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2013-03-14 09:55:30 PM  
According to generational theory, the Millennials are supposed to be a civic-minded cohort (like the 'greatest generation') that will work together for the common good.

Sounds good in theory, I hope it comes to pass.
 
2013-03-14 11:52:28 PM  
Someone is going to have the be the Purveyor Of Crunk. Who will step up?
 
2013-03-15 12:22:25 AM  
They've been saying that for 20 years. A fashion style isn't going to kill America. Hell, bell-bottoms didn't.
 
2013-03-15 12:30:11 AM  
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country. " -- attributed to Kurt Vonnegut
 
2013-03-15 01:16:13 AM  
There's a lot of smart kids coming into their own right now. Yes, the YOLO crowd exists, but I feel like they're no worse off than our landlord who is too stupid to even own this property, yet here he is collecting $24,000 a year, paying out about $5000 in tax, sewer, trash and water bills and only showing up to half-assingly fix things if the law says he's supposed to provide a certain service.
 
2013-03-15 02:05:55 AM  
Doubtful.  Millennial precious snowflakes can't handle conflict and treat strong opinions as if they were hate crimes.  They cry their little eyes out, call you a bully and think that will shame you into being nice.  Go see how that strategy works against Big Oil or a Too-Big-To-Fail Bank.

The Boomers are fat and happy and are not going to change their ways.

Gen X will end up mucking it out in the trenches to make things work again.  Then the Millennials will take all the credit and pretend like it was their idea all along.
 
2013-03-15 02:26:17 AM  

L.D. Ablo: Doubtful.  Millennial precious snowflakes can't handle conflict and treat strong opinions as if they were hate crimes.  They cry their little eyes out, call you a bully and think that will shame you into being nice.  Go see how that strategy works against Big Oil or a Too-Big-To-Fail Bank.

The Boomers are fat and happy and are not going to change their ways.

Gen X will end up mucking it out in the trenches to make things work again.  Then the Millennials will take all the credit and pretend like it was their idea all along.


Stop committing hate crimes!!!!

/"millennial" and nothing like that at all.
 
2013-03-15 03:39:18 AM  

Sgygus: According to generational theory, the Millennials are supposed to be a civic-minded cohort (like the 'greatest generation') that will work together for the common good.

Sounds good in theory, I hope it comes to pass.


However, I'm not going to hold my breath =/
 
2013-03-15 03:43:22 AM  

L.D. Ablo: Doubtful.  Millennial precious snowflakes can't handle conflict and treat strong opinions as if they were hate crimes.  They cry their little eyes out, call you a bully and think that will shame you into being nice.  Go see how that strategy works against Big Oil or a Too-Big-To-Fail Bank.

The Boomers are fat and happy and are not going to change their ways.

Gen X will end up mucking it out in the trenches to make things work again.  Then the Millennials will take all the credit and pretend like it was their idea all along.


This
 
2013-03-15 03:43:45 AM  

L.D. Ablo: Doubtful.  Millennial precious snowflakes can't handle conflict and treat strong opinions as if they were hate crimes.  They cry their little eyes out, call you a bully and think that will shame you into being nice.  Go see how that strategy works against Big Oil or a Too-Big-To-Fail Bank.

The Boomers are fat and happy and are not going to change their ways.

Gen X will end up mucking it out in the trenches to make things work again.  Then the Millennials will take all the credit and pretend like it was their idea all along.


I disagree. The snowflake crowd exists but most people have too strong of opinions even in my Millennial generation.

/doesn't swag
/doesn't yolo, but carpe diem
 
2013-03-15 03:44:21 AM  

L.D. Ablo: Gen X will end up mucking it out in the trenches to make things work again.  Then the Millennials will take all the credit and pretend like it was their idea all along.


Xers can be some of the most cynical assholes on this planet, yet be "activists" at the same time. Most of them think Rage Against the Machine and The various "Activist" protest bands out there actually gave a shiat. Nah, they just said what riled you guys up, and took the check to the bank.

There hasn't been real political action in this country since the Vietnam War protests. All I've seen is Xers sit on their asses and go "Welp, the Boomers screwed up, let's sit back and watch and laugh" while on the same runaway train as the rest of the country.
 
2013-03-15 03:45:58 AM  
Every generation has that brief moment of optimism about how they'll change things and it'll be different and better and they won't do things like their parents and grandparents who farked it all up.


And then those people grow up and realize that they can make a lot of money becoming part of the very system they railed against when they were younger and nothing ever really changes.
 
2013-03-15 03:46:18 AM  
Coming from a group of people who can't seem to figure out that your pants don't need to cover your belly button.
 
2013-03-15 03:47:26 AM  
I think we, as a race, have long crossed the rubicon. We just don't realize it yet.
 
2013-03-15 03:50:12 AM  
www.explosm.net
 
2013-03-15 03:50:39 AM  
Could be worse

www.woodstock.com
 
2013-03-15 03:52:04 AM  
Jerseyian... Would you trust it though with a gambling advocate, Senator Ray Lesniak of New Jersey?

cdn.latestcasinobonuses.com
 
2013-03-15 03:52:20 AM  
keep deluding yourself into thinking the masses have control over anything. we are all at the whims of the wealthy powerful families that own and play Government.
 
2013-03-15 03:54:52 AM  
Nothing will change, the status quo will rule and all will be forgotten tomorrow.

Keep feeding at the trough and hope nothing changes. I hope to see great change. Change that will make all see that we need to act as one to better the lives of all.

But it's only a dream. When my alarm goes off in the morning I'm brought back to the reality of this nine to five nightmare that we call life.

Where have the productivity gains gone? What's happened to technology? Wasn't life supposed to be easy?

But, its Friday, we have no time to worry about such trivial trappings. Our weekend is awaiting. Our 48 hour plans cannot be changed.

We'll always be the same, just as long as we're human.
 
2013-03-15 03:55:03 AM  
18-24 year old people remain some of the most ignorant and under informed voters we have no matter who they vote for.

And in this country that's saying a lot considering the 25+ crowd isn't exactly well informed either.

But if you're expecting the "ignorant so they vote for Democrats line..." you came to the wrong post.

Fark is one of the websites that highlights the precious snow flakes entitlement mentality and people with an entitlement mentality will generally vote for Democrats. There was no better example of this than when they talked to a bunch of college/just out of college students about why they didn't have health insurance. The almost universal answer was "We shouldn't have to pay for that!"

It would take too much out of their precious 'entertainment' expenses.

So yes, the 18-24 year old crowd is entitled and wants to live a consequence free life style where they are taken care of by the government. How nice.
 
2013-03-15 03:57:25 AM  

Sneakernets: L.D. Ablo: Gen X will end up mucking it out in the trenches to make things work again.  Then the Millennials will take all the credit and pretend like it was their idea all along.

Xers can be some of the most cynical assholes on this planet, yet be "activists" at the same time. Most of them think Rage Against the Machine and The various "Activist" protest bands out there actually gave a shiat. Nah, they just said what riled you guys up, and took the check to the bank.

There hasn't been real political action in this country since the Vietnam War protests. All I've seen is Xers sit on their asses and go "Welp, the Boomers screwed up, let's sit back and watch and laugh" while on the same runaway train as the rest of the country.


How in the world are Gen X "activists"? Nobody cares about the message or the lyrics in the music, nobody. Gen X is just unconcerned with the Boomers' failures, because it's not their problem. The word that basically sums it all up for them is "meh".

Alphakronik: Coming from a group of people who can't seem to figure out that your pants don't need to cover your belly button.


Grow up, twerp.
 
2013-03-15 04:02:35 AM  

KrispyKritter: keep deluding yourself into thinking the masses have control over anything. we are all at the whims of the wealthy powerful families that own and play Government.


^^
 
2013-03-15 04:03:14 AM  
meh

gen x

subby

/slackin'
 
2013-03-15 04:03:55 AM  
The great thing about talking about people on generational terms is that you don't have to cite sources or fact-check or do anything aside from pull opinions out of your ass.
 
2013-03-15 04:04:24 AM  
My future is not in the hands of Justin Beiber.
 
2013-03-15 04:10:40 AM  
We survived disco.  We will survive dubstep.
 
2013-03-15 04:11:53 AM  
Being born in '79, some measures place me with the Xers, others with the Millennials. Either way, I sit on the cusp between the generations. I don't think Xers have the numbers to sort things out on their own. Demographically speaking, it's a baby bust generation. But they are the next in line as the boomers relax their grip on power and they need to work with Millenials to get things moving again.
 
2013-03-15 04:13:09 AM  
I'll say a few things about the millenials. They gave us Occupy. Percent lingo is what made a campaign and broke another.
 
2013-03-15 04:15:48 AM  
Born in '85, not slacking just annoyed.

I swear, when I was young I thought life would be fun. Maybe I watched too many cartoons, but I knew that we certainly were not working as hard as we did in the early 19th century. We've made too many gains since then. The "Great Society" was not supposed to be temporary. We should still be enlightening others, but we first need to enlighten ourselves.

Productivity per hour is not human, it is the life of a machine. Too many people think we need to work hard, when really the problem is hoarding. As I try to buy a house, a responsible action, what do I see? People with more money just buying the property with cash. Where does that leave me?

Our income inequality is a real issue. I hope we can address it. If we are to be the world's first nation. Then we should express it.

Where does that leave us? Are we the spokesmen for the future? What about adults? They have no stake in what happens?

People are so tribalistic, we need to put aside those differences and work together to achieve a greater life. Guess what? We don't know if there's an afterlife. We do know there is this life. So lets start acting like it and get our act together.
 
2013-03-15 04:17:30 AM  
This guy couldn't even get the first TWO words of his article right?

i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-15 04:19:00 AM  

Joelogon: "True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country. " -- attributed to Kurt Vonnegut


It's from one of his letters; here's a more expansive and meaningful quotation:

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.


To wake up and find out that popularity still dictates over intelligence. To wake and find that the world is still childishly cruel. To wake and find that days, week, months, and years have done nothing to better the human race.


True terror is to wake up one morning and realize that the fools run the world.
 
2013-03-15 04:22:06 AM  
quick summary:

millenials don't care about gays getting married.

that's bad.

but,  they're skeptical of SS and Medicare.

that's good!

they use new technology.

that's bad

the technology comes with complimentary bootstraps!

that's good!

in short, RON PAUL 4 PREZ
 
2013-03-15 04:22:08 AM  

L.D. Ablo: The Boomers are fat and happy old and increasingly feeble and are not going to change their ways.


There comes a time that blaming the same old people becomes pointless.
Also, Boomer bashers generally tend to be balding 30 something wimps.
Quit whining and pull up your damn pants.
 
2013-03-15 04:24:15 AM  
 
2013-03-15 04:25:46 AM  
Born in '79.

Consider myself Gen Y.

/as in why bother?
 
2013-03-15 04:26:57 AM  

Oldiron_79: L.D. Ablo: Doubtful.  Millennial precious snowflakes can't handle conflict and treat strong opinions as if they were hate crimes.  They cry their little eyes out, call you a bully and think that will shame you into being nice.  Go see how that strategy works against Big Oil or a Too-Big-To-Fail Bank.

The Boomers are fat and happy and are not going to change their ways.

Gen X will end up mucking it out in the trenches to make things work again.  Then the Millennials will take all the credit and pretend like it was their idea all along.

This


And this again. All the Millennials I've met have been entitled, shallow, spoiled brats with about as much sticktoitiveness as a Post-it. Oh, and in re this:

This is the most networked generation in American history, digitally and temperamentally.

They may be "networked" but when something doesn't work, who do they come crying to to "fix it?" Yeah, us Gen-X'ers. Millennials have about as much idea how com-put-ers work as my mother does. But at least she's got the excuse she was born before the microprocessor was invented.
 
2013-03-15 04:28:10 AM  

L.D. Ablo: Doubtful.  Millennial precious snowflakes can't handle conflict and treat strong opinions as if they were hate crimes.  They cry their little eyes out, call you a bully and think that will shame you into being nice.  Go see how that strategy works against Big Oil or a Too-Big-To-Fail Bank.

The Boomers are fat and happy and are not going to change their ways.

Gen X will end up mucking it out in the trenches to make things work again.  Then the Millennials will take all the credit and pretend like it was their idea all along.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 
2013-03-15 04:28:31 AM  
This just in: Time magazine enjoys publishing fabricated over-generalized stereotypes solely to try to regain their lost readership.

Also: Millennials, aka the Precious Snowflake Blizzard, are the generation born after the Soviet Union broke up.  Don't blame me and my fellow Echo-Boomers (children of the Baby Boomers) for all that stupid precious snowflake shiat.
 
2013-03-15 04:29:36 AM  
"YOLO" I know, but what the hell is "Swag"?

/old
 
2013-03-15 04:31:34 AM  

Insurgent: quick summary:

millenials don't care about gays getting married.

that's bad.

but,  they're skeptical of SS and Medicare.

that's good!

they use new technology.

that's bad

the technology comes with complimentary bootstraps!

that's good!

in short, RON PAUL 4 PREZ


You forgot they embrace privatization.
 
2013-03-15 04:34:05 AM  

buckler: "YOLO" I know, but what the hell is "Swag"?

/old


Faux gold teef and expensive sneakers. White chicks with extensions and whore makeup. Clothes with gigantic brand names on them.  Bieber. That ugly black chick on Idol. Money for things, yet clamoring about The Man.
 
2013-03-15 04:34:33 AM  
By the way, I live in Yolo County, California
 
2013-03-15 04:35:41 AM  
They prefer personalization, from their iPhones to their DVRs to their Scion cars, rather than general issue one-size-fits-all solutions.

This is the voice of all you whiny old people. Totally out-of-touch. Best quote in the article, IMO.
 
2013-03-15 04:35:47 AM  

buckler: "YOLO" I know, but what the hell is "Swag"?

/old


Likewise.  Grew up thinking swag was free shiat you brought home from Comdex and other conventions. Now it means, "swagger."

Urban Dictionary's top definition is rather amusing:

The most used word in the whole farking universe. Douche bags use it, your kids use it, your mail man uses it, and your farking dog uses it. If you got swag, you generally wear those shiatty hats side way, and your ass hanging out like a farking goof cause your pants are half way down your white ass legs. To break down the word, it means (Secretly We Are Gay). It is also a word that means to represent yourself/ the way you represent yourself, baggy clothes, shiatty hats, small penis and basically a way to say your afraid to come out of the closet.
Assface Magee: I got so much swag
Darrel: You got so much dick in your ass
Assface Magee: fark you, SWAG
 
2013-03-15 04:36:42 AM  

thisispete: Being born in '79, some measures place me with the Xers, others with the Millennials. Either way, I sit on the cusp between the generations.


Ah, a fellow Echo-Boomer.  Anyone born to parents who were born during the post-WWII economic boom in the 50's is in our generation.
 
2013-03-15 04:39:12 AM  

Sneakernets: There hasn't been real political action in this country since the Vietnam War protests. All I've seen is Xers sit on their asses and go "Welp, the Boomers screwed up, let's sit back and watch and laugh" while on the same runaway train as the rest of the country.


I don't think we in Gen X have either the numbers or the money to get paid attention to.
 
2013-03-15 04:39:40 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: buckler: "YOLO" I know, but what the hell is "Swag"?

/old

Likewise.  Grew up thinking swag was free shiat you brought home from Comdex and other conventions. Now it means, "swagger."

Urban Dictionary's top definition is rather amusing:

The most used word in the whole farking universe. Douche bags use it, your kids use it, your mail man uses it, and your farking dog uses it. If you got swag, you generally wear those shiatty hats side way, and your ass hanging out like a farking goof cause your pants are half way down your white ass legs. To break down the word, it means (Secretly We Are Gay). It is also a word that means to represent yourself/ the way you represent yourself, baggy clothes, shiatty hats, small penis and basically a way to say your afraid to come out of the closet.
Assface Magee: I got so much swag
Darrel: You got so much dick in your ass
Assface Magee: fark you, SWAG


not sure how old you are, but "YOLO" means "cool." or "groovy," if you're into that kind of thing.
 
2013-03-15 04:40:00 AM  
I assure you, generational studies are every bit as good as Chinese astrology.
 
2013-03-15 04:40:56 AM  
swag and yolo are synonymous, i mean.
 
2013-03-15 04:42:02 AM  
People are idiots. Idiots get to vote. Idiots rule.

/Nothing changes
 
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