See my site description. I've loathed the hot topic kids for a long time. I like to go in and look at stuff, because they do have some cool stuff from when *I* was a kid. But there's an 8 or 10 year age gap between me and their typical shoppers. And the people who work there... with the piercings and stuff... holy hell. I'm like you work for a corperate entity. Punk is dead. Anarchy is dead. The only thing left is this disnified version of anarchy and punk. However, hatin' on the hippy/occult stores in the mall is a new pasttime. Hey, everybody wants a little incense or obsidian statue of Vishnu now and again. That's just fine. But don't pretend you're hippy and out there if you HAVE A FUCKING STORE IN THE MALL.