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(USA Today)   NYC hipsters proclaim organized silent dinner parties OVER, organized silent reading parties as next big thing. "It removes all of the pressure of a regular party and encourages non-verbal socializing"   (usatoday.com) divider line 36
    More: Ironic, silent reading parties, hipsters, staring contest  
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2014-03-31 02:28:01 PM  
It not only removes the pressure from a regular party it extracts all the pleasure from a regular party, takes it out back and beats whatever remains partylike out of the party.  All that remains is a dry husk of pretension.
 
2014-03-31 02:33:11 PM  
What's the point of being a hipster if you can't open your mouth and tell everyone about it constantly?
 
2014-03-31 02:34:28 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: What's the point of being a hipster if you can't open your mouth and tell everyone about it constantly?


Bragging about how much you are better than them ironically is so over.
 
2014-03-31 02:36:16 PM  
"It removes all of the pressure of a regular party and encourages non-verbal socializing."

Farting?

I've never felt under pressure at a party. If I did, I'd leave that party. But whatever, as long as they're enjoying themselves.
 
2014-03-31 02:37:41 PM  
(enlarges pic)

Yep, they look exactly like I thought they would: a bunch of unattractive people at a library. Except they are so cool, they are, get this, at a BAR!!! How edgy is that, right?
 
2014-03-31 02:38:26 PM  
I assume this is a craze that is sweeping America and that is why they are writing about it in the newspaper.
 
2014-03-31 02:39:00 PM  
Do you really want them sharing their ideas with one another?
 
2014-03-31 02:41:28 PM  
You can always tell a Milford man.
 
2014-03-31 02:42:07 PM  
I don't get it - if I want to go to a bar, have a drink and sit silently and read...I have no problem doing that.

But then again, I'm middle-aged, not a 20-something in 2014 - a generation so tied to social interaction they can't take a shiat unless at least 10 of their friends "like" the idea on Facebook first.

I swear, if my son was forced to sit in a room alone and read for two hours he wouldn't make it 20 minutes before trying to figure out if paper cuts could be made deep enough on your wrists to be able to bleed out.
 
2014-03-31 02:43:19 PM  
Why don't they just go read at a coffee shop like normal people?
 
2014-03-31 02:52:35 PM  

rynthetyn: Why don't they just go read at a coffee shop like normal people?


Psht.  Sure, play it safe and go read at a coffee shop with the rest of the sheeple.  But some people want to broaden their horizons and try something that's never been done before.  And so they go read at a bar.
 
2014-03-31 02:52:57 PM  
media.giphy.com
 
2014-03-31 02:57:37 PM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: I don't get it - if I want to go to a bar, have a drink and sit silently and read...I have no problem doing that.

But then again, I'm middle-aged, not a 20-something in 2014 - a generation so tied to social interaction they can't take a shiat unless at least 10 of their friends "like" the idea on Facebook first.

I swear, if my son was forced to sit in a room alone and read for two hours he wouldn't make it 20 minutes before trying to figure out if paper cuts could be made deep enough on your wrists to be able to bleed out.


This is an event at one bar in a city of millions.  How on Earth did you turn it into a condemnation of an entire age group?

/Twenty-something
//Lots of friends, colleagues, and acquaintances that read alllll alllloooone for hoooourrrrs on enddddd
///SPPPPPPOOOOOOKKKKKYYYYYY!
 
2014-03-31 03:05:17 PM  
Someone tell them that the next big thing is holding a silent reading party on the subway tracks.
 
2014-03-31 03:05:47 PM  
The atmosphere of a bar with some quiet music seems like it would be a lot more appealing than sitting in a dusty library. If you want a comfortable social experience with minimal interaction I can see the appeal.

/anti-social type...reads at home
 
2014-03-31 03:08:22 PM  
www.outsidethebeltway.com
 
2014-03-31 03:20:15 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: Someone tell them that the next big thing is holding a silent reading party on the subway tracks.


Or maybe a silent sampling of artisan cyanides.
 
2014-03-31 03:37:07 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: What's the point of being a hipster if you can't open your mouth and tell everyone about it constantly?


I don't know. I see more compliants ABOUT hipsters than things hipsters do.
 
2014-03-31 03:59:45 PM  
didn't they used to call that "going to the library"?
 
2014-03-31 04:14:58 PM  
It's not a bar, it is a self-described coffee shop and concert venue.
 
2014-03-31 04:34:50 PM  

Gunny Highway: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: I don't get it - if I want to go to a bar, have a drink and sit silently and read...I have no problem doing that.

But then again, I'm middle-aged, not a 20-something in 2014 - a generation so tied to social interaction they can't take a shiat unless at least 10 of their friends "like" the idea on Facebook first.

I swear, if my son was forced to sit in a room alone and read for two hours he wouldn't make it 20 minutes before trying to figure out if paper cuts could be made deep enough on your wrists to be able to bleed out.

This is an event at one bar in a city of millions.  How on Earth did you turn it into a condemnation of an entire age group?

/Twenty-something
//Lots of friends, colleagues, and acquaintances that read alllll alllloooone for hoooourrrrs on enddddd
///SPPPPPPOOOOOOKKKKKYYYYYY!


By 'middle aged' I'm assuming he means 50+, and the next point was going to be something something something millenials.
 
2014-03-31 04:51:04 PM  
Hey, how about the shut the heck up all the time?
 
2014-03-31 04:51:25 PM  
This thread smells like an old folks home.
 
2014-03-31 04:54:19 PM  

severedtoe: didn't they used to call that "going to the library"?


Yes, but nowadays libraries have been re-purposed as internet cafes for the homeless.
 
2014-03-31 06:16:43 PM  
A get together with no social interaction.  Helluva party.

/since when is reading somewhere such a f**king event?
 
2014-03-31 06:19:11 PM  

Master of the Flying Guillotine: A get together with no social interaction.  Helluva party.

/since when is reading somewhere such a f**king event?


Free advertising in a national newspaper for having people show up to read.  Smart move.
 
2014-03-31 06:49:02 PM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: I swear, if my son was forced to blahblahblah sweeping generalizations of kids these days, back in my day we all were quiet, all the time and only had friends who lived on the same city block


FTFY
 
2014-03-31 07:12:46 PM  
I thought we already had events to encourage non-verbal social interactions.... orgies.
 
2014-03-31 07:46:38 PM  
Unenlightened, over-educated liberals spawned Hipsters. Much like they did the pro-eugenics crowd a century prior.
 
2014-03-31 08:11:42 PM  
Calling everything hipster is SO cliche.
 
2014-03-31 09:59:10 PM  
The real question is why don't libraries have wine and live harp music? That part sounds awesome.
 
2014-03-31 10:05:39 PM  

under a mountain:


Invalid use of meme. It's less outrage, more rightful mocking derision.
 
2014-04-01 04:29:17 AM  

MrEricSir: The real question is why don't libraries doesn't everything have wine and live harp music? That part sounds awesome.

 
2014-04-01 01:03:10 PM  

rynthetyn: Why don't they just go read at a coffee shop like normal people?


severedtoe: didn't they used to call that "going to the library"?


Unfortunately, coffee shops and libraries don't serve beer.

\yet
 
2014-04-01 01:11:30 PM  

Nemo's Brother: Unenlightened, over-educated liberals spawned Hipsters. Much like they did the pro-eugenics crowd a century prior.


PBR created hipsters.
 
2014-04-01 01:54:46 PM  
Dear Hipsters,

Stop acting like you're doing something unique. Deaf people have been doing this for years.
 
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