Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Here's your hat, what's your hurry?

HEP: Hip, cool, righteous, in the know.

In the know, worldly wise, clever, enlightened, sophisticated.

HIPSTER: "Someone who's in the know, grasps everything, is alert."

Cab Calloway, actual hipster

Dear Williamsburgians, and associates on college campuses and in cities coast to coast,

We would like our word back. Until you start wearing zoot suits, slicking back your hair, and smoking REEFER instead of WEED, you are unworthy. Find a new word. Also, trying brushing your hair and mustering enthusiasm for something.

Thank you,
Jazz men (aka hipsters, aka the heppest cats around)

Seriously? Maybe they'll go away if we quit paying attention to them.


  1. Lee W.9:24 PM

    Friend, I completely agree. If you have any ideas for a new term let me know and I will spread the word down here in the land of indie music, bicycles, and microbrews. Lee (Condom Lady)

  2. I spent an embarrassing amount of time trying to solve this very quandary. I will be sure to blanket the nation via my army of anti-hipsters (actual jazzbabies excepted, of course)with whatever less-flattering term I invent.