the worst generation

May 11th, 2007


Baby Boomers, probably on their boat.

Great article by Paul Begala here from 2000 on the Baby Boomers; the horrible, awful, baby boomers, hoggin’ up all the jobs, houses… and pretty much everything else.

~jeff

p.s. sorry Mom

5 Responses to “the worst generation”

  1. cauley says:

    His take on Bush is eerily prescient.

    Also: I could never put together why there were all these condo conversions (besides the obvious double/triple profits) until I realized that they’re perfect for silver DINKs (great band name). Of course, they’re terrible for youngish families expecting additional members, but they don’t often have money anyway…

    Anywho, if I have to move to a suburban hell-hole because silver-flight back to hip condos in the city has made that the only viable option, I’ll leave this country.*

    *Provided I can afford to.

  2. Jennifer says:

    This essay was also the basis for Joe Queenan’s book ‘Balsamic Dreams,’ in which he expands on these complaints and then goes on to define the boomer subspecies nightmare–the Garrulous Ass–the guy in socks and sandals who’s yakking publicly, loudly, and incessantly to anyone who will listen about his thoughts on carbonated beverages and their relative thirst-quenching capabilities, e.g., The Guy With an Opinion and how we’ve become a nation of people who have to have an opinion about every. freaking. thing. I guess that explains morning radio.

    Now sit tight while I prepare my treatise on how instant messaging is destroying civilization.

  3. Jeff says:

    the guy who’s yakking publicly, loudly, and incessantly to anyone who will listen about his thoughts on carbonated beverages and their relative thirst-quenching capabilities

    What a jerk that kind of guy sounds like.

  4. Voice0Reason says:

    What a jerk that kind of guy sounds like.

    Yeah, really!

    Regarding the linked post, I interpreted the name of the soda as Mountain Dew DXM — “Now with even MORE dextromethorphan!”

  5. Voice0Reason says:

    Fukkin Boomers!

    I’d hate them all if I hadn’t married one! And if most of my siblings weren’t Boomers, and many of my friends, and…

    Never mind.