Clerks II, a must see for Generation X


For all those generation X’iers out there ages 26 to 40. Take time out to rent Clerks II. You will understand once you watch the movie. Remember the first one with Ben Aflick, Jason Lee, and the beginning of Jay and Silent Bob? Kevin Smith reminds us that each day is the beginning of the rest of our lives. I take that as I am old enough.

You know how growing up you watched older friends fall in love, live by themselves, change jobs, have children. And in the back of you’re mind you I old enough to do that? I turn 30 in January which is about 8 weeks away. Lately, I’ve been feeling this strong generation difference between myself and my students. Most of my students are from Generation Y who bought IPODs first, made MySpace famous, and only drink Starbucks. They are between 18 to 22 years old.

When I was 18, I was just learning how to use email in the dorms, still making mix tapes, only going to non-chain coffee shops, and for fun I would drive to San Francisco in the middle of the night after studying of course at the Lyons in Rohnert Park. Remember Marta? So much fun!

After watching Clerks II tonight, I feel like you never want your life to be just good enough or like anyone else’s. Generation X, I think we will be the generation that will surprise everyone in the end.

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  1. I totally remember Lyons! They sure did keep it chilly in there – I think they were trying to tell us something :)

    I gave my TA’s a gift certificate to a local independent music store here in SLO – just my way of holding on to the ideal of our generation X ! :)

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