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FINALLY, a polling company asks the questions REAL AMERICANS want ANSWERS to

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by downtown, May 13, 2013.

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Should we have an extra hipster tax to help with the deficit?

  1. Yes

    30.0%
  2. No

    3.3%
  3. I don't know

    6.7%
  4. If I listen carefully, I can hear Richard Florida crying right now

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  5. HIPSTER TAXES ARE SLAVERY

    36.7%
  6. Yes, but only if downtown isn't considered a hipster.

    23.3%
  1. downtown

    downtown Crafternoon Delight

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    On the subject of hipsters.
    http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/05/americans-so-over-hipsters.html
    What do we think? A hipster tax sounds like a sound fiscal policy to me.
     
  2. Silurian

    Silurian Deity

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    Why should there be a special tax for jeans
     
  3. Antilogic

    Antilogic --

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    Thank you, PPP, for reminding us all why we miss election years.
     
  4. Kennigit

    Kennigit proud 2 boxer

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    silly downtown, florida isn't a real name :mischief:
     
  5. illram

    illram Deity

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    Public Policy Polling was way cooler in the 80's before they totally sold out.
     
  6. cybrxkhan

    cybrxkhan Asian Xwedodah

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    Polling is too mainstream.
     
  7. Zarn

    Zarn Le Républicain Catholique

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    We should not be taxing hipsters.

    We should also not be dropping hipsters from drones on Americans on American soil, when there is no imminent danger.

    People should be able to open carry hipsters.

    We should not be supplying Syrian rebels with hipsters.

    If more people had hipsters legally, then the ones who obtain hipsters illegally can be defended against more properly.
     
  8. Eukaryote

    Eukaryote Deity

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    What actually is a hipster? I understand it to just be a word people though around in jokes.
     
  9. Cheetah

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    I have no idea either.

    But I've come to understand that hipsters apparently aren't real men, so I'm pretty sure I don't like them. The men at least.

    Women can be hipsters too, right?
     
  10. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    A hipster, according to some definitions, is simply someone who follows the latest trends or fashions.

    But I thought they more generally set the trends.

    I met this nurse the other day with bright orange hair and swanky boots. I told her I thought she was a hipster, and she seemed quite pleased with the idea.
     
  11. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    I, for one, support the dropping of hipsters on terrorist strongholds as part of a global anti-terrorist campaign.
     
  12. bhsup

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    Whatever they are, they share the beginning of the name with hippies, so they're a clearly a danger to society. We should implement a tagging and tracking system.

    HIPster
    HIPpies

    Coincidence?! I think not!
     
  13. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    A hipster is generally someone who cares deeply about appearance, but would deny it vehemently, and also also wears obscure and/or nonfunctional articles of clothing. Hipsters are generally also drawn to the oldschool, meaning vinyl and doing other stuff, before it was popular.

    If you see a guy sporting a fedora hat, black glasses without the lenses, a monocle, riding a unicycle while whistling the tune to some indie rock band you don't know about, take some photos, because that's a hipster.
     
  14. cybrxkhan

    cybrxkhan Asian Xwedodah

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    I thought hipsters were pseudo-intellectuals.
     
  15. Earthling

    Earthling Deity

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    The only thing that seems really interesting or surprising here is that so many young Americans in the poll would self-identify as hipsters, actually.

    Non-American hipsters are generally better, or maybe less worse, hipsters.
     
  16. Tycho Brahe

    Tycho Brahe Emperor

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    All the hipser-hating brings people together.

    It reminds me of the good old days when everyboddy suddenly hated disco. Because, you know, dance-music clealry is a big threat to the common good.
     
  17. Zarn

    Zarn Le Républicain Catholique

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    Like a wedding in Pakistan? Would you like a hipster dropped onto your wedding? A hipster on the bride? Her father? The minister?

    That's just rude.
     
  18. illram

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    I hated hipsters before it was cool.
     
  19. Azale

    Azale Deity

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  20. Joecoolyo

    Joecoolyo 99% Lightspeed

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    Phew, that means there are no hipsters on this forum.
     

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