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(Quartz)   You know what they say about the size of your latte...that you're an idiot for believing it means anything   (qz.com) divider line 39
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2013-12-09 01:55:50 PM
Management are a bunch of fatties.
 
2013-12-09 01:56:30 PM
You can have my Vente when you pry it from my cold, dead hands. Or tell me what the hell a vente actually is.
 
2013-12-09 01:58:12 PM
I drink my Tassimo brewers' skinny latte. Double espresso setting, skimmed milk. Not bad.

...

Not that great mind you, but not bad.
 
2013-12-09 01:58:33 PM
Meet the CEO...

themagnetisalwayson.com

coffee doesn't make you wise. it makes you pee. and shaky.
 
2013-12-09 02:01:34 PM
It means they like latte's.

Who's the idiot now, Mr. Bond?
 
2013-12-09 02:01:49 PM

soporific: You can have my Vente when you pry it from my cold, dead hands. Or tell me what the hell a vente actually is.


FYI, it's called a venti because it's 20 ounces.

www.zuguide.com
 
2013-12-09 02:02:40 PM
The size of your latte corresponds to

... how bad your caffeine addiction is?
... how much sleep you get?
... how long the car trip ahead of you is?
... how well the heat in your car works?
 
2013-12-09 02:03:18 PM
My latte mug just means I can pour a whole can of soup into the mug to microwave.  "But isn't that unhealthy?"  I weighed 200 pounds last november.  I think weighing 158 pounds now allows me to pig out on a can of soup when I'm sick.
 
2013-12-09 02:03:45 PM
Forget the latte, the big news here is in the hair department:

"Men seen in photographs with shaved heads were perceived as an inch taller and 13% stronger than men with full heads of hair. Men who are entirely bald are viewed as the most dominant, and those with thinning hair are seen as the least powerful (that's painful). Mannes says he conducted his study after noticing that he was treated with greater deference after shaving his head. "
 
2013-12-09 02:05:37 PM
I could use a little help from you Farkers.

Where do you buy green coffee beans online? Any hints about deals, etc. would be appreciated.

Amazon.com doesn't charge shipping with Prime but I'm worried about their turnover and other issues.

/unmodified used Poppery 1
/what a cheap start
 
2013-12-09 02:06:23 PM
So, based on a study of undernourished people it has been determined that those who can afford larger purchases have higher status. That sample set is highly applicable to the rest of society. None of THEM will think you're a lardass.
 
2013-12-09 02:09:21 PM

DoctorWhat: The size of your latte corresponds to

... how bad your caffeine addiction is?
... how much sleep you get?
... how long the car trip ahead of you is?
... how well the heat in your car works?


or,

how much milk you require to drink two shots of espresso.
 
2013-12-09 02:10:18 PM

DoctorWhat: The size of your latte corresponds to

... how bad your caffeine addiction is?
... how much sleep you get?
... how long the car trip ahead of you is?
... how well the heat in your car works?


Your lactose tolerance?
Bladder size?

/And let us not forget: being a hipster
 
2013-12-09 02:13:55 PM
To take it one step further, surround yourself with the trappings of the salary and lifestyle you want, not the one you have.

Got it.  Ferrari dealership, here I come!
 
2013-12-09 02:16:46 PM

cwolf20: My latte mug just means I can pour a whole can of soup into the mug to microwave.  "But isn't that unhealthy?"  I weighed 200 pounds last november.  I think weighing 158 pounds now allows me to pig out on a can of soup when I'm sick.


"Pig out" on a can of soup?  Shiat, dude.  That's not a meal.  That's a beverage with which I'll wash down a couple of BLTs.
 
2013-12-09 02:19:00 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: cwolf20: My latte mug just means I can pour a whole can of soup into the mug to microwave.  "But isn't that unhealthy?"  I weighed 200 pounds last november.  I think weighing 158 pounds now allows me to pig out on a can of soup when I'm sick.

"Pig out" on a can of soup?  Shiat, dude.  That's not a meal.  That's a beverage with which I'll wash down a couple of BLTs.


Well, it is a work lunch.
 
2013-12-09 02:20:04 PM

czei: Forget the latte, the big news here is in the hair department:

"Men seen in photographs with shaved heads were perceived as an inch taller and 13% stronger than men with full heads of hair. Men who are entirely bald are viewed as the most dominant, and those with thinning hair are seen as the least powerful (that's painful). Mannes says he conducted his study after noticing that he was treated with greater deference after shaving his head. "


I believe this.

I've been shaving my head for over two years now, and it's way better. Not only is it much easier to maintain, but the ladies like it too. Just make sure you have either glasses or facial hair, or you'll look like an idiot.

Also, make sure you're not white. Bald, white people look like evil communist Nazis.
 
2013-12-09 02:25:34 PM
Though 5% report greater satisfaction with a large latte, 10% are terrified of it.Tall is the way to go.
 
2013-12-09 02:28:41 PM
From TFA: "To take it one step further, surround yourself with the trappings of the salary and lifestyle you want, not the one you have."

Right. Rack up tons of debt, pretending to be on a higher income than you have. Sounds legit.
 
2013-12-09 02:31:20 PM
It's good that sociologists are studying lattes, because that's all most of them will be making for the rest of their careers.
 
2013-12-09 02:33:40 PM
homarjr:  I've been shaving my head for over two years now, and it's way better.

Yes, I agree!

Not only is it much easier to maintain, but the ladies like it too.

I'll take your word on that second part.

Just make sure you have either glasses or facial hair, or you'll look like an idiot.

Check and check.  Woohoo!

Also, make sure you're not white. Bald, white people look like evil communist Nazis.

Dammit.
 
2013-12-09 02:35:19 PM

ToastmasterGeneral: soporific: You can have my Vente when you pry it from my cold, dead hands. Or tell me what the hell a vente actually is.

FYI, it's called a venti because it's 20 ounces.


...and 'venti' is Italian for '20'.

Sort of need the whole description to really answer the question...
 
2013-12-09 02:41:26 PM

czei: Forget the latte, the big news here is in the hair department:


Yeah, that really brought the point home...
 
2013-12-09 02:43:15 PM
Consider an experiment by Albert Mannes of the Wharton School: Men seen in photographs with shaved heads were perceived as an inch taller and 13% stronger than men with full heads of hair. Men who are entirely bald are viewed as the most dominant, and those with thinning hair are seen as the least powerful (that's painful). Mannes says he conducted his study after noticing that he was treated with greater deference after shaving his head.

I believe this only if "stronger" means older and "dominant" means oldest.

And you are being treated with more deference because they think you are older and we're generally taught to respect our elders.
 
2013-12-09 02:59:14 PM

Dirtybird971: Consider an experiment by Albert Mannes of the Wharton School: Men seen in photographs with shaved heads were perceived as an inch taller and 13% stronger than men with full heads of hair. Men who are entirely bald are viewed as the most dominant, and those with thinning hair are seen as the least powerful (that's painful). Mannes says he conducted his study after noticing that he was treated with greater deference after shaving his head.

I believe this only if "stronger" means older and "dominant" means oldest.

And you are being treated with more deference because they think you are older and we're generally taught to respect our elders.


Fark old people and you're not touching my 20 oz mug of black coffee
 
2013-12-09 03:02:17 PM

homarjr: czei: Forget the latte, the big news here is in the hair department:

"Men seen in photographs with shaved heads were perceived as an inch taller and 13% stronger than men with full heads of hair. Men who are entirely bald are viewed as the most dominant, and those with thinning hair are seen as the least powerful (that's painful). Mannes says he conducted his study after noticing that he was treated with greater deference after shaving his head. "

I believe this.

I've been shaving my head for over two years now, and it's way better. Not only is it much easier to maintain, but the ladies like it too. Just make sure you have either glasses or facial hair, or you'll look like an idiot.

Also, make sure you're not white. Bald, white people look like evil communist Nazis.


Yeah, bald Nazis are the worst:


0.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com

And I agree: stay away from the white, bald, and no facial hair look:

i.usatoday.net
 
2013-12-09 03:23:40 PM
Thank Christ I'm not subject to that office status bullshiat. How do you poor bastards do it?
 
2013-12-09 03:40:03 PM
@TheShavingofOccam123  - go to sweetmarias.com; they have a great selection, ridiculous research and notes, and flat rate shipping; I've been buying from them for over 12 years
 
2013-12-09 03:48:54 PM

Monaro: From TFA: "To take it one step further, surround yourself with the trappings of the salary and lifestyle you want, not the one you have."

Right. Rack up tons of debt, pretending to be on a higher income than you have. Sounds legit.



Seriously...

This way of thinking is what caused America's economy to go down the shiatter. Consume consume consume!


/How 'bout no.
 
2013-12-09 03:49:56 PM
TheShavingofOccam123: (trying this a better way...) go to sweetmarias.com; they have a great selection, ridiculous research and notes, and flat rate shipping; I've been buying from them for over 12 years
 
2013-12-09 04:00:39 PM
TheShavingofOccam123:

coffee doesn't make you wise. it makes you pee. and shaky.

Which, for guys, is a terrible combination.
 
2013-12-09 04:57:46 PM
One approach:
img.fark.net

My approach (also gets some smiles):
brickellcollection.com
 
2013-12-09 05:24:06 PM
Whatever on the bald part
 
2013-12-09 05:27:44 PM
Great advice. Surround yourself with what you want, not what you can afford. That's the sure-fire way of expressing your ability to handle responsibilities... living beyond your means. Because once you do that the pieces will fall into place... right?
 
2013-12-09 06:16:30 PM
i44.tinypic.com
 
2013-12-09 07:26:58 PM
I thought that management can have little coffees because they can jaunt down the street whenever or make Susie at the front desk get them some more, while worker drones get the gallon jug because they are chained to their desk until their required-by-law 12:30 sunlight appointment comes around.
 
2013-12-09 10:28:12 PM

kenlmf: TheShavingofOccam123: (trying this a better way...) go to sweetmarias.com; they have a great selection, ridiculous research and notes, and flat rate shipping; I've been buying from them for over 12 years


thanks. I've been eyeing their 4 pound sampler. I also like all the information they provide.

I was shocked at how good the Costa Rican beans I roasted in a Poppery then ground in a Bullet were. I tend to make a lot of my foods--yogurt, sauerkraut, bread...--so I decided I'd try coffee on the cheap. I'll upgrade along the way if things continue as they have so far.
 
2013-12-09 10:46:22 PM

czei: Forget the latte, the big news here is in the hair department:

"Men seen in photographs with shaved heads were perceived as an inch taller and 13% stronger than men with full heads of hair. Men who are entirely bald are viewed as the most dominant, and those with thinning hair are seen as the least powerful (that's painful). Mannes says he conducted his study after noticing that he was treated with greater deference after shaving his head. "


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Who loves ya, baby?

/he has hair in the bird man from alcatraz
 
2013-12-10 03:54:22 AM
The fact you drink latte says a hell of a lot more... What's the matter, Francis? Daddy's strong, black too much for ya?
 
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