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So thats it? ends there? Oh-ho! What about video games? Popularized by Gen Y. The internet? owes most of it`s popularity to... you guessed it.. Gen Y. and so on and so on blah blah lol.
Seriously, this is the same poo that everyone has said about every generation that came after it.
And it`s true too. This whole culture thing has no effect on Generation X. This article is merely in place to make them look good and us look bad, as if they have to validate themselves. People just like to pick on the younger generation because it`s easy. It`s like inter-generation bullying. And so in the end it`s just a vicious circle because each generation ends up being as bad as the last one, but no one likes to let on.
I, as a Gen Y-er can do the same thing.
Music:The Shins vs. Millie Vanillie.
Movies:Garden State vs. Howard the Duck
TV:Bay Watch vs. The Office
And don`t give us crap about how we`ve "copied" everything.See the movies "Sylvia Scarlette" (1935), "Just One Of The Guys" (1985), "She`s the Man" (2006).All movies are romantic comedies which include women dressing as men to achieve a greater good in their own lives.
Copying happens in every generation. No generation is "better" than another.
We dress different then Gen X, we talk different, we listen to different music. So what.
The 80`s listened to differen`t music then the 70`s. OH GOD! does that mean that they failed and have no future! OH NO!
Well, I have to go continue on my journy to ruin the economy now. bye bye
Popular music, date movies and reality television are "culture"?Not art or literature?
Proof that we went down the wrong road many miles back. Sad.
Heh, funny `cos all the stuff that was made for so-called gen Y were made by gen X.
I was thinking the same thing when I read it. I also agree that Gen Y seems to be less cultured because we grew up in the technology boom, being exposed to technology from the start. Because of that, our culture is more international and spread out, rather than concentrated in one country.
Each generation has its flaws and strong points, and each one is defined not only by the people in it, but by the circumstances around it. The Baby-Boomers had the Cold War height of the Cold War which really pushed them together. Gen X Fought back against that, in order to define who they were. And now, Gen Y is forced to make their generation based on a situation of fear (war on terror, etc). This means Gen Y is gonna be a huge backlash against that, and its just beginning, We`ll see where it go
The problem with the rise of mass media in the past 15 years is that it has made it harder for a genuine sub-culture to exist and develop, as it is suddenly possible for it to appear worldwide. Thus the cultural motif of Gen Y (or generation neXt as Pepsi tried to call us) is dominated by short lived fads, see for example the tiny lifespan of internet memes.
Secondly, as people have already observed, we are really starting to see the influence of gen y-ers in our culture. It is unfair to criticize a culture in its infancy.
Apart from that, garbage. Gen Y had its stuff, lets not write off the whole generation.
I do worry about recent movies though, it seems nothing is worth making unless its a sequel, a revival of an old franchise, a spoof, or a comic book conversion.
but yea, i like my generationits all good :D
It`s like when customers come into my store and ask:
"What game is the best?"
There is no "best game", it`s all about what you like and what you don`t.
We win. You lose.
I really hate both those terms by the way.
I`d like to remind all you pompous "Gen Yers" that the 70s and 80s also produced their fair share of horrible horrible music/movies/TV shows. There are plenty of good things about current culture, but you`re not going to find them in the Top 40 charts or box-office hits. Just like you wouldn`t in the 80s.
How many contributions have you made to your generation when you were 20? that`s what I was thinking.
I was born in 1984, am not a selfish little prick, I do not enjoy reality television, I can think for myself, and I receive pleasure from being nice to other people even over the Internet.
May I please be excused?
If anything Gen Y is more about social networking ia the internets...
Grandpa, quite b*tching about our generation just because we`re better than you.
And something that EVERYONE needs to correct is the differentiation between culture that HAPPENED during a generation, and culture that was MADE BY a generation. PLEASE!
i guess i don`t really see the point in it, that`s all. its dumb to categorize people that way...
Compared to The Baby Boom Generation, Generation X was rather boring also. I mean the Baby Boom Generation was the first one raised with Television, They had JFK Sr. Martin Luther King Jr. The first Man on the moon. Most of what we take for granted, the Baby Boom generation was there to experience it first hand.
Media WiseThey had Elvis, Marilyn Monroe (mispelled her name I know, sorry) James Dean.
They had movies like A reble without a cause, Easy Rider.
Baby Boomers had The Beatles for Goodness sakes.
Generation XWe`ve had the invention of The Internet (created by Al Gore lol), we`ve had the fall of the berlin Wall, we`ve had the fall of the Twin Towers, We had (in a way) the invention of Bubble Gum Pop Bands and Grunge. Internet. To me, nothing can compare to the Baby Boom Generation.
p.s. Sorry about the previous post, my cat got on the keyboard while I was typing. and hit enter.
Regardless, the things Generation Y enjoys will come into play as a cultural thing as did all the others.
I agree with the spot about reality TV... but we did have American Idol and Survivor. Though they are not loved by everyone, they have change the way television works.
In the music category, they did not look at the broad picture. Though currently it is looked at as a joke amongst our generation... I think the whole "emo" thing has made some cultural contributions that really are not all that bad. Some of the music that has come out of this era is really good at times.
although, i`ll have to admit they did give the greatest cartoons ever, yet at the same time, those in the same generation caused the death to most of them (Ren and Stimpy, Beavis and Butthead, Rocko`s Modern Life, etc.)
the video game panics also came up thanks to the Gen X`ers believing Doom killed kids in Columbine (oooo alliteration).
yeah, Gen X also got Gen Y licked in movies.
damn, and the silent generation had to sit down and take it like a bitch, eh?
You can`t pigeon-hole an entire generation while you`re right in the middle of it. Did everybody look at grunge at the time it was happening and see it as this huge movement and defining moment in music history? At the time it was greasy haired flannel-wearing angsty drug addicts.
All this idolization of past generation is because of HINDSIGHT. I do agree that so far Gen Y looks about as impactful as a bag of dirt, but there`s always something happening and changing, so shut up and contribute.
WERE WORKING ON IT!
hmm, i wonder if im gonna get flamed... we shall see. :D