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  if it's too loud you're too old

‘Responsible Firearm Owner’ Stands Ground Against Music (And 17-Year-Old)

A Florida man who objected to loud music coming from a parked car let his rage go to eleven, so he shot and killed one of the teens sitting in the car. Did we mention that this happened in Florida? And that the shooter is a white gun nut and the victim was a black seventeen-year-old? So, yeah, this one seems likely to remain a local Jacksonville story, don’t you think? Read more on ‘Responsible Firearm Owner’ Stands Ground Against Music (And 17-Year-Old)…
 

Navy: WTF @ Teenagers

Kids today: what’s the matter with them? According to the Navy, they are actually aliens. Danger Room found a Navy recruiting powerpoint presentation and apparently these nutty “millennials” have crazy ideas about not joining the Navy. Why? Because they are “coddled” and “narcissistic praise junkies,” of course! Oh, and because of Iraq. Also did you know they have complicated text messaging codes? And if you want to convince them to sign their life away to Uncle Sam, you’ll need to crack that code. Read more on Navy: WTF @ Teenagers…
 

CARTOON VIOLENCE … IN … SPACE!

Do Today’s Cartoons bug you as much as they bug us? Yes? No? Whatever. It’s a three-day weekend, we don’t care what you think. And neither does resident cartoon expert the Comics Curmudgeon, who, as he is every Friday, is here to explicate and excoriate the worst of American Political Cartooning. After the jump, Pluto! Everything is still about Pluto! Get over it, people! Read more on CARTOON VIOLENCE … IN … SPACE!…
 

BREAKING: YOUR WINGMAN-RELATED QUESTIONS ANSWERED LIVE ON THE AIR

Thanks to a tip from a reader still tied in to that old-fashioned thingamabob called “radio,” we can tell you that the Post’s Laura Sessions Stepp, American journalism’s foremost expert on the wingman is RIGHT NOW ON THE AIR TAKING YOUR CALLS. Washington Post Radio: 1500 AM and 107.7 FM. For, like, another half hour or so. Call at 1-877-POST-1077. Ask her the finer points of collar-popping etiquette, or about how she lost her virginity, or SOMETHING. A chance like this will not come your way again! Read more on BREAKING: YOUR WINGMAN-RELATED QUESTIONS ANSWERED LIVE ON THE AIR…
 

Metro Section: Hard to Find Good Help

* The Post’s wingman article: a journalism abortion. [Why I Hate DC] * Life after writing for Law and Order must be hard. [Squidpants] * The District’s Department of Health wants to know, “How do you puff down?” [City Paper] Read more on Metro Section: Hard to Find Good Help…
 

That’s It, Bring Back the Draft

We started the Post piece on “wingmen” just as fratty, pointless, and 20 years out-of-date as its subject about three times. We kept stopping about 6 or 7 grafs in, usually to retch or look for a less disgusting article — like one about, say, Klan-sponsored anti-immigration rallies. Read more on That’s It, Bring Back the Draft…