Well yeah, beer is ok, but ales rock. At least that’s what I’ve found as I’ve reached my rather advanced age.
2. J. Crew
Cant’ say I ever shopped there.
3. Department stores
Well WalMart and Amazon are still around, Target too.
Yeah I was reading how Harley Davidson is heading for the skids. I think part of it is the love of the internal combustion engine is fading. Even in cars it’s been so automated and computerized – the cars actually tell you when to do things like change oil, etc.
Well that’s because of DeBeers and the whole blood diamond. I’ll buy man made diamonds – you know, take a lump of carbon and heat and compress it.
Alas, something I never got into was golf. Couldn’t see the point of whacking a tiny little ball around the green.
7. Bar soap
Well yeah – even this old codger has switched to liquid soaps.
8. College football
Football in general for me has always been boring. So ymmv.
Now lunch – that’s a necessity. Millennials just don’t know it yet.
Agreed – they lost their way a long time ago. And now McDonald’s is trying to make up for lost time.
Well that’s because corporate interests have beaten the union guaranteed notion of time off out of the current generation.
Well yeah – paper towels work just fine.
When a car is $20,000 or more you can see why. Ten you have things like Zipcar, Uber, Lyft etc.
I’m not so sure on this one.
If only they haven’t been taught which wines are good, which are so-so and I’ll let you in on a secret – a 750ml bottle is about $10. And sometimes for that price you’ll find a fantastic bottle of wine, sometimes an OK bottle. You have to find out what you like.
16. Wine corks (almost!)
Well yeah I find screw tops highly suspicious.
17. The Toyota Scion
Well Scion missed the mark. They had intended the Xa and Xb to appeal to youth, but instead it appealed to septagenarians because it was easy to get in and out of. This is what happens when you let your marketing division and accounting division have control.
18. Fabric softener
This one doesn’t make sense to me. They want their clothes to have static cling and feel rough on their skin?
Think about it – more than half of marriages aren’t successful. And the kids from those unions are now our millennials. So that explains it.
20. The McWrap
The reason being they couldn’t sell them. Look, as I said earlier they lost it a couple decades ago.
Yeah fist bumps pretty much fixed that.
22. The Canadian tourism industry
I’ve been to Canada – looks very much like the U.S. And there are some sights that are worth a visit. But with the bureaucracy over crossing international borders was put in place, it’s too much of a hassle.
23. Light yogurt
I’d hope better understand of mathematics and statistics are responsible for that.
Well yeah – connectivity is key.
Well because they were part of the wreckage of the until death thing in marriage.
Oh jelly, jam, marmalade is awesome.
I believe it was Oscar Wilde who said “Why stand when you can sit, why sit when you can lounge about.” or some such.
Maybe not cereal – I went away from it some time ago. Some nuts, yogurt etc. Eggs etc.
30. The anti-aging industry
Aging is part of the genetic lottery and there’s not much you can do to change that although CRISPR/CAS9 holds some promise.
31. Buffalo Wild Wings
We rarely eat at places like this ourselves. Look, I’ve embraced home cooked meals. They’re in many cases less expensive too.
32. Focus groups
Well – it’s just the technology that changed everything.
33. Travel marketing
I did a few months with a travel place that catered to the over 50 crowd. They can pretty much afford the travel, kids can’t.
Well they were brought up as special little snowflakes. That’s a big deal.
Yeah credit is a losers game. Save, budget and then it’s easier for you. Learn the patience and wait for the good stuff.
This one boggles the mind. I went the opposite way – electronic books rock.
37. The American Dream
Well see answers on cars and credit and you have the answer.
I don’t think they’re killing America. Old white men are killing America.
39. Democracy in general
Well because we’ve never had true democracy. We’ve had a representative republic since the founding of the United States.
40. Home Depot
Well they are owned by a bigoted family. So that might explain it.
Well yeah – doesn’t surprise me. My parents generation got the most, I got squat.
42. The 2016 presidential election
Well being that the Democratic party wants to play bait and switch, and the Republicans are for the most part assholes, who the hell wants to vote for any of them? See my answer about old white men.
Ahem, their elders did that. I strongly support fix and not dispose.
Suits – here’s what I know. Put a suit on and you can pretty much get away with anything.
45. Dinner dates
Well yeah – this one doesn’t surprise me at all>
Actually Hollywood is killing the movie business. There hasn’t been a movie worth paying for this year so far.
Well this is sort of similar to the wine thing. They don’t know what to do.
With increasing evidence saying that dietary sugar is responsible for most of the ills we suffer you can see why.
Serendipity will always exist. Millennials just haven’t the life experience yet.
50. Loyalty programs
Well yeah cheapest rooms rule.
51. Loyalty in general
Perhaps because companies haven’t been loyal to their employees for some time.
52. Taking risks
Risk is a funny thing. We’re all pretty much risk averse.
Of course jingoistic patriotism is fading.
Being captive on a boat isn’t generally my cup of tea.
Lots of repeats on this list.
Oh child, lots of us don’t get fashion.
57. Hangout sitcoms
Because they’ve not had the experience themselves.
58. The Big Mac
See answers on McDonalds.
Most generations don’t have romance down.
61. The 9-to-5 workday
This one reeks of extreme horse shit. Let them have a kid or three and see how they feel about the 9 to 5.
62. The NFL
Well this goes along with the college football thing. Boring.
63. Gen X’s retirement
Yeah well 401(K) is pretty much a ponzi scheme.
64. The Olympics
Yeah – who wants to deal with the hassles to be honest.
Again, it’s because they haven’t learned about it yet.
66. The European Union
The EU has been doomed from the start.
67. Baby names
Well the special snowflakes want their spawn to be even more special.
Well since the 1970’s banks have gotten increasingly greedy. So this make sense.
Well only driving when one has to has changed things. It accounts for the price of oil below $50 per barrel for almost a year now. And it’s not going to get any better as the price of electric vehicles comes down.
This one is just a catch all. Much of this is horse shit anyways.