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What's a hipster?

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posted on Feb, 28 2014 @ 01:53 PM
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I see the term "hipster" bandied about a lot on social media sites, but honestly I don't even know what a hipster is in today world.
What are hipster attitudes, music, fashion, etc. Are their sub genres in hipsterdom and who are some famous hipsters.




posted on Feb, 28 2014 @ 01:55 PM
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olaru12
I see the term "hipster" bandied about a lot on social media sites, but honestly I don't even know what a hipster is in today world.
What are hipster attitudes, music, fashion, etc. Are their sub genres in hipsterdom and who are some famous hipsters.





Here allow me to google that for you...

Hipster - Urban Dictionary



posted on Feb, 28 2014 @ 02:02 PM
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I knew what a hipster was before it was popular...


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posted on Feb, 28 2014 @ 02:12 PM
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olaru12
I see the term "hipster" bandied about a lot on social media sites, but honestly I don't even know what a hipster is in today world.
What are hipster attitudes, music, fashion, etc. Are their sub genres in hipsterdom and who are some famous hipsters.





Basically, they are people who purposely exhibit ironic and poor fashion sense to be, well, ironic. Trucker hats with obscure diner logos on them, flannels, cowboy boots, big rimmed glasses, corn-cob pipes, 50's stuff, etc. They come in all sorts and the current style is transient so they can avoid detection. The true irony is that they do this to be subversive and original yet they all dress alike, for the most part.

I think the only cure is for non-hipsters and "uncool" people to dress exactly like hipsters so the hipsters will "ironically" have to dress up as the non-hipsters (who will then be dressed like hipsters) and therefore destroying the logic circuits in their brains.

Only then can the rest of us get bluegrass and decent folk music back into the hands of people who genuinely like it.

ps - There's also a line they seem reluctant to cross. I've yet so see a hipster wear a Justin Bieber shirt or sport a swastika for the sake of irony. Time will tell if this restraint will last long enough to eliminate the hipster insurgency.


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posted on Feb, 28 2014 @ 02:18 PM
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The word sounds like it would originate from urban dictionary, and recommend linking words such as "Conquer" & "Divide".



posted on Feb, 28 2014 @ 02:19 PM
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Basically, they are people who purposely exhibit ironic and poor fashion sense to be, well, ironic. Trucker hats with obscure diner logos on them, flannels, cowboy boots, big rimmed glasses, corn-cob pipes, 50's stuff, etc. They come in all sorts and the current style is transient so they can avoid detection. The true irony is that they do this to be subversive and original yet they all dress alike, for the most part.


So are you saying they are most likely insecure geeks looking for attention?



posted on Feb, 28 2014 @ 02:22 PM
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I'd guess it's someone who has an artificial hip
I must be getting old.



posted on Feb, 28 2014 @ 02:22 PM
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olaru12
I see the term "hipster" bandied about a lot on social media sites, but honestly I don't even know what a hipster is in today world.
What are hipster attitudes, music, fashion, etc. Are their sub genres in hipsterdom and who are some famous hipsters.





Here allow me to google that for you...

Hipster - Urban Dictionary


I could give a **** what urbandictionary.com says. I wanted personal opinions. But thanks; you sound like a hipster....

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posted on Feb, 28 2014 @ 02:24 PM
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I'm 51.

Can I be a hipster, or would the irony implode and create a singularity that would eliminate all life within the known universe?



posted on Feb, 28 2014 @ 02:25 PM
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olaru12
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Basically, they are people who purposely exhibit ironic and poor fashion sense to be, well, ironic. Trucker hats with obscure diner logos on them, flannels, cowboy boots, big rimmed glasses, corn-cob pipes, 50's stuff, etc. They come in all sorts and the current style is transient so they can avoid detection. The true irony is that they do this to be subversive and original yet they all dress alike, for the most part.


So are you saying they are most likely insecure geeks looking for attention?



Not exclusively but the correlation is high.

Intelligence reports a growing number of these hipsters who are actually quite ignorant of the fact that they are hipsters. These can be from various backgrounds but most likely run on the edge of the lower end of the autism spectrum for reading social ques. The alpha hipsters are probably modifying their agenda to exploit these poor "sleeper cell" hipsters for a later time of action.



posted on Feb, 28 2014 @ 02:30 PM
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Ironic and poor fashion sense.... I think I was hipster before hipster was cool.

but now I can't be....Damn you kids



posted on Feb, 28 2014 @ 02:30 PM
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I'm 51.

Can I be a hipster, or would the irony implode and create a singularity that would eliminate all life within the known universe?


Perhaps that's the answer. You are the secret weapon; the Chosen One, so to speak.

Just like many other alien invasion narratives in pop-culture, they can be wiped out by a virus. That virus could be cultivated and incubated by a host hipster. This hipster would have to be about 51 and willing to give up all originality for a new set of "originality" codes and ethics. To be original like everybody else is a tall order. Once trusted, this person would then be able to infect and influence the hipsters into thinking that dressing like they did before they became hipsters is truly the ironic goal of hipsterism.

I think you could pull this off, Beez.



posted on Feb, 28 2014 @ 02:34 PM
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Your explanation just gave me a nose bleed.

I'll think I'll stick to "Grumpy old man" and say, "Get off my lawn!" a lot instead.



posted on Feb, 28 2014 @ 02:37 PM
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I remember a Seinfeld episode where Kramer is complaining about being called a hipster doofus or some stuff like that. The designation actually goes back far.



posted on Feb, 28 2014 @ 02:38 PM
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Cuervo




Not exclusively but the correlation is high.

Intelligence reports a growing number of these hipsters who are actually quite ignorant of the fact that they are hipsters. These can be from various backgrounds but most likely run on the edge of the lower end of the autism spectrum for reading social ques. The alpha hipsters are probably modifying their agenda to exploit these poor "sleeper cell" hipsters for a later time of action.


OMG....how much more irony can America take? Is there any recourse we dweebs can take. Oh no....I said "dweeb" may God forgive me!

I was hoping for some answers from real hipsters. I see the sarcastic senior citizens are well represented.
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posted on Feb, 28 2014 @ 02:39 PM
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To me, a male hipster would wear black framed glasses and a pink shirt. That seems to be a popular trend these days. Now, even some women are wearing those big black framed glasses.
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posted on Feb, 28 2014 @ 02:45 PM
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olaru12

Cuervo




Not exclusively but the correlation is high.

Intelligence reports a growing number of these hipsters who are actually quite ignorant of the fact that they are hipsters. These can be from various backgrounds but most likely run on the edge of the lower end of the autism spectrum for reading social ques. The alpha hipsters are probably modifying their agenda to exploit these poor "sleeper cell" hipsters for a later time of action.


OMG....how much more irony can America take? Is there any recourse we dweebs can take. Oh no....I said "dweeb" may God forgive me!

I was hoping for some answers from real hipsters. I see the sarcastic senior citizens are well represented.
edit on 28-2-2014 by olaru12 because: (no reason given)


LOLZ

It would destroy the illusion of aloofness and irony to have one actually explain.

There'd have to be reason behind it and a train of thought not generated by the latest choco-tofu-ego-latte doled out by Starbucks at 15 dollars a pop!



posted on Feb, 28 2014 @ 02:47 PM
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beezzer
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Your explanation just gave me a nose bleed.

I'll think I'll stick to "Grumpy old man" and say, "Get off my lawn!" a lot instead.


You sure? Rabbits make the perfect hipsters and they were vegan before it was cool.




posted on Feb, 28 2014 @ 02:47 PM
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boncho





I think that, more ironic than being a hipster, is that this model was probably on another fashion shoot where she played an annoying, vapid, mall-rat teenager.



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