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Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Note To Members Of My Generation

If you are roughly my age, and pardon me if I am not specific, there is have something I want to say to you.  The next time you get it through your head to bemoan the clothing / hairstyle / music of the kids today, please remember this:

And then remind yourself that you have no room to talk.  And by the way, Kajagoogoo isn't even a particularly egregious example.

6 comments:

Peter Leeson said...

To me you will always be the young generation, Vera sweety <3

Luke said...

Oh my...I think I had a crush on Limahl back then....

Vera said...

Why thank you, Peter. You too will be forever young.

Luke, me too. Those bony shoulders in the Too Shy video, made me swoon.

Pitbullshark said...

I never complain about youth hair and clothing styles and don't even find anything terribly wrong with the example of an earlier generation that you showed. But I do have some objection to pierced rings in the mouth and nose (those places in particular--the mouth thing always seems to stimulate drooling and the nose thing always looks like they are dripping with snot), and a body full of tattoos. I have come to kind of like some of that when I see it on somebody else (definitely never on me), and, especially with tattoos, have managed to break through what I think maybe is a barrier to actually talk with and discuss a tattoo with a stranger who has something artistically interesting. They do seem to appreciate and enjoy somebody noticing a particular design and being willing to comment on it positively. That doesn't mean that I UNDERSTAND it though, but then I realize that it is none of my business to understand it. If they feel like doing it, then that is their right. And some of the tattoos actually are fascinating, particularly when they are unique. I do hope though, generally, that it becomes a trend that will fade away, like various fashions.

dood4788 said...

I'm a day late and a dollar short on this one...OK a month late, but I happened to see on your sidebar that a post was tagged Kajagoogoo and I just had to look. Yeah, style bashing has upset me for awhile. Guys are doing what is cool to them, and so many posters just want to tear them apart. I just don't understand why they make such mean, and often vile remarks. But I identify with the victims as the generation that preceded mine vilified us for wearing long hair and beards and tattered jeans and they were very cruel about it. When I first saw guys with piercing in sensitive places or lots of tattoos all over I thought they were really strange, but I have come to know a lot of them and have grown to like their unconventional looks. It's even become a turn on. So I say live and let live. Get over it.

Thanks. I needed that :)

Vera said...

Dood, I'm with you all the way. I say that if you get through your youth without ever wearing something that seems silly in retrospect, you did it wrong.