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(The Awl)   Hipster who brought his typewriter to NYC park and became a target of online hipster mockery says having a typewriter in a park is not actually hipster since he was writing stories for donations. Hipster   (theawl.com) divider line 53
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2013-09-19 08:38:34 PM
tl;dr
 
2013-09-19 08:55:39 PM
I don't have any particular criticism of the guy for doing what he did, but holy shiatballs he's a whiny biatch.
 
2013-09-19 09:07:02 PM
not a bad idea...for a crybaby hipster
 
2013-09-19 09:08:12 PM

fugeeface: not a bad idea...for a crybaby hipster


I actually like his idea. I'd give him $5 for a story of his choosing
 
2013-09-19 09:09:35 PM
The custom-story-while-wait part is cool, I hope he makes enough to keep doing it.
 
2013-09-19 09:09:52 PM
I hate people that write words.
 
2013-09-19 09:14:10 PM

MayoSlather: I hate people that write words.


I hate people who dress and act slightly, almost impercievably, different from what I'm used to. The nerve.
 
2013-09-19 09:15:49 PM
I knew exactly what this guy was going to look like before I saw the picture.
 
2013-09-19 09:15:55 PM
3602 words. he can do quantity.
 
2013-09-19 09:19:09 PM
That's the ugliest tablet I've ever seen.
 
2013-09-19 09:26:50 PM
Caring about what other people think of you is a horrible idea in general, but much worse if you're a recognizable public figure.
 
2013-09-19 09:27:59 PM
so he's like one of those people who spraypaints pictures and sells them. Well at least he's making money.
 
2013-09-19 09:33:07 PM

Karma Chameleon: I knew exactly what this guy was going to look like before I saw the picture.


Same here.
 
2013-09-19 09:35:48 PM

Tremolo: MayoSlather: I hate people that write words.

I hate people who dress and act slightly, almost impercievably, different from what I'm used to. The nerve.


I hate his shoes. I'm totally okay with his choice of employment, though.
 
2013-09-19 09:48:37 PM
Why do hipsters have to spend hours whining that they're not hipsters? Whining about not being a hipster is now hipster at this point.
 
2013-09-19 09:49:53 PM
Great idea.  What are you going to do the other 7 months of the year?
 
2013-09-19 09:56:48 PM
Since he was supposedly writing stories in an attempt to make money,  I will let it slide I suppose.

However, had he been just sitting in the park with  it clacking away on it loudly, while stealing surreptitious glances to see if anyone was looking at him, then that would be super douchey.
 
2013-09-19 09:58:42 PM
He's not nearly as hipster as all those pictures with the corners rounded. But if he's denying he's a hipster he's in denial. Though one of the true signs of being a hipster is denying it so...

I never got far enough into that epic tome of an article to see anything resembling a point, but if he can make money at this who am I to judge? That doesn't look like the keyboard I'd like to bang on for hours a day, every day, for pittance. He's going to have terrible carpal tunnel.
 
2013-09-19 10:08:06 PM
I couldn't do that without one of those books that lets you look up alternate words for things. (I don't have one now)
 
2013-09-19 10:22:56 PM

Yotto: He's not nearly as hipster as all those pictures with the corners rounded. But if he's denying he's a hipster he's in denial. Though one of the true signs of being a hipster is denying it so...

I never got far enough into that epic tome of an article to see anything resembling a point, but if he can make money at this who am I to judge? That doesn't look like the keyboard I'd like to bang on for hours a day, every day, for pittance. He's going to have terrible carpal tunnel.


He is wearing my glasses from 1986, he is a hipster.
 
2013-09-19 10:30:22 PM
I was willing to keep reading that until he played the "bully" card.
 
2013-09-19 10:35:11 PM

ThatDarkFellow: Why do hipsters have to spend hours whining that they're not hipsters? Whining about not being a hipster is now hipster at this point.


Hipster is something that people negatively accuse each other of being, not something that people positively think of themselves as being.
 
2013-09-19 10:43:16 PM
"C.D. Hermelin is a 26-year-old writer living in Brooklyn."

how astonishingly ironic
 
2013-09-19 10:44:46 PM
His exgf sounds like a grade a biatch.
 
2013-09-19 10:46:29 PM
Oh my god, he like hipster lite, his web page is awful...

http://www.cdhermelin.com/
 
2013-09-19 10:46:30 PM
Also red dit is a bunch of assholes. There is nothing they won't biatch about.
 
2013-09-19 10:50:53 PM

Yotto: He's not nearly as hipster as all those pictures with the corners rounded. But if he's denying he's a hipster he's in denial.


Does anyone actually ever admit they're a hipster?   The term has just lost all meaning and just become and ubiquitous term of "people liking something I don't like".   The only distinguishing trait of a hipster is they make fun of other people they believe to be hipsters.
 
2013-09-19 10:56:45 PM
Am I the only one that thought that was a cool idea and it sounded fun for about the first 1/3 of that and as I read on he just completely turned me off to himself? I get it life is hard. The main thing I got out of that is he is frustrated he hasn't figured out how to make money off of being mocked though. oh and did i say his gf sounds like a selfish biatch? Man that entire thing would of pissed me off
 
2013-09-19 10:57:07 PM
I wonder if he'll write me a story if I see him the next time I go to NYC. I would title it "A Hipster Typewriting On A Bench, Moaning At Why The World Can't Understand Him." I'll make sure to withhold the money until after he starts typing!

/He'll probably only type "Fark you" to me, if at all! :-P
//Yeah, he's a Hipster and he understands why he's called one according to one of the paragraphs of that really long, overtly pretentious article he wrote
 
2013-09-19 11:05:43 PM

DarkSoulNoHope: I wonder if he'll write me a story if I see him the next time I go to NYC. I would title it "A Hipster Typewriting On A Bench, Moaning At Why The World Can't Understand Him." I'll make sure to withhold the money until after he starts typing!

/He'll probably only type "Fark you" to me, if at all! :-P
//Yeah, he's a Hipster and he understands why he's called one according to one of the paragraphs of that really long, overtly pretentious article he wrote


You think he would take 20 bucks to urinate on his typewriter?
 
2013-09-19 11:10:33 PM
www.theawl.com
dude's getting laid.
You can shiat on his clothing, but you can't argue with his results.
 
2013-09-19 11:11:33 PM

fluffy2097: [www.theawl.com image 640x480]
dude's getting laid.
You can shiat on his clothing, but you can't argue with his results.


yeah he is banging the dude on the left with the glasses.
 
2013-09-19 11:17:57 PM

theflatline: fluffy2097: [www.theawl.com image 640x480]
dude's getting laid.
You can shiat on his clothing, but you can't argue with his results.

yeah he is banging the dude on the left with the glasses.


Which one of them?
 
2013-09-19 11:19:31 PM

fluffy2097: [www.theawl.com image 640x480]
dude's getting laid.
You can shiat on his clothing, but you can't argue with his results.


I'll take the girl in glasses in the middle, looking at the camera, pleasethankyou.
 
2013-09-19 11:24:32 PM
You know what?  He's found a nice in the market and he's tapping it.  Good for him.
 
2013-09-19 11:27:56 PM

Boojum2k: fluffy2097: [www.theawl.com image 640x480]
dude's getting laid.
You can shiat on his clothing, but you can't argue with his results.

I'll take the girl in glasses in the middle, looking at the camera, pleasethankyou.


she is the only one who looks like she has any muscletone.
 
2013-09-19 11:41:44 PM
I remember in the 90s it was goths, but no one tried to deny that they were goths. They just were goths. The girl goths were totally hot and the guys goths were totally gay. But no one were so vehemently against admitting what they were as these hipsters of today.

You're a generation with no identity and you're trying to create one with goofy bullshiat. It's not new or innovative, as much as you'd like it to be. So be as ironic as you like to be with your outdated technology juxtaposed with your iGear. It's very avant garde . Well it's actually pretty lame but whatever makes you not shoot up a school.
 
2013-09-19 11:43:27 PM

Mugato: I remember in the 90s it was goths, but no one tried to deny that they were goths. They just were goths. The girl goths were totally hot and the guys goths were totally gay. But no one were so vehemently against admitting what they were as these hipsters of today.

You're a generation with no identity and you're trying to create one with goofy bullshiat. It's not new or innovative, as much as you'd like it to be. So be as ironic as you like to be with your outdated technology juxtaposed with your iGear. It's very avant garde . Well it's actually pretty lame but whatever makes you not shoot up a school.


And this is why I love you in a totes hetero way, and we could drink beer and watch movies together.
 
2013-09-20 12:08:09 AM
There was a time in this city when people like this would be bashed in the skull with a cobblestone by random homeless drunks.

I blame Bloomberg for removing all the cobblestone streets because the bike people complained.
 
2013-09-20 12:21:19 AM

LemSkroob: There was a time in this city when people like this would be bashed in the skull with a cobblestone by random homeless drunks.

I blame Bloomberg for removing all the cobblestone streets because the bike people complained.


Drive away the predators and the prey naturally begins to overpopulate and lose their survival skills. Hipsters are just herbivores that don't have to forage for food because they can scavenge in the parks.
 
2013-09-20 01:42:02 AM
I don't like his writing. Too self-aware. Too narcissistic. Annoying.

Mugato: I remember in the 90s it was goths, but no one tried to deny that they were goths. They just were goths. The girl goths were totally hot and the guys goths were totally gay. But no one were so vehemently against admitting what they were as these hipsters of today.

You're a generation with no identity and you're trying to create one with goofy bullshiat. It's not new or innovative, as much as you'd like it to be. So be as ironic as you like to be with your outdated technology juxtaposed with your iGear. It's very avant garde . Well it's actually pretty lame but whatever makes you not shoot up a school.


I've told you before, there were no damned goths in the 90s. Those were vampire brats, emos, or something else. Goth died in 1989 when the mainstream appropriated it and turned into vampire chic.

Goth was an 80s movement. Just like flappers belong to the roaring 20s, beatniks belong to the 50s, and hippies belong to the late 60s/early 70s. Anything you may have believed was goth after 1989 wasn't goth; It was someone from a later generation appropriating what they  thought  was goth.
 
2013-09-20 02:05:35 AM

ZeroCorpse: I don't like his writing. Too self-aware. Too narcissistic. Annoying.

Mugato: I remember in the 90s it was goths, but no one tried to deny that they were goths. They just were goths. The girl goths were totally hot and the guys goths were totally gay. But no one were so vehemently against admitting what they were as these hipsters of today.

You're a generation with no identity and you're trying to create one with goofy bullshiat. It's not new or innovative, as much as you'd like it to be. So be as ironic as you like to be with your outdated technology juxtaposed with your iGear. It's very avant garde . Well it's actually pretty lame but whatever makes you not shoot up a school.

I've told you before, there were no damned goths in the 90s. Those were vampire brats, emos, or something else. Goth died in 1989 when the mainstream appropriated it and turned into vampire chic.

Goth was an 80s movement. Just like flappers belong to the roaring 20s, beatniks belong to the 50s, and hippies belong to the late 60s/early 70s. Anything you may have believed was goth after 1989 wasn't goth; It was someone from a later generation appropriating what they  thought  was goth.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-09-20 03:03:43 AM
I don't get why he moved to NYC to start writing with no visible means of support. You can start writing anywhere.
 
2013-09-20 03:27:41 AM

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: I don't get why he moved to NYC to start writing with no visible means of support. You can start writing anywhere.


Could you write in a dive bar at monday at 11 am ?.
 
2013-09-20 05:54:13 AM

CygnusDarius: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: I don't get why he moved to NYC to start writing with no visible means of support. You can start writing anywhere.

Could you write in a dive bar at monday at 11 am ?.


Where there's a will, there's a Hemingway
 
2013-09-20 07:06:58 AM

ZeroCorpse: Goth was an 80s movement. Just like flappers belong to the roaring 20s, beatniks belong to the 50s, and hippies belong to the late 60s/early 70s. Anything you may have believed was goth after 1989 wasn't goth; It was someone from a later generation appropriating what they  thought  was goth.


Whatever, Mr. Semantics. The clubs were full of pale girls with jet black hair who wore dark makeup and wanted to suck my blood, among other things.

/the Castle, Ybor City ftw
 
2013-09-20 07:20:24 AM

Karma Chameleon: I knew exactly what this guy was going to look like before I saw the picture.


I was expecting ironic facial hair, with a slight chance of ironic trilby.
 
2013-09-20 07:59:15 AM

ZeroCorpse: I don't like his writing. Too self-aware. Too narcissistic. Annoying.

Mugato: I remember in the 90s it was goths, but no one tried to deny that they were goths. They just were goths. The girl goths were totally hot and the guys goths were totally gay. But no one were so vehemently against admitting what they were as these hipsters of today.

You're a generation with no identity and you're trying to create one with goofy bullshiat. It's not new or innovative, as much as you'd like it to be. So be as ironic as you like to be with your outdated technology juxtaposed with your iGear. It's very avant garde . Well it's actually pretty lame but whatever makes you not shoot up a school.

I've told you before, there were no damned goths in the 90s. Those were vampire brats, emos, or something else. Goth died in 1989 when the mainstream appropriated it and turned into vampire chic.

Goth was an 80s movement. Just like flappers belong to the roaring 20s, beatniks belong to the 50s, and hippies belong to the late 60s/early 70s. Anything you may have believed was goth after 1989 wasn't goth; It was someone from a later generation appropriating what they  thought  was goth.


Got it.

You were goth before it was cool.


/it was never cool...
 
2013-09-20 09:33:56 AM
Is the story, 25yo gets a job ?
 
2013-09-20 03:13:07 PM

Qaiwolf: CygnusDarius: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: I don't get why he moved to NYC to start writing with no visible means of support. You can start writing anywhere.

Could you write in a dive bar at monday at 11 am ?.

Where there's a will, there's a Hemingway


I don't like riding with Hemingway, he always wants to ride shotgun.
 
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