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    Thumbs down What is "Hipster"?

    What is a hipster? I hear that they are the product of intermingled counter-culture, existentialist, collaged information... Like hippie/wangsters. Hipsters. I don't get it. Counter-culture is about action. It's about screaming in revolt, lighting things on fire, orchestrating sit-ins, etc etc. Why is counter-culture suddenly about aesthetics? The songs on your iPod. The random shit you horde from flea-markets.

    I feel almost as if, in order to avoid being a hipster, I must be productive.

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    Hipsters are insignificants who found a loophole out of insignificance by being overly-ironic.

    Has nothing to do with counter culture. About the only counter culture thing I've seen is recruiting porn stars for American Apparel ads. But that's kind of trying too hard too imo.

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    [YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAO4EVMlpwM"]Hipster Olympics[/YOUTUBE]

    This can give you a good overview if you have time to watch. Just recently realized all my friends were basically hipsters. Very depressing.



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    That video is hilarious. Hipsters, style without the substance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Tater View Post
    Why is counter-culture suddenly about aesthetics?
    Marketing.
    "How can I be, all I want to be,
    When all I want to do is strip away these stilled constraints
    And crush this charade, shred this sad, masquerade"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGeq5v7L3WM

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    For some reason, most hipster guys are small weaklings. Maybe they just do this to get chicks. It's the only way.

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    Default LAME!

    Do you ever watch the adventures of the Hipsters in Space? Its a good illustration of hipster attitudes.

    [YOUTUBE="cOFNVLGa1rE"]Hipsters in Space Fashion episode[/YOUTUBE]
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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    Hipsters are insignificants who found a loophole out of insignificance by being overly-ironic.

    Has nothing to do with counter culture. About the only counter culture thing I've seen is recruiting porn stars for American Apparel ads. But that's kind of trying too hard too imo.
    +1


    It has to do with a void of culture. They throw on the most obnoxious clothing combinations they can find as an anti-style.

    Ask them what they like............they couldn't say. Funny people though.

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    Do hipsters turn to stone if you make them listen to mainstream music?

    [YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvgZkm1xWPE"]YAY[/YOUTUBE]

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    I still don't get it. They just don't seem as.. coherent and definable as emos or punks or whatever.

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