Comments on: Get a Life! http://www.historiann.com/2010/05/26/get-a-life/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:08:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2010/05/26/get-a-life/comment-page-1/#comment-625428 Wed, 26 May 2010 19:50:00 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11194#comment-625428 Gotcha on that, Fratguy. The defining attribute between Gen-X and Gen Y, in turn, may be even knowing what the heck a “pop-top” is. And for that we can blame the EPA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission! :)

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By: Fratguy http://www.historiann.com/2010/05/26/get-a-life/comment-page-1/#comment-625425 Wed, 26 May 2010 19:42:30 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11194#comment-625425 Indyanna, as much as I like taking a swipe at generation W, and Jimmy Buffet, one of the defining attributes of Gen-X is instant nostalgia, the feeling that last decade’s, month’s or even week’s, sitcom, drama, comedy was soooooo much better than the current offerings. Granted this is often done with more than a small amount of irony (not dead despite post 9/11 prognostications) and you are correct to note that the unmarketability of “instant nostalgia” will make blessedly less toxic than Gen W’s version. I could go on, writing a long treatise in my own blood, but that usually just winds up with someone getting shot.

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2010/05/26/get-a-life/comment-page-1/#comment-625411 Wed, 26 May 2010 19:22:52 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11194#comment-625411 Hmm. Missed that one too. One difference I can see between slackerville and, say, Gen-W’s “Margaritaville,” is that I don’t envision any “Parrot-head” type of afterlife for it. One in which all you zombies are driving around in big cars with “teardrop” trailers, paying good money for revival productions–or even tribute cover productions–of what you were actually doing on Sunday nights when you probably *should* have been, say, reading _A Machine That Would Go of Itself_, or something like that. For that you can be thankful.

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By: Notorious Ph.D. http://www.historiann.com/2010/05/26/get-a-life/comment-page-1/#comment-625405 Wed, 26 May 2010 19:12:32 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11194#comment-625405 I still haven’t got a life. I’ll let you know…

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