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Fitness "Influencer" vs Old Man
« on: January 19, 2023, 09:25:34 AM »
"Influencer" in quotes because I SO hate that term.

This is a crackup. A fitness "influencer" is upset that an old man is sitting on a park bench behind her video and she tries to get him to move because she's an "influencer" (a term he has apparently never heard of). Comedy ensues.  :rofl:

https://twitter.com/i/status/1615429498991697931
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Re: Fitness "Influencer" vs Old Man
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2023, 09:41:37 AM »
Priceless - especially when she called him an old man and he replied by asking her if she was being ageist!     :rofl:
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Re: Fitness "Influencer" vs Old Man
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2023, 09:44:32 AM »
Priceless - especially when she called him an old man and he replied by asking her if she was being ageist!     :rofl:

Yeah, I literally laughed out loud at his "old man?" response.  :rofl:

Some comments are suggesting it was staged, but I don't even care if it was, as it gave me a good laugh this morning.
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Re: Fitness "Influencer" vs Old Man
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2023, 11:58:21 AM »
So after all that, she realized that she COULD move the tripod, after all.

Brilliant.
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Re: Fitness "Influencer" vs Old Man
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2023, 12:49:20 PM »
So after all that, she realized that she COULD move the tripod, after all.

Brilliant.
And that is the risk you take doing videos in public.  The public doesn't have to cooperate. 

I am always a bit surprised that these videos get uploaded.  I am never sure if it was livestreamed or if the uploader thought they were in the right. 
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Re: Fitness "Influencer" vs Old Man
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2023, 12:55:23 PM »
All 3 of her regular audience were outraged.  The other 90,000 of the YouTube visitors were laughing there asses off.
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Re: Fitness "Influencer" vs Old Man
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2023, 12:58:50 PM »
This whole thing feels staged.

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Re: Fitness "Influencer" vs Old Man
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2023, 02:14:57 PM »
This whole thing feels staged.

No such thing as bad publicity, amiright.  Haven’t even watched it and I’d bet dollars to donuts it was staged to up her visibility and get her more “influence”. 

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Re: Fitness "Influencer" vs Old Man
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2023, 02:17:49 PM »
No such thing as bad publicity, amiright.  Haven’t even watched it and I’d bet dollars to donuts it was staged to up her visibility and get her more “influence”.
Doesn't make her come off great.

I'm thinking she isn't a real "fitness influencer" at all and the whole thing is just an attempt to make a viral video.

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Re: Fitness "Influencer" vs Old Man
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2023, 03:11:13 PM »
I can't move it because it's on a tripod!

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Re: Fitness "Influencer" vs Old Man
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2023, 06:30:13 PM »
Yeah, I literally laughed out loud at his "old man?" response.  :rofl:

Some comments are suggesting it was staged, but I don't even care if it was, as it gave me a good laugh this morning.

Butthead, meet butthead.

It didn't take long for "it's staged" or it was part of an "impromptu" class to occur to me.  Call me a stageist.

Or an impromptist.

At the end, I decided she might have had a better video (if the situation were real) if she had just sat down and talked to the guy.  While sometimes boring, we oldies do have interesting tales to tell which a good interviewer can extract.

Reminds me of the time I was going to Shelbyville and the bus ride was only a nickel, which we called a buff back then because of the buffalo on them but I had two bananas on my belt and I gave one to the bus driver for the fare....

Ben, could  you move your original post over to the next topic?  I was enjoying The Roundtable here.

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Re: Fitness "Influencer" vs Old Man
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2023, 07:40:53 PM »
no way did she just finish a 5K run!
She wouldn't have been wearing that big coat, her hair was fine, not sweating at all.
Brits are totally politically correct, no way would she have said anything to him and real influence - ers already have good locations well planned in advance
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Re: Fitness "Influencer" vs Old Man
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2023, 02:03:56 AM »
He seemed less than influenced.
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Re: Fitness "Influencer" vs Old Man
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2023, 08:05:00 PM »
Hmm.  Apparently the term "ageist" is in practical use.  There's an article in the AARP Magazine for December 2022 about a serial killer who "specialized" in killing old people and was referred to as an "ageist."

(AARP The Magazine "The Texas Elder Murders --Unnatural Causes," page 52ff)

A major point in the article was that so many of the deaths were ascribed to old age, i.e. "natural causes," because of the victims' ages and therefore went undetected until the investigation of one of the ageist's killings started to uncover the additional murders.

Yeah, yeah, I know, AARP, the California-soaked anti-firearms parrot, but they usually provide good services and literature otherwise, so I can put up with their brain-dead politics.  (And yes, I'm aware of other not-so-anti-firearms senior service organizations.  But AARP is an 800 pound gorilla in the national legislature.)

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Re: Fitness "Influencer" vs Old Man
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2023, 08:50:07 PM »
"Ageist" has been in common use for a good while.

https://youtu.be/D7VziN4dNHs
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Re: Fitness "Influencer" vs Old Man
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2023, 10:17:17 PM »
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I'm' not sure mere TV sitcom usage comprises "practical use."

Now, admittedly, I don't get out much, and for the most part I ignore the myriad neologisms and language distortions of the day, so for all I know, it might be in common use like ARs and I'm just not woke to it..

So thanks for that enlightening detail, Ben.  ROFL

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Re: Fitness "Influencer" vs Old Man
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2023, 10:45:34 PM »
"Ageist" has been in common use for a good while.



Second.
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Re: Fitness "Influencer" vs Old Man
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2023, 12:59:21 AM »

Second.

Thanks for that enlightening detail.  ROFL

"...so for all I know, it might be in common use like ARs and I'm just not woke to it."

I are now awokened to it.
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