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    What are we going to call this decade?

    Last decade was the 90's, and before that was the 80's, but when all is said and done what will this decade be called? "Last decade" will work for a while, but then what?

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    yeah, i'll grant you that the zeroes doesn't sound too glamourous...

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    "Naught" = nothing, zero (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/naught)

    So we could call them "The Naughties"

    But honestly, comparing them to the fantastic 1990's (Clinton, USA as a hyperpower, economy going great, budget surpluses, freedom and democracy spreading across the world, winning the Cold War, unregulated Internet, Russia became our ally ...) the Naughties suck ass (terrorism, terrorism, terrorism, the rise of the surveillance state, curtailment of many civil liberties, incompetent Bush in power, the increasing influence of China in world affairs, idiotic fiscal policies in the USA, Russia slips back towards totalitarianism, ...).

    Thankfully we've got 91 more years to ensure the 21st century won't keep sucking.

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    I think we are going to end up calling them the 2000's (the two thousands).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    "Naught" = nothing, zero (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/naught)

    So we could call them "The Naughties"

    But honestly, comparing them to the fantastic 1990's (Clinton, USA as a hyperpower, economy going great, budget surpluses, freedom and democracy spreading across the world, winning the Cold War, unregulated Internet, Russia became our ally ...) the Naughties suck ass (terrorism, terrorism, terrorism, the rise of the surveillance state, curtailment of many civil liberties, incompetent Bush in power, the increasing influence of China in world affairs, idiotic fiscal policies in the USA, Russia slips back towards totalitarianism, ...).

    Thankfully we've got 91 more years to ensure the 21st century won't keep sucking.
    Well, one thing about the 90s and 00s that sucked ass ...

    women's clothing = crappy jeans, flip flops, grunge, yuk!

    *sigh* the 80s:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMJRF4cBU5c

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    Hmmm, at the turn of the 21st century.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by naughtylady View Post
    Hmmm, at the turn of the 21st century.....

    Ronnie,
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    Hey Ronnie,

    I think your on to something here --- "The turning decade" !!

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    How about the 0b's. Seems like everyone is fattier everywhere I look around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bond_james_bond View Post
    Well, one thing about the 90s and 00s that sucked ass ...

    women's clothing = crappy jeans, flip flops, grunge, yuk!

    *sigh* the 80s:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMJRF4cBU5c

    I agree lots of things sucked in this decade (whatever it is going to be called) and the 90's, but a great ass in any pair of jeans is still a good thing.

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    It is a bit of a dilemna, ain't it?!?!?!

    The early part of the 20th century didn't have any fancy nicknames either from what I recall.

    The 1890's were "The Gay Nineties" (weren't the 1990's, too ... in movies & on TV - LOL).

    But the change of the 19th to 20th century didn't seem too happening as far as culture goes. We were too busy with industrialization & then the first world war, it seems.

    The next big thing was the Roaring Twenties;

    Then the 30's & 40's ... the Jazz Age, Bebop, and the Big Band era;

    the Fifties ... the birth of rock & roll and the homogenization US pop culture;

    the Sixties ... rock & roll grows up and the counter-culture is born;

    the Seventies ... the disco dance craze & the advent of the arena rock of super-groups;

    the 80's ... new conservatism against the backdrop of corporate greed & excess ... plus hair metal bands and moronic pop-rock as a soundtrack to something new called MTV (tempered by the arrrival of Britain's "New Wave" that returns rock back to it's basics and "alternative rock" is born);

    the 90's ... more idiotic MTV pop-rock ... plus the mix of heavy-metal hate-rock/gangsta rap that is now the mainstay of MTV (but Kurt Cobain & Seattle's grunge movement once again remind the world what rock is really about to keep the "alternative" alive);

    the 2000's ... more insipid nonsense from MTV ... plus even more banal caterwauling courtesy of something new called "American Idol" ... musical pablum for the mindless masses (the only "alternative" available now is to go out & find your own on the internet).

    So maybe that's why the past decade has nothing memorable to define itself with.

    We used to all like one thing ... or most of us did ... and that was what people identified with.

    Other people liked something that was totally different and that was how they identified themselves.

    Today there is no single musical voice or style that defines the generation of the last decade. Maybe that's why it hasn't found a name yet.

    And it's sad somehow. Diversity is great but the concept of a 'common thread' has been lost.

    Did you hear the new single from 'Kings of Leon'? ... "Who are they" old-timers say.

    "Alice In Chains" has a new album out ... "They're a new band, right?" ... old-timers say.
    Yeah ... as opposed to T-Rex I guess you'd say they're new

    Lynyrd Skynard played live on Huckabee last week .. "Are they still alive?" old timers ask.
    Apparently so .. alive & well I might add

    How we define the time we live in is basically by the way we live it.

    And, for many of us, it's the music we grow up listening to that becomes the standard of our generation.

    So. This decade is over already ... too late to do anything interesting now at this point.

    Our interests as a people have been so fractal in everything.

    From the music we listen to, and the politcal beliefs we have.

    No wonder nobody can think of a good name. At the moment we have nothing in common.

    So there really isn't any one term that sums it all up.

    An era of disillusionment.

    September 11th, the ensuing mood of fear, growing intolerance between political parties, and the recent financial meltdown leave most of us with a serious disconnect when it comes to faith in what the world will bring, and what any government can do to help any of us, or change any of it.

    At the end of these ten years ... we still don't know what to make of it.

    So we give it no name.

    But ... no need to be disheartened or discouraged.

    The times they are a'changin' .... as they always have ... and they always will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benxxx View Post
    yeah, i'll grant you that the zeroes doesn't sound too glamourous...
    It is funny you say that as for the last nine years I have always referred to this decade as the "zeroes". I have no idea what else to call it.
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    The decade of decadence.

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    haha, great minds think alike they say Jessy...... i typed that about 4 hours ago but got busy and didnt send lol,,,,,,,, touche'

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    The decade of decadence.


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    I suggest we call it «The Bush decade».

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairdeficient View Post
    I suggest we call it «The Bush decade».

    Why?!?!?!

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