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by Wyatt Marshall

Garagista

South African Garagista Beer Co. took the gloves off and made it personal in a new ad campaign for its limited edition Garagista beer, claiming, among other things, that "Every time you drink a Garagista, a hipster's favorite band goes commercial." Ouch. Other major digs include "If your bike only has one gear, ride on. This isn't the beer for you," and "For those who know the Ramones made music, not t-shirts." You can take a look at them all over at AdWeek.

The brewer went even further with a nearly 2-minute advertisement in which a swarm of hipsters armed with assorted hipster paraphernalia tries to steal the beer from an unsuspecting delivery man.

The beer "goes well with bands you have heard of," built for popping cold ones and kicking back.

Garagista ad below...

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The Original Hipster

In addition to making artisanal pickles, rocking out to vinyl records and riding their precious fixie bikes, hipsters could make going to Catholic mass their new signature hobby. At least, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn hopes so.

Since the beginning of April, the organization has put up ads reading “The Original Hipster,” depicting a robed man wearing red Converse sneakers, throughout the New York City boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn -- including the dive bars and coffee shops of Williamsburg, widely considered the Holy Land of East Coast hipsterdom. The blog Animal New York first noticed the campaign plastered on bus stations and phone booths and tweeted a photo. Then The Huffington Post, CBS New York, and CNN picked it up, and the image started going viral. (As Salon joked, the next thing we’ll see is a Cardinal Timothy Dolan cameo on Girls.

But note that the ad doesn’t actually mention Jesus anywhere. “Everyone just assumes that we were talking about Jesus and that shows religious conversation is a part of our everyday discussions for all people, no matter who you are, no matter where you're coming from,” Monsignor Kieran E. Harrington, the Diocese’s Vicar for Communications, tells TIME.

Have you seen one of these posters around? Read more at TIME.

Girls

From Craigslist:

Emmy Winning Reality TV Production Company - Seeking Real Life "Girls" (Manhattan/Brooklyn)
REALITY TV--SEEKING REAL LIFE "GIRLS"

Ever feel like life in the big frantic city is just too much? Are you a twenty-something young woman seeking fame, fortune, love or even a hookup with potential? How do you get from here to there when you can't even get a seat on the L train! Come to a casting call with our Emmy-winning production company and tell us your dreams and woes, your highs and lows, your tales of *** in the city and the outrageous opportunities that have come your way. Is your circle of friends bound together by not just the parties, fights, and brunches but frequent bouts of commiserating over your struggles? It isn't easy taking the road less travelled, but making it as a writer, designer, entrepreneur, actress/model or glorified dog walker never is!

The real life television show we are making follows the trials and tribulations of an ensemble of wise-beyond-their-years young ladies. We are with you living the dream in hipster Brooklyn and lower Manhattan. Only well educated and cultured extroverts need apply. Are you thinking about that show--"Girls?" Well we didn't say it but. . ..now that you mention it.

So just send us an email at blinktipcasting@gmail.com with your name, clear attached photos, a short, informal resume, cell phone, and a brief note about why you think you'd work in the show. We'll be scheduling meetings this week, which will generally take place in midtown Manhattan, but we'll get back to you with the specific time and place. So drop us an email today!

Via Jezebel.

In related news, the show "Girls" recently came out with a soundtrack featuring the likes of Fleet Foxes, Lia Ices, Robyn, Santigold, and more.

"Girls" the TV show, is not to be confused with "Girls" the band whose frontman recently went solo and is in the middle of a two-night run in NYC as I type this.

Fans at Pitchfork, July 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Pitchfork fans

Much like the droves of citizens that are proposing a departure from the union in the wake of Obama's reelection, there is a portion of NYC that is proposing secession as well...

The founding hipsters first arrived on Bedford Avenue two decades earlier convinced that the East Village was "overpriced" and that more generally, Manhattan was "so over."

In recent years, the trustifarians have turned the Bedford Avenue area into a disneyland of fashionable shops and expensive cocktail bars. The baby-bankers living in the glass, waterfront towers have pushed out the smack junkies and complain to the police about "noise" from rock musicians.

As such, the grittier East Williamsburg would prefer to disassociate from Williamsburg as a fully separate and independent neighborhood. The people of East Williamsburg actually have real jobs. Their shops are not particularly fashionable. Some of the bars are genuinely dangerous dives. Please allow the neighborhood to secede.

The petition is currently 12 deep into its 25,000 required signatures.

USA! USA!

Bushwick

Last year, five Queens cops were hurt trying to stop an onslaught by gang members who attacked them with brass knuckles, knives and a baseball bat, court papers state.

Even Bushwick's hipsters ran afoul of the Forbidden Ones, who had a clubhouse on the ground floor of a three-story loft building at 15 Thames St.

"My roommates said they got assaulted by members of the biker gang," said Wendy Scher, a 33-year-old resident of the building. "Two of them won't come back because they're afraid."

But other residents got a kick out of the outlaws.

"They're really nice guys. "They're really chill. I party with them all the time," said Alex Syner, 25.

But even the most free-spirited bohemian might have been uneasy to know that a two-wheeled cannon was loaded and aimed at the front door of the Forbidden Ones' lair, ready to fire at infiltrators, according to the prosecutor.

"The defendants wear the 'patch' to make it known that they are 'outlaws' who reject mainstream society and live outside the law," wrote Assistant Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Celia Cohen. [Daily News]

Does anyone else here party with them all the time?

'Zombie Hipsters' asserting their civil rights on Halloween (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Hipsters

When you think of an outlet with its finger on the pulse of "what's next," it might not be Forbes Magazine. Nevertheless the rag has compiled its list of "hippest hipster neighborhoods" in the US, which lands Williamsburg Brooklyn at #3:

1. Silver Lake, Los Angeles
2. Mission District, San Francisco
3. Williamsburg, Brooklyn
4. Wicker Park, Chicago
5. Pearl District, Portland
6. H Street Corridor, Washington D.C.
7. East Austin, Austin
8. Capitol Hill, Seattle
9. The Uptown, Oakland
10. Warehouse District, New Orleans
Just as interesting, and hardly surprising, is the magazine's comments on the changing face of Williamsburg:
Williamsburg may have spawned the hipster craze, but the neighborhood is evolving in a direction that's far less hospitable to the patchily employed, fedora-wearing crowd. "The more successful neighborhoods like Williamsburg become in attracting people, the real estate prices go up and a lot of the urban pioneers end up moving on," says David Morley, a research associate with the American Planning Association, a nonprofit educational group for community developers.

Real estate prices in the north Brooklyn neighborhood have been steadily rising...his firm reports that Williamsburg rents in July were 23% higher than a year ago ... [and] the mean rent for a studio apartment in Williamsburg was $200 higher than for a comparable (albeit smaller) apartment in Manhattan's Greenwich Village

There you have it folks. The Williamsbur hipster apocalypse according to Forbes.

hipster Vanilla Ice fan thinkin about Instagramin it
Vanilla ice fan

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Williamsburg, Brooklyn (not Jay Mundy) on Sunday (photo by Ryan Muir)
Sir Richard Bishop

"I've never seen so many sick weirdos gathered in one place. They're all doing drugs all day. They have their hair dyed and tattoos so they can't have a job so they're all living on public assistance...They love Obama and the leftists and hate police power. They're carefree people. If I lived there a day, I tell you I would be in jail for murder. Take the weirdest hippie you know, and multiply it by 1000, and that's Williamsburg." -Jay Mundy
First of all, that is NOT conservative talk show host Jay Mundy in the picture above, but it is a dude who was very upset with most people on Bedford this past Sunday (6/14).

Jay MundyJay Mundy, quoted above, also doesn't like people on Bedford, but that can't be him in the picture because he's much younger. Listen to his whole rant by playing the two embedded videos below...

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"She was talkative, funny, charming, adorable. She had a tattoo on her back that read "I Love Beards.""

Vice

Someone sent me a link to VICE's "DEPARTMENT OF OOPSIES! - WE HIRED A GRIFTER" article the other day (above picture included). I assumed, being that it was VICE, that it was a joke. I wasn't really sure what the point was.

It wasn't until someone else sent me the link to Wednesday's Observer article that I realized this was a true story. Gawker sums it up like this:

It's a crazy new hipster character fond of criminal and sexual hijinks! Let's meet Kari Ferrell, the 22 year-old tattooed Utah girl who scammed her way through hipster Brooklyn. Sex, lies, cancer, and bands, yea!

Kari's story first came out when she lied her way into a job at Vice. That lasted a week, until someone there Googled her and found out she was wanted back in Utah for fraud, theft, and $60K in bad checks, and was generally a con artist.

But today [4/15] former Gawkerer Doree Shafrir comes out with a monstrous piece in the Observer on Kari's whole freaking life story (Doree is most comfortable when dealing with the criminal element). Oh it is delightful, assuming you weren't personally unfortunate enough to come in contact with the brash young pathological liar/ vixen! The short version: Kari stole and scammed her way around Salt Lake City for a while, then decamped to Brooklyn, where she resumed stealing and scamming, using aggressive sex appeal and wild lies like "I have cancer" or "I'm pregnant" or "I work there" (sometimes all at once, to her boyfriends!) to get...money? Validation? She's obviously mad psycho. [Gawker]

The Observer article is full of familiar terms like, Vice, Union Pool, Williamsburg, GoldenVoice, Coachella, Rutgers, Happy Ending, beards, Brooklyn Label, Greenpoint, and AEG.

It's strange that she came to Brooklyn and used her real name. Check her out in the Salt Lake City Police's Most Wanted video below...

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Hipster News

What is a hipster, but a flapper, or something...

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HipsterHipsterHipster

We've reached a point in our civilization where counterculture has mutated into a self-obsessed aesthetic vacuum. So while hipsterdom is the end product of all prior countercultures, it's been stripped of its subversion and originality, and is leaving a generation pointlessly obsessing over fashion, faux individuality, cultural capital and the commodities of style. [Adbusters]

Hipster BingoAm I Emo

I present to you two lame videos by confused "artists" - both using lame stereotypes. The first song is supposed to be about "emo bitches", and the second one was.... performed by some....

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