Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The love of heavy metal is now a 'disability'?

Well, I probably shouldn't be posting this, cuz it'll just give RedneckLaw more room to rant against my favorite kind of music. However, I'm a good sport, and plus, I can't help it. This one is just too weird.

Apparently, someone in Sweden got his love of heavy metal officially stated as a 'disability,' and is going to receive sick benefits. It took him ten years to get this classification, but he finally succeeded. He used to skip work on a regular basis to go to concerts, and now he'll be able to, as long as he makes up the time later on. He also gets to wear whatever clothes he wants to work, and can listen to his music as loud as he wants while he works (as long as it doesn't offend customers).

I could take this one in a few different directions, but I'll keep it simple. All I want to know is, when are we going to get that federally-funded health care system here in the states, so I can get better parking spots when I go to Target?



Again, big ups to 'Viking' for sending me the link.

8 comments:

CampBlood said...

Bling, you really do need a Metalhead placard for your car....

Lord Bling said...

And I need one that has the animated headbanging action too.

CowboyLaw said...

You know, there's a lot I could say about this post. But I don't like to merely echo words already better said by others, and others have made almost all the good points there are to make about heavy metal, like that there are really only about 4 different heavy metal songs, that the simplicity of the music is mirrored by the simple minds who love it so, that the music only really calls to sexually confused and/or frustrated young men (plus women with low self-esteem), and that most people eventually "grow out of" their love for metal music. But I'm not going to say any of that, because it's already a known quantity---a given, if you will. All I'm going to say is that Bling is dead right: loving heavy metal should indeed be recognized as a handicap, and those who love it should be recognized as handicapped. I'll even go a step further and suggest that metal fans should wear helments on their heads as they go about their daily business, both for their own protection and so that the general public can spot them coming and take appropriate precautions.

P.S.: The guy from Texas is calling the guy from SF a redneck? Really?

Lord Bling said...

You're not 'from' SF. You 'live' there. Face it ... you've got the stink of Wyoming on you and you can't shake it, no matter how many progressive cities you choose to live in.

I only partially jest. I lived in Wyoming for about three years, so I feel your pain. But I'm not 'from' Texas either, and I'd rather tell people that I'm from North Dakota than Texas. How bad is that? NoDak blows all sorts of ass, but at least it's not the home of our current warmongering president.

Also, if you're gonna say that metal fans should wear helmets, you should at least spell the word 'helmets' correctly. For that, you get one (1) Carlos Mencia 'DEE-DE-DEE'.

Lord Bling said...

Oh and one more thing ... metal chicks rule, because you just KNOW they're puttin' out. Low self-esteem FTW.

miles said...

Freaky tatted bitches who LOVE to give the hummer at a Dokken concert, FTD.

CampBlood said...

I know Miles better not be talkin' about me....

Lord Bling said...

campblood, I think we'll see you at a Dokken concert around the time that we see the Angry Midget at an AA meeting. And for the record, he's not a quitter.