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(Christian Science Monitor)   Hipsters bring "youthful energy" to Detroit. When they finish moving in we can build a 50 foot containment wall around the city   (csmonitor.com) divider line 89
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2012-10-21 12:01:38 PM  
vglounge.com
 
2012-10-21 01:11:05 PM  
Or we can send in street gangs to wipe 'em all out.

/At least gangbangers contribute to the economy.
 
2012-10-21 02:18:36 PM  
Yeh sure Detroit's turning a corner again. I guess the path to success is a dodecahedron.

I love Detroit, but I've read at least 2 of these kinds of stories per year for the last decade.
 
2012-10-21 02:19:59 PM  
Why do hipsters move to Detroit?

Because they heard that there are no jobs in Detroit.
 
2012-10-21 02:20:02 PM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-10-21 02:20:30 PM  
So it's safe now to buy a gentrified urban penthouse and walk the fine streets of Detroit wearing bright white iphone earbuds, a messenger bag while asking the natives where I can buy a pack of American Spirits?
 
2012-10-21 02:28:16 PM  
Buddy of mine is in 8mile Detroit, only white guy on his neighborhood, he cracks he lives in the safest place because nobody will bother him at all, then again he is the ONLY white person in his area, so naturally they only shoot any other white person that comes around that area.
 
2012-10-21 02:29:20 PM  

styckx: So it's safe now to buy a gentrified urban penthouse and walk the fine streets of Detroit wearing bright white iphone earbuds, a messenger bag while asking the natives where I can buy a pack of American Spirits?


Oh, hell no. If you do that, they'll find your body in a vacant lot or burned-out book warehouse, stripped bare and violated.

A lot of the hipsters who say they're in "Detroit" are actually in the suburbs around Detroit, and just visit the city center (the only decent place in the city) for trendy bullshiat, and so they can say they are from Detroit... Because that sounds lot more impressive than saying you're from Ferndale.

F♥ck Detroit. It sucks. It has always sucked, and it always will suck. If I ever go back, it will be because I was dragged there against my will. And honestly, if hipsters take the place over and the gangbangers go away, I think that's WORSE than just letting the place fall to crime. At least the criminals aren't pretentious douchebags.
 
2012-10-21 02:32:40 PM  
Nuke it from orbit.
 
2012-10-21 02:33:42 PM  
Hipsters bring "youthful energy" to Detroit. When they finish moving in we can build a 50 foot containment wall around the city

shiat, it's spreading? I thought we stopped them at Chicago.
imageshack.us
 
2012-10-21 02:34:56 PM  

ZeroCorpse: styckx: So it's safe now to buy a gentrified urban penthouse and walk the fine streets of Detroit wearing bright white iphone earbuds, a messenger bag while asking the natives where I can buy a pack of American Spirits?

Oh, hell no. If you do that, they'll find your body in a vacant lot or burned-out book warehouse, stripped bare and violated.

A lot of the hipsters who say they're in "Detroit" are actually in the suburbs around Detroit, and just visit the city center (the only decent place in the city) for trendy bullshiat, and so they can say they are from Detroit... Because that sounds lot more impressive than saying you're from Ferndale.

F♥ck Detroit. It sucks. It has always sucked, and it always will suck. If I ever go back, it will be because I was dragged there against my will. And honestly, if hipsters take the place over and the gangbangers go away, I think that's WORSE than just letting the place fall to crime. At least the criminals aren't pretentious douchebags.


This you?
 
2012-10-21 02:35:14 PM  
I for one applaud hipsters moving to Detroit. Short of marching them lockstep into a tree chipper I can't think of a more efficient way of ridding the earth of their douchebaggery. Better get some some fair trade carbon neutral locally produced 9 mms and kevlar ironic sweater vests brraaa. Oh yeah, let your next of kin know who has your last dental X-rays.
 
2012-10-21 02:35:59 PM  
media.mlive.com
 
2012-10-21 02:36:32 PM  
you can't outrun the dark man.....


images.wikia.com
 
2012-10-21 02:37:34 PM  
So Midtown and Corktown are rebounding? That's great for about 2,000 people. Meanwhile 700,000 people live in a city designed for two million and 40% plan to try leaving the city in the next few years because of rampant crime Link.

/tight jeans can't replace crumbling infrastructure
 
2012-10-21 02:38:09 PM  
cdn2.holytaco.com
 
2012-10-21 02:38:26 PM  

ZeroCorpse: styckx: So it's safe now to buy a gentrified urban penthouse and walk the fine streets of Detroit wearing bright white iphone earbuds, a messenger bag while asking the natives where I can buy a pack of American Spirits?

Oh, hell no. If you do that, they'll find your body in a vacant lot or burned-out book warehouse, stripped bare and violated.

A lot of the hipsters who say they're in "Detroit" are actually in the suburbs around Detroit, and just visit the city center (the only decent place in the city) for trendy bullshiat, and so they can say they are from Detroit... Because that sounds lot more impressive than saying you're from Ferndale.

F♥ck Detroit. It sucks. It has always sucked, and it always will suck. If I ever go back, it will be because I was dragged there against my will. And honestly, if hipsters take the place over and the gangbangers go away, I think that's WORSE than just letting the place fall to crime. At least the criminals aren't pretentious douchebags.


The criminals are pretentious douchebags, though. It's just a different type.

And if hipsters are going to bring in places like Slows BBQ, I say we give them a tax incentive or something.
 
2012-10-21 02:38:53 PM  
Jeez Subby, I am irritated by hipsters alot too but they bring good food and are generally vanguards of gentrification. In Detroit's case that's a good thing.
 
2012-10-21 02:45:20 PM  
"Get up, everybody's gonna move their feet..."
www.rutlandcycling.com
"Get down, everybody's gonna leave their seat..."
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"You've gotta lose your mind in Detroit Rock City."
 
2012-10-21 02:45:43 PM  
Aidan: Yeh sure Detroit's turning a corner again. I guess the path to success is a dodecahedron. I love Detroit, but I've read at least 2 of these kinds of stories per year for the last decade.

I agree with all of this except for the underlined part. Detroit is a festering suckhole of stupidity and a living monument to a lot of people who never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. Anyone who thinks that this is going to change within our lifetimes is kidding themselves.
 
2012-10-21 02:48:13 PM  
LOL almost nothing gets you grumpy old biatches blood all riled up like the word hipster.
 
2012-10-21 02:50:30 PM  

chunk75: Nuke it from orbit.


that's racist . gif
 
2012-10-21 02:52:18 PM  
FTFA: Midtown shows all the makings of a creative class hub, complete with hipsters hanging out at the Good Girls Go to Paris creperie, the Avalon International Breads bakery, and the N'Nmadi Center gallery, devoted to the rich tradition of African-American abstract art.

I may have to revise my previously hard line stance against the use of nuclear weapons.

/Have to be at the creperie in 26 minutes
 
2012-10-21 02:53:51 PM  
Hipsters overran the city over a decade ago. How is this news?

Surprised to see that there was actually a comment by someone who's actually set foot in the city at some point in their lives. A refreshing change from the usual know-nothing parrot parade.
 
2012-10-21 02:54:02 PM  

bel4sucks: LOL almost nothing gets you grumpy old biatches blood all riled up like the word hipster marginally employable, ironic tatt and glasses and ugly sneaker wearing, beater bike riding, overgrown children.


FTFY
 
2012-10-21 02:55:27 PM  
Every time a bearded doosh from Livonia puts a "Made in Detroit" sticker on his compact import car, a clown loses the squeak in his shoes.
 
2012-10-21 02:57:26 PM  

lohphat: FTFY


No you fixed it for yourself, dork. What I said didn't need any editing.
 
2012-10-21 03:03:25 PM  
I don't want to lose my Urbex porn. But I think the revitalization of a post apocalypticesque city really is a awesome spot for me.

I hope they can bring it back and then hit East St louis...
 
2012-10-21 03:04:42 PM  

bel4sucks: lohphat: FTFY

No you fixed it for yourself, dork. What I said didn't need any editing.


You're not creative, you're a barrista.
 
2012-10-21 03:04:50 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: Jeez Subby, I am irritated by hipsters alot too.


Remove Reddit from your bookmarks. Problem solved.
 
2012-10-21 03:07:33 PM  
"We've been losing talented folks for a long time....."

No, you lost your talented people over 20 years ago.
 
2012-10-21 03:08:36 PM  
I read the headline as "Naives join hipsters..."
 
2012-10-21 03:08:46 PM  
Hipsters are the prefect solution for Detroit. None of them work, so the poor job market there is irrelevant.
 
2012-10-21 03:11:04 PM  

lohphat: bel4sucks: LOL almost nothing gets you grumpy old biatches blood all riled up like the word hipster marginally employable, ironic tatt and glasses and ugly sneaker wearing, beater bike riding, overgrown children.

FTFY


Yes, there really are people who would pass up hipsterdom in favor of festering anarchic shiatholes of crime where life is cheap as dirt. Most of them nurture fantasies of armed, gated "communities" where supply side Jesus rules and greasing wanna-be Trayvons will be as acceptable as raking the leaves.

These folks know they can keep their guns and their derp based politics in that world, whereas in hipster utopia they will be the scum washed off the pavement. That's scary shiat, folks...scary to them, and scary to the rest of us to know they think that way.
 
2012-10-21 03:18:42 PM  
Any chance that Grand Rapids will ever overtake Detroit? The amount of development in the city in the past decade has been absolutely staggering.
 
2012-10-21 03:20:43 PM  
fellowshipofminds.files.wordpress.com

Detroit fixer-upper.
 
2012-10-21 03:24:07 PM  
Did Pabst relocate there?
 
2012-10-21 03:31:32 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-21 03:34:27 PM  

i upped my meds-up yours: Or we can send in street gangs to wipe 'em all out.

/At least gangbangers contribute to the economy.


No they don't.
 
2012-10-21 03:35:24 PM  
And nothing of value was lost. :)
 
2012-10-21 03:35:49 PM  

Misconduc: Buddy of mine is in 8mile Detroit, only white guy on his neighborhood, he cracks he lives in the safest place because nobody will bother him at all, then again he is the ONLY white person in his area, so naturally they only shoot any other white person that comes around that area.


Whenever I'm in a New Orleans ghetto, no one farks with me. I get some funny looks for being a white boy strutting through a block party, but I guess people think that if I'm crazy enough to be there, I must be some kind of badass. Truth is, there's a kickass soul food joint down the street. They look at me funny there, too, but all the old black ladies call me "baby," as is customary down here.

/they also say I'm pretty fly for a white guy
 
2012-10-21 03:36:23 PM  
After the fifty-foot wall is built, fill it up with water. Michigan needs lakes.
 
2012-10-21 03:41:09 PM  

i upped my meds-up yours: lohphat: bel4sucks: LOL almost nothing gets you grumpy old biatches blood all riled up like the word hipster marginally employable, ironic tatt and glasses and ugly sneaker wearing, beater bike riding, overgrown children.

FTFY

Yes, there really are people who would pass up hipsterdom in favor of festering anarchic shiatholes of crime where life is cheap as dirt. Most of them nurture fantasies of armed, gated "communities" where supply side Jesus rules and greasing wanna-be Trayvons will be as acceptable as raking the leaves.

These folks know they can keep their guns and their derp based politics in that world, whereas in hipster utopia they will be the scum washed off the pavement. That's scary shiat, folks...scary to them, and scary to the rest of us to know they think that way.



Just stopped by to say it's great that somebody else with 2 brain cells to rub together in this thread. I guess it's more fun to cheer for entropy than applaud people for trying to do something positive - especially if they dress differently than you.

"Hey look - that city has crumbled due to crushing poverty... and these people who have different tastes than me are moving in to try to make some positive use of the city. What a bunch of pathetic assholes they all must be, since they don't wear what I wear, like what I like, and live where I live..."

/rant over
//fire-suit on - have at it, y'all.
 
Xai
2012-10-21 03:41:43 PM  

smitty04: [fellowshipofminds.files.wordpress.com image 600x600]

Detroit fixer-upper.


a house like that, miles from anywhere would cost $300,000 or so in england. our house prices suck.
 
2012-10-21 03:42:19 PM  
Silly CSM -- the hipsters live in Ypsilanti. Everyone knows that.
 
2012-10-21 03:44:06 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: After the fifty-foot wall is built, fill it up with water. Michigan needs lakes.


Michigan needs lakes like FARK needs derp.
 
2012-10-21 03:45:21 PM  

Misconduc: Buddy of mine is in 8mile Detroit, only white guy on his neighborhood, he cracks he lives in the safest place because nobody will bother him at all, then again he is the ONLY white person in his area, so naturally they only shoot any other white person that comes around that area.


there's hardly anyone left on 8 mile, anywhere.
 
2012-10-21 03:45:51 PM  

Mister Peejay: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: After the fifty-foot wall is built, fill it up with water. Michigan needs lakes.

Michigan needs lakes Detroit like FARK needs derp.


FTFY
 
2012-10-21 03:48:24 PM  

Sock Ruh Tease: [i.imgur.com image 481x359]


QUIT HITTING THE HIPSTER BUTTON YOU CHUCKLEFARK
 
2012-10-21 03:50:24 PM  

chunk75: Nuke it from orbit.


Getting a nuke into the middle of the city is easy.

www.bigfanboy.com

Setting it off is the hard part.
 
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