B-Boy Limping


Look at this fucking release party
April 1, 2010, 8:38 am
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Last night I went to Noah Garfinkel and Joe Mande’s Totally J/K comedy show at the UCB, where Wyatt Cenac and Leo Allen performed.

Also, this guy was there:

His name is BEANSSSSSS (nicknamed by Mande) and he was was consistently and inexplicably damp, but that’s another story. He was there because last night also doubled as a release party for Mande’s blog-to-book, “Look At This Fucking Hipster,” and BEANNSSSSSS is one of its STARRRSSSSSS.

A little backstory: The blog came to be after Mande’s dad visited him in Williamsburg.

‘Who were all these people?’ he asked.
‘They’re hipsters, dad.’

But there’s no, like, singular characteristic for hipsterism so his dad kept pointing at people on the street and asking “Is that a hipster? Is THAT a hipster?

Is that Asian guy a hipster? Can Asians be hipsters?”

Eventually they came up with a blog idea to help his dad out. He would put pics up of people in his hometown and folks could vote on whether the person in the pic was a hipster or not. Basically a more high-tech version of this:

But then his dad decided not to do it ’cause he lives in suburban somewhere (and not many hipsters live there, I guess), so Joe was left with the idea. And thus “Look At This Fucking Hipster” was born (which, mom and dad, is a tumblr with silly pictures and captions where YOU can figure out what a hipster is. Because I know you’re really confused right now. You can find it here). It only made it to book form because people were taking publishing meetings as the creator of the anonymous blog.

“Fuck it! Okay, it’s my blog.” said Mande. “And my fucking book deal.”

And here we are today.

Emma is wondering whether she should go to Urban Outfitters and buy the book:

Because the whole thing got her thinking:

We’ll let her figure it out.

[LATFH]

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