In the 1997 indie hit Chasing Amy, Ben Affleck’s Holden McNeil pens a comic book titled Bluntman and Chronic, which is essentially a slacker/stoner-fied version of Batman and Robin. Years later, in 2001, Affleck’s character returned in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and railed against his roots, stating, “Why in god’s name would I wanna keep writing about characters whose central preoccupation are weed and dick and fart jokes?” He adds, “I mean, ya gotta grow, man.” And no group of people could possibly understand this mentality more than the three members of Poway, California’s Blink-182.
When they were a pop machine that took the world by storm, Blink often wrote about the following subjects: strange sex, strange sex with animals, personal anecdotes about each other’s genitalia, chugging beer, and pissing your girlfriend off in the process. As a result, their lyrics have always been on the brink of absurd, if not downright hilarious. Throughout their last two albums–2003’s self-titled effort and their latest LP, Neighborhoods–the trio have leaned toward the more serious side of life and, as a result, have tackled subjects beyond “fucking and sucking” their own kin.
Regardless, it’s hard to forget the Blink-182 that used to sing about running around naked, obsessing over Princess Leia, and facing the harsh complexities that surround any struggling teenager’s attempts to get laid. So, we put together 16 of the most asinine lyrics the band has written. And let’s just say, they’re not quite grown-ups yet–at least lyrically, speaking.