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post #31 of 133
Oh, "Potter WASP." I get it. Creative.
post #32 of 133
I didn't even bother, to visit that topic. However, with all the comments regarding the WASP thread, I'm going to check it out.
post #33 of 133
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Interesting. This just confirms my opinion of Style Forum as the equivalent of a junior high school cafeteria food fight while AAAC is like a graduate school seminar.
Having participated in many of both, my experience has been that the former is usually good fun while the latter is invariably tedious and often full of pretentious, self-important bores to boot. IMO, the difference is that people here have fun, take things with a grain of salt, and live and let live, while at AA, a large number of people seem to want to be mistaken for members of the Harvard Club (have been there just once, as a guest - dreadfully dull, imho) and look down on people who don't aspire to this ideal. Graduate school seminar mi culo.
post #34 of 133
Sigh... WHY CANT WE BE FRIENDS LYRICS Why can't we be friends (4x) I seen ya, I seen ya, I seen ya 'round for a long long time I really, I really, I really remember when you drank my wine Why can't we be friends (4x) I seen ya, I seen ya, I seen ya walkin' down in chinatown I called ya, I called ya, I called but you did not look around I pay my, I pay my, I pay my money to the welfare line I seen ya, I seen ya, I seen ya standing in it everytime Why can't we be friends (4x) The color, the color, the color of your skin don't matter to me As long as, as long as, long as we can live in harmony I kinda, I kinda, I kinda, like to be the president And I could, and I could, and I could show you how your money's spent Why can't we be friends (4x) Sometimes I don't speak right But did I know what I was talking about I know you're working for the cia They wouldn't have you in the mafia Why can't we be friends (4x) (repeat to fade)
post #35 of 133
Oh, c'mon Jon. There is being friendly, and there is being friendly...
post #36 of 133
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Interesting.  This just confirms my opinion of Style Forum as the equivalent of a junior high school cafeteria food fight while AAAC is like a graduate school seminar.
Having participated in many of both, my experience has been that the former is usually good fun while the latter is invariably tedious and often full of pretentious, self-important bores to boot.   IMO, the difference is that people here have fun, take things with a grain of salt, and live and let live, while at AA, a large number of people seem to want to be mistaken for members of the Harvard Club (have been there just once, as a guest - dreadfully dull, imho) and look down on people who don't aspire to this ideal. Graduate school seminar mi culo.
Hey, don't get me wrong. Some people loved junior high school. I don't have a problem with that. You can read whatever judgment into that statement you want--your own analysis is pretty much the same. But to criticize AAAC members as pseudo-experts who know nothing of style and then compound the slur by making an observation that has no basis in fact is hypocritical, and deserves to be called such. And yes, I registered to make this observation. So what? Everyone has to start somewhere. I guess I don't get to sit at the cool kids table. Enjoy your tater tots.
post #37 of 133
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(LA Guy @ June 02 2005,18:00) Quote Interesting. This just confirms my opinion of Style Forum as the equivalent of a junior high school cafeteria food fight while AAAC is like a graduate school seminar.
Having participated in many of both, my experience has been that the former is usually good fun while the latter is invariably tedious and often full of pretentious, self-important bores to boot. IMO, the difference is that people here have fun, take things with a grain of salt, and live and let live, while at AA, a large number of people seem to want to be mistaken for members of the Harvard Club (have been there just once, as a guest - dreadfully dull, imho) and look down on people who don't aspire to this ideal. Graduate school seminar mi culo.
Hey, don't get me wrong. Some people loved junior high school. I don't have a problem with that. You can read whatever judgment into that statement you want--your own analysis is pretty much the same. But to criticize AAAC members as pseudo-experts who know nothing of style and then compound the slur by making an observation that has no basis in fact is hypocritical, and deserves to be called such. And yes, I registered to make this observation. So what? Everyone has to start somewhere. I guess I don't get to sit at the cool kids table. Enjoy your tater tots.[/quote] Dude, chill out. Again, welcome. Let's be friends, now.
post #38 of 133
I don't think there is any sort of hostility between the forums on the whole... no, not at all, imo. I do think that on each there are some undesirables, and it just so happens that some of the high-posters on AA are....    enough said on my part. BTW, I love posting over on AA, and have been doing so for quite a while, although my participation is more frequent here because of certain members on AA. EDIT: Why do I feel like I'm going to pay for these posts in one way or the other? Hmmmm....
post #39 of 133
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And I hear they beat their wives too. Let's save the invective, please. I've had no cause to believe the members of AAAC to be anything other than what they say they are. One could easily make the same points about the excessive devotion to European clothing and spotty claims about some of the members of SF.
You are taking me too seriously. Please swallow your self-importance and take my post for what it is: a post on the Internet.
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Interesting.  This just confirms my opinion of Style Forum as the equivalent of a junior high school cafeteria food fight while AAAC is like a graduate school seminar. I'm sure Alias has met so many of the posers of AAAC in person that he knows them to be fat and old.  Care to name names oh mighty all knowing Alias? I thought not.
Post pictures of yourself and I'll tell. You flame like an idiot, by the way. Edit: LA Guy says it a lot better than I am. The SF crowd is more well-rounded with regards to menswear, from suits to jeans. AAAC is where I'll go the next time people argue about silhouette, with a few people here and there who don't know anything about the topic but who argue anyways and treat whatever they say as golden law. SF is a lot more relaxed, and I like it this way.
post #40 of 133
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Originally Posted by LA Guy,June 02 2005,18:00
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Interesting.  This just confirms my opinion of Style Forum as the equivalent of a junior high school cafeteria food fight while AAAC is like a graduate school seminar.
Having participated in many of both, my experience has been that the former is usually good fun while the latter is invariably tedious and often full of pretentious, self-important bores to boot.   IMO, the difference is that people here have fun, take things with a grain of salt, and live and let live, while at AA, a large number of people seem to want to be mistaken for members of the Harvard Club (have been there just once, as a guest - dreadfully dull, imho) and look down on people who don't aspire to this ideal. Graduate school seminar mi culo.
Hey, don't get me wrong.  Some people loved junior high school.  I don't have a problem with that.  You can read whatever judgment into that statement you want--your own analysis is pretty much the same.  But to criticize AAAC members as pseudo-experts who know nothing of style and then compound the slur by making an observation that has no basis in fact is hypocritical, and deserves to be called such. And yes, I registered to make this observation.  So what?  Everyone has to start somewhere.  I guess I don't get to sit at the cool kids table.  Enjoy your tater tots.
I wouldn't say that AAAC posters are particularly ignorant, some of them are quite knowledgeable about clothing, American Trad or otherwise.  And I have no idea whether they are old fogeys or young fogeys, nor whether they are fat or thin. However, I do think that SF members are typically less dogmatic and more tolerant than AAAC posters, perhaps because a larger spectrum of interests are represented.
post #41 of 133
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A few thoughts: I am old, but not particularly fat--about a 9- or 10-inch drop. I never got to participate in a junior high school cafeteria food fight. I was in all too many tedious graduate seminars. If I had to go back in time, I'd rather participate in the food fight than another boring graduate seminar. Muera la intelligencia.
post #42 of 133
Clarification: AAAC got a whole lot better since Malinda stepped up on curb-stomping the morons there. Still, SF beats AAAC by a slight margin in that respect, if only because of Kalra, and only because of the comedy value.
post #43 of 133
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Clarification: AAAC got a whole lot better since Malinda stepped up on curb-stomping the morons there. Still, SF beats AAAC by a slight margin in that respect, if only because of Kalra, and only because of the comedy value.
Oh Kalra, how I miss thee... Let me count the ways... He was damn funny, wasn't he.
post #44 of 133
I consider AA my home forum, if only because I started there and initially found the focus a bit more classic than styleforum.  However, it appears to be becoming the London Lounge of American Trad (excuse the solecism).  Currently I'm finding it insufferable as several posters of incredible self-importance seem to be obsessing about class and their own class insecurity.  That's definitely not American Trad. On styleforum we have kalra in his numerous (re)incarnations, the always fascinating ernest, and Australian Marc being a gimp. Good things do come in threes.
post #45 of 133
Regarding AA, they have their own interesting characters: We Should all Try to Get along With One another Which would be The basis of gentlemanly Behavior Now can we get back to American Trad? Jimmy I mean Jon.
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