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2013-03-12 07:58:15 PM
Racism isn't ironicly cool yet.
 
2013-03-12 08:01:01 PM
I've been living here well after this city was cool.  You've probably heard all about it already.
 
2013-03-12 08:43:24 PM
I'd rather deal with a city full of yourscenesucks.com than deal with a Conservative town.
 
2013-03-12 08:44:40 PM
Memphis?   Ever been to midtown? A proto-hipster neighborhood.
 
2013-03-12 08:58:11 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: I'd rather deal with a city full of yourscenesucks.com than deal with a Conservative town.

 
2013-03-12 09:04:19 PM
Oklahoma City, OK: This is what the '90s really looked like. Oklahoma City remembers; why don't hipsters?

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I don't think the 90s is something Oklahoma City really wants to dwell upon...
 
2013-03-12 09:19:43 PM
Dallas and Fort Worth have plenty of hipsters. The suburbs on the other hand... are pure cookie cutter, GOP hell
 
2013-03-12 09:19:55 PM
hipsters or rednecks. tough choice.
 
2013-03-12 09:50:58 PM
Thanks for the real estate spam, subby.
 
2013-03-12 09:53:36 PM
Hipsters live in Phoenix, ironically.
 
2013-03-12 09:54:05 PM
I'd take a studio apartment in Hipstertown any day over pretty much anywhere in the South.
 
2013-03-12 09:55:10 PM
And half of them are in Texas. Shocking.
 
2013-03-12 09:56:05 PM
Yes, I'm sure THOSE 10 are LITERALLY the 10 least hipster cities in America.
 
2013-03-12 09:56:15 PM
Ugh! Hipsters! Sometimes, we feel like they're EVERYWHERE, spreading their hipster disease and handing out bottles of Haterade to battle anything that has a monocum of popularity.

A what, now?
 
2013-03-12 09:56:41 PM

SpikeStrip: hipsters or rednecks. tough choice.


Come to Austin.  The two groups make up 99% of the population almost equally.  Pickemup trucks and Fiats farking everywhere, coffee shops and good barbeque everywhere you farking turn.
 
2013-03-12 09:56:44 PM
t2.gstatic.com
 
2013-03-12 09:57:01 PM
I can't wait to read about this top-10 list on BuzzFeed tomorrow!
 
2013-03-12 09:57:29 PM

Rye_: Ugh! Hipsters! Sometimes, we feel like they're EVERYWHERE, spreading their hipster disease and handing out bottles of Haterade to battle anything that has a monocum of popularity.

A what, now?


A single cum.  As in, ejaculation, orgasm, et. al.  Duh.
 
2013-03-12 09:57:35 PM

Peter von Nostrand: Dallas and Fort Worth have plenty of hipsters. The suburbs on the other hand... are pure cookie cutter, GOP hell


In the 80s at least, Plano was the top in teen suicides. Does any one really blame them?
 
2013-03-12 09:58:21 PM

orclover: Pickemup trucks and Fiats farking everywhere


I wonder what the offspring of a Z71 Silverado and a Fiat 500 would look like?
 
2013-03-12 09:58:28 PM

WTF Indeed: Racism isn't ironicly cool yet.


Yet the least segregated cities in the US are in the south and west while the most segregated cities are in the north.
 
2013-03-12 09:58:43 PM

Rye_: Ugh! Hipsters! Sometimes, we feel like they're EVERYWHERE, spreading their hipster disease and handing out bottles of Haterade to battle anything that has a monocum of popularity.

A what, now?


i think they tried to say 'modicum'... it's a perfectly procumulent word.
 
2013-03-12 10:00:27 PM
i like the South. nice folks, easy to chat with, good food, affordable housing, fresh air, the girls don't have major attitude problems and you don't freeze your jingles off.
 
2013-03-12 10:00:56 PM

WTF Indeed: Racism isn't ironicly cool yet.



1/10 . . . but only because you got TheJoe03 to bite.
 
2013-03-12 10:02:11 PM

utah dude: Rye_: Ugh! Hipsters! Sometimes, we feel like they're EVERYWHERE, spreading their hipster disease and handing out bottles of Haterade to battle anything that has a monocum of popularity.

A what, now?

i think they tried to say 'modicum'... it's a perfectly procumulent word.


Hipsters are annoying, but denounce them with the right words, man.
 
2013-03-12 10:02:16 PM

mysticcat: Memphis?   Ever been to midtown? A proto-hipster neighborhood.


THIS
 
2013-03-12 10:02:34 PM
The common thread among all of these is intolerance and Jesus.
 
2013-03-12 10:04:01 PM
www.jewlicious.com
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2013-03-12 10:04:53 PM

theorellior: orclover: Pickemup trucks and Fiats farking everywhere

I wonder what the offspring of a Z71 Silverado and a Fiat 500 would look like?


Gimme a couple donner vehicles and a couple weeks and we can find out.  Got a mechanic wife, plasma cutter and a millermatic 250.
Lets do this.
 
2013-03-12 10:06:42 PM
WIth any luck, all the hipsters will read about these cities and think "Hey, here's a place I can go to be unique [by conforming to a dress code that I already practice along with a million other people in this other city]...." and then flee New York.  All we want in exchange for this burgeoning creative class is all of your your barbecue joints.
 
2013-03-12 10:06:46 PM
Astonishing that I wouldn't want to live in any of those places.
 
2013-03-12 10:07:23 PM

Rye_: A what, now?


Modicum, I'm sure.

In my limited experience they need to remove Indy and Charlotte.
 
2013-03-12 10:09:32 PM
I've never understood Hipster Hate©
 
2013-03-12 10:11:20 PM
Texas dominates!

They should be their own country.

/sorry Austin
 
2013-03-12 10:11:34 PM
I just had dinner with a bunch of Dallas hipsters so this list is worthless.

Lakewood, Oak Lawn, various parts of Ft. Worth.

Frisco, Plano and the rest of Telecom Prarie is where all the unhip Californians moved when the state got too loose.
 
2013-03-12 10:12:11 PM
Hipsters are annoying.  Rednecks are hateful and prone to violence.

Yeeaahh, I'll take the hipsters.
 
2013-03-12 10:15:02 PM

mysticcat: Memphis?   Ever been to midtown? A proto-hipster neighborhood.


I thought that, too.
 
2013-03-12 10:15:27 PM
Young people = broke
Walkability = broke
Bikeability = broke
Vintage Stores = broke
Dive Bars = broke
Vegetarian Restaurants = stupid
Artsy jobs = broke
Vinyl stores = That's okay, because I grew up before 8-tracks

#8 on the list, and hoping for #1.
 
2013-03-12 10:15:44 PM

red5ish: Hipsters live in Phoenix, ironically.


They really want to live in Tucson but were too dumb to get into UofA.
 
2013-03-12 10:15:49 PM
Oklahoma City? Dudes - in Oklahoma City, a three hundred pound redneck in overalls with no shirt underneath and tobacco spit running down the corners of his mouth IS a hipster.
 
2013-03-12 10:16:34 PM

vicejay: I've never understood Hipster Hate©


You don't get why a large group will pounce on a smaller group they don't like?
 
2013-03-12 10:16:59 PM
I was eating squirrels down by the bayou before it was cool.
 
2013-03-12 10:17:04 PM
s24.postimage.org
 
2013-03-12 10:17:23 PM
all the Texan hipsters live in Austin and if they don't we yell at them until they do and then we go to the rodeo and listen to Toby Keith
 
2013-03-12 10:17:38 PM

ThePastafarian: Hipsters are annoying.  Rednecks are hateful and prone to violence.

Yeeaahh, I'll take the hipsters.


Rednecks are like that when there's a group of them and they are talkin politics, but generally rednecks are way easier to get along with (for me at least, as a urban North African Jew that grew up in Texas) than hipsters. Way more upfront, real, and funny. Were I grew up the rednecks were more like King of the Hill than Birth of a Nation.
 
2013-03-12 10:18:52 PM
fark, guess those towns are going to see a large influx of hipsters now...you know...so they can claim they were...nevermind.  You all know where I was going with that.
 
2013-03-12 10:21:24 PM

theorellior: orclover: Pickemup trucks and Fiats farking everywhere

I wonder what the offspring of a Z71 Silverado and a Fiat 500 would look like?


talthy.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-12 10:21:37 PM

djkutch: Texas dominates!

They should be their own country.

/sorry Austin


As a Texan I understand fully:

The pavement can be so hot you're better off wearing insulated boots than you are Chucks in certain areas - to insulate your feet from the hot pavement.

That's right, wear a scarf when it's 115 F!

There are rednecks and vaquero's walking around parts of the state who would rip one of those ear gauges out just to hear you scream.

There are very few safe places to bike or walk in Houston and El Paso.  San Antonio, Dallas, and Austin are a mixed bag.

Vegetarian in Texas - even the salads have a pound of meat on them.
 
2013-03-12 10:22:18 PM

theorellior: orclover: Pickemup trucks and Fiats farking everywhere

I wonder what the offspring of a Z71 Silverado and a Fiat 500 would look like?


www.blogcdn.com
 
2013-03-12 10:22:48 PM
Alright, Tampa!
We're 'edgy' at least.
 
2013-03-12 10:23:30 PM
Oklahoma City, OK

IIRC, don't they actually have a really good emerging restaurant scene? I feel like a read an article a year or so ago how lots of young people are actually moving their.

Memphis, TN

Their airport has better BBQ than most cities. Considering the hipster obsession with BBQ -- which is typically an extremely overpriced poor imitation of the real thing -- it's hard to be hating on Memphis.
 
2013-03-12 10:24:02 PM

Civil_War2_Time: Young people = broke
Walkability = broke
Bikeability = broke
Vintage Stores = broke
Dive Bars = broke
Vegetarian Restaurants = stupid
Artsy jobs = broke
Vinyl stores = That's okay, because I grew up before 8-tracks

#8 on the list, and hoping for #1.


Usually hipster seems to mean (at least to most of the Internet) is, "get off my lawn, you're poor and not as cool as I was when I was your age. Now, when I was your age..."
 
2013-03-12 10:25:38 PM
LOL, I just had to go GIS, found this:

www.wired.com
 
2013-03-12 10:25:59 PM
I'm not sure how hipsters can keep surviving in high priced cities, seems NYC and SF have priced them out (as well as working class people in general). I heard the hipsters are trying to gentrify Oakland, so it'll be interesting to see that. Thank God San Jose isn't cool enough for them to come here en masse, though  BART might change that.
 
2013-03-12 10:26:28 PM

vicejay: I've never understood Hipster Hate©


Self-imported attention-whoring douchebags who think they are actually "literally" better than YOU, in some sort of half-wit wannabe intellectual ethos obsessed with pointing out how "different" and "countercultural" they are, ignoring the fact that they, themselves are a major culture, and as such, are about as countercultural as Jay-Z is. Trendies are annoying and douchey to begin with, add to that this idea that something that is of "the rare" is better than anything else, ignoring actual quality. For example, insisting that their no-one-has-heard-of band is better than the Beatles, not because the band is actually better, but because no one has heard of them and they "sound different". Fake punks (as in the music) who misuse the concept of "irony" and strain to sound educated, despite it taking a miracle for them to actually be one. It's not good enough to ride a bike, you have to ride a vintage fixie, not because you race in velodrome or used to be a bike messenger, but simply because it's in fashion, and no, you don't really know how to ride one, but the fact that you are, means that you look like a serious biker who is into the "hard stuff".

All of it is fake, and driven by trendiness. Each component would possibly be justifiable, but taken together, it's a big bag of fake attention whoring "I'm a unique and special butterly" Millennial superiority complex taken to an extreme. There are plenty of "scenes" out there, they all suck. Hipsterism is on top of the douche pile. fark them in the ear.

I am not a metal guy, but I do appreciate the Pantera lyric that says "be yourself, by yourself, stay away from me"
 
2013-03-12 10:26:44 PM

thornhill: Oklahoma City, OK

IIRC, don't they actually have a really good emerging restaurant scene? I feel like a read an article a year or so ago how lots of young people are actually moving their.

Memphis, TN

Their airport has better BBQ than most cities. Considering the hipster obsession with BBQ -- which is typically an extremely overpriced poor imitation of the real thing -- it's hard to be hating on Memphis.


Eek! Grammar nightmare.
 
2013-03-12 10:27:28 PM
I'm with the other Farkers on the whole "DFW is full of hipsters" thing.

That being said EVERY major city in America has them. I don't get the hate of 'em really. To me, they are just another group for people to biatch and complain about.

I'm sure we all fit into a group that someone doesn't like and therefore can mock and try to "avoid".
 
2013-03-12 10:28:12 PM
In Memphis the hipsters would get mugged.

Charlotte, NC seems to be trying to become a hipster hangout as they are trying to be the next Atlanta.
 
2013-03-12 10:33:36 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: vicejay: I've never understood Hipster Hate©

Self-imported attention-whoring douchebags who think they are actually "literally" better than YOU, in some sort of half-wit wannabe intellectual ethos obsessed with pointing out how "different" and "countercultural" they are, ignoring the fact that they, themselves are a major culture, and as such, are about as countercultural as Jay-Z is. Trendies are annoying and douchey to begin with, add to that this idea that something that is of "the rare" is better than anything else, ignoring actual quality. For example, insisting that their no-one-has-heard-of band is better than the Beatles, not because the band is actually better, but because no one has heard of them and they "sound different". Fake punks (as in the music) who misuse the concept of "irony" and strain to sound educated, despite it taking a miracle for them to actually be one. It's not good enough to ride a bike, you have to ride a vintage fixie, not because you race in velodrome or used to be a bike messenger, but simply because it's in fashion, and no, you don't really know how to ride one, but the fact that you are, means that you look like a serious biker who is into the "hard stuff".

All of it is fake, and driven by trendiness. Each component would possibly be justifiable, but taken together, it's a big bag of fake attention whoring "I'm a unique and special butterly" Millennial superiority complex taken to an extreme. There are plenty of "scenes" out there, they all suck. Hipsterism is on top of the douche pile. fark them in the ear.

I am not a metal guy, but I do appreciate the Pantera lyric that says "be yourself, by yourself, stay away from me"


You care way too much about this.  Fark 'em.
 
2013-03-12 10:33:55 PM

Peter von Nostrand: Dallas and Fort Worth have plenty of hipsters. The suburbs on the other hand... are pure cookie cutter, GOP hell


THIS.
 
2013-03-12 10:34:35 PM
I like San Antonio like it is.  Let Austin stay weird, and let SA stay lame.  I'm not 20 anymore, so I don't care.
 
2013-03-12 10:35:15 PM
'Least-hipster' sounds cool. I prefer 'lame-ass cracker towns'.
 
2013-03-12 10:36:58 PM

Rye_: a monocum of popularity.

A what, now?


AKA a selfie. You know...hipsterspeak.
 
2013-03-12 10:37:22 PM

Peter von Nostrand: Dallas and Fort Worth have plenty of hipsters. The suburbs on the other hand... are pure cookie cutter, GOP hell




Do you know the difference between Dallas/Fort Worth and yogurt?

Yogurt has an active culture.
 
2013-03-12 10:38:11 PM
I have been to Memphis and I have been to Lincoln, NE and you cannot tell me that Memphis is less hipster than that city or dozens of others like it. Midtown is a hipster mecca.
 
2013-03-12 10:38:31 PM

davidphogan: Civil_War2_Time: Young people = broke
Walkability = broke
Bikeability = broke
Vintage Stores = broke
Dive Bars = broke
Vegetarian Restaurants = stupid
Artsy jobs = broke
Vinyl stores = That's okay, because I grew up before 8-tracks

#8 on the list, and hoping for #1.

Usually hipster seems to mean (at least to most of the Internet) is, "get off my lawn, you're poor and not as cool as I was when I was your age. Now, when I was your age..."



Hipsters are hiding behind as much of a veil as Catholic priests. Both dress up to look appropriate to their flocks, and then cry alone at night.
 
2013-03-12 10:38:35 PM

KrispyKritter: i like the South. nice folks, easy to chat with, good food, affordable housing, fresh air, the girls don't have major attitude problems and you don't freeze your jingles off.


Well, they have that going for them. But there is so much on the other side that keeps me from going there.
 
2013-03-12 10:39:49 PM
YES! The South SUCKS! Especially TEXAS! So stay the HELL AWAY FROM US! And OKC, too!
 
2013-03-12 10:39:57 PM

pecosdave: Vegetarian in Texas - even the salads have a pound of meat on them.


The only time I was in Texas they seemed to bend over backwards at every restaurant I visited to make awesome vegetarian meals for me.  The waitress who asked, "Does that include pork?" said it so innocently I found it endearing.

To be fair, I was mostly in Austin, and visiting from Portland I was treated by a few people as though I had come from the mother ship.
 
2013-03-12 10:41:53 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: Self-imported attention-whoring douchebags [snip]


Thanks for that. I needed that catharsis.

Apparently these days it is some kind of crime to express dislike for something.
 
2013-03-12 10:42:34 PM

Rye_: You care way too much about this. Fark 'em.


In my defense, Urban Oufitters is a client of mine...
 
2013-03-12 10:43:16 PM

davidphogan: Civil_War2_Time: Young people = broke
Walkability = broke
Bikeability = broke
Vintage Stores = broke
Dive Bars = broke
Vegetarian Restaurants = stupid
Artsy jobs = broke
Vinyl stores = That's okay, because I grew up before 8-tracks

#8 on the list, and hoping for #1.

Usually hipster seems to mean (at least to most of the Internet) is, "get off my lawn, you're poor and not as cool as I was when I was your age. Now, when I was your age..."


If this was the metric then Naples, FL should be the hipster capitol of the world.
 
2013-03-12 10:44:16 PM

TheJoe03: ThePastafarian: Hipsters are annoying.  Rednecks are hateful and prone to violence.

Yeeaahh, I'll take the hipsters.

Rednecks are like that when there's a group of them and they are talkin politics, but generally rednecks are way easier to get along with (for me at least, as a urban North African Jew that grew up in Texas) than hipsters. Way more upfront, real, and funny. Were I grew up the rednecks were more like King of the Hill than Birth of a Nation.


This
 
2013-03-12 10:45:18 PM
Indy? Have they been to Broad Ripple?
 
2013-03-12 10:46:03 PM

exyankee: I like San Antonio like it is.  Let Austin stay weird, and let SA stay lame.  I'm not 20 anymore, so I don't care.


Just stay away from Southtown during First Friday
 
2013-03-12 10:46:52 PM

Paris1127: I don't think the 90s is something Oklahoma City really wants to dwell upon...


Perversely, 1995 was really the only time Oklahoma City figured into the national zeitgeist.

I spent the 90s in Oklahoma City. It was a good time in my life.
 
2013-03-12 10:50:35 PM

mysticcat: Memphis?   Ever been to midtown? A proto-hipster neighborhood.


But they are confined to a fairly small area. With a few other places scattered around town.
 
2013-03-12 10:52:00 PM
My step-sister was a hipster of sorts in the eighties.  She'd start each day contacting each of her close friends and actually orchestrate their fashion for the day so as to maintain "originality" by not accidentally wearing the same shirt or pair of socks when they showed up at school. They really thought they had something going with their original fashion sense. Nearly blew her mind by pointing out that she was actually part of a clique in which all the members were identical in that they all cohesively desired to appear original which made them not unlike the rockers, motor heads, boneheads, nerds, jocks, or any other group brought together by common interest.
 
2013-03-12 10:53:16 PM

SpikeStrip: hipsters or rednecks. tough choice.


It kind of is. I've spent my whole life around both. I like and loathe them both equally.

If you could weed out the bigots, I think I'd take rednecks over hipsters. They tend to be far more down to Earth and far less full of themselves. They're not much for putting on acts.

Hipsters like much better music and beer, though, so there is that. (And they'll be sure to let you know it.)
 
2013-03-12 10:56:27 PM

Civil_War2_Time: davidphogan: Civil_War2_Time: Young people = broke
Walkability = broke
Bikeability = broke
Vintage Stores = broke
Dive Bars = broke
Vegetarian Restaurants = stupid
Artsy jobs = broke
Vinyl stores = That's okay, because I grew up before 8-tracks

#8 on the list, and hoping for #1.

Usually hipster seems to mean (at least to most of the Internet) is, "get off my lawn, you're poor and not as cool as I was when I was your age. Now, when I was your age..."


Hipsters are hiding behind as much of a veil as Catholic priests. Both dress up to look appropriate to their flocks, and then cry alone at night.


I'm still not sure what a hipster is always.  Is it just anyone from 21-34 who wears old/cheap clothes, drink cheap beer, buy cheap shiat in general, and don't drive much?  Or do they need to be the type who wears wire frame glasses, skinny jeans, has a bunch of piercings/tattoos, etc?

What if you have friends who have a bunch of stupid tattoos and piercings, but you're just cheap and would prefer to be able to go out with said hipster friends a few times a week and afford a nice phone with a data plan instead of own a car and deal with the hassles of owning it?  What if you just keep wearing the same old crap you've had since you were 13 if it still fits well enough and isn't full of holes?

So, yeah, I find hipster to be a kind of confusing label.  Lots of Farkers make it sound like a hipster is anyone younger than them without the same taste in fashion.  Is it like "slacker" which was used to describe almost any member of Gen X at one point? Is it just anyone who doesn't act like a suburbanite?  Is it the type of people featured on Portlandia?

I live in Portland, and it's really hard for me to figure out if people are hipsters.  I mean, I go to dive bars (they're cheap), walk most places (it's cheap and free exercise, plus I can always pull out my phone and kill time reading Fark), sell stuff to vintage stores for beer money sometimes (if I haven't worn a shirt in five years I should probably let it go), and I love well cooked tofu and broccoli (it might be vegan, but with the right seasoning and sauce it's farking delicious).  Does that make me a hipster?  I just don't know.
 
2013-03-12 10:56:59 PM
Hipsters choose not to abide by mainstream fashions, whereas most white middle class people try to and fail.

Like has been mentioned, the only difference is that the latter group are more racist.
 
2013-03-12 10:57:02 PM

Krieghund: Paris1127: I don't think the 90s is something Oklahoma City really wants to dwell upon...

Perversely, 1995 was really the only time Oklahoma City figured into the national zeitgeist.

I spent the 90s in Oklahoma City. It was a good time in my life.


Well, the nice thing was that the Flaming Lips are OKC-proximate, and they were in their prime in the 90s. But I suppose that's a hipster thing for me to say.
 
2013-03-12 10:57:09 PM

shoegaze99: SpikeStrip: hipsters or rednecks. tough choice.

It kind of is. I've spent my whole life around both. I like and loathe them both equally.

If you could weed out the bigots, I think I'd take rednecks over hipsters. They tend to be far more down to Earth and far less full of themselves. They're not much for putting on acts.

Hipsters like much better music and beer, though, so there is that. (And they'll be sure to let you know it.)


At least most of the racist rednecks will just come out and let you know they are racists though.
 
2013-03-12 10:57:30 PM

KrispyKritter: you don't freeze your jingles off.


That's why we invented coats. I'd rather take freezing weather than 100º humidity.
 
2013-03-12 10:59:01 PM
SubbyTop 10 least hipster cities in America. "Most of the cities who made the hipster-unfriendly list are in the South. There's nothing ironic about it"

25.media.tumblr.com
Disagrees.
 
2013-03-12 10:59:15 PM

davidphogan: pecosdave: Vegetarian in Texas - even the salads have a pound of meat on them.

The only time I was in Texas they seemed to bend over backwards at every restaurant I visited to make awesome vegetarian meals for me.  The waitress who asked, "Does that include pork?" said it so innocently I found it endearing.

To be fair, I was mostly in Austin, and visiting from Portland I was treated by a few people as though I had come from the mother ship.


Yeah, that's one of the things I like about living here in Austin. Hell, even at non-veg places I've never had an issue if I ask for a non-meat item to be left off. People are pretty nice about that around here.
 
2013-03-12 10:59:38 PM

r1niceboy: Like has been mentioned, the only difference is that the latter group are more racist.


More openly racist, at least. I've met more than a few hipsters who were closeted bigots of one form or another. With the rednecks, at least you know where you stand with them.

/Which isn't to say I think bigotry is equally distributed in both groups
//'Cause I don't think that
 
2013-03-12 10:59:39 PM

bottsicus: talthy.files.wordpress.com


Nice ride. Cool car, too!
 
2013-03-12 10:59:43 PM
I've been to San Antonio twice and both times I noticed a high degree of stray dogs.  It's just that kind of stray dog edginess that will be the next hipster magnet.
 
2013-03-12 10:59:58 PM

orclover: Gimme a couple donner vehicles and a couple weeks and we can find out.


Are these vehicles that eat each other when stuck in the snowy wilderness?
 
2013-03-12 11:02:09 PM

bob_ross: [s24.postimage.org image 520x741]


Yeah, biatch, it's a motherfarking fixie.
 
2013-03-12 11:06:13 PM

WTF Indeed: Racism isn't ironicly cool yet.


The people who post on 4chan disagree.
 
2013-03-12 11:06:40 PM
I lived in Memphis for 10 years and San Antonio the last five, so I guess that explains my unhippityness.

For the record, I really enjoy both cities.
 
2013-03-12 11:07:24 PM
Surprised Norfolk,VA didn't make the list...
 
2013-03-12 11:07:52 PM

utsagrad123: exyankee: I like San Antonio like it is.  Let Austin stay weird, and let SA stay lame.  I'm not 20 anymore, so I don't care.

Just stay away from Southtown during First Friday


First Friday can be pretty hipster I guess.  But it's mainly people wanting to drink cheaply, and urinating on peoples lawns - I have friends in King William.  I used to go, but it's been a long time.  Having children will do that.
 
2013-03-12 11:08:44 PM
davidphogan

To me (having grown up in Austin in the 70s, and coming from broke hippie parents), today's hipsters are just trying too hard to be like my folks.

It's not that they aren't doing any good in the world, because they are. They (IMO) are just trying WAY TOO hard to be flower children.

Walking, riding a bicycle, being healthy, listening to vinyl...all good things. But do you really have to spend an hour getting primed to look the part, while also bragging about your bike/beer/bar? No.
 
2013-03-12 11:12:01 PM

The Face Of Oblivion: [by conforming to a dress code that I already practice along with a million other people in this other city]


Uniformity, the most ironic part of hipsterism.
 
2013-03-12 11:12:27 PM

vicejay: I've never understood Hipster Hate©


Many people tend to dislike arrogant, privileged, loud, ignorant, poorly-dressed, ungroomed, boring, alcoholic, ugly white kids. ...unless you were referring to a specific manifestation or something of dislike for hipsters.
 
2013-03-12 11:14:12 PM
Plenty of of hipsters, or hipster wanna bes in OKC, it just the teatards out number them.
 
2013-03-12 11:16:27 PM

bob_ross: [s24.postimage.org image 520x741]


lol
 
2013-03-12 11:16:27 PM
why is Charlotte on there?
 
2013-03-12 11:16:29 PM

slackananda: orclover: Gimme a couple donner vehicles and a couple weeks and we can find out.

Are these vehicles that eat each other when stuck in the snowy wilderness?


Nah. Those are the ones that get shot up in California by cops who assume some large black man is driving them.
 
2013-03-12 11:16:50 PM
I wonder what hipster culture has done to Nashville.  I'm friend with lots of intown hipsters here in Atlanta, but I live out in the country.  (the country has more fun)
 
2013-03-12 11:17:43 PM
If you think about it ,Indianapolis is pretty much like Kentucky or Tennessee . Then all those cities would be considered "in the south" .
 
2013-03-12 11:17:43 PM
Oh, right

www.yeastboundanddown.com
 
2013-03-12 11:18:53 PM
I used to love Raleigh for it's Hipster scene. Say what you want about hipsters but they're great at revitalizing urban areas and founding good food/drink. Damn I miss Foundation's organic and locally sourced cocktails, especially the Tarheel (basically a local dark'n'stormy)

/was there the day they opened
//recession Sundays were awesome
 
2013-03-12 11:18:56 PM

ciberido: bob_ross: [s24.postimage.org image 520x741]

Yeah, biatch, it's a motherfarking fixie.


That's farking awesome! I have met about half of the individuals portrayed in that video here in Seattle - including the dude who put his bike on the elevator, making it so no one else could fit. "I'm on a motherfarking bike!"
 
2013-03-12 11:20:25 PM
I can confirm that there are a shiatload of hipsters in Oklahoma City.
 
2013-03-12 11:20:47 PM
Oklahoma would like to remind you nice people to just keep flying over.  We don't want you here, especially the Californians.

/OKC has plenty of hipster like people
//Tulsa maybe a few more
///their bars are fun for a guy who can order them all off my lawn
////because I can talk vinyl
 
2013-03-12 11:21:37 PM
It's not FARK, it's promoting your unfunny SEO blog. Not at all ironic.
 
2013-03-12 11:22:08 PM
South=Too hot for scarves
 
2013-03-12 11:23:07 PM

thornhill: Oklahoma City, OK

IIRC, don't they actually have a really good emerging restaurant scene? I feel like a read an article a year or so ago how lots of young people are actually moving their.


I thought about moving there a few years ago, but after talking to some people from OKC/Tulsa, they just looked at me like I had a dick on my forehead and asked "WTF would you want to move there?"  Keep looking?
 
2013-03-12 11:23:19 PM
/clinks link
//sees Jax at #2
///absolute lack of surprise face
////closes tab
 
2013-03-12 11:23:30 PM

mafiageek1980: Yeah, that's one of the things I like about living here in Austin. Hell, even at non-veg places I've never had an issue if I ask for a non-meat item to be left off. People are pretty nice about that around here.


I wish I could remember the name, but there was a South American style steakhouse my company went to that made me one of the best vegetarian dinners I've ever had, had the chef come out to ask if I liked it.  Every place in town was super nice about coming up with something (and usually great), especially if I tried to just order an appetizer and plan on foraging for some fast food on my own later.  I only had to do that once in a week, and the Hampton Inn employee who took me on a burrito run at 1 am should be saluted.  You guys have some sick late night vegetarian-friendly burritos as well.

Outside San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle, Austin is probably the most vegetarian-friendly place I've been.  Maybe I could include Ensenada, but they may have just been smiling and pretending to understand what I mean.  My Spanish is pretty bad.
 
2013-03-12 11:23:57 PM

Nuclear Monk: Surprised Norfolk,VA didn't make the list...


And yet I hear Richmond has a growing hipster population

/the Fan is a pretty cool area...
 
2013-03-12 11:24:25 PM

vicejay: I've never understood Hipster Hate©


It saves people from the pain of critical thinking by allowing them to target a malleably defined group to hate, which others also hate, but using their own definitions and with that description of hipster as "someone who does not like a thing I like" they feel empowered in their mutual dislike of those people.
 
2013-03-12 11:27:05 PM
What a Non Hipster bar in the south may look like.

i306.photobucket.com

/great place to get stabbed
 
2013-03-12 11:27:15 PM

Sporkabob: Indy? Have they been to Broad Ripple?


Former resident here. Broadripple is hip(ster) in the same sense that Indianapolis is an interesting city.
 
2013-03-12 11:27:22 PM

davidphogan: mafiageek1980: Yeah, that's one of the things I like about living here in Austin. Hell, even at non-veg places I've never had an issue if I ask for a non-meat item to be left off. People are pretty nice about that around here.

I wish I could remember the name, but there was a South American style steakhouse my company went to that made me one of the best vegetarian dinners I've ever had, had the chef come out to ask if I liked it.  Every place in town was super nice about coming up with something (and usually great), especially if I tried to just order an appetizer and plan on foraging for some fast food on my own later.  I only had to do that once in a week, and the Hampton Inn employee who took me on a burrito run at 1 am should be saluted.  You guys have some sick late night vegetarian-friendly burritos as well.

Outside San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle, Austin is probably the most vegetarian-friendly place I've been.  Maybe I could include Ensenada, but they may have just been smiling and pretending to understand what I mean.  My Spanish is pretty bad.


Not to keep harping on Raleigh but there is some amazing vegetarian and vegan food there. The Remedy in downtown had a vegan coconut cream pie that was so good I would punch my momma for a piece.
 
2013-03-12 11:29:25 PM
Also: That article is one of the most idiotic things I have read today.
 
2013-03-12 11:29:48 PM
Name me one thing that's not hip about Mississippi.
 
2013-03-12 11:30:01 PM

Nuclear Monk: Surprised Norfolk,VA didn't make the list...


I'm out in Chesapeake and I've been accused of being a hipster! I guess part of it is my fashion sense, vest with pocket watch, black glasses, derby hat. But mainly because of my music choices I guess. I really like Abney Park, Unwoman, Dr.Steel, The Cog is Dead, Professor Elemental. I have to tell them I'm not a hipster, I'm into steampunk...
 
2013-03-12 11:34:49 PM
I'd take hipsters or rednecks any day over ghetto trash.
 
2013-03-12 11:35:29 PM

strife: I thought about moving there a few years ago, but after talking to some people from OKC/Tulsa, they just looked at me like I had a dick on my forehead and asked "WTF would you want to move there?" Keep looking?


It's not bad.  Yeah, the politics are face-palmy, but the people are nice.  Just mind the tornadoes.
 
2013-03-12 11:36:40 PM

red5ish: Hipsters live in Phoenix, ironically.


Roosevelt Row here.  When the rest of your city and state sucks so bad, anyone with any kind of culture will band together.  Even if it means hanging with hipsters.
 
2013-03-12 11:37:20 PM
Hipster trap commonly found in the Mission area of San Francisco

drunkcyclist.com
 
2013-03-12 11:38:18 PM

Civil_War2_Time: davidphogan

To me (having grown up in Austin in the 70s, and coming from broke hippie parents), today's hipsters are just trying too hard to be like my folks.

It's not that they aren't doing any good in the world, because they are. They (IMO) are just trying WAY TOO hard to be flower children.

Walking, riding a bicycle, being healthy, listening to vinyl...all good things. But do you really have to spend an hour getting primed to look the part, while also bragging about your bike/beer/bar? No.


I guess the nice part of the hipsters I know is they're the type who would give you the ironic shirt off their back if you needed it.  The hippie connection makes a little more sense than what I really had noticed now that I think about it.  Of course, most of the what-I-call hipsters around here don't smell or look like they spent more than 15 minutes getting ready.  Unless they have a fresh tattoo, because you don't want to screw up some fresh ink.

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Not to keep harping on Raleigh but there is some amazing vegetarian and vegan food there. The Remedy in downtown had a vegan coconut cream pie that was so good I would punch my momma for a piece.


I'd love to go back, but last time I was in that part of the state was 1994 or 1995, and I don't really have any reason to go there now.

Really, nationwide, it's pretty amazing how far food has come in the past twenty years.  The chains may have made Buffalo Wings and the fast-casual burger something with very little variety, but it's kind of cool how the smaller local ones are willing to work to keep every customer happy.
 
2013-03-12 11:38:53 PM

Leishu: vicejay: I've never understood Hipster Hate©

It saves people from the pain of critical thinking by allowing them to target a malleably defined group to hate, which others also hate, but using their own definitions and with that description of hipster as "someone who does not like a thing I like" they feel empowered in their mutual dislike of those people.


You've defined both Hipster Hate and The Hipster.
 
2013-03-12 11:38:58 PM

Glenechocreek: Hipster trap commonly found in the Mission area of San Francisco

[drunkcyclist.com image 550x308]


I'm no hipster, but I can't turn down a free beer and a free pack of smokes.
 
2013-03-12 11:43:05 PM

Leishu: vicejay: I've never understood Hipster Hate©

It saves people from the pain of critical thinking by allowing them to target a malleably defined group to hate, which others also hate, but using their own definitions and with that description of hipster as "someone who does not like a thing I like" they feel empowered in their mutual dislike of those people.


i3.asn.im
 
2013-03-12 11:44:02 PM
Jesus.  Other than Memphis, there isn't a single city on that list worth even driving through.   I can avoid hipsters.   Jacksonville is always going to be a giant shiat hole.
 
2013-03-12 11:47:52 PM

El Brujo: I'd take hipsters or rednecks any day over ghetto trash.


Funny thing is redneck and ghetto are virtually the same thing.  Only the setting is different.
 
2013-03-12 11:48:24 PM
I've said this once and I'll say it again.  I don't have a problem with hipsters. I live in a neighborhood in Chicago where they are everywhere. If I were twenty years younger, I might be one of them, but at age 40, I doubt they'd have me, nor I them ;).  The reason I don't have a problem with hipsters is that they unlike some of the other people in my neighborhood, they've never actually physically broken into my property (both car and home) and stolen stuff from me or tried to shoot each other within earshot of my home (and in one case succeeded in killing the other person 1/2 a block up).  So yeah, bring on the hipsters. 'Ironic' facial hair and stupid bikes are pretty small potatoes in the larger scheme of things.
 
2013-03-12 11:50:26 PM
Look, hipsters bug the shiat out of me too, but your blog sucks.
 
2013-03-12 11:50:57 PM
Never been more proud to live in the South
 
2013-03-12 11:52:30 PM
Oklahoma City, OK
Wrong.

Fort Worth, TX
Dallas, TX

Oh wow, REALLY wrong.

In OKC and Dallas there are plenty of hipsters, I assure you.
 
2013-03-12 11:53:10 PM
Instead of my usual long rant against Hipsters, how about we name out in our state and/or country, the places we think are actually the "Least Hipster" cities? (as opposed to this list that seems to have been thwarted due to comments above that contradict the list)

For my area, Lakewood, New Jersey; can't seem to find a single hipster among the many Orthodox Jews and Hispanics when I go Judaica shopping down there. Sadly for me though I live in the town next to Asbury Park, NJ (which has my favorite pinball place, I was there today!) which is one of the "blossoming" (I just call it withering) Hipster locations where they move to and slowly take over (started around 2002 - 2003 when the Asbury Lanes was turned Rockabilly Hipster) when Brooklyn became too expensive for some of them.
 
2013-03-12 11:57:25 PM

basemetal: Oklahoma would like to remind you nice people to just keep flying over.  We don't want you here, especially the Californians.

/OKC has plenty of hipster like people
//Tulsa maybe a few more
///their bars are fun for a guy who can order them all off my lawn
////because I can talk vinyl


We won't visit if you don't vote. Deal?
 
2013-03-12 11:58:45 PM
Cool story bro-

Some girl at a bar asked me if I was a hipster. I asked her "Why do you think I'm a hipster?". She said it was because I was wearing a plaid shirt, and I had a long sleeve plaid coat over that. I honestly didn't even know. I just throw clothes on. I had the long sleeve plaid overcoat for 10 years, it was cold, and I just like plaid, since I was kid. She took my answer to mean that I liked plaid "before it was cool". Kinda pissed me off actually. Then I said I wear whatever the fark I want, and don't give a fark what anyone thinks of me. She said this was the typical "hipster answer".

Son of a biatch had me dug in like an Alabama tick. biatch set me up. She was trolling me. This biatch put me into a complex to the point where I can't wear plaid now because people will think I'm trying to have a "look". I'm boring. There is no "look" here. Damn Faded Glory Wal-Mart shirt did me dirty.

But really, I hope I'm not a hipster. I'm just weird. Really weird. That weirdness has been around since I was a kid.

/stop wearing those clear non-prescription glasses that have no functionality other than me wanting to punch you in the face. thanks.
 
2013-03-13 12:02:23 AM

DarkSoulNoHope: Instead of my usual long rant against Hipsters, how about we name out in our state and/or country, the places we think are actually the "Least Hipster" cities?


For California I'd say any of the inland cities.
 
2013-03-13 12:02:27 AM

GoSurfing: Son of a biatch had me dug in like an Alabama tick.


Have you got time to duck?
 
2013-03-13 12:02:30 AM

TheJoe03: I'm not sure how hipsters can keep surviving in high priced cities, seems NYC and SF have priced them out (as well as working class people in general). I heard the hipsters are trying to gentrify Oakland, so it'll be interesting to see that. Thank God San Jose isn't cool enough for them to come here en masse, though  BART might change that.


San Jose isn't doing a very good job of things these days. Their plans to revitalize the Midtown neighborhood haven't gone anywhere, and the proposed Whole Foods is still an empty lot. There's no hipster bait.

The problem is that San Jose is just a little too spread out. If downtown were to become really cool, it would need a lot of development to meet the need.
 
2013-03-13 12:05:30 AM

Smeggy Smurf: El Brujo: I'd take hipsters or rednecks any day over ghetto trash.

Funny thing is redneck and ghetto are virtually the same thing.  Only the setting is different.


Huh...yeah this is not a bad comparison.  I guess I dislike hip hop even more than I do walmart pop/rock/country so I still would chose the redneck.  Not much of a choice, really.
 
2013-03-13 12:05:45 AM

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: I used to love Raleigh for it's Hipster scene. Say what you want about hipsters but they're great at revitalizing urban areas and founding good food/drink. Damn I miss Foundation's organic and locally sourced cocktails, especially the Tarheel (basically a local dark'n'stormy)

/was there the day they opened
//recession Sundays were awesome


See, the second I read "organic" I identify a pretentious and lame hipster. Whatever. Be glad you have something to eat, and quit making value judgments on those who don't share your insolent food snobbery.
 
2013-03-13 12:08:09 AM

Omahawg: [t2.gstatic.com image 225x225]


I'm either sorry or thankful but I dang near choked on the pretzel I was eating.
 
2013-03-13 12:09:34 AM

ciberido: GoSurfing: Son of a biatch had me dug in like an Alabama tick.

Have you got time to duck?


Payback time.

/contradicted myself twice in my post. I guess I do care what people think of me. In the words and cadence of the late great Strother Martin, in the penultimate film "Up In Smoke", when talking about the goddamn Finkelsten shiat Kid "Son of a biatch!"
 
2013-03-13 12:09:44 AM

ciberido: GoSurfing: Son of a biatch had me dug in like an Alabama tick.

Have you got time to duck?


Curious about what that means?
Or are you talking about a ducktail hairstyle?
excellentstyle.net
 
2013-03-13 12:10:16 AM
OKC made the list? Hahaha! They have their fair share of hipsters.

But Tulsa.....oh we have WAY more.
 
2013-03-13 12:10:42 AM

ImpendingCynic: San Jose isn't doing a very good job of things these days. Their plans to revitalize the Midtown neighborhood haven't gone anywhere, and the proposed Whole Foods is still an empty lot. There's no hipster bait.


That's around where I live, and there actually is some local hipsters that like that area. I used to live downtown in 08-09 (when I was 18-20), which was the height of the hipster craze so I was surrounded by them (and scene kids). You are right that we don't attract out of town hipsters, which I prefer.

Speaking of development, apparently they are loosening the restrictions on how tall the buildings downtown can be and are trying to build more high rise condos in the area. Going to SF makes you realize how far San Jose is to being an actual urban city, but at least they're trying.
 
2013-03-13 12:11:46 AM

TheJoe03: I'm not sure how hipsters can keep surviving in high priced cities, seems NYC and SF have priced them out (as well as working class people in general). I heard the hipsters are trying to gentrify Oakland, so it'll be interesting to see that. Thank God San Jose isn't cool enough for them to come here en masse, though  BART might change that.


They got 'em in San Jose, too.

CSB time:

I was down there about two years ago for a mobile conference with two other guys, one of whom was Korean, and didn't speak good English.  Great guy, though.  Anyway, we went downtown and had some dinner at a pub, started having drinks, and we got pretty deep into the bag.  Afterwards, he was outside bumming a cigarette, and I was giving him shiat about it.  "What are you, a hobo!"

Some bint in glassless frames riding a fixie (I shiat you not, FIXIE) rides by and says "You should leave that poor asian man alone!" and then proceeds to call me a corporate stooge and shiat.  Then she fixied off into the mist.   Korean dude missed all of this, but the other guy we were with about split a gut laughing at me.  I was pretty speechless, which is a rarity for me.

So you got 'em down there, dude.  They're really into asian men, apparently.
 
2013-03-13 12:12:31 AM

Hollie Maea: We won't visit if you don't vote. Deal?


I'll call your bluff.
 
2013-03-13 12:14:20 AM

Peepeye: OKC made the list? Hahaha! They have their fair share of hipsters.

But Tulsa.....oh we have WAY more.


What's sad or well, whatever is I was going through Rome GA not so long ago and even there managed to find a neighborhood full of hipster's.
/Wut? I got lost and was trying to find the way back to the road I needed to be on.
 
2013-03-13 12:16:03 AM

WTF Indeed: Racism isn't ironicly cool yet.


Even so, the north still has more hipsters.
 
2013-03-13 12:18:02 AM
How is Hartford not on this list? Way more Hipsters in Charlotte than Fartford.
 
2013-03-13 12:19:20 AM

Rent Party: They got 'em in San Jose, too.


Oh I know, but they are generally local. SJ has an unhip suburban reputation, so the cool cats from San Francisco haven't tried to invade yet. Like I said earlier, they are going for Oakland over us, that should tell you something.
 
2013-03-13 12:21:19 AM

exyankee: I like San Antonio like it is.  Let Austin stay weird, and let SA stay lame.  I'm not 20 anymore, so I don't care.


There's no such thing as an ex-yankee. We smile at you, but we remember.
 
2013-03-13 12:22:10 AM

GoSurfing: But really, I hope I'm not a hipster. I'm just weird. Really weird. That weirdness has been around since I was a kid.


If you are doing it for yourself because you enjoy it and what you always have enjoyed, then you aren't a Hipster. That girl is a biatch for setting you up like that (I'd be worse though... Captain Passive Aggressive Goth at your service! But I wouldn't put you down in front of your face if I had the wrong impression of you, just you might catch me sneering in your direction! :-P ) and if she can't get that the answer "I just enjoy it" means "I just enjoy it", then you're better off not pursuing a woman like that.

A person who does something and enjoys it for the sake of themselves, is a good person and not a Hipster. A person who goes out of their way to be "different" (yet looking the same as other Hipsters, strangely enough for a group of aggressively "unique" people); even if the thing they wear, listen to, eat, read, ect, is undesirable to themselves and that person that has the snooty attitude that "no one else could understand the beauty" of the "different" activity that they are intentionally engaged in to distance themselves from the "normal", then that person is a Hipster.

/I despise them myself because they steal alot of ideas from my subculture (and others), turn around and claim it as their own, then they critique the members of the subculture they stole from in their own venues!
//You try dancing to Peter Murphy's song All Night Long while a group of Hipsters that just walked in and ordered the cheapest beer on the menu walk into the middle of the dance floor, it's damn annoying!
///They don't even dance, they just stand around in the middle of the dance floor and talk to each other about the music, the club patrons, and the venue while other people (including me) are trying to dance!
////I'd kick them with the brunt of my steel toed boots but I want to be allowed back to that club in Newark
 
2013-03-13 12:23:28 AM
I want to be stereotyped, I want to be classified.

I don't want to live in any of those cities.
 
2013-03-13 12:23:50 AM
The South may be unhip, but some parts are MORE unhip than others...

i651.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-13 12:24:29 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: Peepeye: OKC made the list? Hahaha! They have their fair share of hipsters.

But Tulsa.....oh we have WAY more.

What's sad or well, whatever is I was going through Rome GA not so long ago and even there managed to find a neighborhood full of hipster's.
/Wut? I got lost and was trying to find the way back to the road I needed to be on.


Never been to GA but I would be freaked out to encounter hipsters there too.

Of course people probably think Tulsa wouldn't have any either.
 
2013-03-13 12:26:50 AM

DarkSoulNoHope: /I despise them myself because they steal alot of ideas from my subculture (and others), turn around and claim it as their own, then they critique the members of the subculture they stole from in their own venues!


That's always been my own reason for actually disliking them. They took over alternative rock and indie and have tried to co-opt certain electronic music and alternative hip-hop.
 
2013-03-13 12:28:55 AM

vicejay: I've never understood Hipster Hate©


I see a Venn diagram of quirky young people having fun and trendy young people faking it so hard they have to be condescending, to anyone who doesn't like what they like, to compensate.

To me, it's not the fashion, beer, obscure bands, vinyl, fixies etc that piss me off, it's the attitudes of the poseurs. The non poseurs are not conscious of what they look like they are just in the moment doing their thing. The poseurs want to be a part of it and get the attention and admiration they see others getting so, instead of just becoming a part of it, they try to wear the scene like a coat. They are jingoistic about their chosen identity.

The poseurs, what I think people really mean when they say hipsters, have always been around. I think the reason that hipsters get painted with the same brush more than other groups is that their seems to be a critical mass of them within the subculture because the subculture deals with the poseurs by moving on to a new scene rather than deal with them.

The real decent people build the scene from scratch, enjoy it, and then split when the poseurs show up and ruin it. Outsiders don't notice until the annoying jackass poseurs start showing up trying to one up each other and start razing the locals.

Then the locals start saying "man I hate hipsters"

hipster is just the new word for poseur.

from Wikipedia

"
Poseur is a pejorative term, often used in the punk, heavy metal, hip hop and goth subcultures to describe a person who copies the dress, speech, and/or mannerisms of a group or subculture, generally for attaining acceptability within the group or for popularity among various other groups, yet who is deemed to not share or understand the values or philosophy of the subculture. While this perceived inauthenticity is viewed with scorn and contempt by members of the subculture, the definition of the term and to whom it should be applied is subjective. While the term is most associated with the 1970s- and 1980s-era punk and hardcore subculture, English use of the term originates in the late 19th century "
 
2013-03-13 12:32:55 AM

GoSurfing: Cool story bro-

Some girl at a bar asked me if I was a hipster. I asked her "Why do you think I'm a hipster?". She said it was because I was wearing a plaid shirt, and I had a long sleeve plaid coat over that. I honestly didn't even know. I just throw clothes on. I had the long sleeve plaid overcoat for 10 years, it was cold, and I just like plaid, since I was kid. She took my answer to mean that I liked plaid "before it was cool". Kinda pissed me off actually. Then I said I wear whatever the fark I want, and don't give a fark what anyone thinks of me. She said this was the typical "hipster answer".

Son of a biatch had me dug in like an Alabama tick. biatch set me up. She was trolling me. This biatch put me into a complex to the point where I can't wear plaid now because people will think I'm trying to have a "look". I'm boring. There is no "look" here. Damn Faded Glory Wal-Mart shirt did me dirty.

But really, I hope I'm not a hipster. I'm just weird. Really weird. That weirdness has been around since I was a kid.

/stop wearing those clear non-prescription glasses that have no functionality other than me wanting to punch you in the face. thanks.


You should have planted one right in her smart-ass mouth.

/Kinda hoping that domestic violence becomes the next hipster thing. You know they'd do it right in a retro-ironic way, with sleeveless T-shirts, rolling pins, maybe a fedora, exclamations of "Pow, right in the kisser!" etc.
 
2013-03-13 12:34:07 AM

C_Canuk: vicejay: I've never understood Hipster Hate©

I see a Venn diagram of quirky young people having fun and trendy young people faking it so hard they have to be condescending, to anyone who doesn't like what they like, to compensate.

To me, it's not the fashion, beer, obscure bands, vinyl, fixies etc that piss me off, it's the attitudes of the poseurs. The non poseurs are not conscious of what they look like they are just in the moment doing their thing. The poseurs want to be a part of it and get the attention and admiration they see others getting so, instead of just becoming a part of it, they try to wear the scene like a coat. They are jingoistic about their chosen identity.

The poseurs, what I think people really mean when they say hipsters, have always been around. I think the reason that hipsters get painted with the same brush more than other groups is that their seems to be a critical mass of them within the subculture because the subculture deals with the poseurs by moving on to a new scene rather than deal with them.

The real decent people build the scene from scratch, enjoy it, and then split when the poseurs show up and ruin it. Outsiders don't notice until the annoying jackass poseurs start showing up trying to one up each other and start razing the locals.

Then the locals start saying "man I hate hipsters"

hipster is just the new word for poseur.

from Wikipedia

"
Poseur is a pejorative term, often used in the punk, heavy metal, hip hop and goth subcultures to describe a person who copies the dress, speech, and/or mannerisms of a group or subculture, generally for attaining acceptability within the group or for popularity among various other groups, yet who is deemed to not share or understand the values or philosophy of the subculture. While this perceived inauthenticity is viewed with scorn and contempt by members of the subculture, the definition of the term and to whom it should be applied is subjective. While the term is most associated with ...


Exactly.  It's just like when the cheerleaders started wearing flannel in the 90's after Nirvana hit it big.  If you're being who you are, then that's great.  If you're just trying to show how non-conformist you are by conforming with everyone around you, then you aren't fooling anyone.  But in the end, it's not hate, it's just amusement at viewing my youth through a different perspective and realizing how little people really change across generations.

Millennials still suck though.
 
2013-03-13 12:34:15 AM

Friction8r: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: I used to love Raleigh for it's Hipster scene. Say what you want about hipsters but they're great at revitalizing urban areas and founding good food/drink. Damn I miss Foundation's organic and locally sourced cocktails, especially the Tarheel (basically a local dark'n'stormy)

/was there the day they opened
//recession Sundays were awesome

See, the second I read "organic" I identify a pretentious and lame hipster. Whatever. Be glad you have something to eat, and quit making value judgments on those who don't share your insolent food snobbery.


It's "drink" not "food", you insufferable douche.  This was a bar and there was no food to be found.  Enjoy your Budweiser, it seems right up your alley.
 
2013-03-13 12:34:50 AM

slidillon: I want to be stereotyped, I want to be classified.

I don't want to live in any of those cities.


This place sucks!
 
2013-03-13 12:37:03 AM

Peepeye: tinfoil-hat maggie: Peepeye: OKC made the list? Hahaha! They have their fair share of hipsters.

But Tulsa.....oh we have WAY more.

What's sad or well, whatever is I was going through Rome GA not so long ago and even there managed to find a neighborhood full of hipster's.
/Wut? I got lost and was trying to find the way back to the road I needed to be on.

Never been to GA but I would be freaked out to encounter hipsters there too.

Of course people probably think Tulsa wouldn't have any either.


This is true, I would have never guessed. I mean I don't know how big Tulsa is but Rome is like 150k or less in population but Atlanta's not that far and there I wouldn't have been surprised. And yea, plenty of hipsters there.
 
2013-03-13 12:40:31 AM
valleyparent.com

Leave the hipsters alone!
 
2013-03-13 12:45:22 AM
CaptainFatass


This place sucks!   Nothing on fark is obscure. Must be cool to be you.
 
2013-03-13 12:46:52 AM

thisisyourbrainonFark: [valleyparent.com image 320x480]

Leave the hipsters alone!


I haven't seen those pictures in a while.
 
2013-03-13 12:47:41 AM

CaptainFatass: Kinda hoping that domestic violence becomes the next hipster thing. You know they'd do it right in a retro-ironic way, with sleeveless T-shirts, rolling pins, maybe a fedora, exclamations of "Pow, right in the kisser!" etc.


This MUST happen.
 
2013-03-13 12:49:18 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: ciberido: GoSurfing: Son of a biatch had me dug in like an Alabama tick.

Have you got time to duck?

Curious about what that means?
Or are you talking about a ducktail hairstyle?
[excellentstyle.net image 500x604]


The original Predator movie.
 
2013-03-13 12:52:32 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: Peepeye: tinfoil-hat maggie: Peepeye: OKC made the list? Hahaha! They have their fair share of hipsters.

But Tulsa.....oh we have WAY more.

What's sad or well, whatever is I was going through Rome GA not so long ago and even there managed to find a neighborhood full of hipster's.
/Wut? I got lost and was trying to find the way back to the road I needed to be on.

Never been to GA but I would be freaked out to encounter hipsters there too.

Of course people probably think Tulsa wouldn't have any either.

This is true, I would have never guessed. I mean I don't know how big Tulsa is but Rome is like 150k or less in population but Atlanta's not that far and there I wouldn't have been surprised. And yea, plenty of hipsters there.


Roughly about 400,000. But we are right by a river. Lots of walking and bike trails. And restaurants are popping up all over the place (no complaint there). And trendy bars and clothing stores...selling local shirts that say "Don't Hate The 918" (our area code). For real.
 
2013-03-13 12:54:51 AM

El Paso, TX
Jacksonville, FL
Fort Worth, TX
Oklahoma City, OK
Houston, TX
Charlotte, NC
Memphis, TN
San Antonio, TX
Indianapolis, IN
Dallas, TX


Did they mix this up with the "Most Meth Labs Per Capita" list?
 
2013-03-13 12:55:43 AM

slidillon: CaptainFatass


This place sucks!   Nothing on fark is obscure. Must be cool to be you.


Do you know what I think about you?

You're a farking sonofabiatch, you arrogant asshole!
 
2013-03-13 12:57:40 AM

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Friction8r: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: I used to love Raleigh for it's Hipster scene. Say what you want about hipsters but they're great at revitalizing urban areas and founding good food/drink. Damn I miss Foundation's organic and locally sourced cocktails, especially the Tarheel (basically a local dark'n'stormy)

/was there the day they opened
//recession Sundays were awesome

See, the second I read "organic" I identify a pretentious and lame hipster. Whatever. Be glad you have something to eat, and quit making value judgments on those who don't share your insolent food snobbery.

It's "drink" not "food", you insufferable douche.  This was a bar and there was no food to be found.  Enjoy your Budweiser, it seems right up your alley.


Ooh the hipster took umbrage and lashed out with an ad hominem personal attack. Predictable, and yes Detroit does indeed suck that bad. Verbiage such as "organic" is specifically proffered to attempt to relate to your Hipster friends, like a wine snob discusses the "subtle undertones and sophisticated nuances and sterling finish with a melancholy aftertaste" load of crap. I got your "free range chicken" right here, you churlish dolt.
 
2013-03-13 12:58:59 AM

TheJoe03: DarkSoulNoHope: /I despise them myself because they steal alot of ideas from my subculture (and others), turn around and claim it as their own, then they critique the members of the subculture they stole from in their own venues!

That's always been my own reason for actually disliking them. They took over alternative rock and indie and have tried to co-opt certain electronic music and alternative hip-hop.


What gets worse is their weird fetish in making up a new musical genre name for a brand new band that never existed before, using mixtures of names of common, popular and/or underground music styles and/or eras, in order to claim they "invented" the genre or are "reviving" a genre that never existed before.

Example: "Hey, Spencer?" - "Yes, Linus?" - "Do you want to head to that new coffee shop 'Drip' with me and see this new band 'The Purple Dildos'? I hear they are a New Age Hip Hop Pre-Post Punk Jazz Revival band! It's their first ever show and they are really awesome to listen to!" - "That does sound awesome Linus! Let me find my Chuck Taylors and my glasses frames and we'll be off!"

/Of course when the band is playing they (more sounding like a horrific mess of painful and unintelligible sound and vocals) sound nothing like any of the separate genre names they used to make up this genre name they supposedly "Revived"
//but of course Linus and Spencer will sing 'The Purple Dildos' praises until the forth concert when that band (somehow!) gets a sizable following (approximately 42 people) and now the band is "too popular" and those Hipsters then move on to the next "new thing"
 
2013-03-13 01:07:06 AM
I dunno.  Dallas always struck me as a pretty hip place.  Houston?  Now in Houston we have good steaks, good bar b que and women with big tits.  AND, we put a man on the farkin' moon.  How much hipper can you get?
 
2013-03-13 01:07:28 AM

GoSurfing: But really, I hope I'm not a hipster. I'm just weird. Really weird. That weirdness has been around since I was a kid.

/stop wearing those clear non-prescription glasses that have no functionality other than me wanting to punch you in the face. thanks.


I just had a neighbor point out that I was posting on a web site that basically nobody's ever heard of about hipsters while drinking a tallboy can of Hamm's, and well.  She divided by zero.

I'm going to go smoke a menthol.  It's ironic.  Trust me, I'm Irish.
 
2013-03-13 01:08:23 AM

ciberido: tinfoil-hat maggie: ciberido: GoSurfing: Son of a biatch had me dug in like an Alabama tick.

Have you got time to duck?

Curious about what that means?
Or are you talking about a ducktail hairstyle?
[excellentstyle.net image 500x604]

The original Predator movie.


Oh, so missed that...
It is however fascinating when you bring up ducks ; )
 
2013-03-13 01:09:42 AM

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: This was a bar and there was no food to be found. Enjoy your Budweiser, it seems right up your alley.


Calm down.  Vancouver has happy hour, and apparently it's legal to "relax" there now.  At least Vancouver isn't Kelso.
 
2013-03-13 01:11:43 AM

Begoggle: Oklahoma City, OK
Wrong.

Fort Worth, TX
Dallas, TX
Oh wow, REALLY wrong.

In OKC and Dallas there are plenty of hipsters, I assure you.


Yeah, I came to say Houston most definitely is full of hipsters.  I am talking about the whole nine yards.  Fixed gear bike shops, critical mass, bike polo tournaments, etc.  There are plenty of hipster bars and if you are too hip for that then there are also plenty of actual dive bars.
My experience in Dallas is limited, but I know that Denton is packed with hipsters.  Hipsters practically run that town.

Not to attack or defend "hipsters," considering that it is really an undefined and effectively meaningless word, I just want to say that the article is dumb.
 
2013-03-13 01:12:23 AM

ciberido: GoSurfing: Son of a biatch had me dug in like an Alabama tick.

Have you got time to duck?


Quack.
 
2013-03-13 01:20:34 AM
So this means I would look like an asshole biking from my hotel to Cowboys Stadium? Oh well. I have a really nice trek.
 
2013-03-13 01:23:44 AM

davidphogan: ciberido: GoSurfing: Son of a biatch had me dug in like an Alabama tick.

Have you got time to duck?

Quack.


How come Howard allowed that to happen? Isn't he a master of Quack Fu!?

2.bp.blogspot.com

/"Duck Tits, Woo Hoo!"
//It's been years since I saw it in it's full form, "thanks" Nostalgia Critic for putting that damn childhood pain back into my memory centers again!
 
2013-03-13 01:35:20 AM
Whats funny about the south is hipsters, rednecks, blacks and hispanics all have their OWN bars and places to hang out, except for that small minority that think they grew up in the ghetto while white etc etc. Honestly of all the bar's i've been to, hipsters are second on the friendliest list, besides the crappy music they play or listen too (if not death metal) - every time a fight breaks out its a slap fight.

I stick to the older crowd bars, less BS and decent music.
 
2013-03-13 01:51:17 AM

mysticcat: Memphis?   Ever been to midtown? A proto-hipster homosexual neighborhood.


Not to incite an argument, but that ^^^ is slightly more accurate.
 
2013-03-13 01:58:51 AM

C_Canuk: poseur


Holy shiat. I haven't heard that word since I was in middle school. Don't think it had a U in it back then though. Kids on the bus called me a poser for wearing Airwalks and Vans even though I wasn't a skateboarder. Well sorry, but they look cool, and it's hard to skateboard on gravel! I don't want to wear giant Nike basketball shoes, so fark right the hell off.
I still wear Vans, you can custom order shoes exactly how you want off their website. Though sometimes I'm still a bit self-conscious about wearing the shoes that I think look good. Thanks Jeremy, you farking asshole.

/Do kids still skate anymore?
//Also, Jeremy used to sell me Marlboro lights for 2 bucks a pack after he'd get done making fun of me, so he wasn't all bad...I guess...a smoke on the walk from the bus stop (and to, in the mornings) are literally the only thing that made life livable back then
 
2013-03-13 02:21:35 AM
DarkSoulNoHope:

//It's been years since I saw it in it's full form, "thanks" Nostalgia Critic for putting that damn childhood pain back into my memory centers again!

Jeniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiings!
 
2013-03-13 02:31:22 AM

SpikeStrip: hipsters or rednecks. tough choice.


I put it to you that it takes the same kind of person to make either one. Both will jam down your throat their opinions on topics about which they know absolutely nothing. Both are nostalgic for a time in which they did not live. Both are smug about things that had nothing to do with them (like football and politics). Both drink pisswater beer, and neither one has a good reason to do so. No one does.
 
2013-03-13 02:36:56 AM

Paris1127: Oklahoma City, OK: This is what the '90s really looked like. Oklahoma City remembers; why don't hipsters?

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[2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x637]
I don't think the 90s is something Oklahoma City really wants to dwell upon...


True, but that tornado hook is in the wrong damned place. It should be centered over Moore. My current theory is that the number of tornadoes in that town is God's wrath for Toby Keith. Still, tornadoes are easier to dodge than hipsters--punching people in the face isn't legal.
 
2013-03-13 02:40:02 AM

orclover: SpikeStrip: hipsters or rednecks. tough choice.

Come to Austin.  The two groups make up 99% of the population almost equally.  Pickemup trucks and Fiats farking everywhere, coffee shops and good barbeque everywhere you farking turn.


You forgot the BMWs. Lots of those in Austin, too. But the traffic is atrocious.
 
2013-03-13 02:57:40 AM

BuckTurgidson: El Paso, TX
Jacksonville, FL
Fort Worth, TX
Oklahoma City, OK
Houston, TX
Charlotte, NC
Memphis, TN
San Antonio, TX
Indianapolis, IN
Dallas, TX


Did they mix this up with the "Most Meth Labs Per Capita" list?


Nope, Spanaway, WA isn't on it--that town's gotta still be in the top ten nationwide for meth labs.
 
2013-03-13 03:19:55 AM
Indy? Huh? I worked with way too many pretentious hipsters kids for it to be on this kind of list. The problem is that Indiana is also a state of fat people so its way too disturbing to see some of them in skinny jeans. Twenty pounds of potatoes in a five pound bag and all that jazz.
 
kab
2013-03-13 03:24:22 AM

Aigoo: BuckTurgidson: El Paso, TX
Jacksonville, FL
Fort Worth, TX
Oklahoma City, OK
Houston, TX
Charlotte, NC
Memphis, TN
San Antonio, TX
Indianapolis, IN
Dallas, TX


Did they mix this up with the "Most Meth Labs Per Capita" list?

Nope, Spanaway, WA isn't on it--that town's gotta still be in the top ten nationwide for meth labs.


Whole lotta "stop liking what I dont like" in this thread.

/obscure bands? Nope, just lazy listeners.
 
kab
2013-03-13 03:26:33 AM
Ugh, post fail.
 
2013-03-13 03:27:41 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: vicejay: I've never understood Hipster Hate©

Self-imported attention-whoring douchebags who think they are actually "literally" better than YOU, in some sort of half-wit wannabe intellectual ethos obsessed with pointing out how "different" and "countercultural" they are, ignoring the fact that they, themselves are a major culture, and as such, are about as countercultural as Jay-Z is. Trendies are annoying and douchey to begin with, add to that this idea that something that is of "the rare" is better than anything else, ignoring actual quality. For example, insisting that their no-one-has-heard-of band is better than the Beatles, not because the band is actually better, but because no one has heard of them and they "sound different". Fake punks (as in the music) who misuse the concept of "irony" and strain to sound educated, despite it taking a miracle for them to actually be one. It's not good enough to ride a bike, you have to ride a vintage fixie, not because you race in velodrome or used to be a bike messenger, but simply because it's in fashion, and no, you don't really know how to ride one, but the fact that you are, means that you look like a serious biker who is into the "hard stuff".

All of it is fake, and driven by trendiness. Each component would possibly be justifiable, but taken together, it's a big bag of fake attention whoring "I'm a unique and special butterly" Millennial superiority complex taken to an extreme. There are plenty of "scenes" out there, they all suck. Hipsterism is on top of the douche pile. fark them in the ear.

I am not a metal guy, but I do appreciate the Pantera lyric that says "be yourself, by yourself, stay away from me"


Yeah, and hipster haters are an even larger and dumber demographic.  How's it feel?
 
2013-03-13 03:29:14 AM

kab: Ugh, post fail.


I read that other post about three times going "huh?" Before I saw this one. Methinks it's time for sleep before my reading comprehension and/or ability to read more than one post at a time fails utterly. :D
 
2013-03-13 03:45:41 AM
wondering what all the talk is about

Hipster refers to a subculture of young, recently settled urban middle class adults and older teenagers that appeared in the 1990s. The subculture is associated with independent music, a varied non-mainstream fashion sensibility, liberal or independent political views, alternative spirituality or atheism/agnosticism, and alternative lifestyles. Interests in media include independent film, magazines such as Clash, and websites like Pitchfork Media.

Hipster culture has been described as a "mutating, trans-Atlantic melting pot of styles, tastes and behavior. Christian Lorentzen of Time Out New York argues that "hipsterism fetishizes the authentic" elements of all of the "fringe movements of the postwar era-beat, hippie, punk, even grunge," and draws on the "cultural stores of every unmelted ethnicity," and "regurgitates it with a winking inauthenticity."

Some critics, such as Armond White, accuse hipsterism of adhering to cynicism, nihilism, and associated amorality.

Oh

I'm OK with this
 
2013-03-13 03:57:29 AM

vicejay: I've never understood Hipster Hate©


Me either. I'm pretty far from being a hipster (old rich white guy with a real job (actually two)), but kinda like them.
 
2013-03-13 04:37:16 AM

bmihura: vicejay: I've never understood Hipster Hate©

Me either. I'm pretty far from being a hipster (old rich white guy with a real job (actually two)), but kinda like them.


dad?
 
2013-03-13 05:48:28 AM

orclover: SpikeStrip: hipsters or rednecks. tough choice.

Come to Austin.  The two groups make up 99% of the population almost equally.  Pickemup trucks and Fiats farking everywhere, coffee shops and good barbeque everywhere you farking turn.


Sounds like my town. Asheville. I love it. Keeps everyone on their toes.

At least as many non-ironic trucker caps as ironic ones.

It's the only place in the south to live, in my opinion.
 
2013-03-13 06:00:12 AM

tacos4jesus: orclover: SpikeStrip: hipsters or rednecks. tough choice.

Come to Austin.  The two groups make up 99% of the population almost equally.  Pickemup trucks and Fiats farking everywhere, coffee shops and good barbeque everywhere you farking turn.

Sounds like my town. Asheville. I love it. Keeps everyone on their toes.

At least as many non-ironic trucker caps as ironic ones.

It's the only place in the south to live, in my opinion.


Oh, and the BBQ part is the nexus that keeps both groups happy.

/12 Bones BBQ for the win
//Yum... I know what I am doing for lunch
 
2013-03-13 06:01:04 AM
You know what the best defense against a hipster is? Shrug. Meh.

Hipsterism is kind of an earnest trolling. The best defense is to just walk away, maybe chuckle while shaking your head in disbelief. Never engage them.

San Francisco Bay Area tech companies are dirty with them. There is a side benefit. I can go into work every day looking homeless and nobody bats an ironic eyelash.
 
2013-03-13 07:20:45 AM

germ78: I can't wait to read about this top-10 list on BuzzFeed tomorrow!


Make sure you look under the sports tab for it!
 
2013-03-13 08:08:40 AM

NeoBad: I dunno.  Dallas always struck me as a pretty hip place.  Houston?  Now in Houston we have good steaks, good bar b que and women with big tits.  AND, we put a man on the farkin' moon.  How much hipper can you get?


AND, we put a man on the farkin' moon set..
 
2013-03-13 08:09:04 AM

Tosches: Begoggle: Oklahoma City, OK
Wrong.

Fort Worth, TX
Dallas, TX
Oh wow, REALLY wrong.

In OKC and Dallas there are plenty of hipsters, I assure you.

Yeah, I came to say Houston most definitely is full of hipsters.  I am talking about the whole nine yards.  Fixed gear bike shops, critical mass, bike polo tournaments, etc.  There are plenty of hipster bars and if you are too hip for that then there are also plenty of actual dive bars.
My experience in Dallas is limited, but I know that Denton is packed with hipsters.  Hipsters practically run that town.

Not to attack or defend "hipsters," considering that it is really an undefined and effectively meaningless word, I just want to say that the article is dumb.


Denton is a college town, so it stands to reason there would be hipsters.  The uptown area of Dallas is a mix of hipsters and yuppies.  The kid on my team at work is a quasi-hipster; he dresses the part, but he lives in the suburbs, drives and doesn't drink.  It's hilarious to point out to him I had the same fashion sense 20 years before he was born.
 
2013-03-13 08:57:13 AM
*checks list for Charlotte*..yup.  There is a cadre of pretty dedicated hipsters here.  I almost feel sorry for them.  This city isn't cool and never will be.
 
2013-03-13 09:04:02 AM

WTF Indeed: Racism isn't ironicly cool yet.


Ten Most Segregated cities in America from that right-wing rag HuffPo:
Detroit
Milwaukee (that PBR's delicious!)
New York, NY
Newark
Chicago
Philly
Miami
Cleveland
St. Louis
Nassau

Salon.com  http://www.salon.com/2011/03/29/most_segregated_cities/
Milwaukee
New York
Chicago
Detroit
Cleveland
Buffalo
St. Louis
Cincinnati
Philly
Los Angeles

I know, I know. Northerners love black people.  From a distance.
 
2013-03-13 09:41:25 AM

bottsicus: theorellior: orclover: Pickemup trucks and Fiats farking everywhere

I wonder what the offspring of a Z71 Silverado and a Fiat 500 would look like?

[talthy.files.wordpress.com image 640x480]


Oh my yes...I love me some trailer park girls.

Jaime Pressly done up as Joy in My Name is Earl...Ill be in my bunk...
 
2013-03-13 09:45:41 AM

vicejay: I've never understood Hipster Hate©


It's the new way to hate the kids in high school who you think are cooler than you.  People complain that hipsters think they're so cool, because they think hipsters are so cool.
 
2013-03-13 09:59:56 AM

Eddie Ate Dynamite: /Do kids still skate anymore?


Yep.  Our town even has a public skate park for them with rails, ramps, etc for them to work off of.
 
2013-03-13 10:21:05 AM
Now is the time that we celebrate shiatty urban planning?
 
2013-03-13 10:22:29 AM
How the hell is Indianapolis on the list? Fountain Square is basically "Little Williamsburg"
 
2013-03-13 10:47:20 AM

Rapmaster2000: It's the new way to hate the kids in high school who you think are cooler than you. People complain that hipsters think they're so cool, because they think hipsters are so cool.


You are usually far less insane than this.
 
2013-03-13 11:13:51 AM

shoegaze99: Rapmaster2000: It's the new way to hate the kids in high school who you think are cooler than you. People complain that hipsters think they're so cool, because they think hipsters are so cool.

You are usually far less insane than this.


You think you're so cool is equivalent to I think you're so cool.  I think you know that.
 
2013-03-13 11:31:16 AM

Rapmaster2000: You think you're so cool is equivalent to I think you're so cool. I think you know that.


I don't really agree with that. For example, these people think they're really damn cool:

cache.gawker.com

I think, "you think you're so cool" not because I secretly think they are, but because they're so convinced of their coolness that it veers into sad territory. It's more "what the hell, really?" than it is, "I secretly wish I could be accepted by their awesome subculture.
 
2013-03-13 11:40:55 AM

shoegaze99: Rapmaster2000: You think you're so cool is equivalent to I think you're so cool. I think you know that.

I don't really agree with that. For example, these people think they're really damn cool:

[cache.gawker.com image 250x250]

I think, "you think you're so cool" not because I secretly think they are, but because they're so convinced of their coolness that it veers into sad territory. It's more "what the hell, really?" than it is, "I secretly wish I could be accepted by their awesome subculture.


Hmm.  Well, I'll accept that.  I don't get what people hate about hipsters so much, but I can't think of any subculture I really hate so I'm probably not a good candidate for quantifying hipster hate.
 
2013-03-13 12:34:36 PM

Aigoo: Paris1127: Oklahoma City, OK: This is what the '90s really looked like. Oklahoma City remembers; why don't hipsters?

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 516x361]
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x637]
I don't think the 90s is something Oklahoma City really wants to dwell upon...

True, but that tornado hook is in the wrong damned place. It should be centered over Moore. My current theory is that the number of tornadoes in that town is God's wrath for Toby Keith. Still, tornadoes are easier to dodge than hipsters--punching people in the face isn't legal.


The supercell's hook in that image is over Bridge Creek; it moved over Moore later.
 
2013-03-13 02:01:21 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: vicejay: I've never understood Hipster Hate©

Self-imported attention-whoring douchebags who think they are actually "literally" better than YOU, in some sort of half-wit wannabe intellectual ethos obsessed with pointing out how "different" and "countercultural" they are, ignoring the fact that they, themselves are a major culture, and as such, are about as countercultural as Jay-Z is. Trendies are annoying and douchey to begin with, add to that this idea that something that is of "the rare" is better than anything else, ignoring actual quality. For example, insisting that their no-one-has-heard-of band is better than the Beatles, not because the band is actually better, but because no one has heard of them and they "sound different". Fake punks (as in the music) who misuse the concept of "irony" and strain to sound educated, despite it taking a miracle for them to actually be one. It's not good enough to ride a bike, you have to ride a vintage fixie, not because you race in velodrome or used to be a bike messenger, but simply because it's in fashion, and no, you don't really know how to ride one, but the fact that you are, means that you look like a serious biker who is into the "hard stuff".

All of it is fake, and driven by trendiness. Each component would possibly be justifiable, but taken together, it's a big bag of fake attention whoring "I'm a unique and special butterly" Millennial superiority complex taken to an extreme. There are plenty of "scenes" out there, they all suck. Hipsterism is on top of the douche pile. fark them in the ear.

I am not a metal guy, but I do appreciate the Pantera lyric that says "be yourself, by yourself, stay away from me"


How unique and ironic this post is.
 
2013-03-13 04:31:53 PM

DirkValentine: PC LOAD LETTER: vicejay: I've never understood Hipster Hate©

Self-imported attention-whoring douchebags who think they are actually "literally" better than YOU, in some sort of half-wit wannabe intellectual ethos obsessed with pointing out how "different" and "countercultural" they are, ignoring the fact that they, themselves are a major culture, and as such, are about as countercultural as Jay-Z is. Trendies are annoying and douchey to begin with, add to that this idea that something that is of "the rare" is better than anything else, ignoring actual quality. For example, insisting that their no-one-has-heard-of band is better than the Beatles, not because the band is actually better, but because no one has heard of them and they "sound different". Fake punks (as in the music) who misuse the concept of "irony" and strain to sound educated, despite it taking a miracle for them to actually be one. It's not good enough to ride a bike, you have to ride a vintage fixie, not because you race in velodrome or used to be a bike messenger, but simply because it's in fashion, and no, you don't really know how to ride one, but the fact that you are, means that you look like a serious biker who is into the "hard stuff".

All of it is fake, and driven by trendiness. Each component would possibly be justifiable, but taken together, it's a big bag of fake attention whoring "I'm a unique and special butterly" Millennial superiority complex taken to an extreme. There are plenty of "scenes" out there, they all suck. Hipsterism is on top of the douche pile. fark them in the ear.

I am not a metal guy, but I do appreciate the Pantera lyric that says "be yourself, by yourself, stay away from me"

How unique and ironic this post is.


I disagree, it's an authentic slam against a subculture that strives for "authenticity".
 
2013-03-13 07:23:37 PM
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2013-03-13 10:02:50 PM

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: davidphogan: mafiageek1980: Yeah, that's one of the things I like about living here in Austin. Hell, even at non-veg places I've never had an issue if I ask for a non-meat item to be left off. People are pretty nice about that around here.

I wish I could remember the name, but there was a South American style steakhouse my company went to that made me one of the best vegetarian dinners I've ever had, had the chef come out to ask if I liked it.  Every place in town was super nice about coming up with something (and usually great), especially if I tried to just order an appetizer and plan on foraging for some fast food on my own later.  I only had to do that once in a week, and the Hampton Inn employee who took me on a burrito run at 1 am should be saluted.  You guys have some sick late night vegetarian-friendly burritos as well.

Outside San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle, Austin is probably the most vegetarian-friendly place I've been.  Maybe I could include Ensenada, but they may have just been smiling and pretending to understand what I mean.  My Spanish is pretty bad.

Not to keep harping on Raleigh but there is some amazing vegetarian and vegan food there. The Remedy in downtown had a vegan coconut cream pie that was so good I would punch my momma for a piece.


I will keep that in mind if I am in town :) Thanks :)
 
2013-03-13 11:59:47 PM

davidphogan: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: This was a bar and there was no food to be found. Enjoy your Budweiser, it seems right up your alley.

Calm down.  Vancouver has happy hour, and apparently it's legal to "relax" there now.  At least Vancouver isn't Kelso.


I'm stuck in Wisconsin on a consulting gig until Friday.  This place makes me irritable. I'll be back in PDX on Friday, heading right to Fire on the Mountain and then bed.
 
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