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(NYPost)   Honestly, who would pay $10 for a cup of coffee? Never mind, obviously hipsters from Greenpoint, Brooklyn   (nypost.com) divider line 126
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2014-03-11 10:17:23 AM
It is what they are these days, yuppies with parental trust funds who move into an area teeming with diverse life, only to suck away that area of the prior residences at the hands of a newly minted Hipster and his $10 coffee, $200 fake rim-only "glasses", $250 chuck taylors, $100 grandpa hat, $150 pre-ripped jeans (meaning the Hipster didn't rip them himself/herself, sorry George Carlin if I misused that prefix!), as well as the overpriced stores and restaurants that come with such people (and the pretentious douchebag attitude that is expressed when they're around). It kinda floors me how these people don't get that they're the reason gentrification occurs when they talk out about the "plight of the poor people" (but really do nothing about it, despite them having the funding means to hire a few poor people with these businesses they create with mommy and daddy's money) with their fake Hipsterized liberalism.
 
2014-03-11 10:19:43 AM

DarkSoulNoHope: It is what they are these days, yuppies with parental trust funds who move into an area teeming with diverse life, only to suck away that area of the prior residences at the hands of a newly minted Hipster and his $10 coffee, $200 fake rim-only "glasses", $250 chuck taylors, $100 grandpa hat, $150 pre-ripped jeans (meaning the Hipster didn't rip them himself/herself, sorry George Carlin if I misused that prefix!), as well as the overpriced stores and restaurants that come with such people (and the pretentious douchebag attitude that is expressed when they're around). It kinda floors me how these people don't get that they're the reason gentrification occurs when they talk out about the "plight of the poor people" (but really do nothing about it, despite them having the funding means to hire a few poor people with these businesses they create with mommy and daddy's money) with their fake Hipsterized liberalism.


Congratulations on your takedown of a wholly fictional class of people.
 
2014-03-11 10:35:37 AM
Pffft. You big-city elites. I'll spend my $10 on a steak dinner at P.J. McShiatonthewalls' instead, thank you very much
 
2014-03-11 10:43:44 AM

BunkoSquad: Pffft. You big-city elites. I'll spend my $10 on a steak dinner at P.J. McShiatonthewalls' instead, thank you very much


Hey we have those big fancy steakhouses in the big city. Just go to Tad's.

http://midtownlunch.com/2008/08/25/expect-the-worst-from-tads-steaks -a nd-you-wont-be-disappointed-manhattan-new-york-city-nyc/
 
2014-03-11 10:58:53 AM
The lavish latte is made with imported beans ($24 per 12-ounce bag) roasted by Norwegian coffee master Tim Wendelboe, a 2004 World Barista Champion and 2005 World Tasting Champion. The licorice powder is "high class," according to Hermannsdóttir, and the brew is also mixed with steamed local organic milk and a special anise syrup imported from Denmark.

OK, we have officially gone Too. Farking. Far.  Jesus, foodies.  Stop it.  Just... Stop it.
 
2014-03-11 11:00:17 AM
Why the hell do you care what someone spends on coffee? Are they drinking all the coffee? Agitating for laws that will make all coffee cost $10? Are they borrowing money from you?

Look, I wouldn't pay $10 for that coffee because I can't wait 15 minutes for a coffee, and I don't particularly care for lattes. So I, you know, don't.
 
2014-03-11 11:13:18 AM

DarkSoulNoHope: It is what they are these days, yuppies with parental trust funds who move into an area teeming with diverse life, only to suck away that area of the prior residences at the hands of a newly minted Hipster and his $10 coffee, $200 fake rim-only "glasses", $250 chuck taylors, $100 grandpa hat, $150 pre-ripped jeans (meaning the Hipster didn't rip them himself/herself, sorry George Carlin if I misused that prefix!), as well as the overpriced stores and restaurants that come with such people (and the pretentious douchebag attitude that is expressed when they're around). It kinda floors me how these people don't get that they're the reason gentrification occurs when they talk out about the "plight of the poor people" (but really do nothing about it, despite them having the funding means to hire a few poor people with these businesses they create with mommy and daddy's money) with their fake Hipsterized liberalism.


Wow, dude.

Good luck with all that.
 
2014-03-11 11:22:07 AM

unyon: DarkSoulNoHope: It is what they are these days, yuppies with parental trust funds who move into an area teeming with diverse life, only to suck away that area of the prior residences at the hands of a newly minted Hipster and his $10 coffee, $200 fake rim-only "glasses", $250 chuck taylors, $100 grandpa hat, $150 pre-ripped jeans (meaning the Hipster didn't rip them himself/herself, sorry George Carlin if I misused that prefix!), as well as the overpriced stores and restaurants that come with such people (and the pretentious douchebag attitude that is expressed when they're around). It kinda floors me how these people don't get that they're the reason gentrification occurs when they talk out about the "plight of the poor people" (but really do nothing about it, despite them having the funding means to hire a few poor people with these businesses they create with mommy and daddy's money) with their fake Hipsterized liberalism.

Congratulations on your takedown of a wholly fictional class of people.


Prove me wrong. Where is all the gentrification coming from if it isn't a bunch of trust fund Hipsters who make an area "nice" to live in, which the next cycle is even wealthier people come into that area (to show how "artistic" they are, just by moving there) and price out the so called "artists" (whom are actually Hipsters that priced out the poor people). It used to be that the artists would move into an area for the low rents, maybe open up a shop or two, and eventually wealthy people would move into the area because of how "artistic" it now is, but the cycle has been rapidly increased of pricing poor people out of their homes since the fake "artistic" Trust Fund Hipsters already have money from their parents that quickly increases the cost of living of the area they invade (eventually they get priced out because even mommy and daddy's trust fund won't override the costs of the bankers and businessmen that move there that have new condos and even pricier restaurants).
 
2014-03-11 11:39:52 AM
If you're going to drink something every day you may as well enjoy it. You can throw ball water down your throat and save a couple of bucks if you want, but I'm going to spring for something I like.
 
2014-03-11 11:43:33 AM
Yuppies, Young Urban professionals.

cosbysweaters.com
 
2014-03-11 12:04:00 PM
*pfffft!*

This coffee tastes like ANISE!
 
2014-03-11 12:20:05 PM
The things I spend my money on are useful and well-thought-out.

The things other people spend their money on are trite and pointless.
 
2014-03-11 12:20:33 PM
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-11 12:20:41 PM
MOOO-OOOM! Other people are doing things I don't like!
 
2014-03-11 12:22:37 PM
$10 for coffee, I can see that in some places.  I wouldn't pay it, but I can see it.

$10 for a grilled cheese on the other hand?

WTF?!?
 
2014-03-11 12:23:03 PM
I'm not sure why but this makes me so mad!!!111!!eleventy
 
2014-03-11 12:23:21 PM
Location location location.

I used to stop here with my dad for coffee as a lad.
 
2014-03-11 12:24:26 PM
Needs a slice of $4 'artisan' toast and $7 'artisan' porridge to go with it.
 
2014-03-11 12:24:53 PM
I might pay $10 for coffee if a hand job is included.
 
2014-03-11 12:24:55 PM
static3.businessinsider.com

Awesome!
 
2014-03-11 12:27:34 PM
I have no issues with this.
 
2014-03-11 12:27:37 PM

unyon: DarkSoulNoHope: It is what they are these days, yuppies with parental trust funds who move into an area teeming with diverse life, only to suck away that area of the prior residences at the hands of a newly minted Hipster and his $10 coffee, $200 fake rim-only "glasses", $250 chuck taylors, $100 grandpa hat, $150 pre-ripped jeans (meaning the Hipster didn't rip them himself/herself, sorry George Carlin if I misused that prefix!), as well as the overpriced stores and restaurants that come with such people (and the pretentious douchebag attitude that is expressed when they're around). It kinda floors me how these people don't get that they're the reason gentrification occurs when they talk out about the "plight of the poor people" (but really do nothing about it, despite them having the funding means to hire a few poor people with these businesses they create with mommy and daddy's money) with their fake Hipsterized liberalism.

Congratulations on your takedown of a wholly fictional class of people.


or holy fictional. Why not both?!
 
2014-03-11 12:27:44 PM

meat0918: $10 for coffee, I can see that in some places.  I wouldn't pay it, but I can see it.

$10 for a grilled cheese on the other hand?

WTF?!?


Same price for a PB&J at some of these places!
 
2014-03-11 12:28:16 PM
Real American™ math:

It's not OK to spend $20 on a coffee and a sandwich, but it's perfectly OK to spend $20 on a Mountain Dew, some Slim Jims, and two packs of smokes.
 
2014-03-11 12:28:26 PM
FTA: "What's normal in New York?" asks Saki Manavazian, a 44-year-old jeweler in Midtown who spends $5 a day on his cappuccino habit. "I'd try a $10 latte. Nothing really shocks me in New York anymore."

Well, aren't you just so delightfully blasé!

/would also order one
//just to see the barrista's face when I send it back and complain about the licorice not being Norwegian enough
///yes, I'm that guy
 
2014-03-11 12:29:53 PM
I'm pretty sure the same people who are complaining about this drink Budweiser.   It's the only thing that makes sense.  Is it expensive for coffee?  Yes.  Are there other expensive drinks out there people enjoy?  Yes.  STFU with your poutrage.
 
2014-03-11 12:31:10 PM

DarkSoulNoHope: It is what they are these days, yuppies with parental trust funds who move into an area teeming with diverse life, only to suck away that area of the prior residences at the hands of a newly minted Hipster and his $10 coffee, $200 fake rim-only "glasses", $250 chuck taylors, $100 grandpa hat, $150 pre-ripped jeans (meaning the Hipster didn't rip them himself/herself, sorry George Carlin if I misused that prefix!), as well as the overpriced stores and restaurants that come with such people (and the pretentious douchebag attitude that is expressed when they're around). It kinda floors me how these people don't get that they're the reason gentrification occurs when they talk out about the "plight of the poor people" (but really do nothing about it, despite them having the funding means to hire a few poor people with these businesses they create with mommy and daddy's money) with their fake Hipsterized liberalism.


Sounds like somebody needs a cup of coffee.
 
2014-03-11 12:31:34 PM
Greenpoint? Well, thank goodness it wasn't a Polish joke
 
2014-03-11 12:32:40 PM

BunkoSquad: Pffft. You big-city elites. I'll spend my $10 on a steak dinner at P.J. McShiatonthewalls' instead, thank you very much


Nah, that's just the douchebags who think spending $10 on a cup of coffee because "reasons".

Fark that noise; would rather make my own.
 
2014-03-11 12:32:52 PM

rkiller1: [img.fark.net image 600x389]


I was just about to ask, is this that stuff they make with cat poop?

/Sometimes, it's more fun to not read the article.
 
2014-03-11 12:33:48 PM
It's a buck fifty for the java, the rest is the cost of new undies because you blew up stuck in traffic.
 
2014-03-11 12:33:53 PM

AlwaysRightBoy: BunkoSquad: Pffft. You big-city elites. I'll spend my $10 on a steak dinner at P.J. McShiatonthewalls' instead, thank you very much

Hey we have those big fancy steakhouses in the big city. Just go to Tad's.

http://midtownlunch.com/2008/08/25/expect-the-worst-from-tads-steaks -a nd-you-wont-be-disappointed-manhattan-new-york-city-nyc/


Wow, people still go there?!  Almost went there once and decided against it...
 
2014-03-11 12:36:04 PM

divx88: Needs a slice of $4 'artisan' toast and $7 'artisan' porridge to go with it.


I should post Carlin's monologue about advertising and marketing.  Seems apropos with threads like this where people spend 150% and higher on foods that a) can make on their own or b) buy for far less.
 
2014-03-11 12:36:23 PM

DarkSoulNoHope: It is what they are these days, yuppies with parental trust funds who move into an area teeming with diverse life, only to suck away that area of the prior residences at the hands of a newly minted Hipster and his $10 coffee, $200 fake rim-only "glasses", $250 chuck taylors, $100 grandpa hat, $150 pre-ripped jeans (meaning the Hipster didn't rip them himself/herself, sorry George Carlin if I misused that prefix!), as well as the overpriced stores and restaurants that come with such people (and the pretentious douchebag attitude that is expressed when they're around). It kinda floors me how these people don't get that they're the reason gentrification occurs when they talk out about the "plight of the poor people" (but really do nothing about it, despite them having the funding means to hire a few poor people with these businesses they create with mommy and daddy's money) with their fake Hipsterized liberalism.


Even more reason to live in "fly-over country".

/just keep flying over us please
 
2014-03-11 12:37:41 PM
I've never understood the 'fake-rim', fake glasses.  As someone who has worn glasses since the age of 7, I just find this absurdly stupid.  Why glasses?  Why not crutches?  Why not an (non-connected) insulin pump?  Or leg braces?  Or gold teefs that look like braces?
 
2014-03-11 12:37:48 PM
$10 is a fair price for a cup of coffee (30 ounce, 950 calories, all the trimmings).

After all, it's lunch.

If it's just a regular sized cup of coffee it had better be made with beans pooped out of the bum of an Indonesian civet cat.

Tastes like anise? No, that's the ass. The ass of an Indonesian civet cat.

It's fun to type Indonesian civet cat.
 
2014-03-11 12:38:14 PM

Rwa2play: divx88: Needs a slice of $4 'artisan' toast and $7 'artisan' porridge to go with it.

I should post Carlin's monologue about advertising and marketing.  Seems apropos with threads like this where people spend 150% and higher on foods that a) can make on their own or b) buy for far less.


Im pretty sure that no one can make this specific cup of coffee on their own, or if they could, not for substantially less

/i would try it
 
2014-03-11 12:39:12 PM

DarkSoulNoHope: unyon: DarkSoulNoHope: It is what they are these days, yuppies with parental trust funds who move into an area teeming with diverse life, only to suck away that area of the prior residences at the hands of a newly minted Hipster and his $10 coffee, $200 fake rim-only "glasses", $250 chuck taylors, $100 grandpa hat, $150 pre-ripped jeans (meaning the Hipster didn't rip them himself/herself, sorry George Carlin if I misused that prefix!), as well as the overpriced stores and restaurants that come with such people (and the pretentious douchebag attitude that is expressed when they're around). It kinda floors me how these people don't get that they're the reason gentrification occurs when they talk out about the "plight of the poor people" (but really do nothing about it, despite them having the funding means to hire a few poor people with these businesses they create with mommy and daddy's money) with their fake Hipsterized liberalism.

Congratulations on your takedown of a wholly fictional class of people.

Prove me wrong.


You're the one making a sh*t ton of stupid assertions and painting a whole broad group of people with ridiculously wide brushstrokes, it's your responsibility to prove yourself right.

Where is your evidence that these people are trust fund brats? I have relatives whose friends fall into the category of urban child and wear hipster-ish clothing and sip on PBRs, but they all work for a living. Their affairs are their own. None of them to my knowledge have super rich daddies propping them up. And probably for every one of them there are 10 others that fall into the yuppie category which still means they have to work for a living.

Besides, why do you have such a big problem with these fictional creatures putting their money into the economy through consumer spending if there is strong evidence their "rich parents" are hoarding cash?
 
2014-03-11 12:39:22 PM

brantgoose: Tastes like anise? No, that's the ass. The ass of an Indonesian civet cat.

It's fun to type the ass of an Indonesian civet cat.


FTFY.  It is fun to type!!
 
2014-03-11 12:39:29 PM
MOOO-OOOM! Other people (like me) are doing things I don't like! that are so stupid they are eminently mockable.
 
2014-03-11 12:39:44 PM

bikerbob59: DarkSoulNoHope: It is what they are these days, yuppies with parental trust funds who move into an area teeming with diverse life, only to suck away that area of the prior residences at the hands of a newly minted Hipster and his $10 coffee, $200 fake rim-only "glasses", $250 chuck taylors, $100 grandpa hat, $150 pre-ripped jeans (meaning the Hipster didn't rip them himself/herself, sorry George Carlin if I misused that prefix!), as well as the overpriced stores and restaurants that come with such people (and the pretentious douchebag attitude that is expressed when they're around). It kinda floors me how these people don't get that they're the reason gentrification occurs when they talk out about the "plight of the poor people" (but really do nothing about it, despite them having the funding means to hire a few poor people with these businesses they create with mommy and daddy's money) with their fake Hipsterized liberalism.

Sounds like somebody needs a cup of coffee.


Well, hot chocolate for me, or a good energy drink. I never liked the taste of coffee.

...yeah, yeah I know.

southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com

/"You can't be a non-conformist if you don't drink coffee." :-P
 
2014-03-11 12:40:43 PM
It's rule number 4 in the instructions for a happy life.

4. Drink overpriced coffee

"That will be 37 dollars."

"That will be 42* dollars."

* a reference within a reference within reference** to the pursuit of a happy life

** because I heard you like references...
/not obscure
 
2014-03-11 12:40:56 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: The lavish latte is made with imported beans ($24 per 12-ounce bag) roasted by Norwegian coffee master Tim Wendelboe, a 2004 World Barista Champion and 2005 World Tasting Champion. The licorice powder is "high class," according to Hermannsdóttir, and the brew is also mixed with steamed local organic milk and a special anise syrup imported from Denmark.

OK, we have officially gone Too. Farking. Far.  Jesus, foodies.  Stop it.  Just... Stop it.


WARNING: HIGH CLASS LICORICE POWDER MAY CONTAIN ACTUAL LICORICE POWDER. Your licorice shoe laces, probably not. Like vanilla, it's mostly artificial nowadays.

Think those are blueberries in your muffin? Probably not. They're Smurfs.

I still love that Mother Goose and Grimm cartoon. One of my all time favourites.
 
2014-03-11 12:41:47 PM
I'll pay 10 bucks for a cup of coffee, its my reward for blogging about income inequality. At least Im doing something about it, why aren't you?
 
2014-03-11 12:42:25 PM
$10 martini still okay.

You mean top shelf scotch costs more than the well drink? GTFO!!!!!!

/wouldn't pay $10 for coffee, but you know
 
2014-03-11 12:42:42 PM

DarkSoulNoHope: unyon: DarkSoulNoHope: It is what they are these days, yuppies with parental trust funds who move into an area teeming with diverse life, only to suck away that area of the prior residences at the hands of a newly minted Hipster and his $10 coffee, $200 fake rim-only "glasses", $250 chuck taylors, $100 grandpa hat, $150 pre-ripped jeans (meaning the Hipster didn't rip them himself/herself, sorry George Carlin if I misused that prefix!), as well as the overpriced stores and restaurants that come with such people (and the pretentious douchebag attitude that is expressed when they're around). It kinda floors me how these people don't get that they're the reason gentrification occurs when they talk out about the "plight of the poor people" (but really do nothing about it, despite them having the funding means to hire a few poor people with these businesses they create with mommy and daddy's money) with their fake Hipsterized liberalism.

Congratulations on your takedown of a wholly fictional class of people.

Prove me wrong. Where is all the gentrification coming from if it isn't a bunch of trust fund Hipsters who make an area "nice" to live in, which the next cycle is even wealthier people come into that area (to show how "artistic" they are, just by moving there) and price out the so called "artists" (whom are actually Hipsters that priced out the poor people). It used to be that the artists would move into an area for the low rents, maybe open up a shop or two, and eventually wealthy people would move into the area because of how "artistic" it now is, but the cycle has been rapidly increased of pricing poor people out of their homes since the fake "artistic" Trust Fund Hipsters already have money from their parents that quickly increases the cost of living of the area they invade (eventually they get priced out because even mommy and daddy's trust fund won't override the costs of the bankers and businessmen that move there that have new condos and even pricier restaurants).


The hipsters I know in Brooklyn are dirt poor. Sorry, I know this isn't a factual conversation
 
2014-03-11 12:42:46 PM

Xanlexian: I've never understood the 'fake-rim', fake glasses.  As someone who has worn glasses since the age of 7, I just find this absurdly stupid.  Why glasses?  Why not crutches?  Why not an (non-connected) insulin pump?  Or leg braces?  Or gold teefs that look like braces?


Do you know anyone who wears fake glasses, seriously? I'm sure there are a few, but cmon you seriously think there's some epidemic of people wearing expensive fake glasses?

Most people I know my age wear contacts.

Anyway as far as the fashion sense, fashion changes. My guess is that it has to do with the Hollywood fashion, you see all these people sporting them nowadays. I think they look ridiculous, but whatever floats your boat man.
 
2014-03-11 12:42:51 PM
""What Starbucks did was change coffee from a commodity into a luxury product," says Norton, who explains that drinking coffee became an "experience" that showed someone was smart and cultured."

...and there's your problem right there.  Being smart and cultured shows you are smart and cultured.  Paying $10 for a cup of coffee shows either a) you are fortunate to exist in a specific balance of coffee-love and level of disposable income, or b) that you are a pretentious douchebag who thinks what you buy is evidence of your intelligence or degree of taste/culture.

I have no problem with Person A, but Person B is the very definition of "hipster' in my book.  How do you tell them apart?  Easy.  Person A quietly, unobtrusively enjoys their coffee, while Person B spends more time texting/Instagramming/Facebooking/Tweeting how much they just paid for coffee than they do actually drinking it, and it prbably goes cold before they have a sip.  For Person B, the having others observe their actions is more important to them than the action itself is to them.

Back in the 80's we called them posers, but it wasn't until recently that people of the right age had enough disposable income to truly achieve hipsterdom.  There will always be those who would rather attempt to purchase character than actually build character.
 
2014-03-11 12:44:12 PM

Xanlexian: brantgoose: Tastes like anise? No, that's the ass. The ass of an Indonesian civet cat.

It's fun to type the ass of an Indonesian civet cat.

FTFY.  It is fun to type!!


I think you mean "tap". You lost me there!
 
2014-03-11 12:47:58 PM

DarkSoulNoHope: It is what they are these days, yuppies with parental trust funds who move into an area teeming with diverse life, only to suck away that area of the prior residences at the hands of a newly minted Hipster and his $10 coffee, $200 fake rim-only "glasses", $250 chuck taylors, $100 grandpa hat, $150 pre-ripped jeans (meaning the Hipster didn't rip them himself/herself, sorry George Carlin if I misused that prefix!), as well as the overpriced stores and restaurants that come with such people (and the pretentious douchebag attitude that is expressed when they're around). It kinda floors me how these people don't get that they're the reason gentrification occurs when they talk out about the "plight of the poor people" (but really do nothing about it, despite them having the funding means to hire a few poor people with these businesses they create with mommy and daddy's money) with their fake Hipsterized liberalism.


who the f*ck spends that much on Chucks?
 
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