Building a Better Emo Kid

Everytime I hear “emo” associated to the musical debacle that’s been tagged “emo” for the last half dozen years.  I’ve said it before, emo isn’t stupid.  There are were some great emo bands out there.  Take a look at anything on the Polyvinyl label for instance.  By the way, in a very sad turn of events, Jade Tree Records executives have taken second jobs and are not returning phone calls so they can soccer-hooligan overseas (allegedly).

I don’t know exactly when emo became shitty goth-punk.  I really don’t.  One day emo kids are wearing 4″ cuffed blue jeans and sweater vests and the next they look like a Tim Burton casting call.  The first time I saw an emo kid wearing arm socks I had the same reaction I did back in the day when I saw a white kid wearing a Public Enemy t-shirt.  It just doesn’t look right.  And I say that as a die-hard PE fan.  Me and Chuck D go way back.  I was even down with Professor Griff (who, dissapointedly isn’t the commissioner of Grifball).

Now, what brought this post up is a post on Geekologie about a robot with feelings.  The first thought I had was (as you’ll see in the comments) “Short, pale, emotional.  Fuck, they built an emo kid.”  This is really how my mind works.  Robot with feelings > Emo music sucks > White kids in Public Enemy T-shirts > Halo 3 mods.  I don’t understand me, either.

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