Thursday, November 4, 2010

Rank Yourself On This Hipster Scale / Also, We Check In With Style Scout and the Bombshell Girls

Last week we examined a New York magazine piece claiming the hipster era was fading away. But this week our Twitter-buddy Abner the Owl sent us a link that claims hipster culture is continuing to "explode," so much so that a "hipster point scale" is needed to separate the hippest from the not-so-hip.

For instance, the standard PBR earns you a -1 demerit, whereas Miller High Life (the champagne of beers) grants you 2 points (Blatz beer earns 3).

The boys scored pretty high, largely due to their love of "ironic women's socks" (5 points) and mustaches containing "more than two inches of fluff" (5 points).

Go score yourself here:


We like the last name of today's Style Scout subject John Wubbles, perhaps because it reminds us of Wow Wow Wubbzy, one of Chip's favorite programs. John would like to see fewer "hipsters and bad bands" in Larryville (which bands are you thinking of, John?), and people say he looks like James Spader. John "like[s] to look good without spending a lot of money or working very hard."

What do you think, readers? Is he successful?


Our Twitter-buddies over at local pin-up agency, Bombshell Girls, are getting some good press on the LJ-World website today in the "Town Talk" section:

"Pinups — you know, the type of pictures teenage boys drooled over in the 1940s and ’50s — is a new industry in LawrenceLongtime photographer John Gladman and business partner Carol Ann Zuk have opened Bombshell, a new business that allows women to come in and pose for pinup-style photos at Gladman’s North Lawrence studio. The process involves some hair work and an hour-long photo session, Zuk said. Once the client settles on a particular shot, Gladman then begins digitally painting the photo to give it that original pinup look."

Chip: "Anytime I see a pin-up, no matter what the model looks like, I salute it, if you catch my meaning. I mean that it gives me a boner."

If you are reading this, and you are a woman, and especially if you are a Quinton's waitress, go here and schedule your appointment:

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