Generation gaps can be indicated by your pop-culture references. I simply don’t understand this younger crowd. I played with “Transformers” and “GI Joe” in 3rd grade. They try to talk to me about “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” and “Captain Planet”. I watched “Duck Tales”. They watched “Darkwing Duck”. I can’t relate to these people at all. We have nothing in common.
You can tell you are an adult when Hollywood is producing movies based on your childhood shows and toys. It means people your age are directing and financing blockbusters. If you are of my generation, it’s currently our golden age for nostalgia movies. It’s kind of like when they made that “Sgt. Bilko” movie with Steve Martin we were all like “what’s Sgt. Bilko?” (It was a sitcom in the 60’s)
In a few years we will be seeing trailers for the “Beanie Baby” or “Pog” movie and wonder why we don’t know anything about those. We will realize we are old and irrelevant and yell, as Shia LaBeouf yelled in “Transformers”: NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!