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Q:Do you think the bitterness and anger from Late Boomers will occur with Late Xers? Hi, I've been reading up on generational sites for the last couple of years, and one thing I have noticed repeatedly is a lot of intense bitterness and boiling anger from those born in the "late Boomer" years. I was born in 1975, so I am not a Boomer, though I think I can understand the bitterness that Late Boomers have, it's something that the typical early and middle Boomer doesn't seem to display. I don't know if I'm a middle of the pack Xer, or a late Xer, but do you guys think this same thing will happen to late Xers? Often times I find myself disliking these kids born in the '80s. Many of them, especially those born in the early '80s, are my peers, but talking to them it feels like I'm 20 years older then them, not 4-7 years older. They feel like another generation to me, and I suspect when the term "Generation Xer" becomes more of an insult refering to anyone over 35, rather then a cool label, many Late Xers will develop the same bitterness that Late Boomers have. Heck, I even had an argument with a guy just 4 years younger then me, maybey even less about when the '80s ended and the '90s began. It could easily have been an argument between some born in 1959 and 1955 about the '60s-'70s. More things change, the more they stay the same it appears.
John M
A:John, You've made an astute observation. I personally believe that the rift you describe within "generations" comes from having labels affixed to groups by outside parties that would not self identify as a cohesive generation or cohort. Identity is psychologically important as the most intimate of constructs to the individual. Identity is a similary personal conscept for social groups. To have identity forced upon one is distressing and possibly harmfully. This probably speaks to why some of the later born in generations become angry or bitter. I hope that with this site some of the bitterness will dissipate and we can just be proud of who we are, confront unfair stereotypes, and celebrate out achievements. Thanks for an excellent question John. Nancy
Q:I was born in 1967, am I a boomer?
A:Hi Jim, "Officially" you are not a Boomer, I'm sorry to have to break such sad news to you. According to the U.S Government the Baby Boom began in 1946 and ended in 1964. But you are more than welcome to join the ranks of Honorary Late Boomers and Late Boomer Lovers! Like all else in life... it is mostly attitude. Nancy
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Movie phrases we all know.
by Nancy Hill

This artilcle is more like a quiz than an article as it is all about phrases from television and the movies that every Late Boomer should recognize. That's right trivia from the 70s and 80s!

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a list of phrases from the media that every late boomer should recognize.

Pair the phrase up with the television show or movie from which it came (some shows are used more than once:)



  • Be seeing you.
  • Just the facts, Ma'am.
  • What are you doing, Dave?
  • I'm a very good driver.
  • We're on a mission from God.
  • We need a bigger boat.
  • May the force be with you.
  • I'll be back.
  • We don't need no stinking badges.
  • I see dead people
  • Here's Johnny.
  • Dave's not here, man.
  • He's dead, Jim.
  • I love the smell of napalm in the morning.
  • You talking to me?
  • Goodnight, John Boy.
  • Hey, Little Buddy.
  • I asked you not to tell me that.
  • This Parrot is dead.
  • Every sperm is holy.
  • Very interesting, but stupid.
  • I know nuthzing
  • Ze plane, ze plane.
  • And now for something completely different.
  • ...Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.

Movie or Program Title

  • Monty Python's Flying Circus
  • Fantasy Island
    Hogan's Heroes
  • Laugh In
  • Get Smart
  • The Life of Brian
  • The Waltons
  • Gilligan's Island
  • Taxi Driver
  • Apocolypse Now
  • Star Trek
  • Cheech and Chong's Big Bamboo
  • The Shining
  • Jaws
  • 2001 a Space Odyssey
  • Dragnet
  • The Blues Brothers
  • The Prisoner
  • Rain Man
  • Blazing Saddles
  • The Godfather, part II


The correct pairings and more information about the quotes from these shows and films will appear in May. Happy memories... and do have fun renting the videos or dvds that you will undoubtedly want to run out and rent.



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