I'm not the type to mock "hipster" accoutrements—not even the ones that cost $400, like the "Qwerkywriter," which is a typewriter-inspired keyboard that can be hooked up to a tablet or a computer for a dose of old-meets-new/manual-meets-digital chic. It's not for me. But I think I understand why it exists.
Spotify sure has their hardcore music fans pegged; they've debuted a new app that automates the process of making sure you were into a band before everyone else and thus assuring that all the money you've spent on bowties, skinny jeans, and old-timey home decor was not a waste.
I can't tell if this is an ad or photographic evidence taken just seconds before this kid was wedgied into oblivion and had his little gaming briefcase stolen. I'm also pretty sure that case is larger than if he just carried a whole NES around with him and called it "portable gaming."
"Hipster" (which is to say, fashionably but normally clothed) versions of superheros are dime a dozen these days, but Elizabeth Beals' suite of superladies are wonderfully subtle. Well, okay, Starfire doesn't count, we'd know that orange skin anywhere. But I do love the nail polish.
People like to hate on hipsters -- self-identified or otherwise -- for a variety of reasons, but the actual definition of the word is still debated heavily across the Internet. For the most part, people seem to agree that hipsters are the folks that folks that conform to a series of traditional nonconformist philosophies, thus becoming conformists. How do you stop hipsters from being hipsters? Well, that's where Unpretentiousil comes in. The video explains it all.
A lot of X-Men members would love to be accepted and integrated into society but the Hipster X-Men couldn't care less. You can thank artist Nate Bellegarde for that. Hit the jump to check out his hipster redesigns of more X-Men ladies.
We're heading into another weekend, ladies and gents, and what better way to sign off for the day than with two videos made by fans of The Hunger Games who enjoy making parodies inspired by the blockbuster movie and books? Above, a version of LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" featuring Peeta Mellark and all of his bread. After the jump, "The Hipster Games." It's after the jump because it's soooo underground.
Snarf was actually a really obscure indie rock band from Portland that had really great live shows, but never recorded an album. But you weren't expected to know that. (at The High Definite via BuzzFeed)
We're a little late on this one, but when it was brought to our attention we had to share. Above is just one entry from Noelle Stevenson's art series The Broship of the Rings. Above is Eowyn. Quoth Stevenson: "Of course the Rohirrim are a biker gang." Welcome, ladies and gents, to a world where Shadowfax is a VW Van, Boromir pops his collar, Bill the Pony is a fixed-speed bike, and Arwen totally loved Aragorn before he was king.
An art installation found in New York City, this hipster trap contains the stereotypical staples of hipster life: American Spirit cigarettes, a can of PBR, silly plastic glasses, and a brightly-colored bike chain. We tried not to find it funny. We really did.
Today in funny things on Twitter: The #hipsterscience hashtag. (You probably haven't heard of it.) Taking research scientist humor and adding a dash of alternative pretense is always fun, and we've selected a few of our favorite examples below:
The Hipster Princesses Meme began humbly, with only Ariel, but unlike its red haired founder, this meme has legs. It's now expanded to lay its photoshopped plastic spectacles over a wide swath of female Disney characters.
We've put nineteen more of our favorites after the jump. After all, we've been watching this meme since before it became mainstream.