Monday, January 13, 2014

Cute Movement update

Photo from the SF Chronicle

Seems that a large part of the young generation think that they are adorable and clever, in spite of evidence to the contrary, like the fact that they prefer to run in packs.

Photo from Mission Local

Critical Mass was the first Cute Movement demo

The Cute Movement does politics

Bay to Breakers is their favorite event

Local Cute Movement meeting

The bicycle is a favorite accessory


Lou Brooks

There's a connection between the Cute Movement, the younger generation's narcissism, and their parents' self-esteem movement.

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8 Comments:

At 4:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the Human Be-In and Woodstock!

 
At 9:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm 60. For some reason my dad's generation seemed both down to earth and not trying to toot their horn. They worked hard and didn't have to be "out there" all the time, nor did they have a sense of entitlement.

I know I am getting old now because I long for the "good ol days" when the city was (or seemed to me) to be filled with such people.

 
At 11:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm with you Rob, I hate seeing young people enjoying themselves.

 
At 6:07 PM, Anonymous sfthen said...

These people (hipsters/ techies/ bicyclists/ new urbanists/ etc) can't even come up with anything original, they're just recycling stale 1970s ideas. See Tom Wolfe's Me Decade article skewering those est/ scientology/ new age/ human potential types. Nothing new here folks.

Example: in 1971 some guy ran for mayor of SF on the Platypus Party "envisioning transforming San Francisco into an eco-friendly urban model, banning cars from the downtown area and replacing paved streets with green spaces" (from book "Season of the Witch").

Even Jerry Brown was there with his "Small Is Beautiful" mantra. Only now he's changed it to (think HSR) "Big Is Even More Beautiful."

With their lack of originality maybe this current generation should be called the "Me Too Decade."

 
At 10:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rob - more fodder for the grist mill. Even worse than Chris Bucchere, this cyclist killed 4 people while riding for his "record" on a pedestrian path.

http://www.atlbanana.com/beltline-time-trial-cyclist-kills-four/

 
At 12:34 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

That post is a spoof, though the writer was trying to discredit Strava.

 
At 5:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're getting better ... At least you were able to spot this spoof - unlike this one...

http://district5diary.blogspot.com/2013/03/plan-to-turn-arco-station-into-park.html

 
At 7:21 AM, Anonymous Gregski said...

Very apt cultural commentary, Rob.

Here is some more cuteness for your collection. At least this one is original, thanks to current technology.

http://road.cc/content/news/108319-cyclist-uses-strava-map-marriage-proposal

 

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