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We're Generation X'ers who spent our childhood immersed in the music, movies, games, and pop culture of the late 70s & 80s. All of that stuff has shaped who we are today as adults. And those nostalgic things are still very much a part of how we live our lives & see the world in the 21st century. On this podcast we look at yesterday and today through the eyes of Generation X'ers.

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We're Generation X'ers who spent our childhood immersed in the music, movies, games, and pop culture of the late 70s & 80s. All of that stuff has shaped who we are today as adults. And those nostalgic things are still very much a part of how we live our lives & see the world in the 21st century. On this podcast we look at yesterday and today through the eyes of Generation X'ers.

    Backtrack: Computer Graphics

    Backtrack: Computer Graphics

    Today, no one blinks twice at what computers are able to do with graphics. But growing up in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s we blinked two or three thousand times. Every time you looked, graphics got better and better and we were constantly amazed. In this week’s Backtrack we take a look at this amazing progression from pong to Pixar!
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    Show Notes Brief History of Computer Graphics » bit.ly/2RAhLXm Ben Laposky Computer Art in 1950 » dada.compart-bremen.de/item/agent/253# Watch SpaceWar One of the first Video Games » youtu.be/Rmvb4Hktv7U History of Atari Pong » www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/4007/Atari-PONG/ Apple II First Graphical Home Computer » www.computerhistory.org/revolution/personal-computers/17/300 Watch TRON on Amazon » amzn.to/36ffeqZ Watch Luxo Jr. » youtu.be/D4NPQ8mfKU0 Get Jurassic Park » amzn.to/30L4S0P Get a great graphics card from Amazon » amzn.to/2wo2UF9 Email the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt

    • 59 min
    Messiah, Stop Thief, & Earwax

    Messiah, Stop Thief, & Earwax

    This week, Jon gets us to buy another mobile game, Mo gets handy, and George talks about a customer service encounter… that was great! All this and much more on this week’s show!
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    Show Notes Snowpiercer » snowpiercer-film.com/ Messiah » www.netflix.com/title/80117557 Underwater » www.foxmovies.com/movies/underwater Grammerly » www.grammarly.com/ Jon’s Review of Arcade Classics Galaga » youtu.be/yaRUDsNHWSQ Stop Thief » restorationgames.com/stopthief/ Jackbox Games: Earwax » jackboxgames.com/earwax/ Oddmar » oddmargame.com/ Star Trek: Picard » www.cbs.com/shows/star-trek-picard/ The Gentlemen » www.thegentlemen.movie/ Email the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt

    • 54 min
    Backtrack: Y2K

    Backtrack: Y2K

    Y2K really turned out to be a whole lot of nothing when 2000 came around, but that doesn’t stop us from talking about it! Reactions ranged were from “whatever” to “we’re all going to die.” Join us as we talk about what the whole thing was about, some real concerns that most people were not paying attention to, and what actually happened when we rolled over into the new millenium.
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    Show Notes The Y2K bug in a nutshell » www.britannica.com/technology/Y2K-bug Y2K bug, 20 years later » time.com/5752129/y2k-bug-history/ Lessons of the Y2K bug » wapo.st/2Fr0cDw Y2K cost us $100 Billion! » bit.ly/36toj0n Email the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt

    • 43 min
    Looking Back on Looking Forward 2019

    Looking Back on Looking Forward 2019

    On each episode of the GenXGrownUp Podcast, we talk about the things we’re looking forward to. Often we follow up on these topics on a subsequent episode, but sometimes those topics slip through the cracks.
    For this show, we’ve scoured every episode from the past year to find anything we were looking forward to that sort of dropped off the radar and we didn’t talk about it again. What happened? Did we see/do that thing? If yes, was it worth looking forward to?
    Join Jon, Mo, & George in this look back at the things we were looking forward to in 2019!
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    Show Notes Drunk History » www.cc.com/shows/drunk-history Glass » www.universalpictures.com/movies/glass Punisher Season 2 » www.netflix.com/title/80117498 The LEGO Movie 2 » www.thelegomovie.com/ The Umbrella Academy » www.netflix.com/title/80186863 Galaxy S10 » www.samsung.com/us/mobile/galaxy-s10/ Twilight Zone Reboot » www.cbs.com/shows/the-twilight-zone/ Shazam! » www.shazammovie.com/ John Wick 3 » www.johnwick.movie/ The Orville Renewal » variety.com/2019/tv/news/the-orville-season-3-hulu-1203274526/ Good Omens » amzn.to/2F86o3n Men in Black International » www.sonypictures.com/movies/meninblackinternational Spider-Man Far From Home » www.marvel.com/movies/spider-man-far-from-home Yesterday » www.universalpictures.com/movies/yesterday The Art of Self Defense » bleeckerstreetmedia.com/theartofselfdefense Final Season of Preacher » www.amc.com/shows/preacher G.L.O.W. Season 3 » www.netflix.com/title/80114988 Mindhunter Season 2 » www.netflix.com/title/80114855 Borderlands 3 » borderlands.com/en-US/ Ad Astra » www.foxmovies.com/movies/ad-astra Bless the Harts » fox.tv/36huPXQ Zombieland Double Tap » www.zombieland.com/B/ El Camino » www.netflix.com/title/81078819 Limetown the Series » twoupproductions.com/limetown/tv-series Silicon Valley » www.hbo.com/silicon-valley Doctor Sleep » www.warnerbros.com/movies/doctor-sleep Not Frozen 2 » movies.disney.com/frozen-2 One Day at Disney » disneyplusoriginals.disney.com/show/one-day-at-disney Star Wars Rise of Skywalker » www.starwars.com/ The Expanse Season 4 » amzn.to/2M4YXh2 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Musical » www.rudolphthemusical.com/ Email the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Backtrack: Favorite GenX Christmas Toys

    Backtrack: Favorite GenX Christmas Toys

    Now that another Christmas is behind us, we thought that it would be appropriate to share with you some of our favorite Christmas gifts we received growing up Generation X!
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    Show Notes Trivial Pursuit » amzn.to/34v45BD LEGO Space » lego.fandom.com/wiki/Classic_Space Fischertechnik Erector sets » amzn.to/2wo2UF9 WHAM-O Magic Window » bit.ly/2Ev8eLo Pong » www.lifewire.com/pong-the-first-video-game-megahit-729739 Atari 2600 » atariage.com/2600/ Why E.T. was not the worst video game » bit.ly/2EtYqB6 Vintage digital watches » bit.ly/2ErNB2r Simon » amzn.to/35stDR7 MOTU Castle Grayskull » www.he-man.org/collecting/toy.php?id=542 G.I. Joe with Kung Fu Grip » bit.ly/2sBgMNV Oscar Goldman with exploding briefcase » bionic.fandom.com/wiki/Oscar_Goldman_(Doll) Baseball glove » amzn.to/2PyvC0J Louie Stuffed Animal » amzn.to/2wo2UF9 Ready Ranger Field Headquarters » bit.ly/2syBLkD Email the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt

    • 53 min
    Jumanji: The Next Level, Arcade1Up Partycade, & Mad Verse City

    Jumanji: The Next Level, Arcade1Up Partycade, & Mad Verse City

    This week, Mo continues his tech toy streak, Jon gets his hands on a game he’s been looking forward to, and George gets his fan boy fix from Kevin Smith! All this and much more!
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    Show Notes Jumanji: The Next Level » www.jumanjimovie.com/ Jay and Silent Bob Reboot » youtu.be/xHvaWulHk5E Code 8 » www.facebook.com/Code8Movie/ GOG Galaxy 2.0 Open Beta » www.gogalaxy.com/en/ Arcade1Up Partycade » bit.ly/38NyYVe Jon’s Arcade1Up Adventures » www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL13zHeyDr6xufxgW-B3UOtw0HD3YqutGB VICSEED Wireless Car Charger » amzn.to/36IcwuF Jackbox Games » jackboxgames.com/ Arise: A Simple Story » arise-game.com/?lang=en_US The Expanse Season 4 » amzn.to/2M4YXh2 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical » www.rudolphthemusical.com/ 2018’s Looking Back on Looking Forward » genxgrownup.com/podcast-lblf-2018/ Email the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

Playskool2004 ,

Forever a 4th Listener

I may not fall in the actual category of a Gen-Xer, but i relate to them more than my generation. These guys are hilarious, and have some much to bring to the table. Each of them have their own perspectives and will stand their ground when it come to disagreements. It is great to listen to and I cannot wiat to hear what they come up with next! Keep up the great work gentlemen!!

Forever a 4th listener!
Matthew

Kingpin IX ,

Generation X

Thank you i’m a new listener to your podcast
I’m 48 years old very proud Generation X’er
I like to thank once again your podcast helps me gain a Retrospect on life. Words can’t express the joy I get out of listening to your show keep up the great work 👊🏾

My_kull ,

It’s like I went to school with these guys

Okay, so I didn’t go to school with these guys, but I remember friends like these guys from school. Being GenX guy myself, this trio reminds me of my group of friends from school in the 80’s. We would sit around and talk about the cool stuff we saw on TV or the latest video game (on Atari) and what movie we were going to check out that weekend. All of which they do every week. This podcast evokes fond memories of my childhood while keeping me up to date on all the new geek/nerd trappings of today. Unlike a lot of other podcasts, Gen X Grownup continuously has new content every week without repeating content. I may not have gone to school with these guys, but I wish I had. As they say, give it a listen you’ll be glad you did, I am!

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