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(The Atlantic Wire)   Old hipster hotness: Oxygen bars. New hipster hotness: Water bars   (theatlanticwire.com) divider line 24
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2012-07-20 09:30:30 AM  
Just when I think the well monied morons of NYC cannot possibly find any other way to waste their cash, we find another rock layer of stupidity.

Just give the money to me, I promise I will not spend it on water.
 
2012-07-20 09:48:57 AM  
Or, as homeopaths call it, drug abuse.
 
2012-07-20 09:58:19 AM  
I'll have to agree with the "Emperor's New Clothes" analogy. This society is doomed.
 
2012-07-20 09:59:11 AM  
Water bars?
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2012-07-20 10:02:42 AM  
 
ecl
2012-07-20 10:23:15 AM  
The comments on that P+T video are hilarious. Youtube commenters are f*cking morons.
 
2012-07-20 10:30:44 AM  
Also obligatory

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2012-07-20 10:31:16 AM  
Define hipster without referring to clothing or motivation. Go.
 
2012-07-20 10:43:37 AM  
Ox bars weren't a Hipster thing, they were a suburban soccer mom thing. Most of them were located inside tanning salons - you know, those well known hangouts of Hipsters everywhere...
 
2012-07-20 10:48:22 AM  

salvador.hardin: Define hipster without referring to clothing or motivation. Go.


A specific subculture of urban young adults.

Can't get any more defined without adding motivations. Hipsters are just another "be unique by being exactly the same" homogenous group of disaffected youth. See Also: Scene, Goth, Emo, Punk, etc.
 
2012-07-20 11:04:02 AM  
i was at least expecting a variety of spring and mineral waters from various places, the kinds that smells like sulphur, maybe some icelandic waters, maybe some glacier-melt water. Not just regular NYC tap water running through a filter.

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2012-07-20 12:13:35 PM  
didn't we already get this with that water from Tennessee bottled with a bunch of diamonds?
 
2012-07-20 01:09:32 PM  

Ennuipoet: Just when I think the well monied morons of NYC cannot possibly find any other way to waste their cash, we find another rock layer of stupidity.

Just give the money to me, I promise I will not spend it on water.


This wankery over water has been going on for quite some time. On one hand it sounds absurd. But look what other markets have popped up over the past 10 to 15 years: gourmet coffee, craft beer, "mixologist" cocktails, fancy sodas, etc. And it's not that these didn't exist before, but they are now in much higher demand for whatever reason.
 
2012-07-20 02:45:32 PM  
 
2012-07-20 02:53:27 PM  
I rather drink a few ounces of liquor at the regular bar.

Rapidly drinking 5 gallons of water for the same effect just seems like a pain.
 
Mef
2012-07-20 04:07:55 PM  
Wait.....did they say Artisan water? or Artesian water? Not that it makes the idea less silly...just at least get the terminology straight. At the end of the day though I guess it's people paying a premium to hang out in a social spot....not terribly different than any other "bar".
 
2012-07-20 04:21:19 PM  

salvador.hardin: Define hipster without referring to clothing or motivation. Go.


Folks that are getting laid while we're on Fark.

/If I was 20 years younger, I'd gladly be a hipster
 
2012-07-20 04:22:26 PM  
 
2012-07-20 04:23:49 PM  
Subby, words mean things.

Hipster refers to a particular subgroup of young adults. That particular subgroup isn't the group of people that generally buy artisanal water.
 
ecl
2012-07-20 07:10:35 PM  

Krieghund: salvador.hardin: Define hipster without referring to clothing or motivation. Go.

Folks that are getting laid while we're on Fark.

/If I was 20 years younger, I'd gladly be a hipster


You are a douchebag. You'd make a good hipster.
 
2012-07-20 07:53:37 PM  
Wasn't the thing with Oxygen bars is that purer oxygen than what we consume everyday gives you a quick little 15 minute buzz?

Artisinal water, no sir, don't like it.
 
2012-07-21 06:22:44 AM  
I remember years ago when I saw my first oxygen bar at a bar. The air was "flavored" and it was like 15 bucks for 5 min. People were lined up for it. I shoulda got in on the racket
 
2012-07-21 09:37:27 AM  
Beverly Hills did this 25 years ago, before it was cool:

Link
 
2012-07-21 11:08:41 AM  
Came for President Skroob, leaving satisfied.
 
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