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(WhatCulture)   Here are 20 things Hipsters have ruined for everyone. Personally, I hated hipsters before it was cool   (whatculture.com) divider line 129
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2014-07-10 08:15:04 AM  
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I'll have to see about giving our Persians some sushi.  'Cause that seems hipster.
 
2014-07-10 08:26:06 AM  
man, when are hipsters going to stop ruining everyone's lives!?  amiright????

hint:  as soon as you stop caring.
 
2014-07-10 08:58:09 AM  

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I'll have to see about giving our Persians some sushi.  'Cause that seems hipster.


My cats don't like sushi. They beg & beg for whatever is on our plates, but then when we give in, they just walk away. It's weird.

Or they're just assholes.

Probably the latter.
 
2014-07-10 09:05:29 AM  
Or: A list of 20 things which proves once again that the term "hipster" is entirely meaningless.
 
2014-07-10 09:25:07 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Or they're just assholes.


They're cats.  It's a given.
 
2014-07-10 09:26:17 AM  
Is there anything a hipster can't ruin?

Yeah, but you haven't heard of it.
 
2014-07-10 09:30:37 AM  
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2014-07-10 09:39:06 AM  
BTW, the Persians in the bopper household:

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Champion Mountcascade's Starlight (Tar-tar, for short)

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Duke (nickname).
 
2014-07-10 09:43:18 AM  
Also, is this whole list things that the author liked before other people started to like? And she's calling them hipsters?
 
2014-07-10 10:01:55 AM  
Scarfs? fark you, when it's -50 degrees outside I'm wrapping myself up in the biggest scarf I can find.
 
2014-07-10 10:04:23 AM  

poonesfarm: Or: A list of 20 things which proves once again that the term "hipster" is entirely meaningless.


The entire "hipster this," "hipster that" thing essentially boils down to class envy. It doesn't have anything to do with hipsterism. It has to do with money.
 
2014-07-10 10:06:09 AM  
"Wah, fashions change and I'm getting older and am no longer considered cool." Shut up article writer.
 
2014-07-10 10:07:23 AM  

sigdiamond2000: The entire "hipster this," "hipster that" thing essentially boils down to class envy. It doesn't have anything to do with hipsterism. It has to do with money.



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ftfy
 
2014-07-10 10:10:11 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: My cats don't like sushi. They beg & beg for whatever is on our plates, but then when we give in, they just walk away. It's weird.

Or
they're just assholes.


FTFY
 
kab
2014-07-10 10:14:08 AM  
Suddenly, people who aren't even sure what a hipster is find themselves being labeled with the title writing mind-numbingly terrible articles about the very subject.
 
2014-07-10 10:14:55 AM  
Why the fark did those need to be animated .gifs?
 
2014-07-10 10:16:34 AM  
Hipsters didn't ruin any of that stuff. If you genuinely like something, how does someone else's passing attraction to it ruin it for you?
 
2014-07-10 10:19:36 AM  

MightyPez: Scarfs? fark you, when it's -50 degrees outside I'm wrapping myself up in the biggest scarf I can find.


www.toothpastefordinner.com
 
2014-07-10 10:20:48 AM  
I'll grant them cycling, as the fixed-gear bicycles are actively dangerous to everyone around you used properly, and absurdly annoying to everyone around you used improperly.

The rest of that shiat was annoying in itself long, long before 'hipster' was even a word, and I include the original 1920s meaning of the word in that.  No one has  ever given a shiat about 'your novel', the only people that actually enjoy weddings are the actual couple and maybe the parents, etc.

And the actual phenomenon that 'hipster' describes (rich assholes appropriating elements of poorer subcultures to seem 'cool') isn't exactly new either, we've had the same shiat under different names pretty much since someone worked out how to start a campfire without waiting for lightning.  The most blatantly offensive (and hilarious) iteration was probably the white guys in the '90s trying to look "gangsta" by appropriating the style of criminal-dominated subcultures.  The version that annoys me the  most is probably the nerd-fetishism embodied in "The Big Bang Theory" etc, but that's mainly because it's my actual subculture and the specific example was almost literally a minstrel show to begin with.

Even the original hipsters (e.g. the Beatniks) were sort of running on the same principle, though in that case they had the excuse of taking so many goddamned hallucinogenics and opiates all the time that 'hey, wouldn't it be fun to be a hobo for a while' probably seemed like a genuinely good idea rather than a stylistic choice.
 
2014-07-10 10:21:46 AM  

Big Beef Burrito: Why the fark did those need to be animated .gifs?


Hipsters ruined the efficiency of a list by padding them with animated GIFs.
 
2014-07-10 10:23:09 AM  
Author forgot to include compiling and writing dumb ass lists then claiming she has a real job.
 
2014-07-10 10:30:01 AM  

Big Beef Burrito: Why the fark did those need to be animated .gifs?


In the retro hipster future, all ideas will be conveyed with kinetoscope loops.
 
2014-07-10 10:30:17 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Or they're just assholes.


There's always lipstick.
 
2014-07-10 10:32:48 AM  
Jesus, some people wouldn't have anything to talk about if they didn't have hipsters to bash.

I found this to be absolutely hilarious though.

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It's like the code in Red Dawn. The chair is against the wall. John has a long mustache...
 
2014-07-10 10:34:31 AM  

Big Beef Burrito: Why the fark did those need to be animated .gifs?


The beard bowl one was good.  It looked like something right out of a Monty Python sketch
 
2014-07-10 10:36:22 AM  
Really?

"Bikes"
"Music"
"Facial Hair"
"Weddings"

Wow, the author must never leave his panic room, since at some point, a hipster is gonna break into this house and set up beehives, or something.
 
2014-07-10 10:37:07 AM  

Big Beef Burrito: Why the fark did those need to be animated .gifs?


I like the novel writing one and the beard bowl one, but the rest could have been thrown away...
 
2014-07-10 10:37:35 AM  
Hipsterism is about doing something out of place or such, because you think it makes you look "different" and "special"  basically only for attention, regardless if you like doing it or not.

so the list:

20 iPhone, nope, not hipsters, just attention whores
19 V-Necks, not really, just 70s style
18 Typewriters, who the heck would really other with them now... I loved mine when that was the only way to type a letter (I said TYPE not write)
17 Novels, since everyone has been able to write/type, everyone, just like those with cameras believe themselves to be a photographer, they think that they can write.
16 sushi, it's delicious, get over it... it was the "in-thing" in the 90s for the preppies and such to impress others, but today, it's common-place.
15 scarves, unless it's winter or fairly chilly outside, or part of an outfit, which includes a tuxedo, yeah, it looks stupid.
14 bowties, meh, the fashion comes and goes.
13 suspenders, see 14
12 nutella, it's a freaking spread, either you like it or you don't
11 hats, it's a fashion that comes and goes, this one is fairly obvious when you see the person, either they look like idiots that try too hard to look cool, or it's really is part of their daily wear, and had been for years and worn because it's a hat, so to protect from rain, snow, etc.
10 tattoos, got to agree that tattoos have become very mainstream now, and hipsters aren't the only idiots getting them.
9 weddings, there's always a bunch of people wanting to have the biggest attention whore wedding, making it "special"... losing the reason about what it's about in the first place.
8 cycling, I used to go on a bicycle in my younger days, but things have dramatically changed since... today, the streets are filed with idiots that believe that they own the road and are a) indestructible, and b) don't have to obey traffic laws... so it's not about hipsters as much as just lots of idiots that either can't afford a car or take the bus, or doing it for "exercise, etc. reasons.
7 Coffee,, meh, who isn't full of themselves when they order the three sentence long name, etc.  just the usual snobs as per anything.
6 music, lots of crap goes mainstream, regardless of talent, so I'll give this one my approval.
5 organic food, meh, foodies have been around since the 60s.
4 vintage or thrift stores, meh, that's been mainstream since the 90s when retro kicked in
3 big glasses, as a fashion statement, meh, it's about looking not like an idiot, but that's your aim, then yeah, I guess it fits.
2 facial hair, messy and stupid looking as a attention whore device, yup agreed, you look like an idiot.
1 irony, time to look what irony means... doing something contrarily to something doesn't make it ironic, it makes you an idiot.
 
2014-07-10 10:38:09 AM  
Left off the list: bacon, sriracha, beer
 
2014-07-10 10:38:44 AM  
Oh, look. A whole bunch of pages that say absofarkinglutely nothing. fark you subby and your shiat-show of blog.
 
2014-07-10 10:39:16 AM  
opps for

18 other = bother
 
2014-07-10 10:40:47 AM  

Mikey1969: Really?

"Bikes"
"Music"
"Facial Hair"
"Weddings"

Wow, the author must never leave his panic room, since at some point, a hipster is gonna break into this house and set up beehives, or something.


The author needs to realize that if you look around and see everything as hipster, the reality is YOU are the hipster and everyone else is just living their lives like normal farking people.
 
2014-07-10 10:42:47 AM  
I don't know what's more obnoxious: hipsters or the constant whining about hipsters.
 
2014-07-10 10:45:53 AM  
Look, hipsters are just a bit douchey, but ultimately, mostly harmless. Ask the kids at school who got bullied how often it was by a hipster. Same with goths and emos.

And they do these stupid things like typing on typewriters and buying vinyl and act like pricks about "the corporations" or whatever. And often, they look like idiots, but so what? They ruined coffee? Look, they can be as precious about it as they like. I'll be drinking what I'm drinking.

The only time I don't like hipsters is when they try and correct me about something when it's clear that their depth of knowledge extends to an article in Salon or the NYT.
 
2014-07-10 10:47:06 AM  
Blue jeans is conspicuously absent... They started this bullshiat skinny jean trend. NOBODY LOOKS GOOD IN THAT STYLE. NOBODY
 
2014-07-10 10:48:24 AM  

imfallen_angel: 2 facial hair, messy and stupid looking as a attention whore device, yup agreed, you look like an idiot.


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Disagrees.
 
2014-07-10 10:49:09 AM  

imfallen_angel: Hipsterism is about doing something out of place or such, because you think it makes you look "different" and "special"  basically only for attention, regardless if you like doing it or not.

so the list:

20 iPhone, nope, not hipsters, just attention whores
19 V-Necks, not really, just 70s style
18 Typewriters, who the heck would really other with them now... I loved mine when that was the only way to type a letter (I said TYPE not write)
17 Novels, since everyone has been able to write/type, everyone, just like those with cameras believe themselves to be a photographer, they think that they can write.
16 sushi, it's delicious, get over it... it was the "in-thing" in the 90s for the preppies and such to impress others, but today, it's common-place.
15 scarves, unless it's winter or fairly chilly outside, or part of an outfit, which includes a tuxedo, yeah, it looks stupid.
14 bowties, meh, the fashion comes and goes.
13 suspenders, see 14
12 nutella, it's a freaking spread, either you like it or you don't
11 hats, it's a fashion that comes and goes, this one is fairly obvious when you see the person, either they look like idiots that try too hard to look cool, or it's really is part of their daily wear, and had been for years and worn because it's a hat, so to protect from rain, snow, etc.
10 tattoos, got to agree that tattoos have become very mainstream now, and hipsters aren't the only idiots getting them.
9 weddings, there's always a bunch of people wanting to have the biggest attention whore wedding, making it "special"... losing the reason about what it's about in the first place.
8 cycling, I used to go on a bicycle in my younger days, but things have dramatically changed since... today, the streets are filed with idiots that believe that they own the road and are a) indestructible, and b) don't have to obey traffic laws... so it's not about hipsters as much as just lots of idiots that either can't afford a car or take the bus, or doing it for "exercise, etc. reasons.
7 Coffee,, meh, who isn't full of themselves when they order the three sentence long name, etc.  just the usual snobs as per anything.
6 music, lots of crap goes mainstream, regardless of talent, so I'll give this one my approval.
5 organic food, meh, foodies have been around since the 60s.
4 vintage or thrift stores, meh, that's been mainstream since the 90s when retro kicked in
3 big glasses, as a fashion statement, meh, it's about looking not like an idiot, but that's your aim, then yeah, I guess it fits.
2 facial hair, messy and stupid looking as a attention whore device, yup agreed, you look like an idiot.
1 irony, time to look what irony means... doing something contrarily to something doesn't make it ironic, it makes you an idiot.


You sound like a hipster.
 
2014-07-10 10:49:40 AM  

WinoRhino: Hipsters didn't ruin any of that stuff. If you genuinely like something, how does someone else's passing attraction to it ruin it for you?


Maybe an illustration will help...:

Say, you like to wear flannel because it's so comfortable to you. (or whatever, pick something you've always enjoyed and would hate to lose)

As the years roll past, you have a fark it attitude, you wear it because you like it.  Some people look at you odd when you wear it around, but really, it becomes just one of your quirks that people accept.

Along comes people who wear it as a fashion statement.  They're SO into grunge.

That sounds fine in concept, live and let live.  They're pretentious about it, they flaunt it, they don't specifically enjoy it the way you do, they just want the attention, and after a while, they will drop it like a bad habit and move on to something else, but the stigma is still there.  Just before they drop it, it's peaked, normal people are bombarded by behavior obnoxious enough that society as a whole decides that they deserve shunning and ill treatment, or get outright ignored.  They have achieved the impossible, and given whatever they sport or do as a hobby a negative stereotype.  Before long, people start not giving you even the benefit of the doubt, and you're not given a fair shake because everyone else ruined it for you.

They are one embodiment of "This is why we can't have nice things!". In combination with "You are not helping".

It'd be one thing if they were more sedate, and claimed certain things and stuck with them.  Nerds, motor heads, sports enthusiasts etc.  They're harmless because anyone with those interests or likes know's that it comes with social baggage.

Hipsters create some of that baggage in social area's where there was none, or if there was some, they embrace it and make it worse.  This is why they are reviled as ruining things that were once upon a time more or less innocent.
 
2014-07-10 10:52:13 AM  

WinoRhino: , how does someone else's passing attraction to it ruin it for you?


Because you can't like what everyone else is doing.That is not hip......
 
2014-07-10 10:52:18 AM  
I think it's '20 Ordinary Things That Trendy People Rushed Into When They Became Popular'.

Think of it that way and it's pretty accurate
 
2014-07-10 10:53:59 AM  

pivazena: Blue jeans is conspicuously absent... They started this bullshiat skinny jean trend. NOBODY LOOKS GOOD IN THAT STYLE. NOBODY



Skinny jeans are like a cheap hotel; no ballroom.
 
2014-07-10 10:55:17 AM  
So home brewing is still safe?
 
2014-07-10 10:55:37 AM  
17. Novels - Speaking of writing, we've all met that hipster that's been working on their "masterpiece" about drugs and existential poetry for a few years. Now telling someone you're writing a novel will often result in an eyeroll and a knowing smile, even if you really did go to college for four years to get an utterly useless degree in English.


I like how the author's main complaint is that people roll their eyes when she tells people she's writing a novel.  How 'bout you stop talking about it and write the thing, instead of trying to wow people with vaporware?
 
2014-07-10 10:56:06 AM  
There's no more hipster affectation than hating hipsters.
 
2014-07-10 10:58:10 AM  

omeganuepsilon: Before long, people start not giving you even the benefit of the doubt, and you're not given a fair shake because everyone else ruined it for you.


Having someone ruin your style because it was one popularized by hipsters and now your are oppressed?  Really?

FirstWorldProblems.jpg goes here.
 
2014-07-10 10:58:16 AM  

yakmans_dad: There's no more hipster affectation than hating hipsters.


I politely disagree.

Hating hipsters will never go out of style, which pretty much makes it hipster-proof.
 
2014-07-10 11:02:08 AM  

pivazena: Blue jeans is conspicuously absent... They started this bullshiat skinny jean trend. NOBODY LOOKS GOOD IN THAT STYLE. NOBODY


I suggest a little musical accompaniment as you read my response. Now back to your regularly scheduled bragging.

My wife looks damned good in tight blue jeans.

/For myself, though, just thinking about wearing tight jeans prompts an "Ow, my balls!"
 
2014-07-10 11:03:05 AM  

farkeruk: Look, hipsters are just a bit douchey, but ultimately, mostly harmless. Ask the kids at school who got bullied how often it was by a hipster. Same with goths and emos.

And they do these stupid things like typing on typewriters and buying vinyl and act like pricks about "the corporations" or whatever. And often, they look like idiots, but so what? They ruined coffee? Look, they can be as precious about it as they like. I'll be drinking what I'm drinking.

The only time I don't like hipsters is when they try and correct me about something when it's clear that their depth of knowledge extends to an article in Salon or the NYT.


Same with the claim about music... There is other music out there, and nothing they do is forcing this guy to listen to "hipster" music. One of the comedians I was listening to on Sirius the other day summed it up pretty well: 'I realized that I'm getting older the other day. I don't hate any music anymore, I just don't listen to it if I don't like it.'. You don't have to be 'getting older' for this to be true, it still works.
 
2014-07-10 11:05:30 AM  

omeganuepsilon: Hipsters create some of that baggage in social area's where there was none, or if there was some, they embrace it and make it worse.


If you wore flannel because you enjoyed it and not as a fashion statement, why would the social baggage matter? Like what you like, let others do the same, and fark the rest.
 
2014-07-10 11:05:35 AM  
Are iPhones still considered part of hipster culture? Everyone has them. I have patients who are dirt poor, on Medicaid and welfare, that have iPhones. Wouldn't it be considered "hipster" to own a Blackberry now?
 
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