Boomer Bashing, C/D

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...seems to be the most favorite ILX past time (this side out outing secret conservative agendas/people). Is it ok to paint one generation with such a wide brush? Boomer is code word for rockist, sellout, narcissist, etc., but in my life I've met all sorts of boomers, some good some bad. So I ask you, C/D, boomer bashing. I say dud. It seems more like a way to people to express anger at their lousy hippie parents (and hippies do often make such lousy parents, especially the ones that homeschool).

thirdalternative, Monday, 12 January 2009 19:37 (ten years ago) link

Pretty damn classic!

Abbott of the Trapezoid Monks (Abbott), Monday, 12 January 2009 19:39 (ten years ago) link

boomer bashing vs. hipster bashing

Calling All Creeps! (contenderizer), Monday, 12 January 2009 19:43 (ten years ago) link

And not bcz of lousy hippie parents, but the whole generation:

1. Getting benefits of GI Bill/cheap education – you could work a part-time job then and literally work your way through college. Now w/avg tuition it would take 130 hours a week to pay for tuition while in college. Very little federal funding, compared to them, comes to college to the modern college student. Whine whine whine sure whatever. Times change. But it's hell of annoying to have them be like 'wtf why are you having a hard time paying for college? And why are you taking on SO MUCH DEBT to do it?' to the point where it seems deliberately ignorant. Also reaping the benefits of their cheap education and fucking over the next gen (or the modern college kid gen) so they do not have those benefits.

2. What self-entitled fucks! Has the AARP magazine ever been so goddamn SNIDE? Boomers are the best at autofellation-levels of boastery. Like they invented fucking everything.

2a. Like the events of their developmental years are so important that we're missing out by not reliving them, while simultaneously flipping out at younger people for doing similar things (ie weed, 'grand tours' of self-discovery all deemed fucked-up wastes of time and branes). And I think the whole 'Obama gonna get assassinated meme' is in part from them seriously wanting to relive that JFK thing!

2b. Seriously, Dire Straits cover bands made of retirees? *cries*

3. Acting like they're the first fucking ones to GET OLD.

That is all that occurs to me at the moment.

Abbott of the Trapezoid Monks (Abbott), Monday, 12 January 2009 19:47 (ten years ago) link

What can I say? I deserve it.

Aimless, Monday, 12 January 2009 19:48 (ten years ago) link

(hangs head in abject shame)

Aimless, Monday, 12 January 2009 19:48 (ten years ago) link

Abbot otm, particularly wrt to this:

Boomers are the best at autofellation-levels of boastery. Like they invented fucking everything

Nicolars (Nicole), Monday, 12 January 2009 19:50 (ten years ago) link

Seriously, Dire Straits cover bands made of retirees? *cries*

who are you, alex in nyc? get the fuck over it

and what, Monday, 12 January 2009 19:52 (ten years ago) link

thirdalternative have you written a boomer apologetics, for reference?

Abbott of the Trapezoid Monks (Abbott), Monday, 12 January 2009 19:52 (ten years ago) link

NO and what I've had to listen to dads jam out on that shit at friends' houses so many times and I hate the Dire Straits.

Abbott of the Trapezoid Monks (Abbott), Monday, 12 January 2009 19:53 (ten years ago) link

If you had to hear some old beefheads singing and playing "Sultans of Swings" 20 times in a row every night...shit. We will have to agree to disagree.

Abbott of the Trapezoid Monks (Abbott), Monday, 12 January 2009 19:56 (ten years ago) link

you read the AARP magazine?

Tracy Michael Jordan Catalano (Jordan), Monday, 12 January 2009 19:58 (ten years ago) link











and what, Monday, 12 January 2009 19:58 (ten years ago) link

oh man, i have a dad who "jams" with work buddies

he was born in '60 tho so maybe a little young to be a boomer

marlon brando baby tiger (elmo argonaut), Monday, 12 January 2009 19:59 (ten years ago) link

way classic. now boomers are staying in their jobs until their 70s and 80s because of their greed and stupidity, thereby fucking over us youngins once again. They're definitely the "worst generation"

burt_stanton, Monday, 12 January 2009 19:59 (ten years ago) link

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51TT40HGR0L._SS500_.jpg

CHANGING THE WORLD BY WATCHING "GENTLE BEN"

•--• --- --- •--• (Pleasant Plains), Monday, 12 January 2009 20:01 (ten years ago) link

The AARP magazine is pretty entertaining waiting-room reading.

Abbott of the Trapezoid Monks (Abbott), Monday, 12 January 2009 20:02 (ten years ago) link

Boomers changed the world JUST BY EXISTING.

Abbott of the Trapezoid Monks (Abbott), Monday, 12 January 2009 20:02 (ten years ago) link

The boomers destroyed our world. Social convention should have, say, gotten rid of racism and sexism and all that shit, but it should've at least kept some mores, structure, sense of community, etc. Unfortunately it was the generation before the boomers that fought the hardest against racism and sexism... the boomers just made life all about greedy and indulgent self-satisfaction.

The most selfish generation is basically what led us to the shitty situation we're in now.

burt_stanton, Monday, 12 January 2009 20:08 (ten years ago) link

you guys are behind the times, tho, it's time to start shitting on the collective heads of gen x

marlon brando baby tiger (elmo argonaut), Monday, 12 January 2009 20:09 (ten years ago) link

well abbott, looks like it's you and burt_stanton

and what, Monday, 12 January 2009 20:09 (ten years ago) link

As an AARP member I'd like to say WHATEVER, KIDS, TALK TO THE HAND BECAUSE THE BEARD AIN'T LISTENING.

WmC, Monday, 12 January 2009 20:10 (ten years ago) link

Remember, the only time that music REALLY meant something maaan was from 1964 thru about 1969. Woodstock was IT, the apex of culturally significant popular music and it'll never happen again, so you all missed out. Those were the greatest bands EVER and everything else that came after can only aspire to such a throne.

Also, all 21st-Century American politics can be understood thru the lens of about 1968 or 1972.

Vice published the definitive "generational divide" article about the boomers. Generation X bashing is over ... now it's all about Generation Y, those lazy, coddled, ADD, gagdget-obsessed, superficial bums.

burt_stanton, Monday, 12 January 2009 20:13 (ten years ago) link

woodstock happened again. and again.

x-burt

one had against the other makes a great sound for: (PappaWheelie V), Monday, 12 January 2009 20:13 (ten years ago) link

points for drawing of hat

Calling All Creeps! (contenderizer), Monday, 12 January 2009 20:14 (ten years ago) link

Vice published the definitive
Vice published the definitive
Vice published the definitive
Vice published the definitive
Vice published the definitive
Vice published the definitive

one had against the other makes a great sound for: (PappaWheelie V), Monday, 12 January 2009 20:14 (ten years ago) link

what generation are you b_s

marlon brando baby tiger (elmo argonaut), Monday, 12 January 2009 20:14 (ten years ago) link

in my own family's case:

-gets educated thru a public system that had a great boost of gov't funding from the 50s
-had parents who either had union or public jobs to raise them
-attended public universities, either on GI Bill or thru publicly-backed loans
-got jobs at public high schools as part of teachers' unions which ensured their wage, health insurance for them and their kids, and pension, also participated in strikes as part of said unions
-voted for every anti-union and anti-gubmint candidate for 3+ decades

z_z

s_s

Calling All Creeps! (contenderizer), Monday, 12 January 2009 20:16 (ten years ago) link

just here to say thought thread title was "boner bashing c/d"

wtf finding HOOS is a hood classic (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Monday, 12 January 2009 20:17 (ten years ago) link

If you cut me do I not bleed?

Aimless, Monday, 12 January 2009 20:24 (ten years ago) link

2. What self-entitled fucks! Has the AARP magazine ever been so goddamn SNIDE? Boomers are the best at autofellation-levels of boastery. Like they invented fucking everything.

my hubs and i have a running joke that my dad (b. 1945) invented everything because it very truly goes like this, ALL THE TIME:

me: i made some potato soup last night and it didn't turn out very well
dad: [who doesn't cook like EVER] potato soup is more difficult than it seems. you don't know how hard i've worked on stocks and getting the seasonings just right
me: it's potato soup. when was the last time you made potato soup?
dad: well, i have done extensive stock making and it's not as easy as it seems

you should see the running list of things my dad invented:
(here is a sample)

sushi
Russia
jazz
soup
soul music
literature
sports
the land speed record

i could go ON AND ON

shiitake maki (La Lechera), Monday, 12 January 2009 20:26 (ten years ago) link

Is your dad Steve Allen?

Ned Raggett, Monday, 12 January 2009 20:26 (ten years ago) link

no, but he invented steve allen, so maybe yes

shiitake maki (La Lechera), Monday, 12 January 2009 20:27 (ten years ago) link

lololol "the land speed record"!

^likes black girls (HI DERE), Monday, 12 January 2009 20:28 (ten years ago) link

don't get him started about art arfons

shiitake maki (La Lechera), Monday, 12 January 2009 20:30 (ten years ago) link

on the one hand, boomer bashing is some of the most boring work-out-yr-oedipal-complex shit around - you know what's more self-congratulatory than a roomful of boomers? two people who're CALLING THEM OUT ON THEIR BULLSHIT, MAAAAAN

on the other hand this:

-voted for every anti-union and anti-gubmint candidate for 3+ decades

sure the fuck panned out in Cali, all those boomers once they had money did not hesitate to vote with the assholes every time

J0hn D., Monday, 12 January 2009 20:30 (ten years ago) link

i mean, he's a good person and i don't want to dis him on the internet (though i think i already did that) it's just irritating that everything i talk about, even potato soup, becomes this "let me tell you about potato soup" scenario.

shiitake maki (La Lechera), Monday, 12 January 2009 20:32 (ten years ago) link

Some call late boomers like Obama Cuspers

...right before they find themselves on the receiving end of a savage beatdown

J0hn D., Monday, 12 January 2009 20:35 (ten years ago) link

-voted for every anti-union and anti-gubmint candidate for 3+ decades

This is what specifically pisses me off about my father -- drawing 100% DAV benefits and IBEW pension for 35 years and he's, like, reactionary to Taliban levels.

WmC, Monday, 12 January 2009 20:36 (ten years ago) link

Do you ever call him on that?

Ned Raggett, Monday, 12 January 2009 20:36 (ten years ago) link

they're the "I want it all" generation. They benefited from high taxes and big government when they were younger, and now that they're old and have money they want low taxes and small government so they can keep it all. What a bunch of rat bastards, on a complete generational scale.

At least the Republican idiots in my family worked their asses off for their money, so at least they have some justification for their stances.

burt_stanton, Monday, 12 January 2009 20:40 (ten years ago) link

Do you ever call him on that?

Not yet, because I think he would actually try to deck me if I did. But he's turning 80 this year so I think I could take him.

Also, after all the work he's put in to protect his money, I want to inherit some of it.

WmC, Monday, 12 January 2009 20:43 (ten years ago) link

Wise points. Although now I think of your dad as Red from the Tube Bar.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 12 January 2009 20:46 (ten years ago) link

now boomers are staying in their jobs until their 70s and 80s because of their greed and stupidity, thereby fucking over us youngins once again. They're definitely the "worst generation"

or maybe they can't afford to retire? or is that too obvious a point?!?

Mad Vigorish (Eisbaer), Monday, 12 January 2009 20:54 (ten years ago) link

My dad still thinks he's a "yuppie" (he's pushing 60, btw.)

•--• --- --- •--• (Pleasant Plains), Monday, 12 January 2009 21:09 (ten years ago) link

My ops aren't even chall ;_;

Abbott of the Trapezoid Monks (Abbott), Monday, 12 January 2009 21:09 (ten years ago) link

I dunno if I agree that problem with the boomers is that they voted Republican - generations before them did, generations after them did. Sure they should have known better, but shouldn't have, well, everyone? They mostly bought into shit for the wrong reasons...just like most Americans. Americans/Westerners tend to grow up *relatively* rich and live *relatively* easy lives - that doesn't mean very many people are going to *really* put it all into perspective and vote and act accordingly. This is pretty independent of generation. If anything, it's surprising that the boomers aren't more conservative. The GOP sells the idea that it's easy to succeed, and given the easy boomer life experience, why shouldn't they believe it?

The biggest problem with the boomers is the super obvious one - there's just too fucking many of them. It's difficult to blame them for this.

iatee, Monday, 12 January 2009 21:58 (ten years ago) link

Wait wait wait... how can ethan be all up into dire straits and yet didn't get the "shreds" youtube videos?

Worldview ... all busted up...

Trayce, Monday, 12 January 2009 22:01 (ten years ago) link

who are you, alex in nyc? get the fuck over it

Do leave me out of this, please. Thanks.

Alex in NYC, Wednesday, 14 January 2009 20:30 (ten years ago) link

ten years pass...

Boomer. Millennial. Gen Xer. Zoomer. Hippie. Zippie. Yippie. What does any of this truly mean? More marketing categories to serve those whose exploitation, oppression and violence span every generation, regardless of what band you loved in high school.

— Dennis Perrin (@DennisThePerrin) November 7, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 8 November 2019 01:28 (five days ago) link

ok boomer

mookieproof, Friday, 8 November 2019 01:29 (five days ago) link

now boomers are staying in their jobs until their 70s and 80s because of their greed and stupidity thereby fucking over us youngins once again. They're definitely the "worst generation"
burt_stanton, Monday, January 12, 2009

A bit of math reveals that no one born after August, 1945 had yet reached age 65 in January, 2009.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 8 November 2019 01:39 (five days ago) link

lol

Dan S, Friday, 8 November 2019 01:46 (five days ago) link

boomer is a state of mind, maaaaaaaaan

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 8 November 2019 01:47 (five days ago) link

At one end of the party, dancing and drinking spectrum is the annual Boomer Social Halloween Dance. This age 50- plus group has already seen their share of Halloween, first through the eyes of their children and now their grandchildren. They also have a wealth of costume background. So, now it is their turn but in a more sedate style.

Far from an open bar, their first and often only drink is included in the $15 admission. Music is familiar, what they remember from different times of their life and is not loud.

Their favorite entertainers are the duo of T*** D**** and K**** E****** who sing recorded songs exactly the way they were written. Costumes are less blood and gore but often sexy and imaginative. The singles are once again dating so most try to emulate a celebrity they admired.

The crowd dances non-stop but leaves at 11 on Saturday night to be ready for church in the morning.

pplains, Friday, 8 November 2019 02:05 (five days ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/2qEYiTF.jpg

pplains, Friday, 8 November 2019 02:06 (five days ago) link

Got everything you need. Satisfaction guaranteed.

https://i.imgur.com/TIxhEor.png

pplains, Friday, 8 November 2019 02:08 (five days ago) link

New hot springs pools. Pick your heat. Pick your similar, single, soaking friends.

Now there are two Glenwood hot springs to try. The new Iron Mountain Springs has 16 pools along the Colorado River. "Adult soaking away from children."

TS: Boomers Know When To Say When vs. WHY WOULD YOU EVEN HAVE TO BRING UP "ADULT SOAKING AWAY FROM CHILDREN"?

pplains, Friday, 8 November 2019 02:10 (five days ago) link

At one time successful men in their late 40s and 50s had to look to much younger women to find mates to which they were sexually attracted. Similarly, attractive, older women with money would seek out younger males to satisfy sexual needs as sexual impotence was a real and widespread problem (although vastly underreported) for middle-aged and older males

But now cosmetic medicine has made baby boomer females look far younger than their age and the breakthrough of Viagra allows men to perform at a sexual level that was once limited to the young. In fact television ads for pills to cure "ED" which was once an almost taboo subject are now almost ubiquitous. A sexual arousal medicine for baby boomer women is even reportedly in the works.

I'll say this for the Boomers: They were definitely a generation that would not shut the fuck up about fucking.

pplains, Friday, 8 November 2019 02:14 (five days ago) link

please stop

mookieproof, Friday, 8 November 2019 02:24 (five days ago) link

people try to put them down
j-j-just because they got around

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Friday, 8 November 2019 02:27 (five days ago) link

Amazingly, people born six decades or more ago are acting their age.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 8 November 2019 02:28 (five days ago) link

I've never actually figured out who Dennis Perrin is.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Friday, 8 November 2019 02:30 (five days ago) link

Is he a Boomer?

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Friday, 8 November 2019 02:30 (five days ago) link

morbs' perrin tweet is obv 100% otm and i recite something like it in my head even when maximally taxed, like when attempting to play falstaff over the top of the sound of bob seger hits blaring from the elks club dance down the street, or when reading the news

difficult listening hour, Friday, 8 November 2019 02:46 (five days ago) link

My kids cant seem to stop mentioning boomer. Lol

nathom, Friday, 8 November 2019 08:46 (five days ago) link


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