Author Topic: "What Rampant Materialism Looks Like"  (Read 4712 times)


Spiffy

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Re: "What Rampant Materialism Looks Like"
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2017, 11:27:34 AM »
Wow, that was really depressing.

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Re: "What Rampant Materialism Looks Like"
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2017, 09:48:59 AM »
Kinda makes you feel good that you're on the right track!

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Re: "What Rampant Materialism Looks Like"
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2017, 10:36:43 AM »
Wow.  Yikes.  And I had to look up 4 words in that article... chatelaine, rubicund, monitory, and louche. 

J.Milly

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Re: "What Rampant Materialism Looks Like"
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2017, 09:02:21 AM »
Not exactly common words in everyday conversation haha

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Re: "What Rampant Materialism Looks Like"
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2017, 12:09:47 AM »
This was an interesting read. I enjoyed the Queen of Versailles documentary very much, I might like that book too...

Wow.  Yikes.  And I had to look up 4 words in that article... chatelaine, rubicund, monitory, and louche. 

You folks who don't know all those complicated words should learn French once you reach FI and have free time ;)

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Re: "What Rampant Materialism Looks Like"
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2017, 02:03:15 PM »
looking at the 20 pictures when you click on the cover one...i think one or two out of 20 are smiling/look happy. Just saying...

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Re: "What Rampant Materialism Looks Like"
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2017, 02:12:46 PM »
This is sad. Who the fuck gets plastic surgery for their dog?!

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Re: "What Rampant Materialism Looks Like"
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2017, 03:52:15 PM »
This is sad. Who the fuck gets plastic surgery for their dog?!

Oh, that was Marjorie Post Dye!
Sorry, I wanted to post your response, but you were quicker.

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Re: "What Rampant Materialism Looks Like"
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2017, 04:36:32 PM »
Interesting read. Love the stories and pictures going back decades.

However the title seems off to me. It isn't about rampant materialism as much as ostentatious displays of wealth (even if mimicking wealth). No mention of the banal consumerism destroying the earth, to which pretty much all layers of the socioeconomic ladder contribute. I wonder if part of the appeal of such articles is the ability to expiate the sins of common people, to make our own consumerism seem not that bad. Sure, I discarded perfectly functional clothing for no other reason that it's out of trend, but at least I don't live like those people!

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Re: "What Rampant Materialism Looks Like"
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2017, 05:59:42 PM »
All that for one set of clothes?!?!! Yowzers!!