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Re: I goddam hate hippies

Postby friendlyskies » Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:25 am

Oh, boomers are just damaged. The previous generation had ushered in a plastic world of plenty where the moms all took antidepressants and the dads started drinking at noon, and everyone had big fake hair and pointless ties and the whole world was about to be vaporized by some Sputnik-nuclear weapon hybrid that would blow their sterile, loveless existence to kingdom come. Their drugged and drunk parents fed them thoughtlessly to the military-industrial complex out of reverence for WWII and confusion borne of too much television and Valium cocktails, then let them die on the streets after protecting capitalism turned out to be another sales pitch. Finally, the last nails in the coffin, the LSD and cocaine.... if you look at the people who actually put on Woodstock, few of them were actual Boomers, you know? The Boomers just paid to play, like the increasingly sophisticated advertising campaigns they were being throttled with told them to do.

Everything turned out to be bullshit, of course. The nuclear family? Patriotism? Pop culture? Convenience foods? Realty? Pfft, none of it was real. It's easy for Gen X/Y/etc to embrace cynicism, we were born into it, our boomer parents explained it perfectly during the first divorce. But they didn't grow up with it, they were raised in the ernest Leave-it-to-Beaver 1950s, "Gosh, Wally, everything is just swell!" delusion of tranquility. It's no wonder they were suckered in by a father figure like Reagan, who told them that if they just believed in all the bullshit one...last....time, he'd make everything OK, and all the bad trips would evaporate, and mommy would finally love *you* more than the bottle.

And of course, they bought in, for the very last time, for the Beav and the Gipper, for the plastic sterile world they'd inadvertently burned in their doomed little quest for authentic love... and that was it. Betrayed. Fuck it all, every last fucking thing. They've sold everything, bought a little place near Acapulco, and are going to spend the next 20 years doing skin cancer research by the pool to deny their ungrateful demon children any of the inheritance they might be planning on. The end.
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Re: I goddam hate hippies

Postby LechoZX » Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:49 am

Boomers were also the first generation who couldn't face the reality of getting older. Before them there was never a market for mid life criseses and "60 is the new 40". Viagara, "retirement planning", plastic surgery, Botox, Rogaine, Just for Men, muscle cars... Don't under estimate how huge that market is. I swear every fourth commercial on TV is for some lifestyle drug, financial service saying you should retire and buy a vineyard in, or a car that will make you want to go surfing or mountain biking.

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Re: I goddam hate hippies

Postby Q » Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:55 am

Holy shit, I want to meet friendlies family.


Seriously...you sound like a (bad) Bad Religion song.At least come up with something other than standard leftist schtick about the 50-80s.

But fwiw....I do wish the aged would die already. Didn't those fuckers ever plan for anything? Grandpa kept saving, "save your money." Well, what about you, you old bastard?!?
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Re: I goddam hate hippies

Postby Caliban » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:30 pm

As a Boomer I'll drink to all of that, living forever and dying for the rest of my life.
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Re: I goddam hate hippies

Postby friendlyskies » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:47 pm

LechoZX wrote:Boomers were also the first generation who couldn't face the reality of getting older. Before them there was never a market for mid life criseses and "60 is the new 40". Viagara, "retirement planning", plastic surgery, Botox, Rogaine, Just for Men, muscle cars... Don't under estimate how huge that market is. I swear every fourth commercial on TV is for some lifestyle drug, financial service saying you should retire and buy a vineyard in, or a car that will make you want to go surfing or mountain biking.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FbfBkR8Cyg


I'm sure they had midlife crises, just not the commercials and pop culture references rubbing it in every two minutes. It's tragic... I can't hate the boomers. Some of them, sure, but it's the first media-manufactured generation. How do you expect them to go down?
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Re: I goddam hate hippies

Postby Caliban » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:57 pm

friendlyskies wrote: but it's the first media-manufactured generation. How do you expect them to go down?


doped up on prozac, drunk on smirnoff with a cialis hard on watching Dragons den on a plasma wide screen. Move over Elvis.
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Re: I goddam hate hippies

Postby friendlyskies » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:14 pm

Caliban wrote:
friendlyskies wrote: but it's the first media-manufactured generation. How do you expect them to go down?


doped up on prozac, drunk on smirnoff with a cialis hard on watching Dragons den on a plasma wide screen. Move over Elvis.


That's what I'm talking about. No shame in that, put on Pet Sounds and you're gold. So the boomers failed to stop the inevitable dictatorship of the corporate whores? Really? They gave it a damned good shot in the late 1960s, though, which may not have been particularly effective but it was better than any of the useless, three-chord losers who have plagued the first world ever since. The boomers were defeated by the Illuminati, but haven't we all caved to the corporate surveillance beast? Glass houses.

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Re: I goddam hate hippies

Postby LechoZX » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:18 pm

friendlyskies wrote:It's hard to concentrate on a revolution when the hot
girls suddenly all want to fuck you.


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Re: I goddam hate hippies

Postby Q » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:49 pm

friendlyskies wrote:That's what I'm talking about. No shame in that, put on Pet Sounds and you're gold. So the boomers failed to stop the inevitable dictatorship of the corporate whores? Really? They gave it a damned good shot in the late 1960s, though, which may not have been particularly effective but it was better than any of the useless, three-chord losers who have plagued the first world ever since. The boomers were defeated by the Illuminati, but haven't we all caved to the corporate surveillance beast? Glass houses.

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I think it's cute you think those same fucks aren't the ones who became the power elite.

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Re: I goddam hate hippies

Postby friendlyskies » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:06 pm

Q wrote:I think it's cute you think those same fucks aren't the ones who became the power elite.

Whatever shit you're smoking, save some for me.


It's like you keep trying to pick a fight with me, and I'm totally up for it.... but you're not making any sense! I never said that the boomers didn't become the power elite, or anything about my family. Go ahead, talk about whatever you want, I don't really mind.

But if you want me to fight with you, you kind of have to take issue with something I actually said. I can't defend a position you just made up for me out of thin air, especially an irrational one: "No, Q, not one boomer ever got into power ever! Ever! I truly believe the boomers were ALL INNOCENT OF EVERYTHING EVER." That's not even fun. Anyone can just post a picture of the Clintons or whoever and the thread just stops.
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Re: I goddam hate hippies

Postby Q » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:35 pm

You go from saying that (some) boomers put up a good, RATM, Che, Chicano, LBGT, Vegan, Earth First fight against the "power elite" in the 60's, to now admitting that they are what they supposedly were against?

Pass da dutchie...
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Re: I goddam hate hippies

Postby friendlyskies » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:55 am

Q wrote:You go from saying that (some) boomers put up a good, RATM, Che, Chicano, LBGT, Vegan, Earth First fight against the "power elite" in the 60's, to now admitting that they are what they supposedly were against?

Pass da dutchie...


That's what I mean - the position you are pretending I hold for the purposes of picking a fight doesn't even make sense! There are 79 million boomers, how could they have all lived identical lives? It's not even possible.

So if we had that dumb fight you're trying to pick, basically it turns into a google contest - articles about boomers who went into business and politics, versus boomers who were dedicated to progressive projects. There will be millions of both. Duh.
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Re: I goddam hate hippies

Postby coldharvest » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:33 pm

who gives a crap about Boomers
we'll cut off their Health Care faster than they involced us in richmen's wars


the important point that Brother Q is making is Pass the Dutchie which I believe we can all get behind Sister Skies.
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Re: I goddam hate hippies

Postby friendlyskies » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:52 pm

I hope to Jah that my weed gets here today :(
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Re: I goddam hate hippies

Postby coldharvest » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:45 pm

I too will pray for your weed.
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