Foamer? That’s a new one…
What about the cultural significance imparted by wear on an object in motion, neé the “unfinished object” lamented before?
The worn pair of shoes hints of a journey, where a new pair of shoes hints of a preference. Thrift store merchandise is a quick pawn at cultural cache. Raw denim, though, doesn’t break in that well sitting behind a desk.
confused people like somethings
What about the bourgeoisie, what do they like?
Gawd. I didn’t know people actually used the word “foamer”. Or do they?
I had to check out urbandictionary too.
> Foamer: A term railroad employees use to describe a railroad enthusiast / railfan and the railfan community at large. Most often used disparagingly.
I like free things. They mean I’m special. That is, they mean I have the special ability to find good junk by the dumpsters outside apartment buildings.
Every couple of months or so, a Cat and Girl strip happens to correspond with a lot of things I’ve been thinking about or discussing recently, and it makes them very memorable for me. This is one of those.
Doess wanting to experience life as something more complex or honest than consumption make me anti-social? (Sorry. You don’t have to answer that. I wish my comments could be more witty and less self-absorbed, like the comic itself.)
i can only imagine rail road workers saying to each other “fuckin foamers”
Never heard of “foamer.” Whatever.
I know a guy who used to work for Amtrak as an engineer (he’s retired now). He’s always been a railroad enthusiast (or railfan if you will). He gets rail magazines, goes to the railway museums, takes pictures of locomotives when he’s traveling – the whole deal.
He was like that when he worked for the railroad, too. It was his dream job. But he’s a big guy. If anybody had ever called him “fuckin foamer,” I’m sure he would have decked him.
In some socities, one is categorized by circumstance of birth; in others, by what he produces; or sometimes, by what he consumes. Are any of these more true to the individual than the other?
Where can I trade my cultural capital for old things?
Doing a bit’o train spottin, are ye?
Holy Jebus, you mean there’s a cultural reference in C&G that I didn’t even have to Google that the 50th percentile C&Ger *didn’t* get? Take me now, Goddess, this foamer’s ready to come home…
David Moss: It involves writing an autobiography.
OH GOD I’M MY GIRLFRIEND
Foamer: Fanatic so enthusiastic about his obsession, he talks about it til spit begins to fly. Foaming at the mouth.
PS: Apple Fanbois can be Computer and Phone Foamers, though now that Apple Acceptance is mainstreaming, it’s less “Authentic” to be such. Other Apple users tend to sidle away and deny association.