Taking inspiration from the blog-to-book deal wunderkind Stuff White People Like (which just listed Facebook 12 days ago), Williamsburg’s own Stuff Hipsters Don’t Like is an ongoing archive listing things that hipsters just don’t get along with. It’s young, having only started about two weeks ago, but its charm is not yet it’s “stuff”, rather, the ever-familiar conflict that so many Williamsburg residents themselves face. I’ll let the author, Lola Wakefield, explain her “hipster dilemma”:
I began frequenting the local internet cafe and going to Tuesday night movie showings at McCarren, anxious to observe them in their natural setting. ‚”Oh the ridiculous hipsters,” I would think to myself, smiling on the inside. But then something unexpected happened – I began to encounter people who described me – ME!- as a hipster. ‚”Nonsense,” I thought. But I began to worry that what they said was true.
So far, her journey deep into identifying, or denying, her inner hipster do-not-wants include smiling, being spontaneously photographed, and the hipsters themselves. I’m looking forward to seeing extensive listings including bananas, switching guitar hero guitars with rock band’s and vice versa, and Pabst Blue Ribbon bottles, but we’ll just have to wait. Lola, keep us updated. Oh, and if YOU have photographs of hipsters not liking things send them over to El Dubs at firstname.lastname@example.org, and tell ‘em FREEwilliamsburg sent ya.
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