A Captive Audience

Bogan benefits lost on smug intellectuals
January 22, 2011, 5:18 am
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Cashed Up Bogans.  The Age, 28 December 2010.

Another article on contemporary class warfare, this time between between “bogans” and “intellectuals”.  This one has a twist, with the “intellectual” writer arguing it is actually the “bogans’ enjoying happier, more successful and profitable lives.

Why do people hate hipsters?
October 16, 2010, 4:33 am
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Article by Alex Rayner, The Guardian 14 October 2010.

I thought this was another example of a group that people think it fair game to “hate”.  The author of the blog Hackney Hipster Hate refers to his new hipster neighbors not “getting it” in regards to appropriate neighborly behavior, but he too, does not “get” them.  They were no doubt having a lot of fun, albeit at 4am…