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    Unfrozen Caveman Planner mendelman's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister
    I was thinking more along the lines of significant political moments (events, speeches etc.) such as when a world leader announces in a speech:
    "We look forward to analyzing and working with legislation that will make—it would hope—put a free press's mind at ease that you're not being denied information you shouldn't see."
    —Washington, D.C., April 14, 2005
    or...."You go to war with the army you wish you needed, not the army you wish you had when you knew an unknown" - Dick Rumsfeld, 2005 ce.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman
    or...."You go to war with the army you wish you needed, not the army you wish you had when you knew an unknown" - Rumsfeld, 2005.

    I believe generation Z has been indelibly imprinted by these sorts of important speeches and they will form the central paradigms and are representative of the quality of thought this generation shall produce.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman
    Paris Hilton sex tape??
    Which gets me thinking about another thing differentiating Generations X and Y - access to porn. For an X-er, porn was rare; maybe a Playboy stolen from a friend's dad that was kept in a very well-hidden location, or trying to spot something among the squiggly lines of the scrambled adult channel on cable. Now, it's not like porn is everywhere, but it's certainly a LOT easier to find if you go looking for it. It's like porn lost its mystique.

    Paris Hilton ... yawn. Celebrity sex tapes are no big deal. Here's one thing about Generation Y - many are completely, utterly ashamed to actually take part in porn, at least of their own making. Camwhores are everywhere, especially Livejournal. Ironically, teen pregnancy rates are dropping.

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan
    Camwhores are everywhere, especially Livejournal. Ironically, teen pregnancy rates are dropping.
    There are fewer boys pressuring girls for sex because the guys are taking care of business via the internets.

    At least, that's what I've been told.
    Last edited by mendelman; 16 Nov 2005 at 5:16 PM.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    ^-- That's appearently no joke. According to The Economist, one of the problems in Japan with falling birthrates is that Japanese women "liberated" very quickly, so the boys don't know how to handle them, moreover, it's so easy to get porn and chat-sex online that most of them see courtship as being more trouble than it's worth.

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan
    Which gets me thinking about another thing differentiating Generations X and Y - access to porn. For an X-er, porn was rare; maybe a Playboy stolen from a friend's dad that was kept in a very well-hidden location, or trying to spot something among the squiggly lines of the scrambled adult channel on cable.
    Three letters..V..H..S.

    Not that I ever watched that sort of smut but a, uh, friend of mind had quite the collection back in the day..or so I heard.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister
    2000's -?
    9/11...duh!

    If you were in any type of school (elementary-college) when this happened, you are most likely Generation Y. If you cannot remember when this event happened, you are Generation Z. If you were a young worker or grad student in your 20s or 30s when this happened, you are an X.
    "Life's a journey, not a destination"
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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis
    ....Head of the Class
    Atari X'ers know Howard Hessman as Dr. Johnny Fever
    Nintendo X'ers know Howard Hessman as Charles P. Moore

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    I'm a Boomer. And that's all I have to say about that.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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