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Random fashion thoughts

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

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  1. LA Guy

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    I suppose that I would say that while gender studies has been extremely politically successful, and has moved the needle quite a bit in the past several decades, that it has always been intellectually suspect.
     
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    glad to see we've moved on
     
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    The most intellectually unsuspect work I've read in the past year has been Martha Nussbaum's Fragility of Goodness. It's not a feminist work, but the degree of scholarship and clarity of thought made me feel shitty about myself. Not that I hold all theory to some Aristotelian standard of clarity and concision but there are lots of feminist academics who ball pretty hard and have paid their dues. Paglia in particular constantly whines about the lack of scholarship and fundamentals in modern academia.

    somewhat off topic: everyone should watch the show Transparent on Amazon.
     
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    I'm sure you two are usually right, but as someone who usually spectates (don't really feel informed or qualified to speak), I've learned a lot, and thought about more from reading debates like this, articles, tumblr comments, and random blog stuff. I'm not saying everything is great, and sometimes I just can't empathise or get interested, but genuinely one of the reasons I love the internet is that it constantly moves me outside of my small bubble and into a much more complex and interesting world: this is true whether it's sick fits, travel shit, Iran, jokes or transgender conversations.

    I'll never understand the people that claim that a community of people (a forum) should be just one thing, seems kind of shallow to me!

    Some of the stuff Brad's GF put online, for example, is fascinating and, sincerely, I'd never have thought about some of the stuff that gets put up there, or on other blogs I occasionally read.

    I think it's a bit crass to say people never learn or change during an argument just because the two or three most opinionated people don't change much.

    Chiang Mai is realllllly chill - so if you're into massive parties it's probably not as good as the South. It does have excellent forests, great food and a lessened tourist trap feel (compared to, say, Koh Tao or Samui or Phuket where it feels like you are hated and everyone else hates the locals and it's all insanely two-tiered). The Elephant Nature Park is excellent, brutal, but really worthwhile (IME). Pai is great for waterfalls and scooter riding. Chiang Rai has the white and the black temple, which are seriously kvelt. Mae Hong Son = lake, food and not much else.

    Nothing like Bagan, though!
     
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    The mayor thing that I remember from my trip to Phuket, is a market where I had to run out or I would have thrown up due to the smell of rotting meat, so disgusting.

    I stayed in Patong Beach prior to to the tsunami, at the hotel the movie is based at, it is odd to think about probably all the employees I spoke to are dead now.
     
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    Consider how much we spend on clothes brah
     
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  7. Find Finn

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    I love being somewhere new and experiencing new things, but having traveled for work airports have become at bit like train stations and then having to sit next to some stranger for xx hours in a row, is like playing chat roulette in person and not being able to push next.
     
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    Agreed. It's relative to your location. I'm two hours from Thailand and I'm sick of the place. Unless it's for a bender with the lads in BK. Then I'm there, every time. Although they have a 2am curfew these days, so it ain't what it used to be.
     
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    The thing that stymies me from going to a place like India - where I very much want to go - is just not knowing where to start. I feel like I'd have to get some sort of package deal with guided tours and all that stuff so I don't either a) end up in some isolated resort hotel where all I see is a boring beach or something or b) end up somewhere awful getting dysentery and pickpocketed and all that stuff that probably doesn't actually happen that often but I'm vaguely wary of anyway.
     
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    India is so vast, it's probably better to just concentrate on an area and explore around there instead of hopping around and only getting a superficial feel for a bunch of places.
     
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    This is how I feel about a lot of places. I'd rather spend quality time rather than trying "see everything." Last time I was in India, I tried to do much and it just exhausted me by the end of the trip. Had a wonderful time, but trekking out to see the Taj, sleepwalking through it, and then heading back to Delhi before I had properly awoken was probably my lowest point :) Anyone heading to India, highly recommend the state of Kerala, best place I've been in India.
     
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    surely there's a way to visit India that falls in between those two extremes no? Haven't been myself but I know tons of ppl who did, who aren't the most grizzled of travelers and did fine
     
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    NYWAYS, sorry about the derail, my wife and mom are away on business and my best friend moved away and nobody wants to talk to me :( To get back to fashion talk, I'm on my way towards a "minimalist" wardrobe. I don't mean minimalist by regular people standards, but by fashion people standards. I'm paring down my wardrobe to keep a couple pieces that I really like. I'm especially narrowing it down in terms of shirts and pants - I have three pairs of "everyday" pants, two jeans and some wool stretch pants, and my entire t-shirt drawer is full of two types of American Apparel t-shirts I like. I enjoy just wearing comfortable clothes and then "dressing it up" with a jacket and boots. I've worn the exact same thing days in a row, only changing out the boots, and it feels kinda cool.
     
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    I grew up in India. Id say the south is far nicer to someone new to the country.

    Growing up in Delhi was nuts though. I think living stateside has made me weak. Not sure I could be in Delhi for more than a week now.

    It's a hell of an experience and omg the food....
     
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    This is important to keep in mind - I'm spending less on on most vacations than I spend on one boot. Not the pair, just a single flipping boot
     
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    I somehow imagine you singing all by myself alone at a karaoke place in Tokyo.
     
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    edit: @Ivwri I hope you don't mind I posted this
     
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    :slayer:

    My parents grew up there and I've been to visit 3 times. Although a family vacation to Kerala to see family is not very fun, the state has been gaining popularity for tourism and I live vicariously through those articles/videos/blog posts. Hoping to go back with some friends in the near future to really get my own feel for it.
     
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