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It’s Official: I’m Not Hip

By Daniel Treiman

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Leave it to Heeb magazine to make me feel inadequate. I live in Brooklyn. I have black-frame glasses. I even was at last year’s Sonic Youth/Yeah Yeah Yeahs concert in McCarren Pool. And yet, for all this, I’ve heard of only a paltry 10 of the people featured in this year’s Heeb 100. Thanks a lot, Heeb.

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Jack Fri. Sep 21, 2007

I'm suddenly not hip, either. Last year I recognized 90% plus of the HEEB 100. Now... ehh. Maybe it's 'cause I let my HEEB subscription run out I haven't heard of them? After the Kominsky-Crumb "Love" issue I figured it couldn't get any better. It's a lot like when I turned 24 mmm-ty mmm years ago: As an adolescent, I'd looked forward to turning 24, 'cause that had been the mean age for Playboy playmates. It seemed 24 was the prime age for feminine beauty. I was really looking forward to 24. Then, when I finally turned 24, most of the playmates were suddenly between 19 and 22. Suddenly I'm an alter kokher at 24!

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