Monday, November 30, 2009

Never thought it'd come down to this

When I reflect back over the current era of Boy Bands I shake my noggin in disbelief that such talentless crap disgraced the airwaves. Then again, maybe much hasn't changed.

As a middle-schooler I used to make fun of Duran Duran mercilessly. If any dude had even been accused of being a fan of theirs it would ensure they got an ass beating and possibly the AC/DC logo carved into their chest with a guitar pick.

But, unlike today's boy band act, The Jonas Brothers, we all conceded that the members from Duran Duran were gettin' down with the ladies. I mean those guys were killing it. So much so that my friend's older sister was denied entrance to getting backstage. And she was a perfect 10. So hot that a year earlier Bon Jovi took her along for 2 tour stops after Tampa. Jesus was their mother mad.

Anyway, here's to Duran Duran for being the least wussy boy band (and they did play their instruments, too. Something that was beyond The Backstreet Boys).

Take that beeeeeyotches!

Keep your Woodstock, we gots our Atari!
But one thing we can truly call our own are video games. I grew up in the area of arcades. For you who are not familiar with what an arcade was, it was a place which had pinball machines, crane games, air hockey, and, of course, video games. There were rows and rows of video games. I wish kids today could have seen it.

Your daily scold

What a fucking asshole. She's here to prove that not everyone deserves a long life.

I guess we'll forever be thought of as a 17 year old with a bad attitude.

Why do I tell this grim tale of the hunter and hunted? To remind you, Generation X, that in order to climb you must use your hands, feet, head and heart. Merely using one on that list will get you nowhere.

To climb the company ladder you must use your manners -- remember manners, Generation X? You have to, even when it means biting your tongue and honoring the talent and history of those around you. To bring about change, change that involves you as a key player, is a process of unfolding the past while creating a vision for the future. It doesn't involve throwing a bomb into the middle of what is being done as a way to "shake things up;" those who have been toiling away won't take kindly to that and neither will managers who don't have the time for feather smoothing.

The awards for the Yankees continue to roll in

All your teams suck compared to mine! Hahaha!
Actually, my Tampa Bay Buccaneers are pretty dreadful. So you got me there.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

This helped burn off the calories

Black Friday surf

I hated the use of the keyboards

But the song still managed to kick ass.

St00pid gossipy shit

So Tiger Woods allegedly crashes his ride after fleeing his wife who had a few questions about an alleged affair Tiger's involved in. Funny, but the police had a few questions for the couple, too. But since he's a celebrity he's able to speak to police at his convenience.

This really is motivation to become famous. If I have another run-in with the law (the last time was 17 years ago when in college, so give me a break, I was drunk) I'm gonna tell them "Don't you know who I am? I'm Latchkey Man! I'll go to jail when I'm ready."

We'll see how well that goes.

Silly baby boomer

He must have thought his roommate was trying to take his Woodstock coffee table book. (HT: Kath)
A 55-year-old Hillsborough County man has been jailed following a shooting that authorities think happened after a squabble over soda.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Nothing at my local break

But at least someone got some small waves.

Almost gator bait

I hope he at least has the courtesy to not pass his genes on.
“Considering he’d been in the Everglades for four days without food, without water and without sleep, he’s doing pretty good,” said Dr. Charlene DeLuca, the hospital’s chief of medicine.Mosch, who grew up hunting and camping in the woods of upstate New York, went hunting off of Interstate 75 with newfound friends in the national preserve, which covers 730,000 acres.

While the other hunters stayed in camp fixing their truck, Mosch said he decided to strike out on his own Monday afternoon to bag a deer. He soon realized he was lost and that his compass didn’t work.

“I’d never seen woods like this before,” Mosch said. “Think of the worst jungle you’ve ever seen. This was it times ten.”

Vinyl still sounds the best

As long as live music doesn't go away I don't give a fuck what technology we use to listen to tunes in our cars.
I’m old enough not just to remember 45s, but to have purchased one. (Please stop laughing.) Over the course of my 43 years, I’ve cycled through every configuration cranked out by the music industry.

As a kid, it was LPs, black vinyl discs the size of dinner plates that I handled with elaborate caution. Then came the miracle of cassettes - an album you could fit in your pocket! I amassed 500 of those, before compact discs took over. I figured CDs would be the end of the line, technologically. Which just shows what a rube I am. Within a decade, the wonders of digital music had rendered them hopelessly outdated. CDs? Those were, like, so 1999.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Guilty Pleasure

If I had to fess up at gunpoint which baby boomer band doesn't suck I'd say these guys:

Oh, and Black Sabbath, too.

His future political opponents will use this in an ad

Normally I do my best to stay away from politics as much as possible on LM. All it can do is cause fucking pie fights with readers and invite trolls. Even though I have strongly held beliefs I'll leave it to the 680 million other blogs to argue the merits of federal funding for double-D breast implants.

But, sometimes something really funny hits the intertubes and I cannot help it. Especially when a anti-gay marriage state senator makes a statement like this:
I meet with the gays here and there. They were in my house two weeks ago. I don’t mind gays. But I don’t want ‘em stuffing it down my throat all the time. Certainly not in my kid’s face.

Gen Y starting to 'get it'

Once you know you're life is virtually worthless, numbness sets in and you just go about accepting mediocrity and writing a shitty blog.
I think it's funny how cyclical things are. The Hippies, who were Baby Boomers, said they were never gonna give into the man, were never gonna trust anyone over thirty, never give in to corporate pressure, seem to have lost the vision they held when they were young. They now dominate the market, and haven't really brought the change they said they were going to. The jaded Gen-Xers are having a hard time because the Baby Boomers won't give them their chance. And the Gen Yers are heading off into the world, saying we're going to change everything too. But, odds are, if we are anything like the generations before us (and we probably are), we won't bring about the changes we want to either. We may end up just as money- and power-hungry as everyone before us. We may sit back and let the injustices of the world continue.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


A small victory for GenX

Johnny Depp named "Sexiest Dude Alive". Boomers protest, say Nick Nolte got screwed!

Keep drinking the Haterade

Funny how they still speak at us like we're 16 years old. Usually these types of rants come from assholes that grew up in a upper middle class home, didn't have college loan debt and was able to buy their first home for 10K. Yet they always think it was because of "my hard work and perseverance". Go get dead, Jim.
I was amused at the recent story in the A-J about how the "Generation X" individuals (ages 32 to 44) are "becoming tired of waiting for their turn as the boss."

I may be old-fashioned, but I didn't think we got a "turn" at being boss. I thought you had to earn that through hard work, dedication, and patience.

Oh well, that may not be the only surprise the "Gen Xers" get in life.

JIM BERTRAM/Ransom Canyon

Well they're not gonna fire the cheap labor

If you make 25K a year in your 20's you think you're rich. Not so much when you're in your 30's or older.
The Associated Press cites a survey that finds that the biggest gripe of 40 percent of Gen Xers about their jobs is "lack of career progress." One reason they're not getting promoted is that their elders are not retiring the way they are supposed to, and in this economy they're not going to.

And while Gen Xers are worrying about job loss, foreclosures and debt, the Gen Yers appear to be blissfully unconcerned. And Gen Xers feel employers slight them in favor of Gen Y, a feeling not without foundation. The AP cites a survey done for Deloitte consulting that "found that nearly two-thirds of executives at large companies were most concerned about losing Gen Y employees, while less than half of them had similar concerns about losing Gen Xers." Ouch.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Have a bad feeling 'bout this one

I'm sure I'll watch it, but I have a suspicion I'll end up disliking the person I've tried to emulate in the water.

Trying to act like a loner rebel when you have a camera crew in tow probably kills your cred.

Uhhh heehee

Marketing Crap

I think it's sweet that GenXster wimmins believe their friends more than blogs. This blog stands as a testament to how much bullshit there is on the Internet.
The report showed that while Generation X women were found to rely more on friends and newspaper articles, women from the next generation down, Gen Y, were more apt to discover a new product through status updates. The Gen Y women were also found to be more influenced by blogs – those written by professionals, as well as those written by people with whom the women can identify.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I don't know how I ended up in Upstate NY

...but I was there and saw this.

What a twisted weekend that became. I never thought there'd come a time when I'd be sick of looking at naked women, but by the third day I barely noticed nudity or fucking in public.

Love when people bash us

So funny. Especially with 20 year old stereotypes. I mean, get creative buddy.
The “I am Owed Gen X Clowns” are getting what they deserve, a size 13 shoe up the back side. Lazy bums.


Damn. This sucks.
Ken Ober, best known as the host of MTV's late-1980s game show "Remote Control," died Sunday at his Los Angeles home. He was 52.

Representatives for Ober confirmed his death, but the cause of death was not immediately known. Monday, the Internet was abuzz with speculation that Ober had died.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Look in the background

I'm so mature.

Bunch of prudes....

No doubt if they saw what he looked like they'd have been on him like a leach.
TAMPA — Joshua Basso said his cell phone ran out of minutes Wednesday, so he called the one number that he knew is always free — 911 — with an unusual request.

He wanted someone to have sex with him.

When 911 operators hung up on him, he called back four times, police said.

Apparently we peaked 20 years ago.

Yeah, great. I always want to be remembered for events I personally had nothing to do with.
For those born between 1960 and 1975, the shadow cast by the radical, hedonistic baby-boomers was so large that it felt as if popular culture barely noticed them. The closest they came to any form of recognition was as the burned-out slackers of Generation X, from the novel by Douglas Coupland, a term even he subsequently disowned. But if they were defined by anything, it was by watching that sequence of events between 1989 and 1990. The baby-boomers will always remember 1968 and the millennial generation were awakened by 9/11. For those in between, it was 1989 that made them who they are. More than they were ever "yuppies", they were 1989ers.

Our reality will always remain turbulent. Deal with it.

Every time the economic feces hits the fan I'm always amazed at how many GenXsters act shocked or wonder how lightning continues to strike the same people over and over again. Yeah, it gets old, but at least we won't be remembered as a generation of parasites (babyboomers) that was given all the advantages and still managed to blow it. Conversely we can take comfort in the fact that we were offered little and still blew it all.
This isn’t the first time Gen Xers have faced tough times. They came of age during a recession and survived the dot-com bust of 2000. In recent years, though, more members of the generation – stereotyped early on as jaded individualists – had families or began settling down in other ways. It was time, they thought, to enjoy the rewards of paying some dues.

“We were starting to buy into the system, at least to some extent,” Tulgan says, “and then we got the rug pulled out from under us.”

Sunday, November 15, 2009

If you knew where to look, the 80's had some awesome music

Learn to say "I'm full"

This is unsurprising. In every aspect the world has been a Shoney's buffet to baby boomers that no one else was allowed to attend.
Baby boomers are facing more disabilities as they enter their 60s than their counterparts, a finding that has "significant and sobering implications," said the researchers.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

It's hopeless to try and explain away the behavior of Florida residents

I've been angry with past roommates of mine. Really angry for doing things like drinking my beer or taking my last rubber.

Yet, it never occurred to me to call the cops and make up a story that they're beating a woman on the head with potatoes.

HT: Fark

This made my heart break

Recently I did a post on my favorite car, the Bugatti Veyron. As awesome as the ride is it does not double as a boat.

The car owner deserves the death penalty for this offense. And since this happened in Texas the possibility remains.

H/T: AutoBlog

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

If you're not in the band they probably don't want you on stage.

...and he never stopped singing.

The Jonas Sisters would probably have have thrown a gerbil on him.

Vegas catering to Gen X?

I guess that dreadful Beatles themed Cirque du Soleil finally ran it's course.

Also, I'd like to take this moment to thank my Mom since I was passed her genes and do not look like the tools in this picture.

Welcome aboard

Discovering you're not a boomer feels better than being acquitted for arson that resulted in the destruction of an orphanage and koala bear refuge.
Thanks to this morning's Denver Post, I'm a new woman. I learned I'm not a Baby Boomer - as I've thought for years - but a Gen X'er.

Happy Veterans Day

Wild stuff. Here's some VC Propaganda my father brought home from Vietnam. He served with the 101st Airborne Division (2nd/327th).

(Click on the image to read. If you still cannot open it send me an email and I'll forward it on.)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The face of a stupid Florida redneck

In a nutshell: A Greek Orthodox priest asked this booger-eater for directions, but redneck-boy beat him with a tire iron because he thought the priest was a terrorist.......and then he called the police to report he'd captured a terrorist.

I crossed that threshold to being old

No longer do I hope for the best for our generation. I just look at young kids and hope they can un-fuck-up the world.

How'd I miss this Hurricane Ida pic until now?

Monday, November 9, 2009

He'll replay this in his nightmares

Poor Eric Geiselman can't get away from the toothy beasts. He's from the most shark infested area of the world (New Smyrna Beach, FL) but then when he went to NorCal he had his board bit in 1/2 by a Great White.

Hope he'll bounce back since he's a rising star of surfing and from the Sunshine State, to boot.

Hurricane Ida

This is really, really late for us to have a hurricane out in the gulf. Not that I'm complaining though, we're finally having a little wave action. This is also the first November I haven't had to use a wetsuit since the H2O temps are still in the high 70's. Keep in mind though that I am a cold weather wussy and won't go in the water without a wetsuit if it's under 75 degrees.

You don't need no stinking religion

You have Goldman Sachs.
Lloyd Blankfein, the CEO of Goldman Sachs (GS), has put an unusual spin on the bank's activities. He says his firm is doing "God's work." This may seem like an audacious statement coming from a man whose company has been harshly criticized for planning to give many of its employees multi-million pay packages just a bit more than a year after the collapse of the credit markets.

Generational Pie Fight

Entertaining article. Really pissy comments. Gawd, I love chaos.
Tyler Clark could write a book about all the ways baby boomers have left their size-16EEE economic footprint on the backs of subsequent generations.

In fact, that's exactly what the 28-year-old Web analyst hopes to do — aided by contributions from fellow Generation X'ers solicited through his blog and Twitter account.

As Clark's long-range project attests, the consequences of a bad economy — the burst housing bubble, decimated stock portfolios and a tight job market — can accentuate generational fault lines. Baby boomers get blamed for the greed and excess that set the country on this road. Older Americans question the commitment and expectations of younger generations. Meanwhile, those just entering the workforce trumpet their ability to adapt to the economic disorder wrought by their predecessors.

I'm rich, beeeeyotttch

Richest pricks under 40 years old.

Sunny Days

Did you remember to send a birthday card?
Tuesday, Nov. 10, will mark the 40th anniversary of “Sesame Street,” the PBS standby that taught multiple generations to read and count and gave many children perhaps their earliest glimpses of multicultural community.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

What a Wookie!

Jesus the weekend went by quick. I opened a beer on Friday and before I finished the can it turned into Sunday night.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Yankees Win!!! World Series Champions 2009!!

Head killing me from the beer. Still have wing sauce in my fingernails. Today is the day I thought would never come. 3 more hours and I can leave work.

Go Yankees!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I feel so betrayed

The posters are coming down effective immediately.
Tennis star Andre Agassi has admitted that the lion-like mane he sported during the 90s was a wig.

Agassi, who has recently published his first memoir titled, "Open," has also admitted to his year-long use of crystal methanphetamine, lying to the Association of Tennis Professionals about his drug use, and hating the game of tennis.

Helpful advice for you

If times are tough and you feel that nothing can help you, just remember that you can always turn to drugs.
She had a blood alcohol level of .088 percent and told the deputy she drank vodka, smoked crack and had taken Oxycodone, Clonopin, Baklaphine, Lirica, Tegradol, Paxcil, Dilantin and Lamiktal, reports say.

Saturdays were for watching cartoons and eating cereal

Pretty funny review of this recent DVD release.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Le Junk

Okay fess up. Which one of you drove this rattle trap?

I have a chunk of that wall

I guess when we're all gone historians are going to have to recognize that some big things happened on our watch. But the babyboomers will probably still be alive and taking all the credit.
My standard answer would be: “Yeah right! Wishful thinking. Not going to happen.” Growing up during the 1970s and 1980s in West Germany, I was taught there were several good reasons for the separation of our country. In my generation, no one I knew had any doubts about this: Our forefathers made some severe mistakes. Germany initiated two world wars and brought destruction and suffering to Europe. Taking away territories and splitting Germany in half was a just punishment for our ancestors’ crimes.

Reunification? No way! Why?

“Why should we be reunited?” I asked then. The world is split into a Western, capitalist part and an Eastern, communist one. Much of this is a result of events that started in Germany, and now the frontier line between East and West is the “inner-German” border between the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic. Of course it would have been nice if the world had decided to end the Cold War and just get along, but not even the biggest optimists expected that.

Usually I avoid Nirvana posts since they're so cliché in regards to Gen X

Although I'll watch this.
Nirvana's 1992 performance at England's Reading Festival is impossible to separate from its historical significance, which is this: Nirvana was at the time ascending to biggest-band-in-the-world status, and their 90-minute, 25-song set at Reading officially put them there.

This was August '92, a year after "Nevermind" reset the expectations and aesthetics of modern pop music. This was a headlining slot at Reading, one of the longest-running, traditionally career-making music festivals in the world. And this was Nirvana at its artistic peak.

You won't see me at church or temple...

...but I like any religion who's members don't knock on my door asking me to join.
A blogger writes about how one of Judaism's holiest days ended, for her, in a strip club, while elsewhere a guy strolls into a tattoo parlor requesting a Star of David. Two women exchange wedding vows in a Jewish ceremony, and hipsters toss back bottles of HE'BREW, The Chosen Beer. A full-time software developer prepares to lead a group in Jewish prayer, as a PhD candidate in Jewish thought pens a letter criticizing Israel's policies.

Meet the "New Jews," as some call them: pockets of post-baby boomers -- or more accurately Generation X and Millennial (Gen Y) Jews -- who are making one of the world's oldest known monotheistic faiths and its culture work for them and others in a time when, more than ever, affiliation is a choice.

Sunday, November 1, 2009