Klosterman, orange safety pants and hipsters

Chuck Klosterman at a reading of his new novel:

"...So, how do nerdy guys get chicks? "Well," Chuck said, "it's like this. You used to be able to tell the difference between hipsters and homeless people. Now, it's between hipsters and retards. I mean, either that guy in the corner in orange safety pants holding a protest sign and wearing a top hat is mentally disabled or he is the coolest fucking guy you will ever know." ..." (New York)

Now, a comment on the New York post points out that Klosterman obviously is unfairly painting people with mental disabilities. And homeless people. The analogy seems to work, though.

[tags] hipster, Chuck Klosterman, cool [/tags]

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