1966, UK, 18′ 45″, Black & White
Cinematography: Antony Balch
Screenplay: William S. Burroughs
Cast: William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin


Hipsters are still boring.

    1. Hipsters still listen to shitty folk music about feelings and important issues. They still roll around in the mud at three-day festivals of lukewarm rock music and tepid acoustic harmonies. They still think gigs should be “more than music” and that it’s really important to communicate a message. Hipsters think Against Me! are a punk band and give money to other hipsters pretending to be homeless who play in old-timey quartets on street corners in Portland.
    2. Hipsters still hate what they don’t understand, which is basically fucking everything. They still get involved in all the right causes, except now they repost memes on Farcebook and Tumblr instead of holding signs in the streets. Hipsters still have to take everything too far; It’s not enough to be vegan. You’ve got to stop eating bananas or some other cherry of injustice they’ve picked from the barrel of shit that is the human experience.
    3. Hipsters still confuse their own tortured ruminations for critical thought. Internet access is just about the worst thing to happen to hipsters; They’re literally paralyzed by the sheer number of things they can obsess over / be outraged by / vicariously live through. They still read all the same things as one another, except these days it’s Gawker Media sites and social justice blogs instead of underground newspapers. Hipsters still read Maximumrocknroll and listen to Noam Chomsky books on tape.
    4. Hipsters are really concerned with other people’s feelings and think there’s no greater injustice in the world than offending a group that includes five people. Most of them didn’t know that most of the world wallowed in shit until they learned it in their Women’s Studies lecture class.
    5. Hipsters hate sex, drugs and rock and roll. They hate fun, but for all the wrong reasons.
    6. Hipsters drive hybrid and biodiesel cars. They reduce, reuse and recycle. Hipsters are very concerned about what’s going on in the world; What’s more, they really want you to know just how concerned they are and find that expressing this concern through luxury lifestyle goods is the most effective means of social change.
    7. Hipsters are still boring.

An adaptation of a very excellent slice of writing
by Nicholas Pell.
Which you should go read. Right now.