“Be yourself” becomes a lot more difficult when you don’t know who the fuck you are.
Making fun of “hipsters” is kind of like making fun of Nickelback. It’s super easy and no one is going to stop you or even play devils advocate (that should be red flag right there). People just go right on doing it thinking they are being funny when really they are not. Pick an easier target people, what’s your best Juggalo joke? I don’t care.
You should be holding yourself to a much higher comedy standard but you are not. I think I know why. It’s because you have no fucking idea what a hipster is. This morning an article on hellogiggles said that hipsters work at starbucks. WHAT!? What fucking sense does that make? That’s like making fun of punk kids and talking about their 4.0 GPA and TI Calculators. Sure there is SOME overlap but it’s coincidental overlap.
Then moments later Daily What posted a link to a comedy video with the FANTASTIC premise that being a hipster is a disease and they have a pill that cures it. The things this hilariously named pill can cure include the following:
- frequent visits to the apple store
- downloading bon iver and arcade fire on itunes
- twitter, facebook and instagram
This is fucking insane. You, I can’t even. If you are going to make fun of hipsters do it. Own it. But these are things that normal people do. Bon Iver and Arcade Fire won mother fucking grammy’s and have played SNL and been fucking spoofed on SNL. They are mainstream artists. They may not be top 40 but my dad knows both of them and he watches 2 and a 1/2 Men, do you see what I am saying? No one frequently goes to the apple store except for people who work at apple stores. Don’t even get me started on listing 3 impossibly popular website/social networks as hipster things. By that tolken they are also jock things, goth things, everyone things. Fucking stick to your fucking premise that YOU established: hipsters don’t like doing mainstream things. You can’t say that and then list things that everyone knows about and you certainly can’t list bands that have played on SNL.
I think the real issue is that when people say “hipster” they don’t actually mean proper hipsters. They don’t mean 18 year old’s doing lines of adderall to a punk band with so much reverb that it’s just white noise at an illegal music venue that only exists for 1 night a year and then disappears like some fucking brooklyn version of Brigadoon. They don’t mean the girl at the same show who just bought the bands cassette tape dressed in colors and patterns that scream “look at me” but with an I-don’t-care-if-you-look-at-me-or-not-attitude. It’s said by people who feel “cool” in their hearts but are so self centered/self conscious/self-hating that when they see someone that makes them feel socially inferior they need a word they can sneer at that person. Anytime someone talks about a food you have not tried or a band you have not heard you call them a hipster under your breath when really the thing you hate is yourself.
There is plenty to legitimately hate about hipsters but it’s not starbucks and it’s not arcade fire. Maybe get your target in your sights before firing instead of shooting every which way at the first sign of trouble. You only show everyone how sad and insecure you are.
Yip. These days it seems like everything in existence can lead to a person being labelled a hipster, and I must say, it is utterly fucking stupid.