Look At This Fucking Hipster

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Curated by someone who is almost certainly a hipster himself, Look At This Fucking Hipster is a Tumblr blog displaying pictures of, guess what? Hipsters! As amusing as riding the L-train on any given day, the blog consists almost solely of pictures that could come from any Bedford Avenue venue. But the author’s descriptions leave an unironic taste in one’s mouth, as his one-line descriptions simply regurgitate the majority of already played-out hipster stereotypes. This isn’t to say that riding the L train isn’t constantly amusing — I often find myself wishing that I didn’t break my own camera by getting sand in it while photographing hipsters at Far Rockaway Beach. But honestly, where is the artistic edge? You don’t really have to look to see several fucking hipsters in these parts. In fact, you would have to suffer congenital blindness or crippling schizophrenia to NOT see them. Honestly, what kind of talent is required to steal pictures from people’s facebook profiles or simply upload photos of your own Friday night antics to a Tumblr? Where is the sense of personal exploration? WHERE IS THE CUNNING COMMENTARY?
I don’t know, maybe my expectations are too high, maybe I have a soft spot for hipsters. Either way, I’m going to need to see something a little more avant garde before I can claim that Look At This Fucking Hipster is the new DOs and DON’Ts.

Comments

  1. “my name is freewilliamsburg and i try to stay relevant by covering sites with old ideas and mocking them”

  2. basically, i just feel like a sucker going to my “hometown blog” and hoping that it will enlighten me to the several probable shops that will have stuff going on for record store day, and the only stories i see are about various “hipsters”….a word i am pretty sure bburg as a whole has abandoned in the past few….
    seriously, what is sound fix/earwax doing??

  3. brooklyn takes itself way too seriously. hipsters. who fucking cares. cliques have existed for years. people flock to where people look the same.

  4. My name is Patrick and I complain when the interwebs do not deliver me what I want.
    Well, here you go, Patrick, I think this should answer your questions. Enjoy record store day in your “hometown.”

  5. I think it’s a funny blog, but could use some better commentary. Hey Sacagawea, stop trying to feel up the guy from Panic at the Disco.

  6. Hey Patrick. If you need to rely on blogs to inform you of what the cool kids are doing back in your “hometown” then go back to brooklynvegan. It’s dangerous to traverse the brooklyn blog frontier alone… so best just play it safe! Right on dude.

  7. You are assuming the author is a hipster so you are expecting hipster quality material from him. As if in the greatest blind irony, the hipster criticizes other hipsters. If you were disappointed by the fact that he was regurgitating the most stereotypical hipster criticisms I think the fact that the kettle was calling the pot black should have been most disgusting of all.
    However, this is all assuming that the asshole is a hipster. Your whole review is based on a faulty assumption and crumbles upon that. Since it is unclear if he is indeed a hipster you cannot expect the irony, the wit, and the perfectly executed wide aperture photographs.
    No, you want your fucking do and don’t list, (which it never claimed to be, it’s just DO NOT list,) your flawlessly executed “candid” photographs, you artistic edge, “cunning [yet aloof] commentary”, take it back to look book, perez hilton, livejournal, or better yet, jameth.

  8. well, i was going to say something but “bitch” said it all. i think the blog is amusing enough to justify its existence but i don’t think much about it beyond that, it doesn’t seem to be asking for it. kind of funny, dignifying something so slight with a review and then spending the whole review making fun of how slight the subject is. maybe the UN will host an international conference to discuss how bad “Bicentennial Man” was. automatic self-parody, this article.

  9. I wish Herbert Asbury was alive to write a book on the Hipsters of New York.

  10. The Hipster Handbook + Vice’s Dos and Don’ts + Five Years Later – Funny = LATFH

  11. Bzdyshek Zapodlyanskii says:

    Interesting, is that so-called “hipsters” (or whatever this term has been replaced with) are very self-loathing bunch. You may look stereotypically “hipster”, listen to stereotypically “hipster” music, basically do everything to fit your image in predefined frame, and yet admittance to belonging to its ranks is so “passe”. ironic(???)

  12. Turdface says:

    Wow, people still use the term ‘avant garde’ seriously? Anyway, what personal exploration are you hoping to get out of LATFH? I agree that some of the commentary plays on the same played out stereotypes, but a lot of it is really damn funny.

  13. Jason Bynum says:

    Well i just find this funny. This picture was taken of a Musician and a school teacher in Nashville of all places and and has been circulating calling it “Hipster”! sounds like someone has no clue what they are talking about!

  14. It’s a fucking blog whatever clique you may be in if your a hipster or whatever you may call yourself who care’s don’t take it so serious.

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