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Lost Generation Palindrome by Jonathan Reed

Lost Generation, is a palindrome which was created by a film student named Jonathan Reed, Georgia State University, Atlanta. He created the video for a competition sponsored by AARP, which challenged people to create two minute videos describing how they envisioned the future. Reed’s video won second place, an award that snagged him $1,000.

Take two minutes and watch it. Pay close attention because something very interesting happens at the end and you’ll miss part of it if you aren’t listening.

Thanks to the magic of Google, I was able to pinpoint the year of Reed’s birth as either 1981 or 1982. This is significant (at least to me) because if he was born in 1981, he is a member of Generation X and is undoubtedly writing about Generation X in this film. How could he be writing about any other generation? Generation X is frequently referred to as the lost generation, and how can Gen Y be lost when they’re just now being discovered?

Have you ever heard of a palindrome before today?

Gen X Blog Jennifer Chronicles

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7 Comments

  1. Charlotte Hartwell

    Who won first?

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  2. David

    Jen,

    Thanks for the analysis on this video. I definitely agree that the “Lost” generation is the poem refers to is Generation-X. The funny thing is that this is likely a Millennial talking about Generation-X in an ad created by Boomers!

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  3. Thankful Paul

    Peace be with you

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  4. le @ thirdontheright

    I knew this would be in safe hands with you lovey 🙂 le xox

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  5. neill

    I NEVER watch youtube posted vids, but I’m glad I did this time. Awesome!

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  6. Wek

    Millenials are so cute with their super-duper-positiveness. Many of them remind me of the waiter Jen Aniston works with in Office Space (the dude with all the buttons).

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  7. Barry Moses (Sulustu)

    Oh Jen, that video was beautiful. Thanks for posting it. It literally gave me chills when the monologue started in reverse.

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