A book by the Canadian author Douglas Coupland, thought to epitomize a particularly jaded and ironic generation of slackers.
Life in a Coma and Shampoo Planet totally sucked. Generation X is his best book.
The generation born right around the end of the 1960s baby boomer cultural takeover, basically anyone born after 1965 (Dylan going electric) and before 1977 (so that you'd hafta be at least 1 yr. old when Star Wars came out). The title Generation X was designated by the media to indicate a distinct group population for marketing purposes. Generation X members are generally considered laid back (slackers), market savvy (having been inundated by the mass media and MTV since their pre-teen years), prone to psychological disorders (the first generation with a majority to have grown up with absent or divorced parents), and considered less important than baby boomers (who are btw the egomaniacal bastids to make that distinction in the first place, sheesh). Generational trends however suggest that Gen Xers are smarter than people think, are more capable and hard working than expected, and will eventually rule the world by lining up the baby boomer bastids against the wall when the revolution comes!
Also, the name of a punk band I think.
None needed. Generation X already knows.
A tech savvy generation with the unfortunate distinction of being born after the Boomer generation and thus having to suffer through the worse childhood of any generation.
Generally, for those who survived being spoiled rotten or beaten by their parents, they became happy, outgoing, and very innovative. For those who had to fight their way out they became leaders, innovators, and strong willed.
Criticized for being slackers but surviving the boomer generation would take the energy and initiative out of anybody.
Anyone born between 1967 and 1981.
Joaquin Phoenix, Kurt Cobain, Marc Andreessen,
An entire generation of children born in the early 60s to early 80s, now adults in their 20s-40s. No set timeframe can be agreed upon as some claim that children actually born in the 1980s are not Gen-Xers. The traditional timeframe for Gen-Xers has been said to be 1961-1981 by sociologists but others have proposed timeframes such as 1960-1970, 1965-1975, 1965-1977, 1964-1982, 1970-1983, and 1961-1984.
Generation X ranges in age between 20-somethings to people in their early 40s.
The 45 million people born between 1965 and 1976. Dubbed Generation "X" because they have no war, depression or other socioeconomic condition to identify themselves with. (i.e. Malcom "X"-has no family name, thus he must go by his given name.)
Mountain Dew's use of extreme sports in advertising targeted to Generation Xers helped boost the brand's market share to fourth in the soft drink category.
1) The generation that was maligned by the Boomers because we are not Boomers
2) The generation that finally reintroduced good music after the horror of the late 1980s.
Me: I'm getting sick of watching VH-1. When will a Green Day video come on?
Boomer cousin: You're so Generation-X. Why don't you listen to my James Taylor CDs?
Me: I'm already bored.
American pop cultural reference to the population of those born between 1965 and 1977(to include any year in the 1980s is INACCURATE), holding the distinction of being the first American generation born into divorce, moral cultural decline, well as major technical advances.
The starting point of 1965 is chosen by virtue of its status of the first year of the drop-off from the baby booming pattern that had long been running prior to it.
Kurt Cobain was considered the musical voice of Generation X.