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Those Damn Kids Today…Are Actually Much Better People Than We Were

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Predictably, the Meek Mill/Drake feud was the main topic of conversation in my barbershop Friday. In the hour or so I was there, the following points were touched on:

The importance of whether Drake has a ghostwriter

This entire feud happening because Meek Mill is feeling insecure because he’s fighting above his weight with Nicki Minaj

Birdman’s hands (Yeah, I don’t know why either)

Darkskinned niggas acting lightskinned

And then, someone said something about how this entire feud just proves how soft and wack today’s generation is in comparison to “our generation,” and brought up Biggie and Pac as evidence. And we all agreed; simultaneously acknowledging that today’s young people are some lame-ass, bitch-ass motherfuckers.

To cement that point, Biggie’s “Dead Wrong” is on my Spotify playlist. I listened to it on the way home and marveled at the wordplay as him and Eminem rapped about robbing, raping, and murdering families and livestock. And then I got a little verklempt about the fact that we only had like three years of Biggie music before he died.

And then I was like “Umm, wait a minute, Damon. Before you get all verklempt. Remember, Biggie didn’t just DIE. He was killed. As was Tupac. As a result of a rap feud. The type of “real” rap feud you were just praising in the shop 10 minutes ago.

And this brings up another point: Regardless of how wack you think this Mill/Drake beef is and how long you think it’ll last, there’s no doubt there’s like a 0.000000000% chance either of them are going to end up dead because of it. Granted, a thugged out rapper airing grievances on the tweets instead of the streets will never not be weird as fuck. But that’s just how these kids today do things. It’s awkward, it’s lame, it’s soft, and it’s surreal to witness. But it’s also not the worst thing in the world for the most popular rap artists to actually stay alive.

Anyway, that barbershop conversation is one I — and, I’m assuming, most people reading this — have had numerous times. Not the Mill/Drake angle, but how much worse this generation is compared to us. (FYI, “this generation” = “anyone under 25.”) But — and I say this with as much trepidation as possible — I don’t know how true that is. I actually think they might be, gasp, better. Yes. Better.

How exactly? Let’s see.

We were dumb as fuck in regards to sex. They are less dumb. 

Although it might seem like young people are becoming more and more sexualized, the reality is that they are making smarter sexual decisions. Teen STD rates have apparently plateaued. Teen pregnancy rates are down. And teens are generally waiting longer to have sex. And their oft-criticized connections to their iPhones and social media might actually be beneficial to their sexual health.

From “Why American teenagers are having much less sex”

More teenagers than ever have smartphones, including those with no traditional computers at home. Many are more comfortable searching in private for credible information about sexual health, she said. They could be better educated about the risks — and more mentally prepared before that first heated moment ever comes.

“They’re looking on the web,” Bokor said. “They’re looking for guidance from parents, guardians and physicians. They can and will make positive decisions for their own health, both sexual and otherwise. We really need to be prepared to treat our youth and young adults as educated consumers.”

The popular music is considerably less violent. And more diverse. 

In high school, my favorite rappers were Wu-Tang, Mobb Deep, Biggie, and Big L. And if you add up the number of people murdered in the songs created by them, you’d have…a lot of dead people. Big L — who might have been my favorite non-Wu rapper — had a song were he bragged about killing nuns, being from Hell, and not giving a damn if he caught AIDS…in the same verse! The biggest, most popular rap group my freshman year featured a bunch of niggas from Cleveland singing about ouija boards.

Today’s most popular rappers are a Canadian Instagram model, Big Sean (who very well might be an actual infant), J Cole (a college grad), Kendrick Lamar (a straight-A student in high school), an American Idol judge, and Caitlyn Jenner’s stepson-in-law. Even the edgier and more street rappers today seem to rap more about taking drugs than selling them. Sure, you have your Chief Keefs and your Bobby Shmurdas, but they seem to be the exceptions now instead of the norms.

Their clothes are…better

As much as we lament the popularity of skinny jeans and extra smedium everything, this…

skinny

…is better than this…

white tees

…and this…

cross colours

…and this…

diddy

They’re better at typing

As you would have been too if you spent your entire adolescence firing off dozens of texts and tweets per hour.

Their hair is better

I honestly don’t know if there’s ever been a time when you saw as much variance with Black hairstyles. Fades, twists, locs, frohawks, hi-top fades, hi-top twists, caesars, nappy fros, blow outs, beards…just look at this selfie of the players selected in the 2015 NBA draft. Or do a Google image search for Afropunk and look at all the styles there. All things considered, when it comes to versatility and acceptance, this is probably the best time for Black hair in America…ever. And its all because of people born in the late 80s and early 90s. Not us. We can’t take credit for that one.

They’re generally more open-minded. And less afraid to be themselves.  

Of course, anyone thinking racism and bias and shit are going to die out in the next couple of decades needs to take their New Black goggles off and remove their heads from up Pharrell’s ass. But you can’t deny that growing up with an actual Black president instead of a TV one and the legalization of gay marriage and even us allowing an actual orangutan to run for president has to have some effect on what younger people are generally more accepting of. At least in comparison to previous generations. When you add this with how internet makes it easier to connect with like-minded people, there just does seem to be more room for and embrace of individuality.

(They still couldn’t beat us in a fight, tho. Or at Contra and Duck Hunt. At least we’ll always have that.)

Damon Young

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB. He is also a columnist for GQ.com And he's working on a book of essays to be published by Ecco (HarperCollins). Damon is busy. He lives in Pittsburgh, and he really likes pancakes. Reach him at damon@verysmartbrothas.com. Or don't. Whatever.

  • Keisha

    “But it’s also not the worst thing in the world for the most popular rap artists to actually stay alive.” Well, when you put it like that…

  • Nick Peters

    There is a better chance that either one of Katie Perry or Taylor Swift or their peoples will off one another….

    How do you lose a beef to a dude who dropped six minutes of Boyz to Men

    Also, these summer DC thunderstorms…

    • Keisha

      “There is a better chance that either one of Katie Perry or Taylor Swift or their peoples will off one another”… lol, true.

  • miss t-lee

    “They still couldn’t beat us in a fight, tho. Or at Contra and Duck Hunt. At least we’ll always have that”

    Hellz yeah, we will.

    • HOT TUB TONY

      I think that code would be….up up, down down, left-right left-right, B, A. START

      • miss t-lee

        Yessir!

  • Mr. SD

    Kids these days basically give zero phucks…you can’t be mad at that

  • AlwaysCC

    “Canadian Instagram model” kilt me dead. lol I don’t think these kids are better people, I just think they have more access…to everything.

    • miss t-lee

      This is it.

    • Siante

      yup we had to struggle for everything they have instant access to. I remember having to go out & purchase books to read— now they download them on kindle. I remember having to wait for a cd release date & actually having to purchase the ENTIRE album & not just the songs I like. I never thought my life would sound so archaic lol.

      • Lol y’all are a mess. You should really checkout this YouTube channel called “Kids React To ________”

        They showed a group of children under the age of 12 a WalkMan and they had no idea what it was or how to use it.

        • Siante
          • Cleojonz

            This was one of my favorite kid’s react. They really could not get their heads around the concept that you needed a separate cartridge to get the music to play. I was befuddled as to why they didn’t get why they needed headphones though. Those aren’t defunct yet.

            • Well you don’t need headphones to listen to music on an iPad or iPhone. The external speakers allow you to listen to music without it. They had no concept of external speakers not being a thing with a device they’d never seen :-)

              • Cleojonz

                You don’t need headphones for the music to come out of the devices but especially in the case of phones and ipods, they still all come with them, so I figured someone would figure out maybe we can plug in headphones.

          • God I love this one so much lol

        • miss t-lee

          I’ve watched it.
          It just makes me angry. The rotary phone one was hilarious though.

      • Brandon Allen

        For real tho its weird cuz this current generation of kids has no sense of the technology struggle. They havent seen technology grow so they know how to use everything but don’t really understand how things work in a way. I feel like I’m the last generation thatll understand how it was…..before

        • Lol, using the rubbing alcohol on the audio tape to clean it.

          • Blowing into a video game cartridge.

            • Adjusting the antenna for a clearer TV channel lmao.

              • Val

                I’m still doing that, I’ll have you know. Lol #nocable

                • Sorry…left that struggle in the motherland.

                  http://media0.giphy.com/media/iBPcWLV0UXoOs/giphy.gif

                  • Val

                    It’s no struggle. Lol I just think about how much money I’m saving every year not having cable.

                    • No it’s definitely a lot less money.

                      But for me, I went from antenna in Africa, to DirecTV in America. Off that experience alone I can understand why Antoine Walker is broke, too much good ish too soon, truly phucks with you.

                    • Val

                      Lol This made me laugh even though that Antoine Walker story is sad.

                    • MzzPeaches

                      I’m thinking of giving Comcast the middle finger, but then I remember it’s Monday and I gotta see what ratchetness on LHHATL tonight…

                      *don’t judge me lol*

                    • Val

                      Don’t get me started on Comcast. I think it’s actually run my the devil himself. Lol

                    • Illumina

                      I read see no lies. Don’t get me started on Comcast.

                • Brandon Allen

                  How exactly does no cable work after the digital shift? Do you need some sort of special box?

                  • Val

                    Yep. It’s a converter box. I hated it for a minute when they first changed it. But, now I have access to about 70 channels. They keep adding all sorts of channels. Digital TV is okay.

                  • Lea Thrace

                    If you have an older non digital tv, you need a converter box. Most new tvs have an internal converter and antenna though.

                    • Brandon Allen

                      So you just plug in the cable wire and get the basic channels?

                    • Lea Thrace

                      lol. There is no cable wire. I have an older tv so I plug the converter box to my tv and plug in an antenna and scan for channels.

                      Newer tv: you just scan using the internal tuner.

                    • Brandon Allen

                      Great. On my way to saving money.

                    • MsSula

                      We have ditched “cable” as well… well in our case it’s the only satelitte TV available in the country and they are ripping everybody off… So we just have our AppleTV and gBox. All you need is a good Internet connection that you would have had anyways. $80/ month that can be put to better use!

                    • AlwaysCC

                      we have a fairly newer tv (maybe 3-4yo?) and we still needed a digital antenna (but no converter). but technology changes soooo quickly….i think new tvs are voice activated and will get you a cup of water

                    • Is Pat Prokop still doing the weather on channel 11 in Savannah?

                    • Lea Thrace

                      Yes. And he’s one of my neighbors. (Well my parents neighbor anyway) :-D

                    • Wow! Small world. I used to watch NWA wrestling on channel 11 on Saturday nights right before Reverend Ike came on.

                    • kid video

                      I found a Reverend Ike coin one time in the late 80s.

                    • JanuaryBabe

                      Dang! Rev. Ike is “still” going strong! I’m 64 and he was a damb old man when I was a kid!!!!

                  • AlwaysCC

                    i just have a digital antenna (i think that’s what it’s called). it looks just like the normal rabbit ears except the “box” is really, really thin.

                  • Illumina

                    Sidenote:

                    I’ve been working on my sister for a year to drop our cable. (I’m almost there)
                    Investigated SlingTV (free 1 week trial), and it look like a replacement for me so I can be able to watch my sports on ESPN. Other than that I have a Roku and subscribe to services, like Amazon Prime, Netflix, Acorn (British TV shows) and Hulu. Which is what I watch mostly anyway.

                    Also a lot of premium channels are starting to offer untied subscriptions so I’m looking at that too

                    • Val

                      I’ve been waiting to try Sling. I wanted to make sure it was going to be around for a minute before I gave it a go.

                    • Illumina

                      It wasn’t bad. But I can’t give real review because I didn’t really watch a lot of it. I realized I don’t really watch a lot of basic cable channels on the regular hence why I want to get rid of cable.

                      The concept seems like a good one.

                    • AlwaysCC

                      we have netflix and hulu, too. and we use my sister’s hbo account and a friend’s amazon prime account lol

                    • Val

                      “we use my sister’s hbo account and a friend’s amazon prime account”

                      The modern version of jacking cable. Lol

                    • AlwaysCC

                      i have permission! lol

                  • Nah. Take it from you’re favorite neighborhood millenial. A laptop + a solid HDMI + a good streaming site is all you need. I watch everything online. T.V. Movies. I’ve even seen a couple films like a week before they even hit theaters. #ThiefLife #It’s2k15Ya’ll

                    • Brandon Allen

                      I’ve been living that life but I want my weekend sports to be in HD without the struggle streams

                    • True. ‘ve yet to get around that.

                • miss t-lee

                  Me too. Rabbit ears and a converter box. Streaming everything else.

                  • Val

                    That about covers it. I don’t even watch dvds anymore.

                    • miss t-lee

                      Just barely.

              • Oh that struggle. I grew up in the middle of nowhere so we received our signals from the nearest towns of any size which were all 60-80 miles aways. It was weird because we would get stations from Augusta, Columbia, Charleston, and Savannah. It worked great until the wind changed.

                • Where the hayle did you grow up?? How y’all get signals from 60 miles away?!?!

                  • There were no sizeable towns around. We had one of these on the house that. It could rotate in various directions
                    http://www.cocoonzone.com/electronics/Testing/RCA_Outdoor_antenna.jpg

                    • AlwaysCC

                      some people in my neighborhood still have those! lol people are getting really fed up with cable/satellite

                    • Do these work still or do you have to attach them to a converter box?

                    • AlwaysCC

                      i think they would have to use a converter box for those

                    • miss t-lee

                      We had one of these.

            • Kema

              OMG! You beat me to it

            • Illumina

              We were blowing into the video game system, VCR, cassette player, boom box. We were blowing a heck of a lot back then.

              • LMNOP

                Blowing is my go to if a phone or computer charger isn’t working. Keeping tradition alive.

              • DB

                TWSS?

          • miss t-lee

            You real. Cleaned cd’s too.

        • MzzPeaches

          Using dial up internet then someone picks up the phone.

        • Deeds

          Having your CD all scratched up or using a pen/pencil to wind the tape back into a cassette tape.

        • Siante

          yup, They have no idea about how to blow on a nintendo game & smack the tv to get mario jumping again. When something’s not working right on the iphone they tell mom & dad it’s broken & get an upgrade smh. #nostruggle

          • Brandon Allen

            Kids with iPhones and tablets make me tired…they don’t know about that Nokia snake

          • Brandon Allen

            Also video game graphics… you used to have to have an imagination and guess what sonic was jumping on. I don’t even know what else they can do at this point games are basically movies

            • Cleojonz

              They can go backwards. Have you seen mindcraft? The design is aesthetically pixelated. Everything old becomes new again.

              • Illumina

                My nephews were into that for a bit. I didn’t get the appeal. To make matters worse they found some youtube channel where two guys yelled and screamed and spewed obscenties while they went through levels.

                Yeah that turned me off of minecraft.

                • LMNOP

                  Apparently there are a lot of videos on youtube that are just people playing minecraft. Kids are weird.

                • Cleojonz

                  My kids watch those youtube guys also. I would hear the cursing and be like That’s not for you! My little one especially had the habit of thinking that anything that was a cartoon was for kids.

                • Cori Hoston

                  My daughter is addicted to those damn stations…I went out and bought her the actual games..she still WATCH THE DAMN YOUTUBE

        • TheOtherJerome

          No cell phones. If someone wanted to reach you and you weren’t home, they had to leave a message on the answering machine!

          Ahhh the good ol’ days :-) I -kinda- miss that. It gets tricky sometimes faking like your too busy to answer, or didn’t see the call or text when everyone knows you keep your phone max 2 inches from your person at all times.

          • Brandon Allen

            I remember being a kid and just being….gone like NO ONE knew where I was. Couldn’t imagine letting my kids do that

        • Sawyer

          The biggest technology struggle of them all being sharing a PC with your parents. “Who used up all the (5GB) memory?! Why does this computer have a virus?!”

          • Illumina

            My first real computer came with a color monitor, 1 mb RAM, and a 50 mb hard drive. A feature phone is more powerful than my first PC.

            • Sawyer

              Ha, ugh. Ours didn’t even have color.

              But it did later have the dancing baby screensaver. So… that’s something.

      • AlwaysCC

        lol don’t we sound old?? but it’s not just technology i was referring to. my parents’ generation fought to be able to go to college. i am a second gen college graduate. my husband is a first gen. our kids won’t have a clue (besides stories they hear) about not being allowed to go to college. my parents still tell me about drinking from different water fountains and using different restrooms. these kids have an entirely different level of access socially that my grandparents probably never thought of (and probably didn’t even want).

        • Illumina

          Sound old…what about feel old. wait until your kids (or in my case my nephew) tells you about this old, classic horror movie that was really good. it had a great twist.

          He was talking about Scream.

          • AlwaysCC

            buahahahaha my son (he’s 6) just asks me “innocent” questions like – “did they have _________ when you were a kid?”

            • Illumina

              My nephews went through a phase like that.

              “did they have cartoon network back them?”
              “No.”
              “Did you have internet?”
              “No”
              “Did you have video games?”
              “Yes, but they looked nothing like what you have.”

            • Boo Radley

              Mine asked me what dinosaurs were like.

          • Gina

            hahahahaha! But I might have you beat! My now 15 y.o. came to me crying when she was 5 saying that the little girls across the street told her and her 8 year sister a story about these singers that were shot but they didn’t die. It was a horror story apparently and she couldn’t get it out for crying. When that crazy little girl finally told me their names were Tupac and “Smalls” I peed my pants laughing! She couldn’t understand how I could laugh at such tragedy and horror. I couldn’t understand why it was affecting her so deeply. She was 5 and it was more than 10 years before! She was scared of Tupac and Biggie like they were Candy Man or Bloody Mary!

            • Illumina

              LOL.

          • Nahknee_nanee

            I played Rock your body by Justin Timberlake and my 8 year old niece asked me to turn on some new music. I’m 23, I hit my dad with ” back in my day”, then i sat in the passenger seat and considered not playing any more music for them cause the rainbow wasn’t enuf. and it was raining too…. #Iwasntready

        • Siante

          “don’t we sound old??”
          yup!!! but it’s alright because I prefer to think of myself as “grown & sexy” & not old lol- I certainly wouldn’t trade in the wisdom & confidence I have now to be in my early twenties again. Nope. I’m good.

        • towninc

          my nephews asked my parents what was slavery like the other day. i died

      • They’ll also never get being able to order fifty eleven CDs from Columbia House for the introductory $1…or whatever it was, knowing that your 14 year old self was never gon pay the real price anyway. lol

        • MzzPeaches
        • Sigma_Since 93

          Or real penny candy that costs a penny. Used to take that dollar for church and buy 50 cents worth of candy and chewed it like I was chewing curd. Momma used to get tight with the “You gave me a dollar and tithing is 10 cent. I put another quarter in the offering aka the excess. God is pleased why can’t you be??”

          • You were an enterprising fella.

        • uniquebeauty79

          our generation is probably the reason they stopped that lol

          • Just abusing the system.

            • uniquebeauty79

              Yes, we did. Tremendously.

      • JayWill

        You was the *ish if your Parents had their own set of Encyclopedia too!!!!!..LOL
        and The sound of a tape getting ate up in the cassette player of the car when you flipped to Side B…was terrifying .
        The Kindle made me stop buying books because it was so much cheaper/efficient.

        • TheOtherJerome

          “and The sound of a tape getting ate up in the cassette player of the car when you flipped to Side B…was terrifying .”

          Man i just cringed lol. Was i the only one who tried to repair one of those things by gluing or taping it back together if it snapped? lol

          • brothaskeeper

            A pencil, scotch tape, and tweezers…I was surgical…

        • Gina

          We had a set of Encyclopedias but the G and V were missing!! I remember sitting in class and praying that the teacher didn’t assign me a word starting with those letters to do my essay on! #thestruggle

        • JanuaryBabe

          Speaking of Encyclopedias……we lived in the projects and my mother was so forward thinking that one Christmas she actually bought us a set of Compton Encyclopedias for CHRISTMAS! She was soooo happy and proud of herself……..and we were sooo pissed! To add insult to the injury we also received a monthly book of something!!!! She bragged about those books……years later after I’d long relocated to Atlanta with my “big job” according to her……later, I had a baby at 40 and one day I mentioned to her that he was doing a book report and she told me that I really needed to come get those encyclopedias because they were still good books……just wasting away in the storage shed……I really did not have the heart to tell her that the “baby” was using the computer for research……bless her heart!

        • We had the second hand inner city encylopedias, where the kids drew naked people, the diamond-looking “S”, and “GD til the world blow” in them.
          Aparently, gangstas read too.

      • Illumina

        Working on a research paper…..you had to go to the library and sort through stacks of books for what you were looking for.

        Now….google.

        • MzzPeaches

          But they still can’t get that right. If I had a dollar for every paper I graded that cited Wikipedia after I told them not to, I’d be on vacay right now buying out the bar.

          • Illumina

            I have two at the house right now that don’t understand that concept.

            • LMNOP

              My nine year old told me the other day “too bad scientists don’t watch more youtube, then they would know aliens are real like I do.”

              I asked her if she learned about reliability of sources in school yet and shes like “Yes! Wikipedia is NOT a reliable source.”

              • Illumina

                Hahahaha. Kids are hilarious.

          • brothaskeeper

            Lemme buy you a grank with the hypothetical monies I’d earn every time I told my students NOT to use Google translate, otherwise your papers are gonna look like a bad Spanish stereotype….”do you liking the chicken neck?”

            • MzzPeaches

              Lol…all this technology screws them up sometimes. I had a student fail miserably on a Lit test and then told me “I thought I would pass, I watched Beowulf twice on Netflix this weekend.” Boy if you don’t get yo….

        • cakes_and_pies

          This was after the card catalog search

          • miss t-lee

            YUP.

          • Val

            Dewey Decimal System anyone!

      • JennyJazzhands

        I will never stop buying books and I may be the only person who still checks out books at the library and I’m okay with that.

        • cancergirl08

          Nope, you’re not the only one :) Books>>>>>>>>Kindle #keepbooksalive #librariesareforever

        • StillSuga

          I’m going to renew my library card this weekend!

        • Boo Radley

          I love my Kindle but it will never duplicate that smell of a good old book.

      • Nahknee_nanee

        wayment, i remember that too…I think some of us (late 80’s early 90’s) got the best of both worlds….

  • Aye Bee

    ” Canadian Instagram model”…lmao. I had to click on the link for the actual orangutan running for president and iHollered. I think they have access to more information and have been using it …some taking advantage and others…not so much.

  • And we are more an better educated an politically active….

    • Sigma_Since 93

      Not true. P.E. has us fighting the power and wanting to be a part of the S1W’s and Bill Clinton earned his black card. Yes things were dark during the Bush years I’ll give you that.

    • Jennifer

      I have to disagree too. There are more ways to be politically active now, and I respect how this new generation has utilized those news avenues.

  • Sigma_Since 93

    This is what happens when you live better now Gucci sweater now. I know, despite my best efforts, that my boys couldn’t bust a grape in a fruit fight…maybe it’s that suburban living. How can you say the hair styles are better when all I see are styles that I may or may not have rocked in the late 80’s early 90’s?? I’m just waiting for someone to recycle Kwame and for a Chess King to reopen.

    • The fighting thing with me and my friends is more like our wives would kill us for actually fighting.

      • Sigma_Since 93

        Could you imagine what the fights would have looked like if we had World Star Hip Hop back in the day?

        • Just the fights that happened act school would be classics. Dudes getting hit in the forehead with unopened soda cans and combination locks. Just nuts.

        • miss t-lee

          OMG. In 8th grade we had a riot at my school after these two girls got in a fight. I could only imagine what seeing video of that would have been like.

          • We had one my senior year of high school. Two dudes started fighting at lunch and it quickly turned into “fight your enemy day” at Allendale-Fairfax high. It looked like some mid to late 80’s NWA ish. We just need Gordon Sole and Tony Schiavone on the call. I honestly think some of male teachers enjoyed it because they got to put folks in choke holds. We end up with two lunch periods after that.

            • miss t-lee

              I remember them changing up our passing periods, and lunch after that riot happened also.

              • One of the dudes that started the initial fight was found dead in the woods by some hunters a few years later. Crazy.

                • miss t-lee

                  Daaaaang.

          • Kema

            Girl! A young man in my class got knocked out and it was all over IG the next day. Smh! I’m happy I’m an 80’s baby.

            • Sigma_Since 93

              Simple minds forget that stuff is admissible in court.

              • Kema

                Well its usually not the ones fighting that post. As soon as a fight might occur people pull out their phones. lol!

                • Sigma_Since 93

                  True.

            • Lol I’m an early 90’s baby and we didn’t have fights posted online :-)

              • Kema

                Man like an hour after a fight occurs it is online and set to music. I guess they are a talented bunch.

                • They’re very resourceful :-) Not well versed on the law and how evidence works, but very resourceful.

                  • AlwaysCC

                    and some of these kids are REALLY talented, too! we have some amazing graphic artists making these memes…and some quality video editing going on nowadays

            • miss t-lee

              Amen.

            • miss t-lee

              I also don’t understand folks incriminating themselves.

          • KB

            Every year at my high school we would have the ATL vs NY Ninjas fight (we had a good amount of NY transplants who attended my high school for some reason) and that always got out of hand. The biggest fight I remember though was between these two rivals cliques; SOP, which stood for Smoke Out Posse and the Hambrick aka ‘Brick Rd’ squad. Within 10 minutes of the fight starting soooo many squad cars descended on the school grounds. It even made the local news.

            • miss t-lee

              We didn’t make the news because, small town.
              However, that sh*t was crazy.

          • Nick Peters

            The good old days of DCPS…worrying about kids bringing guns to school

            • miss t-lee

              We didn’t have any guns, Although I do remember a kids getting stabbed.

    • ED

      With the hair thing I think we’re seeing all those styles at once, whereas they all had their time back in the day with some overlap

  • miss t-lee

    Canadian Instagram Model #doe?
    I’m hollering.

  • Jennifer

    Good piece and good points all around. I looked at that 2015 NBA Draft photo and just wanted to squeeze their widdle millionaire cheeks. And, that’s how I know I’m way older than the kids today. 35 in 2 days. HBD to me! Get off my lawn!

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