Playing for 'fun' is still possible, it just seems harder (Destiny)

by Kermit @, Raleigh, NC, Sunday, December 10, 2023, 19:36 (168 days ago) @ EffortlessFury

I'd like to add that perhaps Boomer might not be quite a pejorative here as pointing out that slot machines were of that generation, and the modern generation simply has its equivalent. Interesting, it bridges any divide that might be perceived, by (whether intentional or not) demonstrating that this newfangled way of hitting the happy button in our brains is not unique to our time or the presently young, just a new way of doing what has long been done.

Yeah, context matters and I got Rev's point. That's why I said he didn't intend it as too derogatory. But "boomer" isn't neutral, else we'd say baby boomer, right? I've had it used against me as a malicious insult, but Rev has nothing to do with that. I playacted as the uptight language police when I noticed two 30-somethings using it on the same thread. It was a weak joke not worth this much discussion.

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