Why do people pay this much for knock offs?

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  1. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    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?
    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
     


  2. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    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.
     


  3. ctrlaltelite

    ctrlaltelite Senior member

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    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.
     


  4. CharlieAngel

    CharlieAngel Senior member

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    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.
     


  5. A Fellow Linguist

    A Fellow Linguist Senior member

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    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.
     


  6. ctrlaltelite

    ctrlaltelite Senior member

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    1. http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/19/3/213.abstract
    2. http://tobaccofreedom.org/issues/doc...end/index.html

    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.
     


  7. ctrlaltelite

    ctrlaltelite Senior member

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  8. brad-t

    brad-t Bae Blade

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    Dai19 Well-Known Member

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    This reminds me of the recon marines in Iraq with woodland camo. It's all psy-ops.

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  10. bma

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    the only thing worse than hipsters is analyzing hipsters.
     


  11. Cool The Kid

    Cool The Kid Senior member

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    durability != quality
    Lol
     


  12. brad-t

    brad-t Bae Blade

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  13. bma

    bma Senior member

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    your avatar, for one.
     


  14. brad-t

    brad-t Bae Blade

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    your avatar, for one.

    come to terms with your sexual attraction to me
     


  15. Jekyll

    Jekyll Senior member

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    You don't know what hipsters are, do you?

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


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