is a pretty sharp piece on how the constructed media of hipsters ends up displacing more salient criticism (including a good line about how obsession with limning the "hipster" has removed "counter" from "counter-culture").
What's the discussion? Immediately, it starts out with the same old hipster tropes of MeFi with too many folks who clearly haven't read the fucking article.
posted by klangklangston to Etiquette/Policy at 12:27 PM (430 comments total)
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I admit that part of what grinds my gears is seeing this as a caricature of the "It's about the discussion" ethos some folks apply to MeFi; I think it demonstrates why reading the actual fucking links is important, instead of just grabbing some keyword and doing a LOL Hipster riff.
And in specific, if I never again have to hear whatever threadbare know-it-when-I-see-it notions Charlemagne in Sweatpants has about irony or hipsters, I promise to cut down my WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU EVEN ON ABOUT?!!!?! by at least 30 percent.
I wish I thought that we could talk about actual articles, but maybe "hipster" is too much circumcision/Israel/declawing to be posted here without a bunch of half-baked treatises on just what parts of Sydney are the hipster ones.