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OK, Boomer

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There’s always going to be a war between generations, but let’s face it: This one is the funniest so far. We’ve inherited a world that is on the brink of an ecological collapse, we’ve become indentured peasants to massive corporations and owning a house is far beyond the realm of possibility that we might as well spend our salary on lottery tickets as we hope for the idiot tax to pay off.

Above all else, I think we’ve learnt that we can’t trust our elders. It’s not that their generation has made a series of awful boneheaded mistakes that have resulted in a terrifying future for a younger generation, but it has been their sheer unwillingness to learn from those blunders and help us out. Instead, the boomer generation (Or pretty much anyone older than you who is stubbornly set in their ways and believe that their way is the best way) prefers to point the finger of blame at Generation Z.

Millennials have borne the brunt of their scorn, with our generation being blamed for many an industry collapsing while also being the butt of some truly awful Boomer humour found in dying newspapers. We’ve taken all that on the chin, but at last, we Millennials have come up with a rallying cry of our own:

Ok Boomer.

It’s simple, succinct and already people say its ageist in its use and the old people equivalent of a racial slur. Screw that. If we’ve endured years of ridicule then it’s time for Boomers to get a taste of their own medicine for once, something that the Internet has been brilliant at. Here’s a brief taste of the best meme of the year:

Got any Ok Boomer humour to share? Sound off below, and let’s all have a laugh as the world continues to spiral down a fiery staircase straight into the maw of despair. Hey, laughter is the best medicine.

Last Updated: November 6, 2019

114 Comments

  1. Maybe it’s my over conservative Afrikaner upbringing, but this whole thing is disrespectful as fuck.

    I’ve got the perfect response to anyone saying these things, but I’ll probably be banned from the internet for excessive swearing

    Reply

  2. Pennywise The Dancing Clown

    November 7, 2019 at 06:02

    Wat ‘n pot vol kak!

    Seriously. Really?

    Boomer. Millennial.

    Kak. Kak in ‘n pakkie.

    Reply

  3. Darren Peach

    November 7, 2019 at 06:09

    Eish, As much as I wan’t to find it funny, I can’t. It’s just corny.

    Reply

  4. Quentin Huggett

    November 6, 2019 at 22:39

    You cant force meme’s bwhahaah how sad

    Reply

  5. Pariah

    November 6, 2019 at 19:22

    OK, Boomer.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      November 6, 2019 at 19:22

      Yeah, new sayings like yeet or YEET or I dunno what else is new. I just like my classics like rofl and admittedly, jebaited is one I really like

      Reply

      • Yozzie

        November 6, 2019 at 22:08

        only *YEET

        Reply

      • Yozzie

        November 6, 2019 at 22:08

        only *YEET

        Reply

      • Yozzie

        November 6, 2019 at 22:08

        only *YEET

        Reply

        • Pariah

          November 7, 2019 at 04:58

          He deadass got it wrong. smh

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief

            November 7, 2019 at 16:16

            I had to jebait Otto

          • Admiral Chief

            November 7, 2019 at 16:16

            I had to jebait Otto

          • Admiral Chief

            November 7, 2019 at 09:55

            That was on purpose to lure out Otto
            It worked
            😛

          • Admiral Chief

            November 7, 2019 at 16:16

            I had to jebait Otto

          • Pariah

            November 7, 2019 at 21:06

            KEKW

          • Admiral Chief

            November 8, 2019 at 10:59

            +1

  6. MaSeKind

    November 6, 2019 at 19:22

    Maybe it’s my over conservative Afrikaner upbringing, but this whole thing is disrespectful as fuck.

    I’ve got the perfect response to anyone saying these things, but I’ll probably be banned from the internet for excessive swearing

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      November 6, 2019 at 22:08

      Indeed, it boils down to respect. Both ways actually. Old angry ass ooms and tannies being disrespectful to younger people, as well as young’uns the other way around

      Reply

    • Tracy Benson

      November 6, 2019 at 19:23

      How is it disrespectful?

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      • MaSeKind

        November 6, 2019 at 19:24

        Okay I’ll admit I have no idea where this thing started but from what I saw over the weekend it was used as a general retort against older people whenever they say anything.

        And I find that disrepectful. It’s in the way it’s used and the manner it’s said. It’s definitely not being used in a respectful way

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        • The D

          November 7, 2019 at 06:00

          And that’s a fair point, but I think if you’re young you’re automatically dismissed by the older generation no matter how good your input is.

          So having a retort after years of chirps and jokes from your elders, is kind of nice fairplay.

          Reply

        • Geoffrey Tim

          November 7, 2019 at 06:00

          It’s not though. It’s a retort used when older people are dismissive of the youth.
          eg:

          Younger person: We really need to look at this climate change stuff
          Older Person : Climate change is a lie, coal is the energy of the future! You Millennials all have agendas and don’t know what you’re talking about.
          Younger Person: Ok, boomer.

          Respect, as they say, is earned – and if people are gonna be dismissive and shitty, then they’re opening themselves up to retort.

          Also, I say this as somebody who is OLD AF.

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        • Geoffrey Tim

          November 7, 2019 at 06:00

          It’s not though. It’s a retort used when older people are dismissive of the youth.
          eg:

          Younger person: We really need to look at this climate change stuff
          Older Person : Climate change is a lie, coal is the energy of the future! You Millennials all have agendas and don’t know what you’re talking about.
          Younger Person: Ok, boomer.

          Respect, as they say, is earned – and if people are gonna be dismissive and shitty, then they’re opening themselves up to retort.

          Also, I say this as somebody who is OLD AF.

          Reply

        • Geoffrey Tim

          November 7, 2019 at 06:00

          It’s not though. It’s a retort used when older people are dismissive of the youth.
          eg:

          Younger person: We really need to look at this climate change stuff
          Older Person : Climate change is a lie, coal is the energy of the future! You Millennials all have agendas and don’t know what you’re talking about.
          Younger Person: Ok, boomer.

          Respect, as they say, is earned – and if people are gonna be dismissive and shitty, then they’re opening themselves up to retort.

          Also, I say this as somebody who is OLD AF.

          Reply

        • Pariah

          November 7, 2019 at 06:01

          One question I have though – I can see the humour here. I find that context, tone, and intent all make a large difference in whether or not it’s disrespectful.

          One also has to ponder as to how much the millenials have had to endure, in terms of blatant disrespect from the boomers themselves. This was probably a long time coming. Remember, it’s already a meme to say “ugh millenials”, and that’s disrespectful in the same way you’re saying this new one is. Two wrongs don’t make a right, but you have to empathise.

          While I’m sure there plenty examples of it being used in a disrespectful way, there is humour to be found as well. So for me, I can appreciate the humour on both sides, and also note the context and tone when something’s being said in a disrespectful way.

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        • Geoffrey Tim

          November 7, 2019 at 06:00

          It’s not though. It’s a retort used when older people are dismissive of the youth.
          eg:

          Younger person: We really need to look at this climate change stuff
          Older Person : Climate change is a lie, coal is the energy of the future! You Millennials all have agendas and don’t know what you’re talking about.
          Younger Person: Ok, boomer.

          Respect, as they say, is earned – and if people are gonna be dismissive and shitty, then they’re opening themselves up to retort.

          Also, I say this as somebody who is OLD AF.

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief

            November 7, 2019 at 06:01

            Ok boomer

          • MaSeKind

            November 7, 2019 at 06:01

            Yeah I get what you’re saying. Like I said I basically only saw the memes and not an actual argument where a retort like this might have been valid

          • Darren Peach

            November 7, 2019 at 06:10

            Assuming the older person in question is in fact a denier. Context matters, I believe.

          • Admiral Chief

            November 7, 2019 at 06:01

            Ok boomer

          • MaSeKind

            November 7, 2019 at 19:30

            Hahaha okay I laughed at that

          • Admiral Chief

            November 8, 2019 at 02:25

            😛

          • MaSeKind

            November 7, 2019 at 06:01

            Yeah I get what you’re saying. Like I said I basically only saw the memes and not an actual argument where a retort like this might have been valid

        • The D

          November 7, 2019 at 06:00

          And that’s a fair point, but I think if you’re young you’re automatically dismissed by the older generation no matter how good your input is.

          So having a retort after years of chirps and jokes from your elders, is kind of nice fairplay.

          Reply

          • Darren Peach

            November 7, 2019 at 06:12

            But this is a moot point because as one gets older, your opinion/ actions are all that matter because the older generation end up in retirement homes and die.

        • Pariah

          November 7, 2019 at 06:01

          One question I have though – I can see the humour here. I find that context, tone, and intent all make a large difference in whether or not it’s disrespectful.

          One also has to ponder as to how much the millenials have had to endure, in terms of blatant disrespect from the boomers themselves. This was probably a long time coming. Remember, it’s already a meme to say “ugh millenials”, and that’s disrespectful in the same way you’re saying this new one is. Two wrongs don’t make a right, but you have to empathise.

          While I’m sure there plenty examples of it being used in a disrespectful way, there is humour to be found as well. So for me, I can appreciate the humour on both sides, and also note the context and tone when something’s being said in a disrespectful way.

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          • Admiral Chief

            November 7, 2019 at 06:01

            Ok boomer

          • MaSeKind

            November 7, 2019 at 06:01

            Well the thing is millennials are assholes. I’m apparently one myself but really don’t want to be grouped in with them

          • Darren Peach

            November 7, 2019 at 06:11

            I think this topic is inherently disrespectful at a glance. Go call your Grandfather a Boomer. I bet he treats you with respect. Assuming he is alive, all mine are dead. This topic is a gross generalization.

          • Darren Peach

            November 7, 2019 at 06:12

            I think this topic is inherently disrespectful at a glance. Go call your Grandfather a Boomer. I bet he treats you with respect. Assuming he is alive, all mine are dead. This topic is a gross generalization.

          • Darren Peach

            November 7, 2019 at 06:12

            I think this topic is inherently disrespectful at a glance. Go call your Grandfather a Boomer. I bet he treats you with respect. Assuming he is alive, all mine are dead. This topic is a gross generalization.

          • Admiral Chief

            November 7, 2019 at 06:01

            Ok boomer

          • Pariah

            November 7, 2019 at 06:01

            Heh, I’m in a weird cusp between millenial and boomer.

          • Pariah

            November 7, 2019 at 06:01

            Heh, I’m in a weird cusp between millenial and boomer.

          • Admiral Chief

            November 7, 2019 at 06:01

            Misread as boner, all the Kaasie noodz talk making my eyes hurt

          • Pariah

            November 7, 2019 at 19:31

            LOL

          • MaSeKind

            November 7, 2019 at 06:01

            Well the thing is millennials are assholes. I’m apparently one myself but really don’t want to be grouped in with them

          • Yozzie

            November 7, 2019 at 06:02

            ok millennial

          • Pariah

            November 7, 2019 at 06:02

            And that statement right there is disrespectful to millenials. Don’t you see the point?

          • Yozzie

            November 7, 2019 at 06:02

            ok millennial

          • Admiral Chief

            November 7, 2019 at 06:02

            Ja dude, don’t be a groupie

          • Pariah

            November 7, 2019 at 06:02

            And that statement right there is disrespectful to millenials. Don’t you see the point?

          • MaSeKind

            November 7, 2019 at 06:02

            Is it disrespectful if it’s true?

            But as a millennial it’s in my right to call us whatever I want isn’t it? Like a rapper being allowed to say words I’d go to jail for

          • MaSeKind

            November 7, 2019 at 06:02

            Is it disrespectful if it’s true?

            But as a millennial it’s in my right to call us whatever I want isn’t it? Like a rapper being allowed to say words I’d go to jail for

          • Pariah

            November 7, 2019 at 19:31

            No, you can only speak for yourself. Assuming you can speak for others is simply arrogance – don’t go that route. All that does is show people the kind of person you are, and has no reflection on the people you’re denigrating.

            And, it is a categorical prejudice and stereotype to say all millenials are assholes. Those are the foundations of discrimination – and we all know where that road leads. Let’s not do that.

          • MaSeKind

            November 8, 2019 at 10:59

            You really are taking all the fun out of it

          • Pariah

            November 8, 2019 at 18:13

            So you’re calling me a dementor now?

          • MaSeKind

            November 9, 2019 at 02:06

            No that’s happiness

          • MaSeKind

            November 9, 2019 at 02:06

            No that’s happiness

    • Admiral Chief

      November 6, 2019 at 22:08

      Indeed, it boils down to respect. Both ways actually. Old angry ass ooms and tannies being disrespectful to younger people, as well as young’uns the other way around

      Reply

  7. Original Heretic

    November 6, 2019 at 19:22

    Baldrick’s poem, the German gun.

    Reply

  8. Raptor Rants

    November 6, 2019 at 19:22

    Where’s Trev?

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      November 6, 2019 at 22:08

      Getting his BOOMSTICK

      Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      November 6, 2019 at 22:08

      Getting his BOOMSTICK

      Reply

      • Pariah

        November 7, 2019 at 04:58

        Back in my day, we used to enjoy steaks.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief

          November 7, 2019 at 16:16

          Back in his day, they had to cook it over lava or gits

          Reply

        • Admiral Chief

          November 7, 2019 at 16:16

          Back in his day, they had to cook it over lava or gits

          Reply

        • Admiral Chief

          November 7, 2019 at 16:16

          Back in his day, they had to cook it over lava or gits

          Reply

          • Pariah

            November 8, 2019 at 08:19

            [X] – lava will cool and form new land before his steaks are ready.

          • Admiral Chief

            November 8, 2019 at 10:20

            ROFL, proper

  9. Marek Nourse

    November 6, 2019 at 19:23

  10. Quentin Huggett

    November 6, 2019 at 22:39

    You cant force meme’s bwhahaah how sad

    Reply

  11. HvR

    November 7, 2019 at 15:08

    Looking at my own little community and as the typical odd one out as I when I moved in here I was by far the youngest mostly surrounded by “boomers” nearing retirement age. I’m that mix born between GenX and Millenials raised by the best dad ever from the Silent Generation.

    Last couple of years the boomers are moving to Yzterfontien and Hermanus and being replaced by Millennials.

    As a person who is involved in the community trying to make it better with a few other brave souls I tend to interact with the people more often than most other people and have come to following general conclusion.

    Boomers are a bunch asshole self-centered disrespecting group-think idiot assholes that raised a bunch of asshole self-centered disrespecting group-think idiots grouped as Millennials.

    Reply

  12. HvR

    November 7, 2019 at 15:08

    Looking at my own little community and as the typical odd one out as I when I moved in here I was by far the youngest mostly surrounded by “boomers” nearing retirement age. I’m that mix born between GenX and Millenials raised by the best dad ever from the Silent Generation.

    Last couple of years the boomers are moving to Yzterfontien and Hermanus and being replaced by Millennials.

    As a person who is involved in the community trying to make it better with a few other brave souls I tend to interact with the people more often than most other people and have come to following general conclusion.

    Boomers are a bunch asshole self-centered disrespecting group-think idiot assholes that raised a bunch of asshole self-centered disrespecting group-think idiots grouped as Millennials.

    Reply

  13. HvR

    November 7, 2019 at 15:08

    Looking at my own little community and as the typical odd one out as I when I moved in here I was by far the youngest mostly surrounded by “boomers” nearing retirement age. I’m that mix born between GenX and Millenials raised by the best dad ever from the Silent Generation.

    Last couple of years the boomers are moving to Yzterfontien and Hermanus and being replaced by Millennials.

    As a person who is involved in the community trying to make it better with a few other brave souls I tend to interact with the people more often than most other people and have come to following general conclusion.

    Boomers are a bunch asshole self-centered disrespecting group-think idiot assholes that raised a bunch of asshole self-centered disrespecting group-think idiots grouped as Millennials.

    Reply

  14. Admiral Chief

    November 7, 2019 at 06:02

    oK bOoMeR

    Reply

  15. Pennywise The Dancing Clown

    November 7, 2019 at 06:02

    Wat ‘n pot vol kak!

    Seriously. Really?

    Boomer. Millennial.

    Kak. Kak in ‘n pakkie.

    Reply

    • Pariah

      November 7, 2019 at 06:03

      You just described McDonalds. Wait… The clown makes sense now!

      Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      November 7, 2019 at 06:05

      Al die name maak my gat lam.

      Reply

    • MaSeKind

      November 7, 2019 at 06:03

      OK clown

      Reply

    • Pariah

      November 7, 2019 at 06:03

      You just described McDonalds. Wait… The clown makes sense now!

      Reply

      • Pennywise The Dancing Clown

        November 7, 2019 at 06:07

        Only McDonald Pennywise will Mcfeast on is the Scottish human kind.

        Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      November 7, 2019 at 06:05

      Al die name maak my gat lam.

      Reply

      • Pennywise The Dancing Clown

        November 7, 2019 at 06:05

        Was thinking this one myself.
        Boomers. Millennials. Then you get to politics. There is liberals. Conservarives. Neo-liberals. Left wing. Right wing. Dunked Wing.
        Like why all the labels?

        Reply

      • Pennywise The Dancing Clown

        November 7, 2019 at 06:05

        Was thinking this one myself.
        Boomers. Millennials. Then you get to politics. There is liberals. Conservarives. Neo-liberals. Left wing. Right wing. Dunked Wing.
        Like why all the labels?

        Reply

        • Yozzie

          November 7, 2019 at 06:05

          One of those aint half bad. Not the original, but not bad at all.

          Reply

        • Yozzie

          November 7, 2019 at 06:05

          One of those aint half bad. Not the original, but not bad at all.

          Reply

  16. CrAiGiSh

    November 7, 2019 at 13:18

    *Boom* …

    Reply

  17. HvR

    November 7, 2019 at 15:08

    Looking at my own little community and as the typical odd one out as I when I moved in here I was by far the youngest mostly surrounded by “boomers” nearing retirement age. I’m that mix born between GenX and Millenials raised by the best dad ever from the Silent Generation.

    Last couple of years the boomers are moving to Yzterfontien and Hermanus and being replaced by Millennials.

    As a person who is involved in the community trying to make it better with a few other brave souls I tend to interact with the people more often than most other people and have come to following general conclusion.

    Boomers are a bunch asshole self-centered disrespecting group-think idiot assholes that raised a bunch of asshole self-centered disrespecting group-think idiots grouped as Millennials.

    Reply

  18. Son of Banana Jim

    November 7, 2019 at 19:20

    Lol, this article is peak-boomer.

    PS: I hate to break it to you millennials and even the few weirdo gen-xers who are crying about ageism; there are two generations (currently growing up following your rise to prominence) . If you’re over the age of 20- 25, you are a boomer in the eyes of the young.

    And rightfully so. Millennials are undoubtedly the sad sacks of the generational wars, ruined by a severe case of peter pan syndome, a lifetime of participation awards, and a worldview that demands mockery. As for the gen-xers and baby boomers, you’re no better. ? Ok, Boomer!!!

    (insert hello fellow kids gif) ?

    Reply

    • Son of Banana Jim

      November 7, 2019 at 19:36

      Translation: these arbitrary labels mean nothing. This isn’t a sitcom, you can even argue that from a South African perspective the millennial/gen X demographic can’t apply to us because of how different our history is to both Europe and America. If you’re affected by memes, maybe stop acting like an NPC, delete your twitter and return to reality, ok Boomers? ??

      (this is aimed at the nutcases loosing their minds on twitter)

      Reply

  19. G8crasha

    November 7, 2019 at 19:33

    I’m on the cusp of GenX/Millennial, so I have no idea who I relate to the most!

    Reply

  20. Son of Banana Jim

    November 10, 2019 at 21:37

  21. Son of Banana Jim

    November 10, 2019 at 21:37

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