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Hipsters are indescribably normal

September 5, 2010

Hipsters disguise themselves as non-conformist outsiders, using their external appearance as a means to express their perceived individuality.  Hipsters play dress-up and their costume is “Unique Individual”

A hipsters trendlust knows no bounds (white trash belt buckles, trucker hats, awkward eye glasses, bad haircuts, fat laced high topped sneakers, fixed gear bicycles, skinny jeans, etc)  These vampires feed until ironic novelty is drained away, until they have devalued the things which were once important signifiers to the original subcultures.  They seek, consume, destroy.

Hipsters need to manufacture their rebellion, rebelling against the conformist mainstream in the same manner as everyone else – by joining a subculture that is undeniably mainstream in their age group.   Congratulations on becoming a hypocrite and a conformist in on fell swoop and underneath their cheap signaling they are indescribably normal.  Isn’t that sad?

The following outburst was inspired by Canadian author, Douglas Haddow’s recently published anti-hipster manifesto.

“We are a lost generation, desperately clinging to anything that feels real, but too afraid to become it ourselves. We are a defeated generation, resigned to the hypocrisy of those before us, who once sang songs of rebellion and now sell them back to us. We are the last generation, a culmination of all previous things, destroyed by the vapidity that surrounds us. The hipster represents the end of Western civilization – a culture so detached and disconnected that it has stopped giving birth to anything new. “

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