Hey, the guy who owns Urban Outfitters is pro life

Yep, just found out today. The billionaire Richard Hayne, of UO-hipster-fashion fame, is an ultra-Republican, anti-gay and a pro lifer. Some find it reason to boycott UO, since funds go in part toward pro life campaigns. Others simply respond, “meh”. What would you do? Would you forego the multi-coloured skinnies, or rather lavish in “choosing life”?

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Holy Hipster!

I don’t really know what “hipster” means, so I did some research on Google Images. Along with some American Apparel undie ads and beer-bemused snapshots from Pabst parties (why do they wear sunglasses in dark rooms in the nighttime?), here were some of my favourites:

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I confess that this doesn’t correspond perfectly to my mental image of the hipster. Perhaps it’s because it was supposed to represent the “Columbia hipster.” The Toronto hipsters must be a different breed… One that wears tighter pants.

hipster trap

Ahaha, I just found this incredibly funny. Although I didn’t learn very much.

The eye of the beholder, the tongue of the betaster

A few weeks ago, I had my first taste of Boris beer. It tasted good enough — but nothing to write home about. What I liked was the design on the cans. After all, there’s nothing better than a well crafted beer with a well crafted logo, is there?

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Gunther’s new look.

Oh yes, you heard it here first. Swedish dance-sex sensation Gunther has got a new look.

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Oh Gunther, what have you done?!


After the Deadline at the New York Times

A co-worker linked me to this blog — it’s called After Deadline and it’ “examines questions of grammar, usage and style encountered by writers and editors of the New York Times.

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All in all, a very fine read. Plus you’ll learn a word or two.


The new Lookbook: the style mecca gets a facelift

Hold on to your hopeful-lost-girl hats, because there’s a new collective fashion consciousness in town. If you thought Lookbook was cool, then you’re way off the radar. Here’s a taste of what the new wave of internet-style has to offer.

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