November 1, 2013

"We are the go-to daily news and culture site for the Change Generation..."

"... bringing you up to speed on what happened in the last 24 hours and vaulting you ahead by previewing new people, places, ideas and trends in bite-sized original articles that are intelligent, compelling and stylish."

Don't know why I went there again. I'm not in the Change Generation, whatever that is. Can anyone bring me up to speed on that and vault me ahead to anything of any interest whatsoever... like a remedy for nausea?

19 comments:

Peter said...

"Smarter, Fresher, Different"

But not that different. It's the USA Today formula- lots of pictures, minimal text.

For minimal attention spans, perhaps. But it's hard to take it seriously.

rehajm said...

I read up to: Forty years ago, President Carter courageously did the right thing to fix the economy, then stopped.

Sorun said...

My guess about the Change Generation: "We're unemployed, in debt, and fucked over by the Boomers. We need something to change besides their old people diapers."

Peter said...

Hope. It's what was left in Pandora's box. After all the evils in the world came out.

I suppose a politician on the stump wouldn't want to say, "Electing me will be like opening Pandora's box (because after the worst happens there will still be hope).

Wrong analogy, no credit for you.

PB Reader said...

I fell over laughing when I saw the article "What Obama can learn from Carter"!

Unknown said...

Oh the fatuity!

Kelly said...

The article 'What Obama could learn from Carter' shows how edgy and hip they are. They are so cool that they've given their generation it's own name.

Freeman Hunt said...

OZY
Short. Style. Savvy.

Top Text:

Half-Baked Healthcare. Website Wearisome. Plans Pricey.

O Overworked.

Republicans Repugnant.

Fancy Phones!

Thin Through Thoughts!

Casual Couplings Considered.

Soy Snackers Smarter.

Sarcastic Salamander Slideshow.

Hot Hats!

surfed said...

The online site is almost as good as the rag itself...

http://www.wired.com/

Now you're ahead of the curve.

Freeman Hunt said...

I wrote that before going to the site. I knew it would be full of alliteration. There's even a thing about soy on the front page. Ha ha ha!

Henry said...

Business plan: "Our target audience has the attention span of a mayfly."

What I don't get is the title. Ozy is short for Ozymandias. Was Kubla Kahn taken? They could have called it "Kub".

Compare:

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desart. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.


Kubla Kahn:

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree :
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.


Or maybe we're talking about Wallace Stevens' poetic strip-tease, Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction, Section II, Canto VIII:

Then Ozymandias said the spoues, the bride
Is never naked. A fictive covering
Weaves always glistening from the heart and mind.


Ozy: Your daily does of fictive covering.

Freeman Hunt said...

I can't believe I forgot to make a headline about a popular scientist. That's a thing.

n.n said...

Hope and Change for its own sake. It's the unqualified progress adopted by a subset of each generation, most notably when they are immature or naive. It's the banner carried by an opportunistic minority who exploit these "rebels" in order to advance their political, financial, and social positions.

LordSomber said...

One of their sections is called "Good Sh*t".

Edgy Online Journalism -- never seen this tried before.

Paul Zrimsek said...

I read up to: Forty years ago, President Carter courageously did the right thing to fix the economy, then stopped

You shoulda read on. The article was about Carter appointing Paul Volcker to the Fed.

Titus said...

Gross.

Paul Zrimsek said...

I mean, if someone's a young person who doesn't know any history (but I repeat myself), they could have a worse introduction to the Carter era than an article which includes the line "Thirty years ago, vigorous growth returned after the Federal Reserve crushed inflation and Ronald Reagan’s tax cuts ignited investment and consumption."

David said...

I was part of a change generation once.

We changed our kids diapers.

Biff said...

"Smarter, Fresher, Different."

Ephemera. Attention deficits. Patronizing smiles from authority figures.

Who knew that youth audiences and Alzheimer's patients had so much in common?