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Posted: 9/23/2004 8:35:20 AM EST
I was born in 1979. Am I a Generation X? Or the one right after it? Y or something? Thanks
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 8:35:49 AM EST
You're an X'er dude

Link Posted: 9/23/2004 8:37:41 AM EST
so I was born in 76, I'm an X'er, too?

I'm an X'er, he's an X'er, wouldn't you like to be an X'er too?
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 8:37:57 AM EST
Ok what was the starting and cut off? Thanks
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 8:39:18 AM EST
What about me??? I was born in 84.

P.S. sorry for the hijack.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 8:39:47 AM EST
Xer just like me!
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 8:39:48 AM EST
Us late 70's born folks are X'ers. This younger group is just simply put the Pepsi generation!
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 8:40:46 AM EST

Originally Posted By Charging_Handle:
Us late 70's born folks are X'ers. This younger group is just simply put the Pepsi generation!



Thanks alot. I prefer "Wouldn't you like to be a Pepper too!"
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 8:42:38 AM EST
LOL!

I'm not sure what 1984 falls under, but you are probably an X too.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 8:42:57 AM EST
Ok why are we called Generation X? Doesn`t X usually mean unknown?
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 8:44:48 AM EST
What about Generation ME???

Seem to be a lot of people out there that fit, mostly younger (no offense to younger people here). Everything is about ME and how what I can get for ME. What ME is doing is more important than anything anyone else is doing. You can wait on ME.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 8:48:32 AM EST
I would think 1984 would be gen y. Did you play with Transformers, He-Man, or GI Joe? Do you remember when you had no cable or cable stopped at channel 13?
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 8:49:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By 223spree:
Ok why are we called Generation X? Doesn`t X usually mean unknown?



Actually yes, that's exactly what it means.
They have defined our generation with simply "X" because as yet we have accomplished nothing.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 8:50:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:
I would think 1984 would be gen y. Did you play with Transformers, He-Man, or GI Joe? Do you remember when you had no cable or cable stopped at channel 13?



I thought they were the Happy Meal generation. never heard Gen- Y till I saw it on this board.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 8:53:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By drache:

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:
I would think 1984 would be gen y. Did you play with Transformers, He-Man, or GI Joe? Do you remember when you had no cable or cable stopped at channel 13?



I thought they were the Happy Meal generation. never heard Gen- Y till I saw it on this board.




Or how about Garbage Pail Kids. I used to collect those cards, lol
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 8:53:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:
I would think 1984 would be gen y. Did you play with Transformers, He-Man, or GI Joe? Do you remember when you had no cable or cable stopped at channel 13?



Hey, you just turn the dial to U then turn the big dial under (20-69) it to channel 20 because that was the only channel that worked.

Link Posted: 9/23/2004 8:56:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By LHD:

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:
I would think 1984 would be gen y. Did you play with Transformers, He-Man, or GI Joe? Do you remember when you had no cable or cable stopped at channel 13?



Hey, you just turn the dial to U then turn the big dial under (20-69) it to channel 20 because that was the only channel that worked.




I remember that!
Man I'm gettin old!
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 8:57:18 AM EST
Oh yeah I had (and still have some) Heman, Transformers (the most kick ass toys in existence) and GI Joe.

Well what happens if/when Gen-X accomplishes something? Is that how Baby Boomers became Baby Boomers?
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 8:58:29 AM EST
Baby Boomer had the distinction of having a name all along.
It had nothing to do with what they did, but rather what their parents did.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 8:59:42 AM EST
Around here we call people born in the mid-80's the SLACKER generation. Most of them are lazy good for nothing leeches that wouldn't know a hard days work if it bit 'em in the ass.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 9:05:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By mejames:
Around here we call people born in the mid-80's the SLACKER generation. Most of them are lazy good for nothing leeches that wouldn't know a hard days work if it bit 'em in the ass.



I'd prefer to replace that with "Candy Ass" myself, but then no one asked me.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 9:07:46 AM EST
Baby Boom--born between 1942-1960
Thirteenth Generation aka Gen X aka "baby burst"--born between 1961-1980
Millenial Gen aka Gen Y aka Gen next--born between 1981-2000
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 9:10:31 AM EST
You're a kid.


Sgtar15
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 9:10:35 AM EST
Thriteenth Gerneration? What a lucky number

I have to ask what exactly is "Baby Burst"?
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 9:10:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By kblagg:
Baby Boom--born between 1942-1960
Thirteenth Generation aka Gen X aka "baby burst"--born between 1961-1980
Millenial Gen aka Gen Y aka Gen next--born between 1981-2000




Thanks that helps everyone.
Where'd you find that?
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 9:14:47 AM EST
this is the generation OMEGA, meaning the end. so start getting ready.

<­BR>


just made that up but sounds good
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 9:18:07 AM EST
From my Sociology class, who says you don't learn anything in college
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 9:32:58 AM EST
I think some members of the baby boom generation have done the most damage to this country. Most of it stemmed from the 1960's.Things like free love gave us nice stuff like VD, abortion, and divorce in epidemic proportions. They made drug abuse into a national problem. Spit on veterans when they came back from Vietnam. Gave us great leaders like Bill Clinton and John Kerry not. Their great parenting methods gave us monsters like Klebold and Harris. If you do not like generation, X and Y look to their screwed up parents.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 9:53:06 AM EST
My understanding is Generation X ended ~1984. The next generation is the Millenials (probably f'ed up the spelling). Their generation is marked by the wrap up of the cold war. They won't remember things like "The Day After" or the threat of nuclear war.

After the Millenials comes the Homelanders, which begins ~2001. They are the generation who won't remember a time before the GWOT.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 9:55:55 AM EST

Originally Posted By kblagg:
Baby Boom--born between 1942-1960
Thirteenth Generation aka Gen X aka "baby burst"--born between 1961-1980
Millenial Gen aka Gen Y aka Gen next--born between 1981-2000


Should have read the thread first.
The exact dates are always open for debate. Generally, generations are marked by events.

Baby Boomers-post WWII
Gen X- post JFK assassination
Mellenials-end/nearing the end of the Cold War
Homelanders-beginning of the GWOT.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 10:37:15 AM EST
I've seen it written that mid 90's kids are the "WWW" generation as they've never known of life w/o the internet.

Damn I'm old, and I'm only a 78 model.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 10:47:35 AM EST
Here are some thoughts, off the top of my head....

Do you remember the first time you saw a Coke in a plastic bottle?

Do you remember cars before third brake lights?

Do you remember the first time you heard a CD player? Do you remember thinking "yeah, it sounds great, but it will never take off because nobody is going to replace all of their tapes."

Do you remember your first pair of Nikes?

I was born in '70. I'm too old to ge Gen X, but I like some of the music.

Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:08:52 AM EST
Ok I should know this but as usual I have two (very) dumb questions to ask;

1. What is "The Day After"? 9-12-01?

2.What is the GWOT?

Thanks
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 12:01:57 PM EST
Gen X isx usualy defeined as peope born between 1965 and 1975. Another way of looking at is how Douglas Coupland an author who wrote a novel of that title, defines it as those folks who entered the workforce in the 1990's and discovered that everything their Boomer parents taughts them to expect, wasn't there.

From a Gen X site:
# Do we have a Generational Identity? Just like most Boomers weren't pot-smoking hippies, most Gen-Xers aren't "slackers". Most are decent, pragmatic, creative, strongly independent, self-reliant, and hard-working. We have a surprisingly good work ethic - including a strong sense of company loyalty, as long as it's reciprocal - and we want to get ahead, even though we aren't as concerned with the trappings of "success" as earlier generations were. However, we're very concerned with financial and emotional security. We're hopeful that the future will be good to us, but we're also shockingly realistic and honest about the struggles we're going to face in a rapidly changing world of diminishing resources, an elderly society, and a culture dominated by, and designed for, "Baby Boomers".


CKMorley
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 12:02:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
Here are some thoughts, off the top of my head....

Do you remember the first time you saw a Coke in a plastic bottle?



No, but I remember Coke in the straight-sided plastic bottles.



Do you remember cars before third brake lights?



Yes, I remember life before the CHMSL.



Do you remember the first time you heard a CD player? Do you remember thinking "yeah, it sounds great, but it will never take off because nobody is going to replace all of their tapes."



[rolf2] I remember that, and I thought the same thing!


Do you remember your first pair of Nikes?


Yes, my first pair of Nikes I purchased in 1995 after I got to my unit. Parents wouldn't buy me that fancy brand name stuff when I was a kid.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 12:04:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/23/2004 12:07:39 PM EST by napalm]

Originally Posted By 223spree:
Ok I should know this but as usual I have two (very) dumb questions to ask;

1. What is "The Day After"? 9-12-01?



"The Day After" is a made for TV propaganda film about nuclear war.

IMDB "The Day After"



2.What is the GWOT?



Global War On Terror.



Edited to add link to IMDB.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 1:49:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
Here are some thoughts, off the top of my head....

Do you remember the first time you saw a Coke in a plastic bottle?

Do you remember cars before third brake lights?

Do you remember the first time you heard a CD player? Do you remember thinking "yeah, it sounds great, but it will never take off because nobody is going to replace all of their tapes."

Do you remember your first pair of Nikes?

I was born in '70. I'm too old to ge Gen X, but I like some of the music.




Since you were born in '70 that pretty much puts you dead center in the middle of Generation X.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 2:07:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By napalm:

Originally Posted By 223spree:
Ok I should know this but as usual I have two (very) dumb questions to ask;

1. What is "The Day After"? 9-12-01?



"The Day After" is a made for TV propaganda film about nuclear war.

IMDB "The Day After"



2.What is the GWOT?



Global War On Terror.



Edited to add link to IMDB.




How many remember the mini-series "Amerika'? I'd love to find that on tape, or DVD, or whatever. A not so mint 1970 model here.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 2:26:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/23/2004 2:28:03 PM EST by chuckhammer]
January 1976.

A PRODUCTIVE and RESPONSIBLE Gen X'er.



ETA:
My Grandfather used to call me his "Bicentennial Boy."
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 3:01:54 PM EST
1967

Generation F.U.

Link Posted: 9/23/2004 3:14:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
Here are some thoughts, off the top of my head....


Do you remember the first time you saw a Coke in a plastic bottle?


Yep, didn't htink it would last. 16 oz GLASS bottles with styrofoam labels...you could peel them halfway down and pop them....it'd scare the shit out of people.


Do you remember cars before third brake lights?


Yes. But I never remember being in or having a car/booster seat..and I survived a pretty good accident. I also remember when cars had carbeurators. 85 was the last year for the mustang.


Do you remember the first time you heard a CD player? Do you remember thinking "yeah, it sounds great, but it will never take off because nobody is going to replace all of their tapes."


Yes, I thuoght that they were stupidly expensive. I finalyl got one in the mid 90's


Do you remember your first pair of Nikes?


No.

I was born in '70. I'm too old to ge Gen X, but I like some of the music.



I was born in 78 and rememeber most all of it.

Feathered hair, parachute pants, leg warmers (WTF ever you call em). Fat Albert on TV. The 8 O'clock Prime Time Movie on FOX IIRC usually was a disney movie then moved to older movies from the silver screen, then onto made for TV movies, and then into obscurity.

I remember 10' sattelite dishes, and station wagons. I remember when Jeep Wagoneers were the 4WD of choice for yuppies who wanted to go skiing.


I feel old now.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 3:19:43 PM EST
Boomer here.
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