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is hipster runoff serious or satirical
January 13, 2009 3:18 PM   Subscribe

hipster runoff: is this blog satirical?

Does anyone know if this Hipster Runoff blog is satirical

after I nearly passed out with laughter, not seen since the days of Brass Eye, at their 'Child Predator' post, I certainly hope so.
posted by iamnotateenagegirl to Media & Arts (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Yes. amirightfilter?
posted by nitsuj at 3:24 PM on January 13, 2009


To quote two guys in an old Simpsons episode:

Dude: Dude, are you being sarcastic?
Other Dude: (sigh) I don't even know any more.
posted by box at 3:24 PM on January 13, 2009 [4 favorites]


Love that one about "contortedalts." That is funny as hell, and so true.
posted by jayder at 3:29 PM on January 13, 2009


It seems like the latest hip thing to do, direct animosity at hipsters.
posted by ezekieldas at 3:29 PM on January 13, 2009


Not only is this satire, but it's the good satire.

It's that double-whammy satire where you suck in the people who are so full of themselves that they think it's real.
posted by Zambrano at 3:37 PM on January 13, 2009


It's usually a safe bet that no one actually refers to themselves as a hipster. A hipster is only something someone else is.
posted by 0xFCAF at 3:39 PM on January 13, 2009 [2 favorites]


I believe that was a Daria episode you were referring to, box (sniffs, stalks off to the Android Dungeon).
posted by adamrice at 4:51 PM on January 13, 2009


Sorry to derail further. Adamrice, box is correct. It was the episode with the Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth and Cypress Hill.
posted by stachemaster at 4:58 PM on January 13, 2009


It's usually a safe bet that no one actually refers to themselves as a hipster. A hipster is only something someone else is.

unfortunately i once briefly lived with two girls who were both hipsters. one girl spoke of hipsters with disdain but had bird and deer tattoos and only ever went out in williamsburg. the other actually called herself a hipster and was very proud of it; probably the best thing that could possibly happen in her life is if dov charney asked her to do an american apparel ad.
posted by lia at 5:29 PM on January 13, 2009


It is satirical, but it has a genuine love of hipsterish music and culture. But it knows how silly it sounds.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:54 PM on January 13, 2009


Yeah, it's satirical but in a loving way rather than in a critical way. I think there's a word for that.
posted by god particle at 6:18 PM on January 13, 2009


This is some funny shit. I'm surprised this hasn't been posted on Metafilter yet.
posted by hazyspring at 6:37 PM on January 13, 2009


I'm surprised this hasn't been posted on Metafilter yet.

It's already been on AskMetafilter and MetaChat, so I wouldn't be surprised.
posted by Jaltcoh at 6:44 PM on January 13, 2009


That American Apparel ad was spot on.
posted by TrialByMedia at 6:53 AM on January 14, 2009


NSFW FWIW.
posted by odinsdream at 7:53 AM on January 14, 2009


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