Friday, May 03, 2013

Painfully Earnest Hipsters Spouting Nonsense



The saving grace of hipsters is their self-conscious irony in actually advocating FOR anything.

This video is hilarious because it shows why hipsters need to be ironic. It's because when it comes to actual policy questions, their (unfinished) humanities majors didn't really teach them how to think about policy questions.


It appears that they are upset that a pipeline carrying "fracked gas" will pass under the New York.  Dude.  If there is a gas leak, the fact that it is fracked will be the LEAST of your problems.  And the video about being able to light your faucet on fire?  That's because of the proximity of a well to a gas deposit in the ground.  It's not likely that proximity to a gas PIPELINE is going to allow gas to travel through the gas pipe, through the ground, through the water pipe, and into your kitchen in that sweet minimalist loft you are subletting in Williamsburg.

Even if the gas is that magical evil called "fracked."

I watched it twice, and I'm still not totally convinced it isn't a hoax.  But the self-righteous indignation, if it is faked, is pure genius.  And if it is "real" (note hipster air quotes), then ....wow.

Nod to Anonyman, who--though he has faults--has never, ever been called a "hipster."

6 comments:

Speedmaster said...

Wow. Just, wow.

Samuel Wilson said...

"Occupy the pipeline"?

I like this idea. It has my support. Do you know how many West Village inhabitants you can stuff into a 3' diameter pipe?

Me either.

Mike said...

That is some funny stuff.

Go check out Their other crazy video! WARNING: THE VIDEO CONTAINS FOOTAGE OF TOPLESS WOMEN (AND MEN) THAT ARE PAINTED GREEN AND DANCING IN PROTEST TO THE PIPELINE!

John said...

"Earnest Hipsters" would be a good name for a band.

Bruce B said...

Tell them that their water pipes also are contaminated with dihydrogen oxide which is especially dangerous when combined with fracked gas.

(And why does fracked gas make me think of the results of a meal at Taco Bell?)

Tununak said...

This epitomizes what is wrong with our educational system. These people can't think their way out of a paper bag, they have been indoctrinated into believing that anything having to do with actual economic production is bad, and they think it is their duty to scare others into believing the same. We are doomed.