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I want to see the good in hipsters

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by powderfinger, Mar 5, 2014.


  1. powderfinger

    powderfinger

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    In my daily life, I come across hipsters working in a large city. Some on the street... some at work... some behind the counter at the coffee shoppe. However, these people really rub me the wrong way.

    They aren't the first sub-culture group to ever embrace "obscure music", but I think they are the first to embrace obscure music on the simple criteria that is *is* obscure music. It's like they feel a level of superiority for being into bands, "you've never heard of".

    They seriously lack any sense of humor. Some have a dry-wit, but usually it's done pretty condescending when they use it. Hippies can be funny. Gangsta thugs can crack jokes. Rednecks can be a real hoot. Hipsters. No sense of humor whatsoever.

    They stand in front of you at the bar to order "another PBR", while talking with their hipster friends about how Arcade Fire has sold out and gone mainstream.

    Anyhow, hipsters, IMO are an insufferable, arrogant bunch of pricks. Help me someone find the good in them.
     
  2. ZenG

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    Someday they'll be posting on TB about what bass they should buy.......
     
  3. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

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    sorry , can't help you with that one ...
    :D:ninja:
    :bag:
     
  4. Beersurgeon

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    What is the best bass for hipster???? :D
     
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  6. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

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    This thread is so mainstream. I was bitching about hipsters way before it was cool.
     
  7. macaroni tony

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  8. buzzbass

    buzzbass Supporting Member

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  9. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

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    I listen to bands that haven't even formed yet.
     
  10. Gaolee

    Gaolee The Fat Violin Supporting Member

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  11. Amara

    Amara Fumble-Fingered Beginner Supporting Member

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    That doesn't look organic and locally-sourced to me.
     
  12. Brother Goose

    Brother Goose Fun with a k all day! Supporting Member

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    if you have to ask you wouldn't understand.... nevermind

    (orders another PBR)
     
  13. fmoore200

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    Weren't beatniks the predecessors to hipsters?
     
  14. Icey101

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    i still dont know what a hipster is?
     
  15. Brother Goose

    Brother Goose Fun with a k all day! Supporting Member

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    I enjoy the tone of the OP's comments and really wonder at the generalized lack of humor and irony deficiency in this set. Mama used to say God sends us those people to teach us patience and reiterate who WE are!

    I try to meet people at a common level and establish fellowship- if they don't get my intentions, they don't get the benefit of my company!
     
  16. Batman!

    Batman!

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    As a group, they tend to support live music, so I'd say that's a positive.
     
  17. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

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    HA
     
  18. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

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    HAHA
     
  19. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

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    This. Beatniks were to the late '50's - early '60's what the Hipsters are today.

    Just another generation who think they know it all before age 21.

    Same attitude, different century. It's all good. (he says while thumping his bongos and adjusting his French beret)
     
  20. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

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    It used to be that if you met someone with a tattoo on their neck, it was in someplace very dangerous, and you were likely going to be killed.

    Now, if you meet someone with a neck tattoo, they will probably want to read you the poem they wrote about their vegan bicycle.
     
  21. kesslari

    kesslari Supporting Member

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    EricF - that's sigworthy.

    Did you hear about the hipster who burnt his mouth on a cheeseburger?

    He bit into it before it was cool.
     

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