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Hitler v. Elmo v. Mero

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Milton, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. Milton

    Milton Senior Member

    Joined: May 21, 2003 Messages: 2,253 Likes Received: 0
    There seems to be a lot of confusing on the boards regarding what comprises a "hipster" versus and "emo kid" versus a "metrosexual." I feel that it is a public service to clear things up. (Mostly because I've been called all three on here and I find myself to be none of the three). Therefore, without further ado

    The Hipster:

    Definition: A hipster is one who is excessively aware of current trends in fashion, music and pop-culture. A hipster is someone "deemed cool by the cool."

    The modern hipster is, in fact, so cool that things which would seem cool to the average person are passe in the eyes of the hipster. Whereas a regular person would find a busy nightclub with lots of women and potentially celebrities "cool," the hipster knows better. The hipster prefers to hang out in dive bars where he can talk to other hipsters about tatoos, industrial piercings and indie music. The hipster loves indie music, it is the hipster's passion in life. But note the hippest of the hipsters can listen to pop music to be ironic (see below). The average hipster, however, is too cool to listen to anything mainstream because mainstream culture is, in fact, "played out."

    The average hipster is a psuedo intellectual, and very proud of his intellectual prowess. The average hipster is too cool to be concerned with things that are not intellectually satisfying. Thus, you can find hipsters debating philosophy, politics, or history with a noticably liberal slant. (Being a conservative is antiquated and no longer hip.) In general the hipster has had some level of education, but found the traditional education experience stifling and therefore quit or found a subject such as creative writing or fine arts less stifling. The hipster usually does not have a complete grasp of the subjects he discusses. Therefore, a hipster conversation would render itself quite similar to a philosphical debate among drug users. Oftentimes the hipster's conversation will devolve into a discussion of piercings and tattoos. While not intellectually satisfying, those things are so hip that they are suitable conversation.

    The hipster is obsessed with fashion. The hipsters spends almost his entire income on clothing. Note the $300 Nike Dunks exhibited by the hipster. While the hipster pretends not to care about materialistic things such as fashion, he goes to great ends to keep up his appearance. Wearing the height of 1980's fashion achieves all of the hipsters ends. On the one hand it allows the hipster to be ironic and shows that the hipster considers modern fashion "mainstream." On the other it allows the hipster to appear "cool" among other hipsters, potentially attracting a mate. If asked about the fashion obssession a hipster will generally answer in one of two ways: 1) the hipster will indicate that it is "ironic," or; 2) the hipster will indicate that the fashionable clothing has artistic merit.

    The hipster holds art and music in highest esteem. The hipster appreciates the irony and deeper meaning in art, however, when pushed the hipster is oftentimes unable to describe this deeper meaning with any degree of accuracy. The hipster is also deeply interested in music. Many hipsters are in bands. This allows the hipster to express his sense of angst and irony. In general the hipster is not motivated to achieve success with his band. The hipster could not, of course, sell out.

    Finally, the hipster is completely infatuated with the idea of being "ironic." Seeing the irony of pop culture provides some level of status among the hipster community. Seeing the irony of the hipster movement will quickly place the hipster at the height of hipsterism. The more irony the better in the eyes of the hipster.

    What to look for:
    1) Vintage Nikes, preferably in bright colors or attention-getting patterns.
    2) Bottle of cheap beer, generally Pabst Blue Ribbon or Red Stripe.
    3) Dark colored hair with one or several obvious blond (or colorful) highlights.
    4) Books by traditionally respected authors, especially Faulkner.
    5) Vespa scooter, or b
    6) Guitar.
    7) Mesh cap.

  2. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 1
    Give us the EMO one
  3. mr.yuck

    mr.yuck Veteran Member

    Joined: May 12, 2000 Messages: 6,952 Likes Received: 6
    Hahah. Awesome. By definition my roommate is a gangster hipster. Are there cross overs?
  4. MrChupacabra

    MrChupacabra 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 10, 2001 Messages: 10,940 Likes Received: 681
    i prefer to lump them all into the Faggot category.
  5. JesusMachine

    JesusMachine Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 3, 2002 Messages: 4,509 Likes Received: 207
    from what i gather. Milton is a Metrosexual Self Loathing White Rapper.
  6. Some1

    Some1 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 14,836 Likes Received: 93
    They are all gay to me...
  7. FunTimePartyTeam

    FunTimePartyTeam Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 19, 2005 Messages: 2,029 Likes Received: 0
    Yes! When do we get the others, Emo, and Metro???
  8. Bumboclot.

    Bumboclot. Member

    Joined: Jul 16, 2005 Messages: 994 Likes Received: 46
    Yes, please continue.
  9. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 18, 2001 Messages: 5,263 Likes Received: 40

    This is why you're alright in my book God.
  10. ego maniac

    ego maniac Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 6, 2005 Messages: 2,786 Likes Received: 0
    yeh fer real....
    its all.... very very Fagg'ish..
  11. GLIK$

    GLIK$ Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 23, 2002 Messages: 22,277 Likes Received: 117
    This thread is fucking CROOSH.
  12. Schnitzel

    Schnitzel Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jan 16, 2004 Messages: 8,822 Likes Received: 386
    yeah i need to know the rest of this one!
  13. dumy

    dumy Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 5,056 Likes Received: 0
    haha.I think I would fall under the dirtbag slacker catagory..
  14. Pinup

    Pinup Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 13, 2003 Messages: 2,208 Likes Received: 0
    This kind of absolutely uninteresting bullshit is why I come to this forum only to be disappointed every fucking time.
  15. Milton

    Milton Senior Member

    Joined: May 21, 2003 Messages: 2,253 Likes Received: 0
    Look, someone already has their feelings hurt.