Help! I was bit by a hipster and....
trying way too hard
Oh for the Love of God. He doesn't literally mean "This man put too much effort into this." He means that he's trying too hard to please, often without thinking it through.
Or, to put it another way, this douchebag isn't fucking funny.
If we're going to be pedantic, fedex should have said he wasn't trying hard enough, although that's not really a saying we have in English. This guy literally explains each & every one of his dumb, obvious jokes, and they weren't that funny before his explanation.
Wow, you're blogging about this? How high-larious. Oh, and thanks for explaining that you didn't blog at all before your bite.
Fuck you dude. Try harder next time. Or better yet, go into a line of work that you're competent at.
Anax, I think you're trying too hard to explain that phrase, which is good, because I understand your reasoning.
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You know, baleen. Something about hipsters bothered/bothers me more than the other "scenes" you described. I don't think the "void" really applies to frat boys or anime nerds because these people don't care about authenticity, and, paradoxically, that makes them more authentic than the vast majority of those labeled as hipsters.
I think there must be something traditionalist or conservative in me that was offended by the people I was around. I know that all artistic scenes throughout history have been pervaded by pretentiousness and vacuity, but this one seems to be the largest and most inclusive and suffers all the more for it.
In the past, the salon was generally populated by people who either had the means to provide themselves with the education necessary to appreciate and discuss art and culture or by people who had these values as a cultural inheritance. There was plenty of posturing involved, but there was also an authoritative backbone of individuals who worked to cut through the nonsense and elevate those artists who deserved to be elevated. Now that the salon is democratic, anything goes, and voices of insight and discernment are drowned out by inanity.
I am sure there are people who would be labelled as "hipsters" who were and are producing great art and doing great, authentic things. Unfortunately, we probably won't ever hear about these people or their contributions because everyone is too busy talking about gender politics, artisanal ice ream, and how much they pretend to like Fellini.
Paradoxically, I think "hipsters" are really fucking bad for art. They ain't no Wandervoegel. They're just a bunch of dorks who keep getting in the way.
Anime nerds care a LOT about "authenticity", as it applies in their minds.
Just tell one you like an English dubbed version of something better than the Japanese voices, and watch a head try not to explode.
Point taken. My hipster-rage blinded me to that fact. I was going to say that at least anime nerds have an orthodoxy, but I suppose hipsters do too.
I guess my problem is that art nerds are the only kind of nerds I have to regularly suffer.
Depends on the anime nerd...most of the really loud or opinionated ones online are kids or teens.
For multiple reasons kids and teens aren't considered hipsters, so that annoying demographic isn't added to the annoyance adult hipsters.
I think yuppie dilettantes are the group we can all get behind hating. I think it's a class thing. My friends and I may have looked like hipsters at a certain point. Some of them fully committed and made great art and paid the real consequences for it. That's the difference in my book between a fashion cunt and a creative. They both might wear flannel though.
I think we all have an idea of what someone who fits the pejorative use of hipster is like. They're fucking awful.
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I do think it's a class thing. Some people who hate hipsters are just upset that there are pretty young people out there with enough money and leisure time to care about art. Being Americans, however, they can't say "I hate people with money," because then they'd be commies. But moneyed young people interested in art have always been around, probably since the dawn of modernity.
That's interesting. I don't harbor resentment towards anyone that appreciates art, regardless of economic status, age, looks ect. It wouldn't bother if an artist became wealthy through his/her art. But I can't get behind an "artist" born into money. It's a strange bias that I just realized I had.
We all wear denim at some points in our lives and we have 1950s hipsters trying to appear bohemian to thank for it. Artists bought denim because it was cheap and they could paint in it, so if you wanted to look artsy, you wore denim jeans. Along comes the hipsteryist hipster of them all, James Dean, renowned for going to parties in the Village scene and playing the bongos and perhaps even engaging in the reefer and homosexual acts, and then everyone wants to wear denim.
So you had cowboys, the "authentic" ones, buying denim clothes because they were cheap and you could work in them.
Then you had urban artists and painters buying denim for more or less the same reasons that artists still frequent used clothing retailers and wear flannel and whatever, it's cheap, it's there, and you can make it look cool.
Then you have the people who want to look like those people, the hipsters and dilettantes, followed by people in advertising, the Mad Men set that wishes to appear Creative, the fashion labels that mass produce something overnight and make it a thing.
Then you have all the guys in suits saying that denim is trashy, they hate everything about denim throughout the 1950s and 1960s. The counter-hipsters.
Now everyone owns a pair of jeans.
And so it goes, as lotsmoreorcs said, we are all hipsters. The only difference I can see is that it is now extremely difficult to ever have one's own scene, in public at least, because the Creatives have the culture marketed the day after it emerges. What to do if you want to create a meaningful space that emerges of its own accord? It could lead to exclusivity.
I feel that the hipsterism that emerged in the 90s was a whiny fuck you and goodbye to the Alternative Music scene, the last incompetent appropriation of youth culture when it was still possible to monopolize such a thing, coupled with the availability of tons of new media and ideas available through the internet. It seems like a natural progression to me.
Not that the average guy going into JC Penny and buying a faux weathered "Just Chillaxin'" t-shirt that looks like it was worn on a Californian beach in the 1970s would think about this. That's the point.
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I say again, we are all of us hipsters
Yeah, Orcs is correct. The one point this video makes which I'll agree with is the lycanthropic nature of hipsterism. Except you don't need to be bit by a hipster in order to become a hipster: all you need to do is be aware of hipsters, and thinking about hipsters. Dwelling on them.
Hating hipsters is the single most hipster thing one can do. It's why the infection, once taken root, always seems to spread so rapidly. The only treatment? Admit you're a hipster and move on.
exactly, amazing people still have yet to figure this shit out
Hipsters, like chavs, do not exist.
It took poeTV six years to finally explain to me that a chav is a poor white person it's socially acceptable to ridicule who happens to live in Albion. The difficulty came in that poe only sees labels, and is incapable of measuring dimensions of quality in any physical object.
Hipsters are millennials, and that's about where it begins and ends. That word gets thrown around creative circles because a lot of people stupidly think art is monetarily the greatest thing capitalism has ever done and will do, and the young are, as always with every flinty obsolete generation, direct monetary competition to the failures in life that happened before they were born.
NO NO NO NO! All millennials aren't hipsters. I for one am at the older side of the millenial generation and am not a hipster. I have no tattoos, I don't have facial hair, I don't wear knit caps in warm weather, I don't wear tight jeans, I could go on. There is a clear fashion that hipsters abide by.
I should get some sailor tattoos, that wouldn't make me a hipster, because I'm actually a sailor.
No, both hipsters and chavs exist, and chavhood is about more than being poor (chavs are Ingsoc's post-industrial lumpenproletariat). Hipster-denial is almost as bad as hipster-phobia.
Cena - I thought you were a Coastie? Don't real sailors have rules against Coasties misrepresenting themselves?
The jeans-transformation scene revealed just how little difference there is between his own pants and a hipster's pants
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Not evil. Not even slightly amusing.
It would be evil if you were a hipster. This is the equivalent of blackface to hipsters. If you were a hipster you'd be so offended, that you'd likely blog about how offended you are.
Not funny as a result of his efforts, not evil as a result of his efforts.
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