Baby Boomers vs. Generation X vs. Millennials

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I want to know about the traumatic dog licking themselves incidents.

Yerac, Monday, 24 June 2019 15:53 (two months ago) link

But she also hates cleaning so maybe the answer is right there.

Yerac, Monday, 24 June 2019 15:54 (two months ago) link

I did some rEaSeArCh and it turns out she's an instagram mommy with 1,028 followers, 80% of whom are other instagram mommies and 20% of whom are lonely single men who love booty. she celebrated father's day by wearing a one-piece leopard print swimsuit with her husband's face printed on it (not this exact one, but the concept is similar):

https://i.imgur.com/l7eptPm.jpg

tandoor vittles (unregistered), Monday, 24 June 2019 15:55 (two months ago) link

Apologies if this is already known to you all, but it has come to my attention that the 'adult cake smash' is a Pinterest subgenre unto itself.

pomenitul, Monday, 24 June 2019 15:59 (two months ago) link

maybe if the draft is reinstated for next gulf war selective service can fast track a new conscription category?

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Monday, 24 June 2019 16:28 (two months ago) link

One of my questions got answered! Why it was turning 31 that merited the big celebration.

I hate it when the dog licks himself too!

pplains, Monday, 24 June 2019 16:45 (two months ago) link

there are tons of these things, adult cake smash. someone on my insta feed aggregated them in his stories one day. it's disturbing. it's like next level, gender-reveal-level normie inanity bordering on insanity.

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Monday, 24 June 2019 16:50 (two months ago) link

At least Kirsti isn't a boomer. Our reputation has been tarnished enough as it is.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 24 June 2019 17:24 (two months ago) link

xxp I think something said golden birthday which is some invented holiday where your current age matches the day of month? so turning 31 on may 31st or whatever

I don't even know

mh, Monday, 24 June 2019 19:04 (two months ago) link

been halfheartedly pondering the overlap between instagram moms and the pre-existing milieu of suburban wine moms this afternoon and, while not a perfect circle, there's a definite early millennial/mid-millennial overlap

i've definitely gone on dates with suburban wine moms, and perhaps with aspiring instagram influencers, but never someone who has been both

mh, Monday, 24 June 2019 21:38 (two months ago) link

instagram seems bad

mookieproof, Monday, 24 June 2019 21:51 (two months ago) link

I really hate the term cougar juice, but they don't make it easy.

Yerac, Monday, 24 June 2019 21:53 (two months ago) link

Are they going to keep complaining/complimenting themselves in regard to "adulting" until they die?

Something about "being a kid at heart" that tolls throughout the Millennials and the Boomers. So many 40somethings in 80s commercials, can't believe they're wearing a SUIT and TIE, hearing the distant call of the Spencer Davis Group's "Gimme Some Lovin'" echoing from somewhere past the conference room windows...

I don't see a whole lot of that from my generation. Except from Beto, who's got some trip going on that I'd wish he'd keep to himself.

pplains, Monday, 24 June 2019 22:00 (two months ago) link

I don't care much about instagram, it seems mostly spon cons and people doing yoga in inappropriate places. But I hate that a lot of places/tourist destinations have become unbearable just because people go there to get a shot for their social media.

Yerac, Monday, 24 June 2019 22:06 (two months ago) link

The worst is when people ask you to move in a museum so they can take a picture of a picture.

Yerac, Monday, 24 June 2019 22:07 (two months ago) link

my dad’s boomer version of “adulting” jokes was probably his insistence that he’s still working on figuring out what he wants to be when he grows up

now that he’s transitioning into retirement, he’ll perhaps have the time to work on that

mh, Monday, 24 June 2019 22:08 (two months ago) link

DId boomer dad's have adulting jokes? I always thought they were more on the Al Bundy, giving up on life at age 40 angle.

Yerac, Monday, 24 June 2019 22:16 (two months ago) link

I never see any of this on Instagram bc I don’t follow these people. It’s pretty easy to avoid!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 24 June 2019 22:16 (two months ago) link

I don't have an instagram account but every so often I like to watch the short vids of pasta being made.

Yerac, Monday, 24 June 2019 22:17 (two months ago) link

I never see influencers or spon con or famous ppl bc that’s not why I’m there. It makes me sad to see people sorted into slots like wine mommy and insta mommy and any unnecessarily pigeonholed group. I guess that’s what they’re putting out there. Glad I don’t have to see it, with the exception of Kristi’s bday photo shoot.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 24 June 2019 22:25 (two months ago) link

afaict "adulting" jokes/comments at least among my peers are m/l a sort of ironic comment on the distance between what adult life looked like when we were kids versus what's attainable and/or desirable to us now. since so few mid-30s ppl in my circles have kids, own homes, or have job security, very little of their lives look like their parents' lives in the 1980s. so when something does, like getting a car or buying a durable large appliance, it sorta stands out. but i might be misreading it or coming from a very narrow area.

Good morning, how are you, I'm (Doctor Casino), Monday, 24 June 2019 22:28 (two months ago) link

since so few mid-30s ppl in my circles have kids, own homes, or have job security, very little of their lives look like their parents' lives in the 1980s

this was the case w me in my mid-30s too. It hasn't been like the 80s since the uh 90s

Οὖτις, Monday, 24 June 2019 22:40 (two months ago) link

That’s not much different from my experience as a person at the tail end of gen x except there were a few marrieds w kids. Not that many.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 24 June 2019 22:41 (two months ago) link

Everyone has been more or less screwed since the boomers. Might as well all stick together instead of subcategorizing each other to death.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 24 June 2019 22:42 (two months ago) link

gen xers are junior baby boomers stop playing

VAR me to the end of yawn (jim in vancouver), Monday, 24 June 2019 22:42 (two months ago) link

always confused about where our lines would split, catholics vs tiger cubs vs furious tattoo artists maybe

uk? thatcherites vs blairites vs corbynites? seems neat enough.

godfellaz (darraghmac), Monday, 24 June 2019 22:45 (two months ago) link

Douglas Coupland designed some very mediocre furniture. Although I liked his mod table.

Yerac, Monday, 24 June 2019 23:23 (two months ago) link

much of silicon valley can probably be blamed on gen x, but zuck's a millennial

mookieproof, Monday, 24 June 2019 23:26 (two months ago) link

yeah sorry I normally frown on dumb hair-splitting / narcissism of small differences between microgenerations. anyway i imagine that as a pre-hashtag cohort, gen x would have gotten this kind of sentiment across in a different way. maybe like a really wordy, snarky t-shirt with distressed typewriter font or something? i was a kid, idk.

Good morning, how are you, I'm (Doctor Casino), Monday, 24 June 2019 23:31 (two months ago) link

all of you will be baby boomers when your time comes

Dan S, Monday, 24 June 2019 23:49 (two months ago) link

Something about "being a kid at heart" that tolls throughout the Millennials and the Boomers. So many 40somethings in 80s commercials, can't believe they're wearing a SUIT and TIE, hearing the distant call of the Spencer Davis Group's "Gimme Some Lovin'" echoing from somewhere past the conference room windows...

― pplains

i'm a kid at heart because my crippling childhood trauma prevented me from ever reaching emotional maturity

Flood-Resistant Mirror-Drilling Machine (rushomancy), Monday, 24 June 2019 23:51 (two months ago) link

"Rose bud..."

https://i.imgur.com/CvHnx7Y.gif

https://i.imgur.com/2jKqZX3.jpg

pplains, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 00:06 (two months ago) link

Lol

If I were a POLL I’d be Zinging (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 00:10 (two months ago) link

feel like a lot of the people living in a house with their spouse and 2.5 kids aren’t the ilx posting type

except pplains — i see you there!!

mh, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 00:37 (two months 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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