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"Look At This Fucking Hipster" website

Michelle
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HA!

(Not safe for work if your boss doesn't like the word "fuck".)

Oh, and Gawker says that the word "hipster" is too tired, so they've had a contest, and their readers have voted for "fauxhemian" to replace it. 

Which is also rather amusing.

Okay, go back to your important discussions now. :D


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Catchfire
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We need a "Discuss hipsterism from a pro-hipster point of view" forum so that Stargazer and I don't feel perpetually attacked.


al-Qa'bong
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Do you cats look anything like this guy?

 

Hepcat, daddy


p-sto
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Or how about this?


ebodyknows
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At least the hipster olympics is actually entertaining.


al-Qa'bong
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All reet, Jackson.  I won a Gold Medal in Kicking the Gong Around!


Catchfire
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Al-Qa'bong wrote:
Do you cats look anything like this guy?

At risk of outing myself, here is what I'm wearing today:

 


Michelle
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I think my favourite one so far is this one just because of the caption. Ha!

Some of them aren't great, though.  They seem to have a pretty wide definition of "hipster" - basically, anyone wearing anything strange appears to qualify.  But a number of them aren't what I think of when I think "hipster".


Fidel
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Has any babbler ever met someone from the village of Fucking, Austria? I had no idea there was such a village.


Michelle
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I've never met anyone from there, but I've heard of it before.


bagkitty
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I see a twinning of the towns in the making. Fucking, Austria, meet Dildo, Newfoundland.... (you don't have to click on both, they are conveniently cross-referenced in Wikipedia)

[ETA... don't blame me, Michelle started the thread]


Michelle
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Okay, I thought the hipster site was funny at first, but the more I go through the pictures (didn't really have a chance this afternoon since I was just taking a quick break and only saw a few of the pictures), the more I'm not crazy about it.

It's one thing to mock the self-conscious white urban ironic hipster thing, but some of them are hitting me the wrong way (and no, not because I dress like any of them - I don't). 

When I think of "hipsters" I don't think of people who are genuinely artistic and wear handmade clothing or jewellery, for instance.  I think more of poseurs, people who just grab a trend and go with it for half a minute before moving on to the next one, and people who spend hundreds of dollars on "hipster" items of clothing that look like they got them at garage sales, and spend 5 hours and three cans of product to get their hair to look like they just woke up - that sort of thing.


ebodyknows
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poseurs or brilliant performance artists commenting on the modern state of overconsumption and our product driven disposable lives?


Timebandit
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"...brilliant performance artists..."  Isn't that an oxymoron?


Catchfire
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James Franco, performance artist: "I make it sound like I only like performance art--and that is not true at all."

Quote:
James Franco has said that his stint on General Hospital as "bad boy" artist Franco is part of a larger art project, and he’s working on making good on that promise. Though his story arc ends later this month, Franco tells us that this spring he'll participate in a gallery show at New York’s Deitch Projects that will be shot for a subsequent "special episode" of GH. (This episode will be co-directed by Franco himself.) The Deitch exhibition will relate "to what I've already shot on GH," Franco says. (A spokesperson for the gallery says plans for the exhibition and filming are not yet finalized.)

Of course, Franco has been worming his way into the art world for some months now: teaming up with the video artist Carter for the art film Erased James Franco; schmoozing the booths at Art Basel Miami Beach; presenting at the Guggenheim's Art Awards; and buddying up to the new head of P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center (and MoMA chief curator at large), Klaus Biesenbach.


ebodyknows
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Timebandit wrote:

"...brilliant performance artists..."  Isn't that an oxymoron?

Exactly, which is why hipsters/performance artists(if their any good) can't actually self-identify as hipsters/performance artists.

But honestly what is there to critise that wasn't present in all other cultural movements of the past 100 years?

This article attacks hipster use of fixed gear bikes largely on the basis that it's not very original.  Fork, you can make similar arguments about the majority of the poulation you just need to change the details.


Ken Burch
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al-Qa'bong wrote:

Do you cats look anything like this guy?

 

Hepcat, daddy

Solid, Jackson!


Ken Burch
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Timebandit wrote:

"...brilliant performance artists..."  Isn't that an oxymoron?

A stage director I know referred to performance art as "theatre for people who can't act!"


Ken Burch
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If Hollywood ever dared do a "Lord Buckley" bio-pic, would they cast Johnny Depp or Robert Downey, jr in it?  And how would we avoid the nightmare of having them give Keanu Reeves the part?


ebodyknows
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Ken Burch wrote:

 And how would we avoid the nightmare

Ignore hollywood.  It'll do wonders for your chi and I can't remember my last nightmare,  I mostly dream about bumblebees.

besides giving depp the role of eccentrics is soo cliché


Ken Burch
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Nice bee smilie, there.


ebodyknows
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Ken Burch wrote:

Timebandit wrote:

"...brilliant performance artists..."  Isn't that an oxymoron?

A stage director I know referred to performance art as "theatre for people who can't act!"

bullshit & balls


welder
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al-Qa'bong wrote:

Do you cats look anything like this guy?

 

Hepcat, daddy

That's the cat's meow,Daddy'o...


al-Qa'bong
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Y'know, ever since I was about eight or nine I've wanted a zoot suit.  Finally, about four or five years ago, while hanging with the missus in Fabricland, I saw a pattern for one.  I was blowin' my wig at the prospect of at last wearing the drape I've always wanted, but then thought, "I'm in my forties. This would look completely ridiculous on me."

 


Michelle
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I think you should do it anyhow, even if only at a Hallowe'en party. :)


Stargazer
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Michelle
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Love it. :D


Timebandit
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al-Qa'bong wrote:

Y'know, ever since I was about eight or nine I've wanted a zoot suit.  Finally, about four or five years ago, while hanging with the missus in Fabricland, I saw a pattern for one.  I was blowin' my wig at the prospect of at last wearing the drape I've always wanted, but then thought, "I'm in my forties. This would look completely ridiculous on me."

 

If you do, I want a photo!


Polly B
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I see NO reason a 40 year old couldn't lwear it....va va voom!


triciamarie
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Personally I don't grasp this at all. This group "Fucking hipster" just seems to represent anyone not wearing head to toe frat -- and so much the better if the photo clearly demonstrates how obnoxious you were taking their picture with your stupid cellphone.


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