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 Talkin 'Bout My Generation

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Jul 23, 2001
I was thrust from my mother's loins at a time when Spiro Agnew was a heartbeat away from the U.S. Presidency. Because of the chronology involved, I have been grouped with others into a specific demographic. This cultural subset is highly visible right now, wielding considerable influence and moderate disposable income. You can see the signs of us everywhere. We own the radio during "Flashback Fridays", our movies are all over USA and Comedy Central, and we generously donated our music video station to the youngsters and claimed another as our own.

Being part of a specific cultural demographic is much like family: You don't necessarily have to like the people you share unique ties with, but you can't really disown them either. One thing you can do is pose personal questions to them that would be totally innapropriate if it were not for the common bond you share. So with this in mind I would like to ask one of those questions, one that has been troubling me for several years now.


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What sort of degenerate retard fuckwad thinks it is a good idea to resurrect Falco? And where the fuck do you get off watching Flock of Seagulls videos and saying, "Remember when we thought his hair was cool?" NO, I fucking DON'T remember that! I remember everybody thinking that he was a little sissy British cunt, just like all the other effeminate Euro-trash teratogenic abortion candidates we had to listen to!

Billy Idol is on tour. HELLO! He is fucking TOURING! Successfully! Because you cock smoking sons of bitches are buying god damn tickets to see a talentless piece of shit relive his undeserved glory days when you should be paying a mobster to kick his mother fucking teeth in instead!

Why is John Cusack staging a comeback playing the EXACT SAME WORTHLESS FUCKING LOSER GEEK CHARACTERS that he did in the 80's?!? Why is that worthless cunt Molly Ringwald's hideous face STILL on my TV? Every fucking night? Why?!? What possesses an otherwise sane Adequacy editor who shall remain nameless to defend Miami Vice? Don Johnson wore pink fucking sports jackets for christ's sake! Without a tie! In a T-SHIRT! THESE ARE NOT THINGS TO REMEMBER FONDLY!!!

Just because you are worthless chickenshit ass wipes who have chosen to completely withdraw from the world and exist in a state of living death while surrounded by the detritus of the most fundamentally embarassing moment in human history does NOT give you the right to drag my good name through your own putrid effluence just so you can avoid confronting the fact that you are no longer teenagers and your life is a hollow, vapid, and utterly meaningless waste of time that should have been ended during one of those angst-ridden Morrissey binges because you will never have the spine to actually try to accomplish any of the things you always dreamed about.



YEAH! (5.00 / 1) (#1)
by osm on Tue Jul 24th, 2001 at 12:26:59 AM PST

Smack My Bitch Up (3.00 / 2) (#2)
by sventhatcher on Tue Jul 24th, 2001 at 02:12:04 AM PST

I find it odd that you feel this way about a number of 80's pop culture things. John Hughes movies especially.

I love John Hughes movies and I didn't even make pre-teen years till the 90's.

Does this mean years from now I'll hate "alternative" music and Freddy Prin.. oh.. nevermind.

--Sven (now with bonus weblog vanity site! (MLP sold seperately))

Indeed (5.00 / 1) (#4)
by zikzak on Tue Jul 24th, 2001 at 08:01:37 AM PST
Actually I find the largest audience for this crap to be people under 25, but I see no need to let a few inconvenient facts ruin a good rant.

I'm not too sure what this says about your generation, though.

Well... (none / 0) (#6)
by Art Tatum on Wed Jul 25th, 2001 at 09:02:11 AM PST
It says that we missed it the first time around and are wondering if anything interesting happened. Don't worry, we'll get to the 90s retro movement in another decade. Then you can complain about hearing from Pantera and Green Day.

I try to stay current with pop culture (5.00 / 1) (#3)
by typical geek on Tue Jul 24th, 2001 at 07:33:50 AM PST
While one of the buttons on my car radio is set to an '80s. nostalgia station, the other one is set to an alternative one.

I downloaded American Pie a few months back, I bought a few Sublime albums, so it's safe to say I'm still in touch with the youth.

gcc is to software freedom as guns are to personal freedom.

I can feel it (5.00 / 1) (#5)
by donkpunch on Tue Jul 24th, 2001 at 08:45:54 AM PST
coming in the air toniiight. Oh Lawd.


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