I think at this point “Ok, boomer” has all but worn itself out as a meme. Personally though, I found its origins pretty interesting.
It seems to me to be an expression of exasperation. I’m certainly not a kid, but I know that when I find myself talking with older folks about extremely important subjects, the bubble they appear to live in prevents them from engaging with it in a helpful or even reality-based way. “Ok, boomer” is just sort of a sigh. Like “You do you, I guess.”
But what happens when boomers DO do them? Let’s see what Twitter considers to be “Boomer culture.”
10. Help help I’m being oppressed!
I hope when the cops get these calls they just laugh and say “get gud.”
boomer culture is thinking you can call the police on somebody for making fun of them online
— beans after dark after dark (@goodbeanaltalt) May 13, 2020
9. Color commentary
And everybody slowly cringes themselves under the table.
Boomer culture is telling stories at thansksgiving dinner where they mention the ethnicity of every single person in the story regardless of relevance
— BobbyBroccoli 🤠 (@BobbyBroccole) October 15, 2019
8. Coffee conundrums
They’re just mad they can’t have caffeine anymore.
Baby boomer culture is making fun of people who go to Starbucks but also making fun of people who go to small locally owned coffee shops
— Lucy Bryan (@lucy___bryan) October 5, 2019
7. Get off!
The grass is always greener when you have some grass.
boomer culture is actually having a lawn https://t.co/RbnEkQWVf8
— Millie Kae (@kae_millie) September 3, 2019
6. Once you pop…
It’s because you put all those dang games on here.
boomer culture is clicking on pop-up ads and then blaming the company that manufactures the computer when they get a virus
— julia 🐉 (@julixsgrillo) October 26, 2019
5. Wouldn’t it be grand
Honestly if that’s what it is then sign me up.
baby boomer culture is having a baby grand piano in your front living room
— poetic kate Black Lives Still Matter 2021 (@poetickate) November 23, 2018
4. Picture perfect
This is good though. Our arms really aren’t long enough for this crap.
Boomer culture is offering to take the photo when people are taking a group selfie
— Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) December 27, 2018
3. Killer instinct
Shamu swam in a sad circle for thirty years, Barbara, let it go.
baby boomer culture is being upset they got rid of the whales at seaworld
— Michael (@mphillippy73) November 2, 2019
2. The right stuff
And they all look vaguely angry.
boomer culture is having 50+ copies of the same profile picture all uploaded on the same day
— kailey with a four (@k4iley) December 26, 2019
1. Oh, dear
What are you, afraid they’re gonna run away?
Peak boomer culture is men ordering at a restaurant calling their female server “sweetheart” or “dear” while grabbing their arm.
— High Fieri (@NissD76) December 29, 2018
Don’t like those jokes? Ok, boomer.
What would you add to this list?
Tell us in the comments.