||[Aug. 4th, 2005|05:02 pm]
(inspired by das_prompt's recent post)|
Many subcultures are baffling and/or inspire derision (Anime otokus, goths, furries, etc), but any subculture that all members outgrow before 30 or that has no members over 30 is probably actually indefensibly stupid. The only ones that come to mind so far are 1) rabid screaming fans of boy bands 2) Juggalos.
Any others? Anyone wanna offer a spirited defense of Juggalo culture?
Heh, I have no decent defense of Juggalos, except to say that I do get a sick pleasure from seeing any super-ridiculous group walking through the mall or down the street. It's the same sort of feeling I've heard expressed about people like Eminem, Marylin Manson or even Ozzy in his day: I'm not into them, but I'm glad they're around pissing off old fuddy-duddies.
As far as the over 30 thing goes, I'm not sure so sure about that. I don't know many over 30 skaters, but I know plenty of over 30 goths. I'd still put skaters a couple rungs up over goths on my personal cool chart.
Also, I think screaming fans of boy bands has more to do with hormones than it does with subcultures. I've certainly seen rabid screamers at Cure and Depeche Mode shows.
I knew I misspelled Marilyn.
, which seems to be a league for people over 50 has a team called the Denver Juggalos.
I don't know what to say about that.
I can't find any pictures.
You can't forget these chumps
. My high school years were spent fending off the 95% of the population who could have been described as such... and I wasn't anywhere near the Jersey shore. And now they've persisted into the Aughts! Still, though, that site amuses me to no end.
As for Juggalos... enh, they keep to themselves unlike the LaRouchies... they don't want to impose their metaphysical will upon me unlike charismatics and evangelicals... and they don't aim to carve big chunks out of the bleedin' heart I wear on my leftist sleeve unlike those save-the-children and washPIRG fools. These other groups, though, do have members over 30. Perhaps that's the problem: their members get older but the wisdom, she does not come and, thus, the indefensible stupidity blossoms.
In any case, I'll take Juggalos over Dominionists anyday...
Would you count rice-boys? I'm pretty sure it has to be your parents' money you're spending for it to be a ricecar. Maybe once they've hit 30 they've moved on to 1970s muscle cars, and therefore indistinguishable from the aging hot-rodders of my parents' generation.
How can you not like clown makeup-wearing apocalyptics with a signature soda?
(Admittedly, I never have to deal with real life Juggalos-- but they look sort of enchanting on paper.)
I have no idea-- oh, Google.
There will be Juggalos over thirty, just as there are punks over forty, hippies over fifty, and beatniks over sixty.