Are Dads the Original Hipsters?

Posted on: April 27th, 2011 at 6:28 am by

The Lower East Side and Brooklyn may have a duopoly on the hipster set these days, but they ain’t got nothin’ on your dad’s generation. Chances are those fathers and grandfathers were sporting the ‘stache long before it became ironic; long before it became a box on hipster Bingo.

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As you might imagine, there is now a highly entertaining blog that celebrates this very phenomenon. And it might be one of the coolest viral views this week. Under the banner of “Dads Are the Original Hipsters,” this blogger unearths a trove of candid snaps and includes plenty of snarky commentary. There are shots on subways, in backyards, beaches, and the like. The byline says it all – “sorry hipsters, your dad was the original hipster and he was killing it back in the day.”

Below is an example with the caption:

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Your dad rode the subway before you did and he has the tokens to prove it. He’s seen it all, fists fights, rats, homeless men named Harry serenading women passengers with his smoke weathered voice and more than a few transsexuals. Nothing scared your dad, it was just another day of risking his life to get from point “a” to point “bone” with your mom.

So hipsters, next time you’re jumping on the T line because it’s raining outside and you can’t ride your fixie, remember this…

Your dad was underground before you were, literally.

Perhaps we should submit some photos of Father Boogie in his prime…

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