Weimerica Weekly – Episode 78 – Barcades

Welcome to Weimerica Weekly Episode 78. The podcast airs every Tuesday.

This week’s podcast is on the new bar trend: barcades.

Weimerica Weekly is a podcast hosted by Ryan Landry that touches on the cultural, political and sexual topics that fill the mindspace of our United States of Weimerica. The politicization of all cultural and social degeneracy is examined with a focus on how it fits together.

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10 Comments

  1. To the question of why they would continue to use the old cabinets, I think that it makes perfect sense. The target demographic, mainly hipsters, as well as people who grew up with this stuff, will pay good money to (re)experience a resurrected artifact from a now dead culture. It’s like every other pricy SWPL thing – a way of paying to experience glimpses of white culture, from a time when things were ‘right’ and ‘authentic’. It seems dumb exactly because things shouldn’t have to be this way – but yet they are. Such is life in Clown World.

  2. I have a little insight into one point you made. ” maybe the lower class girls have given up on using looks to climb the social ladder” . I attended a nearly all male engineering college in rural Indiana in the early 80’s . It was a resort
    lakes town with some light industry in a farming area. The local girls would often come to the campus social events to meet the engineering student . Being engineering students we were not modern “nerd” , just a little more “bookish ” and shy than the average male. Coming off the debacle the 70’s economy was for middle america, Engineering was a desirable and respected profession.
    I got dates there with Smoking hot girls who had were looking for a future that the local football stud wasn’t going to provide. Girls who would not have been interested in high school . The school offered a 2 year Secretarial science degree. On campus we referred to it a ” as getting your Mrs. degree” . Several of the guy I knew married these local girls , or the women in the 2 yr program. This was of course possible because 40 to 50 % of the people leaving college would be engaged or even married.

    I don’t think possible any more. A hot lower sociao- economic girl can get some attention from college guys now, but because none of them consider marriage until much later , she will just get pumped and dumped. This is a real loss for them. What role does society have for a pretty girl who is just not academically gifted enough for high status/income career? Being a wife mother to a guy with that type of career used to be a good option for them.

    1. Drugs, divorce, broken homes, obesity, feminism, ghetto culture, etc. have taken a real toll on the “Mrs. Degree” girls. I went to high school with a lot of girls who would have fallen into that category, but they started snorting pills, got knocked up, gained 50 pounds, went black, slept with 200 guys and got VD, etc. before they could hitch a ride up the ladder. I can think of a few who made it out, but not many. I also think that the goals of the higher status guys changed significantly. Some of my wealthier friends have fathers who come from money, but their mothers were flight attendants, secretaries, etc. The kids go to college, not so much to learn, but to network and meet an equally-wealthy girl so they can extend the legacy….

  3. @miforest: “What role does society have for a pretty girl who is just not academically gifted enough for high status/income career? ”

    Seriously? This isn’t the 1950s.

    Social work, elementary or secondary teaching (whatever discipline), nursing (hospice, non-OR/ER, non-NP), beautician, full-time blogging and youtube (if they get lucky). Some might become lawyers who attend a non-prestigious program. Some might become entrepreneurs. There are service jobs like being housemaid and the like. You get the idea.

    Your question can be asked towards males as well.

    1. Exactly my point. None of your suggestions are a rea answer. They all require college and/or grad school. social work? you can’t be serious. a masters degree that leads to a $30K job with $140K in high interest student debt.
      Nursing is almost as demanding academically demanding as engineering.
      ( my daughter and wife are nurses, I am an engineer). the acceptance rate into nursing school here at Wayne state univ. after the second year of collage is 7% .
      Law school? what are you smoking ? the field is overcrowded and there are more attorneys than actors making a living as waiters. between law school and undergrad , they would have $250K in high interest student debt and their most likely employment would be making $35K a year
      as a clerk.
      It isn’t the 50’s isn’t really an argument.

      1. >Exactly my point. None of your suggestions are a rea answer. They all require college and/or grad school. social work? you can’t be serious. a masters degree that leads to a $30K job with $140K in high interest student debt.

        You said what a girl can do if they can’t enter a highly profitable profession. I just gave you a list and it fully answers your question. You bringing in debt is irrelevant. If you asked what a girl can do w/o accruing significant debt, or what a girl can do w/o entering university, then you’d be in a better position.

        >Nursing is almost as demanding academically demanding as engineering. ( my daughter and wife are nurses, I am an engineer).

        My mother’s was an OR nurse and I have a few engineers in my immediate family. There are various types of paths into nursing with various specialties. Depending on where you’re trained (my mother was trained in the Philippines) the academic rigor can vary. I’ve noticed that in the US education for nursing isn’t as rigorous when compared to, say, the Philippines. You can enter at a JUCO and become an RN after two years by obtaining your AA, and if you choose to, transfer to a four-year university to obtain your BSN. Unless the girl is dumb as rocks then, yes, nursing would seem like it’s rigorous as engineering. Keep in mind I’m talking about the US system of nursing education.

        >the acceptance rate into nursing school here at Wayne state univ. after the second year of collage is 7% .

        So what. That’s one four-year university. There plenty of nursing programs across the US and acceptance rates differ. As I said before obtaining the full BSN can be accomplished by entering JUCO and then transferring to a four-year university. This has been done before; there’s a JUCO near me and I know numerous girls who have gone this route.

        >Law school? what are you smoking ? the field is overcrowded and there are more attorneys than actors making a living as waiters.

        Either you meant to write much more in your OP or you expect me to read your mind. Again, what I wrote has answered your question.

        >between law school and undergrad , they would have $250K in high interest student debt and their most likely employment would be making $35K a year as a clerk.

        As I said above, bringing in debt is irrelevant given the original question posed.

        >It isn’t the 50’s isn’t really an argument.

        It wasn’t mean to be. It was meant to put your OP in perspective since your OP wondered what a girl can do who isn’t gifted enough for a high paying career.

        In fact, if one wants to avoid massive debt attending JUCO then transferring to a relatively cheap state university can be a possible route. Not to mention working part-time to help chip away tuition once transferred.

  4. As for barcades – they’re a strange invention to me. On one hand I enjoy the old school games because that’s what I like. I like the feel of them and I like the sound of them. Grabbing a couple of beers while at it, granted craft beer, is a nice touch. Now I wouldn’t actually socialize at these bars because, well, arcade games aren’t meant to incorporate socialization. But the question is why combine the two as an establishment? My thoughts of combining the two is that it’s due to “coolness.”

    If you ask the politics of those who own the barcades and those that attend they’ll lean towards the left. It’s a carefully chosen “blast from the past” type of nostalgia with, for the most part, a socially neutral aspect to it, or at least the “cool” type of nostalgia.

    If you take a survey on those who show up to these barcades, asking how many came because of the games, trying to separate the real nerds from the collective, I’ll bet only 10% will say that they are there mainly for the games. The other 90% are there because it’s the newest thing to do if you’re a SWPL or a hipster. Sort of like brunch when you’re a young urbanite or wanting an LGBT kid (if you choose to become pregnant) to raise in order to exercise your fetish/feels for all things prog (ask the young urbanites at brunch in San Fran.)

    All one has to do is look at how a mostly non-social activity (old school arcade games that usually do not have two-player modes) combined with drinking craft beer and realize the combination runs counter to the conventional social aspect of normal bar games (pool, darts). Not strange, you’ll find people at barcades who are active on twitter (primarily for social reasons), instagram and snapchat. They’re connected to the outside world but not really.

    It’s all about the “cool” factor as with it’s all about the feels. You don’t see bars dedicated to DDR opening because that’s not the type of cool you want. You don’t want rainbow furries coming in who have an anime avatar for social media. You want the SWPLs who swipe left on tinder.

  5. Sean Fielding July 13, 2017 at 9:13 am

    That’s the thing: some of us crimethinkers still live in places that are white enough, rich enough and left enough that it still looks relatively normal. SWPLs aren’t very fertile, but you can still find some little white kids at the farmer’s markets. But those SWPLs are running out of ostrich holes.

  6. Chiraqi Insurgent July 14, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Afterburner FTW. Honorable mention to Excitebike and Gauntlet.

  7. A bit late to comment, but I figured I’d put a bit in pertaining to Common Filth. I used to listen religiously, and encountered many others that did the same. Some took it even further, making him into a surrogate father, or even worse, a prophet. As combination of this, and spending so much time looking at nasty shit really seems to have changed him from when he first started. Last I listened, he was wrathful, devoid of empathy, and extremely certain of himself. His fire and brimstone approach aptly goes along his puritanical attitudes, which a good many of his followers have taken on themselves. 16 year old guys constantly looking for trivial shit to get outraged at, with no attempts to understand. It seems like there is a complete rejection of every philosophical development from Socrates on, with an insane Calvinism instead.

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