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(New Musical Express)   Swedish man gets disability benefits for his addiction to heavy metal music. Well duh, the best bands come from Sweden   ( nme.com) divider line
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2012-12-22 11:08:47 AM  
Jethro Tull is a dangerous drug.
 
2012-12-22 11:10:02 AM  
Where were these  three psychologists from 1990-2003? I would have qualified and really could've used the extra money.
 
2012-12-22 11:14:12 AM  
As soon as "addiction to Rush" is diagnosed, most of Fark will move to Sweden.
 
2012-12-22 11:14:52 AM  
I normally call BS on BS like this.... But this guy is my new hero.
 
2012-12-22 11:15:38 AM  
Subby, as a huge fan of Norwegian Black Metal myself, I will disagree with you about where the best bands come from in an overly polite manner before kicking you in the cobblers and burning down the nearest church.
 
2012-12-22 11:16:19 AM  
"I signed a form saying: 'Roger feels compelled to show his heavy metal style. This puts him in a difficult situation on the labor market. Therefore he needs extra financial help'. So now I can turn up at a job interview dressed in my normal clothes and just hand the interviewers this piece of paper," Tullgren said.

Because a note saying you're addicted to metal is totally better than just showing up to a job interview in jeans and a leather jacket.
 
2012-12-22 11:20:50 AM  
This diagnosis is dildos.
 
2012-12-22 11:21:25 AM  
Incorrect, Iron Maiden are English.
 
2012-12-22 11:23:20 AM  
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BORK!
 
2012-12-22 11:25:39 AM  
42 and he can still hear?
not much of an addition.....
 
2012-12-22 11:26:19 AM  
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Approves.
/Loved KD & MF
 
2012-12-22 11:26:28 AM  

Sticky Hands: 42 and he can still hear?
not much of an addition.....


addiction.

see? metal took my hearing and my spelling.

check please.
 
2012-12-22 11:28:35 AM  

GoodyearPimp: This diagnosis is dildos.


I haven't seen that show in a while now. I've been too busy. I'll have to catch up. I really love the episode where Toki loses it because he always gets all the "kids stuff" and goes all black metal, even on his own teddy bear. Made me laugh. My sis didn't get  it. She listens to Billy Joel and things like that, so of course she wouldn't get it.
 
2012-12-22 11:29:20 AM  
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2012-12-22 11:30:31 AM  
I had an usher at a St. Louis Blues game tell me that I looked like a Scandinavian death-metal guitarist. Not only was that a departure from the usual comparison (the Geico caveman), it was the most flattering description I've ever received.
 
2012-12-22 11:34:38 AM  
You're all wrong. Obviously best metal comes from Finland. Nightwish, Lordi, Apocalyptica, Stratovarius...
 
2012-12-22 11:35:55 AM  

Arn_Dee: Incorrect, Iron Maiden are English.


We're speaking here of metal, not stadium rock.
 
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2012-12-22 11:36:20 AM  
The addiction to heavy metal is a terminal one. Which is blacker than the blackest black.
 
2012-12-22 11:39:36 AM  
I'll have to disagree with this sentiment that Sweden produces the best metal in Scandinavia...

/Norway too
 
2012-12-22 11:47:06 AM  

Mister Peejay: Arn_Dee: Incorrect, Iron Maiden are English.

We're speaking here of metal, not stadium rock.


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2012-12-22 11:47:31 AM  

Mister Peejay: Arn_Dee: Incorrect, Iron Maiden are English.

We're speaking here of metal, not stadium rock.


Oooooooh. That's like a 9 out of 10. You should be glad the internet is not a PHYSICALLY interactive medium. ;)
 
2012-12-22 11:52:52 AM  

Thraeryn: Mister Peejay: Arn_Dee: Incorrect, Iron Maiden are English.

We're speaking here of metal, not stadium rock.

Oooooooh. That's like a 9 out of 10. You should be glad the internet is not a PHYSICALLY interactive medium. ;)


Then we'd have to start a mosh pit. I'm getting too old for that  crap.

/I'll be in the back, at the bar, thinking of trying  to pick up on some big scary looking dude
//liquid courage! RAWR!!
 
2012-12-22 11:53:17 AM  
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2012-12-22 11:54:00 AM  

Glitchwerks: As soon as "addiction to Rush" is diagnosed, most of Fark will move to Sweden.


I just couldn't seem to stop myself. It was the very first thing that popped into my head. And now it's going to be stuck there all damnedable day long. Thanks?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck3MuHqYRLM

/not metal
//not even close to it
 
2012-12-22 12:04:49 PM  

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I think most of us have known for years now that the Scandinavian peninsula is a metal mecca. It's why I didn't mind going there for summer vacation (Mom is Norwegian) as a teen, even though I fought it as a smaller child. "But I'm from California" *sniffle, cries* Then the attitude changed. *turns into teen* "I'm going to Norway for summer vacation! AWESOME, DUDES!"

They really don't have too much to be upset about over there, so I think a lot of the extreme music is just one way of taking out normal aggression. Starts out when you're a teen and then you're trapped in metal - forever!

/love the map, btw
//now has evidence to back up her claims of Scandinavian superiority in metal
 
2012-12-22 12:25:05 PM  

Glitchwerks: As soon as "addiction to Rush" is diagnosed, most of Fark will move to Sweden.


Great. I got a van they can use.

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2012-12-22 12:27:21 PM  
i am happy for him
 
2012-12-22 12:50:37 PM  
My first thought was Abba.
// got nothin'
 
2012-12-22 12:52:04 PM  
Begins making plans to move to Sweden in 3-2-1

/short trip to Poland
//All Hail Behemoth!
 
2012-12-22 01:27:23 PM  
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2012-12-22 01:28:32 PM  

Mister Peejay: Arn_Dee: Incorrect, Iron Maiden are English.

We're speaking here of metal, not stadium rock.


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2012-12-22 01:45:30 PM  
Some of you have really sh*tty taste in metal.

Also this ruling is stupid... or "dildos" if you will.
 
2012-12-22 01:46:52 PM  

Glitchwerks: As soon as "addiction to Rush" is diagnosed, most of Fark will move to Sweden.


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