Interesting stuff, and something I to spend more time reading before I can say anything about it.
I've kept a journal ever since grade 3 in 1981
At some point, when older, I stopped making regular entries, but I have never let more than a month go by where I didn't write a summary of the month, opinions, conflicts, memories, etc
I started reading them, in order with the first one. I was so petty. In 81, I was mad about the MLB strike. Never got the love for baseball back. Ruined my summer.
Reading the pages, esp now I am 42-years older, wow
I'm glad this is something I started
Back in the 90's, all a teenage girl had to do to annoy her family and make everything about her was to be vegetarian. Now they have to literally cut their tits off?
I guess I'm glad to be a #GenX-- the youngest old people.
FYI the previous thought was brought to you by Tiffany's rendition of "I Think We're Alone Now," and the discovery that she'd recorded a new version of it with more of a rock attitude. It made me wonder what happens in our brain when we see or hear some reminder of something from our past that pleases us. #Music #Musings #YesImOld #GenX
I honestly don’t fully grasp linear time. I got together with some old college friends from the ‘90s. We hadn’t all been together in decades. I *know* time has passed as we’ve raised kids and they’ve gotten older, grayer, wider. ;-)
The same chemistry was there. I don’t *feel* older. I’m healthier both physically and mentally than I have been in over 20 years.
Here's a fun fact from the #GenX crowd...
It's actually possible to not have a total existential meltdown when somebody says something you disagree with on Thanksgiving.
A smart Rubik’s cube with an app that helps you?
These kids today should experience the same frustration with the damned things we did.
As a #GenX I simply don't know how to live in a world where Hall has a restraining order out against Oates.
*Here I'll put the link:
Folks keep forgetting Xennials exist. Or not even know about this pocket generation dwelling between X and Millennials.
Born between the late 70ies and early 80ies. We went online as teens in the 90ies with an internet that was just growing up, making its first baby steps.
When I was a kid growing up in the 70s, my mom would buy these Peek Frean's Playbox Biscuits every time we visited Vancouver or Victoria, BC from Seattle.
Me mum was a Brit (ex-pat), and a huge tea drinker.
These biscuits were so yummy! OMG, I would do "crimes" to taste them again, if they weren't stale.
I still have this particular tin.
I just heard a labour expert say "We need people to work 7.2 years on average longer than they are currently."
Sorry labour force. Retirement will be an entirely selfish decision.
You know those kinds of dads are all grampas now, right Spotify? Today’s dads listened to Greenday and Nine Inch Nails. (The youngest of that set listened to The Killers and Arcade Fire, but not guy in the picture who was clearly into to Alice In Chains before anyone ever heard of them.)
More GenX (and Xennial) erasure. 🙄
If you were a kid in a restaurant in the US in the 1980s, and a server fumbled some plates, clatter-smash: were you taught by grown ups that the right response was applause?
This happened last night and I *tensed*, waiting for the applause. But it didn’t come.
I am pretty sure I didn’t imagine this past, and that I have also seen it depicted on TV of the time. Is this my own personal Mandela Effect? #GenX
Gen X - and he also sings in the grocery store 😂
#GenX don't sit at the porch and yell at people to get off the lawn.
We install booby traps and watch the mayhem.
Cos we embrace technology and am all about efficiency.
@liztai Yep, the piece overlooked #GenX . I think it’s also a bit early to say no Twitter alts are worth using at all. I do agree social media as we knew it has been changing. I like the move away from one or two monolithic silos. I like the #Fediverse so far.
Facebook willl be 20 years old in February, about 2 months away. That’s like a whole generation. A lot’s changed in 20 years.
As usual they forgot about us 😂 #GenX or Xennials were. here first, using stuff like ICQ, MIRC, Friendster, MySpace. We were the pioneers of blogging, penning our thoughts on Diaryland and Geocities.
Also, what's this lament that there's nowhere to go? If anything we have more #SocialMedia options than ever.
Some are #Blogging more, some are in the #Fediverse #Mastodon & some are stubbornly on #X & #Facebook
We are just scattered.
Look at all the #GenX in those red boxes in map on the right. ICK. That's me.
me being the whiny reply guy:
this cartoon is everything wrong with the internet
the classic example of a 1940s starter home was
the homes were
750 square feet and pretty bare bones
also, our 1950s parents didn't eat out, or buy $$$ starbucks and the wives sewed clothes and darned
Here’s a thought. When the media rags on Millennials for being lazy or not thrifty or destroying industries or whatever, it seems like y’all tend to hate that and push against it. Which is fair.
But when the media called us cynical slackers who didn’t care about anything, we were like, yeah so what? Then we took that on as our identity and wrote songs about it. I think that’s an interesting difference and I wonder what that’s about.
There’s always these Boomers in the comments going, “We had that too!”
But what you don’t understand is that #GenX is the LAST full generation* to have those experiences. There was no need for you to explain that stuff to *us* because we already knew. You’d just be recounting obvious reality and it wouldn’t be funny or interesting.
We’re the final keepers of those experiences, of that way of life, and if we don’t pass those memories along, they will die with us, like tears in the rain. #GenX
* In some cases, the eldest Millennials have also had those experiences.
@petergleick Except he currently is less popular than his party and we need to face that fact instead of pretending it’s not true.
His position on Gaza is hurting him among young people, especially. He’s not at fault for what Netanyahu is doing, but he’s also not winning hearts and minds by supporting the massacre of innocents. I’m very disappointed in his response and I’m a #GenX voter. I can be disappointed and also understand he’s who I will have to vote for in 2024. Two things can be true.
Did ya hear?
We’re making #vinyl!
Or if you prefer #Bandcamp, here: https://shannoncurtis.bandcamp.com/album/good-to-me
(ps humble submission for consideration if you’re making a list for next week’s #BandcampFriday 😉)
For my fellow #GenX kids who grew up watching Night Court. RIP Bull.
🚨🚨🚨 Guess who just launched the pre-order for their upcoming #VINYL RELEASE???
💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻 it’s me + @hilljam, that’s who.
And OMG LOOK at how gorgeous they’re going to be. 🤩🤩🤩
Limited edition of 100.
Make your pre-order on #Bandcamp here: https://shannoncurtis.bandcamp.com/album/good-to-me
Introduction post now that I'm on a server that fits me better.
I'm a Gen-X Southwest-Louisiana-born Cajun living in South-Central Kansas. I have an amazing wife and two children (all of us Autistic). My education is in Physics/Astronomy though I'm currently looking into moving to Philosophy for the future.
My interests tend to be varied, deeply researched, and cyclical. Some of them are listed in the hashtags below.
Currently, I am a very left Communist in politics though I am never married to an ideology. Nothing I've researched so far includes as much of my morality and ethics but Capitalism is plainly evil. In religion/spirituality, I am a firm (though not fundamentalist) agnostic atheist.
I had my first personal computer in 1991 and was forever tech-focused since that time. Soon after, I was introduced to Linux through Slackware and have been an on-again off-again user of it. I am in the Information-should-be-free camp. The Hacker Manifesto by The Mentor has always been my life.
Above all of that, I am a voracious reader with not enough time to read it all.
With all of that said, I am not a "content creator" (really dislike that new phrase)! I am just an individual that occasionally posts about interests. So, unfortunately, if you gravitate towards that, you should probably look elsewhere.
#introduction #GenX #cajun #kansas #physics #astronomy #ActuallyAutistic #philosophy #research #communism #atheism #technology #linux #books #drawing #programming #techno #heavymetal #classicalmusic #oldies #ttrpg #solorpg #science #fantasy #OilPainting #videogames #writing #nature #rain #quietlife
Paul Crenshaw says there was a pervasive sense of fear for kids growing up in 1980s America, born of stranger danger, the murder of "America's Most Wanted" host John Walsh's son Adam, and the Satanic panic. He explores these ideas in this essay for Salon; he has also written a new book of essays, "Melt with Me: Coming of Age and Other '80s Perils."