The first rule of the Hipster Olympics: Tell everyone about the Hipster Olympics.
Over the weekend, a congregation of the young and the inebriated competed in a number of events to determine who would be crowned Berlin's biggest hipster, an impressive title given the city's reputation for artsy sloth. The competition was the second annual celebration of the Games and featured such events as confetti tossing, horned-rimmed glasses throwing and record spinning.
The winning team, Jam FM, took home the Golden Club Mate, a gilded bottle of Club-Mate, a less-than-tasty carbonated beverage beloved by aspiring graphic designers because, like them, it is as singular as it is unappealing. The drink's slogan is simply "You get used to it."
Though the event did recall this famous Monty Python sketch, the Hipster Olympics may have beaten out the London Olympics on a few levels. There were no transportation boondoggles, currency issues or rooftop missiles.
The winners and the losers accepted the results with grace, insisting that they really didn't care anyway.
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