After a drawn out intro by Bob’s Burgers voice John Roberts, Gavin Mcinnes investigates the use of the word ‘Marshmallow‘ to describe hipsters. As the police officer states it is ‘because they’re soft and white.’ Oh well I guess it had been too long since we’d seen Hipster Grifter make an appearance on the internet. Watch below:
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Since the New York Times feels compelled to take a stab at the whole hipster/Williamsburg thing every three months, it’s no surprise that they’re right on time with this latest piece: How I Became a Hipster.
Granted, this mildly-amusing essay, written by apparent-Boomer Henry Alford, is a LOT better than their last humorless attempt. But come on, how stale can this topic become before they find something more compelling to mock? We covered it a decade ago. George Bush was still in his first term. There was no such thing as an iPhone.
First off, let’s consider the the subtitle of the piece: “Will.i.amsburg” — does anyone in Williamsburg listen to the Black Eyed Peas, or worse, Mumford and Sons who are name-dropped later in the article: “When a scruffy, ponytailed salesman in his 20s approached, I told him: ‘I’m going for a Mumford & Sons look. I want to look like I play the banjo.’ ”
Here are some other “zingers” and miscalculations from the article: (more…)
The fashion show/contest is part of a bigger event called Bark For Life, “a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.” There will also be face painting and magic shows, which were sort of cool like five years ago.
It all goes down at Monsignor McGolrick Park (at the intersection of Russell and Nassau Avenues), with the dog show competition starting at 10 a.m. For a small donation, you can register your dog to “strut the doggie runway” and compete for prizes for Most Fashionable, Best Celebrity Look Alike, Best Haircut, Best Trick, and Hippest (Dog that Looks Most Like a Hipster).
More at Bark for Life.
The Reddit comments are great:
Doc–Hopper: That’s so hip.
laughingsutra: Saw some hipster girl walking through Bushwick last night with a hunting bow and arrows over her shoulder.
OiScout: I occasionally see this couple, they’ve gotta be 40+, on the L eating breakfast. Fucking cup of noodles and they crush up whatever potato chips they have and put it in there. Sometimes they dunk it.
the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn recently launched ads that speak directly to that borough’s natives in a language they understand—by referring to Jesus as “the original hipster.” The ad doesn’t explain this statement other than to suggest Jesus wore robes and was probably somewhat dirty a lot of the time—also (in a bit of clear revisionism) that he wore Converse sneakers. The point is rather that he was incredibly cool, though not seen by many as such, and certainly misunderstood in his time. There is also no record that he ever actually turned water into PBR. The ads point to the “All Faces” section of diocese’s website, showing the diversity of its worshippers.
From our friends over at Glasslands:
Kick back and picture this Summer: the BBQs, the parks, the lemonade, the never-ending string of concerts, events, and parties.
Leave that last part to us. This limited-run season pass gets you:
- Entry into every Glasslands event this Summer, no matter what price, no matter how full, no funny business
- One free drink every time you stop by
That’s over 120 events, so bring a sleeping bag maybe and settle in for the long haul?
** Very limited run **
Looks like other season passes will be available in the future as well. Get yours here for the steep upfront cost of $225 — although when you do the math, this hip little card ultimately pays for itself if you’re looking to do a show or two a week through the season. Here’s hoping the Popgun boys can make some of that sweet new Williamsburg waterfront property money.
This was posted in a London bar’s bathroom. It’s an only slightly exaggerated view of Williamsburg:
This image from Refinery 29 is pretty dang funny. Click for the larger version.
Resident Starts Petition: Wants ‘East Williamsburg’ to Secede From That Other, ‘More Hip’ Williamsburg
Gothamist interviewed him:
“I live in Williamsburg,” Ian MacAllen tells us. “Or East Williamsburg. It all depends on the year, the real estate broker, the cab driver, the girl you are trying to impress. For people who know the difference, I tell them Graham Avenue.” His petition, which calls on the federal government to “peacefully grant the neighborhood of East Williamsburg to secede from Williamsburg and create a new, hipper neighborhood,” currently has one signature. But once the hardcore punk DIY crowd at East Williamsburg’s Huckleberry Bar hears about this, it’s going to catch fire.
Here is MacAllen’s reason for the petition — which currently has 5 signatures:
The founding hipsters first arrived on Bedford Avenue two decades earlier convinced that the East Village was “overpriced” and that more generally, Manhattan was “so over.”
In recent years, the trustifarians have turned the Bedford Avenue area into a disneyland of fashionable shops and expensive cocktail bars. The baby-bankers living in the glass, waterfront towers have pushed out the smack junkies and complain to the police about “noise” from rock musicians.
As such, the grittier East Williamsburg would prefer to disassociate from Williamsburg as a fully separate and independent neighborhood. The people of East Williamsburg actually have real jobs. Their shops are not particularly fashionable. Some of the bars are genuinely dangerous dives. Please allow the neighborhood to secede.