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post #84376 of 98866
you laugh but magic the gathering is actually experiencing a resurgence among 20-somethings.

also dungeons and dragons is becoming more of a thing in internet nerd culture due to outlets like penny arcade and stuff doing podcasts about it.
post #84377 of 98866
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I would bet that they have a lot more in common that you'd think. Just taking a look at shops across the USA and Europe, from mass market chains to department stores to boutiques, I noticed (and commented on) a trend towards homogeneity, as the interwebz allows information to disseminate more and more quickly. There are clearly still regional differences and differences delineated by economic status, but it seems to me much less pronounced than before. Language too, is becoming more and more homogeneous.

you don't think this says more about buyer/vendor behavior than consumer behavior?

I mean, you're likely to see more pronounced differences in the 35 to 50 demographic, as differentiation that began between 18 and 34 becomes more pronounced and engrained, but that's not to say 18 to 34 yo males are becoming more similar with time. if anything, I'd argue the reverse.
post #84378 of 98866
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

you laugh but magic the gathering is actually experiencing a resurgence among 20-somethings.

also dungeons and dragons is becoming more of a thing in internet nerd culture due to outlets like penny arcade and stuff doing podcasts about it.

im hoping the same with pokemon cards
post #84379 of 98866
Didn't Yugioh come the #1 TCG? Decks cost like 1k to build now.
post #84380 of 98866
I do know that Hearth Stone is making waves.
post #84381 of 98866
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post


I would bet that they have a lot more in common that you'd think. Just taking a look at shops across the USA and Europe, from mass market chains to department stores to boutiques, I noticed (and commented on) a trend towards homogeneity, as the interwebz allows information to disseminate more and more quickly. There are clearly still regional differences and differences delineated by economic status, but it seems to me much less pronounced than before. Language too, is becoming more and more homogeneous.

 

I don't buy this 'internet equalization' argument. Access to information isn't everything. Information isn't everything. The differences between the very rich and the very poor are statistically greater than ever, and did anyone mention race/ethnicity? Funny that, given that the USA is still so racially divided and if anything those divides are more obvious (probably also because of growing wealth disparities) - see the recent dot-map below. I recall from my last trip to California, the hotel I was put up in, where the guests were all white or non-US Asian, the senior staff were all Asian-American, the cleaners and bar staff, Hispanic-American, and the porters etc. all African-American. Outside of a few particular enclaves, I don't think much bonding is taking place over a common love of bespoke tailoring or even JCrew (and incidentally, pretty much everything on this site could have featured on Things White People Like)... And language more homogenous? You're in LA, right? The city where Spanish is the majority language much as the white ruling class like to pretend that it isn't...

 

http://demographics.coopercenter.org/DotMap/index.html

 

Anyway, enough of the sociology, and back to the mindless enjoyment of consumer stimulation! :)

post #84382 of 98866
cyc how will you not have time for anything else in 4 days?

get a carry on with a suiter
post #84383 of 98866
I thought about getting a bigger Briggs Riley, but I'm going to try and make do with my international-sized carry on.

I arrive Thursday late afternoon. There are planned activities Thursday + Friday. Saturday is the wedding. There is something planned for Sunday lunch. I leave Monday morning.
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was looking for recs/examples, tough guy...pictures appreciated.

if anyone has examples, seems like you've gotta be near the top of the list

 

Textures

 

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tease, got links? 2 and 4 in particular, believe 3 is devoa I've already seen
post #84386 of 98866
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Originally Posted by superego View Post

you don't think this says more about buyer/vendor behavior than consumer behavior?

I mean, you're likely to see more pronounced differences in the 35 to 50 demographic, as differentiation that began between 18 and 34 becomes more pronounced and engrained, but that's not to say 18 to 34 yo males are becoming more similar with time. if anything, I'd argue the reverse.

To a large extent, we are what we consume, and what we consume, whether it is food, clothes, culture (pop or otherwise) is becoming more and more homogeneous. I've heard some cultural commentators argue that society, as a whole, is becoming more a more fragmented with the increase in online communications, which allows a guy who lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, to communicate with the guy in Jersey City, with whom he might have more in common than those around him. I'd argue that while this is the case, that the corollary effect is that the guy from Lincoln is becoming more like the guy in Jersey City, and that the tertiary effect is that all the guys in Jersey City are becoming more like the guys in Lincoln, because what you consume online is going to extend to offline values and behaviors. And these communications are instantaneous, so there are no temporal or spatial barriers to dissemination of information. What I am writing right now can be read in Moscow, ID, or in NYC (and I'm sure that someone there is reading it), and probably there is someone from Sydney who will read these words within a few minutes as well.

If someone in Seattle talks about some cool stuff that dropped online at some shop in the UK, some guy in Singapore can order from that store or look it up online and buy it from some store in Dubai. The same goes for music, literature whatever...

I don't think that this is a bad thing. I've traveled quite a bit, and the more plugged in people are, (which is a subset of the population in less affluent countries,) the more likely people are to be accepting, in one form of another, of outsiders. This is not a small thing. You want to be scared? Be the Jewish dude standing in a fairly isolated Moscow train station. Or frankly, be the Chinese guy in a not so great part of Naples or Rome.
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

I thought about getting a bigger Briggs Riley, but I'm going to try and make do with my international-sized carry on.

I arrive Thursday late afternoon. There are planned activities Thursday + Friday. Saturday is the wedding. There is something planned for Sunday lunch. I leave Monday morning.

your international doesn't have a suiter?
post #84388 of 98866
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tease, got links? 2 and 4 in particular, believe 3 is devoa I've already seen

 

Sure.

 

1. Old season IS.

2. IS Dobby tweed. Here and here.

3. Devoa stretch wool/cotton.

4. IS compressed wool pile (awesome material). Here.

5. Old LUC military tent - available again this season.

6. IS shape memory pique. Here.

post #84389 of 98866
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

To a large extent, we are what we consume, and what we consume

yes
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

I've heard some cultural commentators argue that society, as a whole, is becoming more a more fragmented with the increase in online communications, which allows a guy who lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, to communicate with the guy in Jersey City, with whom he might have more in common than those around him.

yes
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

I'd argue that while this is the case, that the corollary effect is that the guy from Lincoln is becoming more like the guy in Jersey City, and that the tertiary effect is that all the guys in Jersey City are becoming more like the guys in Lincoln

no

this assumes lincoln defines said guy, rather than the reverse, that lincoln is simply a descriptor as it relates to guy. the increase in online communications simply reduces barriers to, however we want to refer to it, people gravitating to what they like and value.

obviously there are going to be pockets (the fragmentation you describe), but that's the opposite of homogenization. the fact it occurs is simply an artifact of people being able to better access what they value.
post #84390 of 98866
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your international doesn't have a suiter?

19", no.
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