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Sometimes, just to get the upper-hand on people, I drop a “the book was better than the movie” when I legitimately never read the book, or even knew there was a book before the movie was made. Pretentious book people? We’re a dime a dozen. Do I bring a book to the beach with me just to make it look like I might be somewhat cultured despite the fact that my intentions are to drink mass quantity beers in the sun? Of course. Do I keep Hemingway’s short stories next to my bed so when I wake up with my face smushed against the pillow hungover I at least look somewhat cultured? Duh. I’m that guy.
Luckily for me (who’s a little self-aware), there are actually people out there that are legitimate book snobs without actually being well-read whatsoever. And the now-popular satire account Millennials Of New York just capitalized on those people with their first original video.
"All my friends have started reading books on their iPads and Kindles, and to tell you the truth, I'm disgusted."Thank you, Mark, for being brave enough to share your story in our first episode of "Millennials of New York"
Posted by Millennials of New York on Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Truth be told? I actually am more apt to buy a book than read it on my iPad purely because having books around makes me look and feel smarter. Sure, I like the ease of bringing a book up on my iPhone and then picking up where I left off on my iPad. But putting out a smart vibe is half the battle. If I’m just buried in my phone? People think I’m on Instagram or playing Temple Run. And that’s just not the vibe I’m looking for. .
Image via Millennials Of New York