Image: Hertha Hurnaus, Dwell
Image: IFC
Every couple of years of some topic tends to capture the zeitgeist and the imagination of a large number of people. I have noticed with increasing frequency, that it has become unhip to be a hipster.

A proliferation of blogs poking fun at the hipster phenomenon have sprung to the forefront practically overnight. Unhappy Hipsters is one of my favourites and it takes those beautifully styled (but often sterile) homes found in magazines such as Wallpaper* and Dwell and adds humorous captions.  Other blogs are slightly more malicious unlike the light-hearted fare found at Unhappy Hipsters.  Look at This Fucking Hipster is one such blog and pokes fun at hipsters through candids or submitted photos.

Now cable television has jumped on the bandwagon with a new half-hour sketch comedy show called Portlandia which debuted on IFC at the end of January.  Portlandia stars Fred Armisen of SNL fame and musician Carrie Brownstein.  It aims to make fun of the hipster lifestyle in Portland, Oregon and the few episodes I have seen are quite good.  Check your local schedule for showtimes.

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