Friday, April 21

Do You Have Hipsters?



This article was published today at The Morning News: Do You Have Hipsters?

Funny stuff, especially if you're someone who has definite hipster tendencies like myself.

12 comments:

Andrew said...

Sorry, I was under a baguette. What?

James said...

While you're down there, Andrew, could you please tie my shoes? My jeans won't let me bend that far over.

Robb said...

Are those your metallic-silver Converse All-Stars that need tying?

jenneral said...

As your friend, let me remind you that it doesn't matter whether or not your shoes are tied. Remember, you know more about fashion than the rest of the world. You don't want to look like you're trying too hard.

And Hail to the Thief was as far you could get from an album by sell-outs. Which just goes to show, I know far more about music than the author.

Hmmm, do hipsters really care about Charles Bukowski's literary intent?

James said...

They are, Robb! By the way, upon further inspection, they're more of a pewter-metallic color.

Jenn, thanks for the tips. But because I don't like tripping over myself, I think I might just have to go Velcro. Or maybe buckles. And you're totally right--Hail to the Thief was hardly a sell-out album.

By the way my word verification for this comment was "hnszl". Can you say Derelique?

jenneral said...

PS. Have you ever seen the Misshapes' take on Cheers?

jenneral said...

James, I'm going to need you to insert a sense of irony, stat. Ben Stiller is lowering your street cred by the second.

(but i still laughed ;))

James said...

Heh. I didn't even think about relating Zoolander and hipsters. Forgive me, my brain works slowly after eight hours of not falling asleep at work.

And, Jenn, my street cred is pretty much subzero--I work in an office and wear dress shirts everyday. Oh yeah, and I cheer for the MUNI security to get fare avoiders. If I sold out any more, I'd be buying my CDs.

Benny said...

Bukowski only EVER intended to keep the reading world updated on his scat play, concerto du jours, gambling addiction, and lucked-into blow jobs. The most troubling part about his verse is that hipsters take it seriously.

Harsh. Sigh. Hehe.

Jimby, have you read The Hipster Handbook? I almost peed myself. The accompanying illustrations are the best. There's no way a person under the age of 27 can get out of being a hipster, according to Lanham.

James said...

Benny, I love the Hipster Handbook. The pictures are good. And to think, I'll be able to experience it firsthand in mere months!

Benny said...

I think you can purchase the original art! Matching yourself up is like trying to decide which Power Ranger you're going to play.

So have you DECIDED-decided on a program, then?

meave said...

I take my tips from Andrew Coulter Enright.

(The Hipster Handbook was outdated before they even published it.)