"I'll stand up for the word hipster. I'll also argue that it's been made a pejorative by lazy journalists and jello-eaters hoping to pigeon-hole folks with interests that are outside the mainstream. I understand that the assignment of ironic mustaches and Abercrombie & Fitch-ified long shoremen's leisure wear makes the term less appealing for many, but don't confuse the uniform with the desire to fit outside the norm. If we can't call people with taste that reaches beyond MTV and the LA Weekly "Hipsters", what should we call them? Until there's a good answer, I'll stick with hipster and mean it in the best possible way"
-rand foster, owner of fingerprints record store, and my all-around hero