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(Salon)   Gen X is the awesomest and toughest and way better than than those self-absorbed millennials and why didn't daddy love me?   (salon.com) divider line 131
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2013-10-02 11:58:44 AM
We've always been the coolest
 
2013-10-02 12:00:24 PM
and why didn't daddy love me?

'Cause he was too busy loving the pool boy...
 
2013-10-02 12:01:22 PM

doubled99: We've always been the coolest


You sound old.
 
2013-10-02 12:02:20 PM

doubled99: We've always been the coolest


I'd high five you, but I'm still locked locked in my house after school and not allowed to have friends over.

/ Even though now I teach school
 
2013-10-02 12:02:51 PM
Nothing like condensing a wide range of social, economic, religious, and cultural values into a simplistic "hurrr you were born during an arbitrary timeperiod so you dumb" mess.
 
2013-10-02 12:03:32 PM
Surprisingly good article.  I was expecting a bunch of "here's how shiat was when I was young" but there's actually little of that.
 
2013-10-02 12:04:02 PM

doubled99: We've always been the coolest


Duh!
 
2013-10-02 12:05:20 PM
meh
 
2013-10-02 12:05:28 PM
The Millennials are not going to take this one well.  Much butthurt will be shared on this thread I do predict...
 
2013-10-02 12:05:55 PM
Is this article supposed to make me feel differently about Gen Xers? Because it sure doesn't.
 
2013-10-02 12:06:24 PM
Dude, are you being sarcastic?

I don't even know anymore.
 
2013-10-02 12:08:01 PM

doubled99: We've always been the coolest


Damn straight!

www.liketotally80s.com
(hot)
 
2013-10-02 12:08:12 PM
The defining anthem of our generation finishes with the phrase that speaks to all of us:

"Oh, well. Whatever. Nevermind."
 
2013-10-02 12:08:36 PM

doubled99: We've always been the coolest


Done in one.
 
2013-10-02 12:09:55 PM
What.

Ever.
 
2013-10-02 12:10:55 PM
la generation perdue
All that follow are derivative
 
2013-10-02 12:11:43 PM

doubled99: We've always been the coolest


Yep.
 
2013-10-02 12:12:16 PM
Millenials listen to their IPods like this: *wiggles arms*

But Gen-Xer's listen to their IPods like this: *puts hands on hips and shakes butt*

Boomer says: "Hey guys, what's that gizmo you got there?"

OMG, guys, what fun we're having!
 
2013-10-02 12:13:00 PM

baconbeard: doubled99: We've always been the coolest

Damn straight!

[www.liketotally80s.com image 192x237]
(hot)


Beats millenial duckface selfies.
 
2013-10-02 12:13:35 PM
Are we sure this isn't a repeat from the 80s?

Boomers are the awesomest and toughest and way better than than those self-absorbed Gen-xers and why didn't daddy love me?
 
2013-10-02 12:13:41 PM
Oh boy! Two of my favorite clickbaiting elements in one blogpost!

"My generation is tougher and better than your generation"

AND

"A numbered list"

It doesn't matter if the content is nothing but illogical bullshiat...you clicked on it!

WIN!
 
2013-10-02 12:14:07 PM
my date of birth is better than yours

/eyeroll
 
2013-10-02 12:15:15 PM
Millennial butthurt millennial butthurt millennial butthurt.

/millennial butthurt
 
2013-10-02 12:16:58 PM

SheltemDragon: doubled99: We've always been the coolest

I'd high five you, but I'm still locked locked in my house after school and not allowed to have friends over.

/ Even though now I teach school


My childhood.

At least I had my C64 and Ducktales to keep me occupied until my parents came home at 6pm and fed me some sort of shiatty pasta bake.

My wife is a "Y" and she doesn't understand the total apathy I have for my parents. I tried to explain to her that they raised me that way, but she still doesn't get it.

Also, anyone else think that their parents are kind of stupid? I don't mean in the "low IQ" sort of way, but if you look at the things they obsess about and how they've let it totally dominate their lives, you just shake your head and go, "What da fuq?"

I dunno, maybe I'm just being hard on them because I ran out of farks to give when I was 12. Meh indeed.
 
2013-10-02 12:17:13 PM
Man, Gen 13 was WAAAAY better. Caitlin was a hottie!
 
2013-10-02 12:18:12 PM
1. We Like Work

That's kind of funny, because at the time it was all "These damn kids think they can make ends meat just playing in their garage band for a few hours a day and hanging out on the couch watching Beavis and Butthead!" But yeah, it turns out the majority of us were showing up to work every day, getting our college degrees to end up with some kind of functional career, and just generally growing up and turning into semi-responsible adults.

I wonder if that's how it will turn out with the "Millennials", despite the popular perception that all they care about is posting pictures of themselves on Facebook or blogging for some pageviews? .....Nah, seriously, they're the worst.
 
2013-10-02 12:18:24 PM
Just to get this out of the way and I am surprised that it hasn't been used yet but for the young'ins.. "THIS IS THE Worst Thread EVAR!!!!"  EVAR!!
 
2013-10-02 12:18:27 PM

Wadded Beef: baconbeard: doubled99: We've always been the coolest

Damn straight!

[www.liketotally80s.com image 192x237]
(hot)

Beats millenial duckface selfies.


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2013-10-02 12:19:41 PM

jayhawk88: 1. We Like Work

That's kind of funny, because at the time it was all "These damn kids think they can make ends meat just playing in their garage band for a few hours a day and hanging out on the couch watching Beavis and Butthead!" But yeah, it turns out the majority of us were showing up to work every day, getting our college degrees to end up with some kind of functional career, and just generally growing up and turning into semi-responsible adults.

I wonder if that's how it will turn out with the "Millennials", despite the popular perception that all they care about is posting pictures of themselves on Facebook or blogging for some pageviews? .....Nah, seriously, they're the worst.


Gotta divide so you can conquer.
 
2013-10-02 12:19:49 PM
What is going on lately with these Gen X vs. Millenials articles.  It started a few weeks ago with the one article stating that Millenials weren't special snowflakes and escalated from there.

This one makes some good points in terms of our perspective on things and WHY we have those perspectives.
 
2013-10-02 12:20:42 PM
So this article was basically the literary equivalent to masturbation for the writer?

/way to much self lovin' going on
 
2013-10-02 12:22:49 PM

SheltemDragon: I'd high five you, but I'm still locked locked in my house after school and not allowed to have friends over.


Are you serious about this (at least a little)?  Because I've thought the generations after mine were the first ones to be truly monitored and shackled.  Like the parents never wanted the kids to fly off with middle finger extended and raise some hell while they can get away with it.  When I was a teen the policy was "don't get caught and try not to be an ass".  We waited a little bit to have kids but I have two that are about ready to leave the house and I'm known as the "dangerous dad".  Don't let your kids play with his kids.  They might end up bicycling to a river and swim in water that isn't chlorinated.  Plus they would be unsupervised and a 17 year old needs constant surveillance apparantly.
 
2013-10-02 12:25:04 PM

UberDave: Surprisingly good article.  I was expecting a bunch of "here's how shiat was when I was young" but there's actually little of that.


Did I miss something then? Because that seemed like 75% of the article to me. Yeah he went on about why that affected the Gen X outlook, but it was still a "back when i was a youngin"
 
2013-10-02 12:25:06 PM
 
2013-10-02 12:25:09 PM
As a GenXer, I do not accept her loser mentality.  I also know I can find just as many losers looking for handouts from my generation as I can in the other 2 generations mentioned.
 
2013-10-02 12:25:24 PM

TwistedFark: Also, anyone else think that their parents are kind of stupid? I don't mean in the "low IQ" sort of way, but if you look at the things they obsess about and how they've let it totally dominate their lives, you just shake your head and go, "What da fuq?"


Couldn't agree more. Now, if you'll excuse me, there's been a report that someone in Burbank has unearthed a copy of the ultlra-rare "Rude Removal" episode of Dexter's Lab that contains an extra 14 seconds of swearing, I'm pricing flights on Priceline to go check it out for myself.
 
2013-10-02 12:26:44 PM
img.fark.net
 
2013-10-02 12:27:24 PM

ImmaHoopyFrood: SheltemDragon: I'd high five you, but I'm still locked locked in my house after school and not allowed to have friends over.

Are you serious about this (at least a little)?  Because I've thought the generations after mine were the first ones to be truly monitored and shackled.  Like the parents never wanted the kids to fly off with middle finger extended and raise some hell while they can get away with it.  When I was a teen the policy was "don't get caught and try not to be an ass".  We waited a little bit to have kids but I have two that are about ready to leave the house and I'm known as the "dangerous dad".  Don't let your kids play with his kids.  They might end up bicycling to a river and swim in water that isn't chlorinated.  Plus they would be unsupervised and a 17 year old needs constant surveillance apparantly.


Parenting. You're doing it right
/dangerous dad
//fark snowflakism
 
2013-10-02 12:28:28 PM
Withdrawal in disgust is not the same as apathy.
 
2013-10-02 12:30:12 PM

jpo2269: The Millennials are not going to take this one well.  Much butthurt will be shared on this thread I do predict...


I'll bite.

I notice that a large number of Gen X-ers who post about generational differences are just as self-absorbed as they allege the Millennials to be; they just lack the self awareness to recognize it.

For example:  "I'm part of the best generation!  It sucks to be stuck between these two inferior, sucky generations.  Ugh.  I wish they could be as un-self-absorbed as I AM.  Whatever; look at the cool way I can say "meh."  See how I can affect such a cool demeanor by the way I relax my face just perfectly when I say it?  No, not like that.  You'll never be able to say "meh" like someone of MY generation.   Look at me and how much I don't care!!!"

/friends with a lot of great Gen X-ers
 
2013-10-02 12:30:38 PM
Generation Mehx
 
2013-10-02 12:34:12 PM
What an empty, vacuous pile of tripe.
 
2013-10-02 12:34:47 PM

UberDave: Surprisingly good article.

<-- What he said.
 
2013-10-02 12:39:00 PM
a flock of birds

Self reliant is not the same as "self absorbed,' it's just "different."
 
2013-10-02 12:39:34 PM
It's like humanity has changed, fundamentally.

You're telling me that a generation near retirement is upset with a generation that is coming into young adulthood?  That's never happened in human history.  I'll bet they even have a list of things they ascribe specifically to that young generation - probably something like lazy, apathetic, disconnected from reality, and moving too fast.  Oh, and self-absorbed and selfish.  And I bet that awful set of young whippersnappers has a lot to say about their elders - disconnected from modern reality, self-righteous, self-absorbed, and unwilling to hand the reins over to the new capable set of innovators.

Jesus, stop the farking presses.  It's like everyone is taking crazy pills.  This isn't exactly like every generational relationship in human history.
 
2013-10-02 12:39:36 PM
Peeve: Can someone just nail when Gen Xers and such were born dates?

1965-1980, 1960-1980, 1965-1982, 1961-1979, 1966-1986 ...
 
2013-10-02 12:42:27 PM
I guess millenials would like work too if they could spend the money they earned on stuff they liked rather than paying off the mortgage they took out to go to school.
 
2013-10-02 12:42:30 PM

jpo2269: a flock of birds

Self reliant is not the same as "self absorbed,' it's just "different."


Example (Continued):  "Also, look at how self-reliant I am!  Isn't that rad!  I don't need others, just ME!  Me me me me me me me me me..."

/just havin' a larf
 
2013-10-02 12:43:31 PM

slayer199: What is going on lately with these Gen X vs. Millenials articles.  It started a few weeks ago with the one article stating that Millenials weren't special snowflakes and escalated from there.

This one makes some good points in terms of our perspective on things and WHY we have those perspectives.


Probably because GenXers are starting to hit "midlife crisis" age now (30s-early 50s) and are beginning to panic as they realize that they are no longer the young, hip, "it" generation in popular culture anymore.

/born in the late 80s
//why can't we all just get along and hate on the boomers together?
 
2013-10-02 12:44:22 PM

ltdanman44: [img.fark.net image 850x600]


Millenial here, but I have fond memories of a 3rd-grade game we played on a hill called the "Danger 5000", which consisted of us taking turns attempting the most spectacular big-wheel wipe-out, with those awaiting their turn giving out point scores. Extra points for flinging yourself/the big-wheel into the giant oak at the bottom of the hill.

/then down to the creek to look for turtles
 
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