How to Look like a Punk (link to a hilarious PDF)

and well discussed on MetaFilter in April, 2010

 

I do not have words to explain the influence that mainstream-media-filtered punk had on my rural South Dakota upbringing. It filtered in, with the knowledge that essential elements had been filtered out. Much the same way I became aware of “performance art.”

 

My own implementation of punk was probably more akin to a Cargo Cult practice, than anything “authentic.”

 

Then again, compared to Hot Topic isn’t a home-grown Cargo Cult Punk purely authentic?

 

 

“Authenticity? What is that?” --Pontius Pilate (deliberately misquoted)

 

 

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