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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.
by M. Wiesner Jr. January 12, 2004
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The generation born from 1943 to 1960. Towards the end of World War II, there was a surge in births hence the name "Baby Boom". During the 1960s, the Baby Boomers made up the core of the Counterculture, opposed to the Vietnam War and the Establishment. They are the parents of Generation X (born from 1961-1981) and Generation Y (born from 1982-2003).
The Baby Boomers protested the Establishment extensively in the 1960s which is ironic since today, most of the Boomers make up the Establishment.
by M. Wiesner Jr. May 30, 2004
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A series of popular animal characters from the 1980s. They started out appearing on greeting cards in 1981, but became a line of stuffed toys and a cartoon in 1983. They were popular through much of the 1980s, but died out in the early 1990s. They have made a comeback today however. The Care Bears appear as multicolored bears with various symbols on their tummies that illustrate their personalities and caring missions.
The original 10 Care Bears were: Bedtime, Birthday, Cheer, Friend, Funshine, Good Luck, Grumpy, Love-a-lot, Tenderheart, and Wish Bear.
by M. Wiesner Jr. February 12, 2005
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Today's crop of children and teenagers, born between 1982-2003. Children of the Baby Boomers (born from 1943-1960) and coming right after Gen X (those born from 1961-1981).
The Generation Y crowd will be running the country 25 years from now.
by M. Wiesner Jr. May 30, 2004
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A line of toy robots from the 1980s, made by merging two existing Japanese toylines (Diaclone and Microman) together. Divided into two factions, the Autobots (good) and Decepticons (evil) fought each other endlessly in the TV show and comics that followed. They had the ability to change into various items, mainly vehicles. Their toyline, unlike other 80s toys, continued to be popular in various incarnations through the 1990s and have enjoyed a greater resurgence today due to the popularity of 80s nostalgia.
The Transformers are transforming robots or "robots in disguise".
by M. Wiesner Jr. March 3, 2005
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A form of rock music very popular in the 1980s. It originated in the late 1970s and lasted until around 1992. The sounds are very electronic, using synthesizers and other keyed instruments.
Examples of New Wave bands would be Echo and the Bunnymen, INXS, Depeche Mode, U2, Devo, and Oingo Boingo.
by M. Wiesner Jr. May 30, 2004
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