Thursday, August 28, 2008

Hipster- The End of Western Civilization


I hate Adbusters as much as the next guy, because I hate how politically correct it is, and i hate how trendy it is to save the environment, and I know the people that read Adbusters carry those plastic Whole Foods totes with organic yogurt and expensive electrolyte-infused water inside, and it only makes me want to throw my McDonald's wrapper out the window of my SUV while I'm cruisin down the highway. But Jonathan told me about this article and it is hilarious, and since he hasn't posted yet, I'm just gonna start posting stuff he tells me about. Anyway, everyone loves reading about hipsters, it's fun! Well, and this article freaked me out a little, especially the line about blogging. But, anyway, you should read it!.....

....."The American Apparel V-neck shirt, Pabst Blue Ribbon beer and Parliament cigarettes are symbols and icons of working or revolutionary classes that have been appropriated by hipsterdom and drained of meaning. Ten years ago, a man wearing a plain V-neck tee and drinking a Pabst would never be accused of being a trend-follower. But in 2008, such things have become shameless clich├ęs of a class of individuals that seek to escape their own wealth and privilege by immersing themselves in the aesthetic of the working class.".....

http://www.adbusters.org/magazine/79/hipster.html

4 comments:

Joana said...
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Joana said...

ALso, its hillarious that adbusters could even publish an article like that... when they are guilty of much worse crimes, like this book DESIGN ANARCHY by the mags founder

http://www.urbanzeitgeist.com/images/356x_DAbook.gif

Joana said...

He's right.
And I feel ashamed to be part of such a harrowing, empty mass. Alex, cancel the blog! And no more Pollock impressioned spandex!

April 3, 1989
Marrakech

"The chic thing is to dress in expensive tailor-made rags and all the queens are camping about in wild-boy drag. There are Bowery suits that appear to be stained with urine and vomit which on closer inspection turn out to be intricate embroideries of fine gold thread. ... It is the double take and many carry it much further to as many as six takes."
--B urroughs

Caitlin M said...

This adbusters dude is just ridiculous because everything he's talking about is just the way shit works. Its the whole reason people wear jeans and listen to rock and roll. For basically ever its been cool to piss off your parents by doing whatever working class dudes are doing. Because working class dudes are sexy.
This blog is fun. I'm going to leave a lot of comments.

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