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Old 11-21-2017, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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Originally Posted by Slats Grobnick View Post
Hipsters are poor, or at least pretend to be poor

Yuppies are upper middle class, or at least pretend to be upper middle class

They are the exact opposites. Hipsters shop at thrift stores, yuppies shop at high end designer stores.

Hipsters ride the train and bicyles, yuppies drive BMW's and Mercedes

Hipsters wear 70's t shirts, yuppies wear designer suits. Hipsters drink Pabts blue ribbon, yuppies drink $15 martinis

I see no similiarity

Anyone who thinks Hipsters and Yuppies are the same is either middle age/old or lives in the suburbs
A hipster is just a yuppie wth training wheels
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Old 11-21-2017, 01:46 PM
Status: "Can kindness win?" (set 5 days ago)
 
Location: Here and now.
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Originally Posted by Slats Grobnick View Post
Hipsters are poor, or at least pretend to be poor

Yuppies are upper middle class, or at least pretend to be upper middle class

They are the exact opposites. Hipsters shop at thrift stores, yuppies shop at high end designer stores.

Hipsters ride the train and bicyles, yuppies drive BMW's and Mercedes

Hipsters wear 70's t shirts, yuppies wear designer suits. Hipsters drink Pabts blue ribbon, yuppies drink $15 martinis

I see no similiarity

Anyone who thinks Hipsters and Yuppies are the same is either middle age/old or lives in the suburbs
This sounds pretty accurate.

The one thing both groups have in common is relentless pursuit of an image - either spending an absurd amount of money to look cool, or buying cheap junk to look cool. I don't have the money to be yuppie, and I refuse to do anything "ironically" that doesn't involve using my words, which would make me a very poor hipster.

Fortunately, I am old enough that I don't have to care anymore, about being either one. Thanks, Slats, you've made me feel good about middle age (at least for today.)
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Old 11-21-2017, 01:46 PM
 
Location: California
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Is this a phrase like Limousine Liberal? I'll take a whack at it. HIPSTER RACISM: Where it's so cool and hip to have friends with different skin colors to hang around with who wear the same style clothing, listen to the same bands, eat at the same restaurants, attend the same political marches and rallies as you, as long as they appreciate what you do for them.
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Old 11-21-2017, 01:47 PM
 
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A hipster is just a yuppie wth training wheels
Only a middle aged person or suburbanite would say that

Don't believe, me, repeat that to a 29 year old urban dweller and they'd laugh in your face
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Old 11-21-2017, 01:49 PM
 
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Is this a phrase like Limousine Liberal? I'll take a whack at it. HIPSTER RACISM: Where it's so cool and hip to have friends with different skin colors to hang around with who wear the same style clothing, listen to the same bands, eat at the same restaurants, attend the same political marches and rallies as you, as long as they appreciate what you do for them.
I like to call them the "liberal elites" Liberal elites are liberal because it's in or cool.

Blue collar liberals are liberals out of survival and self preservation.

YUGE difference
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Old 11-21-2017, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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I like to call them the "liberal elites" Liberal elites are liberal because it's in or cool.

Blue collar liberals are liberals out of survival and self preservation.

YUGE difference
They'll attend the social justice protest ... if they can squeeze it in between yoga and brunch .
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Old 11-21-2017, 01:57 PM
 
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They'll attend the social justice protest ... if they can squeeze it in between yoga and brunch .
The "liberal elites" look down on us blue collar liberals. They think we're too rough and uncouth

Ah, eff it, I don't care.
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Old 11-21-2017, 01:58 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Slats Grobnick View Post
Hipsters are poor, or at least pretend to be poor

Yuppies are upper middle class, or at least pretend to be upper middle class

They are the exact opposites. Hipsters shop at thrift stores, yuppies shop at high end designer stores.

Hipsters ride the train and bicyles, yuppies drive BMW's and Mercedes

Hipsters wear 70's t shirts, yuppies wear designer suits. Hipsters drink Pabts blue ribbon, yuppies drink $15 martinis

I see no similiarity

Anyone who thinks Hipsters and Yuppies are the same is either middle age/old or lives in the suburbs
Lol, true that. They're not the same.
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Old 11-21-2017, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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Only a middle aged person or suburbanite would say that

Don't believe, me, repeat that to a 29 year old urban dweller and they'd laugh in your face
In 10 years that hipster will be a yuppie. Try to keep up.
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Old 11-21-2017, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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Hipster racism is white folk who argue for inclusion of all races but their circle of friends is usually Lilly white with one or 2 black friends who never date their own race.
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