Day 201: Hipster Olympics

Laughed my ass off when I saw this. Not only is it so wunderfully accurate, it also precisely describes the ugly underbelly of neoliberal capitalist logic and its social support system as it manifests itself in mass culture, of which counterculture is only one of many facets (i.e. the “counter” is really what defines the diversity of the “mass,” which as traditional mass culture as “mainstream culture” no longer exists). I may use this for teaching purposes. Nothing is as part of the mainstream as not being part of the mainstream. But it sure is funnier than the mainstream–until one realizes that the mainstream has died, of course.

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3 Comments

  1. This is an **incredible** find! Thank you for sharing it (and your thoughts – we’re of equal minds on some things.)

  2. I think they have qualifying trials at Filter on Damen.

  3. He, he. True. Even though: I think I heard somewhere that they closed Filter. Haven’t checked on it yet, though. Are there any good coffee shops in your new area?


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