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November 07, 2008

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Syd Webb

Doug wrote, "Except I find my Boomer-phobia is slowly fading with time; now I just feel sort of sad for them."

You young punks.

Finally we have a POTUS younger than me and I still can't call him 'boy'.

Carlos

"Noted in passing: Bowie's distinctive voice, that beautiful liquid croak? It's a classic Irish baritone... Nobody notices it because Bowie's such a freak, is all."

Bing Crosby did. There's a duet of them singing "The Little Drummer Boy," which has them harmonizing before Bowie goes into his falsetto tenor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9KpNznVLlY

"Except I find my Boomer-phobia is slowly fading with time; now I just feel sort of sad for them."

You say this now, but wait till you find the cask of Longbottom Leaf amidst the wreckage of their fortress. Just sayin'.

Dennis Brennan

Doug- you might not have seen this in Germany, but back here, they're running a Lincoln car commercial built around a cover of a Bowie song.

It's "Space Oddity".

The one that's about an equipment failure in a vehicle that kills the occupant.

CultureWatcher

Interesting post and blog. Relevantly, many prominent experts and publications have pointed out that Obama is part of Generation Jones, born 1954-1965, between the Boomers and GenXers.

You may find this page interesting: it has, among other things, excerpts from publications like Newsweek and the New York Times, and videos with over 25 top pundits, all talking specifically about Obama's identity as a GenJoneser:
http://www.generationjones.com/2008election.html

You also may find it interesting that the guy who coined the term Generation Jones--Jonathan Pontell--lived the expat life for many years, was one of the movers and shakers in the early/mid-1990s Prague expat life, and I believe I read somewhere that he first formulated the theory that there was a lost generation between the Boomers and Xers while living the expat life in Goa, India.

Will Baird

"Except I find my Boomer-phobia is slowly fading with time; now I just feel sort of sad for them."

Phobia? More like loathing for me, not fear. Unfortunately, my contempt grows with each passing year.

Bernard Guerrero

Something we can all agree on! Boomer loathing and Bowie's voice. The Bing Crosby duet's the first one out of the Xmas box every year. Or into the Itunes playlist now, I guess.

CultureVulture

Regarding Jonathan Pontell in 90s Prague: If by "mover and shaker" you mean Jonathan walked around smoking dope from a bong and doing magic tricks on the Charles Bridge, uh, yeah, he was a real mover and shaker!

CultureVulture

Regarding Jonathan Pontell in 90s Prague: If by "mover and shaker" you mean Jonathan walked around smoking dope from a bong and doing magic tricks on the Charles Bridge, uh, yeah, he was a real mover and shaker!

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