Follow me here. The Burg is an online sitcom about a group of hipsters who live in Williamsburg. It’s kind of like a Hipster friends, or as Gawker put it “like Rent, only instead of AIDS, some of them have trust funds.” One of the episodes has the distraught Hipsters looking for a new bar to hang out in as their current haunt, Office (a former office) is overtaken by friggin’ NYU students. They consider Slaughterhouse (a former slaughterhouse), Firestation (a former firestation) and Animal Hospital. They try Bathroom (a former bathroom) and Gym (an actual Gym) before they hear about a party where one of the female hipsters, a struggling actress, got a job as a dancer. The bar is called Temple and the party is a Bar Mitzva with entertainment by DJ Shlomo. Watch as hilarity ensues.
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As a side note, DJ Shlomo, despite his payis, is not shomer negiyah, the party has mixed dancing and the bubbe is wearing pants, so can I assume this is some kind of indie minyan Bar Mitzva? Watch the video and figure it out:
See more videos at The Burg and remember, “[t]he height of hipsterism is when hipsters make fun of hipsters, but in a really hipster way.” Yeah whatever. I’m gonna go listen to the Fratellis now (the track is called Henrietta from the album Costello Music – but you’d already know that if you were cool).[audio:henrietta.mp3]