Billy Corgan Is an Asshole

140 words published on March 12th

Everybody knows that Billy Corgan is an asshole. Only assholes name their band something like Smashing Pumpkins. Only assholes smash pumpkins.

But I have to admit that when he wears silver pants and closes his eyes and screams on stage, I like him. A lot. And he has normal-person teeth. And he’s bald. And he gains weight and loses weight. And sometimes he sounds like a hippy folksinger and sometimes he sounds like thunder rattling windows.

So he’s like a lot people we know. He’s a relatable asshole. Like an obnoxious uncle or inappropriate cousin.

And I have to admit that assholes that sing about butterflies and cherubs and melancholy are probably ok to hang out with every once in a while. Maybe at a New Year’s Eve party. Maybe at an IHOP after working late on a Wednesday night.