Monday, January 26, 2009

We Are Stardust, We Are Boring

The New York Times unveils a new column dedicated to baby boomers, and Michelle Cottle unloads:

[W]ith every self-pitying, self-justifying line of the column, [Michael] Winerip serves only to confirm all those whiny, entitled, narcissistic stereotypes he seeks to dispel.

I realize how hard it must be for boomers to confront the reality that they no longer occupy the demographic sweet spot that makes advertisers and TV execs hang on their every word--or to accept the fact that all the Botox, Viagra, and Rogaine in the planet will not halt their steady march into the category of "senior." But do they really need their own weekly column in the paper of record detailing how very, very difficult and disappointing it is to no longer be the center of the universe? Can't they just vent their frustrations on individual Facebook pages like all the hip kids do?

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