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Old 12-12-2005, 08:44   #1 (permalink)
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Some Signposts for Various Generations

Are you a baby boomer? A Gen Xer? A slacker? Part of the entitlement generation? Some clues to figuring out where you fit in.


You're a baby boomer if ...

_ You were born between 1946 and 1964.

_ The Mickey Mouse Club once seemed like something that would be cool to join.

_ You had friends who swore they were at Woodstock, even if they weren't.

_ You adored, or hated, Elvis way before he got pudgy and wore sequins.

_ You first noticed Jack Nicholson as a drunken Southern lawyer in "Easy Rider."

_ You remember the jolt, as a child or teen, of learning about a leader's assassination.

_ Cigarette ads on TV once seemed normal, except maybe "I'd rather fight than switch."

_ The first time you heard about Vietnam, you weren't sure what or where it was.

_ You were good at hula hoops, but nowhere near as good as that other kid.

_ You used correctotype, or something similar, to fix typos on your term papers.

_ You knew someone at school eerily like "Leave It To Beaver" wise guy Eddie Haskell.

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You're a Gen Xer if ...

_ You were born between 1965 and roughly 1977.

_ You or your peers were ever called "slackers."

_ You were coming of age when the Challenger Space shuttle exploded.

_ One of your first favorite movies was "Star Wars" or "E.T."

_ You wore parachute pants.

_ Grunge was more than dirt to you.

_ George H.W. Bush or Bill Clinton was the first president you voted for or against (if you voted).

_ Kurt Cobain's suicide was a defining event for you or your friends.

_ You've used floppy computer discs but consider them "old school."

_ You cut your musical teeth on Madonna, Duran Duran and The Cure.

_ You like the sound of "40 is the new 30."

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You're a Gen Yer if ...

_ You're a young adult born roughly 1978 or after.

_ Remote-control TVs, microwaves and telephones with keypads are a given to you.

_ You vividly remember the World Trade Center attacks, but barely recall the fall of the Berlin Wall.

_ You consider '80s music to be oldies.

_ Your Starbucks habit started before you got out of school.

_ You think it's silly to buy music on CDs.

_ You have a cell phone but no land line.

_ Your school loans and credit card debt total far more than your first year's salary.

_ People have called you and your peers spoiled or "entitled."

_ You are logged onto your computer 24 hours a day and think nothing of it.

_ You chuckle when you see a "Vote for Pedro" T-shirt.
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Old 12-12-2005, 20:40   #3 (permalink)
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I was born in 1964 but never considered myself a baby boomer generation. Lots of the stipulations for them in that post do not apply to me though I was born in '64. I remember learning about Vietnam in school and was wondering how I did not know the war was going on while I was a kid. Star Wars was my favorite movie and that is a Gen X thing supposedly. Duran Duran was cool too. I love my hits of the early 80's.

On the other hand I exhibit other extremes. I am familiar with many oldtime radio shows and stars and can even recite some performances. I know songs by Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, and Nat King Cole. I know how Buster Keaton was able to hang from the clock hand above the street and I know that The Jazz Singer was the first sound movie and was filmed in 1929. Also I think Glen Miller and Richard Wagner rock!

At the other end I build my own computers and do all the bailing out when my family gets into trouble on it. I've always known how to set the time and program a VCR. I can diagnose and repair my 2002 vehicle since I have a code reader and multimeter and understand how the car and it's various systems work. I program and set-up and run CNC machines. I often times find myself having to explain to my kids things about the modern world they are growing up in that they should be explaining to me, the old fart who needs catching up, LOL.

So perhaps because I am stuck between boomers and gen x'ers I know these things from both ends of the century? I know I am fascinated with the infinately boring so I get into a lot of things very easily.
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Some Signposts for Various Generations

Are you a baby boomer? A Gen Xer? A slacker? Part of the entitlement generation? Some clues to figuring out where you fit in.


You're a baby boomer if ...

_ You were born between 1946 and 1964.

_ The Mickey Mouse Club once seemed like something that would be cool to join.

_ You had friends who swore they were at Woodstock, even if they weren't.

_ You adored, or hated, Elvis way before he got pudgy and wore sequins.

_ You first noticed Jack Nicholson as a drunken Southern lawyer in "Easy Rider."

_ You remember the jolt, as a child or teen, of learning about a leader's assassination.

_ Cigarette ads on TV once seemed normal, except maybe "I'd rather fight than switch."

_ The first time you heard about Vietnam, you weren't sure what or where it was.

_ You were good at hula hoops, but nowhere near as good as that other kid.

_ You used correctotype, or something similar, to fix typos on your term papers.

_ You knew someone at school eerily like "Leave It To Beaver" wise guy Eddie Haskell.

___

You're a Gen Xer if ...

_ You were born between 1965 and roughly 1977.

_ You or your peers were ever called "slackers."

_ You were coming of age when the Challenger Space shuttle exploded.

_ One of your first favorite movies was "Star Wars" or "E.T."

_ You wore parachute pants.

_ Grunge was more than dirt to you.

_ George H.W. Bush or Bill Clinton was the first president you voted for or against (if you voted).

_ Kurt Cobain's suicide was a defining event for you or your friends.

_ You've used floppy computer discs but consider them "old school."

_ You cut your musical teeth on Madonna, Duran Duran and The Cure.

_ You like the sound of "40 is the new 30."

___

You're a Gen Yer if ...

_ You're a young adult born roughly 1978 or after.

_ Remote-control TVs, microwaves and telephones with keypads are a given to you.

_ You vividly remember the World Trade Center attacks, but barely recall the fall of the Berlin Wall.

_ You consider '80s music to be oldies.

_ Your Starbucks habit started before you got out of school.

_ You think it's silly to buy music on CDs.

_ You have a cell phone but no land line.

_ Your school loans and credit card debt total far more than your first year's salary.

_ People have called you and your peers spoiled or "entitled."

_ You are logged onto your computer 24 hours a day and think nothing of it.

_ You chuckle when you see a "Vote for Pedro" T-shirt.
you forgot stuff like , " your first car was a 1949 Mercury that cost $40.00 "(mine was)
gas was sixtty cents a gallon for hitest and you worked at the localXXX for $18.00 a week after school. ( and the tall blonde was really tino jethro tull)
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