Smells Like Teen Spirit Sitcom and the Five Worst Moments in Punk Rock Poserdom
|Kurt Cobain: Spinning in his fucking grave.|
Crossfade disagrees. We firmly believe that, despite decades of embarrassment and confusion, only now is punk rock truly reaching peak appropriation within popular culture.
Case in point: CBS has announced a new sitcom named after grunge icons Nirvana's era-defining single, "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
The plot description features titillating hash-taggables such as, "multi-billion dollar Internet company" and "1990s indie-rock parents." Can you think of anything that better embodies the notion of le poseur?
We're afraid to say we can. Just check out our five worst moments in punk rock poserdom.
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5. Hot Topic Founded in 1988 by Posers
Let's get things a'goin' with every poser's one-stop shoppe for heavy-handed accessories. Nothing says, "You're just jealous because the voices don't speak to you," like a shirt that says, "You're just jealous because the voices don't speak to you."
4. Posers Rip Off Kurt Cobain and Flipper
You could probably solve the global energy crisis if you figured out how to convert the centripetal force of Kurt Cobain's perpetually rolling-in-its-grave corpse into renewable, gluten-free energy. We wonder if Forever 21 even realized there was a band called "Flipper" and that Kurt's homemade tee wasn't just expressing an appreciation for the famous bottlenose dolphin.