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April 29, 2006

What Generation Are You?

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What Generation Are You?
Saturday, April 29, 2006

Found this little quiz originally published by the Associated Press. Since so many in our forums are obsessed with generational definitions, this should be fodder for some nostalgia discussions. We invite you to add your own differentiators.

Are you a baby boomer? A Gen Xer? A slacker? Part of the entitlement generation? Some clues to figuring out where you fit in.

You're a baby boomer if ...
You were born between 1946 and 1964.
The Mickey Mouse Club once seemed like something that would be cool to join.
You had friends who swore they were at Woodstock, even if they weren't.
You adored, or hated, Elvis way before he got pudgy and wore sequins.
You first noticed Jack Nicholson as a drunken Southern lawyer in 'Easy Rider.'
You remember the jolt, as a child or teen, of learning about a leader's assassination.
Cigarette ads on TV once seemed normal, except maybe "I'd rather fight than switch."
The first time you heard about Vietnam, you weren't sure what or where it was.
You were good at hula hoops, but nowhere near as good as that other kid.
You used correctotype, or something similar, to fix typos on your term papers.
You knew someone at school eerily like 'Leave It To Beaver' wise guy Eddie Haskell.

You're a Gen Xer if ...
You were born between 1965 and roughly 1977.
You or your peers were ever called 'slackers.'
You were coming of age when the Challenger space shuttle exploded.
One of your first favorite movies was 'Star Wars' or 'E.T.'
You wore parachute pants.
Grunge was more than dirt to you.
George H.W. Bush or Bill Clinton was the first president you voted for or against (if you voted).
Kurt Cobain's suicide was a defining event for you or your friends.
You've used floppy computer discs but consider them 'old school.'
You cut your musical teeth on Madonna, Duran Duran and The Cure.

You're a Gen Yer if ...
You're a young adult born roughly 1978 or after.
Remote-control TVs, microwaves and telephones with keypads are a given to you.
You vividly remember the World Trade Center attacks, but barely recall the fall of the Berlin Wall.
You consider '80s music to be oldies.
Your Starbucks habit started before you got out of school.
You think it's silly to buy music on CDs.
You have a cell phone but no land line.
Your school loans and credit card debt total far more than your first year's salary.
People have called you and your peers spoiled or 'entitled.'
You are logged onto your computer 24 hours a day and think nothing of it.
You chuckle when you see a 'Vote for Pedro' T-shirt.



Posted on April 29, 2006 9:47 AM


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Where's the quiz?

Posted by: MiniBoom on May 4, 2006 8:31 PM

OK--So it's not a quiz exactly. Although an actual quiz could be sort of fun on a rainy day when there's absolutely nothing else to do.

Posted by: Jan Reisen on May 5, 2006 9:28 AM

I like chicken.

Posted by: Pollo on May 8, 2006 10:19 AM

This thread is right on!.Get it "Right On!".LOL.

*Clears throat and leaves chat room*
:)

Posted by: Lynn on July 11, 2006 7:47 PM

LOL. I feel stupid that I got annoyed but the bit about generation Y kind of offended me. I know this must be a joke but it kind of proves how out of touch baby boomers are with things about other generations. Then again, I'm pretty out of touch with reality as well. Most babyboomers I met were totally ignorant about the current econimic situation. They think it's extremely easy to get a job for 20 year olds and the only reason they can't is because they're lazy. You wouldnt believe the ridicules requirements employers want to hire a dishwasher or burger flipper. Maybe in the 60's when the economy was stable, this was true, but what's crazy is a lot of boomers still feel like it's 1966. It's scary.

Posted by: Chris on July 22, 2006 8:40 PM

Hey Chris (Generation Yer),

Learn how to spell 'ridiculous'. Correct spelling may help you land a better job.

Sincerely,
A Helpful Generation Xer

Posted by: Shelley on October 16, 2007 9:16 AM

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