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Dear Hipster:

Why are hipsters such frauds that they can’t do anything they want without first saying, “Wouldn’t it be funny if. . .” (Everything you do isn’t funny. But YOU are.)

— John Doe, via email, originally in Helvetica (!)

Way to put me down, then bring me right back up again. Thanks for that. Now all my feels are broken and confused. But, srsly, I forgot to clarify. The correct answer to, “Wouldn’t it be funny if?” is almost always, “Yes!” Ludicrous T-shirts, the mocking enjoyment of popular culture, and snarky witticisms, make us laugh, and rightly so. Since when did being clever become a bad thing? No harm in being funny, just don’t call it ironic when it isn’t — which wouldn’t be ironic, by the way, so don’t even start, all of you.

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MichaelValentine Nov. 5, 2014 @ 6:41 p.m.

I find the shirt to be mocking of hipsters so ... therefore ironic and hip? Yet would a real hipster wear such a tight tee?

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Ian Pike Nov. 9, 2014 @ 9:59 p.m.

I would wear that t-shirt, but I'm only half-hipster :D

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