Unhappy Hipsters versus Catalog Living

Unhappy Hipsters versus Catalog Living

Okay, so yesterday I posted a link to this rather fun site called Catalog Living (example of a post pictured above). Fellow Curblier blondcee posted the following question in the comments:

So did this site copy http://unhappyhipsters.com/ or did unhappy hipsters copy Catalog Living?

A quick visit to Unhappy Hipsters proved startling. Let's say it was deja vu all over again. Here's a shot of a recent post on the site:

created at: 07/15/2010

A quick perusal of the sites' archives suggest Unhappy Hipsters has been around about 6 months longer than Catalog Living. One thing that does define them is that UH is rather literary and, well 'hip'; whereas CL has a more Gary Larson tone. 

So what do you think? Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery? Was it a coincidence? Was is a blatant rip off? Do tell!


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