“Why do these companies have such a hard time paying artists for their work? It Almost always comes out and it Always makes the bigger company look bad.
I mean, it's not like the designs are being copied and then put in some small obscure shop on the far side of the world - they're on a national, if not international, scale. $3k is nothing to a company like H&M, pay the dang artist!”
mwarnslei on Dec 10, 2013 at 10:16:21
“I'm sure most of them get their "inspiration" from these artists, and that they do it as routine, so that the majority of the time, they've already made a large profit off of it before it's even noticed. They bank on small businesses either not saying anything at all, or accepting donations to their charity or $3,000. They probably have an account just for that.”
“Feminists are saying you should have the freedom to decide where on the aggressive-nurturing scale they feel most comfortable in for themselves and not have anybody decide that for them. They also advocate that for men, who might not be comfortable being as aggressive and close-minded as Gavin.”
merope on Dec 10, 2013 at 03:17:52
“I just don't agree with you, but I think this is already quite clear.”
“Nobody said that. Some women want to work, some don't. Some women want to have babies, others don't and vice versa for the men. There is no biological evidence to support that men or women "naturally" want to go towards work either more nurturing or more aggressive. In fact, the evidence suggests that there are all types of men and women. Some women are "naturally" more aggressive and they should be allowed to do what comes naturally to them. Some men are more nurturing and they should be allowed to do what they want. Why do you want to force people into such strict camps of traditionally defined roles that aren't even all that old. Did you know that women were the primary breadwinners of turn of the century families as well? Well, you wouldn't because they were poor women. If anything, having more women in the white-collar workforce makes work saner for everybody as everyone now has to pitch in, not just put all the burden on the man. Oh, and a man CAN wear a skirt and heels - IF HE WANTS... but nobody should force him too and neither should you!”
“Very interesting non sequitur. I'm not really sure how it has to do with anything, really.”
magmtnman60 on Dec 9, 2013 at 15:03:48
“I was just trying to be light. Why should we trust them when they don't trust us. I don't have Oprahs money but will clean the barn in Vancouver. Like many I am considering leaving my country and I never thought I would say that”
“Well, A) 3-D printing is a long way away from being readily available to all.
B) unless you are an advanced engineer capable of designing your own gun and all the parts that are necessary to create such a weapon, you'd need to buy a blueprint.
Seems to me that ONCE 3-D pronting becomes available, it would be a lot easier to regulate the sale of said blueprints. Anyway, there are so many weapons on the market, why would they go through the trouble of printing one?”
bk0906 on Dec 9, 2013 at 14:30:27
“The blueprints would be all over the Internet in a flash. Several have already been posted as open-source files. But you're right, the threat of home-printed firearms is miniscule compared the reality of readily available guns. My point is that banning undetectable guns is almost certain to be ineffective in the long run.”
“Dang, just read the article if you're confused. They put in the article "plastic guns" because it's a lot shorter than "guns that were designed to evade metal detectors and X-ray machines."”
magmtnman60 on Dec 9, 2013 at 12:28:43
“I know that to I was trying to be light I had a stroke in 2009 and stress is a bad thing. My first wife was a journalism graduate # 1 in her class. We were offered a job with WP, we were in Boulder, Nixon was in office my friends were dying in Nam We turned it down”
“All you said is true if voters were logical, but we know most voters are emotional.
The funny thing is about the Republicans and black voters is that it shouldn't be that difficult. Their whole family-values thing and the line about not supporting bums and derelicts and getting ahead through hard work and perseverance... all that should resonate with the black community. They fail because they target black communities by calling THEM the bums and derelicts. It's too much. All they would need to do is juts put a little more compassion and that whole block would probably switch over.”
“I did not mean to imply that they were greedy, just that I, personally, don't have enough to tip them. I know some people do. Do hairstylists understand this? Or do they really do vindictive things to people who can't tip?”
OnlyLibIdeasAllowedOnHP on Dec 6, 2013 at 22:09:48
“oh, you might now have meant to imply that they were greedy, but i sure did
because they are!
and they feel they are owed a tip, no matter what!
and if you dint give them the extra money that they want, regardless of whether they earned it,
they dont care if tips are optional, they will just do a nad job (even though you paid good money for the haircut, just because you didnt give them even more.
and they do so by threatening (directly or indirectly) and by having a nasty attitide if you dont as well.
what a horrible bunch, not even one seemed to have any compassion, or understanding, or even self-awareness to know that a tip is earned, not just a defacto right because you cut some hairs.”
“But my question. Do they understand when their client is strapped? Or do they just want their tip?”
Maezeppa on Dec 6, 2013 at 18:40:05
“I'm sure any stylist would prefer to be tipped than not tipped but having one's hair styled is more a luxury than a necessity.”
Mr Hoodoo on Dec 6, 2013 at 18:18:53
“It's all about the Benjamins. Sadly. Not so, long ago. Once people took pride in providing quality service, regardless of tips. But these days most people in service industries just want the damn money and leave them alone, don't bother them with your/our damn customer needs, like, who are you/we to demand they serve us, and with quality no less?
How dare we customers expect decent, civilized service. What nerve we all have. Don't we know they have better things to do, like tweet the fact they have a hangnail, or send a selfie out, or play some game on the cell, or sext someone, anyone, all while waiting impatiently for their paycheck that they actually have to show up for each day just to get every two weeks. What is that all about? Like don't we and the bosses know they're entitled to do all that stuff anytime they want and shouldn't have to come in and muck about earning that money? OMG! Customers and bosses suck, dude!
efechner on Dec 6, 2013 at 18:02:38
“The tip is part of the cost. That is how the stylist makes most of their money. If you can't afford it, don't go or go to a budget salon and use a coupon (but you still have to tip).”
“I've been cutting my own hair because I am petrified of the whole tipping process. I'm always afraid service professionals are going to do nasty things to me because I am very broke right now and can't afford to pay an extra $20 on top as tip.
And the thing is, now that I've cut my own hair, I know that if I actually do go back, they'll be able to tell.
I hate that I have to feel like I'm a bad person, or at least cheap, when I just would like a straight haircut.”
OnlyLibIdeasAllowedOnHP on Dec 6, 2013 at 17:42:30
tipping is supposed to be for exceptional service that went far above the required service.
i say "supposed to be" because these days hair stylist just do a regular cut, and then expect a tip for that.
i know where i go the charge for a hair cut is $60 (and it takes about 20 minutes)
so, even with some down time, my hair cutter is making about $120/hour
so, he might have to give half to the salon, but even so he is getting $60/hour, plus a percentage on all the products that he sells.
so, i have to tip a guy who makes $60/hour?
and if i dont tip "enough" i have to worry that he'll purposefully make me look bad?
sounds more like giving in to blackmail, as opposed to a show of appreciation.
i, like you, am poor, and it sucksThat these greedy hairdressers, and their implied threats scare people into giving them even more money.
i know i make very little money, and yet the hairdresser who makes 10 times what i do expects me to give him a hefty tip, on top of his high fee.
what a gross industry the hair manipulitive hair cutting industry is.”
Dec 5, 2013 at 17:43:52
“You know, I'm a late Girls convert. More or less I had to suspend my belief and forget that the show is about young rich white soon-to-be yuppies gentrifying neighborhoods in Brooklyn that I can no longer afford.
As soon as I did that, I was able to genuinely connect with the insecurities and general ridiculousness of being young and stupid and not knowing what you were doing with yourself. Pretty funny stuff!
But this incredulousness of the actor having been a Marine brings it all back. Why do yuppies have SUCH a hard time understanding that *sometimes* the lower classes can Also be intellectual and interested in art and might possible be pretty good at something like acting?”
jdallinder on Dec 5, 2013 at 23:28:37
“Marines are not strictly culled form the lower classes. Like the general population, they represent all classes. Marine officers are all educated, many with backgrounds in engineering, physics, and medicine. I'm sure a fair number have liberal and performing arts backgrounds as well.”
Dec 5, 2013 at 17:31:40
“Whatever. I'm from Jewish working class family all the way. Blue-collar dad and mom, solid middle class neighborhood, if not maybe lower-middle class neighborhood growing up, and believe me growing up all my classmates telling me I'm "supposed" to be rich and where am I hiding all my money, etc. etc. etc.
I can DEFINITELY say that it DOES hurt.
I always felt like I had to prove myself to be richer and classier than my small-town family. Just because we're Jewish didn't make us any less American, any less "real" than the people I grew up with. And I always felt inadequate around the richer "proper" Jews.
So, the next time someone throws pennies at me, or expects me to pay more for something because they think I can afford it, I'll tell you if it's a positive stereotype.”
huffreader05 on Dec 5, 2013 at 18:26:01
“Didn't say it was a positive stereotype. Trust me, as a Mexican-American, all my life I've endured countless racial slurs and had to put up with the stereotype accusations of being a Mexican. Try not to read too far into the original comment, as I did say I was not commenting to offend.
I get that stereotypes and slurs can definitely hurt feelings, especially at a young age. I had to grow up in a predominately white society, with two hard-working middle/lower-class Mexican parents that strived every day for my well-being whilst always being cast as being "dirty, poor, and unintelligent" by my peers.
I've always treated others with the utmost respect, as I always want the same from others. The point I didn't make in the original comment, which looking back, would have helped, is that the slurs used between different races and cultures is interesting in how different they are. To this day, when I hear someone on the tele, radio, or in person using a slur of some sort, I chuckle. Do I still find some things offensive? Yes. Does it get beneath my skin as it had in the past? Most definitely not. I chuckle at the ignorance of those who say it. In this case, anything coming from the mouth of Kanye West is showing his true ignorance. Which, in turn, is providing an ultimate light of humor for me.
Dec 1, 2013 at 22:45:41
“It's fine to not be a "brain-dead" liberal... but your only other option in the U.S. is to be Republican... And for that, Really? David Mamet, Really?
I mean c'mon! The Republicans haven't been right on an economic policy since the '60s - a time that they would be considered liberal by today's standards.
And social policy? Are you serious? You want to be associated with the party who calls being black in the U.S. a "culture," being poor a crime and then bend all the rules to support your rich friends?
Sheesh. The choices aren't great, I'll grant you that, but the Repubs are Waaaayyyy too far out there to be considered a logical choice for any thinking human being.”
“Totally agree with you... and being slightly older (albeit while working in a creative field in NYC) I realize I'm not quite the audience, but a few friends of mine here LOVE this show. I think for one of my friends it allows him the opportunity to laugh at these types. He's also older, but he's usually surrounded by younger people from this crowd so I think it's a bit of schadenfreude. With my other friend.... phhh, who knows. Maybe wishful nostalgia? She's got three kids now. Maybe she's wishing her twenties were like that?
I think in most cases your assumption is correct: I think Dunham's self-awareness of her own self-absorption is often confused as irony. Like if she can make fun of herself it somehow excuses her from it while she almost gleefully indulges in it.
I find them all painfully boring and the fact that she's so heavily backed says more about the society that her backers must come from than it does about the ACTUAL people living in NYC who are too busy, too diverse and too focused to care about this show!”
Nov 23, 2013 at 17:03:51
“I don't think it has to do with women at all... or it does, but in the sense that women can be just as disillusioned as men. That EVERYBODY can be affected by a certain coldness and emotional detachment that happens sometimes between people - be they men or women. I think we see it all too often - sex becomes a way to lose oneself for a lot of people that has nothing to do with a "female code." (BTW, I am a woman and have been wondering what this "code" is. Do they issue one with every V? If so, what happened to my copy :-)”