Monday, September 19, 2011

The Boomer Timeslip

It's come up many times in conversation, and I just want to make a record of it for future reference, without making a big-ass article about it and the many socio-political reasons it pisses me off.  So for the record, in modern movies and TV, the Boomer Timeslip is the pervasive, unexamined assumption that people who grew up in the 1950's and went to college (and/or Viet Nam) in the '60's are now in their thirties, and their kids are now attending elementary or high school.

Keep an eye out for it, and you'll see the Timeslip a LOT.  There's so much wrong with it that I just don't feel like going any further into the subject at this hour.

1 comment:

Matt W. said...

Not to mention, everybody's grandparents went through the Depression and World War 2.