Doctor Detroit wrote:Complaining about the Dream Cruise.
Saying you don't watch much television, as though it makes you cooler than the rest of us lazy Americans.
The phrase "in this economy" or "these days".
Playing off the word "stimulus" in commercials or advertisements, as though a $2 greasy burger is part of an economic recovery program.
Saying you don't "get" Twitter, or using the term "Internets", even though you do basically know what it is and just want to sound above it. If this is you, you might also tell people you "don't watch much television".
frank - up in grand blanc wrote:I don't push it out in front of me, so when I say "I don't watch much TV" it's as a justification for not grasping the significance of things like Ryan Whatsisname being found dead. I'm reasonably well-informed about current events, but the name of this reality show guy just blew past me.
Doctor Detroit wrote:If you have ever ran into these folks, you would know there is a difference between FUIGB and the neo hippy who tells every person they meet that they don't watch TV and don't get that Twitter thing. Perhaps I'm just lucky enough to keep finding them. You see through the schtick when that's what it is.
frank - up in grand blanc wrote:
I wish "lol" would fade away. Stop all of that damn fake laughing.
caseyc wrote:Who's Ryan Whatshisname?
In any event, I always loved it when people would pretentiously sneer "we don't watch television....." Or the even better "we don't own a television...." This often occurred in close proximity to a college campus.
My retort was always something along the lines of an energetically effusive "oh really?? That's too bad...I pretty much watch it 24 hours a day. In fact, I think I was pretty much raised by a television...my parents were, like...Zenith and magnavox....Oh how I loved them...and still do!...."
Even though I really don't watch much tv at all these days....
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