Hip to Dip and the meaning of shit

Stock Photography is fascinating, particularly because it is speculative like when a developer will build a house and then list it with a realtor hoping someone wants to buy the house they designed. So someone thought there would be a need for an image of a "Hip Hop Artist" which is how this image is labeled. If we are to believe this is an image of the quintesessential Hip Hop Artist as portrayed by a photographer working on spec, what does this say of said photographer and his/her vision of the HHA as some sort of angry bug? I am thinking white bread.

Being still fascinated with narcissism, I was just this morning wondering about narcissism and fashionable non-punctuality. So I googled both “fashionable” and “late” and found “hip to dip” at the urban dictionary.

-and that reminds me of an old job in which I started one day sending out a Hip Hop word of the day to the whole office. Somehow my random email blasts did not come up in performance reviews and so I kept at it. I loved making example sentences with the word that had to do with the software engineering company I worked at. I did not love when people used office speak like putting “uber” in front of everything or talk of things like thoughts in boxes or not. Business slang words, and others, should have an expiration date. I’d ban them.

Anyway, here’s what I found for fashionable:
HIP TO DIP
1. good to go.
2. dressed nicely and ready to go out.

Which I guess would be the opposite of looking like shit. And then I got lost and never actually found interesting slang for “late”, but, somehow I found PUBCAT, the Piractical Union of Buccaneers, Corsairs and Associated Trades, which, coincidentally, had the origin (shmorigin, to be exact) of the word shit:

And this is some sort of modern day Pirate. Maybe he is meant to portray a "Captain of Industry" involved in plundering companies by way of hostile takeovers. He more looks like some young kid's dad at Halloween. Cropped out of this image is a cringing child perhaps, saying "Arrrgh" in a funny way. But not funny ha-ha.

SHIT
[Quote] In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything had to be transported by ship and it was also before commercial fertilizer’s invention, so large shipments of manure were common. It was shipped dry, because in dry form it weighed a lot less than when wet, but once water (at sea) hit it, it not only became heavier, but the process of fermentation began again, of which a by product is methane gas. As the stuff was stored below decks in bundles you can see what could (and did) happen. Methane began to build up below decks and the first time someone came below at night with a lantern, BOOOOM! Several ships were destroyed in this manner before it was determined just what was happening.

After that, the bundles of manure were always stamped with the term “Ship High In Transit” on them which meant for the sailors to stow it high enough off the lower decks so that any water that came into the hold would not touch this volatile cargo and start the production of methane.

Thus evolved the term “S.H.I.T” (Ship High In Transport [Ed. note: Wait–doesn’t the “T” stand for “Transit” in the line above?]) which has come down through the centuries and is in use to this very day. You probably did not know the true history of this word. Neither did I. I always thought it was a golf term. See [source]. Please remember that this encyclopedia is very much tongue in cheek and does not pretend to be accurate or correct. [Endquote] <-_Meaning this is all a bunch of shit.

So there ya go.

27 Responses to “Hip to Dip and the meaning of shit”

  1. Please remember that this blog is very much tongue in cheek and does not pretend to be accurate or correct.

  2. Please remember that this me is very much tongue in cheek and does not pretend to be accurate or correct.

  3. Please remember that this life is very much tongue in cheek and does not pretend to be accurate or correct.

  4. Please remember that this life in general is very much tongue in cheek and does not pretend to be accurate or correct.

  5. Please remember that this an honest life is very much tongue in cheek and does not pretend to be accurate or correct.

  6. Please remember that a non-narcissistic life is very much tongue in cheek and does not pretend to be accurate or correct.

  7. Please remember that a non-narcissistic life is very much tongue in cheek and is probably all the more accurate and correct.

  8. Please remember that narcissism is very much elusive to the stock photographer.

  9. Please remember that narcissism is bad for your mental health.

  10. Please remember that stock photography life is very much tongue in cheek and is probably all the more inaccurate and distorted.

  11. Please do try stock photography at home.

  12. Please do try shipping methane at home.

  13. Please do not try stock photography at home.

  14. Please do not try narcissism at home.

  15. Narcissism can be safely tried in the shower.

  16. Like a vertical gazing pool, yet all the more elusive due to its gratitudinal and scatteredness. Trying to catch your reflection in tiny drops of water can be frustrating.

  17. Please do not take your frustration out on others.

  18. The Narcissist in all likelihood feels omnipotently Hip to Dip at all times.

  19. Hip to Dippity-do ishness should be used in moderation.

  20. Commenting should be undertaken in moderation.

  21. Especially on one’s own blog.

  22. Commenting on one’s own blog might be a form of narcissism.

  23. You got to know when to hold ’em and know when to fold ’em.

  24. Witchknight Says:

    arrr.

  25. Gnome de Pluehm Says:

    Narcissism begins at home.

  26. AH HA HA HA HAAAAAA!!!!!! Brilliant.
    S.H.I.T.!!!!!!!!!
    I’m pretty sure all of the bloggers comments to the same blogger (herself)
    should be turned into a line of bumper stickers. Or something. Something commodified and attached to an object.

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