Scuppies or just SCUM?

“Socially Conscious Upwardly Mobile People” have been branded Scuppies and given permission to feel good about themselves. I get it about the acronym — “Scuppie” rhymes with “Yuppie” and everyone wishes they had ridden that train! “SCUMPie” just lacks a certain je ne sais quoi.

But consider the website: we’re informed that there are “GRAPHICS AVAILIBLE,” but seriously, even if you’re only selling green guppies to scummy yuppies, wouldn’t you use a spell checker?
I’ve read and re-read content from that site and I can’t decide whether it is intentionally satirical or an ironic Ourobouros of one huckster’s delusion feeding on itself.

Let me flash a few images at you,

…socially conscious outlets like Whole Foods and The Body Shop … downright fashionable to be concerned about global warming and the plight of the Amazon rainforest, to support organic farming and the rights of workers in Third World countries … achieve status is to trade in the Beemer for a Toyota Prius, spend $50,000 putting solar panels on your roof, and acquire a chic new wardrobe fashioned entirely of organic cotton, hemp and soy fiber … “Gordon Gekko has gone green” … shopping on the internet for solar-powered bird feeders and dining-room tables carved from 100-year-old recycled Brazilian mahogany …

Okay. I don’t have to be much of an analyst finally to gather that this is one guy’s delusion of how to add to the cash flow through meme propagation and book sales that will inevitably follow. I think he pretty much believes his own line, but I’m hoping he thinks he’s pretty funny too. For example:

…it’s okay to have a “My other car is a bicycle” bumper sticker on your Lexus, because you’re making a really important point about personally taking the initiative to reduce greenhouse emissions, even if you’re fibbing a bit and your other car is actually a Volvo wagon.

That’s funny, right?

Posted in Humor, People
7 comments on “Scuppies or just SCUM?
  1. madame l says:

    look at the date on the pdf self magazine “article”.
    body shop was bought out by l’oréal for over six million quid.
    it’s a joke. either way.
    send an email to the “publisher” who is listed on the site.
    about those plunger mutes…

  2. chuck failla says:

    Looking to add to cash flow?


    Think I’m funny?

    Sure…my employees are always laughing at my jokes…so, I must be…

    Hope others find the humor in living a “Socially Conscious” and “Upwardly-mobile” life style?

    You bet…

    Bad speller?


  3. it’s about having your cake made with organic yeast and free-range eggs and composting it, too.

    i think he really means it, frank.

    “eureka! i just had a brilllliant idea! sally! dictation!…”

  4. I dunno, Charles. As madame levy points out his first piece of promotion in Self magazine was dated 1995. The whole Young Urban Professional “Yuppie” thing was a creature of the eighties, a boomer thing really. This SCUMPie thing is tired and I just heard about it last night.

    I’ll stick to manufacturing plunger mutes and selling them on eBay. Off to the plumbing supply house now for the raw materials.

  5. chuck failla says:

    Was I ahead of the times in the early 90s?


    I’m glad to see, though, that the world has caught up and the era of the Scuppie has arrived…

    Chuck ‘The Scuppie Guy’ Failla

  6. Stu Savory says:

    Eye never seas two bee a maize at watt MS spill chequer lets passed!

  7. pissant says:

    yecccchhhh who needs these people? they can help the earth by getting a goddamn life.



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