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All About Me #2

My name’s still Don.

And I still don’t care for damned young people.

Thanks for visiting.

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  1. Bonnie Belle permalink
    2:51 pm

    You should add a line: “I rock and I’m still way more awesome than any damned young person”.

    • 12:10 am

      Thank you Bonnie Belle.

      That’s a colorful phrase and I’d love to use it – but I was hoping to save that one for my headstone.

      Many thanks for visiting,

      Don

  2. Tubbo & Dubba Tubba permalink
    9:53 pm

    Why do you have two of these watcha-ma-colics?

    • 12:12 am

      Tubbo! Or is that you Dubba?

      Regardless, nice to hear from you again.

      I started the second because I wanted people to be able to leave comments. The first “About Me” page was loading too damned slowly so I had to close the comments.

      Thanks for stopping in T&DT,

      Don

  3. marymcmary permalink
    6:29 pm

    I like the new banner across the top. Have you ever considered selling tee shirts or bumper stickers with your logo on them? You could make a pretty little penny there to supplement your social security checks.

    • 4:56 pm

      Thank you Mary,

      I fear that bumper stickers with my face on them would only lead to an increase in unprovoked rear ending. And I’m strongly opposed to t-shirts. Still, a man can always use a little extra pin money. I’ll have to give it some thought.

      Many thanks for the suggestion.

      Don

      • 9:16 am

        With due respect, Sir, why not think along the lines of mugs? And/or tea towels? Or plaids to warm the knees of the older generation. Either with your blog-name – or with your photo AND the blog-name. Or even – so people have something to collect – with every single headline of your problems with young people, a series of mugs. Though – let me rethink the last – I might not have the space for 40 + more mugs. Well, will have to make room somewhere.

  4. 1:38 am

    As a mom of four (who are aged 13 to 21) I’m happy to have found your blog (albeit through a recommendation on the forums) I just have one question. Do you ever come across “young people” who you do grant credibility? I only ask, because it’s been my damn mission in life to raise respectable kids…ones who aren’t afraid to hold a door for a lady, earn what they want out of life or take responsibility for their mistakes. They’re expected to pull up their pants, tie their shoes and clean up after themselves. So far, so good and I’m pretty proud to call them my kids… I’m just wondering how rare they really are. Pleasure to “meet” you.

    • 5:01 pm

      Nice to meet you as well shesboxingclever,

      Given the proper prompting, I will admit that there is a small contingent of young people out there that seem half-way decent and have their heads screwed on right. I’ve heard from a few of them here. The problem is that they are so overwhelmingly outnumbered by the damned miscreants it’s hard to pick them out of the crowd.

      It sounds like you’re doing a fine job with your kids and that they are turning out well. Congratulations and well done.

      All the best and thanks for commenting.

      Don

      • Savannah permalink
        10:57 pm

        Good afternoon, Mr. Mills.
        I’m one of the unlucky, outnumbered ones. My Mom pulled me out of public school and now I’m in online school. It’s probably the best thing my parents ever did for me.
        I’m 14 and graduating early and already know what I want to do with my life. I hate young people too and I’m still kind of upset that I have to go to a public high school to take a test this weekend. Young people now are just a bunch of lunatics. Do I pass as a credible person?

        Savannah

        • 1:27 pm

          Yes. You pass as a credible young person that is trying so hard not to be a young person. Young is not always = dumb/lunatic. Let loose and live a little. Enjoy being young. I could add ‘responsibly’ but it sounds like you already got that down. And good on you, that at 14 you already know what you want to do with your life. Also, consider incorporating a little humility in there. It will do you lots of good.

          Sincerely hoping you aced that test,
          Katerina.

    • Sedate Me permalink
      1:06 pm

      I think your description covers no more than 5% of kids. Congratulations are in order.

      But the real measure of success is what they do when you’re not around and what they’ll do when they’re no longer under your control. Any parent can scare kids into submission, for while anyway. Getting them to see the value of conducting themselves properly is the tricky part.

      Thanks for trying. That’s more than most parents do.

      • Emma permalink
        6:03 am

        I would like to say that, as a 13-year-old girl, I am mildly offended, but that doesn’t mean I don’t agree. I feel a little doubt though. What category do I fall into?

        • Brie permalink
          5:17 am

          The kind that have this overwhealming urge to have people reassure them of what category they fall into in life. See also; annoying over-achiever that needs constant reassurance of their achivements. Good luck in real life – you won’t get that,

        • rainbowmaggii permalink
          5:30 am

          Haha. I’m 13 too, & I agree with you.

    • Diane permalink
      3:44 am

      ShesBoxingClever… You can rest assured that your children are “credible” when a member of the older generation takes the time to approach you and tell you what well-mannered children you have. I treasure such compliments as proof that I’m doing my job as a mother properly. :-)

  5. 2:44 am

    I must confess I never did regularly come by, always seem to be getting lost these days, but last time I checked in I do remember a photo of a real person. What happened, you tryin to keep up with all those young folk or something?

    • 12:08 pm

      Thanks RubyTwoShoes,

      I had to take down the photo for security reasons. Some of the young pups down at the Piggly Wiggly were giving me nasty glances and I didn’t want to take any chances.

      Good to hear from you.

      Don

  6. vodkabeforenoon permalink
    9:06 pm

    You look better on the internet then you do in person. It is good to see your crusty old self still rolling along.

    • The Celtic Queen permalink
      11:47 pm

      Is that before or after the Vodka? Lol

      • vodkabeforenoon permalink
        12:13 am

        It is pretty much the same either way. How much can a prune improve after 24 ounces of vodka? Not much at all.

    • 1:31 am

      Many thanks vodkabeforenoon,

      Nice of you to drop by again and visit. Odd coincidence but I was actually at your site earlier today.

      Anyway, I think we all look better on the damned internet than we do in person. Face facts, 99% of us are a pretty unappealing at the best of times.

      Nice to hear from you. I’m glad to see that you’re still rolling along as well.

      Best regards,

      Don

  7. 5:04 am

    Thank you for making me laugh.

    With your permission, I’d like to add you to my blogroll.

    • 3:41 pm

      Thank you for visiting doggonedmysteries,

      I appreciate the nice words and your offer. Thanks for adding me to your blogroll.

      All the best,

      Don

  8. YellowRoses610 permalink
    11:12 pm

    Hello. I hope you enjoyed your Easter. My idiot brother and his tolerible, but air headed pregant wife were here, bugging the hill out of me. That Bastard comes into my room and randomly goes through my nooks, moves or blades (I collect swords and daggers), and comments negitivly at them. I have tot hrow things at him till he goes away.

    I’m on spring break, and reading “Lesbian Pulp novels” Fromt the fifties and sixties”. Also I’m ona mission to lose fifty pounds. And get my damn Egyptolgy presentation prepared.

  9. iRenic permalink
    3:06 am

    Hi Don,
    I know this blog is somewhat humorous, but I can’t help mentioning the problems older generations have created. For example, humans’ impact on the environment. That’s been created by adults but we young people will be left to deal with it!
    I think that every generation learns from the older ones, no matter how much they try to rebel. If you adults cleaned up your act, we young people might be able to achieve more. ;)

    • 2:14 am

      Don’t blame everything on the older generations iRenic. We are the ones who started the fight against pollution, you’re coming in a little late in the game. We are the generations who fought for and taught conservation.

      You young people are no angels when it comes to littering, pollution, and throw away products. It was one of you young people who I watched toss an empty water bottle on the street instead of walking back 5 feet to put it in a dumpster even after I called him on it.

      How many cell phones, gaming machnes, and computers have you thrown away because something newer, faster, and better came along? I’m betting you said, “I’ve got to have that new one!” I’d say your generation has some act cleaning to do before you point fingers. ;)

      • iRenic permalink
        1:10 am

        Well, you’re right, no one is perfect, and I’m not blaming everything on the older generations, I’m just saying that ya’ll have a share in the error as well. In any case laying blame on broad swaths people doesn’t help matters much, does it? The real proof will be in who ends up fixing (or not fixing) the problems we face.
        Not knowing how old you are, it’s a bit difficult to reply to this comment. However, I would say that you are indeed the ones who started to advocate for conservation, but you are also the ones who started the materialistic, consumer based economy which the US began to rely on in the 50s.
        Yes, I agree, many of my peers don’t make teenagers look so civic- minded or even like nice people. But what would your grandparents’ generation have said about you?

      • 11yearolddude permalink
        10:18 am

        I have seriously never felt more insulted. Why do you have to be so horrible to kids like us? I’m never going to drink, never going to get a tatoo, and never going to smoke or go on drugs!! Maybe if you showed us more respect we could show you more? If you commneted on the positive things like grades and good behaviour, maybe we would like you more. Personally i love my grandma, grandpa, and other grandpa but thats cuz they are nice and respect me for who i am! and also, where would we have learnt all this ‘damned’ stuff?

        • Emma permalink
          6:05 am

          11yearolddude, it’s called joking. And sarcasm. Look ‘em up.

        • 11:25 am

          Don’t rush on to judgement there son, drinking, smoking, drugs and tattoos all have their place and things to recommend them. None of them have been strangers to the greater men and women of the past. OK, there’s maybe not a lot of things to recommend them, certainly tattos are something you should wait awhile and give very SOLID consideration to before you go ahead. But, y’know – it don’t do to be so certain when you’re young is all I’m saying

    • dee kay permalink
      3:49 am

      Hi, I found this somewhere and thought it would enlighten some of the young Folk

      Checking out at the grocery store recently, the young cashier suggested I should bring my own grocery bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. I apologized and explained, “We didn’t have this green thing back in my earlier days.” The clerk responded, “That’s our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations.” She was right about one thing — our generation didn’t have the green thing in “Our” day. So what did we have back then…? After some reflection and soul-searching on “Our” day here’s what I remembered we did have…. Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles repeatedly. So they really were recycled. But we didn’t have the green thing back in our day. We walked up stairs, because we didn’t have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn’t climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right. We didn’t have the green thing in our day. Back then, we washed the baby’s diapers because we didn’t have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts — wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that young lady is right. We didn’t have the green thing back in our day. Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house — not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn’t have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn’t fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn’t need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she’s right. We didn’t have the green thing back then. We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn’t have the green thing back then. Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus, and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn’t need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint. We did as we were asked BECAUSE WE RESPECTED OUR PARENTS But isn’t it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn’t have the green thing back then?

      • Sedate Me permalink
        4:38 pm

        Hey, that’s so good, it reminds me of one of my similar rants on how the old timers (while not perfect) largely lived green as a basic instinct. While you compiled an impressive list, you didn’t even touch on things like the food supply: organic farming, composting, backyard gardens & chickens, locally produced food and…well, locally produced damn near everything. Not to mention that everything was built to last, reducing manufacturing, transport, etc. The list of positive habits that we’ve lost could be even bigger.

        Today’s instinct is the polar opposite of auto-green setting of the past. Being as green as the old timers were is such a rare exception, it’s the kind of thing that gets put in the news as a “novelty item”. “Man turns Amish. More at 11.”

        As such, even doing something slightly less detrimental to the environment as they would otherwise gives young people the chance to pin a medal on their chest for the “heroic” act of buying a bamboo spoon, or detergent in containers that use 20% less plastic, during their weekly trip to China-Mart, where they fill their mammoth SUVs with useless crap that will sit unopened in their 4 car garage.

      • 10:35 pm

        I’m only 21 myself, but the fact that people in my generation could be so ignorant really, really bothers me. It’s true, we’re way more wasteful than before, and modern culture only encourages it.

  10. 1:33 am

    I wish you were in my family. You never know.

  11. 1:35 am

    We are what happened after the world became corrupt. I do not think I have met one person uncorrupted by society. This is no excuse. I agree 100% with you Mr. Mills.

    • 1:39 am

      *Corrupt with drugs. Weak bastards? Perhaps, but I have come to find that most have been not coached along the way because of middle class upbring. Work and school keep you away from what is good and around other children that are not well guided. Years fly by, and realization is only granted by self, after no one told you otherwise.

  12. 3:49 am

    Great site. I shall check back often. Question, do you like Krabby Patties?

  13. 11:56 pm

    Love your blog, Don, not that you give a cr@p. ;) As for your boy’s unfortunate, albeit apparently appropriate name, I’d have thought you’d have gone for something more classic like Dante le Mort or Eliezar Joachim. No matter. Either would get his @ss kicked on the playground on a regular basis. Thanks for dropping by. Have a night.

  14. 6:59 pm

    So you are here. You are my most favorite blogger on this planet. (I don’t care for Mars and other remaining ones.)

    Well, I’m young (you would say, grrrrrr!)but not damned and currently exploring your blog to get used to you.

    Very nice blog. Sick days are finally over!

  15. 7:07 pm

    Mr. Mills, I thoroughly enjoy reading your posts. I agree there are alot of problems with young people today.

    In your opinion, how are they supposed to know they have problems? Are they supposed to receive some sort of an epiphany? Are they supposed to learn it from school?

    Some how between your generation and my generation some kind of information and guidance was not passed on correctly or not passed on at all.

    • Emma permalink
      6:07 am

      I do believe we learn we have problems by reading this thing. Pssh, learn it in school!!! I assume it’s been a while since YOU’VE gone to school. Rest assured, we learn very little stuff with a solid practical education.

  16. Michelle Day permalink
    8:15 pm

    Mr. Mills,

    I think I’ve fallen in love… I haven’t laughed this hard for a long time and just wanted to show some support. I shall be back.

  17. harrythehandyman permalink
    10:49 pm

    don , i was reading your posts and about you no.1 and had to stop , your sarcastic humour is great just like my own , i’m going to add your site link and rss link to my blog .

    keep up the good work , harry

  18. 12:19 am

    Hi don.
    I’m a young person.
    I know you don’t much care for me.
    But hell, who cares?. lol
    Nice to meet you too

  19. AYP ( Ridiculous nickname, I know; guess what it means...) permalink
    10:14 pm

    I enjoyed your humor, especially the “they all have disorders” entry. The best thing about it is that, when you think about it, it’s all true :)

    Anyway, take a look at this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I226Sfgs0s&feature=related
    Maybe you’re already familiar with Jeff Dunham’s comedy?
    I think you’ll find the video to be really funny: Walter is, in a way, an incarnation of your blog persona.

  20. 4:25 pm

    Hi Don
    How old are you really and where’s the real pic?
    Sincerely
    Op Shop Mum

  21. 1:41 am

    This is an excellent blog you have, Don! It’s hilarious, and, sadly, true…even though I am a youngster. Keep up the great work!

  22. Kelli A permalink
    3:24 am

    I must say, I am the 36 year old version of you. I find myself yelling out the window at the neighborhood kids to be quiet when they’re outside playing and then I think to myself, “I’m too young to have turned into Mr. Wilson (from Dennis the Menace), but darn it, here I am. ” However, I notice you have a problem with the youngins swearing, but you have quite the knack for it, too!

    • Sedate Me permalink
      4:58 pm

      Mr Wilson-dom is largely a natural reaction to the bullshit of modern life. Annoying young people personify the bullshit of modern life, as they are literally nothing but modern.

      In Mr Wilson’s day, kids were annoying. But it took well into your 50’s or even 60’s before they started turning you into into a Mr Wilson. Today, the kids are so offensive, people can become full fledged Mr Wilsons as early as age 30.

      Be proud. It shows you have some semblance of class, taste or human decency left. Otherwise, those young people would not annoy you with their lack of it.

  23. Aidan Little permalink
    9:11 am

    Hey Don

    After reading your website I find you are a hypocrite in the comments you said to “lazyeverydays” saying he wasn’t a very nice person, and this is coming from a man who has had a website set up (probably by his grandchild) saying how teenagers are the problem with society.
    Shall I tell you the problem with old people?
    You expect us to clean your shit when you can no longer do it yourself.
    You smell of piss
    You need viagra
    Your hand beomes like a leather sofa
    Your morals don’t fit with society
    You don’t like anyone under the age of 83
    Your jealous of tight skin
    You wear spanx
    You can’t see or hear
    Your a burden on the nhs
    Your expectations after your death are too high.
    You think Oprah Is funny
    YOu sometimes smell of cheese
    You dont have teeth
    You buy your grandchildren the wrong gender birthday cards
    If we mumble you can’t even talk
    You’re too small
    Your posture is bad your spine is bent over
    You have to have a zimmer frame
    You always get in the way
    You have no hair
    You think you are better than everyone
    You look like a raisin
    Your a racist BIGGOT!

    • 5:47 pm

      Thank you, Aiden, for your comment and your well thought out list of problems with old people. While I’d enjoy the opportunity to respond to all of the issues you raise I feel it important that I address the first item immediately.

      “You expect us to clean your shit when you can no longer do it yourself.”

      Son, if someone is asking you to polish their stool and you’re complying with the request, I’d suggest that this has nothing to do with age and more with you being the victim of a particularly cruel practical joke. I would strongly urge you to bring this to the attention of your parents or a trusted school teacher immediately (unless of course they are the ones asking you to clean their feces in which case I’d recommend you run away and join the circus).

      All the best and good luck.

      Don

      p.s.

      I just noted the second complaint..

      “You smell of piss”

      I may be wrong but this might just be from us peeing our pants laughing at the notion of you furiously polishing other people’s poop. Sorry, not sure how helpful that might be.

      I’ll do my best to return to your other complaints as soon as I have time. I think that between the two of us we be able to dispel some myths and make some progress in closing the generation gap.

  24. Azza permalink
    1:33 am

    I agree with Op Shop Mum

    How old are you really and where’s the real pic?

    Wtf man?!

  25. Rachel permalink
    6:07 pm

    Hi, Don!
    I’m a ‘young person,’ but I have to say your website is pretty funny. I hope you’re doing well, and I suppose I ought to go email my grandparents. Sincerely,
    Rachel

  26. HighFiver permalink
    8:54 pm

    I find it very funny how your website speaks of teenagers and their ways. I just wanted to clarify that I havent played a video game in my life, I listen to country busic, and I live in the country. We are all different. You are stereotyping ONE teenager. We are of the millions.

  27. Ashley permalink
    12:57 am

    I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy your website. It is a shame that our country is going to hell in a handbasket. Our teens seriously need help. Thank goodness, there are still a few of the good kids left and I know a lot of them living in the South. I think that parents are being too lax in discipline and teaching them overall manners. I was raised to always respect my elders, especially my grandparents. My great-grandfather always had a great statement, “If you raise your children stupid, they’ll grow up stupid!” Those are the words I live by and I plan to raise my children to be upstanding young people. I’m also a teacher and I am trying to teach those children manners too, so hopefully they won’t be disrespectful teens when they get older. Keep posting entries, because you remind me a lot of my wonderful late grandfather and late great-grandfather.

  28. 4:28 pm

    Haha. Dude. You rock!

    I like your site even though it basically bashes young people like me. I’m 18. Though some things aren’t true, who cares? They’re funny. Only idiots would be offended by mere opinions.

    Anyway, I DO have my ambitions and I’m functionally literate.

    I enjoy reading this site. Cheers man. (And I don’t expect you to befriend me because of the whole point of this blog)

  29. 3:59 pm

    Hiya Don,

    Just wanted to let you know I’m awarding you the versatile blogger award!

    http://creativelyput.wordpress.com/2010/10/28/tickled-pinkthe-versatile-blogger-award/

    Cheers!:)

  30. Anonymous permalink
    2:26 am

    Hi Don,

    Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you for your website. I haven’t laughed this much in quite a while. I just discovered this site today and I am loving it. I am only 34 years of age and everything you are saying is true!! I am constantly looked down upon amongst people of my own age for acting respectful/manners and trying to do act as normal as possible. It’s bizzare how being a freak is much cooler these days than being normal!! It’s a very sad fact that my generation and the next generation to follow will be the leaders of tomorrow Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!

    Also you reminded me alot of my late grandfather and your website has brought back some wonderful memories of him today, thanks Don.

    Looking foward to reading the archives tonight.

    Alicia

  31. 3:50 am

    Hello Mr. Mills. Very successful blog you have here. Congratulations on the way you are able to get interactions and reactions. That is hard to do but you nailed it.

  32. Dicky permalink
    11:17 pm

    I wish you were my grandpa

  33. Dicky permalink
    11:17 pm

    Hell, I wish you were president

  34. 9:40 pm

    I’ve only just discovered you, and wondering whether you are real. Too funny to be true! Then again the truth is often funnier than fiction. Either way I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much on a wordpress blog. Good work!

  35. hoope permalink
    4:32 pm

    You have an amazing personality which is reflected in your writings.
    Wish you all the best.. and i will keep coming to this blog :)

    check this site you might like it ….

    http://www.online-literature.com/forums/

  36. 5:07 pm

    Miserable old twatt! Have never laughed at a blog so much in ages!

  37. Charu Sharma permalink
    6:40 pm

    Hey Don..

    It’s for the first time I happened to read your blog. It’s undoubtedly a good read.

    But, one thing I would say is that I come from India and I am glad things aren’t that bad here. Family- still means a lot to us. I am in early 24 myself and know a plethora of people around who aren’t the way you talk about in your blog. *thank god for that*

    And so strongly disagree with so many things you have said here. Nevertheless, you have all the right to say and share what you think and I, to disagree. That’s what communication is all about.

    I just hope you happen to meet some good ‘youngsters’ who make you feel a little better about the younger generation.

    Will keep coming back

    Regards

    A young reader!

  38. 7:29 pm

    Just read this list of comments – love the fact that many people don’t have a sense of irony (especially the one above). This fact makes me laugh even more! Foreigners and teenagers – who’d have ‘em?

    • Charu permalink
      10:10 am

      Does having a sense of irony means poking fun at a whole generation?

  39. 2:22 pm

    Hi sir, I really appreciate your wisdom and humor. I have never enjoyed and felt gulity at the same time while reading a blog like yours.

  40. 11:54 pm

    Don,

    I love your blog but am absolutely gobsmacked by the number of people (most, I expect, under the age of 20) who don’t seem to ‘get’ it. There appear to be dozens of comments on your various posts from people who think you are 100% serious (as opposed to – what? – 95% serious and 5% tongue-in-cheek?) Have you ever thought about posting a ‘disclaimer’ at the top explaining the meaning of satire? Just a thought (it might save you replying to all those ‘young people’ whose posts are so difficult to read because of the gross spelling and grammatical errors!) Anyway, keep up the good work – NO ONE says it like you do!!!!!

  41. 10:36 pm

    Don, I love your blog. I tend to like opinionated people, even cranky ones.

    Please tell me what the cut-off age is for “young people.”

  42. 1:55 pm

    You, Sir, are a true gem among all of the horse poop that’s out there.

    And as a 67-year-old C.O.B. I for one can appreciate your wit and wisdom. Keep it up!

  43. Madison permalink
    5:33 am

    You are hilarious, Don. Love your no-nonsense posting style. Love everything about your blog.

  44. Jon permalink
    6:49 pm

    So glad I found you – I now have a new role model!

  45. 12:14 am

    Hi Don love the Oldtimer curmudgeon attitude. I look forward to reading more about the evils of the the youthful seed in our culture. I for one am neither a elderly old soul or a tattoed youthful type. I grew up with 2 grandfathers that were basically like you full of piss and vinegar, one worked in the steel mill(the man of steel as I like to call him) the other a farmer who would eat a pound of bacon, a dozen of eggs and plow the fields sunrise to sunset.

    Both had a long life and could still kick the crap out of most young people even in there 80s and lyning on there death beds.

    So keep up the great work and lets hear it for the Greatest generation.

    • 12:40 am

      Thank you therealmanual,

      Sounds like you had a couple of fine men in your life. You’re fortunate.

      All the best and thanks for the kind words.

      Don

  46. 10:34 pm

    I absolutely love you! Would you like to be blog buddies?

    • 12:50 am

      Hello S.T.D.

      I have to say this isn’t an offer I get regularly and I’m not entirely sure I know what might be involved. Generally I’m cautious when confronted by an offer of friendship that includes a combination of the words “love” and “S.T.D.” but you seen like a nice enough lass so…sure. Let’s be blog buddies damn it.

      As long as it doesn’t mean I have to stay up past 9 p.m. or interfere with my programs we should be fine.

      All the best

      Don

      • 12:53 am

        First off, S.T.D. is the initials of my name so don’t worry, you won’t catch one from me. And secondly, I would love adding you on my blog roll if you do the same. (: No staying up late or missing The Big Bang Theory!

  47. 4:03 pm

    Curmudgeon rock ‘n’ roll! But seriously did your grandchildren really set up the blog for you or did you do it all by your geezerly self?

  48. 12:16 pm

    This blog–the whole setup–is absolutely hilarious!

  49. 6:31 am

    I have stumbled across your page and I have to say, that even though I am under 83 I find you hilarious and I will definately becoming back! Haha! You def made me laugh tonight!

  50. 5:02 am

    This is really funny. I’d like to think of a wittier way to put it, but I don’t want to betray my people. (Young people) *Said in a loud whisper that even old people can hear*

  51. 3:52 am

    Hi Don.

    You are without a doubt one of the funniest writers I have ever read. Why aren’t you more famous than Dave Barry or David Sedaris?

    -Andy

  52. 12:14 am

    Yesterday I was awarded the Versatile Bloggers Award. One of the conditions of the Award is to pass it on to 7 other recipients. I chose you are one of my 7.

    Visit http://teamoyeniyi.wordpress.com/awards/ to collect your award.

    As I am new to this world of blogging, I hope I have done it properly!

    Robyn

  53. 7:31 pm

    Hi Don, sitting here laughing my ass off!! This site is hysterical…uhhh I mean… uhhh totally serious! Anyway, thanks for the laughs today, keep it up!
    Steve

  54. 4:42 pm

    Don you are wonderful!

    I’m doing an illustration project on how badly the elderly people in our society are treated, and some of the things you have written are exactly what I need to hear! I want to get people to open their eyes and stop treating the older generation with so much disrespect.

    With your permission, I’d love to quote some of the things you have said and recommend your excellent blog to whoever sees my final outcome… whatever that might be.

    Keep up the excellent work,
    love Tanya.

  55. 3:42 am

    Hello there! I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy your blog and am thus giving you the Versatile Blogger Award! Keep up the good work! :D

    http://abattybroad.wordpress.com/2011/04/03/versatile-blogger-award/

  56. 10:17 pm

    I only have one thing to say: Please move to Ohio and become my grandfather.

  57. 12:27 pm

    Sir, I find your post upon young adults and youth today rather intriguing. I very much enjoy your opinions and I whole heartedly laugh at them. Most of them I do agree with but alas, I do not agree with all. I am 18 and must say that not all you say is right about young people today but then again is anything right in this world? No. Is the short answer.
    However I am sure that you may not care for my opinion of this particular subject so I shall be quelled for now.
    Rather though, I would like to say that at least someone is finally highlighting the problems of my generation and is going all out upon it. Thank you very much, we do need a very good whipping. I must say though that youth, who are smart enough to see it, very much respect those who speak their mind with guns blazing, as you have artfully shown.
    Yours sincerely,
    Alex.O

  58. Anonymous permalink
    7:37 am

    what’sup don?

  59. JackieandHyde permalink
    11:03 pm

    Hi. I’m one of those damned young people, and I must say; while you’re not too fond of us, I think you’re pretty awesome. You speak the truth, and you bring things into perspective in a humorous way. You’re like the witty grandfather I never had. :)

  60. 5:43 pm

    Are you a real person?

  61. 8:55 pm

    Judging from your picture (if its you), you should be named Paul. You look like a Paul. You look more like a Paul than a Donald.

  62. 1:53 am

    Hello Sir!
    You have a very nice page. I am sixteen and although I am one of the YOUNG people, I do agree with some of your points of view. I have seen movies and read books of how people behave before our generation. It has made me wish we could come back to those times. Some young people do act irrationally these days but I know there are still young people out there who were raised well to act appropriately.
    Thank you so much for the words of inspiration and humor. God bless your day :)

  63. 3:02 am

    Sir, I LOVE your blog! Your humor and wit is a delight to read and I’ve laughed at every post I’ve read so far. I myself am a young person (16) and I’m guilty of many things on your list, but I agree with you on so much! Other people my age think I’m crazy for respecting adults, not swearing, not drinking, and having no interest in losing my virginity at 16. For that I’m often an outcast. Honestly, I think older people are awesome and way better than teenagers! ;) Most people my own age drive me crazy. We don’t know everything! In fact we know next to nothing.

    -Jamie :)

  64. 11:17 am

    This is great stuff Don, great stuff. Looking through some of the comments on the site here, have you thought about writing on how the problem with young people is they have no damn sense of humour? I mean I know some of them see the funny here but they gotta be high achievers or something, it’s clear some of them are struggling with their reading. At least they can, I guess.

    keep up the good work is all I say,
    regards,

    Earl

  65. 2:42 pm

    Hi don,

    I don’t know how you could maintain this great site all alone.
    But I wanted you to know that you’re one of the example of a success person for me and would like to post about your blog in my new blog if you permit.

    Anyway, I love the blog, the fresh ideas, the truth, and how you could respond to almost all of comment.

    And finally, thank you for inspiring. I need to learn a lot from you. :)

  66. 11:29 am

    Your blog is like a breath of fresh air!! Thank you!

  67. 8:49 am

    Highly entertaining. You are Victor Meldrew and I claim my £5.

  68. 11:33 pm

    Great stuff!

  69. Oldgoat permalink
    7:42 pm

    I see you are a kindred soul, sir. The world needs all the sage advice the elders in our society can muster. Failing that it needs a good swift kick in the slats. I see you are competent to dish out either remedy.
    I greatly enjoy your blog, though for the life of me I cannot figure out why the hell such a useful repository of wisdom is called by such a ridiculous moniker. Those uppity young assclowns have given everything ludicrous names. Which is, as I suppose, another thing wtrong with young people today.
    Keep up the good work sir. I salute you.

    -Oldgoat

  70. Rick permalink
    12:15 pm

    how old are you? if i may ask.

    love your writing by the way!!!

  71. 12:58 am

    Don, I enjoy your take on slouching.

    I was just at a wedding and noticed a young girl, about 14 years old. I am 21 years old. She had her head down a bit and shoulders rounded. You could tell she was fine because when she walked, she straightened up a bit. It just bothers me because I notice that so many other people younger and around my age don’t bother to atleast try and walk straight.

    Thank you.
    Katie

  72. soumya permalink
    4:41 am

    You are very witty and a great observer. I am a “damned young foreigner” who is right now studying in US. I liked your blog so much that I even read all of your comment list (which itself is very entertaining)and your humorous answers. It is very interesting to see how involved people get while reading your blog, the young offended people as well as the sensible elders vehemently supporting you. As for me, I read it when I need a good hearty laugh :)
    I am just being curious, and you may not answer, but if you don’t mind could you please tell me how you came to use the word “damn” so much? :) its really funny though. I can almost imagine a reprimanding voice saying all these things to the damned young people of today!

    Thanks for making us all laugh. Please keep writing and may you live as long as you deem desirable.

    Regards
    Soumya

    P.S. please do write something about the problem with damned foreigner kids… I would love to read that… :)

  73. 9:51 pm

    I enjoy your blog but it might be useful for some readers to know that there is a contingent of young folks that you do know are on the right path in life.

    I know, I know that your blog covers hyperbole and satire, but us older folks can only be wise, if we also acknowledge some good and some miracles in this world.

  74. Cara permalink
    12:47 pm

    This blog is further evidence that I was born several decades too late. Thanks for the giggles and wisdom!

  75. Louise permalink
    8:31 am

    Teenagers – The age where we are expected to act like adults, yet, we are treated like children

  76. Anonymous permalink
    12:01 am

    This guy is really some college kid and this is just to get you all pissed off….FUCK YOU MR MILLS lol

  77. 1:27 pm

    One of the ten million people who responded to my Freshly Pressed post this week mentioned your blog. Having nothing better to do than sit in my pajamas in front of my computer screen and think about all the things I should be doing instead, I checked you out. Oh boy, you are a hoot. So in spite of my subscribing to far too many blogs already, I’m subscribing to yours. Thanks for ruining my life even more.

  78. 5:53 pm

    You are a hoot! I found your blog via five other blogs. The concept is original, damn funny, and true. From one “old fart” to another. You go, my man!
    http://www.howthehelldidienduphere.wordpress.com

  79. 10:56 pm

    Can you be my grandpa? You’re absolutely hilarious, yet so offensive at the same time. I love it! I hope I’m not too much of a disappointment to you, being 17 and all. But I’m taking your words to heart so I can be of use to this world rather than a “damned young person” that only gives my elders hell.

  80. 12:25 pm

    Don, you are absolutely brilliant, and funny to boot! I’m only 41, but I agree with you on pretty much every blog entry. Damn kids!

  81. 11:31 pm

    Will you be my grandfather? please? you can hate me all you want!

  82. vyvienne permalink
    2:29 am

    There must be something wrong with me (or something right?) I agree with pretty much every blog entry…and I’m just a strange ginger 13 year old girl…hmmm.
    Really this blog is wonderful! It is, to quote Lauren Delgado “absolutely hilarious, yet so offensive…” So true. You say many of the things that lots of other people just think…damned young people! =)

  83. 4:41 am

    amazing sense of humor!! keep writing and i will keep dropping by!! :)

  84. 4:43 am

    i am sure you are the only senior over here whom youngsters are all ears for!!! Cheers!

  85. 6:24 am

    Dear Mr. Mills,

    I have screwed up, Sir. I was so impressed and amused by your ‘freshly pressed” that I immediately sent you an e-mail without reading your comments section on how to address you properly. My apologies, Sir. Hopefully, you’ll not hold it against me permanently. Congrats on “Freshly Pressed.”

    Wayne

  86. 2:55 pm

    Bwahah!!!!!!
    Thought I’d better get a comment in before you have to close this page, too.
    .
    Just migrated to 60, so I hope I’m not TOO young.
    :O

  87. 4:14 pm

    Well Mr Mills your site has given me a good chuckle for a few minutes. I love stereotypes they are so easy to play with.

  88. 5:19 pm

    You’re the best!!!!!!

  89. 12:26 am

    Wonderful Blog Mr. Mills, I do hope you will continue.

  90. kamiekirk permalink
    5:38 am

    Your post on male attire was hilarious. As a young person, I do not feel the need to make excuses for my peers. Our society is based off of sex and materialism, and most teens hear that message loud and clear. It is unfortunate, but by the time they have kids their perspective will change.

    Almost everyone grows up sooner or later. For some, it is much later.

    Thank you for pointing out that at least no one wants to see their underwear.

  91. 12:21 am

    Don, what are your thoughts on the personal hygiene of kids these days? My son just got back from the dentist and he has 4 cavities. Thank goodness I have a dental plan!
    Thanks.
    Valerie :)

  92. cyebert permalink
    5:30 pm

    Dear Sir: Thanks for producing a great site. The title is a bit misleading I believe because your ideas do not seem crabby – just sensible; you can’t be that old ’cause your still with us; and (thankfully) the internet is not equipped with smell-o-rama. From the look of this page it won’t be long before you’ll need a “part 3″. Ona more serious note, I’d like you to consider filling one of two job vacancies: 60 Minutes need a replacement for Andy Rooney, or President of the USA.

  93. 8:25 pm

    You have a call Mr. Mills, it’s from a David Letterman, something about a show…

  94. 10:03 pm

    You made me burst into tears laughing! Hilarious blog!

  95. 5:35 pm

    Oh sir, you have made my day! I love that I stumbled upon your cranky old arse. :) You have totally made my already existing love for cranky old farts even stronger. :D Thank you!!! With the utmost sincerity I thank you for making my day!

  96. 5:20 pm

    Dear Mr. Mills,

    While I cannot boast your age-induced wisdom, I nonetheless feel compelled to draw your attention to the real problem of the youth today that people of even my age find repelling and proof that the human race has become an evolutionary dead end.

    I am, of course, referring to the fact that young people today, and especially the males, if one dares to use the term that freely, have ugly beards.

    When I was their age, beards were either gray and full, signifying years of growing wisdom measured by the length of the beard, or artfully crafted moustaches, which required tools that surpassed and replaced the complexity most of today’s so-called toys that have found their way into the same piece of furniture that was meant for passing the small hours. The only acceptable exception to this rule was a noteworthy German gentleman who knew how to inspire proper submission and obedience in the youth of his country.

    The “skipper” style of beards were reserved for the captain of the scooner where I spent most of my early years while the captain turned boys into men with more fervor than any Catholic priest.

    If I had shaved any less close than removing my outer layer of face skin, my father would have taken his razor and trimmed my rebellious and insolent behavior down to size.

    They have ugly beards. That’s the problem with young people today.

  97. An Old Iowa Farmboy permalink
    7:43 pm

    Don I wish you would run for President. You’ve got more common sense than all of the candidates since Reagan.

  98. 6:21 pm

    Don,
    I stumbled across your blog by accident; but I find it extremely amusing. Keep writing Don; you have a fantastic sense of humor.

  99. Ardiva permalink
    8:19 pm

    I’m 71 years old, Don…know from what you speak here. Keep up the good work, ’cause I sure can’t!

  100. 1:28 pm

    You absolutely rock. I just added you on FB…way to go, gran dad!

  101. Anonymous permalink
    12:34 am

    Making lists and complaining are two of my favourite things. You do both well so for that reason this younger person is linking to your old fart blog. Keep hating everyone that thinks Archie Bunker is a WWII video game battle!

  102. Jenn Jennings permalink
    10:10 pm

    Dear Mr. Mills,

    I just wanted to express my joy at finding a fellow blogger with proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vitriol. You have warmed the cockles of my 45-year-old heart; I share your wisdom with every one of my geriatric massage clients, and wish you many more years of curmudgeondom. Please forgive me for being one of those nose-pierced, video game addicted, goddamn granola-crunching hippies.

  103. Cammalammadingdong permalink
    3:33 pm

    Dear Don- Just found your site trolling to find a new present for my elderly mother because I botched her Christmas present even though she told me 3 times what she wanted. I am a total knucklehead idiot and want to get her something, but she has everything. But I hate for her to know what I am getting her (I had to tell her so she knew which present was still a good one and which one to donate to goodwill).

    I do have a question, and apologize if it has been asked before. Are you REALLY an elderly person? What’s your street cred?

    • lel permalink
      6:55 pm

      Doesn’t know what trolling means
      in 2012
      mfw

  104. Sarah Boatman permalink
    5:54 pm

    I absolutely love your page. Makes me laugh and also look at society today and silently say to myself “and this is why we’re screwed.”

  105. Nirupama permalink
    4:53 pm

    Oh, this is hilarious. I’ve just chanced upon your blog and find it delightfully funny and witty. I shall definitely keep coming back.

  106. sarah schiff permalink
    11:32 pm

    Hello Don,
    I am a 16 year old teenage girl, and just to make this clear, i have not commented to argue your opinion. Because, infact i agree. I am around teenagers every day that are throwing their lives away, and have apsalutely no respect for themselves, or other people.
    What i will say though, i dont apreciate you labeling all teenagers as the same. I would like to think i am a respectable young person who does care for the elderly, and those less fortunate. I volunteer in elderly homes very oftenly, and do my part to help make a difference for those around me. Your comments are some what hurtful for those young people who are trying their best to stand out. Instead of knocking us all together, how about a little more apreciation for those who are trying to make a difference for their generation. Thank you

  107. Aries. permalink
    9:54 am

    Dear Sir,

    Good day. As a young person of thirteen, I should be defending my own generation but to do so would be a fallacy. Rather, I would like to defend a certain percentage of my generation, whom I believe, would greatly appreciate reading your blog, since some of do encounter these common grouses about our own generation these days. I would like to thank you for having the bravery to stand up against our generation.

    While I might not fully agree with everything that has been stated here, which is generally the fault of over-generalization which I am sure many people here, including myself, are guilty of. I do sincerely believe that there are a small proportion of young people these days who believe in the age-old adages and have a good proportion of common sense. Some of us still rely on the conventional ways of writing thing with appropriate punctuation,capitalization and paragraphing. Some people like myself to get irked when the standard English is not used.

    Thank you, however, for making a blog that reminds us about who we are and puts our generation into perspective in a humo(u)rous way.

    Thank you.

    Yours sincerely,

    Aries.

    A young person from Singapore

  108. 2:10 am

    You are brilliant. =) Loving your blog.

  109. 8:35 pm

    Mr. Mills,

    Though you continually and relentlessly bash my generation, you’re funny as hell and I can appreciate your forthcoming comments and attitude!

    I’ve nominated you for the 7 x 7 Link Award. Congrats!

    Following the link for acceptance protocol. http://wp.me/pPyQY-mT

  110. 10:31 pm

    I received an email update this evening citing a a comment of this blog that somehow ought to be quoted but which includes anything but civilized content. The comment appears to have been deleted for probably that very reason, but somehow the content, the punctuation, and the spelling of the comment reminded me of why people like Mr. Mills seem to retain a youthful age of no more than my youthfully limited 40 years of age. I nonetheless wish to note that if the original comment had been pusblished, I would like to extend the hope that if youngsters like me were to adhere to Mr. Mills’ standards, perhaps the human race might survive a few generations after all before regressing into, well, what we appear to be becoming today.

    Or, as the youngsters of today might perhaps phrase it: you rulez lolzmao wtf. My teen-age daughter, whose vocabulary primarily consists of phrases like “lol”, “failz”, and “pwned”, might assist me in providing a proper credit to your blog once she recovers from her near-fatal bed-time beatings.

  111. 2:29 am

    Mr. Mills,

    Please join me in the protest against SOPA/PIPA. Visit my blog for more details. If you want to black out in protest as well, log into your dashboard, click “Settings” then “Protest SOPA/PIPA” then select the option you wish.

    Thanks,

    Joe

  112. Loyce Smallwood permalink
    6:27 pm

    Donald: You tell it like it is. Humor is very important and I say “keep ‘em laughing”, always and forever. Perhaps you can come and visit my Monday morning Senior group–CELEBRANTS–where we celebrate our good fortune in surviving all the indignities and rising above same. We meet in Auburn at 11am. Are you up to it?

  113. 12:57 pm

    You seem to need some love from you people, Don. I´m 36 years old and I will give you some link.love in one of my posts. Linking to your blog. The post will be published in a month or so… I have a queue of scheduled post.
    Maggie

  114. Karin permalink
    4:42 pm

    You’re awesome, Don!

  115. Lisa permalink
    12:08 am

    hi, I was just reading some of this and I wanted to say I’m actually quite upset by some of the stuff you are saying about my age group therefore me. Rip me apart if you like but I came across this website when I was looking for volunteer opportunities to help with the elderly. I don’t hold it against any of you in particular and I know many of my age group have behaved horribly towards you but please don’t put me down with them. For your information I am currently doing university work 3 years ahead of where someone my age is expected to be and I’m doing this because I’m trying to achieve a career in helping 3rd world and war strewn countries with research in chemistry and physics. By the way I’m 17. i have a job on top of this so my parents don’t have to pay for my education and to pay to go help with my church pilgrimage taking sick members of the parish to Lourdes to for peace in one of the hardest times of their life. i know you are not causing any harm by tis website and im always for having some fun and socialising but I really want to change the world. what’s the point if everyone has given up on me already?

    • 6:06 am

      Congratulatios on your path to happiness, we have alot counting agiainst us but I am sure the best of us will make it through.

  116. 11:57 pm

    i respect young people, and i dont really care for old people, why? why waste my time to try to explain something to a old man when his time is up, the young people are worth the effort and time.
    BTW, i think he’s dead LOL

  117. 1:12 pm

    LOL! This has been too enjoyable and I am even a “young person”!

  118. Annie permalink
    5:40 pm

    I found your blog a few short days ago, and you make some good points. You also make me laugh. You say what all of us are thinking. You remind me so much of my grandfather. He would say many of the same things. Thanks so much for writing this blog.

  119. 9:40 pm

    Just bumped into your blog Don and had a few really good laughs. It’s nice to find a fellow ranter out there. You’re just a bit crustier than I am, but I’m gaining speed…all depends on the subject and the day. Can’t wait to read more.

  120. Kavya permalink
    3:28 pm

    You’re so cute.. Luv your blogs.. I am 24 and getting married in few months.. Finding it real hard to get along with my old man (Dad in law).. Wish i had a grandpa like you with whom i could have shared my thoughts, opinionsm likes and dislikes.. You seem like a man who says things the way it is.. Luv that about your blogs..!!!

    Cant wait to read more..!!

  121. 5:47 am

    Really motivating and inspirational material. You have a very unique style. I am jealous ( but on a healthy way though). You have a new follower for sure!

  122. 6:00 am

    Don, we need more damned old people like you so we can have a country again. God bless you!

  123. Anonymous permalink
    11:17 am

    I’m a young person and there’s nothing to dislike about us. I admit, %95 of people between the ages of 10-18 are so immature and hard to have a proper conversation with them but were not all like that. Some of us have valid beliefs and views, some of us are quite mature. So sorry to rant on like this but were not all that bad.

  124. Sonia Gupta permalink
    7:33 am

    Hey,

    I just ran across your blog, because like the other “young people” my age, I like to spend far too much time doing absolutely unnecessary things like surfing the internet. Your blogs are definitely amusing but often make me think (seeing as I’m normally laughing at the expense of myself or my peers). Keep it up! You remind me of my late grandfather =)

    Sonia

  125. 4:08 pm

    Hey Don,

    Great blog, love your work. Question for you – at what age do you think you should be allowed to say “the problem with young people today is..”? There must literally be a day when you can’t say it and the next you can (when’s an apple not an apple and all that nonsense).

    Anyway, keep up the good work and keep rattling them young uns cages.

    Paul

  126. 10:30 pm

    Dear Don,

    As a “young person” myself (I’m 21 – I’m not sure what your cutoff age for being “young” is) I have to say I actually share your disgruntled sentiment toward much of the “young” generations of humanity. While we are not all as depraved as the media might make us seem to be, there are still plenty of young uns that appear to be complete idiots. This, of course, is extremely frustrating to young people like myself who actually try to strike a balance between enjoying our youth and being sensible human beings. One only has to scroll down one’s Facebook home page to be confronted with the signs of the inevitable downfall of the human race.

    Luckily I had parents who instilled in me “good old-fashioned values,” despite how unpopular those seem to be in the modern era. Even as a stupid teenager (and I have to admit, even though I’m not that far away from adolescence and I don’t hate on teens for just being teens, looking back on that time just now really makes me see how dumb I was. I can only imagine what my teenage self will look like in the next 50 years) I never really had much of a desire to engage in the reckless behavior that TV, radio, and the Internet love to encourage us young people to do. Seeing so many of my generation engaging in any form of such behavior is a huge trigger for my anger, because I know that since I am young, I’m going to get grouped in with these “carpe diem” idiots who believe the lie that it is healthy to do whatever you want because you want to. Rather than drink my liver into oblivion or follow MTV’s life philosophy, I’d much sooner spend hours watching classic Disney films, reading (good books, NOT Twilight or anything like it), pretending to explore Narnia, or goofing off by making fun of what modern society thinks is “cool” or funny. Honestly, the best things associated with “young people” are the things you enjoy from childhood – those are the things that are looked upon with fondness and gladly participated in/fangirl/fanboyed over once you pass through adolescence. There’s nothing fulfilling about what the modern media says is “fun” for teenagers and young adults – this is mostly because it tells us that engaging in stupid behavior is somehow going to make us seem more “grown up,” when really, the opposite is true. After all, the great C.S. Lewis once said:

    “Critics who treat ‘adult’ as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”

    Anyway, that’s my two cents. Thanks for this awesome blog.

    Amanda

  127. Blazing Portals permalink
    10:47 pm

    Dear Mr. Mills,

    I just stumbled upon your blog and love it! Your posts are hilarious, I appreciate the satire and good sense of humor in your writings, and that’s difficult to find in this century.

    I look forward to more of your entertaining posts.

    Kind regards,

    Nancy

    P.S. I’d like your permission to add you to my blogroll, if that’s okay with you – my blog is: http://blazingportals.wordpress.com/

  128. 1:07 am

    OMG! You’re killing me over here in Fort Worth, TX! I teach high school and you’re so damn spot-on Don! What’s more, I currently have a teenager. I love him but he’s a nightmare on legs most of the time! You are the first and only blog for me to ever subscribe to! I think you’ve covered most everything, but as a teacher I can tell you that one of the biggest problems with young peoples these days is that they all wanna be “gangstas” and their writing is so horrendous that it looks like something from “Hooked on Phonics”. For example: if I wanted to say, “Do you love me?” in their writing style I would say, “da yhu luv meh”. Notice that there is no capitalization or punctuation either. And how about the new vocabulary they’re creating with words like, “finna”, which means “fixing to”. For example, “im finna run ta da sto”. Oh hell, I could go on and on…but you get my point! Thanks for making me laugh!!! I wish my granddaddy were still living… He’d get a KICK out of you. As a matter of fact you remind me of him! We often called him, “Archie Bunker”. Take care, Don!

    Ava Elizabeth Wisdom

  129. 12:25 pm

    Hello sir,
    I just went through your comment policy and I’m sort of scared to comment now, but I really LOVE your blog and have nominated it for a One Lovely Blog Award because the rules kind of asked me to. So. umm… check this link out if you are interested! http://anadisenchanted.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/and-the-nominees-are/ ^_^ and I just realized, this is just wordpress’ version of chain mail!

  130. Shashank permalink
    6:28 am

    You know I ‘will miss’ you?

  131. holygypsy permalink
    8:25 pm

    Hello, I nominated your blog for the “Super Sweet Blogger Award”… I just love your blog and I realize it doesn’t fit into the Sweet category but I still love it!
    Here is the link!

    http://architectureandotherheadaches.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/i-got-nominated-for-an-award-which-has-cupcakes-as-its-symbol/

  132. 6:52 pm

    Last time I checked you can never judge the population as a whole. I’m only 16 years old also. I believe that you should specify on what types of teens you dislike because in a way this discrimination by an individual.

  133. 3:01 am

    I am sending each of your blog posts on why I hate young people to my son. He is in jail because he his high all the time. Maybe you can get through to him where I have failed.

  134. 6:40 pm

    Well, Don, it’s been a while since you’ve posted. Can I make you feel guilty enough crank out another one?

  135. Rachel permalink
    7:49 am

    Hey! Just happened upon your blog and I can’t get enough! I’m one of those who can’t stand my generation, and I love how you use humour and satire instead of moping and ranting about how awful we really are, as I am prone to do. Can’t wait to read more!

    P.S. I know how you can’t stand most people in general, but I have a feeling you and my Grandpa would get along quite well!

  136. jayquelin permalink
    8:54 am

    Hi!
    I’d just like to thank you for your insightful posts. They’re very useful in this crazy world and yes, they are also very entertaining.
    I too am very short.

    And 13.

    • rainbowmaggii permalink
      5:34 am

      I totally agree with you. I’m 13 also, but I really enjoyed the 2 about me pages, & now I’ll have to read more!

  137. asizCreatives permalink
    7:36 pm

    I came across your blog by chance and have spent the better part of an hour reading through your posts. I must say that you had me laughing out loud, nodding in agreement, and having flashbacks of when I was beat with a telephone cord for being disrespectful.
    I love your style!

  138. TommyO permalink
    10:07 pm

    Don, I too am just jumping on your blog-wagon, but am concerned. How often do you post? You’re getting on in years and I’m worried you might just go out to the bushes in the backyard, lay down and pass on. Then I won’t have your blog to read, that so eloquently put thoughts not dissimilar to mine into the universe. Hurry up and post again, so I know you are alive.

  139. Jordan permalink
    4:29 am

    Im sorry for your dissatisfaction with todays youth…I guess I would fall into what you would call a “damn young person”. I go to public school, I dont have a job, I havent been to church in awhile, my posture is sometimes pretty crappy…But…. I have a 3.8 GPA, im number 1 on the high school varsity tennis team, I have hundreds of service hours, and I plan to become a physical therapist after college.
    My point is that I disagree with your idea that todays youth is completely corrupt and on a path to damnation. Yes, we are different from your generation, but what you see is the future. We are simply products of our environment. We have been raised this way by our parents and have become what society deems acceptable….
    It kills me a bit to see young kids read this and think this is some hidden truth to their feelings about their classmates. They can read this and feel a sense of superiority because they “dont need to fit in” anyway with their corrupt, materialistic peers….
    I fear that they will carry this idea well into their high school and college life and deny themselves the experience of being young and enjoying the modern day teenage/young adult life that is there for them…and grow up with such dogmatic beliefs about the youth that they feel the need to lash out at them for being “improper” and not living up to their own made up standards. *cough* *cough*
    Nevertheless, being the damn young person I am, I do believe that you are entitled to your own opinions whether or not they reflect mine…
    Warmest Regards

  140. Short Girl permalink
    10:50 pm

    You care enough to start a blog and rant about them. So you do have a kind heart Don. I was a very short girl during my childhood. I barely grew. And when I reached 12, I was 5’2 and a half to 5’3 and I still am. People confuse me for being a middle school student or a grade school student. I’m shocked to even see people in those years so tall. And I mean tall. Like 5’10 and above tall.

  141. Zyriacus permalink
    3:13 pm

    Well, Don, the problem you have with the young seems to be that you no longer belong to them. Me neither, since I turned 71 last year. But I don’t envy them their crazy ways as I’ve done my follies at my time. So stop your ranting and try to be a decent senior.

  142. 10:18 pm

    Dear Mr. Don Mills,

    It looks like you’re not coming back to this blog. Which is just awful. I hope you could give us a clue if you’re still alive. But don’t feel obligated. More so if you’re already dead since I really don’t want any ghosts hunting me.

    Respectfully,
    Me

  143. 5:33 pm

    I’m a fan. But I hope it is not too late. -_-

  144. 3:33 am

    I totally love you, so funny. I have humor and sarcasm blog, too. It’s all about raising teenaged girls, and all the stupid crap they do. You should check it out if you like to laugh.

  145. 9:20 pm

    I’ve spent far too long scrolling through your blog howling with laughter and tears coming down my face.
    Please; for the love of God never stop blogging!
    You’re an absolute genius!!

  146. 2:55 pm

    Hi Mr Don or Sir Don or however I should respectfully address you. Just to inform you, I’m one of the ‘damned young people’ you rave about. I listen to loud music, curses like drunken sailor and shows skin more than a nun should. I may have negative reactions with some you’ve written but I find I agree with you most of the time. I find your blog very witty, sarcastic and enlightening, It’s very refreshing, I just can’t stop reading your posts. Keep writing and more power to you dear sir. xoxo

  147. Anonymous permalink
    1:33 pm

    You’re like 90 you dont know anyhting mate

  148. Nab permalink
    11:37 pm

    It is unacceptable to believe that everyone would do so. I just promised my father in Law that he is welcome into our home and we would never put him in a nursing home. Most of the above article is assuming the worse and is very cynical. I found it too one sided.
    in response to 1- Propaganda there are out there some very good nursing home but many people can’t afford them. It is unfair to brush all workers as dropout of nursing home. 2_ Never sign anything . Yes and no, sign to someone trust worthy. A power of attorney carry some major liability and requires the POA to protect the signee. Yes things can go wrong but sometimes it is necessary. 3- Never complain about your health. A good way to get hurt and suffer more. A good way to become a true vegetable or a true burden by hiding your health problems. You should share and ask for help. 4- Never tell them your net worth. Why did the person save the money? To be able to afford around the clock help in their old age if necessary and be comfortable. Most people that save want to pass it onto their children. 5- Get dirt on them. What an awful views of in-laws and relatives. It you have to resort to Blackmail then you are no better then the supposed hoe that you wish to blackmail.
    I disliked most of the article. It is appropriate to be on you guard but to expect the worse of everyone is a very bad lesson to spread.

  149. Drtimm permalink
    10:01 pm

    Hello Don: haven’t visited for a while, waiting for new eyeglasses and the darned things took a while. Are you still alive and kicking?

  150. 12:02 pm

    hahaha your introduction instantly caught my attention.Love your sarcasm :D

  151. 12:06 pm

    Hi,
    I love your stuff and would like to express my appreciation through awarding you
    One Lovely Blog Award
    Best Moment Award
    Most Influential Blogger Award

    You don’t have to accept it if it’s not your cuppa tea, but please accept my sincere appreciation of your work.

    Please drop by and check it out here: http://middlepathofmoderation.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/winning-awards-rules/

    Congrats and cheers! :)
    Sona

  152. 8:55 pm

    Great blog!

  153. Anonymous permalink
    6:35 pm

    Good day sir! I just accidentally stumbled upon your blog during my lunch break at work and I must say, you have made my day! Looking forward to many more posts! :D

  154. 5:30 pm

    Don, I’m raising two boys. One is 13 and the other is 14. What should I do to fix this situation? Thanks, VoicesInHisHead

    • Buck permalink
      12:24 am

      Log off and don’t return. You will be doing your boys a favor.

  155. Justin permalink
    3:35 am

    You’re right and they’re all scared that you’re right. They don’t even know how to make sense of it.

  156. Anonymous permalink
    7:36 pm

    Love reading your articles! Please write more :D

  157. 12:40 pm

    Just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday!

  158. 12:42 am

    MOTHERFUCKER YOU OLD MOTHER TRUCKER

  159. 1:50 pm

    Don, your blog is hilarious. I’m happy to have found you. I’m curious though and forgive me but the question just won’t stay in my mind, it’s controlling my fingers as I type: is that really you in the picture? :)

  160. Polly permalink
    2:00 am

    I find your humor to be incredibly hilarious, and also sadly true.
    I am a young person who dislikes many aspects of modern society, and I try to make my home environment as old-fashioned and lovely as possible.
    If you don’t mind me asking, which decade were you born in?

  161. 1:46 am

    Don, the older I get (I’m 57 now) the more I need the therapeutic ranting I find on this blog. I have been telling other people who still have some sense about your outstanding commentary and incisive analysis. Keep it up and someday we may convince them to turn off the *&^% television and cut down the volume on that music.

  162. 3:25 pm

    Young people today? They have been trained to be leeches and wards of the state. Labor? I don’t think they even mention the word in the State Stool system, err, school.

  163. 4:24 pm

    You forgot a category for the right side of the page: They have no morals: Their god is themselves.

  164. 2:42 am

    You’re so great. I wish I could carry you in my pocket. In my spare time I would take you out and feed you some bits of cake and play with you.

  165. 1:13 am

    I totally agree with you Don. My parents are raising me and my sister to be respectful young men and women, and I get so embarrassed when one of my friends totally disrespect an adult, makes me want to slap them. I hope adults see me as the respectful young man I hope to be.

  166. 3:43 am

    I’m not sure which is more intense, your stare or that crusty recliner.
    Love the blog!

  167. 1:12 pm

    I make no excuse for my youth or lack thereof, depending on which side of 30 you’re on.
    And i love your blog, Mr. Crabby Old Fart. Long may you write.

  168. 1:14 pm

    I intentionally tapped my “I” in lower case to add another drop of crabbiness to your day.

  169. 11:52 pm

    I peed a little I was laughing so hard.

  170. brigit permalink
    7:18 am

    Hi Don, I hope to have your sense of humour when I’m at your age (whatever that may be). I now have the sense of humour appropriate to my age (whatever that may be). You just made my day.
    Bye, Brigit

  171. 11:50 pm

    Hi Don,

    I was wondering why you hate young people so much?

  172. 9:50 pm

    Hi Don, can you write about 41 good things about special needs people. 400 million kindred human beings would greatly appreciate it.

  173. 9:51 pm

    Thank you. jay

  174. 5:54 pm

    Hi Don,
    I’m pretty young myself (me being 20), but I still really enjoy what you’re saying in your blog posts despite what you’ve been saying about us youngins. I wholeheartedly agree that a big handful of my generation tends to be sarcastic, rude, and all around selfish. It embarrasses me when I see other young people that don’t have respect for others and our elders in particular. I feel like I’m in the minority because I have an old stuck in a young body! Ha! Thanks for the laughs!!

  175. 4:55 pm

    Hi sir,
    you’re simply FANTASTIC! :)
    Stay blessed! Hehe, your both blogs made me laugh: All about Me and All About Me#2. :D

  176. 8:13 pm

    Hi sir!
    Some young people are bad. The same goes for old people. Just saying :D

    Respectfully,
    A young reader

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