Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Baby Boomer Die-Off

From The Onion, 1999:

"Our nation must steel itself for one vast, final orgy of Boomer self-obsession as we are hit with a bewildering onslaught of magazine pictorials, hardcover coffee-table books and multi-part, Motown-soundtracked television specials looking back on the glory days of the 1960s," Clausewitz said. "But once this great, final spasm of nostalgia passes, the ravages of age will take its toll on boomer self-indulgence, and the curtain will at long last fall on what is regarded by many as the most odious generation America has ever produced."

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

"I learned it by watching you!"

This commercial led to much mockery during high school. Everything that could be answered with the above statement was answered with the above statement.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Quote from when we should have mattered

"Everybody worries why Japanese and German and Swedish students are doing better than us. One reason is they're not spending their afternoons wrapping tacos."

-Laurence Steinberg, psychology professor, Temple University

Thursday, February 21, 2008

GenX Sociopaths

I'm knowingly soft on my generation by too often giving us the benefit of the doubt. When the video of the 2 nutjobs responsible for the North Hollywood Shootout hit the news that day in 1997 I was floored. Psychos in full body armor and AK's outgunned over 100 Police officers. Unbelieveably, no Cops were killed and it did serve a greater purpose: after this incident Police across the country became properly armed to deal with well armed maniacs.

Yeah, Gen X had its share of kooks that are nothing to be proud of.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Van and the Man

Van Halen came to town this week and put on a "stellar production". Although none of the members are technically GenXers, they had a huge influence on what we listened to and created from their influence. Eddie Van Halen finally flushed blues riffs down the toilet and made Boomer heros Clapton and Page much less relevant. Without Ed it's hard to imagine Gen X greats like Slayer, Anthrax and Pantera ever coming into existence.

Here are the boys at the top of their game:

Quote From Way Back

"I was in this mode of trying to strip things down and simplify......I had a desire to clean out."

-Steven Soderbergh, director of sex, lies and videotape.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008



a low-pay, low-prestige, low-dignity, low benefit, no-future job in the service sector. Frequently considered a satisfying career choice by people who have never held one.

Those that "came of age" during the 80's/90's probably have 2 or more on the resumé.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Because Boomers Hate It

What have we become?

This website, Stuff White People Like, does an outstanding job capturing those GenXers that have bought into the Babyboomer ethos of becoming obedient consumers that like to help the less fortunate just as long as those less fortunate do not wander into their neighborhoods.

H/T: LT Nixon

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

From Douglas Coupland's Classic Book

YUPPIE WANNABE'S: An X generation subgroup that believes the myth of a yuppie life-style being both satisfying and viable. Tend to be highly in debt, involved in some form of substance abuse, and show a willingness to talk about Armageddon after 3 drinks.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Try this at home

If you've done an 'Ollie' or 'kickflip' pay homage to Rodney Mullen (Born 1966) for inventing it.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Arrested Development (the band)

It took them 3 years, 5 months and 2 days to be offered a record deal and then they just disappeared.....

Monday, February 4, 2008

The Skinny Tie Must Die

Please don't make a comeback, please don't make a comeback, please don't make a comeback.....