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Re: Is it mean?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:56 pm

ed wrote:
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No. Thru a tunnel that BEGINS off the coast of mexico so he crosses the border illegally.

See? We get to make a political statement then. And the first guy he kills has orange hair. And is eating a taco.
You're right.

More current year Hollywood that way. :mrgreen:
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Re: Is it mean?

Post by Witness » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:56 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:
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Tahoe is an idyllic, crystal clear mountain lake.
Certainly a trap.

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Re: Is it mean?

Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:02 am

Ok, more "is it mean"-ness

Today is my birthday, and I forgot the cardinal rule of my Birthday which is "never, ever, EVER, under any circumstances, attempt to eat in a restaurant in Reno for my birthday". Why? because Reno's biggest tourist event of the year, "Hot August Nights" (some sort of 'classic cars + 1950s nostalgia thing) is always right around my birthday and every restaurant is packed with aging Baby Boomers trying in vain to recapture their long lost youth.

So, in light of this, is it mean that this year I dubbed it "BoomerCon 2019"?

I mean, I try not to get into the whole "Boomers vs Millenials thing", especially since I would technically be neither (I think I would be Gen X, but don't really give a fuck. Which, ironically, is a very Gen X thing to do) but when I had to wait an hour and a half for a table to have my Birthday Shrimp, getting surlier by the moment, and noticing that it was mostly people who were obviously here for BoomerCon. I couldn't help but think "fuckin' boomers every 30 seconds or so.
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Re: Is it mean?

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:23 am

Not at all. Fucking boomers.

I too am Gen X, the cool generation.

X is just a cool letter. That's why they chose it for The X Games, right?
It just wouldn't have worked if they used a different letter. I mean, think about it. "The P Games"? Nope. "The W Games"? Not that either. Has to be "X".

Therefore, Gen X is the best generation. :De_Bunk:
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Re: Is it mean?

Post by Grammatron » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:29 am

Nyarlathotep wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:02 am
Ok, more "is it mean"-ness

Today is my birthday, and I forgot the cardinal rule of my Birthday which is "never, ever, EVER, under any circumstances, attempt to eat in a restaurant in Reno for my birthday". Why? because Reno's biggest tourist event of the year, "Hot August Nights" (some sort of 'classic cars + 1950s nostalgia thing) is always right around my birthday and every restaurant is packed with aging Baby Boomers trying in vain to recapture their long lost youth.

So, in light of this, is it mean that this year I dubbed it "BoomerCon 2019"?

I mean, I try not to get into the whole "Boomers vs Millenials thing", especially since I would technically be neither (I think I would be Gen X, but don't really give a fuck. Which, ironically, is a very Gen X thing to do) but when I had to wait an hour and a half for a table to have my Birthday Shrimp, getting surlier by the moment, and noticing that it was mostly people who were obviously here for BoomerCon. I couldn't help but think "fuckin' boomers every 30 seconds or so.
You think that's bad. Look at how much of a juggernaut nostalgia is in culture these days and imagine what it will be like when everyone is old. Bunch of octogenarians coming to Reno dressed as Harry Potters.

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Re: Is it mean?

Post by sparks » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:19 am

Into each life, a little rain must fall. Here's to hoping ours isn't black mud and radioactive.
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Re: Is it mean?

Post by ed » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:13 am

Happy, kiddo.
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Re: Is it mean?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:10 pm

I suppose I'm a boomer.

To me boomer nostalgia Nevada style doesn't mean classic cars, it means open air nuclear tests and the relevant scenes from the Godfather movies. :BigGrin3:
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Re: Is it mean?

Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:56 pm

Grammatron wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:29 am
Nyarlathotep wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:02 am
Ok, more "is it mean"-ness

Today is my birthday, and I forgot the cardinal rule of my Birthday which is "never, ever, EVER, under any circumstances, attempt to eat in a restaurant in Reno for my birthday". Why? because Reno's biggest tourist event of the year, "Hot August Nights" (some sort of 'classic cars + 1950s nostalgia thing) is always right around my birthday and every restaurant is packed with aging Baby Boomers trying in vain to recapture their long lost youth.

So, in light of this, is it mean that this year I dubbed it "BoomerCon 2019"?

I mean, I try not to get into the whole "Boomers vs Millenials thing", especially since I would technically be neither (I think I would be Gen X, but don't really give a fuck. Which, ironically, is a very Gen X thing to do) but when I had to wait an hour and a half for a table to have my Birthday Shrimp, getting surlier by the moment, and noticing that it was mostly people who were obviously here for BoomerCon. I couldn't help but think "fuckin' boomers every 30 seconds or so.
You think that's bad. Look at how much of a juggernaut nostalgia is in culture these days and imagine what it will be like when everyone is old. Bunch of octogenarians coming to Reno dressed as Harry Potters.
Ugh.

One of the weirdest things I think young people do is proclaim themselves as a Hufflepuff or whatever. I could kind of get it if they treated it more like a fun thing to do while talking about their favorite book, I mean, after all, my own hobby involves pretending to be a wizard and rolling funny dice for hours at a time, so I would be throwing stones in a glass house if I condemned others for geekiness. But I see them treat it like it is something with actual predictive power, i.e. I saw some young woman on Facebook proclaim that she doesn't get along with Slytherins.

This is why whenever I see a thread on some facebook group where people talk about what 'house' they belong to, I always say "Lannister"
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Re: Is it mean?

Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:01 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:10 pm
I suppose I'm a boomer.

To me boomer nostalgia Nevada style doesn't mean classic cars, it means open air nuclear tests and the relevant scenes from the Godfather movies. :BigGrin3:
I gotta say, seeing the cars is the one cool thing about it. I am not a car guy by any means but seeing some of the restoration jobs some of these people have done is pretty neato. Not neato enough to want to go to any of the events, but seeing some of these old cars cruising down the street looking probably better than they did the day they originally drove out of the dealership is pretty cool. Even if my reaction to seeing the first one was something along the lines of "Awww fuck, I forgot, Hot August Nights"
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Re: Is it mean?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:15 pm

I agree with you about the cars, but I don't particularly associate it with Nevada.

New Mexico, maybe. Do they still ruin old cars by making them into low riders, or did I catch the last of that in the 1980s?
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Re: Is it mean?

Post by gnome » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:01 pm

Grammatron wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:29 am
You think that's bad. Look at how much of a juggernaut nostalgia is in culture these days and imagine what it will be like when everyone is old. Bunch of octogenarians coming to Reno dressed as Harry Potters.
I am half-seriously expected assisted-living homes that resemble a fandom con.
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Re: Is it mean?

Post by gnome » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:03 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:56 pm
Ugh.

One of the weirdest things I think young people do is proclaim themselves as a Hufflepuff or whatever. I could kind of get it if they treated it more like a fun thing to do while talking about their favorite book, I mean, after all, my own hobby involves pretending to be a wizard and rolling funny dice for hours at a time, so I would be throwing stones in a glass house if I condemned others for geekiness. But I see them treat it like it is something with actual predictive power, i.e. I saw some young woman on Facebook proclaim that she doesn't get along with Slytherins.

This is why whenever I see a thread on some facebook group where people talk about what 'house' they belong to, I always say "Lannister"
I know, right, they should totally focus on each other's astrological sun signs instead like a normal person.
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Re: Is it mean?

Post by Nyarlathotep » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:55 pm

That’s how it seems to have become, another weird silly meaningless categorization that people take oddly seriously. Just like astrological signs or Meyers-Briggs categories
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Re: Is it mean?

Post by Witness » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:38 am

↑ Ha! Typical Leo.