102. The Greatest Generation

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If you are under the impression that the people that fought/were women during World War II were the greatest generation, you are probably operating under some misconceptions. Allow me to dispel them:

Myth 1: The Greatest Generation was responsible for the baby boom generation.

There are two problems with this myth. Firstly, there’s nothing so great about the baby boomers, unless you really hate Social Security or something. Secondly, and more importantly, this myth is patently false. The Baby Boom happened right after World War II, so people like to assume that since half the Greatest Generation came back to the U.S. at the same time it was somehow because of them. But come on, we all know that correlation doesn’t prove causation. I can tell you how the baby boom happened:

Mountain Dew was released in 1948.

1948, if you don’t know, also came right after World War II, too. So there’s your correlation. And the cause is obvious.

It isn’t obvious? Do I have to draw you a picture or something? You’ll have to settle for a flowchart:

So there. Besides, in case you haven’t noticed, most of the members of the Greatest Generation are too old to be having reproductive sex (Wear protection anyway, old people).


Myth 2: The Greatest Generation defeated Hitler.

Last time I checked, Hitler shot himself in the head. Sounds like he defeated himself. You might say “But the Greatest Generation defeated Hitler too!” Nice argument, idiots. Don’t you know that this is the internet? On the internet, anything Hitler did is automatically evil.

Myth 3: The Greatest Generation didn’t kill Kennedy.

The Greatest Generation did kill Kennedy.

Myth 4: I have more reasons.

Nope!