They remind me of people drowning and clutching for a buoy.
They thought they'd be young and sexy forever.
Report back to us in the year 2025 and let us know how you're doing.
It's delicious. I love watching the Baby Boomers and Gen Xers aging.
And yes, I know that everyone ages, and my time will come... Blah blah blah. (I can just see all their quivering breasts as they type all their invective with just one finger.) It's still satisfying, though, since they were such greedy, wasteful douches.
OP, being born in 1970 doesn't qualify you as a baby boomer.
Hey I am a gen x person and I was never a greedy wasteful douche. A depressed slacker barista, yes. But not entitled and hypocritical and whatever else is shitty about the baby boomers.
Born in 1970.... 43 years old. In gay years, you're pushing 60.
Why are libertarians/right-wingers trying to make boomer hate happen? I assume it must have something to do with taxes, since that's all they care about, but it's really rather puzzling that I'm supposed to be bitterly resentful of an entire earlier generation because--because what? They had jobs and good popular music?
It reeks of the way they encourage hatred of unions--"I don't actually want job security and a pension; I just want to make sure nobody ELSE has job security or a pension either!" A whole ideology rooted in envy, which, ironically, is what they always claim about socialism. No wonder they're always angry and depressed (and paunchy. Can't forget paunchy.)
R7's diatribe is completely bizarre. Who said anything about libertarians?
I wish I were in the tattoo removal business because the ink on aging boomers and gen Xers is really starting to look like shit.
OP. ask not for whom the bell tolls.
Dave Barry described the baby boomers best, with one simple phrase:
"We STILL think we're cool!"
[bold][italic]It's sad watching baby boomers age[/italic][/bold]
I agree, OP.
My great grandmother, who I call 'M,' was apparently born in 1949.
She looks like she has been around since [italic]18[/italic]49.
Dave Barry is correct. And nursing homes across the country are going to be full of cool people for a long time to come.
I may be an aging baby boomer.
But here is what I know - there hasn't been a single plan put forth regarding social security and medicare that will impact me. My pension plan is sound.
So OP - it will probably be you clutching for a buoy as you chow down on cat food when you retire.
My aging sagging ass will have spent all of your money.
R12 how old are you? Having a 64 year old great-grandmother is quite unusual. Were your great-grandparents, grandparents and parents all teen parents? Trashy.
That was truly tepid, R14.
What saddens me about baby boomers is how they pissed it all away. Free love and accepting everyone, and they became just a rigid and uptight as "the man" that they were supposedly fighting against in the 60s. What a letdown. GenXers will hopefully save this country.
Gen Xers have had a lot of time to do it already, R18.
It does seem depressing whenever a beautiful woman or man gets old and lets him/herself go. Raquel Welch and Jane Fonda are doing it right but oh so many are doing it wrong.
A lot of the baby boomer ex hippies look like SHIT thanks to their previous drug use, smoking, excessive drinking, poor diet, lack of exercise, and lack of sunscreen.
[quote]What saddens me about baby boomers is how they pissed it all away. Free love and accepting everyone, and they became just a rigid and uptight as "the man" that they were supposedly fighting against in the 60s. What a letdown. GenXers will hopefully save this country.
I totally agree. I was born in 1957 so I was too young to join in the fun during the 1960s, but I watched with great admiration for their rebel ways.
I remember thinking how great things would be going forward because the young people in the 1960s would some day be leading this country. Holy shit, look what happened.
"It does seem depressing whenever a beautiful woman or man gets old and lets him/herself go. Raquel Welch and Jane Fonda are doing it right"
WTF, you think that spending an unholy fortune on plastic surgery is doing something RIGHT?
Rethink your values, dude.
Diana Nyad is my inspiration. Jane Fonda, too.
IMO it's usually the men who look pathetic. I see old farts in their seventies with hair dyed blonde driving convertibles, looking ridiculous. They're in a restaurant with some bimbo young enough to be their daughter, or worse, they take wifey out to dinner and eyeball me, a righteous lesbian, while her head is buried in the masked potatoes. I just turned 51 and I look and feel great. May it be ever thus.
Baby Boomers were always fat slobs. They won't notice the aging. Take this fellow:
I'm an aging BB loving my life. I had a career of enormous achievement and now I give myself permission to do nothing, if that's what I want. The key is acceptance.
Because we were the generation who most hated anyone older. It was pretty much a crime to be over 30. Karma is a bitch.
We also were the first generation to have it so easy. Everything was affordable. Most of us had families that had health insurance. Mommy and Daddy paid for so much, but then many colleges were free.
We also were the generation that had the first real taste of freedom, birth control, legal abortion, sex anyway, anywhere we wanted, calling cops pigs to their face. We were able to have friends of all races and religions and for the most part no one stopped it. We could much more easily be gay and women learned they could live life the way they wanted and didn't have to ask men permission for anything.
We thought it would never end. We thought we would be young and healthy and have our families forever. We thought no matter what kind of shit we did to our bodies they would always be strong.
Like I said, Karma is a bitch.
The only consolation I have for those who were once hippies who turned into pro Reagan neocons is that now or soon they will be sick and dying too. They used to say the only thing we can't get away with is not paying taxes and death. Well the rich have found a way to get away without paying taxes but thank goodness death still finds them.
R20, most of us didn't drink much.
R21, most of us didn't want to lead anything.
R26, I don't remember you being around (thank goodness).
R23, what kind of mask does a potato wear?
"My aging sagging ass will have spent all of your money."
Amen to that. OP, we're going to use it while we have it. You, unfortunately, will probably be harvested for your organs.
W&W for r14!
[quote]They thought they'd be young and sexy forever.
Anyone who actually thinks that, is a fool.
Also, for those of us who enjoyed our youth and are now enjoying getting older (I'm 58) - we know that only a shallow cunt would equate losing one's looks to "drowning and clutching for a buoy" .. One thing we have going for us is that we were not raised in the plastic Kardashian/Facebook era. We had real men and women, real music, real connections with people, etc. Your post shows your age, immaturity and the shallow generation you're from.
You can have your youth. I had mine, loved it and am happily and comfortably living in the present. I wouldn't be in my 20's now if you paid me.
They were truly the most selfish, destructive generation. Good riddance to their cultural baggage and narcissistic ways. They've destroyed the planet, the economy, and the family unit all in the name of their own "fulfillment" and "happiness."
I'm OK, You're OK!
Yeah, I wouldn't want to be in my 20's now for anything. Kids today are really going to have some tough times ahead and I feel badly for them.
Through no fault of their own, rethuglicans and rich asshole boomers have fucked the county and left nothing but scraps. And the assholes want to take even the scraps away.
I'm hopeful that today's kids will re-discover the 60's notions and start a revolution to totally overthrow the rethug mindset and oust every fucking overpaid CEO in the nation. I'll be more than happy to construct the guillotine (with a dull, rusty blade).
"today's kids will re-discover the 60's notions and start a revolution to totally overthrow the rethug mindset"
We will try our best, R32, although not with any bullshit 60's notions, but with our own technological prowess and potential. (Fuck the Age of Aquarius.) Thanks for your support, though - here's to making a difference somehow.
R28 hahaha, another bb here who is enjoying my well earned retirement.
OP is just pissed off about it.
I wouldn't mind Boomers so much if they had kept places like NYC affordable.
Another BB here. Looking forward to kicking back in my retirement and laughing my ass off at assholes like OP and other whiny bitches struggling their asses off. Good luck suckers!
R14 -- Oh for God's sake, just DIE!
What "bullshit 60s notions"? Ecology? Gender Equality? Holistic health? Do you really think these are "bullshit notions"?
I guess you think living your life in your i-phone and worshiping Steve Jobs is going to create utopia... seems to me more like a dystopia (look it up).
Technology does not create social revolutions. It takes vision, brains, and creativity for that, something that your age group seems to have none of.
If the Boomers were bad, the millenials or Gen Y or whatever they are called are absolutely horrid.
Yeah, getting high really solved everything, you fucking dumb cunt/R38. All that free love and tambourine shaking really made a difference.
The Internet is the greatest invention in all of modern civilization, and we are the generation who continues to use it for effective purpose. Who do you think forms the majority of the hackers into the banks and other government institutions? Who do you think is hard at work on the social technologies attempting to restore the connections that your union-busting and suburban isolation have demolished?
Your age group failed everyone, dear. You nearly bankrupted the public sector, pumped out carbon into the atmosphere, enriched the 1%, and contributed to an overall collapse in social trust. Need I go on with more? You, cretin, are absolutely horrid, and don't you forget that.
Damn, R38 was just ripped to shreds.
Post some more on that Age of Aquarius spirit. Tell us wallowing in mud and taking LSD made the world a better place. Ecology? You caused global warning. Gender equality? Pay still isn't equal. Holistic health? What the fuck is that? Meditation instead of medication? Please.
And what are you "Proud Millenials" doing except continuing what we Boomers did? You're not hackers.
[quote]Who do you think is hard at work on the social technologies attempting to restore the connections that your union-busting and suburban isolation have demolished?
Oh please. Don't. Just...don't. You can't see beyond the latest iWhatever or Android gadget.
If we Boomers were pigs at the trough, you Millenials and the like are following behind eating our shit.
Keep staring into that mirror and telling yourself how "unique" you are. You are mommy's special little boy. You can do whatever you want. You just can't do it very well.
[quote]Raquel Welch and Jane Fonda are doing it right but oh so many are doing it wrong.
LMFAO. So spending millions on plastic surgery is "doing it right?" Idiot.
Ditto to R14.
Don't cry for me, OP. I'm 55 and the happiest I've ever been. I'm healthy and fit. I work my own hours in a job I love. I have 2 million in the bank and two homes. I've traveled the world and have a great family and loyal friends.
Yes, I will eventually die. We all will. But I will have lived a full and happy life with no regrets (well, one--but he would have been a mistake in the long run).
Seems like a lot of right wing propaganda masquerading as generational hate. That you accept the version of 60s history that Reagan, et. al., re-wrote so as to prevent it from happening again just shows how stupid you are.
The Wall Street protestors decided they didn't want to do it 60s style so they had no leaders. And that lead nowhere (surprise!) Yes, some 60s counterculture leaders sold out. It happens. But it seems like the younger generation has plenty of magical thinking of their own.
And nobody in the 60's believed "rolling around in the mud" was going to change anything. I'd say you were insulting my intelligence except you're just revealing you have none.
Those were weak defenses, R41 and R43. I feel sorry for you two. Your glory days are gone - in retrospect, they weren't even that glorious. Your counterculture 'revolution' failed, and yet you both continue to defend it. You are Luddites who abhor change - instead, you value conservatism and anger. What a waste.
"You can't see beyond the latest iWhatever or Android gadget."
Technophobe, like the rest of your ilk. Join the 21st century, dear.
"That you accept the version of 60s history that Reagan, et. al., re-wrote so as to prevent it from happening again just shows how stupid you are."
Who elected Reagan? Hmm? Who let that happen in the first place. Who could actually vote, and did in droves, when the second Bush was put into power? We Millennials rest our case.
Rest your case? Why so modest? How about eternal rest. Now there's a thought...
Well, you'll be there soon enough, elderly R46, so don't fret.
r46 Thanks, Eleanor.
Gen X, Gen Y and the Millennial's helped give us gay marriage and helped elect the first black president. And they probably will also give us the first female president.
It's no longer scary or shameful to be out in high school, or shit, even junior high. Gays and lesbians can take their partners to proms. Gay and straight alliances are in many high schools and colleges. The millennials are truly the first generation who don't freak out over the word "gay".
I don't discredit what the baby boomers did. They've contributed their share and many have certainly laid the groundwork for these changes to occur. But the future generations took the ball and ran it further than each one before. That's life.
Yes, a lot of Millennial'ss can be self absorbed and incapable of looking outside their inner sanctums. But many baby boomers were guilty of the same thing.
I'm a Baby Boomer and it's interesting to see how genetics plays out. I always took after my mother's side of the family. When I came down with arthritis, my mother told me that my paternal grandmother had pretty bad arthritis. So that's something I inherited.
I've also inherited the high blood pressure and high cholesterol on my mother's side of the family, even though I eat well and am not overweight.
My father's side of the family was pretty healthy and long-lived. Except for my father. He smoked 3 packs a day. Dead of lung cancer at 67.
When anyone complains about Baby Boomers, I'm just going to do what my grandparents did. Talk about my health problems and bore everyone so much that they forget what they were bitching about.
"(I can just see all their quivering breasts as they type all their invective with just one finger.)"
Thank God I don't live my life face down in a plastic box endlessly twiddling away.
[quote] We had real men and women, real music, real connections with people, etc.
Some of you are so ridiculous.
But not whom you quote, R52.
Baby Boomers are known as the most selfish generation that has ever lived thanks to their WWII/Depression-surviving parents handing them everything. However, as much as it's still "me, me, me," they are inadvertently shifting what it means to be a certain age, what one can and can't do, which in turn should help future generations. At least 50 doesn't look like 50 50 years ago.
There's been a bunch of articles written about the Millennials, and they're actually not a bad bunch. They're more engaged with what's going on in the world. They're also more excepting (especially on the gay front), and they've lived through the horrors of Right-wing rule, and seeing the total fabrication of its wonderful past. Yes, the hipster shit is obnoxious, but I can look past that. At least they care about how they look. Generation Y is much like their Baby Boomer parents.
[quote]We had real men and women, real music, real connections with people, etc.
I don't believe the majority of Baby Boomers believe in the majority of what their so-called generation preached, which is why they all because Reagan Republicans. Whatever was "in, they followed suit. It's the only explanation there is.
[quote] They're also more excepting (especially on the gay front
What are they excepting the gays from?
Boomers! Gen X'rs! Millenials! You're all assholes!
R51's breasts were sweating profusely as he slowly tapped out that rejoinder.
Baby Boomer Hate was started in the early 1990s on Bill O'Reilly's show. You know Bill O'Reilly, the blue collar son who grew up in good ole Levittown, Long Island. Except that he grew up in Westbury and went to private school paid for by his white collar, currency accountant father.
Good to see y'all swallowing our talking points whole and excreting them without digestion..
Your remark about baby boomers is offensive and insulting. A person who speaks as you do most likely discriminates against others, such as fat people, sexual and racial orientation. It's a given the N-Word and the Faggot word are in your vocabulary. You are an ugly, cruel, shallow type of person who will most likely be unable to handle middle-age very well because of your nasty narcissism. It ain't gonna be pretty for you. I bet you are a loner type with little if any close friendships or relationships. An annoying, cynical type of person. Of course you'd never admit that, due to your narcissism.
Now I know why nursing homes exist...
You little fuckers always have a smart ass comment after being put in your place, don't you?
Oh yeah, you're ugly ass is gonna have a hard time when you hit middle age. You'll probably off yourself if you make it that far, cuz you're a coward. A typical cowardly troll hiding anonymously behind your fecal matter laden keyboard dishing out your self-hatred venom thinking you're oh-so-clever.
Dude, the only person you're hurting is yourself. Quit harassing the gays here and go get a job.
Shut up grammar Nazi. GET A LIFE! Get off the damn computer and go socialize with real people you paranoid shut in.
The worst fucking part is now for the next 30 fucking years we' ll see a huge increase in the number of old people and old people-related issues/problems in our commercials due to the size if the boomer population. It's really going to suck. I just don't care if a former hippie or business tycoon has fallen and can't get up in the way I cared when someone my grandmother's age from the previous generation did.
Ignore them, it's just divide and conquer shit. Probably not young people saying this crap, it's probably the aids troll and all of the other creeps who stir shit because it's the only way they can get people to pay any attention to them.
R66, spoken like a true Millennial .. (who bumped a 15 month old thread, interestingly enough)
cheer up-maybe you'll die young and not have to experience aging
Generational flamefest thread #6,347
I disagree the baby boomers had stuff but still worked hard and were respectable. It was the Generation X'ers
(after 1965 birthdate) that are spoiled rotten and focused on themselves.
The typical DL thread: generalizations and random experiences presented as TRUTH.
[quote]If we Boomers were pigs at the trough, you Millenials and the like are following behind eating our shit.
That's all you produced.
a lot of them just refuse to accept that they're old and try to dress, talk and act like young people. Example: Madonna. Bitch, it's not working. YOU STILL LOOK OLD.
Yes, op, only you will remain young and sexy forever.
OP, there is something seriously wrong with you.
I have never understood why some people feel the need to stigmatize each other on account of what generation they belong to.
I'm a late GenX'er (b. 1974) and the term 'Generation X' means absolutely nothing to me. Moreover, I don't see any genuine difference between f.i. people who were in their 20s in the late 90s and now.
Unfortunately people are inclined to adopt a grossly simplified model of reality. This is the reason why religions and cults exists (and homophobia, racism, etc.) ... and why Machiavellian politicians manage to get elected over and over again by means of "Divide And Conquer".