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Hipster Runoff Is the April Fool

April 1st, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen


Hipster Runoff posts about Slanties!

Feel kinda weird about how AZNs are ‘winning’ everything. Used to think that they were sort of a ‘novelty race’ who were just trying to look kute, but I think I was focusing one the wrong ones that didn’t actually represent the majority of the AZN population [via Gwen Stefani's AZNs].

And inspires more disaffected dreck like this:


Still not satire. Still not funny. But definitely foolish.

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Slanties: More Useless Hipster Shit

March 19th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Weren’t born with slanty-eyes but really really want them? Have no fear, slanties are here!


Based on “ancient Inuit eyewear,” slanties are sure to make you stand out among your round-eyed kinfolk! Although…

…they may just have the adverse effect and make you look like yet another useless hipster-cheesedick-stylebiter-turd-poseur-waste-of-space-and-humanity-and-barstools-at-watering-holes-I-used-to-like-to-drink-at in skinny jeans.

And the world needs more of those, really it does.

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Thanks, Josh and Jasmine! Don’t be sad, Elizabeth!

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M.I.A. Disappears YouTube Video

August 14th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Okay, so singer M.I.A. is a terrorist?

Last week, Sri Lankan rapper DeLon released a YouTube video of him rhyming over M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes” cut together with violent footage of suicide bombings and devastation wrought by the LTTE, aka the Tamil Tigers, a Sri Lankan secessionist organization recognized as a terrorist group by many countries, including the U.S. M.I.A.’s father, Arular (after whom her first album is named), is a Tamil militant and, apparently, she makes references to the Tamil Tigers’ struggle in some of her songs–a fact I’ve never noticed because I was too busy rockin’ to her beats.

M.I.A. denied DeLon’s claim that she supports terrorism, calling his video “self-promotion.” The video has since been taken down on YouTube, but you can you find here.

I have to admit that I know virtually nothing about Sri Lankan history, and it seems like M.I.A.’s references–in her lyrics and the imagery she uses on stage–are more hipster pastiche than political. That said, I generally think it’s wack how the images of revolutionaries get co-opted by Western cool kids who fancy themselves “edgy” but could give two shits about what those revolutionaries actually did. And, every time I see a picture of Mao on a throw pillow or a shrunken T-shirt, I do want to beat the person who bought that crap with a stick.

And what should we make of these adorable old people, acting out “Paper Planes” with their grandchillun? Are they supporters of terrorism, too?

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