So uhhm...what's the deal with these WWI era Gas Masks?

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So uhhm...what's the deal with these WWI era Gas Masks?

Post by Styles Bitchly » Fri May 24, 2013 2:57 am

I see this stupid shit all of the time on sample cd's, and there seems to be some oddball connection with the whole Euro-Trance/House/Rave electronica thing. (See example screenshot below). Germans in particular seem to be obsessed with this headgear. What's the deal? Is it because they don't wear antiperspirant over there and generally smell like bovine, or is there some innate fear of the Commies filling ballons full of Mustard Gas and letting them drift west? Inquiring minds want....no, make that NEED to know. 8O

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Post by Machinesworking » Fri May 24, 2013 4:07 am

The connection is to industrial music, and harder edged stuff in general.
They used WWII and I images etc. a lot.

Dubstep has taken it up as well. It was a good iconographic image 20 years ago, at this point sort of silly.

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Re: So uhhm...what's the deal with these WWI era Gas Masks?

Post by Tarekith » Fri May 24, 2013 4:19 am

They have gas mask bongs too.


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Re: So uhhm...what's the deal with these WWI era Gas Masks?

Post by Styles Bitchly » Fri May 24, 2013 5:44 am

SuburbanThug wrote:I think it's sexy.
My money says you like a nice gas mask blowjob by one of those Eurotrash raver skankettes. :lol:

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Post by SuburbanThug » Fri May 24, 2013 6:09 am

Styles Bitchly wrote:
SuburbanThug wrote:I think it's sexy.
My money says you like a nice gas mask blowjob by one of those Eurotrash raver skankettes. :lol:
With the month I've had... chances are I wouldn't be choosey. I prefer my raver trash American though...

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Post by Styles Bitchly » Fri May 24, 2013 7:49 am

SuburbanThug wrote:
Styles Bitchly wrote:
SuburbanThug wrote:I think it's sexy.
My money says you like a nice gas mask blowjob by one of those Eurotrash raver skankettes. :lol:
With the month I've had... chances are I wouldn't be choosey. I prefer my raver trash American though...

What we prefer and what we get are often diametrically opposed. Besides...they're all mine. :o

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Post by myrnova » Fri May 24, 2013 3:34 pm

Styles Bitchly wrote:What we prefer and what we get are often diametrically opposed. Besides...they're all mine. :o
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Re: So uhhm...what's the deal with these WWI era Gas Masks?

Post by mikemc » Fri May 24, 2013 6:23 pm

It gives you the opportunity to say "hey, baby, um... leave the gas mask on".

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