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I think vladamir putin looks like max from max & ruby
me as a parent
Narrating People’s Lives: In the Aisles! by Thomas Sanders
I love how the dad does this side-glance at his kid like “You’re about to be embarrassed so hard, son”
this man has a narrator’s voice on par with the Stanley Parable voice.
the number one thing of the many things about this article is the way the writer seems to think that scumbag millennials who are too lazy to get jobs obtain these costumes somehow for free (?) rather than them requiring significant disposable income. ‘people are spending more of their money on consumer goods, no wonder the economy’s in the tank’ - a real employed person with the academic qualifications to call himself an economist
While, yes, the idea of cosplay being a warning flag of the state of the economy is laughable at the very least, Forbes published a response article, which I think brings up an interesting point about just different interests of a different generation.
by Adam Ozimek
“What I think is really operating here is a latent jock/nerd bias. After all, if you were to tell me that underemployed young adults were spending too much time dressing up in costumes and fleeing the reality of their lives by immersing themselves in the escapism of something grander I’d probably agree with you. But I’d think you were talking about sports fans. And yes sports fans, when you put on a jersey with your favorite player’s name and number on it that’s a costume, and you’re playing dress-up. Just like the nerds dressing up like Batman or some anime character.
But instead of worrying about the misspent hours of sports fans, (the article) focuses on the hobbies of nerds instead. My suspicion is that millenials really aren’t any more likely to engage in escapist pursuits, rather they are just engaging in different ones. A recent Harris poll showed that compared to Gen X, Millenials are 12 percentage points less likely to follow football, 8 percentage points less likely to watch baseball, and so-on down the line. Younger people like sports less, and maybe they are filling up some of that would-be sports time by dressing up in Game of Thrones costumes instead of a Derek Jeter costume.”
kat laying down some facts is one of my favorite things
In theory, cosplaying could (and perhaps should) be a booming industry. Dunno if you could actually put this into practice though.
I remember when this shit happened 10 years ago and it’s so fucked up watching it in the present day.
Didn’t crossfire get cancelled after this?
It was cancelled in 2005 with some reasons citing Stewart’s criticisms
Me trying to finish something important on time: