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Discussion in 'Community' started by imperial_dork, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Hipsters are such hipsters that they'll only use the term "hipster" ironically :p
     
  2. Blur

    Blur Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Not sure I've ever really understood what it means to be a "hipster", though I used to consider myself somewhat "hip" :D IMHO, the problem is that so many things these days that were once considered "hip" are now mainstream (i.e., Starbucks coffee shops), so being a "hipster" doesn't mean as much as it used to. But this type of thing has been going on for years:

    For example, I was in college in the early to mid-'90's, and, at that time, I really enjoyed listening to local radio stations that played what was then called "alternative/progressive" music from musicians/bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Matthew Sweet, Radiohead, etc., as well as lesser known groups like The Tragically Hip, EMF, Soul Asylum, Catherine Wheel, Belly, Billy Bragg, Hole, etc. As everyone knows, some (though not all) of these bands became hugely popular. - so, when they became popular & many people started listening to them, were they still considered "alternative", or "hip"?!

    One of my all-time favorite comedies is "The Big Lewboski" (1998), an at-one-time obscure film that is arguably "hip". However, I became a fan several years after it came out, at a time when a lot of others were discovering this. So, it wasn't really "hip" anymore when I first started watching it...

    And, since I'm such a huge Star Wars fan & since Star Wars is so popular, I guess I'm really not "hip"...

    After doing some research, I found out that the term "hipster" actually originated in the 1940's:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hipster_(contemporary_subculture)

    Here's another interesting link:

    http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?47117-What-the-F-is-a-Hipster-Anyway

    Alright, I have to go and drink my Starkbucks Vanilla Mocha Non-fat Whip-cream Chocolate-sprinkled Latte, listen to Radiohead, and try to discover (or re-discover) my inner "hipness".....
     
  3. George Roper

    George Roper Jedi Knight star 4

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    Oct 31, 2012
    Yeah, the Hip rule!
     
  4. Mortimer Snerd

    Mortimer Snerd Jedi Master star 4

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    I hated Radiohead before it wasn't cool.
     
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  5. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Nov 20, 2012
    I hated hating things before it was cool.
     
  6. Son of a Bith

    Son of a Bith Jedi Master star 4

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  7. Spider-Fan

    Spider-Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm assuming you aren't Canadian.
     
  8. Blur

    Blur Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Nope, but I am a fan of TTH, especially their song New Orleans is sinking..
     
  9. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    You're not a hipster, sweetie. You're a dork, true and tried. [:D]
     
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  10. mrsvos

    mrsvos Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I feel like grabbing the mason jar they're drinking out of and busting it and stabbing all of their Bukowski books with the shards...
     
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  11. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    I'm not a true hipster. I don't own a typewriter. :(
     
  12. PRENNTACULAR

    PRENNTACULAR VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    somebody called me a hipster today because i posted a picture to instagram :(
     
  13. AAAAAH

    AAAAAH Jedi Knight star 4

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    i kicked a hipster in the balls today. his pants were so tight i had no problem identifying the ideal spot for my foot to impact. afterwards, i apologized and helped him up. then i kicked him again (in the BALLS).
     
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  14. Zapdos

    Zapdos Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Isn't that the opposite of being hipster?
     
  15. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    It means you have awful taste, at least.
     
  16. AAAAAH

    AAAAAH Jedi Knight star 4

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    just kidding i would never do that. i do not dislike hipsters that much, as they are basically a specialized breed of nerd/geek. i think i already said that in here but i'm just going to repeat it anyway. so yeah i PUNCHED him in the balls. did the johnny cage thing, you know.
     
  17. PRENNTACULAR

    PRENNTACULAR VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well it doesn't help that it was a picture of a record I was listening to. But still.
     
  18. AAAAAH

    AAAAAH Jedi Knight star 4

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    what record was it? i can tell you if their accusation was justified or not.
     
  19. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Hahaha

    It was an Arcade Fire record, wasn't it?
     
  20. Zapdos

    Zapdos Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Jan 7, 2013
    That's more wipster than hipster
     
  21. AAAAAH

    AAAAAH Jedi Knight star 4

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    if it was arcade fire, you would not be a very good hipster, as that band is pretty much passé at this point in their eyes.
     
  22. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Sorry, first band I could think of. Forgot that they won a Grammy and became un-cool.
     
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  23. AAAAAH

    AAAAAH Jedi Knight star 4

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    no need to apologize. bands can become passé within the space of a few months with these people. it is very difficult to stay on the crest of that wave unless you are totally committed.
     
  24. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Mar 12, 2005
    What he said.
     
  25. mrsvos

    mrsvos Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    The best hipster bands don't have names, they just a bunch of over privleged buskers in a train station. And their name is not Sanjaia.
     
  26. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    harpuah: Would that apply to facial hair as well? :p