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#2
it's a decent philosophy if you wanna subscribe to it. but like most philosophies, there are people who take it too far and just annoy the fuck out of everyone.
#3
I think this goes in hardcore, man.

I would never be straight-edge. I respect people who are, but it's not for me. It also annoys me when little kids claim to be straight-edge when really, they're just not breaking the law. There are also the douvhebags that take it too far, as Mack said.

I also don't understand the association with hardcore punk. I mean, I know about the song by whoever that started it, but I don't understand why it ties in with the music.
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#4
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I think this goes in hardcore, man.

I would never be straight-edge. I respect people who are, but it's not for me. It also annoys me when little kids claim to be straight-edge when really, they're just not breaking the law. There are also the douvhebags that take it too far, as Mack said.

I also don't understand the association with hardcore punk. I mean, I know about the song by whoever that started it, but I don't understand why it ties in with the music.

Read the article I posted (wikipedia) if that doesn't help, well I dunno then :s
#5
Did you really think you had to link to Wikipedia? Like we don't know what it is?
#6
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Did you really think you had to link to Wikipedia? Like we don't know what it is?


I also don't understand the association with hardcore punk. I mean, I know about the song by whoever that started it, but I don't understand why it ties in with the music.

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#7
straight edge hardcore is really big around here....its stupid...alright sure you dont want to smoke or drink good for you but when you go around getting in fights with people cause they have a beer in their hands...wtf man
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#8
Okay kids, lets explain the concept:

The song "Straight Edge" by Minor Threat, a hardcore punk band from the 80's, when hardcore was good, started it all. It caught on because other people also liked the idea, and hardcore punk was an easy way of spreading the message around. Minor Threat were simply advocates of not drinking or using drugs, not advocates of slapping beers out of peoples hands at shows. Straight Edge is suposed to be about yourself and your choices, not obnoxiously or violently forcing your opinions and choices onto others, which is unfortunately what people do nowadays, and never what Ian MacKaye intended. Its okay to advertise your straight edge-ness through shirts, X's on the back of your hands, or whatever (personally I don't), or through your music (which I do), but not to be an ass about it. Most of my friends are also straight edge, but I also hang out with people who aren't, and I don't try to convert them.
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#9
Nope. Ian Mackaye was a junkie.
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#10
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Nope. Ian Mackaye was a junkie.


This. Everyone knows that's his heroin needle on the Minor Threat cover.


I don't smoke or drink. I'm not straight-edge though. I think that's pretty lame.
#11
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Nope. Ian Mackaye was a junkie.


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I don't smoke or drink. I'm not straight-edge though. I think that's pretty lame.

#14
Im straight edge, but also a p***y and in highschool. But yeah Im all for it, not that Im gonna criticize kids whoa are okay with doing drugs and stuff, but its definatly not a bad thing to get kids away from often dangerous forms of recreation.
#15
I always say Im not straight edge Just a christian
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#16
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^Christians can't f*ck or do drugs?

well we can, Its just if you are going to go off what the bible says and be a "good christian" you don't
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#17
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well we can, Its just if you are going to go off what the bible says and be a "good christian" you don't



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#18
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Im gonna go ahead and and be religious debate police. None of that!
#20
The most alcoholic beverages I have consumed in a night was four ciders at a casino outside of Syracuse.

I had them over the course of many hours. I also had one while reading in bed. It was great.

I'm a sober person. There are some good beers out there though. So I've found moderation is a better policy than zealotry.

If I'm ever in a pub or something I'll be suppin' something fancy. And sometimes I'll take one from my dad's stash while watching TV (if he's got good stuff.)

But other than that
#22
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I think most people here know that I don't have the straight edge.


with you its a very blurry incoherent edge
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#23
Quote by RockThe40oz
I think most people here know that I don't have the straight edge.


man, the only straight edge a guy like me needs is a rolling surface.
#26
Straight edge kids piss me off unless they actually have a reason like knowing people who's lives were ruined by drugs, belief that it is a pointless distraction (lots of straight edge kids seem to claim this but rarely believe it), or live in an area where drug use is common, not because you want to look special for not doing drugs.
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#27
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Straight edge kids piss me off unless they actually have a reason like knowing people who's lives were ruined by drugs, belief that it is a pointless distraction (lots of straight edge kids seem to claim this but rarely believe it), or live in an area where drug use is common, not because you want to look special for not doing drugs.


or maybe some people don't like drugs.

edit: I mean... straight edge kids are often idiots, but I don't think it's necessarily because they want to look "special."

...and there is good enough reason to not do drugs without living in a bad area of town.
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#28
Straight Edge is dumb.

There, I said what everyone here was either already thinking or should think.
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#29
If you feel the need to join an exclusive group based solely on the fact that you abstain from drug use, you should probably reevaluate your life.

I mean, if you don't do drugs, that's cool.
But if the most important thing you can say about yourself is that you don't do drugs, you must be a terribly uninteresting person.
#30
What I seriosuly question is: Why give such an extremely normal thing a name?
I mean I don´t give a name to the "movement" of people going to toilet and not pooing outside in the streets.

Or should we do that?
The straight T´s: Do you prefer toilets to do number two? Do you clean your ass afterwards? Then you are a straight T! So paint Ts on your buttocks and go out and cut off the willies of people who piss outside.
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#31
Quote by Winman9999
well we can, Its just if you are going to go off what the bible says and be a "good christian" you don't


where the **** does it say you can't do heroin or **** without a condom in the bible?

NO WHERE!


I didn't drink for a long time (until I was 18) and I still don't smoke, I didn't drink because I didn't like the way all the people at my high school handled drinking, it was a big ass jock competition. It took a few years of hanging out with punks to realize there's other ways to view it.
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#33
People used to think I was straight edge (maybe they still do?). It was entirely annoying. Even when I was younger and had never touched alcohol or had sex (still don't smoke or partake in drugzzz) I was seriously annoyed with being called that. Stupid fucking movement. Can't a 16 year old punx not do drugs and not drink and NOT be straightedge? Is that too much to ask for?
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#34
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People used to think I was straight edge (maybe they still do?). It was entirely annoying. Even when I was younger and had never touched alcohol or had sex (still don't smoke or partake in drugzzz) I was seriously annoyed with being called that. Stupid fucking movement. Can't a 16 year old punx not do drugs and not drink and NOT be straightedge? Is that too much to ask for?

I've been called straight edged too, but since yesterday they don't cuz I got high on LSD


And I like weed
#35
Quote by whyvern
where the **** does it say you can't do heroin or **** without a condom in the bible?

NO WHERE!


I didn't drink for a long time (until I was 18) and I still don't smoke, I didn't drink because I didn't like the way all the people at my high school handled drinking, it was a big ass jock competition. It took a few years of hanging out with punks to realize there's other ways to view it.



careful with that talk, you might revive nemo!
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#36
I smoke. I do drugs. I ****. I drink liquor and wear my pants too tight and to low...

Aint straight edge!
but in the end your be the one on the ledge!!!

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#37
I agree with the previous statement of "straight-edge is dumb." I wasn't straight-edge when I didn't smoke or drink, and I'm certainly not straight-edge now. That's like saying I'm a lesbian because I don't have a boyfriend (hypothetically).
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#38
I'm straight edge. Come near me with a beer bottle and I'll break that **** over your head. I should move to Boston.

#39
i think its ok as long as people don't try and have other people follow their lifestyle. i also don't like the ones that think they're high and mighty. the ones i really hate are the ones from boston. i was watching gangland one day and saw that the straight edge people of boston are like militant. a lot of the people involved were interviewed and they described how they would assault and sometimes kill people they saw drinking or using drugs. they do this yet at the same time hate on neo-nazi's for pushing their beliefs on others -_-
#40
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i think its ok as long as people don't try and have other people follow their lifestyle. i also don't like the ones that think they're high and mighty. the ones i really hate are the ones from boston. i was watching gangland one day and saw that the straight edge people of boston are like militant. a lot of the people involved were interviewed and they described how they would assault and sometimes kill people they saw drinking or using drugs. they do this yet at the same time hate on neo-nazi's for pushing their beliefs on others -_-


Sums it all up.

I know a straight edge kid who'se one of my best friends.

There's other straight edge kids however, which makes me spend my time rather with a bunch of overly homosexual and packing men, rather than sitting next to their 'don't drink alcohol or i'll cry and slap you' attitude.
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