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Generation X the book
« on: October 19, 2019, 06:52:00 PM »
Hi Dudes,
Just wondered if anyone here liked the book Generation X, by Douglas Coupland?  It is one of my favourite books, and I have been longing to connect with other people who feel the same.

Or if you haven?t read it, I would like to encourage you to do so, as part of your Slacker Studies.  This is a degree course I am currently teaching myself, by reading all the books, and watching all the movies about slacking.  In my own life I am a mix of The Dude, Generation X, and Walter.  Yeah I know, but nobody?s perfect, I?m working on that one, with the Dude is my Role model.

Generation X is very different from The Big Lebowski.  There isn?t any swearing for a start. It?s a bit more down beat, but it does have a lot of interesting things to say.
So if you wanted to give the book a go, then we could talk about it here.


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Re: Generation X the book
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2019, 09:21:52 AM »
Yeah Dude.
I really dig Douglas Coupland.
I've read it.

I really loved the thing he did in Spin Magazine back in the day.
Polaroids From the Dead.
It became a whole book.
But the excerpt ran in Spin.
I was working a factory job back then.
Big machines running all night.
I had time to read stuff and read that one night.
Totally ended up with that "Wow. What a great writer" vibe at the end.
The story of several groups of people who share Grateful Dead fandom.
Some gen x'ers, some hippies and some others.
They each tell there little stories.
The Dead are just a side note and unimportant to the stories.
Super great.

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Re: Generation X the book
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2019, 10:05:41 PM »
Thanks for the tip, I?ll check it out.
I can imagine you riding up into the mountains, to take acid with your biker bitch chicks.


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Re: Generation X the book
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2019, 08:34:25 AM »
Thanks for the tip, I?ll check it out.
I can imagine you riding up into the mountains, to take acid with your biker bitch chicks.



I wish.
I sit in a cubicle and remember stuff like that.
You know the occasional acid flash back.

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Re: Generation X the book
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2019, 10:16:31 AM »
If you sit in a cubicle, maybe you should watch the movie Office Space, if you haven?t seen it already?

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Re: Generation X the book
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2019, 04:14:58 PM »
If you sit in a cubicle, maybe you should watch the movie Office Space, if you haven?t seen it already?

I agree. I've worked as an office manager (no cubicle), but a lot of that was similar. Laurence J. Peter jokingly created The Peter Principle in the late 1960s, which Peter in the movie embodies. Buddies and I find ourselves quoting from Office Space from time to time.

"Shit, no man. I believe you'd get your ass kicked saying somethin' like that, man."

And Milton... shit.... if you don't quote Milton at least once after seeing that movie, you need to watch it again!
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Re: Generation X the book
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2019, 07:25:30 AM »
If you sit in a cubicle, maybe you should watch the movie Office Space, if you haven?t seen it already?


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