Sunday, November 4, 2012
The Hasidic enclave of Williamsburg in Brooklyn has in recent years seen an influx of artists and musicians who tend to have a hipster look. What the men in both groups share is the avoidance of cutting their facial hair.
A couple of nights ago, late night show host Jimmy Kimmel challenged his studio audience to a game of "Hipster or Hasidic?"
Shooting video closeups of faces of Brooklyn residents, focusing on the beard and mustache, and then panning out to see the whole person, Kimmel asked whether the audience thought the subject was a hipster or a Hasidic Jew.
It was all in good clean fun, and the hipsters and Hasidim seemed to be enjoying themselves. One Hasid, Yanky Schnitzer, even promoted his Facebook page.
We played the game, and got four out of five right. One really fooled us.
So try your luck and play the game. How many did you get right?
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