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(NPR)   Great, now Baby Boomers want to pretend they're 20-somethings living in group houses again   ( divider line
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2013-05-22 09:19:12 AM  
5 votes:

Cythraul: Mostly women? Figures.

And cats. Lots of cats.
2013-05-22 09:42:47 AM  
3 votes:
Why is this scary? A bunch of 50-65 year old women living together? Who knows what kinds of pies or fresh breads they might try to concoct!
2013-05-22 09:33:41 AM  
2 votes:

Cythraul: Well, now I know where to cruise while wearing my "I have 'Daddy Issues'" t-shirt.

Mostly women? Figures.

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/wants to subscribe to your newsletter, live in your dorm.
2013-05-22 09:19:34 AM  
2 votes:
This is basically what I imagine Hell must be like.

"What wine shall we 'taste' ['clever' knowing wink as they know they're to drink a couple bottles] tonight?"
2013-05-22 11:37:11 AM  
1 vote:
They're called nursing homes, Subby, nursing homes.
2013-05-22 11:11:42 AM  
1 vote:

To The Escape Zeppelin!: mdeesnuts: The_Time_Master: Gotta kill the american dream of owning your own home to kill the middle class.

Home ownership sucks unless you have enough money to pay someone else for the upkeep.

Yea, I just don't understand some people's obsession with owning a house. It's a lot of work and money to keep it up and mortgages aren't something that you can walk away from if your plans change (well you can but it's going to ruin your finances). I could see it as a place to park your money rather than paying rent but that's about it. Especially for people in my generation who are going to move every couple of years anyway.

That's because you didn't grow up in a tenement apartment in the 30s with no air conditioning.  With the foul garbage smell from the neighborhood butcher wafting up to your windows every day.

If we'd developed practical, affordable air conditioning before we had practical, affordable cars, I doubt we'd have suburban sprawl.
2013-05-22 11:01:42 AM  
1 vote:
Leave it to the Boomers to think they invented the wheel and let everyone know how smart they are.

What next, develop apartment complexes so they can associate with people with similar life-experiences, have a groundskeeper to mow the lawn, hire a medically-trained person hang to around all day, and put up flyers of really cool social events on a communal bulletin board?
2013-05-22 10:05:08 AM  
1 vote:

ruta: Tarl3k: Haven't the farking baby boomers all died off yet?  We will all be better off when they finally do...

Brace yourself for the housing glut, which is coming well before they die.

Then when they die, brace yourself for the glut of "assisted living communities".

And you thought the post-apocalyptic wastelands depicted in the dystopian sci-fi films of the 80s were the result of nuclear war.

Maybe prices will adjust to something more reasonable so the younger generations have a chance to live somewhere besides an apartment
2013-05-22 09:56:00 AM  
1 vote:
For an alternative, they could just move to India and live in a run down hotel.
2013-05-22 09:44:34 AM  
1 vote:

Cythraul: Well, now I know where to cruise while wearing my "I have 'Daddy Issues'" t-shirt.

Mostly women? Figures.

1) Where'd you get that shirt?

2) Does it work?

I'm only asking for research purposes, you understand.
2013-05-22 09:44:26 AM  
1 vote:
Housing Co-ops, like food co-ops, electric co-op, farm co-ops, aren't new, and many have students, boomers, and disabled people. Group home sounds so sterile.

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2013-05-22 09:43:17 AM  
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2013-05-22 09:37:20 AM  
1 vote:
I believe movies have given us many workable solutions:

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2013-05-22 09:21:27 AM  
1 vote:
I wonder if the mature ladies hot flashes sinc up and happen at the same time after a bit of time?
2013-05-22 09:20:37 AM  
1 vote:
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Monday Night:  Blanche.
Tuesday Night:  Rose.
Wednesday Night:  Anyone but Dorothy.
2013-05-22 09:14:06 AM  
1 vote:
Well, now I know where to cruise while wearing my "I have 'Daddy Issues'" t-shirt.

Mostly women? Figures.
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