The 'Hipster'-est Words in NPR's Definitive Piece About Hipsters
Yesterday NPR posted an article called "The Hipsterification of America." We are momentarily lifting our ban on the word hipster to address it, because it is, indeed, something special, and should be publicly recognized. Never in the history of writing about hipsters have so many hipster terms, most particularly, the word hipster itself, been utilized! Herewith, all the words, in the order they appear, with repetitions included. Hipster, hipster, hipster. Hipster.
ultra-urban loft-esque exposed austere flat panel lava-lampish aqua and amber iPods BlackBerrys Cocoa Puffs Red Bulls Aloft hipster hotel recycled-clothing store hipsters sandwich shop "edgy, magnetic environment" hipsters hipsters scooters Zipcars Smart cars fixed-gear bikes snazzy high-top sneakers longboard shorts Instagram photos black skinny jeans T-shirts with funky epigrams like "If You Deny It, You Are A Hipster" iPhone cases cool-cat snuggle clothes American Eagle down-market monkey boots Urban Outfitters cheap beer vinyl records lairs upcycled furniture indie bands Occupy movements programmers shop clerks baristas bartenders gamers volunteers savvy entrepreneurs out-of-work basement dwellers hipsters hipsters Ironic Hipster Hipster culture Seedwell Digital Creative Studio in San Francisco documentary-style Web series American Hipster nascent YouTube channel hipsters hipsters hipsters hipsters hipsters pop culture pop culture hipsterism eccentric big-city epicenters ultra-coolitude authenticity trends hipsterism anti-trends hipsters cooler hipsters Hipsters urban dwellers Wicker Park hipsters cool individuality urban farming hipsters passions Revenge Of The Hipster hipster ironic graphic T's gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches The Urban Dictionary hipsters independent thinking counter-culture progressive politics an appreciation of art and indie-rock creativity intelligence witty banter The Wide World Of Hipsters "An Unlikely Celebrity: Hipster Cop" "Top 10 Hipster Schools" "Puppets Explain The Evolution Of Hipsters" "The Hipster Alderman" "Hipster History" hipsters hiptionary Williamsburg Wicker Park Mission District major cosmopolitan centers discrete hipster enclaves Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg neighborhood gentrification Hipsterdom's largest natural habitat Hipsterdom Hipsters cheap chic disheveled dishy peripheral preferable shaky, shabby economy hipsters A New Hipsterdom clandestine drinkers hipster's hipsters self-referentially hip-o-critical hipsters cool urban corrals The Hipster Handbook hipster hipster "one Republican friend" Known online the "Hipster Cop," Detective Rick Lee hipsterfication of America hipsters Hipsterishness is a state of mind We are seeing the dawn of a new hipsterdom subculture omniculture denizens hipsterfication hyperspeed Weirdos creative people other weirdos outsider lore inner circle sensibility cyberspace
In short: Hipster is everything and everywhere, hipster is nowhere and nothing. Hipster is hipster. There are no fedoras or big black emo glasses in this piece, and for that, we are a wee bit sad.
Full NPR article here. It's worth it.
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