Boomer comics complaining about the kids and their damn cell phones

lunarworks

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Oct 25, 2017
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Boomers love extolling the virtues of wars they never fought in.
In case anyone forgets the sheer hypocrisy of the boomers:





That was gen z, not millennials (tidepods)
Every generation has had their stupid "challenges". I remember the "choking game", for one, people have been jumping off bridges for dares forever, and then there were teens with cars in the '50s and '60s playing deadly games of chicken.

Challenges these days just get memed into the stratosphere.
 

Depths

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Oct 25, 2017
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Why are so many of them comparing playing a videogame with being in a war?

Like do they want there to be some terrible war that people have to fight in?
 

Chojin

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Oct 26, 2017
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I wonder how Generation Xers feel about their generation basically not even existing in people's mind now.
Honestly? Its fucking great to be off the hook. Xers were treated as shithole useless slackers that would never amount to anything in the 90s. Now they leave us alone. I love it.
 

Lunar15

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Oct 25, 2017
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Why do I always have the sneaking suspicion that cartoonists and writers that complain that the current generation doesn't enlist and that makes them weaker haven't actually served in any wars themselves?
 

Acorn

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Why do I always have the sneaking suspicion that cartoonists and writers that complain that the current generation doesn't enlist and that makes them weaker haven't actually served in any wars themselves?
It's because they haven't but like to pretend they have and steal glory from the generation before them that actually made the world a better place unlike these selfish bums.
 

KojiKnight

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Oct 25, 2017
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Kind of unrelated... but I had a real life boomer comic moment. I was in line waiting to pick up my daughter from school, and this guy in his 60's or so was talking to some other parents. I'm on my phone, not really paying attention... then suddenly he turns to me and goes "This is what's wrong with your generation! You're always on your phone!"

So yeah, I'm what's wrong with the entirety of all 30 something parents and it's because I didn't feel like discussing the weather with an old person.
 

Anung

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Oct 25, 2017
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I can't wait till I'm an old man and I can complain about these damn youngsters hoarding holo-crystals in the gruel factories.
 

SuperL

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Nov 27, 2017
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As if more proof was needed that (with some exceptions) newspaper comics are generally the lowest form of humor.

Especially political ones.
If you take Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, The Far Side, and maybe a dozen others out of the equation, would newspaper comics have any validity as an art medium?

I'd say no.
 

chezzymann

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Oct 25, 2017
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I wanna be like my neighbor when im old. He's 70, has an oculus rift, and makes a bunch of funny sex jokes. He even knows about shaggy memes. Please life, don't make me boring when I'm that age.

Although, he never had kids so maybe that has something to do with it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I don’t have any obvious examples but my favorites are the ones drawn by the actual “kids” to criticize their own generation. The ones that criticize how “soft” and dumb his peers are in comparison to previous generations.
 
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Some vintage boomer-complaining about videogames from the early 1980s, around the Pac-Man craze:





This is back when parents were super scared about the evil Pac-Man machines that were turning their daughters into degenerates that hung out at arcades with shady boys.
That marriage one turned out to be real though, except with Sonic the Hedgehog and DS anime dating sims.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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These belong in the cringe thread on Era. Holy shit how many gb of ram doesn’t the balloon have, Pokémon go characters, old people writing about stuff they don’t have a clue about
 

Baji Boxer

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Why do I always have the sneaking suspicion that cartoonists and writers that complain that the current generation doesn't enlist and that makes them weaker haven't actually served in any wars themselves?
I don't think any of the boomer veterans I worked with ever saw combat. At least the couple that actually talk about being veterans. One joined the national gaurd during Vietnam, and another was only there prior to war breaking out. They both have some great stories, but they're all about funny ways they goofed off.
 

Baji Boxer

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Also on the war stuff... A military made up almost entirely of Gen X and Millenial volunteers has been fighting in the longest combat engagement in U.S. history. A war followed by a 2nd simultaeneous war started soon after. And this constant state of war falls on the shoulders of draft dodging Boomers.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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If you take Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, The Far Side, and maybe a dozen others out of the equation, would newspaper comics have any validity as an art medium?

I'd say no.
Doonesbury, Krazy Kat, Flash Gordon, The Boondocks, Pogo, Dick Tracy, Bloom County, Thimble Theater/Popeye, Foxtrot, Little Nemo, Lio, Pearls Before Swine, The Spirit, For Better or For Worse, Little Orphan Annie, and those are just the ones I've heard of and/or read.
 
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Help, I've fallen down the rabbit hole of awfulness!
Even though the comic itself is shit, the message is absolutely true. These things have been designed to keep you addicted and dependent on them. That's why the execs of these big tech companies don't allow their kids to use it until they are much older and many times are stringent about limiting their own use, as well.
 

samoyed

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If you take Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, The Far Side, and maybe a dozen others out of the equation, would newspaper comics have any validity as an art medium?

I'd say no.
If we go by the "90% of all stuff is crap"rule, this line of thinking would invalidate any other "art medium" as well if you took out all the good bits and left in the fluff.
 

RedVejigante

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Unless I'm mistaken, isn't the boomer generation typically seen as the one which really culturally solidified the notion of a distinct teenage/youth culture which they now love to claim represents the absolute degradation of society?
 

Mullet2000

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Oct 25, 2017
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The funniest thing is I experience older people (45+) using their phones in socially inappropriate situations way more than younger people.
 

samoyed

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Unless I'm mistaken, isn't the boomer generation typically seen as the one which really culturally solidified the notion of a distinct teenage/youth culture which they now love to claim represents the absolute degradation of society?
Yes, because they were the most prosperous middle class in history which gave them the economic ability to sustain that now distinct phase between "childhood" and "adulthood".
 

Thurston Last

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Jul 26, 2018
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Every generation thinks the younger generation is lazy / entitled / has it easy / listens to bad music etc... nothing new here.
 

Westbahnhof

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Oct 27, 2017
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Even though the comic itself is shit, the message is absolutely true. These things have been designed to keep you addicted and dependent on them. That's why the execs of these big tech companies don't allow their kids to use it until they are much older and many times are stringent about limiting their own use, as well.
That's a bit much, don't you think?
How would they be designed differently while still doing the same job/functions?