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William Burns - 2016-09-18

Millennials, X'ers and Y'ers have quantifiably better work ethics than boomers ever did and are more productive than boomers ever were. We also have better music. Fact.

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2016-09-18

On principle, I think generalizing about the work ethic of an entire generation is reductive and doubtful. However, I'm a boomer, and I certainly don't have much of a work ethic, and this guy seems to have cribbed his shitty alt-right ideas from much younger shitty alt-right youtubers, at least judging by the 23 seconds I bothered to listen to.

StanleyPain - 2016-09-19

Pat Condell is the YouTube Emperor of "I'm not a racist, but..."

Old_Zircon - 2016-09-19

"work ethic" is a bullshit relic of colonial era predestination theology and is one of the root causes of a lot of what's wrong with American culture.

Anyway, the boomers DO have a work ethic, that's what gave us neoliberalism and libertarianism.

You know who had a really good work ethic? Ayn Rand.

On paper, at least.

JHM, I applaud your lack of work ethic.

SolRo - 2016-09-19

People that rant loundest about work ethic inherited their money.

SolRo - 2016-09-19

And office drones working in a climate controlled office, where the biggest physical hazard is carpel tunnel

Anaxagoras - 2016-09-18

Ugh. 30 seconds in & this douchebag has already grossly misrepresented what "safe spaces" are.

I have no idea if British colleges are going through the same bizarro leftist anti-intellectual nonsense that some American colleges seem to be going through*, but this guy isn't doing his side any favors.

simon666 - 2016-09-18

This guy is just a "comedian" who seems to think pushing buttons qualifies for comedy. http://www.patcondell.net/about-me/

Cena_mark - 2016-09-18

Millennials aren't taking entry level office jobs that will pay for their advanced degrees, not cause such things don't exist anymore, but it's cause they're all to busy taking selfies.

Monkey Napoleon - 2016-09-19

You're a millennial.

Nominal - 2016-09-19

I always had Millennials pegged as people too young to remember life before the internet.

Monkey Napoleon - 2016-09-19

"Millennials" are a marketing demographic of people born 1980 forward. How *you* mean it is "kids today" but you don't say that because on some level you understand it makes you sound like Andy Rooney.

Kids today are into all kinds of things you don't like and they're objectively better than you in every way that matters. The things you think are degeneracy are busy humming along making the world a better, more educated, more connected place. This has always been true and will continue to be true even after you're dead and their children are old enough to think whatever is new then is the worst thing ever. Like always, any shortcomings of theirs will be a direct result of their parents generation completely throwing them under the bus.

See also; Any civilization at any point in recorded history.

Monkey Napoleon - 2016-09-19

That was not meant as a reply to this thread :O

Old_Zircon - 2016-09-19

When I was 34 the definition I usually found was "people under 35"

I'm 38 and the current definition still boils down to "people under 35"

But yeah, it's a meaningless market demographic category, and like the rest of them it's mostly useful because you can safely disregard the opinions of anyone who unironically self-applies it (not referring to anyone here).

Nominal - 2016-09-19

I'm pretty sure Boomers aren't objectively better in every way that matters over the preceding generation.

bawbag - 2016-09-18

Pat Condell as always, is a buffoon.

He's the living embodiment of a little Englander.

bawbag - 2016-09-18

Or an ambulatory Daily Mail comment section.

That guy - 2016-09-19

^ *****

That guy - 2016-09-19

I know just barely enough about the British papers to get that.

Meerkat - 2016-09-19

I got as far as "Stupidity is self indulgent" and stopped listening to this self indulgence.

Waugh - 2016-09-19

oh boy it's that old pink limey bigot from five years ago premium content as ever five stars for you sir five staaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

That guy - 2016-09-19

I voted this up for the thread, and look whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat I gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat.

bongoprophet - 2016-09-19

It's Waugh! Nice to see you Waugh! How have you been, Waugh?

Waugh - 2016-09-19

the thread.

the thread

Waugh - 2016-09-19

im this sewer's only celebrity

poorwill - 2016-09-19

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaars

Oscar Wildcat - 2016-09-19

Your star was eclipsed by LotsMoreOrc, Waugh. He actually managed to get _banned_ from this site. Try harder, stop being such a slacker!

EvilHomer - 2016-09-19

Waugh is Orcs.

That guy - 2016-09-19

The difference is that Waugh had it once.

He had panache.

Waugh - 2016-09-20

my indignation is spent it's true but apathy is no fun

Waugh - 2016-09-20

what how the fuck do you get banned here when there's no god

SolRo - 2016-09-20

it takes dedication.

more dedication than you have, as you only come here to rant when you drunkenly realize PoE>Bo in the middle of the night.

Waugh - 2016-09-20

lol yes i should dedicate as much attention to this backwater as i did when i was a raving lunatic.
bo news is an acknowledged 'insane toilet', xiphias is a craven and sanctimonious prick, and still morons like solro can't keep from insecurely bringing it up no matter how little i even have to do with it because they know it's the space the more intelligent people carved out for themselves. they're the toilet, you're the sewer. sorry you feel neglected but get over it.

memedumpster - 2016-09-20

I love you, Waugh, I'm glad you're doing okay!

Waugh - 2016-09-24

give me your money

That guy - 2016-09-19

I love that Pat Whoever is the boogeyman for you guys. It's fucking delicious.

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2016-09-19

Oh, you're so BAD!

15th - 2016-09-19

My intentions were as pure as the driven snow.

StanleyPain - 2016-09-19

If by boogeyman you mean that one old guy at the end of the street who glares at people and yells at kids and everyone generally ignores him and finds him inconsequential to their daily lives, then yes....he is a boogeyman, I guess.

Meerkat - 2016-09-19

Hey! I am that boogeyman!

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2016-09-19

He likes to boogey down!

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2016-09-19

Ironically, and this is literally true, the only thing I dislike about millennials is that so many of them are always uploading YouTube videos lamenting THE DEATH OF FREE SPEECH. How does someone who lived most of his life before the internet manage to attain that level of epic cluelessness?

Accidie - 2016-09-19

I wish I had a British accent.

Old_Zircon - 2016-09-19

A British accent is the make equivalent of large breasts. Instant Youtube cash.

Old_Zircon - 2016-09-19

I'm pretty sure I got impatient and posted it somewhere else already, but I voted this video up specifically to respond with this great takedown of its whole premise that I read last week:

http://thebaffler.com/blog/cashing-in-on-culture-wars-alvarez< br />

tl;dr it has very little to do with students and a whole lot to do with the univerity system's 30+ year war on tenure and faculty rights in general, which leaves the adjuncts who would have been professors a generation or two earlier in a position where challenging the worldview of one wrong person one time can end their careers.

Among other things.

Students are victims of it too.

As someone whose father is one of the last generation of professors to actually have a working tenure system, I've watched this whole situation develop from the sidelines over the course of my lifetime and forget that it's not as obvious to people who didn't have that perspective. That blog post absolutely nails it.

Anaxagoras - 2016-09-19

Hmmm.... interesting article, OZ. I get the feeling that the author understates the changes in the student body, but "my feeling" isn't worth much; I haven't had direct experience with colleges in quite a while.

Anyways, thanks for posting that article. It provided a nice counterpoint to the dominant narrative of "Kids these days".

15th - 2016-09-20

Great read. Thanks, OZ. That's an angle I wouldn't have considered and it makes a lot of sense. The bit about the corporatism of universities is spot on, I think. The Yelp-like reviews, pseudo HR departments, brand building Ect. is "right on the money." Pun intended, puns are my major.

I wouldn't let my generation off the hook completely though. Celebrity culture, weak secondary education and social media has really done a number on a lot of people. Baby boomers also sold us on a load of shit.

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