Hipster Olympics Kicks Off In Berlin

The London 2012 Olympics will begin later this week. But the Hipster Olympics have already made history. The second annual games were held in Berlin on July 21 to determine just who was cool enough (and who didn’t really care enough) to be crowned the city’s biggest hipster.

Like the Olympics, competitors of the games participated in sporting events. Unlike the actual Olympics, these games did not require muscle, years of preparation, or even much sweat. There was the skinny-jeans tug of war, the horn-rimmed glasses throw, and the confetti toss.

Other events included a cloth-tote sack race (no hipster would be caught without one), a bubble tea drinking event (that involved sucking candies through the thick straws), record spinning, and a make-your-own ironic hipster mustache competition.


If you’re thinking, this wouldn’t be out of place in Brooklyn, home of the original tote-bag carrying, ironic facial-hair sporting specimen, you would be right: The Hipster Olympics are also held in Brooklyn and London.

Team Jam FM took home the Golden Club Mate trophy. We’re guessing celebrations began immediately.

Do you think the Hipster Olympics events are fun and cool? Would you dare to participate in a bubble tea drinking event or cloth-tote sack race? Share your thoughts and opinions with us through the comment box below!

Source: Yahoo News

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Alleged ‘Canadian Psycho’ Killer Arrested In Berlin

Luka Rocco Magnotta, the porn actor who Canadian authorities say sent the dismembered body parts of a student to Canadian politicians, has been captured in Berlin, police there said.

Magnotta was arrested in an Internet cafe on Monday, according to Germany’s Bild newspaper. German police spokesperson Stefan Rieldich said someone at the cafe recognized Magnotta and called authorities, who took him into custody without incident.

The international manhunt for Magnotta began last week, after police say the so-called “Canadian Psycho” fled to Paris. Authorities had tracked Magnotta to France through his cellphone. Witnesses then spotted him on a bus to Berlin.


Magnotta, 29, faces first-degree murder charges in Canada in connection with the killing of Jun Lin, a 33-year-old Concordia University student from China. He is also accused of videotaping the gruesome murder and posting it online. Magnotta allegedly mailed Lin’s severed body parts to Ottawa police and politicians, including Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who received a severed foot. Authorities searched Magnotta’s Montreal apartment, where they found a torso stuffed in a suitcase. Not all of the body parts have been recovered.

Magnotta promoted himself as a gay porn star. According to Interpol, he used several aliases, including Eric Newman and Vladimir Romanov.

How do you feel about the crime that Magnotta allegedly committed? Do you think he is really a psycho?

Source: Yahoo News

Image: The Sun