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February 11, 2010 12:17 PM   Subscribe

You know hipsters. These are their puppies.
posted by greekphilosophy (112 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Is there a use for tumblr besides single-serving book deal sites?
posted by graventy at 12:19 PM on February 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


This is the best hipster-related link I've seen on MetaFilter. That's not saying a lot, but.
posted by shii at 12:21 PM on February 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


This anti-hipster photoblog thing has officially become intolerable. It's now stupid, stupid, stupid. Early 90s sitcom stupid. Sarah Palin stupid. Boo! Boooooooooo!
posted by mr_roboto at 12:23 PM on February 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


I didn't find the comments funny, nor did I find the dog photos cute.
posted by paisley henosis at 12:24 PM on February 11, 2010


I love you margi and I don't care if you're part of an overdone genre of the internets!
posted by pick_the_flowers at 12:25 PM on February 11, 2010


I wanted to hate on the anti-hipster photoblog thing too but then I was all BAWW.. puppies.
posted by signalnine at 12:25 PM on February 11, 2010 [5 favorites]


I don't think it's right to mix hate and puppies.
posted by tommasz at 12:27 PM on February 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


oh for christs sakes ENOUGH WITH THE DAMNED HIPSTER CRAP ALREADY
posted by jbickers at 12:27 PM on February 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Aww, look! She thinks she's people! Well. Sort of people.
posted by gurple at 12:28 PM on February 11, 2010 [11 favorites]


oh for christs sakes ENOUGH WITH THE DAMNED HIPSTER CRAP ALREADY

No. Our hatred is that fucking bottomless.
posted by jonmc at 12:29 PM on February 11, 2010 [18 favorites]


This anti-hipster photoblog thing has officially become intolerable. It's now stupid, stupid, stupid. Early 90s sitcom stupid. Sarah Palin stupid. Boo! Boooooooooo!

Incorrect. The hipster subculture begs -- begs --- to be mocked and ridiculed.
posted by Ratio at 12:29 PM on February 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


I can't hate hipsters and love puppies at the same time.

In fact, I don't even get hating hipsters. It's a free country, and I respect a person willing to look like a unique dumbass more than a person who strives to look "normal." Is that something I'd need a lawn to understand?
posted by mccarty.tim at 12:30 PM on February 11, 2010 [3 favorites]


I'm sure that the poster isn't endorsing it, but there's a nasty slur on display in one of the pictures that made me especially sorry to have clicked through - on top of the already meh-tacular general content.

Sorry. Flagged.
posted by Joe Beese at 12:31 PM on February 11, 2010


Get your -- um -- puppies off of my -- er -- ironic lawn! yeah!
posted by GenjiandProust at 12:31 PM on February 11, 2010


Joe Beese: that's a goof on Fred Phelps, dude.
posted by jonmc at 12:32 PM on February 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


Hey, guess what! Hating hipsters has long since been an even more annoying, vapid, monkey-see-monkey-do trend than hipsters themselves. So you can stop doing it now, because the people you're making fun of have the upper hand. At least they're out having fun instead of stewing in their hatred of how certain people dress.
posted by DecemberBoy at 12:33 PM on February 11, 2010 [22 favorites]


everyone is a hipster to someone else. and many are hipsters and don't even realize it.

who cares? let's move one.
posted by sentinel chicken at 12:34 PM on February 11, 2010 [3 favorites]


I can't hate hipsters and love puppies at the same time.
Terrible lack of ambition. Contradict yourself, be large, and contain multitudes, as the poet said.
posted by Abiezer at 12:35 PM on February 11, 2010 [4 favorites]


Joe Beese: the slur is a reference to Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church, an anti-gay hate group that uses that term (they infamously applied it to Mr. Rogers).
posted by DecemberBoy at 12:35 PM on February 11, 2010


*let's move on, i meant
posted by sentinel chicken at 12:35 PM on February 11, 2010


That was totally dumb.
posted by tryniti at 12:35 PM on February 11, 2010


I wish I had more money and less responsibility and had more fun and had more sex too.
posted by I Foody at 12:36 PM on February 11, 2010


Hey, guess what! Hating hipsters has long since been an even more annoying, vapid, monkey-see-monkey-do trend than hipsters themselves. So you can stop doing it now, because the people you're making fun of have the upper hand. At least they're out having fun instead of stewing in their hatred of how certain people dress.

I'm going to quote you every time someone posts shit like this from now on.
posted by setanor at 12:36 PM on February 11, 2010


jonmc: "Joe Beese: that's a goof on Fred Phelps, dude."

Thanks for the clarification. But ironic quoting of hate speech isn't a lot more pleasant than sincere original hate speech.
posted by Joe Beese at 12:37 PM on February 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Animal abuse.
posted by Saxon Kane at 12:38 PM on February 11, 2010


Pups wearing clothes and glasses are always amusing. Always.
posted by Sassenach at 12:39 PM on February 11, 2010


I'm going to make a tumblr site of pictures of hipster-hating blogs. It'll be called Look At That Fucking Hipster Blog. I will get a book deal and make millions with this.
posted by Consonants Without Vowels at 12:40 PM on February 11, 2010 [3 favorites]


I think these puppies are adorable, and would hope the anti-hipster-hate and hipster-hate crowds would take their "discussion" to Metatalk because it is really annoying.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:41 PM on February 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


In the internet justice system, bicycle and bad beer-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In the Metafilter Comment Thread, the dedicated snarkers who mock these trust-fund training frivolities are members of an elite squad known as HURF DURF WILLIAMSBURG. These are their puppies.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 12:42 PM on February 11, 2010 [9 favorites]


This is literally the first time in my entire life that I voluntarily stopped looking at pictures of puppies due to lack of interest in the subject matter.

Conclusion: hipsters ruin everything.
posted by elizardbits at 12:42 PM on February 11, 2010 [8 favorites]


I don't know if you'd call me a hipster or not or whatever, but I'm sick to fucking death of not apparently being able to like the things that I like - in grade school because it was gay or not cool enough or whatever, and now it's apparently "too cool" that I must just be a pretentious asswipe of course because I don't wear Relaxed Fit jeans.

Just leave it the fuck alone. If you wanna take on people who just fetishize the concept, whatever, but this just stretches way too far.
posted by setanor at 12:42 PM on February 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


HELLO PUPPY DAN DEACON, YOU ARE THE CUTEST DAN DEACON YES YOU ARE!
posted by minifigs at 12:43 PM on February 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


I love dogs.
posted by Divine_Wino at 12:44 PM on February 11, 2010


I'm confused. Does it make me A) an anti-hipster or B) an anti-anti-hipster with C) a well-developed or D) a poorly developed sense of humor that "it’s a tragedy this ween show will go undocumented" made me laugh helplessly? Help me out, all you cool anti-anti-cool young people.
posted by scody at 12:44 PM on February 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


I wouldn't be surprised if several of the people submitting those photographs are acknowledged as hipsters, by themselves and others.

Not all mockery is mean-spirited, and hipsters are, as a people, rather familiar with irony.
posted by gurple at 12:45 PM on February 11, 2010 [3 favorites]


arlo says the bullshit “no taping” policy at bb king’s blues club is a “third reich thought police tactic” and that it’s a tragedy this ween show will go undocumented

I like puppies, and music. I can dig this silly little dog. The rest, they're OK because they're still dogs in costumes. At least they're not grooming and dying their poodles to look like pandas or camels.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:47 PM on February 11, 2010


I mean, I myself might be heard to grouse about "hipsters" if I'm, say, at a show and most of the other people are obviously not fans and are just there to look cool and be seen by their friends. That behavior is annoying. But here's another thing: I think the vast majority of people who bitch about "hipsters" are not even music scene people. They don't go to shows. They probably don't even know any real hipsters, they're just doing it because it's a cool internet thing to do.
posted by DecemberBoy at 12:48 PM on February 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


This young kid came up to me yesterday and tried to tell me that "BAD" could also mean "GOOD" when you're like all jazzed about something. I punched him in the face, then I threw my Ho Ho at him. I didn't even get to eat any of it, but it was worth it.
posted by setanor at 12:48 PM on February 11, 2010


they're just doing it because it's a cool internet thing to do.

Also, they're including you because you were at that show.
posted by setanor at 12:49 PM on February 11, 2010


Not to mention that the term "hipster" originally applied to a very specific scene in a specific neighborhood in Brooklyn. Who knows what the hell it even means now.
posted by DecemberBoy at 12:49 PM on February 11, 2010


would hope the anti-hipster-hate and hipster-hate crowds would take their "discussion" to Metatalk because it is really annoying.

Please. Please please please. The hipster hating pile-on really is the worst of MetaFilter. Please get over yourselves or take it to MeTa.
posted by Lutoslawski at 12:50 PM on February 11, 2010



Not to mention that the term "hipster" originally applied to a very specific scene in a specific neighborhood in Brooklyn. Who knows what the hell it even means now.


That is so meta.
posted by ghharr at 12:52 PM on February 11, 2010


Also, this is the precise canine equivalent of my ex-boyfriend. So I've decided I think this whole thing is funny. Haha, in my uncool exuberance to go along with the joke I am the coolest motherfucker here.

Not to mention that the term "hipster" originally applied to a very specific scene in a specific neighborhood in Brooklyn.

I believe the good people at Webster's would like a word with you.
posted by scody at 12:52 PM on February 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


I think these puppies are adorable, and would hope the anti-hipster-hate and hipster-hate crowds would take their "discussion" to Metatalk because it is really annoying.

Well, gee, sorry but given the way both the post and the blog is framed you would basically leave... um.. only your comment on this whole thread.
posted by setanor at 12:53 PM on February 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Death to everything.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:55 PM on February 11, 2010


Since it's not cool anymore to hate hipsters, can I go back to hating Yuppies? I have all this disdain and nowhere to put it.
posted by mudpuppie at 12:57 PM on February 11, 2010



But I too laughed at the ween thing. However I hate animals in clothes though. They seriously creep me out. (Don't get me started on Richard Scarry. There's a reason why his name is the homophone that it is...and that it looks like "scarred.") So the site is pretty much a wash for me, despite finding the captions pretty spot on.


(Speaking of, ever notice that the funniest mocking of hipsters comes from folks who are probably hipsters. That just means if you rag on them online, you're just a hipster follower.... just a thought.)

posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:58 PM on February 11, 2010


"Subhuti, what do you think? Can the Hipster be recognized by means of his bodily form?"

"No, Most Honored One, the Hipster cannot be recognized by means of his bodily form. Why? Because when the Hipster speaks of bodily form, it is not a real form, but only an illusion."

The Hipster then spoke to Subhuti: "All that has a form is illusive and unreal. When you see that all forms are illusive and unreal, then you will begin to perceive your true Hipster nature."
posted by everichon at 12:59 PM on February 11, 2010 [4 favorites]


See it's cute, because puppies have no sense of irony and are incorruptible.
posted by hellojed at 12:59 PM on February 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Since it's not cool anymore to hate hipsters, can I go back to hating Yuppies?

a hipster is an art yuppie without a job.
posted by jonmc at 12:59 PM on February 11, 2010


Since this whole hipster backlash seems to have become hip, does that mean that the hipsters have to hate themselves to actually be hipsters?
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 12:59 PM on February 11, 2010


DecemberBoy: “Not to mention that the term "hipster" originally applied to a very specific scene in a specific neighborhood in Brooklyn. Who knows what the hell it even means now.”

Is this true? I've wondered. I mean, of course 'hipster' has utterly different roots in the 50s beat and jazz scenes, but is the modern-rock 'hipster' designation really a Brooklyn thing? I always wondered. I've heard good arguments which say it's from Michigan or Boston or something, too. Does anybody have more info?

Anyhow, I thought this was cuter than fuck. People who disliked it are, I think, reading more hate into the captions than they maybe should. Look at it less as 'jesus I hate these fucking hipsters' and more as 'good god these doggies are cute and isn't it silly to think of them as stereotypical hipsters?' Hate and puppies can't really go together, after all, unless you're some sort of complete sociopath.
posted by koeselitz at 1:00 PM on February 11, 2010


does that mean that the hipsters have to hate themselves to actually be hipsters?

Why else would they dress like that and drink that awful beer?
posted by Burhanistan at 1:01 PM on February 11, 2010 [7 favorites]


both the post and the blog is framed

You're reading a lot into both. Either way it is annoying.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:02 PM on February 11, 2010


Hipster puppies ain't got nothin' on gangsta kitties.
posted by quin at 1:08 PM on February 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


I'm off Hipsters and am now turned on to Buns and Thighsters.
posted by jimmythefish at 1:08 PM on February 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Awwww! What kind of dog is this? I want one! He reminds me of an Ewok.
posted by Dasein at 1:09 PM on February 11, 2010


Dogs look cute dressed as hipsters. It's endearing.

Is there a problem with the beer?
posted by theora55 at 1:10 PM on February 11, 2010


Just leave it the fuck alone. If you wanna take on people who just fetishize the concept, whatever, but this just stretches way too far.

The people who feel obliged to shout "boo hipsters" every chance they get actually seem to fetishize this "Hipster" concept, even though I've never seen a single mid-twenties person in Brooklyn who fits the description. They're constantly bitching about how hipsters don't have jobs but live in palatial Williamsburg lofts and they're super dickish about music and goddammit they're always drinking shitty beer even though they live off their parents' money, and I am racking my brain to think of one person who fits that definition. And then I remember how my sad old alcoholic great-uncle used to bitch about those girlymen hippies who shoulda cut their hair and gotten real jobs at the bank, because obviously his life turned out so well, and I go, "Ohhhhhh."
posted by zoomorphic at 1:10 PM on February 11, 2010 [7 favorites]


*helpless giggles*
posted by desuetude at 1:10 PM on February 11, 2010


In this thread I have seen claims that hipsters are overly concerned with authenticity, lacking in respect for authenticity, that they like things only because they are cool, that they only like things ironically, that they are the newcomers who only pretend to like something, that they are the original fans that resent the newcomers when something sees larger exposure. Clearly hipsters are a cypher, the social Id onto which we project everything we personally do not like about the scene.

idiopath
At this point, hipsters are a structural artifice for the Tumblr set. A cheap laugh and an easy, malleable target. Example: DWELL grabs + incongruous caption expressing ennui = Unhappy Hipster. Regarding the FPP... are these people mocking hipsters by dressing their dogs up like assholes? If so, uh, what the fuck? Or is just another Tumblr of orphaned, lulzy pix with the word hipster slapped on it?
posted by defenestration at 1:11 PM on February 11, 2010


Blazecock Pileon: “I think these puppies are adorable, and would hope the anti-hipster-hate and hipster-hate crowds would take their "discussion" to Metatalk because it is really annoying.”

setanor: “Well, gee, sorry but given the way both the post and the blog is framed you would basically leave... um.. only your comment on this whole thread.”

Blazecock Pileon: “You're reading a lot into both. Either way it is annoying.”

Well, let's be clear; he's really only reading one thing into both: hate. But there's not necessarily any hatred going on when there's puppies. Quite the opposite, I would say. Hipsters, more than anybody else (I would think) should be able to laugh at themselves, and are probably fine with this mildest form of gentle ridicule.

There's not any real hate here, methinks. If it is, well... somebody needs to learn how to hate better. And they should pay attention to Hatefulness Rule #1: never use puppies, because hating people with puppies will fail miserably.
posted by koeselitz at 1:12 PM on February 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Look at this fucking Bunster.
posted by Beardman at 1:13 PM on February 11, 2010


I don't really care, I thought the captions were more hilarious than most of the photos and maybe you have to know enough about the references they're making to get it, and maybe that makes me a hipster.

Or maybe that just means I have a sense of humor and don't find the need to post in threads where I absolutely abhor the subject matter. Flag and move on if it's that damn upsetting.
posted by june made him a gemini at 1:13 PM on February 11, 2010


Look... almost all small dogs? All dogs dressed in goofy outfits... They may be hip now, but realy they're only one knitting circle away from grandma.
posted by Nanukthedog at 1:15 PM on February 11, 2010


The first time I ever heard or saw the word 'hipster' (in its modern sense, of course) was in an interview of the guys from Mission Of Burma from some years before they got back together. One of them started going on about how much he hated hipsters, how they were ruining everything. The interview, incidentally, was on Pitchfork.
posted by koeselitz at 1:16 PM on February 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Surely science will one day bring us puppies that stay puppies forever, and hipsters that stay hipsters forever.
posted by bicyclefish at 1:17 PM on February 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


While that word has lost all meaning to me, this (pro)anti-hipster photoblog thread reminds me of something this douchebag who ate lunch at the popular table told me in 9th grade. He said

"Are you making fun of me? Let me tell you something, buddy. You're a make-fun-of-er, solipsophistocracy. I'm a make-fun-of-er. And make-fun-of-ers don't make fun of other make-fun-of-ers."

The extent to which he was wrong has tickled me for years. The best people to make fun of are yourself and people like yourself. It's not nearly so mean when you're essentially pointing out your own flaws. If some people need to do it with a thick protective ferrous coating, then so be it.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 1:17 PM on February 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


i love hipsters, and i love these puppies

everyone arguing the old arguments in this thread needs to read the site and STFU

a+
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:19 PM on February 11, 2010 [4 favorites]


Dogs can't be ironic. Dogs are sincere.
posted by rocket88 at 1:19 PM on February 11, 2010


I am always suspicious of any group where you see a lot of puppies but very few full-grown dogs.

Deadheads come to mind here, but perhaps hipsters are another one of those groups.
posted by Danf at 1:20 PM on February 11, 2010 [3 favorites]


urine in my eyes
a dream, love forever more
piss on me to death
posted by Damn That Television at 1:20 PM on February 11, 2010


ok I just lightened up and the captions actually are pretty damn funny but I still think dogs probably hate being dressed up.
posted by defenestration at 1:20 PM on February 11, 2010


Damn, those are some ugly dogs.
posted by scrutiny at 1:23 PM on February 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


I should note that one of my favorite things about MF has always been that there's such an array of people for a userbase, generally well-versed, intelligent people and I've found myself diving into subjects and talking about things I never would have otherwise if it hadn't been introduced to me here first. You can argue about what the meaning of "the best of the web" is, but to me, it's what's relevant at this very moment, nostalgic for the demographic and/or endlessly fascinating. If that means a slew of similar one-liner-Tumblrs, that just means in ten years we'll look back and laugh at how much of a trend this dumb crap was and how often it circulated around one particular stereotype.

Hipsters are as much a part of culture right now as anything else that is posted; be it obscure artists or politicians foaming at the mouth. It's threads like these that I just don't understand. In most other situations, if you don't get or like the subject matter, you just trot past it. It will be outside of your does-it-exist-or-not browser fold in likely an hour or maybe a matter of minutes. It will be off of the front page entirely in about a day.

Relax. The dead patches in your lawn will grow back just fine.

posted by june made him a gemini at 1:26 PM on February 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


I thought the captions were funny, and gave off a self-deprecating way. Basically like "Stuff White People Like".

This really doesn't strike me as a "OMG HIPSTERS SUCK!" site so I don't know where the sudden anti-anti-hipster forces came from.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 1:30 PM on February 11, 2010


my favorittes:

Graphic design
fag enabler
Remix DJ
Burning Man

and
raven thinks you should really see more of werner herzog’s work before you try and have this conversation

Good writing turns snark into satire.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:32 PM on February 11, 2010


the sudden anti-anti-hipster forces

we lie in wait for any mention of a word beginning with 'h' of course
jesus fuck i'm just talking about how there are so many of these fucking HipsterVariable.Tumblrpress.com and whether this specific blog has the preise intent of hate or not is irrelevant, it just adds to the noise.
posted by setanor at 1:33 PM on February 11, 2010


but anyway i can buy the intent here and people love puppies or whatever, let's enjoy this one above the rest
posted by setanor at 1:37 PM on February 11, 2010


Relax. The dead patches in your lawn will grow back just fine.

Not the ones I made with gasoline, vinegar, and salt. Those ones are keepers.

posted by quin at 1:38 PM on February 11, 2010


But some of my best friends are hipsters!

All kidding aside, apologies to Joe Beese and anyone else who took offense at the use of fag in one of those photos. It *is* hate speech. And it is hate speech that has been used against me as a gay man. Without getting into a debate over terminology reclamation or "it's okay when I use it but not okay when you use it," let me just say that having personally experienced harassment using exactly that word, this usage didn't even register on my Scale of Offensive Behavior. That doesn't make it okay. And I apologize, on behalf of the goofy site I linked.
posted by greekphilosophy at 1:53 PM on February 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


Pug, pug, I dunno, pug, I dunno, pug, pug.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 1:57 PM on February 11, 2010


I'm really just getting sick of mocking hipsters. It's just so... tiring. Why do we give them this inordinate amount of attention. It's like that peopleofwalmart site. OK, we get it, they dress like idiots. At least the people of walmart don't know better. Hipsters have no excuse.

Bacon. Now that was a meme I dunno if I could get sick of, but hipsters? We just keep pushing them on life support. Just cuz it makes us feel better to know we're not as bad as they are???

Anyways. They bore me.
posted by symbioid at 2:06 PM on February 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


in the words of me
posted by shakespeherian at 2:10 PM on February 11, 2010


I'd like to point out, however, that I hated hipsters before it was cool.
posted by symbioid at 2:19 PM on February 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


I wonder if any of these puppies watched the Puppy Bowl. More likely they pretended to not know it was going on.
posted by brundlefly at 2:35 PM on February 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


Every sub-culture is hilarious.
posted by Foam Pants at 2:37 PM on February 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


Foam Pants: "Every sub-culture is hilarious."

Except, of course, clowns.
posted by symbioid at 2:46 PM on February 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Awwww! What kind of dog is this?
It looks like a Yorkshire Terrier to me. They don't look as much like ewoks when not wearing frog costumes.

I suppose any costume that covers the ears would work: for example an ewok headdress.

(Apologies in advance to any yorkies out there for any costume shenannigans that may ensue).
posted by GeckoDundee at 2:47 PM on February 11, 2010


AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
posted by kathrineg at 3:05 PM on February 11, 2010


I'm actually surprised how few pugs there are.
posted by Decimask at 3:24 PM on February 11, 2010



All a thread has to do is say the word "hipster" and the old farts come out to bitch about people they've never met and probably wouldn't know if they did. Apparently anyone under 35, cultured, semi-fashionable, college-educated and somewhere near the middle class is now a hipster. So, way to hate the next generation, people, the 90s are over, the 80s are over, the 70s are really over; the cities are gentrified because of your generation, thank you, we're just playing with what's left of the world we inherited before we have to take responsibility for your crap. Do I think most of the parties and big performance art festivals I see in Brooklyn are usually boring imitations of European carnivals and the old world avant garde? Yes, oh well; I'm sure the European avant garde of the 20s had a lot of boring, stupid shit too (see Futurism). I think most of Brooklyn culture is a perpetuation of adolescence, an unwillingness to look the morass of politics in the eye, but can you blame us? But we are cooking our own meals, going to farmer's market, creating vertical hydroponic gardens in the windows of our apartments, re-learning old artisan skills, using less energy, biking to work, making our parents vote for Obama, so on and so forth, so it's not we like we totally suck. And you know, old people, we like the great shit you made and did too, thanks for gay rights and punk music and everything, really, we're not all bad, we're just young and pretentious little shits who can't make a living, dress bad on purpose and try to live out bohemian ideals with a little support from mom - just like you did! And anyway, I don't wear tight pants but I do like my Nabokov and I enjoy getting drunk in Brooklyn and getting laid, so piss off sad old fat men, I have some Grizzly Bear to listen to before my "artist" friend (he makes finely crafted installations that resemble something like Andy Goldsworthy and Richard Serra) comes over to have sex with me before we watch a Herzog flick. Then I have to wake up and clean the kitchen and go to work and do my laundry, just like you.
posted by bukharin at 3:28 PM on February 11, 2010 [6 favorites]



Wait... I've been waiting to say that for years now, and then I look at all these comments and actually nobody was ranting against hipsters. Now I'm the one fighting phantom enemies...
posted by bukharin at 3:33 PM on February 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


I enjoy your performance art, young man, and would like to be kept abreast of any future installations via some sort of electronic newsletter, if possible.
posted by scody at 3:44 PM on February 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


I enjoyed these pointed witticisms making fun of the contradictions of a certain often-pretentious subculture; particularly gratifying was the fact that the author seemed to have a greater-than-average insight into the realities of said subculture than your average writer of internet parodies, one might say a kind of "insider look." One of my favorite pithy captions was this one: "tenley made a big production about crying when david foster wallace died, but didn’t even finish infinite jest," which seemed somewhat penetrating to yours truly, and in many of the other quips I felt a "jolt of recognition" in comparison to another member (or members!) of my age demographic. Fine post, my friend!
posted by mbrock at 3:51 PM on February 11, 2010


GeckoDundee, I think it's actually a Brussels Griffon.
posted by Dasein at 4:14 PM on February 11, 2010


nobody was ranting against hipsters

I think we've gone from reflexively reviling hipsters to reflexively reviling those who reflexively revile hipsters.

Do try and keep up.
posted by everichon at 5:05 PM on February 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


The sweetly written "Dogs Looking Like People" blog is SO much better than this one. Really—I like that blogger's semi-articulate commentary on the dogs so much that I have a minor crush on him/her.
posted by TochterAusElysium at 5:05 PM on February 11, 2010 [3 favorites]


I think I'm going to change my name to Hurfdurf Williamsburg.
posted by crataegus at 9:31 PM on February 11, 2010


i hate you all
posted by nathancaswell at 9:37 PM on February 11, 2010


Awesome, Dasein. They look like ewoks even without the costume.
posted by GeckoDundee at 10:03 PM on February 11, 2010


Exhibit's A and B, with a yorkie for comparison. And by "comparison" I mean "to show I'm not a complete idiot".
posted by GeckoDundee at 10:09 PM on February 11, 2010


Is it worse to post three comments in a row or to have people think you don't know how to use apostrophes?

Exhibit's? Sorry.

posted by GeckoDundee at 10:12 PM on February 11, 2010


And regarding the ZOMG about the hipster hate: This isn't actually calling hipsters poseurs or pretentious douchebags or telling them to get off your lawn or blaming 20somethings for the fall of civilization. I mean, unless that's the way you insist on seeing it. I guess you can be paranoid and think that puppies are mocking your lifestyle.

C'mon, this is injokey as all heck, and pretty spot-on adorably so.

/peanut (a bored-looking beagle snoot-deep in a pillow) is sick of explaining to his dates who luc sante is.
posted by desuetude at 10:25 PM on February 11, 2010


SQUEEPUPPIESSQUEE!!!!!
posted by SisterHavana at 10:49 PM on February 11, 2010


And regarding the ZOMG about the hipster hate: This isn't actually calling hipsters poseurs or pretentious douchebags or telling them to get off your lawn or blaming 20somethings for the fall of civilization. I mean, unless that's the way you insist on seeing it. I guess you can be paranoid and think that puppies are mocking your lifestyle.

Well, fine. At least it's good to know somebody had to do it. C'mon, feed me some more precious italics.
posted by setanor at 11:05 PM on February 11, 2010


excellent thread : )

..tho I don't know why. Amusing I guess.

am I a hipster..? I can't decide.
posted by pwedza at 11:50 PM on February 11, 2010


Oh my. TochterAusElysium, thank you. Two entries in and I just snorted soup up my nose (the burns, they are worth it!). 'The dog may think Georgia is hiding a steak' is cracking me up.
posted by pseudonymph at 12:34 AM on February 12, 2010


Any person who hates hipsters and dogs can't be all bad.
posted by telstar at 3:38 AM on February 12, 2010


I went to art school and am overly familiar with hipsters and all other breeds of art fags, and I do love me some puppies. I was prepared to LOL and merely MEHed.

Single subject "clever" tumblrs are starting to rankle me as very few of them are actually all that funny and every single one of them has an air of TRYING TOO HARD.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 7:21 AM on February 12, 2010


"Jake [an Italian Greyhound with bilateral lip rings and an unkempt beard] thought about creating a funny single-serving Tumblr blog, but then decided that would reek of trying too hard. And he prefers to reek of patchouli."
posted by greekphilosophy at 10:44 AM on February 12, 2010


If you do not like hipsters you are either ugly or stupid. Owned
posted by Damn That Television at 2:32 AM on February 13, 2010


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