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August 24, 2007 8:10 PM   Subscribe

Hipster Olympics: We're forced to assume that our contestants' participation is strictly ironic.
posted by defenestration (51 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
WOW. Thank god somebody is reading Gothamist and reposting the links here absent the kind of redeeming comment or interesting background that could have made it boring.
posted by bunnycup at 8:19 PM on August 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


Making fun of hipsters is the new hipster thing to do.

Me? I hunt them down, shrink their heads and keep 'em on my keychain. Less talking that way.
posted by loquacious at 8:21 PM on August 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


The only winning move is not to compete.
posted by Poolio at 8:23 PM on August 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


What the fuck is a hipster?
posted by item at 8:25 PM on August 24, 2007 [3 favorites]


Oddly enough, I don't read the Gothamist. And you know, since I don't-- I'm sure other people don't as well... Meaning, well, that this may be the first time someone sees it. And they may find it humorous. Just sayin'.

While the short isn't golden, there's some good stuff in there. Though it seems it may hit a bit too close to home.

SNARKFEST2K7! WOOO! YAY!
posted by defenestration at 8:26 PM on August 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


This is exactly how I picture all the NYC MetaFilter meet ups.
posted by ColdChef at 8:26 PM on August 24, 2007 [11 favorites]


Fuck all the mean comments. I watched that all the way through and laughed at a lot of it - occasionally even stopping for some self-reflection (uh, I guess I do some of that sometimes). Nice post.
posted by serazin at 8:28 PM on August 24, 2007 [4 favorites]


On re-reading the comments, ColdChef does get some points here. As usual.
posted by serazin at 8:29 PM on August 24, 2007 [2 favorites]


BRILLIANT.
posted by bunnycup at 8:29 PM on August 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


I particularly like some of the onscreen blurbs...

Good stuff.
posted by defenestration at 8:31 PM on August 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


Though it seems it may hit a bit too close to home.

Careful with that axe, Eugene, or I'll call up John Zorn and tell him to give you a stern talking-to.
posted by loquacious at 8:32 PM on August 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


That's one 8-minute joke, all right...
posted by mrnutty at 8:32 PM on August 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


*All the hipsters moved out of Billyburg two years ago. What is this... 20/20 with Hugh Downs?
posted by R. Mutt at 8:39 PM on August 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


Meh, but this video linked on that page was pretty good. "Gentrification. Get used to it!"
posted by damn dirty ape at 8:52 PM on August 24, 2007 [2 favorites]


I can't believe I watched 3 whole minutes of it. It's entertaining for about one minute...
posted by spiderskull at 8:55 PM on August 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


Not completely successful, but way better than any of that CollegeHumor swill. I laughed at the hypsterz enjoying a bump of nose candy and the prominent sponsorship of Pitchfork and Vice.
posted by porn in the woods at 8:57 PM on August 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


Kids these days. I tell you what. /Hank Hill

This probably would have been funny to me 20 years ago when I actually gave a damn.

See, if you live long enough, ennui and cynicism become reflexive, not just a pose.

Authenticity is just a bald spot away.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 9:04 PM on August 24, 2007 [4 favorites]


This is totally a rip-off of the Upper Class Twit of the Year competition from the Pythons. But it's still cute.
posted by anthill at 9:32 PM on August 24, 2007 [3 favorites]


Douchebag Summer Games! Ok, that got a smile.
posted by anthill at 9:36 PM on August 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


You know whose name is very similar to "hipster"?
posted by Poolio at 9:58 PM on August 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


"Adolf Hipster" would make an awesome sitcom; that shit will write itself. I'll have my people call your people.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:01 PM on August 24, 2007 [11 favorites]


My people are called The Jews.
posted by Poolio at 10:08 PM on August 24, 2007 [9 favorites]


BTW... I would totally watch that show.
posted by Poolio at 10:30 PM on August 24, 2007


I have to say, "And they're back to the mirror!" made me laugh.
posted by ZakDaddy at 10:38 PM on August 24, 2007 [2 favorites]


Silver is the new gold.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:42 PM on August 24, 2007 [2 favorites]


This is totally a rip-off of the Upper Class Twit of the Year competition from the Pythons. But it's still cute.

I agree with the first sentence. With the second sentence, not so much.
posted by Poolio at 10:53 PM on August 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


Poolio's going for the gold.
posted by Monstrous Moonshine at 11:06 PM on August 24, 2007 [3 favorites]


Poolio's going for the gold.

*golf clap*
posted by Poolio at 11:08 PM on August 24, 2007 [2 favorites]


Irony is not the new stupid, it's the old stupid, which is not stupid fresh but just stupid as in dumb as in dull. Duh.

Teh new stupid says get with the program. Irony is so dead is doesn't even have a definition anymore. It's beyond Norrised. It wasn't ever Norrisable in the first place.

Which says a lot.

Irony. [crickets chirping]. Get it?
posted by humannaire at 11:10 PM on August 24, 2007 [2 favorites]


Well I liked it.
posted by Arturus at 11:30 PM on August 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


Yea, it's a pity they didn't acknowledge the clear debt to Monty Python in the credits or something. I mean, not like I cared enough to watch it all the way to the credits, huh?
posted by jacalata at 1:47 AM on August 25, 2007 [4 favorites]


At least 10 of my friends are represented by the 4 contestants.

I need new friends.
posted by tehloki at 2:42 AM on August 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


I don't know, man. 8:53 and seconds is just too much of an investment to make, bra'.
posted by psmealey at 4:38 AM on August 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


What the fuck is a hipster?

The article is only so-so, but the comments pretty much complete the picture.
posted by Gervais Brooke-Hamster at 4:59 AM on August 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


Judging by some of the whining, some of our very own Mefis probably just missed qualifying to compete. I suppose this thread is the Mefi version of Judgement Day:
Tafoya: Just brimming with hatred.
Berman: And it looks like . . . He officially feels bad about himself.
and FTW: "She's known to spread her legs for anyone with a fauxhawk and an eating disorder."

I think it's a nice find. Thanks.
posted by mistersquid at 5:30 AM on August 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


Pffft. I don't care.
posted by chillmost at 6:58 AM on August 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm surprised how many here could take the time to criticize for the relation to Python, but couldn't be bothered to read the sidebar on the youtube page where they admit openly that it's an intentional rip-off. Perhaps too much of a hipster to hit the "more" button?
posted by mystyk at 7:07 AM on August 25, 2007 [2 favorites]


Annoying Hipster Douchbag was funny.
"...can ask your head-band some questions?"

The Hipster olympics though, the sad part is it took me a couple minutes to realize this was 'parody,' those people, they really live there. I mean, walking down Bedford you would see just those people, and you would not think twice about it - so it really seemed more just an observation piece...

I hate everything.

Actually, I really liked "Sick American Bastards" guy. I think I worked with him once replacing a sewer line. Seriously.
posted by From Bklyn at 7:33 AM on August 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


she'll spread here legs for anyone with a faux hawk and an eating disorder!

I was once at a show talking about Morrissey with this Korean girl from London and she really couldn't care less until this too tall hipster with an out of control white boy afro greases up on her, and she dances away into his eternal in-joke. At that point hipster tribalism seemed no different than a fraternity, and no matter who spreads I'm not wearing a fucking trucker cap.
posted by four panels at 7:55 AM on August 25, 2007 [2 favorites]


That was pretty hilarious--continuing the competition in this thread!
posted by mecran01 at 8:00 AM on August 25, 2007 [2 favorites]


I thought it was funny, but back in my day these people could still afford the East Village.
posted by bashos_frog at 8:05 AM on August 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


I favorited everyone (I get money from my parents).
posted by gorgor_balabala at 9:05 AM on August 25, 2007 [3 favorites]


That's pretty much how I picture all of you.
posted by srboisvert at 9:10 AM on August 25, 2007 [2 favorites]


I'm surprised how many here could take the time to criticize for the relation to Python, but couldn't be bothered to read the sidebar on the youtube page where they admit openly that it's an intentional rip-off.

Or, as jacalata already snarked (one point to jacalata), maybe watch all the way to the end, where they explicitly state that fact in the video itself.
posted by jiawen at 9:36 AM on August 25, 2007


When I was young, I wore a Members Only jacket without irony.
posted by maxwelton at 10:24 AM on August 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


item: What the fuck is a hipster?

Oh, we're on to you!
posted by kid ichorous at 11:50 AM on August 25, 2007


Upper Class Twit of the Year was always my favorite Monty Python sketch. This was a good homage.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 12:17 PM on August 25, 2007


I thought it was kinda cute and funny. Maybe everyone's just a bit too hung this morning over to appreciate it.
posted by tula at 12:43 PM on August 25, 2007


"Adolf Hipster" would make an awesome sitcom;

Actually that describes a major part of the original film The Producers. A part that was discarded for the stage version, to its great cost, in my opinion.

Not that he was a hipster in the current sense mind you, but the term would have been understood to apply to him at the time.
posted by George_Spiggott at 2:22 PM on August 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


Empanadas are the new cupcakes? What, even red velvet?
posted by whoaali at 3:16 PM on August 25, 2007


reminded me of this show
posted by fuzzypantalones at 3:39 PM on August 25, 2007


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