I heard the word hipster on the radio this morning and let my mind start wondering. Ha!
From Urban Dictionary.
A hipster is someone who is smart enough to talk about philosophy, music, politics, art, etc. with you all day long, but not smart enough to see how big of a tool s/he is. The only sure fire way to tell if someone you're talking to is, in fact, a hipster is to ask them "are you a hipster?". If they respond no, and turn their cassette player back on, you can be sure you're dealing with a hipster.
The definition of hipster is a young, non-traditional person who is an independent thinker, believes in progressive politics and dresses in a trendy fashion.
Hmmmmm I remember the term, being "hip" from 50 years ago, long before there was even a term "progressive" politics. It used to just be another word for "cool".
Hipsters are people that have no idea who they are, what they believe in or stand for. They dress in weird ways to ensure that their outward appearance clearly announces that they do not belong in the place they are, or with the people they are with. They are a perfect target for the democrat party in as much as they are in a constant search for a permanent underclass - and let's face it, these hipsters are not likely to get to a point of being self sustaining.
People like this used to be openly mocked in elementary school. And, they were cajoled into conforming with some social norm whether it be a jock, a greaser, a nerd, a band member, a theater groupie, or one of many others. If they failed to make that move, then they were destined to climbing clock towers with a high powered rifle later in life.
I think it is amazing the number of different sub classifications society has developed for groups of people. Yet nobody wants to be labeled. :)
And, what do you know? They got labeled anyway!
A sharp dresser, with a tongue of knives. lol
LOL :D :D
I didn't even know what a hipster was until I read this post and the comments above.. and I'm still not sure that I do.
Come on Phil... weren't you a hip teenager, back in the day?
If sporting a polyester Arby's uniform and being on the golf team makes you a hipster, then in high school I was Captain Hipster.
I've been called a "hipster" before for wearing skinny jeans, listening to indie music, and having a vinyl collection, but I'm still not clear on what defines it. If hipsters are supposed to be non-traditional, then I don't think my listening to classical music and using older forms of audio is "non-traditional". Would "traditional" be listening to rap on a smartphone? What's traditional about that? I would just call that "basic" (and that's another term you all can have fun trying to define).
"Hipster" seems to be a certain subset of unconventional styles that people variously mock or find interesting. There are definitely some people I think qualify as "hipsters" here in college and they all hang out at this one coffee shop where some of my professors can be found as well (a number of them study classics and history like I do). I've been there a couple times now and I love it. Am I becoming a full-blown hipster? I'm scared.
They've got you Thibault! They even lured you to their secret hideout at the coffee shop [which probably doesn't even sell an actual cup of coffee - Amirite?]
Not to worry, some girls is going to take notice of you soon enough, sitting alone at the table with your 'venti salted caramel mocha frappucino', lap top open, a colorful scarf around your neck, as you work on your screenplay. And before you know it, all those 'funny feelings' you've had since your 13th birthday will start to make sense. And, you'll be ready to ditch all those bean brains to spend time with your new love. I'm happy for you.
Is that one of the munchkins from OZ?
People who think they're being independent and swimming against the current, but they're just following the latest fad.
Also, they like to drag bulky, obsolete technology to the coffee shop.
I never saw a hipster except on TV.
Big beard, weird clothes, babbles about things you can not comprehend to such a level you question his mentality
The opposite of "hip."
I've no clue what a hipster's supposed to be like, or look like. I'm at a point in my life where I let people be of whatever fashion they choose as long as it's legal and to each person's sense of comfort.