Hipsters Throughout History (Part II)

07/26/2012 1:55 PM |

Li Po (Li Bo, Li Bai)
Li (or “Lee,” as his friends called him) was one of the great poets of China’s Tang Dynasty (or the “Golden Age” as its friends called it). Li was a hard-drinking, sword-fighting, wandering Taoist, at various times loved and hated at the Royal Court. The roughly one thousand poems attributed to him are basically a proto-Tumblr.

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  • I’m glad you got Ed Sullivan’s photo with all the other hipsters. Ed Sullivan was definitely a hipster.