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Ariel Meme Copycats - 5 Reasons New Hipster equals Halloween Costume

Updated on July 4, 2014
"The Office" reruns contain  B.J. Novak being ironic about being ironic years ago.
"The Office" reruns contain B.J. Novak being ironic about being ironic years ago.

#5 New Hipster is an Old Style evidenced by reruns

When it is on syndicated reruns, it's no longer avant-garde. When it's on syndicated reruns of shows that nobody watched in the first place, starring a new hipster, it's a compliment to call it bourgeois.

#4 Is Mocked up by Young Children

When you see very young children dressing like you do, the realization should hit that it's not as bad as that being transparent to a child. It's worse, your style is seen and thought to be cute by the child's mother. Not on you, by the way. On the child. Not you.

If you don't believe me, look deeply into my oversized glasses
If you don't believe me, look deeply into my oversized glasses

#3 Is Defined by the Mainstream

As soon as your style has a mainstream dictionary definition, you need to move on.

Judah Friedlander popularized the look as part of his comedy act a loooooong time ago
Judah Friedlander popularized the look as part of his comedy act a loooooong time ago
The joke is on you if you take this seriously as fashion. More about this later.
The joke is on you if you take this seriously as fashion. More about this later.

#2 New Version is Less Interesting than the Original

Reading the Wikipedia definition of the original hipster provides insight into a truly avant-garde generation.

New Hipster As it Should Be

Hipster Baby Binky captures how cool a handlebar mustache can really be!
Hipster Baby Binky captures how cool a handlebar mustache can really be!
Hipster Baby Girl Glasses of the kind Ariel would wear after being enlightened.
Hipster Baby Girl Glasses of the kind Ariel would wear after being enlightened.
Ultimate Hipster Ride
Ultimate Hipster Ride
Hipster Basic Equipment for costume
Hipster Basic Equipment for costume
Hipster Basic Accessory
Hipster Basic Accessory
Hipsters eschew, nay, revile the look of this woman. It may not be top style, but at least it says "I'm mostly confident, centered, professional, and even happy"
Hipsters eschew, nay, revile the look of this woman. It may not be top style, but at least it says "I'm mostly confident, centered, professional, and even happy"
Hipsters emulate the angst, complexity, irony, and disinterested wealth exemplified by the pose and clothes of this model
Hipsters emulate the angst, complexity, irony, and disinterested wealth exemplified by the pose and clothes of this model
Hipster glasses as they should be worn, thank you Urkel for providing additional equipment! Look closely at the shirt before scrolling down.
Hipster glasses as they should be worn, thank you Urkel for providing additional equipment! Look closely at the shirt before scrolling down.

#1: You Make the Casio (as in calculator watch) Homepage as a Marketing Model

When a male model is asked to wear a fake tattoo, and a new-hipster getup, and is featured on the 1980s "classic" link of the Casio marketing page as a "new" avenue of sales, it's time to re-think your wardrobe.

Impressing with your calculator watch wasn't even cool in the 80's, but Casio is reviving the market somehow (check out their webpage!) They totally nailed it, shirt and all!
Impressing with your calculator watch wasn't even cool in the 80's, but Casio is reviving the market somehow (check out their webpage!) They totally nailed it, shirt and all!
But man, they did seem cool somehow for those who bought them, it vanished soon after actually wearing the watch. Maybe not in Japan, but that's Japan though.
But man, they did seem cool somehow for those who bought them, it vanished soon after actually wearing the watch. Maybe not in Japan, but that's Japan though.

Ariel Demonstrates Hipster in the Seashell (nutshell is so bourgeois)

This Ariel meme is spreading at Halloween parties
This Ariel meme is spreading at Halloween parties
What is it all about? Choosing to be a cool looser because you don't appreciate winning (because you didn't win it alone). Smug shelfishness.
What is it all about? Choosing to be a cool looser because you don't appreciate winning (because you didn't win it alone). Smug shelfishness.
The attitude in her face sums it all up.
The attitude in her face sums it all up.

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