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Yogurt soda?

I had a can of Calpico soda with my lunch. If I had known it was supposed to be yogurt soda, I probably wouldn’t have selected it. But in fact, it tastes more like Sprite than any dairy product.

This is one of those weird foods that are neither SWPL (it’s sugary soda) nor prole (it’s from Japan). Also, I give it a thumbs down. The best-tasting soda is Sanpellegrino. Any other soda besides Sanpellegrino isn’t worth the empty calories.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 14, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in Bobos

Suntans and work

Classically, suntans were low class because they meant working-class outdoors jobs. But then, when air travel meant that rich people could go on vacation in warm sunny climates, suntans became high class. I am pretty sure that the invention of tanning salons has caused them to become prole again. Jersey Shore types typically sport fake tans.

It is the same with work and leisure. Certain commenters have wrongly asserted that being rich means not having to work, but that’s outdated by a century. With welfare and other public assistance making non-work more viable than ever for the lower classes, the higher classes distinguish themselves with their work ethic.

Of course people don’t want to do just any sort of work, they want work that’s meaningful and that increases their status. And being able to obtain that sort of job requires elite educational credentials and the right connections. So we are moving from a world in which poor people work because otherwise they will starve to death, to a world where working is a privilege for the rich and well connected while poor people will live off of Andrew Yang’s “Freedom Dividend.”

Work becomes not just a source of income that’s used to buy positional goods, but a positional good in its own right.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 29, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in Bobos, Labor Markets

Sautéed chicken udon

A week or two ago, Yakov criticized me for reviewing Taco Bell. So here is a more SWPL review.

I bought this from the Korean take-out place, and I enjoyed, although I think it was a little bit too salty. It is also difficult to eat elegantly without risking splattering sauce on your shirt. I think that rice is a more practical base for Asian food.

With tax, it cost $14.10.

Thanks to immigrants, we have so many delicious food choices that didn’t exist in the 1950s. Of course, white people theoretically can cook Asian food, but for some reason, they never bothered to.

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I’m trolling you guys. I’d be happier eating crappy American food for lunch if it meant working at an office where everyone shared my culture, instead of one where 90% of the people were born in another country, many with heavy hard-to-understand accents, some with bad body odor, and I’m like a foreigner in my own country.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 18, 2019 at EDT pm

Posted in Bobos, Proles

A SWPL feels intense guilt about killing mice

I hate to break the bad news to this intensely guilt-afflicted SWPL, but the snap traps are just as “inhumane” as anything else, because half the time the mouse only gets trapped by a leg or a tail or something like that and is still alive and wiggling around.

Maybe he should try getting a cat.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 31, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Bobos

Too lazy to open a can of tuna?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/tuna-makers-look-to-hook-younger-consumers-1543766400

In a country focused on convenience, canned tuna isn’t cutting it with consumers. Many can’t be bothered to open and drain the cans, or fetch utensils and dishes to eat the tuna. “A lot of millennials don’t even own can openers,” said Andy Mecs, vice president of marketing and innovation for Pittsburgh-based StarKist, a subsidiary of South Korea’s Dongwon Group.

I had the same problem when I ate sardines, they are in this gross fishy-smelling liquid that gets all over your fingers as you try to drain it, and then you smell like fish for a whole day.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 5, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Bobos

Instagram is ruining natural wonders

I’ve previously done posts about articles like this (which are kind of jokes, but not entirely jokes):

Things that Instagram is ruining
More thinks that Instagram is ruining

I’m surprised to see the New York Times stoop to this nonsense. If a particular hiking trail suddenly becomes popular, I don’t necessarily see this as a big problem. Aren’t the purpose of hiking trails that people can hike on them?

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Fiddlesticks writes in a comment:

This is certainly an about-face from (pre-Instagram mania) 2010, when the NYTimes was concerned that national “parks’ very survival” hinged on attracting more American NAMs, and there was also hand-wringing about occupancy rules hindering “extended Latino families” from enjoying big banquets on the land.

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Good catch!

How about this quote from the article:

Park Service officials have identified factors like cost, travel distance and lack of information — for example, ignorance about what activities the parks offer — as barriers to visits.

But now that Instagram is supplying information about what’s offered at a park, now that’s said to be “ruining” the park because too many people are visiting!

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 30, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Bobos, Technology

Throw out your lettuce! Again!

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2018/s1120-ecoli-romain-lettuce.html

Consumers who have any type of romaine lettuce in their home should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick.

Second lettuce scare this year. Salads, not as healthy as people think they are!

I say, don’t eat raw leafy vegetables. That includes all lettuces and cabbages and spinach.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 21, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Bobos

Sardines: cheap eats!

A few days ago I wrote about the inexpensiveness of McDonald’s hamburgers.

Today I tried a sardine sandwich (ingredients: 1 can of sardines for $1.29, one toasted English muffin [6 for $2.99] and some Sriracha hot sauce), and the cost per calorie comes out the same as the McDonald’s hamburgers. It tasted quite good. It was on a high-quality English muffin from the SWPL supermarket, not mass-market Thomas’ crap.

According to articles on the internet, sardines are supposed to be healthy for you. There’s some rich venture capitalist guy who swears by eating five cans per day, although that seems kind of extreme to me.

Both of my grandfathers used to eat sardines, but you rarely hear about anyone eating them these days.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 14, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Bobos

Collapse of the antiques market

There was another article about this in the NY Times.

I would say that it’s not just furniture; there has been a collapse in the price of the vast majority of collectible things.

The biggest factor is eBay. eBay has made it a lot easier for people to sell their old stuff, creating a big increase in supply but without a corresponding increase in demand, hence collapsing prices.

Then the second factor is demographic changes. Whites are a declining percentage of the population. When’s the last time you saw a non-white person in an antiques stores? Immigrants from foreign countries, even when they are rich, aren’t interested in acquiring old stuff that’s significant to American or European culture.

Then there is the housing market and where people are living. The social class most likely to buy antiques (well educated and with high incomes) are disproportionately living in small apartments in cities compared to a generation ago when they were more likely to be married and living in a big house in the suburbs. There’s no room in small city apartments to add frivolous collectibles. Every square foot of space is precious.

And then there’s also the wave of propaganda from the educated journalist class telling us that we should spend our money on “experiences” instead of “things.”

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It could also be politics. What SJW would want to sit in a chair that was possibly sat on by slave owners or people who oppressed women and gays? If they come into money, they’d rather use it to buy furniture that was more recently handmade by local artisans using lumber that harvested with renewable and ecologically sound logging practices.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 5, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Bobos

The liberal look

As I mentioned before, there’s a liberal NGO on a floor below where I work. One whose name you would definitely recognize.

Whenever I notice that floor lit up on the elevator, I try to guess who in the elevator will get off at that floor. This week I have a perfect track record for predicting females who get off, but I was wrong about a man who was wearing a suit.

What exactly is the liberal look? For women, pale skin, and a lack of trying to look pretty or fashionable. If I see a girl who looks conventionally hot, I know she’s not getting to get off at that floor.

I DID IT AGAIN!

There were three white men on the elevator. Who would get off at the liberal floor?

One guy faked me out by acting like he was looked like he was trying to get out of the elevator first (the liberal floor was the first floor where the elevator would stop), but his shaved head looked too prole

I picked the shortest guy in the elevator who had unusually curly hair as the most likely to be the SJW on the elevator. And I was right!

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 17, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Bobos

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