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(johnapril @ Feb. 17 2005,15:45)
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Originally Posted by globetrotter,Feb. 17 2005,17:51
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Originally Posted by johnapril,Feb. 17 2005,10:34
In 1986, when I was 17 years old, I owned two pairs of jeans and a bunch of t-shirts and flannel shirts, and one pair of fucked up tennis shoes.  For a coat I wore a brown distressed leather jacket by Banana Republic.  When I came home, I threw the jacket on the floor, kicked the shoes off.  There was no such thing as the Internet, and there was no such thing as the Style Forum, and all I wanted to do was read good books and figure shit out about people.
didn't your profile put you at 43?
That thing's been since fixed.  I'm 35.  Wish me happy b-day on 10 May.
here I thought you were old and wise, you are a virtual youngster
No, I'm still sucking my thumb. That's why I type so slowly, man.
post #107 of 159
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(gorgekko @ Feb. 17 2005,15:41) Errr, the Internet did exist in 1986. The World Wide Web, however, did not Outside that I can relate to your post. About that time I wore jeans exclusively and owned what may have been the world's largest collection of Ocean Pacific t-shirts known to man. I was, in essence, Jeff Spicoli. Thank God I left those days in the late 1980s.
Be like that. I was referring to the WWW. I remember in 1990 using something in a computer laboratory at UCD that allowed us to electronically send our midterm papers to our professor. It was a course in environmental something or other, and the point was to have a paperless class. Of course, we took notes on paper. I'm not sure what the point of this is. Oh, yes. So, was the system in my UCD course similar to the "Internet" that existed in 1986? I did not get on to the WWW until August 1998, and by then, so much was going on, no one was talking about the origins of the phenomenon. Everyone was just "checking e-mail." To my naive eyes, it just seemed like the newest addiction.
The world wide web did not exist in 1986, it was developed in 1989. The ARPAnet (internet) did, however. By 1990, most of the UC schools were on "the internet", and of course that would include Davis, which was one of the first to join. UCLA, Berkeley, and Cal Tech were the first west-coast members of the arpanet, if my memory serves me properly. I believe UCSD was in there also, if not at first, then in the first few years. I have had the wonderful opportunity of meeting some of the individuals who created the San Diego Supercomputer Center, the UCLA lab (the first IMP), and also the man who penned the original RFC for email (and created the RFC system). Also got to meet some of the bright folks at BBN, which was the company hired by ARPA to create its "indestructable computer network system." The "internet" (or ARPAnet to be exact), has been around since the late 60's / early 70's.
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My cat's breath smells like cat food.
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It tastes like...burning.
post #110 of 159
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(LA Guy @ Feb. 17 2005,15:53) Quote LA Guy, what was the point of this post?  LA is not so violent as people make it out to be.  I lived in LA for a long time, and had no problems.  Well, I take that back, I had some stomach problems because there was this great barbeque place which I loved, and ate at frequently, and it always gave me heartburn and indigestion.  But it was SO good I'd eat there all the time. I really have to find that place again.  Anyway... why go off on some kid like that?  Even if he is full of sh*t, which he may or may not be, what is the point of saying that he'd get hurt in Los Angeles or Boston?  That is just silly.  And what afterhours club in Inglewood are you referring to?
I don't recall immediately the name of the specific afterhours I was thinking about but was in a light colored pillbox bunker type of building.  Does that help you any?  I figure I'd take him to the Dragonfly beforehand (he'd probably get in with a proper fake ID), where I got the info from about the afterhours in the first place.  South Boston clubs I'm not particularly familiar with, but I know loads of native Irish Bostonians who'd be more than happy to help educate this pr**k. No, LA is not that dangerous, although there are some sketchy areas that you wouldn't immediately think of, El Monte, for example, with its larger than fair share of skanky strip clubs and the accompanying sketchiness. My point was that he would learn a little more humility and stop calling honest people butt ugly and poor, if he was taken out of his little dream world for a while.  My idea maybe wasn't the best one.  Maybe globetrotter could persuade him to join the Israeli army for, say, a week?
actually that is the responsiblity of the fool paying his bills.if they want to raise him right, they should take away his watches and make him work summers in construction or some such work where he will have a chance to learn from real people a little bit about the real world. it will make him much happier as an adult.[/quote] People from families like ours do not work for people.
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Someone care to let me in on the joke? Oh, and the betting pool? What is it up to now?
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Doesn't even the Royal family send their sons into the military so that they learn some humility and don't grow up to be assholes?
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I'm in the pool for 20. Thread does noit get locked before 20 pages.
post #114 of 159
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Originally Posted by johnapril,Feb. 17 2005,15:59
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Originally Posted by gorgekko,Feb. 17 2005,15:41
Errr, the Internet did exist in 1986. The World Wide Web, however, did not   Outside that I can relate to your post. About that time I wore jeans exclusively and owned what may have been the world's largest collection of Ocean Pacific t-shirts known to man. I was, in essence, Jeff Spicoli. Thank God I left those days in the late 1980s.
Be like that.  I was referring to the WWW. I remember in 1990 using something in a computer laboratory at UCD that allowed us to electronically send our midterm papers to our professor.  It was a course in environmental something or other, and the point was to have a paperless class.  Of course, we took notes on paper. I'm not sure what the point of this is.  Oh, yes.  So, was the system in my UCD course similar to the "Internet" that existed in 1986?  I did not get on to the WWW until August 1998, and by then, so much was going on, no one was talking about the origins of the phenomenon.  Everyone was just "checking e-mail."  To my naive eyes, it just seemed like the newest addiction.
The world wide web did not exist in 1986, it was developed in 1989.  The ARPAnet (internet) did, however.   By 1990, most of the UC schools were on "the internet", and of course that would include Davis, which was one of the first to join.  UCLA, Berkeley, and Cal Tech were the first west-coast members of the arpanet, if my memory serves me properly.  I believe UCSD was in there also, if not at first, then in the first few years.  I have had the wonderful opportunity of meeting some of the individuals who created the San Diego Supercomputer Center, the UCLA lab (the first IMP), and also the man who penned the original RFC for email (and created the RFC system).  Also got to meet some of the bright folks at BBN, which was the company hired by ARPA to create its "indestructable computer network system."   The "internet" (or ARPAnet to be exact), has been around since the late 60's / early 70's.
linux_pro, I am indeed happy you joined this forum.  A breath of fresh intelligence, with this wonderful perspective grounded in actual facts and experiences, without sarcasm.  Thank you for taking the time to share. ja
post #115 of 159
I'm rich, I wear expensive watches and clothes, I have a hot girlfriend I ride a car made of gold with encrusted diamonds. I hope this tactful display of, perhaps imaginary, status will endear me to the crusty peasants posting on this forum. Oh and I accidentaly quoted LAGuy in one of his most silent moments or so it seems...
post #116 of 159
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I'm rich, I wear expensive watches and clothes, I have a hot girlfriend I ride a car made of gold with incrusted diamonds. I hope this tactful display of, perhaps imaginary, status will endear me to the crusty peasants posting on this forum.
MY car is platinum, beeyatch. And I have a fleet of them. And a platinum and titanium (for strength) private Airbus too.
post #117 of 159
Hey Styleman, you mention instruction in clay birding. What guns do you use? Given your precocious, upscale affluent persona, they've gotta be a matched pair of Hollands, Purdeys or Bosses (or something closely equivalent). I am assuming you wouldn't soil your hands with anything as plebeian/pedestrian as a high-grade Beretta or Perazzi. BTW, I have not infrequently had to use my hands to adjust the shooting stances of people of both sexes I've been instructing, and I would be upset to learn that this was construed as the act of a bi-guy or pedophile.
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Oh, and the betting pool? What is it up to now?
$50 on that it doesn't end before 10 replies. Odds opened at 3-2 before moving to 4-1. Since we've exceeded that, that line is closed. $20 on before 20 pages. Hmmm, I'll open odds at 8-1 on that.
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(imageWIS @ Feb. 17 2005,21:46)
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Originally Posted by Styleman,Feb. 17 2005,12:56
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Originally Posted by LA Guy,Feb. 17 2005,17:53
Jeans and sneakers, and tee-shirts and hoodies. And a pullover here and there. You can never have too many of these staples. C'mon man, you're 17.
Don't get me wrong, out of school that is what I wear, and I can never get tired of a new pair of Dior Homme, Richmond, or McQueen Jeans. But for school I have to wear a suit.
Wait, so what do you wear to the boardroom meetings? How about when you tell conference from the 'home office'? Jon.
I am very lost.. You don't make any sense to me.. I still await your reply to my PM.
See infinity over there past the second star to the right? That's how long ye shall wait. Jon.
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Hey Styleman, you mention instruction in clay birding. What guns do you use? Given your precocious, upscale affluent persona, they've gotta be a matched pair of Hollands, Purdeys or Bosses (or something closely equivalent). I am assuming you wouldn't soil your hands with anything as plebeian/pedestrian as a high-grade Beretta or Perazzi. BTW, I have not infrequently had to use my hands to adjust the shooting stances of people of both sexes I've been instructing, and I would be upset to learn that this was construed as the act of a bi-guy or pedophile.
I use Purdies and sometimes Browning. Sorry if I offended you with my comments about shooting instructors, just this particualr guy seemed like he was 'getting in the way' of the girl and me.
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