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March 30, 2006

Are you a Grup?

New York magazine has an article talking about Grups*. It's the new thirtysomething. Or something like that.

He owns eleven pairs of sneakers, hasn’t worn anything but jeans in a year, and won’t shut up about the latest Death Cab for Cutie CD. But he is no kid. He is among the ascendant breed of grown-up who has redefined adulthood as we once knew it and killed off the generation gap.

*Also known as yupster (yuppie + hipster), yindie (yuppie + indie), and alterna-yuppie. Our preferred term, grup, is taken from an episode of Star Trek (keep reading) in which Captain Kirk et al. land on a planet of children who rule the world, with no adults in sight. The kids call Kirk and the crew "grups," which they eventually figure out is a contraction of "grown-ups." It turns out that all the grown-ups had died from a virus that greatly slows the aging process and kills anybody who grows up.

Thankfully I only seem to partially fall into this classification. I hate being labeled too easily.

Posted by snooze at March 30, 2006 05:37 PM

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But the new Death Cab for Cutie CD IS good!!!111

OK, so I don't have that many pairs of sneakers, but I do wear a lot of Jeans and Sandals. I probably part fit this bill as well.

Posted by: scirocco [LiveJournal user info] at March 31, 2006 11:51 AM

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