Sad Times

Field Guide to November Days Portland Ennui

Comments

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I'm depressed and a hipster, I can relate, oh wait, I'm Asian.
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Why aren't those cyclists wearing helmets? This director is a fucking asshole.
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As someone whose had to live here for the past two years i can only say that the words 'Portland' and 'hipster' used together are a non-sequitur. There is nothing 'hip' about Portland . All you wanna-be hipsters need to get a grip on what 'hip' is...THEN you can be depressed.
hint: 'hip' is not being drunk, arrogant, tattooed, or artsy.
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The characters on the bikes seem to translate portland bicycle culture pretty well I think.By the way Graham, look around at those biking in this town, its about half annd half on the old helmet wearing thing.
I dont even know if hipster is even an appropriate word in this city anymore. Look in the mirror; look at your friends; look at the people on the street. If you live close in PDX you probably fit some hipster stereotype even if its unintentional. Some day we're all gonna look back at this time and laugh at how stupid it was that everybody was so defensive/offensive about what being a hipster is.
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Me from Paris. Paris is better than Portland by a grande margin. Your fashion is just o.k. compared to Paris.
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YO PARIS:
YOU'RE A TICKETY-TACK, TRANNY, HOT MESS WHO'S NOT APOLOGIZING FOR IT!!!GO WEAR A BERET WITH YOUR FINGER OUT WHILE YOU DRINK CAFĂ© AU LAIT/ OH AND PORTLAND'S GOT GREEN SHIT UP THE YING YANG

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Touche (french).
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@ queen jean: Current etymology holds that the word "hipster" no longer has any connection to the word "hip" or the colloquially accepted concept behind it, whether it's used in the complimentary, the derogative, or the simple adjective/descriptor form. A similar example would be the word "asshole" which very, very rarely has anything to do with an actual anus.
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I have been here for almost 2 years. I see so many different types of people with a lot of creativity, but not a particular "uniform" for a "hipster." I heard this word so much when I moved here, and It took me a while to understand what people were talking about. Of course, you see many tattoos and piercings, but that is almost everybody anymore. I hate labels. As soon as you label something it becomes a caricature of itself. Look at what happened to "Gothic." Now you have more confusion with things like "Steam punk?" I am still trying to figure out what EMO was. I guess I am getting old. ha ha.
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Bummer about not biking to the coast. Why bother with filming "most" of your movie by bike?
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"hint: 'hip' is not being drunk, arrogant, tattooed, or artsy." - queen jean

guess again, baby. it totally is.