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February 28, 2011 7:52 PM   Subscribe

Mutually exclusive exclusive realms. Until now. The hipsterscience hashtag on twitter is trending with abundant hipster science wankery. Two great tastes that taste blucky together for you! You disdainful hipster scientist you. A compilation of exclusivity here.

In other news, I did do my qualifying exam with an overhead projector, and can still be caught mouthpippeting with some frequency. Oh dear, by keeping it oldskool, have I become a hipster scientist?
posted by Cold Lurkey (26 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
ugh
posted by nathancaswell at 7:55 PM on February 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


When something is trending on Twitter, by the time I look at it, the news that it's trending is trending.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 8:01 PM on February 28, 2011 [8 favorites]


Of all the things to hate about Twitter, the goddam broken back button is the thing I hate the most.
posted by mr_roboto at 8:02 PM on February 28, 2011 [4 favorites]


You disdainful ostrich librarian you.
posted by quiet coyote at 8:03 PM on February 28, 2011 [4 favorites]


Twitter hashtags gonna hash.
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:04 PM on February 28, 2011


I once made a patch clamp out of a Victorian sewing kit and a tube radio I got at a swap meet

hahahahaha okay, fine, you win, meme.
posted by en forme de poire at 8:29 PM on February 28, 2011


Cool article by one of those tweeters.
posted by idiopath at 8:38 PM on February 28, 2011


I believe it should be called twending.
posted by clarknova at 8:46 PM on February 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


I used to like that hashtag before it SOLD Oh forget it.

There's a bunch of fish, a barrel and some dynamite here, sure, but it's all too easy, too messy, and doesn't make us any better for trying it.
posted by mhoye at 9:01 PM on February 28, 2011 [5 favorites]


I thought genomics overused the word "random" before it was cool.
posted by effugas at 9:15 PM on February 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Sometimes the Internet is like pioneer culture - you stop hearing from the Donner Party for awhile and then they text you and you look at their Facebook profile and you're like, "HOLY SHIT, YOU EAT PEOPLE NOW?"
posted by voronoi at 9:22 PM on February 28, 2011 [9 favorites]


Ugh, this is so six months ago. Nowadays you've really got to make an image macro for people to care. I'd recommend Hipster Ariel in a labcoat or something.
posted by delmoi at 9:23 PM on February 28, 2011


And by making fun of it, you've all decisively distanced yourselves from it. Just make sure everyone else saw that and next time you wear a fake mustache to a theme party no one will possibly suspect...
posted by hellslinger at 9:38 PM on February 28, 2011


This is what happens when the intertubes get diverticulitis.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:27 PM on February 28, 2011


Some of my favourites from my grad student friends:

"I study ferromagnetism because it's ironic #hipsterscience"

Do I have any absolute ethanol? No, just PBR. #hipsterscience

I only use Polaroid detectors. CCDs are too mainstream #hipsterscience
posted by beepbeepboopboop at 10:56 PM on February 28, 2011 [6 favorites]


#mutallyexclusive
posted by Splunge at 1:05 AM on March 1, 2011



That galaxy expired 4 billion years ago, and you're only seeing it now? It figures.
posted by 0bs01337 at 2:02 AM on March 1, 2011


Hilar #hastagsgonnahash
posted by illovich at 4:24 AM on March 1, 2011


Of all the things to hate about Twitter, the goddam broken back button is the thing I hate the most.

QFT
posted by the painkiller at 6:42 AM on March 1, 2011


Of all the things to hate about Twitter, the goddam broken back button is the thing I hate the most.

Yeah, when they switched everything to be all AJAX-Y it got really weird. There's a right way to use AJAX (Mefi load new comments) and a wrong way (new twitter).
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 8:54 AM on March 1, 2011


I am currently having far too much fun with this.
posted by maryr at 10:58 AM on March 1, 2011


#horrible

bad jokes don't get better with the addition of hashtags.
posted by mrgrimm at 12:44 PM on March 1, 2011


That was some funny=ass stuff. Not so much so now, with everyone in on it.
posted by Twang at 1:17 PM on March 1, 2011


#hipstercomment? ?
posted by maryr at 1:26 PM on March 1, 2011


Some of them are acutally really hilarious, see beepbeepboopboop's comment.
posted by shesaysgo at 3:18 PM on March 1, 2011


see beepbeepboopboop's comment

yeah, i saw it. :| the first one was cute.

but, really, for hashtag humor (which is pretty much played out anyway), the hashtag itself has to be part of the funny. there is nothing inherently funny (imo) about "hipster science."

Show me some funny with #iloveyoujohnnycakes, not fish-in-a-barrel #hipster ____. justmy2c.
posted by mrgrimm at 11:48 AM on March 2, 2011


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