03/09/2006:"Hi, My Name's Emo Cutter"
I encouraged a recent client of mine (Orbit, a hair salon in Ann Arbor, MI) to utilize MySpace as a social marketing tool. As I researched sites like MySpace and Xanga, one thing really struck me. As an original American punk/nihilist, I've always laughed at how the last 20 years' youth had fashionably co-opted rebellion as active mainstream consumers. I didn't know though, that whereas we used to cut ourselves and die without an audience, these little squirts have social networks based on it...meet "Cutters Anonymous" (well, not so anonymous, I guess), "(Cutters Anonymous)" (note the parentheses - not only not anonymous, but not original, either) and Christian Cutters (What? I cut myself for Jesus?)
"i love emo guys, im a cutter, im bulimarexic, i have been hospitalized, i hate my life pretty much"
But it sure is nice having a computer and broadband, isn't it?