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    THE 'Y' CHROMOSOMEid="size3">

    People born before 1946 are called -

    The Greatest Generation.

    People born between 1946 and 1964 are called -

    The Baby Boomers.

    People born between 1965 and 1979 are called -

    Generation X.

    And people born between 1980 and 2010 are called -Generation Y.

    Why do we call the last group -Generation Y ?

    Y should I get a job?

    Y should I leave home and find my own place?

    Y should I get a car when I can borrow yours?

    Y should I clean my room?

    Y should I wash and iron my own clothes?

    Y should I buy any food?

    Perhaps this would explain "Generation Y"

    Just thought you might want to know "Y"

    Disclaimer: Gleaned from my own personal email,

    sent to me from unknown sources.

  • #2

    I couldn't figure where to post, so feel free to move or delete.

    But it IS funny!!!!!


    • #3
      can i add to this geezer?

      i was born 1990.

      Y should i model HO when ON30 is much more fun


      • #4
        I always wonder Y they can't keep they're pants pulled up? I guess they'd just ask Y.



        • #5
          Very good!!!!!
          Chuck Faist

          Burlington, Ontario

          Enjoy yourself it is later than you think!


          • #6
            Don't complain too much; these folks are where the next model railroaders are coming from.


            • #7
              If we can get them on the right things and not ask Y. Some more like Andy.



              • #8
                Be very afraid [:-scared] of the next generation they spawn.

                Z generation?

                Zzzzzzzz [:-sleep]

                It's not the worst thing in the world this being posted here.

                But to paraphrase an Apple commercial, there's a thread for that:


                • #9

                  Originally posted by andykins

                  can i add to this geezer?

                  i was born 1990.

                  Y should i model HO when ON30 is much more fun

                  Andykins Y think they ar jealous because of our young age

                  Btw Y'm 25 from 1987 but Y think they are right about the Y generation the restect is gone


                  • #10
                    An interesting observation I made at a train show last weekend was that the late teens and twenty some-things were open to seeing new ideas, methods, scales etc, while the "old hands" were very closed and focused only on what they had done, era, prototype etc.

                    I wonder "Y".


                    Peter G


                    • #11
                      Here in the UK a lot of modellers still think DCC is 'new fangled'....they're still living in the 1970's. As for operating the layout on a smartphone, that's just science fiction....isn't it?!

                      BTW, I thought a Y was for turning engines...



                      • #12

                        I'm a Generation X'er and recall hearing that term tossed around on cable news one morning, back in the early 90's. I was annoyed for a brief moment at being painted as some lazy, unfocused dreamer. I had two paper routes, shoveled snow, and mowed yards from age 8 on. Not to mention detasseling corn. So I rolled over into my drool-filled pillow and went back to sleep.

                        Now I'm a productive member of society and teach generation Z students. They're just fine. The key is make them unplug long enough so you can access their cerebral cortex. This is not hard to do, most of them don't yet have implants.

                        For the record, underwear on the outside it out, and skin tight leggings without skirts or shorts are in. Life is good.


                        "Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer." - Dave Barry


                        • #13
                          Turns out I'm Generation X. At least that was when Billy Idol was cool, but I still Like Black Flag and Beat Happening better...



                          • #14
                            Neat bunch of comments....much appreciated and

                            surprising as this was only meant as a!

                            Turns out I belong to the Greatest generation

                            10/19/1940 - Back when music was music, you could

                            understand the words and the Star Spangled Banner

                            was sung the way it was meant to be sung. Back when

                            the artists weren't screaming or cursing in their

                            contributions. Life was good, and barbers made a good living......

                   offense meant.....

                            Disclaimer: No Hippies or Yuppies or those

                            with pointy hair-do's were intentionally hurt

                            by these statements from me. (At least I hope not)

                            So, Y not ???