Wednesday, May 15, 2013

5999...End National Debt: Tax Hipsters

An American poll done by and printed at tells the world, or at least our part of the world, what we already knew.  We are sooooooooooooooo over hipsters.

"Just 16% of Americans have a favorable opinion of hipsters...27% of voters said they thought hipsters should be subjected to a special tax for being so annoying..."

I live in a neighbourhood between Hintonburg and Westboro in Ottawa.  Hintonburg and Westboro are hipster central.  A sea of overpriced crap in neighbourhoods that used to be, when they were authentic, full of bargain priced crap.  I am all for the tax.  In my view the problem with the hipsters is they, at least in those t wo neighbourhoods, are so into authenticity and real things that they have, in their quest for said authenticity, actually driven all the authentic businesses out of those old neighbourhoods.  Except the gay men's sauna at 1069 Wellington.

The Glebe's Alanis Morrissette wrote about that very subject years ago, writing  "Isn't that ironic?"


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