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2014-03-11 02:47:29 PM  
My god the intertubes is in a biatchy mood today. Let it go, people. Drink what you wanna drink.
 
2014-03-11 02:48:02 PM  

Z-clipped: Rwa2play: Z-clipped: Rwa2play: divx88: Needs a slice of $4 'artisan' toast and $7 'artisan' porridge to go with it.

I should post Carlin's monologue about advertising and marketing.  Seems apropos with threads like this where people spend 150% and higher on foods that a) can make on their own or b) buy for far less.

Because we all have a $15K LaMarzocco GB-5 in our houses, and the time it takes to learn how to use it purposely?

Or, you know, a simple coffeemaker that makes...coffee.

If I'm gonna pay $10 for a drink, it'll be some type of wine or spirit, not coffee.

You can drink wine or spirits for $10, but some wine and spirits cost more than $10. Are they a waste of money?


Not if it's after work~!
 
2014-03-11 02:56:16 PM  
Licorice is disgusting.
 
2014-03-11 02:56:53 PM  

TheLopper: My god the intertubes is in a biatchy mood today. Let it go, people. Drink what you wanna drink.


The sun is out and the bright light is pissing everyone off. Deal with it.

/heh
 
2014-03-11 03:17:23 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: The lavish latte is made with imported beans ($24 per 12-ounce bag) roasted by Norwegian coffee master Tim Wendelboe, a 2004 World Barista Champion and 2005 World Tasting Champion. The licorice powder is "high class," according to Hermannsdóttir, and the brew is also mixed with steamed local organic milk and a special anise syrup imported from Denmark.

OK, we have officially gone Too. Farking. Far.  Jesus, foodies.  Stop it.  Just... Stop it.


Meh. I'm not proud of it, but once I spent $25 on a shot of Johnny Walker Blue, to see what it tasted like.  As long as you're not making a habit of it, I don't see the harm. There's a backlash against luxury these days, but I think back in the 80's and early 90's, people would be more curious about something like this than openly hostile.
 
2014-03-11 03:20:27 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: unyon: DarkSoulNoHope: It is what they are these days, yuppies with parental trust funds who move into an area teeming with diverse life, only to suck away that area of the prior residences at the hands of a newly minted Hipster and his $10 coffee, $200 fake rim-only "glasses", $250 chuck taylors, $100 grandpa hat, $150 pre-ripped jeans (meaning the Hipster didn't rip them himself/herself, sorry George Carlin if I misused that prefix!), as well as the overpriced stores and restaurants that come with such people (and the pretentious douchebag attitude that is expressed when they're around). It kinda floors me how these people don't get that they're the reason gentrification occurs when they talk out about the "plight of the poor people" (but really do nothing about it, despite them having the funding means to hire a few poor people with these businesses they create with mommy and daddy's money) with their fake Hipsterized liberalism.

Congratulations on your takedown of a wholly fictional class of people.

Prove me wrong. Where is all the gentrification coming from if it isn't a bunch of trust fund Hipsters who make an area "nice" to live in, which the next cycle is even wealthier people come into that area (to show how "artistic" they are, just by moving there) and price out the so called "artists" (whom are actually Hipsters that priced out the poor people). It used to be that the artists would move into an area for the low rents, maybe open up a shop or two, and eventually wealthy people would move into the area because of how "artistic" it now is, but the cycle has been rapidly increased of pricing poor people out of their homes since the fake "artistic" Trust Fund Hipsters already have money from their parents that quickly increases the cost of living of the area they invade (eventually they get priced out because even mommy and daddy's trust fund won't override the costs of the bankers and businessmen that move there that have new condos and even pricier restau ...


so basically your retort for him calling BS on your story was simply to repeat it while throwing in different insults to show how above it all you are?
maybe there's just a demand for nice places to live?
 
2014-03-11 03:35:57 PM  

Pathman: so basically your retort for him calling BS on your story was simply to repeat it while throwing in different insults to show how above it all you are?
maybe there's just a demand for nice places to live?


There are plenty of places for wealthy people to live, the point is that these wealthy people are displacing poor people in order to do it, it's not hard to figure out that is why they call it gentrification.
 
2014-03-11 03:39:13 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Pathman: so basically your retort for him calling BS on your story was simply to repeat it while throwing in different insults to show how above it all you are?
maybe there's just a demand for nice places to live?

There are plenty of places for wealthy people to live, the point is that these wealthy people are displacing poor people in order to do it, it's not hard to figure out that is why they call it gentrification.


You realize that people move into these neighborhoods because it's all they can afford right?  You act like rich people are racing to move to the projects.
 
2014-03-11 03:41:09 PM  

Z-clipped: Rwa2play: Z-clipped: Rwa2play: divx88: Needs a slice of $4 'artisan' toast and $7 'artisan' porridge to go with it.

I should post Carlin's monologue about advertising and marketing.  Seems apropos with threads like this where people spend 150% and higher on foods that a) can make on their own or b) buy for far less.

Because we all have a $15K LaMarzocco GB-5 in our houses, and the time it takes to learn how to use it purposely?

Or, you know, a simple coffeemaker that makes...coffee.

If I'm gonna pay $10 for a drink, it'll be some type of wine or spirit, not coffee.

You can drink wine or spirits for $10, but some wine and spirits cost more than $10. Are they a waste of money?

Great coffee is better than good coffee, so it costs more. Some of what's being produced by small growers and roasters right now is MUCH better than anything that's ever been seen in the modern era. You don't have to drink it, but I'm glad it's there for the times that I want to.


Great coffee is better than good coffee...


Thanks for the insight Joe Madden
 
2014-03-11 03:41:55 PM  

ReverendJynxed: Licorice is disgusting.


So much this
 
2014-03-11 03:43:57 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Pathman: so basically your retort for him calling BS on your story was simply to repeat it while throwing in different insults to show how above it all you are?
maybe there's just a demand for nice places to live?

There are plenty of places for wealthy people to live, the point is that these wealthy people are displacing poor people in order to do it, it's not hard to figure out that is why they call it gentrification.


yeah, in much the same way the guy who rented my apartment once i decided i didn't want to pay that much to live in the city anymore and moved displaced me.

If those poor people own the property, then they're in for a windfall.  if they are renting, then why shouldn't the owner have the right to charge a market value for HIS property?  that's one of the perks of owning property - you get to use it.
 
2014-03-11 03:45:29 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: It is what they are these days, yuppies with parental trust funds who move into an area teeming with diverse life, only to suck away that area of the prior residences at the hands of a newly minted Hipster and his $10 coffee, $200 fake rim-only "glasses", $250 chuck taylors, $100 grandpa hat, $150 pre-ripped jeans (meaning the Hipster didn't rip them himself/herself, sorry George Carlin if I misused that prefix!), as well as the overpriced stores and restaurants that come with such people (and the pretentious douchebag attitude that is expressed when they're around). It kinda floors me how these people don't get that they're the reason gentrification occurs when they talk out about the "plight of the poor people" (but really do nothing about it, despite them having the funding means to hire a few poor people with these businesses they create with mommy and daddy's money) with their fake Hipsterized liberalism.


You should be over at the politics tab. They'd love you there.
No. Really,
 
2014-03-11 03:52:08 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Pathman: so basically your retort for him calling BS on your story was simply to repeat it while throwing in different insults to show how above it all you are?
maybe there's just a demand for nice places to live?

There are plenty of places for wealthy people to live, the point is that these wealthy people are displacing poor people in order to do it, it's not hard to figure out that is why they call it gentrification.


I should clarify, there are plenty of places for wealthy people to live that they already have which are considered "nice" (the Hamptons, Beverly Hills, Rumson (New Jersey), etc) and there most likely wasn't any poor people there to begin with. In fact, thanks to white flight from the cities, many of these wealthy towns popped up so they could be isolated away from the "uppity blacks" and the "disgusting poors", as well as other demographics these people are fearful of. Now apparently the children of these rich people are bored, decide to look for what is "new and interesting" and unfortunately that new trend is Hipsterism.

Thanks to their parents, these wealthy kids move in where the other more established Hipsters live, emulate their same aged peers (especially gaining the pretentious douchebag attitude towards non-Hipsters), and eventually price out the poor people that were living in these places that the Trust Fund Hipsters moved into to become "artistic" too.

I could even drop the whole Hipster thing in this argument of mine, because this has been happening for years before and it has been documented by a great many sociologists. Though I add the Hipster argument into place because not only are they jerks with their personalities, but their displacement of poor people (due to the eventual elimination of businesses that cater to the poor in that area, which brings housing rent prices up too) occurs alot faster because the businesses they create (as opposed to a real artist who might just rent out a storefront cheap for an art gallery) have high prices far beyond what the people who were originally there could pay. As I said, these dicks who you can easily identify with similar mismatched clothing and snooty attitudes towards "non-alternative" or "not my kind of alternative" people, have quickened the gentrification cycle and have widely expanded it in scope far beyond just what it was before.
 
2014-03-11 03:59:51 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: I should clarify,


You have literally no idea what your talking about.  Your lack of understanding of NYC real estate and it's population is staggering.
 
2014-03-11 04:02:26 PM  
There'd better be Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee in that cup.
 
2014-03-11 04:05:56 PM  

shtychkn: Z-clipped: Rwa2play: Z-clipped: Rwa2play: divx88: Needs a slice of $4 'artisan' toast and $7 'artisan' porridge to go with it.

I should post Carlin's monologue about advertising and marketing.  Seems apropos with threads like this where people spend 150% and higher on foods that a) can make on their own or b) buy for far less.

Because we all have a $15K LaMarzocco GB-5 in our houses, and the time it takes to learn how to use it purposely?

Or, you know, a simple coffeemaker that makes...coffee.

If I'm gonna pay $10 for a drink, it'll be some type of wine or spirit, not coffee.

You can drink wine or spirits for $10, but some wine and spirits cost more than $10. Are they a waste of money?

Great coffee is better than good coffee, so it costs more. Some of what's being produced by small growers and roasters right now is MUCH better than anything that's ever been seen in the modern era. You don't have to drink it, but I'm glad it's there for the times that I want to.

Great coffee is better than good coffee...


Thanks for the insight Joe Madden


Joe Madden?


www.tampabay.com
 
2014-03-11 04:15:20 PM  

Z-clipped: shtychkn: Z-clipped: Rwa2play: Z-clipped: Rwa2play: divx88:

Great coffee is better than good coffee...


Thanks for the insight Joe Madden

Joe Madden?


[www.tampabay.com image 300x225]


I know two things. Great coffee is better than good coffee; and if you overshift on Teixiera, he'll fall apart mentally.
 
2014-03-11 04:29:34 PM  

Z-clipped: shtychkn: Z-clipped: Rwa2play: Z-clipped: Rwa2play: divx88: Needs a slice of $4 'artisan' toast and $7 'artisan' porridge to go with it.

I should post Carlin's monologue about advertising and marketing.  Seems apropos with threads like this where people spend 150% and higher on foods that a) can make on their own or b) buy for far less.

Because we all have a $15K LaMarzocco GB-5 in our houses, and the time it takes to learn how to use it purposely?

Or, you know, a simple coffeemaker that makes...coffee.

If I'm gonna pay $10 for a drink, it'll be some type of wine or spirit, not coffee.

You can drink wine or spirits for $10, but some wine and spirits cost more than $10. Are they a waste of money?

Great coffee is better than good coffee, so it costs more. Some of what's being produced by small growers and roasters right now is MUCH better than anything that's ever been seen in the modern era. You don't have to drink it, but I'm glad it's there for the times that I want to.

Great coffee is better than good coffee...


Thanks for the insight Joe Madden

Joe Madden?


John Joe.. whatever. I knew it was one of the Beatles.
 
2014-03-11 05:08:45 PM  
None of these things are coffee:

Lattes
Mochas
Espressos
Cappuccinos
Frappuccions

Starbucks did not normalize $4 coffee. They convinced people that these things are coffee.
 
2014-03-11 06:44:25 PM  
Everyone hates posers, and I'm fed up with people who only like things ironically. But it is NOT douchey to enjoy nice things.

Quality ingredients cost money, and good service costs money, and if your once-craptastic neighborhood is supporting a cafe that caters to people willing to spend money on those things, guess what? They're employing folks and contributing to the tax base.

Why get mad about that?

Are you angry that the derelict building was gutted and turned into decent condos, where people give a crap about what their homes look like?  Because they're making you look bad for NOT caring about the rats and filth and crack dens and garbage?
 
2014-03-11 07:26:46 PM  
Trying Kopi Luwak is on my bucket list. (Not as a latte, though. I'll take it black so I can actually taste it.) So, yeah, I'd pay $10 (or more) for a cup of coffee, but only once and under exceptional circumstances.
 
2014-03-11 08:20:47 PM  
Sounds like a good cup of coffee.
I like licorice, and I'd certainly give it a go.
If it's awsome I might have it once in a while, if I lived or worked close enough. I do not. By thousands of miles.
If there are a 100 me's in NY it's worthwhile having the 10$ coffee on the menu.
 
2014-03-11 08:39:38 PM  
This whole thing reminds me of that scene about the $5 milkshake in Pulp Fiction.

I'd try a $10 cup of coffee just to find out what a $10 cup of coffee tastes like.
 
2014-03-11 10:22:13 PM  

James!: DarkSoulNoHope: Pathman: so basically your retort for him calling BS on your story was simply to repeat it while throwing in different insults to show how above it all you are?
maybe there's just a demand for nice places to live?

There are plenty of places for wealthy people to live, the point is that these wealthy people are displacing poor people in order to do it, it's not hard to figure out that is why they call it gentrification.

You realize that people move into these neighborhoods because it's all they can afford right?  You act like rich people are racing to move to the projects.


Decent investment properties, jus sayin'
/do not bargain in that type of malice
 
2014-03-11 11:42:38 PM  
$10??? Heck no.  I won't even pay $4.  That is why I have not had Starbucks or Pete's in years.  Actually I am stunned that anybody does.  You can make gallons of coffee at home for a fraction of what a cut costs at one of those places.  If you must have a mocha or whatever then you just mix in some hot chocolate mix.
 
2014-03-12 03:36:54 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: DarkSoulNoHope: Pathman: so basically your retort for him calling BS on your story was simply to repeat it while throwing in different insults to show how above it all you are?
maybe there's just a demand for nice places to live?

There are plenty of places for wealthy people to live, the point is that these wealthy people are displacing poor people in order to do it, it's not hard to figure out that is why they call it gentrification.

I should clarify, there are plenty of places for wealthy people to live that they already have which are considered "nice" (the Hamptons, Beverly Hills, Rumson (New Jersey), etc) and there most likely wasn't any poor people there to begin with. In fact, thanks to white flight from the cities, many of these wealthy towns popped up so they could be isolated away from the "uppity blacks" and the "disgusting poors", as well as other demographics these people are fearful of. Now apparently the children of these rich people are bored, decide to look for what is "new and interesting" and unfortunately that new trend is Hipsterism.

Thanks to their parents, these wealthy kids move in where the other more established Hipsters live, emulate their same aged peers (especially gaining the pretentious douchebag attitude towards non-Hipsters), and eventually price out the poor people that were living in these places that the Trust Fund Hipsters moved into to become "artistic" too.

I could even drop the whole Hipster thing in this argument of mine, because this has been happening for years before and it has been documented by a great many sociologists. Though I add the Hipster argument into place because not only are they jerks with their personalities, but their displacement of poor people (due to the eventual elimination of businesses that cater to the poor in that area, which brings housing rent prices up too) occurs alot faster because the businesses they create (as opposed to a real artist who might just rent out a storefront cheap for an art ...


yeah...you didn't really need to clarify any of that.  that's more or less what you said in every post.
 
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