So, as clearly demonstrated here, Exapno-Mapcase is effectively a pseudo-intellectual college know-it-all who thinks he knows more than everyone else. This Darwinian nightmare thinks that the Lost Generation of Paris in the 20s were “struggling.” Yeah, right! Any half-wit with even half of an IQ point would know that those guys would NEVER have gotten to Paris if they were “struggling.” (See top link)
For those of you who don’t understand, airline travel then was either A) nonexistent or B) unreliable. So that meant that middle-class people (who, in the 20s, most of them were and remained that way for the rest of their careers) had to travel by boat. And, as anyone who traveled anywhere by boat before the Jet Age will tell you, boat tickets were not cheap. So, how the hell does a “struggling” artist get the money to buy a ticket (any class of boat ticket) to France?
What a total fucking idiot. He also apparently didn’t know that those “struggling artists” actually had very well paying day jobs, or, in F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Joyce, John Dos Passos, and Ernest Hemingway’s cases, were already making money from their writings. Pablo Picasso had a very fine career painting.
The asshat thinks that just because he’s been on this site for as long as it’s been around, he thinks he can strut around like he’s the Big Man on Campus who knows everything. The worst part is that when I called his dumb ass on it, he said that my claims were “historically inaccurate” and “a distortion of reality.” (See bottom link)
It is rather fitting that this site’s slogan is “Fighting Ignorance since 1973. It’s Taking Longer Than We Thought.”
What a Moron. Seriously, a quick Google search on any reliable site would debunk his claims. I don’t know who or what this fucking idiot was talking about, but as far as I could tell, whatever he was describing was certainly NOT the Lost Generation.