I'll Wear Any Color As Long As It's Black

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Posted in / / / by Jeralyn on January 28, 2009


 

New Yelp review referencing hipsters!!

This place is like a hipster starter kit on how to resemble one of the kids in a Cobrasnake party photo. Experienced hipster thrifters and ebayers could do better on their own. (I could totally take the the owner were it put to a hipster-girl-with-black-hair-and-long-bangs thrift-off.)

In response to the parenthetical sentence . . . yeah fucking right. This isn’t the whole review, but apparently this is why we only got 2 stars. The rest of the review is actually pretty good. I kind of want to message the girl, but I guess that would be unprofessional? Not that I want to say anything fucked up — I just want to know why everyone on Yelp writes, “Oh I liked everything about this place but it’s just for hipsters and I am not a hipster, so two stars.”

This reminds me, I need to scan this shitty article from Radar (worst magazine ever) so I can defend the word hipster AGAIN. In Radar, they’re basically using hipster when they should be using yuppie. I’m not sure why any reg thinks they can turn the tables like that? The Radar article is about a typical hipster apartment and how the hipster doesn’t realize that everything they like (such as cell phones and computers) is made in third world countries under really horrible conditions, thus proving how horrible hipsters are. But the best part is when they talk about the hipster’s $400 jeans and then talk about them being made in China. UMMMM anyone who is interested in fashion knows that if your jeans are made in China, there’s no way in hell they cost $400 . . .

PS – Paul just alerted me to the fact that our total reg brother used the word “hipster” recently. Maybe it’s time to stop reclaiming it and come up with a new word that means cool hipsters, i.e. not what regs think a hipster is (I’m assuming they think it’s something like “Aaron,” Serena’s “artist” boyfriend on Gossip Girl). Anyone have suggestions for the new word? Amy? Grungybash?*

*Grungybash is a term Amy came up with during the electroclash days. She said it was just a matter of time until people gave up on wearing perfect outfits, tons of make-up and stylized haircuts. She said that eventually they’d just want to be scummy scumbags and wear flannels all the time. How fucking true was her prediction? (She said this in 2003.)

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  1. Massimo said, on February 5, 2009 at 11:30 AM

    First of all, we know that Amy is a clairvoyant. Secondly, yes, this word needs to be defended, its like “yuppie” as a term never existed it means: YOUNG, URBAN, PROFESSIONAL. YOUNG (as in your 20s and 30s) URBAN: because you live in a city and PROFESSIONAL: because you have jobs in PRINTING, PUBLISHING, LAW FIRMS. Those people they are calling “hipsters” are kids who go to bars where drinks are 12 dollars and MGMT is playing. Those are those kids.

  2. Jeralyn said, on February 5, 2009 at 11:37 AM

    I couldn’t agree with you more. Should we reclaim it or think of a new word though? That’s the conundrum….


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