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"There were plenty of girls with bangs and converse, and that is sort of my shit."
Corona Music Festejando, 11/13/06
I'm a sucker for girls in thick glasses. I'm not entirely sure when this all started. The above quote is the oldest recorded evidence of this preference, but this fetish must have begun sometime early in my adolescence.
Of course it's not the glasses that are a particular turn-on, it's what those glasses signify. I think these spectacles represent a free-spirited woman who is interested in art, knowledge, music, and all of those other pretentious endeavors I too enjoy. Perhaps my inability to impress girls with my sportsmanship, turned me away from the ones who wear too much makeup, and in the direction of the library.
I believe that the first woman with glasses, I ever was mad crushin' on, was Lisa Loeb. Stay (I Missed You) is my jam.
She inspired a generation of myopic youngsters to don thick-framed specs, which I can't thank her enough for.
That being said, it has taken her 15 years to officially jump on the bandwagon. Lisa Loeb is finally makin' dat dolla, buy launching a line of signature bifocals.
“People have been asking me about my eyewear style for years. Finally I decided – why not design my own line – so other people can see the world like I do... My eyewear generally has a cat-eyed look. Think sexy librarian, not retro grandma."
- Lisa Loeb
She's still got it."There were plenty of girls with bangs and converse, and that is sort of my... more
SuperNews! brings you another installment of Hipsters in Space, sponsored by Samsung Mobile. In this cartoon, the party is raging on the hipsters’ spaceship. And what, you ask, does a hipster rager look like? Texting, tweeting, blogging and status updating on their Samsung Corby phones of course. These hipsters are way too cool for the kind of parties you’re probably used to...
SuperNews! brings you another installment of Hipsters in Space, sponsored by Samsung... more
Last night was another great episode by SuperNews!
President Obama struggles to accept his Nobel Peace Prize, when Thorbjorn Jagland questions the troop surge in Afghanistan. The Hipsters are humbled by their encounter with a dude who makes his own underground tapes, rocks killer Keffiyeh scarves, and lives "off-the-grid": Osama bin Laden.
This episode of "Master Debaters" pits the left-wing reference-dropping Dennis Miller of 1989 against the right-wing reference-dropping Dennis Miller of 2009. Watch as these two masters of nonsensical babble attempt to out-wit, out-smart, and out-reference each other.
Things get awkward on Mars, when one NASA rover decides not to go to another's birthday party. Harvey Levin and TMZ take on Jesus Christ as the papps hound him for a salacious story. Michelle Obama worries that she and Barack are in a rut and, just like a regular married couple, there's not much he can say or do to convince her otherwise. Google has finally developed technology that can literally sift through your shit.
A new episode of SuperNews! airs every Thursday night at 11pm, on Current TV.Last night was another great episode by SuperNews! President Obama struggles to... more
Paste magazine cataloged this decade in hipsters. From 2000's emo chick to 2009's Meta-Nerd.
But what's the hipster going to look like in the next decade? DUH they're going to go to space.
SuperNews! has done a fine job of cataloging these so-called Hipsters in Space. OHHHH you've never heard of them before? Yeah I was into them like two years ago. Enjoy.
Watch more Hipsters in Space.Paste magazine cataloged this decade in hipsters. From 2000's emo chick to... more
Samsung Mobile has sponsored a new SuperNews! cartoon for you. Hipsters in Space are back, and this time they’ve brought with them all new styles. East Village boy flips fashion on its head. Dr Blog and It Girl wear unique designer costumes. Hipster Bot dresses like a normie. And Captain Art School combs his beard in a way that you’ve definitely never seen. The entire gang is back, and they’re using the hip, vibrant, newly designed, Samsung Corby.
Check it out:
Pretty good? OK SuperNews! fans let's all say it together, "Thanks Samsung Mobile!"Samsung Mobile has sponsored a new SuperNews! cartoon for you. Hipsters in Space are... more
Everybody knows that the internet has a bacon fetish. It's one of the tastiest animal products, but as my friend the nutritionist says: "I love the smell of bacon in the morning. It smells like obesity." Some think this trend is coming to an end, but I'm not so sure. And that is what sparked this work of meme historical fiction.
Now to present you with the second piece of meme historical fiction ever written. This time Josh Heller has teamed up with darling of the genre, Andrew Fitzgerald to co-write this piece:
Bacon had retained it's grip over the internet for years. In the early days it seemed like a new bacon blog popped up every other day. Then on a fateful late summer morning, the New York Times released an article that changed everything. "It’s Hip to Be Round" claimed to show a new trend: male hipsters showing off their pot bellies. The moment this article hit the blogstands, the face of bacon as we know it.
Within hours hipsters around the world were mobilized. From the lofts of Williamsburg to the warehouses of Hackney emanded a change.
Historians time the start of the backlash to the destruction by looting and firebombing of the Brooklyn “offices” of popular “blog” This is why you’re fat. The rage of the thin was not to be contained just to that, the offices of Tumblr itself were next and authorities just barely rescued company founder David Karp from a slow herb-roasting in a health-conscious man-sized George Foreman Grill.
Within days, cooler heads prevailed, with such calming voices as writer Michael Pollan’s eventually drowning out the bloodthirsty (most notably Jonathan Safran Foer who famously called for Americans to “Burn down your McDonalds, Tear apart your Wendys, Rip your Arby's limb from pork-y limb...”). Pollan suggested that of all the high fat items to be singled out, perhaps bacon was the worst offender, and could be replaced. He suggested quinoa, a largely unheard-of grain.
Quinoanaise became a popular product for so-called "quinoatarians"
Within weeks items such as quinoa and eggs, quinoa cheese (veggie) burgers, and even the late night snack quinoa-wrapped hot dogs were available nationwide in great abundance. It was only perhaps six months later that a book deal was announced for popular FriendFeed account This is Why You’re Thin which featured many pieces of what the nutritiono-blogosphere termed “quinoaporn”.
This "quinoatarian" made a "quinbra."Everybody knows that the internet has a bacon fetish. It's one of the tastiest... more
Yesterday I watched The Last American Virgin, at the suggestion of Eli Roth. Okay, he didn't personally suggest it, but he did say it was one his five favorite films on the Rotten Tomatoes Show. I liked the film. It starts as a madcap comedy, and then like an Apatow production, it turns into melodrama. Film scholars could write for hours about the liberal attitude towards drunk driving, the boner contest, or the bleakness of the ending, but I'm no film scholar.
The most striking thing to me about this film was in the depiction of nerds. I didn't pick up who was supposed to be the butt of jokes, because I didn't know that the nerds were nerds.
It took me a while to realize that Victor & Rose were the token nerds. I had been applying 2009 standards to this 1982 film. Because in 2009 Victor & Rose look a lot more fashionable than resident cool dude, Rick.
The eighties nerd dresses a lot like the contemporary hipster.
In 2009 these guys hang out with Mark the Cobrasnake, but in 1982 these guys look like they'd be hanging out with Victor:
The only stylistic difference between the characterization of a nerd and a present-day hipster, is that the filmic interpretation tends to have braces. Though this gentleman could easily pass between both worlds (especially with that time-traveling app on that cellphone)
Think Rose's style is a little bit to ostentatious for contemporary hipsterdom? Think again. Not only has her nerdly fashion-sense hit the ironic dancefloors in Williamsburg and Hackney, it's become high fashion.
To further evidence this phenomenon, Thrift store fashion has contemporary hipsters literally wearing the clothes of people who lived in the nineteen-eighties, many of whom were actual nerds.
1980s jocks don't know what's coming for them.
(This is a picture of me looking like a 1980s nerd.)Yesterday I watched The Last American Virgin, at the suggestion of Eli Roth. Okay, he... more
Dustin the assistant director of SuperNews! put together some handy links so you can watch your favorite recurring bits in a more organized way.
Now you can watch every Hipsters in Space in one easy place (outer space.)
You can text your way to everything.
The Happy Couple
The Craigslist Genie
In case there are any big Craig fans out there...
Dustin the assistant director of SuperNews! put together some handy links so you can... more
We are well under way on the next season of SuperNews!
SuperNews editor Kevin C. Murray made a frightening discovery the other day... one of our characters, Captain Art School, exists in the real world!
Fictional "Captain Art School":
All-too-real hipster guy:
Watch Captain Art School and his gang HERE!We are well under way on the next season of SuperNews! SuperNews editor Kevin C.... more
Good news, Current Tech community! Haha Web is back, and celebrating hipsters far and wide! Join me, won't you?
Links I mention:
Unhappy Hipsters: http://unhappyhipsters.com
Hipster Puppies: http://hipsterpuppies.tumblr.comGood news, Current Tech community! Haha Web is back, and celebrating hipsters far and... more
In response to the dress code of the Pi Phi Sorority, the Hipster Style Council has leaked their style guide. http://flavorwire.com/65207/exclusive-hipster-style-council-leaks-dress-codeIn response to the dress code of the Pi Phi Sorority, the Hipster Style Council has... more
Haiti's catastrophic earthquake separates a young couple from the children they are days from bringing home to the U.S. Their story inspires a group of musicians to come together for a benefit concert that will help to repair the damaged orphanage that is caring for the couple's soon-to-be children, and many others.Haiti's catastrophic earthquake separates a young couple from the children they... more
The hipsters trip out over the monolith, Liberty tells Sam his military is just too big; Darren's dad just doesn't understand his iPhone apps; Jeff Goldblum teams up with Outta Control Pubes to fight crime, and Obama says f*ck it.The hipsters trip out over the monolith, Liberty tells Sam his military is just too... more
This handy dandy guide on Animal Collective will enable you to engage with the most rabid and literate of Animal Collective fans.This handy dandy guide on Animal Collective will enable you to engage with the most... more
After Captain Art School scopes out photos of Dr. Blog's friends on Spacebook, he decides he wants to date Major It Girl. But she might already be in a relationship, and he might be too "non-committal."
This cartoon is sponsored content brought to you by Samsung Mobile. Learn more about the Samsung Corby at http://wow.samsungmobile.com.After Captain Art School scopes out photos of Dr. Blog's friends on Spacebook, he... more