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You Can Probably Guess The Thing David Tracy Assumed 80% Of You Wouldn’t Recognize: Tales From The Slack

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Rabid Rat
Rabid Rat
2 months ago

“Blame Cana” would’ve been the sweet spot for me to instantly get it, but not be so obvious so as to be insulting / unfunny.

But “Blame Can” was initially ambiguous, so I had to finish reading the “California” to process the context and retroactively understand the Can to refer to a place: Oh, Canada. Oh, Blame Canada. Oh, that’s South Park! Just took an extra couple seconds, that’s fine :p

Last edited 2 months ago by Rabid Rat
Andreas8088
Andreas8088
2 months ago

Add me to the list of people who hasn’t seen the movie, but totally got the reference even with just “Blame can..”

Tbird
Tbird
2 months ago

Late Gen-X (1976). Immediately knew the reference, hell it just could have just been “Blame …”.

Last edited 2 months ago by Tbird
Mr. Asa
Mr. Asa
2 months ago

Neither Gen X nor Millennial, am of the generation that used to was. (they used to call us Gen Y before Millennials came along and glommed onto that. I like the Oregon Trail generation better)

The song was in my head all god damned day.

Drew
Drew
2 months ago
Reply to  Mr. Asa

Technically, that puts you as a Millennial. Gen Y is just the earlier name for the Millennials, not something they glommed onto. In addition to the Oregon Trail Generation, a lot of people call the front end of the Millennials either Xennials or Elder Millennials.

The thing about categorizing groups of people by year of birth (or most other categories) is that it’s arbitrary by nature and the groups certainly won’t be homogenous. Beyond the obvious difference between the beginning and end of a generation, regional differences, wealth, and culture all play a role. My rural experience on the front end of the generation is different than a wealthy suburban experience, and neither of us had the same experience as someone in a dense urban area.

If news commenters and angry people would stop using “millennials” to mean people they disagree with who are younger than them, that would help strip it of some of the negative connotations, of course.

Highland Green Miata
Highland Green Miata
2 months ago

I am Gen X, I don’t watch South Park, haven’t seen the movie, and I still got the joke.

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