On July 31, 2006, the “Where’s Waldo: the Original Hipster” open Facebook group was created. The first wall post read…
“[OMG], how could I have been so blind??”
This was followed by,
“this is the greatest group to have ever existed. thank you so much for opening up my eyes.“
“I wrote a paper because of this group. I’ll post it when it’s done getting edited by my teacher.“
And, the posts kept coming. Until last August.
August 5, 2011 was the last legitimate entry, and prior to that, it was December 7, 2010:
I saw Waldo last night with his GF (girlfriend) in a store and I couldn’t help but blurt out, “Waldo!”, he then turned and gave me a knowing look like he almost knew he was biting Waldos styles. My son then asked me, “what’s a Waldo?” to which I replied, “You will understand when you are older.”
So, here’s what I’m wondering. Have Hipsters been assimilated? Or is it just the idea that “Waldo=Hipster” is becoming passe? Further, I’m wondering…how many of YOU wear black-framed glasses, the occasional striped shirt, tight blue jeans and the cross-shoulder strapped mail-bag?
I know I own all of those things, and wear many of them at least once per week. See?
So, what do YOU think about the disappearance or assimilation of hipsters, AND, where does Waldo fit into that puzzle? Is he now “found” within a good portion of the world population?
Or, is Waldo just too cool to ever REALLY be found?