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Saturday, February 26, 2005

Is it Wrong to Post a Comment You Left on Someone Else's Blog?

Dunno what the netiquette is on this, but I felt I had to post this.

I was catching up on the going's on at the For Fuck's Sake! blog and saw a post about Baby Boomers vs. Gen Xers. Now I hate the term Gen X, but sadly I fall right into that little craptacular name/generation/whatever the fuck you want to call it.

I'm not going to get into it here. I'd rather you check out her blog and do the reading yourself. This chick is in Chicago. We should meet. She should come to a Vegas Bros. show or something.

I will, however post the comment I left there. I had a few martinis and got on a roll and reread what I wrote and found it funny enough to post. I think with some clearer eyes I can develop this into a nice article or a stand-up routine. Many of these points are things I've been batting around for some time. They finally manifested in this comment. Enjoy!

"I've never liked the Gen X thing. Silly title, created by the aging members of a sillier generation, the Baby Boomers.

The Boomers are just pissed because they're getting older and are so CLEARLY NOT the center of attention anymore.

They are not the cool shopping demographic (an experience most of us GenXers are coming into now), they do not dictate what TV programs are on, what music is listened to, and what neighborhoods will be deemed "safer" by their presence.

The Boomers DO get to create a huge increase in sales of travel trailers and WILL have some voting prowess, even though I find it hard to believe that so many Boomers would have allowed a G-Dub reign TWICE.

The Boomers are mad because latter generations have taken everything they valued. Latter generations have co-opted the Beatles, enjoyed not one but TWO "once in a lifetime" Woodstock concerts, and even have a moment where they can discuss where they were when John F. Kennedy died.

About all the Boomers have anymore is a Mason Williams recording of "Classical Gas" and the aging carcass of Joan Baez and they are welcome to all of that!

And how did the Baby Boomer generation get to span a good 10 years longer than any other generation? These guys claim to be from 1944 to about 1967. Were there THAT many soldiers coming home from world War II in 1967?"

Damn, I've been a blogging bum today. I must have missed you!


Blogger BTude a.k.a. GlassHoppah said...

Hey now, you could fall into MY age bracket, which is right between boomer's and gen x'rs ( | )<--yup, an asscrack apart!

Talk about attitude--darlin' let me tell you a thing or two...

I'm old enough to give ya what for in scolding and preaching, but still young and feisty enough to kick your ass if you don't god and now it's turned into politics. oye vay!

There's more crotchety ass gen x'rs than I've ever met in boomerdom! But I digress.

lol, can I quit bitching now? Honestly, I loathe people trying to sheepitize anyone over the age/year/generation they were born in!

Signed, with love,
The sanctimonious unsheeply one and eternal Toys R US Kid!

8:47 PM

Blogger D Brooks said...

John F. Kennedy, the Thirty-Fifth President of the United States(1961-1963). (Baby Boomer time period)

The Beatles
It Was 40 Years Ago, 1964

LOL... Woodstock was in I think 1969

I'm a sick person, because I can remember all that stuff, but ya know... I don't begrudge you younger guys anything, cuz I was also there in the Free Love era, lol.


8:57 PM

Blogger Andy Land said...

Hmmm...your age bracket? there is no "cusp" between the Boomers and the Xers so far as I can tell. The Boomers want their generation to last forever and the Xers want everyone else to go the fuck away.

Near as I can tell, you're a few years older than I am which makes you fall within my radar for banging (were Doyle insane, abusive, or even farther away than he alreay is from me), but not THAT much older.

If there is in fact a butt crack for the generations you'd be in it. Cool! Da Bitch is in someone's butt crack! I would have pegged you as an "exit only" lady and certainly not the aggressor! Doyle must be one happily confused man!

As for politics...I stand by my statement. NO honest Boomer, yearning for latter-day meaning and relevancein the world would allow the world we live in today. Sure, P.J. O'Rourke became a bitter conservative, but should that make it all OK??? Hell no!

Crotchety Xers? I don't know that many who give a damn about anything. After the cast of "Friends" I don't even know any "involved" Xers.

We're fine with the Boomers and the afterlifers (the generation after there a name?) fighting for power. We have video games and internet porn to make everything better.

And, lovingly, I can't say I'm sheepitizing any generation. I really don't care. I had a Carlinesque rant going & thought I'd share. But the Boomers are dying. And nobody is more upset about it than they are. Just ask them. They can't figure out why they didn't get to live forever.

The Xers are mad because we were raised to be that Boomers that wanted us to not trust anyone over 30.

9:00 PM

Blogger Andy Land said...


The Beatles reissues and #1's CD, current.

Woodstock was reborn in '99 and I believe '95. both unnecessary, but stolen from you.

JFK Jr, another stolen memory.

I do give the Boomers all the credit for the free love thing.

I was born in 1970. A great friend of mine in 1950. He turned 18 in 1968 and I turned 18 in 1988. Who do you think had more fun and suffered fewer consequences?

I HATE MY GENERATION! I just don't want anyone crapping on it but me! :)

9:04 PM

Blogger D Brooks said...

LOL... you know me better than to think I would trash anybodies generation Andy. Those that ARE trashing each other just don't remember that we're all responsible for it.

Your generation is what it is because of the baby boomer generation. If we don't like it, we've got no one to blame but ourselves. Just as you will be responsible for the next.


9:25 PM

Blogger BTude a.k.a. GlassHoppah said...

Lol, ok, ok so you have a few points, I guess given the fact I spent half my life in L.A. gave me a diverse range of perspectives to grow up on, and never addressed any matter on the basis of age. (Ok, aside from the fact if you up grew up in So. Cal, everyone considers you to be wrinkled and dead if you're over 30 anyways! lol)

People are people to me, but the crotchety gen x'r reference was that the half of me that was born on that cheek has to put up with the eternal flow of bitching from both directions--I think I learned to tune it all out! I'll say it was a shock to see someone actually put that to words (FFS). I don't think it was what YOU said, but the original post on FFS left me with a flavour of 'someone owes us something' and that didn't sit well! (I also misread your post, but it was too late to fix!)

I do agree on the disco comment though--that was someone's idea of a sick, twisted joke back then! lol (that said, I must confess to being an aging headbanger)

PS Dirty little secrets--I'm not too predictable, but I'm not fessin' up to a thang on the exit issues, lol. I plead the fifth--or rather drinkin' it at the moment! DB is much too much the gentleman to play show and tell (plus I can smack him from right here! lol--I do have SOME control ;)

Exit stage left to the sweet rhythym and whisper of "the hustle..." DB should run if I actually start to sing now! lol

9:38 PM

Blogger Andy Land said...

Aw hell no! I won't be responsible for anybody's generation. No kinds from me that I'll ever admit to! I know who I am and what I want. I want no kids and no liabilities. I'm free to fuck up only my life! :)

As Steve Dahl said, Disco Sucks!

10:54 PM


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