Posts tagged "hipsters"

McDonald’s Creates Big Mac Lifestyle Collection, Is Gross

I’m not sure what McDonald’s is trying to pull with this stunt here, but to me it is dumb as hell. It screams of try-hard hipster appeasement and it’s just kind of gross? I love hamburgers and I love food being depicted on clothes in many cases, but McDonald’s is totally on my shit list…

By: Katrin Higher / March 29, 2015

The Millennial Is Dead; Long Live The Millennial

So I guess that Gen Y has gone straight from being whiny, entitled dickheads whose only redeeming quality was our entrepreneurship, to being irrelevant and also apparently never really that entrepreneurial in the first place, according to Salon. I guess Gen X, the Boomers, and the Greatest Generation can all breathe a sigh of relief…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 25, 2014

What’s Your Hipster Hobby? (Mine Is Making Foraged Mustache Necklaces)

Looking for new ways to use your copious amounts of free time? Getting a little tired of your kickball league and microbrew tasting club? Not to worry — cartoonist Dana Zemack has created The Hipster Hobby Generator to help you discover your new favorite pastime. All you have to do is click on the quirky…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 16, 2014

Watch This: A Spot-On Rundown Of The Regulars At Every Hipster Coffee Shop

This parody of all the most obnoxious customers who frequent hipster coffee shops might seem a little out there (an aged Sumatra roast is served in a desk fountain, and Michael Caine shows up at one point), but for anyone who’s ever worked at a coffee shop, you know the caricatures are painfully accurate. I…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 11, 2014

Making Fun Of Hipsters: It Just Never Gets Old

There’s a dark period in my life that I don’t walk about very much. It’s the time when I lived in a Brooklyn neighborhood called Bushwick. You’ve probably seen it on “Girls.” Fittingly, my roommate then worked at American Apparel. It was a brief but memorably terrible time of warehouses, leotards and constantly feeling squicky…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 17, 2014

How To Convince Your Hipster Friends To Listen To Country Music

October is country music month — what better time to spread some love for a genre that’s adored by half the country and reviled by the other? Country music is a pretty standard life soundtrack if you live in the South or any rural area, but if you live in a city, especially a super…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 4, 2013

Gillette Is Fed Up With Unshaven Hipsters

Hipsters get hated on all the time for everything from their weird shoes to their insistence that they knew about every cool thing before it was cool, but they’ve recently come under fire for a very specific reason: their trendy beards are cutting into razor sales. Yep, razor makers like Gillette and Schick have see…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 7, 2013

“Bros” — Another Parody Of “Girls” You Didn’t Ask For

“Bros” is a new series by some bros, in which they parody “Girls” in only the vaguest of terms. There are four bros who suddenly realize that by dressing like a bro’s version of a hipster, they can score hot hipster chicks. Where or how this is otherwise related to “Girls” is beyond me, but…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 5, 2013

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Is Not In On The Guy Fieri Joke

This video from Brooklyn’s Late Night Basement happens to be situated right at the intersection of my two favorite things: making fun of batter-dipped fried cheese nugget Guy Fieri and ridiculing the ironic hipster underbelly of Brooklyn. Intrepid reporter Chris Rose interviews the bespeckled and be-skinny jeans wearing Williamsburglars about a (fake) impending Guy Fieri…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 27, 2013

Afraid You’re A Hipster? Don’t Worry, There’s A Cure!

Worried that the fixed gear bike you’re riding and the artisanal honey you’ve spread on your organic spelt bread might mean that you’re a hipster? The bad news? Despite your protestations, you probably, definitely are a hipster (the first rule of Hipster Club is to deny you’d deign to be in it). But good news!

By: Julie Gerstein / February 10, 2013

Brian Williams Does Not Suffer Hipster Soup Fools

Is there anything better than snarky Brian Williams? On last night’s episode of “Rock Center,” Williams reported on the new “super hip” line of soups out from Campbells. They involve unpronounceable ingredients and young hipsters on the packaging. As Williams points out, it’s soup for the millennial generation, so the “soups that warm themselves just…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 16, 2012

The Soapbox: Please, Can “Hipster Sexism” Not Be A Thing?

I have very mixed feelings about a piece on NYMag.com’s blog about “hipster sexism.” The authors Alissa Quart and Lauren Sandler author Alissa Quart described “hipster sexism” as:
Hipster Sexism consists of the objectification of women but in a manner that uses mockery, quotation marks, and paradox … ads, photographs, television shows, films, and T-shirts, which…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 31, 2012

Halloween Costume Inspiration: Twee Hollywood Starlet

Looking for a Halloween costume that’s sure to win the Most Adorkable award? Dress up as a twee Hollywood starlet! All you have to do is clip on some bangs, adorn yourself in bows and polka dots, and strum a toy ukulele throughout the night. Bonus: if you play your cards right, you might get…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 23, 2012

Start Saving Up, Hipsters: This Bike Costs $70,000

Classic Schwinn not doing it for you anymore? Yearning for a ride that will really get you noticed? How about this one-of-a-kind beech wood bike? Inspired by a famous 19th century chair designed by Michael Thonet (side note: who are the people who are keeping track of famous chairs? Should I know about famous chairs?),…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 10, 2012

Quiz: Do You Live In A Hipster Neighborhood?

Forbes just released a list of “America’s Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods,” which includes all the usual suspects: Silver Lake, Los Angeles comes in at number 1, with enclaves of San Francisco, Brooklyn, and Portland making predictable appearances. Just in case you don’t see your neighborhood on the list, we came up with this handy quiz to…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 27, 2012

Warby Parker’s Trippy First TV Commercial Comes With Film, Reading List

Every time I see a person wearing a cool pair of frames they seem to be from Warby Parker. Warby Parker prices all if its frames for $95 a pair, including lenses, and for every pair they sell, they donate one to a person in need. They’ve finally debuted their collage-themed first TV commercial and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 20, 2012

15 Accidental Hipsters In Movies

The hipster formula is as follows: If exclusivity is cool and hideous fashion is undesirable, then adopting hideous fashions because they are undesirable makes one exclusive. And this exclusivity, in turn, makes one cool. Now apply this philosophy to everything you own and… voila! You are a hipster! You will now be in the market…

By: Next Movie / September 9, 2012

The Dumbest Things Hipster Parents Do

OK, hipster parents, I get that you’re all WAY TOO ABOVE IT ALL to actually acknowledge being a dorky bunch of Moms and Dads, but I’m about to let you in on a little secret: you’re all a bunch of dorky Moms and Dads now. That’s what Moms and Dads ARE. You aren’t a young…

By: TruTV / May 5, 2012

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s A Total Hipster Dude In His New Movie

For the record, the upcoming movie “Premium Rush” — about what appears to be parody of a bike messenger — looks kind of terrible. But it stars My Fantasy Dream Boyfriend Joseph Gordon-Levitt, so I’ll have to watch it on DVD eventually. But here’s a breakdown of his hipster tendencies in the movie (and hey,…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 26, 2012

The Hipster Hunger Games Are Happening

Participating in the Hipster Hunger Games might be no big deal if you’ve, like, already been a raw vegan or whatever. But for the rest of us who are off in our overly expensive apartments downing PBRs and listening to that really cool band you haven’t heard of yet, it’s going to be kind of…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 6, 2012
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