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post #31 of 82
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Originally Posted by ctrlaltelite View Post
can we just stop using the word hipster? it's a really stupid pejorative term with no real meaning and applied to anything having to do with some sort of under-the-radar subculture.
You don't know what hipsters are, do you?
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Originally Posted by Makeshift_Robot View Post
2) Yeah, but why camo? It doesn't blend in when you're on a fucking boat, there's no reason for it not to just be some solid color. It makes no sense.
It's so that enemy jets passing overhead don't see them and think the ships are abandoned, of course As well ask why they need their decks to be so clean or how anyone over 5'7 can live with ducking under every bulkhead
post #32 of 82
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Originally Posted by Electricity View Post
ergo the U.S. Navy makes no sense. The competency levels in the military are astounding. My friend was in the infantry in Afghanistan and they had jungle instead dessert camo... wtf!

This reminds me of the recon marines in Iraq with woodland camo. It's all psy-ops.
post #33 of 82
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Originally Posted by KitAkira View Post
You don't know what hipsters are, do you?
at its core, hipsters are jazz aficionados. you want a true hipster? tom waits. it wasn't until the late 90's when tobacco companies began to take notice of a burgeoning subculture among the sought-after 18-25 demographic that increasingly involved around watching non-mainstream bands and fetishizing thrift stores, irony, nostalgia, and gentrification. the adoption of a hodgepodge of subcultures, self-hate, and marketing asshats/white people's overarching need to "label" things they don't fully understand eventually led to the modern usage of this stupid blanket term. the 70's/80's had "punks" the 90's had "indie kids" who begat "emo kids" then "scenesters" and now "hipster" is the jargon of choice for old people who don't get it and ignorant people who don't know any better.
post #34 of 82
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Originally Posted by Eason View Post
This reminds me of the recon marines in Iraq with woodland camo. It's all psy-ops.

My dad was in GW-I. They were in forest camo until the day before they came home. The base commander was hording all the desert camo uniforms so he could dump them on the surplus market and pocket the cash. A few guys "broke into the tent" (okay, security was lax and they wanted their desert camo, as well) and distributed the uniforms the day before they came home. The base commander couldn't do anything about it because if he did, it'd raise a lot of questions that would be awkward to answer.
post #35 of 82
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Originally Posted by ctrlaltelite View Post
at its core, hipsters are jazz aficionados. you want a true hipster? tom waits.

it wasn't until the late 90's when tobacco companies began to take notice of a burgeoning subculture
among the sought-after 18-25 demographic that increasingly involved around watching non-mainstream bands and fetishizing thrift stores, irony, nostalgia, and gentrification. the adoption of a hodgepodge of subcultures, self-hate, and marketing asshats/white people's overarching need to "label" things they don't fully understand eventually led to the modern usage of this stupid blanket term.

the 70's/80's had "punks" the 90's had "indie kids" who begat "emo kids" then "scenesters" and now "hipster" is the jargon of choice for old people who don't get it and ignorant people who don't know any better.

B-, cite your sources next time.
post #36 of 82
1. http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/19/3/213.abstract
2. http://tobaccofreedom.org/issues/doc...end/index.html

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Originally Posted by Camel
Where are some of the most important trends started and who are the people that launch them? The answer is simple: trendy nightclubs and restaurants, hip retail stores, coffee houses and cafe's and the hip patrons that frequent them.

These "hipsters" entire social lives revolve around nightclubs, cafes, fashion and music. Every day these trendsetters ride the wave on the crest of cool. These are the people who start the trends. Music and fashion, amongst other trends, are made or broken by these few select people. Camel's goal of Trend Influence Marketing is to attract and convert smokers in the trend-setting urban sceene.

this is why i smoke marlboros.
post #37 of 82
^
other instances of hipster-targeted advertising, this time more recent and from an issue of rolling stone:




more info: http://daveibsen.typepad.com/5_blogs...and-rolli.html
post #38 of 82
you're not even allowed to advertise tobacco in canada
post #39 of 82
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Originally Posted by Eason View Post
This reminds me of the recon marines in Iraq with woodland camo. It's all psy-ops.



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post #40 of 82
the only thing worse than hipsters is analyzing hipsters.
post #41 of 82
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Originally Posted by Uncontrol View Post
durability != quality
Lol
post #42 of 82
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post
Lol

What's funny?
post #43 of 82
your avatar, for one.
post #44 of 82
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Originally Posted by bma View Post
your avatar, for one.

come to terms with your sexual attraction to me
post #45 of 82
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Originally Posted by KitAkira View Post
You don't know what hipsters are, do you?

He's pretty much the definition of a hipster actually.
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