Slate wonders why Fucked Up called themselves Fucked Up.
Apparently, it hasn't dwelled on the contrarian geniuses that Fucked Up probably did not form in the hopes of being highlighted in the New York Times (I'm guessing there's not a lot of Ruination or Left For Dead - bands from whose ashes Fucked Up arose - playing in the Slate offices). Hardcore punk bands hardly ever do. They form to play some music they love, and don't really give a shit about the marketing process involved in order to become famous. I know that comes as a shock to a lot of people, but Christ, is it really that surprising that a punk band would call themselves Fucked Up? Isn't it pretty much the perfect punk band name?