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salinen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-20-06 04:28 PM
Response to Reply #7
10. Harley riders are just the easiest to see
almost everyone is prancing around on some invisible stage.
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  -A nation of brats salinen  Sep-20-06 04:10 PM   #0 
  - you'll get no arguement from me  notadmblnd   Sep-20-06 04:14 PM   #1 
  - It's not just one generation....  gilpo   Sep-21-06 08:37 AM   #57 
  - Who exactly, is the "me" generation?  Blue State Native   Sep-21-06 08:40 AM   #60 
     - I think my generation (I am 27)  nam78_two   Sep-21-06 10:19 AM   #78 
     - Great point nam  BlueJackal   Sep-21-06 10:27 AM   #84 
     - yup...many of the young "liberals" are liberal because its "hip"  nam78_two   Sep-21-06 10:41 AM   #92 
        - Again, damn good points  BlueJackal   Sep-21-06 11:13 AM   #94 
        - I used to be a fundamentalist.  Blue in Portland   Sep-21-06 06:55 PM   #119 
           - I know how  spoony   Sep-22-06 02:02 PM   #121 
              - Yup, you're right.  Blue in Portland   Sep-22-06 08:33 PM   #124 
     - Don't be so hard on yourself  lumberjack_jeff   Sep-21-06 01:36 PM   #111 
     - I wouldn't define the "me" generation as any specific generation but......  BlueJackal   Sep-21-06 10:22 AM   #80 
  - Everything is image! Blame the advertising industry!  Joanne98   Sep-20-06 04:16 PM   #2 
  - Blame TV  DireStrike   Sep-20-06 04:18 PM   #4 
  - That is exactly it  treestar   Sep-20-06 04:19 PM   #5 
  - It started in the 80's. "Dress for success".  Joanne98   Sep-20-06 04:28 PM   #9 
     - I remember people buying cars and houses they really could not  treestar   Sep-21-06 08:11 AM   #53 
  - They deserve some of it  salinen   Sep-20-06 04:27 PM   #8 
  - A book I just recommended tonight actually answers that question.  blonndee   Sep-20-06 09:59 PM   #32 
  - actually Channels of Desire  hfojvt   Sep-20-06 11:24 PM   #45 
  - Thank you! I mistyped! n/t  blonndee   Sep-21-06 08:39 AM   #59 
  - sounds like a great book!  NotGivingUp   Sep-21-06 08:53 AM   #68 
  - Some people like to be fooled. n/t  susanna   Sep-20-06 11:18 PM   #44 
  - re:  BlueJackal   Sep-21-06 10:34 AM   #87 
     - loved for an image projected  salinen   Sep-22-06 01:52 PM   #120 
  - Exactly. I LOATHE the advertising industry.  EOO   Sep-20-06 06:52 PM   #25 
  - People used to be referred as "citizens"  Raine   Sep-20-06 08:31 PM   #29 
     - Yup. We're not people anymore. We're walking dollar signs.  EOO   Sep-20-06 09:01 PM   #30 
     - Ironically, we used to USE our power as consumers to effect change.  blonndee   Sep-20-06 10:01 PM   #33 
     - Good catch  salinen   Sep-21-06 10:05 AM   #73 
  - I blame Reagan  Horse with no Name   Sep-20-06 10:05 PM   #34 
  - Don't get me started.  susanna   Sep-20-06 11:17 PM   #43 
  - Spoiled brats.  TahitiNut   Sep-20-06 04:16 PM   #3 
  - A population bred to become  salinen   Sep-20-06 04:35 PM   #15 
  - And if I see one more yuppie on an interior desecration show  Warpy   Sep-20-06 04:52 PM   #18 
     - True  salinen   Sep-20-06 04:55 PM   #19 
     - I have a family member like that....magazine style kitchen..  Porcupine   Sep-20-06 08:11 PM   #28 
     - This is the industry I work in, but......  midnight   Sep-20-06 11:11 PM   #41 
     - People who USE the elaborate kitchens are a different matter...  Carni   Sep-21-06 08:33 AM   #56 
     - You have just voiced my personal #1 yuppie pet peeve!  Carni   Sep-21-06 08:31 AM   #55 
     - On HGTV's "House Hunters" a couple needed a "professional" kitchen  mikeytherat   Sep-21-06 08:47 AM   #66 
     - Well, the bulemic who dies with the fanciest kitchen wins, ya know?  TahitiNut   Sep-21-06 01:41 PM   #112 
        - Still using ice trays here.  Swamp Rat   Sep-21-06 06:06 PM   #117 
  - "costumed puffballs of nothing"  rhiannon55   Sep-20-06 04:20 PM   #6 
  - that description is perfect!  NotGivingUp   Sep-21-06 08:57 AM   #70 
  - I agree...  Sammy Pepys   Sep-20-06 04:20 PM   #7 
  - Harley riders are just the easiest to see  salinen   Sep-20-06 04:28 PM   #10 
  - And those who say they aren't  gizmo1979   Sep-20-06 04:33 PM   #12 
  - They are even easier to HEAR! nt  Tyo   Sep-20-06 04:39 PM   #16 
  - that was the point of the OP. they're playing dress-up n/t  freeplessinseattle   Sep-20-06 11:43 PM   #46 
  - Conspicuous consumption...  objet   Sep-20-06 04:30 PM   #11 
  - Welcome objet  salinen   Sep-20-06 04:33 PM   #13 
  - Hi objet!!  newyawker99   Sep-20-06 05:15 PM   #21 
  - Veblen also described the dichotomy between people who are inclined  TahitiNut   Sep-20-06 06:37 PM   #22 
  - touche'  Jcrowley   Sep-20-06 10:07 PM   #35 
  - Kicked and Recommended  StephenB48   Sep-20-06 04:33 PM   #14 
  - LOL  marions ghost   Sep-20-06 04:45 PM   #17 
  - Most of the Harley Riders now ARE those Brooks bros bozos  Carni   Sep-21-06 08:38 AM   #58 
     - OK well...I havent seen those kind  marions ghost   Sep-21-06 11:04 AM   #93 
        - 60 miles outside of DC  Carni   Sep-21-06 11:49 AM   #100 
           - I will keep my eyes open for the repuke faux bikers  marions ghost   Sep-21-06 01:01 PM   #107 
              - Look for leather in garish colors lol eom  Carni   Sep-21-06 01:09 PM   #108 
                 - OK got it now--  marions ghost   Sep-21-06 02:30 PM   #114 
                    - Yep! Now you have the picture! lol  Carni   Sep-21-06 05:49 PM   #115 
  - MTV  Lorax   Sep-20-06 05:15 PM   #20 
  - That's it. Strike a Pose, baby  classicfilmfan   Sep-20-06 07:35 PM   #26 
  - What the heck is wrong with harley riders in leather?  The Straight Story   Sep-20-06 06:47 PM   #23 
  - Harley riders in leather..  undergroundpanther   Sep-20-06 10:15 PM   #37 
  - I know  salinen   Sep-21-06 10:15 AM   #76 
  - If they were 'thinkers' they wouldn't be on a Harley  TheFriedPiper   Sep-21-06 08:43 AM   #62 
  - True Dat...  EnviroBat   Sep-21-06 08:52 AM   #67 
     - What a mean ass ride  salinen   Sep-21-06 10:17 AM   #77 
     - Yep, and they rattle the kidneys...  EnviroBat   Sep-21-06 11:28 AM   #97 
     - Go with the Suzuki  ZombyWoof   Sep-21-06 12:21 PM   #102 
        - Yeah, I'm leaning that way...  EnviroBat   Sep-21-06 12:24 PM   #103 
  - harley riders are just fine  salinen   Sep-21-06 10:14 AM   #75 
  - How often to you see a Harley rider in an Aerostitch suit?  lumberjack_jeff   Sep-21-06 12:53 PM   #106 
  - It's more-or-less their parents' faults....  BlooInBloo   Sep-20-06 06:48 PM   #24 
  - To borrow the words from a Canon commercial from the 90's.  bumblebee1   Sep-20-06 07:51 PM   #27 
  - It's rather superficial to judge somebody by how they dress.  Telly Savalas   Sep-20-06 09:45 PM   #31 
  - I'm a costumed furball  undergroundpanther   Sep-20-06 10:11 PM   #36 
  - LOL!  Nikki Stone 1   Sep-20-06 10:57 PM   #38 
  - I half agree, and LOL, but isn't it pretty great we have the option?  cigsandcoffee   Sep-20-06 11:01 PM   #39 
  - Nice motorcycle? No, he said "Harley", not BMW or Honda  TheFriedPiper   Sep-21-06 08:46 AM   #65 
  - This post fails.  kiahzero   Sep-20-06 11:09 PM   #40 
  - Oh come on  salinen   Sep-21-06 10:21 AM   #79 
  - But the green ones taste better,  susanna   Sep-20-06 11:15 PM   #42 
  - You made me think of food  salinen   Sep-21-06 10:22 AM   #81 
  - 80s is when style become more important than substance for a lot of  glitch   Sep-20-06 11:54 PM   #47 
  - you'll get no argument from me...  Triana   Sep-21-06 01:38 AM   #48 
  - Right on  salinen   Sep-21-06 10:23 AM   #83 
  - How does someone so self-centered think everyone else is a brat?  kdpeters   Sep-21-06 02:01 AM   #49 
  - !  Blue State Native   Sep-21-06 08:45 AM   #64 
  - Are you the one whose loud-ass bucket of bolts disturbs my peace every day  Ron_Green   Sep-21-06 10:37 AM   #91 
  - sad to say, I pretty much have to agree with you . . .  OneBlueSky   Sep-21-06 04:19 AM   #50 
  - dogs are great teachers  salinen   Sep-21-06 11:15 AM   #95 
  - "The Century of the Self" - how the Freud family founded consumerism  muriel_volestrangler   Sep-21-06 04:47 AM   #51 
  - This is VERY important info  Karenina   Sep-22-06 02:02 PM   #122 
  - Spoiled brats. No intelligence, no morality.  cassiepriam   Sep-21-06 06:22 AM   #52 
  - Too much Peter Pan  exlrrp   Sep-21-06 08:22 AM   #54 
  - you won't catch any hell from me. i've been surrounded by these  NotGivingUp   Sep-21-06 08:43 AM   #61 
  - i feel like copying this thread and sending it to all the puffballs  NotGivingUp   Sep-21-06 08:44 AM   #63 
  - lol me too!/nt  nam78_two   Sep-21-06 10:29 AM   #85 
  - I, for one, agree with the concepts in your post.  Kerrytravelers   Sep-21-06 08:56 AM   #69 
  - goodgod if i start on the harleywannabe mid-life-crycile owners nextdoor  elehhhhna   Sep-21-06 09:19 AM   #71 
  - The other night I drove over 90 miles to have dinner  LibDemAlways   Sep-21-06 09:33 AM   #72 
  - Welcome to 21st Century America and the new generation of "hipsters":  BlueJackal   Sep-21-06 10:11 AM   #74 
  - Great post! A nation of thinkers-what a concept!  TheGoldenRule   Sep-21-06 10:22 AM   #82 
  - No rotten tomatoes from me-I agree 100%  nam78_two   Sep-21-06 10:31 AM   #86 
  - I agree 100% with -->  Cygnusx2112   Sep-21-06 10:34 AM   #88 
  - How Fucking Dare You Wish Death On Motorcyclists. What The Fuck Is  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Sep-22-06 10:26 PM   #127 
  - Most Americans seem insubstantial and seem to wallow in trivialities.  Oregonian   Sep-21-06 10:36 AM   #89 
  - How about the people who make a career out of helping others  Annces   Sep-21-06 10:37 AM   #90 
  - Anybody heard of the term "princess?"  BlueJackal   Sep-21-06 11:17 AM   #96 
  - Welcome to DU!  Iris   Sep-22-06 10:34 PM   #128 
  - Everybody is "in costume"--unless they're naked.  Bridget Burke   Sep-21-06 11:29 AM   #98 
  - jeans & a t-shirt for the eternal kid...hippie housewife????  NotGivingUp   Sep-21-06 11:36 AM   #99 
  - Hippy, not Hippie....  Bridget Burke   Sep-21-06 12:12 PM   #101 
  - When a grown man spends $25k for leather jacket and chaps,...  lumberjack_jeff   Sep-21-06 12:45 PM   #105 
     - Well, the Lumberjack Costume is definitely cheaper!  Bridget Burke   Sep-21-06 01:26 PM   #109 
        - Fewer rules, too.  lumberjack_jeff   Sep-21-06 01:34 PM   #110 
  - "costumed pufballs of nothing" ...well said (nt)  BluePatriot   Sep-21-06 12:43 PM   #104 
  - Excellent points. I know the Harley reference is only illustrative, and  ForrestGump   Sep-21-06 01:45 PM   #113 
  - that is just an excellent post  Jcrowley   Sep-22-06 10:39 PM   #129 
  - lookers demand conformity  sweetheart   Sep-21-06 05:52 PM   #116 
  - Culture of Consumption  Swamp Rat   Sep-21-06 06:07 PM   #118 
  - Maybe they can tag along with Condi?!  Nutmegger   Sep-22-06 02:05 PM   #123 
  - Outlaws, Ltd.  mitchum   Sep-22-06 10:10 PM   #125 
  - With All Due Respect, The Tomato Doesn't Deserve To Be Hit By Your Head.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Sep-22-06 10:25 PM   #126 
 

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