Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Boomer wannabe (update to text)

This guy should just turn over his Gen X membership to someone more deserving. Poor brainwashed guy thinks we should worship crap the boomers did. Let the baby boomer cars go to the junkyard when the baby boomers go to the graveyard.
I was fortunate to have a Dad who taught me about cars as I grew up and it was more than just nuts and bolts, but also an appreciation for what these antique cars were capable of in their heyday. Attending car shows and race events made me want to someday own a “muscle car”, and a few years ago we found our 1972 Dodge Demon 340. I will be turning 31 this year, and when I attend local classic car shows I generally find that I am usually the youngest person in attendance. There are other owners my age, but in most cases they are driving much newer vehicles so I’m lead to wonder, is my generation dropping the ball on the classic and antique sports cars?

You gotta know when to turn the page on the past, Mr. Rall. Holding onto what your father held as important is just retardo. Hell, it's not as though baby boomers said "Gee, I gotta have me a 1923 Duesenberg like mah daddy had".

Turn the lights off when the show is over, fer christsakes. I mean, Jeebus, I bet this guy thinks Crosby, Stills and Nash is the most awesomest band evvvahhh, too.

Beautiful, glorious baby boomer hatin'

This post would have been near perfect HAD HE NOT TITLED IT AFTER A GODDAMN BABY BOOMER SONG!
I hate everything about them: their reckless self-absorption; their ghastly, repetitive music; their timorous, by-the-book attitude toward child rearing. Lately, boomers like filmmaker Ken Burns and columnist Tom Friedman have taken to delivering pompous graduation speeches, apologizing for bollixing up the world. Burns claimed to this year’s Boston College grads that his generation has “squandered the legacy handed to them by the generation from World War II.’’

Little waves today

Us desperate Gulfsters will try to surf a sailboat wave.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Getting anxious for college football

Sorry fans of other teams, but #15 is back to win his 3rd National Title in four years.

And please remember: When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night he checks his closet for Tim Tebow.

The now legendary pledge:

I love when we're #1 at something

Although this is nothing to be proud of.....
The generation leading the revolution in divorce is, of course, Gen X. The biggest change is that there is a generation of people getting a divorce who were more or less equals in parenting and in work. Baby boomers talked about it, but when the women went to work, they did all the housework and childcare as well. Not as true with Gen X.

Gen X woman say "bye-bye"

Not just the dudes liked her.
One swath of your adoring public is isn't talking about The Poster so much. Gen-X women are talking about Jill Munroe, the character you played on "Charlie's Angels," and how you taught us to kick butt.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Austin sez "Wek's still too hung-over to blog...

....so here's some music.".

(yes, I do have a pet turtle)

Van Halen is the only band able to play a sappy song that doesn't suck. Except for Sammy Hagar (The Horrible) era Van Halen. He destroyed the greatest band of my youth.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson - RIP

Very hard to imagine modern Pop and Hip Hop without his enormous presence. My favorite song remains Beat It (completely based on Eddie Van Halen laying down the guitar solo).

Cancer doesn't care how pretty one is

As a kid I had a T-shirt with the above picture across my chest. She's definitely the first woman that grabbed my attention. Toys and puppies were of little importance after seeing Farrah.

The end of Farrah Fawcett's life may have played out in the tabloids, but she belonged to us first. And by "us" I mean Generation X, generally, and the boys who cut their teeth chewing the plastic wrap off her rolled-up posters. She was our "first" -- the leggy blond model from Texas imprinted on our brains eons before the likes of Jerry Hall or Anna Nicole Smith sashayed into our field of vision.

Did I just say something?

I've been afflicted by this since grade school. And I can't even use drugs as an excuse.

Wednesday in Washington, experts gave some tips based on recent science, and suggested Gen-Xers and even Generation Y should be concerned now about 'brain fade.'

They found strong evidence that mentally challenging activities like aerobic exercise and social interaction can slow down 'brain fade.'

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Still in surfing mode

The sickest move ever. This will truly revolutionize the sport. I don't mind if Gen Y shows us up doing things like this.

I'm a 'No Tell Motel' kinda guy

I've stayed at places that stole my towel.
Among Generation X (adults born between 1965 and 1978), the most preferred hotel is Holiday Inn, too. Other much-liked hotel brands are Marriott and Hilton.

Among Baby Boomers (adults born between 1946 and 1964), the three most popular hotel chains are Marriott, Holiday Inn, and Hilton—with no clear favorite. These three hotels were favored twice as much as brands like Sheraton, Hyatt, and Comfort Inn.
Holiday Inn our favorite, huh? Well we've never been accused of having class.

Loved us, then left us

MTV got us hard, then got up, put its clothes on and left our apartment while we wondered where it went.

......we created shows that will turn the baby boomers and generation X off such as The Paper, My Super Sweet Sixteen Presents: Exiled, Legally Blonde: The Search of Elle Woods, From G's to Gents, Paris Hilton's My New BFF, and so forth. We've already had success in fulling the so-called Obama Generation/ Bill and Belinda Gates requirement by creating shows that have to do with empowerment like Made, Taking The Stage,The Girls of Hedsor Hall, Bromance, Daddy's Girls, The City, and The Real World: Brooklyn. And don't forget College Life, the cheapest show ever seen on MTV. And are we stopping here? No. We're just getting started. We've already looked to the future by creating new MTV shows just for the millennials with DJ and The Fro, Is She Really Going Out With Him?, Silent Library, and It's On With Alexa Chung. And we've got more news that you've been waiting for, we've got more of The Hills. Expect to see more Lo, Stephanie, Speidi, and Audrina than ever before. Plus, the latest edition of Kristin Cavallari will surely make The Hills as unappealing as ever to viewers, but not to our shareholders. And the biggest news of all, coming to our sister-network VH1, the return of Jessica Simpson in a brand new reality series proving that beauty is skin-deep.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Monks like surfing, too

Friar Tuck tears up this wave.

I feel whupped. In the H2O from 6:00 PM til sundown. Awesome time.

Good night.

"Sit down, Waldo!"

Dedicated to all the teachers that are enjoying their summer break.

Enjoy the now. Even if it does suck.

So, you think baby boomers are screwing us over now? Just wait until they're gone. The last drop of wealth will be buried with the final boomer we throw dirt on.
Generation X. They left school in the last recession, entered the workforce at a dismal time for employment, and have crawled their way through, waiting for the baby boomers to leave. And just when they think, "OK, we're in our 40s, it's our turn" a recession hits again.

The First Home Owner Grant was probably too late for generation X; many were already in the housing market. We still haven't solved things around maternity leave or child care and the Xers then shift that onto the boomers: "Can you look after my child twice a week while I go to work?"

Monday, June 22, 2009

The swell is coming!

Well, sort of. I went out for an hour this evening and the waves are about 1/2 the size you see above (pic taken during Hurricane Ike). The Gulf Coast is wave deprived. Just a bunch of stray cat surfers over here getting what we can.

It's in the news. Deal with it.

I once got stuck with a bill for an MRI because my past insurance company blew ass. Couldn't have happened at a worse time. I was the brokenest broke guy I knew at the time. Jobless (except for labor jobs around the neighborhood), no car (some azzhole ran over my little econo-box) and squatting in a skid row apartment (it takes landlords 60 days to be able to evict and I knew my rights). I stole grapefruits from peoples' trees at night to get some type of nutrition.

Gawd, I really miss those days. No kidding, I really do. Learned a lot about hustling and gained a feral intelligence I'd never known before.
Twenty-five percent of Americans say they had difficulty paying for health care in the past 12 months, with the Baby Boomer and Generation X age groups leading the
way, according to a study published today by Thomson Reuters. The study, which tracks the impact of the recession on consumers' health care behaviors, also found that Generation X and Baby Boomers are 3.5 times more likely to postpone care due to the cost than are older Americans.

So Cheesy

Essentially what this idiot is saying is you can only be an individual if you follow his path or something. Because what works for him should work for all of us. Right?
Gen X, you cannot get the benefits of marriage without the commitment of marriage. The intimacy and benefits of marriage can never be matched by the hook-up world. The logic of marriage is not the logic of the hook-up. Why always be a player in the minor league of relationships when you could have gone to the World Series of Love?

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Meet the Moron

I can't fucking stomach David Gregory (pictured above on left). Since Tim Russert left NBC's studio feet first, Mr. Gregory has been given Russert's position on Meet The Press. And he's failing miserably, which is sad since he's the 1st GenXster to have an elite television news job. Oh wells.

But now, since I found The Bobblespeak Translations, I'll miss out on Sunday comedy if David gets fired.


Out for a day of drinking beer and fishing and a nuclear sub pops up next to you.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Didn't even know they had a video?

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

- Anyone's mayor get attacked by their live-in cross dresser?

- Kid that watched too much X-Games falls from 65ft concrete mixing tower.

- I'd be for the death penalty in this case only if this kitty mutilator was given the chair. I really hope this guy's cellmate will be 6'6, 265 LBS and is very, very lonely.

- New city dress code forces employees to wear their undies. Person in charge of enforcing the code said he'll do the job for free.

- Pit bulls enter house and attack a 73 year old woman in the shower.

- Dude has the shit beat out of him. Literally. He was sitting on the can when the assailants went to town on him.

- I've heard of duck calls. And moose calls. But worm calls?

- If you get away from the cops, but your accomplice friend did not, you really shouldn't text your bud to tell him where you're hiding.

Greatest Magazine Cover. Ever.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Check These Out

Since I'm a dumbass and am having some technical difficulties (probably self-inflicted), I recommend you reading some of these:

-Fellow Yankee fan Icepick is in the same boat I'm in by hating our favorite team, the Yankees (I'd love to start a fan union).

-JenX offers an Oklahoma story that's worthy of happening in the whacky state of FL that I call home.

-Jesus' General layeth the smacketh downeth, as ususal.

-LT Nixon dredges up a baby boomer dickhead that bashes recent grads.

Help!!! Technical Assistance Please!

Yo! Is anyone else that is using the blogger platform having difficulty pasting within a post? Since yesterday, when I run the mouse across wordage and "copy" it works as normal. But when I go to "paste" it in a post it doesn't give me the option to "paste".

What the fuck??

If you have suggestions leave it in the comments or send me an E-mail.

It's pathetic that someone (me) that's worked in the IT industry forever cannot figure this out.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I'm the 4th Beastie Boy

Reality TV Killed the Video Star

It's hard to pinpoint when MTV jumped the shark since it seemed to hit like a tidal wave and not a singular moment of suckyness. Regardless, I'm happy to know this guy is stepping away.
Brian Graden, the MTV executive who shaped pop culture by shepherding such boundary-breaking hits...........is leaving when his contract expires in December.

Very disappointing to learn he's a GenXster, but that's unsurprising since we're becoming more like baby boomers than we'll ever admit.
Graden, 46, had been the darling of MTV. Although the network had been moving away from it's roots of music videos to reality programming before Graden came aboard, once he was there he kicked it into high gear.

We wish Mr. Graden no success in pursuing his future endeavors. The damage he committed feels unforgivable.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Los Angeles 'Fakers' no more

Big ups to the Los Angeles Lakers for winning the NBA championship over the Orlando Magic. Sadly, but maybe rightfully, this could be the final team to win a championship in any sport where the best player is a GenXster. I'm not a Kobe Bryant fan, but I'll admit he's a baller. Possibly the best athlete that ever played in the NBA (I'm not saying he's the best player ever - we all know that's Michael Jordan - but he's a better rounded athlete).

Kobe's reputation took a beating a few years back when he'd been accused of rape. When the smoke and fire cleared it seems like the truth fell between 'Kobe's a wife cheater that hooked up with a lying psycho' to 'she consented to the first 6 inches, but not the second 6.'

It's hard to find a hero these days.

I'm just stating the obvious

Those that comment on blogs are always brighter than those that are behind the blogs.

Fuhr example: the comment below from this link.

Jane Q said...

As a Gen Xer, I can say we're used to having everything hijacked by the baby boomers. Not only will we not get Social Security, but our wages are smaller since boomers refuse to retire from their upper level positions, leaving Xers sitting around like Prince Charles.

June 15, 2009 at 10:27 AM

Jimmy McBride

Damn. Nearly forgot about this classic MTV commercial from back in the old days when 25% of their programming remained music videos.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Gen X- helping to make worshipping less sucky

This sure beats the "you'll burn in hell sermons" I remember.
Pastor Peter Haas gives his sermon at Substace Church in the auditorium of Fridley High School. About 650 people watched his sermon about de-stessing you life. The explosion of Gen X and Gen Y churches. This church, called Substance (they tend to have radical names,) is one of the most-successful in the Twin Cities, drawing several hundred worshippers each Sunday. They reach out to young people by cutting back on the ritual of traditional churches. There's also a rock band and multi-media.

Shut up and go celebrate Woodstock's 40th anniversary

I'm not saying I disagree with the author, but the fact that it's coming from a baby boomer doesn't give this asshole the credibility to make this judgement.

Hop on the back....

I once almost ran over an alligator on my motorcycle. This close encounter may be worse.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Fuck off hippie!

Hippiefest 2009

Just be patient. All these bands and their fans will pass away within the next few decades.

Pathetic. Tragic.

His life has been both. Like a lot of us from Generation X.
Boxer Mike Tyson has married for a third time, two weeks after his 4-year-old daughter died in a tragic treadmill accident.

The owner of the La Bella Wedding Chapel at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel-casino told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the former heavyweight champion and his bride, Lakiha Spicer, exchanged vows Saturday in a short, private ceremony.


Funny of the day.

H/T: Atrios

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A very weak week

I know I suck balls this week. Tryin' to get caught up with stuff to resume regular bloggin' tomorrow.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Outta time tonight

Taking a boating charting/navigation course in the evenings, so here's some music.

Sometimes I wish I could cherry pick members of other generations and make them GenXsters. Sam Cooke is one of them.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Please. Just stay in hiding.

Some are noteworthy (Slick Rick, Fugees). Most on this list just need to remain trivia questions.
When 2010 rolls around, the ’90s will be 20 years old. Twenty years since we were all ripping our jeans, refusing to wash our hair, and crying over Izzy leaving Guns N’ Roses. So while you stand in line for your Phish tickets wondering how long ago Kurt Cobain died (15 years) and trying to remember who sang that song “I Touch Myself” (it was the Divinyls), here’s a brief update on some ’90s artists who won’t be on the comeback trail this summer.

Hey Shaq, it's time to STFU!

Shaq has been acting like quite the baby boomer by not letting the next generation have their time in the sun.
Howard marveled at Shaq’s strength and roared at his comedy and tried to emulate him in every way. They were drafted into the NBA as the No. 1 overall pick to the Orlando Magic and turned losers into NBA finalists. Howard always seemed to crave Shaq’s counsel, his respect, but Howard long has been the target of humiliating insults.

In the past year alone, Shaq called Howard an “impostor” and insisted that, “Everything he’s done, I’ve invented,” and on and on. On opening night of the NBA Finals, Shaq posted a goofy photo on Twitter of what a Dwight Howard and Stan Van Gundy child would look like. After five years of this, Howard still doesn’t get the reason that Shaq revels in ripping him.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Please tour in the U.S.

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

- Stripper kicks patron, permanently screwing up his vision.

- Lawn Mower vs 18 wheeler. Guess who won?

- Toothless pill-junky holds up a pool shark for Xanex.

- The 24th Florida Gator Football player in 4 years gets locked up. New TV show this fall- CSI: Gainesville

- Just because you're successful robbing a store one day doesn't mean it's a good idea to try it again the following day.

- And this robber is even more dum. Putting your crime on YouTube is a bad idea. I'm not for the death penalty, personally, but I'd consider giving this guy "the chair" as a favor to society.

- Bad combination: weed, cocaine and a baby

- Cops write 230 tickets for NO PARKING. Problem: A developer put the signs up, not the city of Tarpon Springs.

HT: Fark

20 years ago

Truly the most brave person I've ever seen in my life. Amazing that 19 years and 364 days after the event in Tiananmen Square a new picture of this event emerged.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Do not pass go, do not collect $200

Gen X has our share of scumbags. Since my Pop was a cop I don't take kindly to degenerates making these types of comments.
"It is our intent to foment direct action against these individuals personally," the blog stated. "These beastly government officials should be made an example of as a warning to others in government: Obey the Constitution or die."

And, the post continued, "If any state attorney, police department or court thinks they're going to get uppity with us about this; I suspect we have enough bullets to put them down too."


...this genre combination really scared the fuck out of the grey heads.

Please Kill Me

It's really unsurprising. We're all sold-out baby boomers now.
Pearl Jam was indeed recording a Target commercial under the direction of Cameron Crowe last week at Seattle's Showbox theater, Billboard can confirm. But there's more to the story than an exclusive retail relationship.

Fuck an A. And these were the same guys that stood up against Ticketmaster?? I now admire a boomer band like KISS more because they were at least honest. They always said they were in it for the money.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Gotta tell people which one is the brake lever

Random Thought

Financial success can be measured on one being able to afford a drug habit.

Where they getting the $?

Now's our chance, I guess?
However, those declining prices helped draw the so-called Generation X buyers — those born between 1965 and 1980 — into the market in a bigger way.

"After being priced out of most markets for the better half of the last decade, Gen X purchasers now have the financial wherewithal to buy recreational product at virtually every price point," Michael Polzer, executive vice-president for Re/Max in Ontario and Atlantic Canada, said in a news release.


I love when kooks get a hold of a keyboard and go to work. The mustached cue ball above goes from zero to prick in 2 seconds by bashing both Gen Y and Gen X and then tries to tie it all in with faith in JJJJJEEEEEZZZZZUUUUUSSSSS.
Now it’s all about self-actualization, pride in self, promotion of self, the glorification of narcissism. The outcome of the new creed, “When do we want it? We want it NOW,” is an ugly, unkempt, sloppy, self-indulgent, greedy, grasping, demanding generation of greatly ballooned egos. Generation Y has been raised by Generation X with not even a beginning concept of the self-sacrificing demeanor of the pioneering generations that built their lands into powerful nations, who sacrificed in blood to protect their freedoms and their kith and kin back home as they fought foreign enemies on far-away foreign soil.

I hope the cafe workers at his nursing home blow snot-rockets in his mashed peas.

Monday, June 1, 2009

1 more in celebration of Hurricane Season

This photo turned this Panhandle surfer into a Gulf Coast legend. Never have I seen a day in Florida with a swell like this.

Blah, blah, blah

More nonsense of how to manage the office with multiple generations.
The smallest group of employees, Generation X tends to enjoy building a portable set of skills and is techno-literate. They are loyal to themselves, their work groups, and to their direct bosses, if managed properly. X’ers like to manage their own time and problems. They want to maintain a balance between work and personal time. They are motivated by personal satisfaction and easily frustrated by office politics. X’ers generally value diversity, a trait that serves them well in quick-service.

I'll still stick to Stewart and Colbert

Even though David Letterman is a boomer I feel he is more Gen X than even most GenXsters. Including Conan.
We'll get a glimpse tonight at whether the East Coast, Harvard-educated comedy writer can build on NBC's ratings lead over CBS competitor David Letterman.

NBC is betting that O'Brien, 46, will expand his audience at Letterman's expense, but others aren't so sure. The competition for viewers includes more than the wry and experienced Letterman.

Good luck with this one

At least the job didn't go to a boomer.
It is not every 31-year-old who, in a first government job, finds himself dismantling General Motors and rewriting the rules of American capitalism.

But that, in short, is the job description for Brian Deese, a not-quite graduate of Yale Law School who had never set foot in an automotive assembly plant until he took on his nearly unseen role in remaking the American automotive industry.

They're saying we fucked up baseball, too

It looks like the "we can all be friends" Millenials are gonna be heroes and save baseball.
But just as a new generation of baseball heroes emerged in the 1930s and '40s to save the game's reputation, baseball is already witnessing the emergence of a new generation of Millennial ballplayers who will lead the sport to its next golden era.

Most of the major leaguers of the 1910s and early '20s and again in the '90s and first decade of the 21st century came from a generational archetype labeled "reactive" by theorists William Strauss and Neil Howe. In the first instance it was the Lost Generation (born 1883-1900) and in the second, Generation X (born 1965-1981). In both cases, these generations were raised by relatively self-absorbed parents who left their children to fend for themselves, producing alienated, individualistic, risk-taking adults.
Of course no one in MLB complained when attendance went thru the domes during the 1990's. Owners and baseball's front office just looked the other direction.