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26 Jun 2009 15:39


Culture: Thanks to a couple of dead icons, Generation X is now old.

  • These people were on our lunchboxes. This is the moment when Generation X realizes they’re grown up.
  • Gary Giovannetti • A manager at HBO who grew up with Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson, both of whom obviously died yesterday. Is it accurate? Well, think about this: Kurt Cobain burned out so long ago that the impact of his suicide is starting to fade away, Eddie Vedder, a man in his mid-40s, has long been fading away, nobody talks about “The Real World,” or, heck, MTV anymore, and most Gen-Xers probably have a defaulted mortgage. And now Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett died within a few hours of one another. We’d say that Gary’s right. • source