Boomer Parody Pages Are Putting Evolutionary Pressure on Ages 55 +, Causing Rudimentary Self Awareness

“Evolutionary pressure is causing rudimentary self-awareness in the older population.”

source: Harvard

Consciousness, most scientists argue, is not a universal property of all matter in the universe. Rather, consciousness is restricted to a subset of animals with relatively complex brains. The more scientists study animal behavior and brain anatomy, however, the more universal consciousness seems to be.

This then begs the question: are people “pretending to be boomers” on the internet holding up a mirror to this cursive loving, 55+ population? Is the self beginning to recognize the self? Are insane memes about “libtard snowflake bull” acting as an absurd foundation for bootstrapping consciousness in this older population?

A meme for old people about millennials and vibe checks.
A political cartoon catering towards geriatric humor demonstrating an increase in cultural and self awareness levels.

Bicameralism (the condition of being divided into “two-chambers”) is a hypothesis in psychology that argues that the human mind once operated in a state in which cognitive functions were divided between one part of the brain which appears to be “speaking”, and a second part which listens and obeys — a bicameral mind.

source: Yahoo Answers

Has this theory of the bicameral mind extended beyond itself into a broader cultural context? Is the constant stream of “boomer shitposts” speaking, and the older generation listening?

A meme that makes absolutely zero sense.
A meme that doesn’t make any sense documenting this bizarre cultural phenomenon.

Boomer parody pages such as “Garden Hoses & The Olden Days” and “Jekyll Does’nt Hide(a redneck, meth smoking spin-off of GH&TOD) have pioneered this phenomenon, resulting in a viral phenomenon known as “OK Boomer.”

Darwin is probably rolling over in his grave right about now.

A meme from the page Jekyll Does'nt Hide about driving trucks and getting pussy.
A classic Jekyll Does’nt Hide Meme illustrating the absence of self-awareness often found in the character they “portray.” No one knows who the admins of this page are, however, or if the people running this page are being ironic or not.
A screenshot of Garden Hoses & The Olden Day's Facebook photo gallery.
A screenshot of GH&TOD’s photo gallery, featuring a variety of memes and images presenting in “the old people style” consisting of Impact font and pixelated images.

Here at D.E. we have been pondering this philosophical impasse greatly, and found ourselves wondering if content creators having infused this level of absurdity into low-tier, often effortless square images has thrown nature for a loop. One recent article about the ecological perspective of challenges and opportunities for baby boomers suggests yes, this could indeed be the case.

In conclusion, the online war that has been waged by millennials against Zoomers & Boomers seems to be having unintended side effects.

What are your thoughts on this thought provoking, politically challenging issue?

Yogurt Companies Are Using Illegal Whitening Spray

2020 may be the year of “ok bad person” (zoomer’s version of OK boomer towards millennials) and atrocious VICE articles, but deep down we all know there are even crazier things going on in the world. One of our contacts at Buzzfeed Croatia gave us a lead on a story about Indonesian Yogurt companies using “whitening spray” to augment the color of their dairy product. We investigated further, only to find out this product is actually illegal, and is the source of endless controversy in certain pockets of the internet.

Illegal whitening spray being used on S & N's product.
The company that makes the spray is known as “Nurraysa.”

Nurraysa, a popular Indonesian skin care company, allegedly got its foot in the door with the Yogurt company in 2013 – when they were struggling to stay in business as Dannon’s product line began rapidly expanding.

Segar & Nikmat reached out to us in what appeared to be a moment of desperation as their business was going under. Dannon had just released a new line of animal crackers and was blowing all the competition out of the water. So the CEO of S & N thought, “Hey, why not? If Dannon wants to play hard-ball let’s try something new and progressive.” Right around that time is when we received a phone call inquiring about one of our secret products – an experimental spray we had been developing for years designed to reverse the effects of overexposure to UV rays.

anonymous Nurraysa employee

Nurraysa’s product had yet to be released to the public, but had been proven effective in numerous human experiments. See image below for a leaked image from one of their experimental trials.

Nurraysa's product being used on humans.
“A reverse spray tan” some had been calling it.

Little did Nurraysa know, by selling the patent to their product to S & N, this would give rise to an entire new Indonesian black market. Illegal whitening spray blew up almost overnight.

Nurraysa, a beauty and skin care company.
The skin care company responsible for the outbreak of illegal whitening spray.

S & N spent hundreds of thousands of dollars tweaking the formula to work on their product, until one day, January 28th 2014, they found the right formula. The product was being used on every yogurt release not even one week later, and the formula was leaked to the general public within the first two months.

Segar & Nikmat, the controversial yogurt company/
Segar & Nikmat, the controversial yogurt company that reached out to Nurraysa.

7 years later, black market entrepreneurs are synthesizing “fake” illegal whitening spray, which has become a multi-million dollar market. Similar to the rise of knock-off cosmetics, people are still paying an arm and a leg for the real thing.

There are reports of original Nurraysa beta sprays being sold for upwards of $50,000.

Why is it illegal though, you might ask? The Indonesian government outlawed the spray due to alleged ties with the Dannon company, doing anything within their power to squash the competition. Dannon officials were scratching their heads when S & N became a threat to an international powerhouse company nearly overnight.

“We have no ties with the Indonesian government and have no interest in anything they do,” said the CEO of Dannon in an off the books interview.

Emmanuel Faber – CEO of Dannon.

Is Nurraysa in the wrong? Segar & Nikmat? The Indonesian government? Dannon? Or none of them? Follow for more updates as this story continues to unfold.

How much would you pay for an original bottle of Nurraysa beta spray?