Thursday, August 02, 2007

Post Titled: XX/XY

We lent/loaned/rented(?) a movie from the library called XX/XY (tagline: "There's no room for honesty in a healthy relationship..." - huh? ok, so that was a bad sign but somewhere along the way I had seen an intriguing trailer.)
Main attractor for borrowing this film: it starrd "Mark Buffalo" ("Uh, babe- it is actually 'Mark Ruffalo'" "Oh, I always thought Mark Buffalo"- followed by a stream of animal jokes)
Unfortunately, this film was very annoying, but I had trouble pinpointing exactly why- WHY was it so annnnoooyyyying??? Then, voila┬┤- this morning I (wikipedia'd and) realized that the problem with this film was that it reeeeeked of Generation X... like so many things then did, even though I think it was made within the last 3 years... hmm. Coincinentally I was also further annoyed by THIS pointless study called - so I turned to wikipedia to give me the ironed-out version of what I thought I needed to know, i.e. a definition of the points of annoyances adn the so-called (more) precise differences between X, Y and the Baby Boomers- (yes, this happens- turning to Wikipedia, sad, but true.)

Not that I attach too much importance to the labeling of people within their little zeitgeisties but here is the WIKIPEDIA link, inclding all the "Generations" you've never heard of.

It is all very tragic because I really do like Mark Buffalo as an actor.


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Blogger Ithaca said...

well, this is very interesting (yes, it's your claque again), because when i ran a post on secondhand sales, greening of books etc. i got an e-mail from Tod Wodicka explaining that he thought people of his generation would be too apathetic/self-centered/nihilistic to go along with anything like that, they download music for free, they are not looking to pay for anything they don't have to pay for, this INCREDIBLE voice of the zeitgeist which he then refused to let me post on in the blog as having been written when drunk (which was of course what made it ideal blog material, but he said this was what he hated about blogs, which is what i LOVE about blogs)

I think these categories are all very strange, though, because basically for anyone born after 1980 there isn't an admission fee for participating in the culture. You don't have to buy physical records or CDs to listen to music that other people are excited about, your participation is not measured out according to an allowance or how much you can make an hour babysitting or working in McDonalds or doing one of the few other jobs kids in school can get paid to do.

The question we are all asking ourselves, of course, is: what comes after Generation Z?

5:19 pm  
Blogger "Post-Google" by TAR ART RAT said...

the smartass 20-year old intern suggested:
"Ah, well after Z there will be A."

11:17 pm  
Blogger "Post-Google" by TAR ART RAT said...

the smartass 20-year old intern suggested:
"Ah, well after Z there will be A."

11:17 pm  
Blogger "Post-Google" by TAR ART RAT said...

and to be fair I do enjoy quite a number of films that reek of Generation X... but usually ones that don't take themselves too seriously... which brings us to the iGoogle quote of "Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow."
- Oscar Wilde
Like, whatever that means.

11:23 pm  

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