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13Pandora13
Nov 5, 2008

I've got tiiits that swingle dangle dingle


bob dobbs is dead posted:

a very material proportion of jewish holidays are about times when people tried to kill the jews and failed. chief among those is purim but chanukah forex is about a miracle that happened when peeps were trying to kill some jews, etc etc

there is also a weird concern for trees for various reasons

It's not a concern; it's encouraged to plant trees on those holidays, but honestly mostly Tu BiShvat (New Year of the Trees).

Not Jewish but lived in a Jewish neighborhood a couple of years and went to a few seders.

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ProperCoochie
Oct 11, 2004

In Sicily, carbombs are more dangerous than women.

OK Lag B'Omer

bob dobbs is dead
Oct 8, 2017

bob dobbs will one day live again


Nap Ghost

yeah i should have said planting trees

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


Every holiday for every religion should be about planting trees and cooking food. It's hard to be a dick when you're teaching your kid to plant a tree before making a cake

BigDave
Jul 14, 2009

THERE WILL BE REPERCUSSIONS! NOTHING CAN EVER BE THE SAME AGAIN!


Outrail posted:

Every holiday for every religion should be about planting trees and cooking food. It's hard to be a dick when you're teaching your kid to plant a tree before making a cake

Which is another thing Boomers ruined, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

No, I don't want to chew on overcooked turkey and be forced to listen about how white people are the real victims, and then watch A Christmas Story for the millionth time!

ProperGanderPusher
Jan 13, 2012






BigDave posted:

Which is another thing Boomers ruined, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

No, I don't want to chew on overcooked turkey and be forced to listen about how white people are the real victims, and then watch A Christmas Story for the millionth time!

God help you if you suggest spatchcocking the turkey so that the white meat doesnít have the consistency and flavor of sandbags. It needs to be in one piece like that one Norman Rockwell painting or itís not really Thanksgiving.

PeterCat
Apr 8, 2020



I don't know if there are enough Greatest and Silents to keep things like True West Magazine afloat. They also publish monthlies about WWII, Vietnam, and the Civil War.

PeterCat
Apr 8, 2020



Also, ham > turkey for holiday meat.

Brandon Proust
Jun 22, 2006

"Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of scoring a simple goal in a simple way"


Outrail posted:

Every holiday for every religion should be about planting trees and cooking food. It's hard to be a dick when you're teaching your kid to plant a tree before making a cake

dee eight
Dec 18, 2002

The Spirit
of Maynard



This is my new joke; original content do not steal:


Boomers: We are the people that our parents warned us about!

Everybody else: Well you should have loving listened!

Your Shoes
May 6, 2020

by Reene


dee eight posted:

This is my new joke; original content do not steal:


Boomers: We are the people that our parents warned us about!

Everybody else: Well you should have loving listened!


Gonna repeat this joke as original content !!

phasmid
Jan 16, 2015

Booty Shaker
SILENT MAJORITY


ProperGanderPusher posted:

God help you if you suggest spatchcocking the turkey so that the white meat doesnít have the consistency and flavor of sandbags. It needs to be in one piece like that one Norman Rockwell painting or itís not really Thanksgiving.

Never heard of this but I'm gonna consider doing it next time (maybe with a chicken for practice). Bird is the word.

e. Content: Did you know? Boomers enjoy working at cash registers! It's true!

They enjoy talking to every customer as though they came there for the conversation. Not just hi, how you doing, nice weather. Nope! It's probably going to be a somewhat lengthier topic. Maybe one they can go through juuuuust loudly enough/controversial enough to get other people in line involved. And if the person they're dealing with is another boomer? HELLO, LONG LOST BROTHER!

Then when you just set your merch down and make it known you have things to do, your refusal to engage in anything beyond small-talk (a trap) will be taken as rude.

So don't ever let these millenials tell you that boomers don't know how to work a low-level job.

phasmid fucked around with this message at 21:43 on May 23, 2020

Cowslips Warren
Oct 29, 2005

What use had they for tricks and cunning, living in the enemy's warren and paying his price?


Grimey Drawer

Hihohe posted:

Have you read cat in the hat


Yeah i just really want to see their reaction to more modern depictions of frontier era America that isnt ," White Sheriff of small town good. No, we dont talk about the Indians we took this land from brutally"

I know people that legit think the Injuns were the ones to introduce/trick white settlers into having slaves, and so they're really the ones at fault for the slave trade, and hence rap music.

Also, "the Indians lost, they need to get over it and acclimate already."


To them, the concept of white privilege is as funny as Bill Cosby because he's one of the Good Ones (or Morgan Freeman) and all those ladies were just after him for his money, poor Doc Huxtable!

Unperson_47
Oct 14, 2007





Boomers like Ray Stevens.

PathAsc
Nov 15, 2011

Hail SS-18 Satan may he cleanse us with nuclear fire

PISS TAPE IS REAL


Cowslips Warren posted:

I know people that legit think the Injuns were the ones to introduce/trick white settlers into having slaves, and so they're really the ones at fault for the slave trade, and hence rap music.

Also, "the Indians lost, they need to get over it and acclimate already."


To them, the concept of white privilege is as funny as Bill Cosby because he's one of the Good Ones (or Morgan Freeman) and all those ladies were just after him for his money, poor Doc Huxtable!

Holy poo poo, I've never heard this one, despite living in the bootheel of MO. Where's this one hail from?

PipHelix
Nov 11, 2017




PeterCat posted:

Also, ham > turkey for holiday meat.

How do you stuff it?

BigDave
Jul 14, 2009

THERE WILL BE REPERCUSSIONS! NOTHING CAN EVER BE THE SAME AGAIN!


PipHelix posted:

How do you stuff it?

Improbable Lobster
Jan 6, 2012

What is the Matrix? We just don't know.



Buglord

PipHelix posted:

Thaaaaaats the one. The phrasing was so close I assumed he was quoting it.

I did a stint abroad, rural enough where there was basically nothing on TV but local language stuff, none of which I understood so I detoxed a full year off TV. I was still mainlining online news and blogs and stuff at the height of the late 00's but still. Came home and couldn't stand being in the same room as a TV. I was a big old Daily Show lib, Maddow had blown up by the time I got back, and my family tried to get me into her but her just glib superficial smugness drove me into a rage.

Eventually I got around to reading Amusing Ourselves to Death and a light went on. I dunno how much in the book is right or wrong, but there is definitely some bad brain poison in TV. I'll still stream comedies and stuff, occasional drama, but man... Television. Tried watching PlutoTV cause a bunch of my favorite comedians are in a show they own. Got halfway through an ep because they run commercials it seems like every five minutes.

It might help I came back at the end of 2008, I'd spent eight months mainlining worldwide economic doom starting from Bear Stearns and was in Europe when the Euro imploded and Iceland went broke and no one knew what the gently caress and two weeks later I'm home people are yelling on the mainstream TV news about Obama giving dap and not wearing a flag pin like there were literally no other issues in the world, so my experience my not be representative.

Ads are the absolute worst brain poison in the world and even the worst tv shows are loving high art compared to the best advertisements

CheeseThief
Dec 28, 2012




So you guys might be familiar with the old Monty Python sketch withe the old men in a game of one upmanship about who had a harder childhood. Up hill both ways but you didn't complain etc. A good chuckle about how the previous generation harps on at the younger.

I just realized that the younger generation in this case are the boomers. Kind of puts a new spin on things, like the greatest gen parents trying their best to teach boomers some sense of morals or empathy while the boomers mocked them for it.

I dunno, maybe the Pythons are a bad example but I'm pretty sure clease has been pretty lead brained lately.

Bongo Bill
Jan 17, 2012

From my point of view, the Jedi are evil. But what really is... evil?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKHFZBUTA4k

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


ProperGanderPusher posted:

God help you if you suggest spatchcocking the turkey so that the white meat doesnít have the consistency and flavor of sandbags. It needs to be in one piece like that one Norman Rockwell painting or itís not really Thanksgiving.

Turducken or nutten imo

Kung Food
Dec 11, 2006

PORN WIZARD

CheeseThief posted:

So you guys might be familiar with the old Monty Python sketch withe the old men in a game of one upmanship about who had a harder childhood. Up hill both ways but you didn't complain etc. A good chuckle about how the previous generation harps on at the younger.

I just realized that the younger generation in this case are the boomers. Kind of puts a new spin on things, like the greatest gen parents trying their best to teach boomers some sense of morals or empathy while the boomers mocked them for it.

I dunno, maybe the Pythons are a bad example but I'm pretty sure clease has been pretty lead brained lately.

Some of the oldest writing that survives today is complaining about these drat kids these days. Older generations bitching about the younger is as old as humanity itself.

Volcott
Mar 30, 2010

People paying American dollars to let other people know they didn't agree with someone's position on something is the lifeblood of these forums.

Kung Food posted:

Some of the oldest writing that survives today is complaining about these drat kids these days. Older generations bitching about the younger is as old as humanity itself.

loving kids, you ask for fine quality copper ingots and they bring you *trash*.

PipHelix
Nov 11, 2017




Outrail posted:

Turducken or nutten imo

I might have the only family where the stuffing is the centerpiece, followed by gravy. A turkey is an abdominal cavity that sweats deliciousness into starch, that is then used to soak up more deliciousness.

Turkey meat, especially the white meat, is so far down the line in things to want to eat on Thanksgiving, like, after even mashed potatoes (done right they're amazing) that it may as well be parsley.

CommissarMega
Nov 18, 2008


Volcott posted:

loving kids, you ask for fine quality copper ingots and they bring you *trash*.

Whatever else Ea-Nasir was, he was a capitalist first and therefore deserved his house burning down in any occasion

Kite Pride Worldwide
Apr 20, 2009




Cowslips Warren posted:

To them, the concept of white privilege is as funny as Bill Cosby because he's one of the Good Ones (or Morgan Freeman) and all those ladies were just after him for his money, poor Doc Huxtable!

Having just recently seen clips of Bill Cosby's performances for the first time, the man was clearly utterly deranged even at the time. I know his characters were usually acted as buffoons, but there's this weird underlying feel to his movements and actions that betray a deep and sincere insanity; it was actually kind of uncomfortable to watch, honestly. Has there ever been a blatantly weird/creepy Boomer-era TV star who did not, in fact, turn out to be a weirdo or creep? Or more to the point, why was everyone okay with these barely-concealed maniacs and pedophiles in the first place?

bad posts ahead!!!
Feb 16, 2007

everyone feels that way and gives up.
that's how they get away with it.


i got a bad feeling off cosby as a kid, never thought he was funny, and i never got why until i started to read about how he treated the black community (and, of course, his sex crimes which were an open secret for far too long). guy was complete trash in so many ways.

and fresh prince was a much better show.

Ghost Leviathan
Mar 2, 2017



The Simpsons had it right in making fun of Cosby being weird and the kids having no idea why he's supposed to be funny. Also Ray Jay Johnson.

Haifisch
Nov 12, 2010

Objection! I object! That was... objectionable!






Taco Defender

Kite Pride Worldwide posted:

Having just recently seen clips of Bill Cosby's performances for the first time, the man was clearly utterly deranged even at the time. I know his characters were usually acted as buffoons, but there's this weird underlying feel to his movements and actions that betray a deep and sincere insanity; it was actually kind of uncomfortable to watch, honestly. Has there ever been a blatantly weird/creepy Boomer-era TV star who did not, in fact, turn out to be a weirdo or creep? Or more to the point, why was everyone okay with these barely-concealed maniacs and pedophiles in the first place?
When someone's rich/famous enough, they're just 'eccentric'. And have a bunch of fellow rich/famous maniac pedos around who have no interest in rocking the boat. And a fanbase who will refuse to believe anything bad about them(or who cheerfully ignores it because they like your output).

mind the walrus
Sep 22, 2006



It's true as long as you're making money for someone who is already wealthy you're set.

teen witch
Oct 9, 2012




Ghost Leviathan posted:

Also Ray Jay Johnson.

Donít.

Ayndin
Mar 13, 2010


gimme the GOD drat candy posted:

pesach sounds like a real wild time

If you donít like leavened bread, it is your time to shine.

As for boomer energy sightings, on my way to the doctor the other day, I passed a lovely little bar with a number of signs like Ďif you want me to close, Governor, pay my rentí. It was advertising take out drinks and food so I donít know if it was actually violating guidelines, but I wouldnít be surprised.

Also it baffles me that there are people walking around in NYC without masks. It is both mandated and a good idea in a city that densely populated. To be fair, Iíve seen just as many younger/middle-aged people do that as boomer-age, so I guess that flavor of dumb is universal.

Ghost Leviathan
Mar 2, 2017



Ayndin posted:

As for boomer energy sightings, on my way to the doctor the other day, I passed a lovely little bar with a number of signs like Ďif you want me to close, Governor, pay my rentí. It was advertising take out drinks and food so I donít know if it was actually violating guidelines, but I wouldnít be surprised.

They've kind of got a point there, at least.

Ayndin
Mar 13, 2010


Sure, it was more the presence of the signs than the actual sentiment that struck me, as I hadnít seen them in other stores so far. They had ones with dumber lines, that was just the one that stuck in my head.

Samovar
Jun 4, 2011

me irl



Fine. RJ Johnson.

Zeniel
Oct 18, 2013


Samovar posted:

Fine. RJ Johnson.

But you doesn't have to call him that either, for example, one could use the name RJJ

Ghost Leviathan
Mar 2, 2017



The whole Ode to Branson song is just making GBS threads on all the one-note dumb poo poo boomers can't get enough of.

purple death ray
Jul 28, 2007

me omw 2 steal ur girl


Krispy Wafer posted:

Just like Boomers think literal children are Millennials, Millennials think everything older than them are Boomers. Welk and westerns are Silent/Greatest gen territory. A Boomer western would be Clint Eastwood or Kevin Kline in Silverado. Sure, some liked John Wayne, but westerns as a movie genre largely died when Boomers were in their 20's and 30's.

John Wayne Westerns are like WW2 now: something boomers remember fondly about their childhood, that they were probably exposed to by their parents, telling them exaggerated stories of manliness and true American grit that they cargo-culted into the current "good old days" narrative

Krispy Wafer
Jul 26, 2002

I shouted out "Free the exposed 67"
But they stood on my hair and told me I was fat

Grimey Drawer

Cosby was a massive part of my childhood, so while I'm happy he's in prison now, I also can't erase the positive parts. Fat Albert and Picture Pages...lots of fun with Picture Pages. Lots of fun with your crayon and your...okay that sounds creepy now.

purple death ray posted:

John Wayne Westerns are like WW2 now: something boomers remember fondly about their childhood, that they were probably exposed to by their parents, telling them exaggerated stories of manliness and true American grit that they cargo-culted into the current "good old days" narrative

I get that. It brings back memories to an America that never existed. I just don't think they actually liked watching Westerns. Blazing Saddles was made by the Silent Generation, but it was consumed by Boomers who rejected the traditional Western. Although John Wayne was the first choice for the Waco Kid, which would have been terrible.

The most popular Westerns in the 80's and 90's were anti-Westerns, like Dances with Wolves and Unforgiven. That was marketed directly at Boomers. Traditional stuff like Lonesome Dove was on TV and geared to Greatest Generation. I thought Silverado was in the anti-Western category, but apparently that's a neo-Western according to film critics.

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Cheesus
Oct 17, 2002

Let us retract the foreskin of ignorance and apply the wirebrush of enlightenment.

Yam Slacker

PeterCat posted:

I don't know if there are enough Greatest and Silents to keep things like True West Magazines afloat
The rare time I go into the local Barnes and Noble these days, I'm shocked that there is a magazine section.

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