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Subject: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: Zelek2 on 04/26/16 at 8:03 pm

Being born in 1961, do you think of our president as more of a Gen Xer or more of a Boomer? He could be considered either one based on various definitions, but I'd like to see your take.

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: 2001 on 04/26/16 at 8:10 pm

I swear we had this thread before!

Anyway, he's not much younger than my dad born 1958. My dad blew his brains out in the disco during his university years, as did Obama. I consider them both Boomers.

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: Zelek2 on 04/26/16 at 8:19 pm

We did, but someone deleted it I think? Can you see if you can find it?

Also, "blew his brains out" makes it sound like your dad shot himself. :P

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: 2001 on 04/26/16 at 8:40 pm


We did, but someone deleted it I think? Can you see if you can find it?

Also, "blew his brains out" makes it sound like your dad shot himself. :P


I found it!

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=53118.0

Really? "Blew brains out" is a common saying here for getting super drunk  ;D

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: mqg96 on 04/26/16 at 8:42 pm


I found it!

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=53118.0

Really? "Blew brains out" is a common saying here for getting super drunk  ;D


lol at what I put on the 2nd page at the time!  ;D

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/26/16 at 8:45 pm

http://www.catholic.org/files/images/ins_news/2012050134obama.jpg

What an awful influence on the children!!! >:(


Also, "blew his brains out" makes it sound like your dad shot himself. :P


That's what I thought too. I was just about to say "RIP Trollpoke's dad" but then I realized his dad was the same guy who forced him to delete Candy Shop from his Super Slim Mini 2005 mp3 player.

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: 2001 on 04/26/16 at 8:49 pm



What an awful influence on the children!!! >:(

That's what I thought too. I was just about to say "RIP Trollpoke's dad" but then I realized his dad was the same guy who forced him to delete Candy Shop from his Super Slim Mini 2005 mp3 player.


We don't have guns or violence in Canada.

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/26/16 at 8:53 pm


We don't have guns or violence in Canada.


Right. And I'm a monkey's uncle. ::)

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: Zelek2 on 04/26/16 at 8:54 pm

Looking at those school photos of his, they do seem very "Boomerish".

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: 2001 on 04/26/16 at 9:09 pm


Right. And I'm a monkey's uncle. ::)
Disturbing.

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/27/16 at 1:21 pm


Disturbing.


Yeah, good thing I'm not a monkey's uncle or that'd be pretty f*cked up!

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 04/28/16 at 5:55 pm

There was already a thread on this.... and the man's a late boomer!

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: musicguy93 on 04/28/16 at 8:16 pm


Being born in 1961, do you think of our president as more of a Gen Xer or more of a Boomer? He could be considered either one based on various definitions, but I'd like to see your take.


I'd say he's apart of Generation Jones.

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: Zelek2 on 04/28/16 at 9:25 pm


I'd say he's apart of Generation Jones.

Generation Jones is an interesting concept, but barely anyone acknowledges it in real life. :P

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 04/29/16 at 12:16 am


Generation Jones is an interesting concept, but barely anyone acknowledges it in real life. :P

Yup, kinda an in between generation, the ones born from 1961-1965.

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: #Infinity on 04/29/16 at 12:27 am

The transition between Baby Boomers and Generation X is strictly the mid-60s. Obama is just one year younger than my dad, who is a late Boomer from head to toe.

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: Howard on 04/29/16 at 7:37 am


I'd say he's apart of Generation Jones.


What's that? ???

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: 2001 on 04/29/16 at 7:55 am


The transition between Baby Boomers and Generation X is strictly the mid-60s. Obama is just one year younger than my dad, who is a late Boomer from head to toe.


Yep, 80s yuppies all over that.

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: 80sfan on 04/29/16 at 9:52 am

Is the 1946 to 1964 years, for Baby Boomers, reliable?

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/29/16 at 10:15 am


Is the 1946 to 1964 years, for Baby Boomers, reliable?


Kinda.

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: 2001 on 04/29/16 at 10:56 am


Is the 1946 to 1964 years, for Baby Boomers, reliable?


I'd say so. 1964 is the only iffy one, they probably didn't go to the disco. The rest are pure Boomer or close to it. Seems to be one of the better defined generations, because it's usually defined by cultural events rather than technology.

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: Mitch Kramer on 05/01/16 at 6:41 am


Generation Jones is an interesting concept, but barely anyone acknowledges it in real life. :P


Agreed.  The first time I heard of it, I was, like, "Huh???".  That's not to say there aren't a lot of people born in the 1960s (like me) who don't clearly identify with either generation.  But when I read some of the supposed indicators or characteristics of Generation Jones, I was screaming, "I'm totally NOT that!"  I'm much more inclined to think of myself as a hybrid Boomer/Xer than as something distinct from both.

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: 80sfan on 05/01/16 at 7:10 am


I'd say so. 1964 is the only iffy one, they probably didn't go to the disco. The rest are pure Boomer or close to it. Seems to be one of the better defined generations, because it's usually defined by cultural events rather than technology.


Yeah, like 98% of articles say it's 1946 to 1964. It definitely is one of the more defined generations.

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: musicguy93 on 05/02/16 at 11:42 pm


What's that? ???


It's a term used for people born from the late 50s through the early 60s. Generation Jones is a term used for them, as some people see them as a bridge between the Baby Boomers and Generation X. Though, I guess the term is not as common as I thought, and I guess most people just group them with the Boomers. Then again, generational lines can sometimes be arbitrary (to a certain extent).

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: 80sfan on 05/02/16 at 11:48 pm

Obama is one cool dude! And I'm a Right winger.  ::)  8)

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: 2001 on 05/02/16 at 11:57 pm


Obama is one cool dude! And I'm a Right winger.  ::)  8)


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http://www.reactiongifs.us/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/obama_kicks_door.gif

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: 80sfan on 05/02/16 at 11:59 pm


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http://www.reactiongifs.us/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/obama_kicks_door.gif


"Too much swag!" "Too edgy and cool!"

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: 2001 on 05/03/16 at 12:04 am


"Too much swag!" "Too edgy and cool!"


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Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/03/16 at 12:05 am

I think Bill Clinton is a much cooler president. Obama wishes he could slam the sax like Billy!

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: 2001 on 05/03/16 at 12:10 am


I think Bill Clinton is a much cooler president. Obama wishes he could slam the sax like Billy!


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Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/03/16 at 12:12 am


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Those aren't even his best days in the white house! ;)

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: 80sfan on 05/03/16 at 1:37 am


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@ Jeb Bush.  ;D

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: Howard on 05/03/16 at 3:12 pm


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http://www.reactiongifs.us/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/obama_kicks_door.gif


;D

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: Zelek3 on 10/14/16 at 7:48 pm

A lot of folks here seemed very much attached to the "Gen X = 1965-1980" idea.

That's fine and all, but it should be noted that Douglas Coupland (b. 1961) was the guy who coined the term "Gen X", and considers himself to be of it! :P Also, Jeff Probst (b. 1961), the host of the new Survior season "Millennials vs. Gen X", has also referred to himself as Gen X. And his in his own writings, Obama has called himself a "post-Boomer".

Perhaps they should poll all the 61-64ers in the world and ask them who they identify as! ;D

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/14/16 at 7:56 pm


A lot of folks here seemed very much attached to the "Gen X = 1965-1980" idea.

That's fine and all, but it should be noted that Douglas Coupland (b. 1961) was the guy who coined the term "Gen X", and considers himself to be of it! :P Also, Jeff Probst (b. 1961), the host of the new Survior season "Millennials vs. Gen X", has also referred to himself as Gen X. And his in his own writings, Obama has called himself a "post-Boomer".

Perhaps they should poll all the 61-64ers in the world and ask them who they identify as! ;D


1961-1964 babies identify themselves as either Baby Boomers or Gen Xers, since they are somehow alike to late Baby Boomers.

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: 80sfan on 10/14/16 at 8:13 pm


A lot of folks here seemed very much attached to the "Gen X = 1965-1980" idea.

That's fine and all, but it should be noted that Douglas Coupland (b. 1961) was the guy who coined the term "Gen X", and considers himself to be of it! :P Also, Jeff Probst (b. 1961), the host of the new Survior season "Millennials vs. Gen X", has also referred to himself as Gen X. And his in his own writings, Obama has called himself a "post-Boomer".

Perhaps they should poll all the 61-64ers in the world and ask them who they identify as! ;D


Since there's no official years for any generation, I can just make them up in my mind. For me, generation X is 1965 to 1980!  :)

Subject: Re: Is Obama Gen X or a Baby Boomer?

Written By: nintieskid999 on 10/15/16 at 4:11 pm

He's more Boomer.

According to Strauss and Howe, Boomers are actually born from 1943 to 1960.

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