November 8, 2008

Five Found Objects - Hipsters, Tricksters, Mutants, Nymphettes, and the First Hundred Days

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The kids are not all right: Hipster: The Dead End of Western Civilization | Adbusters

We are a lost generation, desperately clinging to anything that feels real, but too afraid to become it ourselves. We are a defeated generation, resigned to the hypocrisy of those before us, who once sang songs of rebellion and now sell them back to us. We are the last generation, a culmination of all previous things, destroyed by the vapidity that surrounds us. The hipster represents the end of Western civilization – a culture so detached and disconnected that it has stopped giving birth to anything new.

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Fluffball of the Future: Admit it, you knew that all this genetic engineering stuff would come to this. Ball o fluff by *HumanDescent on deviantART

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Alice, Updated. I approve. From the Lee Moyer interview @ LCSV4 The Illustration News Portal

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From FDR to GWB: GOOD Sheet: The First 100 Days» "I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people," Franklin D. Roosevelt told supporters in 1932 while accepting the presidential nomination. When he took office the following year, he spent his first 100 days enacting a dizzying number of reforms designed to stabilize an economically depressed nation. Since then, a president's first 100 days have been an indicator of what he is able to accomplish. In January 2009, the clock starts again.

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Ah, the '100 days'. Always they are there, but it is never 1933.

In Re: Hipster. My advice would be to stop looking into yourself all the time, and look out from yourself. When I was in the Kiwanis Club Dearborn Outer Drive they sponsored a Key Club (Kiwanis for high school) at Dearborn High. The other clubs in the city sponsored clubs at the other public high schools - Fordson and Edsel Ford. Funny thing - you never hear about those kids, and they gave and give to their cities. You just hear about the alienated, and no one ever says that maybe they should stop being alienated, that the alienation is their own fault because they want to be perpetual adolescents.

Ah - too much to say for just a comment on a general thread.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at November 10, 2008 2:17 PM
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