Hi, Generation “Y”. Generation “X” is sick of your bullsh*t…

For the purpose of this article it’s important to note that Gen x’ers were born from 1965-1983. Generation y’s were born from 1984 to 2002.  If you’re a gen x, with kids who is around 40-45 years old than you will love this…

My wife read this post to me last night while we were waiting to see the play, “Chess” at the Princess of Wales theatre in Toronto. The play was terrible, but dinner and the company was amazing.  It was so very nice to get out without the kids, eventhough we were both exhausted.. Generation X’ers you get it right?

In light of the G20, Occupy Toronto (and other places) and all the whining going around, I had to re-post this article called Generation X is tired of your Bullshit.  Here is a link to the original post; http://www.emptyage.com/post/11591863916/generation-x-doesnt-want-to-hear-it

So here it is!

Generation X is sick of your bullshit.

The first generation to do worse than its parents?


Been there.

Generation X was told that so many times that it can’t even read those words without hearing Winona Ryder’s voice in its heads. Or maybe it’s Ethan Hawke’s. Possibly Bridget Fonda’s. Generation X is getting older, and can’t remember those movies so well anymore. In retrospect, maybe they weren’t very good to begin with.

But Generation X is tired of your sense of entitlement. Generation X also graduated during a recession. It had even shittier jobs, and actually had to pay for its own music. (At least, when music mattered most to it.)

Generation X is used to being fucked over. It lost its meager savings in the dot-com bust. Then came George Bush, and 9/11, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Generation X bore the brunt of all that. And then came the housing crisis.

Generation X wasn’t surprised. Generation X kind of expected it.

Generation X is a journeyman. It didn’t invent hip hop, or punk rock, or even electronica (it’s pretty sure those dudes in Kraftwerk are boomers) but it perfected all of them, and made them its own. It didn’t invent the Web, but it largely built the damn thing. Generation X gave you Google and Twitter and blogging; Run DMC and Radiohead and Nirvana and Notorious B.I.G. Not that it gets any credit.

But that’s okay. Generation X is used to being ignored, stuffed between two much larger, much more vocal, demographics. But whatever! Generation X is self-sufficient. It was a latchkey child. Its parents were too busy fulfilling their own personal ambitions to notice any of its trophies-which were admittedly few and far between because they were only awarded for victories, not participation.

In fairness, Generation X could use a better spokesperson. Barack Obama is just a little too senior to count among its own, and it has debts older than Mark Zuckerberg. Generation X hasn’t had a real voice since Kurt Cobain blew his brains out, Tupac was murdered, Jeff Mangum went crazy, David Foster Wallace hung himself, Jeff Buckley drowned, River Phoenix overdosed, Elliott Smith stabbed himself (twice) in the heart, Axl got fat.

Generation X is beyond all that bullshit now. It quit smoking and doing coke a long time ago. It has blood pressure issues and is heavier than it would like to be. It might still take some ecstasy, if it knew where to get some. But probably not. Generation X has to be up really early tomorrow morning.

Generation X is tired.

It’s a parent now, and there’s always so damn much to do. Generation X wishes it had better health insurance and a deeper savings account. It wonders where its 30s went. It wonders if it still has time to catch up.

Right now, Generation X just wants a beer and to be left alone. It just wants to sit here quietly and think for a minute. Can you just do that, okay? It knows that you are so very special and so very numerous, but can you just leave it alone? Just for a little bit? Just long enough to sneak one last fucking cigarette? No?

Whatever. It’s cool.

Generation X is used to disappointments. Generation X knows you didn’t even read the whole thing. It doesn’t want or expect your reblogs; it picked the wrong platform.

Generation X should have posted this to LiveJournal.


12 thoughts on “Hi, Generation “Y”. Generation “X” is sick of your bullsh*t…

  1. michael cerny May 25, 2014 / 3:47 am

    Lets bring Back soul blues jazz rhym blues of 60s 70s neo soul numetal. Mos def erykah badu the roots common were star in blues brothers 2000. Neopolitan is my favorite Ice cream hip hop is bomb. From 1980s 90s. Without common j dilla music is dead. William we seen death Michael Jackson ray Charles. Kurt cobain


  2. Michael cerny May 25, 2014 / 3:28 am

    This is really good.

    Funny how everything is so different. Not just a little, but really different. I’m Gen Y and I cant imagine not having everything at my disposal immediately.


  3. john r. lord February 12, 2014 / 11:49 am

    I appreciate the feedback urban daddy. I was just curious. According to your Gen x timeline, the cutoff date is 1983. Would that make somebody born in 1982 a genxer?


  4. john r. lord December 30, 2013 / 9:29 pm

    I wonder if the blogger writing about the “kids” in the so called “occupy” movement, realizes that the very same evil capitalists that they were protesting against, were the same ones that bankrolled their entire movement. Do you know anything at all about George Soros and the Tides foundation? How do you feel about the antisemitic and proterrorist sentiments expressed by some of the protesters?


    • The Urban Daddy January 1, 2014 / 10:45 pm

      Hello John,

      That thought crossed my mind as well. I’m not a fan of the Occupy movement because history has shown me that the most effective way to achieve true change is through grassroots education and action, not protesting and tromping all over other people’s rights…

      That being said, I do not like the anti-Semitic and proterrorist sentiments expressed by anyone. It’s unnecessary and goes to show the lack of understanding some have of the way capitalism works – usually the same ones who denounce the “rich” yet have iPhones or who detest banks yet their relatives live off the earnings from shares in these institutions.

      Thanks for pointing this out.


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