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Capital Emo(scow)

For the third straight year, Moscow has laid claim to the crown of most expensive city. The Russian capital was followed by money-draining mainstays Tokyo and London, and New York came in 22nd. It just shores up the argument that Russia doesn't want your poor, tired, or huddled masses yearning to breathe..




For the third straight year, Moscow has laid claim to the crown of most expensive city. The Russian capital was followed by money-draining mainstays Tokyo and London, and New York came in 22nd. It just shores up the argument that Russia doesn't want your poor, tired, or huddled masses yearning to breathe free.

In fact, the folks at the Kremlin are a bit worried about emo kids in the Motherland. The sensitive, nonplussed teens have been equated with skinheads, criminals, and adherents to a negative-nancy ideology. During last month's hearing on the ambiguously-titled "Government Strategy In the Sphere of Spiritual and Ethical Education," social conservatives screamed for Soviet-style regulation of the genre's websites and the emo/goth uniform (black, tight, and torn clothing with asymmetric bangs) in schools and government buildings.

Apparently a little emo about his country's future, adviser Alexander Grishunin explained, "the point of the bill is so that by 2020, Moscow will have someone to rule its government." We suppose that the emo kids will now have a real reason to feel persecuted.






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