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Crutch
Read it on the web-news:

The "Yindie" is us. The Yindie is the follow-up to the Yuppie (Young Urban People). It is a cross-breed between "Yuppie" and "Indie" (Independent). So it is either an independent Yuppie or a Y(oung Urban People)-Indie...

He drinks Chai Latte, has a W-Lan and an iPod and tries to be as independent and individuall as he can be. So he doesn't wear jeans by Gucci, but by Urban Outfitters, whose brand-name not everyone knows.

The Yindie is between 20 and 35 years old and has a job.

Are we Yindie?


Edit: The Yinide is permanently googling.
Henry Krinkle
'Yindies' sounds frighteningly like the 'idiots' from Nathan Barley.

The idiots are self regarding consumer slaves, oblivious to the paradox of their uniform individuality. They sculpt their hair to casual perfection. They wear their wastebands below their balls. They babble into handheld twit machines about that cool email with the woman being bummed by a wolf. Their cool friend made it. He's an idiot too.
Blind I/O
People who try to be individual, fail.
MagicDave
I'm not a pigeon, so don't try to put me in your holes.
Crutch
QUOTE (Henry Krinkle @ Jan 15 2006, 09:52 PM)
'Yindies' sounds frighteningly like the 'idiots' from Nathan Barley.

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Sounds cool. Is it a novel?

QUOTE (Blind I/O @ Jan 15 2006, 09:58 PM)
People who try to be individual, fail.
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The magic word is trying. As soon as people see, you are trying, you fail in most cases (except you want to be mared as trying). You porbably go a step further?
joelb
QUOTE (Crutch @ Jan 15 2006, 10:21 PM)
Sounds cool. Is it a novel?
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it's a chris morris/charlie brooker sitcom that was on C4 last year
kateykinz
Well I like chai latte, google, am 20-35 and have a job. That makes me an average young person that isn't so keen on coffee.
Henry Krinkle
QUOTE (Crutch @ Jan 15 2006, 09:21 PM)
Sounds cool. Is it a novel?
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Nathan Barley is, in my opinion, one of the greatest sitcoms ever made. It's by Chris Morris and Charlie Brooker, so if you're a fan of either of those two you'll know what to expect. It satirises the 'yindies', as you term them, and their culture. For more information see here, or see www.trashbat.co.ck.
I highly recommend this show.
Sean of the Dead
QUOTE (Henry Krinkle @ Jan 15 2006, 09:26 PM)
Nathan Barley is, in my opinion, one of the greatest sitcoms ever made. It's by Chris Morris and Charlie Brooker, so if you're a fan of either of those two you'll know what to expect. It satirises the 'yindies', as you term them, and their culture. For more information see here, or see www.trashbat.co.ck.
I highly recommend this show.
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It's total fucking Mexico.
NiteFall
QUOTE (Crutch @ Jan 15 2006, 08:41 PM)
Read it on the web-news:
He drinks Chai Latte, has a W-Lan and an iPod and tries to be as independent and individuall as he can be. So he doesn't wear jeans by Gucci, but by Urban Outfitters, whose brand-name not everyone knows.

The Yindie is between 20 and 35 years old and has a job.

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Black coffee for me, hate the iPod, wear whatever fits and is comfy. I am however between 20 and 35, and in about 3 weeks will be employed again.

So that's a no for me. happy.gif

And Nathan Barley was a work of pure comedy genius.
Kirstie
QUOTE (Crutch @ Jan 15 2006, 08:41 PM)
Read it on the web-news:

The "Yindie" is us. The Yindie is the follow-up to the Yuppie (Young Urban People). It is a cross-breed between "Yuppie" and "Indie" (Independent). So it is either an independent Yuppie or a Y(oung Urban People)-Indie...

He drinks Chai Latte, has a W-Lan and an iPod and tries to be as independent and individuall as he can be. So he doesn't wear jeans by Gucci, but by Urban Outfitters, whose brand-name not everyone knows.
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He sounds like a twat to me.
Crutch
QUOTE (Kirstie @ Jan 15 2006, 10:40 PM)
QUOTE (Crutch @ Jan 15 2006, 09:41 PM)

Read it on the web-news:

The "Yindie" is us. The Yindie is the follow-up to the Yuppie (Young Urban People). It is a cross-breed between "Yuppie" and "Indie" (Independent). So it is either an independent Yuppie or a Y(oung Urban People)-Indie...

He drinks Chai Latte, has a W-Lan and an iPod and tries to be as independent and individuall as he can be. So he doesn't wear jeans by Gucci, but by Urban Outfitters, whose brand-name not everyone knows.
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He sounds like a twat to me.
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QUOTE (Atara @ Jan 15 2006, 10:42 PM)


I  look like a twat, it is great fun
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So Atara is a twat?! But it is fun?! Atara, is it a twat-coming-out?!
Henry Krinkle
QUOTE (Sean of the Dead @ Jan 15 2006, 09:29 PM)
It's total fucking Mexico.
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I never know whether to be pleased when someone quotes Barley (whether ironically or not) as, in a way, they're actually becoming exactly like the idiots on the show. Morris and Brooker stitched us all up there!

Except in Sean's case. It's alright when Sean does it. Keep it Mencap, Sean!
Sean of the Dead
QUOTE (Henry Krinkle @ Jan 15 2006, 09:50 PM)
I never know whether to be pleased when someone quotes Barley (whether ironically or not) as, in a way, they're actually becoming exactly like the idiots on the show. Morris and Brooker stitched us all up there!

Except in Sean's case. It's alright when Sean does it. Keep it Mencap, Sean!
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You're well Jackson, Krinkle.

And considering I'm probably the only 14 year old to have watched Nathan Barley, I think I can get away with it.
Henry Krinkle
I think you're probably the coolest 14 year old out there, ya bum-pilot.
fear_of_pop
I don't know what the fuck a W-Lan is.
Crutch
W-Lan. Is Wireless-Lan.
ronlogan1977
You can count me out too.
Ghost_862
QUOTE (Henry Krinkle @ Jan 15 2006, 08:52 PM)
'Yindies' sounds frighteningly like the 'idiots' from Nathan Barley.

The idiots are self regarding consumer slaves, oblivious to the paradox of their uniform individuality. They sculpt their hair to casual perfection. They wear their wastebands below their balls. They babble into handheld twit machines about that cool email with the woman being bummed by a wolf. Their cool friend made it. He's an idiot too.
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Top quote!!!
whitey
QUOTE (Crutch @ Jan 15 2006, 08:41 PM)
has a job.
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that's me out.
maian
QUOTE (Crutch @ Jan 15 2006, 08:41 PM)
Read it on the web-news:

The "Yindie" is us. The Yindie is the follow-up to the Yuppie (Young Urban People). It is a cross-breed between "Yuppie" and "Indie" (Independent). So it is either an independent Yuppie or a Y(oung Urban People)-Indie...

He drinks Chai Latte, has a W-Lan and an iPod and tries to be as independent and individuall as he can be. So he doesn't wear jeans by Gucci, but by Urban Outfitters, whose brand-name not everyone knows.

The Yindie is between 20 and 35 years old and has a job.
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I drink tea, and if I have coffee I make sure that it is swimming with sugar. I do have a W-Lan but that's because our house is shit and it would cost us an arm and a leg to get normal internet put in, I've got an iPod but that's cos it was a present, I wear what fits.

Plus I'm only 19, so I can fall outside it nicely.

Was watching Nathan Barley last night in fact, great show. Not so sure that the idiots and 'Yindies' are teh same thing, but they do seem to be twats.
Zoe
You're all individuals...

I'm not.
Jessopjessopjessop
Get a haircut get a pension plan wear a grey suit and a tie look like a man.
DazDaMan
Don't have an iPod or Wireless-Lan. Meh.
NiteFall
Don't want a wireless LAN. Data transfer rates aren't as fast yet. tongue.gif
empathy-with-beast
Its just scruffy yuppies, that what it sounds like to me, and I guess with a little alteration I'm on my way to becoming one. I hunger for material posessions, have slowly watched my morals and dreams leak out of me like diarrhoea oozing down my thigh, am at my happiest drinking frozen coffee and holding a bag with new clothes in it from an obscure gay lifestyle retailer, but still think I'm keeping it real and going to do something important becuase I wear vests rather than t-shirts like all the fucking clones out there, and combine steel toe capped DM's with three quarter length shorts. Obviously the Yindies don't wear that particular outfits, but they might as well do, I'm just the homosexual military fetishest clothing version.

In my defence though I have an I-pod but don't think its particularly incredible or anything.
rabbit57i
QUOTE (empathy-with-beast @ Jan 16 2006, 11:03 AM)
Its just scruffy yuppies,  that what it sounds like to me
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Yes, that's exactly it. Just this generation's Yuppies (which is young, urban professtional, btw). They think they are hip individuals, but are just another clique (that being the "indie" clan).

Tower Of Power put it best:
So ya wanna dump out yo' trick bag.
Ease on in a hip thang,
But you ain't exactly sure what is hip.

So you started to let your hair grow.
Spent big bucks on your wardrobe.
Somehow, ya know there's much more to the trip.

Hipness is. What it is!
Hipness is. What it is!
Hipness is. What it is!
Sometimes hipness is, what it ain't.

While you're striving to find the right road,
There's one thing you should know,
"What's hip today, might become passe'."
Crutch
QUOTE (rabbit57i @ Jan 16 2006, 05:13 PM)
Just this generation's Yuppies (which is young, urban professtional, btw).
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Sure they are, I was a little carried away. But they are more like "professionals". But anyway, you are nearer than i was! tongue.gif
rabbit57i
ohmy.gif tongue.gif
Wife Of Rolex
Don't own an i-pod, don't have wireless LAN thingy, don't have a job, don't even have a mobile, I wear what I get in the sales and like the colour of (usually red), I've never drunk latte and I cut my own hair but don't use any products in it. It looks nice, actually.

In conclusion...I'm not a yindie.


Thank fuck.


Wife Of Rolex
Sean of the Dead
I drink J20, don't have W-Lan or an iPod (although I really want the new ones, they seem decent), I don't try to be too 'individual', certainly don't try and be independant and I wear clothes, nothing special.

I'm between 14 and 15 years old and lack a job.
Crutch
QUOTE (Sean of the Dead @ Jan 16 2006, 08:01 PM)
I'm between 14 and 15 years old and lack a job.
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I want to go back to the days, when you counted your life in half-years.
spacegurl
QUOTE (Crutch @ Jan 15 2006, 08:41 PM)
tries to be as independent and individuall as he can be.
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I'm indifferent as to whether I fit into the Yindie category or not. I'm not gonna strive to be individual. Who cares?
Crutch
QUOTE (spacegurl @ Jan 16 2006, 08:25 PM)
Who cares?
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Moi!
Sean of the Dead
QUOTE (Crutch @ Jan 16 2006, 07:22 PM)
I want to go back to the days, when you counted your life in half-years.
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I'm a tad more precise, I am 14 years, 1 month and 6 days old.
Crutch
QUOTE (Sean of the Dead @ Jan 16 2006, 08:30 PM)
I'm a tad more precise, I am 14 years, 1 month and 6 days old.
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You make me feel old.
Omniscia
I'm between the ages of 20 and 35, have a wireless LAN and an iPod, but that's about where I draw the line.

Yes, I'm independent, but by no means am I "indie," by the conventional media definition. And while I respect and enjoy a cup of chai every once in a while, I'll never be found ordering a "chai latte" while out on the town. Black coffee, on the other hand...

I've never set foot inside Urban Outfitters -- ever -- but I will buy Levis when they're on sale... I do have a mobile, but it's a basic, no-frills model, which I use only for emergency/time-sensitive communications.

Does that make me a "Yindie," then? I should say not.

Why do we need these silly labels, anyway? Can't people just be people, regardless of their generation?
dabariocca
I remeber when Yuppie meant "Young upwardly mobile person"
How 80's retro.
So a Yindie is a combination of this


And this



Culminating in this


I hope to fuck I don't fall into this category. I have a job and an Mp3 player but it's not an ipod.
AusChick
QUOTE (Crutch @ Jan 15 2006, 08:41 PM)
The "Yindie" is us. The Yindie is the follow-up to the Yuppie (Young Urban People). It is a cross-breed between "Yuppie" and "Indie" (Independent). So it is either an independent Yuppie or a Y(oung Urban People)-Indie...
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QUOTE (rabbit57i @ Jan 16 2006, 04:13 PM)
Yes, that's exactly it. Just this generation's Yuppies (which is young, urban professtional, btw).
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QUOTE (dabariocca @ Jan 17 2006, 02:04 AM)
I remeber when Yuppie meant "Young upwardly mobile person"
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I always thought a Yuppie was a "Young upwardly-mobile professional"
So it seems there's some confusion on the matter tongue.gif


QUOTE (kateykinz @ Jan 15 2006, 09:26 PM)
Well I like chai latte, google, am 20-35 and have a job. That makes me an average young person that isn't so keen on coffee.
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That sums me up!!

I certainly don't have an iPod. Not too sure about this W-lan thing. We have a cable internet connection and there's a wireless modem thingy in the loungeroom which transmits it into here. Is that the same thing? And does it count if you don't actually have a clue what it is anyway?

What's so independent or individual or any other kind of indie about drinking Chai, being 20-35 and having a job anyway? It's only like a third of the population!


Cheers
AC
Omniscia
In light of the previously-displayed advert, I will defend my iPod: My CD player (with MP3 capability) broke, my parents presented it to me as a birthday gift, and I ditched the damned earbuds the moment I tried them, in favour of my old, cheap Sony headphones. And I never, never thrash about, like a pickerel on a clothes line, to my tunes, and certainly not in sillhouette.
dabariocca
QUOTE (Omniscia @ Jan 17 2006, 03:20 PM)
I never, never thrash about, like a pickerel on a clothes line, to my tunes, and certainly not in sillhouette.
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You should try it. It's very invigorating. tongue.gif
Rua
"The Yindie is between 20 and 35 years old and has a job."


That's rather expansive isn't it?

Hmmm Yindie... I would prefer Twat myself.

Doesn't matter what age we are in or what steps we have taken there will always, always be twats.
whitey
QUOTE (Rua @ Jan 17 2006, 10:32 AM)
there will always, always be twats.
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More accurately, in the words of the great Iannucci, "we're all twats"
Jessopjessopjessop
QUOTE (whitey @ Jan 17 2006, 10:35 AM)
More accurately, in the words of the great Iannucci, "we're all twats"
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"Blue and white tosser."
dabariocca
I guess Yindies are people who are "fashinably" alternative. Not through freedom of thought or expression but because they want to appear intellectual. It all started with "Reallity bites" and brings us back to the subculture thread. Alternative is no longer an alternative. everyone is doing it.
empathy-with-beast
QUOTE (Henry Krinkle @ Jan 15 2006, 08:52 PM)
'Yindies' sounds frighteningly like the 'idiots' from Nathan Barley.

The idiots are self regarding consumer slaves, oblivious to the paradox of their uniform individuality. They sculpt their hair to casual perfection. They wear their wastebands below their balls. They babble into handheld twit machines about that cool email with the woman being bummed by a wolf. Their cool friend made it. He's an idiot too.
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I've been thinking about this. "Idiots" have managed to get a job which they deem to be cool, probably in media or some sort of fashionable consdumer industry thus making them incredibly self satisfied twats as they get to be arbiters of taste. The yindie has the standard soul destroying job the rest of us has but desperately purchases the goods that the Idiots produce in an attempt to convince themselves they are still an urban warrior of some sort.

Idiots flog shit to Yindies becuase the idiots have convinced the yindies that they're who they want to be. Maybe?
Jessopjessopjessop
QUOTE (empathy-with-beast @ Jan 17 2006, 02:41 PM)
"Idiots" have managed to get a job which they deem to be cool, probably in media or some sort of fashionable consdumer industry thus making them incredibly self satisfied twats as they get to be arbiters of taste.
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I'm currently looking for such a job. happy.gif
Zoe
I am 24 years old and I work in the arts, I buy Miss Sixty, Levis and Paper Denim and Cloth jeans, I like vintage t-shirts and polo shirts, I have plastic glasses, I have white plastic sunglasses, I buy frapuccinos, my favourite cheese is Halloumi, my fridge is full of hummous, lemons and pesto, I have an eclectic taste in music, I jog while listening to my Mp3 player, I am a snob about all aspects of popular culture, I look down on people less educated than I am, I am a champagne socialist, I like to discuss the films of Woody Allen, I read the Guardian, I own five paris of converse shoes, I own a pair of green patent ballet pumps, I vote Labour, I drink pretentious lagers, I smoke Marlboro lights, I watch HBO original programming, I talk about documentaries, I have visted the Tate Modern more times than I can remember, I enjoy things because they are 'ironic'.

I am a twat.
dabariocca
QUOTE (Zoe @ Jan 17 2006, 11:53 PM)
I own five paris of converse shoes,
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That is some sweet irony. tongue.gif
Zoe
QUOTE (dabariocca @ Jan 17 2006, 04:02 PM)
That is some sweet irony. tongue.gif
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How is that typo ironic?
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