This is Anthony Kiedis, The vocalist for The Red Hot Chili Peppers (a band I really like). I get it man, your from the old skate punk scene, trying not fit in the norm… But this is just ridiculous.. I don’t even know where to begin.
This Benji and Joel Madden from the band Good Charlorre. They are a perfect example of the kind of stuff I made this site to rant against. Just because you are in a crappy band, does not give you the right to be like this. Especially if your twins. I hate these hats with a passion, I hate the people who wear them even more. I guess if you fit in with your fans you make more money off them as they want to be more like you…
Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20’s and 30’s that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter. The greatest concentrations of hipsters can be found living in the Williamsburg, Wicker Park, and Mission District neighborhoods of major cosmopolitan centers such as New York, Chicago, and San Francisco respectively. Although “hipsterism” is really a state of mind,it is also often intertwined with distinct fashion sensibilities. Hipsters reject the culturally-ignorant attitudes of mainstream consumers, and are often be seen wearing vintage and thrift store inspired fashions, tight-fitting jeans, old-school sneakers, and sometimes thick rimmed glasses. Both hipster men and women sport similar androgynous hair styles that include combinations of messy shag cuts and asymmetric side-swept bangs. Such styles are often associated with the work of creative stylists at urban salons, and are usually too “edgy” for the culturally-sheltered mainstream consumer. The “effortless cool” urban bohemian look of a hipster is exemplified in Urban Outfitters and American Apparel ads which cater towards the hipster demographic. Despite misconceptions based on their aesthetic tastes, hipsters tend to be well educated and often have liberal arts degrees, or degrees in maths and sciences, which also require certain creative analytical thinking abilities. Consequently many hipsters tend to have jobs in the music, art, and fashion industries. It is a myth that most hipsters are unemployed and live off of their parent’s trust funds.
Hipsters shun mainstream societal conventions that apply to dating preferences and traditional “rules” of physical attraction. It is part of the hipster central dogma not to be influenced by mainsream advertising and media, which tends to only promote ethnocentric ideals of beauty. The concepts of androgyny and feminism have influenced hipster culture, where hipster men are often as thin as the women they date. The muscular and athletic all-American male ideal is not seen as attractive by confident and culturally-empowered hipster women who instead view them as symbols of male oppression, sexism, and misogyny. Likewise, culturally-vapid sorority-type girls with fake blond hair, overly tanned skin, and “Britney Spears tube-tops” are not seen as attractive by cultured hipster males who instead see them as symbols of female insecurity, low self-esteem, and lack of cultural intelligence and independent thinking. Hipsters are also very racially open-minded, and the greatest number of interracial couples in any urban environment are typically found within the hipster subculture.
Although hipsters are technically conformists within their own subculture, in comparison to the much larger mainstream mass, they are pioneers and leaders of the latest cultural trends and ideals. For example, the surge of jeans made to look old and worn (i.e. “distressed”), that have become prevalent at stores such as The Gap, American Eagle, Abercrombie and Fitch, and Hollister, were originally paraded by hipsters who shopped in thrift stores years before such clothing items were mass produced and sold to the mainstream consumer. The true irony here is that many of the detractors of hipster culture are in fact unknowingly following a path that hipsters have carved out years before them. This phenomena also applies to music as well, as many bands have become successful and known to mainstream audiences only because hipsters first found and listened to them as early-adopters of new culture. Once certain concepts of fashion and music have reached mainstream audiences, hipsters move on to something new and improved.
Because of the rise of various online photo-blog and social networking sites, insights into urban hipster culture is reaching sheltered suburban audiences at an exponential rate. Cultural “norms” have been deconstructed by hipster culture as a whole. Hipsterism is often dismissed as just an image thing by some, but the culture as a whole is effecting changes in society, leading to feelings of insecurity and resentment in people who are no longer a part of the cultural ruling class. For example, a lot of anti-hipster sentiment evidently comes from culturally-clueless suburban frat boy types who feel that the more sensitive, intelligent, and culturally aware hipster ideal threatens their insecure sense of masculinity. Anti-hipster sentiment often comes from people who simply can’t keep up with social change and are envious of those who can.
The term “douchbag” generally refers to a male with any number of characteristics not associated with one particular region or age demographic. Douchebag is a combination of attitude qualities, social ability, and attire.
In terms of geography douchebags can be found nearly anywhere. For instance, douchebags can be seen in New Jersey where fake diamond earrings, frosted spiked hair, Razor phones, half a can of Axe, unbuttoned collared shirts, Fossil watches, overly groomed chinstraps, backwards colored Yankee hats with the sticker still attached and 2002 Mustangs are considered “tight.” At the same time douchebags are also plentiful in the Southwest where on any given Wednesday night on frat row in Tempe you can find males who find it “sweet shit” to wear pink collared shirts, while donning the following attire: pukka-shelled necklaces, fake skater shoes, have some variation of an Asian symbol tattoo on their shoulder or back, wear a Hurley hat that sits cockeyed on their head, throw various fake gang signs during pictures and drive their dad’s old white 1997 convertible M3 BMW. They also generally find the length of time one drinks while doing a “keg-stand” directly correlates with the amount of pussy one can get.
As mentioned douchebags transcend not only various geographical locations, but age demographics as well. For instance, douchebags are quite often seen just south of Sarasota, FL as evidenced by 45 year old men who still wear Oakley’s, shave their chests, wear shirts that read “ride” on the front and “me” on the back, and think its cool to wear white K-Swiss’. They are usually on first name basis with the girls at Hooters, and think white T-shirt contests with 1/2 half-off Margaritas are better than a baseball game with $1 beers. At the same time, we can see young 21 year old douchebags in West L.A. who still think that Dolce Gabana belt buckles, and fo-hawks are “pimp shit.”
In terms of behavior douchebags have an over-inflated sense of self worth, lack the social ability to interact with non-douchebags, and have tricked their minds into thinking that they “get mad pussy.” The irony is that they very rarely get pussy, but amazingly have the amazing propensity to talk quite often about allegedly getting it.
A Bro, Broham, or Flatbiller, is a synonym for a member of a Southern California subculture.
The Bro subculture revolves around almost completely around dirtbiking and motocross. Most Bros are under 25 years old and live in the suburbs with their parents. Although mostly all Bros dont have jobs and live in mid to high level economic households with their parents, Bros pass themselves off as street-thugish tough guys and use gangster like mannerisms. The ‘bro scene’ is primarily centered around Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside County, Orange County, San Diego, Chino Hills, San Bernardino, Kingman, Arizona and Henderson, Nevada.
The Bro Style
The stereotypical bro typically listens to bro rap-metal, metalcore, rap, and pop punk. More often than not, you may encounter Bros wearing flat billed baseball caps and hats with the bill bent up starting from the middle, black or white bandanas rolled up underneath the hat or in the back pocket (or at times both at the same time), Motocross, FMX, or BMX sponsor brands, “Dickies” (and other similar style work pants), large flamboyant belt buckles (iron crosses are popular), black socks pulled up to the knees, and skate shoes – Which is rather hypocritical on account that many bros enjoy making fun of skateboarding and like to drive by skateboarders and call them “skater fags.” Nowadays, they wear “bro shoes” made by SRH, Skin, So Cal, and 187 Inc. Many people have also taken note that many of the styles that Bros wear are stolen style ideas from the 1980’s Hardcore Punk/Thrash Metal band Suicidal Tendencies, and not to mention a morphed mixture of cholo, skate punk, and gangsta/wigga. (Baggy dickies pants, skate shoes, long socks, flipped up hats, bandanas, etc)
Bros tend to have stuck up and carefree attitudes, even though they care very much about looking tough. Those who identify with the culture enjoy going to places such as Glamis and Lake Havasu, often with the intent to ride motorized vehicles and look tough or “chill”. While at these places, they always have parties and get drunk and ride their pit bikes (explained below) around while yelling absurdities such as “Lets fyeeekkin Mobb faaaaahlz” and/or “DGAF for lyfe dawgz!”
Marijuana in particular has become a staple of the bro culture as shown by the popular group the Kottonmouth Kings who adhere to the bro values. Bros embrace the Marijuana leaf as Christians embrace God, and they enjoy drawing weed leafs all over their school binders and school papers. You cannot possibly consider yourself a bro if you do not brag everyday of your life about how “dank and chill” weed is and how much of it you own. More recently in the mid-to late 2000’s, Energy drinks, in particular the brand Monster, are considered a bro staple. Some Bro companies such as “Skin Industries” have even taken up the liberty of making their own energy drinks which can be encountered at any No Fear store.
In recent years, due to the uprising popularity of UFC and other MMA fighting sports, Bros have started wearing a brand called “TapouT.” Which is a company that sponsors MMA and UFC fighters. Even though most Bros have never been in a fight in their lives and do not have the cardio or endurance to last even 20 seconds in a real fight against a real trained and conditioned fighter, (they smoke and drink too much) most Bros still continue wearing TapouT, most likely for the intimidation/tough-guy factor that the brand portrays.
Bros often sport many tattoos. Common bro tattoos include iron crosses, nautical stars, swallow birds, and word tattoos done in typical old english or blackletter script. Let us not forget that their women are affectionately called “Bro-Ho’s”..or “50’s”, if you dont get it just think. They are extremely hot and that is why they are with bro’s (because bro’s are the best). Notorious for their stuck up drama queen attitudes, fake hair color, and nails. Although most of them are hot, there are also a large amount of Bro-Ho’s that wear so much makeup caked onto their extremely acne covered faces that if the temperature reaches higher than 90 degrees their face essentially will melt off.
Where To Encounter A Flatbiller
Bros have become seen in increasing number since the year 2000 in the Pacific Beach and Mission Beach areas of San Diego, but most Bros who reside in San Diego county tend to thrive the most in El Cajon, Santee, and other East County areas. Other cities poisoned by increased Bro activity are the Temecula, Murrieta, and especially Lake Elsinore areas of Riverside county. In the summer when its too hot to “Mobb down to Glamis”, they are often ticketed for public intoxication or disorderly conduct in Mission Beach and/or Pacific Beach of San Diego. They have been known to frequent the Fashion Valley Mall and shop regularly at Sun Diego. When shopping at any mall, be wary of your local No Fear store, as this is literally Bro heaven and many Bro’s can be seen happily shopping. Tilly’s is also another popular Bro shopping spot, on account of the fact that Tillys sells Skin Industries among other certified Bro brands. Lastly, Bros are often spotted acting tough nightly at bars in the PB and Mission Beach areas such as the Sand Bar and Moon Doggies.
Popular Quotes Used By Bro’s
- “Damn, Bro.”
- “…Spaded, Jaded, FADED faaaaahl!!!”
- “Damn fahhhl, thats fyeeekkin legit.”
- “Whutsyup dyuuuude?”
- “Wut Up Bra…???”
- “That’s Dank.”
- “That’s Busty.”
- “Tsyup Dawg?”
- “That’s Chill.”
- “Sikk Breeeh!”
- “This fyeeekkin weed is thuh dankieez fahhhl.”
- “That’s Clutch.”
- “Chill homie…”
- “Letz Mobb fahhhl!”
Most recently, the bro population in many Southern California suburbs has been slowly decreasing, due to the subprime mortgage crisis resulting in the inability to pay housing payments. This is often blamed, rightly or not, to bros’ perceived attitude for living in the moment rather than planning for the future, characterized by uninhibited spending on trucks, tattoos, dirtbikes, boats, and a number of other “toys” that they thought they could afford but couldn’t, as opposed to investing their money in more prudent and lasting things like a college education. As gas prices rose in the late 2000s, more and more bro trucks were sold or parted with due to the inability to afford their rising gasoline expenses. In addition, the “toy” industry has for the most part died out because of the economic recession and increase in gas prices. Companies that make and sell vehicles such as dune-buggies, lifted golf carts, and lifted trucks are currently having issues and difficulty in making sales.
* Taken from Dirtopia.com
I started this site with the intention of having a place where I could rant about my animosity, hatred, and distain against Douchebags, Hipsters, Flatbillers, Pretty much anyone that tries way too hard to be something they are not.
I think that living in Las Vegas, Nv has really bought all of these thoughts to the surface. This town is built on being fake; and pretending to be what your not.
If you feel the same way,please feel free to join in the fun. Rant away, we need to put an end to this epidemic that has taken over our world.