Endut hoch hech

February 14th, 2016, 2:35 am

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"All Star" by Smash Mouth starts playing.
Credits roll. You get a little bit sick.

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Reply NtKGar, February 10th, 2016, 5:39 pm

Of course not really! I wouldn't end this now, I'm just getting it the way I like it. It's OK, there's a recurring theme of Lying.

Alt text is a reference to one of my favourite Bits from The Simpsons.It's kind of fashionable to hate on The Simpsons these days, but the show pretty much defined my generation.

That's actually pretty true - I was born in 1982. Generation X was officially 1961-1979, and my generation was designated Generation Y for a long time. I actually looked this up a little while ago and apparently Millennials begin in 1982, but I don't think that's right. I didn't grow up with The Internet, the internet came into its fullness as I was growing up, that's a HUGE distinction!

I grew up with He-Man and Action Man, we had GI Joe and Ulysses 31 and that weird cartoon set inside the human body at the cellular level. It was educational but it had spaceships and lazers and was my first taste of anime. It was kind of a cops and robbers show. The bad guys were diseases and the antibodies were the heroes, they flew around in these cool little white pods and were occasionally helped by medicines and vaccines and stuff, it was really cool.

Anyway, The Simpsons came out in 1990 here, and was an instant hit. I used to go around to my friends houses to watch it because we didn't have Sky until 1992. This was at a time when if you missed a TV show it was gone until it got repeated, so everyone scheduled their evenings around what shows they wanted to watch. Time was never Fixed like that for millennials, they've always been able to just download things. That's a big difference in the perception of Time, so a huge shift in perception in general. The internet makes time much more malleable, there's still something New about that from me - I was telling the story a couple of weeks ago about how I was locked out of the apartment and ended up watching Netflix on my phone. What I didn't mention was that that was the first time I'd ever used my phone to watch Netflix, and that it was a resort against falling asleep because I was already tired and reading my book was wearing out my eyes.

Anyway, going through adolescence at the same time as The Internet is quite neatly encapsulated in The Simpsons from about seasons 3 to 13. That's about 80 hours of TV but a lot of it's really worthwhile. It's funny, the animation hits its stride in a big way, and the family getting a computer and learning how to use it actually forms a fairly significant arc. It's probably the best way for Millennials to understand Generation Y. We're the generation from The Simpsons.

I used to be Lisa, how the hell did I turn out to be Homer?

Homer does OK (he doesn't come to rely so happily on his consistently spectacular good luck and seemingly infinite money until later seasons) but damn that's a tough realisation to walk into unexpectedly.

Could be worse, at least I'm not Lenny.

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Reply SuperScratchkat, February 14th, 2016, 3:05 pm

rest in god damned pieces you trash cats

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