|Internet Joke I Don't Get - But Still Makes Me Laugh|
Honestly, I don't know what the hell a hipster actually is, except perhaps that they are skinny kids with shaggy haircuts. I think. I don't know - even after doing copious amounts of internet research.
Mervyn's argument was that we were hipsters because we thought all of this old crap - games, books, music, etc - was hyper-cool - so cool we even had blogs about it. In my mind, I'm just a fat old dude having a nostalgic stroll down the more pleasant parts of my childhood.
But I do have hipster glasses. I walked into the eyeball store and told the lady 'I am a nerd and I need some nerd glasses,' and she giggled a bit and gave me some nerd glasses - which turn out to look exactly like hipster glasses. Go figure.
I'm not really worried about what people call me, but it would be nice to know exactly what it is that they are calling me. Knowledge is power.
So tell me - what the hell is a hipster, and do our crusty-ass old grognard selves fit the definition?
PS I guess the real question is if I run up to James Maliszewski and yell 'HIPSTER,' would he turn around? ;)