Not to be confused with scenesters. Hipsters are pretty cool besides their snobby pretension, but scenesters are vain idiots. If you're not sure if someone is one way or the other, ask them if they have a MySpace. If they excitedly give you their address and go on and on about it, it's a scenester. If they stare blankly it's a hipster.
60's Hippie: Not as unique as 'we' were
80's Me gener: What's so special about unique?
They believe that because they dress in thrift store rags, took a few political science classes, and enjoy modern art (aka: $1000 finger paintings) that somehow this makes them better than the rest of society. They often have an extremely lofty opinion of themselves and their opinions to the point of unbelievable arrogance.
Hipster: Shut up man, I'm deck.
Guy: Wait...what bands do you listen to?
Hipster: Arcade Fire and Animal Collective, man, doubt you've heard of them.
Guy: Yep, you're a hipster.