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New Enemy: Hipsters - They are known as the most dangerous game, in large part because of their extra health points and propensity to hit players with cans of PBR. Hipsters join the roster of enemies players can fight.
So I was working on a different diary relating DownLoadable Content (DLC) to The Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) when I came across the notion that similar to hippy-punching those DFHs, the hipster can be a new target in some online role-playing game. It did seem much like an earlier historical antipathy for other class-based status term like yuppie (Young Urban Professional) that became under Charles Manson the psychotic Yippie nightmare. More odd was the invocation of PBR, not the worst beer available, but very close to the camel urine swilled in Boomer college dorms. Hipster does seem to be a gendered term referring to young males with perhaps some degree of facial hair, but even that stereotype is far too vague given the range of variation - from twinks to twerps, perhaps, but definitely a generational type that does not rise to the timeless cache of geeks and nerds,. Rather, hipsters, as Lumpen, are "that layer of the working class that is unlikely ever to achieve class consciousness". This seemed to be much like the story of Ryan Chamberlain, the political operative arrested for making explosive devices and searching out toxins that could be dispersed by such devices. If there is a RW equivalent of the DFH in libertarianism this seems to be its exemplar and we will see more of them as the elections campaigns rachet up in the coming months as they are embodied in the below media, a Dutch jeans ad and its satirical target the 2000 film, American Psycho. "Because hipsters and their jeans are about as obsessive and shallow as Wall Street sociopaths and their business cards." All marketing and their workers like Ryan Chamberlain are involved in non-behaviors, like "nonmarketing marketing", perhaps the Leitmotif for all social media promotion.


Pabst Blue Ribbon, the so-called nectar of the hipster gods, has been hip for longer than anyone could have possibly imagined. Now that PBR’s popularity is mainstream and the beer has lost some of its authentic, cheap no-frills appeal, the assumption is that another beverage will take its place as the top hipster brew. But there are reasons why the “next PBR” might never come. Tons of publications jumped on the study and issued hipster-bashing headlines, usually to the effect of how PBR-loving hipsters “ruin everything,” even cheap beer. But wait a sec. PBR didn’t just become hip recently. It’s been years, in fact, since PBR emerged as the beer of choice of the bearded, Brooklyn-focused masses. In the New York Times Magazine, Rob Walker wrote of hipsters embracing PBR thanks to its nonmarketing marketing back in the early 2000s. Why would PBR prices be only spiking just now?




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