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I Guess I'm Straight Edge? | NOISEY →

This Dan Ozzi article on Straight Edge is pretty perfect and a lot of how I feel about my semi-SXE lifestyle. 

When my friends started drinking at 12 I didn’t cause alcoholism runs in my family and my dad had some problems and my parents always stressed not drinking. It’s sort of weird thinking about it now but it seemed like a really long time from 12-14 when I would get made fun of for not drinking like my cooler tween friends. But when I was 14 I found out about Straight Edge. 

Minor Threat wrote songs about not drinking and doing drugs and having causal sex because you are fucking up your life and not getting interesting shit done. Finally I had a good reason that I didn’t drink. I found a way to be “cool” and not drink warm Budweiser that my friends had stolen from their parents. I was Straight Edge.

I was a punk kid and hated most hardcore so I mostly just hung out with punk kids that drank and did drugs and all that shit. It was a personal choice for me and most of my friends excepted it. It wasn’t until I was 18 and 19 and started listening to a lot more hardcore straight edge stuff and I started hanging out with more straight edge kids.

Turns out straight edge kids are fucking assholes. These guys almost all jocks that somehow made a wrong turn somewhere. Just total bros who just wanted to get into my face because I ate meat or hung out with kids who got fucked up all the time. I have no fucking clue what eating meat has to do with straight edge and I don’t know why the hell you need to tell other people to live their life. That shit was bullshit.

When I was 19 when I dropped the label straight edge because I didn’t want to be associated with those assholes. 

Somewhere along the line I got addicted to women and it certainly became a crutch in my life. I think that it’s honestly a real problem for me and I understand why casual sex was one of the original tenements of straight edge. For some reason no straight edge kids pay attention to that one… they replaced it with meat and Advil or some bullshit. 

Anyway, this is rambling and unorganized but I still have those same straight edge values that I had at 14 (except for the women thing, god dammit). I drink on rare occasions and I have tried a few drugs in my life and under the right situation I might do some more, but these things don’t control my life. They don’t fuck up my life.

To me straight edge should be about personal choice and it should be about moderation. And these bros that want to start a fight about it or bomb a McDonalds can go fuck themselves.

xIgorx 

Make sure you check out the photos of chef Eddie Huang I posted last night.
Snoop Lion.

Snoop Lion.

Here is Nick Gazin with a vagina on his shirt.

Here is Nick Gazin with a vagina on his shirt.

(Source: drivenbyboredom.com)

Kimberly Kane x Slutever

Kimberly Kane x Slutever

This is a video of the Insane Clown Posse hanging out with Danny Brown. Perfect.

Lesley is good peoples and Girls premieres tonight. See that shit motherfuckers. It’s well good. 
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Kate Carraway Interviews Lesley Arfin About Girls
You will already know Lesley Arfin from an earlier era of VICE and probably from her book, Dear Diary, which rules. Now she is a staff writer for HBO’s objectively near-perfect show Girls (see “Girl News: Girls and Girls” here), which will debut Sunday night, several months after the collective consciousness decided that Girls was all we would talk about and everything we would like this year. VICE talked to her about all of that stuff.
So, how did you get hired for the show? Actually, could you catch us up on what you’ve been doing work-wise since VICE?Well, I really stopped working with VICE in 2007, when Dear Diary was published. After that I worked retail, went to India, became the editor at Missbehave magazine, and was on unemployment for a while. I got hired for the show when my writer friend, Nichole Beattie (she writes for The Walking Dead) told me about it. I had written a pilot and submitted it to be considered for the job. Lena Dunham, the show’s creator, was also familiar with Dear Diary so I was lucky in that respect (lucky that she liked the book!).
What do you do for the show, writing-wise? Do you focus on a particular character/kind of storyline/dialogue?I’m a writer among writers. First season I was a staff writer, now we’re in the second season and I’m what is called a story editor. For every season in TV writing (usually) you go up a title, but I’m still pretty low-level so my responsibilities aren’t that concentrated. 
So, what kind of conversations do the writers have about what to include and what not to? Obviously Lena’s focus is on her character’s body and the kind of hideous side of having sex with boys is really present. How do you prioritize which elements of the girl experience have to go in?I don’t know. I actually disagree with the focus on Lena’s character being her body. I see Hannah as being more concerned with being treated well and fair and being heard. She wants badly to be heard—she’s just not sure what she wants to say. We don’t prioritize elements like, “Oh, we should talk about periods!” No. The show is not manipulative. Really, what we try to focus on is good storytelling… and funny stuff!
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Lesley is good peoples and Girls premieres tonight. See that shit motherfuckers. It’s well good.

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Kate Carraway Interviews Lesley Arfin About Girls

You will already know Lesley Arfin from an earlier era of VICE and probably from her book, Dear Diary, which rules. Now she is a staff writer for HBO’s objectively near-perfect show Girls (see “Girl News: Girls and Girls” here), which will debut Sunday night, several months after the collective consciousness decided that Girls was all we would talk about and everything we would like this year. VICE talked to her about all of that stuff.

So, how did you get hired for the show? Actually, could you catch us up on what you’ve been doing work-wise since VICE?
Well, I really stopped working with VICE in 2007, when Dear Diary was published. After that I worked retail, went to India, became the editor at Missbehave magazine, and was on unemployment for a while. I got hired for the show when my writer friend, Nichole Beattie (she writes for The Walking Dead) told me about it. I had written a pilot and submitted it to be considered for the job. Lena Dunham, the show’s creator, was also familiar with Dear Diary so I was lucky in that respect (lucky that she liked the book!).

What do you do for the show, writing-wise? Do you focus on a particular character/kind of storyline/dialogue?
I’m a writer among writers. First season I was a staff writer, now we’re in the second season and I’m what is called a story editor. For every season in TV writing (usually) you go up a title, but I’m still pretty low-level so my responsibilities aren’t that concentrated. 

So, what kind of conversations do the writers have about what to include and what not to? Obviously Lena’s focus is on her character’s body and the kind of hideous side of having sex with boys is really present. How do you prioritize which elements of the girl experience have to go in?
I don’t know. I actually disagree with the focus on Lena’s character being her body. I see Hannah as being more concerned with being treated well and fair and being heard. She wants badly to be heard—she’s just not sure what she wants to say. We don’t prioritize elements like, “Oh, we should talk about periods!” No. The show is not manipulative. Really, what we try to focus on is good storytelling… and funny stuff!

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Richard Kern shot the new video for OFF!’s “Wiped Out.” It’s rad, obviously.

OFF! is pretty much my favorite new band.

(Source: youtu.be)

Blake Anderson is bored at the Vice party at SXSW.

Blake Anderson is bored at the Vice party at SXSW.

I think Vice is publishing a bunch of my photos of porn stars eating today. Here is one that didn’t make the cut starring my porn star crush Kimberly Kane.

I think Vice is publishing a bunch of my photos of porn stars eating today. Here is one that didn’t make the cut starring my porn star crush Kimberly Kane.

A$AP Rocky after Mess With Texas and before he fucked shit up at the Vice SXSW party.

A$AP Rocky after Mess With Texas and before he fucked shit up at the Vice SXSW party.