Imagine taking this photo back to 1982 and showing the people of that time the utopian future in which we are living: subcultural distinctions have become so blurred and meaningless that Joy Division fans share cans of ginger ale with Iron Maiden fans. Who could ever have dreamed of a broad-based metal/post-punk coalition in those tumultuous times? Who could ever have dreamed that one day Eddie would march together, hand-in-hand, with Anton Corbijn positive/negative Jawas?
I also learned from our reader Rachel that, as of 2009, clove cigarettes are currently illegal in every U.S. state.
On that note, here is my message to the teenagers of today: when smoking clove cigarettes is outlawed, then only outlaws will smoke clove cigarettes.
Disclaimer: the publishers of S. 12th do not condone teenage smoking.