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May 10, 2014 08:31 AM

Mr Taster has been cribbed! East Borough's Ironic Facial Hair Problem

He should have had the ™ on ironic facial hair!

From the J Gold's mostly favorable review of the mostly tasty East Borough in Culver City: "The terrace is a badly needed safe spot for skinny jeans and ironic facial hair in a fairly earnest part of town."

I admit I have absolutely no idea what he means by that statement but I do know whose posts he's been stealing from.

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  1. Hipster haranguing' didn't start with Mr. T and it certainly won't end with J Gold. I guess I just keep my eyes on my dining companion and plate too much. I don't notice any of this crap. Maybe I'm careful about it having suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous bigotry more than a few times during the 60's - thrown by "adults" who didn't like the counter culture in any way, shape or form...

      1. Holy shit! How old are you people???

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        1. re: JeMange

          Have you seen that Taco Bell commercial?

              1. re: mc michael

                I'm not trying to be funny here, I'm simply not sure what you're referencing or where you're headed with these questions.

                1. re: JeMange

                  Just trying for a humorous rejoinder to your age query.

                  1. re: mc michael

                    What's in the Taco Bell commercial?

                        1. re: cowboyardee

                          Is that the average age of chowhound posters? =P

                            1. re: mc michael

                              Now I get it. This is the downsized of fast forwarding through commercials.

          1. "I admit I have absolutely no idea what he means by that statement"

            Totally agreed.

            Mr. Gold,
            This is a friendly reminder from Wikipedia:

            Figures of speech often provide emphasis, freshness of expression, or clarity. However, clarity may also suffer from their use...

            Your not unlimited use of hyperconvolutions will be most appreciated by yours truly.

            "So the turmeric-stained crepe called bánh xeo isn't unsuccessful here because some consulting chef upped the sugar and toned down the funk, but because expensive shiitake mushrooms turn out to be incompatible with the mildly sweet crunch of the bean sprouts in the filling — a few slivers of the more traditional dried black mushroom would have a bit more flavor and less slippery weight."

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            1. re: CharlesDarwin

              A Pulitzer may engender excessive verbiage.

              Conveying a message requires precise, not florid, language.

            2. A friend of mine claims to have been into Ironic Facial Hair before anyone else, and says he has ALL their CDs.

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              1. re: Tripeler

                Things can grow in facial hair. Watch out for Infected Mushroom.

                1. re: Tripeler

                  Your friend is weak. I have all of Ironic Facial Hair's singles on 7" translucent vinyl. Their early stuff. I was at their first show . . . in a storage space in Vernon. I gave them a Television mixtape of bootleg live performances before they got big. Anyway, I'm over IFH. They're so commercial now. Clean Shaven is the shit, though. Their first album, Straight Razor and a Strop, is amaaaaaaaaaazing.