Thursday, March 12, 2015
How can you be a Hipster if you aren't using a Hermes 3000?
Jeff Cuscutis commented on my post “The Hipster typewriter is no Hermes 3000 (at MyFaceGoogleSpaceBookPlus):
The whole thing is ugly. If you really want the hipster writing experience, get a real portable typewriter. Then you can annoy your fellow coffee shop patrons.
And then he linked to this article about someone who annoyed fellow Intarweb users with his portable typewriter:
I definitely look like someone who is a bit insane. That’s how I thought of it, before I clicked to look at the hundreds of replies; I figured people were probably wondering why I would bring my typewriter to a park. And when I started reading the comments, I saw most people had already decided that I would bring my typewriter to the park because I’m a “XXXXXXX hipster.” Someone with the user handle “S2011” summed up the thoughts of the hive mind in 7 words: “Get the XXXX out of my city.”
Illmatic707 chimed in: I have never wanted to fist fight someone so badly in my entire life.
Leoatneca replied: Bet 90% of his high school did to. It’s because of these guys that bullying is so hard to stop.
I Am An Object Of Internet Ridicule, Ask Me Anything - The Awl
While he may look like a Hipster, he's far from one—for crying out loud he's using a 1979 Royal Safari portable typewriter! No Hipster would be caught dead using that. Now, had he been using a Hermes 3000 …