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Trending: Disdain for Congress & this awesome hashtag

  • What's worse than a pretentious record store clerk? Congress, apparently
Trending: Disdain for Congress & this awesome hashtag

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.

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What's 'Essential'? Fake bull: Yes. Real beer: No.
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