Posted by: mysaintjohn | June 4, 2009

“Cheer up, emo kid”

The anti-emo

I stumbled across this little scrap of a message — “The dead only know one thing: That it’s better to be Alive” — in an alley near the Royal Bank in Uptown Saint John.

I can’t decide if it’s emo or anti-emo. Mentally, I have a picture of a scrawny teen but he alternates between wearing a Kurt Cobain-esq sweater and looking like he’s watched The Crow one too many times.



  1. Wrong era and movie. Picture Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket — a Marine with “Born to Kill” on his helmet and a “Peace” button on his body armor.

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