Author: Gamers Part of "Dumbest Generation"

August 20, 2008 -

A controversial new book fingers video games, television, and digital communications as culprits in the author's indictment of modern youth culture.

The book is The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30) by Emory University professor Mark Bauerlein. Canada.com has a lengthy interview with the author:

Something insidious is happening inside their heads. Young Americans today are no more learned or skilful than their predecessors, no more knowledgeable, fluent, up-to-date, or inquisitive, except in the materials of youth culture.

What then, Canada.com asks, does Bauerlein make of the widespread involvement of young people in the Barack Obama campaign?

...if it turns out that we have 75 per cent of young people voting in this election, then I will be happy to say that my comments about civic apathy were wrong. But if inspiration proves to be their only motive and their participation falls in later elections when an Obama is absent, then my initial suspicion will be correct. We need a diligent citizenry, and not merely a momentarily inspired one.

The book's description on Amazon says, in part:

The Internet, e-mail, blogs, and interactive and hyper-realistic video games promised to yield a generation of sharper, more aware, and intellectually sophisticated children... we assumed that teens would use their knowledge and understanding of technology to set themselves apart as the vanguards of this new digital era.

That was the promise. But the enlightenment didn’t happen. The technology that was supposed to make young adults more astute, diversify their tastes, and improve their verbal skills has had the opposite effect. According to recent reports, most young people in the United States do not read literature, visit museums, or vote. They cannot explain basic scientific methods, recount basic American history, name their local political representatives, or locate Iraq or Israel on a map...
 


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Re: Author: Gamers Part of "Dumbest Generation"

Really, his contention appears to be that kids don't read enough. Deeply and in a meaningful way. To that extent, I have to agree only in the sense that while I'm in my 30s, my generation wasn't big on reading either. You also have to understand that he's coming at it from the setting of academia, where even when I went to college, students were coming in rather weak in writing and reading comprehension. This had nothing to do with the Internet or text messaging. This had to do with a public education system that has long since abdicated much of its responsibility.

We have to love our role models in this country too. Aside from a handful of our Presidents from the previous century to present, most were academically unmotivated, and many have been outright intellectually lazy. Since the United States was birthed, our concept of public education was provide enough readin', writin' and arithmetic for the children of farmers to get by and vote. And that's still the attitude..."good enough" *dusts off hands*. Japanese kids are inundated with wireless products and video games, but they're academically gifted seemingly because of differing social pressures in their homogenous society.

Whatever anyone's criticism, while our book learnin' ain't up to par to some, the youth of this country can be among the most creative and dynamic generations in the history of mankind, more tolerant and curious about the world than their predecessors. Now we just have to work on getting them to retain some History, Geography, Math, etc. more effectively so they have a few more tools to wow us in the future.

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funny/ironic that this article just came out this week - "Gamers on higher level, study shows":
http://bostonherald.com/news/regional/general/view.bg?articleid=1113517

anyway, this guy is a 'tard - I'm sensing an amazon review-flame-fest coming for him!

he says young people today don't vote but then he says, <paraphrase>:"well, ok they do vote but it's just because they like Obama. let's wait to see if someone uninspiring can inspire them!". This guy needs to put down the Literature and pick up a Logic 101 book.

Gamepolitics readers will also note that gamers (in specific) have been very vocal when it comes to issues that affect them. much more vocal than most past young generations (excluding huge issues like the Vietnam War, of course) which comes in part because the internet makes it easy to do so but also because they understand the internet and know how to use it - a very worthy skill as we evolve the way we communicate.

I agree that there's a lot of misinformation on the internet but just like going to the bad part of town, you know things aren't right in that particular area. for example, Wikipedia proves him very wrong - the people he calls dumb are creating one of the largest information repositories the word has ever had - and it's amazingly accurate!

he just sounds like an old guy yelling at the kids to turn that awful new music down or to get off his lawn.

crotchety old 'tard, says I.

 

Re: Author: Gamers Part of "Dumbest Generation"

So all I'm hearing is "Lousy kids, get off my lawn!"

 

Does that about cover it?

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1.) An older author generall out of touch is not unusual so I discount him for that.

2.) He's Canadian. Fuck you guy. (I'm not your guy buddy!) Critical pieces about famous people and politicians is one thing. They're everywhere. They're not border specific. But when you are critical of a group of people in a place you have not lived your entire life and haven't been able to properly immerse yourself and experience? Sod right the fuck off thanks.

Re: Author: Gamers Part of "Dumbest Generation"

I'm not your buddy, pal!

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Re: Author: Gamers Part of "Dumbest Generation"

I'm not your pal, guy!

Re: Author: Gamers Part of "Dumbest Generation"

I ain't your buddy, go away!

Re: Author: Gamers Part of "Dumbest Generation"

Okay, some ignorant twit from the previous generation thinks his generation is better. What's new here?

Re: Author: Gamers Part of "Dumbest Generation"

Anyone whose played counter-strike/any onlinegame can clearly see the point he's making...

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If you're going to try and paint an entire generation with such a large brush, you may want to do a little bit more research beyond the trash-talking that goes on with online FPS games.

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Seriously, people act as if there weren't trash talking assholes since the beginning of mankind. There will always be people who think they're better than other people, always people who talk shit to other people and act like idiots. Oh yeah, it seems like the older generation will always blame the younger generation for the downfall of society (percieved downfall at least).

Re: Author: Gamers Part of "Dumbest Generation"

We've got relatively anonymous onine FPS matches, they had baseball hecklers... nothing's changed but the medium.

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Voltair was famous for being a Troll.

Re: Author: Gamers Part of "Dumbest Generation"

Ummmm...yeah, sure.  Hasn't every generation said the same thing about the generation that comes after them?

The 50's generation was accused of not appreciating what they had or the value of a hard-day's work by the WW2 generation.

Then the 60's generation was called a bunch of unpatriotic wimps who would bring about the end of civilization because of their experimentation with drugs and that darn rock 'n' roll music.

On to the 70's, with the youth of that period being depicted as overindulgent and wanting to do nothing but party. 

From there we move on to the 80's where, fueled by the popularity of metal music, young people are described as being your classic rebel-without-a-cause types similar to youth in the 50's, only more violent.

In the 90's there was the "Generation-X", usually described as slackers and lay-abouts who cared about nothing and would amount to nothing.  Apparently American society was suppose to fall with them.  (Incidentally, most of those who would have been lumped into Gen-X are in their late 20's/early 30's now.  Guess you can only trust some of them.)

And now we have the current generation, who I don't think have been given the privilege of a catch-all term to describe them yet, who are stupid and going to bring about our country's downfall.  Well at least history is going through it's predictable course.

The interesting thing about these sort of sweeping generalizations of a generation is that there is no way it can be proven to be the norm.  I've got to wonder where he got the information to back up some of these claims.  Typically, such "facts" are cherry-picked from various sources and then linked together by flimsy logic.  This whole book just screams "Hey, you adults that are already scared of the younger generation, buy my book and reinforce your preconceived notions!" 

I've also noticed that, in arguments such as this, knowledge of new ideas, concepts, technology, etc. that the younger generation is quite...um, knowledgeable in (it's early, give me a break :) ) is often underappreciated by the older generation, usually because the older crowd knows so little about them.  Whenever I try to explain the how to put together a PC and why this part is important, why you need to make sure this GPU is compatiable, etc. to a person over 40, most of the time I lose them within the first couple of minutes of explaining it.

Ok, I said my peace.  Being under 30 years old, I guess this kind of fear mongering crap about my generation kind of rubs me the wrong way.  Of course being under 30 also places me in the "stupid" generation, so I'll just go back to shunning books and mocking museums while creating LOLcats as that's apparently all we do.

Re: Author: Gamers Part of "Dumbest Generation"

What is is about Jeff's/Geoff's that makes us so damn smart? 

Anyway, I meant to touch on the generational issue, but my post already was too long.  Good work.

(However, I have a guilty pleasure - I love LOLcats)

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Re: Author: Gamers Part of "Dumbest Generation"

*noms on your brains*

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Re: Author: Gamers Part of "Dumbest Generation"

I can has Generalizations?

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Re: Author: Gamers Part of "Dumbest Generation"

The Internet, e-mail, blogs, and interactive and hyper-realistic video games promised to yield a generation of sharper, more aware, and intellectually sophisticated children... we assumed that teens would use their knowledge and understanding of technology to set themselves apart as the vanguards of this new digital era.

And just how did they assume this was going to work out, give a teenager a computer and magically you'll get a genius? That's like giving a child a book and expecting them to learn how to read themselves. Perhaps he'll use the revenues from his book to invest in educating the younger generation into how to use modern technology to better themselves, I doubt it though.

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I think the old-fashioned non-interactive media is more stupefying than the interactive kind. At least for the mainstream pop culture media. Contributing to the internet, even searching for stuff on the internet, takes more initiative than turning on the TV and watch a couple channels a day. You get what you put in. I learn more stuff on Wikipedia in half an hour than I would in a program on the History channel.

With the option to produce what you want to say rather than just taking it in, subjects like history and geography will look contrived if the teacher doesn't encourage class participation.

One thing that I found very pointless in school was cursive writing. Who uses that anymore? Well, aside from a personalized signature. I don't find it very practical- it's hard to read and not very easy to transfer to another person's usage. We are not making illuminated manuscripts here. The only use I see for it is for school itself- it facilitates note taking if you're particularly good at writing fast.

Re: Author: Gamers Part of "Dumbest Generation"

Puh-leez.

Young people (let's say under 25) have no motivation to be 'civic minded' because they are ignored.  Our government spends billions courting retirees and middle agers.  Young people have no say.  You can't even be elected to congress until 25 (theoretically).

This doesn't even begin to touch on the real issue, which is the fact that Americans are getting dumber as the world gets smarter.  We have Americans of all ages that can't even comprehend basic US history (let alone the rest of the world), can't calculate a 15% percent tip without their cell phone, and think the TV tells the truth.  This isn't a problem with the latest generation only.  Our education system has been failing for decades.  It's turned from filling young minds with the knowledge they need to succeed, into a psuedo-parenting system with feel-good pass-them all along with their friend mentality.

The socialist no-child left behind horseshit is the latest and greatest of this travesty of learning.  Standardized testing is useful, but NEVER should be the be-all and end all of a measure of the success of an educational system.  Watch the TV game-show 'Cash Cab" a few times.  The idiocy of ADULTS astounds me.

I would counter this book in two ways: 1) Recognize its 'target' audience and 2) State the simple fact the technology makes learning easier.

The target audience for this book is obviously older, non-tech smart folks.  You know, the ones who read more than they watch or play.  And also, imagine having the power to instantly research any topic, fom the mundane to the cutting edge research, at your finger tips.  Oh wait, we have that power, and young people are growing up with the ability to swim in this sea of knowledge like a dolphin takes to water.  The author of this book obviously holds that printed media is the one true path to knowledge.  He is laboring under the false presumption that decrease in book reading is a decrease in intelligence.  Now, I do think that literacy and reading is a keystone to a good education and a critical mind.  But it stands to reason that with increased prevalence of other media, books will get less of a focus.

To finish, let's hypothetically argue that he is correct.  Then, who, is to blame?  That's right, the bumbling parents who raised the un-manageable, vapid brats under a system of socialist, feel-good, everyone gets a trophy education into a work force that thinks they deserve a job that pays for whatever they want with a minimum of effort.  Thanks a fuck-ton, older generation (including Bauerlein).  Is it any wonder the US economy is soft and business is going overseas?  That's where the smart kids are, evidently.

This kind of generational sniping has no place in any relevant discussion.

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Re: Author: Gamers Part of "Dumbest Generation"

*sigh*, time for everybody to head over to Amazon and do the Cooper Lawrence thing again...

Re: Author: Gamers Part of "Dumbest Generation"

Agree 100%. That way we can show him we do activism online.

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Re: Author: Gamers Part of "Dumbest Generation"

Wow just wow.

Sounds like someone is on a rather high horse wouldn't you say?

As someone else said the reason for alot of the decline in the youth of america is from lack of a good education system, for example here in Florida all you here about is the FCAT what you may not here is the schools bascially stop teaching anything else they instead opt to teach for the test, nothing more nothing less. As a Father myself it scares me to put my son into school when he comes of age, the stuff I enjoyed in school growing up is slowly disappearing due to budget cuts, underpaid teachers, and lets face it parents using the school as nothing more than a day care.

That brings me to my next point another huge reason for the decline in the youth of America is how the parents raise their kids. Now I am not saying I know better than everyone else out there, but to see kids/teens running around doing what they want while the parents side idely by just makes me angry.

Back on topic to point out that this generation doesnt go to musems or use the methods of the past is mainly because we have access to the world at our fingertips, all the information we could possibly want can be found on the internet, but as anyone knows the internet is a two edged sword, on the plus side you have all this information and on the negative side you have the biggest place to goof off in the world :P.

Re: Author: Gamers Part of "Dumbest Generation"

The system of government in place is to merely sustain the grasp of power it has on the masses, keeping them dumb and complacent helps aid them in staying in power and building golden nest eggs.

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Re: Author: Gamers Part of "Dumbest Generation"

I'm surprised there hasn't been a JT comment about "dumb gamers" by now...

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Re: Author: Gamers Part of "Dumbest Generation"

Please don't bring THAT asshole into this.

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Re: Author: Gamers Part of "Dumbest Generation"

Meh most people decry new things as the great corrupter of society, look at books, music,radio, dance, hell its all been been blamed for the failings of modern society and not snobbery, pettiness, hatred, dismissal of the needs of the many,incomprehension of the real factors that cause society to wane no they blame theater for the masses when it was once only for the rich, music once it became something for the masses, and of coarse books the information for the masses, after all what good are peasants that can read and write and shave their wool quit regularly, equal members of society perhaps?What lunacy! The populace is better off dumb,poor and content with the scraps high society feeds them!

 

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Re: Author: Gamers Part of "Dumbest Generation"

Let's blast this first part of the interview out of the water:

What They Do: Download, upload, IM post chat, network, watch TV, play video games.

What They Don't Do: Read (even online), Follow politics, keep a strict work ethic, Vote.

HAR!!

How is it possible to play games online and chat - if you don't read online? Actually; I play WoW - and read almost non-stop online; forums, guides, blogs, etc. In addition, the game (any MMO) requires the ability to read quickly to find success in the game. I rarely watch TV at all, it's mind-numbing; boring and completely un-interactive. I'm sure the generation he grew up in - well, that's all they had - TV. Leave it to Beaver and Magnum P.I. type shows did nothing for instelligence, one could even argue they were counter productive for intellectual growth.

I do follow politics; I also realize most, if not all politicians are a bunch of hypocritical liars. I know well what's going on in Politics, but I choose to not dwell on such an emotional level of drivel each day. Politics are not about science or intelligence; it's about the caressing of ego's, kickbacks, and what needs to be done to make people 'feel good'. To pander for votes.

Like Politics in the office; it's a major waste; burning our very most valuable and likely only NON REPLACEABLE resource: time. I suspect that any intelligent person can quickly realize there are much better ways to spend time than bickering over issues; most of which come down to, “how can we control and tax the masses more?” I choose *not* to ‘participate’ much in politics as it’s mostly an exercise in futility. People are set in their ways; their party is the ‘best’ one regardless of what that party says. I may vote; but I do it half-hearted as I realize it’s the lesser of two evils most of the time. Seriously dude – go Google the problems Diebold and others have had with the electronic voting machines and say with a straight face that it’s a “fair system” now.

Speaking of work, I work for a Fortune 100 company; I am responsible for a large number of servers that produce millions of dollars a day of materials. Materials; that in fact this book could have never been printed without.

Of course, I'm a bit over 30 - I clearly remember the 70's - how could one even possibly try to spin rhetoric that it was a more 'intelligent' era? Really, it's all about the same.

 

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I'm gonna say it out loud.

Strong work ethics are for pussies.

Don't get me wrong, I will do my absolute best at work, but not because I feel obligated to do so for my employer. I will do so because it'll increase my chances on getting a better job and because I don't want to let my colleagues down.

I couldn't care less about how my work ethics or lack thereof affects my employer. They sure as hell don't give a rat's ass about me when their quarterly results suffer from some hotshot mortgage backed security trader's bad bets and they have to shed 10% of their workforce to make sure their shareholders can afford a new Bentley for Christmas.

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That's what gets me about this guy's arguements, he believes our generation is only capable of using technology for simple-minded pursuits. It is possible to use the internet for more than one use, to better your knowledge AND indulge your hobbies. Any reader of this website proves that!

Re: Author: Gamers Part of "Dumbest Generation"

This guy sounds like the stereotypical angry old man who hates younger people.

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pretty much, i went to a book store once and this book was on the shelves and i read a lil bit of it. The whole book is practically why this guy hates the current generation and his misunderstanding of modern day technology

Re: Author: Gamers Part of "Dumbest Generation"

Don't forget to pick up his follow up book: "Those kids and how to get them off of your lawn".

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I am not going to lie.  I don't really know who most of my local leaders are and I play video games.  But my mom doesn't and she doesn't know anything about them either.  Besides, I think voter apathy just comes from a feeling that our government won't getting anything done regardless of who we vote for.  Though I am still gonna vote.

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I'm pretty sure that not knowing about local leaders and such is a matter of them not getting the news coverage that national level stuff does.

For the most part I've found, unless you make a specific effort to follow local politics, you're going to be missing out on most of it.

-Gray17

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"So basicly his argument for why people are 'dumber' is because they are using less of the old mediums?"

Exactly! 

I'm also confused how you draw parallels between not being civic-minded and being dumb. 

How can the youth be motivated when the basic systems in place to provide for them have failed them at every turn?  Its not stupidity, its more like apathy.  And who could blame them?

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"So basicly his argument for why people are 'dumber' is because they are using less of the old mediums?"

yeah...what's the problem with that statement. You think that reading is equal to playing video games and looking up porn is equal to going to the museum??

I understand where your coming from with the access to information, but a lot of it is mis informed...and just because you THINK you know a lot about something, doesnt make it true. Such as the fanboys on News 4 Gamers website who think they know what its like to actually produce a game or movie, and condemn those who do mediocre jobs.

perhaps their general knowledge is broadening, but they are missing very fundamental things. Reading is a massive one. 

Re: Author: Gamers Part of "Dumbest Generation"

The man has apparently never tried playing an RPG.

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You mean like more of this generation know how to read as compared to the "boomers."  Another interesting fact is that basic math that was in college in the 70's and 80's is now basic high school classes.  (So you say you where a senior and did not know how to do simple triganomity... and you still don't know how to use a computer... And you call us dumb.)

What teachers have failed to realize is they have not expressed the meaningfulness of english.  Back in their time, books, papers, and letters were their main source of information, now it's done via computers, tv, and internet.  So how are we to relate the importants of the subject when it implies less and less to our lives.  And for history, I used to be an ap (advanced placement) history student, after which I became less and less motivated to learn history due to most of the teachers being biased and untruthful about their facts.

Why should we take interest in a bunch of people that I know are liers, that care more about triditions of there time instead of realizing that there is more effort being put into fixing their problems more than ours... like hazmat problems and osha safety standards.

And for the voting part, more young people are now voting more than ever.  So where is that guy getting his facts from?

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"perhaps their general knowledge is broadening, but they are missing very fundamental things. Reading is a massive one. "

 

Millions of kids who read all 7 of the Harry Potter books say hello (along with Manga, fan fiction, 'Twilight' series, anything from Neil Stephenson, etc.). Saying that kids are reading less is total garbage.  If you are saying that kids are reading less Shakespeare, then fine.  But is that really a problem?  While we hold up "The Bard" as a master of literary works, look at what his contemporaries back in his time had to say.  From his deathbed diary, Robert Greene attacks him by writing to his colleagues stating:

"There is an upstart Crow, beautified with our feathers, that with his Tygers heart wrapt in a Players hide, supposes he is as well able to bombast out a blanke verse as the best of you; and, beeing an absolute Johannes fac totum, is in his owne conceit the onely Shake-scene in a countrey."

Hmmm....seems that some of the university educated writers did not think too highly of those writing pop culture material in their day either.  This is the same OLD stupid attack on cultural evolution that has been going on for generations.  Nothing to see here, move along.

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How about America starts looking at the impact of hyper consumerism on their youth, instead of just blaming a scapegoat? It's true that video games could be considered indicative of the problem, yet the real force driving America's youth to an intellectual vacuum is the older generation's executives soaking the population with a mantra of "Buy, buy! BUY!"

Time spent reading a book or visiting a museum is time not spent at the mall or consuming more advertising.

Re: Author: Gamers Part of "Dumbest Generation"

Heh.  Take a look at the consumerism of the 40s and 50s.

Things have changed very little... in fact, with the more fractured nature of modern pop culture and a jaded/saavy croud, marketing could be said to have much less effect on today's kids. 

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"According to recent reports, most young people in the United States do not read literature, visit museums, or vote. They cannot explain basic scientific methods, recount basic American history, name their local political representatives, or locate Iraq or Israel on a map..."

... and yet I do all of these things. But what's with the museums thing? I have gotten so much more hostorical information from the Internet than I ever had from a museum. The only thing I can credit museums with is putting histoy right in your face in a very real, tangible way that is perfect for more visual learners.

I guess he'd rather us just use a hoop and a stick. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoop_rolling)

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I prefer to take this guy's point of view: http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/010186.html#010186

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Thanks for the link. I like what that guy has to say. :)

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Just like how TV destroyed the smarter generation of radio listeners. And Radio destroyed the smarter generation of news paper readers. And printed word destroyed the smarter generation of... the middle ages?

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Don't we have this argument with every new generation and medium?

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Pretty much. While he might have a point that we as a generation are loosing certain skills, we gain new ones. The boomers knew how to drive better than their parents, was this regression? Every middle aged person will believe the generation below them is subpar, it's just the way it's always been.

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Hey! I'll have you know that rock music and comic books are definetly ruining young people! I have all this research by a venerable researcher known as Jack Chick. He wrote a book and everything!

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Yeah, Led Zeppelin makes me worhip the devil. ;)

 
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MaskedPixelantehttp://www.joystiq.com/2014/11/25/sony-to-refund-vita-customers-in-ftc-settlement-over-false-ads/ Sony is offering a refund to Vita owners who fell for their false advertising during the Vita launch.11/25/2014 - 2:49pm
Matthew Wilsondoes not shock me. people have been representing this as right vs left, but in truth its more like left vs even more left. better put is social libertarianism vs liberal moralism.11/25/2014 - 2:36pm
WonderkarpOfficial Occupy WallStreet Twitter Supports GamerGate https://twitter.com/OccupyWallSt/status/536928387869474818 heh11/25/2014 - 2:11pm
Matthew WilsonI saw that given that the gc adapters have been sold out everywhere, I thought it was higher.11/25/2014 - 11:49am
MaskedPixelantehttp://www.joystiq.com/2014/11/25/smash-bros-sells-over-490k-on-wii-u-in-three-days/ Some good Nintendo news for a change.11/25/2014 - 11:48am
ZippyDSMleehttp://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/7.865821-Irrational-Games-Rises-From-The-Dead-is-Hiring-Again11/25/2014 - 10:20am
 

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