The snootiest coffee and the hoppiest beer are equals

Embrace the hipness

Fuzzy green Reeboks: Acceptable only when worn ironically
  • Fuzzy green Reeboks: Acceptable only when worn ironically

Dear Hipster,

Is there an aspect of hipster culture — be it as simple as footwear or as complex as existential philosophy — that you reject?

— B. Butterbur

Negative.

I am all that is hipster. I do not distinguish between kale salad and chocolate-bacon cupcakes. The snootiest coffee and the hoppiest beer are equals in my eyes.

Hanson sings MmmBop 16 years later

When you say, “Which is better: math rock, ironic dubstep, twee pop, vintage hardcore, shoegaze, alt-country, occasional yacht rock, dancehall, Chicago blues, deep house, Scandinavian black metal, or ‘MMM-Bop’?” I say, “Yes.”

Chuck Taylors. Tattoo sleeves. Flannel shirts and sweaters.

Vintage records. New LPs. Fingerstache Decembeard.

Irony. Earnesty. Jaded detachment.

What could be cooler than these?

Would I ironically wear those fuzzy green Reeboks? Yes, I would. Would I wear them because I love them? I would, indeed. Would I wear them just to piss the world off? I very well might.

I embrace the hipness.

Except for Jonathan Safran Foer. I didn’t get it then. I don’t get it now. And I don’t expect to get it in the future.

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