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I wasn't always overweight. I was a skinny little punk of a kid with severe

I wasn't always overweight. I was a skinny little punk of a kid with severe asthma. When I got married at the age of 22, I wore a cut-down size eight wedding gown.
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I was trained as an actress. But I wasn't a very convincing actress, so I s

I was trained as an actress. But I wasn't a very convincing actress, so I started doing punk poetry and then fell into doing stand-up.
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Grunge is a hippied romantic version of punk.

Grunge is a hippied romantic version of punk.
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The two basic social identities were Normal and Greaser; although a few sop

The two basic social identities were Normal and Greaser; although a few sophisticated girls wore peace signs, hippies didn't exist, and while a seminal punk band, Iggy and the Stooges, was playing in nearby Ann Arbor, punk didn't exist yet, either.
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The thread of culture that runs through the entire history of punk is also

The thread of culture that runs through the entire history of punk is also a dedication to challenging the authoritarian.
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I was a fan of heavy music - first metal, then punk, then hip hop.

I was a fan of heavy music - first metal, then punk, then hip hop.
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Punk is not just the sound, the music. Punk is a lifestyle.

Punk is not just the sound, the music. Punk is a lifestyle.
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Punk rock has never really had much patience with musical virtuosity. Actua

Punk rock has never really had much patience with musical virtuosity. Actually, it'd be more accurate to say that for most of its history, punk has been actively hostile to virtuosity.
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I definitely was attracted to similar things in punk and science. They both

I definitely was attracted to similar things in punk and science. They both depend on a healthy dose of skepticism.
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All punk rockers hate Christmas.

All punk rockers hate Christmas.
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Punk was defined by an attitude rather than a musical style.

Punk was defined by an attitude rather than a musical style.
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I'm not anti-fashion, but I've always had a bit of a punk attitude. That's

I'm not anti-fashion, but I've always had a bit of a punk attitude. That's important, I think. I do my own thing.
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