July 17, 2015

Don't knock the "geeks": Enthusiastic, creative, thoughtful pop culture fans make the world a better place

Gavin McInnesArchive

A new study that claims fans of 1980s heavy metal music are happier than everyone else.


This study is dubious for a few reasons, but having said that, I believe that fans of anything, in general, are happier than average.

They're enthusiastic and creative. If they in turn become successful, they tend to treat their own fans with respect.

Pop culture gets a bad rap from conservatives, but Andrew Breitbart reminded us that "politics is downstream from the culture." The music and movies we make matter, and they're made by fans.

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commented 2015-07-23 03:54:35 -0400
I love that they chose that part of the video as the thumbnail lol. I wonder who decided on that one?
commented 2015-07-20 02:29:36 -0400
For Punk, You have to acknowledge the Stooges, yes, and Dead Kennedys and The Sex Pistols.
commented 2015-07-17 21:35:18 -0400
To be fair, not all metalheads are “happy”, but just content with the way their lives are going. I’m in a small metal band myself, and I can tell you that our fans are happy because they choose to be with their lives. Us musicians just give them another facet of entertainment. As long as you can find happiness in something, you’re on the right track. After all, happiness is only a state of mind.

Now Vlad, I’ve played the same stage as Dayglo Abortions, and they’re a bunch of alright guys. I’ve chilled with them after the show, and they’re pretty down to earth. Blind Mark is hilarious once he gets to know you.
commented 2015-07-17 19:04:19 -0400
Because of this – (MATURE LANGUAGE WARNING:) – which I seriously appreciate, I won’t be watching your video. Thank you for playing fair. However, MATURE? mmNo. IMMATURE? Yes. Or, “BASE” even. But, not “MATURE”. (See my comments from Gavin’s last article.) Keep up the good work, Gavin. We’re making progress.
commented 2015-07-17 13:16:12 -0400
So if I was a fan of the Dayglo Abortions, I would be happier? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayglo_Abortions

FK YA!!! That’s awesome. Where’s Scotty? Beam me up and get me the fk out of here!!!