Read to the end for the queen of the rodents
What you get when you say Red Scare was bigger than Cumtown (which i don't think is true but idgaf): some weirdo named Nick spamming your comments.
“ It’s enough to make you wonder if maybe the defining millennial experience is actually just a deep longing to make things that matter…”
I think so, to me it’s why early Instagram was such a hit with millennials: the implied physicality and historic legitimacy and even instant nostalgia of those first filters gave their own moments signifiers of significance.
The fact that an episode of The Adam Friedland Show is dominating pop culture headlines is by far my favorite plotline of 2023. Also, say what you want about Matt Healy, but he is absolutely correct here:
“Had he baited his fans on purpose? ‘A little bit,’ he said. ‘But it doesn’t actually matter. Nobody is sitting there at night slumped at their computer, and their boyfriend comes over and goes, “What’s wrong, darling?” and they go, “It’s just this thing with Matty Healy.” That doesn’t happen.’
‘Maybe it does,’ I said.
‘If it does,’ he said, ‘you’re either deluded or you are, sorry, a liar. You’re either lying that you are hurt, or you’re a bit mental for being hurt. It’s just people going, “Oh, there’s a bad thing over there, let me get as close to it as possible so you can see how good I am.” And I kind of want them to do that, because they’re demonstrating something so base level.’”
It’s not an especially novel point by now but based on the reaction he’s gotten, it’s clearly something that hasn’t quite penetrated the discourse.
I know words don't matter anymore, but what psycho at Vanity Fair decided that Calloway had been "cancelled"? Vanity Fair staffers getting desperate to hype up a boring store about a boring grifter.
Isn’t the Nick Huber guy just doing a bit as a hustle bro who thinks outside the box? I assumed this was an engagement hack bc people love to get mad about dumb stuff on Twitter.
I bought the hat you linked, idk what this says about me but I'm okay with it.
“These guys are a natural byproduct that’s emitted every time Blue Bottle Coffee opens a new location.” I love you, Ryan!
The only reason you quoted Banks is that she noted Healy is white as part of her insult, which obviously for you is something very condemnable....as a white guy. You're one of the good ones though, right? Just pathetic to still be reading meek drivel like this in 2023.
Wait, the same Jia Tolentino who was openly defending her family's human trafficking like... three years ago? That "always good" Jia Tolentino?
Approvingly quoting Azelia Banks as if she somehow bolsters your point is hilarious. She is infamously an aggressive lunatic, and has said many offensive things for which your head would be spinning like a top if anyone else had said them.
I remember in those early IG days there were so many posts about how your social media was going to exist as a historical record of who you were. That we had these massive digital footprints that were going to exist like monuments to ourselves. But really the act of archiving the internet is so much more complicated. And while this stuff is never really gone, it definitely fades into the background, disappears, or becomes hard to track. Even Caroline Calloway's original Cambridge posts can't be found on the Way Back Machine. I think there may be like one Reddit thread, where someone had screenshot all of them. That everything we've created digitally probably will never be looked at is sort of freeing, but also could definitely create a source of crisis for those who have viewed their social media pages as the main way they create art, or 'express' themselves as artists.
re : HOA Guy
Nick Huber makes the common error of conflating an H.O.A. - which is a corporation - with restrictive covenants - which are the neighborhood rules.
> "In order to enforce a neighborhood's restrictive covenants, it is not necessary to have an H.O.A."
Would you like to know more?
Click here ⟶ https://homeowners.substack.com/p/who-enforces-the-rules
I love CC (by which I mean I love following her exploits) and this paragraph is the best description of her I've read yet (and I've read them all!):
"It’s enough to make you wonder if maybe the defining millennial experience is actually just a deep longing to make things that matter, the crippling anxiety about what that might actually require — earnestness, introspection, material risk — and the delusion that you can achieve mainstream acceptance and still be your raw, unflinching self on the largest possible stage."
lol came here to say tafs is 2x bigger than the moribund cryptoracist snooze red scare but looks like that’s already covered
“This is neat, but I am becoming increasingly uncomfortable about the idea that YouTube videos, wikis, and Reddit comments are what we’re using to train superintelligences. Like… you’ve read this stuff, right? Do you really want to create a sentient being that thinks the way a redditor talks?”
LOL you are so right!
“Rich capitalists don’t understand artistic expression and are treating it like a novelty or a commodity? Surely this has never happen before in human history.”
Lol this is the best line. Also I really enjoyed the AI album covers. Thanks for garbage day.