Generators today serve one purpose: making sure you never have to stop being entertained.
There was a time, way back in the day, when a blackout meant TOTAL SOUL-CRUSHING BOREDOM. No TV, no video games, no light for comic books, and you couldn't even see where people were to get in a slap-fight. It was the WORST THING EVER.
Today, however, there are these lovely generators which give YOU the power to get right back out there and start entertaining yourself.
- Alien ship sucks out all the electricity on the planet? Fire up a generator!
- Giant praying mantis attacks the local hydro-electric plant? Fire up a generator!
- Neighbor's D.I.Y. chimney collapses and takes down the power lines? Fire up a generator!
Incidentally, having a generator means you can take photos of all that stuff and upload it before all those lousy no-generator-having so-and-so's. Two words: like monopoly.