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The liberal look

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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!

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May 17, 2018 at EDT am

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Tourism has huge carbon footprint

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https://inhabitat.com/global-tourisms-carbon-footprint-is-four-times-bigger-than-we-thought/

For the first time, researchers have quantified the carbon footprint of global tourism around the world – and their findings show that tourism’s impact is roughly four times greater than previously thought. The research, led by the Integrated Sustainability Analysis supply-chain research group at the University of Sydney, accounted for all components of the tourism industry, from travel to souvenirs. The group found global tourist activity is growing faster than international trade and already accounts for one-tenth of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions.

I’m not saying that I believe in the global warming propaganda, but I bet that white people who are the biggest consumers of international tourism are disproportionately democrat-voting SWPLS who believe in climate change and Al Gore. These people made fun of Sarah Palin because she had never gone on any international vacations. They hate Trump for being “anti-science” yet they continue to spew massive amounts of carbon dioxide into the air so they brag about their visits to exotic countries. Shame on their hypocrisy.

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May 7, 2018 at EDT pm

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Only poor people are rich in free time

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This article in The Economist

Though leisure time has increased overall, a closer look shows that most of the gains took place between the 1960s and the 1980s. Since then economists have noticed a growing “leisure gap”, with the lion’s share of spare time going to people with less education.

In America, for example, men who did not finish high-school gained nearly eight hours a week of leisure time between 1985 and 2005. Men with a college degree, however, saw their leisure time drop by six hours during the same period, which means they have even less leisure than they did in 1965, say Mark Aguiar of Princeton University and Erik Hurst of the University of Chicago. The same goes for well-educated American women, who not only have less leisure time than they did in 1965, but also nearly 11 hours less per week than women who did not graduate from high school.

reminds me of an observation I made several years ago about poor neighborhoods. When you go to a poor neighborhood, you see people sitting around on their stoops doing nothing. You never see stoop-sitters in affluent neighborhoods. Affluent people are always busy doing something.

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April 24, 2018 at EDT pm

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Crazy headline of the day

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This Chiago Tribune headline caught my attention: We should be able to eat waffles in peace — but Trump and the NRA accept this kind of terrorism.

There’s no way in hell that a SWPL reporter from Chicago would ever eat at a Waffle House.

Of course I agree that one should be able to eat at a greasy prole restaurant in Tennessee without fear, but the reality is that I am VERY AFRAID to eat at a McDonalds in a black neighborhood in New York City even though New York City has strict gun laws.

In fact, I’d feel a lot safer at that Waffle House. Rednecks never bother a middle-aged white guy.

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And another dumb headline, this time from the NY Times: Nobody Tells You How Long a Marriage Is.

I thought at every marriage ceremony, they say it’s until death. If you can’t figure out that’s a really long time, then you’re too stupid to be a New York Times reader.

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April 23, 2018 at EDT pm

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Romaine lettuce warning

Romaine lettuce may harbor dangerous E. Coli bacteria.

This leads to a general observation that prole foods are safer then SWPL foods.

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January 5, 2018 at EDT am

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Marathon Day!

For SWPLs, it’s like the World Series and the Superbowl combined.

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November 5, 2017 at EDT am

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I made quinoa

First time I ever tried making this at home.

Tastes bleh.

$9/pound at the SWPL supermarket, how can poor people afford to eat this?

I hope this stuff is safe to eat.

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September 26, 2017 at EDT pm

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Today’s David Brooks column

David Brooks column.

A commenter asked me to write about it. Because Steve Sailer already wrote about it.

David Brooks writes:

Recently I took a friend with only a high school degree to lunch. Insensitively, I led her into a gourmet sandwich shop. Suddenly I saw her face freeze up as she was confronted with sandwiches named “Padrino” and “Pomodoro” and ingredients like soppressata, capicollo and a striata baguette.

Steve Sailer writes:

Perhaps the disbelief about Brooks’ column is that Italian words are pretty easy for Americans to more or less pronounce, while the formerly dominant French cuisine words were more difficult.

Actually, for me, the disbelief about Brooks’ column is that he has a friend with only a high school degree.

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My problem with high-end Italian sandwiches is that they contain raw ham (prosciutto) which I find quite unappetizing when you have to eat a big mass of it.

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July 11, 2017 at EDT pm

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Oysters and social class mystery solved?

Raw oysters cut across all social classes. In this way, it’s like NFL football, except the NFL football is a lot more popular than oysters. Not very many people like eating oysters.

I’ve never seen a cooked oyster on a menu in Manhattan, so therefore I assume that cooked oysters are a regional prole dish.

Raw oysters are not in any way trendy, and normally we associate SWPL tastes with trendy stuff. The typical upper-middle or upper class oyster eater is more likely to be from an older generation or a frat type, rather than a hipster or SJW type, and more likely to work in a conservative industry like finance.

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June 22, 2017 at EDT pm

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Oysters, SWPL or prole?

This important question came up in the comments.

I have to admit that I’m confused. Oysters are rarely consumed, unlike sushi which is ubiquitous.

The most famous “raw bar” is the Oyster Bar at Grand Central Station. Oysters, being expensive, and found in restaurants in Manhattan, they would seem to be an upper-class thing.

But on the the other hand, there are also raw bars in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, a town which is the epitome of prole.

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A food that you can only buy in Seaside Heights and isn’t available anywhere in Manhattan is the zeppole. Now that’s a delicious prole food! A while back, place called Led Zeppole opened in Manhattan and tried to ironically sell zeppoles to hipsters, but unfortunately it went out of business.

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June 21, 2017 at EDT pm

Posted in Bobos, Proles

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