IdleRich

IdleRich
We were watching a Woody Allen film the other day and girlfriend was looking up something about him and she found this alleged Jewish proverb which might be relevant here, I think it was something like

"You must learn from the mistakes of those who followed your advice":

I'm certainly going to take full advantage of it. In the past I've never really given advice cos I don't really know anything about life or anything, but now I understand that I shouldn't have let that hold me back, I've actually wasted a lot of potential learning experiences. But no more, I'm gonna start authoritatively dishing it out willy-nilly from now on.
There's this girl who keeps asking me for investment advice cos I used to do option arbitrage twenty years ago, I reckon that might be a good place to start.
 

Ibadan

Member
i sort of like that sub because i'm drawn to internet communities that aren't totally homogeneous, that have disparate demos living together in a chaotic manner. parts of 4chan used to be like that. the main groups on r/redscarepod, as far as i can tell, are:

a) people who are irl "cool" and live in the world this thread is about (probably only about 5 of them in total)
b) vaguely artistic people
c) incel cum town fans
d) 1st year college students who think they're smarter/better than their peers because they know about the culture of narcissism (none of them have actually read it)
e) middle aged, depressed, jaded former 2000s indie kids who come out of the woodwork to offer misguided life advice to the previous three groups
f) people who actually listen to the podcast (most of them seem to hate it)

...i did have a nice conversation about francois bayle and morton feldman with someone once.
I think you're one of the few who feels that way. People from groups b and f seem to be decrying the migration of those from group c into the sub. I think there's something to be said for smaller populations. As the size increases it often feels performative as people have to say and do increasingly outlandish things to get attention. The chaos is occasionally fun though
 

wektor

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why is there always a few dislikes in Flynt's videos about NY leftists?
who is he to new york? the tinfoil grandpa?
 

Leo

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I think it's only been screened at the Berlin film festival. probably looking for a distributor.
 

mvuent

Void Dweller

why is there always a few dislikes in Flynt's videos about NY leftists?
who is he to new york? the tinfoil grandpa?
comfy series of videos. reminds me of being a kid when one of my parents' quirky old friends from grad school would stop by.
 

shakahislop

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did i already post this? girlfriend went to Dimes not knowing about the hipster connections, and told me that she thought this is the part of the city (specifically what is referred to in that NYT article as Dimes Square) that i should move to. i don't know how to break it to her. i don't know if should be upset, flattered, or if this means i have to start a podcast
 

Leo

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did i already post this? girlfriend went to Dimes not knowing about the hipster connections, and told me that she thought this is the part of the city (specifically what is referred to in that NYT article as Dimes Square) that i should move to. i don't know how to break it to her. i don't know if should be upset, flattered, or if this means i have to start a podcast

you and your GF are reading far too much into it. it's one restaurant with a clique of about a dozen people who think they're special, the rest of the neighborhood (hell, the rest of the block) has no clue they exist. that part of town was kind of interesting well before they got there, and it'll still be ok well after they all leave and the restaurant goes under. pay it no mind.
 

shakahislop

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you and your GF are reading far too much into it. it's one restaurant with a clique of about a dozen people who think they're special, the rest of the neighborhood (hell, the rest of the block) has no clue they exist. that part of town was kind of interesting well before they got there, and it'll still be ok well after they all leave and the restaurant goes under. pay it no mind.

it's been fascinating though, trying to find the actual culture mafia. its ephemeral. disappears every time you get close. who are all these people in bushwick? they look like they're in search of the real deal. and can't find it.

i'll start my own brooklyn culture mafia. i've already started putting up memorial stickers of our lad mark f. a small version of his face greets everyone that walks over the pulaski. i'm not even joking.
 

Leo

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it's been fascinating though, trying to find the actual culture mafia. its ephemeral. disappears every time you get close. who are all these people in bushwick? they look like they're in search of the real deal. and can't find it.

i'll start my own brooklyn culture mafia. i've already started putting up memorial stickers of our lad mark f. a small version of his face greets everyone that walks over the pulaski. i'm not even joking.

great, go for it! the great thing about NYC is it's here for people to make their mark. every generation comes and contributes. mazel tov.
 

suspended

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you and your GF are reading far too much into it. it's one restaurant with a clique of about a dozen people who think they're special, the rest of the neighborhood (hell, the rest of the block) has no clue they exist. that part of town was kind of interesting well before they got there, and it'll still be ok well after they all leave and the restaurant goes under. pay it no mind.
Don't listen to him @shakahislop, it's at least a half-dozen to a dozen clubs/restaurants + a clique of 100+ people... Have you seen the -cellectual accounts floating around?

 

Leo

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Don't listen to him @shakahislop, it's at least a half-dozen to a dozen clubs/restaurants + a clique of 100+ people... Have you seen the -cellectual accounts floating around?


proves my point exactly.
 

Leo

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I mean, seriously, @suspended. look at those Instagram accounts! what is this, fucking high school? I refuse to believe you are interested in or even briefly entertained by this nonsense.
 
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shakahislop

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Don't listen to him @shakahislop, it's at least a half-dozen to a dozen clubs/restaurants + a clique of 100+ people... Have you seen the -cellectual accounts floating around?

i don't understand these instas at all. but i reckon i could imitate them.

do you think i should go and hang out in those restaurants? i wonder if people would speak to me. i could buy a noticeable hat, see if i make some waves. i just feel like this thread needs some first-person participatory research.
 

wektor

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i don't understand these instas at all. but i reckon i could imitate them.

do you think i should go and hang out in those restaurants? i wonder if people would speak to me. i could buy a noticeable hat, see if i make some waves. i just feel like this thread needs some first-person participatory research.
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