Look at these hipsters and their f*cking vintage typewriters

Hipster (hip-ster) n. 1 – an insufferably pretentious 20-30-something who will do anything to get your attention, and then shame you once he/she gets it.

Hipster (hip-ster) n. 1 – an insufferably pretentious 20-30-something who will do anything to get your attention, and then shame you once he/she gets it.

From Mark Greif of NY Mag:

If I speak of the degeneration of our most visible recent subculture, the hipster, it’s an awkward occasion. Someone will point out that hipsters are not dead, they still breathe, they live on my block. Yet it is evident that we have reached the end of an epoch in the life of the type. Its evolution lasted from 1999 to 2009, though it has shifted appearance dramatically over the decade. It survived this year; it may persist. Indications are everywhere, however, that we have come to a moment of stocktaking.

On a side note, sales of vintage typewriters are going up, which means that it’s now officially not cool to be seen in a coffee house with an actual computer.

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Greatest comment on Reddit: “Must be waiting to board the 10:15 zeppelin to Siam.”

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New York writer C.D. Hermelin, writing short stories for passers-by in Washington Square Park.

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Starbucks Typewriter Guy is here to answer all your burning questions

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via Reddit


[Featured image: The Telegraph]

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  1. Danny

    June 15, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    God that’s so desperate…

  2. Bob Cull

    June 16, 2015 at 12:01 am

    Lugging one of those antiques around is INSANE! They weigh a ton!

  3. Diana Phoenix

    June 16, 2015 at 2:32 am

    Oh who cares? In 1960 some of us hep cats were running around dressed in black, and lugging books on Existentialism that we never cracked open. Before you know it, sales of typewriters will tank,and it’ll be on to the next thing. It always is!

  4. Bobby

    June 16, 2015 at 5:46 am

    Hipster douchebags.

  5. Anonymous

    June 16, 2015 at 10:20 am

    The thing I don’t understand is the amount of vitriol poured on people who create an image for themselves. Goths, hipsters, punks, whoever it is, people always spit bile at them for their perceived pretension and attention-seeking behaviour. Well – even if they are desperately fumbling about for an image to make themselves interesting – what of it? Is this really any reason to be hateful? Personally, however someone wants to express themselves is fine by me, as long as it doesn’t hurt others. I’m not going to be following suit, but that’s my choice. I can’t help but feel those people with overtly negative reactions may be harbouring their own feelings of inadequacy.

  6. Shayne

    June 16, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    C.D. Hermelin is pictured at High Line Park, not Washington Square. If you’re going to heckle someone, at least try to avoid glaring research errors. Also, in the context of C.D. Hermelin’s own words, you’re actually the pretentious jerk for putting this article together: http://www.theawl.com/2013/09/i-was-a-hated-hipster-meme-and-then-it-got-worse

  7. venetia

    November 15, 2015 at 3:42 am

    These guys are smart. Typewriters save electricity, they save you money from having to buy a laptop if you’ve already got a desktop, the portables can be lighter than some laptops. And they don’t need electricity! I mean seriously, the amount of times I’ve tried to use my laptop and it’s run out charge becasue there are no power outlets is mad. These people have got he right idea. Stop hating on people who are smarter than you!

  8. Ryan T. (@ryantee82)

    February 27, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    This is a hipster thing? Huh. I started collecting them when I was in 9th grade. News to me.

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