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Monday, June 26, 2017

70 is the new 40!

The Baby Boomers are at it again. See, even at 70 they are young, sexy, cool, and fun!
This is a year of big birthdays, for, believe it or not, 2017 is when the baby boomer turns 70. Ever-youthful Joanna Lumley, Bill Clinton and Cher are 70 already and are now joined by a million new septuagenarians this year — more than ever before. To mark this, Channel 4 has a new four-part TV series called The Baby Boomers’ Guide To Growing Old. Its aim? To show just how young 70 really is.

The baby boomers have always been rule breakers. Born in peacetime, with the freedom to enjoy the Sixties’ summer of love, they’re now completely redefining ‘old age’. They may be doting grandparents, but they’re also going to music festivals, travelling the globe, wearing skinny jeans, remodelling their houses and feeling fitter and healthier than they’ve ever been.
(rolls eyes) To think they can't figure out why everyone younger despises them. But why, when they are "redefining old age"? And, apparently, the concept of "doting".

At this point, you'd think they'd be getting embarrassed by their generational narcissism. The funny thing is that they are so self-absorbed that they don't even realize how ridiculous they are. I mean, did you see a single article about Generation X proclaiming "40 is the new 20"? For that matter, did you ever see a single article about Generation X turning any age at all?

Of course not. Because we're not a generation of attention-craving buffoons.

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Anonymous Steve June 26, 2017 5:23 AM  

Ever-youthful Joanna Lumley, Bill Clinton and Cher

If looking like the guy who chose the wrong cup in Last Crusade is the new 'youthful', sure.

Next up: Why Being DEAD is the new ALIVE: Fun, Fearless Boomers Are Redefining Rigor Mortis!

Blogger Anon416 June 26, 2017 5:25 AM  

Please consider archiving your links. No advertising revenue from clicks is best when it comes to most legacy media.

Anonymous Osterreich June 26, 2017 5:25 AM  

Never liked the 60s Music: Jimmy Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Beatles, just couldn't get into it.

I prefer the 70s. Damn, People knew how to Dance back then.

Anonymous JAG June 26, 2017 5:29 AM  

For that matter, did you ever see a single article about Generation X turning any age at all?

Effin' A

Blogger Laramie Hirsch June 26, 2017 5:31 AM  

"They may be doting grandparents..."

BULLSHIT. They're neglecting their grandchildren as they go on pot-smoking tours throughout Colorado.

Anonymous Rocklea June 26, 2017 5:33 AM  

Baby Boomers, soon to be accessorizing Diapers, and attended by third world nurses in aged care facilities.

Anonymous Rocklea June 26, 2017 5:37 AM  

Fashion tips for boomers:
How to accessorize your colostomy bag to make look like loui vuitton

Blogger Phillip George June 26, 2017 5:41 AM  

It's not hyperbole Vox, I literally skim the CNN or BBC headlines to see what the enemy are doing. Without exception it will contain some nausea inducing emetic.

There is an old adage 'we stand on the shoulders of giants. But its only true if we do. But Boomers got off. Giants, who needs giants?

Putin played Bach at Palmyra. He played it well. he reached back hundreds of years for a statement in the unchangingly beautiful and unashamedly great accomplishments of the Western Civilization. Bach wrote for God.

The Western Media want a quote from Katy Perry.
This cannot end well for Boomers.

Blogger BunE22 June 26, 2017 5:46 AM  

Meh, it's advertising and they're going to target the largest population. There are plenty of gullible people in every age category.

Do Bill Clinton and Cher still impress people? Don't know who Lumley is and don't care.

Blogger James Dixon June 26, 2017 5:48 AM  

> And, apparently, the concept of "doting".

Well, you see, the boomers never were any good at spelling. So it's very easy for them to misspell "dotage".

Blogger F.D. Stephens June 26, 2017 5:50 AM  

Not everyone's buying it. One comment says, "A free University education, cheap housing, final salary pension & an iron curtain holding back millions of competitors for their jobs didn't hurt either."

Also, what's with Baby Boomers and sex (usually "lots of it")? There's hardly an article about them that doesn't mention their heightened vitality.

Blogger James Dixon June 26, 2017 5:51 AM  

> Meh, it's advertising and they're going to target the largest population.

Enough boomers have gone to their just reward that the millennials are now the largest living generation: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/04/25/millennials-overtake-baby-boomers/

Blogger Lovekraft June 26, 2017 5:51 AM  

A low point was Betty White, in her 80s IIRC talking smack like the wiggers. Major cringe.

Blogger F.D. Stephens June 26, 2017 5:52 AM  

Rocklea wrote:Fashion tips for boomers:

How to accessorize your colostomy bag to make look like loui vuitton


Poohie Vuitton?

Anonymous Rod Dreher One Percent Finished Dante Project June 26, 2017 5:53 AM  

Sometime in the late 90s an issue of Elle boasted an article entitled "30 is the new 20", featuring a photo of a couple of blondes wearing shades partying in a nightclub.

I may have touched myself to it. I was excitable then.

But then, fashion magazines often run articles on how to grow old, accompanied by photographs of 20 year olds. In that same era they'd have spreads on "what to wear when you're 30 . . . 40 . . . 50" but all the pictures modeling this advice featured Gisele or Gemma Ward.

Blogger Eric Steiger June 26, 2017 5:53 AM  

Can't wait until they have to appease the few remaining Boomer egos with a "Dead is the New Living" article.

Blogger BunE22 June 26, 2017 6:06 AM  

James Dixon thanks for the link. I can't read the whole thing right now but I saw this and didn't like it:

"The Millennial generation continues to grow as young immigrants expand its ranks."

Anonymous Uncle Maffoo June 26, 2017 6:07 AM  

And just think, Boomers will be around for the next 45 years or so...100 is the new 50!

Blogger JACIII June 26, 2017 6:08 AM  

Casket bling: The new status symbol.

Blogger Stilicho June 26, 2017 6:22 AM  

Turns out, the zombie apocalypse started in 1946, but we didn't recognize it til much later.

Blogger J A Baker June 26, 2017 6:25 AM  

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.heart-in-diamond.com/amp

Blogger Cataline Sergius June 26, 2017 6:27 AM  

I saw this one coming.

The Boomers and their freaking cradle to grave Youth Cult.

When they were in their twenties they created a strange virtue out of being young and stupid. They've never been able to give up either one.

Blogger buzzardist June 26, 2017 6:32 AM  

Next up: Why Being DEAD is the new ALIVE: Fun, Fearless Boomers Are Redefining Rigor Mortis!

What is dead cannot die.

Don't underestimates cryogenics, or the chance that someone will find a way to turn off aging just in time to keep alive indefinitely enough Baby Boomers that we are hearing these nonsense headlines indefinitely.

Blogger Duke Norfolk June 26, 2017 6:33 AM  

F.D. Stephens wrote:Also, what's with Baby Boomers and sex (usually "lots of it")?

That's easy. They're the quintessential r-selected rabbits.

Blogger Cataline Sergius June 26, 2017 6:33 AM  

I suppose this one is easy to shut down though.

Just tell them, "hey, welcome to Generation X."

One of us. One of us. One of us.

Anonymous Rocklea June 26, 2017 6:40 AM  

Indiana Jones and The Geriatric Crusade:
Escape from the Dementia Wing.
Where home's just not where it used to be.

Blogger Stilicho June 26, 2017 6:42 AM  

@ James Dixon, as noted in other threads, it's easy to be the "biggest generation" if you expand the scope of your generation while reducing others. Of course as denying their age becomes more difficult, I expect to see more Boomers claiming to be "early Gen X".

Blogger Masha K. June 26, 2017 6:51 AM  

The greatest gift that comes with age is reduced need to impress others with how cool you are. The Boomers are missing out on that one. How sad.

Blogger Michael June 26, 2017 7:00 AM  

I am a member of the boomergeneration. Yep, but not the same asses that protested the war,did drugs, or screwed like rabbits. I am in my early 60's. An alpha that go religion in my early 20's...so I keep my pants on. There is some sort of generational shift, at least with women from about 37 on...they now refer to the 60' as the new 40's. I get chatted up a lot... when I am just out or traveling...looking to see where it goes ...I guess. No where with me...my wife likes to joke that these women smell my far wallet. Maybe, but it has been interesting to see how game works with them... a psychologist friend said..most men in their generation have not grown up...they are still kids...maybe...or it could be that I am height and weight appropriate, BMI about 22%...defined from weight lifting...or maybe the baby blues...oh yeah, as for the younger generation.. say 40,or less...the discushion among my collegues...is that they need to grow up (men) and for women...get your shape back...

Blogger White Knight Leo #0368 June 26, 2017 7:03 AM  

Got out of seeing Babymetal in concery a few hours ago in Idaho - i really dont want to spoil my day trying to imagine how someone could describe Bill Clinton as youthful.

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) June 26, 2017 7:05 AM  

I am a member of the boomergeneration.

We. Don't. Care.

Anonymous I'm Not a Fascist. But My Sons Are. June 26, 2017 7:11 AM  

Boomers are like women. 90% of their sentences begin with "I" and end with "me".

Blogger SteelPalm June 26, 2017 7:14 AM  

@29 Michael

Thank you for such a perfect example of Boomer narcissism and childishness! A man in his early 60s showing off and bragging in a lamer manner than the most embarrassing 18 year-old would.

I've always felt Vox exaggerated about the Boomers, but folks like you are determined to prove him exactly right.

Blogger Midnight Avenue J June 26, 2017 7:14 AM  

Boomers refuse to deal with facts and absolutes. 70 is the new whatever they want it to be. Definitions and boundaries are so restrictive, MAAANNN!

Bill Clinton knows that "is" can mean so many things.

Anonymous I'm Not a Fascist. But My Sons Are. June 26, 2017 7:18 AM  

these women smell my far wallet.

Brut: works every time.

Better with your close wallet, though.

Anonymous basementhomebrewer June 26, 2017 7:21 AM  

Has to be a parody account. We got all the tells.

1.)I am not like the others in my generation

2.) I am rich

3.)All the younger women love me because I am fit and have blue eyes.

4.) Some in my generation hate how childish the younger generation is and all their women are fat whores.

Blogger Duke Norfolk June 26, 2017 7:22 AM  

One of the things that has so annoyed me (born '63) is the whole "Don't call me Mr./Mrs., Mr./Mrs. Smith is my father/mother." Oh FFS, just stop it. Grow up.

And don't complain that children don't respect you as much when you're doing everything possible to break down the social conventions that foster respect for elders. And of course that extends to their ridiculous and selfish behavior.

And too much of the first name usage bled into the younger gens. I don't know how much anymore as I'm less in touch with broader society these days.

Blogger YIH June 26, 2017 7:30 AM  

JACIII wrote:Casket bling: The new status symbol.
Yup.

Anonymous Teapartydoc June 26, 2017 7:33 AM  

Some of us look back and see that Ian Smith was a good man. Perhaps too good. Perhaps cucked. Yeah. Cucked. A white dictatorship should have been next on the plate. Give Jimmy Carter the finger and tell the South Africans if they don't cover your butt they are losing their northernmost provinces. Bomb the shit out of Mozambique and Zambia.
Anything but Mugabe.

Blogger Silly but True June 26, 2017 7:38 AM  

See, the joke's on every younger generation because as news media has confirmed Hillary Clinton is the pinnacle of health.

Blogger ((( bob kek mando ))) - ( Communists murdered +100 Million trying to genocide the Bourgeois. suffering a Marxist to live is a Crime Against Humanity ) June 26, 2017 7:39 AM  

VD
Of course not. Because we're not a generation of attention-craving buffoons.



frankly, it wouldn't matter if we were.

Narcissists hate competition for the attention that should be directed towards them and will react very spitefully towards anyone who they deem to be competing for what is 'rightfully' theirs.

Blogger Salt June 26, 2017 7:44 AM  

We're in the Age of Viagara, baby.

Blogger Ransom Smith June 26, 2017 7:48 AM  

Michael just used ZZTop lyrics. More or less.

It's going to be fun when we have to liquidate Boomer's pensions and 401k to salvage everything.

I might have to take up playing the violin for the tears that they'll shed.

Blogger Ken Prescott June 26, 2017 7:57 AM  

If 70 is the new 40, then by my calculations π is the new e...

Blogger OGRE June 26, 2017 8:03 AM  

Just last week my dad had his 50 year high school reunion. He wanted to have some people over at his house after the event so he asked if I'd prepare some food and stuff while he was at it. So I set up his place and hung out for a beer and met some of his old friends.

Of the 7 women that were there, not one of them had a grey hair; all were dyed a natural younger color. These are all women in their late 60s mind you, all grandmothers. The men were all grey or bald(ing) of course. I spoke with my Dad's buddy..great guy, we were just making small talk...I said "how's it possible that you graduated 50 years ago? Its been 25 for me and still feels like yesterday." He said "I'm still that boy, I don't feel like I ever grew up at all."

The whole vibe felt off, like I was at a party for a bunch of college kids. Its a much more grown up affair when I'm out with my friends, all in our early 40s with a few 30+ in the mix. Although I'll grant them that the reunion might have some effect on how they were feeling, being back in the old high school with all their friends from that era. But still, we're talking 67 and 68 year old people here laughing and giggling like their were 21.

Anonymous OK June 26, 2017 8:07 AM  

Leftist radicals in the 60's said, ''Never trust anyone over 30.''

Now it seems to be "Never trust anyone over 55."

It was silly then and it is silly now.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan June 26, 2017 8:12 AM  

I'm watching a Cindy Crawford anti-aging infomercial, so kettles call us pots black or whatever

Anonymous MegaAvallonn June 26, 2017 8:13 AM  

Baby boomers always double down.

Blogger SemiSpook37 June 26, 2017 8:21 AM  

My wife and I are just on the south side of 40. Went to my physician recently, and was handled by a PA. Reason? The doctors are more focused on the older (read: elderly Silents/Boomers) patients while us Xers are still considered "young".

Granted, I've got a condition, and a rather serious one at that which I still have some level of control over if just get up off of my ass, but it's a weird feeling being told you're still "young" at the calendar age of 40. I think part of that is some of the more health focused successes of Western civilization, but it's still rather unnerving.

Anonymous aegis-1080 June 26, 2017 8:22 AM  

". Ever-youthful Joanna Lumley, Bill Clinton..."

Wait, what? Bill looks like a GRIDS zombie.

Boomers are delusional.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan June 26, 2017 8:23 AM  

In the documentary of the Eagles the first hour was fascinating the second hour was excruciating Boomerism

Blogger Cail Corishev June 26, 2017 8:26 AM  

I look forward to the day when TV commercials aren't loaded with retirement fund advisors, boner pills, and movies starring old people acting young.

Blogger Joshua_D June 26, 2017 8:28 AM  

Not much longer now boomers ...

https://www.claimfame.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/img_0429.jpg

Blogger Heian-kyo Dreams June 26, 2017 8:29 AM  

GenX, Millenials, and Zyklon:

We have survived to Current Age despite the Boomers! Go celebrate...after working extra hours to keep Boomers in SS checks.

Blogger Ben Cohen June 26, 2017 8:33 AM  

Vox is jealous that he wasn't able to make Woodstock, man!

Blogger JaimeInTexas June 26, 2017 8:34 AM  

Aren't boomers the target for Hep C meds?

Anonymous JC NRA June 26, 2017 8:34 AM  

I think they meant the second definition of "doting":

"showing a decline of mental faculties, especially associated with old age; weak-minded; senile."

Blogger Scott Birch June 26, 2017 8:35 AM  

Boomer death is starting though. They'll be fine. It's going to be Gen X who really suffer at the hands of 3rd-world nurses and youth looking at them like they're boomers. But yeah, euthanasia and assisted suicide will be legalized in time for Generation X. Our music and literature have prepared us for this too, amusingly enough.

Blogger Cail Corishev June 26, 2017 8:36 AM  

Don't underestimates cryogenics, or the chance that someone will find a way to turn off aging

Yes, we're lucky no one's figured out how to cheat death indefinitely yet. If any generation would refuse to die naturally, parasitically sucking the life out of everything around them for centuries until they were sitting alone on a dead planet like something out of a dystopian horror story, it's the Boomers.

Anonymous Starbuck June 26, 2017 8:38 AM  

Well, when the boomer executions begin. Please be kind and put the bullet in my head. That is all I ask.

Blogger Joshua_D June 26, 2017 8:39 AM  

Scott Birch wrote:It's going to be Gen X who really suffer at the hands of 3rd-world nurses and youth looking at them like they're boomers.

Meh ... we'll see about that. I figure GenX will be the ones that decide to shut down, or burn down, the old folks homes.

Blogger VFM #7634 June 26, 2017 8:41 AM  

U.S. deaths by year:
2010: 2,465,936
2011: 2,515,458
2012: 2,543,279
2013: 2,596,993
2014: 2,626,418
2015: 2,712,630

Blogger Paul Sacramento June 26, 2017 8:47 AM  

Ah, to be so afraid of growing old...
70 the new 40, LOL !
Well, you know that if you say BS enough, people will start to believe it is true.
Sure with drugs (like TRT and HGH) and surgery people are looking and feeling better than before ( supposedly) BUT to be so intimidated and fearful of growing old...

Serious issues there.

Blogger VFM #7634 June 26, 2017 8:48 AM  

Also, what's with Baby Boomers and sex (usually "lots of it")? There's hardly an article about them that doesn't mention their heightened vitality.

@11 F.D. Stephens
I'm assuming you mean "virility"... funny thing is, Boomers were the first below-replacement generation, and (non-Hispanic) white Boomers even have lower birth rates than their GenX counterparts.

Anonymous VFM #6306 June 26, 2017 8:52 AM  

Dick Van Dyke has 20 years on them, is of a better generation than them (Silent) and put in the lifelong work (weightlifting and dancing) to keep it that way. Heck, he even has a Gen X wife.

Yet he doesn't appear in any of these "new youth" spin pieces. Weird, right?

Blogger Salt June 26, 2017 8:53 AM  

OGRE wrote:But still, we're talking 67 and 68 year old people here laughing and giggling like their were 21.

It was a good time back then, prior to the Distraction Generations. I can surely think Millenials in their late 60s will laugh about being felt up by TSA or shot while driving black.

Blogger 4499 June 26, 2017 8:54 AM  

As I read the linked article and saw the first couple of photographs in it, I was reminded of a bit of advice my grandfather gave to my brothers and me when we were little. "If you have dust allergies, don't yodel in Petrified Canyon," he would tell us when he had a snootful. I didn't know what it meant back then, but now I'm starting to understand its hidden meaning.

Blogger Orville June 26, 2017 8:57 AM  

@56 Aren't boomers the target for Hep C meds? Hey, I saw that on TV too. I also keep seeing that rediculous YT add with the old dude who can't attract girls a third of his age until he rips his shirt off to show his 90 year old head on a 30 year old buff bod. If you look real close at the pictures of these boomer stars like Cher, they look like they've been made up by a mortician. Check out pics of Sly Stallones legs sometime and see the big gnarly vericose veins he hides under a deep tan.

Blogger YIH June 26, 2017 9:03 AM  

Cail Corishev wrote:I look forward to the day when TV commercials aren't loaded with retirement fund advisors, boner pills, and movies starring old people acting young.
The most obnoxious things about commercials on NFL games. Especially the 'boner pill' ads.

Blogger JP June 26, 2017 9:04 AM  

With how many people still have to live at home with their parents, I'd say 30 is the new 10.

Thanks Boomers.

Anonymous SugarPi June 26, 2017 9:07 AM  

I enjoy these hatin' on the Boomers threads. I despise them, too, and I'm one of them only bc of my date of birth. "Doting grandparents" means they let the tweenies and the teenies tag along on a vaca to San Fran.
Babysitting and changing diapers? Forget it!!
"You're doing too much" was the response I got when I pitched in after my grandson's death while my daughter cared for 2 in diapers. A pox on them and any nits they've spawned who are following suit.

Blogger JACIII June 26, 2017 9:07 AM  

Ffs. I guess boomers really are going to last forever.

Anonymous The Original Arrogant Penguins Fan June 26, 2017 9:12 AM  

"Fitter and Healthier" ... wow, just wow. I don't know a single one of them that aren't pasty-white, (or pasty whatever color) and drugged to the gills on prescriptions. Most of them look 90, not 40. Though there are a few that lay off the MacDonald's and tap water and actually, you know, look 70 and are 70.

Blogger GracieLou June 26, 2017 9:18 AM  

I've already experienced Boomer nursing home/funeral issues and it sucks. Of course it would.

Every one I've known so far has died broke. They HAD money but after retirement they blew it on "exciting" business adventures like poker parlors, pot farms, house flipping and hair salons. So it's up to us slackers to set up Miller Trusts and get them Medicaid care in a facility they bitch about endlessly.

Then they die. They all want a "cool" funeral no one can afford. Once you break your back setting up the "cool" funeral none of the Boomer friends/relatives can come. We literally had on two occasions Boomer siblings either postpone the funeral indefinitely (because they wanted things done their way, with free hotel) or postpone it because they had vacation plans. They literally wanted the loved one kept on ice while they partied in New York. In the first case the guy finally got cremated but sits in storage somewhere. Nobody knows where.

Blogger Cail Corishev June 26, 2017 9:21 AM  

Don't know who Lumley is and don't care.

British actress probably best known for playing a drugged-up model named Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous. It's actually a pretty biting satire on the sort of "consumerist bohemian" lifestyle that Boomers hold as their ideal. Patsy's friend Edwina completely neglects her kids (and wishes they were gay) while pursuing every new fad that comes along. Neither woman ever really works; they get carried along through life on Edwina's ex's money, Patsy's looks, and other people giving them breaks. The only flaw in the satire is that they're presented as basically well-intentioned but misguided, instead of consciously selfish and spiteful. Also, the women play the parts so well that they're incredibly annoying, so it's hard to watch even as satire.

Lumley was still very attractive when she guest-starred on Lovejoy nearly 30 years ago. I don't even want to see a picture of her now; it'd probably just make me sad.

Blogger Seth Schueler June 26, 2017 9:30 AM  

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Blogger SgtGideonsDad June 26, 2017 9:32 AM  

I'm a shipping receiving clerk where I work and the class of boomer/truckers that come to my window are anything but self-centered they are desperate to get off the road and just get a few years of retirement in before they die off and make the rest of the world happy.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan June 26, 2017 9:37 AM  

I'll bet a big reason Vox hates Boomers is his dealings with the effeminate Boomtards in the music business and their Beatles fixation, understandable

Anonymous SugarPi June 26, 2017 9:43 AM  

@77 The blue-collar Boomers aren't typical. Not as much $$ saved them from the disgusting excesses of their peers.

Anonymous Starbuck June 26, 2017 9:46 AM  

I don't know which is worse. The narcissism of the old baby boomers or the GenX jealousy. Boomer "Look at me and all our accomplishments, why this world would be nothing without us!". GenX "Oh sure, you boomers get all the attention. Why can't I have some.

I another bad analogy: Boomers and GenX'rs are like brothers. One older by 2 years over the younger. The older brother excelled in football and got crappy grades. So good in football that he got a scholarship and was destined to be a great in the NFL. Until his knee got blown out in his senior year during the Rose Bowl. The younger boy who was smart, got straight A's graduated as class valedictorian. Went to college in engineering and business. Graduated in 3 years on the Deans List. But the father of said two boys always favored the older boy because he played football was good but also was injured.

The older brother started drinking because he was depressed from the loss of his future NFL career and generally was making a mess out of his life. The younger brother goes on and becomes a huge financial success in the technology industries. Steve Jobs level of success. The dad insisted the younger brother bail his brother out of his problems. Younger brother complains but will always comply until finally he completely supports his older brother. One day the older brother gets himself crippled in a car accident of his own making and ends up costing millions per year for his care. The dad insists the younger brother pay for that as well, because they are family. The younger brother resents this because his father never, ever recognizes his accomplishments, only his brothers. In the course of a few years the older brother dies due to complications from being disabled. At the older brothers funeral the dad over hears the younger talking to his wife about his brother. How he hated him since he was a child. How he resenting paying for his brothers troubles and lousy life. The father was enraged and rebuked the younger son in front of everyone. The younger son realized that he didn't hate his brother no where near as much as he hated his father.

That is what I think the Boomer/GenX resentment is like.

Blogger bosscauser June 26, 2017 9:46 AM  

Thirty years from now your grandkids will laugh at you and blame you for handing them the world!
Gab.ai/GaryCauser

Blogger VD June 26, 2017 9:58 AM  

The narcissism of the old baby boomers or the GenX jealousy.

That's just it, Starbuck. Because you're a typically narcissistic Boomer, you can't understand that WE ARE NOT JEALOUS of you. We never have been. Not once.

We just want you to SHUT THE FUCK UP! For once. That's the main reason we want you all dead. We know death is the only way you morons will ever shut up about your moronic, destructive, degenerate generation.

Blogger praetorian June 26, 2017 10:04 AM  

Ever-youthful Joanna Lumley

Ever-youthful AIDS Billrex

Ever-youthful Cher

Un-youthful, unhappy old person

Blogger Student in Blue June 26, 2017 10:07 AM  

"You're criticizing me? You must be jealous!"

Blogger James Dixon June 26, 2017 10:10 AM  

> The narcissism of the old baby boomers or the GenX jealousy.

Seriously? What does GenX have to be jealous of, esactly?

Sure the early boomers got everything handed to them on a silver platter their entire lives (and managed to thoroughly break everything they were given by the time the late boomers came along), but GenX'ers already knew life wasn't fair.

Blogger JaimeInTexas June 26, 2017 10:15 AM  

@68. Orville June 26, 2017 8:57 AM

"Check out pics of Sly Stallones legs sometime and see the big gnarly vericose veins he hides under a deep tan."

Are you out of your freaking mind. Umm, NO! no!

Why do you hate me?

I was born in 1960. Am I a boomer?

Blogger Kathy June 26, 2017 10:17 AM  

@76 I feel the same way. My experiences growing up (I'm 33, born in 1984) were far different then someone even 5 years younger. There's a clear divide there. Heck, my grandparents would even be considered greatest generation, not silent generation (except my maternal grandmother...but she was British so I'm not sure she counts). To make the divide higher, My cousins are in their 40s and early 50s, and my husband is in his mid 40s as well. I don't consider myself a millennial.

Blogger pyrrhus June 26, 2017 10:19 AM  

I'm a Boomer, and regard most of my generation as dangerous nitwits....but it was the WWII Generation that wrecked the place...from Dr. Spock to public housing to desegregation to the 1965 Immigration act to the Vietnam War, they were slavish followers of (((liberal))) authority....

Anonymous FP June 26, 2017 10:25 AM  

"the discushion among my collegues...is that they need to grow up (men)"

But if I did, I couldn't be a toys r' us kid!

Also hard to grow up and move out when told to pay more taxes to keep those in under water mortgages afloat.

Blogger Guitar Man June 26, 2017 10:26 AM  

I love boomer posts. They're the best posts. Everyone says so.

Blogger DeploraBard June 26, 2017 10:27 AM  

Shit, 47 is the new 46

Anonymous I'm Not a Fascist. But My Sons Are. June 26, 2017 10:30 AM  

muh Cialis.

muh '64 Stingray.

muh bootstraps.

derp.

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) June 26, 2017 10:33 AM  

Boomer: me me me me me me me

Gen X: shut up

Bomber: OMG WHY ARE YOU SO JEALOUS

Blogger WhatsThePitch June 26, 2017 10:35 AM  

The best part of all of these articles is how easily one can manipulate a baby boomer's emotions by appealing to their narcissism. I have a much better chance at getting business from a boomer if I butter them up with awe at their energy and coolness, and remark on how great their music is and how their hard work paid off.

Blogger Revelation Means Hope June 26, 2017 10:36 AM  

Went to two concerts recently.
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts opened for Boston.
BabyMetal opening for Stone Sour and Korn.

Both were displays of disgusting flesh.

The first one had poorly aged boomer women who were trying to recapture their rebellious youth with Joan Jett attitudes (party hearty and do lots of drugs and ride the cock carousel). A mortician wouldn't dream of putting that much makeup on a corpse. Tattoos on sagging skin, pushup bras on 60 year old silicone enhanced tits, so many of them looked like a grade D zombie movie filmed using extras from a retirement home.

The Korn concert had the Millenials and some GenX fat sluts on display. Luckily the BabyMetal fans weren't too disgusting to look at, but both concerts were worthy of eye bleach.

Anonymous AlanP June 26, 2017 10:39 AM  

I don't disagree with any of this, but I will point out that it was the so-called "Greatest Generation" that passed the 1965 immigration bill, the anti-free association bill, killed Kennedy, started and lost a land war in Asia ... have I missed anything else important? It's not all on us.

Blogger OGRE June 26, 2017 10:40 AM  

@91 and 40 is the new 60. at least thats how it feels sometimes

Blogger OGRE June 26, 2017 10:41 AM  

@83 god damn Lumley looks like Palpatine now. She was quite the looker apparently back before I was born. But she was fucking hilarious on AbFab

Anonymous patrick kelly June 26, 2017 10:44 AM  

Depending on how the timeline is defined I'm either a very late boomer, early x-er, or some kind of cursed snowflake in no-mans purgatory in between.

These threads are some funny shit.

Anonymous patrick kelly June 26, 2017 10:49 AM  

" ... have I missed anything else important? It's not all on us."

It's voxday.blogspot.com. His blog, his chip on his shoulder, his issues. Embrace the Vox Side !!

Plus boomers swallowed and embraced their own shit and didn't make much effort to resist the decline. They have been the largest voting block for some time now.

But these threads are bleeding rhetoric, don't expect much else.

Blogger praetorian June 26, 2017 10:50 AM  

These threads are some funny shit.

The only things that rivals them are the jewish and the catholic threads.

I live for these things.

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents June 26, 2017 10:52 AM  

How come a "youthful 70" article talks about Walking Dead extras like Cher and Clinton but doesn't spend any space on Trump, who actually has a job that he's doing? Coincidence?

Just saying.

@52 @69
I look forward to the day when TV commercials aren't loaded with retirement fund advisors, boner pills, and movies starring old people acting young.

NFL commercials

Who watches commercials? Or TV? Don't the sats like Dish have NFL anymore? There's a market for someone, sports feed with basic play / color comment. Run it by subscription.

Blogger Cail Corishev June 26, 2017 10:54 AM  

I don't disagree with any of this, but I will point out

Someone always does, usually several someones. It's like poetry, it rhymes.

Anonymous Difster June 26, 2017 10:55 AM  

Boomer Magazine - Colostomy Bags: The must have accessory for all occasions

Anonymous kfg June 26, 2017 10:57 AM  

@96: "... have I missed anything else important?"

Stealing the money, founding "global governance."

Although you can't actually pin all that on the Greatest. There were the old men of Versailles and Yalta who fucked the Greatest up the ass and demanded a kiss afterwards.

Blogger Rabbi B June 26, 2017 10:58 AM  

I don't disagree with any of this, but ...

Yes. Please stop right there. We don't care what comes after. We really don't.

Anonymous kfg June 26, 2017 10:59 AM  

"The only things that rivals them are the jewish and the catholic threads."

John Calvin was the greatest man who ever lived!

(ducks and covers)

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Deplorable Cents June 26, 2017 10:59 AM  

@80 Starbuck
I don't know which is worse.

Tell us more! Tell us more how you feel! We're all wanting MOAR BoomerFeelz!

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Deplorable Cents June 26, 2017 11:02 AM  

kfg

John Calvin was the greatest man who ever lived!


You were predestined to write that.

Blogger Phelps June 26, 2017 11:05 AM  

praetorian wrote:Ever-youthful Joanna Lumley

Ever-youthful AIDS Billrex


Jesus. Bill and Lumley look like Mrs. and Mrs. Cryptkeeper.

Blogger Ransom Smith June 26, 2017 11:06 AM  

The only things that rivals them are the jewish and the catholic threads.

I live for these things


Same. These threads make me feel like The Emperor from Return of the Jedi.

"Good goooooooddd. Give into your anger."

Helicopter rides for boomers.

Blogger Shimshon June 26, 2017 11:20 AM  


My father was born in 1938. He has told me more than once that while he knew he would (likely) not suffer any serious consequences of the world as it is now compared to the world he grew up in, he is saddened over what his progeny (and America) will almost certainly experience.

His father made a number of summer drives from Chicago to Los Angeles in the 1940s. He had a 16mm movie camera and recorded quite a bit of footage in living color. That was high end consumer equipment at the time. The images he captured are fascinating. Quite a change from eeking out existence not 10 years earlier.

His first grandchild, my oldest first cousin, tells me how he was a hard core Trotskyite in his youth and used to argue with my grandfather (whose family were tutors to the royal family and fled the Communists). What grief he caused! Then he had a change of heart and made a lot of money in the 1980s (he was VERY successful with infomercials). It doesn't get more boomer than that. My brother and I are the youngest of all the first cousins, and are definitely Gen X. But they all fit the boomer stereotype all too well, alas. Intellectually vapid and all financially successful to various degrees.

Anonymous I'm Not a Fascist. But My Sons Are. June 26, 2017 11:24 AM  

muh condo.

muh tribulus terrestris.

muh Just for Men Gel.

derp.

Anonymous BluePony June 26, 2017 11:26 AM  

Is this generation squabbling a predominately a Western or even White thing? I tried the googles, but the answer was magic-8 ball hazy, as the googles tend to be these days.

"Depending on how the timeline is defined I'm either a very late boomer, early x-er, or some kind of cursed snowflake in no-mans purgatory in between."

Same here. Purgatory isn't so bad. I go with "unaffiliated" and keep on fighting the progs, cucks and globalists.

Anonymous BBGKB June 26, 2017 11:26 AM  

Also, what's with Baby Boomers and sex (usually "lots of it")? There's hardly an article about them that doesn't mention their heightene

Even worse people are now paying tens of thousands of $$ doing botox on their bottoms. I bet Rabbi B wishes gay jews gave that much to charity http://www.towleroad.com/2017/06/anal-botox/

Can't wait until they have to appease the few remaining Boomer egos with a "Dead is the New Living" article

See your local commissar out by the ditch.

drugged-up model named Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous. It's actually a pretty biting satire on the sort of "consumerist bohemian" lifestyle that Boomers hold as their ideal

If it was satire than most of her fans didn't realize it.

Anonymous Athor Pel June 26, 2017 11:29 AM  

" 61. Blogger Joshua_D June 26, 2017 8:39 AM
...
I figure GenX will be the ones that decide to shut down, or burn down, the old folks homes."



I can see the geriatric GenX cyberpunk fiction now.

GenX retirement homes a prime recruitment grounds for politically motivated foot soldiers, soldiers for suicide missions. The recruiting organization provides just enough cyberware and gene therapy to get the geriatric functional for the last few years of their life. As part of the package they get a selective yield nano-bomb implanted inside their body, no easily detectable bomb vests for these folks, nope.

If the implanted person wills it the bomb goes off, if the vital signs cease while the bomb is armed the bomb goes off. Even if you shoot one he shreds the defenders.

Imagine a multiple suicide bomb assault on a hard target where each bomber enters immediately after the previous detonates. Each layer of security shredded by concussive blast and seared by plasma.

Why would the GenX old folks do it? Two reasons, it sounds like a helluva lot of fun and their kids get a large cash settlement.

Anonymous DaveInjustice June 26, 2017 11:34 AM  

"Dick Van Dyke has 20 years on them, is of a better generation than them (Silent) and put in the lifelong work (weightlifting and dancing) to keep it that way. Heck, he even has a Gen X wife.

Yet he doesn't appear in any of these "new youth" spin pieces. Weird, right?"

I notice that the Boomers obsession with staying youthful is limited to the superficial. They'll wear the right clothes, dye their hair, get the cosmetic surgeries, but they don't make the correlation between actually staying fit and looking more youthful the way other generations do...


"If you look real close at the pictures of these boomer stars like Cher, they look like they've been made up by a mortician. Check out pics of Sly Stallones legs sometime and see the big gnarly vericose veins he hides under a deep tan."

Cher looks like death warmed over yet nary a boomer will say she doesn't look hot.. bizarre. And Sly is just one of money celebs that only looks good from a very select set of angles. Also he's in the Who Needs Leg Day club.

@74 Postpone funeral for vacation plans.

It doesn't get more boomer than that...

@75 Lumley played a small part in The Wolf of Wall St, still looks ok for her age (late 60s at the time she was in the movie). But it's astounding they would use her, known for playing that character on abfab, an absolute sendup of boomers, as an example.

@80- more like if the older brother (boomer) DID end up going to the League, making millions THEN blowing is he knee out. Proceeds to waste all that money and start drinking heavily. Never thinks he really has to apply himself to anything else because it's all just come to him, forcing the younger brother (or kids) to bail him out of financial trouble for the rest of his life.

Anonymous Starbuck June 26, 2017 11:37 AM  

That's just it, Starbuck. Because you're a typically narcissistic Boomer, you can't understand that WE ARE NOT JEALOUS of you. We never have been. Not once.

We just want you to SHUT THE FUCK UP! For once. That's the main reason we want you all dead. We know death is the only way you morons will ever shut up about your moronic, destructive, degenerate generation. - VD


Sorry.. I didn't know it wasn't up for discussion.You call my generation morons. Well, you are correct there. But you keep bringing it up, dumbass.

I don't know if you read something into my comment that I didn't mean, or perhaps I am a narcissist to the extreme. I guess I would be the last to know wouldn't I. I guess I will just shut the fuck up about the whole thing. Because you made it clear you are not interested in my opinion.

So I guess You don't care. I don't longer care either.

Blogger dc.sunsets June 26, 2017 11:39 AM  

Based on your definition of boomer birth years, I barely qualify. Perhaps I identify more with the following generation.

I sure as he'll don't expect some sort of cushy retirement on some golf course. (I don't golf, either.) All I see ahead is struggle.

Anonymous Rocklea June 26, 2017 11:46 AM  

Starbuck, everytime I read your name I picture Katee Sackhoff, then you go and ruin it by writing something unStarbuck. It's Frak, not fuck.

Blogger VD June 26, 2017 11:46 AM  

But you keep bringing it up, dumbass.

Read the link, Boomer. I'm not bringing it up. Your generation is. Again and again and again.

Blogger Sheila4g June 26, 2017 11:47 AM  

What sucks is getting all the ads about old-age care or retirement investing or cruises in the mail. Since my husband notes he's going to have to work until he dies, and any extra $ goes to ammo or a modest quantity of supplies, retirement planning is out. As far as cruises go, why would I voluntarily pay to travel on a floating hotel with a bunch of old farts?

Anonymous I'm Not a Fascist. But My Sons Are. June 26, 2017 11:48 AM  

muh intimate familiarity with the varying consistencies of semen by the time I was 20.

muh lhasa apso.

muh weekly mani pedi... rawr ...

(high pitched) derp.

Anonymous Rocklea June 26, 2017 11:54 AM  

And Boomer is a fraking Cylon in your Universe, plotting the destruction of humanity!

Anonymous AlanP June 26, 2017 12:00 PM  

@105 kfg

Stealing the money

No, boomers gotta take responsibility for that one, although they received intellectual cover from libertarian scholastics of the greatest generation (looking at you, Friedman). It got really going around 1980.

http://www.newyorker.com/news/john-cassidy/pikettys-inequality-story-in-six-charts


Blogger Resident Moron™ June 26, 2017 12:11 PM  

I always was puzzled by the never ending angst about demographic waves, "aging populations", inter generation transfers, pension funding, and etc.

I could not understand why you would distort your entire economy to "fix" a problem (funding pensions for baby boomers) that is just about to fix itself (you retire, you fall and break your hip, you die).

VP taught me that there's no principles involved here, moral or economic; there's just an obscene scramble for the grey vote.

It's damned hard to tell the court intellectuals from the court jesters, so maniacal is this competition become.

Anonymous kfg June 26, 2017 12:12 PM  

"Stealing the money"

"It got really going around 1980."

You came along too late to know what money is. The last of the money was stolen by the LBJ crew in '65. In '64 you could walk into a bank with a one dollar bill and walk out with silver in your pocket.

The Fed had to at least bear that in mind when it ran the printing presses. Every bill was redeemable for silver coin on demand.

Today's melt value of a '64 dime is a buck twenty.

Today's melt value of a dime is $0.014, rounding up.

Anonymous Laz June 26, 2017 12:16 PM  

"Depending on how the timeline is defined I'm either a very late boomer, early x-er, or some kind of cursed snowflake in no-mans purgatory in between.' That would be the Dukes of Hazzard generation.

Blogger Shimshon June 26, 2017 12:18 PM  

Why are people complaining about ads? Cut the cord already.

Blogger Midnight Avenue J June 26, 2017 12:18 PM  

My Boomer FIL divorced his wife of 43 years and took up with an alcoholic younger than one of his daughters. He convinced my MIL to not get a lawyer. He took it all, the house, the cars, everything, and sold it. Bought a boat he never used, a truck, a GTO like he had in his youth, fishing vacations in the tropics.

Living the dream!

Now he asked his son, my husband, to sell the GTO and boat for him, because computers and the internet are beyond his ken. Ok. My husband helped him out. FIL took the money and bought a Corvette to impress his new girlfriend.

The grandkids only see him on his time. We get a text message on Sunday morning saying that he's planning to visit so we should be home for it.

I have my reasons for my distaste of at least one particular Boomer, but we know so many others like him. My husband has often said that if it wasn't for my parents, our kids wouldn't have grandparents. Truth. A sad, sad, truth.

They don't think of the experiences they're taking from their grandkids...their POSTERITY...weekends fishing with grandpa, learning home crafts from grandma, just having a good time with a sleepover and snacks without mom and dad looking. It's a natural part of life, of the cycle, but it's gone. Boomers (I'll qualify that most, not all) killed it.

Anonymous Starbuck June 26, 2017 12:19 PM  

Read the link, Boomer. I'm not bringing it up. Your generation is. Again and again and again. VD

Yes, I agree. It's pathetic, no? But I just have a difficult time dealing with the fact that the people you are railing against (I agree with you actually), you lump me in with them. But every time I look at them, I realize these people are almost the same age as my parents. My parents turn 75 this year. How I am part of that generation, I do not know. But I am. My generation.. 1958 to 1963 is not like the baby boomers. They are worse in many ways. These people you slam for being moronic, destructive and degenerate generation wasn't my generation. My generation was moronic, and degenerate. The destruction, well that was already set in motion. The people that are 70 to 60 screwed us where I work. They made all sorts of company policy on insurance, pensions to give them huge benefits that we pay for and we get seriously reduced benefits. Plus the millennials have very little benefits.

What you are saying is true. At first when I saw you writing about this I didn't agree with. But I actually looked into it. I came to agree with you. But damn, I didn't do it. No I didn't fix it either. But I don't have that kind of power or authority. I do not have that ability. I need to support my family just like everyone else.


As for my particular age group. Eeesh. Sexual degenerates. I think it was my age group that got the gays to be married. Seriously. You want to kill us. Please, kill us for that.

But I don't think I am narcissistic. But... alas, I could be wrong about that too.

Blogger Joshua_D June 26, 2017 12:21 PM  

dc.sunsets wrote:Based on your definition of boomer birth years, I barely qualify. Perhaps I identify more with the following generation.


The thing is, you're talking about how special and different you are, which makes you a ... wait for it ... A BOOMER!

Blogger rumpole5 June 26, 2017 12:22 PM  

I am 66. I just finished triming my banana tree grove on a ladder. Anyone who thinks that 70 is the new 40 needs his head examined, or is into incipient dementia and can't remember life at 40.

Blogger VD June 26, 2017 12:22 PM  

I just have a difficult time dealing with the fact that the people you are railing against (I agree with you actually), you lump me in with them.

That's because you are more like them than you realize. Do you EVER see a Gen Xer whining about being lumped in with Generation X?

No. Because none of us give a damn about our generational cohort or believe it makes us intrinsically special.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 26, 2017 12:23 PM  

From one of the article's profiles:
Former editor Jo Foley, 71, is a specialist travel and wellness writer. Divorced, she lives in London with her cat, Maud.
"How did I get here from there? To the life I live now — alone but not lonely, childless but surrounded by friends, some a third of my age — 71 on the outside, much less on the inside.

I’m still working and travelling and shouting at people in the street who annoy me."


She then goes on to talk about how much better her life was than her mother's. It's like a parody, except infinitely more pathetic. She's literally talking about how pointless and stupid her own life is, and comparing it to women who lived in a world of family and support.

Anonymous kfg June 26, 2017 12:23 PM  

"1958 to 1963 is not like the baby boomers."

Remember changing the flags, don't remember changing the flags. America is thought of as mutable and expanding, America is thought of as a fixed geographical Homeland.

Anonymous Starbuck June 26, 2017 12:24 PM  

Starbuck, everytime I read your name I picture Katee Sackhoff, then you go and ruin it by writing something unStarbuck. It's Frak, not fuck. - Rocklea

Sorry,.. But Starbuck is male in its nature. Buck is male. Why they made Starbuck a woman is beyond me. But the original Starbuck in Moby Dick was a man.

Is that a frakking good reply for ya?

Anonymous Starbuck June 26, 2017 12:26 PM  

She then goes on to talk about how much better her life was than her mother's. It's like a parody, except infinitely more pathetic. She's literally talking about how pointless and stupid her own life is, and comparing it to women who lived in a world of family and support. - Snidley

She is right, she didn't have her for a daughter...

Blogger Chiva June 26, 2017 12:30 PM  

"They may be doting grandparents, but they’re also going to music festivals"

Yep. Like the old farts I see going to Burning Man.

Blogger Student in Blue June 26, 2017 12:36 PM  

If a generalization doesn't fit you, then it doesn't. Exceptions do exist.

If you're very often worried about how things affect you and decide to opine publically about them, then you're probably preoccupied with how you appear to others.

It's really that simple, folks.

Anonymous Starbuck June 26, 2017 12:37 PM  

That's because you are more like them than you realize. Do you EVER see a Gen Xer whining about being lumped in with Generation X?

No. Because none of us give a damn about our generational cohort or believe it makes us intrinsically special. - VD


I am more like them then I realize. You could be right. I might not see it.

Do I see GenX whining about being GenX? No, they whine about boomers.

Boomers aren't special, in my opinion.

I am special though. To my parents, my siblings, my wife, my children. Just they are special to me. That is all anyone is "special".

Then there is "Pride" in my generation. I wonder if I have some of that. I don't know why I would.

Blogger S. Misanthrope June 26, 2017 12:39 PM  

Ah, another Vox Boomer thread! My day is made.

From the article, how can you possibly pick Bill Clinton over Donald Trump as an example of a "still young" 70 yo? Yeah yeah, liberal agenda, etc.

Took the old folks a bit longer to show up this time, but y'all do not disappoint. I literally lol'd at Sbux's brother comparison. Viewing a relationship between parent and child as one between a cool older sibling and a less cool younger one- now THAT is revealing.

Blogger praetorian June 26, 2017 12:51 PM  

bid up housing too the moon
johnny lennon, gone too soon
muh constitution, muh proposition
racial differences are superstition
summer work paid for school plus a jeep
miguel cuts my lawn super cheap

not all boomers are like that
some of my best friends are black
abdul is american as jack
and that's a fact
when the boomer comes around

Blogger Nationalist Flicka June 26, 2017 12:54 PM  



@61 **GenX will be the ones that decide to shut down, or burn down, the old folks hom**

Oh, I dunno. My son is 16 and it's a toss up who hates them more--me or him.

It'll probably be a race to see who gets there first.

Maybe I can just sell marshmallows.

Blogger Duke Norfolk June 26, 2017 12:58 PM  

kfg wrote:Today's melt value of a '64 dime is a buck twenty.

Today's melt value of a dime is $0.014, rounding up.


Bingo. The biggest and most overlooked heist in history. An amazing feat. And aided and abetted by the dupes in academia who sold their souls to give cover to the bankers and corrupt politicians.

Blogger Duke Norfolk June 26, 2017 1:01 PM  

Midnight Avenue J wrote:My Boomer FIL

Wow, that really is a pathetic SOB. The quintessential Boomer, indeed.

Blogger Elder Son June 26, 2017 1:03 PM  

LMAO. These people are so far out of reality from the older people I know, and have known. They have/had absolutely nothing in common with these people. Zilch.

Blogger Midnight Avenue J June 26, 2017 1:12 PM  

The dangerous part: you grow up saturated in it and never have any waking moments. You expect that it's natural for marriage to dissolve, for men and women to follow pleasure rather than commit to not just building but maintaining a foundation, for the immediate to equate with ultimate.

And, also, to assume it will always be this way. Hubris. Resting on laurels when work and duty still call. But you never trained up your subordinates to take over, you just assumed status quo would reign. Good on ya.

OpenID doktorjeep June 26, 2017 1:16 PM  

You don't see these "70 is the new 40" clowns saying that social security should now start at 95.

So tired of boomers. It's a good thing so many of them are in poor health thanks to their gluttony and sloth. Those that don't take the easy exit (spurred on by chronic pain from degenerative diseases brought on by degeneracy) will be too self-absorbed in their "epic fight against cancer/lupus/diabeetus" (as if the world cared).

Would be one of those times that maybe we should consider allowing legal assisted suicide.

Blogger Elder Son June 26, 2017 1:45 PM  

I do. I pity some of you. I grew up around Christian blue collar working people all my life. Steele workers, mechanics, machinists, ranchers, oil. None of which resembles anything some of you claim to have been bred into. All living the hard knocks of life. You all worry about the "pretty people", which of course, spans every generation. I suppose if you were raised by the "pretty people", it must have been a tough nut to overcome. But it's okay. Some of you have been, awakened. While others of your generation have carried on the tradition of the "pretty people". Your job, if you choose to accept, is to put a monkey wrench into the gears of the generational "pretty people". Get cracking. And remember, when all the boomers are dead, you still have those "pretty people" among you to deal with.

Blogger rumpole5 June 26, 2017 1:56 PM  

If you take vacations at all, reconsider the cruise thing. If you shop the repositionings and down seasons you can get a cruise for both of you, $100 to $150 a day. That includes room, food, and entertainment. From your description it sounds like you could use some cheap get away time.

Blogger Akulkis June 26, 2017 1:59 PM  

@78
"I'll bet a big reason Vox hates Boomers is his dealings with the effeminate Boomtards in the music business and their Beatles fixation, understandable"

I doubt it.

I was born in 1965. I developed an intense hate for boomers when I was 3 or 4 years old. These nitwits literally blocked Woodward Avenue (Michigan Highway #1, 4 lanes in both directions PLUS turn-around lanes PLUS a median) with a drug-fueled riot for 3 days at the corner of 13-Mile and Woodward


....over a little league baseball game.

Blogger Akulkis June 26, 2017 2:00 PM  

And that riot was just icing on the cake. I already despised them.

Blogger Dad29 June 26, 2017 2:03 PM  

not a generation of attention-craving buffoons.

....nor are most boomers. But "news" papers/mag-a-rags are happy to publish stupid crap for clicks AND to give the Clintons another full Monica

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents June 26, 2017 2:05 PM  

Boomers should definitely take as many cruises as possible. No worries about those 3rd world employees who handle your food. Embrace the full Norwalk virus experience!

Anonymous pils@ou57.co.uk June 26, 2017 2:09 PM  

The left hate me coz I is (sic) not black and am male.

Now the rest hate me coz I was born at the wrong time.

You hate me, any music from my era (when I was a child?!?), but I can assure you I dindu nuffink until I was allowed my first election in the UK until 1983. No interweb then.

"Of course not. Because we're not a generation of attention-craving buffoons.". Maybe I'm missing something but gone into irony overload over this and have to say "Cura te ipsum".

I am beginning to realise that the real problem is not left or right, but the self-obsessed, navel-gazing middle classes and their abolition may finally be the saving grace of Western Civilization.

I had hope for you lot, but JFC on a bike with knobs on and extreme malice aforethought. Perhaps the only way to salvation is left to the likes of Corbyn and Sanders to ruin it big time.

Humanity will prevail, but many will die.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 26, 2017 2:29 PM  

rumpole5 wrote:If you take vacations at all, reconsider the cruise thing.
"Of course you can afford $150 a day to sit on your ass in a floating hotel. It's cheap!"
I spend downtime with my family.

Blogger GracieLou June 26, 2017 2:32 PM  

I'm willing to modify my position somewhat and allow some blame to fall on Silents. My mother, a Silent, could certainly talk the talk, but here's the thing, she couldn't really walk the walk at least not to the extent she surely would have, had she been a Boomer. And I think it's because she came from the last generation to believe in Hell. Really believe in Hell.

Even my husband, atypical Boomer that he is, has a tendency to believe God is surely just as indulgent as his parents were.

Blogger S. Misanthrope June 26, 2017 2:33 PM  

My Boomer father is preparing for his third marriage. It will be his second time marrying a third-world woman who is my age. They don't speak the same language and what they're planning barely even counts as an on-paper marriage. I should call it what it is, I suppose: legal prostitution.

In trying to understand and help my father, one thing is abundantly clear: the Silent Generation were unbelievably shitty parents. Maybe it's less obvious to Gens X and Y, because Silents seem to be good grandparents, but that almost makes it worse for their kids.

The reason Mad Men is so popular is due to this Silent-Boomer communication gap. The show is basically an attempt by Boomers to understand their parents, who lived lives incredibly disconnected from their children. In their heart-of-hearts, Boomers are desperate to understand why their parents abandoned them, and the answer they imagine (correct as far as I can tell) involves sex, glamour, and more sex. One of the Greatest Generation stand-in characters even comments on it explicitly: "What kind of mother has children who are terrified of her?"

In a way, Boomers are just doing what their parents did, only more consistently and so narcissistically that they're incapable of even accurately observing the results.

Blogger Ben Cohen June 26, 2017 3:28 PM  

We changed the world, man!!!! You ever listen to stairway to heaven backwards, man?!

Anonymous BBGKB June 26, 2017 4:06 PM  

reconsider the cruise thing. If you shop the repositionings and down seasons you can get a cruise for both of you, $100 to $150 a day. That includes room, food, and entertainment

Cruise prices go really low when one crashes or has an outbreak of legionnaires or diseases spread by 3rd worlders not washing hands after they do #2.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/a-doctor-explains-why-cruise-ships-should-be-banned

Blogger Nationalist Flicka June 26, 2017 4:07 PM  

**It will be his second time marrying a third-world woman who is my age.**

This is why god created penile erectile dysfunction

Ofcourse, now there is Cialis so there is nothing to save men from themselves.

One time I was vacationing in Thailand. It was epidemic with 60+ year old, fat, white men with young, petite Thai women and their hapa offspring. I mean, you couldn't throw a nickle without hitting one of them.

I was in Tesco Lotus and one such couple was looking at television stands. She was exuberant over the purchase and her new found "wealth".

I will never forget the look in his eyes. Like, "I have no energy for this, I did this 40 years ago and can't believe I have done it to myself again"

I wanted to say, 'Hope it was worth it, you lecherous and decrepit old fart"

Blogger D. Bay June 26, 2017 4:34 PM  

Them broads give me a boner!!

Seriously, they ain't half bad for 70 year old broads. Just f*cky though, no sucky. Box might taste like dust. Bada-bing!!

Ahem! In all real seriousness though... they look alright for their advanced age. The dude looks the worst of the lot. People are living a lot longer now so... good news, I guess. I'm hoping later in this century the average human will live to be 200 instead of 80 to a 100 as they do now.

Blogger Tatooine Sharpshooters' Club June 26, 2017 4:37 PM  

If I’d been born a generation later, I wouldn’t have married five times. I’d simply have had relationships.

We learned self-sufficiency, resourcefulness, confidence and a dollop of selfishness — our own homes, our own friends and plans.


Graceful old age indeed. This level of self-absorption usually collapses into a black hole.

Fortunately, the top rated comment shows nobody else is buying the boomers aging agitprop:

"A free University education, cheap housing, final salary pension & an iron curtain holding back millions of competitors for their jobs didn't hurt either."

Blogger The Aardvark June 26, 2017 4:55 PM  

@116
"I can see the geriatric GenX cyberpunk fiction now."

Roujin Z.

Blogger The Aardvark June 26, 2017 4:59 PM  

All this said, sci-fi swears are frakking stupid.

Blogger rumpole5 June 26, 2017 5:09 PM  

Chicago and Detroit?

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 26, 2017 5:23 PM  

"We are no longer accepting comments on this article."

Blogger DeploraBard June 26, 2017 5:24 PM  

165) It will just be called geriatriX when we get old enough

Anonymous dr kill June 26, 2017 5:44 PM  

I know I'm an outlier, but my bride looks as good to me now as she did in 1978. I'm sorry for the rest of you. Don't ask me why, or how or why not you, but sometimes the 'love at first sight' thing is true, and I'm glad it was me. I've only ever banged one broad in my entire life, and damn, I'm glad about that.
Dude, it does happen, and I'm glad it was me. Y'all are out of luck.

Blogger rumpole5 June 26, 2017 5:49 PM  

You are soooo virtuous. Well things change. We are in the hiatus between the death of parents, mine passed away in their own home with us at their bedside, after years of us managing things so that they could stay at home, and the production of grandkids. Our outside work life once also revolved around our boy, Friday nights at the school games, skating every Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon at music events, weeknights to practice or the YMCA, Church on Sunday. Well, he's out to the young adult life that involves time with his contemporaries. So, for now, yeah, cruises and anything else we weren't able to do before. Work and family were good and I'm sure that they will be again when the grandkids arrive.

Anonymous dr kill June 26, 2017 5:56 PM  

And I'm a hardened Atheist. Cynical about every thing. Except my bride. God bless her and those like her.

Blogger rumpole5 June 26, 2017 6:02 PM  

I bring disinfectant wipes and go over anything we might touch in the cabin just as we arrive. Some. lines seem better than others. On Norwegian the crew is ususally insistent on spraying your hands before you enter any eatery. The staff at the "trough" cafeteria eateries do a lot of food prep in full view. They are very carefull to wear gloves and follow sanitary procedures. However, it is a risk. It is a large number of people in a small space. -- just like most travel is. I don't think that it is much worse than rebreathing the air on a plane for 12 hours.

Blogger Salt June 26, 2017 6:09 PM  

S. Misanthrope wrote:The reason Mad Men is so popular is due to this Silent-Boomer communication gap. The show is basically an attempt by Boomers to understand their parents, who lived lives incredibly disconnected from their children.

There is truth in that.

Anonymous Tipsy June 26, 2017 6:50 PM  

Cail Corishev wrote:Don't underestimates cryogenics, or the chance that someone will find a way to turn off aging

Yes, we're lucky no one's figured out how to cheat death indefinitely yet. If any generation would refuse to die naturally, parasitically sucking the life out of everything around them for centuries until they were sitting alone on a dead planet like something out of a dystopian horror story, it's the Boomers.


Boomers should read up on Tithonus.

Blogger Michael Maier June 26, 2017 7:22 PM  

dr kill wrote:And I'm a hardened Atheist. Cynical about every thing. Except my bride. God bless her and those like her.

"Atheist" (CAPITALIZED no less!) and "God bless her".

Do you specialize in Retard or is it a natural talent?

Blogger James Dixon June 26, 2017 7:37 PM  

> I was born in 1960. Am I a boomer?

The Boomers swear you are. My crystal ball says "insufficient data for meaningful answer". Of course, the Boomers claiming everyone from 46-64 (many of whom are demonstrably not Boomers) is one more reason to hate them.

> Based on your definition of boomer birth years, I barely qualify. Perhaps I identify more with the following generation.

Lots of late boomers do. Not enough to influence the effect though.

> As far as cruises go, why would I voluntarily pay to travel on a floating hotel with a bunch of old farts?

Mostly because they're also casinos, so you can further waste the money that should be going to your kids. This may not apply to you, of course.

> Yes, I agree. It's pathetic, no? But I just have a difficult time dealing with the fact that the people you are railing against (I agree with you actually), you lump me in with them.

We're not the ones defining the Boomer generation Starbuck. The Boomers are. Take it up with them.

> My generation.. 1958 to 1963 is not like the baby boomers.

Many aren't no. I also was born in 58. But individuals don't affect the cumulative decisions of millions of others. Vox is writing about the Boomer generation, not you (or me) specifically. The micro is not the macro, and vice versa.

Anonymous Harsh June 26, 2017 7:58 PM  

I give GenX about 5 more years before we just get fed up and start burying those boomer f**ks whether they want to be or not...

Blogger James Dixon June 26, 2017 8:07 PM  

You know the most "only a boomer" thing about this article. It starts out with a "math is hard" moment.

> This is a year of big birthdays, for, believe it or not, 2017 is when the baby boomer turns 70.

The Boomers claim to start in 1946, not 1947. The oldest boomers turn 71 this year, not 70.

Blogger BunE22 June 26, 2017 9:38 PM  

Meh, it's advertising and they're going to target the largest population. There are plenty of gullible people in every age category.

Do Bill Clinton and Cher still impress people? Don't know who Lumley is and don't care.

Blogger Sheila4g June 26, 2017 9:49 PM  

@162 Nationalist Flicka: "I wanted to say, 'Hope it was worth it, you lecherous and decrepit old fart"

The eternal lure of the LBFM. I see it often, in the gym and the grocery store here in Texas.

Blogger Were-Puppy June 26, 2017 10:31 PM  

Wait until the liver spotted boomers are telling us 80 is the new 50

Blogger Were-Puppy June 26, 2017 10:39 PM  

@29 Michael
I am a member of the boomergeneration.
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Someone has been watching too many of those commercials where some old geezer takes off his shirt and all of a sudden all the 20 year olds are fawning all over him.

I always think of that old geezer as a pedo.

Blogger Were-Puppy June 26, 2017 10:45 PM  

@58 Scott Birch

It's going to be Gen X who really suffer at the hands of 3rd-world nurses and youth looking at them like they're boomers.
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F that. I'm just going to take whatever scalps I've collected and go die in the woods somewhere when the time is near.

Blogger Were-Puppy June 26, 2017 10:53 PM  

@78 Mr.MantraMan

Beatles fixation
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The most annoying boomer fixation

Blogger Were-Puppy June 26, 2017 11:01 PM  

@110 Phelps
praetorian wrote:
Ever-youthful Joanna Lumley

Ever-youthful AIDS Billrex


Jesus. Bill and Lumley look like Mrs. and Mrs. Cryptkeeper.
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Slick Willie has that AIDS tater head on a stick look

Blogger Were-Puppy June 26, 2017 11:20 PM  

@159 S. Misanthrope

one thing is abundantly clear: the Silent Generation were unbelievably shitty parents.
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I got a Silent gen aunt. Her kids hate her so much because muh feminism that they don't even talk to her 80 yr old azz.

Blogger Were-Puppy June 26, 2017 11:29 PM  

@178 Harsh
I give GenX about 5 more years before we just get fed up and start burying those boomer f**ks whether they want to be or not...
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I'm sure the rest of Gen X will turn a blind eye to any such mysterious happenings.

Blogger Were-Puppy June 26, 2017 11:30 PM  

@179 James Dixon
The Boomers claim to start in 1946, not 1947. The oldest boomers turn 71 this year, not 70.
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So, 71 is the new 70 which is the new 40.
Math is hard !

Blogger justaguy June 27, 2017 1:51 PM  

This Boomer envy expressed as mild insults is getting old. Boomers were by and large successful, hard-working but totally done in by the leftist deep state that has been growing for over 100 years. The younger generations have their own "Cold War" to win-- that for freedom from the leftist state-- so stop railing against us old folks and go win your own battles. We paid the taxes, won the Cold War, but were caught by the traps left by the "Greatest Generation" that spent all the money on themselves (Boomers are just getting to Medicare and Social Security). However we have broad shoulders, we've done everything else so far-- We just hope you will finally man -up like we did.

BTW, look at the Boomer voting pattern-- the white older population is overwhelming conservative-- we are just outvoted.

Anonymous Flavia June 27, 2017 4:35 PM  

What's wrong with 70 year olds looking and acting like 70 year olds? We used to expect people to grow old with grace. It was called dignity.

What a generation of perverts. They kicked away all of the moral restraints on sex and exposed the abyss waiting underneath. Then they shrugged and walked away expecting gen x to deal with it.

Anonymous Clouseau June 27, 2017 6:30 PM  

I am, by accident of birth, a trailing-edge boomer, but I don't think of that as part of my identity. The sappy MSM pieces about boomers are just clickbait to get boomer eyeballs on ads.

Blogger S. Misanthrope June 27, 2017 6:59 PM  

@187 Good for your feminist aunt's children. It's the least she deserves for her role in that toxic ideology.

@192 But the point is: these clickbait pieces on Boomers *work* to get Boomer clicks, unlike the endless articles on Millennials, which are not read by Millennials at all. Narcissism defined.

Anonymous c matt June 28, 2017 10:29 AM  

Beating on Boomers never gets old.

Anonymous c matt June 28, 2017 10:43 AM  

"Fitter and Healthier" ... wow, just wow.

If they are fitter and healthier now, imagine what crap shape they were in back then.

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