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Five Replies to Hipster Observations

Scott Hardie | November 11, 2010
I missed this post at the time. The bacon trend has mystified me too - I get it as a fad, but it went on much longer than a typical fad, and bacon just isn't that good. The trend even has a Wikipedia article about it. I submit Baconnaise as the pinnacle of cash-in products based on the trend.

Kelly's theory about the competitive eaters is that they succeed because they are skinny. A ring of fat around the stomach prevents it from expanding too far. Fat people got fat by eating a little more at every meal over many years, not a lot more at single meals (like 68 hot dogs at once).

The trend that gets me lately isn't a hipster trend but a corporate trend: Why does it seem like every single time someone hands me a receipt, they give me a spiel about how I can fill out a survey online to register for a prize? I'm familiar with the mini-industry that offers these surveys, what's in it for the restaurants and stores that sign up, how it's been going on for a long time, etc etc – the only part that I don't get is why it's suddenly everywhere. Did this explode in popularity overnight or is it just me?

Jackie Mason | November 25, 2010
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Scott Hardie | November 27, 2010
Me too. I'm sure the manager is thinking, "God I'm so sick of bothering these people but I have to pay my rent."

Tony Peters | November 27, 2010
yeah the "Survey" is a big thing at my current around school employment (Home Depot) for some odd reason its the "most important thing" these days. I never ask I just help people, I'm sure that makes me a bad employee but I just feel rude asking people. As far as Hipsters go I ride a Fixie which is the ultimate in hipster accessories but then I actually ride mine......and for the record there is nothing wrong with Bacon....

Scott Hardie | November 28, 2010
Fixies are definitely popular right now. I expect to see "Death to the Fixies" t-shirts soon. Maybe wraparound bikes will be the next bicycle fad.