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

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Entry from January 01, 2016
“How do you drown a hipster?"/"In the mainstream.”

"How do you drown a hipster? In the mainstream” is a popular joke that has been printed on many images. “Why can’t you drown a a hipster in a river? They flow mainstream” was cited on Twitter on August 30, 2011. “Drown a hipster. In the main stream” was cited on Twitter on September 2, 2011. Many other variations of the “drown a hipster in the mainstream” saying soon followed.

Another popular hipster joke is: “How did the hipster burn his tongue? He drank his coffee before it was cool.” Another drowning joke is: “Why didn’t the lifeguard save the drowning hippie?"/"Because he was too far out, man.”


Twitter
Gabriel Perez
‏@Gabetet
Why can’t you drown a a hipster in a river? They flow mainstream. #imfunny
11:09 AM - 30 Aug 2011

Twitter
Matt O’Brien
‏@SocialVoyeur
Drown a hipster. In the main stream.
12:15 PM - 2 Sep 2011

Twitter
InsanityWolf
‏@InsanityWolf1
Drown a hipster
In the mainstream
8:22 AM - 16 Sep 2011

Twitter
Zach Hanly
‏@zachhanly
@alyybongo why did the hipster drown?
Because he refused to take the mainstream.
7:52 PM - 19 Sep 2011

Twitter
tori haynes
‏@toriiscrazy
drown a hipster in the mainstream.
10:06 PM - 25 Oct 2011

Twitter
#StrongBoy2024
‏@beefinq
How do you kill a hipster?  Drown him in the main stream.
9:01 PM - 31 Oct 2011

Twitter
Deyda
‏@deydashahril
How do you kill a hipster? Go to a river and drown it in a mainstream. K.
8:10 PM - 8 Nov 2011

Comedian’s World
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Bad Joke Eel on Hipsters
This sure is a Bad Joke Eel, incorporating a little bit of the sea in this one. “How do you drown a hipster, in the mainstream”

Google Groups: Horrog
Nosbutter Dub 10
Michał Granicki
5/21/12
How do you drown a hipster?
In the mainstream

reddit
Hipster Jokes! (self.Jokes)
submitted August 2, 2012 by ninerguy_99
Why did the hipster float down the tributary?
Because the river was too mainstream.
How many hipsters does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
Some obscure number you’ve never heard of.
Why did the hipster burn his mouth when he ate pizza?
Because he ate it before it was cool.

OregonLive
Monday’s Edge: Everyone is on vacation anyway, no one will see this
The Oregonian/OregonLive By The Oregonian/OregonLive
Follow on Twitter
on August 27, 2012 at 5:00 AM
So we here at Edge HQ will fire off our favorite lame jokes and one-liners.

Where do you drown a hipster?
In the mainstream.

Vine
Lindsey Walter
Nov 19, 2013
#howto101 drowning hipsters 101. In the mainstream duh! Get it? Lol 😂 #imdumbasshit

Google Books
Hipster Jokes
By Peter Crumpton
PeteyRF Creative
2015
Pg. ?:
How do you drown a hipster? In the mainstream.

Google Books
Riddledom:
101 Riddles and Their Stories

By David Astle
Crows Nest NSW (Australia): Allen & Unwin
2015
Pp. 5-6:
What’s the best way to drown a hipster?
Immerse him in the mainstream.

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New York CityWork/Businesses • Friday, January 01, 2016 • Permalink