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(McSweeney's)   An open letter from a Gen-Xer. "There is no shame in standing naked in your kitchen dipping french bread into mug full of olive oil"   (mcsweeneys.net) divider line 170
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2012-05-05 02:58:42 PM
Yes there is.

- a reply from a Gen-Xer.
 
2012-05-05 03:02:43 PM
If she's 27, she's not generation X.
 
2012-05-05 03:11:44 PM
FTFA: Why can I no longer have conversations with people in relationships that don't involve being interrupted by an inanimate object, like a pair of their boyfriend's underwear or a barking mammal?

This woman is a moron ...

NowhereMon: If she's 27, she's not generation X.


I was gonna say that!
 
2012-05-05 03:50:29 PM
Gen X-ers are this girl's sugar daddies.
 
2012-05-05 05:29:57 PM

NowhereMon: If she's 27, she's not generation X.


came here to say this.

/43, and a gen-xer.
 
2012-05-05 05:32:53 PM
Of course there's shame in standing in your kitchen dipping french bread into a mug of olive oil.

If you have a mug of olive oil, you should be dipping your penis into it.
 
2012-05-05 05:38:53 PM

NowhereMon: If she's 27, she's not generation X.


Yeah like every 7 years is a generation now.
 
2012-05-05 05:50:11 PM
I never figured Cosmo to be the proto-McSweeney's but there you have it.
 
2012-05-05 06:01:49 PM
Of course there is something to be ashamed of - those duties belong to MY generation

/Gen Y
 
2012-05-05 06:05:10 PM
farm9.staticflickr.com

Dafuq did I just read?
 
2012-05-05 06:51:52 PM

NowhereMon: If she's 27, she's not generation X.


This.
 
2012-05-05 07:16:06 PM
Seems like the kind of lady I'd be happy to run away screaming from.
 
2012-05-05 07:19:51 PM
Dear Gen-Y'er,

Your blog sucks and no one cares. Get over yourself

- a Gen-X'er
 
2012-05-05 07:27:33 PM
She sounds fun. I'd hang out with her.
 
2012-05-05 07:29:09 PM
No there isn't

But there is something pathetic about posting why you are better than all the other people you know(I doubt you have many friends, you seem a tad judgmental).

Love,
Real Gen-Xer(41)
 
2012-05-05 07:49:04 PM

cmunic8r99: Dear Gen-Y'er,

Your blog sucks and no one cares. Get over yourself

- a Gen-X'er


Um, it's not a blog. McSweeney's can be twee and grocery-listy but it has its moments. And unlike a blog, at least it's got some level of curation and editing going on.
 
2012-05-05 08:22:45 PM

Donnchadha: [farm9.staticflickr.com image 248x200]

Dafuq did I just read?


this. real gen x. today i will eat sushi and drink tiger blood beer.
 
2012-05-05 08:23:32 PM
How the fark does a 27 year old think they're generation x? I'm 31, and I find it annoying that people still see millennials as early 20's only. What's generation X, 1979 and earlier?

Also, BOOMERS RUINED EVERYTHING

/amidoinitrite?
 
2012-05-05 08:25:22 PM
I am 27 years old, and on occasion I still drink until I throw up.

And I should take any advice from you?

/stopped reading there
 
2012-05-05 08:25:34 PM

sure haven't: How the fark does a 27 year old think they're generation x? I'm 31, and I find it annoying that people still see millennials as early 20's only. What's generation X, 1979 and earlier?

Also, BOOMERS RUINED EVERYTHING

/amidoinitrite?


She doesn't think that, stupid subby thinks that.
 
2012-05-05 08:26:33 PM
What you do with that lubricated baguette immediately afterwards, however ....
 
2012-05-05 08:26:34 PM

cmunic8r99: Dear Gen-Y'er,

Your blog sucks and no one cares. Get over yourself

- a Gen-X'er


It's closer to a satire/humor site than any expression of real opinions or whining.

My fav: Link
 
2012-05-05 08:27:35 PM
She's gen-y or gen-next and not a gen-xer like me. She still sounds like she'd be a hoot to hang around. Sadly I've done similar things and have had similar opinions over the last year and I'm 41.

/Going to Montreal in a month for Joe Beef and Mondial de la Bier.
//Hopefully won't vomit on the plane back. Again.
 
2012-05-05 08:30:57 PM
Fat, she sounds.
 
2012-05-05 08:31:21 PM

sure haven't: How the fark does a 27 year old think they're generation x? I'm 31, and I find it annoying that people still see millennials as early 20's only. What's generation X, 1979 and earlier?

Also, BOOMERS RUINED EVERYTHING

/amidoinitrite?


Er, it seems you gen x'ers and subby are retarded. The author never claims to be Gen X at 27, but subby did.
 
2012-05-05 08:31:36 PM
Apparently a lot of Farkers have no idea what McSweeney's is, or what it's all about. And judging by their replies, most of them really care about being a part of "generation X".
 
2012-05-05 08:31:50 PM
Can women be douchebags? Cause she's a douchebag.

Get OVER yourself, honey.
 
2012-05-05 08:32:17 PM
She sounds pickled.
 
2012-05-05 08:32:31 PM
Uhhh....okay, then. Bye.
 
2012-05-05 08:32:53 PM

kmmontandon: NowhereMon: If she's 27, she's not generation X.

This.


This on the this.

But it's subby's fail. She doesn't mention the term herself.
 
2012-05-05 08:33:31 PM
Sounds...extra virgin....
 
2012-05-05 08:34:12 PM
So subby trolled most of you by wrongly labeling the generation she fits into.

Way to play along farkers

I grew up playing Atari and NES at home, what Gen am I? I don't care.
 
2012-05-05 08:35:16 PM
This is my class of Gen-Why. Why should I do the same thing as everyone else?

I have a whole list of complaints relating to everyone trying to do the same things as someone else. Sure, there's some things that are universal, but hour long commutes to get to jobs we hardly want to do just so we can return (after now 90 minutes of driving) to homes where we are stuck because we can't afford to live near work.

Sure, society needs it's CPA's, MBA's, and ditch diggers. If everyone crafted their own lifestyle we'd have a hard time getting all sorts of things done that probably don't need doing.
 
2012-05-05 08:35:24 PM
She sounds fun.
 
2012-05-05 08:36:04 PM

Passive Aggressive Larry: And judging by their replies, most of them really care about being a part of "generation X".


This.

/the fark if I know what I am
//as you can clearly see by my submission
 
2012-05-05 08:37:48 PM
I can agree with her despair of lifeless existence in the 'burbs, but she seems a bit preachy. And if she drinks that much beer, she ought to sleep around while she can-- that shiat will catch up with her after 30, and then she will be reduced to picking up paunchy high school classmates from the bar at Red Lobster.

/GenX means you can remember dual disk drives, and knew how to use them
 
2012-05-05 08:38:46 PM
This is the only McSweeney article that has actually personified how much I want to tell people "fark you" in the most intimate of way. fark your kids, fark your miserable marriage, and fark your judgement upon me. I am happy.
 
2012-05-05 08:38:59 PM
Excuse me. Is there something wrong with French bread and olive oil?
 
2012-05-05 08:39:40 PM
She sounds like an ex of mine, constantly talking about how she is going to be super important someday, with no real plan or job. All the while she spends her free time getting slutty drunk and stoned. It was fun for a couple of weeks, but it got old and very unattractive pretty quickly. The night that broke the camels back was the night she skipped out on a premiere party for a movie I worked on and afterward, when I showed up to her friends house, she was already shiatfaced & cutting up lines of coke. I walked out that night.

Today she is still suckling off of daddy's teet, while I'm off doing bigger and better things than ever before. There is a reason the girl from TFA is still single, nobody wants a barfly, they'll pick them up for random night, but it's not the kind of girl you take home to mom. Not to mention from her writing she sounds like she might have a pretty serious drinking problem and all the baggage that comes with that.
 
2012-05-05 08:40:12 PM
"Why do I have to make plans with you four weeks in advance? Why are you so tired all the time?"

Because I have children who require my attention at any given time, including when I am sleeping. The world does not revolve around you. I don't just leave my children at home because you called up wanting to go out drinking. I need time to find a babysitter.

Good grief.

/If she has that many problems with her friends, she should get some new ones.
//sounds like she is just reassuring her single hood.
 
2012-05-05 08:40:53 PM

Rincewind53:

She doesn't think that, stupid subby thinks that.


Tawnos:

Er, it seems you gen x'ers and subby are retarded. The author never claims to be Gen X at 27, but subby did.


So... what are you guys trying to tell me?
 
2012-05-05 08:41:43 PM
Isn't 27 years a little too old to be thinking that everything everyone writes, says and does is a statement in judgment of you?

I felt like I was reading the diary of a typical self-absorbed high schooler or silly college student complaining about how everyone else is boring and unable to understand her.

That there was no sense of irony as she complained about others judging while simultaneously passing judgment on them reflects her lack of self-awareness and level of narcissism..
 
2012-05-05 08:43:17 PM

sure haven't: Rincewind53:

She doesn't think that, stupid subby thinks that.

Tawnos:

Er, it seems you gen x'ers and subby are retarded. The author never claims to be Gen X at 27, but subby did.

So... what are you guys trying to tell me?


If you're subby? That you have no idea what the boundary lines of Gen X are.
 
2012-05-05 08:43:32 PM

redonkulon: So subby trolled most of you by wrongly labeling the generation she fits into.

Way to play along farkers

I grew up playing Atari and NES at home, what Gen am I? I don't care.


Same here. what generation are people around 31ish? i care just because i'd like to get it right in conversations. x? y?
 
2012-05-05 08:44:00 PM
Oh man, this is like the chick version of that one guy's opinion piece a while back, but a lil less bad.

I'm a lot like the lady who wrote this article, I don't think I'm important enough to write about though. I just don't want to be pressured into the whole marriage/house/kids thing, because I know it's not for me.
 
2012-05-05 08:44:09 PM
 
2012-05-05 08:44:26 PM
t3.gstatic.com
You talk funny, but I like it.
 
2012-05-05 08:45:11 PM

Rincewind53: sure haven't: Rincewind53:

She doesn't think that, stupid subby thinks that.

Tawnos:

Er, it seems you gen x'ers and subby are retarded. The author never claims to be Gen X at 27, but subby did.

So... what are you guys trying to tell me?

If you're subby? That you have no idea what the boundary lines of Gen X are.


Nope not subby, I was trying to be humourous.

/this forty creek isn't helping
 
2012-05-05 08:46:27 PM
Well, not if it's bagna cauda. I'll eat that stuff any time, and in any state of dress.
 
2012-05-05 08:47:22 PM
I didnt know Snooki was writing again.
 
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