17 April 2010

Census too mainstream for hipsters

NPR reports on the lack of census participation in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, an area heavily populated by hipsters and Satmar Orthodox Jews.

Robert Smith (reporter): These few blocks around Wythe Avenue and 6th Street have about a 36 percent return rate. Nate Stark has an explanation.

Stark (hipster): I guess it's laziness and like, what's the point? When it comes down to it, nobody wants to fill out like another form that's just like getting sent to your house that really relatively has nothing to do with your life.
No worries. Stephen Colbert picked up on the story. (Relevant stuff at the 1:48 mark.)

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