I’m not interested in watching “Ready Player One” or bingeing on one of the new Netflix Originals about toys I had growing up or Life in the 90s.

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Maybe this is what my dad felt when I started listening to Jethro Tull and he informed me he saw The Whistler on stage in real life. Or when I started buying old Volkswagens, wearing tye-dye, beads. Or my Clint Eastwood stage when I watched every VHS spaghetti western and Dirty Harry  movie I could get my teenage hands on.

What is the deal with the adolescent obsession of their parents’ childhood pop-culture?

I do know it’s not for me. It’s not for us. These shows; these Reboots, Revamps, Renovations, sequels… whatever. They are for the kids. Let them have them. Don’t be that guy that wears the “I was __________ before it was cool” No one likes that guy.

 

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Even the sacred Star Wars universe. The Force Awakens & Last Jedi are not for the GenXers that grew up with it. Oh they’re fun, don’t get me wrong. The storyline we grew up with was made more complete by Rouge One (& possibly Solo) but they’re moving past all that with the story. I think it’s great.

I don’t appreciate being told what I should like based on my demographic. I will wait to watch Ready Player One when it comes out on video (streaming).

In the meantime, I will gladly allow my Millennial and iGen kids have interest in my own childhood culture as they live out theirs.