Mayonnaise. Home Depot. Breakfast. Lunch. Vacations. Golf. Like some assiduous predator stalking in the cultural night, the Millennial generation has killed each of these things, one by one…or has it? The latest episode takes up the trend of Millennials’ killing things, such as the aforementioned items, and tries to determine whether their guilt is fair or misplaced. Each guest also picks a thing they hope Millennials do kill.

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  1. Joe D. Inactive
    Joe D.

    My guess is that a lot of things you millennials are killing, you aren’t really killing. It’s just that there is way more supply, and anticipated demand growth just overshot supply growth (which should have been predictable given demographic trends). For example, I bet there are way more people going on cruises now than there were 20 years ago, and that will be true 20 years from now as well. But the curise liners built too many cruise ships and as such the profit model has been corrupted. I also suspect that too many people thought they could open a gym and make money and that that business model is just really hard. I actually know someone who failed at an attempt at gym ownership, and says that gym goers just flock from gym to gym for the best deal. Also, maybe some malls are really dwindling, but it seems like there are still malls where I can’t get a parking spot on a Tuesday morning in February, and I wonder what the hell they are whining about. If they can’t make money in that environment than obviously overhead expenses are way too high. Maybe the rents on the spaces are just too high in the current environment.

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  2. Archie Campbell Member
    Archie Campbell

    Millennials aren’t killing credit cards (and a lot of the other things mentioned), technology is. Though younger folks might be accelerating the process in being less hesitant to use newer technologies, but that’s hardly a behavior new to that generation.

    On the tuna tip: are sales of the tuna in packets down along with sales of canned tuna? I’d think that the packet tuna might still be popular, since you don’t have to drain it or have a can opener.

    The napkin thing seems to be more a young single person thing.  When I was that age all of my bachelor friends had neither Kleenex nor paper napkins in their apartments, just paper towels. Eventually age and relationships start moving one toward napkins and Kleenex.

    The 2/3rds of the podcast who loathe mayo are Incorrect. Though I wonder if “mayo” also includes satatnic vomitus like Miracle Whip, in which case I agree. Actual mayonnaise is awesome.

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  3. TGR9898 Inactive

    At one point (I believe it was) Alec listed the things he believed “were horrible” and “deserve to die”. I’d love to know why he felt each item on the list was so horrible it needed to be removed from society’s option list. Included on that list were Automobiles & Home Depot.

    I’ve hear both singled out before, but always by people solidly on the left and generally “too intellectual to operate anything more complex than a book”. Automobiles were hated for environmental reasons- both pollution & suburban sprawl. Home Depot was usually hated because of the Progressive belief that only “experts” should be allowed to fix/build/modify things.

    So I’m curious why a presumably right-leaning Millennial would hate them.

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