The first commercial I've ever heard explicitly targeting Gen Xers . . .

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  1. NAHTMMM

    NAHTMMM Perpetually sondering

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    It was on Spotify and I thought it was going to be a podcast of either nostalgia or life advice.

    Nope.

    It was the AARP calling.

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  2. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    All the baby-boomer retirement ads had boomer rock music in 'em.
    Apparently, none of the grunge bands sold out to advertisers.
    I dunno if I feel left out, or spared.
    A weird mixture of both.
    I'm sure the Germans have a word for it.
    :calli:
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  3. Tererune

    Tererune Troll princess and Magical Girl

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    I hope I die before the korn and limp dick bizcut angry white boy music gets to the old age home.
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    Tererune Troll princess and Magical Girl

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    Personally I think NIN's Every Day is Exactly the Same is probably the perfect gen-X song for the old age home. I am also pretty sure some Nirvana would remind us all to shoot ourselves. I could see it being very profitable for the fake hip people to play Van Halen's Jump.
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  5. Nyx

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    I'm 43, so I've been wrestling with the "I'm not old, but I'm not young" feeling for a while now. The AARP is not helping.
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    Tererune Troll princess and Magical Girl

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    I am watching a major shift in the retirement communities down here in florida right now. Covid put the boomers in charge of community activities. There is a shift of performers who do things like sinatra performances to those who play things like Billy Joel and more woodstock music. Personally, I love a lot of the stuff that came out in the late 50s-70s.

    The communities are struggling to get people out to activities because the old clubs the pre-boomers set up are not getting the boomers to come out to the clubhouse. Things like bridge and canasta clubs are dying and the neo-elderly are much more familiar with socializing and gameplaying on their phones and computers.

    Also, down here in florida you have multiple different aging groups that have access to the money for retirement communities. You have haitians, multiple hispanic nationalities, american blacks, and a huge variety of multilingual europeans and asians. It is a whole new world down here in southern florida. That is not to mention the glbt groups in the retirement and assisted living communities.

    I am seeing the hispanics and GLBT people taking the reigns on a lot of activities for the communities because they want to do it, and a lot of the older white americans just do not have the life experience of having to do these events because they never had to do community reach out and organization like minorities.
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    Tererune Troll princess and Magical Girl

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    I am about to be 49 in the next week or so, and I have gotten neuropathy and some other pre-mature aging troubles from my sugar intake and other drug use. The great thing is I have the baby face. I always ended up being around people my parent's age or older as one of my groups. Plus I have been there for people who have had organ failure and hard core obesity issues. Now I am floating around the old age communities because I connect better with the older community even though I vacation with the kids at the cons just fine.

    IMO there is nothing wrong with being old. It has it's new difficulties, but there is nothing more fun than chillin with a group of older people for an afternoon. Lots of talking, they know the best foods and drinks, and a lot of them have run out of fucks.
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    Spaceturkey i can see my house

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    AARP calling
    from your far away youth
    you're near retirement age
    ain't it the truth

    AARP calling
    to the underground scene
    get over it man,
    you're far from 18

    Old age is coming
    the grandkids are flying in
    meltdown expected with all those cousins
    they never stop running, those kids have no fear
    Just go drink in the park now... and feed the pigeons..
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    I can feel the Grim Reaper creepin' up on me!

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    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    If it's Neil Gaiman's Death, I'm fine with it.
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    NAHTMMM Perpetually sondering

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    I'm still young at heart (somewhat), my body is just slipping into middle age. My legs lost their springiness a few years back and apparently I actually scar now? Oh, and I take off my glasses to read up close. That sounds like bifocal talk. :calli:
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    I am sort of looking forward to the white zombie wheelchair and walker mosh pit.
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    Spaceturkey i can see my house

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    hit 54 this year... no more denying it about middle age.

    Still fitting the same Levis as I did 40 years ago, have about 95% of the hair... bought my first set of reading glasses last month.

    got lazy this winter and grew a real beard... now I got 30 something year old women friends calling me "daddy". Close enough to "jedi", I guess.

    I ain't doing force jumps any more though.

    ... knees are about the only body part that screams louder than my shoulders.

    Now I need a nap.
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    LOL-Day Glos played this weekend (last tour for a while as Murray's getting his prostate fixed).
    SOmeone was handing out mushrooms to EVERYBODY.
    You could have seen it there... old punks swaying to "I killed Mommy..." like it was "White Rabbit"
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    I understand. That said, if I still had my hair, this would all be going so much easier for me.
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    You can hot glue and staple some extensions on there and it would look luxurious especially once the infection fever hits.
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    One of my dearest friend (cis/F) has total alopecia for nearly 30 years... she embraced being an original "cyber goth".

    I believe the phrase is "workit, girl!" <3
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    Spaceturkey i can see my house

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    that's some dominatrix shit, right there....
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    Shut up. Damn kids ….
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    Spaceturkey i can see my house

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    maybe, but I age in metric.
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    Spaceturkey i can see my house

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    grunge was for millenials anyway...

    here's the real tragedies:



    and worst of them all (other than I think it was KIA using "Why can't I touch it?")

    kudos for only changing half of the lines from the original tune about belt notches...



    LOL-the still shot of Gibby with the controller is peak...
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    You’re only 5 years my junior. You’re lucky I included you. :wink:
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    whippersnappers wait till you get really old........................... 67 years
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    I treated my adult children to breakfast at a local restaurant recently... and I noticed that I have more fingers than I have years until I qualify for the senior discount menu. :(
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    It ain't so good. Bland-soft mostly.
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    So, that means 20 or so years before their ads start targeting Millennials?

    Doubtful. In 20 years, we won't be able to afford retirement, and the minimum age for social security will be raised to 80. There will also be a bunch of articles saying things like "First they didn't want to work, now they don't want to retire? Why do Millennials suck so much?"

    We will finally be able to own houses though. Although, that'll mostly be because the process of home ownership will consist of finding a house, and then clearing out any feral ghouls occupying the premises.
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    and raiders. and scorched. and super mutants.

    and the robots. Don't forget the robots.
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    At least elon will have his mars colony by then.

    I am just kidding, there is no way that moron makes it to mars.
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    It'd be great if he got stranded, like Matt Damon in "The Martian" and unlike Matt Damon, Elon can't make shit-potatoes, and just eats his own shit, and dies.
    Then the makers of all the "eat shit and die" bumper stickers and t-shirts add his face to them.
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    like millenials will be able to afford stickers for the bumpers of their city scooters.
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