I'm the NPR subscription
Let's be a Pseudo Sophisticated Person
|by Anonymous||reply 255||April 12, 2023 1:07 AM|
I'm telling people I am sophisticated
|by Anonymous||reply 1||March 19, 2023 3:16 AM|
I am the Washington Post subscription
|by Anonymous||reply 2||March 19, 2023 3:16 AM|
I am the large library full of books I have never read
|by Anonymous||reply 3||March 19, 2023 3:19 AM|
Quoting Pinch’s latest thoughts at brunch
|by Anonymous||reply 4||March 19, 2023 3:19 AM|
I’m drinking a turmeric oat milk latte from an Ethiopian fair trade coffee place, and I’m telling you about all of this.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||March 19, 2023 3:20 AM|
I'm telling people I love classical music, but say "too many to count" when asked who my favorite composers and pieces are.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||March 19, 2023 3:20 AM|
I only drink draft craft beer
|by Anonymous||reply 7||March 19, 2023 3:21 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 8||March 19, 2023 3:35 AM|
I’m only a pseudo-sophisticated person, R8. Spelling is not my fort.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||March 19, 2023 3:37 AM|
Actually you spelt it correctly
|by Anonymous||reply 10||March 19, 2023 3:39 AM|
I don’t WON’T own a television set…… so actually I NEVER know what anyone is talking about - except to be condescending and dismiss people with a wave of my hand - “I won’t own a television!”
|by Anonymous||reply 11||March 19, 2023 3:41 AM|
I'm the New Yorker tote bag clutched tightly in a subway car reeking of vomit and piss.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||March 19, 2023 3:44 AM|
What's your problem with NPR, OP? I suppose you get all your news from Facebook and USA Today?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||March 19, 2023 3:50 AM|
R13 nothing, just a joke
|by Anonymous||reply 14||March 19, 2023 4:02 AM|
I douche with cold pressed extra virgin olive oil.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||March 19, 2023 4:23 AM|
I have candles that smell like Gwynnie's vagina.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||March 19, 2023 4:34 AM|
I’m the national park bumper stickers on the back of the Subaru.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||March 19, 2023 4:35 AM|
I’m the music taste: Patti Smith and Phish
|by Anonymous||reply 18||March 19, 2023 4:40 AM|
NPR is great, and I love listening to it, but any time I've been in a crowd of their listeners, they act so self congratulatory about their supposed rarefied tastes. Invariably one of them will pipe up with, "Isn't it great to be around people who [italic]get it...[/italic] you know, who listen to NPR, and read books, and appreciate art, and world cuisine and...." Meanwhile, I'm thinking, "bitch, I had a bologna sandwich for lunch and I spent all last Sunday watching a Godzilla marathon."
|by Anonymous||reply 19||March 19, 2023 4:51 AM|
Why are all the "sophisticated" people you're mocking Liberal stereotypes?
Are there no sophisticated Conservatives? Surely all Conservatives can't all be tasteless, uneducated "unsophisticated" rubes or hicks.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||March 19, 2023 4:56 AM|
I’m the lamentations over no longer being able to pick up those delightful little bottles of bibbicafè from DeLaurenti down at the Pike Place Market.
Did you hear? They stopped carrying it! No one knows why.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||March 19, 2023 5:07 AM|
I’m their Trans kid.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||March 19, 2023 5:09 AM|
[quote] I'm the NPR subscription
You’re not pseudo-sophisticated. I’m the Granta subscription. I’M the real deal.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||March 19, 2023 5:10 AM|
I practice the art of the fart silently to myself.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||March 19, 2023 5:13 AM|
Have you guys not seen Jules et Jim yet?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||March 19, 2023 8:34 AM|
R13. NPR is pretty annoying. Announcers with horrible voices. Cutesy stories and programs. Narrow range of coverage. It’s better than the commercial options, but it still leaves a lot to be desired.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||March 19, 2023 8:45 AM|
R13 If you don't get the dig at NPR, then you are one of these pseudo sophisticated people we're discussing.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||March 19, 2023 12:48 PM|
Op- You mean something that’s
Upper Middle Brow
|by Anonymous||reply 28||March 19, 2023 1:05 PM|
I drive a Toyota Camry Hybrid
|by Anonymous||reply 29||March 19, 2023 1:05 PM|
I'm the frau with the plastic key chain reproduction of Matisse's L'Atelier Rouge, which I bought for $17 at a museum gift shop. Aren't I chic? I also stream Tchaikovsky's Nutracker on low volume at my cube during the holidays, making you all freaking nuts. Tee-hee!
|by Anonymous||reply 30||March 19, 2023 1:35 PM|
We only eat at expensive restaurants and haven’t touched fast food in 40 years due to health reasons. We also polish off 6 bottles of wine each night between us.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||March 19, 2023 1:43 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 32||March 19, 2023 1:43 PM|
R19, this is almost verbatim what a friend of mine is constantly saying:
[quote]NPR is great, and I love listening to it, but any time I've been in a crowd of their listeners, they act so self congratulatory about their supposed rarefied tastes. Invariably one of them will pipe up with, "Isn't it great to be around people who get it... you know, who listen to NPR, and read books, and appreciate art, and world cuisine and...
|by Anonymous||reply 33||March 19, 2023 1:45 PM|
I don't watch mainstream, popular movies. American cinema is too dumbed down with nothing but sequels, reboots, and superhero films. I prefer foreign, independent films.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||March 19, 2023 1:45 PM|
I’m the prayer flags, the adopted black child, the mug of bone broth, the book of Pema Chodron with intact spine, all paraded on Instagram.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||March 19, 2023 1:50 PM|
This band are total sellouts.. I prefer their early albums before they made it big and changed their sound to cater to the Top 40 listening lemmings.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||March 19, 2023 1:51 PM|
There are other categories of the Pseudo-Sophisticated than NPR/New Yorker/Strand Books tote-carriers.
Go to my mom's house in suburban Houston and marvel at the sitting room of Capodimonte figurines and Faberge eggs and the guest bedroom of counterfeit LV-monogrammed sheets, curtains, bedside lampshade, all purchased from Filipina ladies doing QVC-like shows on Facebook live! I'd say that's pseudo-sophisticated too.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||March 19, 2023 1:51 PM|
I'm the academic jargon sprinkled in everyday conversation
|by Anonymous||reply 38||March 19, 2023 1:55 PM|
I slap people's faces viciously
|by Anonymous||reply 39||March 19, 2023 1:55 PM|
My social media account is nothing but politics, and if you cared about anyone or anything other than yourself and your silly, shallow little life, yours would be, too! Silence is agreement with the oppressor!
|by Anonymous||reply 40||March 19, 2023 2:00 PM|
I espouse the farm to table movement.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||March 19, 2023 2:01 PM|
As a non-binary, trans, autistic (self diagnosis IS valid), bipolar POC, I think....
|by Anonymous||reply 42||March 19, 2023 2:05 PM|
I’m smoking a cigar outside the rococo ballroom at moronalago.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||March 19, 2023 2:11 PM|
I’m giving you a tour of my massive wine cave in my faux stone chalet. I brag about how much I paid for the top bottles, but am secretly naiseous as I’ve just learned that not all wines appreciate with age.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||March 19, 2023 2:22 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 45||March 19, 2023 2:23 PM|
I am a bestselling author, a public speaker, former cohost of an Emmy Award-winning television show, a journalist, a political analyst and I am credentialed in art history. But what you really need to know about me is that I AM JOHN MCCAIN'S DAUGHTERRRRRRE ARRRRRRGGGGGGAAAAGGHHHHHHH!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 46||March 19, 2023 3:01 PM|
[quote] Are there no sophisticated Conservatives?
|by Anonymous||reply 47||March 19, 2023 3:19 PM|
My children all have multiple behavior disorders that I’ve personally diagnosed them with. I know more than the doctors and school district because I’m a MAMA.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||March 19, 2023 4:27 PM|
I’m checking with in since I was summoned.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||March 19, 2023 4:30 PM|
I’m the Winters in Gstaad
|by Anonymous||reply 50||March 19, 2023 4:40 PM|
I’m soda tax, organic salt, and musical instruments not tuned nor played since we started sourcing all our food within 100 miles of our overpriced home
|by Anonymous||reply 51||March 19, 2023 5:00 PM|
I am the books by Proust in R3's library. I will never be read
|by Anonymous||reply 52||March 19, 2023 5:05 PM|
NPR is the radio version of the New York Times-- parochial, prissy and myopic. I hate NPR.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||March 19, 2023 5:06 PM|
I'm the coffee snob endlessly discussing the best way to make a cup.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||March 19, 2023 5:21 PM|
Pinch Sulzberger is no longer at The New York Times.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||March 19, 2023 5:30 PM|
R44 and R45
She was nauseated by the nauseous green color of the walls.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||March 19, 2023 5:33 PM|
I’m the locally-sourced thimbleberries and hyssop-flavored crème fraiche on a gluten-free pastry. I’m expensive but still taste horrible.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||March 19, 2023 5:35 PM|
I'm making sure that I see every Academy Award nominated movie and performance in main categories.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||March 19, 2023 5:38 PM|
R58 I automatically love the ethnic performances
|by Anonymous||reply 59||March 19, 2023 5:41 PM|
Let's be Pseudonomas!
|by Anonymous||reply 60||March 19, 2023 5:46 PM|
Anything that goes past my lips must be made from scratch and 100% organic! It’s soooo easy!
|by Anonymous||reply 61||March 19, 2023 6:16 PM|
I brag about laughing at the people who subscribe to the Wall Street Journal.
They are getting the fake RINO news. They are pseudo-sophisticates
|by Anonymous||reply 62||March 19, 2023 6:38 PM|
You're getting your stuff from OAN , TruthSocial and Qdrops, right, R62?
|by Anonymous||reply 63||March 19, 2023 6:41 PM|
I live in Oak Park Illinois on the shitty side and constantly justify it to anyone who will listen.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||March 19, 2023 7:02 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 65||March 19, 2023 7:37 PM|
R45. Actually, you mean nauseated.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||March 19, 2023 7:56 PM|
I view feminism through the lens of “Russian Doll” and “Fleabag.”
|by Anonymous||reply 67||March 19, 2023 8:00 PM|
I assess and discuss, in all seriousness, the cultural value and impact of middlebrow pop culture products such as Marvel superhero movies, "Squid Game", and the likes of Taylor Swift or Beyonce.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||March 19, 2023 8:05 PM|
I'm the Malcolm Gladwell and Freakanomics books conspicuously visible on the shelf. Let's throw in The Power Broker, too. And a Noguchi coffee table. I'm also ready to repeat whatever Thomas Friedman poured out of the blender today.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||March 19, 2023 8:11 PM|
I’m the haute designer brands with no labels. Instantly recognized by the trained eye.
“A Bottega bag is a must!”
|by Anonymous||reply 70||March 19, 2023 8:15 PM|
I'm Chloë Sevigny.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||March 19, 2023 8:17 PM|
They don't make enough for a Noguchi.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||March 19, 2023 9:02 PM|
OP, you used an adjectival phrase without a hyphen.
And Oh, dear for not know what that means.
I have no sophistication and don't play "ironic" social criticism by applying complicated terms for poseurs or boors or parvenu.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||March 19, 2023 10:38 PM|
[quote] Spelling is not my fort.
Oh, dear, r5.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||March 19, 2023 11:19 PM|
[quote]Are there no sophisticated Conservatives? Surely all Conservatives can't all be tasteless, uneducated "unsophisticated" rubes or hicks.
A pseudo sophisticated Conservative tries to impress people by showing them their complete collection of the Harry Potter series.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||March 19, 2023 11:50 PM|
The classical composer I give as my favorite is unrelated to any actual music, but was chosen because I think the name is difficult to pronounce.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||March 19, 2023 11:51 PM|
Stealth deplorable thread.
The Koch brothers making pocket change contributions to the arts and medical research and having buildings and initiatives named after them as a result while they decimated the budgets of the NIH and NEA through sequestration. That to me is pseudo sophistication.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||March 20, 2023 12:08 AM|
I am my brother, a racist, ‘fiscally conservative’ man who smokes Camels, listens to Miles Davis and has an abiding affection for William H Buckley.
I live in a little cottage in Montauk.
I am proud of my contradictions.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||March 20, 2023 12:13 AM|
I'm all of the gluten free products that this upper middle class household consumes.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||March 20, 2023 1:02 AM|
I'm the love of the Real Housewives
I want to be just like Lisa van der Pump
|by Anonymous||reply 80||March 20, 2023 1:04 PM|
I am the McMansion. Or, if you're Betsy DeVos, thirteen McMansions.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||March 20, 2023 1:13 PM|
I’m the Peter Max prints belonging to an elderly boomer. Not only am I hideous, I also didn’t pay for his retirement.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||March 20, 2023 1:34 PM|
I sass around the public library like I own the place.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||March 20, 2023 1:38 PM|
I'm OP. I'm intimidated by intellectuals, higher education and facts. I lash lout with childish threads to shit on intelligence, which is progressive and "woke" by nature. I don't even know WHAT "woke" or critical race theory is. I'm just regurgitating what my Fox News masters tell me. I'm a sad little puppet.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||March 20, 2023 1:38 PM|
I’m R84 and I have misunderstood this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||March 20, 2023 1:41 PM|
I'm brittle, paranoid, and smug.
I wouldn't know self-deprecation if it was featured on "Word Matters," brought to you by New England Public Media™
|by Anonymous||reply 86||March 20, 2023 1:42 PM|
I'm paranoid. Right wingers are out to get me.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||March 20, 2023 1:43 PM|
I'm OP. I live in a trailer park and have missing meth teeth.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||March 20, 2023 1:43 PM|
We need to keep an eye out for any stealth right wingers.
I'm not smart enough to think an original thought, I can be easily fooled with talking points if presented in the right tone.
I need to keep my pure, virginal mind free of naughty Republican thoughts.
I'm a free thinker, you know.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||March 20, 2023 1:45 PM|
R82 off topic, but Peter Max is such a jerk IRL.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||March 20, 2023 1:45 PM|
I'm the pseudo-intellectual's brittle and fragile self-esteem. I am mostly based on sneering at poor people and being delicately disgusted by the junk food I spy in other people's carts at Ralph's.
Americans are such pigs 🙄
|by Anonymous||reply 91||March 20, 2023 1:47 PM|
R90 You met Peter Marx? Go on...
|by Anonymous||reply 92||March 20, 2023 1:48 PM|
Over three decades ago my father (aging boomer who listens to NPR, but would never, ever refer to himself as a sophisticate, who does that?) traded a jukebox to Max for artwork, except while my father gave him a lovely Wurlitzer, Max gave excuses and no artwork to my Dad.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||March 20, 2023 2:04 PM|
R93 Conniving cunt!
|by Anonymous||reply 94||March 20, 2023 2:06 PM|
I must have missed the bit in OP where he said "self-described sophisticates". Oh, wait - he didn't.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||March 20, 2023 2:11 PM|
I’m the trips to World Market for wine.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||March 20, 2023 2:20 PM|
You can’t have “pseudo” without a false claim by someone R95. I am not sure who OP thinks is making the false claim if it isn’t the person him or herself.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||March 20, 2023 2:22 PM|
I disagree. You can be a "pseudo-whatever" because you falsely believe that you're something you're not, even if you never actually put that label on it. There doesn't need to be an explicit claim.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||March 20, 2023 2:27 PM|
You type pseudo, R95.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||March 20, 2023 2:31 PM|
Let me rephrase then. My father would never consider himself a sophisticate, and would laugh at R98 for thinking that he might.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||March 20, 2023 2:33 PM|
[quote]And Oh, dear for not know what that means.
Oh, dear, oh, dear R73.
Even perfect assholes fuck up.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||March 20, 2023 2:49 PM|
Off topic, but ElderLez, your father is a Baby Boomer, but you're already an ElderLez???
My God—what does that make me?
|by Anonymous||reply 102||March 20, 2023 2:53 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 103||March 20, 2023 3:00 PM|
[quote] As a non-binary, trans, autistic (self diagnosis IS valid), bipolar POC, I think....
Replace “think” with “feel.”
|by Anonymous||reply 104||March 20, 2023 3:41 PM|
As per DL standard anyone over 40 is an elder and I was well into the second half of that (now former) decade when I adopted the moniker.
Thank goodness we all look at least 20 years younger than our actual ages.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||March 20, 2023 4:25 PM|
I spent 8 hours at a crafts fair with two other friends who love art. I bought a 30 pair of earrings because I love to support artists.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||March 20, 2023 5:23 PM|
R106 This one 🤣
|by Anonymous||reply 107||March 20, 2023 8:46 PM|
I'm about as tolerant as Whoopi Goldberg after a half gallon of gelato.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||March 20, 2023 8:48 PM|
You know what I love? Rules.
Rules, rules, rules. There need to be more rules to follow, and stiffer penalties for not following rules.
Rules are sophisticated.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||March 20, 2023 8:49 PM|
I'm the "Fine Art Fair" that is a heady, intellectually arousing mixture of oversized abstract acrylic paintings and oversized abstract glass art.
Everything purchased here is destined for the waiting area of some kind of office.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||March 20, 2023 8:57 PM|
I’m the Village of Pittsford, NY, home of The Entitled and their Offspring. Never mind that I’m merely a suburb of Rochester. Repeat: a suburb of ROCHESTER.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||March 21, 2023 1:45 AM|
Ey vaus foremore modull an furst laidee of Unihte Statse an Ey don cair due you?
|by Anonymous||reply 112||March 21, 2023 1:54 AM|
I’m the double espresso I drink before the third viewing of TAR.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||March 21, 2023 1:56 AM|
You forgot the "D" at the end of TAR.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||March 21, 2023 1:59 AM|
I have read everything Roxanne Gay has ever written
|by Anonymous||reply 115||March 21, 2023 2:10 AM|
I do anything besides roll my eyes at Roxane Gay's œuvre.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||March 21, 2023 3:18 AM|
No one denigrates Our Lady….
|by Anonymous||reply 117||March 21, 2023 3:28 AM|
As a sophisticated and enlightened insider who knows these things, I realize that there is a good location of a major retailer in a good neighborhood that the good people shop at... and a bad location of the same store in a gauche neighborhood that the Republicans shop at.
When I occasionally have to visit the bad Albertson's, you'll hear about the little differences in product selection I noticed and how fat and rude everyone there was. I was lucky they even had the sophisticated product I was there for!
|by Anonymous||reply 118||March 21, 2023 11:36 AM|
I split everything in my life into an insider v. outsider dichotomy.
If you ain't in, you're out.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||March 21, 2023 11:38 AM|
I’m a TED talk. My contents will be discussed during $200 farm-to-table dinners.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||March 21, 2023 1:17 PM|
I'm the Tuscany destination wedding that is deadly feared and much talked about it for 4 years, like an election cycle: 2 years in dreaded anticipation of anything so gauche and self-absorbed (for the daughter of never mentioned cousin, or the poorly situated son of a dear former neighbor); and two years after to repeat, at some length, "that is was actually really beautiful in the end" and to plot aloud a un-wedding return to Tuscany.
"I had no idea Tuscany was that stunning."
|by Anonymous||reply 121||March 21, 2023 1:26 PM|
Not knocking the thread but curious to know what WOULD make a person truly sophisticated.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||March 21, 2023 2:33 PM|
R122 A truly sophisticated person likes "upscale/classy/sophisticated" things because they genuinely enjoy them. There is no pretention and they will not make others feel less for not liking their interests. For example:
They love opera, not because opera is supposed to be sophisticated, but because they LOVE the music, the story, the productions, etc.
The love Charles Dickens because they get lost in the characters and find him very witty.
The read NYT/WSJ/NPR because they honestly believe it is the most reliable and credible source.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||March 21, 2023 2:40 PM|
Is there a distinction between pseudo-intellectuals and pseudo-sophisticates? NPR listeners who mistake themselves for retired UN diplomats and have libraries of books that they've never read would be (to me) an example of the former. But they also generally pretend to be above fashion and design.
Pseudo sophisticated people are epitomized by gala patrons at the Columbus Museum of Art who declare it "just as good as any museum in New York," while being unaware of anything art-related outside of those two reference points. They are flashy with their purchased fashion, alcohol, acquaintances, and design, without having any cultivated taste of their own. They also tend to look down on intellectuals as esoteric and dull.
Maybe it's a distinction without a difference.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||March 21, 2023 3:21 PM|
I have been on three Ayahuasca retreats, and I am presently exploring the power and mental clarity afforded by sensory-deprivation stints in a hut in the woods. I eat clay, drink my pond water, and take my specially prepared Homeopathy inoculations seasonally. I feel my best when I fast so long, I begin to hallucinate.
All of this sophistication, and "inner-work" is tough on a Pro-Football player. Sheesh, people are already jealous of Quarterbacks, but now they are intimidated of how sophisticated I've become since spending so much time in California. They're even more jealous of my recent personal development, and they lack the capacity to understand my journey.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||March 21, 2023 3:23 PM|
R122 it’s hard to define. Sophisticated people enjoy what they enjoy without trying to show off to others how rarefied their tastes are? The absence of smug?
|by Anonymous||reply 126||March 21, 2023 3:41 PM|
I’m the door jamb to the yoga studio that’s being used to stub out a cigarette as the soon-to-be-more centered-than-the-rest-of-you participant enters 6 minutes late to class.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||March 21, 2023 3:42 PM|
I'm the constant bantering about how I've "traveled internationally" even though my travels entail all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean and a very basic touristy trip to London. I don't speak any languages other than English. I suggest that I've been to more diverse international locales because I'm a travel journalism junkie and I often remark that a particular place is amazing - "Bali is amazing, "Morocco is amazing," "Moscow is amazing" - even though what I mean is that "X location LOOKS amazing."
|by Anonymous||reply 128||March 21, 2023 4:30 PM|
"Not knocking the thread but curious to know what WOULD make a person truly sophisticated."
Maybe a decent education (formal and/or life); broad exposure to different people, places, ideas, experiences, culture, art; the ability to think critically; some wit and humor, including being able to laugh at oneself; experiencing and coming through difficult experiences (which often adds a layer to a person's views and beliefs), a general open-ended curiosity about the world around you - all without being smug, self-satisfied, patronizing, condescending to people, and dismissive of other people's experiences.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||March 21, 2023 6:33 PM|
Pseudo--listens to NPR or watches CDC and takes all the anecdotes at face value; belives the centrist idiots who think we should be nice to fascists and listen to thei rpoint of view. Basically no depth of knowledge, and connects to elite media in a superficial way.
R124 really nails the provincial variant---I've been to the Columbus Museum of Art and it has to be one of the worst US art museums I've visited; not mearly overrated like the Detroit Museum or the High, but just awful. Clearly a reflection of a few donors poorly arranged. The Cleveland Museum of Art, up the road, is a great museum, the Cincinnati Museum, in the other direction is not great but has some nice pieces. Columbus is pathetic in relation to either one.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||March 21, 2023 9:24 PM|
I’m the scarf worn indoors and the red framed eyeglasses.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||March 21, 2023 9:45 PM|
Can’t wait to catch Grouper (Liz Harris, of course) at Mississippi Studios next July.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||March 22, 2023 12:55 AM|
Oh man! I have a frau acquaintance who is the epitome of psuedo intellectualism. I wish I could simply link her Instagram. Alas, I'll just leave you with these gems...
•Black and white filtered photographs with the hashtags #moody #wanderings and the local postcode (zip code)
•Record of the Week, and musings on Bowie having been your favourite musician since you were a wee child
•Tagging your favourite cafe and record store and imploring your followers to "support local"
•Throwbacks to the trip to France, and the quaint little out of the way cafes and galleries that only a cultured non tourist would ever find
•Humble brag shots of freshly baked bread with the hashtag #italiansdoitbetter
•Reminder to subscribe to Triple R, and support local radio, including a declaration that you cannot abide listening to anything else and that you are tortured by commercial tunes during workhours when your plebeian colleagues choose which station to play.
•Early morning public transport shots, to signal that you care about the environment by mixing it up with the riff-raff by choosing to take the train.
•Updates about what you're growing in your Sky Farm (aka pot of herbs on the balcony of your overpriced apartment)
•The obligatory black tile on your feed because #blacklivesmatter
•Similarly, posts about Invasion Day and only referring to parts of the city by their Indigenous names because anything less is literal violence
•Funny candids of your cat, because cats!
|by Anonymous||reply 133||March 22, 2023 2:42 AM|
Sorry, pseudo sophistication! Ignore my fat little digits above ^
|by Anonymous||reply 134||March 22, 2023 2:43 AM|
Ugh, R133, I know exactly the kind of person you're talking about.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||March 22, 2023 8:27 AM|
[quote]"Not knocking the thread but curious to know what WOULD make a person truly sophisticated."
I think a truly sophisticated person doesn't need to be pretentious because they have the emotional intelligence to understand that making yourself look better doesn't require looking down on others or throwing out signals that they are more enlightened that the unwashed masses.
That said, I'll guess that my relatives who never went to college consider me some pseudo sophisticated person because I've traveled internationally, have a job enabling me to work from home and live a certain suburban lifestyle.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||March 22, 2023 10:43 AM|
I think the pseudo part of pseudo-sophisticated comes from having a narrow worldview and an inflated sense of one's own intelligence and worth.
Not understanding the limitations of a college education, taking marketing aimed at the upper middle class at face value instead of holding it in perspective, having disdain for people in other walks of life who are equally intelligent to you... marks of the pseudo-sophisticate.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||March 22, 2023 11:01 AM|
I believed the constant brainwashing at my Liberal Arts college that I was a change maker, a free thinker, and a light shining for a better tomorrow.
I am semi-literate at best.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||March 22, 2023 11:06 AM|
I am genuinely rattled by even mild criticism, as I am so unused to it.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||March 22, 2023 11:12 AM|
I'm the pat phrases and parroted opinions that seem to arbitrarily appear out of the Ether at random times.
Where are they getting me from?
|by Anonymous||reply 140||March 22, 2023 2:24 PM|
"I was reading this article in the Times..."
|by Anonymous||reply 141||March 22, 2023 2:40 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 142||March 22, 2023 2:55 PM|
I'm the tasteful folk art portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg prominently displayed in the home.
I was purchased at an art fair or farmer's market.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||March 22, 2023 2:57 PM|
I'm the "ecological statement" sculpture in the living room made of dirty plastic bottles and other trash. But I'm really just a pile of garbage in the living room.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||March 22, 2023 3:01 PM|
Any and all personal flaws, ignorance, bigotry, or prejudice on my part are the fault of Republicans.
If you don't like me, you can take it up with them. Thank you.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||March 22, 2023 3:05 PM|
I say "woke" about anything and everything I don't like, even though I have no idea what that means.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||March 22, 2023 3:33 PM|
[Quote]Haha, that's not what "woke" means!
[QUOTE]That's not what "critical race theory" even IS!
[Quote]How could "Antifa" have done that? "Antifa" doesn't exist!
[Quote]Try defining "gender" if you want to criticize "gender theory!
|by Anonymous||reply 147||March 22, 2023 3:44 PM|
Lame troll^. Sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||March 22, 2023 3:46 PM|
We need to redefine x.
Let's normalize y.
America needs to reframe its understanding of z.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||March 22, 2023 3:46 PM|
I'm a dedicated Fox News viewer.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||March 22, 2023 3:49 PM|
We represent the best GOP minds. We are the Republican party.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||March 22, 2023 3:57 PM|
We cut banking regulations while blaming diversity, inclusion and "wokeness" for the collapse of banks.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||March 22, 2023 4:23 PM|
CPAC is our "think tank".
|by Anonymous||reply 153||March 22, 2023 4:32 PM|
This thread has veered into a let’s be a vicious troglodyte.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||March 22, 2023 4:44 PM|
We are tender to the touch and we are melting down.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||March 22, 2023 4:52 PM|
I'm DeF4cto. Or DeFacto. I have defacto "facts".
|by Anonymous||reply 156||March 22, 2023 4:58 PM|
[ R113 ] I'm the double espresso I drink before my third viewing of TAR.
And I'm the queen who corrects your spelling of TÁR.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||March 22, 2023 4:59 PM|
R154 This is a taste of how it feels to live around me. I am blind to that fact 🦮🦯 😎
|by Anonymous||reply 158||March 22, 2023 5:02 PM|
I have a better appointed kitchen than most Michelin starred restaurants.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||March 22, 2023 5:03 PM|
So then I said to Woody Allen, “Well, Camus can do, but Sartre is smartre!”
|by Anonymous||reply 160||March 22, 2023 5:58 PM|
I’m a Susan Sontag retrospective at the 92nd Street Y.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||March 23, 2023 1:30 AM|
I love how one mild criticism of the left twiggers someone into making multiple posts about Republicans which are unrelated to the topic at hand. They probably thought it was sophisticated!
|by Anonymous||reply 162||March 23, 2023 2:36 AM|
Aside from any obvious pretensions, void of any self-awareness, I think most of us can agree unanimously that anyone espousing really esoteric "knowledge" or woo beliefs most definitely qualifies as one of these particularly peculiar people.
See Aaron Rodgers @ R125
Glad you mentioned the Kombucha Cult R142... same shite. Anything remotely à la GOOP is a good proof whenever you're in doubt. Sorry, NOT sorry, you devotees of Homeopathy.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||March 23, 2023 3:37 AM|
I’ll be Stanley Kubrick.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||March 23, 2023 3:38 AM|
As long as it isn't hurting anyone or illegal, who cares whether someone listens to NPR or has a Noguchi coffee table? And who gets triggered by someone's design or reading preferences? The need to assume that people with divergent tastes are phony is rooted in insecurity. Take stock, get some therapy, enjoy your life and live and let live.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||March 23, 2023 4:42 AM|
I'm the fiancee of the guy who spoke French to the counterman at Schrafts. Imagine anybody speaking French? to a counterman? at Shraaaaaafts?
|by Anonymous||reply 166||March 23, 2023 5:07 AM|
Rt165, people laughing at pseuds are not "triggered". It genuinely sounds like you think that people who merely dare to laugh at you (you're clearly taking this personally) are mentally ill and need therapy.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||March 23, 2023 9:01 AM|
That was for r165, of course.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||March 23, 2023 9:01 AM|
The use of "triggered" tells me everything I need to know about R167. Enjoy watching Tucker while you eat that Banquet megabowl of Country Fried Chicken.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||March 23, 2023 9:04 AM|
R169, I was quoting R165 and his use of "triggered". He said:
[quote]And who gets triggered by someone's design or reading preferences?
You stupid old man.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||March 23, 2023 9:09 AM|
R170 you do have to admit that the first examples are oddly structured, almost as if the poster doesn’t understand that other people exist as independent entities.
I mean if OP had said “people who listen to NPR really loud with the windows open and the speakers pointed out so the neighbors can hear while watching tic tok inside.” that’d make more sense in supporting the pseudo claim. As written it reveals more about the OP’s psychological state.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||March 23, 2023 10:30 AM|
The gays who listen to NPR are just insufferable. Like someone said before, self congratulatory.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||March 23, 2023 10:44 AM|
Are there a lot of gays who listen to NPR? All the people I know who listen to it are hetero boomer hippies like my parents. It belongs in a list with Woodstock tickets and a compost pile.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||March 23, 2023 11:17 AM|
NPR should have government funding cut off. Are we going to keep the culture of the 1970s on life support forever?
|by Anonymous||reply 174||March 23, 2023 11:55 AM|
R171 It's a let's be thread, the point is to make jokes about attributes of a group that you've noticed. There are many smug NPR listeners. It's a noticeable trait among that group.
Will you stop being so fucking PARANOID and assuming people are out to get you, R170 and Elderlez? Jesus fucking CHRIST!
|by Anonymous||reply 175||March 23, 2023 12:02 PM|
Sorry, it was R169, but the point stands goddammit!
|by Anonymous||reply 176||March 23, 2023 12:17 PM|
See, I disagree about the Camry Hybrid. That seems like a fine choice. Like you're trying out being a better person. But you want to make sure your car works and is reliable like a Toyota,
I think Teslas are a lot more about virtue signaling or wealth signaling, or fitting in to a certain class. And yes, that could be a class of people so shallow that they don't really think about politics at all. These are the more conservative Pseudo-Sophisticates. They are just doing what they think they should be doing. Buying a Tesla. Shopping at Whole Foods. Sending your kid to private school in an area where the public schools are really good. Having all Tory Burch accessories. Yoga. A dog.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||March 23, 2023 12:23 PM|
R136- I agree. Someone with actual sophistication surprises you with it unexpectedly. They don't show it off.
One must walk around with intellectual big dick energy. Not wave it around in the streets. As David Brooks (psuedo intellectual par excellence) might say, and never do.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||March 23, 2023 12:24 PM|
R161- Come sit by me. 🤣
|by Anonymous||reply 179||March 23, 2023 12:25 PM|
In the spirit of what this thread ought to be-
I am the person who just spent a fortune on Gucci perfume and Chanel loafers.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||March 23, 2023 12:39 PM|
I'm "Liberty" "University". My title alone makes no sense.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||March 23, 2023 12:42 PM|
I'm The Church. We fuck children. And get away with it. And we don't pay taxes. While supporting Conservative Politicians. Who fuck children.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||March 23, 2023 12:55 PM|
I am the brittle, joyless liberals who wrongly consider their self-serving and incoherent worldview a mark of their enlightened superiority to others.
We are sincerely confused when we are not worshipped appropriately.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||March 23, 2023 12:56 PM|
In 2020 I adopted Covid-19 as my lord and savior, hallowed be it's name!
I live by its very detailed and ever-changing holy law, speak its truth to the heathen, and long for the fiery glory of its justice upon the unrighteous!
The firmament shakes, the rivers cease, the mountains crumble at the power and glory of Covid 🙏
|by Anonymous||reply 184||March 23, 2023 1:00 PM|
I am the brittle, joyless conservatives, who shove our childish, insane world view down everyone's throats. We follow the sky god, so bend over for us.
We are sincerely confused and worship 2000 year old bullshit inappropriately.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||March 23, 2023 1:03 PM|
In 2020 I was threatened by the reality Covid-19.
Over 1 million Americans died, needlessly, but I couldn't give a shit.
It was more important to me to politicize normal safety precautions than to save American lives.
I'm still proud of my ignorance while I rot in the Storytime Hell I believe in.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||March 23, 2023 1:10 PM|
I'm Chamber Music
|by Anonymous||reply 187||March 23, 2023 1:15 PM|
I'm a conservative who trolls a Gay site. I'm stupid enough to think my nonsense propaganda will work here.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||March 23, 2023 1:23 PM|
I'm DEF4CTO. You will never get rid of me. You will have to kill me to get me to stop. I'm insane.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||March 23, 2023 1:26 PM|
I started this thread.
Like all my troll threads I become enraged when they don't go my way.
Then I go on to the next one.
Because I need a hit every few minutes.
I MUST have my ounce of flesh.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||March 23, 2023 1:38 PM|
Sublimated aggression here. You likely know me by my incorrect popular name, passive aggression.
I'm a thing with these people. Trust me.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||March 23, 2023 1:40 PM|
Sounds like projection. And passive aggressive.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||March 23, 2023 1:42 PM|
I use "y'all" a lot.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||March 23, 2023 1:53 PM|
Y'all are dramatic. I just wanted to have a fun thread
|by Anonymous||reply 194||March 23, 2023 2:11 PM|
Who knew NPR could be so divisive
|by Anonymous||reply 195||March 23, 2023 2:11 PM|
Ah- a post from some resentful probably right wing troll.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||March 23, 2023 2:12 PM|
R182 and R185 doesn’t seem to understand the assignment.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||March 23, 2023 2:32 PM|
I'm the ARSEHOLE who thinks his special "rules" are special.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||March 23, 2023 2:33 PM|
^ sadly I am all out of FFs.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||March 23, 2023 2:35 PM|
I'm the person who says you can't criticize a pseudo sophisticated organization of kid fuckers.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||March 23, 2023 2:36 PM|
In the name of the father, his son who gets fucked, and the ghost full of holes. Ahhh. Men.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||March 23, 2023 2:38 PM|
I'm trying to think about what I still actually listen to on NPR - that's nationally distributed. I was really into NPR in the 90s when I lived in Chicago, but it's faded. I still listen to Fresh Air - but only after seeing who the guest is and what the topic is. I'd estimate I listen to one-fourth of episodes. Before, I would normally just tune in and listen to most episodes. I still listen to those drive-time pieces that recap financial news or the news generally. And occasionally All Things Considered. That's mostly while in the car. Fresh Air is the only thing I really seek out. Dave Davies is much better than Terri Gross now.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||March 23, 2023 3:43 PM|
OP hates NPR because it's nonprofit journalism for the people. It's straightforward independent news, something the right wing despises. It's as American as you can get, that's why they hate it. And now that everything has been hyperactively politicized, anyone who speaks truth must be attacked and silenced.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||March 23, 2023 6:54 PM|
I'm the OP of the "Let’s be upper-class British people" thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||March 23, 2023 6:58 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 205||March 23, 2023 7:32 PM|
You wait 'til I make Noguchi coffee tables illegal in the State of Florida, R165
|by Anonymous||reply 206||March 23, 2023 9:59 PM|
I’m the stacked coffee table books on the Noguchi.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||March 23, 2023 10:10 PM|
R107, you really must meet R69. I'll bet the two of you have shared some of the same NPR "driveway moments."
|by Anonymous||reply 208||March 24, 2023 12:23 AM|
I'm hot takes from NPR, the NYT or WaPo, or late-night hosts, repeated almost word-for-word without attribution, as if I'd thought of them myself.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||March 24, 2023 12:43 AM|
I'm "spiritual, but not religious. But if I were any religion, I'd be Buddhist."
|by Anonymous||reply 210||March 24, 2023 12:44 AM|
I'm pearl-clutching at the very idea of shopping at Walmart, and blanket condemnation of the toothless hillbillies and deplorables I imagine are their only customers. Yes, they're poor and can't afford better -- but they're the [italic]bad[italic] kind of poor, not the good kind like POCs and immigrants.
I'm a simultaneous devotion to Amazon, a house full of clothes and objects made in China, and an occasional "ironic" foray into Tar-zhay.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||March 24, 2023 12:48 AM|
I'm a liberal and I am offended by conservative politics but I don't think about the daily doings of the rabble who follow those politicians, and I particularly don't care where they shop or how they eat. We're not a carbon copy of you with left politics; we're really fine with other people living their lives even if it's not how we would do it. Now shoo and direct your hatred elsewhere.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||March 24, 2023 1:02 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 213||March 24, 2023 2:25 AM|
I’m the biannual trip to Europe. Did you know American has nonstop service from Houston to Charles de Gaulle?
|by Anonymous||reply 214||March 25, 2023 6:40 PM|
“My friend Julie and I went to feed the manatees in Fort Pierce while visiting my grandmother. We lost Granny, but Julie’s little dog survived.”
|by Anonymous||reply 215||March 25, 2023 7:07 PM|
I only watch BBC sit-comss
|by Anonymous||reply 216||April 2, 2023 2:40 PM|
I am pretty much anyone in a Woody Allen movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||April 2, 2023 2:53 PM|
You disagree with me? You think I'm wrong?
How 'bout you stop what you're doing and write me a thesis explaining why? It better be full of specialized academic language that I'm familiar with or I WILL ignore it.
My response will be a detailed critique of how you used all of the academic terms incorrectly, so obviously you're too stupid to be engaging with me.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||April 2, 2023 2:59 PM|
[quote] I'm telling people I love classical music, but say "too many to count" when asked who my favorite composers and pieces are.
Are your initials djt?
Asked in reference to the memory of the orange scheissgibbopn's response to being asked his favorite Bible verse and his response part of which included, "Two Corinthians...".
|by Anonymous||reply 219||April 2, 2023 3:18 PM|
I'm a prominently displayed copy of "Becoming" by Michelle Obama. No one in the house has ever read me. Neither have any of the visitors, but when they spot it, this conversation always ensues:
"Oh, I love that book! Michelle is such an inspiration!"
"I know. And isn't she beautiful? I miss the Obamas!"
|by Anonymous||reply 220||April 2, 2023 3:38 PM|
I’m a Thomas “Painter of Light” Kincaid reproduction with hand painted highlights.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||April 2, 2023 6:19 PM|
Posts here differ on what level of sophistication is being aimed at.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||April 2, 2023 6:20 PM|
OP: I hate what I imagine all liberals to be like. They eat funny food, use big words and make fun of regular people like me. So glad I've never met one.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||April 2, 2023 6:24 PM|
But OP has. They're EVERYWHERE, sometimes lurking in the guise of an everyday normal person who doesn't look or act liberal or woke.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||April 2, 2023 6:30 PM|
R219 I'm an irrational obsessive hatred of Donald Trump that none of them can seem to clearly explain or articulate. He has committed so many crimes! (?)
|by Anonymous||reply 225||April 2, 2023 6:55 PM|
I'm some clickbaitish talking point gleaned from the NY Times or NPR, and spouted as if the spouter had thought of it themselves. (Let's say something like, "Your children will probably marry robots and have lab-grown offspring" or "white people drinking coffee is racist.")
I am also the utter shock when someone wants to discuss or debate this clickbaitish idea. I'm the irritation and anger that flows immediately when I'm asked a clarifying question or seemingly challenged in any way. There aren't supposed to be questions or discussions. It's [italic]supposed[italic] to go like this: Someone repeats something somewhat outlandish that they heard on approved media. The listener nods approvingly and agrees. Any deviation from that pattern results in uncomfortable discombobulation.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||April 2, 2023 7:50 PM|
R226 You just reminded me of a creepy incident from college.
I was in a class where we were reading Molière, and our professor emphasized heavily that Molière was a genius- witty and subversive of class conventions. Ok cool.
Soon after, my mom visited and when telling her about my classes I mentioned we'd read a Molière play. She gave this big, heaving wistful sigh and and cooed "Molière, so witty and subversive." The phrasing was so creepily close, she fairly closely matched the tone of voice the professor had been speaking in in that class too.
I pressed her a little without pushing it too far, and I did not get the impression that she's ever seen or read anything by Molière. Where the fuck did that come from?
|by Anonymous||reply 227||April 2, 2023 8:31 PM|
[quote]Woody Allen’s new movie is getting positive buzz. And it’s in French.
I rest my case.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||April 9, 2023 3:33 AM|
I'm an atheist who blames war on religion.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||April 9, 2023 3:49 AM|
I'm the PhD in theology.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||April 9, 2023 3:51 AM|
I'm the person who can't believe that there are people who still believe Christianity.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||April 9, 2023 4:10 AM|
I prefer my water "still."
|by Anonymous||reply 232||April 9, 2023 4:15 AM|
I'm "There's something about Robert Altman's films that is so eminently watchable."
|by Anonymous||reply 233||April 9, 2023 4:17 AM|
I'm Elderlez, veering right up to the line of getting openly pissy about this thread and then walking it back. Nice one OP, these threads don't always so neatly encourage all the exact people you're talking about to come out of the woodwork and identify themselves.
I wonder if the person who posted way upthread, angrily telling people we don't even know what critical race theory is, is an actual poster and not a troll? If it's an actual poster then well done OP. Ya bagged a fresh one.
|by Anonymous||reply 234||April 9, 2023 5:38 AM|
The sophisticated hosts of FOX NEWS.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||April 9, 2023 5:58 AM|
I'm a record player and a carefully curated record collection, because everything just sounds better on vinyl.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||April 9, 2023 7:37 AM|
[quote] "So then I said to Woody Allen, “Well, Camus can do, but Sartre is smartre!”
You're adorable, R160.
|by Anonymous||reply 237||April 9, 2023 9:05 AM|
Anyone who takes Jordan Peterson seriously.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||April 9, 2023 9:38 AM|
Define “Woke”, go ahead!
Oh, was that last week? You mean people actually came up with definitions?
|by Anonymous||reply 239||April 9, 2023 11:05 AM|
This thread started out fun and then became defensive and cranky. NPR has been skewed on DL several times for vocal fry.
|by Anonymous||reply 240||April 9, 2023 5:33 PM|
I'm the casual references to Parisian cultural landmarks like the "Comedie Francaise." I'm the strongly implied suggestion that Paris is virtually a second home to me, and the humblebrags about attending Parisian theater.
I'm the total disregard of correct accents and punctuation for the Comédie-Française and every other landmark and French word that I drop, inadvertently revealing that I am not in the least at home in France, the French regard me with bemusement at best, and I have no idea what I'm watching in the Francophone theaters.
|by Anonymous||reply 241||April 9, 2023 9:05 PM|
[quote]Let's be a Pseudo Sophisticated Person
Mirror mirror OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 242||April 9, 2023 9:07 PM|
I'm the eagerness to believe whatever I'm told -- as long as it's from a source I deem righteous. I don't mind if what I'm told today contradicts what I was told yesterday. If the source is one of the good ones, I believe it 100%.
Sophisticated people may be wrong often, but they are curious and questioning and often skeptical.
The mark of the pseudo sophisticate is the uncritical parroting of opinions and recieved wisdom from sources they think are sophisticated.
|by Anonymous||reply 243||April 9, 2023 9:13 PM|
skewed s/b skewered.
|by Anonymous||reply 244||April 9, 2023 11:15 PM|
Jerry Falwell Jr. and his wife
|by Anonymous||reply 245||April 10, 2023 12:11 AM|
Brainiac Rudy Giuliani
|by Anonymous||reply 246||April 10, 2023 12:15 AM|
Antivaccine conservative hosts
|by Anonymous||reply 247||April 10, 2023 12:19 AM|
I drink beer from a glass.
|by Anonymous||reply 248||April 10, 2023 12:42 AM|
I think we're reaching at this point.
|by Anonymous||reply 249||April 10, 2023 12:54 AM|
R243 wins the thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 250||April 10, 2023 1:57 AM|
Not if he can't spell received. This is Datalounge.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||April 10, 2023 5:09 AM|
No, R249, I too have also always wanted to be an intellectual, but then I see good shoes and our problems are solved.
|by Anonymous||reply 252||April 10, 2023 5:16 AM|
Heck. I just like saying the word “pseudo.” It sounds so smart.
|by Anonymous||reply 253||April 10, 2023 6:12 AM|
"Crypto" is a crank tell, though. It was a few years ago now that extreme right wing cranks started adding that prefix to many terms ("crypto-Christian" was often thrown at anyone to the left of Ayn Rand) and the left is doing it now, too. It doesn't make you look smart.
|by Anonymous||reply 254||April 10, 2023 9:34 PM|
I’m the MFA in Creative Writing.
|by Anonymous||reply 255||April 12, 2023 1:07 AM|