Ed Driscoll

This Not An April Fool's Joke

Or at least I don’t think it is, given Muggeridge’s Law and everything, and the fact that Time did a similar story almost concurrently: “Anti-Emo Riots Break Out Across Mexico.”

I bet this news makes Emo Girl even extra super sad. But then, what doesn’t?

More seriously, there’s an interesting Death of the Grown-Ups slant on this story: compare how soberly Time magazine covers a story like this with how its fellow newsweekly kept a safe healthy distance when reporting on another youth phenomenon over 40 years ago. That’s something I touched upon regarding their coverage of another faddish story, here.