Origin Story
  • Sad Radical
    November 10, 2011

    Maybe not Berlin, but . . . Prague?

  • Quellan
    November 10, 2011

    Chat et fille, je vous aime.

  • Dorothy
    November 10, 2011

    It is true! “Hipster” first gets a mention in Cat and Girl on November 12 2001. Although shirts with flames are included in the equation. So clearly the meaning has yet to be ironed out.

  • yachris
    November 10, 2011

    I share a birthday with… Hipster!?! Wow!

  • Sev
    November 11, 2011

    Dr. Evil called Austin Powers an “aging hipster” in 1997. It’s surprising how young the modern sense is.

  • Marv
    November 13, 2011

    Hip hip, hooray.

  • Kathleen
    November 13, 2011

    If there was a cat and girl drinking game, it would be to drink every time Girl looked up in realization with a line under her eye.

  • Erika
    November 13, 2011

    @Sev Dr. Evil was using “hipster” to mean “hippie,” or something of the sort… certainly the meaning seems to have changed since he used it.

  • Democritus of Abdera
    November 14, 2011

    Sev and Erika, my best guess is that Dr. Evil was using “hipster” in the old 1940s-50s sense of a jazz enthusiast – the joke would have been at Dr. Evil’s expense, showing how he was so out of touch that he called a “hippie” a “hipster” (it would be like calling him a “beatnik”).

  • chris
    November 14, 2011

    Well clearly, Dr. Evil was into talking about hipsters 4 years before everybody else started doing it.

  • Frogisis
    November 14, 2011

    Oh, you have your precious sincerity now, but one day the pendulum will swing back towards ironic detachment and we’ll all have a good sneer at its banal inevitability.

    Not that it matters.

  • Jacob Adam
    November 14, 2011

    Lenny Bruce claimed “There is nothing sadder than an aging hipster”. And he died in ’66.

  • athom
    November 15, 2011

    What about Elaine calling Kramer a hipster doofus?

  • DaveH
    November 21, 2011

    Jakarta. Fixed gear bikes are all the rage.

  • timothy
    January 12, 2012

    angel headed hipsters etc. etc.
    it’s been a thing for a good while.

  • J
    January 12, 2012

    Hipster is a term that’s been around for a looong time. And it’s basically always referred to pretentious artholes, too!

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