Cookie Monster and SNL
A social media campaign is underway to get Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster to host Saturday Night Live. I learned about this from a Canadian blogger who published a post yesterday, Generation Sesame.The campaign has a Facebook page and a YouTube video, and was covered today by the Associated Press.
I’ve written about Sesame Street and Generation X a few times:
5 world views shaped by Seasame Street and the Berlin Wall
This authentic life: I dream of the city, my kids dream of the farm
Michelle Obama, Google celebrate 40th anniversary of Sesame Street
Loathsome Affair of High School Spirit Day
“I remember back to my high school days (the late Jurassic Period) when we were told to have school spirit. Told to have school spirit and then forced to show said spirit with ‘wacky clothing’ days: Everyone Wear Green Day, Dress as the Opposite Gender Day, Dress as your Favorite 18th Century Philosopher Day (OK, that might not have happened). These were loathsome affairs, and being a member of Generation X if I did participate in them it was ironically (although I could have totally gotten into dressing like a Philosopher Day). I hoped my children would have my same attitude but alas, my 4-year-old, Little Bits, thinks every day is Spirit Day and can’t help but wear his clothes backward.”
–From Dan Kieran and Everyday is backward day to 4-year-old via STL Today (St. Louis Today)
Which are you more afraid of, dying or running out of money before you die?
That is one of several questions in an in-depth survey for Gen Xers, which you are invited to take. (Must have been born between 1961 and 1981.)
The person conducting the survey is Annemarie Henning, a graduate student working on her MFA thesis and doing research into Generation X. The survey questions primarily focus on Gen X planning for life in later years.
I’ve checked out Annemarie and taken the survey myself. The questions are personal, but it’s all copacetic. You may choose to remain anonymous. If the questions give you an unsettling feeling, that’s probably normal given the subject matter.
Many thanks to Annemarie for reaching out to this blog community for help. I can’t wait to learn more about her research.
Documentary about Generation X
I received a great email yesterday from documentary filmmaker, Manny Merchan in Los Angeles. He’s at the beginning stages of a feature length documentary about Generation X, and will be reaching out very soon to potential film subjects. I’ll have more information to share at a later date, but in the meantime, I encourage anyone interested in this project to acquaint himself with Manny’s website and work. Also, his bio appears on the popular IMDb website. Exciting, isn’t!?