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30. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2019, 17:30 Kxmode
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 15:01:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 14:51:
Nothing is worse than listening to 20-something Millennials talk about how horrible reaching age 30 is next to a person who is over 40 and has the experience. *rolls eyes*

I finally figured out what Millennials are. They're all the know-it-all teenagers who never grew up. Nobody bothered to put them in their place and tell them, "you don't know what you're talking about." Society collectively gave them stickers even when what they're saying isn't true. That contributed to an inflated sense of knowledge.

I think perhaps once they reach age 50 they will finally realize they knew nothing when they were young (or not; who knows). Quite possibly one of the worst generation of people.

Oh, good, someone complaining about millenials. That's novel.
But there's no way they are the worst generation. The Boomers have permanently fucked our economy and our planet in their scorched-earth greed. That seems way worse than someone feeling like they're reaching an age that once seemed impossibly far away but is well below yours. Plus, who the hell do you think gave them those stickers? If you train your dog to bite people, and he bites someone, who's worse - you or your dog?

The sticker comment comes from millennials growing up around entitlements as in nobody loses and everyone gets a sticker or a trophy. Their sense of worth is inflated to levels that do not gel with the real world. Every teen goes through the I-know-everything phase (I did when I was a teen). The difference here is nobody bothers to correct millennials because doing so "stifles their free expression and creative thinking" (I had my "free expression" and "creative thinking" stifled very early by my teachers and society at large, and I learned from it). Now when those entitlement kids go to college their know-it-all gets amplified to an nth degree. You mix that with equal-parts entitlement and that's when you get a millennial.

Re: "Plus, who the hell do you think gave them those stickers? If you train your dog to bite people, and he bites someone, who's worse - you or your dog?"

I no idea what you're going on about here.
 
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29. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2019, 16:06 afka Rossini
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 15:53:
afka Rossini wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 15:43:
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 13:59:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 13:00:
Beanie? People wear beanies? I thought that ended in the 1950s...
Beanies are standard winter wear. I have several.
For extra mind blowing extremeness just type beanie into amazon and be amazed.

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I'd always thought beanies were bowl shaped hats worn upside down and had a propeller on top. What people here are describing as beanies, we always referred to as snow caps. Who knew?

Yup. Thus the candy.
Arrrgghhhh! I meant ski caps. Although, Sno-Caps are delicious. Maybe it was a Freudian slip.
 
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28. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2019, 15:53 jdreyer
 
afka Rossini wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 15:43:
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 13:59:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 13:00:
Beanie? People wear beanies? I thought that ended in the 1950s...
Beanies are standard winter wear. I have several.
For extra mind blowing extremeness just type beanie into amazon and be amazed.

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I'd always thought beanies were bowl shaped hats worn upside down and had a propeller on top. What people here are describing as beanies, we always referred to as snow caps. Who knew?

Yup. Thus the candy.
 
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27. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2019, 15:43 afka Rossini
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 13:59:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 13:00:
Beanie? People wear beanies? I thought that ended in the 1950s...
Beanies are standard winter wear. I have several.
For extra mind blowing extremeness just type beanie into amazon and be amazed.

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I'd always thought beanies were bowl shaped hats worn upside down and had a propeller on top. What people here are describing as beanies, we always referred to as snow caps. Who knew?

Edited to add: You'll have to scroll down a bit to see it but this is what I thought a beanie was.
 
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26. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2019, 15:42 HorrorScope
 
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25. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2019, 15:29 Mr. Tact
 
Yeah, knit cap or stocking cap is what I've always known them as. I'm assuming the goofiness/silliness I personally attach to the word "beanie" has been excised. After all, you couldn't be much of a hipster if you were purposely doing something you knew was defined as goofy.  



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24. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2019, 15:15 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 14:38:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 14:36:
Eschew beanies. All hail the glorious ushanka!

So we've identified a second Russian bot here, after JDreyer!

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23. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2019, 15:11 jdreyer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 13:41:
Oh, a stocking cap. Had not previously heard that referred to as a beanie. *sigh* Learn what words are people, don't just make them up.
Or as the Canadians call it, "a took."

I'm wondering if "beanie" is regional, like "pop" and "soda" meaning the same thing. I grew up in CT where we called them knit caps. And yes you wore them in the winter when it was 20 degrees and you were outside.

Here's the beanie I know.
 
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2019, 15:01 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 14:51:
Nothing is worse than listening to 20-something Millennials talk about how horrible reaching age 30 is next to a person who is over 40 and has the experience. *rolls eyes*

I finally figured out what Millennials are. They're all the know-it-all teenagers who never grew up. Nobody bothered to put them in their place and tell them, "you don't know what you're talking about." Society collectively gave them stickers even when what they're saying isn't true. That contributed to an inflated sense of knowledge.

I think perhaps once they reach age 50 they will finally realize they knew nothing when they were young (or not; who knows). Quite possibly one of the worst generation of people.

Oh, good, someone complaining about millenials. That's novel.
But there's no way they are the worst generation. The Boomers have permanently fucked our economy and our planet in their scorched-earth greed. That seems way worse than someone feeling like they're reaching an age that once seemed impossibly far away but is well below yours. Plus, who the hell do you think gave them those stickers? If you train your dog to bite people, and he bites someone, who's worse - you or your dog?
 



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21. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2019, 14:51 Kxmode
 
Nothing is worse than listening to 20-something Millennials talk about how horrible reaching age 30 is next to a person who is over 40 and has the experience. Would it kill them to ask someone who actually knows what the experience is like? And what it is like to reach age 40? Experience > Head knowledge. *rolls eyes*

I finally figured out what Millennials are. They're all the know-it-all teenagers who never grew up. Nobody bothered to put them in their place and tell them, "you don't know what you're talking about." Society collectively gave them stickers even when what they're saying isn't true. That contributed to an inflated sense of knowledge.

I think perhaps once they reach age 50 they will finally realize they knew nothing when they were young (or not; who knows). Quite possibly one of the worst generation of people.
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2019, 14:38 Beamer
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 14:36:
Eschew beanies. All hail the glorious ushanka!

So we've identified a second Russian bot here, after JDreyer!
 



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19. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2019, 14:36 Burrito of Peace
 
Eschew beanies. All hail the glorious ushanka!  
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2019, 14:32 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 14:27:
Beamer wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 13:58:
Just because you don't know it, doesn't mean it's made up.
Nor does just because many people are doing something, make it right.

I admit I was ignorant about this change in usage, but that's what it is, a change. Personally, I never wear them even in the winter because even in the cold they eventually cause my head to sweat. Never have understood how people can stand to wear them in warm weather. Different strokes for different folks.

For me, it just messes up my hair. I'd rather be cold on my walk to work than get there with muffed up hair.
 



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17. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2019, 14:27 Mr. Tact
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 13:58:
Just because you don't know it, doesn't mean it's made up.
Nor does just because many people are doing something, make it right.

I admit I was ignorant about this change in usage, but that's what it is, a change. Personally, I never wear them even in the winter because even in the cold they eventually cause my head to sweat. Never have understood how people can stand to wear them in warm weather. Different strokes for different folks.
 



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16. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2019, 14:08 VaranDragon
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 13:59:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 13:00:
Beanie? People wear beanies? I thought that ended in the 1950s...
Beanies are standard winter wear. I have several.
For extra mind blowing extremeness just type beanie into amazon and be amazed.

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If it's below zero, beanies are fine. If it's sunny outside and only mildly chilly you might be walking down hipster lane...
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2019, 13:59 RedEye9
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 13:00:
Beanie? People wear beanies? I thought that ended in the 1950s...
Beanies are standard winter wear. I have several.
For extra mind blowing extremeness just type beanie into amazon and be amazed.

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14. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2019, 13:58 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 13:41:
Oh, a stocking cap. Had not previously heard that referred to as a beanie. *sigh* Learn what words are people, don't just make them up.

Just because you don't know it, doesn't mean it's made up.
 



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13. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2019, 13:42 RedEye9
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 13:25:
How do you even fix that?
you don't. sad
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2019, 13:41 Mr. Tact
 
Oh, a stocking cap. Had not previously heard that referred to as a beanie. *sigh* Learn what words are people, don't just make them up.  



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11. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2019, 13:28 jdreyer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 6, 2019, 13:00:
Beanie? People wear beanies? I thought that ended in the 1950s...

I think he's referring to the ones with the propeller on top, not your standard knit cap.
 
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