Monday, March 18, 2013

Sticky Note Cartoon #2: Hipster Philosophers

I realize that hipster jokes are probably getting old, but saying so would make you sound a bit, well...

The Hipsters [syncope from Hipposteroi, Gr. οἱ Ἱππόστεροι] were a group of post-Socratic philosophers who associated on porch roofs (claiming they were "so over the Stoics"), were totally into vegetarianism way before Pythagoras, and mainly relied on fashion to distinguish themselves from the Cynics. No Hipster texts from antiquity survive, although we do have their extensive quotations of the works of other philosophical schools (probably ironic), a scattering of moody poetry, and a pristine collection of LPs. 

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