So what exactly does being "hipster" mean

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  1. Stirolak123, Mar 13, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2011

    Stirolak123 macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2010
    Because according to various ign article comments in e ipad section, they think ipad owners are "hipster fags" or whatever that is sopposed to mean? So does it mean we dont care about specs or productivity and only want ipads because theyre cool? I dont get it.
  2. MagicBoy macrumors 68040


    May 28, 2006
    Manchester, UK
    It mean's they're 12 years old and hate Apple products because they can't afford them and Daddy won't buy them one.

    They're the sort of youngsters that enjoy abusing people playing Halo on their Xbox.

  3. MadGoat macrumors 65816


    Jul 30, 2007
    Know your hipster:
    • thick framed, sometimes overly oversized glasses
    • Scarf any time of the year
    • Skinny jeans
    • Baggy toques even in the middle of a heatwave
    • V-neck t-shirts
    • they're all slam poets

    I'm sure there's more, but this are the big ones... Oh and they're obnoxious.
  4. sanford macrumors 65816

    Jan 5, 2003
    Dallas, USA
    Yeah, basically, it's a pejorative term for just what you wrote. People who care more for personal tech devices doing what they actually need and will use it for, over raw specifications, they're "hipster fags*." Not just limited to Apple-haters. Within the iPad community, people with iPads who are upgrading to iPad 2 without what someone determines is a valid need may be labeled a "hipster fag" on this very forum.

    *What this has to do with cigarettes I have no idea.
  5. gonnabuyamacbsh macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2010
    Hipsters actually love apple products...

    Anyway, hipsters are the type of people who need to play in live traffic.
  6. Rodvette macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2011
    Guess I'm a hipster fag even though I don't think I match with any of the frites as accorig to Wikipedia and urban dictionary lol....
  7. MagicBoy macrumors 68040


    May 28, 2006
    Manchester, UK
    I was refering to the IGN posters, not the "hipster fags". :D
  8. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
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    A hipster is any person who relies on cultural trends to portray themselves as cooler than they could ever hope to be without the props.
  9. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    Hipsters. Lots of people use that term.

    Artsy, fartsy types, think they are cool, in their 20's.

    the opposite of nerd.

    But you see, that is interesting, as an iPad is a NERD item by nature, yet is embraced by it's antithesis also.

    Hence, Apple cleans up :D
  10. xraytech macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
  11. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

    Jun 9, 2009
    SI, NY
  12. Stirolak123 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2010
    Id probably much rather hang out with hipster fags than video game fags. Im talking the pure gamers who have not much social skills or can hold a conversation vs a hipster lol. Who would you guys rsther hang out with? Unlike hipster fags, most gaming geeks are really rude and sexually frustrated to the point they make vile comments in public and will embarass you if a hot chick walks by. But the hipster fag will just shine her off and hope shell walk up to him.
  13. eye macrumors 6502a


    May 24, 2009
    One day you cats will judge people by their actions and manners rather than their dress or style or choice of hobby. You can meet and enjoy the company of a wider range of human. Brush off the haters, hipsters, wherever you are.
  14. anthonymoody macrumors 68020


    Aug 8, 2002
    Go to Williamsburg Brooklyn and all will be revealed.
  15. jdminpdx macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2010
    A hipster is someone who is smart enough to talk about philosophy, music, politics, art, etc. with you all day long, but not smart enough to see how big of a tool s/he is. The only sure fire way to tell if someone you're talking to is, in fact, a hipster is to ask them "are you a hipster?". If they respond no, and turn their casette player back on, you can be sure you're dealing with a hipster.
  16. decksnap macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2003
    cassette player? Only vinyl will suffice for a true hipster, because on a hypothetical level you could get truer sound out of it. Not that they do though, they just like thinking they do, and feeling retro, and unique. Which they aren't.
  17. jdminpdx macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2010
    I stand corrected :D
  18. jdminpdx macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2010
    I live in Portland and they are everywhere. The MADNESS!
  19. 3N16MA, Mar 13, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2011

    3N16MA macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2009
    Honestly Apple is much too big for it's products to fall into hipster territory. That is like saying someone who owns a XBOX 360 is a hipster. The hipster image use to be associated with Apple when only a small portion of the population owned an Apple product. This was most likely a Mac pre-iPod days and perhaps the first few years of the iPod. The association kind of just stuck even though Apple has surpassed that.

    Mac/Apple users were labeled many things before the iPod went mainstream:

    Tree huggers

    Of course there was lots of names thrown around about being spoiled or having too much money to burn. Now I guess everyone wants to be a spoiled tree hugger?
  20. h00ligan macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
    Handlebar mustache and a hoop in each ear
  21. huck500 macrumors 6502


    May 10, 2004
    Southern California
    On the contrary...

    Hipsters are also into Pabst Blue Ribbon, which hipster bars sell for a buck a can, and that right there is reason #1 out of a few hundred that I can't be a hipster.:(

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