(Setting: Four men, Bob 1; Billy; Boaz; and Bob 2, sitting around a table playing poker)
Bob 1: So what cds have you guys gotten recently?
Bob 2: Ante up!
Boaz: Well, I got this cd from a punk group called Comeback Kid.
Bob 1: Punk? My kids listen to punk. My daughter just got the Good Charlotte cd.
Billy: That’s not punk. That’s just watered down, poppy, rock music.
Boaz: Yeah, the Comeback Kid is more of an old school punk.
Bob 1: Hah! My kids got this new cd by Relient K that’s totally pop punk. It sounds just like Good Charlotte, New Found Glory, and all of that other trash.
Billy: What makes bands like these so popular?
Bob 1: I think they like the security of knowing exactly what each song is going to sound like before they hear it because all of the songs sound the same.
Boaz: I weep for thier generation.
Billy: Me too.
Bob 1: At least Relient K is parent safe. They’re a Christian pop punk band. No swearing or lustful lyrics. The worst thing is the violet depiction of a car wreck on the cover of the cd.
(Billy, Boaz, and Bob 2 each sarcastically look horrified at the thought of a wrecked car.)
Bob 1: And not only that, but for a limited time, there are 4 different covers to choose from! Four different car accidents to please the kids. One is pink and shows a limo who got smashed by a fallen palm tree. One is yellow and features a car who ran off the road and into cactuses. The green one has a VW Van who’s rear end got thumped by a falling rock. And the blue one has a pick up truck that ran into a pole.
(Bob 1, Billy, Boaz, and Bob 2 snicker.)
(Billy displays his royal flush and sweeps all the money off the table)
(Bob 1, Boaz, and Bob 2 groan)
Boaz: Now you can buy the Relient K cd with MY money…
Billy: No man, I want some real music.