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Wednesday, August 05, 2020

But they changed the world!

The cognitive decline of the Baby Boomers in comparison with past generations is not exactly a surprise.
American baby boomers scored lower on a test of cognitive functioning than did members of previous generations, according to a new nationwide study by researchers at Ohio State University.

The study, published in the Journals of Gerontology, described how the average cognition scores of adults aged 51 and older have been improving from generation to generation, starting with the greatest generation (born 1890-1923) to war babies (born 1942-1947).

But the study showed there were significant declines in the scores for early baby boomers (1948-1953) through the mid-baby boomers (1954-1959).
It would appear that pot, pina coladas, and narcissism are not good for the mind or the soul. What is somewhat of a surprise, however, is that Boomers are even more sensitive than the Millennials they deride as "snowflakes".
Baby boomers are the most sensitive generation according to a recent study published in the Journal of Psychology and Aging. Baby boomers, or people between the ages of 55 to 73, are more likely to be narcissistic and hypersensitive. Findings suggested those in the baby boom generation were more likely to be full of themselves and more likely to impose their opinions on others.
Sadly, the researchers were unable to determine the relative sensitivity of Generation X, as none of their GenX respondents could be bothered to respond to their questions.

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Blogger Section 8A August 05, 2020 11:02 AM  

But we drove an inflatable Buick on the mooooonn!!!

Blogger Maniac August 05, 2020 11:07 AM  

At least the Boomers knew which restroom to use.

Blogger dtungsten August 05, 2020 11:08 AM  

Sadly, the researchers were unable to determine the relative sensitivity of Generation X, as none of their GenX respondents could be bothered to respond to their questions.
"It's a dirty job but someone's gotta do it."

Blogger rognuald August 05, 2020 11:14 AM  

Read a headline yesterday that millennials and gen z now outnumber boomers and gen xers. Working around a bunch of the younger generations, I wonder at their cognitive abilities. Maybe I have a bad sample.

Blogger TheMaleRei August 05, 2020 11:15 AM  

But but muh hoodleydaddle!!!

We went to the moon and caught STDs at Woodstock!!!

We dun nuffin' wrong!!!

Use jus jealous!

Now get your liberal arts degree and get your 100k job right out of college! What you can't? Just get your Masters? What, nothing? Just get your Doctorate! Nothing? Loser! Why when I was your age I worked minimum wage and paid my own way through college. It worked for me, it'll work for you!!!!

/ //////


Don't mind old man Smith, he rants a lot. Damage from his drug days and syphilis. Hmmm? Yes, he still votes, unfortunately, and wants to make sure his children and grandchildren inherit nothing.

Blogger Brad August 05, 2020 11:20 AM  

X

Blogger Mitch Connor August 05, 2020 11:24 AM  

Boomers always project.

Blogger jkmack August 05, 2020 11:25 AM  

"Sadly, the researchers were unable to determine the relative sensitivity of Generation X, as none of their GenX respondents could be bothered to respond to their questions."

Thank You for the Belly Laugh.

Blogger Lazarus August 05, 2020 11:26 AM  

SG's John Adams will be pleased.

Blogger RandyB August 05, 2020 11:31 AM  

Equally likely that Gen X was overlooked and ignored.

Again.

Blogger rumpole5 August 05, 2020 11:34 AM  

Your point about substance abuse and poor lifestyle of all to many Boomers is well taken. (Thanks so much Timothy Leary and CIA) I also wonder also if improvements in health care are not contributing to this problem. My mother (a greatest gen) survived ovarian cancer, colon cancer, and finally breast cancer, and died of Alzheimer's a bit short of her 91st birthday. If she had died at a younger age, she would have been spared 7 long years of cognitive devastation. How many of us are seeking frantically to exceed our natural shelf life. Scripture advises "Teach me to number my days, that I may apply my hearts to wisdom". That is good advice to a member of any generation.

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 August 05, 2020 11:37 AM  

I've wondered how the Boomers turned out so bad. I think it has something to do with a huge collective inferiority complex, living in the shadow of the WWII generation.

This could also explain why so many of them think Hitler was worse than Satan himself.

Blogger Uncle Maffoo August 05, 2020 11:38 AM  

How long until the Boomer commenters' word walls explaining how they're really not the hypersensitive ones and how dare you suggest they are?

Blogger Uncle Maffoo August 05, 2020 11:41 AM  

It would appear that pot, pina coladas, and narcissism are not good for the mind or the soul.

Neither are a lifetime of shitty TV, shitty food, and the cocktail of shitty drugs they take to mitigate their effects.

Blogger Critias August 05, 2020 11:42 AM  

"It would appear that pot, pina coladas, and narcissism are not good for the mind or the soul."

Listening to Fr. Ripperger, he often points out that sin makes people stupid.

Blogger Daniel August 05, 2020 11:45 AM  

These are the people who were wowed by the socio-intellectual marketing power of the phrase "Just Do It."

I'm not sure baseline cognition was all that impressive for them when they were still in their trustworthy 20s.

Blogger KPKinSunnyPhiladelphia August 05, 2020 11:56 AM  

American baby boomers scored lower on a test of cognitive functioning than did members of previous generations, according to a new nationwide study by researchers at Ohio State University.

Drugs, alcohol -- both in excess, more or less -- listening to lots of high decibel rock and roll, finding out there was more to food that meatloaf and peas....and lots and lots of unprotected no-commitment sex.

You shoulda been there.

Blogger Brad August 05, 2020 11:58 AM  

"We took the most powerful country on the planet and destroyed it through hubris, ignorance and greed fed by a debt addiction. And we went to the moon on our day off. Beat that!"

Blogger Brett baker August 05, 2020 12:08 PM  

Boomers hypersensitive? Nah, they're just more in touch with their emotions.
That, or realizing they're going to actually die.

Blogger Brian S August 05, 2020 12:09 PM  

We care a lot

Blogger Jack Amok August 05, 2020 12:23 PM  

Boomers are even more sensitive than the Millennials they deride as "snowflakes".

Shouldn't be a surprise considering how easily Boomers are triggered by any criticism of their g-g-generation. Thinnest skinned generation around. I've never thought Millennials were particularly sensitive, they just get confused when you don't give them participation trophies.

Blogger kurt9 August 05, 2020 12:27 PM  

We know that long-term marijuana use damages short-term memory. Other recreational drugs (Cocaine, etc.) may also have similar long term cognitive effects. Additional reasons for cognitive decline may be vaccines (primarily flu shots) and simply lack of sleep.

Blogger John Rockwell August 05, 2020 12:31 PM  

Coronachan. Take them to the realm of the dead. God will be the one to silence them at the Great White Throne.

Blogger Ransom Smith August 05, 2020 12:38 PM  

It's because the Boomers watch too much television and don't read.
They're glued to the thing and aren't the crossword junkies the silents were.

Blogger Homesteader August 05, 2020 12:41 PM  

So, it wasn't Woodstock, or The Beatles, oe The Graduate that defined them..

It was Flowers For Algernon.

How apropos.

Blogger Seeingsights August 05, 2020 12:43 PM  

Gen Xers are more educated than Boomers. Wikipedia:

In the U.S., compared to the boomer generation, Generation X was more educated than their parents with the share of young adults enrolling in college steadily increasing from 1983 before peaking in 1998. In 1965, as early boomers entered college, total enrollment of new undergraduates was just over 5.7 million individuals across the public and private sectors. By 1983, the first year of Gen X college enrollments (as per Pew Research's definition), this figure had reached 12.2 million, an increase of 53%, effectively a doubling in student intake.

Blogger Ben Cohen August 05, 2020 12:49 PM  

Have you been to Woodstock?

Anonymous Anonymous August 05, 2020 12:58 PM  

Results are not surprising. Question, because I'm too lazy to search at the moment - did they test equal numbers of men and women? Aren't there more women boomers around than men now? Women are always more thin-skinned and just so special, anyhow.

Blogger Canadian Warlord August 05, 2020 1:01 PM  

Gen X is too busy working 3 jobs to put "food on their families." Have to inflate the portfolios of retiring boomers, and pay interest on the increased debt required to import immigrants to shore up boomer property value.

Freedom 85!

Blogger Br'er Shaygetz August 05, 2020 1:06 PM  

Not this boomer...my hope is that there are more than it looks like, but I'm not holding my breath. If you need to scream at my generation, my ear is open. I'll be out back feeding some antifas to the gators...

Blogger Damelon Brinn August 05, 2020 1:13 PM  

Also TV. They were the first generation to grow up with a TV in the house, and they never turned the damn thing off.

Blogger sammibandit August 05, 2020 1:14 PM  

Agreed. I laughed out loud.

Blogger OneWingedShark August 05, 2020 1:15 PM  

VD wrote:What is somewhat of a surprise, however, is that Boomers are even more sensitive than the Millennials they deride as "snowflakes".
You know, I wonder where this really comes from; the majority of Millennials I interact with are fairly solid, despite having been dealt a rather crappy hand career-wise: [older ones] graduate high-school around 9/11; then 2008's "Recession" hits just as they're [younger] graduating college or [older] entry-/low-level (I would argue the "Recession" really lasted to 2018, based on the difficulty of job-hunting, rather than manipulated market numbers); 2020 Just as they're ready to start entering senior positions, massive business-closures and layoffs.

dtungsten wrote:Sadly, the researchers were unable to determine the relative sensitivity of Generation X, as none of their GenX respondents could be bothered to respond to their questions.
"It's a dirty job but someone's gotta do it."

That's what happens when a third of the generation was aborted...

Brad wrote:"We took the most powerful country on the planet and destroyed it through hubris, ignorance and greed fed by a debt addiction. And we went to the moon on our day off. Beat that!"
It would be refreshing to hear that from the Boomers.

Brett baker wrote:Boomers hypersensitive? Nah, they're just more in touch with their emotions.
That, or realizing they're going to actually die.

The completely-halfhearted lockdown-response to Corona-chan can be thought of as sacrificing the livelihoods of Millennials for the sake of the grasping to a few more months of life of the Boomers.

Blogger Newscaper312 August 05, 2020 1:21 PM  

When I saw this I wonder if it's because the older Boomers were first to have the concept and experience of a leisurely, idle and pleasant "retirement". But thinking more plenty of the Silents got while the getting was good too, w old school good pensions, cheap houses, and so on post WW-2.

Blogger Uncle John's Band August 05, 2020 1:27 PM  

Well I'll be. Generation flat learning curve really is mentally crippled.

Turns out freezing your teenaged world view in amber really doesn't promote cognitive health...

Blogger Azimus August 05, 2020 1:29 PM  

@ RandyB "Skipped Gen X"

I've been doing research on Congress, specifically the senate - conversations here about Boomers, and on Owen's site about not trusting a politician w/o children got me curious about when the Boomers "took over" the federal government, who's married, what religions, so forth. So I started researching bio's of senators. One of the things I look at is % of the body by "generation". GenX is 41-54yrs old, in the prime of their careers, and presumably political careers, but only makes up 16% of the Senate. There are even a few "Silent Generation" senators left. The bulk of the senate is Boomers, and they will hold onto that power til they are as old as Chuck Grassley, given the "celebrity/known name" political inertia in the US. I predict GexX will peak somewhere around 25% of the senate, which I use as a loose proxy for generational control of the government (and much more manageable than reading 435 bio's in the House).

The fact is, sadly, we don't matter (to the power-brokering turds that run politics). Roe vs Wade ensured that.

Blogger Sam August 05, 2020 1:45 PM  

@26
More went to college. The quality of 'education' was already declining by that time. Remember they purged out most of the conservative faculty by the 1970s.

Blogger Noah B. August 05, 2020 1:52 PM  

Our Woodstock was better.

Blogger SirHamster August 05, 2020 1:54 PM  

Maniac wrote:At least the Boomers knew which restroom to use.
How bad did Boomers fail as parents that their kids and grandkids don't?

Every attempt to defend that generation fails before it is articulated. The only option is to confess and repent.

Blogger Akulkis August 05, 2020 1:57 PM  

>> Equally likely that Gen X was overlooked and ignored.

>> Again.

It's like an entire generation being treated as "the middle child"

Blogger kurt9 August 05, 2020 2:03 PM  

They just can't talking about their g-g-generation.

Blogger Jack Amok August 05, 2020 2:04 PM  

Senile is the new Sexy.

Blogger Dire Badger August 05, 2020 2:10 PM  

I tend to think of Gen Xers like Wolverine in X-Men first class.

Blogger Akulkis August 05, 2020 2:11 PM  

>> You shoulda been there.

No thank you. I Saw it all from the sidelines.

* Drugs: lots and LOTS of accidental deaths and hallucination-fueled suicides.

* Lots of unprotected sex: Single-mothers and all the evils which comes with that.

*Sexual merry-go-round: Divorces galore. So many of my friends had divorced parents.

Blogger "William Berke" August 05, 2020 2:12 PM  

"Sadly..."
I agree, the self imposed draining of blood from voters' heads is a powerful wedge issue.

Blogger tuberman August 05, 2020 2:20 PM  

Is there any info on how this "study" was done? Tools used? Same tools used across generations? What ages it was applied? Something more than just vague Boomer term -- who and where were people tested?Demographics of each generation tested? I honestly couldn't see any of this, so point me there. I can then do a fair assessment.

Blogger lowercaseb August 05, 2020 2:21 PM  

Akulkis wrote:>> Equally likely that Gen X was overlooked and ignored.
>> Again.
It's like an entire generation being treated as "the middle child"


No one cares about Gen X...and to be honest, Gen X likes it that way.

Blogger DannyDanger August 05, 2020 2:26 PM  

"It would appear that pot, pina coladas, and narcissism are not good for the mind or the soul."

I came for the intelligent discourse but stayed for the boomer bashing. VD slays.

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants August 05, 2020 2:31 PM  

Exactly. I never respond to anything unless I initiated the first event happening. That's GenX.
I do think the Boomers as a whole, are as sensitive, or more sensitive, than the Millennials. Just tell them they're wrong on social media and watch them melt down and wall text you.

Blogger Storm Rhode August 05, 2020 2:33 PM  

Could be fluoride in the water. Far as I know boomers didn't get to vote on the stuff people here are whining about. Just like we didn't get to vote on operations for transgender children or men in the ladies rooms. The more we blame each other the less we look into the actual cause of such things. Our society must look like the Three Stooges to (((them))).

Blogger Sicilian Switchblade August 05, 2020 2:40 PM  

Owen B said it best:

"The most important part to remember about the label (baby boomer) is the word BABY!

Aside from a handful of pretty awesome boomers I know, and I do mean literally less than five, the overwhelming majority are fragile, naive children trapped in jiggly graying bodies. Who not only believe we went to the moon... Hell they built the moon son!

•Sadly, the researchers were unable to determine the relative sensitivity of Generation X, as none of their GenX respondents could be bothered to respond to their questions.

Can confirm.

Blogger Stilicho August 05, 2020 2:47 PM  

Ha! That's funny, but they will claim it at some point. Just wait til they start selling Depends "lingerie"

Blogger weka August 05, 2020 2:51 PM  

Previous generations did the moon landing and all that stuff. This bunch were getting stones or in high school.

Don't claim what was not done by your tribe and your time

Blogger SirHamster August 05, 2020 2:53 PM  

tuberman wrote:Is there any info on how this "study" was done? Tools used? Same tools used across generations? What ages it was applied? Something more than just vague Boomer term -- who and where were people tested?Demographics of each generation tested? I honestly couldn't see any of this, so point me there. I can then do a fair assessment.
Did you try reading the article? It links to the study before summarizing it. And that page actually has the full PDF, it looks like. 42 pages.

"Method. Data come from 30,191 participants of the 1996-2014 Health and Retirement Study.
CF is measured as a summary score on a 35-point cognitive battery of items. We use ... "

Blogger Damelon Brinn August 05, 2020 3:13 PM  

You know, I wonder where this [idea that Millennials are snowflakes] really comes from

A few things I think:


The snowflakes of the Millennial generation were the first to grow up with the Internet to broadcast their snowflaking. Unhappy Gen-Xers had diaries; Millennials had Livejournal.

Their Boomer parents and teachers protected them and pumped up their self-esteem, so that many of them faced no hardship until they reached adulthood. They kept them from being toughened up, and now criticize them for being soft.

Much of what Millennials complain about reflects poorly on Boomers, like what they did to the economy and the job market, so it must be ridiculed as baseless whining.

Blogger Centurion Revolt August 05, 2020 4:00 PM  

Is your mom Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

Blogger Jack Amok August 05, 2020 4:00 PM  

Ha! That's funny, but they will claim it at some point. Just wait til they start selling Depends "lingerie"

I'm going to get totally Babylon Bee'd on that.

Blogger Bohemond of Antioch August 05, 2020 4:15 PM  

Boomers were turned loose by their parents to run wild and take advantage of the high trust society they grew up in. Growing up in the 60s and 70s boomers could get away with so much young people today cannot. Your bike was safe in the yard overnight, there was little chance of getting an STD, even drug dealers were white guys who could be trusted. Everything was an "experiment" and everyone assumed the future would be better as the natural progression of the world toward Star Trek Academy was completely expected. They were lied to about nearly everything. Many were first generation kids who went to college where they ran rampant with sex, drugs and rock and roll. TV and sports were just becoming influential. There was no accountability from adults at that time. There many parts of the county where there was no government, no police, you could do anything and not get caught. No cameras, courts held the police to rules so even if you were caught you got off. If you did bad things you moved elsewhere (Arizona, Florida, Texas) no one knew you and could not find out about you. "Greed was good." James Bond and the NFL were the heroes. Boomer men thought marriage would be like that of their parents, then came marriage 2.0, mom got the kids and the money, poisonous food made them sick and weak, drugs turned out to be addictive, they became angry and now they are fools who think that spending the kids inheritance is good planning. This is what they tell themselves. There are some good boomers who are red pilled and they don't want to spend time with other boomers, they prefer the younger generations where they can try and do some good. A red or white pilled boomer knows he has to gain the younger persons trust as he knows the younger person has good reason to hate the boomers. Pray for the boomers, that they will repent, turn from their sin and seek God's wisdom.

Blogger peacefulposter August 05, 2020 4:31 PM  

A Boomer thread with only 56 comments?

Say it ain't so.

Blogger Noah B. August 05, 2020 4:51 PM  

Just wait til they start selling Depends "lingerie"

If It Feels Good, Do It!

Blogger Mr Smith August 05, 2020 4:55 PM  

You do realize it was Bruce Jenner (a boomer) that popularized transgenderism?

Blogger Wormwood August 05, 2020 5:26 PM  

The diet that has made everyone fat is probably also the diet that is clogging up the brain, and the boomers invented it. Don't believe me? Go to shorpy.com and play find the fatty in photos older than mid 70s.

Blogger tron3dfx@blogspot.com August 05, 2020 5:37 PM  

"Sadly, the researchers were unable to determine the relative sensitivity of Generation X, as none of their GenX respondents could be bothered to respond to their questions."

==Made me laugh out loud haha!

Blogger Primus Pilus August 05, 2020 5:42 PM  

rognuald wrote:Read a headline yesterday that millennials and gen z now outnumber boomers and gen xers.

Due entirely to the 3rd Worlders the Boomers imported to disemploy their progeny and replace their people.

Blogger Primus Pilus August 05, 2020 5:49 PM  

swiftfoxmark2 wrote:I've wondered how the Boomers turned out so bad. I think it has something to do with a huge collective inferiority complex, living in the shadow of the WWII generation.

This could also explain why so many of them think Hitler was worse than Satan himself.


Absolutely nobody brags about fighting WW2 and "Beating the Nazis" like a Boomer, even though the oldest of them were fetuses during said conflict.

My grandfather was a WW2 vet, an actual fighting man, and he basically never talked about it, and certainly never bragged about it.

Blogger Chris Lopes August 05, 2020 5:51 PM  

They (we if I'm being honest) didn't even do that (the Moon). It was the previous generation that went to the Moon.

Blogger Hammerli 280 August 05, 2020 5:58 PM  

"...as none of their GenX respondents could be bothered to respond to their questions."

Given the fact that 90% of the phone calls we get are from never-to-be-sufficiently-damned teleharassers, that doesn't surprise me.

Blogger Hammerli 280 August 05, 2020 6:04 PM  

@53: YES! Brat Boomers didn't walk on the Moon, that was done by a bunch of men in their late 30s. All born 1930-35. Korean War veterans, for the most part - and those who weren't were perhaps two to three years off on their timing.

Blogger KPKinSunnyPhiladelphia August 05, 2020 6:05 PM  

Akulkis wrote:>> You shoulda been there.

No thank you. I Saw it all from the sidelines.

* Drugs: lots and LOTS of accidental deaths and hallucination-fueled suicides.

* Lots of unprotected sex: Single-mothers and all the evils which comes with that.

*Sexual merry-go-round: Divorces galore. So many of my friends had divorced parents.


I don't disagree.

Then again, some people have to go the extra mile and boringly, tiresomely, and pedantically state the obvious, and assume they are flashes of insight.

Blogger Doktor Jeep August 05, 2020 6:05 PM  

I have a theory that Jimmy Buffet induces stupidity.

Blogger A trite re-white August 05, 2020 6:24 PM  

"But, they changed the world?"
Boom the world changed.... and I'm still snapping out of the shackles of shit I was raised with.

Blogger Karen took the Kids August 05, 2020 6:32 PM  

Must be all the gin and bad parenting.

Blogger Damelon Brinn August 05, 2020 6:40 PM  

The diet that has made everyone fat is probably also the diet that is clogging up the brain, and the boomers invented it.

They didn't invent it, but they embraced it and enforced it. Ancel Keys, George McGovern, Nathan Pritikin, John Harvey Kellogg, and the other pushers of a low-fat, grain-heavy diet were all pre-Boomer. But most Silents ignored them and kept using the four food groups as their guide. Those were meat, dairy, fruits/vegetables, and grains, meaning half of a healthy diet was animal products.

The Boomers were the first to embrace the low-fat insanity and establish it as the official food pyramid in 1992. As with many idiotic things they adopted, they came to it later in life after being started on a decent nutritional foundation by their parents, so it didn't damage them as badly as it has their kids and grandkids who were fed it from the cradle.

Blogger R Devere August 05, 2020 6:48 PM  

Seeingsights wrote:Gen Xers are more educated than Boomers. Wikipedia:

In the U.S., compared to the boomer generation, Generation X was more educated than their parents with the share of young adults enrolling in college steadily increasing from 1983 before peaking in 1998. In 1965, as early boomers entered college, total enrollment of new undergraduates was just over 5.7 million individuals across the public and private sectors. By 1983, the first year of Gen X college enrollments (as per Pew Research's definition), this figure had reached 12.2 million, an increase of 53%, effectively a doubling in student intake.

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The number of youts'enrolling in college don't mean chit as far as edjamification goes!

I'd take a 1965 Wichita State grad over a 2015 Harvard grad any day, as far as solid education goes; the WSU grad could likely find Wichita or Denver on a US map and place the Civil War in the right decade.

The Harvard grad? Not so much!!

It's all about "credentials" for those "educated" post-boomers. Boomers? you actually had to emerge from college KNOWING something!

Won't mention that Post-boomer, they significantly dumbed down all the college admissions exams so the Diversities could have something to put on their applications, besides their horribly-inflated GPAs and incorrectly-spelled names! (How many ways can you spell "Jujaun" or "La Keesha", anyway?)

Blogger Glen Sprigg August 05, 2020 7:11 PM  

Here's what I don't get about the Boomers: The Beatles.

I mean, they had some good songs, and some of their stuff was creative and innovative, but the absolute worship the Boomers give to that quartet is utterly insane. They aren't even the best group of that time, let alone of all time. The White Album has long stretches that are nigh-unlistenable, and Sgt. Pepper's is the most overhyped album of all time.

I remember reading a book years ago that compared McCartney and Lennon to Mozart and Beethoven. There just aren't enough drugs on the planet to equate those two pairings, but to the Boomers, it's gospel. It's absurd, but I guess that the Beatles are the Boomers' band, therefore they must be the all-time world's greatest musical creative force.

My parents are Silents, but they have some Boomer tendencies. In particular, my father has informed me that there won't be anything for his four kids to inherit, and he's actually proud of that. I mean, it's not like he's rich, or I expected to inherit a mansion and a trophy wife, but that's pretty damn cold for a father to say that to his kids.

Ah, well. The Boomers will be gone soon enough, and us Gen-Xers can mentor the Zs and hope they can overcome the utter chaos the Boomers have left us.

Blogger OneWingedShark August 05, 2020 7:17 PM  

Hammerli 280 wrote:"...as none of their GenX respondents could be bothered to respond to their questions."
Given the fact that 90% of the phone calls we get are from never-to-be-sufficiently-damned teleharassers, that doesn't surprise me.

There's one in particular that I hate; some religious-themed robocaller ("I saw Satan attack you!")… it's honestly probably a good thing that I'm not the President because after besieging the sanctuary-cities, deporting the illegals and arresting their leadership for Treason-/Sedition-trials I'd track them down and do this to them, HE obviously.

Blogger "William Berke" August 05, 2020 7:34 PM  

Boomers today
country music
air bnb

Blogger SacrificialLamb August 05, 2020 7:42 PM  

@10. Gen-X is always overlooked and ignored. We're used to it.

@64. Boomers are learning this the hard way. Most of the nursing homes I've been to recently....have hired large numbers of foreign-born black Africans. Their feelings towards patients and residents are based upon either antipathy or indifference. And they're not very smart. Pray that you never end up in a nursing home. Nursing homes are where people go to die by inches, and be neglected by completely alien black Africans. I wish that I'd understood this years ago.

@65. Same with my dad. He was also a WW2 vet, and he avoided discussing most of his experiences from that time. I heard from family members that it took my dad a couple years before he regained his personality and sense of humor....after WW2. I always sensed his experiences during the war were a sore spot for him, so I usually left the subject matter alone. I learned just enough from him to know that Boomers should never brag about anything related to WW2.

Blogger Angela August 05, 2020 7:45 PM  

Haha... Gen X represent. It's so true!

My parents are early boomers. They participated in a superficial culture based solely on upholding the family name even if it's rotted inside.

I'm most frustrated hearing my now retired parents complain about younger people, mostly millennials, as if they're somehow responsible for the political decisions made over the past forty years. They weren't even born yet. I guess millennials time traveled. Haha

Blogger SciVo August 05, 2020 7:48 PM  

@rumpole5:

I also wonder also if improvements in health care are not contributing to this problem.

Of course more people are living long enough to go senile, but the study accounted for that. The difference remained when comparing the in-their-50s cognitive abilities of Boomers with that of previous generations.

Blogger Ransom Smith August 05, 2020 8:20 PM  

Have I actually read several polite well mannered comments about millennials from our elder X'er brethren?
You all are getting soft in your old age and losing that apathetic edge.
Give it another couple years and the latchkey biographies will be out.

Blogger Jack Amok August 05, 2020 9:04 PM  

I'm most frustrated hearing my now retired parents complain about younger people, mostly millennials, as if they're somehow responsible for the political decisions made over the past forty years. They weren't even born yet. I guess millennials time traveled. Haha

That's what I hate about Boomers booming on about their Social Security. "I paid that money in! It's mine, I'm owed it!"

No dumbass, you may have paid it in, but you also spent four and a half decades voting for the people who spent it all. You voted for the people who stole your precious social security. Why should some 20 year old kid have to pay to make you whole?

Blogger OvergrownHobbit August 05, 2020 9:19 PM  

American baby boomers scored lower on a test of cognitive functioning than did members of previous generations

This was the first generation to be fed on the Alzheimer's low animal cholesterol diet. The Am. Ped. Assoc. textbook (c. 2000) told parents to under no circumstances feed toddlers a low-cholesterol diet, because it would cause brain damage. Your myelin sheaths are made of cholesterol. There are critical brain blooms not only fit in foetal development, but also during the toddler years and puberty (Why gays target 12-14 year old boys). Otherwise brain growth and repair is very, very slow, but ongoing.

You cannot fix genetics, except by out-breeding, but there's a lot of wiggle room in how those genes are expressed. And that's without praying for our Good Father to intervene for us.

Blogger papabear August 05, 2020 9:20 PM  

@11 A lot of degenerative diseases appear to be tied to nutrition/diet.

Blogger Lazarus August 05, 2020 9:23 PM  

SacrificialLamb wrote:Same with my dad. He was also a WW2 vet, and he avoided discussing most of his experiences from that time. I heard from family members that it took my dad a couple years before he regained his personality and sense of humor....after WW2. I always sensed his experiences during the war were a sore spot for him, so I usually left the subject matter alone.

That might be a mistake. We treated our dad the same way, probably cuz our mother signaled it was verboten, because she had seen lived through the PTSD effects. But a cousin visited once, and started asking questions. Almost 3 hours later, we had heard a wealth of fascinating and unforgettable stories. Now, with the internet, we even have a picture of the Luftwaffe guy that shot him down.

They do not think you would be interested.

Blogger sammibandit August 05, 2020 9:27 PM  

Hahahahahaha.

Blogger sammibandit August 05, 2020 9:39 PM  

With LiveJournal came Jim81, aka Mr. Metokur. It's not all bad but MPAI especially applies with millennials. I'm one and many of you've witnessed it in me.

Re: WWII the only talkers I've met are now old or dead women who were teens during WWII. Not many to choose from as you need them to bring it up, but they had the stories to give you goosebumps.

Blogger Josh Brown August 05, 2020 9:45 PM  

Tis true I can attest but only wish it was from too much loose living instead of early life stress with a parent who had PTSD from childhood and later life stress having to live/work with people who one eventually works out to have Asperger's Syndrome.

Blogger Tatooine Sharpshooters' Club August 05, 2020 10:11 PM  

I'm most frustrated hearing my now retired parents complain about younger people, mostly millennials

My mom pulled this with me the other day, saying that young people need to "stop complaining about the boomers and fix things!". Especially since it has to be our fault any problems exist, because her generation fixed all the problems, right? That's why they did all that coke in the 70's, to celebrate their great victory over Problems.


That's what I hate about Boomers booming on about their Social Security. "I paid that money in! It's mine, I'm owed it!"

Yes, paid in 6% at most, with caps. If they were "paid back" only that pittance that they actually contributed, the meltdown would be epic.

Blogger rumpole5 August 05, 2020 10:17 PM  

Social Security is a good idea, but it needs to be focused on those elderly who need it. Even though I am looking forward to collecting my enhanced SSI check next year when I start at age 70, (The payout increases 8% per year after age 66 if one waits), I certainly don't think that such a system is fair. The men who have manual jobs usually earn less, put in less, and will draw less, and often can't continue to work past 62 because their bodies are just worn out. Men in mental professions earn more and can carry on longer working to collect even more at age 70. A fix would be to reduce the payout for those retirees who have independent means to retire. The full amount should go those who don't have much else to live on.

Blogger Oswald August 05, 2020 10:39 PM  

I couldn't find anything good to say about Biden, but now I can. At least he is not a Boomer.

Blogger rumpole5 August 05, 2020 10:59 PM  

Are you quite sure about the Boomer/Beatle thing? We regularly eat at a local restaurant that caters to oldsters, and plays a lot of 50s and 60s background rock music. Boomer nostalgia paradise! I really don't recall ever hearing a Beatles song played there. Ditto for the local radio station that plays oldies, well maybe on radio once in a while. Also, when I pull up a 60s song on U tube, I don't recall the suggestions list below my selection to ever include a beatles song. I liked an occasional Beatle song in "the day", but I don't ever recall being all that taken with the Beatles, then or now, even though I enjoy other 50s and 60s music.

Blogger Harris August 05, 2020 11:08 PM  

2 words. Doctor Spock.

Blogger furor kek tonicus ( *autistic screeching* ) August 05, 2020 11:38 PM  

18. Brad August 05, 2020 11:58 AM
And we went to the moon on our day off.


watching a rocket launch, from a team that had zero Boomers participating, is the same thing as the Boomers going to the moon.

most Boomer statement ever?


52. Stilicho August 05, 2020 2:47 PM
Just wait til they start selling Depends "lingerie"



am filing for patent as we speak, intend to hire Biden to be my spokesman ( shades of Bob Dole ).

Blogger Akulkis August 06, 2020 12:13 AM  

>> Boomer nostalgia paradise! I really don't recall ever hearing a Beatles song played there.

The Beatles' entire output is now held by one firm, and they're charging and arm and a leg in commmercial performance royalties compared to everyone else. This is why no songs by the Beatles are available on Pandora.

Blogger weka August 06, 2020 12:42 AM  

Can confirm

Blogger SacrificialLamb August 06, 2020 12:51 AM  

@85. That's great that a cousin got your dad talking about his experiences.

And you're right. Not asking my father about his WW2 experiences was a huge mistake on my part. I have so many questions for him, that I'm now unable to ask. My father passed away last year, so it's too late for me to fix my mistake.

Without going into details, I'll just say that my dad served in Patton's army, drove a tank, and was at the "Battle of the Bulge". However, there's so much more that he experienced during that time that I will never learn about in this life....because I was an incurious fool who was too worried that I would hurt him by asking. And it blows. Some mistakes can't be fixed.

Blogger Submitted2Christ August 06, 2020 1:08 AM  

Intitled Rager vs Intitled Pouter....equally annoying

Blogger Paul M August 06, 2020 3:22 AM  

Boomers didn't go to the moon. Their parents did. Boomers were just there when it happened.

Blogger Terrific August 06, 2020 4:12 AM  

Biden was born in 1942, so off by just three years. He's a pre-boomer. For all practical purposes he is totally of that generation. The last thing he is, is a silent.

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella August 06, 2020 4:49 AM  

It's spelled LaKeisha.

I mean,that's practically Mary or Betty, in some circles.

Blogger JohnR219 August 06, 2020 4:54 AM  

The diet that made everyone fat was invented by Silents. Earl Butz changed farm policy in 1973 to promote it.

Blogger Bearable Pain August 06, 2020 7:15 AM  

Boomer culture is actually anti-American because it had no boundaries. It was insidiously Trotskyite, Internationalesque, and destructive to America. And here we are in 2020. No industrial base and somehow Communism didn't end with the fall of the Soviet Union.

Blogger FALPhil August 06, 2020 7:36 AM  

@90 A fix would be to reduce the payout for those retirees who have independent means to retire. The full amount should go those who don't have much else to live on.

That's just leftist/collectivist bullshit, and one step away from guaranteed universal basic income.

The fix is to teach children at an early age to save for the future and not live at the fullest extent of an income, reduce overall taxes to something under 10%, force the government to have a sane monetary policy, and let people invest their retirement savings as they see fit.

Blogger I’ve Seen Things You People Wouldn’t Believe August 06, 2020 8:18 AM  

In 2015 I was a traditional conservative. Followed all the right people, read all the right columns. When the Alt Right exploded in 2016, I started doing my research. Started reading this site. I voted for Trump; maybe not enthusiastically, but hopefully.

In 2020, I want to bury Conservatism like Pesci in "Casino".

Blogger DannyDanger August 06, 2020 9:23 AM  

Terrific wrote:Biden was born in 1942, so off by just three years. He's a pre-boomer. For all practical purposes he is totally of that generation.

It's been my experience that this applies to many of the late Silents - sure they may technically be older, but they still have all the same self-absorbed characteristics of the boomer.

For example: a Silent this week is driving around his classic "sports car" with shitty tires on a main single-lane road during rush hour and going 5-10 under the speed limit while a line of people on their way home from work are forced to follow him for miles on his way to the liquor store where he concludes by making a no-signal left hand turn. OK Boomer.

Or...the Silents down the road who are perfectly healthy and out driving to the stores and meticulously mowing their lawn and flower gardens daily, but refuse to allow their grandchildren, who live only miles away, to visit for fear of corona. OK Boomer.

Blogger Unknown August 06, 2020 3:52 PM  

@69

Mentioning the suffering Boomers caused is "extra, boring, tiresome, pedantic, obvious."

But repeating the sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll mantra for the billionth time is central, interesting, invigorating, broad-minded, and revelatory.

Ok, Boomer.

Blogger Revelation Means Hope August 06, 2020 4:27 PM  

AKA Charli

Blogger Boomer for Life August 06, 2020 4:34 PM  

If it wasn't for boomers shouting "No Nukes" there wouldn't be any life on earth. Oh, wait a minute is there any life on earth?

Blogger Boomer for Life August 06, 2020 4:39 PM  

Lets hear it for "Boomer Fragility".

Blogger MrNiceguy August 06, 2020 5:53 PM  

Bang a Boomer! For a night they'll never remember.

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