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The Williamsburg Uncertainty Principle
« on: 02 Nov 2008, 21:57 »

Main Principle: There is no such thing as a self-identifying hipster.

To be a hipster is to not genuinely "try" to be anything. All personal tastes, specifically fashion and music, involve irony and a level of mockery. Thus, to admit that you are a hipster means that you're legitimately trying to attain a certain image, and you are therefore not a hipster.

Corollary: You can't pretend to be a hipster, because pretending to be a hipster implies that you are ironically mocking them, and thus, means you are acting like a hipster.
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Re: The Williamsburg Uncertainty Principle
« Reply #1 on: 02 Nov 2008, 22:08 »

What the fuck is this doing in the discuss forum.

We are not concerned with hipsters here. We are only concerned with fatsters.
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Re: The Williamsburg Uncertainty Principle
« Reply #2 on: 02 Nov 2008, 22:09 »

Mike (is it?), what's the point.
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Re: The Williamsburg Uncertainty Principle
« Reply #3 on: 02 Nov 2008, 22:22 »

Main Principle: What the fuck is this shit

Corollary: Seriously though what
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Re: The Williamsburg Uncertainty Principle
« Reply #4 on: 02 Nov 2008, 22:26 »

How is this an uncertainty principle?  To take another (the?) uncertainty principle, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle for an example, it posits that something is uncertain (ie, either the location or the trajectory of an electron).  You're not really doing that.  You're kind of just saying self identifying hipsters don't exist. 

TL;DR: Why?
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Re: The Williamsburg Uncertainty Principle
« Reply #5 on: 02 Nov 2008, 22:37 »

This is more of a Russell's Paradox than a Heisenberg Uncertainty, yeah.

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Re: The Williamsburg Uncertainty Principle
« Reply #6 on: 02 Nov 2008, 22:56 »

Even now that this thread is in I Like Hurr, it still baffles me.
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Re: The Williamsburg Uncertainty Principle
« Reply #7 on: 02 Nov 2008, 23:09 »

Williamsburg sucks.
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Re: The Williamsburg Uncertainty Principle
« Reply #8 on: 02 Nov 2008, 23:09 »

Like I feel like there are comments I should make in this thread but I just can't.
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Re: The Williamsburg Uncertainty Principle
« Reply #9 on: 03 Nov 2008, 04:35 »

hipster = emo in my book
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Re: The Williamsburg Uncertainty Principle
« Reply #10 on: 03 Nov 2008, 04:46 »

Well, everything I know about hipsters comes from this comic and these message boards, and emo is the closest thing I can compare it to. Especially with the amount of whining and self loathing that goes on.

This is based on attitude alone. If you have any hipster bands I can youtube, then I'll do some more research.
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Re: The Williamsburg Uncertainty Principle
« Reply #11 on: 03 Nov 2008, 06:14 »

Your book is dumb.

Your mom is a book.
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Re: The Williamsburg Uncertainty Principle
« Reply #12 on: 03 Nov 2008, 07:34 »

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Re: The Williamsburg Uncertainty Principle
« Reply #13 on: 03 Nov 2008, 11:30 »

Well, everything I know about hipsters comes from this comic and these message boards, and emo is the closest thing I can compare it to. Especially with the amount of whining and self loathing that goes on.

This is based on attitude alone. If you have any hipster bands I can youtube, then I'll do some more research.

Has anyone actually met one of these emo people that genuinely hate themselves? I've met a bunch of people who wear black and like skinny jeans and hoodies but the self-loathing never seems to come up. As far as I can tell, they're just a bit self-absorbed and dress alike. You know, like every other group of teenagers in the history of the universe.
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Re: The Williamsburg Uncertainty Principle
« Reply #14 on: 03 Nov 2008, 12:23 »

That makes no sense whatsoever  :-D
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Re: The Williamsburg Uncertainty Principle
« Reply #15 on: 03 Nov 2008, 15:17 »

Has anyone actually met one of these emo people that genuinely hate themselves?

Yeah. Quite a few actually.
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Re: The Williamsburg Uncertainty Principle
« Reply #16 on: 03 Nov 2008, 15:25 »

emo people

emo is a musical genre, not a personality type.
how many times do i have to explain this?
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Re: The Williamsburg Uncertainty Principle
« Reply #17 on: 03 Nov 2008, 15:33 »

I still have not figured out what this thread is.
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Re: The Williamsburg Uncertainty Principle
« Reply #18 on: 03 Nov 2008, 15:42 »

My apologies, I:

1. Didn't quite understand what the "Discussion" thread was for.

2. Overestimated other people's interest in my hobby for naming trivial social behaviors.
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Re: The Williamsburg Uncertainty Principle
« Reply #19 on: 03 Nov 2008, 16:11 »

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Re: The Williamsburg Uncertainty Principle
« Reply #20 on: 03 Nov 2008, 16:19 »

2. I think "hipsters" is a regional thing maybe? I don't know any "hipsters". I am not sure they are a thing we have in the UK.

When was the last time you went to Shoreditch?
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Re: The Williamsburg Uncertainty Principle
« Reply #21 on: 03 Nov 2008, 16:39 »

Actually, what Tommy said.

I've had to explain on numerous (read: just once, this isn't really something that pops up in conversation) occasions here (in the UK) what (the williamsburg variety of) hipster was. I've always concluded with 'do you know Skins?'
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