Posts Tagged: In Praise Of

Being a Hipster Is an Excellent and Wonderful Thing!

"It took me a little while to understand how much nastiness people generally intended when they used the word hipster. It just sounds sort of attractive to me, a hipster. I thought yeah, I guess that is sort of my culture. Those are my people and I was just about able to go on thinking that it was a perfectly nice thing to be until someone pointed out to me or it finally sank in that it was meant contemptuously and I really I'm not sure I accept the premise that I think it's a self-loathing term and I've come to be very alert to this self-loathing propensity [...]


Very Warm Feelings Had About Mike Bloomberg!

Hey, I keep forgetting to say nice things about Mike Bloomberg! So here: this week, Mike Bloomberg is an American hero. It's handy, though, that his position on the 9/11 GROUND ZERO TERROR MOSQUE is actually a pro-business, pro-contract, pro-privacy position. ("The simple fact is, this building is private property," is what Bloomberg said about the MUSLIM 9/11 MOSQUE.) It's also an anti-landmarking position, which historically fits him well-and it dovetails perfectly with a pro-"tolerance," pro-shut-the-hell-up-non-New-Yorkers position. It was an awfully good speech! Filled with the very recent history of religious intolerance! So, I'm a little psycho, what with the constant emotional yo-yoing about the mayor, but [...]