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  • How to Pretend Apple Watch Is a Failure No Matter What

    04/17/2015 9:27:26 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 116 replies
    Mac Observer ^ | Apr 13th, 2015 7:50 PM EDT | Bryan Chaffin
    Apple Watch. Seems like Apple has a hit on its corporate hands. Or a preorder hit. The company sold a million Apple Watches in the first 24 hours—just in the U.S.—according to one piece of analysis. That would make it the most successful new product category launch in Apple's history—so what do you do if you've been talking smack about it for months? If you're Roger Kay, you stuff a straw man full of nonsensical numbers that will allow you to declare the device a failure no matter what. It's a neat trick so long as no one applies a...
  • Liberal Hipsters Make Race Relations Worse

    02/10/2015 8:58:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 10, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    <p>Ever since Ted Cruz and the Koch Brothers invented racism, its been a well-known fact that conservative middle-class Americans are the biggest racists to ever be racist. Disgustingly, ridiculously racist. Oh my God, the racism practiced by everyday citizens who want lower taxes and go to Church on Sundays is just appalling. Racists, racists, racists.</p>
  • Jeb Bush Hires Co-Founder of Hipster.com

    02/09/2015 7:47:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | February 9, 2015 | Zeke Miller
    Republicans have long struggled to catch-up to Democrats on high-tech voter outreach as well as courting younger voters. Jeb Bush may have found a way to kill two birds with one stone. The former Florida governor has tapped the co-founder of Hipster.com as his chief technology officer, according to his LinkedIn profile. Ethan Czahor, a Santa Monica-based technologist, will run the preparations for Bushs presidential run at his political action committee, Right to Rise. Last week Czahor developed the microsite jebspeech.com, which accompanied Bushs address to the Detroit Economic Club domain registration records show. Hidden in the website code was...
  • Berkeley Man Dies After #BlackLivesMatter Protesters Delay Paramedics

    02/06/2015 10:00:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 6, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    A Berkeley, California man died last December after paramedics were delayed nearly an hour because of an unruly protest against police brutality, recently released records show. Berkleyside, a self-described independent news site serving the Berkeley area, reports that the 62-year-old Alvin Henry Jones Jr. would have normally received treatment in minutes. However, due to a nearby #BlackLivesMatters protest, paramedics were instead ordered to go to a local fire station and await a police escort before attempting to rescue Jones. It took 52 minutes to get Jones to a hospital, after which he died two days later. Paperwork filed by the...
  • KNEEPAD ALERT: FOODIE OBAMA IS HIPPEST PRESIDENT EVER!

    12/28/2014 3:02:28 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 33 replies
    Power Line ^ | 12-27-2014 | John Hinderaker
    December 27, 2014 KNEEPAD ALERT: FOODIE OBAMA IS HIPPEST PRESIDENT EVER! By John Hinderaker By any reasonable standard, the Obama administration has been a train wreck. But that doesnt prevent our state media from fawning over him as though he were the reincarnation of George Washington. Here, it is CBS, telling us that Obama is a foodie who eats at the trendiest restaurants, is far hipper than other presidents; in particular, so much cooler than President Bush. Actually, if you watch to the end you will get a clue as to why President Bush generally chose not to dine out...
  • Here are the 10 Biggest Idiots Protesting the Garner Verdict

    12/08/2014 7:46:08 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12-3-14 | Daniel Greenfield
    If youre in New York right now trying to get somewhere, good luck. The streets are full of idiots screaming I Cant Breathe. There are lots of signs about white supremacism, imperialism and justice. Justice being the thing that happens when a court does something, not when a lynch mob demands something. Hipsters are lying down stiffly in Grand Central Station. NYPD cops are collecting overtime thanks to the morons screaming at them. The Revolutionary Communist Party and its splinter group, the Really Revolutionary Communist Party are out in force with signs. Its hard to pick the ten biggest idiots...
  • #ICantBreathe arouses white hipsters ( #EricGarner / #NYC; commentary by Adam Taxin)

    12/04/2014 10:43:59 AM PST · by Adam Taxin · 13 replies
    Adam Taxin/YouTube ^ | 12/4/14 | Adam Taxin
    It's a video, so no body of thread. #BlackLivesMatter ? Not to white hipsters of course when African Christians are being mass murdered by Muslims.
  • Officious White Hipsters Crash Seattle Tree-Lighting Over Ferguson, MAKE LITTLE KIDS CRY

    11/30/2014 8:10:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 29, 2014 | Eric Owens
    A caffeinated gang of annoying white hipsters in Seattle did their level best to ruin Christmas this year by surrounding the citys annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, chanting and making a bunch of little kids cry. The young, well-heeled, largely white crowd of demonstrators was protesting in response to Mondays announcement that a grand jury in Missouri had refused to indict white police officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black male, on Aug. 9. Fridays incident in Seattle occurred at Westlake Mall, according to local NBC affiliate KING-TV. Westlake Mall is some 2,119 miles away from Ferguson, Mo.,...
  • Do the Most Hipster Thing PossibleMove to Des Moines

    11/17/2014 7:00:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    National Journal ^ | October 16, 2014 | Matt Vasilogambros and Mauro Whiteman
    Ditch Brooklyn, millennials. The real place to be is Des Moines, a city with a blossoming culture scene, thriving start-ups, and urban beauty.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) DES MOINES, IowaThis is too nice a place to spawn a war cry. But if the city had one, it would be the sentiment heard across a downtown populated by baristas, tech start-up founders, musicians, and nonprofit professionals alike: "It's Des Moines against the world." Young people here know what you think of this city. It doesn't need repeating. But ambitious minds are in the process of building a new Des Moines, a tech hub in Silicon...
  • More international homebuyers shopping in Austin (TX)

    11/02/2014 8:45:23 AM PST · by bgill · 16 replies
    kxan ^ | Nov. 1, 2014 | kxan
    A study from the Texas Association of Realtors shows international buyers pumped more than $11 billion dollars into the Texas economy between March of 2013 and 2014. One Austin Realtor says people from outside of the U.S. are looking for a secure investment. An international client can come into the Austin market, get a great value for what theyre buying and almost be insured that theres profitability in that and thats unique to the world as a whole, said J Kuper, owner of Kuper Sothebys International Realty.
  • Recent college graduates are pushing lower-income African Americans out of cities

    10/30/2014 2:42:52 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Eric Tang
    How do we make sense of the fact that Americas most progressive cities, the ones that cherish diversity, are losing African Americans? And that the most conservative places are doing the opposite? Between 2000 and 2010, cities like Austin, Chicago, Washington D.C., San Franciscoplaces that vote majority Democrat, consider themselves socially and culturally progressive, and boast racial diversityall lost unprecedented numbers of African Americans. San Francisco, for instance, saw a staggering 20.4 percent loss in its African American population between 2000 and 2010. Chicago and Washington D.C. also experienced double-digit losses. During that same decade, the only three major cities...
  • Hipster Craft Brewery Causes Count Chocula Shortage

    10/22/2014 7:12:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Octobeer 22, 2014 | Eric Owens
    If you of a certain age, you may remember the great American heyday of kids’ breakfast cereals. It was a glorious time — a time when supermarket aisles as long as basketball courts teemed with boxes of sugary goodness and when we were all free to buy Count Chocula cereal every day of the year.Those days are long gone. Still, since 2010, Americans have at least been able to look forward to seasonal distribution of Count Chocula cereal — and Franken-Berry, and Boo-Berry — during the September and October run-up to Halloween.Now, even this tradition is imperiled because some hipster...
  • These Parents Brought Their Kids To Burning Man - To 'See A World Without Money'

    08/22/2014 11:38:42 AM PDT · by BlopAndStop · 25 replies
    Business Insider - The Bold Italic ^ | August 22, 2014 | Rhea St. Julien
    Is Burning Man a huge art installation, a social experiment, or simply a giant rave? The people who get behind the first two concepts are the ones who believe strongly in bringing their children to the Burn. They pack up their Suburbans, slather on sunscreen, and outfit their kids in tiny wildebeest costumes. This will always be a family-friendly event, Burning Man employee Jim Graham stated on NPR recently. Based on their principle of radical inclusion, Burning Man officials enthusiastically welcome children of all ages to Black Rock City. Since the festival is an experiment in freedom and creative expression,...
  • Urban Outfitters Pinpoints Hairroin Salons With Free Hypodermic Pens

    07/29/2014 11:11:21 AM PDT · by mgist · 2 replies
    The Fix ^ | 7/18/14 | John Lavitt
    Urban Outfitters Pinpoints Hairroin Salons With Free Hypodermic Pens Urban Outfitters has teamed up with the NYC Hairroin Salon in glamorizing drug use at a time when heroin has devastated the city. Pinpointing Hairroin Salons in their stores that give away free hypodermic needle pens, its clear that Urban Outfitters has failed to learn their lesson. After previously pulling shot glasses designed as prescription medication bottles from its shelves after an uproar, the teen-focused store has actually teamed up with a hair salon with the name Hairroin in its latest New York City location. The so-called cutting edge salon glamorizes...
  • Trendy Chipotle burritos show how pricing power belongs to the hip

    07/29/2014 6:28:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 83 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 28, 2014 | Jeffrey Dastin
    Corporate America can learn a lot from a chicken burrito. As many companies struggle to boost prices without alienating consumers, they may want to study Mexican-food chain Chipotle, which has managed to do both. Companies including Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (CMG.N), Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and PepsiCo (PEP.N) have shown they're able to take advantage of quality, trendiness, and, in the case of Pepsi's snack foods, market dominance, to maintain high prices or even raise them faster than the inflation rate, now at about 2.1 percent in the U.S. Chipotle raised chicken-dish prices by 5 percent this year after leaving them...
  • America's most hipster cities

    07/28/2014 12:09:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Thrillist ^ | November 7, 2013 | Jimmy Im
    While New Yorkers like to think of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, as the epicenter of the American hipster, it's hardly the only place in the country where vegan, handlebar-mustachioed trustafarians ride their single-speeds to nanobreweries inside organic farm-to-table restaurants inside abandoned artist lofts tricked out with rooftop gardens where they grow only kale. Pretty much any US city, short of maybe Birmingham, AL, has some elements/neighborhoods of hipster culture at this point (you really just need a fixed-gear bike shop, right?), but these 10 cities are vying for the title of hipster-est. Behind Williamsburg, of course....
  • Here Comes the 'Abortion Comedy'

    06/06/2014 4:46:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 6, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    The feminist film critics can exhale now. Someone has finally concocted their dream movie: an "abortion comedy." Because apparently nothing sounds funnier than an unplanned one-night stand and a courageous destruction of God's most beautiful and most innocent creation. It's called "Obvious Child." Feminist lingo sells this monstrosity. Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jenny Slate plays Donna Stern, a standup comedian who "is forced to face the uncomfortable realities of independent womanhood for the first time." A "drunken hookup -- and epic lapse in prophylactic judgment -- turns out to be the beginning of a hilarious and totally unplanned...
  • Spike Lees Racism Isnt Cute: Mf Hipster Is the New Honkey'

    03/01/2014 3:05:35 AM PST · by oblomov · 35 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 26 Feb 2014 | John McWhorter
    Its interesting that the director of the richest oeuvre of black films in the history of the medium doesnt understand what the Civil Rights revolution was for. In his expletive-laced comments about the gentrification of Fort Greene during an interview at the Pratt Institute, Spike Lee seemed to think that what we Overcame for was to be grouchy bigots. Basically, black people are getting paid more money than theyve ever seen in their lives for their houses, and a once sketchy neighborhood is now quiet and pleasant. And this is a bad thing why? Lee seems to think its somehow...
  • Hipster wannabes get facial hair transplants (beard club for men?)

    02/26/2014 2:07:58 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 25, 2014 | 1:16pm | Natalie O'Neill
    Its shear madness! Brooklyns hipster beard craze has grown so popular that men in New York are rushing to doctors for facial hair transplants surgery that helps make beards look thicker and less patchy, sources said. Stubble-challenged guys are forking over up to $8,500 for the beard-boosting procedure, which has spiked in popularity in recent months, plastic surgeons told The Post. Brooklyn is probably the nucleus of the trend, its the hipster look guys want. If you have a spotty beard, and you let it grow out, it looks sloppy, said Dr. Jeffrey Epstein, a Midtown-based plastic surgeon....
  • Google bus protests spread to Seattle

    02/11/2014 2:52:45 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 44 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 11, 2014 | Kurtis Alexander
    The tech-bus protest isnt just a San Francisco thing anymore. This week, the anti-gentrification act of blocking a private shuttle full of high-paid tech workers spread to Seattle, where a handful of buses carrying Microsoft employees were stopped by demonstrators. The protest was chronicled by local Tweeps and community websites.
  • Hipsters On Food Stamps, Part 1 & 2

    01/12/2014 9:36:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Last Psychiatrist ^ | November 10, 2012
    "In the John Waters-esque sector of northwest Baltimore -- equal parts kitschy, sketchy, artsy and weird -- Gerry Mak and Sarah Magida sauntered through a small ethnic market stocked with Japanese eggplant, mint chutney and fresh turmeric. After gathering ingredients for that evening's dinner, they walked to the cash register and awaited their moments of truth." Those are two "hipsters", and the punchline is that they pay for their foodie porn with foodie stamps, which sounds like it should be a terrible thing, except it's in Salon.com, which means they're going to try and tell you how it's a good...
  • The hipster renewalism of Hall & Oates

    08/12/2013 11:08:14 AM PDT · by grundle · 44 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | August 9, 2013 | Vera H-C Cha
    Hall & Oates has never won a Grammy but the No. 1 selling duo of all time has won something else: hipster respect. Putting aside those shoulder pads for a moment, Daryl Hall and John Oates looked like hand-picked opposites: The lanky blond Hall called himself the "more flamboyant" one, while the shorter dark-haired Oates with his distinctive 'stache embraced his role as "worker bee." But their union came from no design, except by the music gods: The Temple University students met in an elevator, both trying to duck a gunfight that had broken out at the Adelphi...
  • Hipsters driving up price of beer, researcher says

    05/24/2013 11:53:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 22, 2013, 11:55 a.m. | Stuart Pfeifer
    Heres another reason to be annoyed at hipsters: Theyre driving up the price of beer. A recent study has found that the price of low- and mid-range beers has been climbing at U.S. bars and restaurants. And the guy who oversaw the study for Massachusetts-based research firm Restaurant Sciences said he thinks the popularity of Pabst Blue Ribbon could be the cause. While all the attention has been on craft beers, the price of mainstay brands in the mid-price tier have risen more dramatically, Research Sciences President Chuck Ellis said.
  • Stick em up, Im having this smoke.

    05/03/2013 8:49:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    PolitiChicks ^ | May 2, 2013 | Leslie Deinhammer
    Where are today’s rebels?  Where is the counterculture? Ear-budded hipsters, with their sheep-like devotion to Apple products and the Obama administration, sit in on the April 20 “Day of Pot” in Denver, content and satisfied with their free birth control and legalized maryjane.  Meanwhile SWAT teams descend on Watertown, Massachusetts, trampling Fourth Amendment rights in search of a “person of interest”– while a Saudi National is quietly sent back to his homeland.These hipsters champion the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado while the war on Big Tobacco rages on.  Since 1997 the FDA inherited control over the $365.5 billion global...
  • How to Live Without Irony (Hipster Irony)

    11/20/2012 11:21:10 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 17, 2012 | Christy Wimpole
    If irony is the ethos of our age and it is then the hipster is our archetype of ironic living. The hipster haunts every city street and university town. Manifesting a nostalgia for times he never lived himself, this contemporary urban harlequin appropriates outmoded fashions (the mustache, the tiny shorts), mechanisms (fixed-gear bicycles, portable record players) and hobbies (home brewing, playing trombone). He harvests awkwardness and self-consciousness. Before he makes any choice, he has proceeded through several stages of self-scrutiny. The hipster is a scholar of social forms, a student of cool. He studies relentlessly, foraging for what...
  • A Star Falls Over Chicago

    10/24/2012 5:09:43 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 146 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | October 24, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Obama Campaign, that strange 4 year marriage of Generation X hipsters, inner city bosses, suburban college educated boomers longing for racial healing, Big Green businessmen and shady Saudis, appears to be finally sinking beneath the waves. It isn't going out in a blaze of glory, but with mumbles of trending topics. Obama was always a petty man and his campaign has descended into pointless pettiness, into Team Big Bird, binders full of women and bayonets and horses. Like so much hipster culture, it exists so that the participants can entertain each other with something that no one else thinks...
  • Do you buy Apple and fly Virgin because you think they're 'cool'? Grow up, for God's sake

    09/25/2012 6:20:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 83 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9-25-2012
    The concept of cool is, appropriately, like a snowball. Just when you think youve got a grasp of it, it melts away. Still, cool is the most resilient of slang words. While other terms have become cringeworthy from overuse, cool has stayed firmly within the lexicon. Cool is put in service to describe a galaxy of objects and incidents from fleeting moments to multi-billion-pound brands. It's the beatnik's curse. Whole industries exist to tell us what's cool now, what will be cool next and when the cool evaporates. The annual CoolBrands survey, published this week, is just one small...
  • Trick-Or-Treat at Occupy Wall St Turns Ugly

    11/01/2011 8:00:55 PM PDT · by StoneAccount · 5 replies
    The Stone Account YouTube ^ | 11/01/11 | Stone Account
    Angry extreme left-wing protesters lash out at tent to tent trick-or-treaters at Occupy Wall St. Hahaha. Cheers!
  • Haiti Doesn't Need Your Yoga Mat

    10/12/2011 12:22:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | OCTOBER 11, 2011
    A visual history of the West's misguided attempts to send its hand-me-downs to the developing world.Most of us don't have billions of dollars to give away like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. But the charitable impulse is still strong: combined, Americans gave away almost $300 billion in 2010. Sometimes, though, good intentions have questionable results. In the rush to help after a crisis, public and private donors from around the world sometimes give without quite realizing what the needs on the ground are. Do Haitians really need your used yoga mat? Do the Balkans lack for clowns? Above, a young...
  • Jon Stewarts Ratings Are Now Higher Than All Of Fox News

    06/05/2011 10:45:14 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 99 replies
    PoloticsUSA ^ | 6-4-11 | Jason Easley
    According to the May Nielson ratings, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart beat the entire Fox News network in terms of total viewers. Stewart averaged 2.3 million viewers, while the Fox News prime time and day time line up averaged 1.85 million viewers. According to Comedy Central, The Daily Show is dominant in its time slot, For the month of May 2011, The Daily Show averaged 2.3 million total viewers and a 1.2 P18-49 rating. Versus May 2010, The Daily Show grew an astounding +19% in total viewers, with incredible double-digit ratings growth across all key demos including P18-49 (up...
  • Understanding Hipsters: An Undercover Operation

    Somewhere in America right now a Religious Studies graduate in white shutter shades is sucking the Pabst Blue Ribbon from his wispy mustache while listening to a pig-tailed girl offer her position on Metamorphosis. They are hipsters. I know this because I met them. They hang out in front of a Coffee Bean. They are Aubrey and Aubrey and they live for the moments when strangers suggest that name ought to be gender exclusive. They work part-time gathering signatures for obscure causes and spend the rest of their time arguing about Sartre and Derrida and who borrowed whose pants. They...
  • Trendy NYC Enclave Overrun By 'Gutter Punks' [Williamsburg, Brooklyn]

    07/17/2009 7:59:36 AM PDT · by ETL · 32 replies · 1,935+ views
    WBZTV.com ^ | July 17, 2009
    It Appears Transients From All Over The Globe Converging On Bohemian Williamsburg -- And Residents Are FuriousPanhandling, Drugs Taking Over Parts Of Hip Brooklyn Neighborhood BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CBS) -- There's a neighborhood in Brooklyn that's known for being trendy and hip, but some residents say the Bohemian reputation is drawing a group of transient people from around the world known as "gutter punks" and it's now turning into a squatter invasion. And as CBS station WCBS-TV found out some are fighting to get them out of the neighborhood. Some call Northside Williamsburg along Bedford Avenue the new Greenwich Village, with...
  • Hipster fatigue

    07/16/2009 12:48:43 PM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 49 replies · 1,536+ views
    I fancy myself open-minded and easygoing, which is why I was disturbed at my behavior last week when a pair of cyclists, riding side-by-side, blocked a lane of traffic and slowed my car to a speed that fell between trotting and brisk skipping. I laid on the horn, something I normally wouldnt do, while my passenger, a generally subdued gentlemen and an avid cyclist himself, yelled at them to get out of the way. Discuss COMMENTS (41) It was only the next day that I realized the reason for my aggressive behavior. I was annoyed with these two because they...
  • BAG 'MOSQUE' GAG: CHURCH (Russian Orthodox Church Mislabled a Mosque on Map)

    10/13/2008 2:12:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 374+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 13, 2008 | REUVEN FENTON
    A pair of graphic designers say they thought it would be funny to misidentify a Russian Orthodox church as "The Mosque" on a tote bag that displays a map of Williamsburg landmarks. But the church isn't amused. Derick Holt, 30, and Milton Carter, 33, both of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, said they considered it "ironic hipster" humor to deliberately mislabel the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration on North 12th Street. "That's just what everyone calls it, as in 'Let's meet at "The Mosque" side of the park,' " said Carter, who, along with Holt, runs a business called Brooklyn Novelty. "If...
  • Bah Hummer - Indie rockers reject big money from the king of gas guzzlers

    02/24/2006 1:16:05 PM PST · by weegee · 203+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS via Austin360 ^ | Tuesday, February 21, 2006 | By Otis Hart
    Bah Hummer Indie rockers reject big money from the king of gas guzzlers The Thermals, a rambunctious rock band from Portland, Ore., were en route between gigs last year when they got a phone call from their label, Sub Pop. Hummer wanted to pay them $50,000 for the right to use their song "It's Trivia" in a commercial. "We thought about it for about 15 seconds, maybe," lead singer Hutch Harris said. They said no. Washington D.C.'s Trans Am were offered $180,000 by Hummer for the song "Total Information Awareness." "We figured it was almost like giving music to the...