“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 if you’re jonesing to see men in glitter shirts and cutoffs, well, this is the video for you. [YouTube]
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 chain restaurant. You could almost imagine Fieri serving up nacho cheese-fed foie gras and “factory farm to table” food, right? And Vampire Weekend as investors? Of course. [YouTube]
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 thinking about themselves.” This reminds me of the time that Williams discussed the Most Important Story of 2010 — the New York Times discovering Brooklyn. “It’s like Marrakech over there,” he enthused. A Marrakech where greasy teens are just discovering the wonders of soup, no doubt. [Rock Center]
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 represent young women being defined, but always ironically — with a wink and a nod — by their sexuality and/or bodies.
Old Sexists (or Classic Sexists), they explain, are Republicans in Congress — people my parents’ age — whose outdated beliefs about gender and sexuality could be attributed to just not getting with the times. Hipster sexists “should know better,” the authors write, but don’t, and try to pass it off as funny and/or ironic.
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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 to bang Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Most these pieces can be found for cheap at thrift stores, but in case you’d rather do your shopping online, we’ve got everything you’ll need, after the jump! Keep reading »
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?), it will cost you $70,000, but hey, it’s a small price to pay for total exclusivity. Careful though: that 5-figure price tag doesn’t include brakes. [Huffington Post]
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 test the hipster quotient of wherever you live. So throw on a pair of oversized, lime green, lens-less reading glasses and click through to take the test!
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 for a Polaroid camera and declare that you were listening to bands no one’s heard of before it was cool to listen to bands no one’s heard of.
For those too square to know, hipsters are currently stuck on a nostalgic obsession with both the 1980s and 1880s, adopting the silliest and most anachronistic fashion choices of both simultaneously. The result is a horrifying mix of big glasses, curly mustaches, tight T-shirts and brimmed hats. We couldn’t help but notice that Shia LaBeouf’s Prohibition-era style in the new gangster film ”Lawless” looks oddly… contemporary. So we’ve compiled a look back at movie characters who didn’t realize they were being hip before anyone else was. Read more…
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 upstart anymore, you’re THE MAN. That’s not to say you can’t embrace that role and have some fun with it, but the more you act like you’re NOT a parent, the more horrible and weird a parent you become. Here are eight of the dumbest things hipster parents do. Read more…
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, probably in real life) anyway. [NYMag.com]