A hybrid generation stuck between the analogue Baby Boomer and digital Generation Y.

Because of their dual identity(half analogue/half digital), Gen X have been put under economical oppression. It is more profitable to invest in the homogenous Baby Boomer and Gen Y. Investing in Gen X means splitting the money in two witch leads to un-optimal performance for the economy.

Another drawback of this dual identity is that it is easy to make them look like whatever you want them to be. At first they were compared to lazy communist, so that the Baby Boomer would not need to give them room on the work force. Secondly they were compared to violent and aggressive terriorist, because they tried a little to hard to get back to work forcing the Baby Boomer wall while woman and immigrants were being accommodated. There is a step three to come that i will not mention here.

Woman and immigrants of the same age group are exempt from this conspiracy.
So, if you have chest hair and don't need medecine to have an erection, i suggest you move to another country.

Generation X are also compared to the Lost Generation.
by Simoniac August 30, 2009
Group of people born in the 60s and 70s classified as lacking morals, respect, and a cause. A reactive generation generally viewed negatively by older generations. This generation has been shown to make up to 12% less than their fathers comparatively in 1974, halting the historical trend.
All the Generation Xers that I work with are broke and their parents do not understand why.
The kind of label Gen Xers are supposed to reject.

Some folks who grew up during the eighties, survived, surprisingly, even Wham!, and who at least initially weren't quite as thrilled at the prospect of becoming wage slaves and didn't dream quite as much of a life in the 'burbs as they had been expected to.

In reality nothing close to a majority of a whole generation or even age cohort ever had any resemblance to the stereotype. Wham! still sold a lot of records. Then came underwear with ostentatiously displayed brand name, and heroin chic in tow, so pervading a trend it's not necessary to mention the name of the brand and effects of the anorexic plague are still with us. So much for “generation”, “market savvy”, “anti-consumerist” and "anti-materialistic" at least as far as a whole generation is concerned.

Oh man, that Generation X rubbish again...
by So? July 11, 2008
People that completed high school at any time between 1989 and 1996. Stragglers have been identified through the class of 2000, but were the minority of their graduating class. In its heyday, Generation X boasted some high numbers. MTV was a haven for Gen-Xers, and has been described as, "the only TV channel that didn't care just as much as you." Gen-Xers can come in a variety. Light Xers are usually just into the music and don't really look the part. Medium Xers were way into the music, and could be easily identified. Heavy Xers were about nothing but the music, and took the lifestyle to it's limits. Major Xers are identifiable even today; they usually wear clothes they didn't buy or are older than they are, tend to talk slowly, and feel more at home in a dark room. Grunge permeated in this time period, and it fit the bill.

Very characterized by music.

Light X: Nirvana, Pearl Jam, other major radio bands
Mid-X: All of the above, Monster Magnet, Kyuss, other bands that started small and "got big."
Heavy X: All of the above, Fu Manchu, Soul Coughing, other bands that stayed small but got major underground movement.
Major X: All of the above, The Atomic Bitchwax, Desert Sessions, bands that remained underground or even "indie."

Generation Xers were complete stoners. Most clean up, but some don't. If someone claims to be GenX but doesn't/didn't do drugs, they are liars.

GenX was a great place to be a part of. The world had it's troubles, but they just didn't care enough to do anything about it. It's okay because they still had the support of the people who did do the activism. True harmony.

Generation X was followed by a major culture change, then culture shock, then was followed with Generation Y. Generation Y is still in existance as of today 1/5/06, but will probably peter out as the year progresses.
Generation X started in '89, climaxed in '94, fell out of place in '97, and died out in '00.
by Bozenda January 5, 2006
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 wordbaby bust/word) 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."
by Anthony Brancato August 22, 2003
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
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.
by LudwigWittgenstein April 9, 2009