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Old 05-06-2013, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I guess singing to the radio is out, too, then, eh?
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:20 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Not really, not in the case of driving. If you're paying attention to driving, which we should all do in any situation, then you're not paying attention to the book on tape. If you're really listening to the book on tape, such that you can actually remember and reflect upon it's details, then you're not paying attention to driving.

Sometimes driving doesn't demand our full attention (long trips, stop-and-go traffic) because the brain gets bored. Even in normal commuting, driving can be so calm as to allow us to switch between tasks (eg, radio, audiobook) without an automatic accident. Clearly, I'm not saying you cannot nor have not really gotten in to an audiobook while driving. I am saying, however, that if you have, you weren't attending to driving at the same time because the brain literally does not have that capacity.
Where is your neuroscience degree from again?
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Prepperland
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Yup - buses are always cheaper than rail - especially when subsidized !

When Streetcars Roamed Fort Worth | FWTX.com
As the FWTC abandoned the old lines, the city was forced into subsidizing privately owned bus companies. Part of the city’s “bail-out” included subsidizing daily operations so that the bus operators could keep fares at 5˘.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Are tapes going to be adopted by hipsters like records? The hiss and rewind mechanism will provide a more authentic listening experience?
Probably. Milkmen have already reappeared in gentrified urban nabes across the country.

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South Mountain Creamery - Online Home Delivery Milk, Dairy, Eggs & Meals in Maryland

Some even wear the white uniform complete with the hat.

"Hi, Mr. Wilson!"

"Hi there, Timmy. Got some fresh milk for ya!"

"Gee whiz. That's swell! Thanks, Mr. Wilson!"

If we're going to bring stuff back for nostalgia's sake, can we bring back the old Pizza Hut? It used to have a salad and pasta bar that was pretty good. Now it just tastes disgusting.

I have to admit that I wasn't complaining when they brought back Teddy Ruxpin for the hipster crowd.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Tapes are already cool with the hipsters. I'm not even joking.

I get records being cool, and really at this point everyone is into them again (not just hipsters). Tapes? I don't get it.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:58 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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South Mountain also delivers in its local area - which is anything but hipster, but pretty rural. They come to our farmers market too.

You sure like pigeonholing people, huh?
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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South Mountain also delivers in its local area - which is anything but hipster, but pretty rural. They come to our farmers market too.

You sure like pigeonholing people, huh?
Last time I checked, most hipsters are way too young to ever have had milk delivered to their door.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:09 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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Last time I checked, most hipsters are way too young to ever have had milk delivered to their door.
I'm in my 30s, we had it delivered when I was young. Then again hipsters can't be in their 30s, so there ya go.

I'm so sick of the word "hipster" and all its connotations. I've been hearing it 10 years now and its as stupid as ever.

"Hipster" is soooo over.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Last time I checked, most hipsters are way too young to ever have had milk delivered to their door.
Most hipsters are also way too young to have ever ridden a streetcar. Or to have ever used a camera from the 1800s. Or to have ever witnessed Jack Dempsey style pugilism.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:46 AM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Last time I checked, most hipsters are way too young to ever have had milk delivered to their door.
I'm in my 20s and I've seen milk delivered.
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