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Taran Wanderer

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Re: The New Yorker - Why I Quit My Job to Travel the World
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2016, 08:15:03 PM »
Inspiring? 

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Re: The New Yorker - Why I Quit My Job to Travel the World
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2016, 08:18:33 PM »
Yeah, must be so hard traveling on 60k a month from a trust fund....

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Re: The New Yorker - Why I Quit My Job to Travel the World
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2016, 08:42:30 PM »
It is really hard to relate. I could escape the rat race a lot sooner with that kind of passive income.

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Re: The New Yorker - Why I Quit My Job to Travel the World
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2016, 08:49:52 PM »
Wow - can we say entitled? A lot of it just sounded like it was written as clickbait - a real person cannot possibly be that clueless!


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Re: The New Yorker - Why I Quit My Job to Travel the World
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2016, 09:07:47 PM »
I hate to point it out, but this was classified under "humor" on the New Yorker site. 

Lack of recognition of even the most obvious ironically intended comment seems to be a pervasive characteristic and actual perverse point of pride on this forum but I mean, sheesh....

Beware The Onion.  It's full of this kind of slightly deadpan stuff and they don't even label it humor at the top of the page.

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Re: The New Yorker - Why I Quit My Job to Travel the World
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2016, 06:35:47 AM »
Fair enough! I didn't catch the "Humor" part and, being a midwesternern, I thought: "Man, these New York people must have a lot of money for that to qualify as normal." I was chalking it up to HCOL, old money and some serious tone-deafness from a east coast mag read by wealthy people.

Humor makes a lot more sense :)

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Re: The New Yorker - Why I Quit My Job to Travel the World
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2016, 06:49:05 AM »
I hate to point it out, but this was classified under "humor" on the New Yorker site. 

Lack of recognition of even the most obvious ironically intended comment seems to be a pervasive characteristic and actual perverse point of pride on this forum but I mean, sheesh....

Beware The Onion.  It's full of this kind of slightly deadpan stuff and they don't even label it humor at the top of the page.


since EVERYTHING on the onion is humor then i dont see why it would need to be labeled. haha

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Re: The New Yorker - Why I Quit My Job to Travel the World
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2016, 06:55:34 AM »
How did you guys read that and not realize it was satire?

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Re: The New Yorker - Why I Quit My Job to Travel the World
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2016, 07:24:35 AM »
Inspiring? 

Yeah, I'm very inspired to travel the world with my $60k/mo trust fund payout.

Just gotta get that trust fund...

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Re: The New Yorker - Why I Quit My Job to Travel the World
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2016, 09:06:42 AM »
How did you guys read that and not realize it was satire?
I got the satire, I didn't get the humor, or the point

bobechs

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Re: The New Yorker - Why I Quit My Job to Travel the World
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2016, 09:25:30 AM »

since EVERYTHING on the onion is humor then i dont see why it would need to be labeled. haha

If labeling in all caps, as the New Yorker does, doesn't work then not-labeling in The Onion style would be expected to work better with this crowd? 

lik yu sey: haha

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Re: The New Yorker - Why I Quit My Job to Travel the World
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2016, 09:26:55 AM »
How did you guys read that and not realize it was satire?

Simple.  Didn't actually read it, just scanned it.  Don't underestimate the power of lazy.

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Re: The New Yorker - Why I Quit My Job to Travel the World
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2016, 09:38:16 AM »
Lol, worth it for this line "My wanderlust had turned me into a wanderslut."
Loved it.  Thanks for the laugh, supermatthew.

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Re: The New Yorker - Why I Quit My Job to Travel the World
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2016, 12:02:35 PM »
How did you guys read that and not realize it was satire?
I got the satire, I didn't get the humor, or the point

It's mocking bloggers who quit their career jobs to travel while not mentioning that they lucked out with a dot.com "event," inheritance, or a huge Wall Street bonus.

"Why are you still working like a consumer sucka?!? Look at me and my Instabook feed as I explore different cultures around the world!"


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Re: The New Yorker - Why I Quit My Job to Travel the World
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2016, 12:44:23 PM »
How did you guys read that and not realize it was satire?
I got the satire, I didn't get the humor, or the point

It's mocking bloggers who quit their career jobs to travel while not mentioning that they lucked out with a dot.com "event," inheritance, or a huge Wall Street bonus.

"Why are you still working like a consumer sucka?!? Look at me and my Instabook feed as I explore different cultures around the world!"
I didn't even know this was a thing. O.o