hipster caught time travelling

as this photograph from the archive of the Barlorne-Pioneer Museum in British Columbia clearly shows, the XXIst Century hipster lifestyle that has expanded and shaped our global youth culture has (or will have) a much greater reach that we could have even imagined. indeed, we are all hipsters and a hipster in moscow is that same as one from new york or amsterdam or whatever i don’t even give a fuck.

it seems that we are (or will be) travelling through time, intriguing Daguerre with genuine vintage pinhole cameras, scandalizing everyone at any time with our atheist beliefs, preemptively looking cool in the 1970s by liking joy division before anyone else did, then going back to the French Revolution to preach our intensely christian beliefs because everyone these days in an atheist.

perhaps we even exported the eccentricities of our global culture to other eras, such as the plague of writing entirely in lower case, pretending to not give a shit about anything or taking a selection of items from other cultures and re appropriating them for greedy, banal purposes.

the following image is captioned “Reopening of the South Fork Bridge after flood in Nov. 1940.” and I assure you is completely genuine.. (or just see for yourself)

look closely

2 responses

  1. jb

    wow. I was going to make a joke about me being in larousse gastronomique or something but then I followed the link and thought my brain had been hacked.

    Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 10:08

  2. fraser

    haha I spot the hipster surrounded by a gaggle of mods. This is definitely from Glastonbury this year or something

    Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 16:31

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