Monday, August 31, 2009

People are insane in my state

Just pay the goddamn $6.
TAMPA — Police say it took two hours to get a drunk man out of his home, where he armed and barricaded himself after refusing to pay his cab fare.

Andrew Jason Hickey, 22, took a United Cab to his home at 3509 W Paul Ave., according to the Tampa Police Department. There, he refused to pay the $6 fare.

Please make the stupid stop

Here come the Jonesers again. Just like the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, and innocent Catholic girls, they just don't exist.
Older boomers, offspring of WWII gneration, enjoyed a robust economy and the idealilsm of the Kennedy era. Younger boomers or Jonesers, lived through difficult econmic times and saw the idealism of older boomers become disillusionment. So the Joneses have a unique balance between idealism and cynicism, Pontell argues. They are practical idealists.

Fuck the Beatles

John seemed cool. Paul was a pussy. Ringo is a Vegas act. And George's personality couldn't fill up a thimble.

The press is all over itself with this so-called milestone anniversary. Newsday has been running a daily series marking that famous summer with nostalgic facts and stories of reminiscing by baby boomers. Rolling Stone, the epitome of baby boomer press, has the Beatles on the cover of their Sept. 3rd issue. The headline reads: "Why the Beatles Broke Up."

Quite frankly, I couldn't care less.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Where'd my stamina go?

Fuck. Motley Crue knocked me off balance on Friday night and I never got my footing back. I can't believe I used to go on week long benders and now 2 days makes me to want to walk into a hospital and make up a condition that would require me getting an I.V. full of feel good dope.

Anyway, enjoy this bit of comedy....and stay sober.

HT: O-Dub

Thursday, August 27, 2009

We've become the parents we'd have rebelled against

Let them be kids. Please. H/T: Atrios:
When Lamont Dixon was a scrappy kid growing up in Southwest Philadelphia, he and his buddies roamed the neighborhood until dark. Dixon walked - or sprinted, if it was cross-country season - 15 blocks to John Bartram High School. "Sometimes we'd go around the corner, hop on the No. 13 trolley" and head into Center City, he recalls. "It was our little adventure."

That was then. Now, Dixon is the 46-year-old father of two teenage daughters, living in a leafy suburb near Cherry Hill. His girls have never walked to school, though the family's home is a 10-minute walk from Assumption School in Atco, where Saharrah, 13, will be an eighth-grader in the fall. She and Symphony, 15, have never taken public transit without an adult. They're not allowed to attend sleepovers, except at the homes of relatives.

Motley Crue in Tampa tomorrow!

Be jealous, suckas!

Only in FL

This dad made his kid the coolest kid at school by dropping him off in a helicopter. Too bad the law would like to have a word with him.

When buildings shoot back

Being a firefighter seems dangerous. Especially when you have to go to a burning shooting range with rounds firing off from the heat.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Chubbster!

"Buy the ticket, take the ride"

I just wanted to say that. Nothing more.

Maybe some creativity will finally come from Gen Y

I hope I like their stuff. I get tired waiting for Dave Eggers to write new books.
One the blogosphere's leading lights is Tao Lin, a young writer seen as something like the figurehead of young, internet-spawned American fiction. He has accrued a number of acolytes, followers and copyists who could collectively be branded the children of Generation X. Or if we're being harsh, the offspring of the characters Bret Easton Ellis identified back in the mid 80s in Less Than Zero.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Choose your death trap

10 Cheapest Cars to own.

This would be nice

I really hate when someone tries to end an argument by linking to Wikipedia like it's the end all source of researched information.
While anyone can still edit articles, the site is testing pages that require changes to be approved by an experienced Wikipedia editor before they show up. If the site's users respond well to the test run, the new restrictions will apply to all entries for living people.

Fear Generation?

From our buds in Australia:
This week it’s Gen X’s turn: so any readers out there who are roughly between ages 29 and 45 – what are the important money issues in your life?

In terms of parenting (getting the “Mum” part of “Money” in there), according to University of Southern Queensland education lecturer Alice Brown, you’re likely to be a “Fear Generation”. “This climate of fear is concerned for children becoming obese, fears of skin cancer, fears of children drowning, fears of children getting diabetes,” she says. “As a consequence of their fears, many Generation Z children are finding themselves indoors with limited opportunities for play, fun or physical activity.”
I suppose this is a cultural difference since it seems as though United States parents encourage childhood obesity and diabetes.

Monday, August 24, 2009

FL's East Coast blew up this past weekend

I'm surrounded by idiots and sociopaths

Every time I leave the house I remind myself that I'll likely cross paths with a lunatic at some point in the day.
A scrap metal collector discovered a live 120 mm tank round while rummaging through trash outside a Cocoa home, said Barbara Matthews, police spokeswoman.

Matthews said the tank round was found amid piles of garbage and junk that were left at the curb after a tenant — who apparently collects military items — was evicted from a Hillcrest Drive home. This short street is located off U.S. 1 north of State Road 520, near the Indian River.

Damn! Cars cost more than a quality hooker.

We should all buy horses instead.
It’s amazing how fast that adds up, isn’t it? We’re talking $750 a month just to drive a middle of the road sedan. And that’s with a 20% down payment, a good credit score that gets you a decent interest rate, and a clean driving record that keeps your insurance premiums down. Just imagine if you can’t get a rate for 7%, don’t put any money down, or your insurance premiums are nearly double because of a few tickets on your driving record. You could easily be approaching $1,000 a month. If you earn $40,000 a year you’re spending nearly 25% of your gross income on a vehicle that only decreases in value each year that you own it.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

How to not pay at a toll booth

We have the weirdest 'criminals' in FL.

Turnpike Toll Runners from jim Sitton on Vimeo.

If I was a baby boomer with a bad comb-over I'd be bitter, too

Members of so-called Generation X are as fixated on the '80s as old hippies are on the 60's. This year has brought a bumper crop of Reagan-era nostalgia, what with "G.I. Joe," "Transformers 2" and the deaths of Michael Jackson and '80s teen auteur John Hughes.
Doesn't seem to me that GI Joe and Transformers are being marketed towards Gen X specifically. Obviously these flicks are Gen X retreads, but it appears the targeted audience is now teens and not us washed up GenXsters.
In regards to Jackson and Hughes deaths, what should the coverage been like? Jackson certainly had a lot of publicity in death, but it still seems tiny compared to John Lennon's assassination. And in regards to Hughes I hardly heard/read anything besides a Yahoo headline and on a few assorted Gen X friendly blogs.
Don't worry dickhead, we're a small generation and don't have the #'s to push our pop culture down your throat.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell (The Movie)

So, Tucker Max started a blog documenting each time he gave a girl the ole 'in-out-in-out' and then published it as a best selling book and now it's becoming a movie? SWEEEEEEEEET!!!!! The guy's the pioneer of the Fratire genre (aka Dicklit), a friggin' legend.

I have no idea how this is anything less than X-Rated. How can the classic story of the first time he performed anal sex be properly shown on the big screen?

I guess I'll find out on September 25th when the movie comes out.....


The only boomer that mattered

More John Hughes goodness:
John Hughes was the unofficial voice of Generation X: He captured how it felt to grow up in the 1980s. The director-writer-producer is best known for teen comedies like 1984's Sixteen Candles, 1985's The Breakfast Club and 1986's Ferris Bueller's Day Off — a hot streak endlessly hailed as his "Holy Trinity" since his death from a heart attack August 6. But lost in the eulogizing is the fact that Hughes' creative career began and ended with stories about adults. The teen movies were just one corner of his world.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Grow the fuck up

I'm not a anti-drug zealot. In fact I'm for legalization of all drugs, including crack and meth. I really don't give a fuck what people ingest. But it just seems more pathetic when babyboomers return to using in their later years.
Forty years after Woodstock, some baby boomers haven't let go of one part of the 1960s: getting high on illicit drugs.

The percentage of Americans age 50-59 who reported use of illicit drugs within a year nearly doubled between 2002 and 2007, from 5.1 percent to 9.4 percent, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported Wednesday.

Generation Me

Silly HuffPo writer. How did he not know the boomers sold out their principles decades ago?
There was no commentary about the utter absence of baby boomer support for health care reform. The generation that sought to spread peace and love throughout society seems completely disinterested in spreading mammographies and diabetes screenings.

Where the hell are they? The boomers, after all, were the demographic cohort that turned protest against inequity into a generational branding statement. There are roughly 70 million of them, so imagine what would happen if they adopted the fight for the extension of health care as another civil right -- as part of the ongoing struggle for social justice, no different than civil rights and women's rights? The entire national dialogue would be different.

Happy B-Day, Herby

Kirk Herbstreit turned Four-Tee today. I don't feel too sorry for him though. His job is to go to college campuses and report on college football games. I've seen him at the University of FL before, and believe me, there's no shortage of college girls wanting to get with this guy.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


You probably heard about the murdered Florida couple that took care of special needs kids. Unbelievably this story got worse.

The death penalty seems too good for these degenerates. Just sentence them to 7 days at Starke Prison. Believe me, they won't make it through the first night.

Still rolling the dice

This article is kinda all over the place, but it finally gets to the point by saying we still take too many chances.
Baby Boomers who defined themselves as ''cautious and conservative'' rose to 36 per cent in 2009 from 24 per cent in 2008. Generation X investors in this category were unchanged, falling to 23 per cent in 2009, from 24 per cent the year earlier.

Generation Y investors calling themselves ''cautious and conservative'' rose to 41 per cent from 30 per cent, the report shows.

Here we fucking go again

Unbelievable. Brett Favre just has to act like a babyboomer by un-retiring again.

Jesus Christ, Brett, you're going to look like Weekend at Bernie's out there.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Marilyn Manson

Oh yeah, he was at Mayhem Festival last week, too.

Fuck Harry Potter!

Jesus, we're getting nostalgic. I feel surprised though. All this time I believed our generation would end up erased before we even died.
Of course, we're showing our age, but it's impossible to think of our childhoods without giving a major nod to Judy Blume, Madeleine L'Engle, Robert Cormier and other young-adult novelists of te 1960s and 1970s whose writings brought the world into focus and helped shape our souls.

Accepting Credit When NONE is Due

I've never exaggerated when I've said that the boomers greatest contribution to music is Disco.
Still, if the thought of kids getting high and rolling in the mud still gets you upset, 40 years later, it might help to know that although the Woodstock audience was mostly Baby Boomers, the musicians who played at Woodstock were not. They were part of what Time Magazine once dubbed the Silent Generation -- hardworking, mild-mannered and dispassionate. A cohort that included those born in the early 1940s such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jerry Garcia and most of the other rock stars of the 1960s. Silent indeed.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Unsurprising Results

Time did a study on the science behind a 1 night stand.

If you don't feel like reading it here's a synopsis: Dudes would fuck a microwaved meatloaf if it said yes. Women will fuck just as long as the guy is good looking.


Holy Jesus my state is in the shitter. But if any of you 0utta-staters want to buy a vacation or retirement home down here I suggest you take a look since property seems cheaper than Baltic Avenue.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

RIP - Les Paul

Wow. Hugely huge loss of a music icon. Metal would be nonexistent without his monumental contribution.
One of the most celebrated guitarists of the 1990s, former Guns N' Roses thrasher Slash, paid loving homage to Paul, who he praised as an inspiration. "Les Paul was a shining example of how full one's life can be. He was so vibrant and full of positive energy," said Slash, who has his own signature line of Slash Les Paul Goldtop guitars. "I'm honored and humbled to have known and played with him over the years. He was an exceptionally brilliant man."

Another modern guitar giant, Joe Satriani, bowed at the altar of Paul, saying in a statement, "Les Paul set a standard for musicianship and innovation that remains unsurpassed. He was the original guitar hero and the kindest of souls. Last October, I joined him onstage at the Iridium club in NYC, and he was still shredding. He was and still is an inspiration to us all."

Slayer Show

Yes, I stood this close to stage.

Stupid hippies.......

They didn't realize they got played.
For me, Woodstock was, and is, institutional. While in theory that generation thumbed its nose at materialism, it actually inadvertently set the stage for 21st century hyper-consumerism. At the time it seemed brave - and it was - to establish "us vs. them," the squares and the counterculture. But today, talking in terms of splits like that is naive. Don't you see, Mom and Dad? The counterculture IS the Man.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sick. SICK! Good time.

Will update site with concert pics when my bud downloads them. Went perfect. Everything. Violence. Thunderstorm. Deafening. Just sick.

There are plenty of single women in Cali.....

Uhhhh's a good thing the guy didn't shoot you instead of having a banner fly over SoCal reading "Reggie Miller Stop Pursuing Married Women".

Monday, August 10, 2009

SLAYER day tomorrow

Have fun hearing about Woodstock. I'm going to see SLAYER!!!!

Here it is.

This asshole couldn't resist getting in a cheap shot towards GenX when stroking his cock about Woodstock.
From Lollapalooza to All Points West, there have been plenty of big festivals focused on youth culture. The continent-hopping Live Aid shows of 1985 did that and more, enlisting top names like U2 and Madonna to fight hunger in Africa. None have the cultural cachet of Woodstock. Who would ever ask a Generation X-er: "Were you really at Live Aid?"

Since nearly all the bands that played at Live Aid were babyboomers how the fuck is this some type of Gen X event? Idiot.

Besides, the only thing Woodstock commemorates is the moment just before the babyboomers sold out. So happy fucking anniversary.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Brace Yourselves

Tough week ahead to be a GenXster. Woodstock will be having it's 40th Anniversary so expect much reflection and embellishment from the filthy babyboomers. Best to stay away from the History Channel and other outlets that like to feed the egos of age demos that don't include anyone younger than 50.

Friday, August 7, 2009

I hope the inventor makes a mint....

I'd be willing to pay in increase in my gym membership if they buy a few of these...

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Damn. John Hughes, the dude that brought us "The Breakfast Club" and "Sixteen Candles, checked out today.

Make your own Kenyan BC!

Click here!

Children have to learn to deal with not winning

Protecting kids egos just protects them from reality.
"I know that some people advocate sanitising children's sport to remove any competitive element, but the fact that the children themselves have asked for this event indicates that this is something that kids want," Ms Stevens said yesterday.

Sumthin's fishy here

A dude wrote a book about how this recession we're in nearly drove him to suicide and how this latest recession brought Gen X into some form of economic reality.

If he didn't live thru the Tech Bubble Burst of 2000, and this is his first taste of financial despair, I'm guessing he's a Millenial that mistakenly has associated himself with Gen X.
For Generation X, the great boom at the beginning of this millennium meant high-living to the extreme. For local Gen X author Oliver Galang, it was all about casino gambling, women, parties and money. When the Great Recession of 2008-2009 hit, it was a sharp thud for this generation - thrusting Galang to the point of suicide.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Get crippled for less loot

An impressively detailed post on how to brew your own brew.

Too late for them

Sorry, asshole. You spent a lifetime throwing your shit around like a monkey at a zoo so even if you decide to start mopping you'll never have enough time to clean up the mess you left.
The postwar generation was the first to refuse to grow up, but Gen-X and the rest have followed in their footsteps. And the selfish, heedless, if-it-feels-god-do-it approach enshrined by young boomers subsequently enabled the risk-taking, party-hearty paradigm that has governed so much of American life, economically and otherwise, for the last quarter century. Now in the twilight of their hegemony, with this crisis and the necessary reshaping of America, the boomers have their last best shot at helping to straighten out the mess they helped make. In their empty-nested years, for instance, perhaps they can channel some of the vast energies and micromanagement they lavished on their children to pro-social enterprises and volunteer work

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Closing time?

As I've documented, Floridians are fucking weird. Basically the locals are predominantly layabouts who work as few hours as possible and the carpetbaggers that show up in the 'wang state' are looking for a place to settle where they can avoid having to act serious for another decade or 2.

So that's why I found it strange when others are oh so shocked at Gen Xsters showing up at bars. The only ones I know that left the scene either got knocked up/did the knocking up, or are in rehab.

Obviously I'm exaggerating a bit, but there's more truth to my statement then a lame attempt at humor.

Slayer is just a week away

My neck is going to hurt after this show.

Bonus Gen X points

....if you can name this TV show.

People should turn to booze, not food

I don't think I really have a 'comfort food' ......although I allow myself 2 'cheat meals' a week and that usually involves eating something like little dead chicken parts dipped it hot sauce or a pizza topped with 3 different species of animal.
Until now, I didn't even know there was an organization called the Center for Culinary Development and Packaged Facts. Or are they two different groups? Oh, who gives a damn -- the interesting news is the packaged facts, as it were: Of the 3,700 men and women interviewed for the study, near half (46 percent) of "men and women across the Boomer, Gen X and Gen Y segments say they turn to baked goods, sweets and desserts for comfort verses 19 percent who cite entrees, 14 percent salty snacks, and 4 percent breakfast foods."

Monday, August 3, 2009

Genius of Comedy

No lie. As soon as Dave Chappelle reached the pinnacle of comedy I knew his career would end badly. It's just the way things go for Gen X icons.

Still though his comedic genius is indelible.

The WSJ asks "Is the Media Favoring the Rich?"

Well, duh. Since our media maestros (example: David Gregory) make 7 figures they can't exactly be trusted with looking out for the unwashed masses (that being you and me).
But an article from Extra!, produced by Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), suggests the media may actually be biased in favor of the wealthy when it comes to describing the class war.

A FAIR survey showed that within top media outlets, the term “class warfare” was used almost exclusively to describe an attack of the nonrich against the rich. The group says “class war” should more accurately be described as a battle between two sides — one which the rich have been winning for years.

Retiring at 85

I think she's painting a prettier picture than what reality is cuz some of our X'ster brothers and sisters really blew it financially.
Boomers and Gen Xers, raised in more financially conservative times, cautiously embraced the buying doctrine, delivered with toothy TV commercials showing happy people luxuriating on credit-bought vacations or in credit-financed new kitchens.

"I grew up at a time when my parents didn't just give me money," says Nixon, born in 1969. "I had to work for it, I had jobs throughout college."

Generation X became comfortable with credit cards, she says, but retained memories of more cautious ways.