Tag Archives: trends

“Need” and “Should”

Paleo Retiree writes: Another¬†installment in what I’m thinking of as my Andy Rooney Series, wherein I notice, and then muse grumpily about, current trends. Hey, what else are older people good for? Today: What to make of morally coercive language … Continue reading

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Open Wide

Paleo Retiree writes: Why are so many young women these days going around with their mouths wide open in an expression that seems to be half shock-of-amazement, half giant-smile? I have few¬†memories of this particular expression playing much of a … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: Fun keeping track of body language, both in real life and in the media. Gestures and postures really do change over time. Think, for instance, of all the ways people have of interacting with their smartphones. We … Continue reading

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Artisanal Absurdity

Paleo Retiree writes: I present to you (drum roll, please) vodka distilled from fair-trade-certified quinoa: As someone who can’t taste much difference between vodkas, at least once we’re out of the “rotgut” category, I’ll be giving this treat a pass. … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Spice Chai

Paleo Retiree writes: The vogue for everything pumpkin-flavored has now officially gone too far.

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Why Do So Many People in Trendy Coffee Shops Use Macs?

Paleo Retiree writes: Whenever I enter or pass by an upscale or hipster coffee shop these days, it’s not at all uncommon for every single person I see there who’s on a computer to be using an Apple product. Does … Continue reading

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Cocktail Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: Filipino food is something that’s having a moment in downtown NYC, so — trend-chasers that we are — The Question Lady and I have been checking it out. Thumbs up so far. Filipino food is related to … Continue reading

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