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kwyjibear

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« on: 07-19-2005 09:22 »

Every so often I hear a joke that I'm guessing only Baby Boomers such as myself would understand.  Case in point: does anyone else understand the following joke?
"Incoming torpedoes!  Shields at maximum yarnell!"
  - Fry, "Love and Rocket"
  confused
Boltzmann_Fan

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« Reply #1 on: 07-19-2005 11:05 »

I didn't get it until I looked up the reference on the internet.  I'm one of those "Generation Y"ers (or whatever stupid name my generation is being called these days).  But that's what makes Futurama so great - there're jokes that appeal to everyone - baby boomers, 15 year olds, rocket scientist, etc.
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #2 on: 07-19-2005 11:12 »

"But you're forgetting one thing.  You don't have what it takes to k--"

Oh, baby boomers.  That's a potentially confusing abbreviation, you know.
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #3 on: 07-19-2005 16:58 »

I thought BB referred to some guy.
Frybot 5000

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« Reply #4 on: 07-19-2005 18:42 »

My initial thoughts?

Eyedol7513

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« Reply #5 on: 07-19-2005 21:37 »

^Yeah, that's what was in the back of my mind!
canned eggs

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« Reply #6 on: 07-19-2005 23:36 »

 
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Originally posted by Boltzmann_Fan:
I didn't get it until I looked up the reference on the internet.  I'm one of those "Generation Y"ers (or whatever stupid name my generation is being called these days).  But that's what makes Futurama so great - there're jokes that appeal to everyone - baby boomers, 15 year olds, rocket scientist, etc.

Too true.  Generation Y-er joke that kwyjibo...ear's generation probably won't get:  "This Toads the Wet Sprocket."  Or whatever.

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smision

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« Reply #7 on: 07-20-2005 12:33 »

Are you going to explain the joke, kwyjibear? (i'm too lazy to look it up myself) Also, I don't get the wet sprocket one or whatever. I'm not sure what genereation I belong to (its the 1985 one.)
Also, the only association I could make with the abbreviation BB was Big Brother.
Frybot 5000

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« Reply #8 on: 07-20-2005 18:22 »
« Last Edit on: 07-20-2005 18:22 »

Toad the Wet Sprocket is an old college rock band. Had a few songs people liked. I felt special when they put that joke in there for me.  tongue
kwyjibear

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« Reply #9 on: 07-29-2005 18:38 »

Sorry for not responding. I was expecting an e-mail when someone responded. Never got that e-mail.

This baby boomer knows about Toad The Wet Sproket. I have "All I Want" song on cd single.

Didn't think about the Big Bird reference.  Funny.

As for the Futurama joke, back in the 70s, there was a man and woman mime act known as Shields and Yarnell. They even had their own variety comedy show. They were better than your average French mime. They did "the robot" before it was a dance.
kwyjibear

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« Reply #10 on: 07-29-2005 18:46 »

As for what "generation" you belong to...

Baby Boomers - born between 1944-1964
Generation X - born between 1965-1976
Generation Y - born between 1977-1994

(The baby boom encompassed 20 years so Baby Boomers are not referred to as "a generation".)
mcl6525

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« Reply #11 on: 07-29-2005 21:19 »

i am generation y, 1992
Boltzmann_Fan

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« Reply #12 on: 07-30-2005 02:30 »

Where'd you find that year breakdown kwyjibear?  (I always thought the generations were just sort of crudely defined...not defined by specific years.)

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futurefreak

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« Reply #13 on: 07-30-2005 02:42 »

wasn't there a Pepsi or MTV Generation? I thought that came right before Generation Y.

Heh, I am in "Generation Y"...I think the Y stands for "why care" or "why bother"...at least for me hahaha

well at least people of all generations can come together and get The Little Prince joke in The Route of All Evil. I love that gag!  big grin

my fave jokes are the stabs at AOL. also a generation-bringer-together
Ben

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« Reply #14 on: 07-30-2005 23:22 »

I generally prefer 'Generation FOMS' - as in 'Fuck Off Marketing Scum'..
kwyjibear

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« Reply #15 on: 07-31-2005 16:17 »

The generation breakdown comes from a publication that all news reporters use as a definition of terms. The official name escapes me at the moment. I just remember it being referred to as the Reporters' Bible.

The Pepsi or MTV generation is simply a marketing tool used to refer to teenagers/young adults.  Gen-Xers used the be them. Now Gen-Ys are.
robertojamison

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« Reply #16 on: 08-03-2005 23:39 »

I think it was dumb to name the new generation "Y". Relizing that both x, and y, are common mathimatical function, where do we go next- alhpa? Pie?
boiler

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« Reply #17 on: 08-04-2005 00:04 »
« Last Edit on: 08-04-2005 00:04 »

i think they named gen y for exactly that reason. why bother. the generation didn't seem to be moved by anything. it also follows x very smoothly. gen x was called that because they didn't have any singular point in common, so they couldn't come up with a catchy name. our pegs just didn't seem to fit any of the holes, round or square. or even the stately tetrahedron. though, i think gen y actually cares more than gen x. just my opinion. and i will be part of the Pepsi generation until i die, thank you very much sir. wink
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