I've lived in Brooklyn NY for 5 years now. To those not familiar with the area and just assume that it's wall-to-wall hipsters, Brooklyn also contains humans of the non-hipster variety. You'd be surprised. I'd say it's about a 20 non-hipster to 1 hipster ratio in my neighborhood. I just saw in another thread where a guy in a video clip was referred to as a hipster. He was only in it for a few seconds, here's the best screen grab I could get: To me that looks nothing like the self-entitled hipster folk I see moseying around Williamsburg and the other hipster dense areas of the city. The clothes are far too baggy and look like he got them from the Kohl's or JC Penney men's department, there's no obnoxious eyeglasses, the hair looks like he went to SuperCuts and got the $8 special, and he's got a long way to go with that beard before it's even close to being hipster-worthy. He almost looks like Footloose-era Kenny Loggins. To the user who called the guy a hipster, if you read this I'm not trying to start sh*t, it just made me think Man, if that guy's a hipster I guess I'm one too then! Between that and a lot of other hipster comments I've either heard or read lately and sort of miss the mark, has the word "hipster" jumped the shark? Is it time to retire it? Why all of the hate, and what have hipsters done to you? Just let people be what they want to be if it's not causing any sort of harm upon you or your family. I'm 41, married and although I have a beard and glasses I've had them for over 20 years. So don't think I'm here to defend the hipster folk because I am one or anything, I live near hipster Central and often share bills with hipster bands. Much like the Orthodox Jews they seem to just want to do their thing and be left alone. I'm just curious. That and I'm really bored at work today trying to ignore the snowstorm.