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Monday, October 05, 2015

In search of the Modern Man-ifesto

It began with someone sharing this on Facebook (to the tired smiles of schoolteachers):


Franklin turns out to be a male knitting expert:

http://the-panopticon.blogspot.co.uk/

- which is a developing thing, apparently (like the way we're currently deluged with gardening and cookery on TV):

https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl#q=male+knitting+expert+uk+tv

... and I eventually remembered Kaaffe Fassett from UK TV years ago - male invasion of yet another female domain -

http://www.kaffefassett.com/Home.html

... So are men becoming feminised? But is sporting a beard a reaction to that? (are hipsters an outgrowth of metrosexuals - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metrosexual ?)

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/oct/03/hipster-social-phenomenon-commercial-success

Like hippies in Haight-Ashbury, birds of a feather have to have a place to flock together, and now it's the East End's turn to be invaded:

http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/pret-s-arrival-in-brick-lane-sparks-angry-chain-reaction-from-shoreditch-hipsters-10396112.html

- bitterly resented by an early scout:

http://metro.co.uk/2015/07/17/heres-the-fool-proof-way-to-stop-areas-like-brick-lane-becoming-gentrified-5300647/

Great food for a fiver on Sunday, though. And then a reaction from other, well, progressives?

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/sep/27/shoreditch-cereal-cafe-targeted-by-anti-gentrification-protesters

The British: never happier than when at each others' throats.

Looks like the knitting market's been sewn up. Maybe I'll get into kittens.



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1 comment:

A K Haart said...

Hormones in the tap water.