See what I was saying earlier about hipster jokes: still funny. And no one does funny quite like the Germans, who held the second annual hipster Olympics this weekend in Berlin. Participants competed in events like the horn rimmed glasses toss, make your own ironic mustache contest, a skinny jeans tug of war, cloth tote sack races, and glitter tossing, all of which makes me wonder if hipster doesn’t exactly translate from German to mean the same thing we think it does here. See a round up of photos here.
Sounds like a blast either way, but a couple of modest suggestions for ideas at next year’s games, if I may:
1) Complaining about how corporate it’s gotten.
2) Complaining about how corporate it hasn’t gotten.
3) Not doing it because it’s fucking stupid.
Okay fine, it does kind of look like a harmless lark based on coverage on every website in the world, who, as you might imagine, jumped all over the event because hipsters are to SEO results what the words “Minka Kelly Sex Tape” are also to SEO results. Minka Kelly Sex Tape. Naturally, those delightful scamps of the blogoverse had a little fun with the story:
“You may be living in the most unreachable depths of Brooklyn with a job at a vegan cupcake shop and a closet full of Zubaz pants and late 80s granny glasses, but are you so-uncool-you’re-cool enough for the Hipster Olympics?” asked Glamour.
Probably not if you read Glamour, answered me.
“That’s right. The Hipster Olympics. There have been a few variations, but this one took place Saturday in Berlin, and featured vinyl record spinning, skinny jeans tug-o-war, and more. It was much enjoyed — ironically, and sometimes unironically. We just wish we could have put an Instagram filter on this pic,” zinged noted comedy scribes ESPN.
Surprisingly, and I’ll probably never ever say this again, the Huffington Post managed to stop drooling mouthfuls of gold doubloons and taco sauce all over their keyboards long enough to pull off what was somehow the funniest line about the event:
“The winners and the losers accepted the results with grace, insisting that they really didn’t care anyway.”
Neither did we. We’re only covering the ironic coverage of this event ironically.