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SethH

(170 posts)
1. I think they will be acquited on the napkin murder case
Sat Jul 29, 2017, 09:03 AM
Jul 2017

it turns out they just prefer paper towels:

The Post points to a survey conducted by Mintel (the same company that discovered millennials find cereal too much work to eat) from last month, which highlights that only 56% of shoppers said that they bought napkins in the past six months.

However, 86% surveyed said they had purchased paper towels.

IronLionZion

(45,881 posts)
8. In some countries it's common to keep a sink in the dining room
Sat Jul 29, 2017, 09:47 AM
Jul 2017

to wash hands. The chicken chain Nando's has this in their restaurants too.

ck4829

(35,126 posts)
4. Believe it or not, this is a component of fascism, one that is often understated in analysis.
Sat Jul 29, 2017, 09:17 AM
Jul 2017

Fascism is xenophobia, it's organized racism, sexism, bigotry, hyper-nationalism, warmongering, etc.

Another part of fascism is creating this perception that the youth are lacking focus and direction, that they are a destructive force (But this destruction can be refocused into destroying the 'other'), and it's often the fault of their parents.

It's kind of why the Nazis had the Hitler Youth, the Nazis and Hitler had to pick up some of the perceived laxity of the youth in Germany and provide the discipline and connection that they accused the country's parents of failing to deliver.

There's nothing wrong with getting a chuckle out of this fear, but it's time to consider just how chilling this really can be. So let's keep highlighting it, not agreeing with it just because it sounds edgy, and calling it out.

SethH

(170 posts)
6. refocusing the destruction
Sat Jul 29, 2017, 09:24 AM
Jul 2017

I agree with the need to take this seriously; I just saw a very scary piece about how Steve Bannon directed gamer rage into support for Trump:

https://www.democracynow.org/2017/7/26/joshua_green_on_how_bannons_experience

NightWatcher

(39,343 posts)
13. We have apps like Yelp that lead us to much better food these days
Sat Jul 29, 2017, 03:12 PM
Jul 2017

Fewer people have to rely on a recognizable chain place to eat. Technology is a good thing.

IronLionZion

(45,881 posts)
7. People have always said the young people are ruining society
Sat Jul 29, 2017, 09:25 AM
Jul 2017

It's been written in stuff hundreds of years ago. A lot of things have changed over the years but bashing young people will never go out of style.

Yavin4

(35,520 posts)
9. Uh, of course they are. Each generation shapes the culture to suit them. That's how life works.
Sat Jul 29, 2017, 12:17 PM
Jul 2017

We don't listen to the exact same music our parents did. We don't eat the exact same food. We don't wear the exact same clothes.

Things change.

IronLionZion

(45,881 posts)
10. Change is scary!
Sat Jul 29, 2017, 12:22 PM
Jul 2017


But it's actually a conspiracy amongst young people who want to destroy the world and kill jobs out of spite.



TexasBushwhacker

(20,341 posts)
11. It's simple. Adapt or die.
Sat Jul 29, 2017, 01:09 PM
Jul 2017

Millenials aren't killing anything. These businesses just aren't offering what the millenial market wants.

 

NobodyHere

(2,810 posts)
12. Pretty much this
Sat Jul 29, 2017, 02:42 PM
Jul 2017

These companies are just failing to appeal to millennials.

Millennials also have less buying power than their parents did at their age. Many can't afford to golf or have new motorcycles.

IronLionZion

(45,881 posts)
16. Millennials are soft enough
Sat Jul 29, 2017, 09:07 PM
Jul 2017

any more softening and they would get triggered

But seriously, many clothing doesn't need to be soft, like dress shirts.

Wolf Frankula

(3,615 posts)
15. Millenials are killing Business Insider
Sat Jul 29, 2017, 08:06 PM
Jul 2017

They refuse to buy shit advertised on bullshit business websites.

Wolf

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