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Generation X: what made us great?

I’ll start with this: we dethroned Michael Jackson and replaced him with Kurt Cobain

by Anonymousreply 17803/29/2019

We got rid of shoulder pads.

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by Anonymousreply 203/09/2019

Past tense? Are we dead? Is it over?

by Anonymousreply 303/09/2019

Pulp Fiction made us great

by Anonymousreply 403/09/2019

What's so great about trading a diddler for a junkie?

The only positive thing Gen X gave to the world is Bridget Fonda in Singles.

by Anonymousreply 503/09/2019

I think you meant to say we dethroned Michael Jackson and replaced him with Prince.

by Anonymousreply 603/09/2019

South Park: the ode to nihilism

by Anonymousreply 703/09/2019

We dethroned Madonna with Mariah

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We're not boomers.

by Anonymousreply 903/09/2019

We're not millennials.

by Anonymousreply 1003/09/2019

We're not gen Z.

by Anonymousreply 1103/09/2019

We fell for none of the bullshit that every other generation had.

by Anonymousreply 1203/09/2019

So did Courtney kill him or not? Will that be the next great documentary?

by Anonymousreply 1303/09/2019

Is Nirvana even popular with the younger generation?

I'm curious as to how many people under thirty even know who Kurt Cobain is.

by Anonymousreply 1403/09/2019

[quote]We fell for none of the bullshit that every other generation had.

Of course not. You fell for a different type of bullshit. Like the low-fat diet.

by Anonymousreply 1503/09/2019

Our voting power is what made us great. It’s too bad we are sandwiched in between two nihilistic generations 🤕

by Anonymousreply 1603/09/2019

R8 only temporarily as Madonna has outsold Mariah Worldwide steadily since 1997 but yes Mariah outsold Madonna Worldwide from 92-97

Just five years

by Anonymousreply 1703/09/2019

What makes us great is we accepted and embraced how not-great we are.

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As gay men, we were the sexually responsible generation who took gay rights from sex in backrooms to rights in the board room. Not necessarily by choice - but we had to learn to grow up and take responsibility for our actions at an earlier age. If not, we knew we would die. Coming of age in the AIDS era also forced us to deal with coming out publicly - and making a statement in the anti-gay backlash of the 80s/early 90s. Queercore films like The Living End are a good example.

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we're largely responsible for the rapid development of the internet/web

by Anonymousreply 2003/09/2019

As the first latchkey kids / children of divorce, we’re a generation of introverts.

We were quite determined not to hit, neglect, or ignore our own kids.

These are both very good things.

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Starbucks and iPhones!

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Pearl Jam, 90210, “Reality Bites”

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Early stroke detection

by Anonymousreply 2503/10/2019

You guys always made a big deal out of condoms which I hope resulted in less crotchfruit. Thanks for that.

by Anonymousreply 2603/10/2019

Believe me condoms weren’t easy. To spend your prime sexual years - 17-35 - needing to ALWAYS put mortality at the forefront of your mind when engaging in sex was not easy and forever warps you. Which is why I have no patience with accidental pregnancy - even among teenagers. I had to fear death every time I had sex.

by Anonymousreply 2703/10/2019

OMG, we were a very charismatic generation, the media and hollywood loved us. Now .... millennials....yuck

by Anonymousreply 2803/10/2019

Step away from the crackpipe, R28.

by Anonymousreply 2903/10/2019

R29 a sad pathetic millennial

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We invented Snark.

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Stay triggered, R30.

by Anonymousreply 3203/10/2019

R32 I'm not triggered. You are.

by Anonymousreply 3303/10/2019

I think you are triggered, R33. That's why half this thread is about others when it's supposed to be about you.

by Anonymousreply 3403/10/2019

We gave the world Limp Bizkit

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First generation to be worse off financially than the previous generation.

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by Anonymousreply 3703/14/2019

OP, Michael Jackson may have been a kiddie diddler but you're delusional if you think his status as a musical artist has been eclipsed by dead drug addict Kurt Cobain. Nice try, though.

by Anonymousreply 3803/14/2019

Michael Jackson is a dead drug addict too.

by Anonymousreply 3903/14/2019

Most of Wacko Jacko’s fanbase actually were GenXrs, but one thing that makes this generation great is their ability to ironically detach from their own embarassing history and pretend it was really a “Boomer thing.”

by Anonymousreply 4003/14/2019

r14 not from what I've seen. Nirvana is strictly Gen X, they're not big with younger people.

by Anonymousreply 4103/14/2019

I have a couple of Gen Z students who are into Nirvana

by Anonymousreply 4203/14/2019

R38 exactly. I think they're referring to Nevermind knocking his Dangerous album out if the #1 spot on the charts in 1992

Just like Madonna and Mariah, Mariah debuted in 1990 and by 1992 was outselling Madonna and virtually ever other female artist internationally, bar Whitney's Bodyguard soundtrack, but from 1997 onwards Madonna has EASILY been outselling Mariah Worldwide, not to.mention Madonna's massive 1982-1992 sales

Suspiciously enough, 1997 was the year Mariah divorced Tommy Mottola, the head of SONY, except for The Emancipation of Mimi comeback in 2005, her career has never been the same not did it have the momentum it had from 1990-1997

Flop after flop

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Asshole R44

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Yakov Smirnoff

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We'll be sitting on the riverbank when R44 floats by. That will be great.

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Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead

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We brought you barrack Obama and Beto o’rourke

by Anonymousreply 4903/14/2019

Gen Z seems more optimistic and educated than millennials. It’s early and they are still young, but logic and balance are missing in the social media obsessed M’s. I expect a SM backlash against their predecessors

by Anonymousreply 5003/14/2019

Yuck R50. You are why we hate you and why we feel no sympathy seeing you get owned by Boomers

by Anonymousreply 5103/14/2019

Kurt Cobain sucked. Just cause he sounded angry and wrote gibberish lyrics doesn't mean there was any depth to him.

by Anonymousreply 5203/14/2019

Agreed, R52.

by Anonymousreply 5303/14/2019

r51 you proved r50's point.

by Anonymousreply 5403/14/2019

Forget all the nasty quips between Millennials and Xers here - the bickering is fun to read but is not productive at all. I think that what made us great was that we are the ONLY generation who remembers the world pre and post internet. Boomers still fumble around and for the most part can not embrace technology in the way that we did and still do. It was such a paradigm shift - and one that Millenials and younger will never understand. Everything that they see as a "given" and part of everyday life did not exist until many of us Gen Xers were in high school or college (therefore we were PIVOTAL in the momentum as we were the only target audience and the only consumers). We were the ones who opened this door for you and allowed you to blissfully enhabit what was once very hard to access and it required a Hell of a lot of effort on our part. You are welcome. The entire world will never be the same - mostly good and plenty bad as well.

by Anonymousreply 5503/14/2019

I'm a baby boomer. Trust me, neither your generation or mine are that great. For me personally, it was my immigrant grandparents and people like them that shone brightly. Every generation produced here has just become progressively more rotten. Sorry.

by Anonymousreply 5603/14/2019

Kurt was so needed. The early 90s was a boy band, metal head, empty wasteland and he changed that. Kurt made lyrics, politics and sensitivity cool yet rocked. Millennials have yet to produce anything similar. I say this as a challenge, not as an insult

Six reasons why we still love Kurt Cobain

On the the 23rd anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, here are six reasons why we still love him.

by Anonymousreply 5703/14/2019

It doesn't matter, R54.

It must suck to get politically owned by millennials.

We feel you.

by Anonymousreply 5803/14/2019

But by all means, Kurt Cobain was hot.

by Anonymousreply 5903/14/2019

"Politically owned by millennials?" Funny!

by Anonymousreply 6003/14/2019

AOC, Buttigieg, etc.

Nobody is talking about you anymore, R60.

Your time passed.

by Anonymousreply 6103/14/2019

No social media and no cellphones

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Kurt was”gay in spirit”

by Anonymousreply 6303/14/2019

Whichever cohort you belong to, if you participate in this sort of ridiculous inter-generational bickering, you exemplify what is wrong with your generation.

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The new Kurt?

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R63 Kurt was a big supporter of gay rights. In the early 90s, I lived in Portland and Nirvana did a "No On 9" benefit that raised money to fight a measure that tried to ban homosexuality.

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Love AOC - R61. And I am very happy to have Millennial friends. Those that I socialize with are open-minded, well-read and not the stupid ignorants who watch Fox News and think that BS propaganda is real (it's an entertainment network). Thank God for the next generation - they seem to care about what is real and what is important. Sadly, older Americans (no need to call out this or that decade) are too often completely clueless politically. I know that many of you on this site (minus the bots and trolls) are not the culprit and are a minority when it comes to this group of easily influenced idiot GOP types. I will leave it at that.

by Anonymousreply 6703/14/2019

r61 that is not accurate at all. Gen X will continue to be in the political realm for many years to come. And they're mostly liberal.

by Anonymousreply 6803/14/2019

So will millennials, R68. Get used to it.

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Of course r69. Both working together. It's a good thing.

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I like the part where Gen Z sees tech as a tool but prefers face to face communication and considers it preferred. The pendulum is about to swing! So does this mean back to the bars and joining front runners after deleting Grindr? I’m optimistic for all generations if true

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Gen X?



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We’ve already had a GenX President, dumbass millennial

by Anonymousreply 7403/14/2019

Who, R74?

by Anonymousreply 7503/14/2019

Obama, you stupid shit

by Anonymousreply 7603/14/2019

A stupid-ass Gen X, R74

by Anonymousreply 7703/14/2019

Ignore the stupid trolls here. Incredibly ignorant and nasty. In the real world, we don't care about your divisive tactics - what we do care about is our country. Here you go bots/trolls - Gen X and Millennials both think that fake Fox News, Evangelicals and Russian-paid thugs need to go down. Period.

by Anonymousreply 7803/14/2019

We were the first to use the release of a sex tape to launch or sustain a career as oppose of letting it ruin a career and a life. Pam and Shlongy Lee’s Sex Tape was the best movie of the generation. Look at all the other whores who followed and literally rode a sex tape to fame and fortune!

by Anonymousreply 7903/14/2019

Unfortunately, the celebs you would love to see in a sex tape have never been the ones who do them! It's always been the gross and nasty celebs.

by Anonymousreply 8003/14/2019

Gen X gave the world irony. Before us, obvious, earnest sitcoms and movies ruled. We gave you ironic detachment and self awareness, rather than self amusement. Both boomers and millennials are myopic, navel gazing, humorless assholes, high on their own ubiquity. I weep for the future (though together boomers and millennials will kill what’s left of it for everyone ). Also, our dudes were hotter.

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R81 is brilliant. WW

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Luke Perry

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Steve Jobs, the internet, great music, Absolutely Fabulous & Fabio.

by Anonymousreply 8403/14/2019

We slacked off!

by Anonymousreply 8503/14/2019

Not to be nitpicky, but AbFab is a Boomer show. Saunders and Lumley are certainly not Gen X.

by Anonymousreply 8603/15/2019

R55 what a ridiculous statement re the embracing of technology. Us boomers use what we need without letting us consume both our professional and social lives. Next time you're out to dinner or out at an event with your friends, look around and see what group is constantly on their phones instead of enjoying the surroundings and the group they're with.

If you can't live without technology there's something wrong with the way you live

by Anonymousreply 8703/15/2019

Loved Kurt's personality but can't stand Nirvana's music...

by Anonymousreply 8803/15/2019

Our overuse of condoms. If we knew the experimental treatments in the mid-90s would work, we could have been bigger whores than millennials.

by Anonymousreply 8903/15/2019

[quote]Boomers still fumble around and for the most part can not embrace technology in the way that we did and still do.

Don't even get me started about Boomers in the workplace. 2019 and many of them still can't do fucking basic Word and Excel functions, and forget about any other, more recent software. What should take 20 minutes takes two hours or more. Or the work is shuffled off to people who actually know how to do it.

by Anonymousreply 9003/15/2019

[quote]Generation X: what made us great?

Your fantasies of self importance.

by Anonymousreply 9103/15/2019

r81 I agree with everything you said, except for Ethan Hawke being hot. He always looked like he needed a good scrubbing.

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Bag those toenails.

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Pioneers of mainstream World Wide Web.

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[quote]as oppose of

Oh, dear!

by Anonymousreply 9703/15/2019

R87 - spew your venom somewhere else. Xers are not glued to their smartphones; you are describing Millennials. We do however show you how to use yours on a daily basis. Boomers were perplexed with how to send a fucking email (and many still are). We know that you are set for retirement - you guys made sure to take your cake and eat it too.

by Anonymousreply 9803/15/2019

WW for R90!

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I had to LOL at the Madonna vs Mariah statement to prove something about the generations. I'm not a huge pop music fan but both have fan bases full of Gen Xers. Only Madonna continued to add fans of younger generations, especially outside the Ageist USA. Mariah only outsold Madonna from 92-97 due to Madonna's self inflicted backlash from pushing the boundaries of sex.

Any way, carry on. I'm a Millennial but Gen Xers started saving us from the rapidly increasing conversion of Boomers to being conservatives.

by Anonymousreply 10003/15/2019

Nobody was bigger on a global level than Madonna. Nobody. Not Janet, Whitney or Mariah.

by Anonymousreply 10103/15/2019

JFC Boomer executives in the workplace in regards to technology. EVERY Boomer SVP: "I don't know how to do that." And that's the end of the discussion. A person my age would be shitcanned in two minutes if we didn't keep up with tech, but Boomers? "I don't know how to do that" is all they need to say.

by Anonymousreply 10203/15/2019

As above, first generation to be worse off than our parents.

Gen X is also procreating less because of:

being latchkey kids of divorced parents

being preoccupied by the Cold War/nuclear war and climate change and overpopulation

But so much great music, especially in NYC, LA, Austin, Chicago, and Seattle in the 90s.

Richard Linklater and Quentin Tarantino and Coen brothers movies were enjoyable too.

by Anonymousreply 10303/15/2019

R102 - so true! As a group generalization, they also shot up the corporate ladder relatively quickly and never had much fear of being downsized. There is of course an exception to every rule - but generally speaking, they had it pretty cush. Back in their day a college education was almost a guarantee of a job. Such a different world than the one that Xers graduated into. Anecdotally, I found that many Boomers were given cars, $20,000 down for a house, were given a business, etc, etc. but interestingly did not pass on the wealth to us Xers in the same way. Most of my friends and I have the same story to tell and it usually adds up the same way. Lots of perks given to them in their youth, but they rarely reciprocated with their own children. As a generalization, the group is a rather selfish bunch. They took the "Me Decade" a little too much to heart.

by Anonymousreply 10403/15/2019

Baby Boomers were better film directors and studied the craft. X and Ms not as much

by Anonymousreply 10503/15/2019

True R105.

by Anonymousreply 10603/15/2019

Aaaah R102 speaking my language and we didn’t exactly have a lot of formal training ourselves we just had to get with the programme

by Anonymousreply 10703/16/2019

R105, in your opinion do the advances in CGI technology and the like have anything to do with that? Or maybe because of the amazing current visuals in movies today as opposed to twenty years ago?

Just curious.

by Anonymousreply 10803/16/2019

[quote]Back in their day a college education was almost a guarantee of a job.

Not just that, but a Bachelor's would suffice. A Master's was not really necessary.

by Anonymousreply 10903/16/2019

Gen X fathers are more involved in parenting. They change diapers and are, by and large, not stigmatized by old stereotypes of fatherhood.

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Directing is about finding a good story and telling it well. Special effects can add to or confuse the storytelling

by Anonymousreply 11103/16/2019

Female musicians; I think we were the least sexist generation, in away. Female musicians in the 90s never had to sell their sexuality or bodies to become popular or successful. Now female prostitution is sold off a female empowerment.

by Anonymousreply 11203/16/2019

WHAT? I let the everyone fingerfuck me when I crowdsurfed!

by Anonymousreply 11303/16/2019

^minus the

by Anonymousreply 11403/16/2019

Never used term elder gay (fact: invented by aging millennial fearing tomorrow)

by Anonymousreply 11503/16/2019

It's in the middle there R115

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R112, you can thank the Spice Girls and Christina/Britney for this changing.

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Emma Frost and Jubilee

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Sacking dick

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Irony. Intelligence. Pragmatism.

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Getting shit done.

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Great music.

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Managing to survive between two groups of nihilistic idiots.

by Anonymousreply 12403/28/2019

Whining. That's what I remember most about you pissbrains. Always with the bitching about the boomers. I would not otherwise have paid you any attention, so I guess that's what it was about, getting attention, but oh, the whining.

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Watching millennials pass you up.

by Anonymousreply 12603/28/2019

Not falling for Boomers' shit. Ever.

by Anonymousreply 12703/28/2019

As an early gen X'r (1963), I get nostalgic with the music I grew up with from the early 70's until the mid 1990's (selected beyond). Our teen dances featured some of the milder disco hits, and post high-school gave us groups with lots of reverb (Pet Shop Boys, Erasure, Bronski Beat). When I see movies set in this era and hear some of those songs, I get a chill. I also know false representation of those eras when I see it, particularly with both the Broadway and movie version of "Rock of Ages" which is set in Hollywood, Beverly Hills & the surrounding era of the 1980's. Even walking by the rock shops on Sunset Blvd., I never saw the abundance of mullets represented in this movie, although I did get a chill with some of the Journey songs and a chance to re-visit the 1980's version of Tower Records on Sunset & Larrabee.

by Anonymousreply 12803/28/2019

We are the last generation of rational, pragmatic, hard-workers. We can save this world against the idiots bookending us.

by Anonymousreply 12903/28/2019

So go ahead, r129. Save us. God knows we need a good save right now.

by Anonymousreply 13003/28/2019

[bold]Generation X: what made us great?[/bold]

We're still waiting...

by Anonymousreply 13103/28/2019

What made the Boomers so great?

by Anonymousreply 13203/28/2019

Every generation has greatness. It's up the individual born in that generation to find the greatness in themselves and utilize it wisely.

by Anonymousreply 13303/28/2019

Their parents, r132. Life Magazine. Television. The end of WWII. Places like Levittown and Lakewood. Did people even think in terms of generations before the boomers?

by Anonymousreply 13403/28/2019

[quote] What made the Boomers so great?

NOTHING except timing. They are the nastiest motherfuckers on social media.

by Anonymousreply 13503/28/2019

But r134 why were Boomers such shit parents, as a group? I'm a child of the 80s and most of the Boomer parents in my neck of the woods were self-absorbed materialistic narcissists. Something happened in the 80s that really turned them into assholes.

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[quote]They are the nastiest motherfuckers on social media.

And they've been the nastiest motherfuckers on social media since 1946.

by Anonymousreply 13703/28/2019

R134 I'm elderish, so I also think of the Greatest Generation that grew up during the Great Depression and served in World War II and elected FDR to enact the New Deal.

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[quote] most of the Boomer parents in my neck of the woods were self-absorbed materialistic narcissists. Something happened in the 80s that really turned them into assholes.

Those motherfuckers never thought they would age!

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We gave you mullets bitches!

by Anonymousreply 14003/28/2019

[quote]Something happened in the 80s that really turned them into assholes.

No, it really happened in the '40s and '50s. Our parents (my mother, in my case) spoiled us like we were God's gift (my mother would actually refer to me as a prince). I have to laugh when people whine and bitch about how spoiled the millennidongs are. We boomers were just as spoiled, from the moment we were born.

by Anonymousreply 14103/28/2019

The Boomers were great in the 60s and 70s but the 80s turned them into selfish twats.

by Anonymousreply 14203/28/2019

However, r138, the Greatest Generation wasn't called the Greatest Generation until Tom Brokaw wrote the book.

by Anonymousreply 14303/28/2019

Baby Boomers are sociopaths.

They love watching their Gen X/Millennial children struggle and wagging their fingers at them.

by Anonymousreply 14403/28/2019

That's when we started to work, r142. We believed we deserved everything. We had always been somewhat "selfish twats."

r144, boomers do not have Gen X children (well, most boomers, anyway).

by Anonymousreply 14503/28/2019

R145 Visiting extended family in rural and midsize towns, I've experienced lots of this: Boomers that had kids in their early 20s are now in their 60s have Gen X kids in their 40s.

Plenty of these Gen Xers continued the pattern and had kids in their early 20s so now have Millennial kids who are now about 30.

by Anonymousreply 14603/28/2019

I guess I thought of them as millennials, r146. But you're right. Thanks.

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Banana Clips

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Letting Baby Boomers know that they are a bunch of fucking twats.

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I'm a millennial and I love you, R149.

by Anonymousreply 15003/28/2019

[quote]boomers do not have Gen X children (well, most boomers, anyway).


Most Gen Xers born in the 70s had boomer parents.

by Anonymousreply 15103/28/2019

[quote]Something happened in the 80s that really turned them into assholes.

Yes, that something was the ‘80s. Everyone was an asshole then. It was the “Greed is Good” decade.

by Anonymousreply 15203/28/2019

My what a lovely story, r128. Simply lovely.

WTF it has to do with this thread I can’t tell you.

by Anonymousreply 15303/28/2019

We can detect bullshit a mile away and trust no one.

by Anonymousreply 15403/28/2019

R102: Boomers? "I don't know how to do that" is all they need to say.

And just think about it, kids: when you own or run the show, you can say that, too.

Oh, I forgot. You never will own or run the show. Sorry...

by Anonymousreply 15503/28/2019

What did you people see?

by Anonymousreply 15603/28/2019

Nirvana is still insanely popular. My 17 year old nephew and his friends love the band. And, like most white kids from the Burbs, they mostly listen to hip hop.

by Anonymousreply 15703/28/2019

My nieces who are 8 and 10 love 80’s pop music.

by Anonymousreply 15803/28/2019

Boomers can't live forever r155. And no, "I don't know how to do that" is not part of our vocabulary. We adapt quickly. We've had to because unlike Boomers we would be unemployable if we didn't.

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R158 My millenial nieces think Tony Bennett is sexy!

by Anonymousreply 16003/28/2019

My millenial nephews use scrunchies to secure their man buns.

by Anonymousreply 16103/28/2019

Yes, you Millenials will surely rule the world just as soon as you move out of your parents’ houses.

by Anonymousreply 16203/28/2019

r162 that's one thing I cut Millenials some slack for. The cost of housing has risen so high, but wages have remained stagnant. I can't judge them for still living at home because so many areas are just unaffordable as far as housing vs. jobs.

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Gen X? You're not great.

by Anonymousreply 16403/28/2019

As much as I don’t like to cut them slack either, I’m afraid I have to agree with r163.

My parents bought their house in 1967 for $17,000. That’s the equivalent of about $130,000 today. You can’t touch a large refrigerator box here for 130K today.

by Anonymousreply 16503/28/2019

Millennials are not interested in buying Boomers' McMansions and there's a shortage of more affordable starter homes.

by Anonymousreply 16603/28/2019

All the Millenials I know who still live with their parents are also unemployed. So, yes.... it’s surely difficult to buy a house when one is unemployed.

by Anonymousreply 16703/28/2019

So why hasn’t some enterprising Milkenial real estate developer focused on the affordable housing demand?

by Anonymousreply 16803/28/2019

Milkenial? Is that like children conceived during the Got Milk? ads?

by Anonymousreply 16903/28/2019

R168, it’s not a matter of difficulty selling them, it’s that there aren’t any to sell.

Towns, counties and NIMBYs don’t want them.

by Anonymousreply 17003/28/2019

What used to be called starter homes are not exactly affordable anymore for people who are "starting." Small ranch houses START at $230k around here.

by Anonymousreply 17103/28/2019

I don't get the whole lumping tens of millions of people together, as if random birthyear has an effect on personality, motivations, accomplishments. Every generation has their heroes and villains. Seems to me that this is the laziest way to group people together.

by Anonymousreply 17203/28/2019

Meaning the millenial way to group people together.

by Anonymousreply 17303/28/2019

[quote]I don't get the whole lumping tens of millions of people together, as if random birthyear has an effect on personality, motivations, accomplishments.

And it really only applies to whites.

by Anonymousreply 17403/28/2019

Funny how a GenX thread quickly became a millenial thread.

by Anonymousreply 17503/28/2019

Millennials share the annoying habit of the Boomers of inserting themselves everywhere

by Anonymousreply 17603/29/2019

What some of the posters on this thread REALLY think: ALL people of ALL generations are complete CUNTS (except for the poster himself, of course....he himself is PERFECT in every way!)

by Anonymousreply 17703/29/2019

Our teen queen was goth Winona and mopey emo Angela Chase, our popular music was nirvana, girl music was fiona appLe, tori amos. Sensitive boys who cried were our teen idols hello river phoenix. The early 90s was an anomaly, outsiders ruled. Nowadays, generation after generation, its one boyband after another, girls worshipped superheroes and some buff dude on netflix who plays the jock roles, and basic goody goody gone wild girls like brit brit, lohan, hilary duff selena and repressed lesbian taytay. Sure ratface chalamet and lucas hedges can cry, theyre no river phoenix and not even leo di caprio.

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