hipster - hip-stur (s) n. One who possesses tastes, social attitudes, and opinions deemed cool by the cool. (Note: it is no longer recommended that one use the term "cool"; a Hipster would instead say "deck.") The Hipster walks among the masses in daily life but is not a part of them and shuns or reduces to kitsch anything held dear by the mainstream. A Hipster ideally possesses no more than 2% body fat.
Clues You Are a Hipster
1. You graduated from a liberal arts school whose football team hasn't won a game since the Reagan administration.
2. You frequently use the term "postmodern" (or its commonly used variation"PoMo") as an adjective, noun, and verb.
3. You carry a shoulder-strap messenger bag and have at one time or another worn a pair of horn-rimmed or Elvis Costello-style glasses.
4. You have refined taste and consider yourself exceptionally cultured, but have one pop vice (ElimiDATE, Quiet Riot, and Entertainment Weekly are popular ones) that helps to define you as well-rounded.
5. You have kissed someone of the same gender and often bring this up in casual conversation.
6. You spend much of your leisure time in bars and restaurants with monosyllabic names like Plant, Bound, and Shine.
7. You bought your dishes and a checkered tablecloth at a thrift shop to be kitschy, and often throw vegetarian dinner parties.
8. You have one Republican friend whom you always describe as being your "one Republican friend."
9. You enjoy complaining about gentrification even though you are responsible for it yourself.
10. Your hair looks best unwashed and you position your head on your pillow at night in a way that will really maximize your cowlicks.
11. You own records put out by Matador, DFA, Definitive Jux, Dischord, Warp, Thrill Jockey, Smells Like Records, and Drag City.
"The Hipster Handbook... proves that behind every goatee, shaggy hairdo and baggy blouse, there's still a lot of preening." - The New York Times; "The Hipster Handbook is The Official Preppy Handbook for people who wear Atari T-shirts." - Esquire
|Everything That Once Was Cool Is Now Deck||p. 1|
|11 Clues You Are a Hipster||p. 2|
|11 Clues You Are Not a Hipster||p. 3|
|Who Says "Tubular" Anymore?||p. 4|
|Phrases and Terms Avoided by Hipsters||p. 11|
|Core Elements of Hipsterdom||p. 12|
|Hipster Personality Type: The UTF (Unemployed Trust-Funder)||p. 14|
|Styles Hipsters Avoid||p. 17|
|What About Indie Rockers?||p. 18|
|Hipsters and Non-Hipsters in History: Separating the Deck from the Fin||p. 20|
|Hipster Personality Type: The Clubber||p. 26|
|Dining, Diet, and Dinner Parties||p. 29|
|Hipster Personality Type: The Loner||p. 32|
|The Cosmopolitan Cosmopolitan: Choosing a Bar||p. 35|
|The Perfect Bronson||p. 39|
|Finely Brewed for Greasers: Beers Hipsters Avoid||p. 39|
|Deck Chowder: Hipster Cocktails||p. 40|
|Midtown Happy Hour: Cocktails Hipsters Avoid||p. 41|
|Gotta Light? Hipster Cigarettes||p. 41|
|Hipster Personality Type: The Schmooze||p. 42|
|Hipster Grooming: More Than a Matter of Style||p. 46|
|Follicles, Pores, and Flubber: Grooming, Makeup, and Surgery for the Hipster Female||p. 49|
|Hipster Hairdos for Men||p. 52|
|Hipster Hairdos for Women||p. 54|
|Hipster Personality Types: Maxwells, Carpets, and CK-1s||p. 56|
|Tattoos: They've Gone Suburban||p. 61|
|Pierce Wisely||p. 64|
|Metal as Fuck||p. 65|
|Hipster Personality Type: The WASH (Waitstaff and Service Hipster)||p. 66|
|Waddup Bitch?! Hipsters and Their Greetings||p. 69|
|www.thehipsterhandbook.com and Other Deck Sites||p. 77|
|Hipster Magazines||p. 78|
|Hipster Personality Type: The Neo-Crunch||p. 79|
|A Day in the Life (Slacker Style)||p. 83|
|Hipster Personality Type: The Teeter||p. 90|
|Indigenous Zones of the Hipster in the United States and Canada||p. 93|
|The Ivy Leagues for Hipsters||p. 93|
|Hipster Personality Type: The Polit||p. 99|
|Working for the Man||p. 102|
|The Job Interview||p. 110|
|Hipster Personality Type: The Bipster||p. 112|
|Hipster Music: I Want My MTV Disconnected||p. 116|
|Hipster Literature: If You Haven't Read These Works, at Least Pretend You Have||p. 126|
|Hipster Cinema: Rolling Out the Red Carpet, or The Oscars Suck Ass||p. 132|
|Matters of the Heart: Dating a Hipster||p. 137|
|Some Common (and Uncommon) Pairings in Dating||p. 140|
|Dating a Non-Hipster||p. 148|
|The Aging Hipster||p. 151|
|The Questionnaire: Are You a Hipster?||p. 160|
|Behind the Scenes: It Takes a Village||p. 167|
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Number Of Pages: 170
Published: 4th February 2003
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.186