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Homogeneous Hipsters

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    This is great:

    Man threatens to sue magazine for using his photo in article about hipsters looking alike, before realising it isn't him


    ''MIT Technology Review published a story about a mathematical study which purports to explain “why anti-conformists always end up looking the same”.

    One reader was furious to recognise himself – sporting a beard and beanie hat – in an image illustrating the piece, and quickly fired off an email accusing the publication of “slander” and breach of copyright.

    The magazine had licensed the stock photo from Getty Images, and set about investigating what had happened.

    Editor Gideon Lichfield said: “As far as I know, calling someone a hipster isn’t slander, no matter how much they may hate it. Still, we would never use a picture without the proper license or model release. So we checked the license.

    “Getty looked in their archive for the model release. And came back to us with the surprising news: the model’s name wasn’t the name of our angry hipster-hater.”

    He added: “In other words, the guy who’d threatened to sue us for misusing his image wasn’t the one in the photo. He’d misidentified himself. All of which just proves the story we ran: hipsters look so much alike that they can’t even tell themselves apart from each other.”'

    Getty Images, Independent.co.uk, 8th March 2019.

    The MIT article is called The hipster effect: Why anti-conformists always end up looking the same.
  2. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Going back to the early 70s - all those hippies... long hair parted in the middle, beard, cheesecloth shirt, afghan coat, Jesus sandals. That's men and women.
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  3. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Imagine how much the descendents of W G Grace could rake in for breach of copyright whenever a hipster played cricket.
  4. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    W G Grace
    had hair all over his face
    Boy how they cheered
    When the ball got lost in his beard.

    I was brought up with my grandmother reciting that.
    agathamorse likes this.
  5. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    More "Hipsters"

    agathamorse and primarycat like this.
  6. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter


    More! It's a popular look!
    les25paul and agathamorse like this.
  7. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

  8. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

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