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(Public Policy Polling)   42% of Americans have an unfavorable view of hipsters. Subby had an unfavorable view of them before it was mainstream   (publicpolicypolling.com) divider line 22
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2013-05-13 02:45:35 PM
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2013-05-13 02:40:37 PM
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2013-05-13 02:27:08 PM
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2013-05-13 02:09:57 PM
3 votes:
So since being a hipster is apparently not thought of as cool, would it be OK to like hipsters ironically then?
2013-05-13 02:28:23 PM
2 votes:
2013-05-13 02:13:22 PM
2 votes:

GreenAdder: Of course, going "commando" is cheaper and allegedly more comfortable, but comes with its own set of risks.


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2013-05-13 02:08:38 PM
2 votes:

thomps: i  think that the broader point is valid though - "hipster" is just this amorphous word that people use to describe a general idea of something they hate, like "liberals" and "conservatives"


in the year 2013, anyone under the age of 30 who wears clothes or likes music or food is a "hipster"
2013-05-13 01:45:04 PM
2 votes:
I'm just saying boxer briefs are far more comfortable and the elastic doesn't wear out nearly as fast.
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2013-05-14 12:59:27 PM
1 votes:
HAHAHAHA! Tatsuma...I just noticed that you posted the contents of your ipod on your fark profile. LOL! Is that supposed to count as hipster street cred? Are you going to list your 8 track collection next? HAHAAHHAAHHHAAAA!
2013-05-14 03:49:00 AM
1 votes:

TheGogmagog: I don't even know what a hipster is. I don't get that song about dressing like hipsters.


First time I heard that song I thought she said "dress up like hamsters". That would have been more interesting.
2013-05-13 04:53:35 PM
1 votes:

Tatsuma: StinkyFiddlewinks: Would you mind taking some time and spelling it out so I can be sure I know what I don't like? Serious request/question.

Star Trek reboot, Nicki Minja, Chris Brown, New Coke, Charlie Sheen, Taylor Swift, recent Al Pacino movies and well done steak


I don't know if I should laugh at this or just sigh at the fact that it's completely inaccurate Tats. Maybe you should stick to the Jewish threads, except starting tomorrow of course for Shavuot till it's over Thursday night. :)

A Hipster is a man or woman who goes out of their way to be "non-conforming" or "anti-mainstream" simply for the sake of being "non-conforming" or "anti-mainstream". They don't do it for self gratification and/or to better themselves, but instead obsess over the fact that they are "better" than others who have not decided on making similar striving to "not conform". Many of the things they do for fashion is inexplicable in many ways, as in they are supposed to not look alike supposedly being proudly not conforming, but instead they all look and act in a quite similar manner.  Many of the men (and some of the women) conform to skinny jeans, 50's style "nerd" glasses' thick rims (in many cases, when the person doesn't need glasses), plaid shirts/jackets, grandpa hats or knit winter caps (in the summer!), and different styles of boots to mismatched socks. It's almost like (though not really, as that custom of conforming has been going on for a while and is part of the culture, as opposed to Hipsters "non-conforming" by everyone conforming to the similar Hipster styles!) walking through an Orthodox neighborhood, where the men usually wear black suits with white shirts, tzizit hanging down, and kippahs (or black rimmed hats on top of the kipot) on their heads and the women wearing ankle length skirts, wrist length shirts, and a snood; due to that being what everyone else does as part of the group despite the fact that you can wear other things and remain tznius.

All the things you mention are part of the "mainstream" that Hipsters claim to be against, yet if they do listen to a mainstream song or some other form of mainstream media, they will feign their actual liking of it by claiming to another Hipster, "I am only enjoying it ironically" which means that Hipsters can't even own up to the fact that they can enjoy something outside their "non-conformist" bubble.
2013-05-13 04:10:04 PM
1 votes:
I miss the '90s when the cool girls were goths.
2013-05-13 03:41:32 PM
1 votes:
Know who else didn't like people who were different?
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2013-05-13 03:25:21 PM
1 votes:

seventypercent: I'd wager $87.30 that the vast majority of older responders to this poll thought that it was asking about hippies, instead of hipsters, which they have never even heard of.


The oldster in question wouldn't be THAT far off  base.
2013-05-13 03:18:02 PM
1 votes:

mekki: Tatsuma: The vast majority of people who hate hipsters have no farking idea what a hipster is in the first place. It's one of the top 3 most misused word on the internet, along with emo and troll.

Bingo.

The hipsters I've known over the years were broke as anything, bohemian because they were broke, creative types. They were also some of the most fool hardy brave people that I know. They would go to the worst neighborhoods because the rents were cheap and rent all the apartments and go to work into making the neighborhood a habitable place. Williamsburg was a blight that Detroit wouldn't venture to after dark before the hipsters moved in.

You want to rebuild the war torn Middle East? Start a rumor among hipsters that the rents there are dirt cheap, there's plenty of empty stores to set up shop and the local delis are good. Then sit back and watch them work. In a decade time, Afghanistan will look like Portland.


Sweet Christ, the poor Afghanis have already suffered decades of war, haven't they been through enough?
2013-05-13 03:04:02 PM
1 votes:

Tatsuma: The vast majority of people who hate hipsters have no farking idea what a hipster is in the first place. It's one of the top 3 most misused word on the internet, along with emo and troll.


Bingo.

The hipsters I've known over the years were broke as anything, bohemian because they were broke, creative types. They were also some of the most fool hardy brave people that I know. They would go to the worst neighborhoods because the rents were cheap and rent all the apartments and go to work into making the neighborhood a habitable place. Williamsburg was a blight that Detroit wouldn't venture to after dark before the hipsters moved in.

You want to rebuild the war torn Middle East? Start a rumor among hipsters that the rents there are dirt cheap, there's plenty of empty stores to set up shop and the local delis are good. Then sit back and watch them work. In a decade time, Afghanistan will look like Portland.
2013-05-13 02:23:06 PM
1 votes:

Burr: Frankentots: I also have a beard, but it is often shamed by the luscious and lustrous offerings found around here.

I too have a beard, but It is because it is leftover from winter and I have just been lazy and haven't shaved it yet.


I have a beard pretty much since '98 because it waas farking cold outside in the UP of Michigan without it.

Now I keep it because whenever I did the rare shave it all off, everyone around me told me to never shave again.

Seriously. My friends, coworkers, my wife, my kids, all of them look in horror and tell me to never ever shave off my beard.

//My life is an Oatmeal comic...
2013-05-13 02:19:48 PM
1 votes:
Hipsters are the new yuppies. Self-important douchebags who instead of obsessing over money, insanely fancy things, and coke . They obsess over obscure things, insanely niche things, and coke.
2013-05-13 02:18:25 PM
1 votes:
Ok, this isn't a real survey

"27% of voters said they thought hipsters should be subjected to a special tax for being so annoying, while 73% did not think so. "

W.T.F!
2013-05-13 02:17:40 PM
1 votes:
I think hippos are kinda cute when they're dancing like in those Disney movies, but I've heard the real life onrs will kill you for nothing!

So I guess I see why people are not liking them so much...
2013-05-13 02:10:38 PM
1 votes:
Of course, going "commando" is cheaper and allegedly more comfortable, but comes with its own set of risks.
2013-05-13 02:10:14 PM
1 votes:
also holy farking lol at a certain someone complaining about people bringing in unrelated politics

literally the most ironic post I have ever read in my entire life
 
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