IS IT PUNK OR METAL?|
Most people don't know what they want in life are the same who tend to see things in shades of gray. It's sort of sad an nieve but reality none-the-less. The rest know that it's all about extreme contrasts. The most important contrast being not about whether something is black or white, right or wrong. It's whether it's punk or metal. Punk or metal. Everything in life can be broken down into those two specific categories, the categories that really matter. The following is a break down of what certain items or actions, long without categorization, but now with a home so you may know where you stand on the subjects. Listed for your convenience:
- New York - The birthplace of Punk and the sheer fact that one has a difficult time owning a car unless well endowed with money says it all. The tight spaces of the subway symbolize the cramped interior of CBGB's and the tall buildings give Punks a goal to tear down. Very Punk.
- Beer in a Bottle - A bottle can easily be used, broken over a bar, as a weapon against someone in your way. This use leans very heavily to the Punk side of the spectrum.
- Beer in a Can - This item is easily smashed against your forehead and stores very well in the back of a Trans Am or Cammaro. Very Metal. Cans are also something of a frat boy affectation and we all know that frat boys tend to be very very Metal.
- Zippos - The standard windproof lighter which Steve McQueen bet his finger on is a tough one. The fact that it's made out of metal would make those who don't look at the complete dichotomy lean towards the mullet faction. Both Punks and Metalheads have been known to own them, but it is the sheer fact that it is an open flame contained, symbolizing bottled chaos, that pushes it truly to Metal.
- A Haircut Given Via Zippo - People fond of their history will know that the aforementioned practice of trimming ones locks with a Zippo is a Punk tendency. Metalheads also have a concern for their hair, even in the condition that it's in, and have been known to keep it combed and relatively clean. Diehard Punks wake up, see their hair standing off to the side from a weeks worth of dirt, smoke, and spilt beer, and have been known to say, "Cool." That sort of nails it.
- Los Angeles - With the long glistening white concrete highways and miles of roads, LA asks to be cruised in your GTO. There's no fighting it. Among the last places on Earth to be hit by the Grunge movement in the early 90's and the home of Guns & Roses, LA is proud of its metal heritage.
- Alarm Clocks - Only the Metalhead who needs to get up and go to work in order to keep gas in his tank would bother with an alarm clock. While both Punks and Metalheads concern themselves with forms of destruction, Punks want to destroy the system probably beginning with its concern with punctuality. On the other hand, Metal fans tend to distract themselves with the greater theories of chaos and the afterlife. They still have to get to work.
- This List - This is a tough one. Metalheads are about chaos but tend to break their own music up in very distinct categories. Is it Back? Is it Hardcore? Punk is usually Punk. If it's not, then it's not. This list both breaks things down into categories but it's two categories. It's black and white. The seemingly random list of items discussed is almost chaos in practice and that's what makes this Metal.
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