10 May 2021

The Rosetta Stone of Hipsterism

Jean-Michel Mension
The Tribe: Conversations with Gérard Bérréby and
Francesco Milo
trans. Donald Nicholson-Smith
p. 79

On the "Meeting of Failures" event (1950):

But when you announce that you are good-for-nothings, aren't you really thinking that you're everything?

Yes, of course—it's very pretentious.

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