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#1 Oct 01 2012 at 6:37 AM Rating: Good
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Last week here on this forum Guenny was called a hipster. Other times the term has been mentioned around here, sometimes with disdain but sometimes with reverence.

I was cloudy on just what being a hipster stood for. Forbes helped me out. They published this list of America's Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods. It seems that most each of our larger cities has a hipster neighborhood that made the list.

Here is the criteria on which they determined Hipness:
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We assessed each area’s walkability according to Walkscore.com; the number of neighborhood coffee shops per capita (with some help from NPD Group’s report); the assortment of local food trucks (and their ranking according to Zagat’s); the number and frequency of farmers markets; the selection of locally owned bars and restaurants; and the percentage of residents who work in artistic occupations. We also factored in Nextdoor’s Neighborhood “Hipness” Index, which is based on how often words associated with hipness (for example art, gallery, designer, musician) appeared on each Nextdoor neighborhood’s site pages, and Nextdoor conducted a survey in which members sounded off on their communities.


Sounds a lot like the west bank, bob dylan, coffee shops, rebellion and peace/love/rock&roll of my younger days.

Edit - Ooops - The List



Edited, Oct 1st 2012 2:39pm by Elinda
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It seems that most each of our larger cities has a hipster neighborhood that made the list.
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It seems that most each of our larger cities has a hipster neighborhood that made the list.
You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.
Smiley: lol This came up because my sons new neighborhood made the list. His area is pretty scummy and hive-like, but not very villainous at all.
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#5 Oct 01 2012 at 7:11 AM Rating: Good
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It was probably cheaper to be a hippie back in the day. Less time spent at swap meets trying to find a vintage 1985 Sony Walkman to ironically wear instead of an iPod.

We could buy our flower-power stickers right out of a gumball machine for a quarter.
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It was probably cheaper to be a hippie back in the day. Less time spent at swap meets trying to find a vintage 1985 Sony Walkman to ironically wear instead of an iPod.
Can I be a faux hipster and just keep my iPod inside a vintage 1985 Sony Walkman? Should be enough room for 2 or 3 in there, no?
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Is like a breeding ground for 'em. Then they settle down somewhere between Belmont and Hawthorne, only commute by bike, put a chicken pen in their backyard, and raise their little spawnlings. Who then migrate back across the river to start the process again...

Also see N.W. 23rd, just a short streetcar ride away... Smiley: rolleyes
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I was a hipster before it was cool, but then it went mainstream. Smiley: glare
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I've been called a hipster a handful of times in my life, but it's usually by someone who is particularly square. Case in point, I think it was Stubs this last time. I don't know if I've ever called someone a "hipster". I called someone a "poser" the other day and I felt like I was in high school.
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I don't know if I've ever called someone a "hipster". I called someone a "poser" the other day

Was it for having his iPod in a hollowed out Sony Walkman?
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No, but my coworker and I were having a smoke break and he pulled out his guitar and sat on the trunk of his car playing for nobody but us. And by "playing" I mean "practicing chords". The leather jacket and the Elvis hair sealed the deal, on top of the fact that he was the boyfriend of a girl who's squatting in the building.

Edited, Oct 1st 2012 10:44am by Guenny
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It was probably cheaper to be a hippie back in the day. Less time spent at swap meets trying to find a vintage 1985 Sony Walkman to ironically wear instead of an iPod.
Can I be a faux hipster and just keep my iPod inside a vintage 1985 Sony Walkman? Should be enough room for 2 or 3 in there, no?


Why not just get a 2012 Sony Walkman instead?
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I don't know if I've ever called someone a "hipster". I called someone a "poser" the other day

Was it for having his iPod in a hollowed out Sony Walkman?
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Jophiel wrote:
It was probably cheaper to be a hippie back in the day. Less time spent at swap meets trying to find a vintage 1985 Sony Walkman to ironically wear instead of an iPod.
Can I be a faux hipster and just keep my iPod inside a vintage 1985 Sony Walkman? Should be enough room for 2 or 3 in there, no?


Why not just get a 2012 Sony Walkman instead?
Oh man, then I could put that in a vintage 1985 Sony Walkman! I'd be like a walking Xzibit meme.

Edited, Oct 1st 2012 2:19pm by Spoonless
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I've been called a hipster a handful of times in my life, but it's usually by someone who is particularly square.
Dam squares.

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Spoonless wrote:
Jophiel wrote:
It was probably cheaper to be a hippie back in the day. Less time spent at swap meets trying to find a vintage 1985 Sony Walkman to ironically wear instead of an iPod.
Can I be a faux hipster and just keep my iPod inside a vintage 1985 Sony Walkman? Should be enough room for 2 or 3 in there, no?


Why not just get a 2012 Sony Walkman instead?
Oh man, then I could put that in a vintage 1985 Sony Walkman! I'd be like a walking Xzibit meme.

Edited, Oct 1st 2012 2:19pm by Spoonless
Get a harmonica.

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I'm not sure what good a harmonica would do inside a vintage 1985 Sony Walkman.
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I'm not sure what good a harmonica would do inside a vintage 1985 Sony Walkman.


An industrious hippie would turn the whole contraption into a bong.


Edited, Oct 1st 2012 3:07pm by Eske
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Elinda wrote:
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I've been called a hipster a handful of times in my life, but it's usually by someone who is particularly square.
Dam squares.

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Dam Square used to be filled with hippies back when that was the in thing. Now it's just filled with tourists.

Edited, Oct 1st 2012 9:21pm by Aethien
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#20 Oct 01 2012 at 1:27 PM Rating: Excellent
I always preferred vondelpark to dam square as a place to hang out.
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Eske Esquire wrote:
Spoonless wrote:
I'm not sure what good a harmonica would do inside a vintage 1985 Sony Walkman.


An industrious hippie would turn the whole contraption into a bong.


Edited, Oct 1st 2012 3:07pm by Eske

A bong that played 'blowin in the wind' when you inhaled.
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I always preferred vondelpark to dam square as a place to hang out.
De Bierkoning and the Beer Temple are close to Dam Square though.
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I always preferred vondelpark to dam square as a place to hang out.
De Bierkoning and the Beer Temple are close to Dam Square though.


Vondelpark is overrated. I'm sure it was much better when a bunch of hippies were boning there during the Summer of Love.
#24 Oct 01 2012 at 3:42 PM Rating: Excellent
It's just a nice park, I'm not sure how that's overrated. I also lived right next door, which was a big factor in using it as our de facto hangout spot.
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Elinda wrote:
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[quote=Jophiel]It was probably cheaper to be a hippie back in the day. Less time spent at swap meets trying to find a vintage 1985 Sony Walkman to ironically wear instead of an iPod.
Can I be a faux hipster and just keep my iPod inside a vintage 1985 Sony Walkman? Should be enough room for 2 or 3 in there, no?


Why not just get a 2012 Sony Walkman instead?
Oh man, then I could put that in a vintage 1985 Sony Walkman! I'd be like a walking Xzibit meme.

And you could probably fit an iPod* in that!


*classic, likely
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Word is obamas grades were so bad theres no way he should have been accepted into harvard. Yah for diversity.



Cite? Oh, wait, I forgot that you just talk a bunch of made up bullsh*t, which is what you mean by "Word is..."


So now you're holding random internet trolls to a higher standard than the Senate Majority Leader? Smiley: tongue

Of course, he did it wrong. It's his acceptance to Columbia that's more in question. IIRC, he graduated Columbia in the top 5% of his class. You know, if we're going there.
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Word is obamas grades were so bad theres no way he should have been accepted into harvard. Yah for diversity.



Cite? Oh, wait, I forgot that you just talk a bunch of made up bullsh*t, which is what you mean by "Word is..."


So now you're holding random internet trolls to a higher standard than the Senate Majority Leader? Smiley: tongue

Of course, he did it wrong. It's his acceptance to Columbia that's more in question. IIRC, he graduated Columbia in the top 5% of his class. You know, if we're going there.

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It was probably cheaper to be a hippie back in the day. Less time spent at swap meets trying to find a vintage 1985 Sony Walkman to ironically wear instead of an iPod.
Can I be a faux hipster and just keep my iPod inside a vintage 1985 Sony Walkman? Should be enough room for 2 or 3 in there, no?


Now I kind of want to disembowel my old gameboy color and somehow make it into a case for my ipod. Because.
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It was probably cheaper to be a hippie back in the day. Less time spent at swap meets trying to find a vintage 1985 Sony Walkman to ironically wear instead of an iPod.
Can I be a faux hipster and just keep my iPod inside a vintage 1985 Sony Walkman? Should be enough room for 2 or 3 in there, no?


Why not just get a 2012 Sony Walkman instead?


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