Twitter users killed two birds with one stone Tuesday by simultaneously ridiculing two of the most despised groups in the country: hipsters and Congress.
A full week after the government shutdown began, Americans are now turning to humor to relieve the unease that comes with work furloughs and a looming U.S. government default. #HipsterCongress appeared Tuesday morning on Twitter and has been trending since the afternoon. Users vented their frustration with Congress members' inactivity by equating them with hipsters: a widely ridiculed demographic of pretentious, spoiled twentysomethings with a penchant for fixed-gear bikes and artisanal hot dogs.
Here are some of our favorites:
#HipsterCongress ironically only smokes Parliments
— Allen E. Simpson (@AlynAlyxWest) October 8, 2013
"Seriously? You've never heard of Tip O'Neill? I'll make you a mix." #HipsterCongress
— JohnRossBowie (@JohnRossBowie) October 8, 2013
“I’ll have a no whip, extra foam, pumpkin spice, triple shot, non-fat, venti latte.” “Sir, your credit card was declined.” #HipsterCongress
— Iva (@carnabetian) October 8, 2013
#HipsterCongress looks down on anyone who'd go to the National *Mall* in the first place.
— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) October 8, 2013
The #hipstercongress doesn't care what opinion polls say. Caring about popular opinion is so lamestream. What is this, VH1?
— Jason Stanford (@JasStanford) October 8, 2013
#HipsterCongress is going to a poetry reading tonight.
— Savannah Guthrie (@SavannahGuthrie) October 8, 2013
#HipsterCongress relocates nation's capital to Portland
— delrayser (@delrayser) October 8, 2013
#hipstercongress would pass legislation, but they're too busy eating bourbon barrel-aged bacon
— Sara Lang (@SaraLang) October 8, 2013