6:26 PM yesterday
commented on New, Groundbreaking Study Reveals That Seattle Is the Most Hipster U.S. City of All
@9 - I hear you, and mostly agree. But, words have to have meanings, so I'm going to ramble...
I hadn't remembered this from whenever I last read Ginsburg, but I was reminded by a crappy movie recently (which quoted "Howl") that he used it in the 50's to describe artists, poets, junkies, gays... probably as close a definition as the word ever had. Of course today the general public can't accept that anyone would do anything in earnest, so it seems like any whiff of affectation serves as the common indication for the epithet.
I think the word "hipster" is most useful as a way to define its user. I've heard it applied to frat boys, tech geeks, skaters, b-boys and girls, metal heads, and just about any shade in between of a person that decided they would present themselves in a way that makes their detractors feel inferior, uncomfortable.
In this case, it's just click bait.
3:02 PM yesterday
commented on New Column!
Also, what #5 said. I get the point, but that's not a flow chart.
1:00 PM yesterday
commented on The Democratic Convention Is Awash in Corporate Cash
@4 That's bugged me lately as well. If you're not satisfied with your link, Krugman has also been been covering the TPP. In short, it's not "job-killing", nor is it as great as proponents want us to believe. The nastiest bits in it are U.S. media companies looking to strengthen IP laws abroad. I know why tobacco and pharma are miffed, no idea why some progressives are so up in arms over it.