Gen X TikTok recycles late Cold War culture, and what’s old is new again | app

“Things have been so scary lately with Russia,” TikTok user @MojoX says with absolute seriousness in a post from early March, “that I went out and got myself a bomb shelter of Generation X”.

Cut to a photograph of a school desk – an image that conjures up, for generations of Americans through Gen X (including myself), memories of those wacky drills in which we prepared for the inevitable nuclear annihilation at the hands of the Soviets by stuffing ourselves under our desks.

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