Butt Rock and People of WalMart

A few weeks ago I was at a book club meeting and somehow the term “butt rock” came up…that is to say, at some point I referred to a band as possible butt rock and received blank stares in return.

It seems none of my lady book club friends have heard this term.

Butt Rock was first introduced to me as a genre of music by my husband. Based on my knowledge of the genre, I’d say bands like the Scorpions and ACDC are the epitome of butt rockism. Trying to explain  to my book club buds what qualified as butt rock was surprisingly difficult…the husband and I can be channel surfing – hear a song come on and immediately agree that such and such song most certainly belongs in the butt rock genre. Baffled by their complete ignorance to this term, I decided to google it…just now…

Here is my favorite definition as described on Urban Dictionary:

The name “butt rock” has a few possible origins. First, in the 1980s, the musicians in many hair metal bands often dressed in a “glam” style, wearing tight pants that would accentuate their butts. (This may also be the origin of the term “cock rock,” which has the same connotations, as the tight pants would also accentuate the musicians’ crotches.) A less flattering origin for the name is that the lead singers of these bands sounded like they were singing out of their asses. Finally, the term can generally mean that the music sounds like ass.

Dude, turn off that butt rock. We’re not at the gym.
Yep, music that sounds like ass is exactly how I would describe it.
On to people who probably listen to lots of butt rock, a website I will be wasting way too much time on, indulging in one of my favorite guilty pleasures..people mocking (hey, I mock myself all the time too). Recently, someone alerted me to the site called People of WalMart where it seems camera pics of Wal-Mart shoppers have been posted with mocking comments…some may say this is rude and unkind…but I say if you choose to leave the house dressed like this:
weird walmart dude
Then you pretty much deserve what you get. (Props to the poster, this was his comment: “What are you wearing sexy?” -Cowboy boots. “Ya that’s hot.” – Pink velour pants. “Ya I like that.” – a little green baby girl hoodie. “Oh damn, that sounds sexy.” – and I kinda look like Gallagher. “Oh ya…wait…what?”
He DOES look like Gallagher! Maybe all his clothes got stolen from the laundromat, so he borrowed some from the sorority girl’s basket one aisle over.
And I’d like to point out that the people posting these pics and poking fun ARE ALSO CUSTOMERS OF WALMART SINCE THEY HAD TO BE THERE IN ORDER TO TAKE THE PHOTOS.
Also, the site is hosting a contest for “pictures of the most ridiculous and insanely disturbing people who call Walmart their home.”
The prize?
A Wal-Mart gift card.

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