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Why so many Baby Boomers are f#@%ed up today

Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers are those people who were born during the eighteen years following the winding down of World War II, which officially ended May 8, 1945. They were born between 1945 and 1963. The last year has a great deal of significance. Something happened in 1963 that eventually made Baby Boomers so f#@%ed up.

The Charter Members of this illustrious group would be approaching the age of 71 in 2016. The earlier a Baby Boomer was born, the more f#@%ed up he is. Over the years, I’ve noticed that these syndromes are very different with the female Baby Boomers. The women were able to handle the problems, while the men practically fell apart.

Before I go on, I want to share a very brief story with you. I had an uncle who was born in 1946, which makes him a Charter Member of the Baby Boomers. About a year ago, he died under mysterious circumstances. He left his house and went for a walk. About 30 minutes later, he was found dead. There’s speculation in the family that he committed suicide, although this was never officially confirmed. But if true, it would not come as a surprise to me. He was once one of the coolest guys you’d ever want to hang out with. Suddenly, during the mid 60’s, he changed. He began to hate the world, the people in it, and especially, himself. For the next 50 years, up to the day he died, he wanted nothing to do with anyone. Unfortunately, many who knew him shared his sentiment.

I’ve known many men around his age who are filled with anger and resentment., but he was definitely the worst. Why? Well, I’ve tried to piece together the reason why these people are such ass holes. I think I know the reason. I’m 99 percent sure that I’m right about what I’m about to tell you.

To the original Baby Boomers, life was once almost perfect

Immediately after the end of World War II, life was almost perfect. Hollywood was in the thick of the Golden Age of Motion Pictures.

Then, the 50’s came. I was a little too young to remember the 50’s. However, I have been told by over a hundred Baby Boomers that this was the happiest time of their lives.

America was the most popular nation in the world. Gas prices were 18 cents a gallon. The average price of a new car was around $1,500. An unknown kid from Memphis shocked the world with his music, and was eventually named The King. On summer days, kids would leave the house at 9 AM, and would not be seen again until 6 PM, and their parents never worried about them. If you went on a two week vacation and left the door unlocked, everything was the same as you left it when you returned home.

Baby Boomers

And, of  course, who from that era could forget  Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, I Love Lucy, American Bandstand, drive-in movies, soda fountains, sock hops, and the New York Yankees?

In the 50’s the Baby Boomers were young and carefree. They believed they could be anything they wanted to be when they grew up. Yes the 50’s were the happiest of times, and this happiness moved right into the 60’s without missing a beat. But were the good times going to last?

How did everything that was so good get so bad?

Life was perfect. Then, the most popular President ever was elected. To many people, President John F. Kennedy was like God. Then, Kennedy sends military troops to a Country that was none of out business – Vietnam. All of a sudden, the Charter Members of the Baby Boomers joined the Army Reserves or the National Guard, to keep from getting drafted. Life was starting to fall apart for them. For the first time in their lives, they realized they couldn’t do anything they wanted. But that was OK. Remember, we had a President who people thought was the greatest, and would fix it.

Then comes the most unlikely event imaginable – The assassination of one of the most popular Presidents in History, in broad daylight, before our very eyes. Suddenly, people are not so innocent anymore. In one moment, on a Friday afternoon in November, 1963, the Baby Boomers found out that the world is very vulnerable, and life is not so perfect after all. The Baby Boomers were asking the question, “How did everything that was so good, get so bad all of a sudden?” To this day, most have never gotten over this.

Assassination of JFK

The Baby Boomers suddenly found themselves in Never Never Land. The good times are suddenly gone. At one time, the only worry they had was, who they will be taking to the dance Saturday night. Now, there is a gigantic shift. They’re now worried about staying alive.

The Impact on Baby Boomers

Many Baby Boomers will talk about a so-called event in their life that made them the way they are. This is B S. They refuse to talk about the real reason, simply because, they don’t know what the reason is. There were other problems that changed life in the 60’s, such as, civil rights, inflation, social revolutions, and the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King. But nothing had the same impact as the JFK Assassination. It affected everyone. But it affected the Baby Boomers much more, because the only life they’d ever known was near perfect.

What the future has in store for all of us

Life will never be the same, at least, in our lifetimes. Perhaps a hundred years from now, it would have all blown over. But it doesn’t matter, because none of us will be here to enjoy it.

The good life that people had in the fifties is gone forever. People no longer value life like they once did.

I have no doubt than the worst tragedy in our modern history is the JFK Assassination. The impact is still felt today by many Baby Boomers. Indirectly, this may have driven many to suicide, including the gentleman I mentioned earlier.

I have my opinion about what could be the next tragedy in the U S, but for the present, I’d like to keep this to myself. If what I think will happen actually happens, I hope it’s not in my lifetime.

Ending of the Movie Titanic was the worst business mistake ever

titanic

This has bothered me ever since the first time I saw the movie, Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack Dawson, and Kate Winslet as his likely soulmate, Rose DeWitt Bukater.

The door that was used as a life preserver, which saved Rose’s life, was plenty big enough to support both Rose and Jack. Why didn’t Jack just hop aboard. If it had collapsed and sunk, so what? He was going to die anyway. At least this would have given him a chance to live.

Letting Jack die at the end of this movie was the worst business mistake made, in the history of motion pictures. Paramount Pictures is probably still licking their wounds.

If Jack had not died at the end of the movie, there could have been a sequel to Titanic. After all, the movie has a fabulous story line that’s interesting enough for a spin-off. We missed out on a great movie, perhaps, Titanic IILife After Titanic, or Rose and Jack Survivors.

At least a sequel would have been more original. By letting Jack die at the end of Titanic, Paramount Pictures left millions of dollars on the table.

Colin Kaepernick has rights. Remember this, Mr. Rob Lowe

Colin Kaepernick

According to Donald Trump, “If Colin Kaepernick Doesn’t Like America… GIT OUT!!”

So what? He got down on one knee during the National Anthem. Big Deal!

This whole issue isn’t whether or not Collin Kaepernick likes America. What people are bitching about is, he got down on one knee instead of standing at attention.

I get down on both knees when I pray. Does this mean I don’t like God? No it doesn’t! Every time I walk into a Catholic Church, I genuflect, by getting down on one knee and showing my respect for God. If this is respectful to God, why do the critics think it’s disrespectful to the flag?

The biggest whiner and complainer is Rob Lowe.

Sorry, Mr. Rob Lowe. I don’t see it your way. What I see is an American exercising his rights. Whether or not Collin Kaepernick is right or wrong is immaterial. The issue is, he dropped to one knee instead of standing at attention. Many people, including you, are whining and complaining about something that’s none of their business.

Collin Kaepernick can get down on one knee during the National Anthem, because this is his right as an American citizen. Rob Lowe can complain about it, because this is his right. But to deny NFL players the right to exercise their rights is something that should not be tolerated.

If someone wants to scratch their balls during the playing of the National Anthem, so be it. It’s their right to do so. Personally, I wouldn’t do this. But if they itch during the National Anthem, I may reconsider. This is, in no way, disrespectful to the flag. If they itch, I’m going to scratch them.

People in the U S have rights. Everyone has the right to show respect to the flag in a way they choose, provided they do nothing illegal or in bad taste. Likewise, people have the right to their own opinion. I think I’ll exercise this right by saying,

“Rob Lowe, in my opinion, you’re an idiot!”

Merjeo reader’s most embarrassing moment after 4 pitchers of Margaritas

Most Embarrassing MomentI received an email today from a Merjeo reader. She sent me a photo of herself, and I don’t think she’d mind my saying that she is very beautiful.

In the email, she described her most embarrassing moment, which occurred about two weeks ago.

Flirting can cause the most embarrassing moment

Her brother introduced her to three really hot guys. Naturally, she flirted with them.

They all went out to eat at a Mexican Restaurant. By the time they had finished, the group had drank 4 pitchers of Frozen Margaritas. Other than brain freeze, she was feeling very good.

While they were in the parking lot, the three hot guys started teasing her. Suddenly, she became a little pissed (literally) because she thought they were treating her like a kid. So, she told them to stop it.

All of a sudden, the three guys started tickling her. She told them to stop several times. When they finally did stop, she went to stand up. Suddenly, she pee’d her pants. This is what she said:

I can’t believe I pee’d my pants in front of my brother and 3 hot guys! I promise, I’ll never flirt with them again!

Complaint letter sent to Union Pacific Railroad over 100 years ago

Someone sent me an email a few days ago. This image of an actual complaint letter that was sent to Union Pacific Railroad over 100 years ago by Mr. Miller was attached to the email.

Complaint Letter

Complaint letters have not changed over the years

Does this look like a complaint letter that would be sent by someone you might know?

 

34 Funny Questions that defy logic, and no one can possibly answer

golf
 

Why is golf a game that is played by the sophisticated people, while pool is played by the cut-throats and gangsters?

 
 
 
 
doctors
 

All professionals practice. Football players practice during the week. Baseball players have batting practice before the game. Doctors practice medicine. When it counts, Football and baseball players play ball. Why do we not say that Doctors play medicine?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
independence-day
 

If Independence Day is called the 4th of July, why isn’t Christmas called the “25th of December”, Halloween called the “31st of October”, and Valentines Day called the “14th of February”?

 
 
 
 
funny questions
 

When someone says, “This is the greatest thing since sliced bread”, isn’t it sad that over the many years, when men have walked on the moon, photographs have been taken from the surface of Mars and we can call or text someone from anywhere in the world, this is it? This is all we have to show for our efforts?

 
 
 
 
 
dentist
 

If a Psychiatrist helps people with their psycho needs, and the Dentist helps people with their oral needs, why isn’t the Dentist called a Oralogist?

 
 
 
 
 

29 more Funny Questions that no one can possibly answer

  • When you look someone in the eye, tell them something important, and they say, “I heard that!”, does it not occur to them that they were just standing a few feet in front of you?
  • How long ago must something have happened for it to be considered Nostalgia?
  • When we’ve misplaced something, why do we keep looking for it in the same place over and over again?
  • When someone has misplaced something, why does he look in the pockets of a pair of pants he hasn’t worn in several years?
  • If you say to a hypochondriac, “You’re not really sick!”, why does he get so mad?
  • If you love your dog, your favorite food, your favorite drink, your favorite team, and your girlfriend, why is your girlfriend the only one of these things you love that will cause you to have an erection?
  • Why are croutons wrapped in cellophane wrap if it’s just stale bread?
  • If a lawyer admits to you or the judge that he’s lying, is he telling the truth?
  • Why do words ending in ough have so many different pronunciations? Cough, Tough, Through, Bough, Although
  • Why are actors IN a movie, but are ON television?
  • If the professor on the TV show, Gilligan’s Island can make a radio out of a coconut, why can’t he fix a hole in a boat?
  • Have you ever noticed that when you blow in a dog’s face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him for a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?
  • If you have sex with a prostitute against her will, is it considered rape, or shoplifting?
  • Is it possible to cry under water?
  • When you arrive at the Gates of Heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for all eternity?
  • If you have to “put your two cents in”, but it’s only a “penny for your thoughts”, where’s the extra penny going?
  • How important does a person have to be before he’s considered assassinated instead of just murdered?
  • Why does a round pizza come in a square box?
  • With technology as advanced as it is, how is it that we put a man on the moon many years before we figured out how to make a flameless candle and a filmless camera?
  • When someone gets a good night’s sleep, why do they say they “slept like a baby”, while babies wake up crying every two hours?
  • Why do people spend money to go to the top of tall buildings and then spend more money to use a telescope to look at things on the ground, where they first started from and were home free?
  • Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They’re going to see you naked anyway.
  • Why is “bra” singular and “panties” plural?
  • If Wile E. Coyote had enough money to buy all the ACME gadgets he used to try and catch the Road Runner, why didn’t he just buy dinner?
  • Why is an asteroid  called an asteroid when it’s outside the hemisphere, but a hemorrhoid is called a hemorrhoid when it’s inside your butt?
  • If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why do people sing this stupid song, and why was it written in the first place?
  • Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They’re both dogs!
  • If I told you that the “Alphabet” song and “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” have the same tune, would you sing both songs just to satisfy your own curiosity?
  • Why do toasters have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, while no person in his right mind would eat it?