What is a Hipster ?

speedemon

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Just an observation of the current state of the "Hipster" culture and since I live near "Hipster" central in LA now (a few blocks from Melrose near West Hollywood), I think I'm more than qualified to make that assessment. I'm sure some are good people, but the ones I've interacted on a daily basis with are self-absorbed, shallow, arrogant little *****. That goes for both male and female. And I'm as far from intolerant and judgmental as you can get...

Lol, that would be fair Peteyvee, except that 90% of this county is like that!:roll
 

urizen

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Not sure but this is a hipster dufus

That's what Elaine said and the "label" she used (one long preceding the current usage/"denomination"), but he WAS true unto himself, sui generis, w/ no filter nor regard for the opinions of others (and this side---barely---of pathological).
 

Wrmbrnr

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"Hipster" is just the latest post-modern subculture developed by (mainly) middle class white 18-34s to give themselves a cultural identifier. Many hipsters live off their parents money supplemented by "jobs" of approved hipster cred. The difference between the 1940s/50s hipsters and today's hipsters is that there is no underlying pathos but merely a contrived attempt to always be cooler than the next guy. This usually entails feigned dismissal of anything someone else is doing as being passe. It was constructed on a mish-mash of authentic cultural capital, from the original hipsters though every counter culture movement preceding it. Nothing is new; everything is stolen and used in an "ironic" sense of inauthenticity.

I think the most hipster thing a hipster could say is, "I was hipster before it was cool."
This guy has got it nailed down.

Also for those equating hipster with hippie - doesn't compute. Most hipsters I know are looking for the next new 20 seat garage restaurant to open up around the corner, they could not give a **** about being part of a community.
 

sanrico

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These ****ing labels these humans come up with in an attempt to create this lie that there's human progress outside the mainstream. ****ing sick nuts.

I remember when it was cool to be a "burnout".

Holy ****. Evolved species 'cause of their "language" ' what a smoke and mirrors dime store gumball of a language.
Ok, hand us the gun. It's almost time for your applesauce and nap.
 

Bunky

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My least favorite hipster is the hipsters that don't think they are hipsters and don't like hipsters....
 

scelerat

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Hipsters are metaphorical punching bags for people peripherally aware of their own powerlessness, conformity and looming middle age.
 
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stevieboy

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My least favorite hipster is the hipsters that don't think they are hipsters and don't like hipsters....
I don't know many hipsters, but if I did I think those would my most favorite.
 




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