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Fun With Karen

Dan

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So what are the demands of the United Karens of America, aside from wanting to speak to the manager? Longer wine breaks? More time in the morning to fix their hairdo?
Your Nintendo Switch, for one.
 

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So what are the demands of the United Karens of America, aside from wanting to speak to the manager? Longer wine breaks? More time in the morning to fix their hairdo?
They were behind this -
Decision to jail salon owner who illegally reopened went too far, top Texas officials say
 

DVD

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It's okay, if you're a Karen, own it! I just don't see you as the wine toting live, laugh, love type.
 

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Karen complains to manager that deli has been closed for too long.
 

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I told my wife what a Karen is and we both immediately realized both her sisters were.
 

Dan

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Dan

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In today's Karen's news, more wtf:
It's always Chuck E Cheese and Red Lobster. Always,

Meanwhile, in Beaumont, Texas ...

 

TOFB

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(May be disturbing)

This Karen would be dead if she wasn't white.
 

MD Planner

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That was very satisfying when she got tased. And sadly, you're probably right if that was anyone other than an old white lady she probably gets a gun drawn on her instead of a taser.

But honest to God, ALL she had to do was sign the paper. Your odds of not being arrested, beaten, tased or killed go up exponentially if you just DO WHAT THE COPS SAY. If you think you've been wronged make sure you live so you can pursue your grievance.
 

luckless pedestrian

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The latest Karen in Central Park is so troubling and disgusting - why does this keep happening
 

JNA

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The latest Karen in Central Park is so troubling and disgusting - why does this keep happening
When Being a ‘Karen’ Turns Criminal? Central Park Dog-Walker Could Be Prosecuted

Civic association calls on de Blasio to ban Central Park ‘Karen’ for life

Are We Supposed To Feel Bad Central Park “Karen” Lost Her Job And Her Dog…Because We Don’t
 

Dan

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Sorry I've been a bit scarce lately. Just working to get the most recent FBC draft finished.

 
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(Not an advertisement.)

Thie is the KAREN WIG:
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They come in just about any color:

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(Not shown: many shades of greens, purples & blues.)


KAREN WIGS are nearly impossible to sell.

Even for role-play or cosplay.
Even for Halloween!

In fact, KAREN WIGS are nearly impossible to give away!


As a "Big Seller" on a certain online auction site., I have this huge lot of new, manufacturer-sealed KAREN Wigs, every color..
I am GIving Away FOR FREE (by mail) one or many Karen Wigs to anybody here who wants them.

Who would want them? I can't imagine. But maybe somebody will have better luck with them than I did!
 

Wannaplan?

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From Amazon:

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Dan

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JNA

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Did a Karen write our zoning ordinance back in the early 60's -

We have as listed uses -

Hair products;
Jewelry;
Umbrellas and parasols;
Venetian blinds;
Window shades.
 

JNA

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California ‘Karen’ apologizes to Filipino man for calling cops over his chalk art

Couple apologizes after confronting man over 'Black Lives Matter' chalk in front of his home


Juanillo told the couple they could call the police if they thought he was breaking a law, and Alexander said they would.

"And that, people, is why black lives matter. That's 'Karen' and she's calling the cops," Juanillo said in his video, using internet shorthand for a white woman calling police to report a person of color doing an otherwise innocuous activity.
bolding is my emphasis
 

Bubba

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using internet shorthand for a white woman calling police to report a person of color doing an otherwise innocuous activity.
Please - Karen is so much more than that. Don't sell her short.
 

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My 2 cents,
I believe that the people playing the Karen game have mean streak. For a online community that regularly proclaims its enlightenment and that it holds the high moral ground on damn near every social issue, please just imagine what it would be like for any woman in today's society if her name was Karen. Does someone deserve this level of derision and mockery because she, or her parents selected the name Karen? Participating in this social trend is nothing other than mean spirited misogyny.
 

Maister

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20 lashes with a wet noodle to all who proclaim to be enlightened beings yet judge others. For shame!
(those, however, not claiming Enlightenment please carry on)
 
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Veloise

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My 2 cents,
I believe that the people playing the Karen game have mean streak. For a online community that regularly proclaims its enlightenment and that it holds the high moral ground on damn near every social issue, please just imagine what it would be like for any woman in today's society if her name was Karen. Does someone deserve this level of derision and mockery because she, or her parents selected the name Karen? Participating in this social trend is nothing other than mean spirited misogyny.
True story.
 
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My 2 cents,
I believe that the people playing the Karen game have mean streak. For a online community that regularly proclaims its enlightenment and that it holds the high moral ground on damn near every social issue, please just imagine what it would be like for any woman in today's society if her name was Karen. Does someone deserve this level of derision and mockery because she, or her parents selected the name Karen? Participating in this social trend is nothing other than mean spirited misogyny.
True story.
el Guapo & Veloise:
I admire your guts to speak up on a social trend that's become increasingly controversial.
If my wig posting sounded 'mean' or 'misogynistic' to either of you, then I apologize and will take down as much of the post as I can.
 

Veloise

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el Guapo & Veloise:
I admire your guts to speak up on a social trend that's become increasingly controversial.
If my wig posting sounded 'mean' or 'misogynistic' to either of you, then I apologize and will take down as much of the post as I can.
Generally I'm okay with much of the fun, and since I don't fit the stereotype ... the name was most popular in 1956, per the SSA. And I belong to a fairly ruthless (my middle name! har!) group on FB where all us Karens add comments, much to the dismay of those poking fun at us.
Thanks for asking. Leave it up.
 

DVD

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Having never met a Karen named Karen to include a girlfriend in the past I just take it that the internet needed to pick a name for people who complain a lot, but now I'm wondering, is there a male version of Karen? Can we call him James? Not Jim, he would be very clear his name is James and he would complain loudly about all kinds of problems. I don't see him as the live laugh love type though.
 

gtpeach

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Having never met a Karen named Karen to include a girlfriend in the past I just take it that the internet needed to pick a name for people who complain a lot, but now I'm wondering, is there a male version of Karen? Can we call him James? Not Jim, he would be very clear his name is James and he would complain loudly about all kinds of problems. I don't see him as the live laugh love type though.
Ken. But I've also heard Chad is an alternative. This article says Ken, though.

 

DVD

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So basically Ken is all the developers I have to deal with and so much more.
 

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So basically Ken is all the developers I have to deal with and so much more.
Having never met a Karen named Karen to include a girlfriend in the past I just take it that the internet needed to pick a name for people who complain a lot, but now I'm wondering, is there a male version of Karen? Can we call him James? Not Jim, he would be very clear his name is James and he would complain loudly about all kinds of problems. I don't see him as the live laugh love type though.

Everyone knows it's Brad...
 

JNA

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Dan

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Certain names that have certain connotations, because of their disproportionate representation among a certain age or demographic group or subculture.. Through time, names get new stereotypes. "Karen" was kind of overdue, because it was so common among women born in the early and mid 1960s.

Take, for instance, an unusually common name among 50-something men in my hometown.

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That's his old lady, Brandi. Or Sandi. Or Terri. Probably Terri.

Picture a Jennifer. What comes to mind? Attractive middle class white woman, 40 to 50. What about Aiden or Jaiden? Their mom is probably Karen.

If I hear a name like "Joanne Pasternak" or "Joanne Muscarella", I think there's absolutely no way she's NOT a woman in her late 50s or early/mid 60s from Buffalo, with an accent so strong it breaks gleeYASS. "Frank Randazzo" is more Buffalo than a delivery of 50 wings and a large char-and-cup pepperoni pizza in a Chevrolet Equinox with a personalized license plate that reads "G0 B1LLZ" to a 1960s faux-Mediterranean house on a street with "Lea" in its name. I've met people who thought Jason Mraz was from Buffalo, because the name just "sounds Buffalo." What about "Bob Milanovic?" Dude is so Cleveland his last name should be hyphenated with "Heights". Something like "David Archuleta" or "Beatriz Trujillo" screams New Mexico louder than the state's license plates.
 
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