TO ALL THE KIDS WHO WERE BORN IN THE
I'm sure you've seen that one (or others like it) before. My favorite variant is a checklist of things that children of the '80s should remember. I don't think it has a formal title, but it could be called "How Many Dollars Worth Did Your Parents Love You?" I used to get these forwards on a regular basis, but then my coworkers started to notice that I don't pass anything on.
Anyway, something about the message posted above bugs me: has it not occurred to anyone that those "problems" were caused by the very people who are railing against them?
I'm assuming that mine was the first generation to whom most of these criticisms apply, but they're not our fault. I turned one the year that the FDA approved Nutrasweet. My generation wasn't old enough to care whether or not we were eating real sugar. We had curfews and tight parental leashes imposed on us. We certainly didn't sue anybody over the hair-eating Cabbage Patch Kids or Stretch Armstrong's Limber Limbs of Death. Let's give credit where it's due. I'm willing to let parents born in the '30s and early to mid-'40s off the hook, but if the standards listed above constitute irresponsibly overprotective parenting, the generations born since World War II are directly responsible for ruining their kids.
There should be another P.S. that reads, "Cut it out. Oh, what? You're menopausal or suffer erectile dysfunction and your kids have kids of their own? Then tell your kids to cut it out." Except that it should be terser and wittier than I feel like being this morning.
Now then. f u wnt 2 blame my gen 4 pwning teh english lang via IRC+AIM, thats totly legit. have @ it.