“A middle-aged lifelong Williamsburg resident was arrested this week after police determined he had made over 400 phony complaint calls to 911 about the hipster hoards running amok in his neighborhood. According to the Post, Louis Segna, 51, has been charged with reckless endangerment, aggravated harassment and making false reports for making 403 prank calls to cops. “He’s crazy, not just a little crazy like people in Williamsburg, but he’s nuts,” a local shopkeeper told them.”
Thick-framed ‘hipster’ eyewear new trend for defendants on trial
Next time you want to work the innocent look, take a page from a few guys on trial and wear a pair of trendy non-prescription black frames.
According to The Washington Post, when five men on trial for a series of 2010 D.C. killings pulled the move — à la Clark Kent — on Feb. 21, prosecutors claimed it was an attempt to gain the jury’s sympathy.
Prosecutors asked a witness if the gentlemen on trial usually sported the glasses. The witness said they did not. One prosecutor compared the glasses to masks, saying, “They’re designed to confuse the witness and influence the jury.”
The Fonz may not have been swigging PBR or discussing the finer points of chillwave, but rest assured that this greaser, created amid the ’70s mania for ’50s nostalgia, was an early hipster nonetheless — especially when you consider the prototype Norman Mailer presented in his 1957 essay “The White Negro.” A former teen gang member with a heart of gold, he is the sole leather-jacketed cool guy in a world of letterman-sporting jocks and geeks with Coke-bottle glasses. Hell, there’s even an xBxRx song named after him.