If you took any time over the holiday weekend to peep into cyberspace, you may have come across the hashtag: #HowToConfuseAMillennial. The hashtag was used by some to pile on 80’s babies. Now we are peaceful people. We don’t bother anyone. But for whatever reason previous generations like to come for Generation Y. And with great mastery the Millennials of the interwebs #clapback with precision and without mercy. In this #MorningBuzz, I’ve curated some of the best retorts to #HowToConfuseAMillennial. Remember this is all in jest folks.
What I’m Reading: Citiscope
What I’m Watching: The West Wing on Netflix
What I’m Listening To: Listening to the Cookout Music Playlist on Spotify
What I’m Doing: Trying to avoid all cable news.
Writing a ‘Last Letter’ When You’re Healthy: A Stanford University project guides people — healthy or not — to write a letter to their loved ones so they won’t have regrets at the end of life.
- 09.06.16: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs (Burning Man Remix)
- #ELGL16 Pop Up Conference Agendas
- Podcast: Civic Tech with Chris Maddox, CEO of Seneca Systems
- Roanoke Times: Roanoke managers named to “Chris Traeger List” for enthusiasm
- ELGL Choice Awards: Top 50 Local Government Companies
#HowToConfuseAMillennial Rant about how “everyone gets a trophy these days” while sipping from your World’s Greatest Dad coffee mug
— John Wolfe (@HarshlyCritical) September 5, 2016
- Conference & Networking: League of Women in Government Symposium + Networking – September 24
- Networking: L.P. Cookingham Selfies + Hosted Happy Hour at #ICMA16 – September 25
- Networking: ELGL & ICMA BBQ Mixer – September 25
- Webinar:Local Governments & Local and Regional Food Economies – October 11
- Conference & Networking: #ELGL16 PopUp Conference – October 21
- Webinar: Future Schedule Technology Efficiency Series – New Webinar Every Month
#HowToConfuseAMillennial Crash their economy and then condescendingly ask why so many of them are living with their parents.
— ModernManKevinBacon (@Notintheface1) September 4, 2016
Neighborly rowhouses within walking distance of a bustling arts district: Brookland in Northeast Washington is one of the city’s new urban destinations. Cranes crisscross the sky, bringing up low-rise residences and commercial buildings. A Metro station is just steps from a weekend farmers market, restaurants, cafes and an art corridor packed with galleries and craft shops. And because Brookland lies in the shadow of Catholic University, it’s a bedroom community for faculty and students.
A frugal librarian drove an old car, ate TV dinners — and left $4 million to his university: Robert Morin lived a simple, frugal life. He drove a ’92 Plymouth, the Boston Globe reported. In his free time, Morin read — a lot. And he didn’t eat fancy meals.
Help Desk: New Self-Help Books for Pet Parents: Can cats be trained? What do you do if your poodle is afraid of puddles? Pet experts offer advice and consider problems common and otherwise.
Toronto’s Transit Advice for New York: Give Streetcars Their Own Lanes: The de Blasio administration is looking to the Canadian city for lessons as it pushes forward on a streetcar line linking Brooklyn and Queens.
In every state, pessimism about Trump, Clinton and election’s impact: The presidential campaign has intensified long-standing political divisions, but there is one area of broad agreement among voters in both red states and blue states — a pervasive pessimism that no matter the outcome, the election will do little to unify the country, according to a Washington Post-SurveyMonkey survey of all 50 states.
#HowToConfuseAMillennial tell us to think for ourselves then tell us to follow the rules when we demand change in our churches schools & gov
— Avery Belyeu (@AveryBelyeu) September 5, 2016
Theme Park Urbanism: An op-ed rejects a notion of urbanism that would find a home in Disneyland, for a version of urbanism that deploys the best efficiencies and benefits of the built environment.
Seattle Is Putting a 10-Ton Ice Cube Outside to Melt: Temperatures in Seattle are supposed to peak in the 70s on Friday, but anyone seeking a rapid cool-down can go to Occidental Park and hug a 10-ton ice cube plopped on the ground. The frigid installation, made by local architects at Olson Kundig, will appear on Friday and quietly melt in the following days for the Seattle Design Festival.
Watching Los Angeles Gentrify: Public transit can’t cause gentrification . As Richard Florida notes , this much-discussed phenomenon is the result of a complex interaction of factors—population density, education, marital status, racial segregation housing age, and proximity to a central business district. But studies have shown a correlation between transit access and gentrification.
The Makings of Healthy Places: What makes for a healthy place? Kaid Benfield points to density of dwellings, intersections and public transport, plus access to parks.
Police chief: Poverty, ‘society issues,’ not CPD, are causing the gun violence surge, and other Chicago news: after 65 people were shot in the city over Labor Day weekend, Chicago Police Department superintendent Eddie Johnson said that the police are doing their job and that “society issues” are driving the violence.