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(New York Daily News)   Brooklyn Hipster fined $1,555 during a single traffic stop, hit with four tickets when he went through three red lights on his bicycle   ( nydailynews.com) divider line
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2012-10-13 10:26:43 AM  
6 votes:
The NYPD should just confiscate all his flannel and force him to shave clean for a month.

That'd wound him more than anything.
2012-10-13 03:01:41 PM  
5 votes:
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2012-10-13 02:21:41 PM  
5 votes:
Woohoo cars vs bikes thread! I'll just leave this link to a diesel truck sharing the road with some cyclists here.

/now that's how you produce the lulz
2012-10-13 02:48:21 PM  
4 votes:
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2012-10-13 02:21:36 PM  
3 votes:

Bicyclists are not required to follow any traffic laws whatsoever! They have the right to swerve across five lanes while going the wrong way on a one-way street and if they get hit by those mean car drivers, they get to sue the driver for everything they have.
2012-10-13 01:46:12 PM  
3 votes:
Cars should be equipped with sensors that slow their speed ~50% when a bicycle is near.
2012-10-13 02:29:10 PM  
2 votes:
To be fair, it is hard to stop at red lights while riding a brakeless track bike.
2012-10-13 02:20:32 PM  
2 votes:
Hitting a cyclist wearing earbuds should be legal. Ears are about half your safety equipment on a bike.
2012-10-13 12:31:04 PM  
2 votes:
But cycling advocate and attorney Steve Vaccaro said he disagrees with the practice of doling out multiple tickets unless the rider is doing "a lot of very different and distinct things wrong."

You know what? I agree.

We could save paper by issuing one big ticket for $1,555.

We need to think of Mother Earth.
2012-10-13 10:39:47 AM  
2 votes:
That article is very satisfying.
2012-10-13 11:36:53 PM  
1 vote:

StoneColdAtheist: As someone who rode RIGHT THROUGH three stop signs without stopping while cycling on his way home from work yesterday, I'm getting a kick out of this.

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To be fair, stop signs typically denote lower overall traffic density. That, and I'd imagine they were all-way stops, too. CSB, though.
2012-10-13 10:56:24 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-10-13 05:16:33 PM  
1 vote:

Gunny Highway: theflatline: Gunny Highway: The Face Of Oblivion: Gunny Highway: And if you think I'm a hipster because I don't agree with everyone that is done by me.

No, I think you're a hipster because it's obvious you are emotionally involved in defending other hipsters. Review briefly your responses in this thread and see how GAHHHH OFFENDED you are that people are making fun of the shiathead in the article and similarly situated shiatheads.

Okay. I don't think I was ever offended. Just pointing out that the word has lost all meaning and is applied to all young people. Again, just disagreeing with people's strange hatred of a group of people.

I dislike bikers who don't follow the traffic laws too.

there are plenty of aging hipsters as well. The people who head back into college in their late 30s-50s who learn macrame, drink chianti, and place a few well chosen books on the coffee table who think they discovered radio head and coldplay, and get a lizard tatted on their foot and a acquire a nose ring, usually getting a red streak dyed in.

Friday nights are spent at the local hookah bar eating stuffed grape leaves and wondering aloud if they should sign up for belly button classes.

I don't hate any of them, everyone just wants to belong in the end right? It is all very tribal and conforming when groups dress, think, and act alike.

However, being a rebel is not becoming a cliche of a demographic that you aspire to belong to.

And you label yourself a young, urban dweller, you deserve the title hipster.

Yeah, that all makes sense. "Hipsters" are not the people starting fights or making too much noise. They generally keep to themselves in my experience. They are way down the list of people who bother me when I am out so that is why I am confused about all the hate they get.

Hate is about the hater; the word itself is about brevity. F'rinstance you could have saved a lot of bandwidth in your profile by just typing 'hipster'. The pic, the music, the likes...all that would have been implied.
2012-10-13 04:31:17 PM  
1 vote:

GAT_00: That article is very satisfying.

Yes, indeed. There IS a God.
2012-10-13 04:06:15 PM  
1 vote:

BumpInTheNight: Woohoo cars vs bikes thread! I'll just leave this link to a diesel truck sharing the road with some cyclists here.

/now that's how you produce the lulz

I used to have a diesel rabbit back in the day. I looooooved it when some jackhole would come up and tailgate me because he thought going 30 in a 25 just wasnt rast enough for him... so I would put it in fifth and hit the accelerator and out comes a beautiful cloud of black smoke.. It never failed and they backed off.
2012-10-13 03:52:35 PM  
1 vote:
I once watched a jackass self-clothes line and collapse in the middle of an intersection he was crossing on a redlight when his comically long scarf got caught up in his rear wheel's spokes. It was probably the best example of instant karma I've ever witnessed.
2012-10-13 03:10:15 PM  
1 vote:

bucket_chemist: I'm going to go put on some lycra shorts

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2012-10-13 03:05:50 PM  
1 vote:

EnderX: thismomentinblackhistory: Cars should be equipped with sensors that slow their speed ~50% when a bicycle is near.

I hear bicycles have a sensor that slows their riders intelligence by 50% when they are riding,

They're called ipods, and its more like 75%.
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2012-10-13 03:05:10 PM  
1 vote:
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Slow it down Brahh.

2012-10-13 03:04:34 PM  
1 vote:
oh, FFS:

Our brains manipulate physical energy in order to sustain a perception of space and time. The most obvious example being the intake of food and water to sustain the physical body but also the intake of all sensory information and output of physical energy on various tasks throughout the waking day. Our dreams are the mind manipulating with physically imperceivable energy. Most of the time the energy controls us in a dream.

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2012-10-13 02:59:08 PM  
1 vote:
I'm going to side with him, it's multiple instances of the same violation and the cops are double dipping. But I'm only siding with him because he doesn't look too hipsterish and he's got a really pretty mouth I'd like to stick my dick in.
2012-10-13 02:54:29 PM  
1 vote:

JohnCarter: Bushwick artist Daniel Greer,

on his bike ride home from his photography assistant gig

Well I am confused, is he a flannel wearing cutting edge hipster artist OR an underemployed underappreciated photo assistant?

He Schrodinger's Hipster!
2012-10-13 02:33:05 PM  
1 vote:

Erix: oukewldave: I don't know if he could look any more "hipster-y" than he does in the picture. Maybe some visible stickers on his bike?

Really? Having the earbuds in makes him look a little douchey, but he's not wearing anything ironic, doesn't have skinny jeans, his head/facial hair is unkempt but not intentionally ridiculous.. I'm not really seeing it.

Is flannel and a bike all it takes now?

20-something = hipster

You know who else wore red and black lumberjack (with a hat to match) and lived in Brooklyn?
2012-10-13 02:25:31 PM  
1 vote:

Metalupis: notmtwain: If it gets him to stop at red lights and pay attention while he is cycling, it might be the best $1,155 he ever spends.

As someone who bikes for fun on the weekends, I agree with this soooooo much

As someone who rode RIGHT THROUGH three stop signs without stopping while cycling on his way home from work yesterday, I'm getting a kick out of this.
2012-10-13 02:19:28 PM  
1 vote:
The best part is that he apparently makes about12k a year.

You're doing it wrong.
2012-10-13 02:17:01 PM  
1 vote:
Bushwick artist Daniel Greer, 24, who admittedly went through three red lights while wearing headphones,

You're not paying $1,555 as a fine. You bought a three-pack of "avoid certain, hilarious death" cards and now you object to paying the invoice.
2012-10-13 02:16:39 PM  
1 vote:
Poor baby.. Broke laws, plead guilty and now bawing over it? CRY M0AR hipster!
2012-10-13 01:33:03 PM  
1 vote:

xynix: I live in the burbs.. Not many cyclists out here and of those that are they're the tight clothes logo wearing kind. A special kind of douche..

I hate cyclists who just ride around town in those skin tight shorts. This isn't the farking Tour de France, asshole, I don't wanna see your package.
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