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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Blight of Hipsters

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Dictionary.com
hipster [hip-ster]  noun, Slang.
1.a usually young person who is trendy, stylish, or progressive in an unconventional way; someone who is hip.

Fuckwit.


urbandictionary.com definition 1 excerpt- which was very clearly written by a conglomerate of self-absorbed snobby hipsters.

Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20's and 30's that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter.

1. Didn't we already do that in the 90s with "alternative" and "grunge"?

Although "hipsterism" is really a state of mind,

It's a self-absorbed fuckwitical form of mindlessness

usually too "edgy" for the culturally-sheltered mainstream consumer.

1. Nothing is too edgy for NYC.
2. Arrogant, much?

The "effortless cool" urban bohemian look of a hipster is exemplified in Urban Outfitters and American Apparel ads which cater towards the hipster demographic.

1. Yes, chain store mass-produced ensembles which cater to suburbia and beyond, not hipsters.  (For the record, I have nothing from any of those shops)

However, I am not cool nor have I ever wanted to be.  I do/wear what I like.  I could care less what others think.  Hipsters had better not trendify leopard print. Then we will have an even more serious problem.

2. Arrogant, much?

It is a myth that most hipsters are unemployed and live off of their parent's trust funds.

I call bullshit on this one.

For example, the surge of jeans made to look old and worn (i.e. "distressed"), that have become prevalent at stores such as The Gap, American Eagle, Abercrombie and Fitch, and Hollister, were originally paraded by hipsters who shopped in thrift stores years before such clothing items were mass produced and sold to the mainstream consumer.

1. I don't wear jeans.
2. The surge of worn, holey, faded jeans etc was popular back in the 1980s.

2. Hipster
Definitions are too mainstream.
Hipster's can't be defined because then they'd fit in a category, and thus be too mainstream.

1. Arrogant, much?
2. No one cares.
3. They have a name.  Hipster.

This is my problem with Hipsters:  they destroy neighborhoods and drive people out because they trendify affordable working-class areas that have their own unique quirks and charms and force people out of their homes.  They suck the character out of our neighborhoods and replace it with the same generic culture that can be found everywhere else.  We already have a severe affordable housing crisis here, and these damn hipsters are making it worse.

They are parasitical, like termites.  Except worse.
Nasty Termite Hipster

All Hipsters should go live in North Dakota. In fact, it should be mandatory. Cities are popular. So I really think North Dakota is the place to go.  Let them turn ND into a generic counter-culture paradise.  They could even have Hipster Communes. I'm pretty sure North Dakota needs more people anyhow, and there is lots of space for them to sprawl out.

Ridgewood is getting gentrified.  My friend's family has been there for over 100 years, she has lived her entire life there.  And now she is seriously thinking of moving to a different neighborhood.  Her landlady just raised the rent by quite a lot because... "Well, you know what is going on with the neighborhood."  She actually said that.  And did that. Because she can. It makes me absolutely FURIOUS.

And there are even worse stories about landlords doing very underhanded things to drive current tenants out so they can charge more rent to newcomers.
Now you can go read what Carey has to say about hipsters.

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Card today: Coming Apart (upright)



My Interpretation:  detachment from anything that is no longer relevant, falling away of something in order to facilitate growth, taking apart to look at insides, cracking a shell, coming out of a shell. Old leaves falling off a tree. Being torn away from your neighborhood because of hipsters skyrocketing the rents.

Booklet says:  "Now is the time to take separate paths"  Put an end to something that is no longer serving you.  End of a commitment or promise. Reassess goals and values. Separation bringing good fortune.

3 comments:

  1. Hahaha! Sounds like Hudson...

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  2. Oh poor North Dakota...I am thinking maybe Canada or Europe instead. Those can both absorb a lot. Maybe China would a better alternative even. Def not Alaska or Antarctica. Australia might be good, too; they seem to be heading certain directions anyway and the hipsters could definitely be tricked into thinking that is the Ultimate Destination. (The middle east is *always* available for those who think western culture is just too dull!)

    I do think we need to export more to the middle east.....making sure to keep away from any of our soldiers, though.

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  3. I hate that Hipsters are ruining neighborhoods. I don't see how anyone can live in NYC with the rent being so high.
    ~~Small town girl.

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