In the last month, I've been spending disgusting amounts of time on the creeper factory known as Craigslist. Most of the time it's an endless wasteland of overpriced illegal rentals and inarticulate ranting from drunkards at 3 a.m. But somedays the site has me laughing so hard I want to cry.
Among today's gems? A casting call for the Real Hipsters of Vancouver! Are you an attractive, pointless urbanite who adores fixies, fedoras, and flat beer? This is the perfect gig for you!
Participants should be under 40 and have a telephone; bonus points for those hipsters who still use landlines ironically.
"This is a paid job," the ad threatens. Hear that, hipsters? You can finally get paid doing the nothing that you love!
What else is tickling my funny bone today? A casting call for Dungeons and Dragons players to participate in a film project.
The ad promises a small stipend for participants, which leaves me wondering which gig pays better: a hipster reality show or a D&D improv film.
What I know for sure: I would not be embarrassed to participate in the latter.