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Baby boomer dictionary

Baby boomer dictionary
September 13, 2013, 12:24:40 PM
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baby boomer
noun
a person born during a baby boom, especially one born in the U.S. between 1946 and 1965.
Origin:
1970–75; baby boom + -er1

Is anyone feeling creative? Let's make a dictionary for baby boomers!

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baby boomer
[bey-bee boo-mer]
noun
a person born during a special era of enlightenment, a baby boomer is never wrong and knows exactly what the world needs.
Origin:
1969; when spinning the Beatles "Abbey Road" album backwards the following message can be heard: "hey hey all you baby boomers, sacrifice your children... sacrifice your children..."

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equality
[ih-kwol-i-tee]
noun, plural e·qual·i·ties.
1. An ideology that holds that some people deserve more chances than others based not on their merit but on their gender, race or religion.
2. Lowering standards until everyone can reach them.
3. Cultural relativism a statement that two opposed cultures are compatible.
Origin:
1945; Animal Farm by George Orwell

Antonyms
1. critical thought, emancipation, independence, fairness, logic, justice

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work
[wurk] noun, adjective, verb, worked or ( Archaic , except for 29, 31, 34 ) wrought; working.
noun
1. Producing useless junk while intending to make a financial profit.
2. Making the earth inhospitable to the generations that come after you.
3. Draining the earth from most of its resources in just one generation.
4. Outsourcing jobs to countries with lower wages and less worker rights.
5. All of the above.

Verb
6. Being involved in criminal activities: Those Mexicans just come to our country to work.
7. An excuse for being a lazy irresponsible asshole: Hey man at least I work! or I work so I've earned it!
8. Hanging out: Tim works as a civil servant.

Origin:
1967; "Hey man fuck working at a real job!" - some hippie at a Grateful Dead concert.
1995 "Of course I work and so do all my female friends! But no, I don't know anyone who works in a coal mine or on an offshore platform. How is that relevant anyway?" - a feminist.

Synonyms
1. prostitution, vampirism, mental dehydration, boredom, self-immolation.

Re: Baby boomer dictionary
September 14, 2013, 03:43:51 AM
Yours - Mine

Generation X - Mine

Something I don't understand - your problem

Moral righteousness - me

Inequality - Republicans

etc.

Re: Baby boomer dictionary
September 14, 2013, 03:57:14 AM
busy

adjective

1. means of withdrawal from any obligation a boomer wishes would just go away

"I'm just too busy to deal with that, man."

2. deliberate self victimization commonly rewarded with displays of pity from family and friends

"Can't be with you all. I have to work eighty-six hours a week."

3. alternative method for demonstrating self worth that replaces actual qualities

"Oh yeah? Well, I work eighty-six hours a week."
”The Revolution ends by devouring its own children” – Jacques Mallet du Pan, 1793

Re: Baby boomer dictionary
September 15, 2013, 08:06:16 PM
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respect
[ri-spekt]
1.
entitlement: we should respect other cultures; you need to treat me with some respect!; people who are in a coma deserve our respect
2.
magic: if we'd all show more respect for each other the world would be a better place; we can fix a leaking roof by respecting the hole more
3.
hypocrisy: when a boomer or liberal rambles about respect while not offering any real solutions to a problem that threatens the lives or the future lives of their fellow countrymen

Origin:
25AD; "If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, spread them the other cheek also." - Jesus Christ

Synonyms: tolerance, solidarity, cowardice, extortion, manipulation, pecking order, apathy

Re: Baby boomer dictionary
September 15, 2013, 08:32:20 PM
Has anyone ever considered that Jesus might have been saying this:
When somebody roughs you up (by slapping your cheek), don't go running off crying, but rather be unmoved by it (by offering the other one).
i.e: What a pussy! Is that the best you got?
Squawk!

Re: Baby boomer dictionary
September 15, 2013, 09:06:49 PM
Has anyone ever considered that Jesus might have been saying this:
When somebody roughs you up (by slapping your cheek), don't go running off crying, but rather be unmoved by it (by offering the other one).
i.e: What a pussy! Is that the best you got?

The full quote goes like this:

38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’[h] 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, spread to them the other cheek also. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you."

So no, I never considered it heroic or manly. Jesus was telling people to act like doormats.

Re: Baby boomer dictionary
September 15, 2013, 09:19:58 PM
Doormats are more usefull than most people - they actually serve a purpose.

Re: Baby boomer dictionary
September 16, 2013, 11:54:06 AM
Has anyone ever considered that Jesus might have been saying this:
When somebody roughs you up (by slapping your cheek), don't go running off crying, but rather be unmoved by it (by offering the other one).
i.e: What a pussy! Is that the best you got?

The full quote goes like this:

38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’[h] 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, spread to them the other cheek also. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you."

So no, I never considered it heroic or manly. Jesus was telling people to act like doormats.

If done from a position of serenity, this approach negates "evil". It doesn't oppose it per se, it simply denies it a space to exist upon you. How many people are capable of it is another question. Nietzsche wrote "there was only ever one Christian, and he died on the cross", and I'm not sure he even got that one right...
Liberalism is moral syphilis.

- Jonathan Bowden

Re: Baby boomer dictionary
September 16, 2013, 04:31:14 PM
If done from a position of serenity, this approach negates "evil". It doesn't oppose it per se, it simply denies it a space to exist upon you. How many people are capable of it is another question. Nietzsche wrote "there was only ever one Christian, and he died on the cross", and I'm not sure he even got that one right...

No it doesn't. How does handing your wallet over negate a robbery?

These types of scriptures were used to unite a tribe after conversion. Year 0, before my conversion: Daniel had stolen apples from my yard and Jacob had sex with my one of my sheep. This was part of an family feud that has been going on for three generations. I also can't read or write. Who's going to restore harmony? Religion which heals all wounds and unites even the worst of enemies. After converting we are all equal and we can begin anew. It was the same for Islam and I'm going to take a wild guess and say it probably exists in all religions: after converting your old sins are forgiven because you become part of a new society. Result: higher standards.

Fast forward to year 2000 and let's say I was baptized at birth and all my life I'd been a devout catholic. In comes the new pope. He says that everyone goes to heaven because muh Jesus told me to forgive everything. So now the same concept is applied too wide. There has been no repentance so there can be no atonement. Result: lowered standards.

To top it off Marx linked christianity to socialism (even though he was anti-religious himself) so now a lot of people see christianity as inherently socialist (even though the opposite would be true: socialism is inherently christian) The funniest thing is probably that under both an old fashioned Monarchy and Communism the leaders take most of the profits (taxes) yet people seem to think there's a huge difference.

Anyway... Religion has become a dead end in the western world. Wasn't this thread about dictionary entries? Or are we going to talk about the real problem: there's just no respect anymore these days! (uhh, yeah, or maybe not enough self-respect)

Re: Baby boomer dictionary
September 16, 2013, 09:42:02 PM
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No it doesn't. How does handing your wallet over negate a robbery?

Because it wasn't taken, it was given.
Liberalism is moral syphilis.

- Jonathan Bowden

Re: Baby boomer dictionary
September 16, 2013, 09:52:45 PM
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No it doesn't. How does handing your wallet over negate a robbery?

Because it wasn't taken, it was given.

That's semantics. The same situation still occurs: someone comes over, threatens you and demands your wallet and you end up giving him the wallet. An honest man would at least admit that he only did so because he was threatened, a hypocrite would pretend he's a virtuous man for complying with the robber's demand and pretend that there's some higher meaning behind it all.

Another way of looking at it would be the classic Stockholm syndrome. So it's either hypocrisy or mental illness.

Re: Baby boomer dictionary
September 16, 2013, 09:58:36 PM
To one with serenity, life without a wallet is indistinguishable with one with a wallet.
Liberalism is moral syphilis.

- Jonathan Bowden

Re: Baby boomer dictionary
September 16, 2013, 10:30:45 PM
To one with serenity, life without a wallet is indistinguishable with one with a wallet.

why having a wallet in the first place? And beside, it's one thing not to have a wallet, but to give it to one whom do not deserve it ( for exemple he will have the money to buy a gun so he can kill your family with it  afterward), is nonsense.
“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” -Krishnamurti

''I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.''  -Hippolyte Taine

Re: Baby boomer dictionary
September 16, 2013, 11:52:55 PM
consequences

noun

1. scary future inflicted upon children who take a path in life other than that taken by their omniscient boomer parents

"You better spend your after school hours studying like I did or you will never graduate. Then you won't get a good job. Then you will hate life."

2. permanent state of error mitigation popularly labeled progress and originating in the secular theology of Flower Child social justice

"Live for today! We all bleed red, man."
”The Revolution ends by devouring its own children” – Jacques Mallet du Pan, 1793

Re: Baby boomer dictionary
September 17, 2013, 01:54:10 AM