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All Hail the Emo Emu!

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In honor of SXSW, let today's 4:20 video serve as a warning about the dark side of rock and/or roll.

There's shocking and dangerous new musical trend that's sweeping today's youth. The kids are calling it "emo"... but is emo too emotional for your teen????!!!!!!

What you might think of as another harmless indie rock subculture with a penchant for maudlin lyrics and plaintive singing, is in actuality a dangerous new lifestyle complete with its own deranged online subculture and perverse mascot.

Gather your pitchforks! Burn down Jade Tree Records!

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Aaahhh, that's one of the small pleasures of the TV nation: watching local news "reporters" engage in thinly veiled fear-mongering that masquerades as investigative reporting. If you've ever watched a second of local news any time during the past decade, you know that's par for the course. But the folks at WDAZ in (aptly named) Devils Lake, North Dakota deserve props for taking it to a new level.