hipster

A proper HTFU wristband

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You may have seen hipster types out there with little rubber wristbands with some sort of gay “life” statement or something. Apparently these are meant to show your support for some cause or another…that you are “doing” something meaningful.

Hipsters also like bits of colours string and other ratty accoutrements as well.

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What proper blokes need is a real hard core HTFU wristband.  Read more »

I can just see Trevor in one of these

via Boing Boing

Podium Cycling sells this boss Pee-Wee Herman skinsuit for your Big Adventures. They also do Spider-Man and various other novelties (light-up Tron, “hipster,” etc), but Pee-Wee takes the cake.

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Check out the other suits. The Spiderman suit. The hipster suit, which might suit Young Labour Trev fans.  Read more »

The Hipster Games

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You may have heard of The Hunger Games…meh…now there is the Hipster Games:

Behold The Hipster Games where the saying goes, “May the trends be ever in your favor.”

This nearly three-minute clip shows what the hit movie, “The Hunger Games” might be like for hipsters. One woman and one “woman-ish man” from five districts — Portland, Austin, Brooklyn, Oakland, and Silverlake — must fight to the death.

Education is a snap

An ad for the Central Institute of Technology in Perth, Australia. Watch out at the end…some squeamish types may get a bit upset.

No doubt some hipsters here will attempt a lame copy cat video.

The Makeover of Phil Goff – The Hipster

Still more leaks from the Leader of the Opposition’s remake team.

Phil Goff needs to appeal to the young and the indigent, nothing epitomises this look better than “The Hipster”

The Wikipedia definition clearly expounds where we are heading with this look for Mr Goff.

Hipster is a slang term that first appeared in the 1940s, and was revived in the 1990s and 2000s to describe types of young, recently settled urban middle class adults and older teenagers with interests in non-mainstream fashion and culture, particularly indie rock, independent film, magazines such as Vice and Clash, and websites like Pitchfork Media. In some contexts, hipsters are also referred to asscenesters.

“Hipster” has been used in sometimes contradictory ways, making it difficult to precisely define “hipster culture” because it is a “mutating, trans-Atlantic melting pot of styles, tastes and behavior[s].” One commentator argues that “hipsterism fetishizes the authentic” elements of all of the “fringe movements of the postwar era—beat, hippie, punk, even grunge,” and draws on the “cultural stores of every unmelted ethnicity”, and “regurgitates it with a winking inauthenticity.” Others, like Arsel and Thompson, argue that hipster is a cultural mythology, crystallization of a mass mediated stereotype generated to understand, categorize and marketize the indie consumer culture rather than an objectified group of people.

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