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Defending Hipsters

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Stratburst, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. 6942

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    EVERY generation had their own brand of.....hipsters.

    The first hipster?

    The first caveman to put a bone in his nose.
     
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    I don't get it. What's wrong with hipsters ? (Why are they called hipsters? Is it an ideal or a fashion?) We divide ourselves into these groups and throw stones at each other. Barbaric really lol.
     
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    My sister works for a surgical practice. The MOST common procedure the plastic surgeon performs is repair of those expanded piercings and other self inflicted mutilations.

    Seems they want them fixed and gone once they realize they cant get a decent job looking like that.
     
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    People can wrap them selves in whatever fad/style they like. I just hope for decent manners, it shows the difference between being Cool or being an ASS.
     
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    This is the problem I've seen reported since the 'occupy' movement happened - these supposedly anti-capitalist campers were simultaneously supporting Apple and Starbucks en masse while protesting the ideology that put those items in their hands. Now I'm not questioning the motives of the occupy movement itself but I wish the contradiction wasn't so readily apparent. It's the same when Anonymous go out and buy those V masks - they're giving money to everyone but the guy that created that iconography (Alan Moore).

    That's what I feel the problem is with (whatever group of people gets labelled) 'hipsters' (I don't quite know what the term means, as far as I can tell we get a different flavour of them over here), it's the ignorant hypocrisy of their actions. I myself have been called a hipster because I like old Nintendo stuff and non-mainstream music (but really, what kind of person REALLY cares about music but only listens to the chart stuff?) but I don't think it applies to me, because I think it's more synonymous now with 'poser', only mainstream fashion seems to want everyone to look like a poser.

    Posing as posers. How meta.
     
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    I live in Southern California.

    There is so much of everything going on,
    they just blend in with everything else.

    It helps to be courteous and nice
    regardless of what attitude they may have.
    (within reason of course)
     
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    What's a hipster? Labels stink.
     
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    Do they listen to Be Bop, and recite their poetry with a bongo player? Sheesh! I'm old!
     
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    I think it's more just finding yourself lumped in with a majority of the generalizations, and realizing "whoa, that kinda describes me". I'm not sure if it's being a poser if you don’t really know what a "hipster" is and certainly never tried to be one, but find yourself matching 80% or more of the supposed requirements. That's what happened to me, at least.

    That said, I have no affinity toward Apple or Starbucks, hell I don’t even like coffee.

    http://www.SunbeltRyders.com
     
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    I don't think the point is to call yourself one. As has been said, people have been called hipsters since at least as far back as Kerouac but now it's a derogatory term.
     
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    Yeah, I do remember my years as a hippyster back in the late 60's and 70's. When I was 16 I was terrified because all the guys were drinking beer and I discovered I hated beer. Well, after sampling Pabst Blue Ribbon I found out I didn't hate beer...I just hated Budweiser.

    My hair grew long and blue jeans, cowboy boots and western shirts were about the only wardrobe I needed. Man, loved those hippyster days...
     
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    What is hip?

    tell me tell me

    I don't think I know
     
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    Yeah. And before Kerouac they were called "hepsters"...:lol:
     
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    I just had two. Really.
     
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    Morgantown in the summer is our break from the third tier college town we have to deal with the rest of the year. It's sort of like The Village on The Prisoner--a lot of people end up here because they're not safe running around loose.

    I grew up here, so I'm not one of the "tourists". Also fairly independent--I do things my own way, and don't answer to very many people.

    Never been to Starbuck's either, though I do have one of their big cups--I make instant in it. lol.
     
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    This is SO true. Greasers, Teddy Boys, Mods, Hippies, Stoners, Valley Girls, Yuppies, etc. etc. Hipsters are just one of the current social groups that 18-30 year-olds always seem to come up with.
     
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    So you prejudiced against my group? You left out The Purvs.:lol:
     
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    We all KNOW you ain't right in the head, there's nothing new to talk about there.
     
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    Soooo....does that mean we're losing you as a member?:lol:
     
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