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Popular Science features an Article about a Juggalo Researcher

In the latest issue of Popular Science there is a short write up about a Juggalo Researcher. The researchers name is Rahima Schwenkbeck, who is a Ph.D candidate at George Washington University.

Rahima studies Juggalo culture to learn how ICP has become a cult-like success despite being considered “The Most Hated Band In The World.”

According to this article she watches Juggalos at the merchandise tables to record purchasing habits. While at the Gathering she goes stealth to take in the musical acts, wrestling and to watch “Psychopathic Karaoke.” The one thing she will not do is swim in “Lake Hepatitis.”

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    Faygoluvers Comments

  1. Guest

    Comment posted on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 11:36 pm GMT -5 at 11:36 pm

    What a dipshit. Who would piss off a GWU Phd on this? Talk about a useless skill set. What does she intend to contribute with this bullshit? The anthropology metaphors are growning pretty tiresome… We get it, Juggalos are basically fucking animals to be studied like a pod of chimps. The gig is up lady, come to GOTJ you might just get your glasses smacked off. Urban spelunking? The desperation to be quirky and ironic is strong in this one.

  2. Lucem Ferre

    Comment posted on Thursday, October 24th, 2013 02:22 am GMT -5 at 2:22 am

    She is one of many trying to learn behavioral patterns of those that follow musicians/celebreties/movies in a cult like, almost slave like, manner. Not only is she examining the behavior of those that follow but the leaders, what exactly are the key elements that a cult leader uses to control it’s audience. Ultimately after each cult following has been evaluated the analysis’ will be used by a hidden government to control the masses.

    She happens to be doing the analysis of juggalos and the insane clown posse, one of the most notorious cult followings to sprout out into popular culture.

    Other cult followings under scrutiny are;

    Pokemon fans
    Sports fans
    Star Wars fans
    The Manson family
    David Koresh and The Davidians
    Fox News and it’s viewers
    Attack of the Killer Tomatoes fans
    Lil B fans

  3. Guest

    Comment posted on Thursday, October 24th, 2013 07:50 am GMT -5 at 7:50 am

    Oh yes, the slaves. How silly of me. She’s doing it for the slaves. How silly of me to question the motives of this future emancipater…
    Sarcasm aside, Fuck this dumb twat.

  4. scruffy

    Comment posted on Thursday, October 24th, 2013 08:32 am GMT -5 at 8:32 am

    seems to me, ‘juggalo researcher’ is neither popular, nor science.

  5. scruffy

    Comment posted on Thursday, October 24th, 2013 08:33 am GMT -5 at 8:33 am

    but hey, maybe she’ll find a cure.

  6. Lucem Ferre

    Comment posted on Thursday, October 24th, 2013 02:49 pm GMT -5 at 2:49 pm

    It’s called a bath. ZING!

  7. iLLtheClown

    Comment posted on Thursday, October 24th, 2013 04:16 pm GMT -5 at 4:16 pm

    It’s called hygiene. Surprised Elmo isn’t here saying stupid shit like that.

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