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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Gotta love millennials

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Anonymous fop June 16, 2016 11:36 AM  

Love it!

Anonymous rubbermallet June 16, 2016 11:36 AM  

I blame baby boomers in part for the way millenials are. Their parenting style just make a shit ton of turds.

Blogger Escoffier June 16, 2016 11:40 AM  

Heh

Anonymous Broken Arrow June 16, 2016 11:41 AM  

Millennials were dealt a bad hand, but unlike previous generations they were also not dealt with the skills to handle it. So yes, Millennials you actually did get screwed twice by your parents, but now what are you going to do?

Blogger David The Good June 16, 2016 11:44 AM  

Very good.

Anonymous andon June 16, 2016 11:45 AM  

I was expecting to laugh at him but the surprise was on me. guy has some talent.

Blogger praetorian June 16, 2016 11:49 AM  

Boomers to the left of me, Millennials to the right...

stuck here in Gen X with you

Anonymous Orville June 16, 2016 11:59 AM  

Funny and too true, though my millennial is not like that.

Blogger Nick S June 16, 2016 12:05 PM  

That was fantastic. Dude's got talent. @7: NAMALT...Ha!

Anonymous BGKB June 16, 2016 12:06 PM  

Spitting BLM faggot trying to take TRIGGLYPUFF's crown.
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/06/16/moonbats-vs-young-trump-supporters-video/

Blogger Happy Housewife June 16, 2016 12:14 PM  

It seems the whole doomsday prepper crowd is made up of Gen X. Folks who concentrate on preparing for the worst, and protecting their own. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but there's no pulling together or community. Millennials, on the other hand, are obsessed with things like essential oils, organic food and community gardens, holistic/alternative medicine, and The Walking Dead. It's almost like they're instinctively preparing for a crisis. As one between Gen X and Millennials, I'm confident all they really need is a good crisis; refined by fire and all that. The selfie princesses and man buns would fall by the wayside quick enough.

Anonymous Takin' a Look June 16, 2016 12:15 PM  

Very funny, the punchline at the end makes you cringe while laughing.

Blogger pdwalker June 16, 2016 12:28 PM  

Very good. Very very good.

Anonymous RS June 16, 2016 12:29 PM  

Right, all those Greatest and Boomer generation really did a bang-up job

Funny video though

Blogger Ben Cohen June 16, 2016 12:30 PM  

Woodstock man! We changed the world!!

OpenID boardroomal June 16, 2016 12:37 PM  

Millennials grew up with South Park didn't they?......they can "Suck my Balls"

Blogger RobertT June 16, 2016 12:50 PM  

Sadly, it all started with baby boomers. Probably America's worst.

Civil Rights, Vietnam War, Sexual
Revolution, Cold War/Russia,
Space Travel

Highest divorce rate and 2nd
marriages in history.

Post War Babies who grew up to
be radicals of the 70’s and yuppies
of the 80’s.

“The American Dream” was
promised to them as children and
they pursue it. As a result they are
seen as being greedy, materialistic
and ambitious.

Blogger RobertT June 16, 2016 12:51 PM  

Sadly, it all started with baby boomers. Probably America's worst.

Civil Rights, Vietnam War, Sexual
Revolution, Cold War/Russia,
Space Travel

Highest divorce rate and 2nd
marriages in history.

Post War Babies who grew up to
be radicals of the 70’s and yuppies
of the 80’s.

“The American Dream” was
promised to them as children and
they pursue it. As a result they are
seen as being greedy, materialistic
and ambitious.

Blogger Elder Son June 16, 2016 12:52 PM  

Behold the acid trip that is this Japanese @realDonaldTrump Ad

https://twitter.com/INTHENOWRT/status/743482026385244160

Blogger RobertT June 16, 2016 12:53 PM  

Single word ... entitled

Blogger Elder Son June 16, 2016 12:55 PM  

Bob Marley.

Anonymous J. J. June 16, 2016 12:55 PM  

I never really understood why people think millennials are more "relational" and "community-oriented". Their social lives are all virtual and phony, i.e. online. In the hick town I grew up in, you had to be relational with someone old enough to buy beer, and then when they did, you and a group of people found an obscure spot to meet in the woods where you could drink it in peace. You had to be able to enjoy standing around for hours, sometimes in the dark and cold, shooting the breeze with other people. These kids nowadays would die without a phone to bury their head in every 3 minutes to escape the drudgery of the conversation, whereas we enjoyed actually talking to other human beings. Even if they do that nowadays, I bet it's with a beer in one hand and Snapchat in the other.

Anonymous andon June 16, 2016 12:58 PM  

10. Blogger Happy Housewife June 16, 2016 12:14 PM
It seems the whole doomsday prepper crowd is made up of Gen X. Folks who concentrate on preparing for the worst, and protecting their own. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but there's no pulling together or community. Millennials, on the other hand, are obsessed with things like essential oils, organic food and community gardens, holistic/alternative medicine...


hmm, I like all that stuff (except community gardens)and I was born in the mid 60's

OpenID denektenorsk June 16, 2016 1:06 PM  

From the comments: "I think of this song every time I have butt sex with a guy with a man bun. Does that make me gay?"

I'm going to go with... yes.

Seriously though... who f#$ked these kids up in the first place? The generation who gave them the participation awards. Nothing a little hardship and working for your own food won't sort out soon enough.

Blogger Matthew June 16, 2016 1:13 PM  

Public school teachers are also to blame.

Blogger Stilicho June 16, 2016 1:16 PM  

Hilarious!

Anonymous Pax_Romana June 16, 2016 1:23 PM  

The Greatest coddled the Boomers, the Boomers consumed the resources, Gen X tried to get the crumbs left over, and the Millennials sank into nihilism and narcissism when they saw what remained.

That said, I laughed at the video; saw no need to find a safe space.

Blogger Bullitt315 June 16, 2016 1:36 PM  

I never really understood why people think millennials are more "relational" and "community-oriented". Their social lives are all virtual and phony, i.e. online. In the hick town I grew up in, you had to be relational with someone old enough to buy beer, and then when they did, you and a group of people found an obscure spot to meet in the woods where you could drink it in peace.

Would you rather drink with your HS buddies or hand out with the dread ilk? You realize you're posting a virtual community right?

Blogger Cail Corishev June 16, 2016 1:40 PM  

I never really understood why people think millennials are more "relational" and "community-oriented".

One top-of-the-head guess: Because they're the first generation to be hauled to organized group activities by their parents at all times, so they don't function well without the group. To older people, social media does look superficial, but it's still social activity; and as you point out, they can't function long without that constant contact with the peer group.

I wouldn't extrapolate from that and assume that they'll build communities on their own, though. They'll probably still need someone to build better communities, since they've never had to create their own, but maybe once built they'll move in and use them.

Also, X-ers have more loners, so that makes Millennials look more sociable by comparison.

Anonymous St. Cecilia June 16, 2016 1:43 PM  

I had a quintessential millennial interaction the other day with the checker at TJ's. She was about 22, mixed race white/asian, reasonably clean-looking, i.e. no piercings or weird hair. But she addressed me as "dude." I'm 59. I calmly told her how disrespectful that is, and she gave me that extended stare that's a combination of "you're the weirdest alien I ever encountered," and, "how dare you tell me I've done something wrong!" I really wish how I could communicate to Muslims that there's a class of deserving targets whose elimination word make life better for everyone.

Anonymous RS June 16, 2016 1:48 PM  

I just read a quintessential boomer interaction where some whiny middle aged dude gets mad at a young person for using the word "dude"

#triggered

Blogger SS June 16, 2016 1:50 PM  

@18 Try this

Blogger Bard June 16, 2016 2:02 PM  

Essential oils. That was funny.

Blogger Bard June 16, 2016 2:03 PM  

Essential oils. That was funny.

Blogger praetorian June 16, 2016 2:13 PM  

OT: JAPAN YES, I MEAN NO, I MEAN YES

Blogger praetorian June 16, 2016 2:13 PM  

Dammit, SS beat me.

It's always the SS.

Anonymous ticticboom June 16, 2016 2:17 PM  

God help us, I mean, them...

Anonymous Pax_Romana June 16, 2016 2:20 PM  

Good Lord, SS, Japan out-Japanned themselves!

Blogger S1AL June 16, 2016 2:22 PM  

"I really wish how I could communicate to Muslims that there's a class of deserving targets whose elimination word make life better for everyone."

How could someone *possibly* not respect a person like you? It boggles the mind.

Blogger OGRE June 16, 2016 2:23 PM  

Clever song. but that guy has an impressive voice. He phrases a lot like Aaron Neville...sans the angelic falsetto. Its that Gulf Coast swamp voice reminiscent of Sam Cooke.

Blogger OGRE June 16, 2016 2:24 PM  

Clever song. but that guy has an impressive voice. He phrases a lot like Aaron Neville...sans the angelic falsetto. Its that Gulf Coast swamp voice reminiscent of Sam Cooke.

Blogger SS June 16, 2016 2:25 PM  

@35 Trumpenfuehrer has to rely on someone

Blogger RobertDWood June 16, 2016 2:32 PM  

As a 26 year old man, I would give tou a similar stare. At no point in my life has dude been considered even vaguely offensive.

Blogger RobertDWood June 16, 2016 2:32 PM  

As a 26 year old man, I would give tou a similar stare. At no point in my life has dude been considered even vaguely offensive.

Anonymous SciVo June 16, 2016 2:36 PM  

Bringing the "-éd" back!

Anonymous BGKB June 16, 2016 2:36 PM  

"I think of this song every time I have butt sex with a guy with a man bun. Does that make me gay?"

It makes you a gay with low standards, take him to the hair salon.

Millennials grew up with South Park didn't they?......they can "Suck my Balls"

It turns out that's a thing with them.

Trumpenfuehrer has to rely on someone I thought it was pro TRUMP until he destroyed the world at the end.

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents June 16, 2016 2:36 PM  

But she addressed me as "dude." I'm 59

Dude. It's not all about you. Get over yourself.

Blogger LP9 Solidified in Gold! Rin Integra June 16, 2016 2:36 PM  

Super cute! And sad but True to the point I'm bereft!

Yep, I was given returned the kindness via my holiday gift bags from a few years ago, all those essential oils for mil'lens, my house still smells like lavender, lemongrass and tea tree oil. So I go along with their diets, anime, um oils and this matter of taking a picture of everything. I just use compassion.

I was mentioning in emails and comments I dont know what is worse, mil'lens via social autism (they dont speak unless its emoting), baby boomers, SJW and also SJWorriers. Really, I just want to be alone at this point.

Gen x, our secret language is...cursive handwriting, they will never decipher it! Cursive HW'ing was removed from the liberal dumbed down moron public schools.

Mil'lens are ok or so I'll...pray!

Blogger The Deuce June 16, 2016 2:37 PM  

Millennials are basically in the mold of the Boomers, with the self-involvement, narcissism, and infantilism cranked up to 11.

Blogger LP9 Solidified in Gold! Rin Integra June 16, 2016 2:37 PM  

47, It could have been Dude-Bro!

Blogger LP9 Solidified in Gold! Rin Integra June 16, 2016 2:38 PM  

49 its going to be severe social dominance games worse than boomers including blind narcissism.

Blogger praetorian June 16, 2016 2:43 PM  

I thought it was pro TRUMP until he destroyed the world at the end.

How is this video not pro-TRUMP?

He's destroying the globe. Globe. Globalism. Globalists. He's destroying the globalists. The )))globalists(((, man.

At the same time he's calling out sphere-cucks (who need to be purged) and dog-whistling the coming honorary aryan Japanese/PNW HAPA/White ethnostate anime-porn alliance.

How is this video not pro-TRUMP?

Blogger Marie June 16, 2016 2:46 PM  

@ 43

I got chewed out when I was 16 for calling an older woman ma'am. As in "Here you go, Ma'am. Have a nice day."

You just can't please these people.

Based on how I see the boomers talk to wait staff, store clerks and other employees I don't think they are going to fare well in nursing homes.

The video was great! I got a friend who loves essential oils, I'll have to pass it along.

Blogger mushroom June 16, 2016 2:48 PM  

RobertT wrote:Sadly, it all started with baby boomers. Probably America's worst.

Civil Rights, Vietnam War, Sexual

Revolution, Cold War/Russia,

Space Travel

Highest divorce rate and 2nd

marriages in history.

Post War Babies who grew up to

be radicals of the 70’s and yuppies

of the 80’s.

“The American Dream” was

promised to them as children and

they pursue it. As a result they are

seen as being greedy, materialistic

and ambitious.


Sure. It was the "Greatest Generation" that bought into FDR, JFK, and LBJ. As a boomer, I cast my first presidential vote for Nixon just after I turned 18 in '72, just after the voting age changed. The oldest boomers had to be 21, so none would have helped elect a president until '68. My cohort fought in Vietnam. We didn't start it.

Blogger mushroom June 16, 2016 2:49 PM  

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Blogger Reed Schrichte June 16, 2016 3:18 PM  

Gotta love Repubs though, shipping tons of jobs off to China & Mexico, bringing in Indians to do the rest, then laying endless trips on Americans because they have no job. Just freakin' classic!

Blogger Bard June 16, 2016 3:34 PM  

I received a general letter of reprimand for asking one of my soldiers if he was the "dude married to another dude". Apparently, the word dude is not to be used. I was a teen in the 80's, I still can't help it.

Blogger Bard June 16, 2016 3:35 PM  

His other videos are pretty funny as well.

Anonymous Ronnie June 16, 2016 4:41 PM  

The "boomers" had the world given to them on a silver platter and they managed to ruin it.

Blogger Were-Puppy June 16, 2016 4:49 PM  

@10 BGKB

Spitting BLM faggot trying to take TRIGGLYPUFF's crown.
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/06/16/moonbats-vs-young-trump-supporters-video/
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This is a classic - he's not like TrigglyPuff though.

The young black kid is kicking that old black guys ass with logic :P

You can see the exasperation on his face after a while when he realizes he is arguing with an idiot who can't understand him.

"A young black man in Chicago got killed 16 times by the Poe-Leese!"

Blogger Unknown June 16, 2016 4:52 PM  

Just out of curiosity... who are you folks going to blame for everything you don't like once all the Boomers are dead?

Blogger S1AL June 16, 2016 4:57 PM  

"Just out of curiosity... who are you folks going to blame for everything you don't like once all the Boomers are dead?"

The Boomers. The only difference will be that we won't have to listen you whine about it.

Blogger Were-Puppy June 16, 2016 5:01 PM  

@48 LP9 Solidified in Gold! Rin Integra

Gen x, our secret language is...cursive handwriting, they will never decipher it! Cursive HW'ing was removed from the liberal dumbed down moron public schools.
---

You're right about that :P

I've always printed but can whip out cursive in a heartbeat. They made us learn it.

But word of warning, my boomer aunt writes checks in cursive. So the secret language is available to boomers, not that they understand what we young'uns are talking about.

Blogger Were-Puppy June 16, 2016 5:04 PM  

@61 Unknown
Just out of curiosity... who are you folks going to blame for everything you don't like once all the Boomers are dead?
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Gen Xers are experts at complaining, no doubt about that :P

Blogger Were-Puppy June 16, 2016 5:05 PM  

Does anyone know if there is a cutoff date for Millenials?

And on to the next bunch, whatever their names will be?

Anonymous Millenium June 16, 2016 5:09 PM  

@30: Typical Xer, too busy whining about someone using a word you don't like instead of focusing on the fact your country is being invaded and your great grandkids will be paying off your debt.

Us Millenials are the ones who are going to be left to fix up the mess you've ignored.

Blogger Bob Loblaw June 16, 2016 5:14 PM  

Sure. It was the "Greatest Generation" that bought into FDR, JFK, and LBJ. As a boomer, I cast my first presidential vote for Nixon just after I turned 18 in '72, just after the voting age changed. The oldest boomers had to be 21, so none would have helped elect a president until '68. My cohort fought in Vietnam. We didn't start it.

I loves me some boomer bashing as much as the next guy, but boomers catch a lot of crap for things they couldn't have been responsible for. I think people take an overly rose-tinted view of the WW II generation, and you can't absolve one generation of the bad stuff without finding another generation to blame.

Blogger Bob Loblaw June 16, 2016 5:17 PM  

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Blogger Marie June 16, 2016 5:42 PM  

"Us Millenials are the ones who are going to be left to fix up the mess you've ignored."

Yep!

Gen-X, is at least helpful. They are a pessimistic lot but they'll talk to us. They'll say "Well, if you wanted to fix that you should do x, y, and z. But it isn't going to work. If it does work, this other thing will go wrong. If that doesn't happen, well, we are all going to die anyways so what's the point."

They are a surprisingly cheerful and funny group for believing every path leads to doom.

But if you ignore that, they tend to have good ideas.

Blogger Dave June 16, 2016 6:11 PM  

@66 Typical Millennial opening mouth inserting foot. @30 said he was 59 years old. Dude, he's a boomer.

Anonymous Sam the Man June 16, 2016 6:20 PM  

I have never quite believed the stories about each generation. I served under a Warrant officer who was a Vietnam vet, classic Baby Boomer, one of the folks I respect most in life. Guy after coming back in 1970 spend something like 20,000 hours in volunteer time at VA hospitals in 40 some years (unpaid). great guy.

Not all baby boomers were bad or at Woodstock. Heck the last batch from between 1963 and 1964 did not reach maturity until the early 1980s, a period when I recall a real shift to conservative policies.

Seen lots of Gen-Xers who are hard working great folks. Seen a lot of were wieners. Again I do not see the connection with generation and attitude. I do see a connection with political and religious orientation.

lastly Millennials: I may live in a non standard region but I do not see a bunch of millennial losers. What I see is realist kids growing up in a time without a lot of opportunity do the best they can. I feel sorry for the world they have been handed and the fact they have to deal with a world that lies to them at every turn.

Blogger Jon M June 16, 2016 6:40 PM  

@71: Sam the NAXALT Man, here to help you understand that Not All Of Them Are Like That. He will be here all day, folks!

Thank you for your contribution, Sam.

Blogger praetorian June 16, 2016 7:00 PM  

Listen, listen.

Us X'rs and you Millennials... we aren't that different. We have the same interests: anime porn, dank memes, glitch-step and making america great again. We can work together, here.

All you need to do is follow our lead and together we can destroy the boomer menace, put an end to this pointless war and rule the world as older and younger bruhs.

Anonymous A.B. Prosper June 16, 2016 7:13 PM  

Millennials aren't all that bad. I play Dungeons and Dragons with a clump of them in their mid 20's , Most have shit for career prospects but that's a "we have too many Mexicans around here and a bad economy problem" more than a work ethic one

heck I've hired the guys to work with me and had very few problems with the quality of work


Most are pretty sane though they do have piss poor social skills and crippling social anxiety, more than Gen X and older gamers I've played with

. At least one of the guys in my group, pretty liberal in some ways even had the good sense and intuition to keep a toxic female SJW far way from the group all on his own initiative.

Blogger Scott Birch June 16, 2016 8:08 PM  

Millennials act as though traumatized because they are. This is because reality conflicts with the crap they've been taught in hundreds of little ways every day. This is where their concern with microaggressions comes from. But a sense of entitlement can make people strong in times of real adversity.

If you look at Lebanese, for example, who have been fucked by the fickle finger of fate over more than a century, you see a strong superiority complex, a touchy pride and a refusal to think that they deserve anything but the best. They are a resilient people. I think that after an agonising adjustment period, millennials will do ok when real trouble comes.

Blogger Aeoli Pera June 16, 2016 8:38 PM  

Broken Arrow wrote:Millennials were dealt a bad hand, but unlike previous generations they were also not dealt with the skills to handle it. So yes, Millennials you actually did get screwed twice by your parents, but now what are you going to do?

Well, we'll finally enter the job force around 2030 when Boomers start dying, with zero experience, skills, knowledge, or ability to cope with the pressure.

I'll let you work out the rest.

Blogger Aeoli Pera June 16, 2016 8:41 PM  

I'd be less concerned about a Millenial being president than 50 million Millenials being handed half the world's capital with no experience of managing money or means of production.

Anonymous Headcannon June 16, 2016 8:41 PM  

@53 "Based on how I see the boomers talk to wait staff, store clerks and other employees I don't think they are going to fare well in nursing homes."

Considering how fast they dumped their own parents into them, anything they get in there is going to be well-deserved.

Blogger Aeoli Pera June 16, 2016 8:46 PM  

Were-Puppy wrote:Does anyone know if there is a cutoff date for Millenials?

And on to the next bunch, whatever their names will be?


Generation Z. I think this was meant to be ironic.

Also, they are a terrifying bunch. Imagine an entire generation that grew up attention whoring on their YouTube channels and you'll have a glimpse.

Blogger Aeoli Pera June 16, 2016 8:57 PM  

The essential problem with Millenials is infantilism. You can see this in the neotenous underdevelopment of our faces.

The cause is up for debate, but it's relatively unimportant because you can't fix developmental issues at the age of 30, you can only find ways to cope with them.

Blogger Aeoli Pera June 16, 2016 9:16 PM  

I'ma psychologize about the generations in sweeping terms.

Greats: Traumatic psychosis. Conservatism, flat affect, self-medication, outbursts. "I don't understand what's happened and I don't want to talk about it neither."

Baby Boomers: Mania, delusions of grandeur. The inability to grok opportunity cost. "I can have it all."

Gen Xers: Despair. Pathological risk-aversion and social atomization. "What's the point?"

Millenials: Infantilism. Authority worship, high time preference, and lack of agency. "Tell me what to do!"

Generation Z: Philosophical zombies, psychopathy. The schools and culture have reached peak effectiveness and eliminated what we'd recognize as human souls. "Om nom nom."

Blogger Jon M June 16, 2016 9:29 PM  

Generation Z doesn't really have a name yet. Some wag decided that the generations after the boomers should be Gens, X, Y, and Z. When the first wave of Millennials got to be old enough to start writing books of their own they said, "Screw that, we've got an identity beyond 'those blokes what comes after X'!" and called themselves Millennials. Everybody shrugged and went with it.

Same thing is likely to happen with Generation Z once they are old enough to speak for themselves.

Blogger Bob Loblaw June 16, 2016 9:52 PM  

If millennials got screwed it was by a sort of university-indusrial complex that pushed too many to get degrees and far too many to get advanced degrees, and to pay for it with debt. Now there's an oversupply of people with college degrees, so predictably salaries went down. You can't really blame someone who went to school until he was 26 for being reluctant to take a job at Starbucks, particularly when, on paper anyway, he's qualified to teach at a university.

On the other hand, I don't think the right response is to eschew the job market altogether because your career isn't taking off like you expected.

Blogger Cail Corishev June 16, 2016 10:20 PM  

You can't really blame someone who went to school until he was 26 for being reluctant to take a job at Starbucks, particularly when, on paper anyway, he's qualified to teach at a university.

The only thing new about that is that Millennials think it's new. When I was managing a pizza store as a college dropout in 1990, I had people with bachelor's and master's degrees working for me, paying off their student loans while they looked for work. Granted, tuition costs have gotten even stupider since then, and you're right that far too many are being pushed into college. But if they thought jobs commensurate with their degrees were supposed to fall in their laps after graduation, they should have asked their uncles about that.

Anonymous A.B. Prosper June 16, 2016 10:29 PM  

Aeoli Pera wrote:The essential problem with Millenials is infantilism. You can see this in the neotenous underdevelopment of our faces.

The cause is up for debate, but it's relatively unimportant because you can't fix developmental issues at the age of 30, you can only find ways to cope with them.


I've seen this too. Heather Locklear looked like a woman at 18-20, her daughter Ava Sambora while looks like a teenager. Its weird.

Anonymous A.B. Prosper June 16, 2016 10:36 PM  

Aeoli Pera wrote:I'ma psychologize about the generations in sweeping terms.

Greats: Traumatic psychosis. Conservatism, flat affect, self-medication, outbursts. "I don't understand what's happened and I don't want to talk about it neither."

Baby Boomers: Mania, delusions of grandeur. The inability to grok opportunity cost. "I can have it all."

Gen Xers: Despair. Pathological risk-aversion and social atomization. "What's the point?"

Millenials: Infantilism. Authority worship, high time preference, and lack of agency. "Tell me what to do!"

Generation Z: Philosophical zombies, psychopathy. The schools and culture have reached peak effectiveness and eliminated what we'd recognize as human souls. "Om nom nom."


I probably should have done this in one post but oh well, for a generalization, its not a terrible one even the Vietnam Veteran Boomers a cut well above that generation do have some trouble with opportunity costs

And as a Gen X'r , I do resemble that more than a bit. Some of that is caused by our rather small cohort , we were born at the end of the baby boom and before much immigration. A lot of us were born during a bust cycle , 1.5 or and between that and a divorce spike leaves a lot of Gen X disconnected

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 16, 2016 10:44 PM  

As a 56 year old man, you'got a stick up your ass, dude.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 16, 2016 10:48 PM  

I know they were trying to embrace d the idea that Trump will destroy they world, but that was a misfire.
That's as bad as "Dangerous Donald"

Blogger Were-Puppy June 16, 2016 11:32 PM  

OT: Completely - Is someone summoning Cthulu?

https://youtu.be/TC84WOqQ2h8?t=34m9s

Blogger Student in Blue June 17, 2016 1:19 AM  

Best part about millennials - you can post a video poking fun at them and you won't get a 200+ comment thread full of people arguing.

To be fair, I think you could probably do the same with Gen Xers too...

Blogger IreneAthena June 17, 2016 4:23 AM  

Does anyone remember when the Oompah Loompah song ("Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory") contained the line "What do you do when your kid is a brat? Send him to bed without dinner at that!" Was that just my imagination? Or a bad memory?

The words as Harry Connick Jr. sings them are "Who do you blame when your kid is a brat, Pampered and spoiled like a Siamese cat. Blaming the kids is a lie and a shame,
You know exactly who's. to. blame: The mother and the father!"

The children of the 60's and 70's (the GenXers) experienced the trauma of their parents' divorces, which became commonplace for the first time with the sexual revolution. When these GenXers became parents themselves, they were terrified of losing the love of their own children, the Millennials. The tendency to secure this love through leniency needed to be countered with the concept of "tough love."

Paradoxically maybe, the kids of the millennials stand to grow up relatively well-adjusted with the support of a strong family safety-net. Because of economic necessity, grandparents and parents and their kids -- and various other members of the extended family-- will be living under the same roof, just like "in the good old days."

Blogger Student in Blue June 17, 2016 7:31 AM  

@IreneAthena
Does anyone remember when the Oompah Loompah song ("Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory") contained the line "What do you do when your kid is a brat? Send him to bed without dinner at that!" Was that just my imagination? Or a bad memory?

Maybe both.

Paradoxically maybe, the kids of the millennials stand to grow up relatively well-adjusted with the support of a strong family safety-net.

Perhaps, but I wouldn't bet on it. If Paul's right, then millennials have not been growing up with a strong family safety-net -- they've been raised in day-care centers instead.

Blogger S1AL June 17, 2016 8:33 AM  

"Perhaps, but I wouldn't bet on it. If Paul's right, then millennials have not been growing up with a strong family safety-net -- they've been raised in day-care centers instead."

It depends on whether they're the children of single parents.

Anonymous Athor Pel June 17, 2016 9:38 AM  

" 71. Anonymous Sam the Man June 16, 2016 6:20 PM
...
I feel sorry for the world they have been handed and the fact they have to deal with a world that lies to them at every turn."


We've all been lied to, systematically and assiduously over our entire lives. The work we have before us is the destruction of those lies and excavation of the truths.

Anonymous Athor Pel June 17, 2016 9:59 AM  

" 69. Blogger Marie June 16, 2016 5:42 PM
,,,
Gen-X, is at least helpful. They are a pessimistic lot but they'll talk to us. They'll say "Well, if you wanted to fix that you should do x, y, and z. But it isn't going to work. If it does work, this other thing will go wrong. If that doesn't happen, well, we are all going to die anyways so what's the point."

They are a surprisingly cheerful and funny group for believing every path leads to doom.

But if you ignore that, they tend to have good ideas. "



Have we met?
or
Do I have a doppleganger?

Blogger IreneAthena June 17, 2016 3:45 PM  

@92 Student in Blue, For shame! You didn't listen to the entire Oompah Loompa video you posted. It also blames the mother and the father for rearing brats. I'm wondering if there was a quick edit of the 1971 version, post-release, because people objected to the cruelty of sending kids to bed without dinner?

I said that paradoxically, there's a possibility for children of Millennials being brought up in multi-generational homes to be well-adjusted, the overlap of that group of children and those spending a lot of time in daycare being rather small.

SJW women, like the majority of women, have a biological clock that's going to start ticking loudly as they move into their thirties. We'll have to wait and see how that goes. By the way, a fashion accessory that pairs up nicely with yoga pants is a swaddling rebozo scarf (scented with lavendar essential oil, perhaps?) used to carry babies around all day, leaving the arms free for work (in a community garden, perhaps?) The trend for Millennials is more compassion towards kids--fewer are in favor of abortion. The compassion for minorities and gays is stridently expressed but is still there. They'll mellow as they mature (better late than never), but that compassion will still be there, so I'm optimistic about the essentially oiled.

The first time a large group of mothers in the US worked outside the home was in the 1940's during WWII. The daycare provided by the government for Rosie the Riveter was of variable quality, but at least it was a recognition that when mothers need to work, they need someone to watch the kids. The future of the next generation was considered a priority, and for a first attempt, the Langham Project wasn't bad.

@93 S1AL Sure, a single mom has a tough row to hoe, but at least she isn't shouldering the burden of bringing up kids alone if she is living with other adults.

Thank you, both, for considering my answer. Have a good weekend.

Blogger NCrover June 19, 2016 7:49 AM  

Very clever mixing job, but Vox, I think you let one slip by. That's really just redo of the old Beatles song Obla di Obla da....oops!

Blogger LP9 Solidified in Gold! Rin Integra June 19, 2016 9:08 PM  

63 and 81 so right on! Thanks for all you do


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