Huckleberry Finn: Hipster edit

Monday, January 10, 2011

Hipster Huckleberyy Finn book cover

You may have heard of the controversial new edition of Huckleberry Finn with the N-word replaced with the word 'slave'. Satirical author Richard Grayson thought of an even better one, that makes it more appealing to the trend-spotters and taste-makers here in NYC: replacing the N-word with 'hipster'. Here's an excerpt:
Jim was monstrous proud about it, and he got so he wouldn't hardly notice the other hipsters. Hipsters would come miles to hear Jim tell about it, and he was more looked up to than any hipster in that country. Strange hipsters would stand with their mouths open and look him all over, same as if he was a wonder. Hipsters is always talking about witches in the dark by the kitchen fire; but whenever one was talking and letting on to know all about such things, Jim would happen in and say, "Hm! What you know 'bout witches?" and that hipster was corked up and had to take a back seat.
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Update: The book is available on Amazon, in Kindle edition.
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