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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Oh man, am I a grup?

I don't quite know what to make of this article. Reading it, one moment I'm thinking "cool," the next moment I'm thinking "you're totally taking the piss out of me."

I do know one thing for sure. Ynnej is gonna say I'm a grup. Or a yupster. Or whatever.

But there are too many things in the article that just don't bear out as being true about me. And too many I don't even aspire to (blecch, who wants to spend $450 on jeans?).

But there are plenty I do agree with too! I do want my kid(s) growing up listening to the Beatles and Wilco. And I don't care if Wilco's "so over." :P

2 Comments

Blogger waterlovinguy117 said...

the problem isn't that your crup, or grupper, or grump or thumper of whatever the hell it is; the proplem is that you wasted time reading the tripe. the only reason they make those definitions is to sell you MORE shit by making you a new IMPORTANT demographic -- this making you feel needed.

ride skateboard until you die while lsitening to "Operation Mindcrime" (ON CASSETTE!!!) and if they try to narrow your world with their tawdry categories again whack 'em in the shins with your cane.

Hmph!

3/28/2006 11:28:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mark, thanks for posting this article. I find articles like this to be intriguing -- I just think it is hilarious when journalists try to define something so narrowly and push a bunch of very different people into one group. The idea that people in our generation are thinking differently about parenthood than our parents did is definitely a valid one. Beyond that I think that the writer lets his imagination run a little bit wild. To imply that everyone is going out and buying $400 jeans is just ridiculous, esp. if they don't have the high-powered corporate job. I could go on, but I just think that journalists are trying too hard to be clever and come up with categories and stereotypes and the next big buzzword. I can imagine that the book they mention in the article will be that way, too, just like all of the so-called "anthropological studies" of hipster (and before that yuppies). you're not a grup, or a yuppie-hipster, or whatever marketing name they want to call it, and I doubt many people would fit into such a narrow definition as they give.
Jen E.

3/31/2006 10:52:00 AM

 

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