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Well, it seems like the era of the hipster is, like, so over. Not only has mainstream media picked up the term (the ultimate kiss of death for any trend or counter-culture movement...remember how they assassinated grunge?) but the signature "hipster" look is now worn by everyone. In fact, ten bucks says your grandma right now is wearing skinny jeans and ironic over-sized nerdy glasses.

(Not sure what a hipster is or even if you might be a hipster? Refer to the photo below).

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(Do you look like that guy? Yes? Then you are, in fact, a hipster).

According to this story on Salon.com by Thomas Rogers (warning: article contain bad words...and a few very bad words), the age of hipsterdom is winding down.

"In recent months, the word has been reaching saturation point, popping up in mainstream news outlets like the New York Post, the New York Times and, occasionally, Salon, often as a catchall term to describe young people. Foster Kamer argued for an end to the term in the Village Voice, and Gawker recently ran a poll to select a replacement. (The uninspiring winner: 'Fauxhemian.')"

And so, in honor of the death of hipsters (R.I.P. 2000-2009), I'd like to share with you this link that shows the Evolution of the Hipster, from its early days of emo and guy-liner to its more recent transformation into the meta-nerd/Three Wolf Moon t-shirts.

And so, I bid you adieu, my dear hipsters. The world is going to be a little less bright without your ironic facial hair around.