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Hipsterdom--Past & Future.

redcaimen

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Originally Posted by LabelKing
I was reading a 1959 issue of Horizon magazine--which for those who don't know was an influential American cultural magazine from the midcentury--and one of the articles concerned "nonconformism" or rather, as ironically titled, "The Dangers of Nonconformism".

In it, the author discusses how "the nonconformist" loathes and reviles at instant coffee, but has no qualms about drinking an espresso and other similar things.

In fact, the article may be half a century old, but the list of verboten articles seems hardly dated: conservative politics, processed foodstuffs, pop music, mainstream clothing and culture, etc.

Therein, the contemporary vitriol reserved for young hipster-things seems particularly insipid and ignorant.



So "an influential American cultural magazine from the midcentury" makes many of the same observations about "the nonconformist" that are made today. Why does this make the current observations "insipid and ignorant" instead of just consistent?
 

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If you have the trust fund and the time, anyone can be a hipster.
 

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The anti-hipster movement is way more annoying than the hipster movement.
 

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Originally Posted by BossTweed
The anti-hipster movement is way more annoying than the hipster movement.

Truth.
 

LabelKing

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Originally Posted by redcaimen
So "an influential American cultural magazine from the midcentury" makes many of the same observations about "the nonconformist" that are made today. Why does this make the current observations "insipid and ignorant" instead of just consistent?

Because people like to think the current breed of hipster is something new-fangled and therefore slightly threatening.
 

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Ohama kids aren't nice hipsters, they're just rich kids clad in american apparel.
 

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The reason hipsters are annoying is because:

a) They are giant egomaniacs
b) Their style is the most affected of any subculture
c) They take the desire to "be cool" to the next level, and pretend they don't care
d) They follow the herd more than anybody else.

How can someone like that be likable? Unless they have a cute face and big tits, that is.
 

Nouveau Pauvre

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Originally Posted by MetroStyles
The reason hipsters are annoying is because:

a) They are giant egomaniacs
b) Their style is the most affected of any subculture
c) They take the desire to "be cool" to the next level, and pretend they don't care
d) They follow the herd more than anybody else.

How can someone like that be likable? Unless they have a cute face and big tits, that is.


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