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UNCOOL things BOOMERS won't GIVE UP!

As an eldergay boomer, I agree with many of the things, but not all.

I could GIVE UP: The Mall, cable tv packages, writing checks, a briefcase, catalogues, socks & sandals, phonebooks, etc.

I could NEVER give up: Diamonds, china dishware, hawaiian shirts, cursive writing, sending emails, cruises, etc.

What is on your list?

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by Anonymousreply 316Last Wednesday at 2:36 AM

[quote]Regardless of whether you had to learn it in school, the reality is that no one uses cursive in the outside world, and if they do, they’re going to get some confused looks. People’s handwriting is already bad enough, and making things harder to read is unnecessary. Let’s just write normally.

Whoever wrote this list needs to be shot.

by Anonymousreply 1Last Sunday at 6:28 AM

On your list, I especially agree on cursive writing and emails. I get so tired of trying to carry on a conversation by text but seems like that's the way it is with a lot of people. I sheepishly will say "Can I call you now?" after the third or fourth exchange.

And cursive for me is so much faster when I want to take down information or instructions - How do people take notes in class? That's behind me but I'd have never made it through college without fast handwriting and extensive note-taking.

by Anonymousreply 2Last Sunday at 6:30 AM

Windows 7

by Anonymousreply 3Last Sunday at 6:30 AM

For me, I could never give up cocktail hour. It is so elegant and refined.

However, I could easily give up 'happy hour' with bogo well liquor!

by Anonymousreply 4Last Sunday at 6:34 AM

ALL CAPS, apparently

by Anonymousreply 5Last Sunday at 6:35 AM

Cannabis............

by Anonymousreply 6Last Sunday at 6:43 AM

The only ones I haven't given up are cursive, e-mail, bar soap, and cop dramas. I type more than I write by hand (which is what I call cursive), but I still do have notebooks for a language class I've been taking for the past two years. But because of the pain in my thumbs from being online for almost thirty years, my cursive isn't as pretty as it used to be. You'd never know I was once the best boy in my class in Palmer Method Penmanship.

I still prefer email or phone calls to texting. The only thing I want to use texting for is if we're making plans in the next two hours. Otherwise, I detest it. I hate when people send me videos in particular. I don't want to listen to anything on my crappy iPhone speaker. But because most people I know text now, that's what they send me. I only bother watching or listening if it's a particularly interesting video, and 99% are not particularly interesting.

I had switched to liquid soap years ago, and then one weekend when I was staying with a friend, he gave me a fresh bar of Whole Foods unscented glycerin soap. I felt cleaner when I dried off than I had in a decade, and I've been using this specific bar soap ever since.

As for cop dramas, I can't miss an episode of Blue Bloods. I'll watch anything with Will Estes.

That's it. Everything else I've never done (velcro shoes, jorts, HSN) or have given up (24-hour news, buffets, phone books).

by Anonymousreply 7Last Sunday at 6:47 AM

Okay, r6. Now you got me. What could possibly replace cannabis? Or, are you saying keep it?

by Anonymousreply 8Last Sunday at 6:47 AM

My partner is tail end boomer and I’m early millennial. He’s 7 years older. We definitely are different in a lot of ways. The one that drives me crazy is that he refuses to give up checks. I might write three a year. He pays all his bills by check and mails them. He doesn’t have an atm card and still goes to the bank once a week to cash a check for cash. He refuses get Venmo. Sometimes I need to pay him for things we are splitting and I have to drag out the checkbook.

He also still subscribes to magazines and goes out every Sunday morning for the paper.

by Anonymousreply 9Last Sunday at 6:51 AM

This list is STUPID. Any adult over 50, who adheres to this list, in order look cool, is an immature moron.

I don't give a flying fuck about "looking cool" to a young generation. They don't give a damn about me, based purely on my age. I'm 58. I'm invisible to them. I notice this every time I sit in a gay bar.

I write in cursive because it's easier and faster to take notes. Plus, I take pride in my handwriting, particularly in writing letters and thank you notes.

by Anonymousreply 10Last Sunday at 6:52 AM

Clickbait.

by Anonymousreply 11Last Sunday at 6:52 AM

R7 Do you mean the 365 Triple Milled fragrance free glycerin soap?

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by Anonymousreply 12Last Sunday at 6:53 AM

Oh, and he watches almost every show on CBS!

by Anonymousreply 13Last Sunday at 6:53 AM

Female celebrities like Sophie Turner will bring back jorts, as they did mom jeans. The goal is to take an ugly piece of clothing and wear it to say, “I can make even this look good.” Also see: All those dopey middle aged fraus wearing large black glasses.

by Anonymousreply 14Last Sunday at 6:54 AM

Transcribed for your amusement and avoidance of clickbait:

Phonebooks*

Jorts*

24-hour news networks (TV)

Hawaiian shirts*

Cursive

Dad slacks*

Home shopping networks*

Velcro shoes*

Sending emails

Cruises*

All-you-can-eat buffets*

Dressing like a tourist*

Knick knacks*

Bar soap

Sweepstakes*

9-5 work weeks

Blaming millennials

Paper bills

Toast

Cop dramas

Word art on walls*

Ironing

Racquetball

Fuzzy toilet covers*

Patterned wallpaper

Mrs. Dash*

Crocs*

Potpourri*

I was born in the early Sixties and a lot of these* sound like my parents' generation, my parents who were born in the 1920s. My only act of uncoolness is toast, tostada being THE breakfast in my country, a light roll split, toasted, rubbed with garlic, topped with Serrano or Iberico ham or crushed fresh tomato and lots of olive oil. I don't even know what Mrs. Dash is (though it's easy enough to see), and fuzzy toilet seat covers? Since the early Seventies? My one question/objection is patterned wallpaper, pattern being kind of the point of wallpaper or you would just paint if what you wanted was monchromatic walls. In any case, patterned wallpaper isn't crazy popular but it's also far from "out" to judge by modern interiors.

by Anonymousreply 15Last Sunday at 6:54 AM

Fox News, Newsmax, OAN.

by Anonymousreply 16Last Sunday at 7:06 AM

R8

Mea culpa.........Cannabis is a good thing......by all means keep it.

by Anonymousreply 17Last Sunday at 7:09 AM

^^^^^^^^^and very cool

by Anonymousreply 18Last Sunday at 7:11 AM

"I take pride in my handwriting, particularly in writing letters and thank you notes."

Millennials and Gen Zers have absolutely no concept of thanking people for gifts. They've been brought up their entire lives to believe that their mere existence is their gift to humanity, and that receipt by them of a gift is simply a well deserved acknowledgement of their innate wonderfulness.

by Anonymousreply 19Last Sunday at 7:11 AM

A lot of you boomers can’t give up your jobs, either- just fucking retire already.

by Anonymousreply 20Last Sunday at 7:12 AM

I understand gay men are giving up cock and fucking front holes now.

I am following suit.

by Anonymousreply 21Last Sunday at 7:14 AM

I agree with R15: a lot of these are Greatest Generation interests, not those of Boomers. No Boomer (unless possibly in darkest Flyoverstan) would EVER have wanted a fuzzy toilet cover, which was very much the province of stay-at-home Moms who had nothing to do but wash stuff all day.

Can someone explain what "just write normally" means? To me cursive IS "normal". Does it mean printing, which to a Boomer says "Moron who never got past Writing 101"?

Word art on walls is completely the province of Gen X. Any Boomer who uses it is just trying to keep up with the kids.

It is fabrication that liquid soap has better scent or value for money than bar soap. You actually have to use quite a bit more. The only virtue it has is that it doesn't cause scum on your glass shower screen, and THAT is why it's all the rage in recent years. Liquid soap is a solution to a specific problem of the contemporary era.

The US financial system is still surprisingly manual. I think you'll find that Boomers elsewhere abandoned checks some years ago. I was also amazed at having to sign when using a credit card for a purchase there. Nobody does that anymore, not even the Russians.

by Anonymousreply 22Last Sunday at 7:19 AM

Wrist watches. I still love them. It’s like a chunky bracelet.

by Anonymousreply 23Last Sunday at 7:23 AM

Magazine & newspaper delivery and subscriptions

by Anonymousreply 24Last Sunday at 7:24 AM

Toast? Give up toast? Why? This is just stupid. One of my favorite quicky meals is peanut butter on toast with an orange. I love toast.

Everyone knows bar soap is waaaay more economical than liquid soap. When the pandemic started I took measures to make cleaning supplies last. The first thing I did was replace liquid soap with bar soap at every sink. Those bars lasted forever. Plain old Dial.

by Anonymousreply 25Last Sunday at 7:29 AM

I don't understand why toast is on this list. Wasn't avocado toast the official food of Millennials??

by Anonymousreply 26Last Sunday at 7:30 AM

I am not a boomer but love both e mail and Hawaiian shirts. I find texts to be intrusive.

by Anonymousreply 27Last Sunday at 7:35 AM

Looking “cool” is an adolescent concern and the best part of being a boomer is that you don’t fucking care about being cool anymore.

by Anonymousreply 28Last Sunday at 7:37 AM

As for boomers not retiring: Could some of our resident boomergays please enlighten us as to why so many boomers simply refuse to retire?

I feel this is more or a thing with straight boomers, who completely identify themselves with their jobs.

by Anonymousreply 29Last Sunday at 7:37 AM

R20 x 1000 - their JOBS

by Anonymousreply 30Last Sunday at 7:39 AM

Two spaces after a period at the end of a sentence. It makes the printed copy easier to ready. It just does.

Stop fucking with this, Millennials. Just stop.

by Anonymousreply 31Last Sunday at 7:40 AM

Yes, r12, that's the unscented glycerin soap from WF. It is delightful.

by Anonymousreply 32Last Sunday at 7:40 AM

Why is there a photo of Cindy Crawford, who is solidly GenX? Otherwise, this looks too inane/clickbaitish to read.

by Anonymousreply 33Last Sunday at 7:41 AM

Vanity.

by Anonymousreply 34Last Sunday at 7:47 AM

Racism, sexism and homophobia

by Anonymousreply 35Last Sunday at 7:48 AM

R29 Many want to retire but can’t afford it.

by Anonymousreply 36Last Sunday at 7:52 AM

I'm not a boomer

emails are a part of my business though and I don't see why anyone would give them up

by Anonymousreply 37Last Sunday at 7:53 AM

[quote]Wrist watches. I still love them.

aren't they a sign of being a hip millennial?

by Anonymousreply 38Last Sunday at 7:54 AM

I never will give up

earrings

caftans!

by Anonymousreply 39Last Sunday at 7:55 AM

R39 Still beating a dead horse.

by Anonymousreply 40Last Sunday at 7:59 AM

R35 Have you been to our Southern states lately? Midwestern? Southwestern? Plenty of isms and phobics among Millennials & GenZ.

by Anonymousreply 41Last Sunday at 7:59 AM

REAL estate.

by Anonymousreply 42Last Sunday at 8:03 AM

[quote]It is fabrication that liquid soap has better scent or value for money than bar soap. You actually have to use quite a bit more.

Agreed, R22, the soap argument doesn't seem about efficiency or money. I think its an "ick factor" thing of putting against one's body something that was last dirtied by cleaning one's body -- like going to a large public toilet and finding on the sink just a couple bars of soap floating in pools of soap juice and worse. That's my observation and there's some point to that in a shared setting, though if it's my own fucking bar of soap in my own shower, I have a reasonable expectation that no one has done something untoward with with it; it's just me.

by Anonymousreply 43Last Sunday at 8:04 AM

I'm never giving up my laptop - larger screen, better keyboard, more functionality.

A lot of the things I previously wouldn't give up arises from past experience.

It's only really been in the past few years where cellular internet access was fast and stable enough with sufficient bandwidth in crowded areas to consider giving up wired lines in the home. Additionally, a lot of people don't recall various situations where phones were unusable, such as emergency situations where you couldn't connect.

Finally, having a backup (either electronic or paper) for many things is worthwhile.

by Anonymousreply 44Last Sunday at 8:05 AM

R43 Liquid body soap also doesn’t clean as well as a bar of Dial!

by Anonymousreply 45Last Sunday at 8:08 AM

R22 From my cold dead hands.

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by Anonymousreply 46Last Sunday at 8:08 AM

Liquid soap is for dishes. They probably could have added "top sheets" to the list, considering the overall vulgar tone.

by Anonymousreply 47Last Sunday at 8:09 AM

Oh, and emails. Until you've had to document and memorialize various work and personal agreements, discussions, and actions taken to CYA, as well as describe a more complicated situation, you really cannot understand.

As for Mrs. Dash - it's a substitute for salt - older people often have high blood pressure, so mocking it is ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 48Last Sunday at 8:11 AM

[quote]How do people take notes in class?

On a laptop or tablet.

by Anonymousreply 49Last Sunday at 8:12 AM

[quote]My partner is tail end boomer and I’m early millennial. He’s 7 years older.

That would make your partner Gen X, not Boomer.

by Anonymousreply 50Last Sunday at 8:14 AM

[quote] emails are a part of my business though and I don't see why anyone would give them up

That's true, but they appear to be talking out interpersonal communications with family and friends. Every boomer has experienced the limitations of email in corresponding with younger people- the messages are ignored. I've adjusted by using a PC program that lets you compose text messages like they are emails. The program makes it easy to edit, spell check, attach images and links. I don't text message from a cell phone unless it's some emergency.

by Anonymousreply 51Last Sunday at 8:15 AM

Long chatty phone conversations. Problem is, you need to find someone who feels the same way.

by Anonymousreply 52Last Sunday at 8:19 AM

[quote]As for Mrs. Dash - it's a substitute for salt - older people often have high blood pressure, so mocking it is ridiculous.

Calm down, stop mocking me! All I said about the stuff, based on the antiquated product packaging graphics, it is "I don't even know what Mrs. Dash is."

And the list did qualify emails, noting that "people reserve emails for work and promotional nonsense no one checks anymore."

by Anonymousreply 53Last Sunday at 8:19 AM

I will NEVER give up my Blackberry with raised keys.

by Anonymousreply 54Last Sunday at 8:23 AM

Bar soap is better. Most of body wash goes right down the drain without touching anything, and certainly no exfoliation.

by Anonymousreply 55Last Sunday at 8:25 AM

Washcloth R43, are you that dense that you've never heard of such a thing?

by Anonymousreply 56Last Sunday at 8:26 AM

[quote]As for boomers not retiring: Could some of our resident boomergays please enlighten us as to why so many boomers simply refuse to retire?

And they refuse to keep up with technology, even the simplest stuff.

by Anonymousreply 57Last Sunday at 8:27 AM

Total clickbait when you have a list of 40 things and each fucking thing needs a click through.

by Anonymousreply 58Last Sunday at 8:27 AM

I never understood wallpaper, either. However, after seeing my favorite show, I might get matching wallpaper. duvet and curler hat.

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by Anonymousreply 59Last Sunday at 8:28 AM

I love potpourri and I haven't seen any in years.

by Anonymousreply 60Last Sunday at 8:30 AM

R50 Seriously GenX gets no respect. What did we get? Elizabeth Wurtzel and Reality Bites?

by Anonymousreply 61Last Sunday at 8:37 AM

Gen X is that generation that looks at both Boomers and Millennials and says "you're both cunts."

by Anonymousreply 62Last Sunday at 8:39 AM

[QUOTE] He also still subscribes to magazines and goes out every Sunday morning for the paper.

then takes a 45-minute shit reading that paper

by Anonymousreply 63Last Sunday at 8:40 AM

My handwriting isn't very good, but I would be horrified if I didn't sent out handwritten thank you cards and other cards for the holidays, special events, invitations. My co-workers, clients and the younger set under 35 are shocked, and at times delighted, when they get a handwritten card from me.

For what it is worth, I have secured every job offer I have ever had by following up not only with an email, but a handwritten letter that I have made sure arrives within 24 hours of the interview. As a hiring manager, I am shocked by the number of candidates that don't even bother to do a follow up email, or if they do, it is a generic, two sentence email, that doesn't even reinforce why they would be the best fit for the role.

I am also in no fucking way giving up real lightbulbs. The nice ones. Not those lame, low energy ones that give off shit light.

by Anonymousreply 64Last Sunday at 8:40 AM

I think washcloths also belong on the list, R56. I use them. Just saying.

by Anonymousreply 65Last Sunday at 8:42 AM

Datalounge

by Anonymousreply 66Last Sunday at 8:43 AM

r51 Good heavens! What is that program? Does it work on a Mac?

by Anonymousreply 67Last Sunday at 8:48 AM

[quote] And they refuse to keep up with technology, even the simplest stuff.

Because nobody teaches us, asshole!

by Anonymousreply 68Last Sunday at 8:52 AM

OP must be a fake (or a satirist) as no one admits to socks-and-sandals.

Agreed re: liquid soap (body wash)... a definite NO!

by Anonymousreply 69Last Sunday at 8:53 AM

r68 Gen X learned it all on the job.

by Anonymousreply 70Last Sunday at 8:53 AM

Newspapers and magazines. As soon as the Boomers are gone, those things will be gone too.

by Anonymousreply 71Last Sunday at 8:56 AM

[quote]I could NEVER give up: Diamonds

Thanks. No really, thanks a lot.

by Anonymousreply 72Last Sunday at 8:56 AM

Mr. Dash was probably cheating on her with Mrs. Butterworth.

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by Anonymousreply 73Last Sunday at 8:57 AM

Good Lord, over 70 posts in 3 hours.

by Anonymousreply 74Last Sunday at 8:58 AM

The only proper place for men to wear diamonds is a pinky ring.

by Anonymousreply 75Last Sunday at 8:59 AM

[quote] For what it is worth, I have secured every job offer I have ever had by following up not only with an email, but a handwritten letter that I have made sure arrives within 24 hours of the interview.

R64, I agree. I retired at age 50 from government work, but realized I still needed to work. When I went back out into the job market I did my homework and got the job, even over people more qualified than I. I knew why. It's because I cared enough to send a follow-up letter. Just that personal touch can be what tips the job into your favor over other candidates.

by Anonymousreply 76Last Sunday at 9:00 AM

Email?

How else do you force accountability at work?

by Anonymousreply 77Last Sunday at 9:00 AM

[quote]Because nobody teaches us, asshole!

You're supposed to be capable of learning on your own.

by Anonymousreply 78Last Sunday at 9:01 AM

How do students read comments on their college papers if they cannot read cursive?

by Anonymousreply 79Last Sunday at 9:03 AM

I much prefer emeralds or sapphires, or even alexandrite, tourmaline, or tanzanite. I like color.

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by Anonymousreply 80Last Sunday at 9:03 AM

I never wrote in cursive.

by Anonymousreply 81Last Sunday at 9:03 AM

I still send thank you notes and holiday cards written with a fountain pen. Stay away from my bar soap, and breakfast toast.

And, I make my bed using one fitted sheet and *two* top sheets, so there!

by Anonymousreply 82Last Sunday at 9:11 AM

[quote] I never wrote in cursive.

Well, hip hip hooray for your inadequate schooling.

by Anonymousreply 83Last Sunday at 9:11 AM

I sometimes listen to my old cd's in the car.

by Anonymousreply 84Last Sunday at 9:14 AM

Do what you want with your other correspondence, but condolences must be handwritten in black ink not blue on good paper and mailed.

by Anonymousreply 85Last Sunday at 9:15 AM

What's weird about this article is it presupposes Boomers shouyld [italic]want[/italic] to be like Millennials and Zoomers.

I can see why giving up jorts would be one thing (since technology has rendered denim obsolate), but giving up cursive or emails (do they really think all or even most offices will go without emails, and that younger people won;t need to use that technology at work?) doesn't make much sense.

Because article writers have been trained to care solely about the desires of the youth market, they think everyone else does too. I have no interest in giving up paper books or email just because some inane teenager thinks they're not cool.

by Anonymousreply 86Last Sunday at 9:15 AM

Everything "cool" now will be irrelevant in twenty years.

Twenty years ago, everyone had to have a beeper. Do they even make them anymore?

And sometimes things come around again and regain "coolness"

Vinyl, anyone?

by Anonymousreply 87Last Sunday at 9:16 AM

OK stationery and cursive people, what is a good source to buy this stuff right now? Mostly paper, I have the pens mostly taken care of.

by Anonymousreply 88Last Sunday at 9:20 AM

Boomer here. I will NEVER give up using PC's with 30"+ curved monitors. Who wants a puny laptop with a tiny screen? I have reluctantly purchased a cheap cell phone but only because there are a couple apps on it that that are useful away from home. Still have my landline phone at home. I live in earthquake country and I remember in the '89 quake the only phones that worked for a couple days were the landlines. The main reason Boomers don't retire is because they never were any good at saving money. They NEED that job to keep going.

by Anonymousreply 89Last Sunday at 9:22 AM

There were only 27 "uncool things," give or take, that I was able to click to, not 40. I did not see malls, cable tv packages, briefcases, catalogues, socks & sandals, diamonds, or china dishware.

by Anonymousreply 90Last Sunday at 9:24 AM

How does one work with out using email?

by Anonymousreply 91Last Sunday at 9:24 AM

In the end, do whatever you want and whatever makes you content. Impressing others or trying to keep up with the Joneses is wasting the little time we have.

by Anonymousreply 92Last Sunday at 9:25 AM

R29, Boomers are still working because 1) a lot of us aren't old enough for Medicare and full Social Security yet, and 2) we don't want to be impoverished in our extreme old age, and 3) a lot of straight boomers are broke because they spent their retirement money putting their ungrateful millennial offspring through college.

by Anonymousreply 93Last Sunday at 9:28 AM

[quote] Gen X is that generation that looks at both Boomers and Millennials and says "you're both cunts."

And as usual* we’re right.

(*not about Trump though — sadly we chose him over Biden )

by Anonymousreply 94Last Sunday at 9:29 AM

R93, blame the GOP politicians (who you probably voted for) for not raising the minimum wage or doing anything to lower college costs instead of whining about "ungrateful millennials"

by Anonymousreply 95Last Sunday at 9:30 AM

Being Republicans and supporting Trump

by Anonymousreply 96Last Sunday at 9:30 AM

I'm surprised they still have landlines. In my city it is through cable company and they don't use the phone line.

by Anonymousreply 97Last Sunday at 9:32 AM

[quote] I sometimes listen to my old cd's in the car.

R84 YES! I was so upset when I bought my new RAV4 that not only was there no tape player, but no CD player! Horrors! Noooooooo!

by Anonymousreply 98Last Sunday at 9:34 AM

It is literal clickbait R11

It frequently shows up with other clickbait articles at the bottom of a bunch of legit websites I look at (including CNN, IIRC)

It's likely written by someone in India who got paid $10 for it via Fivver.

by Anonymousreply 99Last Sunday at 9:34 AM

Malls closing up is one of the great tragedies of our times.

Besides the social outreach it provided, there were the boutiques and high end department stores.

The elegance and the beauty of these stores as you walked into them made you feel special.

And the niche stores which you could spend hours in just wandering around and browsing. Comfy enclaves.

by Anonymousreply 100Last Sunday at 9:37 AM

[quote] because every phone number is on the internet.

In a phone book EVERYTHING in a particular category is listed in one place. If I'm looking for a new barber (or even a doctor) I want to see ALL of the barbers/doctors in my area.

That's what I call a simple and convenient search. If you want ratings, then you can go online.

by Anonymousreply 101Last Sunday at 9:37 AM

65 here…. I pay all my bills online, I never carry cash, I prefer email… much easier to type on a desktop, haven’t used a phonebook in probably 25 years… got to the point it would piss off to even get a phone book dropped off at my door, don’t even know what jorts are ( guessing Jean shorts, I think my cursive has been ruined because of typing so much) and I retired at 51

by Anonymousreply 102Last Sunday at 9:39 AM

Boomers are responsible for promoting this psychopathic obsession with cool vs. uncool.

by Anonymousreply 103Last Sunday at 9:40 AM

[quote] A lot of you boomers can’t give up your jobs, either- just fucking retire already.

Tough shit!

by Anonymousreply 104Last Sunday at 9:42 AM

R88, Check out stationary from Book Depository. Especially the Moleskine cards, cahiers, and Whitelines for general writing journals.

by Anonymousreply 105Last Sunday at 9:43 AM

My beautician (aka barber for buzzcut) only takes cash, and I use coins to refill my water jugs (not paying a 10 cent card surcharge on a 35 cent transaction). Pretty much my only currency usage.

by Anonymousreply 106Last Sunday at 9:44 AM

R88 Look at Crane's 100 percent cotton stationery line. The Newport Blue Bordered Correspondence Cards are particularly nice.

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by Anonymousreply 107Last Sunday at 9:47 AM

[quote] Magazine & newspaper delivery and subscriptions

I get the print edition of the NY times delivered at home everyday and I'm not giving it up until they stop distributing it that way.

Reading it online is not the same experience.

by Anonymousreply 108Last Sunday at 9:50 AM

[quote] Could some of our resident boomergays please enlighten us as to why so many boomers simply refuse to retire?

So people like you remain unemployed.

by Anonymousreply 109Last Sunday at 9:53 AM

A lot of people live their lives in blind conformity (can otherwise be called ass-sniffing)

by Anonymousreply 110Last Sunday at 9:56 AM

Apparently, some boomers won't give up clickbait articles. Why would anyone read this mindless shit?

by Anonymousreply 111Last Sunday at 10:03 AM

I am GenX and I use bar soap. Bar soap is better for the environment. Most bar soaps are saponified oils - actual soap. Most liquid soaps are synthetic detergent. Most liquid "soaps" also contain quite a bit of water, so water is being shipped around the country in plastic bottles, most of which do not wind up being recycled. Packaging reduction is better than recycling. Bar soaps can be wrapped in paper, or not wrapped at all.

I use liquid soap for dishes, but for body and hair I use bars - including conditioner bars.

I couldn't make it through the whole think. I hate slideshows like that

by Anonymousreply 112Last Sunday at 10:04 AM

I will give up trying to navigate that shitty clickbait website.

by Anonymousreply 113Last Sunday at 10:07 AM

I am a (later) boomer, and all my boomer friends hate to text, insist on “picking up the phone.” To which I say UGH! Texting is the greatest form of communication ever devised.

by Anonymousreply 114Last Sunday at 10:08 AM

I do still have and prefer my landline. The audio is so much better than the shitty cell reception.

by Anonymousreply 115Last Sunday at 10:10 AM

R20 - “ A lot of you boomers can’t give up your jobs, either- just fucking retire already.”

Why don’t you eat the corn out of our collective Boomer shit R20. If you can’t compete in the job market, then tough shit, MaryJane. I’m still working, because I enjoy it, and I’m lucky enough to be appreciated for the good work I do. So fuck off. Tired of listening to you losers complain about elders who won’t give up their jobs. It’s none of your business. Go get your own job.

by Anonymousreply 116Last Sunday at 10:32 AM

There's no magic job tree, R116

by Anonymousreply 117Last Sunday at 10:34 AM

Cursive hasn't been taught in schools in many years, it's not a new thing. I'm in my forties and my age group were the last ones, I believe.

Personally, I wish I'd never been taught cursive. I learned it as such a young age I can't "un-learn" it, and it permanently affected by handwriting by making it sloppy.

by Anonymousreply 118Last Sunday at 11:09 AM

My Boomer parents, aunts and uncles will never give up their print copies of newspapers and magazines. They all have tablets but they just can't read anything digitally, they have to have a print copy. When that generation goes, all print media is going with them.

by Anonymousreply 119Last Sunday at 11:10 AM

[quote] I live in earthquake country and I remember in the '89 quake the only phones that worked for a couple days were the landlines.

Do you think, perhaps, that phone technology may have changed just a BIT in 32 years?

by Anonymousreply 120Last Sunday at 11:12 AM

Gen X here and I love online shopping for the convenience, but I also love brick and mortar stores because I love to browse. So many stores have closed or are closing, and I'm not happy about it. It also provides people with a reason to get out of the house and interact with others.

by Anonymousreply 121Last Sunday at 11:16 AM

Paper day planner.

Professional e-mails: I work in the law / legal field. This is how we communicate and make “paper” trails.

Incandescent light bulbs.

Desktop (iMac) computer with full-sized, mechanical-type keyboard with number pad.

by Anonymousreply 122Last Sunday at 11:17 AM

They forgot to add "poorly written listicles that imagine conflict between generations."

by Anonymousreply 123Last Sunday at 11:19 AM

How do people who don't know cursive sign their names?

by Anonymousreply 124Last Sunday at 11:20 AM

What has replaced ironing? I'm a GenXer and I still have to deal with wrinkled clothes coming out of the dryer. Do you all just steam your clothes, get them all drycleaned, or is your wardrobe all wrinkle free?

by Anonymousreply 125Last Sunday at 11:33 AM

R125, here's what I do. Don't use the dryer (for your shirts or whatever). Take them out of the washer (wringer) and place them on hangers. Air dry. If you don't have the closet space for this, you can get a rack from Walmart or some other place like that.

No, the shirts don't appear pressed (straight from a dry cleaner), but the wrinkles are minimized and the shirts do have a crisp feel.

by Anonymousreply 126Last Sunday at 11:39 AM

People probably don't buy cotton or other natural fiber clothing anymore, especially dress shirts which need ironing.

by Anonymousreply 127Last Sunday at 11:45 AM

I'm a millennial.

- Phonebooks / Home Shopping Networks / Paper bills (viewing online is better for the environment) / Potpourri - obselete.

- Jorts / Dad Slacks / Dressing like a tourist / Crocs - Who cares?

- 24-hour news networks (TV) - Technically the networks all stream so many people still watch these, they just don't do it on TV.

- Hawaiian shirts - They're a fun novelty.

- Cursive - Block script is universally easier to read. Everyone develops their own style of cursive over time. It should be reserved for signatures because of that. However, no one will hit you over the head for writing in cursive. I learned it in school and by the time I got my first job after graduation from college I stopped using it.

- Velcro shoes - for kids they're fine but most people are expected to know how to tie their shoes or they get slips.

- Sending emails - Still important for business matters. Text is for personal matters that don't require involved discussion, things that can't be said out loud because the person is somewhere public, or things that need to be written down to be remembered

- Cruises - Please, people still go on cruises. I also consider a party boat that's out for 12 hours a cruise.

- All-you-can-eat buffets / Fuzzy toilet covers - Insanitary!

- Knick knacks - People of all ages still buy these.

- Bar soap - People use bar soaps even if (IMHO) liquid is more efficient & easier to share. It's also a bit more sanitary.

- Sweepstakes - Have moved online and still happen often.

- 9-5 work weeks - Still normal for all ages but I never thought it should be.

- Blaming millennials - I hate this only because most of the time people should be blaming Gen Z who are 24 and under or Gen X who are 41 and up.

- Toast / Racquetball / Patterned wallpaper - What? Also, the only reason not to use wallpaper is that it's a bitch to remove most of the time. People still use it.

- Cop dramas - Plenty of people still watch these. "Reality Show" cop dramas are out.

- Word art on walls - I don't even know what this is?

- Ironing - I haven't owned an iron in years. My clothes aren't wrinkled. I wash things in the washer, dry them in the dryer then hang them up. They're wrinkle-free. I think R127 is onto something. I had a fancy cotton shirt once years ago and that damn thing was always wrinkled. That doesn't happen with my other clothes unless I (IDK why I would) ball them up.

- Mrs. Dash - There are other alternatives.

by Anonymousreply 128Last Sunday at 11:46 AM

I was surprised when a yellow pages phone book turned up on my driveway the other day. I had thought the phone companies stopped printing those. It was a lot thinner than the last time I had used one, which was probably 20 years ago. I put it in the recycle bin. Do you all remember when the phone companies started putting these on CD-ROMs?

by Anonymousreply 129Last Sunday at 12:08 PM

I don't mind ironing while listening to an audiobook.

Cursive was required for us in Jr High (early 70s), which I dropped the day I left. For security purposes taking a standardized test years later we were required to copy a block of text in cursive, printing forbidden! My sample looked as though it were being completed at a sheltered workshop.

My mother has always been complimented on her beautiful handwriting, which is actually a sort of hybrid print-cursive.

by Anonymousreply 130Last Sunday at 12:15 PM

[quote] OK stationery and cursive people, what is a good source to buy this stuff right now? Mostly paper, I have the pens mostly taken care of.

r88 The best stationary in the world.

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by Anonymousreply 131Last Sunday at 1:00 PM

[quote] The best stationary in the world.

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 132Last Sunday at 1:03 PM

Real estate - I've heard from a Millennial relative, for years, that they are priced out of house bids by people their age, whose Boomer parents are giving them the money for it.

Bar soap (combined with a clean washcloth every day) lasts longer than a bottle of shower gel. Takes up less space in transit/on store shelves, and requires no plastic.

Ironing - I have sworn off buying new clothes that aren’t natural fibers, and stopped caring about slightly wrinkled clothing. I don’t even iron my linen items anymore. A minute or two in the dryer to get the major wrinkles out, then air dry works quite well. Less electricity used, too.

Stationery for written correspondence is at the link. I still have some of their small-sized personalized card stock with envelopes that my Silent Generation mother gave me. I have found few reasons to use it, and it’s too small for the USPS, but it reminds me of her. She was a graphoanalyst, so the death of cursive is sad to me for that reason alone.

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by Anonymousreply 133Last Sunday at 1:08 PM

Grandmillenial and cottagecore styles. It’s your grandma’s house, but cooler.

by Anonymousreply 134Last Sunday at 1:11 PM

[quote] How do people who don't know cursive sign their names?

Like Barron...

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by Anonymousreply 135Last Sunday at 1:11 PM

Lists/sites like this where you click through - are monetizing your interest. Each click adds $ to the site by "number of views" charged/promised to the paying advertisers.... and also adds to the Big Data profiling of you and your mind.

One thing Boomers won't give up? Falling for this BS.

by Anonymousreply 136Last Sunday at 1:16 PM

[quote] cursive writing, emails

We have jobs. We're running the world. We can't conduct business by texting

No wonder half of these useless fucking kids can't get jobs and live at home with their parents

by Anonymousreply 137Last Sunday at 1:23 PM

Apparently, Melon-tits also did not know how to sign her name. Hence, the copycat signature (same as Turd's).

by Anonymousreply 138Last Sunday at 1:24 PM

R9, the problem with your story is that the boomers end in 1964, and the earliest millennials begin in 1982. That's 18 years. There's another cohort between you, generation x, which is frequently overlooked in your boyfriend's and your celebrations of self-involvement.

by Anonymousreply 139Last Sunday at 1:34 PM

[quote] I'm a millennial.

[quote]- Phonebooks / Home Shopping Networks / Paper bills (viewing online is better for the environment) / Potpourri - obselete.

As are dictionaries for you, apparently.

by Anonymousreply 140Last Sunday at 1:39 PM

Obsessing over spelling and grammar errors on a bullshit internet forum.

by Anonymousreply 141Last Sunday at 1:41 PM

I think the email thing refers to personal email and not work email. Of course we all use email at work. As far as personal email goes, it's not really used to communicate with friends or relatives anymore.

by Anonymousreply 142Last Sunday at 1:42 PM

Landline phones, calling people instead of texting.

by Anonymousreply 143Last Sunday at 1:43 PM

GenX who loves ironing. I even iron my sheets. I have a Rowenta steam generator and a Reliable square ended ironing board. They are awesome.

What about when you get new curtains? How are you going to get the packaging creases out? Don't tell me a steamer - that won't get out deep set creases.

I also like Mrs Dash (in addition to salt.) It is a very nice all purpose herb blend.

by Anonymousreply 144Last Sunday at 1:45 PM

[quote] Of course we all use email at work.

That's what you'd think. However, on multiple threads on DL, its doesn't seem like it. I guess it depends what kind of job you have.

I still use email with a couple of long-winded friends.

I also use email with family when we have to "pass around" documents.

by Anonymousreply 145Last Sunday at 1:45 PM

I don't know of any corporate workplace that doesn't use email. I have no idea about other industries.

I've never heard of this Mrs. Dash stuff.

by Anonymousreply 146Last Sunday at 1:46 PM

The only things on that list that register with me in any way at all are: cursive, bar soap, toast, and ironing.

Cursive is cool, plus it seems to be making a comeback as something a lot of young people want to learn. It's an elective in schools.

Bar soap? Why, then, are there so many designer bar soaps out there? These seem to be directed toward younger people.

Toast? Don't even get that one. Have you seen all the high-end toaster and toaster ovens on the market?

Ironing. I rarely do it, but sometimes it's absolutely required.

by Anonymousreply 147Last Sunday at 1:47 PM

r43 maybe it's a white people thing but my family always use a washcloth that is used with the bar of soap. Rubbing the bar on your ass-crack and dick then letting another family member do the same sounds appalling. At least in black families, you rub the soap into the washcloth, then wash with the suds created on the cloth. You don't use the soap bar on your body. Just ew.

Also, change the wash cloth every 2-3 days.

by Anonymousreply 148Last Sunday at 1:54 PM

I'm a few years short of 40 and like half this stuff, as do my peers. I have to question if they know what "millennials" are, thinking every single one of us are still in their 20s.

by Anonymousreply 149Last Sunday at 1:55 PM

What trashbag families did you come from where everybody used the same bar of soap? You didn't have your own individual bars? JFC.

by Anonymousreply 150Last Sunday at 1:56 PM

r9 wouldn't know a Boomer if they smacked them in the face. You can't be an older Millennial, dating a younger Boomer with only a 7 years age gap. One of you would have to be in Gen X for that to be mathematically possible.

by Anonymousreply 151Last Sunday at 2:00 PM

Ironing? I don't own an iron. It's why they have dry cleaners, and/or mothers-in-law. My mother-in-law is completely lovely, though she can spot a crease in a pair of socks from before I pass through the door. "Wouldn't X like me to iron his shirt? His pants? Take that crease out of his jacket? It will only take a minute..."

by Anonymousreply 152Last Sunday at 2:07 PM

Dry cleaners cost a fortune and destroy your best clothes.

by Anonymousreply 153Last Sunday at 2:08 PM

You at R140,

[quote]As are dictionaries for you, apparently.

ALSO you earlier at R86,

[quote]What's weird about this article is it presupposes Boomers [bold]shouyld[/bold] want to be like Millennials and Zoomers.

[quote]I can see why giving up jorts would be one thing (since technology has rendered denim [bold]obsolate)[/bold]

[quote] and that younger people [bold]won;t[/bold] need to use that technology at work?)

People who live in glass houses ...

by Anonymousreply 154Last Sunday at 2:14 PM

Yeah I think shitty clickbait websites are ones only boomers read so fuck that.

by Anonymousreply 155Last Sunday at 2:24 PM

I love r116 with all my heart. MaryJane, indeed; love it!

by Anonymousreply 156Last Sunday at 2:34 PM

Food for thought:

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by Anonymousreply 157Last Sunday at 2:44 PM

Thank you, R93

by Anonymousreply 158Last Sunday at 2:45 PM

No pattered wallpaper? Haven’t they heard of William Morris? Cretans!

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by Anonymousreply 159Last Sunday at 2:47 PM

I love you too R82. Your double top sheet killed me, because my aunt used to make her bed that way.

R116

by Anonymousreply 160Last Sunday at 2:55 PM

R148 I lather the bar soap in my hand and then wash my pits with both hands. Rinse, and repeat, also washing cock and balls, and then asshole and crack with my left had.

Rinse the crack, and then use the remaining lather on my right hand to wash my hands - full 20 seconds.

The bar of soap only touches my hands.

by Anonymousreply 161Last Sunday at 2:57 PM

[quote] People who live in glass houses ...

Typos are different from misspellings. "O" and "A" are nowhere near each other on the keyboard

But, I appreciate all the work you did to research me, dear.

by Anonymousreply 162Last Sunday at 2:59 PM

I’m under 40 and even I think there are several things on that list that are stupid to say only Boomers do (bar soap, sending email, ironing).

by Anonymousreply 163Last Sunday at 3:04 PM

The knick knacks one cracks me up because while it's true that old fashioned bric-a-brac is out of fashion, Xers, Millennials and Gen Z all collect SHIT.

Since nerd culture has taken over the planet, every one has a shelf with sci-fi figures on it or those awful Funko figures. I'm sure they'll be defended as "collectibles" but that's just a nerd's way of saying knick knacks.

by Anonymousreply 164Last Sunday at 3:04 PM

They’re wrong about the word art on walls. I know girls in their early 20s that love that shit.

by Anonymousreply 165Last Sunday at 3:05 PM

I will agree with the Racquetball and cop dramas.

by Anonymousreply 166Last Sunday at 3:08 PM

Probably a better thread would be "Stuff/Things You Refuse To Give Up"

I still use a wash cloth and a top sheet. I have knick knacks. I refuse to give up my books, CDs and DVDS.

I have an iron but never use it. I gave up landlines and phone books over 15 years ago. I haven't had regular cable TV for 15 years.

Who doesn't like toast? It's warm, toasty bread you put delicious things on.

by Anonymousreply 167Last Sunday at 3:09 PM

I can easily give up illiterate clickbait lists cranked out by minimum-wage content providers who want to pretend all Boomers are MAGAs because their parents are.

by Anonymousreply 168Last Sunday at 3:10 PM

I thought it was established to datalounge that washcloths are more of a non-white thing?

[quote] Who doesn't like toast? It's warm, toasty bread you put delicious things on.

Are you Team Marmite or Team Vegemite?

by Anonymousreply 169Last Sunday at 3:24 PM

What a stupid list. I don't have any sense that Boomers in particular are clinging to most of these things (as opposed to Silents or even Gen Xers), and many of them aren't even "uncool." Millennials and Gen Z are wearing Hawaiian shirts and not even ironically, and patterned wallpaper is still popular in a certain type of design aesthetic, artisan bar soap is wildly popular. And so on.

This sounds like a list made up by some oldie desperate to sound hip.

by Anonymousreply 170Last Sunday at 4:03 PM

[quote] The knick knacks one cracks me up because while it's true that old fashioned bric-a-brac is out of fashion, Xers, Millennials and Gen Z all collect SHIT.

Yes, it's just a different kind of knick-knack, i.e., a different kind of shit.

by Anonymousreply 171Last Sunday at 4:17 PM

R9 apparently has never heard of Gen X - there's no way there are only 9 years between Boomer and Millennial.

by Anonymousreply 172Last Sunday at 4:23 PM

Washcloths aren't white? Mine are...

by Anonymousreply 173Last Sunday at 4:24 PM

Air conditioning

Spraying pesticides and herbicides on their lawns

Killing rabbits, deer, groundhogs and other critters that dare eat their precious flower gardens which are comprised of non-native plants that require fertilizer.

by Anonymousreply 174Last Sunday at 4:27 PM

R164 is so right. I hate those Funko things, they’re dumb looking.

by Anonymousreply 175Last Sunday at 4:28 PM

Get a load of Niles Crane at r82

by Anonymousreply 176Last Sunday at 4:28 PM

^^^ Will you be my Daphne? No? Okay.

by Anonymousreply 177Last Sunday at 4:40 PM

R176 = Jughead

by Anonymousreply 178Last Sunday at 4:41 PM

[quote]Air conditioning

You'd better fucking believe it.

by Anonymousreply 179Last Sunday at 4:43 PM

You need a washcloth to get clean. Not your bare hand or one of those nasty nylon mesh things.

by Anonymousreply 180Last Sunday at 4:44 PM

False r180. Unless you literally get dirty from manual labor your hands or a mesh thing work fine.

by Anonymousreply 181Last Sunday at 5:43 PM

The mesh thing works (at mechanically stripping your flesh).

by Anonymousreply 182Last Sunday at 5:44 PM

[quote] My mother has always been complimented on her beautiful handwriting, which is actually a sort of hybrid print-cursive.

r130 I got hired once as an office assistant back in 1995. My boss did a lot of entertaining for which they always sent personal invitations. I had learned calligraphy just a few years earlier and volunteered. Got me a raise. Plus, I really liked that job.

by Anonymousreply 183Last Sunday at 5:54 PM

[quote]The mesh thing works (at mechanically stripping your flesh).

And a harsh washcloth doesn't? Mesh things leave your skin nice and smooth.

by Anonymousreply 184Last Sunday at 6:03 PM

I don't know anyone who uses a washcloth, that's some old-timey grandma shit.

by Anonymousreply 185Last Sunday at 6:04 PM

Wonderful story r183. If any of us ever teleport back in time a quarter-century and find a company whose boss sends out invitations written in calligraphy we'll keep it in mind.

by Anonymousreply 186Last Sunday at 6:05 PM

I used to use the mesh things, but I've converted to shower brushes since they're more environmentally friendly.

by Anonymousreply 187Last Sunday at 6:06 PM

I think racquet ball will make a come back. It's a great physical and mental exercise that can be pretty fun (indoor or 4wall only, 3 wall sucks). It's fun with a partner, but, it's one of the few sports that you can practice alone. Not a boomer, an X-er raised by a boomer that is a fitness enthusiast.

I think I need to go play some racquet ball.

by Anonymousreply 188Last Sunday at 6:35 PM

[quote]I don't know anyone who uses a washcloth, that's some old-timey grandma shit.

You are so full of shit.

And washcloths get changed daily - those nasty mesh things don’t.

by Anonymousreply 189Last Sunday at 6:44 PM

Don't know anyone who uses a washcloth.

by Anonymousreply 190Last Sunday at 7:02 PM

I use a washcloth to dry the shower tiles and caulk after I shower to avoid mold and mildew.

by Anonymousreply 191Last Sunday at 7:09 PM

At least wash your face and/or hole (on separate occasions) with a washcloth.

by Anonymousreply 192Last Sunday at 7:21 PM

Why is it that millennials are so concerned about Boomers and their lives.

I mean, what's the point of the incessant criticism?

They're like some jealous bitches who keep screaming that "Boomers are not all that" and keep making snide comments.

by Anonymousreply 193Last Sunday at 7:24 PM

My students think cursive writing is cool and admire their classmates who can write it.

by Anonymousreply 194Last Sunday at 7:26 PM

[quote]At least wash your face and/or hole (on separate occasions) with a washcloth.

It won't get you any more clean than other methods.

by Anonymousreply 195Last Sunday at 7:30 PM

R9 Where does Gen X fit into that seven year gap?

by Anonymousreply 196Last Sunday at 7:34 PM

Gen X is 1964 -1980.

by Anonymousreply 197Last Sunday at 7:37 PM

R9, your partner sounds more like my long deceased Greatest Generation grandmother than my Boomer parents who were born in the 40s!!

by Anonymousreply 198Last Sunday at 7:37 PM

I must stand up for the toilet lid cover. They don't have to be fluffy and mine is quite flat. The cover serves a few purposes. Keeps your lid from cracking if it falls down quickly, and acts as a comfy stool for drying your feet. I don't recall having a bathroom big enough for a bench or chair.

by Anonymousreply 199Last Sunday at 7:38 PM

Which generation thinks slide shows are a cool way to present a list?

by Anonymousreply 200Last Sunday at 7:39 PM

Cindy Crawford is not a boomer.

by Anonymousreply 201Last Sunday at 7:50 PM

To the person who says they can't get a good press with a steamer. I owned clothing stores, and we used the steamer daily.

To get a hard press, go under the fabric, pulling lightly on the fabric, and you'll get a hard press for items like cotton shirts, etc. Going over the top of the clothing doesn't work. You can even get a hard crease by going under the fabric. I just bought a decorative hook and placed it in a corner of my bedroom and stem there. The hook is also great for setting up an outfit for the next day.

I hate talking on the phone, so all of my friends know to email me if they want to reach me. I keep my phone off almost all of the time. Email is necessary for me, as I work with attorneys almost every day. As for the phone book, I miss the yellow pages. When I was a reporter and was posted to a new location, the first thing I'd do is go through the yellow pages. It gives a great overview of who and what is happening in that city and some great story ideas.

I also remember a snowstorm that knocked out the cell phones in my area for almost a week, so I keep a landline in a closet for emergencies. I've never eaten at a buffet (except for a Sunday brunch), don't wear Hawaiian shirts and have never owned a pair of jorts. I also would never take a cruise. I've never seen a fluffy toilet seat cover. How unsanitary! Also, hanging wallpaper on accent walls is big in interior decor right now. I eat toast.

I carry cash, usually about $300. The weed stores here don't take cards, and a good tip can sometimes get you out of a jam. I need to write checks to smaller business people who don't take cards, such as gardeners or handymen.

This article was absurd.

by Anonymousreply 202Last Sunday at 7:55 PM

Gay boomers were largely excluded from "careers" until quite recently. To require that they "retire" in favor of millennials who don't even know what discrimination is, is bigotry of the first order.

by Anonymousreply 203Last Sunday at 10:05 PM

Working with Boomers who are stuck in the past and have not kept up with current ideas, tech etc. is a fucking pain in the ass. I wish they'd all retire already.

by Anonymousreply 204Last Sunday at 10:08 PM

You're right. Gay boomers couldn't work and people born in the 80s and 90s don't know what discrimination is as it no longer exists in any form!

by Anonymousreply 205Last Sunday at 10:32 PM

On the contrary, R204, I've never met a millennial who knows how a computer works. They use them, but they are magic boxes to them. They have zero knowledge of buffers and CPUs, and these are computer science majors, some of them!

by Anonymousreply 206Last Sunday at 10:34 PM

Then you must live in a shoebox and never talk to anyone R206. I'm not wading into the, "boomers retire!" argument. I'm just here to say that you don't need to use hyperbole.

[quote]They have zero knowledge of buffers and CPUs, and these are computer science majors, some of them!

No, they have some knowledge of it, but it's not important for what they do.

A comp sci major doesn't need to know the intricacies of any of that.

As someone else said, computer programmers are the chefs, the software they're working on/program they're writing is the meal and the computer you're using is the utensil(s) to prepare it.

Also if you're overloading the buffer on your PC in 2021, then maybe it's time for you to upgrade from one built in 1996.

by Anonymousreply 207Last Sunday at 10:56 PM

Oh no. Things I find useful are uncool. Whatever shall I do?

by Anonymousreply 208Last Sunday at 10:57 PM

[quote]My partner is tail end boomer and I’m early millennial. He’s 7 years older.

If there's only 7 years difference between you two, then you're off on the generations somewhere r9. He's either Gen X or you are.

by Anonymousreply 209Last Sunday at 11:16 PM

[quote]Word art on walls is completely the province of Gen X.

I don't think this is true. I remember seeing neon word art in the 1980s, which would make it a Boomer thing. The less cool version of that were the kitchen prints of things like foods and spices which inevitably said "thyme" or "apple" underneath the boring sketch.

Now that I think about it, samplers and cross stitch were word wall art even before then.

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by Anonymousreply 210Last Monday at 12:30 AM

There has always been "word art on walls" in some form, whether hieroglyphics on tomb walls, 17th and 18th Century framed samplers, 18th Century tavern signs collected in the 19th Century, or the 1960s domesticity and (anti-domesticity) plaques, "No Matter Where I Put My Guests, It Seems They Like the Kitchen Best!"

But I'm guessing the fad in question is for the rustic barn-wood signs and big as Oprah positive affirmations stencilled on walls.

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by Anonymousreply 211Last Monday at 1:11 AM

R207 it is important for what they do. The very fact you don't know that, reveals you as second-rate.

by Anonymousreply 212Last Monday at 1:22 AM

What is the reason for two top sheets?

by Anonymousreply 213Last Monday at 1:52 AM

What in God's name is a top sheet? A flat sheet?

by Anonymousreply 214Last Monday at 1:59 AM

Because OP's link is a whirlpool of clickbait, here's another version, expanded in length (looks like 100+ things) and in explanation.

A sampling of some not mentioned above (I don't think), most of which tried too hard:

Waste Paper Napkins [photo of an older woman eating in what appears to be some casual restaurant -- oblivious to killing the world -- with the curious scold: "It’s time to chuck these wasteful, waxy paper bits." Waxy bits?]

Stay at Hotels (identical germ-filled cubes, no thanks - AirBnB is so much better) [actually an interesting point because age is a factor, but not so clear cut as they would think]

Put baseball cards in spokes [FFS, maybe the very oldest Boomers - when they were six, but that shit was out of the picture even then]

Eat Swanson's TV dinners [FFS]

Tinfoil on the TV antenna [Joking, right? I haven't seen this on a TV since before Watergate]

Use answering machines [FFS, who? Old people never figured them out in the first place, now where to believe they mastered keeping them working all these daces?]

Collect S&H Green Stamps [then the authors note they went under in the 1980s]

Take Pictures with Polaroid Cameras [pure hipster shit; old people have have a camera stuck away in a box, but they haven't bought Polaroid film in 50 years]

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by Anonymousreply 215Last Monday at 2:00 AM

What is funny is that millennials are now wearing those hideous Hawaiian shirts with levis jeans. They might dislike boomers but they sometimes dress like one. The difference is that boomers did not have tatooes and piercing while wearing their tacky shirts and high waisted jordache jeans.

by Anonymousreply 216Last Monday at 2:15 AM

Too many click-bait articles I refuse to read.

by Anonymousreply 217Last Monday at 2:18 AM

What is a check R9?

by Anonymousreply 218Last Monday at 2:21 AM

r216 Just like Z are masquerading as Gen X. When I see these kids I swear I'm walking the halls of my high school in the 90's.

by Anonymousreply 219Last Monday at 4:08 AM

Millennials had to give these things up largely because they’re poor. Not of all but most! 💍 🚤 🏡

by Anonymousreply 220Last Monday at 4:14 AM

[quote] I used to use the mesh things, but I've converted to shower brushes since they're more environmentally friendly.

I use loofa. It scrapes everything off, dirt, moles, scabs, pound of flesh...

by Anonymousreply 221Last Monday at 4:20 AM

I’m right in the middle of the boomer generation and I haven’t done, worn, or used most of the things on that list in ages — phone books are obsolete the moment they’re printed — but I’ll be damned if I’m giving up toast. I don’t eat it very often, but when done perfectly (just lightly brown with butter and jam) it is wonderful. I also love cursive and I have a pretty decent handwriting when I have the time to be very careful — otherwise, if rushed, it is somewhat indecipherable.

by Anonymousreply 222Last Monday at 4:24 AM

I either have never done the boomer stuff or gave it up ages ago. Cursive was a waste of time to learn. Soaps usually are full of detergent and you can buy natural body washes. Young people still stay in hotels.

by Anonymousreply 223Last Monday at 4:41 AM

I don't even know why toast is on there, considering the whole Millennial avocado toast brouhaha.

by Anonymousreply 224Last Monday at 6:19 AM

Gay leather scene

by Anonymousreply 225Last Monday at 6:48 AM

Hotels are making a big comeback among millennials. Back when AirBnB started it was fun to stay in a real home for about a quarter of what you'd pay for a hotel room.

These days, you get a crappy IKEA studio with no real kitchen for the same price if not more, and of course, you have to do every little thing yourself (breakfast, make your bed, clean up, etc.)

Unless you are renting a villa with a couple of friends, it makes no sense anymore to rent through AirBnB, especially not in cities.

by Anonymousreply 226Last Monday at 7:10 AM

The one thing about body washes that R223 gets wrong, even though I like body washes, is that they are far less natural than soap. They nearly all begin with synthetic detergents, foaming agents, and have preservatives. Soap usually starts with fat and lye, both quite natural. There are liquid soaps out there such as Dr. Bronner, but they aren't mainstream.

by Anonymousreply 227Last Monday at 8:53 AM

BS R227. There are a lot of soaps out there that are natural. Even Walmart sells them.

by Anonymousreply 228Last Monday at 9:18 AM

[quote] Which generation thinks slide shows are a cool way to present a list?

r200 I remember when Powerpoint presentations were all the rage in the early '90s. Flashy at the time, but haven't used it since. What do people use these day instead of it?

by Anonymousreply 229Last Monday at 9:21 AM

R228, bodywashes, not soaps. There are few actual liquid soaps on the market. They are mostly nasty, too alkaline, like Dr. Bronner. OTOH Desert Essence isn't too bad if you want a liquid soap that isn't too brutal on the skin.

From the first paragraph of the Wikipedia article on shower gels:

[quote]Shower gel (also shower cream or body wash) is a specialized liquid product used for cleaning the body during showers. Not to be confused with liquid soaps, shower gels, in fact, do not contain saponified oil. Instead, it uses synthetic detergents derived from either petroleum or plant sources.

The term soap is often used as a generic term for cleanser. Real soap is saponified fat or oil. Many things sold as liquid soap these days are in fact detergents. Makers also get away with calling these detergents natural in some cases, and they might be derived from natural ingredients, but they aren't possible without serious chemistry.

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by Anonymousreply 230Last Monday at 9:34 AM

"Natural" on the package doesn't mean that it is actually natural. It just means that it was at some point derived from something in nature - which can be almost anything. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate can get the Lauryl part from coconut oil (Lauric acid.)

The amount of processing required to get Sodium Lauryl Sulfate - a harsh synthetic detergent - basically offsets anything natural. As opposed to coconut oil, water, and lye which makes coconut oil soap.

Liquid Castile soaps like Dr Bronners are natural (they use potassium hydroxide instead of sodium hydroxide to make liquid soap."

Another example is agave nectar, which basically uses the same process as high fructose corn syrup - one starts with agave, the other with corn. One is touted as natural, the other is the devil.

Natural on a product label is meaningless.

by Anonymousreply 231Last Monday at 9:34 AM

Well you don't need to go to Vitacost to buy Seventh Generation R230. It is very mainstream as other products. I use Raw Sugar body wash and it is not harsh at all. You're getting into semantics with the distinction of body wash and soap.

by Anonymousreply 232Last Monday at 9:42 AM

Bar soap dries the hell out of my skin in the winter, I have to use a body wash with a lot of moisturizer in it.

by Anonymousreply 233Last Monday at 9:45 AM

[quote]I don't even know why toast is on there

Because this list was compiled by morons.

by Anonymousreply 234Last Monday at 9:50 AM

If you already know cursive, why would you “give it up”?

I understand not wanting to learn it, because it’s faster to type, but are those of us who were taught it as a child just supposed to forget how to use it?

by Anonymousreply 235Last Monday at 9:54 AM

I can't imagine being a young person today and being unable to read anything handwritten before 1990 (or whenever they stopped teaching cursive).

by Anonymousreply 236Last Monday at 9:59 AM

It really isn't semantics, R232. The most common detergents in body wash are Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, and Cocomidapropyl Betaine. These also go by other names.

All three of these cause me to break out in itchy red welts all over my body. Actual soap does not do this. I wear dish gloves when I wash dishes to protect my skin when doing dishes, and laundry gets two rinses to make sure the residue gets out. There are soap based laundry detergents, but washing machines are not designed from them, and they can ruin your washing machine - especially if you live in a hard water area.

R233, it isn't really necessary to use soap or body wash everywhere if there isn't actual dirt or grease on your arms, for example.

I use soap on pits, nether (front and back) and feet. That's it. Everywhere else just gets water. Lotion goes everywhere after the shower or I will dry out, summer or winter.

by Anonymousreply 237Last Monday at 10:02 AM

Within the last year or two I was talking to a younger guy. I don't know how the subject came up, but he told me cursive was not taught in school and he didn't know how to write cursive. I was so surprised. Lately I've seen a lot of people that don't capitalize the first letter in a sentence, do they not teach that in school? Just from a reading standpoint it makes it easier to define where a new sentence begins.

by Anonymousreply 238Last Monday at 10:04 AM

[quote]If you already know cursive, why would you “give it up”?

[quote]I understand not wanting to learn it, because it’s faster to type, but are those of us who were taught it as a child just supposed to forget how to use it?

Because it makes you look old, dated and out of touch.

by Anonymousreply 239Last Monday at 10:05 AM

[quote] it isn't really necessary to use soap or body wash everywhere if there isn't actual dirt or grease on your arms, for example.

Oh yes it is. I swear some of you were raised in barns.

by Anonymousreply 240Last Monday at 10:06 AM

[quote]Within the last year or two I was talking to a younger guy. I don't know how the subject came up, but he told me cursive was not taught in school and he didn't know how to write cursive. I was so surprised.

Do you know anyone under 40? Cursive hasn't been taught in schools in about three decades.

by Anonymousreply 241Last Monday at 10:07 AM

If I have to write something quickly and longhand, I always use my bastardized cursive.

by Anonymousreply 242Last Monday at 10:07 AM

People interchange the two terms all the time R237. Calm down will you.

by Anonymousreply 243Last Monday at 10:08 AM

I could never give up my agreement with R1 that the idiot cunt behind this meaningless list needs to be assimilated into the tuna water and grease from which she emerged.

by Anonymousreply 244Last Monday at 10:08 AM

R241, I'm under 40 (close to it) and we were taught cursive in second grade. We had homework worksheets and lessons focused around it.

by Anonymousreply 245Last Monday at 10:09 AM

OP- That LESBIAN model Cindy Crawford is NOT a baby boomer she’s a baby buster aka Generation X

by Anonymousreply 246Last Monday at 10:10 AM

How do people sign their names if they don't know cursive?

by Anonymousreply 247Last Monday at 10:11 AM

Block printing is what I usually see, r247. Some kids are taught how to sign their names in school but not taught cursive as a whole. Lots of documents are e-signed nowadays so signatures don't enter into the equation, but the formats of e-signatures always include a few versions of printed names that aren't in cursive.

by Anonymousreply 248Last Monday at 10:14 AM

They just use block script R247.

by Anonymousreply 249Last Monday at 10:14 AM

One thing I miss about phone books is that the phone listings broke down the structures of the state & federal governments. Not just the departments, but the divisions within each department, and maybe even further breakdowns than that.

Yes, I know it's online, but not as concise as it was in the phone book.

by Anonymousreply 250Last Monday at 10:26 AM

I'm 31 and I was taught cursive. I hardly use it but I know how. Gen Z is probably where the no cursive thing started.

by Anonymousreply 251Last Monday at 10:29 AM

[quote] If you already know cursive, why would you “give it up”? I understand not wanting to learn it, because it’s faster to type, but are those of us who were taught it as a child just supposed to forget how to use it? r239 Because it makes you look old, dated and out of touch.

Well, there is no point to "give it up" if it has suited me for the past 65 years.

by Anonymousreply 252Last Monday at 11:01 AM

[quote] Because it makes you look old, dated and out of touch.

Why the fuck would I care about whether I look old, dated and out of touch?

I don’t have any put on pretenses, but if that’s important to you, then you be you.

by Anonymousreply 253Last Monday at 11:05 AM

[quote]I understand not wanting to learn it, because it’s faster to type, but are those of us who were taught it as a child just supposed to forget how to use it?

[quote]Because it makes you look old, dated and out of touch.

Brilliant, R239. Nothing terrifies baby boomers more than thinking they might be seen as dated and out of touch.

by Anonymousreply 254Last Monday at 11:06 AM

I guess the young’ uns are more into surface appearance than I thought

Oh well. Sucks for them

by Anonymousreply 255Last Monday at 11:07 AM

[quote] Within the last year or two I was talking to a younger guy. I don't know how the subject came up, but he told me cursive was not taught in school and he didn't know how to write cursive. I was so surprised. ~~ R241 Do you know anyone under 40? Cursive hasn't been taught in schools in about three decades.

The Common Core standards seemed to spell the end of the writing style in 2010 when they dropped requirements that the skill be taught in public elementary schools, but about two dozen states have reintroduced the practice since then.

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by Anonymousreply 256Last Monday at 11:09 AM

Went to Catholic school and learned "penmanship." We didn't call it "cursive," we called it "script." Anyway, my handwriting is now a hybrid of printing and script.

by Anonymousreply 257Last Monday at 11:09 AM

r247 see r124

by Anonymousreply 258Last Monday at 11:41 AM

r253/r254 it's a real thing in the professional world.

by Anonymousreply 259Last Monday at 11:45 AM

You can sign your name any way you like. Your "signature" is whatever you adopt as your signature. You can sign in print.

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by Anonymousreply 260Last Monday at 11:46 AM

The elders prissing about cursive is strange. It's just accepted that cursive is outdated and fussy and no longer relevant. I don't know anyone who really gives a shit that it's gone now.

by Anonymousreply 261Last Monday at 11:47 AM

Boomer here (68.) I don't use checks except when there's no other alternative. I've used online bill paying since it was invented and I'm 100% paperless where available. I rarely use cash for anything (need to get my points/rebates!) I use bar soap (without a washcloth or other device) in the shower. I hate shower gel -- you have to use too much of it and it's messy. I use liquid soap for washing hands, though. And pods for the laundry and dishwasher. I use emails a lot, and texting when possible. I don't understand why people wouldn't use email -- it's handy, and provides a written record of things. Plus it's much easier to attach things than it is with texting. I have lots of knick-knacks, but they're not on display. I've never done 24-hour news channels, sweepstakes, or home shopping networks.

I went on cruises pre-pandemic -- not sure if I would anymore. I've never worn jorts or socks/sandals. I try to avoid looking like a tourist, but I do usually have a camera. I used to watch a lot of cop dramas, but now I only watch British ones. I played racquetball years ago. I've never had toilet seat covers, crocs, potpourri, or wallpaper of any kind.

by Anonymousreply 262Last Monday at 11:50 AM

The British cop dramas are usually very good, like Unforgotten. The American network cop dramas are beyond tired.

by Anonymousreply 263Last Monday at 11:58 AM

R262 Are you married? Where do you live? Details....

by Anonymousreply 264Last Monday at 5:24 PM

My physical space.

by Anonymousreply 265Last Monday at 5:47 PM

r264: No; LA suburbs.

by Anonymousreply 266Last Monday at 6:42 PM

The colander I use to drain pasta.

by Anonymousreply 267Last Monday at 7:29 PM

R202. What’s hard with steamers (for me) is that the steam rises so I’m constantly having to bend down! Still, I love mine and use it - or did, before Covid - once or twice a month. And as a real estate broker, I want everything in writing so I prefer emails and texts, too. They helped me in a lawsuit I had to file against an awful seller who backed out five days before closing (I won my commission).

by Anonymousreply 268Last Tuesday at 5:14 AM

China cabinets, American cheese.

by Anonymousreply 269Last Tuesday at 5:16 AM

[quote] And as a real estate broker, I want everything in writing so I prefer emails and texts, too.

I think that some of you didn’t understand that the slam by the author of this ridiculous list is against personal emails, not business or work emails. Like your aunt sending an email about going to the farmers market and making a peach cobbler.

[quote] Boomers still elect to send emails rather than a simple text or instant message. [bold] Maybe they just don’t realize, but people reserve emails for work [/bold] and promotional nonsense no one checks anymore.

by Anonymousreply 270Last Tuesday at 6:25 AM

One of the perks of getting older is that you realize that you don't need to waste anymore time and energy worrying about being 'cool'.

by Anonymousreply 271Last Tuesday at 6:27 AM

The money they stole from every generation before and after them

by Anonymousreply 272Last Tuesday at 6:44 AM

Love combining pasta with seafood. Any ideas are appreciated.

by Anonymousreply 273Last Tuesday at 6:50 AM

Oops wrong thread

by Anonymousreply 274Last Tuesday at 6:54 AM

I won't give up having an accurate sense of historical references unlike millennials who are unaware of anything that pre-exists them, like this listicle.

by Anonymousreply 275Last Tuesday at 7:07 AM

[quote]I think that some of you didn’t understand that the slam by the author of this ridiculous list is against personal emails, not business or work emails. Like your aunt sending an email about going to the farmers market and making a peach cobbler

I don't see what's wrong with those kinds of personal emails. I'd much prefer that to a phone call that interrupts what I'm doing. And texts are not a good substitute. Personal emails are a nice replacement (and far easier and more convenient) than writing letters. I often post on Facebook when I travel so I can keep friends and family updated, but I usually do an email as well (with photos) for the many people who don't use Facebook.

by Anonymousreply 276Last Tuesday at 7:40 AM

I admit I still use checks in certain situations such as paying the HOA dues because the HOA charges a 5% fee for 'handling' it you pay online, or for once a year bills such as my Costco and AAA memberships because it's more hassle to set up an account and remember yet another set of passwords, or paying my state income tax because I'm petty and spiteful.

R272, I'm still trying to figure out what money I've 'stolen' from the generations before and after me. It's certainly not in my bank account or paycheck.

by Anonymousreply 277Last Tuesday at 7:53 AM

going back to cursive, I was reading something and my 12 year old grandson wanted to read it. (he didn't learn cursive in school in NYC) I handed him the paper not even thinking about it and he took one look at it and handed it to his mother and said, "I don't know what these letters are" I had forgotten that cursive letters are different than printed letters and realized that all of these kids that never learned cursive would never be able to read anything in cursive, including documents. It was the stupidest thing they ever did not to teach cursive.

by Anonymousreply 278Last Tuesday at 7:55 AM

R275 So true. I was Gen X and grew up in the 80s. We went to revival houses that showed old movies and listened to music from the 60s. New music was booming, but there always seemed to be an appreciation of early pop culture among my peers. Even in the 90s it seemed cool to listen to your parents old "lounge" records, or Johnny Cash, or discovering Montgomery Clift films. Sad that people in their 20s and 30s stick their noses up at anything not current to them and treat every bit of history as disposable.

by Anonymousreply 279Last Tuesday at 7:58 AM

You guys couldn't be more wrong about younger generations not appreciating older stuff. YouTube and Instagram and TikTok is filled with videos of very young people watching and listening to old music and movies. You don't realize it because you're so out of touch you think young kids should be going to record stores and movie theaters. It doesn't work like that anymore.

by Anonymousreply 280Last Tuesday at 8:26 AM

[quote] YouTube and Instagram and TikTok is filled with videos of very young people watching and listening to old music and movies.

Anyone who genuinely likes something should not feel the need to make a video of it. Nobody cares.

by Anonymousreply 281Last Tuesday at 8:38 AM

When the fuck will millennials learn how to touch type. Two-finger typing makes you look like a preschooler.

by Anonymousreply 282Last Tuesday at 8:41 AM

R281 regardless of whether they should record it or not, the fact is they enjoy it and are in fact interested in older things. They may not like what YOU like but it doesn't mean they don't like older stuff

by Anonymousreply 283Last Tuesday at 8:57 AM

[quote]You don't realize it because you're so out of touch you think young kids should be going to record stores and movie theaters. It doesn't work like that anymore.

So true. ALL boomers think kids are still hanging out at record stores and movie theaters.

by Anonymousreply 284Last Tuesday at 9:05 AM

I do personal emails with a couple of old friends. It is like letter-writing. It's nice, actually.

One friend retired and moved far away. He wanted to keep in touch via Instagram. I said I don't do Instagram and I thought that I'd never hear from him again. Surprise, he's actually been writing me some nice emails.

by Anonymousreply 285Last Tuesday at 9:41 AM

Garlic shrimp over angel hair, R273.

by Anonymousreply 286Last Tuesday at 9:55 AM

Boomers will never give up ordering a huge lobster with small five broccoli on a plate.

by Anonymousreply 287Last Tuesday at 10:35 AM

I hate broccoli!

by Anonymousreply 288Last Tuesday at 12:03 PM

They won't give up their fucking stranglehold on the mainstream media. Most op ed pieces in major newspapers ( particularly the Washington Post and New York Times) are written by people who still live psychologically in the year 1967. That's why you get idiotic assertions about how raising the minimum wage is a waste of time or that the biggest threat to modern society are19 year old blue haired sjws.

by Anonymousreply 289Last Tuesday at 12:24 PM

R288 I always find it amusing that they aren't a fan of lots of vegetables in a plate. It is the same when they order steak with baby carrots that they barely finish.

by Anonymousreply 290Last Tuesday at 1:13 PM

I've never fucked a Boomer.

by Anonymousreply 291Last Tuesday at 1:15 PM

What about your dad r291?

by Anonymousreply 292Last Tuesday at 1:20 PM

I love wearing socks with sandals. It's very comfortable.

by Anonymousreply 293Last Tuesday at 1:25 PM

r292 Not even him.

by Anonymousreply 294Last Tuesday at 1:45 PM

[quote] I'd much prefer that [email] to a phone call that interrupts what I'm doing.

Because you're so busy and important.

by Anonymousreply 295Last Tuesday at 3:22 PM

[quote] The British cop dramas are usually very good

"Cuffs", with the young gay cop?

by Anonymousreply 296Last Tuesday at 3:27 PM

[quote] Working with Boomers who are stuck in the past and have not kept up with current ideas, tech etc. is a fucking pain in the ass. I wish they'd all retire already.

Nah! We'll stay around to get on your nerves like you get on ours with your addiction to the latest stupid technology, thank you very much!

by Anonymousreply 297Last Tuesday at 3:43 PM

r297 it's not about Tiktok or other time-wasters, it's about software and programs that are used in professional environments.

by Anonymousreply 298Last Tuesday at 3:49 PM

Wash my crack/hole area with soap from the bar spread over my hands and then wash my hands by running the rinsed off bar of soap over them.

by Anonymousreply 299Last Tuesday at 3:51 PM

Taking naps while watching tv.

by Anonymousreply 300Last Tuesday at 3:56 PM

R298 You do realize that guys like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are boomers, right?

by Anonymousreply 301Last Tuesday at 4:00 PM

Treating women like shit

by Anonymousreply 302Last Tuesday at 4:02 PM

R299 Addendum: Rinse hands after washing crack/hole before running rinsed bar of soap over them.

by Anonymousreply 303Last Tuesday at 4:03 PM

You have to soap up your finger, stick it up your asshole and swish is around up there to really get things clean. Otherwise you don't have a clean ass.

by Anonymousreply 304Last Tuesday at 4:25 PM

My bidet has an enema button for a truly clean hole, R304.

Finger. How primitive, You type poor.

by Anonymousreply 305Last Tuesday at 5:30 PM

Americans don't use bidets.

by Anonymousreply 306Last Tuesday at 5:43 PM

I love how not using a bidet = "poor." Only on DL!

by Anonymousreply 307Last Tuesday at 5:45 PM

r305 you live in Texas. You can STFU.

by Anonymousreply 308Last Tuesday at 5:49 PM

R299 you wash your anus last, rinse the washcloth, wring it out as much as possible, throw it over the shower rod, finish up (rinsing hands as necessary), and then launder the washcloth. Cleaner than public toilets or most restaurant food.

by Anonymousreply 309Last Tuesday at 5:59 PM

I am an American, I use a bidet, I do not live in Texas.

If I am ever unfortunate enough to find myself in Texas, I would find the first plane, train, bus, ride share, or rickshaw out of there - doesn't matter the mode of transportation as long as it would get me out of that shit hole.

I would suggest that you shut the fuck up, R308 , since you obviously have no idea what you are talking about.

by Anonymousreply 310Last Tuesday at 6:25 PM

r310 your posting history says otherwise

by Anonymousreply 311Last Tuesday at 6:27 PM

You are lying, R311. My posting history shows nothing of the sort. I did suggest turning Texas into the nations's landfill, but nowhere in my posting history have I ever stated that I live there. Because I don't. And I wouldn't.

Even if I did, I am not sure how that would somehow impact the fact that I stated that I have a bidet.

Did we forget to take our meds today, Dearie?

by Anonymousreply 312Last Tuesday at 6:34 PM

r312 you're very invested in this!

by Anonymousreply 313Last Tuesday at 6:38 PM

No, just setting the record straight since, for some reason, you are telling lies about me.

by Anonymousreply 314Last Tuesday at 6:47 PM

LOL....I've had many Millennials say to me, "Oh, I don't know anything about that piece of music/film/TV/book/pop culture reference/historical moment because it was before I was born...."

And, I always tell them the same thing, "EVERYTHING happened before we are born. If you're only interested in the present, you're a very boring person".

What cracks me up is when it's something in the field they're in, like people in the film business unaware of any film made before 1984 (unless it was Star Wars). How can you be a professional and not have any interest, background or training in your alleged subject of expertise because you can't be bothered to learn about anything that happened before you existed?

What a boring life these people lead.

by Anonymousreply 315Last Wednesday at 12:28 AM

They won’t give up Hi-NRG

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