The Potter Generation
Toyota Corolla Commercial Dances Through Five Decades
From the official Toyota News Release:
The world’s best-selling vehicle nameplate of all time is about to take drivers to new places. When the 2014 Toyota Corolla hits dealer showrooms this fall, the accompanying marketing campaign will showcase the car’s upgraded technology and elevated styling—inside and out. The marketing campaign aims to reach the Millennial generation while still appealing to the baby boomer audience that has made the model so popular through the years.
Did you see how they mentioned Generation X? Yeah, me either. It’s a pretty fun commercial with a brief nod to the boom boxes of the 80s.
BBC’s Generation 2014: Scottish Referendum
I have ancestral ties to Ireland and Scotland, so this story interests me. The BBC has launched a project called Generation 2014. It features young Scots who will be 16 and 17 on September 18, 2014, and thus, eligible to vote in Scotland’s Independence Referendum. The question on the ballot is, Should Scotland be an independent country? In other words, should it have independence from the United Kingdom.
The group was selected after a nationwide application and audition process and over the next 12 months and more they’ll tell BBC Scotland audiences about their hopes, dreams, and fears. They’ll blog and tweet as well as speak to BBC Scotland TV and Radio. They’re expected to make a valuable contribution to BBC Scotland’s referendum coverage and beyond.
Millennials: Generation X on Steroids
Possible Generation Z Careers
Check out this infographic on Jobs in the Future: The Career Path of Gen Y and Generation Z. OMG. An Avatar Manager? What a fun job.
18 Totally Random Things I Only Know Because I’m A Gen Xer
Check out this fun list from humor columnist Jen X’Pert, Jenny-from-the-Blog, Jenny Isenman. I love #10:
I wouldn’t know the excitement over getting a brand new Brother Word processor (you could type an entire sentence at a time, I kid you not – goodbye white-out).
Generations Addicted to the Internet
How Three Different Generations Use the Internet
Another Generation of Sound of Music Fans
I loved the Sound of Music as a kid and I still do! I guess it’s hard for any of us who grew up watching Julie Andrews in the role of Maria Von Trapp to think of anyone else playing that part. But, maybe Carrie Underwood will help new generations connect with this wonderful story.
Flawed Families on TV
The fall TV lineup is filled with a bunch of shows with storylines that play out across several generations. One that I plan on watching is The Goldbergs. It’s so painful to look at this tacky sweater picture that it’s hard to imagine the show will actually make it. Plus, it’s hilarious to me that anyone would idealize the 80s. Bad things happened then, too, but of course, badder things happen now. And, you see how I said badder and not worse. That’s because badder sounded better, grammar-hammer. Here’s a little writeup about The Goldbergs.
Before there were parenting blogs, trophies for showing up, and peanut allergies, there was a simpler time called the ‘80s. For geeky 11-year old Adam these were his wonder years and he faced them armed with a video camera to capture all the crazy. The Goldbergs are a loving family like any other, just with a lot more yelling…
- The Guardian reports, Child poverty in Britain is causing ‘social apartheid’
- Fannie Flagg (Fried Green Tomatoes) has a new book coming out November 5. The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion spans generations and decades.