North Central Louisiana / No Longer A Resident of the Shreveport/Bossier City Area
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...
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=...
The ones who are more ripe for recruitment are the 30% of Americans who enjoy doing their taxes.