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  •  Um, I was born in 69, so that makes me "X" (6+ / 0-)

    and I was born a New Dealer Socialist Commie Bastard and still am.

    Pope Francis: the Thumb of Christ in the eyes of the Pharisees.

    by commonmass on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 11:01:13 AM PDT

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    •  Ha, commie bastard! (6+ / 0-)

      I'm on the tail end of "boomer" as a '62 er, but I don't identify with much on the boomer end of things. I feel more like a pre-X-er.

      That aside, I am a New Dealer Socialist Commie B**** myself.

      •  I don't identify with my generation either. (4+ / 0-)

        I think about 65-70 is its own generation, we just don't have a name.

        I will say this: every time PBS does a fundraiser, they trot out 75 year old rocker has-beens to try to raise money. I love my parents, but really. That generations hegemony over society continues to be oppressive.

        On the other hand, they were the last generation to actually have a middle class. So there's that. I won't retire as well as my parents did.

        Pope Francis: the Thumb of Christ in the eyes of the Pharisees.

        by commonmass on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 11:16:41 AM PDT

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      •  I will say, however, that I'm proud to have (6+ / 0-)

        been born in the '60s, albeit on the tail end. My mother has a picture of me in a laundry basket watching the second moon launch in the early 70's. I actually remember it, watching it.

        Pope Francis: the Thumb of Christ in the eyes of the Pharisees.

        by commonmass on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 11:19:29 AM PDT

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        •  I remember watching all that space stuff. (4+ / 0-)
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          They rolled giant TVs into the classroom (unheard of!!) so we would watch when anything happened during the day.

          Mostly, though, we watched on the ancient terrible reception bw console tv (you know the kind: it had a tiny dot on the screen when you turned it off that lasted for about 10 minutes), not helped by the bad reception between the Moon and Mission Control, eating cinnamon toast in the dark on my parents' bed. The (only) TV was in their room.

          Decadent days when we got a portable in the breakfast room. And the never-to-be-forgotten day when I returned from school and saw my dad watching the new color TV that had replaced the old bw console!

          •  My family didn't have a color TV until (5+ / 0-)

            1982. Yes, I remember black and white, and bad reception, and also special stuff in school when they wheeled in a TV.

            Pope Francis: the Thumb of Christ in the eyes of the Pharisees.

            by commonmass on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 11:23:46 AM PDT

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            •  My dad has always been an early adopter (1+ / 0-)
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              and total tech geek. He's not an under the hood kind of guy, but a consumer. We had a reel-to-reel tape player. The best audio components and turntable. The first betamax (because the quality was better than VHS and when you're an early adopter, you often get stuck with stuff that doesn't make the consumer cut). Those were his priorities, and still are. Crazy!

              I just bought my first TV ever in December. The other tvs in my life were hand-me-downs, but they finally stopped playing nice with components and there's a point when trying to rig up an analog CRT tv and VHS player with a digital converter box and HDMI only DVD player is just a game you're not going to win.

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