Tuesday, July 26, 2005

What is Hip?

"So ya wanna dump out yo' trick bag.
Ease on in a hip thang,
But you ain't exactly sure what is hip.

"So you started to let your hair grow.
Spent big bucks on your wardrobe.
Somehow, ya know there's much more to the trip."

-Tower of Power, 1973

While no real "hipster" would ever cop to such a handle, those carefully- cultivated patinas of smug detachment are like porn: you know them when you see them in the aisles of Savers and the booths of Kerbey Lane.

If you're brave, smitten, and/or horny enough to want to hook up with these maladjusted creatures of the night, Austinist's hilariously helpful guides to snagging Austin hipster girls and guys might lead you in the vague direction of deliverance. Then you'll really be sorry.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks,man....now I know I won't have any problems meeting new people when I move to Austin.