I was born in the wrong era; I would love to have been a teenager when Blink 182, New Found Glory and Green Day were on the radio, not fucking Justin Beiber and Rebecca Black. When not everybody had cell phones or computers, you had to go outside and call round for your friends. When denim jackets with badges and studds covering them and tartan skirts was the fashion, not skimpy shorts and belly tops, like it is now. When kids cared more about music than popularity and sex. When you could stay out until it was dark and your parents weren't worried about you because we actually used our brains. 90's sitcoms, black nail varnish and mowhawks, when punks were the cool kids, not the outcasts. People didn't cake themselves in foundation,. just some eyeliner was enough; on girls and boys. When people were happy with themselves.
huh? oh, hi anonymous person. thank you for asking! im doing okay i guess. just moved into our new place in ~north billerica~ (which, thankfully, is only like a 10 min walk from the commuter rail). i just got a RECORD PLAYER FOR MY BIRTHDAY YESTERDAY from my lovely and wonderful friend bethany. I went to see fucked up last night, and they were AMAZING. David Comes To Life is probably my fav record of the year so far, and now i own it on vinyl:
its my very first vinyl record, and when my ears stop ringing im gonna listen to the heck out of it. ALSO, im gonna apply for a job at the harvard coop bookstore that i probably wont get, but its a start yea?
“The people who aren’t hipsters can’t make a hipster joke worth a damn because they don’t have a clue in hell about hipster culture. Blah blah blah blah ironic t-shirts. What?! Ironic t-shirts? Really? When was the last time you saw someone who wasn’t a frat bro in an “ironic t-shirt”? 2005? If that? Good comedy, and ESPECIALLY good satire requires specificity. How the hell are you supposed to lampoon a culture you don’t know anything about? Hipster jokes made by non-hipsters are invariably vague, feeble, and out of date.”—
Tessa is right on the money in this post. When it comes down to it, pretty much all “humor” or criticism about “hipsters” is really just people inarticulately expressing a fear of someone they feel threatened by in some way. It’s always “not me,” and there’s always some weak attempt to front like you’re not, on some level, upset about not being part of something.