Monday, March 14, 2011

The 'hipster trap' spotted in the East Village going viral, for some reason

By now you may have seen this photo of a cardboard trap by @WillHimself taken on Avenue A and Sixth Street during the weekend... "Just met this guy setting up 'hipster traps' in NYC, baited with PBR and American Spirits."


It was first posted on Reddit. Gawker linked to it. Time also linked to it. So far, the photos has been viewed more than 500,000 times.

13 comments:

esquared said...

williamsburg is a hipster trap (as times square is a tourist trap)

could also be a survival kit for the nyc hipsters

Anonymous said...

Well, possibly, yet do hipsters drink pabst? I do need edification. It may be that hipsters drink pabst. And yuppies drink mojitos?
I don't know enough about their propensities, yet, I think a bit of gentle persuasion such as would you please go home, it's bedtime is good too.

Anonymous said...

high school art project.

nygrump said...

"hipsters" drink PBR because it is the cheapest beer in town. That's the reason why they started drinking it. If "Squid Piss" brand beer was $1.75 a can and undersold PBR and actually made from squid piss nontheless the "hipsters" would drink "Squid Piss" brand.

C Merry said...

Has it caught one yet? Leg in iron oblivious to it while drinking? I'd like to see that pic :)

RyanAvenueA said...

If I wasn't going to the CB3 meeting tonight I'd be brewing up a vat of Squid Piss immediately. In lieu of a squid, I'll make do with our turtle. It will be his first contribution in recent memory.

Anonymous said...

Crustys have better taste than this.

Marty Wombacher said...

I heard that this is going to be the opening act for Charlie Sheen's stage show.

Lisa said...

This blog has some of the funniest commenters out there. Just sayin'.

Jeremiah Moss said...

and this AM it's on the cover of Metro

Anonymous said...

and posts like this are a perfect trap for people who's knowledge of counterculture peaked more than 5 years ago.

If certainly got all y'all!

Anonymous said...

this cornball fucking hipster trap "joke" is going to attract the fratboy element to the neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

What, no flip-flops?