In the comments of of a metafilter post about the elaborate costumes some Japaneese teens create for themselves, my new nominee for the biggest joykiller in the world writes:
Sorry, I know, I should appreciate everything Japanese, but what we see as unique, is really just kids overreacting to freedom. Those same kids wear the usual school uniforms the other 6 days of the week.
“Just kids overreacting to freedom.” Jeesh. Someone needs to unwind a bit.