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It may be time to retire Nickelback jokes

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Another day, another Nickelback joke. Or, wait, is this a joke? Or was the Department Of Defense serious when they banned any and all music by Nickelback, Slipknot, Korn, Creed, and “Smashmouth” (it’s two words, people!)? Well, that’s what it says in a memo that was allegedly circulated throughout the Department Of Defense this Tuesday and is currently making the rounds on Twitter.


The quotes around “rock groups” is still the best part.

Whether the memo is real or not doesn’t matter, because Nickelback’s sick of this shit. After getting trashed by Canadian police and realizing that the ex-wife of their frontman probably shouldn’t be the one fighting their battles, Nickelback’s taken to sparring with foes via Twitter. Hell, they even stood up to Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Honestly, now that Nickelback jokes have become a go-to for authority figures and old, white men, they’re about due for a cultural reassessment, yeah? Hey, Father John Misty’s on board.

Also, Slipknot owns.


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