Casting call goes out for Real Hipsters of Vancouver

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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 VancouverAre 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!

EDIT: Oh, dear lord, they have a website and a Twitter account. It's happening. 

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. 

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Jak Surman

Mar 4, 2013 at 12:19pm

Real Hipsters of Vancouver, eh?
I reckon I'm a prime candidate. I mean, I walk around downtown wearing a stylish turban, designer shoes, gothic black coat and a fresh flower on my lapel every day! But I'm older than 40...ouch!

Thomas Folkestone

Mar 4, 2013 at 2:15pm

I certainly hope this is a hunting show.


Mar 4, 2013 at 2:38pm

The Craigslist link works but the posting isn't up anymore.

Leslie Lessard

Mar 4, 2013 at 2:53pm

The largest problem that this show will face is that a true hipster will refuse to identify as one.


Mar 4, 2013 at 5:05pm

typical Vancouver, about 7 yrs behind the trend?

wtf is a hipster - all i see are wannabees around here.


Mar 6, 2013 at 10:42pm

For those who enter is not a "real" hipster


Mar 12, 2013 at 8:31am

yeah, I was at a houseparty this weekend with about 50 "hipsters", they all looked the same. (I left early)


Mar 12, 2013 at 10:20am

? - you are so right. Here's a great sketch called 'The Hipster Olympics' it was posted to YouTube in 2007. It's time for the mocking/loving/honoring of hipster culture to end.

Hey R.P.

Mar 13, 2013 at 9:31pm

Are you an attractive, pointless urbanite who adores fixies, fedoras, and flat beer? This is the perfect gig for you!

Sounds just like you! ;)


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