Oct. 10, 2008, 5:39 a.m. CST
Oct. 10, 2008, 5:40 a.m. CST
Are you half asleep, Harry? I had a hard time reading this! What does "a Larp-loving fantasists" mean, anyway?
Oct. 10, 2008, 5:42 a.m. CST
Oct. 10, 2008, 5:49 a.m. CST
Oct. 10, 2008, 6:27 a.m. CST
People who dress up in costumes and act out what the costume represents. Typically, this is people in Medieval gear who pretend that it's the Middle Ages, or go a step or 2 farther and play live action Dungeons & Dragons. LARP people have also taken on superhero and vampire role play as well, among others. So now, does "LARP loving fantasists" make sense to you?
Oct. 10, 2008, 6:43 a.m. CST
it's not that funny, tub-boy.
Oct. 10, 2008, 8:19 a.m. CST
"...who is a Larp-loving fantasists that lives with redneck mundanes that think he’s probably doomed to loving boys in tights."<P>fanatic?
Oct. 10, 2008, 9:09 a.m. CST
by the beef
He's only one kid, therefore a fantasist. The kid lives in fantasy. Does that help? Having seen the film the sentence makes sense.
Oct. 10, 2008, 9:42 a.m. CST
by Fat Lenny
looking forward to this movie.
Oct. 10, 2008, 10:02 a.m. CST
I worked at a coffee/ice cream shop near MIT and every Wednesday night, like clockwork, these hygene avoiding, ugly ass socially retarted freaks would come in and completely drive everybody else out of the place with their grossness. Each one of them would want a taste every flavor we had, (DUDE! You've been coming in here for years, you know what everything tastes like, Just pick a goddamn flavor already!) and about half of them would think that just tasing flavors was enough to let them sit there for 3 hours. The rest of them would pick the things that were the biggest pain in the ass to make and they'd never tip. Ever. Then all 30 of them would go sit down and attempt to out nerd each other ("Forsooth!")while a choice half-dozen of the grossest ones would proceed to make out in a corner. Ew. They all came from the planet BARF. Then they'd leave the biggest fucking mess imaginable. They were all so socially retarted that they would not respond to any a direct statement that we were closing and stay waaaay past closing time. No wonder why they like to prtend that they're living in the past. Because nobody in this day and age can fucking stand them.
Oct. 10, 2008, 10:31 a.m. CST
hows that lap-band working out harry? Find a way to squeeze swedish meatballs past it yet?<
Oct. 10, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST
Saw the film at an early screening in New York with a friend and I've gotta say its FRIGGIN' HILARIOUS!
Oct. 10, 2008, 1:31 p.m. CST
That shit was funny! I could totally picture that in my head.
Oct. 10, 2008, 2:11 p.m. CST
Oct. 10, 2008, 2:19 p.m. CST
wow you seem to hate LARP-ers about as much as i cant stand Pretentious A-holes that work in coffee houses! Awesome!
Oct. 10, 2008, 2:49 p.m. CST
It's not that the LARPers I encountered for three years straight were stinky, obnoxious and gross and a pain in my ass. It's me. I'm the "Pretentious A-Hole". It has nothing to do with the fact that because they're nerds, they've been shit on all of their life so when they see an opportunity to shit all over someone in the service industry, they make sure they eat a whole box of Ex-Lax before pulling down their pants and spraying it in my face. (metaphorically speacking, of course.) I wasn't even smart enough to be a nerd when I was a kid. I was a weirdo Sub-nerd. You don't see me taking it out on anybody, do you? It has nothing to do with the fact that they were cheap bastards who didn't tip and spent the smallest amount of money possible and stayed as long as possible whilst they drove out actual paying customers in droves. No, why would it be that? You're right. It's not them, it's me. I'm a "Pretentions A-hole". Eat a bag of dicks, you fucking maggot.
Oct. 10, 2008, 3:16 p.m. CST
While I can sympathize with your post about LARPers, you must realize: you're painting a group with a large brush, and I believe that the stereotypes you've advanced probably accurately reflect 95% of that community, if not more. Realize as well that the stereotype of Pretentious A-Hole coffee-shop workers also accurately reflects 95% of the people in that industry. It's life, son. Don't like to be stereotyped? Hey, maybe that's how some of that 5% of LARPers feel.
Oct. 10, 2008, 3:29 p.m. CST
Technically It was an Ice cream shop that also sold coffe. I'm not sure what the stereotype is on Ice Cream Shop Workers? We got one arm that's more muscular than the other? Now, if you don't mind, I'm going to go drive my Prius while listening to The Black Kids and sipping my soy macchiatto. Seriously, though, I did the Ice Cream thing near MIT, then worked at a comic book store in the same area and after 12 years of dealing with those kinds of people I can unequivocally say there is something seriously wrong with them (not all, of couse but a vast majority of them). It's not just me.
Oct. 10, 2008, 3:36 p.m. CST
Not Pretentious coffee shop workers anyway. It seems like something that was poupular to make fun of in the media, but I haven't actually seen any examples of it. And Starbucks doesn't count. Management actually makes them correct people who say "large" instead of "Venti" or whatever the fuck it is in Italian. You're not being pretentious if your manager is forcing to do it.
Oct. 10, 2008, 6:49 p.m. CST
which I would have to be hogtied with barbwire to watch, Paul Rudd can do no wrong. Is it true he basically took over the script and got co-screenwriting credit once he started giving suggestions?
Oct. 10, 2008, 7:09 p.m. CST
that you immediately assume i was talking about you when i said Pretentious A-Hole but hey if the shoe fits!
Oct. 10, 2008, 8:47 p.m. CST
by the milf lover
for a couple months at the convenience store. He was a very nice guy, but a bit on the weird side, and very into that role playing thing. They did that like once a month, so he would grow a beard for it the whole month, shave the day after it's over, and start growing it again.
Oct. 10, 2008, 8:49 p.m. CST
by the milf lover
I guess now we know why Siskel died and why Ebert had surgery.
Oct. 10, 2008, 8:51 p.m. CST
by the milf lover
as I'm typing this, my neighbor is playing the accordion. Which is kinda creepy.
Oct. 10, 2008, 10:36 p.m. CST
My friend, I'm not commenting to spur your wrath, or to refute your previous remarks. However, if you are so embittered by your experiences in the service industry; then perhaps you are better suited elsewhere. Also, I remember when I was in under-grad, my friends and I would try to find cheap things to do and inexpensive places to hang out because we were broke ass students. I can feel your pain when it comes to messy people who don't tip (pretty classless)...perhaps someone should have taken one of their foam swords and explained it to them...
Oct. 11, 2008, 9:30 a.m. CST
Well, I was responding to your irate response to killanx, which specifically addressed "coffee shop workers." I duly noted that you were an ice cream shop salesman, but given the umbrage you took at killanx's characterization, I responded in kind.<P> I stand by my remarks. You feel well-qualified in painting all LARPers with the same brush - which is fine. Not saying I've had much contact with them or anything, and it's not a stretch of the imagination to assume a good deal of truth in what you say. However, I have had extensive interactions with members of the service industry, and I would like to give the finger to almost every single one that I've had to deal with. Yeah, I get that your job sucks ass and that it's boring and tedious and just damn drudgery, but that's no excuse to be rude to me, to roll your eyes when I'm trying to decide what I want to get, and so on. As a side note, there is one concept that so few in the industry are familiar with. Do you know what TIP means? It's actually an acronym for "To Insure Promptitude." If a server's service is lacking, late, or otherwise not to my satisfaction, he or she shouldn't expect to be getting much gratuity for suck-ass service. I don't give out hard earned money to people just for existing. If the aforementioned description doesn't fit you, then you're in the group of servers that I'd tip handsomely for a job well done. But like I said - we're playing a 95/5 game, and too bad if you don't like being lumped with the other 95.
Oct. 11, 2008, 11:32 a.m. CST
I'm sorry but I kind of have to agree with OBSD on this one. Anyone who has ever had the displeasure of working with the public can tell you that you get the worst stereotypes in the world.The bad thing is while there might be people that like LARP games and things of that nature that are regular people,it's the ass holes that come out in public in force. Same thing with the douche bags that come to the movie theater all dressed like people from the movie that they're watching. You always have the one group that does and tries to put on a live action myster science theater 3000 . I know some countries make there citizens serve in the army, we should make it mandatory to work in public for one year...every citizen. Then maybe dick heads would learn how to tact.
Oct. 11, 2008, 6:50 p.m. CST
seem very poor to me.
Oct. 13, 2008, 6:08 p.m. CST
I had never heard of LARPING until like 2 weeks ago, and since then the only references to it I have read have been on this site. 3 Times. Wtf?
Nov. 10, 2008, 1:12 a.m. CST
Because I don't think I ever saw one.
Nov. 11, 2008, 12:44 p.m. CST
I have not laughed as hard at a movie in ages.
Nov. 23, 2008, 1:50 a.m. CST
Saw ROLE MODELS today and was surprised at how hilarious it turned out to be! Understandable now that it's making more money than expected because word of mouth is very solid. If you were on the fence with this on, take a chance. It's great! Paul Rudd, you fucking RULE!