A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 09, 2014
“How did the hipster burn his tongue?” (joke)

"How did the hipster burn his tongue?” is a popular joke, with the answer being that the hipster had coffee or pizza “before it was cool.” “I tried being a hipster by eating a slice of pie before it was cool but I burned my tongue” was on Twitter on July 8, 2011. “ Why did the hipster burn his tongue? Because he ate the pizza before it was cool” was on Twitter on July 23, 2011.

The coffee joke came soon after. “Why did the hipster burn his tongue? He drank his coffee before it was cool” was on Twitter on July 27, 2011.

Another popular hipster joke is: “How do you drown a hipster?"/"In the mainstream.”


Twitter
Luis Sastre
‏@luissastre
I tried being a hipster by eating a slice of pie before it was cool but I burned my tongue:(
7:39 AM - 8 Jul 2011

Twitter
VenomandSerum
‏@VenomandSerum
#tramlines Why did the hipster burn his tongue? Because he ate the pizza before it was cool. Via @nullh
7:59 AM - 23 Jul 2011

Twitter
Samantha Gradoville
‏@SamGradoville
Why did the hipster burn his tongue? He drank his coffee before it was cool.
10:31 PM - 27 Jul 2011

Google Books
More One Liners, Jokes and Gags
By Grant Tucker
London: The Robson Press
2013
Pg. ?:
Why did the hipster burn his tongue? Because he ate his food before it was cool.

Google Books
The Everything Big Book of Jokes:
Hundreds of the Shortest, Longest, Silliest, Smartest, Most Hilarious Jokes You’ve Never Heard!

By Evan C. Thomas
Avon, MA: Adams Media
2014
Pg. 223:
HOW DID THE HIPSTER BURN his tongue? He tried to eat his food before it was cool.

Urban Dictionary
Anti-Hipster
Whereas a Hipster likes things before they were cool. An Anti-Hipster is someone who prefers to like things after everyone else has liked it.
Why did the Hipster burn his tongue?
Because he drank coffee before it was cool.
Why did the Anti-Hipster freeze his tongue?
Because he drank coffee after it was cool.

by CaVeDan12 March 22, 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, July 09, 2014 • Permalink