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"Last season, this thing was not a thing,” says trend spotter, a freelance expert." 'Trend Piece' by Rosemary Counter.
posted by The Whelk (39 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
 
I must know - which one is the second best Kardashian?
posted by Frowner at 11:50 AM on February 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


I encourage everyone to gaze deeply into www.expertswebsite.com, as it gazes back into you.
posted by bonehead at 11:53 AM on February 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Snarky comment hastily written in order maximize favorites.
posted by the_blizz at 11:54 AM on February 16, 2016 [30 favorites]


If you weren't interested in the buzzword trend piece then why even click on it??? And then take the time to scroll to the bottom to comment?????????

~ disgusted anonymous commenter
posted by the webmistress at 11:54 AM on February 16, 2016 [11 favorites]


See also Charlie Brooker's How to report the news.

~ random commenter who couldn't be bothered reading entire article but thought they should share something vaguely similar
posted by sektah at 11:56 AM on February 16, 2016 [7 favorites]


Everything's coming up things!
posted by Senor Cardgage at 11:57 AM on February 16, 2016 [7 favorites]


In here with the cool kids.
posted by infini at 11:58 AM on February 16, 2016


Wait, the New Yorker's new editorial direction is to mock itself?
posted by GuyZero at 12:11 PM on February 16, 2016 [3 favorites]


Publication is always running these vapid trend pieces that are already behind the times. Trend was already a thing in cool neighborhood a number of years ago. Now everyone is on to newer trend, but you can expect an article about that in publication in vague future time frame.
posted by Rock Steady at 12:15 PM on February 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


They were doing this in Austin last year.
posted by Midnight Skulker at 12:28 PM on February 16, 2016


I was already over trend before trend was cool.

"Quote from article that relates to nothing I'm saying" They're just noticing this now?

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posted by Clinging to the Wreckage at 12:33 PM on February 16, 2016 [4 favorites]


I don't know that this is a trend that needs meta-mockery. The New Yorker's trend articles on dad hands, witch cheese, artisanal mouse clothes and the revival of turn of the century loodklopper dances have all enriched and nourished my life considerably.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 12:42 PM on February 16, 2016 [14 favorites]


Snarky comment hastily written in order maximize favorites.
posted by the_blizz at 2:54 PM on February 16 [2 favorites −] Favorite added! [!


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posted by Fizz at 12:54 PM on February 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


These meta-mockery pieces about meta-mockery pieces that are the meta-mockery pieces have be exhausted and are exhausting. No?
posted by cjorgensen at 12:54 PM on February 16, 2016 [4 favorites]


Celebrity fart anecdote.
posted by Devils Rancher at 1:03 PM on February 16, 2016 [5 favorites]


Dead bear. Just for the shock value.
posted by Naberius at 1:05 PM on February 16, 2016


Y'all should check out this awesome new bar.
posted by monospace at 1:35 PM on February 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


Angry contrary anecdote about personal connection to trend.
posted by Sophie1 at 1:41 PM on February 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Tee Ell Dee Are.
posted by Toddbert at 1:42 PM on February 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Relevant AskMe, including this insightful comment from greenland.
posted by Rhaomi at 1:43 PM on February 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


.GIF #internets
posted by nikoniko at 1:45 PM on February 16, 2016


Bewildered elderly person wandering in by accident and writing perfectly punctuated wistful lament about how simple things used to be.
posted by Peach at 2:15 PM on February 16, 2016 [12 favorites]


Jon Mitchell, there is no New Yorker piece on artisanal mouse clothes. Don't get my hopes up like that.
posted by gusandrews at 2:40 PM on February 16, 2016 [6 favorites]


This reminds me of when I was younger and did a thing. Everyone was like: "it's just a phase" but I was adamant that I would continue to do the thing forever because the thing was who I was and I would always be the thing. Time passes and I no longer do the thing, though I do still enjoy much of the music and couldn't bring myself to throw away that one really nice coat.
posted by turbid dahlia at 2:44 PM on February 16, 2016 [5 favorites]


Derail to grind an axe in support of my political stance.
posted by Sunburnt at 3:26 PM on February 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


Obligatory note that this article was dated "September 16, 2014", a full 17 months ago, and it used up one of my "10 articles per month for non-subscribers" which I usually mostly use up just to access the "Cartoons from the Latest Issue", which this week includes “Hi, welcome to the Uncanny Valley of Pancakes,” “The ambient nature sounds are making me too sleepy to hunt,” and “Use your inside scream.”

Also, the "New Bar in [Town]" is dated "Mar 13, 2015", which is 11 months ago, which tends to suggest that the whole meta-mockery trend seems to have already passed.

Besides, MetaFilter pretty much covered it all in 2001-2002 with this seminal "longboat" thread, which, even with a semi-full staff of moderators, I'm pretty sure The Management does not wish to be duplicated.
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:48 PM on February 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


Publication is always running these vapid trend pieces that are already behind the times.

'Always' in 2014 when this piece was published? Or 'always' nowadays?

The NYTimes Style section will have a similar piece in about 18 months.

Wow.... well, with a three-and-a-half-year turnaround it oughta be hip again by the time NYTStyle gets on it!
posted by carsonb at 3:48 PM on February 16, 2016


Metafilter: Less sexy but necessary follow-up to make the above sexy quote make sense
posted by enjoymoreradio at 4:03 PM on February 16, 2016


Obaamma!! :(
posted by Chitownfats at 4:47 PM on February 16, 2016


snarky bombastic generalization by a low-level contrarian without a whole lot to add.
posted by quonsar II: smock fishpants and the temple of foon at 5:18 PM on February 16, 2016 [3 favorites]


I feel like the juice is mostly squeezed out of this type of self-conscious meta-humor. But maybe that's because it has been happening on the internet for so long.

Wait, the New Yorker's new editorial direction is to mock itself?

The NYer really isn't much for trend pieces. I think you may be thinking of the NYT.
posted by Miko at 8:45 PM on February 16, 2016


Many posts later, when thread is nearly over, this comment appears.
posted by Sonny Jim at 11:31 PM on February 16, 2016 [3 favorites]


#hashtag
posted by Molesome at 4:47 AM on February 17, 2016


Trade journalist for whom trend pieces are comparatively high-minded checking in. And sobbing gently.
posted by ColdOfTheIsleOfMan at 6:52 AM on February 17, 2016


Only by knowing the future can we scrutinize the present and accurately predict the past.
posted by Chitownfats at 9:02 AM on February 17, 2016 [1 favorite]


we are masters of the obvious...
posted by judson at 9:48 AM on February 17, 2016


whiny comment about how someone will later make this snarky comment and get way more favorites
posted by numaner at 10:27 AM on February 17, 2016


which tends to suggest that the whole meta-mockery trend seems to have already passed.

The trend of articles parodying articles which claim to describe trends?

When I read this kind of sentence I get a brief but sharply focused pain directly behind my right eye.
posted by The Zeroth Law at 12:25 PM on February 17, 2016


Ooh, ooh! Somebody lend me five bucks so 'second-best Kardashian' can be my sock puppet!
posted by sexyrobot at 4:17 PM on February 17, 2016


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