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Back in December of 1996, worried about the influence of Green Day 's "explicit" fourth album, Insomniac , on her 8-year-old son, an angry mother decided to write a slightly aggressive letter of complaint to the band. It clearly hit a nerve, and she soon received a handwritten response from then-24-year-old frontman Billie Joe Armstrong . Both letters can be seen below. Apparently this exchange inspired the song " Reject ," as found on Green Day's next album, Nimrod . Transcripts follow.
Because fuck eardrums, and guitar solos kick ass. Just The Facts Heavy Metal first appeared in the music scene in the 1960's and 70's with bands like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, and some others that I'm too lazy to look up. It is characterized most typically by heavily distorted but intricate guitar work, dark subject matter, double-bass-pedal drumming, gnarly long hair, and in more frightening cases, tight leather pants. There are between 3 and 5,326,972 sub-genres of Heavy Metal, depending proportionally on how much of a dick you are in Youtube comment forums.
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Not sure if this falls in the category of Easter Egg or clever manipulation, but either way, there go our afternoons: Redditor harrichr has devised a scheme for turning Google Translate into a makeshift beatbox machine . 1) Go to  Google Translate 2) Set the translator to translate German to German 3) Copy + paste the following into the translate box: pv zk pv pv zk pv zk kz zk pv pv pv zk pv zk zk pzk pzk pvzkpkzvpvzk kkkkkk bsch 4) Click “listen” 5) Be amazed :) For the lazy, just click this link and it’ll be done for you. There’s nothing magical about this particular sequence, and there’s tons of room for experimentation: In German, anyway, “pv” and “zk” make complementary breathy sounds and clicks, respectively.