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  •  Boomers in a nutshell: (2+ / 0-)
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    I'm going to make the whole world perfect by next Thursday.

    What, me fail? That's unpossible!

    Therefore, if I can't change the world, the world is either perfect as it is, or it simply can't be changed. QED.

    Either way, I'm going to sell out as quickly and thoroughly as I can and make a buck!

    Oh, you want to try to change the world? Don't be stupid! If I can't, no one can. Seriously, 'cause I will stop you...

    /snark

    If this bit of broad brush parody doesn't apply to you, good, it doesn't apply to you, so don't bother whining. There's a reason you guys voluntarily accepted the sobriquet "The ME generation."

    •  Oh, for Christ Fucking Sake! (0+ / 0-)

      Sorry, I was trying to work on the F-bomb thing.

      But for starters, some half-bright pop culture journalist made up the phrase "me generation," and "you guys" most definitely have your own cadre of half-bright pop culture journalists filling their audiences' heads with trivia.

      And imagine telling a group defined by any other characteristic than age "If this bit of broad brush parody doesn't apply to you, good, it doesn't apply to you, so don't bother whining."

      "Think of something to make the ridiculous look ridiculous." -- Molly Ivins

      by dumpster on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 02:41:02 PM PDT

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      •  I keed, I keed (0+ / 0-)

        Hey, I was raised by lefty boomers, I'm allowed to poke fun. But thanks for demonstrating just how seriously you guys take yourselves. :P Yeah, I'm just jealous 'cause I missed the sixties...

        •  Not that we take ourselves seriously, just that we (0+ / 0-)

          react to insults sometimes. But no really, try that line when the context is, say, ethnicity or gender. You'd be surprised how many people don't have the sense of humor about themselves that you have about them.

          "Think of something to make the ridiculous look ridiculous." -- Molly Ivins

          by dumpster on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 03:03:16 PM PDT

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