Did yall know that the new iPod shuffle 'talks 2 u.'
This is a funnie video that 'makes fun of altbros who listen to indie & alternative music' on iPod shuffles.
I think that this video is 'funnie' because I 'get' all of the 'jokes' that they make about how zany our modern world is. It seems like they really have a finger on the pulse of technology, youtube humor, musical tastemakers, the musical meme economy, and Apple product humor. This bro is the embodiment of a post-altbro, who graduated from college and was fortunate enough to get a 'decent job in the city.' His life is kinda meaningful, but he is still searching for 'something' [via consumer choices].
I kinda wish people would stop making 'jokes' about P4k rankings. If u really 'understand' the the world, u would realize that pitchfork rankings are actually really important in sculpting our alternative world.
Just need more web media that 'makes fun of hipsters.' More whimsical commentary on modern culture and related topics. Might design a graphic or bingo board or some other meme.
Miss u Hipster Olympics era. need 2 coin a new term for a 'generation who uses the internet and likes to express themselves.'
How about 'Generation T' for when today's Tweens grow up?
A lot of people come 2 my blog and comment with stuff like 'I h8 all of this hipster bull shit. I am so above it and h8 how all of yall r. Nvr want 2 b like u."
But this isn't a blog about hipsters. This is a blog about alt. A lot of people don't know what "alt" means. They are not sure if it is like "alt-rock" from the 90s, or some sort of zany interpretation of "alternative." Alt is authentic. Alt is sillie. Alt is a three simple letters that tie us together. We are alt. We are a part of something bigger than ourselves'.
I received an email from a concerned reader:
I kinda have a problem. My sociology class has been assigned a collective project; to assign twenty specific and significant stereotypes to our school. It was a fairly easy assignment until I was confronted with a question that I honest-to-godspeed did not know how to answer. Everyone was just sort of spitting out their favorite social groups to be written on the board. I finally got my word in for Alt, but it raised a bit of a tumult in the classroom.
People demanded to know what Alt was. I was dumbfounded by their idiocy...but then I realized that I really didn't know what to say.
I described an Alt to them.
I explained what an Altbro looks like, entry-levels too.
I told them about the characteristics of an Authentic Alt.
But I couldn't even provide a decent definition for any of the three.
I've been depressed ever since.
HOW DO YOU DEFINE "ALT"?
AN ESSAY/MEME CONTEST PRESENTED BY THE POPULAR WEBLOG HIPSTER RUNOFF
A lot of people don't know the difference between "HIPSTER" and "ALT."
It is ur job as an informed citizen 2 let the ppl know what the difference is. How is 'alt' different than anything else that has evr come b4?
"Hipster" is a term for mainstream news publications & startup 'progressive' journalistic outlets 2 talk about to cultivate interest in what they are doing with people who use the internet.
Remember that time that Adbusties wrote that article that every1 was s000 'up in arms' abt?
If ur going to write an article/opinion piece about hipsters, u must have phrases like these in ur writing:
- "an army of drones wearing American Apparel"
- "with a can of PBR/sparks in hand"
- "nonchalantly gazing past the DJ"
- [statement about lighting a cigarette]+ [statement about moving hair out of eyes]
- "armed with their parents' money"
- "after reading the latest blog post"
- "coffee shop glistening with the glow of Macbooks"
- "iPods filled with music from __________"
- "blinded me with the brightness of his tshirt"
- "vapid _______"
- "hoping to end up on a party pictures site the next day"
- "after inconspicuously coming out of the bathroom"
- [Anecdote about how some bro doesn't take life seriously]
- [Anecdote about selfishness]
- [Anecdote about unprotected sex]
- [9th grade English class commentary abt 'consumerism']
- reference to 'Vice Do's and Don'ts'
[Please note that from the years 2000-2015, every journalistic entity will be required to have a progressive opinion piece on the 'hipster' and what it means to 'society' which will cause ppl to be s00 mad abt 'hipsters' (& old people will ask u what a hipster is after they see it).]
Should I go 2 journalism skewl s0 that I can write hardhitting opinion pieces on 'why culture is s000 bad' and how 'things r worse than evr' cuz 'every1 is s00 full of shit' & we r just 'a bunch of consumers' kinda like 'another brick in the wall' but 'gen y thinx they r s00 special' but 'they're not' bc 'they all look the same' but they 'don't even realize it' cuz they 'didn't even g0 2 college' or 'they did but they don't care' and how in the end, 'we all eat at Chili's'?
Here is another keut piece about 'hipsters' and how it's 's000 sillie' that 'no1 admits 2 being 1.'
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Remember when the HIPSTER OLYMPICS went viral? (h8 it when memes are no longer viral // miss u)
n e ways...
just trying to say, there is a huuuge difference between "ALT" and "HIPSTER."
We have a chance to get authenticity back from bull shit mainstream labels that don't even capture who we are.
Are yall with me? YES WE CAN.
This is the era of alt. I'm excited.
No more Bush. No more 'hipster.'
More Barry Obammy. More 'alt.'
h8 labels. Just want to be who I really am and transcend labels.
"I'm not a hipster. I'm alt."
How do u feel about online media that 'makes fun of hipsters'? I feel like it usually appeals to people who are on the sidelines of hipsterdom, and have an unhealthy obsession with 'what is means to be alt.' Kind of like the people who bought $100 worth of American Appy, a pair of shutter shades, and other miscellaneous 'look@me' accessories, but only wear it once to an 80s themed party and spend the whole night saying, "OMG i look like such a hipster. hehe."
Here are two screen shots from the cartoon
I hope 50% of my readership has purple hair. Should I change the HRO layout/blog title? Did u connect with it on a meta-post-meta-alt-physical level?
Hey look that's me, yall! right next 2 my other fave site. "Loves it! That is all."
Watch the video just to hear the use of the words 'mainstreamer' and 'alt.' (Also if you like Nike spaceships and floating Steve Aokis.)
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Did u like the video? What was ur fave part? Does it represent U? Is it for FGGTs?
How do u feel about 'hipster' themed videos? I feel like alt audience will always think this is ghey, because 'most of us' are alt-er than the entry-level, uneducated alts who are portrayed in this. Most mainstream-ish [HIGHLY PORTRAYABLE] alts who are REALLY alt aren't even smart enough to use the internet to do more than social network/upload photos/change user pics/write on walls.
Remember the Hipster Olympics? That went s00 alt-viral.
I was also searching for a video that was representative of the 'poor portrayal of American Apparel mockery' genre, but I happened to stumble upon an authentic gem that is better at showing
<3 entry level 'searching for my inner alt' alts <3
I wish I could have been there 4 this.
This video is so much deeper than stuff like this.
Well, I think if I were a panel of Generation Y judges, I would probably pick HIPSTER OLYMPICS because of it's utilization of pure Youtube, along with digital film making technology. While the Onion offers funnie commentary on the site that we love to hate to love, you can't top Myspace Editor humor.
What do you think?