Wednesday, February 24, 2010

MTV Gen X No More

MTV long ago ended being Music Television but now MTV has decided to further screw a Generation which knows it's screwed already.
MTV Networks president Van Toffler reiterated the network's devotion to millennials. "We're pushing Generation X out," Toffler said. "We're slaves to our different audiences, for MTV that's millennials, who are vastly different than Generation X; they're definitely less cynical."
Gen Xers made MTV watching Headbanger's Ball, Yo MTV Raps! and all the angst riddled Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Melvins and Alice in Chains videos.

However, Generation X , as a group is outnumbered by the gracelessly aging Boomers and the petulant Millennials. We're the Prince Charles of America. Always waiting and soon to be pushed aside for the next in line or is that too cynical?

Never forget the Boomers had to have the Big Block 454 107 octane gas guzzlers for crusin' the strip in their youth and then had to have the 5-Ton Mega-sized SUVs in their dotage. Now they have to have daily injections of botox in their faces and collagen in their asses which have spiked medical costs.

So, We Xers are going to face the full wrath of the Health Care Crisis and the Gasoline Crisis. Because the Millennials are going to out vote us and send us to Government Health Care 'Death Panels', fortunately they'll be sending us in three wheeled electric vehicles so maybe we'll be able to escape.

6 comments:

Silverfiddle said...

Damn. I visited two lefty blogs today and agreed with both...

Yer gettin' old dude... (I can say that because I'm a gen x'er too)

I gave up on MTV years ago. What a pantload they turned into...

If I long to see some video from the obscure past I go to YouTube.

Did you ever catch that cable station called The Tube before it was yanked? That was some great music...

Grung_e_Gene said...

Of course, you agree with me, you always do, but can't let your readers know...

Silverfiddle said...

Ya know, we could probably get together, have a few beers and play some music... Just avoid talking politics.

TomCat said...

I have the perfect soultion for MTV. I don't watch it. :-)

TomCat said...

Hi Gene

I'm rushing through to let you know that I have moved Politics Plus to http://www.politicsplus.org/blog

I have you in the blogroll there. Would you update me in yours?

Anonymous said...

I wasn't surprised MTV no longer catered to the generation that put it on the map. I was surprised that it took them till 09 or whenever to admit it. I stopped watching back in 97. Oh well, whatever.