Baby Boomers vs. Generation X vs. Millennials

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Boy, Gen X's stock couldn't be much lower these days (b. 1968)...we truly are the Jan Brady of this bunch

Iago Galdston, Monday, 2 May 2016 20:49 (three years ago) link

i am seeing more and more pieces about how my generation's anxiousness and fragility is secretly manipulative, a way for us to get our way.

― Treeship, Monday, 2 May 2016 13:22 (7 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Starting to believe this btw

Daithi Bowsie (darraghmac), Monday, 2 May 2016 20:49 (three years ago) link

lol

μpright mammal (mh), Monday, 2 May 2016 21:10 (three years ago) link

Boy, Gen X's stock couldn't be much lower these days

I dunno, our attitude is described as "conditional loyalty" which I think far the most sensible stance out of all those depicted

but then I would (b.1971, have purchased Zima)

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 2 May 2016 21:12 (three years ago) link

well at least you never boomed a baby

ciderpress, Monday, 2 May 2016 21:28 (three years ago) link

Time to drown my Gen X sorrows in OK Cola

Check Yr Scrobbles (Moodles), Monday, 2 May 2016 21:36 (three years ago) link

had a millennial written Twilight Sleep she'd have called it Twilight: Sleep.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 2 May 2016 21:43 (three years ago) link

i think of millenials as 'people who got fucked over economically and are really tight with their moms'
gen x as...ted rall basically?
there's some people in there who hate the carter administration because gas lines
and boomers think they invented everything

I am poorly educated

no one in particular (Abbott), Tuesday, 3 May 2016 04:43 (three years ago) link

or...
...millenials unlock mountain dew badges through phone things
...gen x hated marketing but the ads for mountain dew were a tongue-in-cheek mockery of how bad ads are
...and boomers had mountain dew ads with an actual fucking hillbilly

no one in particular (Abbott), Tuesday, 3 May 2016 04:45 (three years ago) link

or...
...millenials make dank memes for their youngs tumblr gif thing
...gen x got in flame wars on usenet
...everyone before that your life is unfathomable bcz no internet

no one in particular (Abbott), Tuesday, 3 May 2016 04:46 (three years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm_LmlFeNnM

Zachary Taylor, Tuesday, 3 May 2016 05:02 (three years ago) link

i wish i was a racecar driver who enjoyed the undying loyalty of wanda. baby boomers had all the luck .

Treeship, Tuesday, 3 May 2016 05:12 (three years ago) link

A little history lesson for you millennials who might not be aware that a lot of the slang you use today originated from gen x-ers.

http://hoaxes.org/images/hoaxarchive/1992grungespeak01.jpg

Your Ass Is Grass And I Will Mow It With My Face (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 3 May 2016 12:17 (three years ago) link

my own personal marker for Millennials is that they can't have actual, living memories of the 80s.

― ryan, Monday, May 2, 2016 3:22 PM (2 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

what's the cutoff for millennials? i was born in '82 and i remember most things from age 2-3 on up pretty well

Star Wars ate shiitake (latebloomer), Wednesday, 4 May 2016 00:23 (three years ago) link

idk, i think millennials were born in the mid-late 80s and came of age in the 00s and very early 10s. early 80s seems like a gray zone generationally. seems more like Gen X to me

flappy bird, Wednesday, 4 May 2016 01:08 (three years ago) link

xpost Gen X is the Jan Brady of the bunch because they're the most underpopulated of the three by far

flappy bird, Wednesday, 4 May 2016 01:08 (three years ago) link

it used to be defined as mid-80s, newer defs stick it in some wobbly 1980-1985 beginning age

μpright mammal (mh), Wednesday, 4 May 2016 01:35 (three years ago) link

i'm a highlander

μpright mammal (mh), Wednesday, 4 May 2016 01:35 (three years ago) link

X gonna give it to ya

Neanderthal, Wednesday, 4 May 2016 02:42 (three years ago) link

...gen x got in flame wars on usenet

lol yes this

Neanderthal, Wednesday, 4 May 2016 02:43 (three years ago) link

It doesn't seem polite to vote for my own generation, but it doesn't seem right to vote against myself either. I think I will abstain. Yes, that's the ticket!

a little too mature to be cute (Aimless), Wednesday, 4 May 2016 03:12 (three years ago) link

Typical generational apathy and indecision

Check Yr Scrobbles (Moodles), Wednesday, 4 May 2016 03:31 (three years ago) link

so, are we voting for favorite, or most hated?

the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Wednesday, 4 May 2016 15:00 (three years ago) link

same thing, in this case..

Mark G, Wednesday, 4 May 2016 15:04 (three years ago) link

I read a really bad late novel by Edith Wharton (Twilight Sleep, 1927) which is 100% on the theme of "this younger generation of people is feckless and useless, what will a world in their incapable hands be like"

It's actually the other way round in some of Henry Green's post war novels: like, here we are (the younger generation) having to struggle all the hours God sends, doing crappy office jobs, having to put up with rationing etc when you lot (the older generation) got to enjoy yourselves drinking and dancing and having sex with one another in the 20s and 30s.

(Henry) Green container bin with face (Tom D.), Wednesday, 4 May 2016 15:38 (three years ago) link

as a millennial I'd like to officially disavow the generation that refers to Larry Graham as "Drake's uncle"

http://www.factmag.com/2016/05/16/drakes-uncle-leads-tributes-at-prince-memorial-service-in-minneapolis/

ejemplo (crüt), Monday, 16 May 2016 12:06 (three years ago) link

everybody check out this song it is PERFECT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLpE1Pa8vvI

I look forward to hearing from you shortly, (Karl Malone), Sunday, 22 May 2016 19:27 (three years ago) link

i tried to sit through it, had to turn audio off quick, then i tried just reading it, and i skimmed and got to the participation trophy line and i was just reminded how fucked up capitalism is for the 15th time today

6 god none the richer (m bison), Sunday, 22 May 2016 19:44 (three years ago) link

who is micah tyler and why is he cloning himself so much and also why does he wear so many hats

6 god none the richer (m bison), Sunday, 22 May 2016 19:45 (three years ago) link

i don't know but people keep posting it on facebook. a group of 3-4 people keep posting parody videos about millennials and the guy who hates vegans and people who do yoga

I look forward to hearing from you shortly, (Karl Malone), Sunday, 22 May 2016 19:48 (three years ago) link

some ppl just hella thirsty for the approval of their shitty elders man

6 god none the richer (m bison), Sunday, 22 May 2016 20:55 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 31 July 2016 00:01 (three years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 1 August 2016 00:01 (three years ago) link

Lines up with board demographics.

Jeff, Monday, 1 August 2016 01:00 (three years ago) link

haha eff baby boomers

Treeship, Monday, 1 August 2016 01:17 (three years ago) link

Hey! I resemble that remark!

a little too mature to be cute (Aimless), Monday, 1 August 2016 05:09 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

Some days, I just like to sit back and watch my generation march briskly into oblivion. We are gonna the meanest and the crankiest. Can't wait.

http://i.imgur.com/TZihEZg.png

pplains, Saturday, 10 September 2016 02:15 (three years ago) link

millennials do love their boycotting too much. that said i'll bet the dude in the band cheryl mentioned probably sucks and deserves it.

Treeship, Saturday, 10 September 2016 02:18 (three years ago) link

I don't know how Snapchat is supposed to work. The last new band I got into was Spoon. But damn, watching the Pokemon Go explosion fire up my peers like it was Elvis shaking his pelvis on Milton Berle made me realize that sun has already set on the Generation Xpire.

pplains, Saturday, 10 September 2016 02:18 (three years ago) link

intimate sing-a-long with a bunch of washed up gen-x'ers sounds like an ok time, or more likely, a slice of hell on earth

dr. mercurio arboria (mh 😏), Saturday, 10 September 2016 02:18 (three years ago) link

Depends on how much molly is there.

pplains, Saturday, 10 September 2016 02:19 (three years ago) link

i feel older than the people who are younger than me

Treeship, Saturday, 10 September 2016 02:27 (three years ago) link

I think at least one of my parents listens to the college rock satellite radio station or the "alternative" one that is a weird cross section of the 90s through present. It's confusing. I don't think my dad knows any artists and definitely doesn't buy any music anymore. I got him a Bluetooth speaker and then walked him through installing the satellite radio app on his phone.

My mom is really into Fallout Boy or something like that?!?

Baby boomers are weird

dr. mercurio arboria (mh 😏), Saturday, 10 September 2016 02:27 (three years ago) link

my parents are resolute dorks they don't even try to feign an interest in indie culture

Treeship, Saturday, 10 September 2016 02:29 (three years ago) link

but they both has smartphones and i, of course, do not. except the one with just wifi i use for tinder.

Treeship, Saturday, 10 September 2016 02:29 (three years ago) link

*have

Treeship, Saturday, 10 September 2016 02:29 (three years ago) link

my parents don't know anything about any cultures! I am pretty sure my dad literally flipped between stations until he found one he found pleasing.

dr. mercurio arboria (mh 😏), Saturday, 10 September 2016 02:31 (three years ago) link

my dad definitely is way into his iPhone, my mom kind of begrudgingly has one now and loves to text me emoji. it might be easier than the full sentences she prefers due to the rheumatoid arthritis.

dr. mercurio arboria (mh 😏), Saturday, 10 September 2016 02:32 (three years ago) link

my parents don't even know that my brother is a hipster. they think his slovenly outfits are a function of his thrift/stupidity

Treeship, Saturday, 10 September 2016 02:33 (three years ago) link

my son is a hipster: the treeship's brother story

larry appleton, Saturday, 10 September 2016 02:36 (three years ago) link

haha xp

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 00:42 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

“all the gen x people were there”

calstars, Friday, 2 August 2019 01:11 (one month ago) link

aka the olds

calstars, Friday, 2 August 2019 01:12 (one month ago) link


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