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IMO, it's difficult to compare US-made shoes like Aldens and AE and Walkover and Rancourt to English-made shoes. English lasts and sizing are different, for one thing - you can take a brogue boot from Alden and it will be...um...blobbier and... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by strangely stunted trees on October 20, 2014 8:53 PM

Part of the grim surprise is the way that the age of your music collection creeps up on you. No, the trick is to have been collecting old music from the very beginning. Then your music collection has always been old. Although... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by daq on October 20, 2014 8:00 PM

IMO, it's difficult to compare US-made shoes like Aldens and AE and Walkover and Rancourt to English-made shoes. English lasts and sizing are different, for one thing - you can take a brogue boot from Alden and it will be...um...blobbier and... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by gregglind on October 20, 2014 7:58 PM

Everyone is just astounded when they and their friends get old. For me it was that my parents had this whole narrative of "Frowner you are so old, you are Too Old for [trick-or-treating at 12; going back to school at 24; behavior that... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by daq on October 20, 2014 7:54 PM

I kind of think this is how people who were 40 in 1996 felt about 25-year-old me's love of Belle and Sebastian; like "you LIKE this? This stuff with strings tenderness that sounds like the worst of the 70s easy-listening music we developed... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by daq on October 20, 2014 7:52 PM

Actually, there is this shock that I can't get over - that people who are not otherwise intellectually serious or left-wing have good taste in music. That really was not true in my social circles when I was growing up. I... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by daq on October 20, 2014 7:45 PM

If you haven’t heard them, statistics suggest that you will enjoy their cover of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and nothing else. Indeed. (I mean, I like "Shoplifting" and "New Town" a lot.) I have lost my... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by daq on October 20, 2014 7:39 PM

IMO, it's difficult to compare US-made shoes like Aldens and AE and Walkover and Rancourt to English-made shoes. English lasts and sizing are different, for one thing - you can take a brogue boot from Alden and it will be...um...blobbier and... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by oceanjesse on October 20, 2014 7:37 PM

Everyone is just astounded when they and their friends get old. For me it was that my parents had this whole narrative of "Frowner you are so old, you are Too Old for [trick-or-treating at 12; going back to school at 24; behavior that... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by Spathe Cadet on October 20, 2014 7:25 PM

If you haven’t heard them, statistics suggest that you will enjoy their cover of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and nothing else. Indeed. (I mean, I like "Shoplifting" and "New Town" a lot.) I have lost my... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by Spathe Cadet on October 20, 2014 6:56 PM

I always assume that I am being unconsciously influenced by the ads that I see, or that I am simply picking up brand names - so that when I go to the store, even if I don't know anything about the different brands of crackers or whatever, at... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by tel3path on October 20, 2014 6:35 PM

Everyone is just astounded when they and their friends get old. For me it was that my parents had this whole narrative of "Frowner you are so old, you are Too Old for [trick-or-treating at 12; going back to school at 24; behavior that... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by marxchivist on October 20, 2014 6:22 PM

Actually, I think I feel good about being "afraid" to say things here...that is, I think I've learned to think more strategically about conversations and since I'm naturally pretty heedless and impetuous and "but surely you want... [more]
MetaTalk comment favorited by Lexica on October 20, 2014 5:51 PM

Part of the grim surprise is the way that the age of your music collection creeps up on you. No, the trick is to have been collecting old music from the very beginning. Then your music collection has always been old. Although... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by virago on October 20, 2014 5:26 PM

Everyone is just astounded when they and their friends get old. For me it was that my parents had this whole narrative of "Frowner you are so old, you are Too Old for [trick-or-treating at 12; going back to school at 24; behavior that... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by virago on October 20, 2014 5:24 PM

I'm not sure if you mean "cool new music" as in "just released" or as in "new to you" here but the most fun I have in record stores these days is hunting through old stuff I've never heard of before. In this... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by batfish on October 20, 2014 5:20 PM

Part of the grim surprise is the way that the age of your music collection creeps up on you. No, the trick is to have been collecting old music from the very beginning. Then your music collection has always been old. Although... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by brand-gnu on October 20, 2014 5:11 PM

If you haven’t heard them, statistics suggest that you will enjoy their cover of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and nothing else. Indeed. (I mean, I like "Shoplifting" and "New Town" a lot.) I have lost my... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by skwt on October 20, 2014 5:00 PM

If you haven’t heard them, statistics suggest that you will enjoy their cover of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and nothing else. Indeed. (I mean, I like "Shoplifting" and "New Town" a lot.) I have lost my... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by dnash on October 20, 2014 4:35 PM

Everyone is just astounded when they and their friends get old. For me it was that my parents had this whole narrative of "Frowner you are so old, you are Too Old for [trick-or-treating at 12; going back to school at 24; behavior that... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by Anhedonic Donkey on October 20, 2014 4:25 PM

I kind of think this is how people who were 40 in 1996 felt about 25-year-old me's love of Belle and Sebastian; like "you LIKE this? This stuff with strings tenderness that sounds like the worst of the 70s easy-listening music we developed... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by Anhedonic Donkey on October 20, 2014 4:22 PM

If you haven’t heard them, statistics suggest that you will enjoy their cover of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and nothing else. Indeed. (I mean, I like "Shoplifting" and "New Town" a lot.) I have lost my... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by Anhedonic Donkey on October 20, 2014 4:11 PM

Everyone is just astounded when they and their friends get old. For me it was that my parents had this whole narrative of "Frowner you are so old, you are Too Old for [trick-or-treating at 12; going back to school at 24; behavior that... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by conrad53 on October 20, 2014 4:00 PM

If you haven’t heard them, statistics suggest that you will enjoy their cover of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and nothing else. Indeed. (I mean, I like "Shoplifting" and "New Town" a lot.) I have lost my... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by conrad53 on October 20, 2014 3:51 PM

If you haven’t heard them, statistics suggest that you will enjoy their cover of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and nothing else. Indeed. (I mean, I like "Shoplifting" and "New Town" a lot.) I have lost my... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by brand-gnu on October 20, 2014 3:33 PM

If you haven’t heard them, statistics suggest that you will enjoy their cover of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and nothing else. Indeed. (I mean, I like "Shoplifting" and "New Town" a lot.) I have lost my... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by spandex on October 20, 2014 2:42 PM

I never approve of anything and am always ready to find the reason why something you like is politically unsuitable. [more]
MetaTalk comment favorited by the young rope-rider on October 20, 2014 2:33 PM

I kind of think this is how people who were 40 in 1996 felt about 25-year-old me's love of Belle and Sebastian; like "you LIKE this? This stuff with strings tenderness that sounds like the worst of the 70s easy-listening music we developed... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by travertina on October 20, 2014 1:36 PM

If you haven’t heard them, statistics suggest that you will enjoy their cover of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and nothing else. Indeed. (I mean, I like "Shoplifting" and "New Town" a lot.) I have lost my... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by Narrative Priorities on October 20, 2014 1:27 PM

If you haven’t heard them, statistics suggest that you will enjoy their cover of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and nothing else. Indeed. (I mean, I like "Shoplifting" and "New Town" a lot.) I have lost my... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by zinful on October 20, 2014 1:26 PM

I always assume that I am being unconsciously influenced by the ads that I see, or that I am simply picking up brand names - so that when I go to the store, even if I don't know anything about the different brands of crackers or whatever, at... [more]
Ask MeFi comment favorited by St. Peepsburg on October 20, 2014 1:13 PM

If you haven’t heard them, statistics suggest that you will enjoy their cover of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and nothing else. Indeed. (I mean, I like "Shoplifting" and "New Town" a lot.) I have lost my... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by General Tonic on October 20, 2014 12:58 PM

Actually, I think I feel good about being "afraid" to say things here...that is, I think I've learned to think more strategically about conversations and since I'm naturally pretty heedless and impetuous and "but surely you want... [more]
MetaTalk comment favorited by tofu_crouton on October 20, 2014 12:58 PM

I kind of think this is how people who were 40 in 1996 felt about 25-year-old me's love of Belle and Sebastian; like "you LIKE this? This stuff with strings tenderness that sounds like the worst of the 70s easy-listening music we developed... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by vickyverky on October 20, 2014 12:50 PM

Everyone is just astounded when they and their friends get old. For me it was that my parents had this whole narrative of "Frowner you are so old, you are Too Old for [trick-or-treating at 12; going back to school at 24; behavior that... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by blucevalo on October 20, 2014 12:41 PM

If you haven’t heard them, statistics suggest that you will enjoy their cover of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and nothing else. Indeed. (I mean, I like "Shoplifting" and "New Town" a lot.) I have lost my... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by blucevalo on October 20, 2014 12:36 PM

If you haven’t heard them, statistics suggest that you will enjoy their cover of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and nothing else. Indeed. (I mean, I like "Shoplifting" and "New Town" a lot.) I have lost my... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by Keysig on October 20, 2014 12:30 PM

I imagine that if your basic financial life trajectory is "broke and working a shitty, precarious job", then adding a couple of kids and just getting broker and more precarious doesn't seem that bad on the face of it, plus then [assuming... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by LizBoBiz on October 20, 2014 12:19 PM

I imagine that if your basic financial life trajectory is "broke and working a shitty, precarious job", then adding a couple of kids and just getting broker and more precarious doesn't seem that bad on the face of it, plus then [assuming... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by amorphatist on October 20, 2014 12:09 PM

Actually, I think I feel good about being "afraid" to say things here...that is, I think I've learned to think more strategically about conversations and since I'm naturally pretty heedless and impetuous and "but surely you want... [more]
MetaTalk comment favorited by Rosie M. Banks on October 20, 2014 12:06 PM

Actually, there is this shock that I can't get over - that people who are not otherwise intellectually serious or left-wing have good taste in music. That really was not true in my social circles when I was growing up. I... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by Sonny Jim on October 20, 2014 11:36 AM

Actually, I think I feel good about being "afraid" to say things here...that is, I think I've learned to think more strategically about conversations and since I'm naturally pretty heedless and impetuous and "but surely you want... [more]
MetaTalk comment favorited by jaguar on October 20, 2014 11:22 AM

Actually, I think I feel good about being "afraid" to say things here...that is, I think I've learned to think more strategically about conversations and since I'm naturally pretty heedless and impetuous and "but surely you want... [more]
MetaTalk comment favorited by GenjiandProust on October 20, 2014 11:19 AM

I kind of think this is how people who were 40 in 1996 felt about 25-year-old me's love of Belle and Sebastian; like "you LIKE this? This stuff with strings tenderness that sounds like the worst of the 70s easy-listening music we developed... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by wyndham on October 20, 2014 11:11 AM

Actually, I think I feel good about being "afraid" to say things here...that is, I think I've learned to think more strategically about conversations and since I'm naturally pretty heedless and impetuous and "but surely you want... [more]
MetaTalk comment favorited by beryllium on October 20, 2014 11:05 AM

I kind of think this is how people who were 40 in 1996 felt about 25-year-old me's love of Belle and Sebastian; like "you LIKE this? This stuff with strings tenderness that sounds like the worst of the 70s easy-listening music we developed... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by en forme de poire on October 20, 2014 11:02 AM

Actually, I think I feel good about being "afraid" to say things here...that is, I think I've learned to think more strategically about conversations and since I'm naturally pretty heedless and impetuous and "but surely you want... [more]
MetaTalk comment favorited by sweetkid on October 20, 2014 11:01 AM

Actually, I think I feel good about being "afraid" to say things here...that is, I think I've learned to think more strategically about conversations and since I'm naturally pretty heedless and impetuous and "but surely you want... [more]
MetaTalk comment favorited by superfluousm on October 20, 2014 10:56 AM

(I mean, I just can't hear new music the way people who are tuned in hear it - there's obviously a lot of there there, but I can't access it.)... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by Rock Steady on October 20, 2014 10:53 AM

If you haven’t heard them, statistics suggest that you will enjoy their cover of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and nothing else. Indeed. (I mean, I like "Shoplifting" and "New Town" a lot.) I have lost my... [more]
MeFi comment favorited by vanar sena on October 20, 2014 10:31 AM

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