James King
United States
North Central Louisiana / No Longer A Resident of the Shreveport/Bossier City Area
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During the "Guess Which Story Is Real" segment of the Saturday morning, April 13th broadcast of NPR's "Wait! Wait! Don't Tell Me!" weekly news-quiz show, host Peter Seagel revealed that the following story -- which sounded incrediby fake -- turned out to be alarmingly true!


How Do You Spell Hipster? It Could Be B-I-N-G-O
Old-School Staple Finds Fans Among New Crowd; Playing for Honey
By Julie Jargon of The Wall Street Journal published on Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013

Check it out at: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788732488360457839...

and

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/how-do-you-spell-hipster--it-c...


Why "alarmingly true"?

In my opinion, playing Bingo and Bingo alone represents a retreat into ludo mediocrity.

On the other hand, I have to conclude that those "hipsters" have yet to hear of or discover modern/Euro strategy games. In that sense, they're ripe for recruitment. I challenge all strategy gamers who live in an area where such hipster bingo parlors are in operation to visit them and subtly, if not overtly, proslytize that there is a fulfilling new genre of board, card, & tile games for grown-ups and everybody alike.

(And I defy any fan of the Smashing Pumpkins to explain in credible terms why lead singer Billy Corgan is hung up on Bingo of all things.)


In case you are a hipster, I invite you to print out your own Hipster Bingo card here: http://www.google.com/search?q=hipster+bingo&safe=active&hl=...



 
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Ralph T
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The ones who are more ripe for recruitment are the 30% of Americans who enjoy doing their taxes.
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