Tonic" for drunk camping, eating the most gourmet prepared "camp food" I've ever seen, all wearing the same exact crappy red jackets (apparently "artisanal" includes everyone dressing in the same outfit), and number one... THEY'RE FU*KING HIPSTERS GOING CAMPING!

You watch that video and that's what pisses you off?


Well, the background voice describing this crap makes me want to strangle that person through the screen. What made you angry about it?
 
2013-08-09 01:10:51 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Onkel Buck: DarkSoulNoHope: Meanwhile, cities such as Chicago, New York, Houston, and San Francisco have established urban camping programs, often geared toward families or neighborhood youths.

Funny how they didn't like it when these people decided to camp.

[llwproductions.files.wordpress.com image 850x565]

Those people did not leave the place better than the way they found it like good campers would.

That's kind of hard to do when you're being chased away from your campsite by guys with nightsticks and pepper spray.


That too.
 
2013-08-09 01:18:16 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Onkel Buck: DarkSoulNoHope: Meanwhile, cities such as Chicago, New York, Houston, and San Francisco have established urban camping programs, often geared toward families or neighborhood youths.

Funny how they didn't like it when these people decided to camp.

[llwproductions.files.wordpress.com image 850x565]

Those people did not leave the place better than the way they found it like good campers would.

Yeah, neither did the businessmen who farked with our economy leave it better than the way they found it.


You need a tissue?
 
2013-08-09 01:28:43 PM  
This "extreme urban campsite" on a London rooftop was billed as a demonstration in low-cost living for cash-crunched Brits.

When enough people are engaged in "low cost" living in shelters no better than tents, you get crowded slums/shanty towns/Hoovervilles/whateveryouwannacallthem. They can be found all over the world where the poor are forced to live out a miserable existence. That's not a very appealing option.
 
2013-08-09 01:37:34 PM  

Two16: dopekitty74: I camped for two weeks just blocks away from bustling downtown Edmonton. There's a little path where 124th street turns ito Jasper avenue, goes down into the valley. Pitched a tent there for two weeks. Charged phone at parks, bathed in legislature wading pool, brushed teeth etc in public bathrooms.

Is that where the dirty deed when down?


What dirty deed are you referring to? And where exactly?

/me and the ex did f*ck in the tent..
 
2013-08-09 01:40:57 PM  

LandOfChocolate: You were at a car camp site, you can't expect much else.


I've never seen anyone else geared up like that there (and, remember, generators are ostensibly banned in the first place), and it wasn't the first time I'd camped there.
 
2013-08-09 01:47:23 PM  

LandOfChocolate: Ambitwistor: Sadly, "urban camping" isn't confined to the city.  Last time I went camping in the woods, some big family set up next to my tent and hauled in all kinds of inflatable tents, generators, spotlights, etc.  They basically recreated urban/suburban living in the wilderness.  I don't understand the point.  The campsite wouldn't make them shut it down, either, even though generators were against their rules.  With all the noise, was like camping next to a motorcycle.   Ruined the whole experience for me.

You were at a car camp site, you can't expect much else.


That's why my wife insists we camp out in the middle of the national forest, where no one else is around.

Unfortunately, many otherwise excellent campsites have been ruined by idiots and assholes using the area for target practice or worse, things like burning old TVs after they've been used for target practice.
 
2013-08-09 03:09:17 PM  

LandOfChocolate: Skyd1v: Something I have never understood about living in Alaska - All the damn Wal-Mart campers.

People drive these massive RV's up the Alcan just to camp out in the middle of a parking lot in Anchorage? And it isn't like a rest stop for them, they will actually spend a week there and then drive back home. What is the point?

All Walmarts allow you to park in their lots for free, overnight.  I imagine most people are availing themselves of that service before moving elsewhere.


Not all, I looked it up.  But you're essentially right... it seems *most* of them allow it.
 
2013-08-09 04:09:09 PM  

Felix_T_Cat: I have a friend who lives in a parking lot.  He prefers to call himself an 'Urban Camper.'  His plan is usually to get arrested in February for a month.  "With my luck, I'll get released in a storm."


When I worked in an ER, I started calling such citizens "urban outdoorsmen". Has a nice PC ring to it.
 
2013-08-09 04:10:17 PM  

Rapmaster2000: It's ironic that this is a thread full of people hating on other people for not camping authentically.

Sounds pretty hipster.


They were camping before camping was cool!
 
2013-08-09 04:12:52 PM  

Ambitwistor: Sadly, "urban camping" isn't confined to the city.  Last time I went camping in the woods, some big family set up next to my tent and hauled in all kinds of inflatable tents, generators, spotlights, etc.  They basically recreated urban/suburban living in the wilderness.  I don't understand the point.  The campsite wouldn't make them shut it down, either, even though generators were against their rules.  With all the noise, was like camping next to a motorcycle.   Ruined the whole experience for me.


How else are they going to run the air conditioning, microwave, and hairdryer? Ah, the great outdoors!
 
2013-08-09 04:15:05 PM  

LandOfChocolate: Skyd1v: Something I have never understood about living in Alaska - All the damn Wal-Mart campers.

People drive these massive RV's up the Alcan just to camp out in the middle of a parking lot in Anchorage? And it isn't like a rest stop for them, they will actually spend a week there and then drive back home. What is the point?

All Walmarts allow you to park in their lots for free, overnight.  I imagine most people are availing themselves of that service before moving elsewhere.


My wife works in a building next to a Wal-Mart.  I frequently stop by there.  Pretty easy to notice the 36 foot diesel-pusher with the patio furniture all arranged in one of the parking stalls sitting there for a period of time that would suggest they aren't just there to pick up some Pringles and get their bearings.
 
2013-08-09 10:27:12 PM  
That is camping about as much a Yugo is a racecar.
 
2013-08-10 09:08:56 AM  

Ima4nic8or: That is camping about as much a Yugo is a racecar.


Yeah, apparently, that's a thing.  Hipster racing at it's finest.
 
2013-08-10 10:56:10 AM  
I'll just leave this here to show a large amount of the reasons of why I despise Hipsters. Glove and Boots - Evolution of the Hipster
 
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