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(Some Guy)   With winter approaching, NYC hipsters reinvent kickball as glow-in-the-dark kickball, using cool Technicolor necklaces to distinguish players with identical-looking hoodies and beards   (greenpointers.com) divider line 95
    More: Obvious, Technicolor, McCarren Park, kickball, hipsters  
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TWX
2012-09-28 01:05:03 PM  
What is this I don't even...
 
2012-09-28 01:05:48 PM  
media.treehugger.com
 
2012-09-28 01:06:25 PM  
In before:

cdn2.holytaco.com

cdn2.holytaco.com

profile.ak.fbcdn.net

duo07hoxt8hdt.cloudfront.net

i27.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-28 01:06:30 PM  
Hipsters are even worse when you meet them in real life.
 
2012-09-28 01:08:22 PM  
Someone's doing something I don't like. The horror, the horror.
 
2012-09-28 01:08:42 PM  
Kicker blasts a long fly ball, neon hipster runs after it yelling "I got it".
Neon hipster runs into a fire hydrant in the dark, severely racking himself.
Bystander comments "he got it alright".
 
2012-09-28 01:11:16 PM  
We get it, you don't like hipsters.
 
2012-09-28 01:11:33 PM  
Are they using a free trade kickball?
 
2012-09-28 01:13:16 PM  
I'm all for heaping scorn on hipsters when they're doing something stupid, but this isn't any worse than any other group of people getting together regularly to play some sort of sport or game, and quite a bit better than couch potatoes wasting time watching other people play a sport or game.
 
2012-09-28 01:13:42 PM  
Damn those kids and all their fun-having!

GET OFF MY LAWN!
 
2012-09-28 01:14:05 PM  
What kind of carbon-footprint does the kickball have?
 
2012-09-28 01:14:16 PM  
Why do they need to distinguish players? Aren't they all unique and different?
 
2012-09-28 01:14:30 PM  
The one good thing about the raising crime rates in NYC is that this might just be the thing that sends these kidults back to their parents in flyover country. Playtime is over, Josh and Megan. Time to go back where it is safe.
 
2012-09-28 01:15:06 PM  

Well I use Mac/Linux...: Are they using a free trade kickball?


No, they're using a vintage kickball from 1974 that I found in my grandparents' basement, and sold to them for $95.
 
2012-09-28 01:15:51 PM  
That actually sounds like fun.
 
2012-09-28 01:18:52 PM  

CheekyMonkey: I'm all for heaping scorn on hipsters when they're doing something stupid, but this isn't any worse than any other group of people getting together regularly to play some sort of sport or game, and quite a bit better than couch potatoes wasting time watching other people play a sport or game.


It's worse because they are deliberately, without apology, and defiantly infantilizing themselves.
 
2012-09-28 01:20:04 PM  
Eh... lighting up your teams is cool and all, but I don't think it's enough to support a claim of reinventing the activity. If baseball players all started wearing uniforms with lights in them would you say the sport had be reinvented?
 
2012-09-28 01:21:02 PM  
Wait....Hipsters are doing something active?
 
2012-09-28 01:21:26 PM  
I think the hippies had them beat on this by many, many years.
 
2012-09-28 01:21:29 PM  

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: What kind of carbon-footprint does the kickball have?


They use locally-grown organic kickballs.
 
2012-09-28 01:21:29 PM  

crab66: Hipsters are even worse when you meet them in real life.


feeling is mutual, i'm sure.

/too old for silly categories
 
2012-09-28 01:21:37 PM  
It would be fun if it was just regular people but because it's hipsters... Sorry but no.
 
2012-09-28 01:21:42 PM  
Flashlight tag was cool. Pine groves are perfect. Nothing big to hide behind. You get lit, you're it.
 
2012-09-28 01:22:22 PM  

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: What kind of carbon-footprint does the kickball have?


Round.
 
2012-09-28 01:26:00 PM  
I also notice they never pull this shiat outside of McCarren Park. Perhaps they would want to play some road games? How about playing against the locals in St. Albans Park? Or maybe they can challenge the MS13 crew in Flushing Meadows?

No, no they wont be doing that. their parents won't allow it.
 
2012-09-28 01:27:15 PM  
1) That looks pretty cool.
2) Still waiting for a definition beyond "Hipster = kids these days"
3) Moar organic bathtowel jokes nao
 
2012-09-28 01:27:23 PM  

FrancoFile: CheekyMonkey: I'm all for heaping scorn on hipsters when they're doing something stupid, but this isn't any worse than any other group of people getting together regularly to play some sort of sport or game, and quite a bit better than couch potatoes wasting time watching other people play a sport or game.

It's worse because they are deliberately, without apology, and defiantly infantilizing themselves.


What makes kickball different? You'd have to claim that EVERYONE playing a sport or a game is deliberately infantilizing themselves. So, not worse.

Look, I'm all about the hipster hate, but it needs to be justified. Let's just stick to calling them out for drinking the recycled goat urine that is PBR, shall we?
 
2012-09-28 01:29:04 PM  
Was really hoping it was more like roshambo.
 
2012-09-28 01:30:32 PM  
Instagram pics or it didn't happen.
 
2012-09-28 01:30:58 PM  
Hipsters were genetically engineered by Monsanto to resist eradication methods. We must weep for Williamsburg.
 
2012-09-28 01:31:08 PM  
I never thought someone would disparage team colors. I'm sure if these people were black, they'd be gang necklaces and it'd be even harder to tell them apart. Good luck with a greenlight on that one.
 
2012-09-28 01:32:15 PM  
That sounds kinda fun actually. I demand they make it nationwide and make the playing field glow in the dark!
 
2012-09-28 01:32:17 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: 2) Still waiting for a definition beyond "Hipster = kids these days"


Hipster (hip·ster/ˈhipstər/) Noun: A person who follows the latest trends and fashions.
 
2012-09-28 01:33:00 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: 1) That looks pretty cool.
2) Still waiting for a definition beyond "Hipster = kids these days"
3) Moar organic bathtowel jokes nao


Submitter believes he is a wholly unique individual who doesn't dress or comb his hair like anyone else.

/not a hipster, whatever that is
//directs hate toward business professional clones "we playing golf this weekend?"
 
2012-09-28 01:35:24 PM  
Paging GungFu to this thread.....
 
2012-09-28 01:36:21 PM  

twiztedjustin: That sounds kinda fun actually. I demand they make it nationwide and make the playing field glow in the dark!


1. Get Hipster Glow Kickball added to the 2016 Olympics
2. ?????
3. Profit!

\also, if it goes national, Fox Sports will make the ball glow digitally during the telecast
 
2012-09-28 01:36:23 PM  

CheekyMonkey: Look, I'm all about the hipster hate, but it needs to be justified.


Dumbfark
 
2012-09-28 01:38:26 PM  
If you can catch a wrench you can catch a kickball

/got nuthin
 
2012-09-28 01:38:58 PM  
It's just another variation of "Look at meeeeee!!"

Just like dentists with loud (lifesaving?) pipes on their Harleys

Or surly bicyclists wearing spandex and Livestrong bracelets

Or tattoo fetishists

The list goes on but I can't think of the other ones because I'm at work and this job is sucking the life out of me.

/maybe those hipsters are on to something
 
2012-09-28 01:40:10 PM  

bel4sucks: CheekyMonkey: Look, I'm all about the hipster hate, but it needs to be justified.

Dumbfark


Ooh, looks like we've got a self-styled Hipster in our midst...

\also one whose sense of humor seems to require recalibration
 
2012-09-28 01:41:26 PM  

CheekyMonkey: Ooh, looks like we've got a self-styled Hipster in our midst...

\also one whose sense of humor seems to require recalibration


biatchslap yourself dork
 
2012-09-28 01:42:36 PM  

LemSkroob: I also notice they never pull this shiat outside of McCarren Park. Perhaps they would want to play some road games? How about playing against the locals in St. Albans Park? Or maybe they can challenge the MS13 crew in Flushing Meadows?

No, no they wont be doing that. their parents won't allow it.


Why would they go someplace they're not welcome?
 
2012-09-28 01:42:49 PM  

BBC Wales: Hipsters were genetically engineered by Monsanto montessori to resist eradication methods. We must weep for Williamsburg.


FTFY
 
2012-09-28 01:45:03 PM  

cgraves67: The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: What kind of carbon-footprint does the kickball have?

They use locally-grown organic kickballs.


i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-09-28 01:47:39 PM  

FrancoFile: CheekyMonkey: I'm all for heaping scorn on hipsters when they're doing something stupid, but this isn't any worse than any other group of people getting together regularly to play some sort of sport or game, and quite a bit better than couch potatoes wasting time watching other people play a sport or game.

It's worse because they are deliberately, without apology, and defiantly infantilizing themselves.


Wait, and that's somehow worse than being a couch potato sitting around watching other people, as you put it, "deliberately, without apology, and defiantly infantaliz[e]" themselves?

/why yes, I *did* just turn your cute little description around on the professionals
//it's really no different
 
2012-09-28 01:48:07 PM  
God, I hate these people. Night kickball is a waste of time when you could be watching "Mike and Molly" instead like my wife and I do.
 
2012-09-28 01:49:24 PM  
We'd go out and buy similar glo stick thingies and wrap them around disc golf pins. Then you have to gorilla glue an LED light to your disc and bam, disc golfing at night.
 
2012-09-28 01:50:48 PM  
I preffer Autralian Indoor Quidditch myself.

www.machall.com
 
2012-09-28 01:51:55 PM  

bel4sucks: CheekyMonkey: Ooh, looks like we've got a self-styled Hipster in our midst...

\also one whose sense of humor seems to require recalibration

biatchslap yourself dork


OK. What now?
 
2012-09-28 01:53:42 PM  

CheekyMonkey: FrancoFile: CheekyMonkey: I'm all for heaping scorn on hipsters when they're doing something stupid, but this isn't any worse than any other group of people getting together regularly to play some sort of sport or game, and quite a bit better than couch potatoes wasting time watching other people play a sport or game.

It's worse because they are deliberately, without apology, and defiantly infantilizing themselves.

What makes kickball different? You'd have to claim that EVERYONE playing a sport or a game is deliberately infantilizing themselves. So, not worse.

Look, I'm all about the hipster hate, but it needs to be justified. Let's just stick to calling them out for drinking the recycled goat urine that is PBR, shall we?


Because kickball is something you played during recess when you were 7 years old. That's why.
 
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