Over at Slate, Justin Peters attempted to be a bit more trendy:
Would it be possible, through careful study and dedication, for me to get hip? In the interest of science, I looked at every New York Times trend story published since January and identified the ones that could best be used as instruction guides for fabulous living. My mission: become the trendiest guy in New York City.
I particularly appreciated the beard jokes.
(Kudos go to Ryan.)