Wednesday, April 4, 2007

80's pop, pizza, and Ageism

So I went to my favorite pizza place on campus for lunch today. The first thing I noticed was Cute Girl was looking like she's due any time now. Cute Girl was one of the big reasons I frequented this particular pizza place over the past two terms [before my feminist brethren get on me for using the sexist term "girl" in her pseudonym, consider that it's possibly more ageist than sexist -- so there]. The pizza is good, granted, but so are stripey thigh highs and Doc Martins.

There was bad 80's pop playing and I queried the cashier as to whether they thought the music selection was healthy to be exposing to a soon-to-be-newborn.

During my meal it dawned on me (I was lacking study material, so musing was my only option) that playing atrocious 80's pop was actually quite blatantly ageist! These young kids don't realize that what for them is kitchy and bad and ironic -- is for those of us who had to live through that crap, potentially mentally destabilizing. Who wants flashbacks to acne-ridden virginity and social ostracism over lunch. Moreover, who wants to listen to that simplistic crap.

Now I know how the 40-year-old generation must feel when they go into a hip dance club only to find it's Disco night. Yeaoch.

I'll have a dandy RBT post later tonight or tomorrow involving how Eel sperm is kicking Intelligent Design's ass.

9 comments:

Tate said...

HEY HEY HEY> I like 80's music, i liked it then and i like it now. you young people dont know good music if it hit ya in the ass.....

Bpaul said...

LOL, now now don't get testy hotstuff. *Some* of it I like I'll admit, but not the stuff I was hearing today LOL, not at all.

Joshua said...

Anyone I hear yelling "Hey Mickey, you're so fine..." gets a punch in the throat, just on principle.

Bpaul said...

LOL hey Dre, good to see you LOL.

Tate said...
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Tate said...

Hey Mickey, you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind, Hey Mickey
hehe

Bpaul said...

*shakes fist at hairdresser*

Bentley said...

The pizza is good, granted, but so are stripey thigh highs and Doc Martins.

These Combinations are my bane.. i have been in more trouble in my life because of a good pair of legs in stripy socks..

Bpaul said...

... dude I feel ya. Don't get me started LOL.