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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. Ivwri

    Ivwri Distinguished Member

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    Seriously?
     


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  3. pronxs

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    From: ola kujo
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    Subject: Re: PAYMENT COMPLETED
    Sent: Oct 8, 2011 15:20

    Hi mate,i got an email from paypal just of recent that they deducted
    the sum of $650.00 usd from my account instead of $450usd....the extra
    deduction of the 200usd has reflect in your account.i urged you to go
    now and send out 200usd via western union and confirm to paypal the
    western union details so that they can credited your account..

    [​IMG]

    the scammer who tried to buy my jeans off ebay. he sent paypal "payment sent" phishing email, looks so real. i played along with him of course. his name was "jolaosho". makes me wonder how come there are so many nigerian scammers.
     
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  4. Ivwri

    Ivwri Distinguished Member

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    Not saying there aren't any Nigerian scammers, the only issue I took with MSSneaker's comment was that he didn't put the word Nigerian in quotes as well. The "Nigerian scammer" has become a larger than life persona in and of itself based primarily on the novelty value of an African using the internet to scam people and the readily identifiable way they do it. I don't see books being written on e-scams originating from the US or Russia getting into the mainstream consciousness. It's plainly discriminatory and I take offense to the implication that Nigerians do internet scams more than any other culture. Having it in quotes would at least acknowledge that even though Nigeria is stereotyped as being the place with the most scammers, he would be acknowledging that he knew this.

    The name the guy gave in your example of a scam is not even Nigerian. :fu:
     


  5. GraphicNovelty

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    Nothing is "worth blogging about" beyond your own interest in it. Self-important bloggers sitting there flexing their useless cultural studies degrees is not a substitute for anything worthwhile, and this long-winded self-justirication is only evidence of the absurdity of the whole enterprise.

    I also like to deconstruct shit on the internet for fun but i don't pretend that i'm "shaping discourse" or doing anything really meaningful in the grand scheme of things.

    You are intellectually masturbating, stop trying to pretend you're some postmodern social critic. You're not; you're a yuppie with a privileged sense of agency with a DSLR and a blog and a degree from a liberal arts school. And no amount of regurgitated critical theory buzzwords is going to change that.
     
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  6. snowmanxl

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  7. notwithit

    notwithit Pullup laureate

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    Srsly? Those things are effin' ace. Reverse calf leather is fantastic, and they manage to be interesting-er than most my footwear without compromising the "boring everyday guy" look I so covet. Really looking forward to getting them back from the cobbler's (getting topy + stretching at the instep, because I have ridonkulously high arches).

    From the perspective wanting stuff that's all wacky and conceptual, though, I can understand a certain level of ambivalence.
     


  8. snowmanxl

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    oh you bought them from synth?
    nice pick up. need some detail shots when they come back from the cobbler!
     


  9. pronxs

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    his name was "jolaosho"
     


  10. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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    I hope you mean on the front of the boot, because I literally just redid (cut a half an inch off) he heels on those :embar:

    Also, I want to see a fit with the margielas since when i put htem on I just looked like bozo the clown goes to the ranch
     


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    Haha. This sounds fairly accurate to me. In my opinion, justifying an interest in fashion through arguments about "Why fashion matters" misses the point. Fashion is a form of entertainment. People spend time and money on it because it's fun, the same way movies are fun. I think the Internet really allowed fashion to become this way. Hedi Slimane gave an interview a little while back and, in my opinion, summed it up perfectly:

    "Fashion was reluctant at first to embrace the Internet, and it’s still not totally a natural marriage. With that said, blogs and social networking have considerably enhanced the power of fashion and changed its purpose. Fashion became entertainment, just like Hollywood is entertainment. Fashion is finally a global consideration and, of course, a global fashion business at last."
    http://www.prestigehongkong.com/fashion/fashion47.html
     


  12. snowmanxl

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    wait, notwithit, you bought both of synth's boots? bawse
     


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  14. snowmanxl

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    but customs :fu:
     


  15. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    they don't subtract VAT either.
     
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