It’s back to the feeding trough for some blog posts and news stories about Generation X. Do these posts bore your palate? Sometimes, they put mine to sleep. I guess every blue plate special can’t be like the food in this post.
Honestly, I thought it was tragic in a first-world, Housewives-of-Oklahoma-City kind of way that The Sound of Music was getting remade. But, now they’re remaking the Generation X cult hit Drop Dead Fred. Have they no respect? Check out 20 film remakes in the works: http://www.shortlist.com/entertainment/films/20-films-you-probably-didnt-know-were-getting-remade.
When it comes to movie remakes, which one has been the worst for you?
Did Lou Reed Make Generation X? Alissa Quart with the Atlantic thinks so. She writes, “He offered among the first incarnation of the ethos that would define Gen X, seen in bands like The Replacements, Sonic Youth, and Pavement, and in the lives of the people growing around me.”
I’ve been wanting to write about Reed, too, but just haven’t had time to pull together those words. By the way, just about anything of any significance written about Generation X in the last five years has appeared in The Atlantic.
Is it time for Generation X to make Social Security retirement decisions? PBS NewsHour has a special up that includes a bunch of awesome links including 34 Social Security Secrets You Need To Know.
I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’ve already spent half my life pondering the solvency of Social Security. I moved way beyond worry a long time ago. My plan is to just follow in the footsteps of all the Baby Boomers who aren’t leaving the building until they’re like 79. Seriously, they’re making it really easy on Generation X to never retire.
The BBC writes about how Pearl Jam Became Generation X’s Grateful Dead. I wonder why nobody ever writes about how country music shaped our generation? The Judds, George Strait, Garth Brooks?
In case you missed it, here’s Pearl Jam’s version of Let It Go.
Middle-Age Divorce on Huffington Post
This will depress the ka-rap out of you: Reinventing the Dwindling Middle Class May Take A Revolution.
Also, here’s where the middle class jobs are vanishing the fastest.
And, finally, Elizabeth Warren for President, who basically nobody even knew was from Oklahoma until I wrote this blog post and told them, which brings me to my next point, illuminated by the lady with polarizing hair: The only thing lower than a blogger is a poet.