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(Wall Street Journal)   Not content with co-opting PBR, skee ball, Vespas, Big Game Hunter, 70s fashion, 80s fashion, 90s fashion, bowling, dandyism, track bikes, ping pong, cupcakes, knitting, hipsters now turning their sights on... bingo   (online.wsj.com) divider line 154
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2010-03-25 05:40:03 PM
Drag Queen Bingo is more fun. Doubly so if Murray Hill is hosting it.
 
2010-03-25 05:48:20 PM
Ha, one of the "culture shocks" things I had to get used to after moving to south Louisiana is that one of the major pastimes of rural Cajuns is bingo. Seriously. The bingo halls are basically beer bars with magic markers and short tempers. The old ladies also make it to the church bingo nights. A lot of band boosters clubs have regular bingo nights every week, too. If you wanted to, you could probably play bingo five nights a week. Not my thing, but whatever...
 
2010-03-25 07:02:49 PM
How dare hipsters like things!?
 
2010-03-25 09:01:00 PM
You forgot 2000s fashion, subs.

And 2010s fashion.


...

And 2020s fashion.
 
2010-03-25 09:01:17 PM
RodneyToady: Drag Queen Bingo is more fun. Doubly so if Murray Hill is hosting it.

Drag Queen bingo IS fun.

I'll say this about hipsters: They took a terrible neighborhood in Baltimore and turned it into an "arts district". Baltimore has a thriving music and arts scene which has benefitted the entire city.

A former ghetto is now the cool place to be, and its safer for everyone.

If that means I have to hear about Dan Deacon and Animal Collective all day, I'll take it.
 
2010-03-25 09:14:58 PM
I had to laugh today: I saw a girl wearing tights, a too-big sweater that was hanging off her shoulder, and her hair in a ponytail pointing straight up. The only things she was missing were the headband and the ankle-warmers.
 
2010-03-25 09:15:50 PM
You're slacking, hipsters:
i290.photobucket.com
 
2010-03-25 09:24:33 PM
How dare they have fun.
 
2010-03-25 09:25:05 PM
subby sounds bitter
 
2010-03-25 09:25:50 PM
You're slacking, Farkers:

www.hipstertravelguide.com
 
2010-03-25 09:26:05 PM

Not content with co-opting PBR, skee ball, Vespas, Big Game Hunter, 70s fashion, 80s fashion, 90s fashion, bowling, dandyism, track bikes, ping pong, cupcakes, knitting, hipsters now turning their sights on... bingo


*shrug* Okay. Even if by some cosmic accident these people were to co-opt something I like, that wouldn't really diminish MY enjoyment of whatever-it-is.
 
2010-03-25 09:30:05 PM
But they'll never take our foppishness!
 
2010-03-25 09:30:14 PM
"dandyism"?
I don't know what that is, but I know I'm not going to like what I find when I look it up.
 
2010-03-25 09:30:23 PM
farking hipsters
 
2010-03-25 09:31:19 PM
Can one of you youngsters link a website with a guide to hipster fashion?

I've seen a lot of dudes with skinny jeans and converse low tops. To me it looks like New Wave with shorter hair and thick nerd glasses.
 
2010-03-25 09:31:22 PM
It's like they're getting old before their time, much like progeria subjects, except it's in the mind and not so much in the body.

I predict in 2 years we'll have them out on cruise ships, shuffle boarding themselves around, right before they retire to Florida when they turn 40.
 
2010-03-25 09:31:24 PM
Englebert Slaptyback: Not content with co-opting PBR, skee ball, Vespas, Big Game Hunter, 70s fashion, 80s fashion, 90s fashion, bowling, dandyism, track bikes, ping pong, cupcakes, knitting, hipsters now turning their sights on... bingo


*shrug* Okay. Even if by some cosmic accident these people were to co-opt something I like, that wouldn't really diminish MY enjoyment of whatever-it-is.


It will when there are hordes of them getting in your way of enjoying the thing you do.
 
2010-03-25 09:32:05 PM
What is a track bike?
 
2010-03-25 09:32:15 PM
No 12 and still no sign of the RTFA.
 
2010-03-25 09:32:19 PM

The first rule of Rebel Bingo Underground Club is you don't talk about Rebel Bingo Underground Club.



news.thomasnet.com

 
2010-03-25 09:33:56 PM
PROSTITUTES
 
2010-03-25 09:37:48 PM
Punk music, Wild Turkey, and bingo. That's my Wednesday nights. Hipsters we crush.
 
2010-03-25 09:38:50 PM

Fano


It will when there are hordes of them getting in your way of enjoying the thing you do.


Nah - I don't interact with people. Unless they're going to knock the book, tool, paint brush, etc out of my hand, there won't be anyone getting in the way.
 
2010-03-25 09:41:51 PM
Not content with co-opting PBR, skee ball, Vespas, Big Game Hunter, 70s fashion, 80s fashion, 90s fashion, bowling, dandyism, track bikes, ping pong, cupcakes, knitting, hipsters now turning their sights on... bingo

I read this as "Vespane Gas," "Big Game Hunters" and immediately assumed a Starcraft reference. I play SC2 too much...
 
2010-03-25 09:44:11 PM
Bingo is fixed. It's fixed, I tell you.
 
2010-03-25 09:45:17 PM
meh, my "cool" friends and I used to go to bingo halls back in high school because it was so "not like" what "normal" teens did...and this was back in the early 90s. So no, this is nothing new.
 
2010-03-25 09:45:21 PM
Panty Sniffer: track bike

Track bike, hipster included.
farm4.static.flickr.com
 
2010-03-25 09:46:01 PM
skinink: The first rule of Rebel Bingo Underground Club is you don't talk about Rebel Bingo Underground Club.

There was no tyler durden
 
2010-03-25 09:47:09 PM
Jaymi77: Panty Sniffer: track bike

Track bike, hipster included.


looks like a ten speed
 
2010-03-25 09:47:34 PM
say what you want about the tenets of Dandyism but at least it's an ethos

/Three Distinguished Waltzes of a Jaded Dandy for the win
 
2010-03-25 09:49:04 PM
Damn, I knew this would happen.
 
2010-03-25 09:51:32 PM
Usually not one to post links, but I found a well-written article on the hipster situation:
Link

...posting this from my armored collegetown compound sandwiched between the hipster slums and the North-face Ugg-sluts.
 
2010-03-25 09:59:54 PM
loonatic112358: Jaymi77: Panty Sniffer: track bike

Track bike, hipster included.

looks like a ten speed


It is. I bothered to look up what a track bike is. It only has one gear. The one pictured has more.
 
2010-03-25 10:00:09 PM
Godlamighty, I am going to start dressing like an elderly woman and wear a wing like Carol Burnette on "Mama's House" and a housedress, and my band will be the biggest thing ever.farking hipsters.
 
2010-03-25 10:03:08 PM
Panty Sniffer: loonatic112358: Jaymi77: Panty Sniffer: track bike

Track bike, hipster included.

looks like a ten speed

It is. I bothered to look up what a track bike is. It only has one gear. The one pictured has more.


why the fark would you ride a single speed bike? unless you're a kid with a mongoose dirt bike
 
2010-03-25 10:04:08 PM
serpent_sky: Godlamighty, I am going to start dressing like an elderly woman and wear a wing like Carol Burnette on "Mama's House" and a housedress, and my band will be the biggest thing ever.farking hipsters.

wait, wait, i got it, fake star tattoos
 
2010-03-25 10:04:43 PM
NeauxFear: Ha, one of the "culture shocks" things I had to get used to after moving to south Louisiana is that one of the major pastimes of rural Cajuns is bingo. Seriously. The bingo halls are basically beer bars with magic markers and short tempers. The old ladies also make it to the church bingo nights. A lot of band boosters clubs have regular bingo nights every week, too. If you wanted to, you could probably play bingo five nights a week. Not my thing, but whatever...

Sweet Jesus, Southern Louisiana sounds like Wisconsin with gators
 
2010-03-25 10:06:45 PM
loonatic112358:

why the fark would you ride a single speed bike? unless you're a kid with a mongoose dirt bike


Why indeed. I like watching the hipsters trying to make it up the hill outside my window on their fixed-gear bikes. Mechanical advantage isn't in style right now I guess.
 
2010-03-25 10:06:54 PM
serpent_sky: Godlamighty, I am going to start dressing like an elderly woman and wear a wing like Carol Burnette on "Mama's House" and a housedress, and my band will be the biggest thing ever.farking hipsters.

There was a video like that, wasn't there?
 
2010-03-25 10:07:55 PM
Jaymi77: Panty Sniffer: track bike

Track bike, hipster included.


That is neither a track bike *or* a f*cking hipster. Get this right.

Fixed gear (aka track bike):

spume.files.wordpress.com

Hipster (aka douchenozzle):

gakcity.com

/hot.
//miss my fixie.
 
2010-03-25 10:11:18 PM
I rode "fixies" when I was 7.

/Have since learned that gearing is useful on a bicycle.

//funny to watch fixies try to keep up in a crowd...
 
2010-03-25 10:12:33 PM
Jaymi77: Panty Sniffer: track bike

Track bike, hipster included.


NOT a Track Bike
 
2010-03-25 10:13:15 PM
ThunderPelvis: Jaymi77: Panty Sniffer: track bike

Track bike, hipster included.

That is neither a track bike *or* a f*cking hipster. Get this right.

Fixed gear (aka track bike):



Hipster (aka douchenozzle):



/hot.
//miss my fixie.


Your GIS-Fu is better than my GIS-Fu.
/*bows out gracefully*
 
2010-03-25 10:19:54 PM
A Boy Named Sous: loonatic112358:

Why indeed. I like watching the hipsters trying to make it up the hill outside my window on their fixed-gear bikes. Mechanical advantage isn't in style right now I guess.


Fair question. For many people the answer is simply: fashion. These people tend to be your hipsters. I, however, had 2 reasons: 1) I have always hated derailleurs and am fundamentally lazy. They require constant tuning and are a huge pain in the dick. Fixed gears and single speeds require less maintenance on the gears, chain, and brakes, although fixies are decidedly hard on tires. 2) Riding uphills on a single speed is the equivalent of a lot of friggin' squats. If you want farking massive thigh muscles, try a fixed gear for a few months. This might seem counterintuitive to the laziness, but more exercise in less time means I more time to fap and drink beer whilst still effectively fighting the ass-spread.
 
2010-03-25 10:21:47 PM
Not to be a hipster douchebag or anything, but we were playing ironic bingo in the 1990's. These hipsters are way behind.
 
2010-03-25 10:22:21 PM
Just in case it hasn't been mentioned already, hipsters didn't "co-opt " PBR, that trend was the result of a very effective sales strategy on the part of PBR. I think they needed to find a new market since most of they people who drank that swill were dying of old age.
 
2010-03-25 10:22:53 PM
I really love the hipster hating threads...especially when nobody seems to know what a actual "hipster" is.

some help...

Pitchfork
The Hipster Olympics
Vice Mag
American Apparel

"Hipster" doesn't necessarily mean "trendy white person you hate"...
 
2010-03-25 10:23:53 PM
Unfreakable

You win Fark.
 
2010-03-25 10:24:24 PM
ThunderPelvis: more exercise in less time means I have more time to fap and drink beer whilst still effectively fighting the ass-spread.

FTFM.
 
2010-03-25 10:26:11 PM
what a bunch of mindless unoriginal dickbags
 
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