Thursday, February 26, 2009

Trapped in the 80's

Every time I read her site I think "Holy shit, I remember that!"

Florida; great place to visit but I wouldn't wanna....

-Remember when Hulk Hogan's son got drunk, crashed his Supra, and his buddy became brain dead as a result? Well, the father of the injured kid hired a hit man to kill his wife. (this is literally 10 miles from moi).

-Yeah she watches too many soaps and can't cook but you shouldn't beat her because of it.

-Poor dude was dead in his car for 15 days. Still didn't stop Gainesville PD from issuing parking tickets.

-Degenerate lied about serving in the Iraq get free M & M's!

-The economy really does suck: Woman breaks into a home to do laundry.

- Actual Newspaper Headline: Destin police will have to inspect for nude dancing before making a bust

- I bet people in the 49 other states know you shouldn't store propane tanks in your bedroom and then smoke in bed. (this is 5 miles from moi)

- Train-jacked! Just how does a locomotive get stolen?

- Turning good guys bad: Naval Academy grads locked up for shooting protected birds.

- If you're going to try the ole 'run your car in the garage' trick, at least have the courtesy to do it your own garage.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I should have just put the $ toward a drug habit

From Lazy Man
Taking a casual look at my investment performance over the last few months isn't pretty. What's that you say? Yours isn't either? It seems like no one's is. I was thinking about this the other day. Did I do everything right? I diversified. I have money in US stocks both big and small. I have money in foreign stocks. I have money in bonds (but only a little since I'm in my early 30s).

Always too late

Ron Asheton is a babyboomer with Gen X luck. As the guitarist for the legendary Punk band, The Stooges, he forever changed the sound of guitar with his wah drenching and over fuzzed distortion. It was regression, baby! 3 chords and you have a song.

Of course he didn't make much money then since his brother Scott (the drummer) and frontman, Iggy Pop, were unpredictable junkies that once sold one of Ron's guitars at a pawn shop so they could buy some smack.

So what happens? Ron gets a deal with Reverend Guitars in 2008 and then the poor dude dies earlier this year before he could even spend what he received. But in a sense he's lucky. When Punk Rock history is discussed his name is one of the 1st mentioned and most of the others will be beneath even ever being a trivia question.

Generation GOP

Sure, right now the Democrats are riding a high with majorities in Congress and holding the White House, but is it sustainable since not many of the ruling party are GenXsters?

We’re talking about Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, born in 1971, who has been tapped to deliver the opposition party response to the President’s address to Congress on Tuesday. We’re talking about the “hyper-ambitious” Representative from Virginia, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, born in 1963 and said to revere both hyper-partisan Newt Gingrich and ├╝ber-leader Winston Churchill.

And of course, there’s the 1964-born Governor Sarah Palin, whose cringe-worthy appearances we’ve been (blessedly) able to ignore since the end of the campaign.

What will probably happen is when the Democratic babyboomers leave office they'll just try to get their goddamn Millenial kids in their vacated seats.

It's hard to drink and drive when you won't stop texting

From the only country that cares about Gen X.

GENERATION X drivers are more likely to talk on their mobiles when behind the wheel than their Generation Y counterparts, a survey has found.

An NRMA Insurance study of New South Wales drivers found 52 per cent of Gen Xers admitted using their phones while driving, whether using a handset or hands-free technology.

That figure compared to 37 per cent of Gen Ys, while just 24 per cent of those over 40 were guilty of chatting on their mobiles while driving.

Believe it or not, I've never owned a cell phone. Yes, really.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Short on time tonight..'s some music that'll bring you close enough to hell to smell the sulfur.

No...maybe....oh forget it, definitely no.

Sorry babyboomers, it's payback time for calling us slackers when your shitty companies 'downsized' and wouldn't hire us.
However, there is one step that President Obama can take to boost the economy without going through Congress: He can reaffirm his support for Social Security and assure the baby boomers nearing retirement that he will not allow their benefits to be cut. If this huge cohort in their late 40s, 50s and early 60s knows that they can count on getting their promised benefits, they will feel more comfortable spending and supporting the economy at a time when it badly needs a boost.

I've got a better idea, prick. How bout we buy the boomers' homes for pennies on the dollar and then we'll be kind and let them rent the houses. They won't even have to hire a mover.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Oh Jeebus

Pathetic Optimism

Penelope is assuming the boomers have stashed enough away to retire. Was this article supposed to have been printed 2 years ago when this thought was feasible?
Companies will make recruiting young employees the top priority.There will be a massive shortage of workers beyond what anyone has predicted. Companies preparing for baby boomers to retire expect to rely on Generation X and Generation Y to replace those boomers.

There will be a massive shortage of workers beyond what anyone has predicted. Companies preparing for baby boomers to retire expect to rely on Generation X and Generation Y to replace those boomers.

Gettin' all yuppie on us... the Philippines.
The core spa clientele is rapidly shifting from the baby boomers to Gen X (born 1965 to 1980) and Gen Y (born 1981 to 1995), and it’s more than a simple demographic switch: Younger generations are now hitting the spa in record numbers, and they’re shaping the experience to meet their unique desires.

What motivates your lazy ass?

The Aussies believe they know.
For Gen X, the report found that while they are not as motivated by power as Boomers, they are actually motivated by achievement.

Indeed power seems to be a focus that has peaked with Boomers, with Gen Y even less motivated by power than Gen X, though even more driven by the idea of achievement.

Perhaps more of an age related driver, the drive toward career progression is seen as a motivator most greatly by Gen Y, the youngest generation, with Gen X also more interested in progression than Boomers (who are largely at a career phase where progression is not their primary incentive).

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Never thought it'd come down to this

How to keep your fiscally irresponsible babyboomer parents from moving in with you.
Do you have parents who are retired or who are baby boomers in the home stretch toward retirement? Like so many others, have your parents suffered significant damage to their retirement nest eggs? If so, you may not fully understand how that damage may have negatively impacted the mental and emotional outlook that your parents have toward their financial future.

hee hee

Recycled in Seattle

Now that we've been irrelevant for almost a decade (it's arguable that we've never been relevant) I expect more peeps to attempt to assign their segment of Gen X history as being the most important. Although it is difficult to deny Seattle-ites their cultural significance on our generation.
Then, in the early '90s, Seattle spawned a duo of mega-celebrities--Kurt Cobain and Ken Griffey, Jr.--who upgraded our national image from "geographically isolated airplane production facility with a trash fetish" to "epicenter of Generation X culture." Cobain, who created the Gen X sound, committed suicide in 1994. Griffey, the first Gen X superstar athlete, is back. After a roller-coaster negotiation process, and some soul-searching about whether he needed to live close to his teenage kids, Griffey agreed to a one-year contract with the Mariners reportedly worth about $2 million.

You stole my line!

This is true 'generational theft'. For some reason this dude is attempting to assign the word "whatever" as a creation of The Millenials. Hasn't he ever heard the Nirvana song that contains "whatever, nevermind"?
Today there are small signs that change is underway. In the office design field we often hear presentations about the changing lifestyles of Generation Y, demanding, technologically sophisticated, multi-taskers whose attitude to life is summed up by the catch word "whatever" and how different these are from Generation X and the even more inhibited Baby Boomers.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Latchkey Likes It!

The first thing I think of when reminiscing about my youth is Saturday mornings watching cartoons. The 2nd thing is cereal. I loved that box of sweetened oats and wheat.

The GF found this list of all breakfast cereals ever made. They show the dates the cereals began being produced and it amused me by how many came out during Gen X youth. I guess this was at least partially due to both parents having to work and they needed to throw a quick meal down our esophagus'........come to think of it, our poor teachers. We showed up to school wired up from a bowl full of sugar and they had to attempt to control us.

My favorite had to be Franken Berry or Cap'n Crunch.

One day I'm going to open a breakfast restaurant and all I'm going to serve is cereal and absurdly strong coffee.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Lazy Man and Money

Pretty cool site for us broke-azz-beeeeyotches.

Happy late birthday, SL8R

Yep, this is pathetic 'man crush' time, but Kelly Slater, the greatest surfer ever to walk on H2O turned 37. Did I mention he's from Florida?

Know who else was born in 1972, surfs, calls Florida home, and shaves his head down to stubble? THIS GUY!

Don't screw with an Xster

We've held in anger for a loooooong time. Here's Lansing, Michigan mayor, Virg Bernero, laying the smack down on a Fox News host.

Full Disclosure: Although I don't belong to one, I am very pro-union. My parentals both had their lives made better because of their membership. This in turn helped both my sister and me.

Mah state in photos

This dude has some sweet pics of Florida, complete with gators, mangroves, The Everglades and even the rarely seen American Crocodile (page 7).

Trivia: Florida is the only place in teh world that has both crocs and gators living in zah wild.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Never met him. Never spoke to him. I just happened to become a fan because of his calling out of babyboomers within this Daily Kos diary.

So you want us to feel sorry for you because you've lived most of your life in spiritual and moral bankruptcy miserable in your dysfunctional and
unloving marriage while you raised kids as chattel? You want us to feel sorry for you because you spent most of your time working long hours or going from one artificial "social function" to another without ever having the gift or joy of truly loving and understanding your own children. You want us to feel sorry for you because you are foolish enough to believe that acting like Leona Helmsley or Donald Trump somehow makes you happy when the vast majority of us recognize how miserable an existence that truly is regardless of how much money is in the bank.

So we have this generational clash of values which are being reflected in voting patterns and the new and emerging demographics. These younger generations are planning to vote and vote in heavy numbers which means that the Baby Boomers will lose all their power and influence. It is this dynamic that is playing out but if history repeats itself, the Baby Boomers will manage to F--k this up too and continue to be the Worst Generation even as they collect the Social Security and Medicare checks that the Great Generation before them established.

Dave From Queens raised hell with anyone that he disagreed with and this included Sean Hannity and Daily Kos front pagers. He eventually was booted from DK and started his own blog with the subtitle "Hated by Right Wing Kooks, Hated By Daily Kos Kooks, Liked By Most Everyone Else".

Dave's funeral took place today.

Worst Babyboomer site found so far this year



ESPN has a poll up asking "Would you want Alex Rodriguez playing for your favorite team?". (He's the dude that somehow made national headlines for doing steroids. As though this should be a concern in the times we live in.)

Currently the poll reads:

Yes: 64%

No: 36%

The only area of the country that is more than 50% "No" just happens to be the northeast, where A-Rod's biggest rival, the Red Sox, play.

More Cocksuckery

I really hate when boomer pricks speak to us like we're still 19 years old.

Hedgman talks about how Gen X and Y are looking "for a career advancement rocket," "for public-sector recruiters to update their Web sites" and "to make horizontal moves …to enhance experience."

What they are going to learn is what previous generations have learned — that organizations, private and public, are much more interested in what the potential employee offers the organization, rather than the other way around.

See them before they start to suck

Sweeeeeeet. Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction will be on tour.

Monday, February 16, 2009


"You see what happens Larry when you fuck a stranger in the ass"
Okay, not quite, but it's a start (a follow-up to a previous post).
CNN's Rick Sanchez gives baby boomer Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn shit for her hypocrisy on rubber stamping Bush era 'Generational Rape-age', but now being critical when Obama breaks out the Visa.

When it becomes apparent to Gen X and younger generations how fucked we are there's going to be a mighty backlash. Unfortunately, it'll already be too late for us to direct that anger to actually stop the bullshit.

Support Gen X Artists

Red Hot Chili Pepper guitarist, John Frusciante, has a another solo album out. I haven't bought it just yet, but I intend to without hearing a note of it. Personally I never warmed up to the Chili Peppers until Frusciante came aboard. Before him they seemed like a bad ripoff of another SoCal band, The Minutemen, so I tend to appreciate John more than the band he's best known for.

John has a lonely blog that doesn't get updated much and doesn't have many comments.

I'd love to know how the questions were asked..

From Consumerism Commentary:
According to a recent survey of 1,004 individuals born between 1960 and 1980, roughly Generation X, many expect their family or the government to provide care or funding for care as they age.
GenXsters haven't really been accused of being out of touch with reality, so I'm finding it difficult to believe we "expect" family and the guvment to hold our hands through our ancient years. "Hope" maybe, but certainly not "expect".

Party's over. Go home.

Poor dude actually thought 'we still got it'.
At my daughter’s first birthday party last weekend I realized that my wife and I might not have the energy to “live it up” but this is not a problem for the youngest generation.I will argue that anything we did in our 20s or the antics of a rock band is nothing compared to a house full of 1- to 6-year-olds running (or crawling) around under the influence of multiple helpings of cake and miniature hot dogs.
I really hope the generation of 1-to-6-year-olds grow up knowing Paris Hilton sucks. The least Gen X can do is teach our brats what's lame and what ain't.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Daytona 500!

That's me in the car. REALLY. I did the Richard Petty Driving Experience last August. By far the most fun I've ever had racing (my top speed 145 MPH) and it was especially nice not having to worry about police chasing me.

Generation Jones exists..

...along with the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny and baby boomers with good intentions.
I have argued that Obama is part of Generation X, but there are others that say he is part of a newly identified generation, "Generation Jones". In a recent article in USA Today has popularized the concept of a Generation Jones, born between 1954 and 1965. The idea is that there is a generation between The Boomers (born 1943-1960) and Generation X (born 1961-1981) that has traits of both but does not really feel it belongs to either. Although the concept is gaining in popularity as many people born during the Jones timeframe feel it resonates with them, I wonder if the concept really has much value.

Vacation Advice

Girlfriend and I jumped in the car yesterday morning with an open mind on where to spend Valentines Day. Besides a must needed piss stop the first exit we took was Venice Beach, FL. Beautiful town, lots of annoyingly trendy shops, nice homes, decent beach but what a complete babyboomer hell. Silver hair, botox and Viagra smiles walked up and down each block while they're still mobile for the next decade or two.

We ended up driving to Sanibel Island (shell capital of the world), wandered around for a bit, and then settled at Ft. Myers Beach for the night. Good times indeed.

"Generational Theft"

I've heard the term "Generational Theft" on about 70 different news programs over the past week referring to President Obama's Stimulus Bill as ripping off wealth from Xsters and beyond. If people feel that way it's their prerogative as I imagine everyone has different ideas to jump start the economy.

The problem I have is who is using the term. And everyone I've heard are the degenerate bums that have been committing "Generational Theft" since 2000.
Was the Medicare drug bill that was passed only by lying about the price tag by a few hundred billion and then holding the vote open for hours while arms were twisted and no doubt a few bribes or threats occurred an example of generational theft from seniors and the current generations who are footing the bill to the benefit of the pharma and insurance companies?
Was the
$9 billion that went missing in Iraq or the billions of dollars in weapons intended for Iraqi security forces but "went missing" or the billions of dollars per month sunk into an occupation that everyone knows was based on a lie not generational theft from future generations that will be paying for this?
Was a
half trillion deficit run up by the Bush administration and the republican controlled Congress or the massive tax cuts for the ultra wealthy (including cuts in the estate tax and capital gains tax rates, which benefit the top 1% by an overwhelming amount at the expense of the middle class) not generational theft from the current and future generations by diverting billions of dollars from those who work for a living to those who accumulate wealth for a living?
If you're going to criticize it's best to actually have, you know, credibility.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Florida; Great place to visit, but....

Getting caught screwing in public.....with inflatable chicks.
"As I walk by I saw this guy with two blowup dolls - kissing them and bouncing them and trying to get people's attention," said a witness who wanted to remain anonymous.
Our crooks are teh stoopid.
(AP) Authorities said they arrested a man who apparently forgot to fill up when he was robbing a gas station. The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office said a 23-year-old man used a Bowie knife to rob a Cape Haze gas station early Sunday.
I'm sure there's a reasonable explanation for this.
The Jupiter, Fla., and Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., police departments have accused Kern of fatally shooting her aunt's boyfriend Saturday, then fatally beating her grandmother with a tire iron.
Armed to the mu-huh-fuken teeth!
Demand for bullets is so strong that suppliers are restricting deliveries."Where we used to get 20 to 30 cases [in a shipment], we may get two to three cases now," said Vic Grechniw of Florida Ammo Traders in Tampa. "The supply just isn't there. . . . Everybody is pretty much rushing out to get their hands on whatever they can."

That Rap stuff will never last

Yeah. Right.

Evolving Entry

Ever check out Generation X in Wikipedia? It changes every few weeks and always getter lamer.

We lead at something

Get yer shop on.
Many marketers may think the younger the consumers the more likely they are to buy online, but a new report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project disputes that thinking. According to the report Generation X - those between the ages of 33 and 44 - are most likely to be online shoppers, online product researchers and online bankers.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Rock out with your cock out

There are some songs I hear and say "I'll never be able to play that on gee-tar". And then I check out the tabs, break it down, and discover it wasn't that difficult after all. And then there are songs by Paul Gilbert that I wouldn't be able to play even if he personally instructed me.

Thanks Paul, for confirming I suck.

..hope I die before

Boring shit that you don't care about:
Many members of Generation-X say they feel unprepared for long-term care and do not feel they are taking the necessary steps to prepare for their futures, according to a survey released today by America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). The survey, conducted by StrategyOne on behalf of AHIP, found that over half (52 percent) of respondents born between 1960 and 1980 feel somewhat or entirely unprepared for long-term care. They also place more immediate financial concerns ahead of affording long-term care, with 44 percent of respondents ranking the need to save for retirement as their first or second priority.

Guilty as charged. I really don't give much brain power to those last few years of my life when a nurse will be spooning me mashed peas and pretending to not be annoyed for having to change my Depends for the 3rd time in an hour.

But, but, but didn't Dennis Hopper say retirement is like being all young again in that commercial??

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Delayed Graduation

You're about to find out having a diploma is over-rated.
The Hall of Fame quarterback says he’s passed his two final college courses and will graduate in June from UCLA—20 years after he left for the NFL.

A candidate to get behind

Porn Star and GenXster, Stormy Daniels, will be taking on the wife-cheater David Vitter in the 'up and coming' Louisiana Senate race.

Beware Mr. Vitter. Stormy has taken down many men much bigger than you.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Boomer Cocksuckery

No asshole, our "sneers" are justified. And be sure to take all the Social Security before you check out.
"Over the past decade and more it has become fashionable for aging Generation X-ers to sneer at the older baby boomers who preceded them in America's generational cohorts. There is a rough justice in this: No American generation was ever as hate-filled, sneering and contemptuous of their parents, nor as self-indulgent and self-righteous as they themselves aged, as the boomers have been. But like any kind of age, race or religious prejudice painted with a broad brush, the Generation X whines and sneers at their predecessors are as simplistic as the boomers' rants in their day were, and it gets old and ridiculous just as fast."

Hard to find a hero

Alex Rodriguez fessed up today for using steroids and I'm finding it hard to care. We grew up in an era where 'Vitamin S' seemed to be used by many and easy to attain by all, so I'm pretty unaffected by this confession that has no bearing on my life. It was just 'there' and a reality for us at the time.

There's alota blah, blah, blah about him being a role model for kids but I think Charles Barkley said it best in the commercial below: "Just because I dunk a basketball doesn't mean I should raise your kids". Really, our country has bigger concerns than an athlete sticking needles in his ass.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

When slacking pays off

WE MOVED to San Francisco and Brooklyn and Mission Hill. We jumped from job to job. Put off marriage. Never bought a place. And we never heard the end of it. We were drifters, they said. Layabouts. No respect for work and real estate or the value of a good pair of cufflinks.

But now, in the cold glare of a recession, everything looks different: We've got no house to lose, no career to dash, no school-aged children in need of pricey Wii gaming systems.

Not recession-proof, exactly, but recession-resistant, at least.

I know not all Xsters fall into the category as being "recession-resistant", but I fortunately belong to this niche. I have zero credit card debt, no mortgage, no car payment, no children and have paid off the student loans. But damn, some of my amigos are hurtin'. Many are upside down on their mortgages and others have been laid off in recent months. I kept on meaning to buy a house, but I could never justify moving from the beach to a bland neighborhood with other first time home buyers, so I've continued to piss my $ away in rent. But now, assuming I don't get canned at work, the once impossible is now happening; the home prices have come down enough where I can purchase at the beach.

Regardless of whatever happens with our economy Gen X will be prepared. Besides that 5 year span during the Roaring 90's we were never blessed with good economic times, so we've amassed the survivalist skills to pull through.

Although I do feel like I'm in pissing-blood-pain when I read my 2008 401K review.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Porn Again Christians

Damn, they're actually serious.
Yeah we said it….Nobody talks about it, but most people have done it or are still doing it. It's seems to be a rite of passage for both girls and guys into the world of sex. Some say masturbation is not a sin, some say that it is. But is it really okay in the eyes of God?

Are they crazy? It should just read "you'll go blind". What is wrong with these azzholes? After all, masturbation has kept many people out of prison.

H/T: Jesus' General

Didn't she date a Beastie Boy?

At some point in middle school every girl with red hair tried to look like her.

Probably in paperback by now

Very strange. Jeff Gordinier's book came out many months ago and someone is just getting around to reviewing it.
It was 1991 when everything changed. Before that, music sucked, TV sucked, movies sucked. Anything of merit that had grown out of the late ’70s and early ’80s, like punk or new wave or Blade Runner, had been subsumed by the Reagan/Bush years and Boomer greed. By the early ’90s, it was all Color Me Badd, in some permutation or another.

There was one bastion of dirty, weird hope, though: MTV’s “120 Minutes.” And it was on this show, which for two hours every week would play the likes of the Dead Kennedys, The Pixies, and Echo & the Bunnymen, that Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” first aired, coalescing the feelings and fears of an entire generation into an orgasmic mosh pit of pissed-off, ennui-filled, flannel-clad anarchy.

I hope enough of us bought his work so he can get another book deal to lay into the Millenials a little more.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Gen X in Iraq

A new blog started by a Navy Reservist on his way to Iraq.

HT: JenX

Florida, great place to vacation but I wouldn't wanna..

Not far from moi:
MANATEE COUNTY – A Bradenton man splashed a cup of urine in his girlfriend’s face, pelted her with a half-dozen eggs and threatened to set her on fire Saturday morning, according to a Manatee Sheriff’s report.

In Orlando a dude calls 911 to report being maced by a State Trooper:
the Florida Highway Patrol released the 911 call where the suspect can be heard screaming for help, even though the video shows him resisting arrest the whole time.

I wouldn't fight this guy without at least a spiked bat:
A worker picking up trash in Lake Worth, Fla., was attacked by an alligator and dragged underwater, deputies said...................Kuebler said that Velasco had gone back to work after being attacked.

Fuck the AP

GenX artist jammed up. Associated Press looking to cash in on a photo they forgot they took.
On buttons, posters and Web sites, the image was everywhere during last year's presidential campaign: A pensive Barack Obama looking upward, as if to the future, splashed in a Warholesque red, white and blue and underlined with the caption HOPE.
Designed by Shepard Fairey, a Los-Angeles based street artist, the image has led to sales of hundreds of thousands of posters and stickers, has become so much in demand that copies signed by Fairey have been purchased for thousands of dollars on eBay.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Me not know this?

I wonder if I can get a lap dance with a credit card?

H/T: GenX Finance

Mah sister loved this game

It's not in the name

She hates being referred to as "Generation X"
But the Gen Xers? Nope, all we get is a letter. C’mon, we grew up
with Atari, Pac Man, and The Fonz, for goodness’ sake; don’t we deserve just a little pizzazz?

Then she gets all 60's-radical-unrealistic hippie on us.
Can you imagine what kind of great things a generation might do if they came into the world tagged with a really hopeful generation name? Born into Generation World Peace? How about being in the Everyone Will Look Up to You in Awe Generation? The Love-All Generation. Generation High IQ. Or, if you’re not into pressure, just The Self-Acceptance Generation.


Sunday, February 1, 2009

Shark Jumps outta H2O

Toldjah sharks just mind their own bizness.

GenX Super Bowl Trivia

Can you name the 1st GenX quarterback that won a Super Bowl?

You're thinking Troy Aikman, aren't you?

Give up? Here's the answer.

2nd Question:

Know who the 1st GenX Super Bowl MVP was?

This one is easier.