A friend of the opposite gender, with whom you have no sexual tension or chemistry. Deinfed in the footnotes of Douglas Coupland's book Generation X. A nonsexual friendship with a member of the opposite sex. Douglas Coupland later admitted to being gay.
Natalie and Scott sat on the couch, watching a movie in his dimly lit basement.
Although they were both straight, and not signifigantly unattractive people, their relationship was completely nonsexual.
Natalie: You're my favorite Platonic Shadow, M'dear.
Scott: You made that term up, didn't you?
N: It's from a book by Douglas Coupland.
S: I don't care, I'm trying to watch this shitty movie.
The tendency to pick apart, often in minute detail, all aspects of life using half-understood pop psychology as a tool. From Douglas Coupland's book Generation X.
"You're bossy because you're the oldest child in the family."
"That's not true."
"Yeah, the oldest kid always want control."
"That's a 101-ism."
A 2006 novel by Douglas Coupland about a group of video game programmers who work at a company which resembles Electronic Arts. It is the spiritual sequel to 1995's Microserfs and is set to be made into a TV series by CBS.
Dude I grew up in a lesbian commune, maybe I should become statistically average like that guy who legally changed his name to John Doe from jPod.
Originally, the generation born (in the United States) in the late 1950s and 1960s (roughly corresponding with the eleven-year decline in U.S. birth rates starting in 1958; compare baby bust) to whom a popular novel of this title (by Douglas Coupland) was dedicated; now usually applied to those born during the 10 to 12 years immediately following this.
The entertainment media have taken to regarding Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez as "Mr. and Mrs. Generation X."
Euphemism for sex. First introduced by Douglas Coupland in his novel <i>Shampoo Planet</I>, where the main character Tyler's younger sister Daisy uses "fight crime" to encode her sexual activities with her boyfriend.
Oh, last night? Yeah, Pete and I went to the movies, fought some crime, then went out for ice cream.
Couplandesque (adj.) To be philosophical about pop culture; to view aspects of mass media and cultural consumption as trancendental; to find meaning in that which is normally viewed as shallow or mundane. Derived from the works of Douglas Coupland, wherein pop culture is analyzed and celebrated on a personal level.
Coca-Cola, Legos and McDonald's all in one film? How Couplandesque!
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.