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Are there any other Xennials on here?

I believe this mini group ranges from 1977 to 1984?

I was born in 1979, so I'm a cusper. I'm wondering if there are others here?

by Anonymousreply 179Last Saturday at 9:12 PM

1983 here.

by Anonymousreply 111/27/2019

I'm another '83 baby.

by Anonymousreply 211/27/2019

We are lurking. ‘82

by Anonymousreply 311/27/2019

77 Here

by Anonymousreply 411/27/2019

And what's associate with this group, aside from d.o.b?

by Anonymousreply 511/27/2019

78 here.

by Anonymousreply 611/27/2019


by Anonymousreply 711/27/2019

[quote]And what's associate with this group, aside from d.o.b?

We share some similarities and preferences with both Gen X and Millennials.

by Anonymousreply 811/27/2019

R5, a '90s teenhood.

by Anonymousreply 911/27/2019

1980 here. Are we superior to Millennials AND Gen X? Yay we get to hate everyone!

by Anonymousreply 1011/27/2019

Analog childhood, digital adulthood. Here.

by Anonymousreply 1111/27/2019

OP, if the range is "1977 to 1984" how does your being born in 1979 make you a "cusper"? You're practically in the middle of that.

by Anonymousreply 1211/27/2019

[quote]how does your being born in 1979 make you a "cusper"? You're practically in the middle of that.

“Cusper” in the sense of on the cusp of Gen X and Millennials .

by Anonymousreply 1311/27/2019

I’m ‘78 and always felt I had more in common with Gen Xers, although I believe I’m more computer and tech savvy than a lot of Millennials.

Which generation do the rest of you feel you mostly connect with more?

by Anonymousreply 1411/27/2019

83, here. I sometimes can't stand young millennia. Self entitled anxiety ridden generation. We 90s teens are not as insufferable as the ones that came of age during the Obama years. We remember a time when society wasn't so pc. Not everyone had a cellphone and there were no social media sites like Twitter and Instagram. We learned how to interact with people the old fashion way.I sometimes find myself relating to older people the boomers.

by Anonymousreply 1511/27/2019

dat moi! I’m a Xennial? can I still be surly and jaded?

by Anonymousreply 1611/27/2019

'79. I relate quite strongly to the general description of Xennials.

by Anonymousreply 1711/27/2019

I’m an sr. X. My good friend is an Xenial. We are very common in many ways, the biggest divide is TV, really. A lot of the shows he watched came out when I had zero interest in Tv.

by Anonymousreply 1811/27/2019

I’m an sr. X. My good friend is an Xenial. We are very common in many ways, the biggest divide is TV, really. A lot of the shows he watched came out when I had zero interest in Tv.

by Anonymousreply 1911/27/2019

Agreed, R15. We got screwed over on both ends.

by Anonymousreply 2011/27/2019

Did all your parents use blow? That might be the culprit behind all the autism: cocaine.

by Anonymousreply 2111/27/2019

1980 for me. It seems like a weird year when I see the media/music from it. There was a strong 70s funk all over everything still and nothing associated with the 80s had really started yet.

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by Anonymousreply 2211/27/2019

From what I've been told, '70s culture prevailed until at least '86.

by Anonymousreply 2311/27/2019

Reagan seemed so Presidential, compared to today, when I think back to seeing him on TV in the mid-80s as a kid.

I think the Challenger disaster was probably the first major news “event” I can remember from childhood.

by Anonymousreply 2411/27/2019

Yeah, Challenger for me, too. Grade 3 or 4. I still have a strong memory of our teacher bursting out crying when she told us.

by Anonymousreply 2511/27/2019

'79 and a gen Xer. (Or we used to say, gen y.)

by Anonymousreply 2611/27/2019

R15, I don't dislike younger millennials or the younger generation, although there is definitely a disconnect with them on pop cultural matters and approach to things. At least I feel that way when I lurk on Reddit, lol. Also, I hate Twitter -- life was better before Twitter.

by Anonymousreply 2711/27/2019

Before Google, you had to figure out a way to find the answers to your questions.

by Anonymousreply 2811/27/2019

88 here. 1888, though

by Anonymousreply 2911/27/2019

1981 here. We had Atari as kids and Super Nintendo. What a time to be alive!

by Anonymousreply 3011/27/2019

I think you all are named “the Oregon trail”

by Anonymousreply 3111/27/2019

Hello Mayor Pete R7, you're our posterboy!

by Anonymousreply 3211/27/2019

Xennials...another "Generation Jones" like thing that people desperately keep trying to make happen.

by Anonymousreply 3311/27/2019

1982. You are not alone, OP. Though I always preferred the term Vanguard Millennial. Our cynical liberal 90s ways will not be seen again.

by Anonymousreply 3411/27/2019

R33 It's happening, AyMami.

by Anonymousreply 3511/27/2019

[quote] Before Google, you had to figure out a way to find the answers to your questions.

I actually don't miss that -- or encyclopedias. I do somewhat miss the quaintness of using the library card catalogs, although that must have been such a pain in the ass for librarians to maintain.

by Anonymousreply 3611/27/2019

R27. They are very self absorbed. Always me altitude. Selfish and self centered. I have a young millennial sister and sometimes I just want to lunch her. They think they know it all. At least we were raised to ask questions and to learn from others.

by Anonymousreply 3711/27/2019

1980 here. I almost share a birthday with Christina Ricci who is peak Xennial.

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by Anonymousreply 3811/27/2019

R38, love her.

by Anonymousreply 3911/27/2019

Would it have killed you to have at least posted a picture or link OP? Would it? I mean would that have really been so hard? Would it? Why don’t you try to think more of others next time before you post? What's your problem? I mean really, what's your damn problem?

by Anonymousreply 4011/27/2019

I think we were the last group of adolescents to have normal and well-adjusted sexual development, because we didn’t have easy access to porn, if at all.

I know at least for me, my fantasies all developed around real people that I knew and interacted with, or things I read, or just came from my imagination.

I think the later Millennials who had ready access to internet porn seem to have more problems with their development and adjustment to real-life experiences.

by Anonymousreply 4111/27/2019

Are you not gay, though? AIDS had no effect on your sexual development?

by Anonymousreply 4211/27/2019

December 82 here.

by Anonymousreply 4311/27/2019

[quote]Are you not gay, though? AIDS had no effect on your sexual development?

No, not really. I knew to always use condoms.

by Anonymousreply 4411/27/2019

So your mom was home to cook lunch for you two days a week, and you only look at your iPhone 6 hours a day?

by Anonymousreply 4511/27/2019

Im a Gen X born in 74 but my young brother is from 1984 and I agree you guys have a distinctive feature of being something between generations with traces both.

by Anonymousreply 4611/27/2019

1982 here. I looked up to gen x but also used to have optimism too, which I've read as a general descriptor of xennials. no longer have the optimism really...

by Anonymousreply 4711/27/2019

[quote] From what I've been told, '70s culture prevailed until at least '86.

When I was a small child, there was still the last of those humongous, '70s-style clunker cars still mulling around on the road. You don't see much of that anymore.

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by Anonymousreply 4811/27/2019

[quote]I’m ‘78 and always felt I had more in common with Gen Xers, although I believe I’m more computer and tech savvy than a lot of Millennials.

Me too, R14. And ONE space after a period.

by Anonymousreply 4911/27/2019

December 82 here. My brother was born in 85 and I don’t think we’re different. Same childhood experiences - both 90s kids. I don’t remember much of the 80s and what I do remember is cartoons. My boomer mom was much more protective of us than my gen x older sister. We were spoiled and overprotected. I never played Oregon Trail or knew anyone who did. Played Sega, POGS and begged my mom for a beeper and she said only drug dealers had beepers. Didn’t get a cell until I was 18. I think that social media is the cause of our differences. I do think it has changed the way young people interact with their peers and the world. I can’t imagine how different my childhood would have been with a smartphone in my hand.

by Anonymousreply 5011/27/2019

Born in 1982. I didn't get a cell phone until I was 18, either

by Anonymousreply 5111/27/2019

The Gen Xers were badly affected by the terrible early-90’s economy under George Bush, especially those in college or starting out looking for jobs at that time.

We Xennials were fortunate to come of age in the more optimistic Clinton years.

by Anonymousreply 5211/27/2019

Wow, I had no idea there were even this many of us here!

by Anonymousreply 5311/27/2019

There are probably some Depression era babies masquerading as Xennials. Don't show 'em your dick.

by Anonymousreply 5411/27/2019

Does Catherine Zeta-Jones count as an Xennial?

by Anonymousreply 5511/27/2019

R55 I'm not sure she's old enough

by Anonymousreply 5611/27/2019

How rude, R55.

I'm Gen Z!

by Anonymousreply 5711/27/2019

I was babysat by a Xennial.

by Anonymousreply 5811/27/2019

What will they call the millennial/Gen Z cuspers?

by Anonymousreply 5911/28/2019

It depends on when they settle on the dividing lines. Most online rags are dying to start talking about what Gen Zs cultural impact will be and who they are as a generalized whole. But that means pushing back the line to as early as 95 or 97, so the eldest of the group can be analyzed as adults. That compacts Millennials into 13 or 15 year generational span which is stupid though.

by Anonymousreply 6011/28/2019

[quote] AIDS had no effect on your sexual development?

Speaking for myself, not as much as people even just a decade older. By the time I came of sexual age, the narrative existed that HIV was no longer a death sentence and there was education about how it was contracted. Everything was condoms, condoms, condoms -- even oral (I remember flavored condoms). So although it still loomed like a spooky shadow, there wasn't the frightening uncertainty of a decade prior.

by Anonymousreply 6111/28/2019

[quote] AIDS had no effect on your sexual development?

Speaking for myself, not as much as people even just a decade older. By the time I came of sexual age, the narrative existed that HIV was no longer a death sentence and there was education about how it was contracted. Everything was condoms, condoms, condoms -- even oral (I remember flavored condoms). So although it still loomed like a spooky shadow, there wasn't the frightening uncertainty of a decade prior.

by Anonymousreply 6211/28/2019

R30 You sound cute, and I admire your enthusiasm. Atari was super cool!

by Anonymousreply 6311/28/2019

The Xennial dream team <3 As a millennial, these 4 were my idols! RIP Ashleigh Aston Moore

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by Anonymousreply 6411/28/2019

R64, no Devon Sawa?

by Anonymousreply 6511/29/2019

r65 He was more a crush than an idol, especially the pond scene. Kind of sad to think WHET all of them? Britney, Xtina, Beyonce, and Kim K are the Xennial royalty these days.

by Anonymousreply 6611/29/2019


by Anonymousreply 6709/12/2020

Is this a real term people use? I was born in 1980 and the millennials all tell me I’m Gen X. I did love Singles as a kid and I remember when Cobain died

by Anonymousreply 6809/12/2020

Didn't think much about this label until I saw one humongous thread on here about Rick Astley, and then another huge thread about Katy Perry, and then realized oh man, I can't relate to either one of those.

by Anonymousreply 6909/12/2020

R68, we always have held, in my country at least, that up to and including 1981 is Generation X. Then we referred to the following generations, say 1982-1996 or so as Generation Y. The millenials were those born a few years either side of the Millenium.

I notice a lot of Americans refer to my generation (I was born 1981, so always been an X as far as I knew) as being Millenials, which I find really weird.

by Anonymousreply 7009/12/2020

January 1981 here. Always felt more like I was a Gen X than Millenial.

by Anonymousreply 7109/12/2020

R70 I generally feel more like a Gen Xer. A little apathetic, always expecting the worst. When I see the demands millennials make at work- that they just have these expectations that their office will be open to listening to their ideas and their demands, I’m in awe. I think it’s great but it feels like a very different generation to me.

by Anonymousreply 7209/12/2020

I feel it should be:

1945-1962 - Baby Boomers 1963-1980 - Gen X 1981-1999 - Millennials 2000-present - Gen Z

by Anonymousreply 7309/12/2020

I'm late 76 & identify as Xennial.

by Anonymousreply 7409/12/2020

1980 here.

I can believe I’m 40.

by Anonymousreply 7509/12/2020

R73 millennial was never supposed to refer to those born at the end of the century but I can understand why that would make more sense

by Anonymousreply 7609/12/2020

There was a buzefeed listicle that started Xennial at 75. I'm 76 & identified with each point.

by Anonymousreply 7709/12/2020

r76 Millennial was originally supposed to be those coming of age at the turn of the millennium, this would have included the Xennials.

by Anonymousreply 7809/12/2020

R78 I can see why it would include those turning 18-21 (so born in 77-80) but most people these days seem to set the cut off at 84. I like this idea of an Xennial gen though

by Anonymousreply 7909/12/2020

Yeah 1982

by Anonymousreply 8009/12/2020

[quote] I like this idea of an Xennial gen though

So do I as it seems like a very rational group compared to extremes on both ends.

by Anonymousreply 8109/12/2020

I definitely think the Xennial category is appropriate and fits for those of us born at the intersection of the two macro generations.

by Anonymousreply 8209/12/2020

I definitely feel like those of us born at the beginning of the 80s are very different from other millennials. Computers and cell phones weren’t a huge part of my life until I was around 23 or 24. Life was different for us much more inncocent

by Anonymousreply 8309/12/2020

So how old are you bitches?

by Anonymousreply 8409/12/2020

Like 35 to 45 R84

by Anonymousreply 8509/12/2020

I'm inclined to think the Xennials can be summed up as those whose high school years were spent entirely in the 1990s. So that would start the range at those born about 1976 (1990-1994) to about 1982 (1996-2000), give or take a year. I think those born in the mid-80s are more or less solidly Millennials.

by Anonymousreply 8609/12/2020

1982 and I have to ask my millennial friends what half the shit they say means.

by Anonymousreply 8709/12/2020

So is this better?

1945 - 1963 (Baby Boomers),

1964 - 1982 (Gen X),

1983 - 1996 (Millennial),

1997 - today (Gen Z),

by Anonymousreply 8809/12/2020

If you grew up with some of that rusting, tetanal playground equipment just right before it got replaced with rubber and mulch, you're probably an Xennial.

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by Anonymousreply 8909/12/2020

Beyonce, Britney, Kim, Paris Hilton too. These are the figures who define the Xennial generation.

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Most icons of generations tend to be older than the generations that admire them. Brando, Presley, James Dean and Marilyn Monroe were Silent Gen but became associated with Baby Boomers.

Madonna, Prince and Michael Jackson and most of the New Wave acts are Baby Boomers but define Gen X.

As you named, Britney, Beyonce and Kim are Xennials. So is Usher, Kanye and Christina Aguilera. But they are considered definitive of the Millennial generation.

by Anonymousreply 9109/12/2020

The ascendant political generation.

by Anonymousreply 9209/12/2020

Were any of you gurls info soaps as a kid? I was. I used to read soap opera digests in the grocery store checkout line like a fiend. My mother would buy them for me on special occasions.

I remember AOL chat rooms in middle school.

I remember the newspaper having tv listings (like the big grid thing) and looking at them to see what the synopses were of the shows I watched.

Remember the challenger exploding with the teacher on board.

Remember watching the OJ Simpson verdict during high school (they wheeled a tv into the classroom).

Remember thinking the musical RENT was the best thing I had ever seen.

Remember Kurt Cobain dying but not being that sad because I didn’t love Nirvana like the edgier grunge kids who wore flannels.

Remember when the Real World started and thinking it was so fascinating and Eric Nies was so hot.

Remember calling my friends on the landline.

Remember answering machines and recording the outgoing message and thinking it was really cool.

Remember renting movies (VHS obviously) and trying to sneak any movie that had anything gay in it by my parents.

Remember recording things on the VCR and how it seemed like the end of the f’ing world if something got accidentally taped over.

Remember going to the first Starbucks that opened in DC and thinking it was so unbelievably cool. And I didn’t even drink coffee yet.

Remember watching The Wonder Years with my mom.

Those are some 2am memories fellow xennials.

Anyone else?

by Anonymousreply 9309/12/2020

You rang?

by Anonymousreply 9409/12/2020

Great post R93

I loved soaps as a kid - was 8 or 9 watching Santa Barbara and Days with my mom. The first season of the Real World is a fun memory too. The photoshoot where Nies and the model practically has sex because they were getting so worked up was hot.

by Anonymousreply 9509/12/2020

Weren't we considered "Gen Y" at some point before Millenials were a thing?

by Anonymousreply 9609/12/2020

I loved your post, r93 and relate to nearly everything. I even watched soaps too. When I was in junior high (early 90s), I would feign sickness a lot so I could stay home and watch All My Children and One Life to Live (and Loving). I also loved looking at the Calendar section of the paper (L.A. Times in my case) and seeing the amazing movie poster artwork for all the movies that were being released that week, along with studying the TV listings and looking forward to whatever ripped from the headlines TV movie that was premiering that week (what happened to those?!). Same memory of the O.J. verdict being shown on a TV in my high school class room. The first few seasons of The Real World were a revelation and I think Eric Nies was definitely a first crush for many Xennials in particular (on TRW and on The Grind). There's so much that I could go on and on.

by Anonymousreply 9709/12/2020

[quote] I like this idea of an Xennial gen though

It serves as a nice bridge between one group who purports to have grown up semi-orphaned, swimming in rivers of lava and another group who had helicopters swirling above their every burp.

by Anonymousreply 9809/12/2020

Xennials even had our own soap: Swans Crossing! Does anyone remember that? Sarah Michelle Gellar was on it.

by Anonymousreply 9909/12/2020

R99, I loved Swan's Crossing.

by Anonymousreply 10009/12/2020

r96 Yes, then they extended Gen X & started Millennial in the 80's.

by Anonymousreply 10109/12/2020

[quote]Remember when the Real World started and thinking it was so fascinating and Eric Nies was so hot.

I thought he was hot then too. Now I think he's a cheeseball.

by Anonymousreply 10209/12/2020

Didn't Eric Nies have workout videos at tome point?

by Anonymousreply 10309/12/2020

1977 - I find the millenials at work annoying and entitled. They take credit for inventing EVERYTHING...bitch, it was probably invented by a Boomer and you just happen to know how to use it. A few months back, one girl here in Romania said "you should thank us millennials for bringing avocados to the supermarkets". Like ok dingbat, the revolution which allowed foreign corporations to open supermarkets here in the first place was fought by Boomers. Another said that it is not smart to hire non-Millenials or Gen Z because they don't know how to use "important" social media like TikTok and Twitter.

by Anonymousreply 10409/12/2020

Troop Beverly Hills was a hardcore Xennial kid film

by Anonymousreply 10509/12/2020

r88 Gen Z is not until today. Gen Z ends at 2012. I'm not sure if the generation starting 2013 has been officially named yet.

by Anonymousreply 10609/12/2020

So millennials are only a 13 year generation R88?

by Anonymousreply 10709/12/2020

R99 also we had the teen soap Fifteen, on Nickelodeon...where Ryan Reynolds got his start

by Anonymousreply 10809/12/2020

Is Andy Cohen an Xennial?

by Anonymousreply 10909/12/2020

Andy Cohen is in his 50's - he is a hard core Gen Xer

by Anonymousreply 11009/12/2020

Andy Cohen is a member of the Silent Generation.

by Anonymousreply 11109/12/2020


And Today it seems our society is starting to look like 1984

by Anonymousreply 11209/12/2020

R108, Fifteen! My grungy friends and I used to watch that religiously. Maybe because it was filmed in BC and lived in Seattle? It was so bad-good. I never would have figured the little brother would become a successful anti-superhero.

by Anonymousreply 11309/12/2020

Did anyone else enjoy watching “Are you afraid of the dark?”?

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by Anonymousreply 11409/13/2020

Does anyone remember watching Today's Special with the gay mannequin when Nickelodeon came out.

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by Anonymousreply 11509/13/2020

The generational lines are vague. There is never clear consensus.

by Anonymousreply 11609/13/2020

I masturbated to Jordan Catalano once or twice as an angsty 90's teen alone in my suburban bedroom.

My So Called Life was the ultimate Xennial show. Even the gay characters were ok considering it was decades ago.

by Anonymousreply 11709/13/2020

What is the pube shaving situation in this group?

by Anonymousreply 11809/13/2020

r118 Well maintained.

by Anonymousreply 11909/13/2020

R118 I trim

by Anonymousreply 12009/13/2020

Body hair was all bad for the Xennial generation. Clean shaven and no chest hair was at least the WeHo look here. I trim my bush to like a crew cut, smooth balls.

by Anonymousreply 12109/13/2020

Frosted bleached blond tips was another look.

by Anonymousreply 12209/13/2020

Puka shell necklaces

by Anonymousreply 12309/13/2020

I'm from 84 and share nothing with Gen-X. My idols growing up and as a teen were grown up Gen-Xers making music etc. I have all in common with Millennials. When I speak with a GenX they were the ones I looked up to not what I was.

by Anonymousreply 12409/13/2020

124 You're a millennial.

by Anonymousreply 12509/13/2020

I used to rock the hell out of pouch shell necklaces with a spray tan and blinding white teeth. It was the easy 2000's

by Anonymousreply 12609/13/2020

[quote] What is the pube shaving situation in this group?

Shaving etc wasn't really a thing unless you were on a swim team.

by Anonymousreply 12709/13/2020

Oh my god FIFTEEN! I hadn’t thought about that in so long!

I used to get creeped out by Are you Afraid of the Dark.

I remember when Basic Instinct released and it was a big deal because it was so sexual. Gasp. I think my mom eventually rented it and I tried to listen from upstairs while she watched it.

Didn’t see actual porn until college.

by Anonymousreply 12809/13/2020

I loved Swan’s Crossing and was really bummed as a kid there was no resolution

by Anonymousreply 12909/13/2020

Aah, so that's what Xennial means. 1980 here.

by Anonymousreply 13009/13/2020

Loved Nickelodeon. I remember shows like The Adventures of Pete and Pete, Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Married with Children all seemed so edgy at the time. I also remember watching Hey Dude and Saved by the Bell.

by Anonymousreply 13109/13/2020

1977 here.

by Anonymousreply 13209/13/2020

Never watched Friends or Seinfeld, and don't remember anyone my age watching them either.

by Anonymousreply 13309/13/2020

1980. R127 - I was a competitive swimmer in HS and we would have shave parties where you shaved everything before a swim meet. Pubes, arms, legs - everything - you get the point, except for hair on head and then wore caps.

by Anonymousreply 13409/13/2020

Amd Terminator II. Don't forget Terminator II. sSaw it 7 times in a cinema that wasn't in a multiplex.

by Anonymousreply 13509/13/2020

I saw Terminator 2 in the theaters in early middle school (summer before 6th grade) with my grandma and I thought she was so cool for taking me. The soundtrack was everything. G & R's "You Could Be Mine"..."With your bitch slap rappin, And your cocaine tongue, You get nuthin' done". Thanks for that throwback and happy memory.

by Anonymousreply 13609/13/2020

I remember getting this shit everywhere around the house.

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by Anonymousreply 13709/13/2020

R131 yes my sister and I loved watching it. Thanks for mentioning it.

When we were a bit older BH902010

Just wondering what’s the earliest cartoons you fellow xennial can remember?

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My parents wouldn't let me watch 90210 in the beginning. You are probably a true Xennial if you were in the age range to watch both the OG 90210 and the CW reboot in the mid to late 2000's. I feel like The OC was really the 90210 for the Xennial generation - the cast was all our age or around there..

by Anonymousreply 13909/13/2020

R139 The Simpsons of course but the first cartoon I fell in love with was The Real Ghostbusters.

by Anonymousreply 14009/13/2020

This thread is so nostalgic I love it.

Thought Hey Dude was hilarious - especially that hot guy who was the lead. I remember thinking he was so handsome and lol funny.

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by Anonymousreply 14109/13/2020

There's a poster whose handle is "Xennial" so I'm guessing he is one

by Anonymousreply 14209/13/2020

R141 Yes David Lascher was one of my first crushes. He was also on Blossom and later Sabrina and Clueless which were part of the TGIF block.

by Anonymousreply 14309/13/2020

That need for being special scream "Millennial", trying to separate yourself from such a "uncool" generation. You are a millennial, get over it.

by Anonymousreply 14409/13/2020

Xennials - do you remember the OG Lazer Tag? This shit looked so amazing in the commercials and it sucked it real life! It was impossible to get when it was released for Xmas and my parents put word out with friends all over the country to try to get it for me, which they did. I was the only kid in the neighborhood who had it, so it was no fun at all and it didn't work well. I just rematched the 1986 commercial and still looks badass.

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This thread is amazing b/c you are either gen x or millennial that it's so fun revisit all of this. R141 - David Lascher was awesome and I loved "Hey Dude". Even as a little gay boy, I still remember staring at his bulge. Same with Jason Priestly when he was on that show before 90210 where they lived with a nun who was like a latina woman? I can't remember what it was. Anyway, I loved staring at bulges.

by Anonymousreply 14609/13/2020

Xennials are nick kids, millennials are Disney Xennials are aol, millennials MySpace

by Anonymousreply 14709/13/2020

1979 here. I think we were probably the only teen group that had pagers before cell phones became a thing. Every one of my friends in junior and senior year of hs had them, and then a few years later they were obsolete.

And yes, while The Simpsons are the definitive cartoon for us (seeing as we are also the Fox generation) the first big one for me as a little gayling was Beverly Hills Teens. Jem could never reach these glamorous heights.

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by Anonymousreply 14809/13/2020

[quote]Britney, Xtina, Beyonce, and Kim K are the Xennial royalty these days.

How embarrassing.

by Anonymousreply 14909/13/2020

‘83 here, as well.

Definitely remember when Nickelodeon was mostly strange Canadian kids’ shows before it transitioned to Rugrats, Doug, Clarissa, etc.

I liked SNICK (Saturday night Nickelodeon). ‘Roundhouse’ was a favorite solely because of the cute guys who could dance and do backflips.

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by Anonymousreply 15009/13/2020

[quote]As you named, Britney, Beyonce and Kim are Xennials. So is Usher, Kanye and Christina Aguilera. But they are considered definitive of the Millennial generation.

The prominent artists when Xennials were coming of age were people like Alanis Morissette, TLC, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Counting Crows, Mariah Carey, Dave Matthews, Boys II Men, among others.

by Anonymousreply 15109/13/2020

Oh, and AXL:

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by Anonymousreply 15209/13/2020

Xennials? Thanks. I never felt part of my older brothers group, Generation X - nor my younger sisters' Millennials co-hort. Xennials fits us perfectly to me.

by Anonymousreply 15309/13/2020

R153, I'm '83, and my partner is '80, and this category makes more sense to us than being of two different gens.

by Anonymousreply 15409/13/2020

R133 the first season of Friends aired opposite My So Called Life which all of my friends were watching.

R151 yes all of those plus Barenaked Ladies for those of us near the Canadian border. Great nostalgia here

by Anonymousreply 15509/13/2020

Was anyone a fan of Party of Five? A lot of stars came out of that show but I feel like the show itself isn't talked about as much.

by Anonymousreply 15609/13/2020

[quote]Same memory of the O.J. verdict being shown on a TV in my high school class room.

I felt like the OJ saga spanned several of my years of high school. I remember being at a party at a friend's house at the end of 10th grade, and we were watching the Bronco chase live on TV. And then I was a senior when we finally got the verdict. One kid cut class and was sitting in his car listening to the radio so he could be the first to hear the verdict live. Some of my teachers were obsessed with the trial and talked about it almost every day in class.

by Anonymousreply 15709/13/2020

R157 I remember we were in recess and a bunch of black students were all peeking inside a classroom that had a TV. When the verdict was read, they all cheered.

by Anonymousreply 15809/13/2020

R151 I'd only come to the realization that my generation's music sucked when I became addicted to 80s stations years later. You still had a few legacy artists that were still popular like Depeche Mode and U2, but popular music started sucking around this time. However, it was still infinitely better than it is today.

by Anonymousreply 15909/13/2020

Michael Jackson was still popular at the time (Dangerous remains my favorite MJ album). Madonna's Bedtime Stories was good too.

by Anonymousreply 16009/13/2020

Boys II Men - they have not aged well for me with nostalgia but I loved their stuff in their prime

by Anonymousreply 16109/13/2020

R161, wow, I haven't listened to Boyz II Men in about 20 years.

by Anonymousreply 16209/13/2020

Oh my god I LOVED roundhouse on SNICK. I used to think those boys were so talented. I’m going to see if I can find it on YouTube.

Remember cassette tapes? And the excitement of going to Tower Records? And walkmans? I remember going on long car trips every summer and bringing my Walkman and a big thing of cassettes. I never thought I would get used to CDs but of course did and then started carrying my discman and had a dusty binder of CDs.

I remember the excitement of the American music awards and the VMAs. When Madonna and her dancers did vogue dressed in those Victorian costumes I thought it was so f’ing cool.

And new kids on the block.

by Anonymousreply 16309/13/2020

r162 Motownphilly's back again Doin' a little east coast fling

by Anonymousreply 16409/13/2020

Did anyone else here watch Supermarket Sweep after school? The '90s hair and fashion of this silly show fills me with a warm nostalgia.

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by Anonymousreply 16509/13/2020

Not really R165. Grew up on Ducktales and Garfield.

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by Anonymousreply 16609/13/2020

You can't say "90's fashion" without mentioning the ultimate Xennial classic CLUELESS!

(The actor who played the cute gay Christian aged terribly)

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by Anonymousreply 16709/13/2020

Camp Anawana we hold you in our hearts, and when we think about you....

by Anonymousreply 16809/13/2020

Matt Bomer is an Xennial.

by Anonymousreply 16909/13/2020

^ She sure is!

by Anonymousreply 17009/13/2020

Lol R98

by Anonymousreply 17109/13/2020

Almost all Xennials have Boomer parents.

by Anonymousreply 17209/14/2020

r172 as do most millennials

by Anonymousreply 17309/14/2020

Gen X is the coolest full generation and Xennial is the coolest sub-generation.

The coolest clubs are always the smallest.

by Anonymousreply 17409/14/2020

1982 here!

by Anonymousreply 17509/14/2020

There are some nice memories here.

by Anonymousreply 176Last Wednesday at 6:33 PM

No, but I'am a Xanadusial. Take it Roger.

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by Anonymousreply 177Last Wednesday at 6:42 PM

[quote] I remember the excitement of the American music awards and the VMAs. When Madonna and her dancers did vogue dressed in those Victorian costumes I thought it was so f’ing cool.

It's hilarious to think of now, but we treated the VMAs like they were the Oscars. None of the acts were as overexposed or talentless as they are now. No one became famous because of social media, and engagement and word of mouth actually meant something.

Streaming has also made music so much more disposable. I remember how proud I was of my music collection and how much better certain albums sounded the more time you spent with them. I also liked to read the lyrics and liner notes.

Movies were more of an event. Summer blockbusters would play for months in theaters.

by Anonymousreply 178Last Saturday at 7:42 PM

I was in middle school for the iconic Madonna/Courtney Love moment during the VMAs pre-show.

As a cool, “straight,” skater kid at the time, I was way more into Courtney.

But I was also a closet Madonna fan, having been introduced to her during the Truth or Dare/Erotica era.

Still love them both.

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