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A lot of hay has been made about the overall “war” between Millennials and Boomers. But in the end, it’s really all about the memes. At least that seems to be the philosophy of a private group on Facebook called a group where we all pretend to be boomers. It’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like, and it’s rapidly gaining popularity, with nearly 15k members at the time of writing and likely far more by the time you see this. The bit is simple: a bunch of people young to youngish people do an impression of the online habits and styles of their older counterparts. That’s it. That’s all. And it’s kind of hilarious.
A thread on this latest lob in the generational war picked up a lot of attention when Twitter user @manhattanna posted a series of screenshots from within the group alongside commentary explaining that she might actually die from laughter.
joined that Facebook group where you can only talk like Boomers and I’m having the time of my life pic.twitter.com/YfvtD9OhiN
— anna (@manhattanna) June 24, 2019
Here are some examples of the kinds of things she unearthed. (All screenshots are from @manhattanna’s thread here and were presumably taken within the Facebook group. Names and faces have been removed to protect the innocent.)
10. Dinner With Tom
The vicious face at the end of the comment thread is what kills me here.
9. A Trip to the Mall
I know it’s a joke but I genuinely feel sorry for the pretend person that posted this.
8. Off Color
WHY oh WHY do Boomers love minions so damn much?
7. Twinkie Time
The classic “Boomer shares a dirty meme without realizing it” bit.
6. Red Lobster Dates
So many of these are about death and loss and I shouldn’t be laughing but dammit I kinda am.
4. Ant Man Returns
The way this person never uses a period correctly is just masterful.
3. Custody Battle
This was one of a series of “really tragic post on inappropriately lighthearted background.”
2. Ghost Phone
I have seen legitimate listings like this I swear to God.
1. My Dinner with Bob
Just type that text into whatever box, I’m sure it’ll get where it’s going.
If I’m being honest this sort of stuff fills me with a mix of unbridled joy and deep guilt. I know full well that, if I’m lucky to live long enough, I will eventually be totally baffled by whatever new thing society throws at me. And when that day comes, a group of kids will get together and make memes about it which I will also not understand. And then I’ll just get in my rocket powered recliner and go to my moon retirement estate, I don’t need this mess.
Which of the posts is your favorite?
Tell us in the comments.