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Old 01-04-2012, 01:10 PM
 
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I keep seeing this term thrown around in a lot of the city threads, I.e. "oh the hipsters are moving in and ruining everything, yech." And yet the descriptions of what the "hipsters" are doing always sounds kind of cool to me: renovating old houses, doing various kinds of art, encouraging local businesses rather than chain stores, etc.

Does this mean I am a hipster? There is nothing hip about me that I have noticed. What exactly is a hipster, and why are they talked about as though they are some kind of plague? What is bad about them?

I am genuinely curious because as many times as I have heard this term I have still not been able to figure out exactly what kind of person it is describing, and if I in fact am a hipster and just didnt know it, and if I am, if I should seek a 12 step group or something to cure myself of it.
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:21 PM
 
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Do you wear skinny jeans, rock big-rimmed glasses, shop at vintage stores, patronize Apple products exclusively, and have friends exactly as described?

If so, then yes--you would be a hipster, unfortunately.
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:28 PM
 
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you hipster doofus - YouTube
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:29 PM
 
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I've never heard of hipsters renovating old houses.
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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The word hipster in 2012 is completely pointless and meanless considering there are about 3248923749 sub genres of hipsters (each claims they are not a hipster)

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Old 01-04-2012, 02:12 PM
 
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According to most people on these forums, if you're young and you prefer living in an urban enviroment... you're a hipster/scum of the earth.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:16 PM
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What is wrong with hipsters?
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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I've never heard of hipsters renovating old houses.
Pretty popular out here in Los Angeles, I think Highland Park is where that movement really got started. (Working off second hand info I don't know anyone who has done it before)
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:57 PM
 
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Rule of thumb: do people get the urge to beat you up? If they do I have bad news for you - you're probably a hipster. If not, you're probably all right.
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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ITT: Citydata learns the word hipster; therefore, everyone that is young is a hipster (unless you're a straight up nerdass geek, which I suspect, most of you are)
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