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(NYPost)   Not so cool unhip guy who doesn't like people on his lawn, explains how liberals use coolness as a weapon. The uncoolness, it oozes   (nypost.com ) divider line
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2014-03-22 11:55:03 AM  
<i>Gutfeld finds that cool warps everything. In 2012, for instance, Zuckerberg's Facebook not only didn't pay any net federal income tax but was actually due a refund of about $430 million. Why? Because the company (lawfully) deducted the stock options it issues to Facebook employees, many of them now deliriously wealthy because of those options. If Exxon or Koch Industries had managed that, someone might have noticed.</i>

dosedosedose.files.wordpress.com

/ProTip: Koch and Exxon do that already and we do notice and hate it, just as much as any company who uses tax loopholes to eliminate their tax burden or get a refund they don't deserve.
//It's you conservatives who want us to forgive tax dodging behavior of large companies who already have lots of money and then want us to blame poor people programs for why "our taxes are so high" even though they aren't
 
2014-03-22 12:04:12 PM  
An entire book summarized with one specific rendition of an internet meme:

i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-22 12:25:28 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: stopped reading right there


Then you missed the funniest part:

It imposed warped values - artfully cultivated rebellion, counterproductive liberal "social consciousness," romantic outlaw status for murderous enemies of America (the Weather Underground, Mumia Abu-Jamal, the Boston Marathon bombers) - on the mainstream.
 
2014-03-22 12:39:35 PM  
Haven't read the book but I suspect there's possibly a grain of truth buried deep within Gutfield's whining and biatching somewhere, where something akin to "coolness" can explain how societal attitudes about things can change very rapidly, probably helped along by popular culture. I further suspect that this whining's coming about because social conservatives and homophobes are discovering they can't get laid anymore if they're really open about their beliefs.

Seems likely to me, anyway, I could be full of shiat again. I hope someone who actually knows what they're talking about has studied this. Are there any resident Social Scientists on Fark? Point me in the right direction, somebody, I'm interested in further reading.
 
2014-03-22 12:56:57 PM  
"Icons of cool like Robert Redford, Mark Zuckerberg, Jesse James and Yoko Ono..."

youkeepusingthatword.jpg
 
2014-03-22 01:42:29 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

R.I.P. Birth of the Cool
 
2014-03-22 01:47:27 PM  
FTFA: So the bag ban is basically a serial killer on the loose.

Yes, if you use a reusable shopping bag, you could end up murdering your entire family!

Protecting against foodborne illnesses is a matter of basic food safety & you can do that with or without reusable bags. I thought conservative blowhards were all in favor of personal responsibility?
 
2014-03-22 02:43:17 PM  
I JUST TYPE IN ALL CAPS. CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL.
 
2014-03-22 02:45:23 PM  
img1.wikia.nocookie.net

Bumquist: If he can figure out what is "happening", he can rise one notch to become "hip", and if he can convince himself to approve of what is "happening", he can become "groovy".  [ominously] Groovy! And then he raise himself to the rank of "cool". He can become one of those... "cool guys".
 
2014-03-22 02:45:36 PM  
This is a total ripoff of an Aristotle column from 320 BC. Apparently Kyle Smith is shocked to learn that popular culture influences politics.
 
2014-03-22 02:46:26 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-22 02:47:54 PM  
FTA: "Icons of cool like Robert Redford, Mark Zuckerberg, Jesse James and Yoko Ono get shredded in the book, which is as breezy, enlightening and funny as Gutfeld's two TV shows, "The Five" and "Red Eye.

as funny as pancreatic cancer, gotcha.
 
2014-03-22 02:49:08 PM  
what world does he live in where Facebook and Yoko Ono are cool?
 
2014-03-22 02:50:00 PM  
Wow, that was some weapons grade hurpy durp.

Seriously, I think some modmin pulled a muscle he hurped so hard greenlighting this.
 
2014-03-22 02:51:18 PM  

lostcat: "Icons of cool like Robert Redford, Mark Zuckerberg, Jesse James and Yoko Ono..."


I was baffled by that list. I believe Zuckerberg is considered interesting, but I don't know that he's really thought of as cool. As for Yoko Ono, she's only ever been considered cool by two people: she's one, and John Lennon was the other.
 
2014-03-22 02:51:22 PM  
I am utterly stunned at the wildly disparate organizations and causes he is trying to lump together. It's like some kind of bizarre drug trip.
 
2014-03-22 02:52:30 PM  

theflatline: what world does he live in where Facebook and Yoko Ono are cool?


The answer to that question also answers the question about why he would write this in the first place.
 
2014-03-22 02:52:42 PM  

theflatline: what world does he live in where Facebook and Yoko Ono are cool?


The same world where the internet is a fad and creationism needs equal time with science.
 
2014-03-22 02:52:46 PM  

cmeconfessions.files.wordpress.com



/Oblig
//The spectacles make the curdmudgeon!
 
2014-03-22 02:53:41 PM  
This looks like it was written by one of our very own Fark independents.
 
2014-03-22 02:55:38 PM  
What the fark did I just read.
 
2014-03-22 02:56:16 PM  

Rhaab: lostcat: "Icons of cool like Robert Redford, Mark Zuckerberg, Jesse James and Yoko Ono..."

I was baffled by that list. I believe Zuckerberg is considered interesting, but I don't know that he's really thought of as cool. As for Yoko Ono, she's only ever been considered cool by two people: she's one, and John Lennon was the other.


And even then, Lennon traded her off for Pai Ming during his year and a half "lost weekend" bender as Yoko just wasn't cool enough to hang through that, so, really we have to ask, what is this Bumquist on anyways? Wolf of Wall Street assured me all the Ludes were gone...
 
2014-03-22 02:56:40 PM  
Like my sneakers?  Yeah, they're the same ones Robert Redford wears.....
 
2014-03-22 02:57:07 PM  
a.yfrog.com

www.gloriadeistpaul.org
 
2014-03-22 02:57:39 PM  
FTA: A 1950s study that tried to measure coolness of jobs identified five factors that gave a career prestige:

Somehow I must have missed this "study". I love the complete lack of any citations...other than "Granpa's biatch Book".
 
2014-03-22 02:57:53 PM  

Di Atribe: FTFA: So the bag ban is basically a serial killer on the loose.

Yes, if you use a reusable shopping bag, you could end up murdering your entire family!

Protecting against foodborne illnesses is a matter of basic food safety & you can do that with or without reusable bags. I thought conservative blowhards were all in favor of personal responsibility?


People like this author are probably ignorant of important things like how to protect against foodborne illnesses. They need instructions, which people like this guy probably won't read anyway, telling consumers to wash the bags every now and then.

Of course, this is a guy who thinks DDT is comparable to vaccines and genetically modified food. Not the brightest bulb in the box.
 
2014-03-22 02:59:46 PM  
Yoko and her fashion for men.

live.drjays.com
 
2014-03-22 03:00:10 PM  
img.fark.net
AAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! !!! !
 
2014-03-22 03:01:53 PM  

Hickory-smoked: [img1.wikia.nocookie.net image 400x400]

Bumquist: If he can figure out what is "happening", he can rise one notch to become "hip", and if he can convince himself to approve of what is "happening", he can become "groovy".  [ominously] Groovy! And then he raise himself to the rank of "cool". He can become one of those... "cool guys".


I just realized he also played Eduard Delacroix in The Green Mile.
 
2014-03-22 03:04:09 PM  
This dude's writing is so terrible I can't even see past it to whatever point he was trying to make. I'm in the middle of grading some spectacularly bad essays at the moment, and this guy makes even my most mediocre students look functionally literate.
 
2014-03-22 03:04:17 PM  

cyberspacedout: Di Atribe: FTFA: So the bag ban is basically a serial killer on the loose.

Yes, if you use a reusable shopping bag, you could end up murdering your entire family!

Protecting against foodborne illnesses is a matter of basic food safety & you can do that with or without reusable bags. I thought conservative blowhards were all in favor of personal responsibility?

People like this author are probably ignorant of important things like how to protect against foodborne illnesses. They need instructions, which people like this guy probably won't read anyway, telling consumers to wash the bags every now and then.

Of course, this is a guy who thinks DDT is comparable to vaccines and genetically modified food. Not the brightest bulb in the box.


He would have to understand some basic microbiology, and acknowledge the existence of cells. That's a slipperly slope that leads to that whole evolution thing.

Much easier to think that foodborne illness is sent from the jesus to smite hippies for using a washable cloth bag instead of plastic.
 
2014-03-22 03:04:20 PM  
Only black people can be cool.
 
2014-03-22 03:04:31 PM  
Icons of cool like Robert Redford, Mark Zuckerberg, Jesse James and Yoko Ono

What??  None of those people are cool.
 
2014-03-22 03:05:46 PM  
nice.  an article masqueraded as a book advertisement.  also the book was written for over 40's crowds who think Zuckerburg and Yoko Ono are 'cool icons'.  yeesh, and this guy will prolly make money off this.

/im in the wrong racket
 
2014-03-22 03:05:54 PM  

TV's Vinnie: [img.fark.net image 262x224]
AAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! !!! !


*starts zooming camera in and out*
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG


So much derp from this article.
 
2014-03-22 03:07:28 PM  

neongoats: Wow, that was some weapons grade hurpy durp.

Seriously, I think some modmin pulled a muscle he hurped so hard greenlighting this.


Not to worry, someone will be along to fellate them shortly.
 
2014-03-22 03:09:13 PM  
Selfish dickbags have always been historically uncool.

Coolness is also not a zero sum game, if you're not cool, you should get up off your lazy whiny ass and work on being cooler. Don't expect social handouts for uncool behavior.
 
2014-03-22 03:09:35 PM  

PanicMan: Icons of cool like Robert Redford, Mark Zuckerberg, Jesse James and Yoko Ono

What??  None of those people are cool.


Well, Jesse James was - but he's dead.
 
2014-03-22 03:09:51 PM  
FTA: "It imposed warped values - artfully cultivated rebellion, counterproductive liberal "social consciousness," romantic outlaw status for murderous enemies of America (the Weather Underground, Mumia Abu-Jamal, the Boston Marathon bombers) - on the mainstream. "

Where has anyone ever in any way "cultivated ... romantic outlaw status for ... the Boston Marathon boimbers'? Where the hell is he getting that? Are "journalists" really allowed to just pull shiat out of their ass like that?

As already pointed out, he has no idea who is remotely cool if he adds Yoko Ono to his list.

Apparently the definition of "cool" to this farkwit is "anyone remotely liberal who is one shred cooler than the writer," which is any liberal you can find.
 
2014-03-22 03:10:33 PM  

Rhaab: lostcat: "Icons of cool like Robert Redford, Mark Zuckerberg, Jesse James and Yoko Ono..."

I was baffled by that list. I believe Zuckerberg is considered interesting, but I don't know that he's really thought of as cool. As for Yoko Ono, she's only ever been considered cool by two people: she's one, and John Lennon was the other.


i.imgur.com

You forgot the screenwriters of the movie Jeffrey.

/awesome youtube link
 
2014-03-22 03:10:54 PM  

theflatline: Yoko and her fashion for gay men.

[live.drjays.com image 483x537]


FTFH
/NTTAWWT
 
2014-03-22 03:11:34 PM  
A 1950s study...
Fast-forward to today, when, writes Gutfeld, "the Labor Department reports that only 47% of Americans have a full-time job


What percent had a full-time job in the 1950s?

Since women were largely out of the workforce, I bet it was a lot lower than 47%
 
2014-03-22 03:12:08 PM  

MayoSlather: Selfish dickbags have always been historically uncool.

Coolness is also not a zero sum game, if you're not cool, you should get up off your lazy whiny ass and work on being cooler. Don't expect social handouts for uncool behavior.


So, you're saying that living off the trust fund Daddy left and writing IQ80 articles about what I imagine to be "liberals" will never be "cool"?
 
2014-03-22 03:13:44 PM  
Real cool doesn't have to claim its cool and definitely not in a way by comparing itself to uncool companies , its just that show of delusional desperation that ruins itself  when making such a claim due to that itself cannot stand on its own merit !
 
2014-03-22 03:13:59 PM  
Coolness? no. Emotional arguments and browbeating? yes.
 
2014-03-22 03:14:47 PM  
I have to agree with Gutfeld.  I have found that if I disagree with current popular opinion, I am inundated with accusations that are based on a "level-of-coolness" measurement.  Sometimes "get off my lawn" is completely appropriate.  Example - I'm not a church-goer, but I have no problem with a nativity scene on the town square.  Indeed, get off my lawn!  Another example - the opinion that a strong military deterrent keeps the bad guys in check results in "that's not the current coolness way of thinking".  So it seems that 40 years ago, the "thought police" were bad.  Today the thought police are the self-proclaimed arbiters of not only cool, but what is acceptable.  Now get off my lawn.
 
2014-03-22 03:15:19 PM  

PanicMan: Icons of cool like Robert Redford, Mark Zuckerberg, Jesse James and Yoko Ono

What??  None of those people are cool.


Redford was really cool for awhile there. I mean, he created Sundance, that counts for something right?
 
2014-03-22 03:15:43 PM  

phaseolus: DarkSoulNoHope: stopped reading right there

Then you missed the funniest part:

It imposed warped values - artfully cultivated rebellion, counterproductive liberal "social consciousness," romantic outlaw status for murderous enemies of America (the Weather Underground, Mumia Abu-Jamal, the Boston Marathon bombers) - on the mainstream.


The...The Weather Underground? Dafuq?
 
2014-03-22 03:15:59 PM  
Fast-forward to today, when, writes Gutfeld, "the Labor Department reports that only 47% of Americans have a full-time job. That's because it's hard to get full-time work as a maker of artisanal tricycles."

Also, go f*ck yourself.
 
2014-03-22 03:16:07 PM  
So people use a variety of marketing tools to promote their ideology and retain their positions of power?  How shocking.
 
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