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Comic writer thinks the Greatest Generation was nothing speshial

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  • YellowSnowYellowSnow Posts: 4,107
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    So the YellowSnow hypothesis on generation greatness and/or shittyness generally mirrors that of the YellowSnow hypothesis on presidential greatness and/or shittiyness, which is to say that they are given too much credit for the good times on their watch, and ascribed too much blame for the bad. Historically speaking, there are always going to be economic, technological, political, etc, forces in play that are beyond anyone's control.
    TierbsHsotBoobspawz
  • RaceBannonRaceBannon Posts: 27,235
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    Much of what the Boomers did was by passively existing. The sheer numbers changed our society in so many ways. The sheer numbers of youth in the 60's opened Madison Avenue up to a whole new demographic that they are riding to this day as we die off.

    The youth influence on culture and politics was massive as well.

    Suburbs, housing, autos all reacted to the changing landscape.
    YellowSnow
  • YellowSnowYellowSnow Posts: 4,107
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    Much of what the Boomers did was by passively existing. The sheer numbers changed our society in so many ways. The sheer numbers of youth in the 60's opened Madison Avenue up to a whole new demographic that they are riding to this day as we die off.

    The youth influence on culture and politics was massive as well.

    Suburbs, housing, autos all reacted to the changing landscape.

    Exactly. No boomers being born, then the economic boom of the 50's to early 70's doesn't occur. So they (Boomers) should get some credit for being born. Conversely, all of the technological change (i.e., productivity) that helped spur said growth was the work of the generations before the Greatest one. Henry Ford was an old geezer, Nazi sympathizer and too old to storm the beaches of Normandy.
  • RaceBannonRaceBannon Posts: 27,235
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    All that being said the generations that followed us suck
    TheHBSoutherndawgTierbsHsotBoobspawzdoogie
  • RaceBannonRaceBannon Posts: 27,235
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    Ride our coattails
    TierbsHsotBoobs
  • Pitchfork51Pitchfork51 Posts: 6,128
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    salemcoog said:

    Because the millennials have the attention span of a gnat, cartoons are a neato way of advancing the agenda without much meat.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/22/opinion/the-eight-second-attention-span.html

    And fuck the boomers. With a rusty cheese grater.

    Nowadays and truly more than ever, someone actually taking the time to listen to you and understand what you are saying, rather than just waiting for their turn to speak, is the greatest gift to be given. Albeit in dwindling supply.
    Sure, sure.
    You know, it's got me thinking a lot about myself...
    YellowSnow
  • SledogSledog Posts: 4,120
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    AZDuck said:

    Sledog said:

    Being a boomer I happen to think the greatest generation was just that.

    everything I needed to know about you and already knew, in 13 words
    I don't want to know anything about you.
    TierbsHsotBoobs
  • SledogSledog Posts: 4,120
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    To this day the 56 Chevy stands alone as the GOAT

    I'm a '55 fan myself. Had one in high school.
    TierbsHsotBoobsYellowSnowRaceBannon
  • Pitchfork51Pitchfork51 Posts: 6,128
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    edited January 12
    Sledog said:

    To this day the 56 Chevy stands alone as the GOAT

    I'm a 5'5 man myself. Never went to high school.
    Sad!!
  • TierbsHsotBoobsTierbsHsotBoobs Posts: 38,189
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    Sledog said:

    To this day the 56 Chevy stands alone as the GOAT

    I'm a '55 fan myself. Had one in high school.
    You lying fuck Sledog.

    Cars hadn't been invented when you were in high school.
  • SledogSledog Posts: 4,120
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    Sledog said:

    To this day the 56 Chevy stands alone as the GOAT

    I'm a '55 fan myself. Had one in high school.
    You lying fuck Sledog.

    Cars hadn't been invented when you were in high school.
    All muscle cars all the time. We street raced, cruised and had a great time. None of it involved fucking Toyota's, Honda's or Nissan trash. We barely knew what Japanese cars were.

    I don't think you allow muscle cars are allowed at citrus fests.
    TierbsHsotBoobsRaceBannon
  • dfleadflea Posts: 2,585
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    Sledog said:

    Sledog said:

    To this day the 56 Chevy stands alone as the GOAT

    I'm a '55 fan myself. Had one in high school.
    You lying fuck Sledog.

    Cars hadn't been invented when you were in high school.
    All muscle cars all the time. We street raced, cruised and had a great time. None of it involved fucking Toyota's, Honda's or Nissan trash. We barely knew what Japanese cars were.

    I don't think you allow muscle cars are allowed at citrus fests.
    You're so American Graffiti.

    Sledog trying to score:




    TierbsHsotBoobsPitchfork51
  • YellowSnowYellowSnow Posts: 4,107
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    dflea said:

    Sledog said:

    Sledog said:

    To this day the 56 Chevy stands alone as the GOAT

    I'm a '55 fan myself. Had one in high school.
    You lying fuck Sledog.

    Cars hadn't been invented when you were in high school.
    All muscle cars all the time. We street raced, cruised and had a great time. None of it involved fucking Toyota's, Honda's or Nissan trash. We barely knew what Japanese cars were.

    I don't think you allow muscle cars are allowed at citrus fests.
    You're so American Graffiti.

    Sledog trying to score:




    Disagree. That's @BearsWiin in High School cruising the strip in Modesto.
    pawzPitchfork51
  • SledogSledog Posts: 4,120
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    dflea said:

    Sledog said:

    Sledog said:

    To this day the 56 Chevy stands alone as the GOAT

    I'm a '55 fan myself. Had one in high school.
    You lying fuck Sledog.

    Cars hadn't been invented when you were in high school.
    All muscle cars all the time. We street raced, cruised and had a great time. None of it involved fucking Toyota's, Honda's or Nissan trash. We barely knew what Japanese cars were.

    I don't think you allow muscle cars are allowed at citrus fests.
    You're so American Graffiti.

    Sledog trying to score:




    I ain't that old.
    TierbsHsotBoobs
  • 2001400ex2001400ex Posts: 12,215
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    Sledog said:

    dflea said:

    Sledog said:

    Sledog said:

    To this day the 56 Chevy stands alone as the GOAT

    I'm a '55 fan myself. Had one in high school.
    You lying fuck Sledog.

    Cars hadn't been invented when you were in high school.
    All muscle cars all the time. We street raced, cruised and had a great time. None of it involved fucking Toyota's, Honda's or Nissan trash. We barely knew what Japanese cars were.

    I don't think you allow muscle cars are allowed at citrus fests.
    You're so American Graffiti.

    Sledog trying to score:




    I am that stupid.
    FTFY
    pawz
  • BearsWiinBearsWiin Posts: 2,440
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    dflea said:

    Sledog said:

    Sledog said:

    To this day the 56 Chevy stands alone as the GOAT

    I'm a '55 fan myself. Had one in high school.
    You lying fuck Sledog.

    Cars hadn't been invented when you were in high school.
    All muscle cars all the time. We street raced, cruised and had a great time. None of it involved fucking Toyota's, Honda's or Nissan trash. We barely knew what Japanese cars were.

    I don't think you allow muscle cars are allowed at citrus fests.
    You're so American Graffiti.

    Sledog trying to score:




    Disagree. That's @BearsWiin in High School cruising the strip in Modesto.
    My buddy had a 1966 Buick Electra 225. Awesome cruising machine.
    RaceBannon
  • Greatest generation slew Nazis and Japs. Baby boomers got defeated by Viet Cong. Winners win. Losers lose.
    TierbsHsotBoobs
  • Sounds like the millenials are going to have to bail us out
    RaceBannon
  • YellowSnowYellowSnow Posts: 4,107
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    Greatest generation slew Nazis and Japs. Baby boomers got defeated by Viet Cong. Winners win. Losers lose.

    I like you @obk but come on man - you're never going to make it in the higher level history discussion bored making terrible historical comparisons like this. For Christ's sake, we dropped far more tonnage on bombs in Indochina than we ever did against Japan and Germany combined. The Boomers weren't the ones making the policy decisions and strategy as it related to Vietnam. Those guys- i.e., LBJ, McNamara, Dean Rusk, McGeorge Bundy, Westmorland, etc, were all Greatest Generation or earlier. The Boomers were just the cannon fodder, but they did fight in Vietnam with just as much skill and bravery as the WWII guys did against the Japanese and Nazis.


    TierbsHsotBoobsSledogdfleadnc
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