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(Slate)   Slate stops covering college hookup culture, starts covering coverage of nonexistent college hookup culture's effect on nonexistent college hookup culture's hookups   (slate.com) divider line 15
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2014-01-24 06:05:03 PM  
So Slate has finally disappeared up its own ass?
 
2014-01-24 06:05:46 PM  
No one cares what Slate does anymore.
 
2014-01-24 06:15:34 PM  
"Only 15 percent" of a party school's population is still a farkin' lot of people, man.  I'm not really sure how you can say that more than one in ten people participate in something and that it also doesn't exist in the same article.  That's pretty well into statistical significance.

I mean, a similar or smaller number of people give a shiat about the college football games, does football culture not exist either?
 
2014-01-24 06:32:12 PM  
If you aren't trying to get laid wherever or whenever in life you are, then you are already dead.
 
2014-01-24 06:36:42 PM  
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Interested.
 
2014-01-24 06:37:26 PM  
I've participated in hookup culture.  Cox Cable made me pay a guy $30 to come hook up my new DVR.
 
2014-01-24 07:16:54 PM  

Jim_Callahan: "Only 15 percent" of a party school's population is still a farkin' lot of people, man.  I'm not really sure how you can say that more than one in ten people participate in something and that it also doesn't exist in the same article.  That's pretty well into statistical significance.

I mean, a similar or smaller number of people give a shiat about the college football games, does football culture not exist either?


Well the "hookup culture" made it sound like the number was 5 times that amount.
 
2014-01-24 07:57:34 PM  

machoprogrammer: Well the "hookup culture" made it sound like the number was 5 times that amount.


Again, the same objection can be raised toward football culture - the 5% or so of folks that are sad, lifeless cardboard cutouts that have nothing better to do with their lives than watch other people have fun with a childrens' game pretty much tell everyone that it's something 150% of the population enjoys.

I'm actually transitioning from making fun of the logic to actually voting we similarly ret-con the entire public sporting event culture out of college life, I'd like to be able to park on campus on on-season saturdays.
 
2014-01-24 07:59:44 PM  
Barbara Risman, the chair of sociology at the University of Illinois-Chicago and a Council on Contemporary Families senior scholar, interviewed 87 students.

I will be the first guy to defend population samples when some derper says "Yeah, they only poll 5000 people out of the whole country!"  But 87 interviews out of a total undergraduate population of 20 million is ferkin ridiculous.

This isn't science, this is a "qualitative" study.  Or as I like to call them, "Anecdotes from people that don't think math and science are related."

Statistics.  It's a thing.
 
2014-01-24 08:18:05 PM  

Jim_Callahan: machoprogrammer: Well the "hookup culture" made it sound like the number was 5 times that amount.

Again, the same objection can be raised toward football culture - the 5% or so of folks that are sad, lifeless cardboard cutouts that have nothing better to do with their lives than watch other people have fun with a childrens' game pretty much tell everyone that it's something 150% of the population enjoys.

I'm actually transitioning from making fun of the logic to actually voting we similarly ret-con the entire public sporting event culture out of college life, I'd like to be able to park on campus on on-season saturdays.


So other people shouldn't be able to have fun because you can't park on campus.. on a Saturday.

This has to be the most hilariously bitter post I've ever encountered on park.
 
2014-01-24 09:02:52 PM  

Tourney3p0: Jim_Callahan: machoprogrammer: Well the "hookup culture" made it sound like the number was 5 times that amount.

Again, the same objection can be raised toward football culture - the 5% or so of folks that are sad, lifeless cardboard cutouts that have nothing better to do with their lives than watch other people have fun with a childrens' game pretty much tell everyone that it's something 150% of the population enjoys.

I'm actually transitioning from making fun of the logic to actually voting we similarly ret-con the entire public sporting event culture out of college life, I'd like to be able to park on campus on on-season saturdays.

So other people shouldn't be able to have fun because you can't park on campus.. on a Saturday.

This has to be the most hilariously bitter post I've ever encountered on park.


And what campus are you on where you can actually park on campus ever?   I certainly couldn't at mine.

/$600/semester to maybe get into the lottery to get you into the parking lot 1 mile away up the hill.
 
2014-01-24 10:14:04 PM  

meyerkev: Tourney3p0: Jim_Callahan: machoprogrammer: Well the "hookup culture" made it sound like the number was 5 times that amount.

Again, the same objection can be raised toward football culture - the 5% or so of folks that are sad, lifeless cardboard cutouts that have nothing better to do with their lives than watch other people have fun with a childrens' game pretty much tell everyone that it's something 150% of the population enjoys.

I'm actually transitioning from making fun of the logic to actually voting we similarly ret-con the entire public sporting event culture out of college life, I'd like to be able to park on campus on on-season saturdays.

So other people shouldn't be able to have fun because you can't park on campus.. on a Saturday.

This has to be the most hilariously bitter post I've ever encountered on park.

And what campus are you on where you can actually park on campus ever?   I certainly couldn't at mine.

/$600/semester to maybe get into the lottery to get you into the parking lot 1 mile away up the hill.


Local state school, not the 'big name with the big football program that charges 4x that so you get a funny ring'.  I went to UH, which while costing me only a few thousand per semester, is also competitive in the state/world in several programs.

I say all of this to say that despite parking being problematic, you could always get a pass and always find somewhere to park. And you could always take up riding a motorcycle or scooter, they park for free or cheap most places (and you can actually park them randomly closer usually), or take the, and this may be a shocker, public transport. And a bicycle.

See, most buses now have this thing called a 'bike rack' on the front to encourage use.

Or hell, you could get a push-scooter like a razor or a folding travel bike or any of several other valid solutions.  Granted, I think college sports should be removed from college, or turned into a completely different grouping of educational facility which neither helps nor hinders the actual educational one.
 
2014-01-24 10:29:11 PM  
I... what?
 
2014-01-25 08:22:05 AM  

Jim_Callahan: "Only 15 percent" of a party school's population is still a farkin' lot of people, man.  I'm not really sure how you can say that more than one in ten people participate in something and that it also doesn't exist in the same article.  That's pretty well into statistical significance.

I mean, a similar or smaller number of people give a shiat about the college football games, does football culture not exist either?


Self reported. I bet a statistically significant percentage of that very same population would report abnormally large penises, kicking major ass, and blending into machinery.

Kids lie.
 
2014-01-25 08:32:26 AM  

kroonermanblack: I went to UH, which while costing me only a few thousand per semester, is also competitive in the state/world in several programs.


At the grad level, yeah.


My understanding of how parking and football relate to each other at UH is that the old, cheap parking spaces were bulldozed to make room for a new football stadium, and they were replaced by a parking garage that costs four times as much to use.  There's a lesson in there, somewhere.
 
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