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24-12-2012, 06:36 PM
Swedish man gets disability benefits for addiction to heavy metal
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December 21, 2012
Swedish man gets disability benefits for addiction to heavy metal- Roger Tullgren attended over 300 gigs last year

A man in Sweden has been reportedly awarded state disability benefits for his addiction to heavy metal.

According to the Global Post, 42-year-old Roger Tullgren said he consulted three psychologists to testify his addiction to the Devil's Rock, which led to him attending over 300 concerts last year, leaving him seemingly unable to hold down a job.

"I have been trying for 10 years to get this classified as a handicap," he told Swedish newspaper The Local. "I spoke to three psychologists and they finally agreed that I needed this to avoid being discriminated against."

According to the report, he now has a part-time job as a dishwasher at a restaurant in Hassleholm, which will be supplemented by disability benefits. Tullgren's new boss has agreed to let him rock out to Slayer as loud as he wants while scrubbing dishes, so long as it doesn't disturb guests. He has even agreed to grant Tullgren time off to go to gigs.

"I signed a form saying: 'Roger feels compelled to show his heavy metal style. This puts him in a difficult situation on the labor market. Therefore he needs extra financial help'. So now I can turn up at a job interview dressed in my normal clothes and just hand the interviewers this piece of paper," Tullgren said.

Tullgren said he's been hooked on metal since his brother played him a Black Sabbath album when he was a toddler.


Yes, but does he ejaculate fire?




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24-12-2012, 09:39 PM
RE: Swedish man gets disability benefits for addiction to heavy metal
(24-12-2012 06:36 PM)Grassy Knoll Wrote:  http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/67854

December 21, 2012
Swedish man gets disability benefits for addiction to heavy metal- Roger Tullgren attended over 300 gigs last year

A man in Sweden has been reportedly awarded state disability benefits for his addiction to heavy metal.

According to the Global Post, 42-year-old Roger Tullgren said he consulted three psychologists to testify his addiction to the Devil's Rock, which led to him attending over 300 concerts last year, leaving him seemingly unable to hold down a job.

"I have been trying for 10 years to get this classified as a handicap," he told Swedish newspaper The Local. "I spoke to three psychologists and they finally agreed that I needed this to avoid being discriminated against."

According to the report, he now has a part-time job as a dishwasher at a restaurant in Hassleholm, which will be supplemented by disability benefits. Tullgren's new boss has agreed to let him rock out to Slayer as loud as he wants while scrubbing dishes, so long as it doesn't disturb guests. He has even agreed to grant Tullgren time off to go to gigs.

"I signed a form saying: 'Roger feels compelled to show his heavy metal style. This puts him in a difficult situation on the labor market. Therefore he needs extra financial help'. So now I can turn up at a job interview dressed in my normal clothes and just hand the interviewers this piece of paper," Tullgren said.

Tullgren said he's been hooked on metal since his brother played him a Black Sabbath album when he was a toddler.


Yes, but does he ejaculate fire?



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28-12-2012, 06:37 AM
RE: Swedish man gets disability benefits for addiction to heavy metal
That's just...well, metal. Thumbsup

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12-01-2013, 06:26 PM
RE: Swedish man gets disability benefits for addiction to heavy metal
What a load of bullshit. Sweden classifies almost anything abnormal as a disability.

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12-01-2013, 06:57 PM
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Later on in life he can claim disability benefits for tinnitus Thumbsup

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12-01-2013, 07:16 PM
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I hope that the US doesn't become as far-left as Sweden.
Our government will go bankrupt. We already have a bunch of fat, lazy motherfuckers leeching off of government money.

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25-01-2013, 04:56 PM
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This is amazing! Also I love that song, Dethklok, and The Dethalbum III. Addicted to metal? That is pure gold. Well, pure metal.

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25-01-2013, 04:58 PM
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i seem to remember this from a year ago or sometime before.. Same case, just updated stuff. Awesomeness. I think it came out around the time that the church of kopimism was made official in Sweden.

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25-01-2013, 05:02 PM
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Ooooooh, I gotta move there and get my addiction to Dungeons & Dragons classified as addictions. Send those disability checks to my half-orc wizard, please!

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25-01-2013, 06:24 PM
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And here I thought stupid shit like that only happened here in America. Crazy shit.

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