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John the OFM18 Mar 2015 7:34 p.m. PST

Assuming you are on the down side of the curve, and the years behind you far exceed the ones in front of you.
What annoys you the most about Kids Today?

Guys who neither shave nor have a real beard. Unkempt and slovenly they look.

Same guys who wear tiny hats.

Their music. 'Nuff said.

Feel free to contribute.

kyoteblue18 Mar 2015 7:40 p.m. PST


Great War Ace18 Mar 2015 7:40 p.m. PST

Guys of all ages wearing "clown suits" instead of decent clothes. I mean, baggy enormous shorts that hang below the knee yet reveal "plumber's crack" when they bend over. Shirts that are big enough for two people inside them. Hats on crooked or backwards when the sun is in their eyes, or they are driving and the headrest is smacking the bill of the hat and making them slump forward. Shoes that are too big and too bright. Clowns thinking they look cool. They act how they look. "The clothes make the man." And God save America it is populated by clowns and not men….

kyoteblue18 Mar 2015 7:41 p.m. PST


Dn Jackson18 Mar 2015 8:11 p.m. PST

Wearing a winter knit hat in 80 degree weather.

Personal logo UltraOrk Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2015 8:25 p.m. PST

Wearing pajamas to the mall.
too much metal showing on your face.
put down the phone…it's not a phone it's a portable gaming device that occasionally allows you to talk to people when you don't feel like typing all the misspelled words and horrible grammar for your attempted communication.

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2015 8:59 p.m. PST

All thinking their opinion ALWAYS matters, even when backed by no knowledge or experience, just "feelings".

Everyone sitting around the table in a restaurant texting (presumably) to someone not at said table. I'm sure it's all VERY important.

Think themselves supremely individualistic, when they're all just self-involved wannabee drones regurgitation misinformation and idiocy down each others throats and calling it "truth" and "facts".

I could go on, but my grocer's itch is acting up.

Jakse37518 Mar 2015 9:03 p.m. PST


piper90918 Mar 2015 9:57 p.m. PST

Acting helpless without their smartphones, computers, video games, GPS, internet access, email accounts, or other modern tewch toys that become obsolete almost as soon as they're fashionable, and who don't realize they're being taken to the cleaners by falling for this planned obsolescence and being rendered incapable of paying attention to anything for longer than five seconds.

piper90918 Mar 2015 9:58 p.m. PST

PS: Also not respecting Marshal Ney as le plus brave des braves. That really bugs me.

War Panda18 Mar 2015 10:40 p.m. PST

I honestly won't even know where to begin…

No I do actually:

Some of their names annoy me. Apple, Banjo… unicorn

Their blasted Twitter slang they're constantly using…'hash tag' this, 'hash tag' that….my 'first world' problems…firetruck

And this is a recent true story…I quoted Napoleon napoleon (the one about preferring lucky generals I think) one evening to my niece's boyfriend and he got all enthused and said that was one of his favourite comedies huh?

What's not to like

old fart

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2015 1:45 a.m. PST

Thinking that TV shows what we should be or are.
The hat turned backwards drives me crazy
Pants so low they can hardly walk
Unshaven look, slovenly dressing… what do girls see in these guys?

AussieAndy Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2015 2:24 a.m. PST

1. Tattoos.

When I was a kid, a friend's father wore long sleeves all year round because he was embarrassed by the tattoo that he got on a drunken shore leave when in the navy. My nephew's girlfriend was preaching to me recently about not being able to discriminate against people with tattoos when hiring. I pointed out that I wasn't about to tell someone that the reason they didn't get the job was the visible tattoo. If you were going to law school and hoping to get a job at a commercial law firm, would you get a visible tattoo?

In a few years time, I plan to invest heavily in the tattoo removal business.

My kids have been told that they are out of the will if they get tattoos.

2. People who, like, say the word "like", like, multiple times in every sentence, like. Don't they, like, understand that it makes them sound, like, morons.

Martin Rapier19 Mar 2015 2:56 a.m. PST


Hipster beards.

And that is just the girls…

Actually the bulk of young people I know now are in their 20s and they are generally delightful – energetic, enthusiastic and interested in all sorts of stuff, although still a bit eccentric.

They have some very amusing things to say about both beards and tattoos.

redbanner414519 Mar 2015 3:35 a.m. PST

My Gawd, you old farts sound just like everyone my ages parents 50 years ago. Just substitute long hair, bellbottoms and boys wearing love beads for tatoos, beards and funny hats.
Now to join the judgemental fest, I hate stupid names no one knows how to spell.

Dynaman878919 Mar 2015 4:03 a.m. PST

Underwear is not a fashion statement and should not be seen in public. Other than that no problem.

Doug MSC Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2015 4:21 a.m. PST

I have no room to complain. When I was young I wore a beard, long hair, dirty, smelly blue jeans (It was the thing when you were a biker you know), smoked pot and did LSD, etc., drank until I couldn't stand, got into many a bar room brawl, landed in the clink many times, women were a dine a dozen for me, club tattoo was cool, etc., etc., etc. I turned out alright. I'm an assistant minister now in an assembly of God Church in CA. One of the things I do is hold services in juvenile hall helping those kids who walk around with their pants hanging down to the ground, wear tattoos all over, rings in their ears, talk on cell phones, think they are the center of the world, do drugs, etc. and I love them all!

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2015 4:39 a.m. PST

What grates me most is kid's permanent state of "blissful unawareness" IE : A growing inability to deal with something that isn't displayed on a screen.

Kids wander into the path of cars or bikes and don't even seem to be concerned when a car loudly claxons behind them after an emergency stop. At the very best you get a sheepish confused glance.

That and their near perfect tactical sense when it comes to finding that one spot in an otherwise wide open area that effectively blocks all passage through it.

At first they don't even react if you politely ask to get through and when you dare press your tone, you get that obnoxious eye-rolling-tongue-clicking-sigh of death because of course THEY are the inconvenienced party …

laager5019 Mar 2015 4:49 a.m. PST

kids leaving their bikes in front of door ways so you have to walk over them to get in to a shop.

Brownbear19 Mar 2015 5:01 a.m. PST

Typically a question of an old nagging person but a question stated by all generations

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2015 5:21 a.m. PST

Socrates (according to Plato):
"The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households.

They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers".

Nothing about loud kythera music but otherwise pretty similar to the beefs posted above.

Winston Smith19 Mar 2015 5:22 a.m. PST

Is that a veiled warning to watch out for hemlock in my beer?

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2015 5:32 a.m. PST

This is a post about ranting about "kids today" not to debate if it's true or not.

Besides, kids have one redeeming feature, they are a useful source of protein in case of major famine …

nazrat19 Mar 2015 5:45 a.m. PST

The complete preoccupation with phones and texting. Nuff said. Unfortunately it isn't just the young that do it…

As far as the Hipster dress, I have no problem with that at all. It beats the hell out of the urban gangsta clown suits of the last fashion trend (which you still occasionally see). At least the Hipster stuff is functional. 8)=

OldGrenadier at work19 Mar 2015 5:47 a.m. PST

Why these kids today, writing on that new-fangled parchment! When I was a kid we used clay tablets and we LIKED it!

Personal logo sneakgun Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2015 6:23 a.m. PST

Young couples with cell phones that ignore their babies.

Texting while driving or walking.

The entitlement attitude.

RavenscraftCybernetics19 Mar 2015 6:34 a.m. PST

visible tatoos, piercings, plugs, neck beards, straight-billed ball caps, visible underwear.
I dont have all day to list more.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2015 6:48 a.m. PST

My number one complaint is the Idea that doing something in a game or watch a video is the same as actually doing it.

A friends son told me he was a great shot, So we go to the range and hes terrible. His explanation was hes only good on X-Box.

There fascination with the World ending and how they would rule the world. They Have the weakest Skill set in the History of mankind.

Personal logo DWilliams Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2015 7:09 a.m. PST

Given that you old guys were wearing your ridiculous greasy hair extra long, decked out in silly bell bottoms in the 1960s, and then got turned on by disco and glitter rock in the 1970s, you have no credibility at all criticizing today's youngsters.

wminsing19 Mar 2015 7:35 a.m. PST

Given that you old guys were wearing your ridiculous greasy hair extra long, decked out in silly bell bottoms in the 1960s, and then got turned on by disco and glitter rock in the 1970s, you have no credibility at all criticizing today's youngsters.

Yes, exactly. I actually talked to my Grandparent's generation so I'm well aware they thought you now grey-haired lot were a bunch of feckless losers who were going to drive the world into the ground. Yet we're all still here. It will work out the same way for my generation, and we'll STILL complain about the next generation with cranially implanted wi-fi nodes and constantly 'on' augmented reality systems. Don't they ever take a minute to actually READ something instead of having it downloaded directly into their long-term memory!?! :)


JLA10519 Mar 2015 7:40 a.m. PST

'Adults' wearing baseball caps, usually spun around the wrong way.

Streitax19 Mar 2015 8:53 a.m. PST

Ummm, we weren't all part of the hippies/disco freaks/glitter rock progression. Didn't care for any of them. Like many others, I mocked the 'I'm an individual' statements of people wearing the hippie uniform, thought disco applied negative pressure to donkey parts and still think guys wearing makeup looks bad. As for the young today, their only function in life is to pay taxes to support my social security. And they are not doing that well at all. However, I have no problem keeping them off my lawn since I put out the 'Achtung, Minen' signs and scattered some bones, shards of clothing and a shoe with a foot still in it around the yard.

rmaker19 Mar 2015 8:54 a.m. PST

That and their near perfect tactical sense when it comes to finding that one spot in an otherwise wide open area that effectively blocks all passage through it.That and their near perfect tactical sense when it comes to finding that one spot in an otherwise wide open area that effectively blocks all passage through it.

Not limited to kids. A universal human urge to control an important space. How many times have you seen a group of 40-something gamers at a convention pick the choke point in the dealers hall to stand and talk? And how about the people, mostly older females, at the supermarket who seem driven to turn their carts across the aisle, blocking it, while they decide which brand of canned peas to buy?

Wearing a winter knit hat in 80 degree weather.

Or a hoodie (anorak to you Brits).

Martin Rapier19 Mar 2015 8:56 a.m. PST

"My Gawd, you old farts sound just like everyone my ages parents 50 years ago."

I rather think that is the point of the thread.

Having been through the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s I thought I'd seen everything, but those d*mn beards really get to me. The ingenuity of young people in finding something annoying to wear is boundless.

We were all annoying teenagers once:)

wminsing19 Mar 2015 9:14 a.m. PST

The ingenuity of young people in finding something annoying to wear is boundless.

Yes, I shudder to think what my hypothetical but probable future children are going to wear to top my generation.


wminsing19 Mar 2015 9:18 a.m. PST

Ummm, we weren't all part of the hippies/disco freaks/glitter rock progression.

Well yes, thank you that was my exact point. I'm a millennial, but other than the generational beard I'm not some oddly dressed hipster swigging pabst blue ribbon and complaining about how their favorite band sold out. I have a good job, married, own a house. Most of my friends my age are heading in that direction as well. So please save the panic about how this generation is going to wreck the world/government/economy/blah/blah/blah. You chuckle heads muddled through, and so will we.


mex10mm19 Mar 2015 9:20 a.m. PST

O tempora, o mores!

wminsing19 Mar 2015 9:25 a.m. PST

And yes, I'm fully aware that my generation will panic about the generation that succeeds us; there's no getting off this merry-go-round.


BW195919 Mar 2015 9:33 a.m. PST

"Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers."


nothing new

Cyrus the Great19 Mar 2015 10:49 a.m. PST

I love the baggy pants around the knees. It's just a dress rehearsal for their future "perp" walk.

Marianas Gamer19 Mar 2015 11:41 a.m. PST

Weren't folks just complaining about the graying of the hobby? Yeah, my grandkids all have tattoos and don't listen to the "wisdom" of their grandpa :) Just roll with it. There are a LOT of worse things out there

nazrat19 Mar 2015 12:44 p.m. PST

"nothing new"

Except that somebody already posted it above.

Jeez, do old farts even bother to read the dang threads they are replying to any more? 8)=

BW195919 Mar 2015 1:43 p.m. PST


Sorry must have missed it. Hey what do you expect from an old guy. old fart

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2015 3:27 p.m. PST

Their total sense of entitlement and unwillingness to put in the effort to actually earn what they think they are worth. They think they should be hired out of college as a VP with 6 weeks vacation and $250 USDk salary.

I have also found they have very bad face to face interpersonal skills. That ones not really their fault because now that they can text, tweet, Facebook instead of look someone in the eye and talk to them they don't develop those social skills.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2015 5:16 p.m. PST

@ BW1959

I wish I'd posted that.

Winston Smith19 Mar 2015 5:43 p.m. PST


Winston Smith19 Mar 2015 6:47 p.m. PST

Anyone who says "Wooooo!"

nazrat19 Mar 2015 7:21 p.m. PST

Aw, Woo Girls are the South's bread and butter. Rancid butter, but who's tasting it? 8)=

MajorB20 Mar 2015 6:19 a.m. PST

Kids who don't know when they should use "there", "their" or "they're".

MajorB20 Mar 2015 6:21 a.m. PST

Or a hoodie (anorak to you Brits).

Um … no.

A hoodie is a sweatshirt type garment with a hood.

An anorak is an outer jacket with a hood – completely different to a hoodie.

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