Sunday, September 12, 2010

DIE HIPSTER-YUPPIE TRANSPLANT SCUM

Who do you think did this?

The word "transplant" caught my eye.

This bike was chained to a light pole on Montgomery Street in Park Slope.




Do you think it was the owner of the bike, being sarcastic?  Maybe....


But what if it was not?  What if it was vandalism?  How would it make you feel.  I would be pissed and confused.  As a 47 year old, born and raised in Brooklyn, parent of 2, I am not a hipster, or a transplant.  I don't know what a yuppie is?  I don't think I am one.

Am I scum for chaining my bike to a pole?. I sometimes do.  Should I die?

12 comments:

  1. As a transplant, parent and quite potentially a yuppie (not sure either), I find this sticker to be pretty funny. Where can I get one?

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  2. As a transplant, parent and quite potentially a yuppie (not sure either), I find this sticker to be pretty funny. Where can I get one?

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  3. As a transplant, parent and quite potentially a yuppie (not sure either), I find this to be pretty funny. Where can I get one of these stickers?

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  4. Maybe they do

    http://diehipster.wordpress.com/

    But you are too old to be a yuppie.

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  5. I think "yuppie" came from "young upwardly-mobile professionals" quite a few years ago.
    I think the sticker is dreadful, but I am secure in being a third-generation Canadian raised by parents with an aversion to racism in any way, shape or form.
    What a "hipster" is these days, I dunno. The word looks to me like "low-slung slacks for women" -- oh, for the days when I could actually wear those and look good. LOL
    Your post certainly got my attention, anyway.
    --Kay

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  6. Would they deem me a "transplant" because I lived in the Bronx, then Queens, before settling in Brooklyn 24 years ago?

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  7. It was probably someone from The Bronx who put the sticker on the bike

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  8. HIPSTERS (n.) originally were artists from Manhattan who transplanted themselves to Williamsburg, Brooklyn due to the rising rents in Manhattan. They wear worn-out jeans and T-shirts with a short-sleeve unbuttoned grungy dress shirt on top. This is the typical hipster dress code. They have unshaven stubbly faces and unkempt hair. The most striking characteristic is that they are very thin, as if to say to everyone, "I am a starving artist" even though they may actually not be artists. Hipsters typically buy coffee from expensive coffee joints since it makes them look cooler. Personality-wise, hipsters have an air about them; they look up as they pass you by, as if to say, "Fuck the world; I am cool, and you are not". Hipsters are typically associated with Williamsburg and NOT Park Slope (see "Yuppies").

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  9. I did not think you could be both a hipster and a yuppie.

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  10. At least your bike was there (sticker and all). The last time I left my bike chained to a pole it disappeared. This was in broad daylight in a "nice" neighborhood in Brooklyn.

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  11. Not my bike. but my renters insurance covers my bike anywhere so I don't worry.

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