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Style guru thinks cappuccinos are cool

By johnboy - 1 November 2010 23

The Canberra Times has worrying news of the visit to chat to developers by “cultural planner” Charles Landry.

Charles has the shattering insight that urban infill is probably a good idea and is sharing it with no doubt gobsmacked groups such as “representatives of the Hindmarsh, Doma and Rock development groups, the Canberra Business Council, Master Builders Association and organisers of the Centenary of Canberra.”

But most alarming is this:

”In the past it was all about ‘I’m a cosmopolitan and I’m [moving] through Paris’. Today it means ‘I’m someone environmentally conscious who still likes their cappuccino or coffee but at the same time, doesn’t just think me, me, me and I want the biggest car’.”

I mean any fule no the urbane hipster is drinking a soy chai latte these days.

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23 Responses to
Style guru thinks cappuccinos are cool
Woody Mann-Caruso 3:32 pm 01 Nov 10

Nope, that’s a cock

Captain RAAF’s water restriction comments make more sense now.

la mente torbida 3:23 pm 01 Nov 10

style: a particular kind, sort, or type, as with reference to form

guru: an intellectual or spiritual guide or leader

say no more, I bow at your feet

JessicaNumber 3:21 pm 01 Nov 10

Regarding the soy you’re both right. We love Bonsoy and tolerate the other stuff if we really feel the urge – but lots of vegans are off the soy milk or cutting down now that the love is gone.

I think Bonsoy is back with less iodine but nobody is stocking it 🙁

rosscoact 2:17 pm 01 Nov 10

georgesgenitals said :

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

It’s great to let stuff like that through moderation. Lets us all know who’s a bigot.

Now I’m confused – I thought a bigot was thing that you turn on and off to make the water flow.

Nope, that’s a cock

georgesgenitals 1:51 pm 01 Nov 10

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

It’s great to let stuff like that through moderation. Lets us all know who’s a bigot.

Now I’m confused – I thought a bigot was thing that you turn on and off to make the water flow.

Woody Mann-Caruso 1:06 pm 01 Nov 10

It’s great to let stuff like that through moderation. Lets us all know who’s a bigot.

pajs 12:07 pm 01 Nov 10

Seriously, “homo guru”? What’s the point of having moderation if you let crap like that through?

Landry is a pretty big name in planning, more for his role in “creative cities” stuff than anything specific to urban infill. He is no “style guru”, but if you have a look at his entry in Wikipedia, you’ll get a sense of his significance: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Landry

georgesgenitals 12:03 pm 01 Nov 10

johnboy said :

I think you’ll find the bonsoy advocates are in denial.

Are those the guys who grow the really little soy plants?

gospeedygo 11:34 am 01 Nov 10

Die yuppie die!

johnboy 11:07 am 01 Nov 10

I think you’ll find the bonsoy advocates are in denial.

caf 11:05 am 01 Nov 10

Nah johnboy, soy is out ever since the hippest brand of soy milk was found to contain dangerous levels of Iodine.

boo boo 9:59 am 01 Nov 10

Great, a more compact, higher lifestyle. I can live on the 12th floor, work on the 4th and have my cappuccino on the ground floor. No need for a car at all really… Or I could move to New York.

Erg0 9:58 am 01 Nov 10

Zing!

KateKarnell 9:46 am 01 Nov 10

Definitely homo guru.

Solidarity 9:35 am 01 Nov 10

Style guru?

More like homo guru.

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