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8th Jan '18 12:15:11 PM Comrade_Kenneth
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In TheNewTens, self-identified hipsters (if such a thing can even be found, as no one seems willing to call themselves by this name) view themselves as intellectuals who reject the mainstream and carefully define their own identities, taking [[{{Postmodernism}} a buffet-style approach]] to elements of other cultures and subcultures. Your typical hipster outfit will appropriate and/or cannibalize elements from the punk, hippie and rave scenes, plus [[TheNineties '90s]] {{Grunge}} and modern geek-chic, as well as some token from a non-Western culture (usually Asian or Native American); lacking the ''[[{{Postmodernism}} raison d'etre]]'' of any of these subcultures, the hipster will instead use [[DeadpanSnarker an air of sarcasm]] to tie the ensemble together (the '60s hippie did much the same, only without the irony). Hipsters' musical tastes are eclectic but generally centered around such genres as IndiePop, AlternativeHipHop, PostRock and minimalist {{Techno}}. Particular bands hipsters tend to enjoy include Music/BelleAndSebastian, Music/BenFolds, Jens Lekman, Music/AnimalCollective, Dr. Dog, Music/BestCoast, and all of the Elephant 6 Collective bands (especially Music/NeutralMilkHotel), although only knowing those bands is only [[Franchise/GIJoe half the battle]] as an obscure and eclectic taste in music is preferred. ''[[http://pitchfork.com Pitchfork]]'', a music blog, is probably the most important hipster tastemaker and gatekeeper of the past decade. Politicly, the typical hipster will be center-left, being against "big business" and believing strongly in political correctness and social justice, but still weary of things like taxes, and, like their fashion and music tastes, taking a mix-and-match approach to general views. (this is sometimes [[{{Flanderization}} flanderized]] into a StrawmanPolitical quasi-socialist who thinks EverythingIsRacist and that [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical everything has political undertones]])

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In TheNewTens, self-identified hipsters (if such a thing can even be found, as no one seems willing to call themselves by this name) view themselves as intellectuals who reject the mainstream and carefully define their own identities, taking [[{{Postmodernism}} a buffet-style approach]] to elements of other cultures and subcultures. Your typical hipster outfit will appropriate and/or cannibalize elements from the punk, hippie and rave scenes, plus [[TheNineties '90s]] {{Grunge}} and modern geek-chic, as well as some token from a non-Western culture (usually Asian or Native American); lacking the ''[[{{Postmodernism}} raison d'etre]]'' of any of these subcultures, the hipster will instead use [[DeadpanSnarker an air of sarcasm]] to tie the ensemble together (the '60s hippie did much the same, only without the irony). Hipsters' musical tastes are eclectic but generally centered around such genres as IndiePop, AlternativeHipHop, PostRock and minimalist {{Techno}}. Particular bands hipsters tend to enjoy include Music/BelleAndSebastian, Music/BenFolds, Jens Lekman, Music/AnimalCollective, Dr. Dog, Music/BestCoast, and all of the Elephant 6 Collective bands (especially Music/NeutralMilkHotel), although only knowing those bands is only [[Franchise/GIJoe half the battle]] as an obscure and eclectic taste in music is preferred. ''[[http://pitchfork.com Pitchfork]]'', a music blog, is probably the most important hipster tastemaker and gatekeeper of the past decade. Politicly, the typical hipster will be center-left, being against "big business" and believing strongly in political correctness and social justice, but still weary of things like taxes, and, like their fashion and music tastes, taking a mix-and-match approach to general views. (this views (This is sometimes [[{{Flanderization}} flanderized]] into a StrawmanPolitical quasi-socialist who thinks EverythingIsRacist and that [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical everything has political undertones]])
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8th Jan '18 12:14:23 PM Comrade_Kenneth
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Sometime in the late [[TheNineties 1990s]] - [[TurnOfTheMillennium early 2000s]], the term hipster was dusted off and applied to a new generation that expressed the old hipster ideals in new ways. They were now predominantly middle-class, urban, white 20-something-year-olds interested in alternative culture: somewhat left-of-center politics, [[AlternativeIndie alternative music]], independent and foreign films, thrift-store or vintage fashion, [[IProduct Apple products]], and a diet of locally-grown, organic or vegetarian/vegan food.

In TheNewTens, self-identified hipsters (if such a thing can even be found, as no one seems willing to call themselves by this name) view themselves as intellectuals who reject the mainstream and carefully define their own identities, taking [[{{Postmodernism}} a buffet-style approach]] to elements of other cultures and subcultures. Your typical hipster outfit will appropriate and/or cannibalize elements from the punk, hippie and rave scenes, plus [[TheNineties '90s]] [[{{Grunge}} geek-chic]], and some token from a non-Western culture; lacking the ''[[{{Postmodernism}} raison d'etre]]'' of any of these subcultures, the hipster will instead use [[DeadpanSnarker an air of sarcasm]] to tie the ensemble together (the '60s hippie did much the same, only without the irony). Hipsters' musical tastes are eclectic but generally centered around such genres as IndiePop, AlternativeHipHop, PostRock and minimalist {{Techno}}. Particular bands hipsters tend to enjoy include Music/BelleAndSebastian, Music/BenFolds, Music/JensLekman, Music/AnimalCollective, Dr. Dog, Music/BestCoast, and all Music/{{Elephant 6}} Collective bands (especially Music/NeutralMilkHotel), although only knowing those bands is only [[Franchise/GIJoe half the battle]] as an obscure and eclectic taste in music is preferred. ''[[http://pitchfork.com Pitchfork]]'', a music blog, is probably the most important hipster taste-maker and gate-keeper of the past decade.

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Sometime in the late [[TheNineties 1990s]] - [[TurnOfTheMillennium early 2000s]], the term hipster was dusted off and applied to a new generation that expressed the old hipster ideals in new ways. They were now predominantly middle-class, college-educated, urban, white 20-something-year-olds 20-something-year-olds, usually from the Pacific Northwest or New England, interested in alternative "alternative" culture: somewhat left-of-center politics, [[AlternativeIndie alternative music]], independent independent, cult classic, and foreign films, thrift-store or vintage fashion, [[IProduct Apple products]], and a diet of locally-grown, organic or vegetarian/vegan food.

In TheNewTens, self-identified hipsters (if such a thing can even be found, as no one seems willing to call themselves by this name) view themselves as intellectuals who reject the mainstream and carefully define their own identities, taking [[{{Postmodernism}} a buffet-style approach]] to elements of other cultures and subcultures. Your typical hipster outfit will appropriate and/or cannibalize elements from the punk, hippie and rave scenes, plus [[TheNineties '90s]] [[{{Grunge}} geek-chic]], {{Grunge}} and modern geek-chic, as well as some token from a non-Western culture; culture (usually Asian or Native American); lacking the ''[[{{Postmodernism}} raison d'etre]]'' of any of these subcultures, the hipster will instead use [[DeadpanSnarker an air of sarcasm]] to tie the ensemble together (the '60s hippie did much the same, only without the irony). Hipsters' musical tastes are eclectic but generally centered around such genres as IndiePop, AlternativeHipHop, PostRock and minimalist {{Techno}}. Particular bands hipsters tend to enjoy include Music/BelleAndSebastian, Music/BenFolds, Music/JensLekman, Jens Lekman, Music/AnimalCollective, Dr. Dog, Music/BestCoast, and all Music/{{Elephant 6}} of the Elephant 6 Collective bands (especially Music/NeutralMilkHotel), although only knowing those bands is only [[Franchise/GIJoe half the battle]] as an obscure and eclectic taste in music is preferred. ''[[http://pitchfork.com Pitchfork]]'', a music blog, is probably the most important hipster taste-maker tastemaker and gate-keeper gatekeeper of the past decade.
decade. Politicly, the typical hipster will be center-left, being against "big business" and believing strongly in political correctness and social justice, but still weary of things like taxes, and, like their fashion and music tastes, taking a mix-and-match approach to general views. (this is sometimes [[{{Flanderization}} flanderized]] into a StrawmanPolitical quasi-socialist who thinks EverythingIsRacist and that [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical everything has political undertones]])



From this was derived the strawman hipster of numerous parodies: A person who spends $60 on a new, designer-brand T-shirt which was faux-aged to look like something you could buy for $2 at Goodwill. A person whose taste in music is calculated to win "Whose iPod playlist is most obscure?" contests, and who disowns their favorite band for being played on mainstream radio. A person who thumbs his nose at fans of ScienceFiction or {{Fantasy}}. A person who, upon admitting that he or she partakes in any form of mainstream entertainment -- especially anything with a [[DeepSouth "redneck" stigma]] (like UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}}, {{Music/Nickelback}} or UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts) -- claims that s/he's only "[[SoBadItsGood enjoying it ironically]]". An educated rich kid who [[SlummingIt superficially denies his privilege]] even as he flaunts his cultural capital. A person who [[HypocriticalHumor mocks every other hipster he sees]] but vehemently denies being a hipster him or herself. In short: ''that jerk who thinks he's better than you because he's so aggressively different''.

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From this was derived the strawman hipster of numerous parodies: A person who spends $60 on a new, designer-brand T-shirt which was faux-aged to look like something you could buy for $2 at Goodwill. A person whose taste in music is calculated to win "Whose iPod playlist is most obscure?" contests, contests and who disowns their favorite band for being played on mainstream commercial radio. A person who thumbs his nose at fans of ScienceFiction or {{Fantasy}}. {{Fantasy}}, despite secretly enjoying it themselves. A person who, upon admitting that he or she partakes in any form of mainstream entertainment -- especially anything with a [[DeepSouth [[LowestCommonDenominator "redneck" or otherwise uncultured]] [[{{Eagleland}} stigma]] (like UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}}, {{Music/Nickelback}} or UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts) -- claims that s/he's only "[[SoBadItsGood enjoying it ironically]]". An educated rich kid who [[SlummingIt superficially denies his privilege]] even as he flaunts his cultural capital. A person who [[HypocriticalHumor mocks every other hipster he sees]] but vehemently denies being a hipster him or herself. In short: ''that jerk who thinks he's better than you because he's so aggressively different''.
5th Jan '18 10:33:05 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/ThisIsTheEnd'' [[EmmaWatson Emma]] and Craig accuse [[JayBaruchel Jay]] of being a hipster because of his tight-cuffed pants and his dislike of the Los Angeles lifestyle. They then ask if he hates universally-loved movies like ''Film/ForrestGump'' (which he does admit to hating).

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* In ''Film/ThisIsTheEnd'' [[EmmaWatson [[Creator/EmmaWatson Emma]] and Craig accuse [[JayBaruchel [[Creator/JayBaruchel Jay]] of being a hipster because of his tight-cuffed pants and his dislike of the Los Angeles lifestyle. They then ask if he hates universally-loved movies like ''Film/ForrestGump'' (which he does admit to hating).
5th Jan '18 12:56:37 AM Cryoclaste
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** His ancestor/clone/descendant/alternate-universe counterpart Cronus also looks rather like a hipster but he's just pretending to be a human [[GreaserDelinquents Greaser]] OtherKin to get dates.

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** His ancestor/clone/descendant/alternate-universe counterpart Cronus also looks rather like a hipster but he's just pretending to be a human [[GreaserDelinquents Greaser]] OtherKin UsefulNotes/{{Otherkin}} to get dates.
2nd Nov '17 5:10:31 AM VoxAquila
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* Creator/PattonOswalt has a routine where he names the official hipster uniform as the {{Glurge}}st t-shirt imaginable, where the wearer's inherent coolness negates the lameness of the shirt.


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** He has a routine where he names the official hipster uniform as the {{Glurge}}st t-shirt imaginable, where the wearer's inherent coolness negates the lameness of the shirt.
25th Oct '17 1:11:41 PM VoxAquila
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* Creator/PattonOswalt has a routine where he names the official hipster uniform as the {{Glurge}}st t-shirt imaginable, where the wearer's inherent coolness negates the lameness of the shirt.
25th Sep '17 6:08:25 PM Jacob175
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It should be noted that [[DontShootTheMessage while these bands may be popular among hipsters, this doesn't make the bands themselves 'hipster bands']]. Conversely, a nominal 'hipster band' may actually be abandoned by hipsters if it [[ItsPopularNowItSucks becomes too "mainstream"]]. (Arcade Fire, for instance, were written off by many once they found mainstream popularity from its Grammy wins and soundtrack appearances in movies like ''Film/WhereTheWildThingsAre'' and ''Film/TheHungerGames''.) Additionally, a good portion of bands loved by hipsters actively reject the sarcasm, snobbery, and trendiness that often go along with hipster culture. Arcade Fire have been known to throw in [[TakeThat jabs]] at them in their songs ("they will eat right out of your hand/using great big words that they don't understand!") and indie folk group Music/BonIver outright defied the label by recording an ultra-sincere, proudly cheesy {{autotune}}d PowerBallad for their second album.

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It should be noted that [[DontShootTheMessage while these bands may be popular among hipsters, this doesn't make the bands themselves 'hipster bands']]. Conversely, a nominal 'hipster band' may actually be abandoned by hipsters if it [[ItsPopularNowItSucks becomes too "mainstream"]]. (Arcade Fire, for instance, were written off by many once they found mainstream popularity from its Grammy wins and soundtrack appearances in movies like ''Film/WhereTheWildThingsAre'' and ''Film/TheHungerGames''.) Additionally, a good portion of bands loved by hipsters actively reject the sarcasm, snobbery, and trendiness that often go along with hipster culture. Arcade Fire have been known to throw in [[TakeThat [[TakeThatAudience jabs]] at them in their songs ("they will eat right out of your hand/using great big words that they don't understand!") and indie folk group Music/BonIver outright defied the label by recording an ultra-sincere, proudly cheesy {{autotune}}d PowerBallad for their second album.



See also IReadItForTheArticles. Not to be confused with RuleOfCool or [[IsntItIronic Isn't It Ironic?]] (It is.)

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See also IReadItForTheArticles. Not to be confused with RuleOfCool or [[IsntItIronic Isn't It Ironic?]] IsntItIronic (It is.)



* The "Don't Be So Mayo"/"We Will Not Tone It Down" ad campaign for Miracle Whip tries to appeal to hipsters

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* The "Don't Be So Mayo"/"We Will Not Tone It Down" ad campaign for Miracle Whip tries to appeal to hipstershipsters.



* One [[http://www.foxtrot.com/2017/09/24/math-hipsters/ Sunday strip]] of ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' had Jason become a "math hipster", using a slide rule to do math and looking down on Eileen for using a calculator. In turn, Marcus looked down on Jason with his use of an abacus.



* On ''Series/{{Selfie}}'', self-obsessed Eliza has her neighbor Bryn, who she calls a "hipster-crite." Bryn dresses in floral prints, runs a book club (in Eliza's words, its for "adult virgins"), her friends have names like Eyelet and Thistle, makes her own pop tarts, and tends to look down on Eliza (but then again, a lot of other people think she's too shallow/self-centered). Bryn and her girls seem to be a bit romantic at heart, as Bryn audibly gasps when she thinks Henry has come to her apartment for Eliza as a "Jerry Maguire moment"

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* On ''Series/{{Selfie}}'', self-obsessed Eliza has her neighbor Bryn, who she calls a "hipster-crite." Bryn dresses in floral prints, runs a book club (in Eliza's words, its it's for "adult virgins"), her friends have names like Eyelet and Thistle, makes her own pop tarts, and tends to look down on Eliza (but then again, a lot of other people think she's too shallow/self-centered). Bryn and her girls seem to be a bit romantic at heart, as Bryn audibly gasps when she thinks Henry has come to her apartment for Eliza as a "Jerry Maguire moment"



* ''Series/HappyEndings'' parodied hipsters in the epsiode "Dave of the Dead". Penny hooks up with one unknowingly when she [[LaundromatLiaisons meets one at the laundromat]] and assumes his shabby attire is due to being the last clean clothes he had. Max instructs her in acting the part, by basically not caring about anything. She eventually leaves him because, being a LargeHam, couldn't bear acting aloof all the time. The final scene had hipsters shuffling like zombies toward Dave's food truck.

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* ''Series/HappyEndings'' parodied hipsters in the epsiode episode "Dave of the Dead". Penny hooks up with one unknowingly when she [[LaundromatLiaisons meets one at the laundromat]] and assumes his shabby attire is due to being the last clean clothes he had. Max instructs her in acting the part, by basically not caring about anything. She eventually leaves him because, being a LargeHam, couldn't bear acting aloof all the time. The final scene had hipsters shuffling like zombies toward Dave's food truck.



* Bobby Fish, well known for {{troll}}ing his opponents, developed an increasingly hipster like persona in Wrestling/RingOfHonor in an effort to also troll the audience. Particularly the self defined identity and sarcasm parts.[[/folder]]

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* Bobby Fish, well known for {{troll}}ing his opponents, developed an increasingly hipster like persona in Wrestling/RingOfHonor in an effort to also troll the audience. Particularly the self defined identity and sarcasm parts.parts.
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10th Sep '17 3:00:35 AM Silverblade2
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* A popular trend on Facebook -- most definitely played for satirical irony and laughs towards the whole Hipster culture -- are "Hipster" versions of popular fictional (or otherwise infamous) characters. Hipster [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slenderman]], Hipster [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]], Hipster Manga/{{Naruto}}, Hipster [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Stewie]], Hipster [[Franchise/StarWars Chewbacca]], [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker The Hipster Joker]].. The list goes on... Just to drive the point home, almost all of their profile pics have them wearing the standard black horn-rimmed "hipster" glasses.

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* A popular trend on Facebook -- most definitely played for satirical irony and laughs towards the whole Hipster culture -- are "Hipster" versions of popular fictional (or otherwise infamous) characters. Hipster [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slenderman]], Hipster [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]], Hipster Manga/{{Naruto}}, Hipster [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Stewie]], Hipster [[Franchise/StarWars Chewbacca]], [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[ComicBook/TheJoker The Hipster Joker]].. The list goes on... Just to drive the point home, almost all of their profile pics have them wearing the standard black horn-rimmed "hipster" glasses.
24th Aug '17 3:46:52 PM DRCEQ
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'' episode "Plaza Prom", Enid is asked to break out her DJ Fireball persona for a prom, and she reluctantly goes along with it. She's visibly uncomfortable when she has to start playing "Mainstream trash", and is later shown hooked up to a respirator with an attending EMT nearby because it's killing her so much. KO later tells her to go ahead and play what's in her heart, prompting her to pull out the "GOOD MUSIC."
9th Aug '17 8:26:44 PM WKennedy334
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* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'':
** Mordecai shows traits of this, although "This Is My Jam" made it pretty clear.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'':
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In ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', Mordecai shows definite traits of this, although this
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"This Is My Jam" made it pretty clear.
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