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(Washington Times)   Missouri declares war on "Goth Culture"   ( divider line
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12506 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Apr 2002 at 7:01 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-04-09 03:13:45 PM  
This is the same state that elected a dead man to the Senate.
2002-04-09 06:56:58 PM  
Cliff Yablonski celebrates. Says come clean up Appleton when they're done with Missouri. Hates me for noticing.
2002-04-09 07:05:18 PM  
One mention of goths and a whole TRUCKLOAD of financial junk. Blarg.
2002-04-09 07:05:42 PM  
Eh, if they can succeed in slowing down the flow of bad, angsty teenage poetry, I'm all for it.
2002-04-09 07:06:24 PM  
wow .. this article wasnt about goth culture at all.
2002-04-09 07:06:42 PM  
Now there's an oxymoron.
2002-04-09 07:08:40 PM  
I think I'll go celebrate with Cliff, if he doesn't shoot me on sight.
2002-04-09 07:09:06 PM  
As if Goths don't have enough problems with people thinking that they are witches, satan worshippers, that Marilyn Manson has anything to do with them, or as MTV would have you believe, that they are all sexual deviants into S&M and piercing each other..... lovely.....
2002-04-09 07:09:26 PM  
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Only you can put an end to bad teenage angst poetry. Please... think of the children.
2002-04-09 07:09:35 PM  
Bauhaus cds will be burned, Hilfiger clothing will be encouraged, and the name "Siouxsie" must now be spelled Susie.
2002-04-09 07:10:09 PM  
and they are spending money on that? how about they just send the extra money to me?
2002-04-09 07:10:19 PM  
Goth Culture is an oxymoron. A culture stems from inspiration and the character of a people with something in common. Those kids will just do anything for some attention.
2002-04-09 07:11:04 PM  
Ghastly, that is the greatest poem ever!
2002-04-09 07:11:39 PM  
uh oh.. I'd better go spread the news at

They'll cast a spell on the righteous missori people..
2002-04-09 07:11:42 PM  
There gonna burn Cure albums and say that Goth=Satan worship. I could have done that $200 and save some tax money.
2002-04-09 07:11:46 PM  
Well, they do look like freaks...
2002-04-09 07:15:14 PM  
2002-04-09 07:15:14 PM  
I'm not a goth, too geeky to be one, but I hang out with 'em (and other freaks like myself) and let me tell you something, they kick ass.

They should be combatting the elitist asshole prep culture. Even my school's principal gives us the benefit of the doubt because he knows we never start shiat. We just end it.
2002-04-09 07:15:22 PM  
Like the 'goths' or hate them, $271k to battle their culture is a fvcking waste of time and -taxpayer- money.
2002-04-09 07:16:21 PM  
2002-04-09 07:17:28 PM  
it's so easy to make fun of goths. it's also become sort of a trend among people who have the pretention that they're somehow cooler.

yeah, it's great to make fun of goths. everyone does it! woo... weee... heard it all before.

i'm not standing up for anyone - i just root for all sub-(counter)cultures. especially the ones that have a general distaste for society.

i mean, everyone fits in somewhere... and besides writing bad poetry, they generally keep to themselves (at least the ones i know). so, what the hell? waste your clever little quips on people who deserve it - like yuppies.

... because EVERYBODY hates yuppies. Unless you are one. In which case, you're a fascist.
2002-04-09 07:19:10 PM  
Aren't you glad you voted, and helped the democratic process. *sigh* facist, communist, republican, democratic, now what's the difference?
2002-04-09 07:19:16 PM  
Goths are not worth a thread. Stupid taxes and bugets formulated with fuzzy math on the other hand are worth it.
2002-04-09 07:19:45 PM has declared war on Missouri.. haha
2002-04-09 07:20:11 PM  
Do I have to get a tattoo to get some of that tattoo removal money they're handing out?
2002-04-09 07:21:02 PM  
BobNever: That's the attitide that gets people to waste money on persecuting these people. Many of these kids are already persecuted, lonely, concerned about a confusing world and their place in it. When people hate them simply because they don't conform, it just makes them withdraw further.

Unfortunately, there *are* a lot of people who think its "kewl" to be Goth, and dress in the fashion, behave strangely and destructively, and act like they're part of the culture to get attention, even though they don;t know one thing about what being "goth" is really about. Goths have a name for those people, none of them printable here. ;)
FNG [TotalFark]
2002-04-09 07:23:24 PM  
here, here toriko.

*oink* *oink*
2002-04-09 07:23:36 PM  
My favorite Goth Farker is Ouroborus.
2002-04-09 07:24:06 PM  
At which point did we stop referring to graft and corruption by their real names, and start calling it "local development funds"?

Incidentally, another name pretty high up on the corruption list is Fritz Hollings, the same a-hole who wants to coddle Hollywood into giving him more graft money for "reelection".
2002-04-09 07:24:14 PM  
Here in Hamilton a few years ago we had this big city councel meeting to deal with the "goth epidemic". It was hilarious. A good 99.998% of the Goths here in Hamilton are just poser wannabees without a freaking clue about "goth" culture and history (the fact that they even call themselves by the media term "goth" is a big tell-all).

It's easy to spot the fake goths. No real goth would hang out in a shopping mall. No real goth would sit on a street corner and beg for handouts. That's what almost every goth in Hamilton was doing. "Look at me! I'm dark and scary and spooky and junk. Can I have a loonie to go buy something at the food court?" Sheeeesh!

I often think the last real deathbunny died in 1984. Most of these "goths" now adays don't even know that "deathbunny" is the term they used to refer to themselves back in the 60s and 70s. They just say "Ooh, some lady on the news called us 'goths' that sounds neat. I wannabee a goth!"

God damned whiney-assed Ancaster suburb trash.
2002-04-09 07:24:14 PM  
It's funny because the MO Governor (Whatever his name is, he looks like a creepy pedophile/vampire hybrid) put the state into debt for nearly a year because of spending on his own inauguration.
2002-04-09 07:26:41 PM  
Oh, and spending for a new stadium in St. Louis... and improvements to sporting facilities in Kansas City... yet nothing for their shiatroads and crappy schools.
2002-04-09 07:27:09 PM  
Anticonformism is nothing more than another form of comformism. They're just conforming to a different group.
2002-04-09 07:29:55 PM  
Goths are the ONE and ONLY TRUE WHITE MAN!

Only goths should be considered white! The rest of the so-called white people are just albino arabs.
2002-04-09 07:30:09 PM  
"I know West Virginia, and what's one man's pork is another hand job," Mr. Byrd said.
2002-04-09 07:30:27 PM  
conformism? i think its conformity.
2002-04-09 07:30:28 PM  
Misleading headline #76987392781304092002Z. Hilarity ensues.
2002-04-09 07:34:46 PM  
We used to criticize the term 'fuzzy math'. Now it's mainstream. Time to get out the ol' 12-gauge and hunt me some reporters!
2002-04-09 07:36:39 PM  
I can think of a much better culture to declare war on:

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2002-04-09 07:37:48 PM  
What kind of handjob is worth $271k? Pentagon handjob.
2002-04-09 07:37:58 PM  
FatalDischarge: Go to and type in "conformism." It's a word. Trust me.
2002-04-09 07:38:20 PM  
*obligatory intern followup to FrankGarza's joke*
2002-04-09 07:38:39 PM  
Heheheheee... reminds me of that MAD TV "Scared Straight For Wiggers" skit.
2002-04-09 07:38:58 PM  
Not to defend either:
1) Goths,
2) Federal Spending,
3) Missouri, or
4) Mizzourah,


The grand total of 20M$ that they found adds up to about 20 cents per household. Or, put another way, about half of what I usually find in the washing machine each week.

Thank you for keeping all of this in perspective.
2002-04-09 07:40:35 PM  
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Goth is dead.
2002-04-09 07:41:48 PM  
And to think that all this time, I've been mocking white suburbanite losers who think they're proving something by wearing black clothing and makeup, and I've been doing it for free.

No need to thank me, people. I do it for the kittens.
2002-04-09 07:42:04 PM  

20.1 Billion. Move your decimal pls.
2002-04-09 07:42:18 PM  
I hope when they say "war on goth culture", they actually mean killing those sorry little freaks.

If they think life is so much misery, why don't they kill themselves? It would make a lot of people happy and end their "torment that is life."
2002-04-09 07:44:31 PM  
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"I don't know why people don't take us seriously. Come on guys, let's go haunt the Au Bon Pain."
2002-04-09 07:44:40 PM  
Yeah, cuz Goths are so frightening with their big doughy-asses and MAKE-UP! How can you be scared of a guy that looks like a mime on heroin? What did they spend the money on? Tanning beds and cold cream?
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