And he sings, "I got my lunchbox and I'm armed real well... But just how would you describe The Notorious BIG... More than one young visitor says he is "so yesterday." Let me then point to Eminem, in 2003, the nation's top selling rapper. Diddy and others by other rappers on the song: I'm the definition of, half man, half drugs Ask the clubs, Bad Boy - that's whassup." ... I do not see any that wished the president were dead; not even LBJ, who was sending our generation to the rice fields of Vietnam. I'm not being critical of the Xers; if you think that's my point, you're way off base.
Certainly he must be "so today." In a social protest song ("We as Americans"), he rants: I don't rap for dead presidents. It's never been said, but I set precedents and the standards and they can't stand it... We still here, you rockin wit the best Don't worry if I write rhymes, I write checks (ahh! Hand 'em a jock, hold 'em a glock (hahaha) Money to get (yeah), cars to flip (uhh) Bars to sit at and sip Cognac wit Jews that drink (c'mon). What I am saying is that there does not appear to be a whole lot of "social glue" that keeps them and the teens of today together.
Anyway, over a decade later, we continue to add thoughtworthy comments to the essay. That is the decade that seems to have defined the boomers.
When we think of the baby boomer generation, we usually think of the sixties.
When I review the television shows from the sixties, I can see strong, parental role models in nearly every one.
"Father Knows Best," "Leave it to Beaver," "Bonanza," and a dozen others.
At one time, we represented 40% of the population of the U. OK, but why does the next generation have to have a name? Oh well, I'm probably spitting into the wind here, aren't I?
Can we even draw clear lines between one generation and the next? Do they have enough in common with each other and yet unique about their circumstances (as the baby boomers do) to warrant a defining name? I am just suggesting that it may not be fair to categorize and compare any other generation to the boomers, that's all. In the novel "Generation X," Douglas Coupland defined Generation X as "a group of people born between 19 typified by a college education, dissatisfaction with career opportunities, and pessimism." (So I guess you can be a baby boomer and a Gen-Xer at the same time. ) American Online had a forum for Gen X-er's, and even they can't make up their mind.
The colors of the jerseys never changed; and for the most part, neither did the players. But in the seventies and eighties, when the Gen-Xers were growing up, hardly anything stayed the same.
Mickey Mantle was a Yankee; Sandy Koufax was a Dodger; And Muhammad Ali was The Greatest! Yeah, I guess Rod Stewart and Billy Joel have been around for a while.