• @[email protected]
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    1826 months ago

    Maybe he’s right.

    Billie Joe has been married to the same woman for more than 30 years. That’s a lot more family value than the MAGA idol ever managed in any of his several marriages.

    Green Day also didn’t encourage people to attack the Capitol, unlike the “patriot” MAGA idiots.

    It’s a low bar, but Green Day is a lot more respectful and respectable, even by their own definitions.

    • @RizzRustbolt
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      436 months ago

      Billie Joe Armstrong: Strong advocate for monogamy and heterosexual marriage.

      Taylor Swift: Serial dater. Pegs exclusively.

      • @bmsok
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        276 months ago

        Also Billie Joe: Openly bisexual since 1995. Love the one you’re with. That’s literally the only thing that matters.

        • @Drivebyhaiku
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          Unless in a polycule… In that case I think it’s something like “do your best to make sure everyone is doing okay, feeling loved and supported and frequent check ins for consent are done.”

          It’s too socially complicated for me but if you can make it work then what turns your crank ain’t none my bizznizz…

          • @Buddahriffic
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            186 months ago

            Or, more succinctly, love the ones you’re with.

      • @Noodle07
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        46 months ago

        Me no understand peg?

        • @argarath
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          76 months ago

          I’m a visual learner BTW

          • @Noodle07
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            16 months ago

            But what’s the link with Taylor swift?

    • @[email protected]
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      106 months ago

      I would be curious to see if people from the “counterculture” tend to have longer relationships/be more faithful than traditionalists… I know my ex colleague who spent February 2022 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa must have cheated on his wife with dozens of women…

    • @uis
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      That’s a lot more family value than the MAGA idol ever managed in any of his several marriages.

      Is MAGA US version of United Russia? And MAGA idol US version of Putin?

  • @[email protected]
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    1426 months ago

    In this thread: People who are incapable of understanding the most transparently obvious satire ever written.

    • @[email protected]
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      376 months ago

      People have said so much insane shit over the years that it is genuinely becoming harder and harder to tell what is being said sarcastically and what is not

        • @Wogi
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          176 months ago

          I mean I’ve heard more idiotic shit said sincerely.

            • @Wogi
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              46 months ago

              You fools! You’re raging WITH the machine! THAT’S the machine!!

        • @[email protected]
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          56 months ago

          I have met people who do believe everything the meme said unironically, though. They’re rank authoritarians.

          • @[email protected]
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            36 months ago

            Yeah I guess that’s fair, there are a lot of those types in the world in recent years…

        • @[email protected]
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          16 months ago

          Also, posted in a meme community. So, like…doubly obvious to anyone who spent literally more than a second thinking about what they were reading.

      • @[email protected]
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        This is a laundry list of things that are just very obviously the opposite of punk, though. It’s like if you asked someone to define “anti-punk,” they’d rattle of something very similar to this. It’s also in “Microblog Memes,” a meme community. The things posted here are jokes, and as such its nature as a joke is reinforced by the context in which the text is presented. This is Media Literacy 101, stuff.

      • kamen
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        If someone in full seriousness says something like in the screenshot, it unintentionally becomes satirical.

    • nifty
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      I mean it’s a dead giveaway at the first bullet, but I totally get the knee jerk reaction because there were people who said Green day had “lost their way”.

      That said, always thought Green Day was everything wrong with punk because of how pop they were when they first started. To me they’re still pretty pop. They’re like the hot topic of punk.

      • @rwhitisissle
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        Green Day is “mainstream punk.” Which is as damning a description of a punk band as you can probably get without calling them cryptofascist.

        • nifty
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          They’re pop rock, basically.

        • @lunarul
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          Huh, I always thought they were alt rock.

      • @grepe
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        Also the unconditional support for military (especially veterans) is a cultural point that many otherwise OK people have big trouble with…

    • @[email protected]
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      406 months ago

      I follow them on Mastodon. They’re my favorite source of the lowest quality facts on the internet, behind fox news.

    • @nandeEbisu
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      196 months ago

      No, they’re quite serious about providing statements of dubious factuality.

    • @[email protected]
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      176 months ago

      Brother, if you gotta ask that question you might want to take a good hard look at your own social media literacy. This is one of the most obvious pieces of satire I’ve ever seen. It has all the subtlety of a kick in the balls.

    • @Buddahriffic
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      Who would say they want to uphold the patriarchy? That part would be covered by the “traditional family values” if they really supported the idea and they’d deny that there is a patriarchy (but only if asked about it, they wouldn’t bring it up unless it was a troll, and in that case I don’t think they’d start with a real complaint).

      • @[email protected]
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        66 months ago

        Who would say they want to uphold the patriarchy?

        I wish I could be that naive. Come visit red city USA, some people say the most interesting things. And when you meet women who expect it… yeah. It is a thing.

        • @Buddahriffic
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          Though in that case, wouldn’t it be a troll? Like I assume that those who do talk about it in a positive way are doing it specifically to piss off feminists. Or women who want to “virtue signal” to men.

          It just seems like such a weird way to approach that in a positive sense.

  • @Sorgan71
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    I think the people here who cant see this is satire are aliens from another planet

    • @AnalogyAddict
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      Hey, some aliens from other planets can see this is satire… so I’ve heard.

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    He had me in the first half. I’m not gonna lie.

  • Flying Squid
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    Reminds me of Tom Morello’s response to Paul Ryan claiming his favorite band was RATM.

    I wonder what Ryan’s favorite Rage song is? Is it the one where we condemn the genocide of Native Americans? The one lambasting American imperialism? Our cover of “Fuck the Police”? Or is it the one where we call on the people to seize the means of production? So many excellent choices to jam out to at Young Republican meetings!

    https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/tom-morello-paul-ryan-is-the-embodiment-of-the-machine-our-music-rages-against-246033/

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    Don’t wanna be an American Idiot

    Don’t want a woman on my news media

    And can you hear the sound of hysteria

    The libtards mind fuck America

    Welcome to a new kind of tension

    All across the alienation

    Where it’s man and woman married okay

    In television Dreams of tomorrow

    The F16 flyovers were meant to follow

    The American Anthem

    DUNUNUNUN DUNNUNNUNUN

  • @sploosh
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    All true but Green Day hasn’t been punk since just before Dookie. If you want to hear Billy Joe Armstrong in a punk band check out Pinhead Gunpowder.

    • @Daft_ish
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      Being punk seems like such a high and a low bar all at the same time.

      • nifty
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        I think anyone who considers it a low bar at all thinks punk is about teen angst or some such.

        • @Daft_ish
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          No, it’s not that it’s about angst. More that any one can be punk in any walk of life.

  • ProxyZeus
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    Its funny, reading this post outloud to a friend and his reaction was “if Green Day doesn’t support Trump’s campaign then I don’t anymore.” He was serious too. Sometimes the dumbest things can change someones mind.

    • @Daft_ish
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      Yeah but like he could have guessed. Like I can guess right now that if I go turn on the sink and touch the water it will make my hand wet. Like I don’t know for certain but I am pretty God damn sure.

      • ProxyZeus
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        As shown above he isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed and because he doesn’t follow politics at all it’s all word of mouth to him. His actual views aren’t inline with Trump’s

  • @Rolando
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    Sure, everybody knows that.

    Punk is a religious cult
    Punk ain't thinking for yourself
    You ain't hardcore if you spike your hair!
    Let a jock still live inside you head!
    
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    Boycotting punk? Now THAT’S punk!

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    Green day is still considered punk? Or is that part of the joke? (Serious question)

    • Flying Squid
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      I mean… what is punk really? It seems pretty undefined.

      • citrusface
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        Nah it’s pretty well defined - no, greenday is no longer straight up punk. Pop punk rock would probably fit them better now.

        • @maryjayjay
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          I’m game. I’m 57 years old and I’ve been listening to music since before the sex pistols. Let’s hear the definition of Punk.

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            Raw. Anti-establishment. Rebel. But also punk doesn’t give a fuck how I define it and punk would say fuck you for asking. But it would also share a half smoked cigarette and ask to crash on your couch.

            You’re right punk can’t be defined - all I can say is that Greenday isn’t anymore. Or maybe I’m a sellout.

            • @[email protected]
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              Sounds legit to me in my 50s now. I would add probably not having a large music label backing you and not giving a fsck about that either.