Sometimes, you need to ponder very deep thoughts, barefooted, at a cafe, surrounded by people with soured expressions trying to NOT smell your toe fungus.
Seems like just a few weeks ago no one took offense to the word "boomer" and now it is even being considered a racial slur. It actually IS a racial slur in Australia, where it is a pejorative against the Aboriginals as they would use boomerangs for hunting, although Wikipedia does not recognize that Aboriginal ethnic slur, but does recognize it as pejorative retort against outdated or condescending attitudes of older people, Even the US government affectionately referred to the age group in 2002 as Baby Boomers and noticed their would be issues with them
Know Your Meme explains it pretty well and also offers some interesting insight into the usage of the term preceding its viral climb to an established phrase and meme. Here are some of the earliest usage of the phrase in memes and comments before it went mainstream
[PUTS ON HIPSTER GLASSES]
If you're not familiar with "flower crowns", they're usually worn by hippies or brides. Most recently though, they've made an appearance at music festivals like Coachella.
While dogs aren't usually allowed at music festivals, if they were, you'd find all of these pups waiting in line to meet their favorite band.
Microsoft tries too hard--yet again--in their new Surface Pro 4 ad geared ENTIRELY toward Hipster Millennials. The singing narrator wears a fedora and points out all the ways a Hipster Surface user can be productive. Mostly yawn-inducing, the one highlight is the inexplicably NIGHTMARE-INDUCING "hat for your cat" visual near the beginning:
We don't know what the hell you were thinking, Microsoft, but we want to see MORE of nightmare cat.
Nick Offerman, the breakout star of Parks and Recreation and probably one of the manliest men on TV these days, offers his words of encouragement to those having a second thought about participating in Movember, an annual, month-long celebration of growing moustaches to raise awareness of prostate cancer.