- The Washington Times - Monday, July 3, 2006

So I was reading the intern blogs before the weekend and was treated to a snarky comment by a certain individual. He’s apparently read all of our posts and dismissed them as “some fleeting thoughts of a hipster intern.”

And considering I came to work somewhat short on ideas, I suppose the battle of wits and wills shall be under way.

First and foremost, I think we all can agree that no intern at The Washington Times can be described as “hipster.” We sit in cubicles, calling up people like telemarketers and then taking dictation. Somehow, this sounds far afield of MTV.

Furthermore, I feel as though that was a personal attack, which certainly merits a response. I, sir, am far from “hip,” or even “hep” — I am nerdman, hear me roar!

I forgo the ubiquitous iPod, I refuse to pimp my ride. My clothes only occasionally go together. And when it looks like the mismatch will be in fashion again, my clothes will match. So how dare you refer to me and my plastic-built Saturn as “hip.” I think not.

Secondly, you might THINK our thoughts are fleeting. Indeed, if you read between the lines, you actually would see a remarkable cross section of gender issues, race relations, socioeconomic fortitude, the fear of the unknown … oh, wait a second, this is the intern blog, not Richard Wright.

David Pepose, of St. Louis, Mo., is a member of the Class of ‘08 at Brandeis University.

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