"You might be thinking of the 90s punk revival. The workwear thing was a reflection of what was happening in the skateboard scene at the time (90s punk and the skate scene were tied at the hip) and the remnants of the grunge scene."
"Navy, downtown at the old federal building. I couldn't avoid recruiting duty and it finally caught up to me. Avoided field recruiting, but worked there for 2 years before retiring. Airbase shared tarmac with some Navy…"
""The problem is that we’ve lumped too many subcultures and stereotypes into the definition of the hipster. As a result, the word, as an insult, has become completely meaningless. For example, those dorks who dress like it’s 1932 and…"
"Not exactly. The sentiment is right but the eras are wrong.
Punk was a music and fashion style that happened because Malcolm Maclaren and Vivienne Westwood owned an S&M-inspired clothing store in England called Sex. They wanted to promote…"
"Hipster doesn't actually mean anything anymore. People think it does but it doesn't. It might have meant something at one point but now people use the word hipster to describe just about anyone who doesn't dress like a Romney.…"
"Ah! I see! You're upset that people are paying too much for brand names that are essentially over-priced cheap beer. We have that same phenomenon in Canada, too. People pay an arm and a leg for what the industry calls "domestic…"
Ok, I apparently never met someone like that. (Though I've met some equally militant "normal" vegans. Gosh, to be honest i've never met a non militant vegan as far as I know.)
But then again: Are they really dicks in that…"
"Ok, thanks for clearing that up a bit I guess.
So essentially people who are different for the sake of beeing different in itself?
But then again: What is the problem with all of that, as long as they do not bother other people with it?
"Grew a beard immediately after leaving the Army. That was 27 years ago.
I look like crap in a flannel shirt.
Back when I could drink cheap beer, I favored Miller High Life. Some where along the way something changed and half a bottle of domestic…"
"Hipsters exist. They just don't typically self-identify as "hipsters" ... because, to most, its an insult. Kinda like how douchebags -- a group that intersects heavily with hipsters -- rarely refer to themselves as…"
"Again, agreed. I discovered by trial and error, but I also found that it helps to have the consequences laid out ahead of time so you could point and go "I told you what would happen if you did XXX, so here's the consequences."
"Never really had a problem with co-sleeping. Although there were times when I'd come home form an evening shift and find both kids asleep with Mom. (It's amazing how much bed a three year old can take up!) both my kids were…"
"Yes, everything I ever taught in Child Development and discipline courses included that the adult must be consistent and not give meaningless threats of consequences.
Another overarching principal I taught is that discipline must be conscious and…"
"Sounds typical of a lot of what I experience when I work with kids today. They are so used to sitting and playing video games or whatever, that they dont adjust well to physical labor/exertion.
With my son I never really let him get started with…"
"We found an innovative solution. I told him if we go on the hike, there would be no complaining ... except by my right hand, who is a character in a lot of our play time (sort of a puppet, but I don't bother with a physical puppet), and…"
"Agreed. But this applies to everything you do with your kid. If you at any point cave to screaming and crying and throwing a fit... well now your kid learns that it's really just a matter of throwing a long and loud enough fit.