June 6, 2006

National Emo Kid Beatdown Day

Someone with too much time on their hands has designated today (06/06/06) as the official National Emo Kid Beatdown Day, according to various sketchy MySpace pages. Here is a handy guide. Please note that the author of this site does not condone any actual emo violence. As Dashboard Confessional reminds us, “I can bend and not break. Or I can break and take it with a smile. I am so resilient. I recover quickly. I’ll convince you soon that i am fine . . . So won’t you hold me now? Won’t you hold me now?”

That picture would have ground my gears when I was in high school. You know, that angsty time period when you are trying to figure out who you are – and you have this enormous chip on your shoulder like “No one can quantify me. Popular media cannot LABEL me!”

Also, if I currently have the same Docs as the girl in the picture, does that mean *I* am emo? I never even knew.

That reminds me of a hilarious freshman-year note that my friend Shannon made for me while “bored in SSR” (Silent Sustained Reading period every day after 3rd period). I came across it recently in a box of stuff (I don’t throw anything away), and it nicely encapsulates both the fashion trends circa 1993, as well as the apparent horrors of conformity & groupie-ism to a 14-year old.

Thanks to the Ledbelly blog for the heads up on such an important national holiday.


  • Beat on the brat with a baseball bat, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh oh oh, oh

    Anonymous — June 6, 2006 @ 9:18 am

  • too funny that you still have that

    Lolabola — June 6, 2006 @ 9:38 am

  • a more recent emo identifier:


    Anonymous — June 6, 2006 @ 9:48 am

  • I’m definately a flippin’ emo :(

    Tim Young — June 6, 2006 @ 10:02 am

  • now for something really sweet…
    Live Radiohead ala Bradleys Almanac:

    Wisconsin — June 6, 2006 @ 11:19 am

  • i have those docs, too!

    c — June 6, 2006 @ 1:44 pm

  • As a former emo-kid (sorta) and current emo-adult (minus everything trendy) I take only a little offense to this post. Mostly it makes me laugh.

    Eric — June 6, 2006 @ 4:28 pm

  • wow, thanks for the plug. i was wondering why my hits went up so high. thanks heather! but who cares. i have the ‘emo’ glasses, not my fault i cant see. i had them way back in the day anyways.

    Ledbelly — June 6, 2006 @ 5:50 pm

  • All I have to say:

    Mary Janes = hawt

    Rich — June 6, 2006 @ 6:55 pm

  • basturd im a emo mwhahahahahahahahahahaha
    and im a happy person

    Anonymous — November 14, 2007 @ 2:54 pm

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