Thursday, August 04, 2016

From ALLURE MAGAZINE

Got a kick out of this one.

http://www.allure.com/gallery/hipster-back-to-school-supplies

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if Allure magazine is mocking hipsters or not--and I'm not sure that they know either! Still, everyone, regardless of hipster status, has to spend money when they go back to school (the twins are about to be college freshmen--and does my bank balance know it!). I hope Megan gets some book sales and new readers out of the article.

--Deb

pattinase (abbott) said...

I like those headphones because I listen to NPR when I walk and my ears are too small for earbuds. But I hate to order from an unknown source. Also Amazon reviews are less laudatory.

Richard Robinson said...

I wonder what their definition of "hipster" is.
It's only August 4 and back-to-school is everywhere. When I was a tyke we didn't think about that until near the end of the month, for school to start after Labor Day.
I don't know or care about hashtags, so they seem like a complete waste of time to me.
I love that Megan's book is there.
I'm way too old.
I need to read faster, there are more books than time.

Anonymous said...

Public school starts Monday (August 8) here is southern Louisiana. Many schools start that early so that the first semester is over before Christmas break. What used to happen when school started after Labor Day was that students would have to take their semester exams after returning from Christmas break. You can guess how well that went. And once standardized testing results became a matrix for school performance, the decision was easily made. We'll test our students when they might still have some memory of the material, not after a two-week break!

--Deb

Mathew Paust said...

Well that sure sticks it, don't it! I'd been thinking I was a hipster until the other day I learned I was spelling the "hip" with an "e". Now I'm agoraphobic (might that be hep...I mean hip?)

Jerry House said...

Only one of those items interests me. Can you guess which one?

J F Norris said...

Hipsters wear midnight blue lipstick?! I thought hip meant cool. Being hip now means you want to look like you're suffering from cyanosis or resemble a corpse? Isn't that what the Goth kids strive for? [...sigh...] I'm turning into my parents.

On a more positive note -- good for Megan. She's now part of the hipster crowd. Hmm... Is that *really* a good thing?

Gerard said...

Ha! Maybe because she lives in Brooklyn.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Queens, Gerard, not Brooklyn.

I believe the blue lipstick is a Kardashian/Jenner thing.

Richard Robinson said...

As I understand it, which isn't a lot, being hip and being a hipster have little or no relation to each other.

Deb, thanks for that explanation. I know I always spent a few days after Christmas and before New Years hitting the books because we would be having exams in a week after our return.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I always thought hipsters had a derogatory meaning. Like Kramer on Seinfeld. More like goofus than hip. But words change over time.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

In New York, school still starts after Labor Day. It goes to the last week of June.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

In New York, school still starts after Labor Day. It goes to the last week of June.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Yes it does.

Anything that helps sales is good, but...do hipsters read anything other than GONE GIRL or THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN?

Gerard said...

I sit corrected, Jeffrey. I also admit to not really knowing the difference between the two.

George said...

Megan is EVERYWHERE!

Todd Mason said...

Well, this is both self-mockery on ALLURE's part and identification. Rudyard Kipling could tell you a thing or so about such doubleness of thought.

Glad Megan's getting the punch up. Self-mocking hipsters will definitely leave the other novels behind because Everyone has read those.

Oddly, my problem with ear buds is the opposite of yours, Patti...canal too large for them to fit comfortably/not fall too far in. Similar experience in trying Alice's stethoscope.