I spend quite a few life-minutes perusing Cracked (www.cracked.com), and I read an article by John Cheese in which he states that Generation X (of which I am part of) ruined the next generation.
Wait, real quick: Beavis and Butt-Head! Pearl Jam! Nirvana! Flannel! Airwalks! Kevin Smith! Bill Clinton!
Had to get the ’90s nostalgia out of the way. Okay. We can proceed. (Beavis and Butt-Head are back on MTV, how awesome is that?!?!?)
It’s a humor article, but Mr. Cheese does bring up some interesting points. But I must add a sixth way: my generation romanticized vampires. This led to the Twilight series. I am so very, very sorry.
I blame Anne Rice, as she is not here to defend herself. Granted, her novel Interview with the Vampire was published in 1976, but I argue that it did not become popular until the ’90s, with the movie in 1994 thereby causing the novel, and its sequels, to become bestsellers. Therefore, all that pouting-tortured-vampire bullshit? The fault of Generation X.
What do you call a human being who dies after being bitten by an infected human being and comes back from the dead, cursed to feast upon the living?
A zombie. Also a vampire.
Thusly, vampire=zombie=I don’t get the vampires-are-so-romantic-and-cool thing.
Anonymous blog person: Okay, and werewolves are so great? They smell like wet dogs. Don’t they also feast upon the living?
Me: Yeah, but they aren’t dead. Important distinction. Plus, there’s more of that tortured existence that the kids nowadays find so fascinating. Vampires are vampires 24/7. Werewolves are humans for a good portion of the time, so when they change, they know what they lose.
Anonymous blog person: Blah, blah, blah. Hey, there are werewolves in Twilight. That make you feel better?
Me: Shut up.