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Subject: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: littlemonster1897 on 01/15/11 at 11:01 am

I'm curious to know what life was like as a kid in the early 00s, since I was too young to experience it. (I wanna hear from mainly those born from like 90-93). What was culture like?  I was born in '97 and I'm 14 now. The most I remember is from 02-03, but it's not clear.  I'm an only child, so I have no bros and sisters to chat with. I always hear early 90s baby saying how fun the early 00s were. I got my first ipod in 07.  So yea,  I was born into tech stuff. I kinda wish I was born earlier to experience life before 9/11. It sucks that I was born at the worse time  :\'(

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: RG1995 on 01/15/11 at 11:29 am


I'm curious to know what life was like as a kid in the early 00s, since I was too young to experience it. (I wanna hear from mainly those born from like 90-93). What was culture like?  I was born in '97 and I'm 14 now. The most I remember is from 02-03, but it's not clear.  I'm an only child, so I have no bros and sisters to chat with. I always hear early 90s baby saying how fun the early 00s were. I got my first ipod in 07.  So yea,  I was born into tech stuff. I kinda wish I was born earlier to experience life before 9/11. It sucks that I was born at the worse time   :\'(
I was born in 1995, but I would say kid culture in the early 00s were dominated by Nintendo 64, Playstation 1, Cartoons like Johnny Bravo and Rocko's Modern Life, and Pokemon.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 80sfan on 01/15/11 at 11:30 am

When it came to pop culture in 2000, teen pop was extremely popular. Backstreet Boys, Nsync, Christina Aguilera. It was everywhere!! Pokemon was pretty popular in 2000 with those, I forgot what they're called, 'pokeballs?' with the pokemon in them.
McDonald's had those as happy meals.  ;D

DVD's was at its early years and some people were still watching video tapes.

There was a small recession about in 2001 and 2002. Bush was president.

Rap and R n b like Ja Rule and Nelly was popular. Eminem was at his peak in 2002 with his film 8 miles.

Crunk and even more rap became popular in 2003.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Milkof1996 on 01/15/11 at 11:46 am


I'm curious to know what life was like as a kid in the early 00s, since I was too young to experience it. (I wanna hear from mainly those born from like 90-93). What was culture like?  I was born in '97 and I'm 14 now. The most I remember is from 02-03, but it's not clear.  I'm an only child, so I have no bros and sisters to chat with. I always hear early 90s baby saying how fun the early 00s were. I got my first ipod in 07.  So yea,  I was born into tech stuff. I kinda wish I was born earlier to experience life before 9/11. It sucks that I was born at the worse time   :\'(


Born in 96 here, my vivid memories start at around 2000, though I can vaguely remember 1999. The Early 2000s were hella fun for me. I always played nintendo 64 with my older brother and watching Cartoon Network and Nick alot back when they still showed many 90s cartoons and even some REALLY old school cartoons like Popeye the Sailor Man, Looney Toons, Alvin and the Chimpmunks etc. I also watched kids WB and it introduced me to an epic cartoon called Jackie Chan Adventures. Pop culture was mostly dominated by Britney Spears, Eminem, Nsynch, and Aaliah(They played her music alot after he death in 2001) as far as I remember. Don't fret though, because you experience parts of the early 2000s as well.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Shiv on 01/15/11 at 12:50 pm

1991er here. Teen pop wasn't ALL we listened to in the early 00s...Pre-emo poppunk like Blink 182 and Simple plan and nu metal like Limp Bizkit were extremely popular too.

Also Skateboarding, BMXing and skater fashion (which at the time was a Hurley/Volcom/Emerica/etc Tshirt and baggy jeans or long baggy jean shorts) was really big.

Video game consoles were the Playstation 2, Nintendo 64 and then Gamecube, and the original Xbox.





Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 01/15/11 at 1:14 pm

Video game consoles were the Playstation 2, Nintendo 64 and then Gamecube, and the original Xbox.


And I still have my Playstation 2.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: sonikuu on 01/15/11 at 1:27 pm

1989er here and graduated elementary school in 2001.  So I can at least talk about the "first half" of the early 00s (second half of 2001-2002 is junior high). 

Well, a lot of it has already been said so I'll try to add some  new stuff.  Wrestling was REALLY popular among a lot of kids.  The late 90s up until early 2001 were boom times for wrestling and pretty much every 11 year old boy knew about The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, etc.  It died out pretty quickly after mid-2001, when me and a lot of others just stopped watching.  Anime was also really popular too - so many people I knew were into stuff like Dragon Ball Z.  Harry Potter was also just starting to get popular.  The fourth book came out in 2000 and that was the first one to get lines of people at midnight waiting for release.  It was a pretty big deal for a lot of kids.

In sixth grade (2000-2001 school year for me), a lot of kids decided they wanted to appear more "mature" and apparently thought listening to Eminem, Limp Bizkit, etc. would do the job.  I blame puberty and, in retrospect, its a little ridiculous how such "edgy" groups were popular with sixth graders of all things.  I'm sure those born in 1991 or 1992 have a different perspective on the era than I do, but that's some of what characterized 5th-6th grade in 2000 and 2001.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Kitkat1991 on 01/15/11 at 2:27 pm

Don't feel bad that were born in 1997, just be glad you're alive! :) I was born in  1991 and for me  personally, the early 00s were great for me. Lots of cartoons from the 90s carried into the 00s such as Hey Arnold and Rugrats. Teen pop  acts like Britney Spears, Nsync, A Teens,  and S Club 7  were very popular. I was a big fan of teen pop as a kid back then.  I didn't get internet until 2001. CD players were cool too.  I remember Bush getting elected in 2000. 2000 to like mid 2001 was all bubbly and cheery then after 9/11 everything started to change.  I enjoyed Nintendo 64 a lot. I stopped doing "kiddie" stuff around  mid 2002, pop culture was still interesting to me during that year.  Pop culturally speaking,  2003 was a good year for me mainly because I became a HUGE Beyonce fan back then when she first started her solo career.  The early 00s just had a different vibe.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JTCool on 01/15/11 at 5:52 pm

I was born in 1993. I agree a lot with what people are saying about the music. Teen pop artists were huge for us back then. I remember having a N'Sync poster and my sister having a Britney Spears one. As a young kid(so the 90s) we had tons of Barney videotapes. I liked the music of the early 00s a lot. After teen pop became less popular in about 2001, artists like Michelle Branch, Avril Lavigne, Simple Plan, other pop-rock or pop-punk artists were really popular for my age group back then. Most of us remember where we were on 9/11 but I don't think it really affected us unless we knew someone going off to war. People born around my age were too young to fight in any war until at least the late 00s, so 9/11 didn't affect most kids childhoods that much. Most of us had cd players and we thought that alone was cool. Most people didn't have a computer in their home at our school because we were given a choice on wheter we wanted to type our papers or write them at times. And I (along with a lot of kids) didn't even know there was a short recession in 2001/02 because it wasn't that big of one. Someone else said there was a lot of skater fashion and that couldn't be more true for kids, especially as we entered middle-school around 2004. Most kids had skateboards, even if they didn't use them.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Admiral Akbar on 01/15/11 at 6:09 pm


I'm curious to know what life was like as a kid in the early 00s, since I was too young to experience it. (I wanna hear from mainly those born from like 90-93). What was culture like?  I was born in '97 and I'm 14 now. The most I remember is from 02-03, but it's not clear.  I'm an only child, so I have no bros and sisters to chat with. I always hear early 90s baby saying how fun the early 00s were. I got my first ipod in 07.  So yea,  I was born into tech stuff. I kinda wish I was born earlier to experience life before 9/11. It sucks that I was born at the worse time   :\'(

Well I was born at the beginning of 1990, so...

Eminem was absolutely MAMMOTH when I got to Jr. high in '02. Linkin Park rivaled his popularity at the time too. Everyone was into them. My older cousins listened to a lot of late 90's alternative rock and some hip hop, and my mother was still into Shania Twain and Garth Brooks. This was around the time that my friends brother introduced us all to Tool as well (and Bill Hicks, who I really wouldn't get into until later  :)). Everyone was getting into (GTA) Vice City and proclaiming it to be the greatest game of all time (the PS2 was probably at the height of its popularity). My friends and I were playing Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Vice City a lot. We were really into Pokemon and Dragonball Z (the latter one I still like from time to time, albeit Japanese and uncensored  :P), and to a lesser degree some other shows like Gundam Wing, Reboot, and other stuff on Cartoon Network like Edd, Ed n' Eddy. We were pretty much all over the N64 and PS2 in the early 00's, but we still played outside a lot and went in the woods by my house. This was still relatively common at the time, and I don't really remember anyone mentioning childhood obesity (though I'm sure it was a moderate issue). The internet wasn't too important to us, we went on every now and again, but keep in mind I still had dial-up and Youtube, Facebook, etc. were still years from being created. However I do remember getting AIM in 2002 though and using it A LOT. Honestly the Y2K era was probably the last of its kind before the internet became omnipresent and everything was digital. Hell, I was still begging my parents to buy me the uncut Eminem Show and get me a decent CD player, who in their right mind would waste their time doing that now?

I didn't get my first MP3 Player until 2004 and didn't start using the internet outside of AIM really until Youtube and Myspace got big in 2006.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Mat1991 on 01/15/11 at 9:25 pm

Ooh, what a fun topic!  :D

Anyway, as you can tell by my username, I was born in 1991.

Well, I dabbled in the Pokemon craze. I collected Pokemon cards (Jigglypuff was my first  ;D) and I watched it on television. Some of my favorite television channels at the time were Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and Disney Channel.

I particularly remember the teen pop/pop-rock craze of the early '00s. I was infatuated with the Disney Channel show Lizzie McGuire, and became a fan of Hilary Duff. Also, I remember listening to Radio Disney all the time and hearing all the new pop-rock songs being churned out by Avril Lavigne, Michelle Branch, and All-American Rejects, among others.

When I was in the third grade (2000-2001), I would always go to my aunt's house (who lived just down the street from my school) to wait for my parents to pick me up. I would hang out with my cousin and two other friends. I always had to watch Sailor Moon on Toonami as soon as I got back from school. Some of my male friends often teased me for liking that show, but I didn't care.

I remember very well when 9/11 happened. I was in the 4th grade, and I had been given an assignment by my social studies teacher to write down the weather forecast every afternoon. When I tuned in to the news that day, all they were talking about was some skyscraper in New York City that seemed to be on fire (that's the way I perceived it at the time). They were going on and on about the burning skyscraper, and I was getting impatient for them to get to the news. I don't quite remember when I learned about what happened, but I remember the next day at school, some firefighters put up some kind of patriotic thing on our flag pope while we students went outside to watch.

It was an interesting time for me, because while I was nervous about the terrorists, I was also fascinated over the prospect of going to war, because it was the first time I had been aware of a war going on.

Another thing about the early '00s was how my really good friends lived just behind me. We'd go to each other's houses all the time. Whenever they came to my house, we'd always play on my Nintendo 64 and on my computer. Whenever I went to their house, we'd sometimes watch movies or television, or play video games. Some of the games we'd play were Mario Kart 64, Mario Party, and Pokemon Stadium. I also remember my friends and I going to see The Lizzie McGuire Movie in 2003.

I remember when crunk was starting to get popular. I was in the 6th grade at the time, and I remember my classmates using lots of slang terms such as "yo." I also remember them repeating vulgar rap lyrics.  ::)

I was pretty much just a typical kid in the early '00s who did typical kid stuff. The pop culture at the time was definitely fun, especially considering that we had a decent economy and we weren't bombarded daily with overt pessimism. The only public anxieties at the time were over terrorism and war.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Brian06 on 01/15/11 at 10:09 pm

I was a teen in the early 2000s, almost 24 today. I've always been into technology so the advancement of technology is definitely notable. Browsing the full web on a phone like we can do today was simply a dream back in 2001. I remember my phone back then had the "wireless web" which meant you could get some basic data on your phone (like news, weather, sports) in big monochrome text but it was cool at the time. In the early 2000s there was AIM before facebook or myspace, chat rooms were popular too. Texting wasn't nearly as popular yet and cell phones were mostly very basic. Most people were still on dialup, on dialup downloading a single song took about 45 minutes. Burning a CD was cool back then, and MP3 players were new and really expensive with limited storage. I remember the Dreamcast, which came out in 1999 but was the first internet connectable game console, I remember playing NFL 2K1 on SegaNet back in the day. The fashion I would describe as more plain and on the punk side, a lot of the guys in had spiked up bleached blonde hair (I tried this once back in '02 and I ended up with orange hair lmao). The music was more toned down compared today and far less club/dance oriented, the pop rock like Michelle Branch, Creed, John Mayer, matchbox twenty, Lifehouse really defines the era best. That era was probably the most influential to me musically, there was actually quite a bit of variety compared to now and I like a variety. Basically I liked a mix of rhythmic pop (think Destiny's Child, J-Lo, Ashanti, Shaggy) and pop rock/post-grunge (matchbox twenty, avril lavigne, staind, nickelback) kind of stuff. After 9/11 there was a constant fear of terrorist attack for the next few years and lots of revengeful attitudes, but our nation was also very united for a while "united we stand" was the motto of the day. The early '00s was definitely an interesting time in my life, I was growing up and the world was changing a lot before my eyes, I saw the prosperous '90s end and the realities of this new century take hold, there's positives and negatives about the time though I like to think back to the positives most.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: joeman on 01/15/11 at 11:32 pm

I had fun in the early 00s, but I was 15 years old at the start of the decade.  I still watched kid shows at the time, like Recess and Hey Arnold, and enjoyed listening to alternative music, particulary Nu-Metal and Post-Grunge.  I will say that the Sept 2001 was a huge event that shook the world.  sheesh hit the fan and we all were cheering for Bush to kill Osama Bin Laden.  Overall great time for technology, especially when MP3 players were coming out and most tv was good.  I personally think the three seasons of Family Guy were much more funny than the rest of series afterwards imo.  I think mid 1997 to mid 2003 was the best time for me(though the late 00s/early 10s era has been very kind to me :) )

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: bchris02 on 01/17/11 at 11:19 pm


1989er here and graduated elementary school in 2001.  So I can at least talk about the "first half" of the early 00s (second half of 2001-2002 is junior high). 

Well, a lot of it has already been said so I'll try to add some  new stuff.  Wrestling was REALLY popular among a lot of kids.  The late 90s up until early 2001 were boom times for wrestling and pretty much every 11 year old boy knew about The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, etc.  It died out pretty quickly after mid-2001, when me and a lot of others just stopped watching.  Anime was also really popular too - so many people I knew were into stuff like Dragon Ball Z.  Harry Potter was also just starting to get popular.  The fourth book came out in 2000 and that was the first one to get lines of people at midnight waiting for release.  It was a pretty big deal for a lot of kids.

In sixth grade (2000-2001 school year for me), a lot of kids decided they wanted to appear more "mature" and apparently thought listening to Eminem, Limp Bizkit, etc. would do the job.  I blame puberty and, in retrospect, its a little ridiculous how such "edgy" groups were popular with sixth graders of all things.  I'm sure those born in 1991 or 1992 have a different perspective on the era than I do, but that's some of what characterized 5th-6th grade in 2000 and 2001.


I remember this.  It seems wrestling started to lose popularity when WWF became WWE. 

I also remember the "maturity" craze among guys in their early teens.  Its ironic that a group of twentysomething guys today will go see Toy Story 3 but they wouldn't be caught dead at a Disney movie when they were 13, because of course they were too cool and too grown up for that.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: nicole1977 on 01/18/11 at 1:28 am


I'm curious to know what life was like as a kid in the early 00s, since I was too young to experience it. (I wanna hear from mainly those born from like 90-93). What was culture like?  I was born in '97 and I'm 14 now. The most I remember is from 02-03, but it's not clear.  I'm an only child, so I have no bros and sisters to chat with. I always hear early 90s baby saying how fun the early 00s were. I got my first ipod in 07.  So yea,  I was born into tech stuff. I kinda wish I was born earlier to experience life before 9/11. It sucks that I was born at the worse time   :\'(


How can you not remember 2000?  According to research most teenagers and adults remember their earliest childhood at 3 years old, but I guess everbody is different.  If you were born in 1997, then that means that you were 5 in 2002, and you probably started kindergarten, and you barely remember that?  Well, I was in my mid 20s in the early 2000s, so there was a lot going on.  The death of Aailyah in 2001.  That teen pop mess was still popular.  September 11 thing was happening in 2001. 

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 01/18/11 at 6:33 am


I remember this.  It seems wrestling started to lose popularity when WWF became WWE. 

I also remember the "maturity" craze among guys in their early teens.  Its ironic that a group of twentysomething guys today will go see Toy Story 3 but they wouldn't be caught dead at a Disney movie when they were 13, because of course they were too cool and too grown up for that.


After The WWF went to WWE their motto was "Get The F Out"!  ::) I know wrestling hasn't been good as it once was but at least they're trying to gain some of it back.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: RG1995 on 01/18/11 at 7:16 am


After The WWF went to WWE their motto was "Get The F Out"!  ::) I know wrestling hasn't been good as it once was but at least they're trying to gain some of it back.
WWE died when it went PG imo. Kind of diminishes it.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 01/18/11 at 7:23 am


WWE died when it went PG imo. Kind of diminishes it.


I've been watching wrestling for over 20 years now and I think the PG era does diminish it.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Superfly2008 on 02/05/11 at 11:55 pm

I was born LATE 89, so I'm only 1.5 months older than someone born in 1990. I even graduate in 2008 with the people born in 1990, so i think I'm young enough to answer this.
Honestly, I really liked the early 00s. I was 10 when it started, and mostly boy bands and stuff were popular around that time.

Brittney Spears was big. I wasn't THAT into music in 2000, but I remember kid rappers, like lil Bow Wow, and lil Romeo were becoming popular with the kids.  :) Pokemon was also popular, since coming out late 98. In 2000 "Pokemon 2000" came out in July, the sequel to "Pokemon: The First Movie" which came out November of 1999. I was really excited about seeing Pokemon 2000, and begged my dad to take me and my sister to see it. My sister wasn't THAT into Pokemon, but she watched up because i did. She is 2 years younger than me. It's actually my favorite Pokemon movie. They were giving out ancient Mew cards at the theaters with a screening of Pokemon 2000.

Cartoons like Spongebob, and Courage the Coawdly Dog were popular, which were released in 1999. Power Puff Girls was still popular, and even had a movie out in 2002, I believe. I remember being a little disappointed in the movie, though. Overall, in the early 00s, cartoons were still good. My favorites back then were X-Men: Evolution, Jackie Chan Adventures, Static Shock, Tarzan, Pokemon (till around 2004), and Batman Beyond. All epic shows. Kids WB was awesome, till around 2003/2004ish....
As far as video games, I still had a Playstation, until 2004. But the PS2 was pretty big with the kids...Dreamcast was also more popular then you'd think...I loved that thing....

I started middle school September of 2001, the same week of 9/11. I remember around that time, Eminem, Nelly, Nickelback, Brittney Spears, Ludachris, Missy Elliot, Eve, Christina Aguilera, Ja rule, and Ashanti were very popular. Especially Eminem. I started listening to rap late 98ish, but 2001, was around the time I really started getting into music. Eminem became an instant idol for me, and a lot of other kids where i used to live. Especially considering that Eminem is from my hometown, Detroit. 8 Mile was filming near where my school used to be, and was the hot topic in school.
Disney was still pretty good. Shows like Evan Stevens, and Lizzie McGuire were popular. Disney was around that time releasing the last batch of animated films. Lilo and Stich was a huge hit, but CGI animation has been gaining popularity since 1995, especially with hits like Shrek (2001), which was released by Dreamworks.

Politically, even though i was only 11 when 9/11 happened. I started becoming more aware of the world around that time. More of a false awareness, actually. Adults were panicky around that time, and when you're 11  you're starting to notice more of the world, and when something like 9/11 happens, it isn't exactly something that an easily impressionable kid who is starting to learn about the world to start off with. It's like, "son, here is the world....terrorist blow up sheesh, and people die...". So, a lot of kids were even more scared than the adults, because we were old enough to know about dying, but still to young to understand that terrorist weren't jumping out of the bushes....So, it was pretty scary around 2002

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Atrue90'skid on 02/06/11 at 6:57 pm

I was not a kid in the early 2000's (I turned 12 in 2000)... but the atmosphere after 9/11 was horrible. I think the early 00's really began after 9/11. 2000 and early 2001 were defined by the late 90's. Holdovers like pokemon and teen pop were very popular and the internet was slowly becoming predominant. They were still very kid-friendly years. Although the real early 00's (post-9/11 - 2003) were all about the attacks, Osama, Bush, hip hop, Irak, Saddam Hussein, reality tv, etc. They were pretty crappy IMO. Kids were forgotten and any kind of innocence disappeared.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Emman on 02/06/11 at 7:24 pm

For me the early 00s was definitely the 1999-2002 period. I was not a "kid" during this period(I was a teenager already by 1999), but never the less the early 00s was a half fun/half crappy time for me. I was heavily into Linkin Park, anime, and French house/electronica music(especially around 2001) 8), the early 00s were my high school years and I hated that part while I was going through it.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: bchris02 on 02/06/11 at 11:51 pm


I was not a kid in the early 2000's (I turned 12 in 2000)... but the atmosphere after 9/11 was horrible. I think the early 00's really began after 9/11. 2000 and early 2001 were defined by the late 90's. Holdovers like pokemon and teen pop were very popular and the internet was slowly becoming predominant. They were still very kid-friendly years. Although the real early 00's (post-9/11 - 2003) were all about the attacks, Osama, Bush, hip hop, Irak, Saddam Hussein, reality tv, etc. They were pretty crappy IMO. Kids were forgotten and any kind of innocence disappeared.


Somewhat disagree.  After 9/11 our country was united and there was a spirit of American brotherhood not felt in this country since the height of the Cold War.  Its unfortunate it took something as tragic as 9/11 to unite our country but in my opinion the early '00s was one of those "it was the best of times and the worst of times" types of eras.  I remember the mood still generally optimistic even post 9/11.  Things didn't really turn to crap until around 2005ish.  By then Iraq had become a quaqmire, Katrina was catastrophically mishandled, gas prices were soaring, and a general feeling of pessimism about the future swept the nation.  This pessimism kept building and building until it reached its climax in 2008.  While the early '00s were rough, they were definitely the best part of the '00s. I guess that says a lot about the decade as a whole.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 80sfan on 02/07/11 at 4:02 pm

What were the early 2000s like?

There were rainbows and sunshine, lollipops, and farts!  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_v468ptuXw

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Jebus on 02/11/11 at 5:24 pm

Having been born in 1989, I really got a feel for life in the early 00s.  While I was no longer a "little kid," I think my point of view is still relevant.  Pop-culture, politics, etc. were obviously all different 10 years ago, so I won't further discuss those things.  To me, the largest different in the way life was lived 10 years has to do with the internet.  The internet of 10 years ago was absolutely nowhere near its current incarnation in terms of what was available.  In the early 00s (and this feeling extended throughout the rest of the 00s to me), I felt an immense sense of amazement every time I experienced the next "big thing" for the first time.  I remember the first time I used ICQ back in the early 00s, I was blown away.  The same goes for the first time I stumbled upon YouTube a few years later.  Because such an absolutely RIDICULOUS amount of advances have been made on the internet during the last decade, I no longer feel such an immense sense of wonder (but I certainly still do to some extent). In conclusion, in terms of what being a kid was like 10 years ago, it's probably much the same as it is today, except for things like pop-culture and politics obviously.  What I do think very much separates me from my younger cohorts is the sense of wonder at the internet that I previously described.  I'd love to hear from some kids born between 1997 and 2001, give or take, have to say about their view of the internet.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: bchris02 on 02/11/11 at 6:12 pm


Having been born in 1989, I really got a feel for life in the early 00s.  While I was no longer a "little kid," I think my point of view is still relevant.  Pop-culture, politics, etc. were obviously all different 10 years ago, so I won't further discuss those things.  To me, the largest different in the way life was lived 10 years has to do with the internet.  The internet of 10 years ago was absolutely nowhere near its current incarnation in terms of what was available.  In the early 00s (and this feeling extended throughout the rest of the 00s to me), I felt an immense sense of amazement every time I experienced the next "big thing" for the first time.  I remember the first time I used ICQ back in the early 00s, I was blown away.  The same goes for the first time I stumbled upon YouTube a few years later.  Because such an absolutely RIDICULOUS amount of advances have been made on the internet during the last decade, I no longer feel such an immense sense of wonder (but I certainly still do to some extent). In conclusion, in terms of what being a kid was like 10 years ago, it's probably much the same as it is today, except for things like pop-culture and politics obviously.  What I do think very much separates me from my younger cohorts is the sense of wonder at the internet that I previously described.  I'd love to hear from some kids born between 1997 and 2001, give or take, have to say about their view of the internet.


I miss when the Internet was a useful luxury but did not dominate our lives as it does today.  With more and more people working from home and brick-and-mortar retail closing up shop and moving business online, before long we will be a society that lives, works, and breaths on the Internet.  In my opinion that is not a good thing.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Anonymous on 07/20/11 at 10:36 am

Actually, if you were born in 1997, you should be able to remember the early 2000s, like 2001. Some Born in 1997 actually started school in 01, if their parents and government let them at that age.
So that would mean you would of EXPERIENCED the early 2000s, and ps2 era, end of the ps1 era, and some pieces of early 90s stuff.
Unlike one of being born in 1998, which seems odd, but true, one born in 1998 would of not been able to experience the early 2000s, and the ps2 era, or to the least not that much.


I realized that in the shower :P

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Brian06 on 07/20/11 at 12:58 pm


Actually, if you were born in 1997, you should be able to remember the early 2000s, like 2001. Some Born in 1997 actually started school in 01, if their parents and government let them at that age.
So that would mean you would of EXPERIENCED the early 2000s, and ps2 era, end of the ps1 era, and some pieces of early 90s stuff.
Unlike one of being born in 1998, which seems odd, but true, one born in 1998 would of not been able to experience the early 2000s, and the ps2 era, or to the least not that much.


I realized that in the shower :P


Yeah they'd remember something from the early 2000s. I was born in 1987 and I remember some things from the early '90s, seems very very distant now of course.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 07/20/11 at 7:13 pm


Yeah they'd remember something from the early 2000s. I was born in 1987 and I remember some things from the early '90s, seems very very distant now of course.


I was born in the mid 1970's so I can remember stuff from the mid 80's and beyond.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: SpaceHog on 07/23/11 at 1:39 am

'88er. I entered sixth grade in 2000. I remember being in seventh grade when the World Trade Center was felled. We had some pretty big snowstorms in '00, with only one of those giving us the shaft and that was January 2000.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: watertowater on 07/23/11 at 11:02 pm


Born in 96 here, my vivid memories start at around 2000, though I can vaguely remember 1999. The Early 2000s were hella fun for me. I always played nintendo 64 with my older brother and watching Cartoon Network and Nick alot back when they still showed many 90s cartoons and even some REALLY old school cartoons like Popeye the Sailor Man, Looney Toons, Alvin and the Chimpmunks etc. I also watched kids WB and it introduced me to an epic cartoon called Jackie Chan Adventures. Pop culture was mostly dominated by Britney Spears, Eminem, Nsynch, and Aaliah(They played her music alot after he death in 2001) as far as I remember. Don't fret though, because you experience parts of the early 2000s as well.


As for me, I was also born in 1996, and my earliest memories were from 1997, and I started listening to music in 1999.  :)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 1997kid on 11/11/11 at 7:47 pm


Having been born in 1989, I really got a feel for life in the early 00s.  While I was no longer a "little kid," I think my point of view is still relevant.  Pop-culture, politics, etc. were obviously all different 10 years ago, so I won't further discuss those things.  To me, the largest different in the way life was lived 10 years has to do with the internet.  The internet of 10 years ago was absolutely nowhere near its current incarnation in terms of what was available.  In the early 00s (and this feeling extended throughout the rest of the 00s to me), I felt an immense sense of amazement every time I experienced the next "big thing" for the first time.  I remember the first time I used ICQ back in the early 00s, I was blown away.  The same goes for the first time I stumbled upon YouTube a few years later.  Because such an absolutely RIDICULOUS amount of advances have been made on the internet during the last decade, I no longer feel such an immense sense of wonder (but I certainly still do to some extent). In conclusion, in terms of what being a kid was like 10 years ago, it's probably much the same as it is today, except for things like pop-culture and politics obviously.  What I do think very much separates me from my younger cohorts is the sense of wonder at the internet that I previously described.  I'd love to hear from some kids born between 1997 and 2001, give or take, have to say about their view of the internet.


I was born in 1997, and I pretty much grew up using the internet due to having older siblings. I remember first using the computer in 2002, but we still had dial-up and I don't think we got broadband until around 2005-ish. This was around the time I started using the internet regularly, when i got Bebo and MSN and started listening to music on YouTube. I have to say though, I think the internet became significantly more advanced when people started using social networking sites a lot, mainly Bebo and Myspace and by the time Facebook hit its peak I believe that the internet had changed dramatically.  :)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: fredrickthe94guy on 11/12/11 at 1:07 am

Early 2000s were best time to be a kid I guess :p I was 6 in year 2000 and my childhood also ended in this decade... Mobile Phone just became popular, the rise of Computer use everywhere and my first encounter with computer was 2001/2 and I clearly remember playing the original "The Sims" back then!!! my first encounter with internet was 2003... internet wasn't widely used until then where i'm from

back then everyone seems to be optimist... despite the major events which wear us down later in the decade :)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 11/12/11 at 6:15 am


Early 2000s were best time to be a kid I guess :p I was 6 in year 2000 and my childhood also ended in this decade... Mobile Phone just became popular, the rise of Computer use everywhere and my first encounter with computer was 2001/2 and I clearly remember playing the original "The Sims" back then!!! my first encounter with internet was 2003... internet wasn't widely used until then where i'm from

back then everyone seems to be optimist... despite the major events which wear us down later in the decade :)



Hey Fred,do you remember having a PS2? Those were popular during the early 2000's.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: fredrickthe94guy on 11/12/11 at 8:57 pm


Hey Fred,do you remember having a PS2? Those were popular during the early 2000's.


I even still remember when PS1 was still popular... my first PS2 was in 2002

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 11/13/11 at 6:21 am


I even still remember when PS1 was still popular... my first PS2 was in 2002


Wanna buy some PS2 games from me? I'm upgrading to a PS3 by early next year.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: yelimsexa on 11/14/11 at 8:05 am


back then everyone seems to be optimist... despite the major events which wear us down later in the decade :)



ABSOLUTELY NOT! The early 2000s gave us 9/11, and for people my age who completely lived through the '90s (great time to experience the final years before the Internet took over and was completely different than being an early '00s kid), there was definately a feeling of fear plus the economy had it's first recession since 1991. Early '00s kids had Internet, while early '90s kids like myself didn't. The period from 1993 to 2001 was such a sea change in technology with not just the Internet but with cellphones proliferating that it will be awhile to see such another advance; social media and smartphones are basically an extension of those big '90s revolutions. Honestly, we seem to be in a "remake" period currently in terms of kids favorites; Batman has a new series, My Little Pony seems to be bigger now than it was in the '80s, Spongebob continues to drag along like it already was doing in the early '00s, new Ninja Turtles cartoon comes out next year, Transformers and Smurfs recently had hit movies, the Lion King had a successful re-release, and it seems like this year's Christmas toys will be a more "traditional" one; no real "hot new kid craze" this year.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 1PlayerD on 11/14/11 at 9:54 pm


ABSOLUTELY NOT! The early 2000s gave us 9/11, and for people my age who completely lived through the '90s (great time to experience the final years before the Internet took over and was completely different than being an early '00s kid), there was definately a feeling of fear plus the economy had it's first recession since 1991. Early '00s kids had Internet, while early '90s kids like myself didn't. The period from 1993 to 2001 was such a sea change in technology with not just the Internet but with cellphones proliferating that it will be awhile to see such another advance; social media and smartphones are basically an extension of those big '90s revolutions. Honestly, we seem to be in a "remake" period currently in terms of kids favorites; Batman has a new series, My Little Pony seems to be bigger now than it was in the '80s, Spongebob continues to drag along like it already was doing in the early '00s, new Ninja Turtles cartoon comes out next year, Transformers and Smurfs recently had hit movies, the Lion King had a successful re-release, and it seems like this year's Christmas toys will be a more "traditional" one; no real "hot new kid craze" this year.

Actually the early 90s had Internet, same with 80s at one point. It just wasn't common, at all.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 11/15/11 at 6:20 am


Actually the early 90s had Internet, same with 80s at one point. It just wasn't common, at all.


The 90's were the start of the internet boom, The 80's were more of the Atari, Gameboy and Nintendo era.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: fredrickthe94guy on 11/16/11 at 5:56 pm


ABSOLUTELY NOT! The early 2000s gave us 9/11, and for people my age who completely lived through the '90s (great time to experience the final years before the Internet took over and was completely different than being an early '00s kid), there was definately a feeling of fear plus the economy had it's first recession since 1991. Early '00s kids had Internet, while early '90s kids like myself didn't. The period from 1993 to 2001 was such a sea change in technology with not just the Internet but with cellphones proliferating that it will be awhile to see such another advance; social media and smartphones are basically an extension of those big '90s revolutions. Honestly, we seem to be in a "remake" period currently in terms of kids favorites; Batman has a new series, My Little Pony seems to be bigger now than it was in the '80s, Spongebob continues to drag along like it already was doing in the early '00s, new Ninja Turtles cartoon comes out next year, Transformers and Smurfs recently had hit movies, the Lion King had a successful re-release, and it seems like this year's Christmas toys will be a more "traditional" one; no real "hot new kid craze" this year.


1990s weren't personally a great decade in my family's life and where i'm from Internet didn't came around much until 2002-3 so i do still remember lives without internet technically... and Asia (where i'm originally from) had financial crisis and some turbulance in the late 1990s but none the less it was culturally the best... despite the 9/11 the global atmosphere was still pretty optimistic until after 2004.... and yes today there's a rise in the 1990s revival :p

I hope they don't ruin the 1990s for that :D early 00s were still better times than today especially culturlly :)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mimitchi33 on 01/30/12 at 4:05 pm

I was born in 1998, so I could tell you alot.

As for shows I watched, I watched Dora The Explorer and Rugrats as a young kid. When I was older, I watched PBS Kids and the Saturday morning blocks Qubo and Kewlopolis, and CW4Kids later on. My favorite qubo shows were VeggieTales and 321 Penguins/Larryboy. I used to watch a couple of other qubo shows, too. On Kewlopolis, I liked the whole block, but mostly adored Care Bears and Trollz. On CW4Kids, I watched Sonic X and Magical DoReMi. I also liked Mew Mew Power, but I never got to see it when it was on (found about it two years after it got cancelled on the internet). I only saw the episode about Kiki finding out Zoey's secret. On PBS Kids, I liked Sid The Science Kid, Super Why, Arthur, Maya and Migel, etc. Also, there was this local station which played Peep and The Big Wide World and Seemore's Playhouse on Saturdays as well.  I also watched Pokemon (Diamond and Pearl). I also watched Disney Channel. My only favorite Nickelodeon cartoons other than Rugrats were Edgar and Ellen and Mr Meaty (although it's a puppet show). Also, I saw one episode of Popples online. All I could remember is Bonnie looking for something and the Popples kept saying, "Is this it?" I also watched an episode of Shizuku-Chan about Milk's preschool. Later on, I watched Maryoku Yummy.

Next, the video games I played. Neopets was one of my favorites when I was younger, and it still is today. Also, Roller Coaster Tycoon was one of my favorites. I also went on Hasbro's websites for their toys. I loved the Furby one! I loved watching the clips of Furby Island. Also, I went on the My Little Pony website. I was also on many other websites like YouTube, even message boards like TamaTalk (Tamagotchi website). I also went on many Furby fansites like Electronic Furby.

Next, the toys I had. I had 100 My Little Ponies. I even saw the live show, The World's Biggest Tea Party, and had almost all the DVDs!. I also had some Furbies. I had so many of the 2005 Furbies. I even begged my parents to go to Burger King to get the Furby toys they had! I was so excited when I got my first 90's Furby in fourth grade! His name was Toh-Dye. I also had a Furby Shelby when I was 10. A year after I found Furbies, I found out about Tamagotchis from the website Electronic Furby. I got one for Christmas Eve, but it broke when I left it in snow.  :\'( I even had some Tamagotchi plush toys and other Tamagotchi stuff! Also, I had the 2007 edition Popples. I had SecretPopp and KissyPopp.

And finally, the movies I saw. I saw many Pixar and animated movies. I also had many movies on DVD, such as the Tamagotchi movies. And that's my life in a nutshell.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 00steen on 01/30/12 at 4:26 pm

The Internet was better before getting invaded by teens and kids. Just saying, I don't have the above posters in mind.
And it's not about the age -- even some adults are behaving like spoilt little brats on the www.
I think anonymity makes some people behave badly to others and insult them.
That's why I'll stop using the Internet at home. It was much better circa 2001-2005 when fewer people used to have it.
And it felt special. Now everyone and his grandma are on the web. ;D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: slim on 02/09/12 at 10:42 am

I was 9 when 2000 hit. Cartoons were STILL great. It was pretty fun, it was just more colorful and teen pop and girl bands and boy bands were insanely popular, just a great time to be a kid.  It was fun listening to that type of cheesy music when you're a kid, only to realize years later that it had some sexual inuendo lol, but at least it was stil bubbly enough for kids to enjoy it. And wrestling was still awesome!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Tango on 02/10/12 at 1:26 pm

I was born in 1995 and I remember the early 00s well. I remember the late 90s too, in particular playing video games in '98 and '99 and when 2000 came around not much had changed culturally. I had a short hairstyle in 00-01 since it was popular at the time in the UK. I played a lot of video games in the early 00s, on PS1 and PC, and it was only in the mid-00s that I caught up to technology and got an Xbox, by which time the 360 would soon be released and render my new console obsolete. I remember that TV was great in the early 00s, we got saturday morning cartoons and no reality TV sheesh. Computers around that time were big, bulky machines and had a dial-up connection, and web-pages looked very different. This era certainly isn't retro yet, but it is definately dated, I mean, computers were owned by relatively few, video games consoles had corded controllers, and footage from that era looks old and grainy.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 1986baby on 02/12/12 at 3:20 pm

I mean, computers were owned by relatively few, video games consoles had corded controllers, and footage from that era looks old and grainy.


Are you really talking about the early 2000's? You're kidding, right - or am I just too old to realize that?  :o  8)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 1986baby on 02/12/12 at 3:25 pm

Lots of footage after the early 90's (ca. 1994) looks still pretty modern to me; considering the picture quality; not talking about fashion.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Tango on 02/14/12 at 4:45 am


Are you really talking about the early 2000's? You're kidding, right - or am I just too old to realize that?  :o  8)

I just mean that compared to today where computers are owned by almost everyone, in around 2000 most families only had one desktop computer. And by the footage from that era looking old I just meant that if you watch news clips from the late 90s and early 00s, it isn't exactly in high definition, and I also meant people still used camcorders a lot then, which gave footage that grainy look.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 1986baby on 02/14/12 at 9:54 am

From what I have experienced in the early 00's (2000-2002/03):
PCs in households were already considered 'standard' and I can't tell any classmate which hadn't one when I was in 8th-10th grade. Having no PC was already strange during that time - and I don't live in an upper class region (in Germany BTW). I agree with you about when we're talking about 'take away'-computers. It was still something special when somebody had a notebook during that time because they were very expensive in comparison to desktop pcs.

The internet was also not as common as it is today - that's true. Having internet in the early 00's was way more special than it is today... not every household had it for example in 2000/01. There was no common sentence like 'I'll send you that by email, gimme your address' ---- more like: 'Do you have internet access? I could send you that by mail'...  I was one of the earliest in my class when I got it in mid-2000.

About the HD thing - for me it's a late 00's thing. I know that the US started earlier to broadcast in HD but over here they started just in the very late '00's. And I still use a CRT TV, so I see no real difference between the shows of the early and the late 00's. But you're probably right.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 02/14/12 at 7:32 pm

The internet was also not as common as it is today - that's true. Having internet in the early 00's was way more special than it is today... not every household had it for example in 2000/01. There was no common sentence like 'I'll send you that by email, gimme your address' ---- more like: 'Do you have internet access? I could send you that by mail'...  I was one of the earliest in my class when I got it in mid-2000.



Back then people started to get an email address, now getting or having one is popular cause people have a computer now.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 1986baby on 02/15/12 at 12:31 am




Back then people started to get an email address, now getting or having one is popular cause people have a computer now.


You mean getting an email-address without having a computer? I remember people having one without having internet access at home...

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 02/15/12 at 6:46 am


You mean getting an email-address without having a computer? I remember people having one without having internet access at home...


people just found out about one 10-15 years ago and this was Windows 95 at the time.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: fredrickthe94guy on 02/16/12 at 12:18 am


You mean getting an email-address without having a computer? I remember people having one without having internet access at home...


I definitely remember the time where computers just do not have interent access at home at all :p my sister use it only for doing her assignments and playing games (which i played games in too)

I didn't particularly pay too much about email stuff as I didn't know what internet clearly is until 2003 ish

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: NotBorninthe90s00s on 02/16/12 at 11:55 am


I didn't particularly pay too much about email stuff as I didn't know what internet clearly is until 2003 ish


That shows even more that you're a 2000's kid and never a 90's kid.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Brian06 on 02/16/12 at 4:09 pm


From what I have experienced in the early 00's (2000-2002/03):
PCs in households were already considered 'standard' and I can't tell any classmate which hadn't one when I was in 8th-10th grade. Having no PC was already strange during that time - and I don't live in an upper class region (in Germany BTW). I agree with you about when we're talking about 'take away'-computers. It was still something special when somebody had a notebook during that time because they were very expensive in comparison to desktop pcs.

The internet was also not as common as it is today - that's true. Having internet in the early 00's was way more special than it is today... not every household had it for example in 2000/01. There was no common sentence like 'I'll send you that by email, gimme your address' ---- more like: 'Do you have internet access? I could send you that by mail'...  I was one of the earliest in my class when I got it in mid-2000.

About the HD thing - for me it's a late 00's thing. I know that the US started earlier to broadcast in HD but over here they started just in the very late '00's. And I still use a CRT TV, so I see no real difference between the shows of the early and the late 00's. But you're probably right.


As for HDTV in the early 2000s in the USA, it was like this. There were many HDTV "capable" tvs available, but none had HD tuners. Your typical electronics store circa 2001 was pretty much all CRT. Most were CRT or CRT projection for big sets. Plasma was around then too for premium big sets, at this time it was insanely expensive (think ~$5000 for 42"). There were VERY few LCD tvs in the early '00s, and the ones that existed were insanely expensive and very small (15" for $2000). I would say it was 2004-5 when HDTV really started taking off in popularity in the US, by this time CRT was dying as LCD was killing it in the smaller set category. But even in this time (2004) when I first got HDTV, there was what maybe 10-15 HD channels? Now everything's pretty much in HD, so big change there. In larger sets it was mainly DLP and LCD projection, which would later also die to LCD in the late '00s.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ExtremeMan8 on 02/19/12 at 7:21 pm

It was amazing! One of the best times of my life. I was very young but I have such great memories form the early 2000s. I was born in 1995. I wasn't a teen or anything back then (obviously) but I have a great memory and there were many great things I remember from the early 2000s. 2000 - 2001 i remember like other people were saying it was all about bubblegum pop mostly. I remember my sister loved Britney Spears then and she was big with her hit Oops I did it Again and all. 2002-2003, I remember great Disney shows that were big that I liked like, Even Stevens, Lizzie McGuire, That's So Raven, Proud Family, Weekenders, etc. Me and my friends were always obsessed with those shows! Haha I wanted to marry Hilary Duff! XD I liked her a lot back in 2002/2003. Oh and it was the birth of Windows XP around that time in 2001 so that's a big milestone. I sure wish I was born earlier so I could remember more of those great times.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: fredrickthe94guy on 02/20/12 at 4:50 am


It was amazing! One of the best times of my life. I was very young but I have such great memories form the early 2000s. I was born in 1995. I wasn't a teen or anything back then (obviously) but I have a great memory and there were many great things I remember from the early 2000s. 2000 - 2001 i remember like other people were saying it was all about bubblegum pop mostly. I remember my sister loved Britney Spears then and she was big with her hit Oops I did it Again and all. 2002-2003, I remember great Disney shows that were big that I liked like, Even Stevens, Lizzie McGuire, That's So Raven, Proud Family, Weekenders, etc. Me and my friends were always obsessed with those shows! Haha I wanted to marry Hilary Duff! XD I liked her a lot back in 2002/2003. Oh and it was the birth of Windows XP around that time in 2001 so that's a big milestone. I sure wish I was born earlier so I could remember more of those great times.


Yes indeed!!!! I'm only a year older than you too and yes!!!! early 2000s are definitely the best time to be a kid (since the 80s probably) with great shows like that and is still quite balanced between the outside real world and technology. It wasn't too much exposed with media forms of everywhere (that does become a concern towards middle of the decade)

Nickelodeon was actually fun and not overly wacky and tacky. Same case with cartoon network and such.... what happen to those shows now?? its a bit sad watching the new generation fading away into the high exposure of information everywhere. As if childhood is actually very much speeded up. You can definitely notice it with the kind of kids shows of today. Also considering their environment with constant exposure of tablets, laptops, internet phones.... these things did not exist in early 2000s, internet phone do exist around before mid 2000s but even then.. it's different from what it is today....which is why early 2000s seems to be the last era of the old world IMO

eversince that, world has change XD

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 02/20/12 at 5:02 am


Yes indeed!!!! I'm only a year older than you too and yes!!!! early 2000s are definitely the best time to be a kid (since the 80s probably) with great shows like that and is still quite balanced between the outside real world and technology. It wasn't too much exposed with media forms of everywhere (that does become a concern towards middle of the decade)

Nickelodeon was actually fun and not overly wacky and tacky. Same case with cartoon network and such.... what happen to those shows now?? its a bit sad watching the new generation fading away into the high exposure of information everywhere. As if childhood is actually very much speeded up. You can definitely notice it with the kind of kids shows of today. Also considering their environment with constant exposure of tablets, laptops, internet phones.... these things did not exist in early 2000s, internet phone do exist around before mid 2000s but even then.. it's different from what it is today....which is why early 2000s seems to be the last era of the old world IMO


You know what - I thought the same about media when my childhood was over. And that was in the late '90's++  ::) ;)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 02/20/12 at 5:09 am


early 2000s are definitely the best time to be a kid (since the 80s probably)


early-mid '90's for me ;)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: fredrickthe94guy on 02/21/12 at 8:45 pm


early-mid '90's for me ;)


well you had your time and you are 8 years senior of me :p

I was too young to experience most of 1990s so I didnt catch too much on the 1990s as a kid truly (only started to catch on things in 1999 which culturally is basically the same as early 00s)

I felt completely zoned out of todays shows for kids, it's very different and I can't follow it anymore

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 02/22/12 at 6:00 am


I didnt catch too much on the 1990s as a kid truly (only started to catch on things in 1999 which culturally is basically the same as early 00s)


Yeah, like it was often said on this forum. 1999 was definetly not like the 1993/1994-90's. At the actual time, yes, it felt 90's  but 13 years later... not really. But for some reason when the early 2000's hit, it felt definetly 2000's; even in 2000-2003. You see things differently when some years have passed since the period, like today.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 02/22/12 at 7:05 am

I felt completely zoned out of todays shows for kids, it's very different and I can't follow it anymore

I agree with you Fred but I'm older than you and I feel what you're saying about today's kids shows, just not the same when I grew up in the 80's when you had those Saturday Morning cartoons I used to watch in front of the tv.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: kairosan on 02/22/12 at 8:02 am

It was like 1999 part 2.....until mid 2001. then It was half 90's half 2000's By the mid 2ks it had it's own distant culture .....

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Brian06 on 02/22/12 at 12:01 pm


It was like 1999 part 2.....until mid 2001. then It was half 90's half 2000's By the mid 2ks it had it's own distant culture .....


What I think of most when I think of early 2000s is mid 2001 - mid 2003 or so, basically my first 2 years of high school. This is when 9/11 happened, the wars were launched, the first '00s recession happened. In music this was before rap was completely dominant but post-teen pop, the heyday of artists like Eminem, Nelly, Ashanti, Avril Lavigne, Linkin Park, Michelle Branch, System of a Down.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: fredrickthe94guy on 02/23/12 at 6:51 pm


What I think of most when I think of early 2000s is mid 2001 - mid 2003 or so, basically my first 2 years of high school. This is when 9/11 happened, the wars were launched, the first '00s recession happened. In music this was before rap was completely dominant but post-teen pop, the heyday of artists like Eminem, Nelly, Ashanti, Avril Lavigne, Linkin Park, Michelle Branch, System of a Down.


http://i2.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/007/754/happy-cuteness-overload-l.png

nostalgia

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ExtremeMan8 on 02/27/12 at 9:34 pm


It was like 1999 part 2.....until mid 2001. then It was half 90's half 2000's By the mid 2ks it had it's own distant culture .....


I agree with this completely. It seemed like the 2 halves of the 2000s are totally separated in 2 decades with it's own culture. Especially with music, you notice that pop music changes dramatically after 2005. 2004 music and 2006 music are distinctly different. Then, again in 2009 the culture and music changed again. and it will be the same cycle all over again through the 10s. XD

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: fredrickthe94guy on 03/05/12 at 6:13 pm

early 2000s up to 2001 is basically Y2K culture, 2002-2007 basicaly the true true 00's culture with the actual rapid change between 2004 and 2006 with the increased presence of personalisation webpages and the start of mass online video watching around 2005 ish :p

2008 however was the starting point of our electronic era and twitter was born. i can tell the difference between 2007 and 2008. Emo/scene culture was predominant in 2007 and 2008 was the beginning of te hpisters/indie breaking out big in the scene but the glamour electronic swiftly took over

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Ta'Quan on 03/18/12 at 4:48 am

To me, the early-2000s was a remarkable period for my childhood. Back then, I used to wear these strap or multiple-belt looking shoes/sandles back then during 3rd and 4th grade (don't remember if they were one of the latest fashion crazes at the time) and I also used to wear a couple of brightly-colored and beautifully well-patterned sweaters and winter hats that looked really similar to the coogi sweaters that Biggie Smalls sported back in the 90's. The music at the time was phenomenal as well! The early-2000's saw Teen Pop music at its peak (circa 2002) until it was resurrected at least two years before the end of the decade, Alternative, Pop-Punk, Underground, Metal, and Post-Grunge graced much of the Rock scene, and my most favorite two genres, Hip Hop/Rap and Urban Contemporary, was experiencing golden age that probably rivaled that of the late-80's in my personal opinion. Early-'00s Teen Pop had various talents such as Britney Spears, NSYNC, Christiana Aguilera, Backstreet, Nelly (he was phenomenon back then in Hip Hop and I'm still cool with his music, but he was pretty Pop as well), Avril Lavigne, Pink, Dream Street, Michelle Branch, Hilary Duff, and Ashlee Simpson. Early-'00s Rock music was represented by Puddle of Mudd (I LOVE Blurry btw, Thanx Ace Combat 5! And normally I'm not a big rock fan! lol), Kid Rock, Foo Fighters, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Linkin' Park, Evanescence, Creed, Nickelback, Simple Plan, Good Charlotte, Fall Out Boy, Sum 41, The All-American Rejects, Chemical Romance, The Strokes, and Blink-182. For Early-'00s Hip Hop/Rap, this massive genre was represented by Ja Rule, Nelly, Jay-Z, DMX, 50 Cent, Fat Joe, Lil Jon & the Eastside Boyz, the Ying Yang Twins, Erick Sermon, Chingy, Lil Bow Wow, Lil Romeo, Xzibit, Nas, Freeway, Cam'Ron, P. Diddy, Eminem, Lil Kim, Trina, Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Pharrell, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, The Neptunes, OutKast, Jacki-O, Juvenile, Ice Cube, LL Cool J, Petey Pablo, Fabolous, Mobb Deep, Big Pun, Common, Chamillionaire, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Eve, Wyclef Jean, and Twista. As for Urban Contemporary (fyi:this is a genre that is pre-dominantly R&B with some influences of Dance, Pop, Hip Hop, Soul, Quiet Storm, Gospel, Neo-Soul, Funk, and/or Reggae Fusion), this genre during the eary-2000's gave or saw the rise of Usher, Jill Scott, Ashanti, Amerie, Jennifer Lopez (she mostly went by the name J-Lo back in those days), The Black Eyed Peas, Shaggy, Janet Jackson, 3LW, 112, Next, Case, Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Destiny's Child, Brandy, Michael Jackson, Aaliyah, R. Kelly, B2K, Yolonda Adams, Erykah Badu, Mario, Ginuwine, Mya, Sisqo, Dru Hill, Lucy Pearl, and D'Angelo. Overall, the early-2000's (2000-2003) in music was a very intricate, unique, and golden period and I constantly look back on it with tremendous nostalgia! The early-'00s were also fertile ground for childhood development television-wise as well! Back then, I used to tune in on Kids WB to catch me some Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Mummy, Evolution, The Lost World, Beastmaster, Generation-O, Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, etc. Then there was Fox Kids (later came the Fox Box sometime by 2003) and I used to watch Digimon, Sonic X, Kirby, Godzilla, TMNT, etc. Meanwhile on Cartoon Network, I always looked forward to Ed Edd n Eddy, Dexter's Lab, Powerpuff Girls (even though I didn't liked them at the time despite the fact that I had a crush on Bubbles and I loved their 2002 movie), Cow and Chicken, Toonami, Cartoon Network Theater, Cartoon Cartoon Fridays, I Am Weasel, Johnny Bravo, Samurai Jack (one of THE most EPIC shows in the history of Cartoon Network), KND, Miguzi, Hamtaro, Duck Dodgers, Acme Hour, Mike Lu & Og, Courage the Cowardly Dog, BoomerRang, Times Squad, Justice League, and Sheep in the Big City. On Nick, we had... Spongebob, Cousin Skeeter, All That, Hey Arnold, Rugrats, All Grown Up, Jimmy Neutron, Rocko's Modern Life, The Wild Thornberrys (I was in LOVE with Eliza and the wildlife), The Butt Ugly Martians (I bet some of yall probably don't even remember them LOL), Rocket Power, CatDog, Eddie McDowl:100 Deeds, The Fairy OddParents, etc. While on Disney(including Toon Disney and Zoog Disney)...Lizzie McGuire, That's So Raven, The Proud Family, Even Stevens, Mike Super Short Show, Disney 411, Bug Juice, Lilo & Stitch, Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, Timon and Pumbaa, Hercules, Peper Ann, Doug, House of Mouse, Stanley, Rollie Pollie, Out of the Box, Kim Possible, Buzz Lightyear, etc. Jetix at the time had on Beyblade, Dragon Booster, Digimon (Season 4), and Tarzan. PBS Kids had on Redwall, Arthur, Reading Rainbow, Clifford, Dragon Tales, and The Berenstein Bears. My most favorite movies during this era were Pokemon the Movie 2000, Pokemon Movie 3:Spell of the Unown, Pokemon 4Ever, Pokemon Heroes, Jurassic Park 3, Country Bears, Brother Bear, Monsters, Inc., Lion King 1/2, Dinosaur, Cheaper by the Dozen, Kill Bill, Austin Powers in Goldmember, SwordFish, A.I., I.Robot, The Lord of the Rings (the final third one was probably the LONGEST movie I had ever seen in theaters until Avatar), Blade 2, Romeo Must Die, Rush Hour 2, Halloween:Resurrection, Digimon The Movie, Jimmy Neutron the Movie, Hey Arnold The Movie, The Wild ThornBerry Movie, Eight-Legged Freaks, Freaky Friday, Finding Nemo, The Powerpuff Girls Movie, Final Fantasy:The Spirits Within, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Treasure Planet, Titan A.E., Shrek, Rugrats in Paris, DrumLine, Resident Evil, Big Momma's House, and Like Mike. This was the era that got me really into the Anime phenomenon that was sweeping across the nation since 1998, here a just some of the Anime that grew up on (excluding the ones I already stated previously in order to avoid repititiveness)...Sailor Moon, Cardcaptors, Yu Yu Hakusho, Rurouni Kensin, Inuyasha, S-Cry-Ed, Blue Gender, DBZ, DBGT, Wolf's Rain, Cowboy Bebop, Big O, FLCL, and Case Closed. In relation to video games, everybody including myself were still playing with Gameboy Colors up until like 2002 and the N64 was still wide usage at the start of the decade. Despite its short lifespan, the Dreamcast was much more popular during the early-'00s than many people originally thought. The PS2 came on to the scene around 2000 (I got mine on Christmas of 2002) as well as the XBox, whose survival was owed in no small part by the almost mythical sucess and hyperstardom effect of Halo:Combat Evolved that helped to usurped several new rules in First-Person Shooter, Multiplayer, and gaming in general! Then later, we had the GameCube and the Gameboy Advance! Most people still used dial-up back in those days as well as a mixture of Windows 95 and/or Windows 2000, I didn't really cared that much for the Internet back then except when it came to playing games on Yahooligans, playing online UNO, or playing my Reader's Rabbit 3rd Grade Edition educational game.Trading, battling, and collecting both Pokemon, YuGiOh, and to a lesser extent Digimon cards was SOOOOOOOOOO common back then it would be easy to look back on it all and say that it one of the biggest trends of the era (The kids nowadays still play with both Pokecards and Yugicards, but not NEARLY as much as we used to do back in the early-'00s). School was great back then too, even though I only had few friends back then because of my Autism-related shyness, plus I was more of a Nature-lover than a People-person to be strictly honest. But either way, those were more innocent and youthful times! So there you have it, the early-2000s from my perspective as I growing up during that period! In September of 2000, I turned 8, by Sept. of 2003, I turned 11. My 11th birthday was probably the best B-Day so far because on the week of my B-Day, I went to New York City for the first time EVER traveling via travel bus here in D.C. 'cause you know, 9/11 was only two years ago at the time! Times Square was AMAZING! Planet Hollywood, The "Naked" Cowboy, the neonic lights from the screentrons and adveritsement-lit buildings, and the BIG-A** Toys 'R' Us up there too! Just when I thought things couldn't have gotten any better, we went to the Pokemon Center (now called the Nintendo Center) in nearby Rockefeller, I WAS IN COMPLETE HEAVEN!!!!!!!! THOSE WERE THE DAYS SON, I'M TELLING YOU! I AM PROUD TO BE A "HYBRID" (B.9/26/92, Childhood=1996-2004)! Enjoy your nostalgia and reminesences people! HYBRIDS ARE THE TRUEST! ;D  :D  ;)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: danootaandme on 03/18/12 at 5:19 am

Wowee Ta'Quan, that is some post.  When I got to the end and you mentioned your autism-related shyness I understood.  My son has autism, and there are a couple of posters here with autism.  :)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: fredrickthe94guy on 03/18/12 at 5:57 am


To me, the early-2000s was a remarkable period for my childhood. Back then, I used to wear these strap or multiple-belt looking shoes/sandles back then during 3rd and 4th grade (don't remember if they were one of the latest fashion crazes at the time) and I also used to wear a couple of brightly-colored and beautifully well-patterned sweaters and winter hats that looked really similar to the coogi sweaters that Biggie Smalls sported back in the 90's. The music at the time was phenomenal as well! The early-2000's saw Teen Pop music at its peak (circa 2002) until it was resurrected at least two years before the end of the decade, Alternative, Pop-Punk, Underground, Metal, and Post-Grunge graced much of the Rock scene, and my most favorite two genres, Hip Hop/Rap and Urban Contemporary, was experiencing golden age that probably rivaled that of the late-80's in my personal opinion. Early-'00s Teen Pop had various talents such as Britney Spears, NSYNC, Christiana Aguilera, Backstreet, Nelly (he was phenomenon back then in Hip Hop and I'm still cool with his music, but he was pretty Pop as well), Avril Lavigne, Pink, Dream Street, Michelle Branch, Hilary Duff, and Ashlee Simpson. Early-'00s Rock music was represented by Puddle of Mudd (I LOVE Blurry btw, Thanx Ace Combat 5! And normally I'm not a big rock fan! lol), Kid Rock, Foo Fighters, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Linkin' Park, Evanescence, Creed, Nickelback, Simple Plan, Good Charlotte, Fall Out Boy, Sum 41, The All-American Rejects, Chemical Romance, The Strokes, and Blink-182. For Early-'00s Hip Hop/Rap, this massive genre was represented by Ja Rule, Nelly, Jay-Z, DMX, 50 Cent, Fat Joe, Lil Jon & the Eastside Boyz, the Ying Yang Twins, Erick Sermon, Chingy, Lil Bow Wow, Lil Romeo, Xzibit, Nas, Freeway, Cam'Ron, P. Diddy, Eminem, Lil Kim, Trina, Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Pharrell, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, The Neptunes, OutKast, Jacki-O, Juvenile, Ice Cube, LL Cool J, Petey Pablo, Fabolous, Mobb Deep, Big Pun, Common, Chamillionaire, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Eve, Wyclef Jean, and Twista. As for Urban Contemporary (fyi:this is a genre that is pre-dominantly R&B with some influences of Dance, Pop, Hip Hop, Soul, Quiet Storm, Gospel, Neo-Soul, Funk, and/or Reggae Fusion), this genre during the eary-2000's gave or saw the rise of Usher, Jill Scott, Ashanti, Amerie, Jennifer Lopez (she mostly went by the name J-Lo back in those days), The Black Eyed Peas, Shaggy, Janet Jackson, 3LW, 112, Next, Case, Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Destiny's Child, Brandy, Michael Jackson, Aaliyah, R. Kelly, B2K, Yolonda Adams, Erykah Badu, Mario, Ginuwine, Mya, Sisqo, Dru Hill, Lucy Pearl, and D'Angelo. Overall, the early-2000's (2000-2003) in music was a very intricate, unique, and golden period and I constantly look back on it with tremendous nostalgia! The early-'00s were also fertile ground for childhood development television-wise as well! Back then, I used to tune in on Kids WB to catch me some Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Mummy, Evolution, The Lost World, Beastmaster, Generation-O, Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, etc. Then there was Fox Kids (later came the Fox Box sometime by 2003) and I used to watch Digimon, Sonic X, Kirby, Godzilla, TMNT, etc. Meanwhile on Cartoon Network, I always looked forward to Ed Edd n Eddy, Dexter's Lab, Powerpuff Girls (even though I didn't liked them at the time despite the fact that I had a crush on Bubbles and I loved their 2002 movie), Cow and Chicken, Toonami, Cartoon Network Theater, Cartoon Cartoon Fridays, I Am Weasel, Johnny Bravo, Samurai Jack (one of THE most EPIC shows in the history of Cartoon Network), KND, Miguzi, Hamtaro, Duck Dodgers, Acme Hour, Mike Lu & Og, Courage the Cowardly Dog, BoomerRang, Times Squad, Justice League, and Sheep in the Big City. On Nick, we had... Spongebob, Cousin Skeeter, All That, Hey Arnold, Rugrats, All Grown Up, Jimmy Neutron, Rocko's Modern Life, The Wild Thornberrys (I was in LOVE with Eliza and the wildlife), The Butt Ugly Martians (I bet some of yall probably don't even remember them LOL), Rocket Power, CatDog, Eddie McDowl:100 Deeds, The Fairy OddParents, etc. While on Disney(including Toon Disney and Zoog Disney)...Lizzie McGuire, That's So Raven, The Proud Family, Even Stevens, Mike Super Short Show, Disney 411, Bug Juice, Lilo & Stitch, Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, Timon and Pumbaa, Hercules, Peper Ann, Doug, House of Mouse, Stanley, Rollie Pollie, Out of the Box, Kim Possible, Buzz Lightyear, etc. Jetix at the time had on Beyblade, Dragon Booster, Digimon (Season 4), and Tarzan. PBS Kids had on Redwall, Arthur, Reading Rainbow, Clifford, Dragon Tales, and The Berenstein Bears. My most favorite movies during this era were Pokemon the Movie 2000, Pokemon Movie 3:Spell of the Unown, Pokemon 4Ever, Pokemon Heroes, Jurassic Park 3, Country Bears, Brother Bear, Monsters, Inc., Lion King 1/2, Dinosaur, Cheaper by the Dozen, Kill Bill, Austin Powers in Goldmember, SwordFish, A.I., I.Robot, The Lord of the Rings (the final third one was probably the LONGEST movie I had ever seen in theaters until Avatar), Blade 2, Romeo Must Die, Rush Hour 2, Halloween:Resurrection, Digimon The Movie, Jimmy Neutron the Movie, Hey Arnold The Movie, The Wild ThornBerry Movie, Eight-Legged Freaks, Freaky Friday, Finding Nemo, The Powerpuff Girls Movie, Final Fantasy:The Spirits Within, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Treasure Planet, Titan A.E., Shrek, Rugrats in Paris, DrumLine, Resident Evil, Big Momma's House, and Like Mike. This was the era that got me really into the Anime phenomenon that was sweeping across the nation since 1998, here a just some of the Anime that grew up on (excluding the ones I already stated previously in order to avoid repititiveness)...Sailor Moon, Cardcaptors, Yu Yu Hakusho, Rurouni Kensin, Inuyasha, S-Cry-Ed, Blue Gender, DBZ, DBGT, Wolf's Rain, Cowboy Bebop, Big O, FLCL, and Case Closed. In relation to video games, everybody including myself were still playing with Gameboy Colors up until like 2002 and the N64 was still wide usage at the start of the decade. Despite its short lifespan, the Dreamcast was much more popular during the early-'00s than many people originally thought. The PS2 came on to the scene around 2000 (I got mine on Christmas of 2002) as well as the XBox, whose survival was owed in no small part by the almost mythical sucess and hyperstardom effect of Halo:Combat Evolved that helped to usurped several new rules in First-Person Shooter, Multiplayer, and gaming in general! Then later, we had the GameCube and the Gameboy Advance! Most people still used dial-up back in those days as well as a mixture of Windows 95 and/or Windows 2000, I didn't really cared that much for the Internet back then except when it came to playing games on Yahooligans, playing online UNO, or playing my Reader's Rabbit 3rd Grade Edition educational game.Trading, battling, and collecting both Pokemon, YuGiOh, and to a lesser extent Digimon cards was SOOOOOOOOOO common back then it would be easy to look back on it all and say that it one of the biggest trends of the era (The kids nowadays still play with both Pokecards and Yugicards, but not NEARLY as much as we used to do back in the early-'00s). School was great back then too, even though I only had few friends back then because of my Autism-related shyness, plus I was more of a Nature-lover than a People-person to be strictly honest. But either way, those were more innocent and youthful times! So there you have it, the early-2000s from my perspective as I growing up during that period! In September of 2000, I turned 8, by Sept. of 2003, I turned 11. My 11th birthday was probably the best B-Day so far because on the week of my B-Day, I went to New York City for the first time EVER traveling via travel bus here in D.C. 'cause you know, 9/11 was only two years ago at the time! Times Square was AMAZING! Planet Hollywood, The "Naked" Cowboy, the neonic lights from the screentrons and adveritsement-lit buildings, and the BIG-A** Toys 'R' Us up there too! Just when I thought things couldn't have gotten any better, we went to the Pokemon Center (now called the Nintendo Center) in nearby Rockefeller, I WAS IN COMPLETE HEAVEN!!!!!!!! THOSE WERE THE DAYS SON, I'M TELLING YOU! I AM PROUD TO BE A "HYBRID" (B.9/26/92, Childhood=1996-2004)! Enjoy your nostalgia and reminesences people! HYBRIDS ARE THE TRUEST! ;D  :D  ;)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Bamslam11 on 04/09/12 at 2:37 am

Well I was born in 1993 so I would have to say I came of age around 1996-2003.

I can tell you that it was such a hassle to get online because you needed to have the phone out of use for some reason lol

Apple made a comeback with their colorful iMac, perfect for kids in school

Bill Clinton brought the US out of the recession of the early 90s and we reached a heyday until a couple of years ago

TV was full of shows like Friends, Pokemon, Will and Grace, Courage the Cowardly Dog, CatDog, Seinfeld, Little Bear, Blue's Clues, Recess, Chalkzone, Spongebob and Buffy the Vampire Slayer among others

9/11 pretty much threw the country into a sort of cynical world view and thus changed our personalities

Music was actually good! Goo Goo Dolls, Natalie Imbruglia, Creed, Train, Britney Spears, Matchbox 20, Nelly Furtado, Jason Mraz, Maroon 5, Kylie Minogue, Alicia Keys, No Doubt and Coldplay had rose to fame around this time

The gaming systems of choice included the Gameboy Color and Advance, the Playstation 1, Sega Genesis, and Nintendo 64

CD players were very common while mp3 players were first being developed

"Be Kind, Rewind" was the unofficial motto of video stores that rented VHS tapes

You could fill a tank of gas for a bout a $1.50 a gallon!

An adult ticket to Disneyland would've cost around 30 to 40 bucks

Some kids thought that Gatorade really made you have colored sweat lol

Lunchables were a godsend at during lunch time a school

Hot Cheetos were "Dangerously Cheesy" not super creepy with today's Chester Cheetah

Email and chat rooms were the only social networking you can do until Myspace came out in 2003

Danimals had ALL the animals, not just Bongo the monkey

Disney Channel had mostly cartoons

Toys R Us was heaven for kids haha

That's about all I can remember right now lol I'm 18 by the way and super nostalgic haha

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: af2010 on 04/10/12 at 7:05 am


Well I was born in 1993 so I would have to say I came of age around 1996-2003.


You came of age at 10 years old?  Okay...

Anyway, I was in my early teens at the time so you could say I was somewhat of a kid.  For television, it was probably the height of anime in the US.  Pokemon was everywhere, although it was aimed at kids slightly younger than me, but some people my age were into it.  Spongebob, Catdog, and Rocket Power were the new Nicktoons, which was around the time I stopped watching Nick, but I caught a few episodes.  As a 13/14 year old, I thought Jackass was the funniest thing I had ever seen.

For music, there was a lot more variety (in popular music at least).  You had teen pop like Brittney Spears, NSYNC, etc., which was similar to today's pop but not as much hip hop/electro influenced... you could actually tell the difference between each genre.  For rap Nelly, Ludacris, Mystikal, Ja Rule, and of course Eminem were some of the big names.  The culture was also more vulgar than today's in my opinion.  Stuff like Limp Bizkit, System of a Down, Slipknot, ICP, was popular.

9/11 was obviously huge.  It pretty much dominated the headlines for the remainder of the early 00s.  But it was still a fun time though, for me at least.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Emman on 04/10/12 at 1:46 pm


You came of age at 10 years old?  Okay...


I was thinking something similar, actually he/she said they came of age in 1996, making them only 2/3 at the time. :o

Do you notice that you don't really hear anyone born in the '70s or '80s overcompensate their early experiences online, I never thought much about the late '80s/early '90s when I was Bamslam11's age(late teens), I only see this exaggeration in mid/late '90s born(1993-1999).

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Brian06 on 04/10/12 at 7:46 pm


I was thinking something similar, actually he/she said they came of age in 1996, making them only 2/3 at the time. :o

Do you notice that you don't really hear anyone born in the '70s or '80s overcompensate their early experiences online, I never thought much about the late '80s/early '90s when I was Bamslam11's age(late teens), I only see this exaggeration in mid/late '90s born(1993-1999).


Yeah me either. It's like me saying I came of age in 1990...a year I can barely remember at best.  ;D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: joeman on 04/11/12 at 10:07 pm


Yeah me either. It's like me saying I came of age in 1990...a year I can barely remember at best.  ;D


I think coming of age is a bad word that he uses.  Also early childhood isn't that influential at all, it is your early-mid 20s that is most important imo.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 04/12/12 at 6:50 am


I think coming of age is a bad word that he uses.  Also early childhood isn't that influential at all, it is your early-mid 20s that is most important imo.


then comes your mid 30's which are more important than the 20's.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 04/12/12 at 8:12 am


it is your early-mid 20s that is most important imo.


Agreed! The mid-late 2000's were the years that really defined me. The only interests which are leftovers from my childhood are geography and traveling. But going on my own travels was only possible from the mid-00's on, so these are the most influential years up till now.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: BAMslam11 on 04/17/12 at 2:16 pm

Sorry I meant that instead of coming of age, I meant that those years were the best in my childhood lol the early 00s did influence. Sorry for the awkwardness lol ;)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Ta'Quan on 04/19/12 at 12:13 am

Oh, and I nearly forgot, here are some of the video games and songs that I would say pretty much influenced my life one way or another during this time period. Btw, I was a PS2, GBColor, Dreamcast, and GBAdvance owner back then. Heck, I still got all of them! OLD SKOOL!  ;D

For games: Kingdom Hearts (2002), Turok:Evolution (2002) I used to go hard on this game, Lord of the Rings (2002 & 2003), Finding Nemo (2003), Pokemon Gold (2000), Dreamcast Generator (2000 Demo Edition), Crazy Taxi (2000) One of the GREATEST and funniest game I have ever played, Sly Cooper and the Theivius Raccoonis (2002), Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis (2003) I actually bought this game on my 12th B-Day in '04 but I did purchased the guidebook in '03 either at K-Mart or FuncoLand, Jurassic Park 3: Island Attack (2001), Ecco the Dolphin (2000?), and Final Fantasy X (2002) One of the most beautiful FF games in history and this back then before Square Enix (Square Soft back then) have gotten so...(sighs) Let's just say SE needs to step their game up! Get it! :D

For music: Ride Wit Me, Nelly (2001), Long Walk, Jill Scott (2000), The Light, Common (2000), The Real Slim Shady, Eminem (2000), Raise Up, Petey Pablo (2001), Ms. Jackson, Outkast (2001) THIS WAS THE SONG MAN!, Differences, Ginuwine (2002), Bow Wow (What's My Name), Bow Wow (2000) He was like one of the best rappers to me at the time! :), Always On Time, Ja Rule (2001), Music, Erick Sermon (2001), Loverboy, Mariah Carey (2001), Pokemon World (The 2000 Movie verison), Look Through My Eyes, Phil Collins (2003, Brother Bear), Just A Friend, Mario (2002), Thong Song, Sisqo (2000) Everybody used to went HARD on this joint, Oops, I Did It Again, Britney Spears (2000), Beautiful, Snoop Dogg (2003), Izzo Hova, Jay-Z (2001), 2nd Childhood, Nas (2002), E.I., Nelly (2000), All For You, Janet Jackson (2001) I was in love with this song, It Wasn't Me, Shaggy (2001) I'M SORRY BUT YOU MUST HAVE BEEN BORN AFTER LIKE 1994 OR 1995 IF YOU DIDN'T REMEMBER THIS SONG ON THE RADIO ALMOST EVERYDAY! :o, The Proud Family Theme Song (2001), That's So Raven Theme Song (2002?), Kim Possible Theme Song, Christina Milan (2002), Dance Wit Me, 112 (2001), Bad Boy For Life, P. Diddy (2001), In Da Club, 50 Cent (2003), Lose Yourself, Eminem (2002), Put It On Me, Ja Rule (2000), Aint It Funny Murder Remix, J. Lo (2002), Talkin' To Me, Amerie (2002), Work It, Missy Elliott (2002), ALL OF AALIYAH'S SONGS FROM THE ERA ESPECIALLY TRY AGAIN, No More Baby Im'a Do Right, 3LW (2000), You Don't Have To Call, Usher (2001), Party Up, DMX (2000), U Don't Know, Jay-Z (2001), Made You Look, Nas (2002), What's Your Fantasy, Ludacris (2000), It's So Hard, Big Pun (2000), Stutter, Joe (2001), Dance Tonight, Lucy Pearl (2000), Forgot About Dre, Dr. Dre (2000), Superman, Eminem (2003), Incomplete, Sisqo (2000), Country Grammer, Nelly (2000), Bounce Wit Me, Lil Bow Wow (2000), Whatchu Like, Da Brat (2000), Fallin', Alicia Keys (2001), It's Love, Jill Scott (2000), Air Force Ones, Nelly (2002), Milkshake, Kelis (2003), Girls Girls Girls, Jay-Z (2001), One Mic, Nas (2002), Oochie Wally, QB's Finest (2000), Guess Who's Back, Scarface (2002), Luv U Better, LL Cool J (2002) I used to love this song, Love Of My Life, Erykah Badu (2002), The Next Episode, Dr. Dre (2000), The Way You Move, Outkast (2003), Step In The Name Of Love, R. Kelly (2002) This song was like one of the greatest dancefloor tracks of the time especially at a party, Cha Cha Slide, Mr. C (2000) Another iconic dancefloor smash hit of the era, Livin' It Up, Ja Rule (2001), #1, Nelly (2001), Right Thurr, Chingy (2003), Move B***h, Ludacris (2002), Magic Stick, Lil Kim (2003) Relax ppl I didn't even knew what a "Magic Stick" really was back then ;), A World Without Fences (The Lady and the Tramp 2: Scamp's Adventure) My 3rd Grade used to play this song over and over and just kind of stuck LOL, Independent Woman Pt.1, Destiny's Child (2000), Crazy In Love, Beyonce (2003), What We Do, Freeway (2003), Oh Boy, Cam'Ron (2003), Excuse Me Miss, Jay-Z (2003), Hey Arnold the Movie's version of It Takes Two by Lil Romeo, You Remind Me, Usher (2001), Get Ur Freak On, Missy Elliott (2001), Let Me Blow Ya Mind, Eve (2001), Shake Ya Azz, Mystikal (2000) This was perhaps my most favorite song on the radio back in '00, You Don't Know My Name, Alicia Keys (2003), Hot In Herre, Nelly (2002), ALL OF ASHANTI'S SONGS BACK THEN, Gossip Folks, Missy Elliott (2002), and Get Low, Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz (2002). This list of songs could actually be even LONGER, but I decided to stop here in order to save up space. So here are some of the songs and games that influenced my childhood. WHAT YALL KNOW ABOUT THAT!  ;D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: fredrickthe94guy on 04/21/12 at 6:18 am

HOLY CRAP

all the things you mentioned I can remember every single one of them

(except some games that weren't available in my country at all)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Lauren on 04/25/12 at 9:12 pm


I'm curious to know what life was like as a kid in the early 00s, since I was too young to experience it. (I wanna hear from mainly those born from like 90-93). What was culture like?  I was born in '97 and I'm 14 now. The most I remember is from 02-03, but it's not clear.  I'm an only child, so I have no bros and sisters to chat with. I always hear early 90s baby saying how fun the early 00s were. I got my first ipod in 07.  So yea,  I was born into tech stuff. I kinda wish I was born earlier to experience life before 9/11. It sucks that I was born at the worse time  :\'(



I was born in 1992.
All of my childhood music was still on cassette tapes. CD's didn't really come in to being the norm until at least 2001. I remember we had walkmans that I would listen to on the bus. A walkman was a portable CD player (everyone had one, it is kind of like an iPod now) My families first computer was probably purchased in 2000. It was HUGE! It was a dial up computer too, so you couldn't be on the phone at the same time as being on the computer. We had instant messenger which was a huge deal. The only other people we knew with computers were my cousins, so they were the only people I would chat with. I wasn't aloud to get a cell phone until I was 13, before that only my mom had one. The cell phone was huge and chunky, and it couldn't take pictures, and you couldn't text (texting wasn't even around then) As for pop culture, I actually watched the premiere of Spongebob on Nick. My mom thought it was "inappropriate" haha. On Nick was Spongebob Squarepants, Cat and Dog, and Hey Arnold! On Disney (which back then was actually aimed twords an older audience, mostly teens, now it is for little kids) Lizzie McGuire, Even Stevens (where Shia Labouf got his start), So Weird, In a Heart Beat, That's So Raven, Movie Surfers, The Proud Family, The Famous Jet Jackson, The Jersey, Bug Juice, and Phil Of The Future (can you tell I watched Disney a lot!) As for Disney Channel Origional Movies, The Luck of The Irish, Susie Q, Wish Apon a Star,  The Paper Brigade, Under Wraps, Halloween Town (the first) Zenon, girl of the 21st Century (1999, it wasn't the 21st century yet) The Color of Friendship

Britney, Nsync, and Backstreet boys were HUGE. Pokemon was the thing, Nintendos were big (especially when they came out with colored screens) I remember when Harry Potter came out, everyone was obsessed and waiting for the next ones.

I remember when 9-11 happened. I remember before that you could bring knives on planes (my mother used to be able to bring her army knife on vacation) All you had to do at the airport was walk through a metal detector (with your shoes on and all!) I also remember when gas was below 2 dollars.

I didn't get my first iPod until I was 13 (same with a cell phone) And it was one of the first iPods (really chunky, before they came out with anything like the touch or even the nano, they were still making iPod minis which they don't anymore)

Overall life was a lot simpler.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: fredrickthe94guy on 04/26/12 at 3:31 am



I was born in 1992.
All of my childhood music was still on cassette tapes. CD's didn't really come in to being the norm until at least 2001. I remember we had walkmans that I would listen to on the bus. A walkman was a portable CD player (everyone had one, it is kind of like an iPod now) My families first computer was probably purchased in 2000. It was HUGE! It was a dial up computer too, so you couldn't be on the phone at the same time as being on the computer. We had instant messenger which was a huge deal. The only other people we knew with computers were my cousins, so they were the only people I would chat with. I wasn't aloud to get a cell phone until I was 13, before that only my mom had one. The cell phone was huge and chunky, and it couldn't take pictures, and you couldn't text (texting wasn't even around then) As for pop culture, I actually watched the premiere of Spongebob on Nick. My mom thought it was "inappropriate" haha. On Nick was Spongebob Squarepants, Cat and Dog, and Hey Arnold! On Disney (which back then was actually aimed twords an older audience, mostly teens, now it is for little kids) Lizzie McGuire, Even Stevens (where Shia Labouf got his start), So Weird, In a Heart Beat, That's So Raven, Movie Surfers, The Proud Family, The Famous Jet Jackson, The Jersey, Bug Juice, and Phil Of The Future (can you tell I watched Disney a lot!) As for Disney Channel Origional Movies, The Luck of The Irish, Susie Q, Wish Apon a Star,  The Paper Brigade, Under Wraps, Halloween Town (the first) Zenon, girl of the 21st Century (1999, it wasn't the 21st century yet) The Color of Friendship

Britney, Nsync, and Backstreet boys were HUGE. Pokemon was the thing, Nintendos were big (especially when they came out with colored screens) I remember when Harry Potter came out, everyone was obsessed and waiting for the next ones.

I remember when 9-11 happened. I remember before that you could bring knives on planes (my mother used to be able to bring her army knife on vacation) All you had to do at the airport was walk through a metal detector (with your shoes on and all!) I also remember when gas was below 2 dollars.

I didn't get my first iPod until I was 13 (same with a cell phone) And it was one of the first iPods (really chunky, before they came out with anything like the touch or even the nano, they were still making iPod minis which they don't anymore)

Overall life was a lot simpler.


This Applied to me too!!!! I'm a 1994 born and we have a very similar experience with the exception of me receiving those technologies few years earlier according to my age at the similar time you received your cellphones, internet and stuff

I was Amazed by the technology when we can watch VCD's/DVD's on our computer from PC and yes we use cassetes often and hell yes I remember cellphones without sms and those other features

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 04/26/12 at 8:17 am


CD's didn't really come in to being the norm until at least 2001.


In what relation? CD's became mainstream already in the 80's and were the norm in the early 90's.  :o

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 04/26/12 at 7:18 pm


In what relation? CD's became mainstream already in the 80's and were the norm in the early 90's.  :o


I think that's when cassette tapes were starting to fade away.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 04/26/12 at 7:35 pm


In what relation? CD's became mainstream already in the 80's and were the norm in the early 90's.  :o


I started buying CD's in 1990 or '91.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Ta'Quan on 05/14/12 at 4:51 am

Hey people, it just so happens that some of the "best" and "worst" fashion trends and fads of the 90s, mainly the early-90s, appear to be making a strong comeback! For me, I'm sporting the plaid flannel shirts that were so popular back then within the Hip Hop and Grunge communities and a pair of Steve Madden leather boots. I'm also interested in trying out Converse shoes for the first time and MAYBE a neon-colored shirt/sweater (hopefully it won't look awkward on a guy like me lol) and perhaps even try out a denim jean jacket. So going through all of this just gave me an idea. What kind of fashion trends and fads of the early-2000s would love (or not) to see make a major comeback sometime next decade (2020s)? Oh, and feel free to comment about what kind of retro trends from the early-90s are yall sporting as of 2012. :) I am fairly curious. ;)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: anonymous on 05/20/12 at 8:26 pm


Hey people, it just so happens that some of the "best" and "worst" fashion trends and fads of the 90s, mainly the early-90s, appear to be making a strong comeback! For me, I'm sporting the plaid flannel shirts that were so popular back then within the Hip Hop and Grunge communities and a pair of Steve Madden leather boots. I'm also interested in trying out Converse shoes for the first time and MAYBE a neon-colored shirt/sweater (hopefully it won't look awkward on a guy like me lol) and perhaps even try out a denim jean jacket. So going through all of this just gave me an idea. What kind of fashion trends and fads of the early-2000s would love (or not) to see make a major comeback sometime next decade (2020s)? Oh, and feel free to comment about what kind of retro trends from the early-90s are yall sporting as of 2012. :) I am fairly curious. ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4VbOHvaPRc&feature=fvst

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Rafael on 05/20/12 at 11:56 pm


Hey people, it just so happens that some of the "best" and "worst" fashion trends and fads of the 90s, mainly the early-90s, appear to be making a strong comeback! For me, I'm sporting the plaid flannel shirts that were so popular back then within the Hip Hop and Grunge communities and a pair of Steve Madden leather boots. I'm also interested in trying out Converse shoes for the first time and MAYBE a neon-colored shirt/sweater (hopefully it won't look awkward on a guy like me lol) and perhaps even try out a denim jean jacket. So going through all of this just gave me an idea. What kind of fashion trends and fads of the early-2000s would love (or not) to see make a major comeback sometime next decade (2020s)? Oh, and feel free to comment about what kind of retro trends from the early-90s are yall sporting as of 2012. :) I am fairly curious. ;)


is ironic because grunge and gansta rap isnt popular right now and today music is very anti 1990s

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Ta'Quan on 05/21/12 at 3:08 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4VbOHvaPRc&feature=fvst
SO ANGRY jk LOL. I LMFAO at that video link! That was pure genius! But here is an update. My fellow early-2000s kids, in case yall haven't found out (which I bet yall did), our old friend from our childhood has been resurrected from the dead. Our hardcore counterpart to the more "family-friendly" Saturday Morning cartoons on Disney, Cartoon Network, Kids WB, and Fox Kids. TOONAMI IS BACK BITCHES! Coming to Adult Swim on May 26, 2012 @ midnight! Jog down a list of some of the shows you will love to see back on Toonami.

I would love to see...Sailor Moon (IDGAF if it was primarily a girly anime, I still love it), DBZ Uncut (duh), One Piece, Zatch Bell, Reboot, Gundam Wing, Samurai Jack, Neon Evangelion Genesis, .Hack//Sign, Transformers: Beast Wars, Transformers: Armada, Gundam SEED, Justice League, G Gundam, Astro Boy, Tenchi Muyo!, Tenchi Universe, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, Jackie Chan Adventures (HYFR!), Megas XLR (I am soooo there! lls), and MAYBE Naruto or Shippuden. And there you have it. ;D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inertia on 05/24/12 at 4:05 pm

I was between the ages of 11 – 14 during the years of 2000-2003. I wasn’t a little kid, but regardless, I can still answer this question.

In the early 2000’s:

Pop icons dominated the music scene.  However, rap was also popular.

9/11 changed the way the world felt and ended the feelings of innocence and blithe upheld by the 20th century.

DVD’s started to become the common form of media used instead of VHS.

George Bush became president. I wanted Al Gore to win.

Iraq War began in 2003. >>;

Fashion became important. I remember if you weren’t wearing name brand clothes in my middle school, people teased you for it.

Cartoons included shows like Invader Zim.

Anime was popular. Toonami was the cool thing to watch after school.

Everyone raved about the graphic capabilities on the Playstation 2.

The space shuttle Columbia disaster occurred.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ExtremeMan8 on 05/25/12 at 12:01 am

I really do find the early 2000s and the 2000s overall as two different and distinct decades. I mean so much change has happened with Social Media and the Internet and all in the 2000s that did not even exist in the early 2000s. I am a early 2000s kid distinctly.  :) Back in the early 2000s, Only parents had cell phones. There was no social media like YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc. Life was completely different. No Iphones, IPads, etc. VHS was still widely used. CD's were very common and used and they were definitely popular. No Itunes or IPods. Walkmans were used back then but think the early 2000s definitely saw a transition to Mp3 Players but Walkmans were still popular. Video games were more in fashion. MSN and Hotmail were huge on the Internet at that time. The Internet was very innocent and mainly used for research and entertainment once in a while. It was all about Rap and the Gangster style. It was much more "baggie" in terms of fashion with clothes, and people wore lots of gangster clothing. Urban music was huge! Teen pop was there, but only bits of it were passed on from the late 90s. Music was nothing like it is today. None of the songs you hear today, with Autotune and Electro Pop were popular before. It was all Hip Hop/pop and some nice early 2000s rock songs. Eminem was very popular then and he released some good rap songs. Game Cubes, Play Stations and Gameboys were big. Shows like Friends, Gilmore Girls, Lizzie McGuire and Even Stevens were popular. If found the Peace Out sign and the Devil sign used a lot and more often than today in the early 2000s.  :P Also Chat Rooms on the Internet were very popular.  8)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 05/25/12 at 10:59 am


I really do find the early 2000s and the 2000s overall as two different and distinct decades. I mean so much change has happened with Social Media and the Internet and all in the 2000s that did not even exist in the early 2000s.


The 'old school'-part of the 2000s belongs to the 2000's decade as much as the 'social media'-part does. It's not that people thought back in 2003 that it's still the 90s.  ::)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ExtremeMan8 on 05/25/12 at 3:34 pm


The 'old school'-part of the 2000s belongs to the 2000's decade as much as the 'social media'-part does. It's not that people thought back in 2003 that it's still the 90s.  ::)

I agree but many people do though. They act like the early 2000s have nothing to do with the decade (with the exception of 9/11) They always mix the early 2000s with the 90s and say it's part of the 90s culture. Which I don't think is fair because the 2000s should be remembered for all those things. But when people think of the 2000s, they usually don't think of Walkman's, CD's, VHS, etc. They think of Autotune, IPod's, Facebook and Social Media, Lady Gaga, etc. which is really unfortunate because people really forget the good parts of the 2000s usually. A lot of people think even now, in the 2010s, we are still living in the 2000s culture era and that the 2000s were a horrible decade.

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Written By: singer on 05/25/12 at 6:02 pm

Oh how I miss the pre-social media, pre-autotune 2003-2004. IMO, everything was better then.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Elk on 06/07/12 at 7:01 pm

these two songs bring back a lotta memories for me of 2001. I keep getting the feeling that back then (before 9/11, if thaat even had an effect on me), there might've been an atmosphere of a "fresh start" with the new millenium and all that. season 1 of futurama usually gives me slight nostalgia sometimes, but it might just be referring to 90's culture slightly instead?
musically I can't say much, since I was young I only really knew what was on the radio (which certainly doesn't make up the entirety of a musical picture). pretty sure that pop music for some artists was just as autotuned and commercial as it is now, but people didn't seem to try and defend it/ attack it as much? oh and in the Uk we didn't have the horde of music contests like pop idol and x factor shovelling more rubbish into the music industry.
to me, it seems like a completely different time to the late 00's, but with similar technlogy.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ExtremeMan8 on 06/07/12 at 9:00 pm


these two songs bring back a lotta memories for me of 2001. I keep getting the feeling that back then (before 9/11, if thaat even had an effect on me), there might've been an atmosphere of a "fresh start" with the new millenium and all that. season 1 of futurama usually gives me slight nostalgia sometimes, but it might just be referring to 90's culture slightly instead?
musically I can't say much, since I was young I only really knew what was on the radio (which certainly doesn't make up the entirety of a musical picture). pretty sure that pop music for some artists was just as autotuned and commercial as it is now, but people didn't seem to try and defend it/ attack it as much? oh and in the Uk we didn't have the horde of music contests like pop idol and x factor shovelling more rubbish into the music industry.
to me, it seems like a completely different time to the late 00's, but with similar technlogy.




There was barely, barely any autotune back in the early 2000s. At least not in mainstream music. Music was very, very different. Not at all similar to today. It's pretty much a totally different decade. The culture is opposite of today and couldn't be any further apart. Think of it this way, The Katy Perry and Rihanna you hear on the radio often today was Eminem and Nelly of back then. Which I must say I preferred much more.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 06/19/12 at 12:02 am


I really do find the early 2000s and the 2000s overall as two different and distinct decades. I mean so much change has happened with Social Media and the Internet and all in the 2000s that did not even exist in the early 2000s. I am a early 2000s kid distinctly.  :) Back in the early 2000s, Only parents had cell phones. There was no social media like YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc. Life was completely different. No Iphones, IPads, etc. VHS was still widely used. CD's were very common and used and they were definitely popular. No Itunes or IPods. Walkmans were used back then but think the early 2000s definitely saw a transition to Mp3 Players but Walkmans were still popular. Video games were more in fashion. MSN and Hotmail were huge on the Internet at that time. The Internet was very innocent and mainly used for research and entertainment once in a while. It was all about Rap and the Gangster style. It was much more "baggie" in terms of fashion with clothes, and people wore lots of gangster clothing. Urban music was huge! Teen pop was there, but only bits of it were passed on from the late 90s. Music was nothing like it is today. None of the songs you hear today, with Autotune and Electro Pop were popular before. It was all Hip Hop/pop and some nice early 2000s rock songs. Eminem was very popular then and he released some good rap songs. Game Cubes, Play Stations and Gameboys were big. Shows like Friends, Gilmore Girls, Lizzie McGuire and Even Stevens were popular. If found the Peace Out sign and the Devil sign used a lot and more often than today in the early 2000s.  :P Also Chat Rooms on the Internet were very popular.  8)


I agree with alot of this. I was in high school in the early 00's, and in college later on in the decade, so I know first hand that the vibe was quite different. The majority of the students at my high school didn't own cell phones yet, so IM'ing wasn't all that ubiquitous, and frankly neither was the internet. We finally got the net in '99, but except for chatting and reading e-mails, I don't really remember getting online much until I got caught up in the YouTube hype back in '05. The iPod wasn't even out until late 2001, so CD's and even cassette tapes were the mediums of choice at the time. I don't think DVD had overtaken VHS as of '01 either, but I could be wrong.

Music was different too. The Backstreet Boys, Creed, Limp Bizkit, *NSYNC, etc. were all huge in the early 00's, but had basically vanished by like 2005.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 06/19/12 at 4:56 am


I agree with alot of this. I was in high school in the early 00's, and in college later on in the decade, so I know first hand that the vibe was quite different.


This is the case with nearly any decade since everything developes. 2000-2004 is technically closer to the 90s than to the 2010s and 2005-2009 is closer to the 2010s than to the 90s. It is still the same decade.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 06/19/12 at 2:19 pm


This is the case with nearly any decade since everything developes. 2000-2004 is technically closer to the 90s than to the 2010s and 2005-2009 is closer to the 2010s than to the 90s. It is still the same decade.


Oh yeah, I don't deny that at all. In fact, musically I think there are some early 2000's songs (like Coldplay, and Southern Rap like Master P and Mystikal) that sound very 00's.

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Written By: Emman on 06/19/12 at 3:16 pm


Oh yeah, I don't deny that at all. In fact, musically I think there are some early 2000's songs (like Coldplay, and Southern Rap like Master P and Mystikal) that sound very 00's.


Most rap/R&B music starting around '99 but especially from '02-'07 has a distinct sound/vibe, like the heavy trunk rattling bass, crunk synths, southern accents, fast 808 drums, and later on autotune.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 07/01/12 at 5:06 am

Born in 1990.

Things I remember about the early 2000's
-Pokemon was at the height of it's popularity at the beginning of 2000
-I remember being really into Legos during this period. The new Knights Kingdom series, Life on Mars, and Bionicle sets were all coming out when I was in 4th grade.
-The new generation of game systems (PS2, XBox, GameCube) started coming out around November '01 (PS2 was a little earlier I think), replacing N64 as the dominant system.
-Michelle Branch was popular music-wise...not sure why I remember her music specifically above others.
-khaki shorts replaced "jorts"

Biggest difference between the early 00's and the late 00's/early 10's is that kids didn't have their own cellphones and ipads. I didn't get a cellphone until the summer of 2005 when I was going into high school. Then when I worked at a day camp while in high school, I noticed some of the 10 and 11 year olds had cellphones. Also social networking wasn't around yet. All we had was AOL Instant Messenger (aka "AIM").

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Starde on 07/01/12 at 1:04 pm


Born in 1990.

Things I remember about the early 2000's
-Pokemon was at the height of it's popularity at the beginning of 2000
-I remember being really into Legos during this period. The new Knights Kingdom series, Life on Mars, and Bionicle sets were all coming out when I was in 4th grade.
-The new generation of game systems (PS2, XBox, GameCube) started coming out around November '01 (PS2 was a little earlier I think), replacing N64 as the dominant system.
-Michelle Branch was popular music-wise...not sure why I remember her music specifically above others.
-khaki shorts replaced "jorts"

Biggest difference between the early 00's and the late 00's/early 10's is that kids didn't have their own cellphones and ipads. I didn't get a cellphone until the summer of 2005 when I was going into high school. Then when I worked at a day camp while in high school, I noticed some of the 10 and 11 year olds had cellphones. Also social networking wasn't around yet. All we had was AOL Instant Messenger (aka "AIM").


Yep, AIM was still huge back then. I think I'd even throw in MSN Messenger (though I didn't really start using that til the mid-00s). Also didn't get a cellphone til I was a teen about to start high school. I miss the pre-social media/texting days. I remember talking on the phone with friends for hours on a landline. I just feel like most people my age don't even call people anymore. They just prefer texting. I'm really starting to get sick of it.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 07/01/12 at 1:20 pm

Yeah, I think it might have depended on where you lived as to whether AIM or MSN was the more popular IM service. Where I'm from (Chicago area) everyone had AIM and no one I knew had MSN. I started using MSN around '06/'07 because people I knew from forums who lived all around the country/world used it. It's kind of sad about AIM though, isn't it? I remember junior high ('03/'04ish) when like 50 people would always be on AIM at once. Then maybe around '08/'09 I noticed literally only myself, maybe one or two other humans, and some robots were the only ones signed in and it had been like that for a while (my AIM used to sign me in automatically and I would just have it off to the side). I didn't even bother downloading it on my new laptop.

It's ironic that texting became the preferred method of communicating through a phone considering it's much easier to talk than text. I guess texting is just seen as more casual, so now it's gotten to the point where calling/receiving a call from a friend instead of a text is almost "awkwardly formal"

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ilovethe90s on 07/08/12 at 11:38 am

I was born in 1989 and here is what I remember about being a kid in the early 00s:

- 9/11 and terrorism being HUGE.
- Music was mainly very late 90s teen pop such as Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, S Club 7, NSYNC, BSB etc, but some newer artists were also emerging such as Dido and Craig David.
- Computers were not as commonplace as they are now (I didn't get a computer until 2006)

I think the main difference between the early 00s and the rest of the decade is that the early 00s wasn't dominated by as much technology as the rest of the decade. I think 2000-2002 was still part of the late 90s culturally. I would say 2003 is when it started to feel more like the rest of the 00s as 2003 was when myspace came along and the whole social networking era truly started.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 07/08/12 at 11:44 am


I think 2000-2002 was still part of the late 90s culturally. I would say 2003 is when it started to feel more like the rest of the 00s as 2003 was when myspace came along and the whole social networking era truly started.


Same arguments as always and wrong.


- Computers were not as commonplace as they are now (I didn't get a computer until 2006)


They were.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 07/08/12 at 2:10 pm

What's wrong with that argument? I think it's fair to say the early part of any decade is always culturally similar to the previous decade. For example I'm not really noticing much difference in the early 10s to distinguish them from the 00s yet. I was born in 1990, and when I look at photos and videos from when I was baby, things still look like the 80s until we get to about 1992 or 93.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 07/08/12 at 2:31 pm


What's wrong with that argument?


The 00's/90's transition was special because it was around 2000 when the internet really took off. Late 90's is still kind of Pre-Internet (dial-up), while from 2000-on it was the real .com-era; also highspeed internet was beginning to become common.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 07/08/12 at 3:34 pm


The 00's/90's transition was special because it was around 2000 when the internet really took off. Late 90's is still kind of Pre-Internet (dial-up), while from 2000-on it was the real .com-era; also highspeed internet was beginning to become common.



And that's when you had stuff like AIM, AOL and the start of Windows 95.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: TakaWuKid91 on 07/09/12 at 5:59 pm

To the OP I grew up in the early 00s from ages 9-12 (2000-2003)

2000 was cool I have no issue with it, 2001 was cool until 9/11, I was still playing with my PS1, Nickelodeon was starting to get bad for me because shows like Taina, As Told By Ginger, and Brothers Garcia came along...2002 was ok as a whole, the summer of '02 was awesome Lilo and Stitch was really big at that time and PS2 was getting real popular. 2003, IMO, sucked and it was around the time I was feeling that transition in whih the decade was forming its own identity, which wasn't all that great, Nickelodeon had almost none of their shows of the 90s on their channel, Crunk music was plaguing the radio, everything about that time sucked to me, it was so gimmicky and corny.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 07/09/12 at 7:19 pm


The 00's/90's transition was special because it was around 2000 when the internet really took off. Late 90's is still kind of Pre-Internet (dial-up), while from 2000-on it was the real .com-era; also highspeed internet was beginning to become common.


Technically, the "Dot Com" boom lasted from about 1997, until the bubble burst in March 2000. The absolute peak was probably January 2000 with the AOL/Time Warner merger, and Super Bowl 34 (called the "Dot Com Bowl" because just about every other ad was from a dot com startup). Based on my own personal experiences, most average people began to become aware of the internet around 1995, and had internet access by the end of 1999.

However, there is a big difference between the pre 2004 internet experience (Web 1.0) and the post 2004 internet experience (Web 2.0). Today, you have instant access to almost any song, movie or television show at the touch of a button. None of that was possible for the average person in the early 00's.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: TakaWuKid91 on 07/09/12 at 9:35 pm


Technically, the "Dot Com" boom lasted from about 1997, until the bubble burst in March 2000. The absolute peak was probably January 2000 with the AOL/Time Warner merger, and Super Bowl 34 (called the "Dot Com Bowl" because just about every other ad was from a dot com startup). Based on my own personal experiences, most average people began to become aware of the internet around 1995, and had internet access by the end of 1999.

However, there is a big difference between the pre 2004 internet experience (Web 1.0) and the post 2004 internet experience (Web 2.0). Today, you have instant access to almost any song, movie or television show at the touch of a button. None of that was possible for the average person in the early 00's.


Yeah I remember how big the internet was in the early '00s, I remember when AOL used to mail people CDs for 1000 hours of dial-up  ;D
I didn't get a computer until late '99 and even then I had no real clue how to use it, I just thought you only play games on it. LOL.
The early '00 was when I really felt like a big kid.  :)

One thing I noticed is some kids born in the mid/late 90s tend to mix the late 90s up with the early 00s. I remember on Facebook two years ago, there was a discussion about Stuff from the 90s and kids were naming sheesh like Lizzie McGuire and Samurai Jack, I was going...  :o

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ExtremeMan8 on 07/09/12 at 9:41 pm



One thing I noticed is some kids born in the mid/late 90s tend to mix the late 90s up with the early 00s. I remember on Facebook two years ago, there was a discussion about Stuff from the 90s and kids were naming sheesh like Lizzie McGuire and Samurai Jack, I was going...  :o

I hate when people do that.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Foo Bar on 07/09/12 at 9:42 pm


Yeah I remember how big the internet was in the early '00s, I remember when AOL used to mail people CDs for 1000 hours of dial-up  ;D


http://theculturecreature.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/diskz.jpg

LOL.  Yeah, that actually happened.  744 hours in a month, at best, but by Glub, if you can get 1000 hours of time (1025!  1045!) in there, you can have 'em!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: TakaWuKid91 on 07/09/12 at 9:47 pm


http://theculturecreature.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/diskz.jpg

LOL.  Yeah, that actually happened.  744 hours in a month, at best, but by Glub, if you can get 1000 hours of time (1025!  1045!) in there, you can have 'em!


LOL Yep Thanks. It's crazy LOL. free internet!  :P It's so weird because it really wasn't that long ago.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 07/10/12 at 2:28 am

That revels that im America everything is bigger. I also had those AOL CDs but all we got over here in Germany was about 30 free hours, sometimes maybe 120. That was in 2000/01. I registered under different names of my family so I could 'test' AOL longer.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 07/10/12 at 6:18 am


Yeah I remember how big the internet was in the early '00s, I remember when AOL used to mail people CDs for 1000 hours of dial-up  ;D
I didn't get a computer until late '99 and even then I had no real clue how to use it, I just thought you only play games on it. LOL.
The early '00 was when I really felt like a big kid.  :)

One thing I noticed is some kids born in the mid/late 90s tend to mix the late 90s up with the early 00s. I remember on Facebook two years ago, there was a discussion about Stuff from the 90s and kids were naming sheesh like Lizzie McGuire and Samurai Jack, I was going...  :o


I remember when the internet was huge in the mid 2000's, AOL Dial Up as so annoying. ::)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 07/10/12 at 6:20 am


LOL Yep Thanks. It's crazy LOL. free internet!  :P It's so weird because it really wasn't that long ago.


12 years ago.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: TakaWuKid91 on 07/10/12 at 11:13 am


12 years ago.


True, but it doesn't feel like it was 12 years ago.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 07/10/12 at 11:21 am

^^ you were 9 and today you are 21, how can't that feel long ago to you?  ;)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: TakaWuKid91 on 07/10/12 at 11:26 am


I hate when people do that.


Okay? I was like going what the hell?  ;D Those shows came out in 2001.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: TakaWuKid91 on 07/10/12 at 11:28 am


^^ you were 9 and today you are 21, how can't that feel long ago to you?  ;)


IDK maybe because I was a child not too long ago.  :)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 07/10/12 at 11:37 am


IDK maybe because I was a child not too long ago.  :)


When I was only 14, being 10 felt already very distant, even if it were just four years. So once you hit a certain age - probably your teens, childhood must feel a bit distant.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: TakaWuKid91 on 07/10/12 at 12:09 pm


When I was only 14, being 10 felt already very distant, even if it were just four years. So once you hit a certain age - probably your teens, childhood must feel a bit distant.


I mean my early childhood I had in the 90s is distant to me, but for the 00s only ended in like 2 years ago. When I was a teen I missed being a little kid on occasions but  generally speaking I didn't dwell too much on stuff like that.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 07/10/12 at 7:43 pm


True, but it doesn't feel like it was 12 years ago.


feels like yesterday.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 07/10/12 at 9:23 pm


One thing I noticed is some kids born in the mid/late 90s tend to mix the late 90s up with the early 00s. I remember on Facebook two years ago, there was a discussion about Stuff from the 90s and kids were naming sheesh like Lizzie McGuire and Samurai Jack, I was going...  :o


Yeah, I saw something similar on facebook about a month or so ago. Some girl shared a photo of like a chart contrasting the 90s and today with pictures of stuff...but everything in the 90s column was from the early 2000s. It said like "before you had Hannah Montana, we had Lizzie McGuire" for one of them. I wanted to post saying that all that stuff wasn't actually 90s, but I don't know her that well and didn't want to embarrass her.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: thenewtattoo on 07/10/12 at 9:33 pm


Yeah, I saw something similar on facebook about a month or so ago. Some girl shared a photo of like a chart contrasting the 90s and today with pictures of stuff...but everything in the 90s column was from the early 2000s. It said like "before you had Hannah Montana, we had Lizzie McGuire" for one of them. I wanted to post saying that all that stuff wasn't actually 90s, but I don't know her that well and didn't want to embarrass her.


whats worse is when ppl call 90s things  80s

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: TakaWuKid91 on 07/10/12 at 9:38 pm


Yeah, I saw something similar on facebook about a month or so ago. Some girl shared a photo of like a chart contrasting the 90s and today with pictures of stuff...but everything in the 90s column was from the early 2000s. It said like "before you had Hannah Montana, we had Lizzie McGuire" for one of them. I wanted to post saying that all that stuff wasn't actually 90s, but I don't know her that well and didn't want to embarrass her.


You should have embarrassed her.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 07/11/12 at 1:54 am


whats worse is when ppl call 90s things  80s


If people say that the early 90's were part of the 80's, what's so wrong about it?

Same goes to early 2000's stuff...

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 07/11/12 at 4:02 pm


Yeah, I saw something similar on facebook about a month or so ago. Some girl shared a photo of like a chart contrasting the 90s and today with pictures of stuff...but everything in the 90s column was from the early 2000s. It said like "before you had Hannah Montana, we had Lizzie McGuire" for one of them. I wanted to post saying that all that stuff wasn't actually 90s, but I don't know her that well and didn't want to embarrass her.


Ha, yeah I've seen alot of that too, especially on YouTube. Mostly among the later '90s born set you'll notice the "back in my day we had Danny Phantom" type comments.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: TakaWuKid91 on 07/11/12 at 7:42 pm


Ha, yeah I've seen alot of that too, especially on YouTube. Mostly among the later '90s born set you'll notice the "back in my day we had Danny Phantom" type comments.


That show came out in 2004, that don't see that as being back in the day...  ;D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: belmont22 on 07/18/12 at 6:19 pm

Sadly pretty much the same. Especially after 2001, I would say up to about the summer of 2001 it was similar to a 90s childhood, but overall it was more or less like a childhood in the early 2010s.

Spongebob, Pokemon, that was already big. I would say Disney Channel in the early 00s was different though. Lizzie McGuire, Even Stevens, those kinda shows had a 90s vibe to them much different from say Hannah Montana. Nickelodeon was still sorta old school in the early 2000s too, like The Wild Thornberries and Rocket Power.

Kids used computers, though very few of them had their own cellphones.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ExtremeMan8 on 07/18/12 at 6:28 pm


Sadly pretty much the same. Especially after 2001, I would say up to about the summer of 2001 it was similar to a 90s childhood, but overall it was more or less like a childhood in the early 2010s.

Spongebob, Pokemon, that was already big. I would say Disney Channel in the early 00s was different though. Lizzie McGuire, Even Stevens, those kinda shows had a 90s vibe to them much different from say Hannah Montana. Nickelodeon was still sorta old school in the early 2000s too, like The Wild Thornberries and Rocket Power.

Kids used computers, though very few of them had their own cellphones.

I disagree. While the early 2000s and 2010s have some similar qualities it was still a very different time in my opinion. Music was completely different. The lifestyle was different without social media like Facebook and YouTube. MSN Messaging was popular. Video game's were different. Show's were different. There were no IPad's and Cellphones were not common for kids to have. Early 2000s kind of have it's own identity so it's not really like the 90s. Fashion is similar but still different and more baggy and gangster like. If you think about it, it's pretty much the total opposite of today.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ExtremeMan8 on 07/30/12 at 5:03 pm

There are a lot of similarities with it today no doubt. But it still had a significant difference and unique culture to it.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Tanner Petersen on 08/06/12 at 2:24 am

being a kid with ages ranging from 3 in 2000 to 12 in 2009 had many experiences, im 15 now and id like to share some of the worlds stories year by year

2000 in world news

1. January 1st 2000: Y2K hoax

2. June 28 2000: Elian Gonzalez being returned to cuba: 

3. september 15-october 6 2000: the sydney olympics

4. october 30 the first crew of the international space station takes off for space

5. december 13 2000: bush v gore


2001

1. febuary 18: dale earnheart dies in crash at daytona 500

2. june 11 timothy mcvage excutued in terre haute indiana for the oaklaholma city bombings

3. 9/11

4. october 23 the ipod is introduced by apple

5. november 29 george harrison dies


2002

1. january 8 the no child left behind act is signed into law

2 march 12 andrea yates is found guilty of drowning her 5 children, given life in prision

3 march 30 the queen mother of england dies at 101

4 june 5 elizbeth smart is kidnapped

5 november 25 homeland security act is signed into law, dept of homeland security established



2003

1. march 12 the sars epidemic starts

2. march 19 bush invades iraq with the intention of finding "weapons of mass destruction"

3. may 1 president bush appears on a ship with a banner saying "mission acomplished"

4. august 14 new england-canadian maritimes power outage occurs

5. november 24 the lockerbee bomber is sentenced to 27 years


2004:

1. febuary 4: mark zuckerberg creates the world's largest social media website: facebook.com

2. september 16: hurricane ivan makes landfall in florida

3. october 27:  the boston red sox break the most infamous sports curse in america, by beating the st.louis cardnials to win their first championship since 1918

4. november 2 george w. bush is reelected as president of the united states of america

5. december 26: the christmas earthquake destroys indonesia

6. 2004 athens olympics

2005

1. april 2 pope john paul dies

2. july 7  4 die in terror attacks on london underground

3. july 28 ira abandoning mission that has carried out since1969

4. august 29 hurricane katrina batters new orleans

5.  october 19 the trials of saddam hussien begin


2006:

1. january 27 austria celebrates mozart's 250th birthday

2. febuary 10 winter olympics begin in turin italy

3. june 28 operation summer rain begins, with isreal invading gaza

4. july 15 twitter is created

5. november 5 saddam hussein is excuted


2007

1. january 9 apple announces the iphone

2. april 16 virgina tech massacure

3. july 21 the final book in the harry potter series is released

4. november 5 the writers guild of america goes on stike

5. december 24 nepal abolishes its monarchy


2008:

1. febuary 19 fedel castro resigns as president of cuba

2.

3. august 8 2008 bejing olympics begin

4. september 15 2008 leman brothers files for chapter 11 bankruptsy, thus starting the ressison of 2008

5. november 4 barrack obama is elected president of the united states of america, setting off nation-wide riots causing millions in damage

2009

1. june 21 greenland is given control of law enforcement, is allowed to create its own judical system and is given control of its nautral resorses by the kingdom of denmark

2. june 24 micheal jackson dies in los angeles california

3. august 3 boliva becomes the first south american nation to allow self governing amongst its citizens

4. september 26 typhoon ketsna pumbles the phillipines

5. december 1 treaty of libason went in effect


i hopeyou enjoyed this journey throughout the 2000's



Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: singer on 08/06/12 at 6:39 am


I disagree. While the early 2000s and 2010s have some similar qualities it was still a very different time in my opinion. Music was completely different. The lifestyle was different without social media like Facebook and YouTube. MSN Messaging was popular. Video game's were different. Show's were different. There were no IPad's and Cellphones were not common for kids to have. Early 2000s kind of have it's own identity so it's not really like the 90s. Fashion is similar but still different and more baggy and gangster like. If you think about it, it's pretty much the total opposite of today.

I agree. But to be honest I don't think the early 2010's are too different than 2007-2009. In 2007-2008 Facebook got big, YouTube was big by 2006-7, current music stars debuted in 2007-2009. I think as a whole the early-mid 00's had a different vibe than the 90's while 2010-2012 for me is almost the same as 2008-2009. I want some big changes, I cannot stand that cultural stagnation we are in now! :-[

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Emman on 08/06/12 at 5:56 pm


Sadly pretty much the same. Especially after 2001, I would say up to about the summer of 2001 it was similar to a 90s childhood, but overall it was more or less like a childhood in the early 2010s.

Spongebob, Pokemon, that was already big. I would say Disney Channel in the early 00s was different though. Lizzie McGuire, Even Stevens, those kinda shows had a 90s vibe to them much different from say Hannah Montana. Nickelodeon was still sorta old school in the early 2000s too, like The Wild Thornberries and Rocket Power.

Kids used computers, though very few of them had their own cellphones.


What is it with you and your inconsistency, in one thread you were arguing the early 2010s were distinct from the late '90s fashion wise, do you literally change your mind every five seconds or something?

I know this is Donnie Darko/callmemaybe

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 08/07/12 at 3:19 am


What is it with you and your inconsistency, in one thread you were arguing the early 2010s were distinct from the late '90s fashion wise, do you literally change your mind every five seconds or something?

I know this is Donnie Darko/callmemaybe


This thread is about childhood of the early 2000s. I wouldn't say that 'fashion' is a thing that influences your childhood that much. It's more about toys, books, kid's TV or board games - and I would agree... in this case the early 2000's weren't that different.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: belmont22 on 08/07/12 at 11:43 am


What is it with you and your inconsistency, in one thread you were arguing the early 2010s were distinct from the late '90s fashion wise, do you literally change your mind every five seconds or something?

I know this is Donnie Darko/callmemaybe


they're distinct from the late 90s, not so much from the early 00s.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ilovethe90s on 08/09/12 at 7:58 am

I think the early 00s were similar to the late 90s just like the beginning of every decade seems to contain the leftovers of the decade before it.

Musically, it all changed in late 2002. By 2003, it was the 00s culturally. The early 2000s (2000-mid 2002) was all about Boybands (BSB, NSYNC), Britney Spears etc (late 90s teen pop). Late 2002 is when it all changed with Christina Aguilera's new image, Good Charlotte's new album, Busted, Avril Lavigne etc. I felt the 2001-2002 academic year was still like the 90s. The 2002-2003 academic year felt very different to me, since the tide's started changing at that time and the true 00s started. The rest is history.

From my childhood in the early 00s, I remember Pokemon and Digimon being popular. WWF was really popular, with guys like Stone Cold and The Rock. A lot of girls at my school fancied Gareth Gates and Lee Ryan from blue. Eminem was popular as well. I remember playing on the Playstation 2. Ipods were popular. CD's were being used more than casettes. I think it was a great time to be a kid.

The early 00s were different to the rest of the 00s as social media hadn't taken over in the early 00s - no facebook, You Tube etc.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 08/09/12 at 11:26 am


Sadly pretty much the same. Especially after 2001, I would say up to about the summer of 2001 it was similar to a 90s childhood, but overall it was more or less like a childhood in the early 2010s.

Spongebob, Pokemon, that was already big. I would say Disney Channel in the early 00s was different though. Lizzie McGuire, Even Stevens, those kinda shows had a 90s vibe to them much different from say Hannah Montana. Nickelodeon was still sorta old school in the early 2000s too, like The Wild Thornberries and Rocket Power.

Kids used computers, though very few of them had their own cellphones.


I agree with this somewhat. I was an "old kid" in the early '00s (starting high school in '01) so maybe my views are a bit skewed, but I had mostly stopped watching Nickelodeon by the end of 2000 due to a rise in new shows (like Spongebob, As Told By Ginger, etc.) that I really didn't like. But the one big difference between the two is that Nickelodeon (much like The Disney Channel) is way more reliant today on sitcoms created for the sole purpose of cultivating a new teen pop star. Cartoons are seemingly dying out on both networks.

I do think that the early '00s and the early '10s are quite a bit different from a technological standpoint though. Yes, it is true that most people had a computer with internet access by the early '00s, but the truth is that looking back now, despite all the "dot com" hype at the time, nobody that I knew actually got online all that much because it was such a pain in the ass. I had a 28k modem back then and trying to download just one song off a P2P service would sometimes literally take all day!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ExtremeMan8 on 08/09/12 at 3:46 pm

Fads for kids of the early 00s that I remember:

Pokemon
WWF
Eminem
Britney Spears
Bubblegum Pop
Hip Hop Culture
Physical CD's
Walkman's
Cassette Tapes (weren't exactly rare)
"Out now on DVD and Video" Both VHS Tapes  and DVD in Video Stores
VHS was still in and widely used
Gameboy Systems
Windows 2000
Windows XP
MSN Messaging
Hanging out in the mall
Laid  back feel/atmosphere
Friends (TV Show)
Skateboarding
Harry Potter Books
Original Spiderman
Vanilla Coke
Livestromg Bracelets
Talking to friends at home with cordless phone
Today's Music on the radio was pretty much underground and unheard of then (Autotune was pretty underground and electro music was pretty uncool, you weren't "cool"  unless you listened to rap mostly)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 08/09/12 at 11:39 pm


Fads for kids of the early 00s that I remember:

Pokemon
WWF
Eminem
Britney Spears
Bubblegum Pop
Hip Hop Culture
Physical CD's
Walkman's
Cassette Tapes (weren't exactly rare)
"Out now on DVD and Video" Both VHS Tapes  and DVD in Video Stores
VHS was still in and widely used
Gameboy Systems
Windows 2000
Windows XP
MSN Messaging
Hanging out in the mall
Laid  back feel/atmosphere
Friends (TV Show)
Skateboarding
Harry Potter Books
Original Spiderman
Vanilla Coke
Livestromg Bracelets
Talking to friends at home with cordless phone
Today's Music on the radio was pretty much underground and unheard of then (Autotune was pretty underground and electro music was pretty uncool, you weren't "cool"  unless you listened to rap mostly)


Pretty concise list. The only major thing I'd add is the Toonami/DBZ/Anime fad which was, to my memory, every bit as big as Pokemon was up until about 2002. I think you could also throw the PlayStation 2 in there as well. I know that, as a console, it was popular throughout the '00s, but the absolute peak of it's cultural impact was around 2000 and 2001. Agreed on VHS as well. People forget that it was still a bigger format than DVD well into the early '00s; so much so that I actually went out and got a new VCR in 2001 when my old one stopped working.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 08/10/12 at 2:43 am


People forget that it was still a bigger format than DVD well into the early '00s; so much so that I actually went out and got a new VCR in 2001 when my old one stopped working.


Yes, since VHS was still the best option to record from TV during that time. Even after I had my first DVD player in 2003, I was still not able to use it as a recorder, so I stuck with VHS. Those DVD recorders which came out in the first half of the 2000's however were very bad. Recording was not possible very spontanously, deleting movies was a cradle and the recording time was also not longer than a VHS tape. Those HDD-recorders however changed everything.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 08/10/12 at 6:41 am


Yes, since VHS was still the best option to record from TV during that time. Even after I had my first DVD player in 2003, I was still not able to use it as a recorder, so I stuck with VHS. Those DVD recorders which came out in the first half of the 2000's however were very bad. Recording was not possible very spontanously, deleting movies was a cradle and the recording time was also not longer than a VHS tape. Those HDD-recorders however changed everything.


Then I think VHS faded out.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: slim on 08/10/12 at 8:26 am


Fads for kids of the early 00s that I remember:

Pokemon
WWF
Eminem
Britney Spears
Bubblegum Pop
Hip Hop Culture
Physical CD's
Walkman's
Cassette Tapes (weren't exactly rare)
"Out now on DVD and Video" Both VHS Tapes  and DVD in Video Stores
VHS was still in and widely used
Gameboy Systems
Windows 2000
Windows XP
MSN Messaging
Hanging out in the mall
Laid  back feel/atmosphere
Friends (TV Show)
Skateboarding
Harry Potter Books
Original Spiderman
Vanilla Coke
Livestromg Bracelets
Talking to friends at home with cordless phone
Today's Music on the radio was pretty much underground and unheard of then (Autotune was pretty underground and electro music was pretty uncool, you weren't "cool"  unless you listened to rap mostly)


You basically summed it right there. Even though i thought live strong bracelets were a mid 00s fad. I loved vanilla coke though. 8)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Emman on 08/12/12 at 7:36 pm


they're distinct from the late 90s, not so much from the early 00s.


I have a very strong feeling you're the one behind those absolutely retarded wikipedia articles on 2010s music too, it's like you have an almost OCD obsession with asking variations of the same question and then constantly contradicting yourself all over the place, this is a pattern I've noticed of almost all your posts and threads(I have been visiting this forum since 2006).

As a decade, the 2010s continue an ongoing trend of atemporality in pop music. Whilst music in previous decades had a defined sound, the 2000s produced no epoch defining genres, and genres remain little changed from where they were in the 1990s.
While stylistically music is essentially stuck in the same style it has been in since about 1995,
the musical paradigm shifts in the previous decade regarding how people obtain and listen to music including the rise of the MP3 format, televised national musical contests, and the declining influence of the recording industry have had major effects on the state of music globally in a relatively short time. According to a Nielsen and Billboard report, in 2012 digital music sales topped the physical sale of music.
In terms of popular music, the heavy use of Auto-Tune has dramatically changed the landscape of the Top-40 charts. At the same time, electronic dance music and electropop have gained significant popularity; autotune became widespread during the late 2000s and early-2010s, making a sound that differentiates 2010s music from the popular music styles of the early 2000s. Another noticeable trend that began late in the 2000s and is continuing into this decade is the prevalence of dance and pop music. Dubstep, originating in the United Kingdom, is rising in popularity globally, and is a style that mirrors the electronic-leaning musical trends elsewhere. Heavy Metal and Hard Rock still are a big part of music in the 2010's. ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

How the heck can those BOTH those statements be true, popular music has been essentially "stuck" since 1995 even though 2010s music already differentiates itself from the early '00s, who ever wrote that lacks basic logic for crying out loud.

And the '00s DID produce defining sounds/scenes(like crunk, emo, reggaeton, ect), blatantly ignoring most of black pop culture(which has never engaged in retro too much and continues to evolve) that was dominant for most of the '00s anyways.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ExtremeMan8 on 08/13/12 at 11:44 pm

If there was one major difference between now and the early 2000s that you can sum up all together and not miss, it would be Social Media. It pretty much seems several decades apart instead of one thanks to the explosion of social media that is standard and widely used today. You just didn't use Social Media back then and there was not any Facebook or YouTube that you can go to. Instead, as a kid, you usually went to FunnyJunk.com or AddictingGames.com  ;D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: belmont22 on 08/14/12 at 4:31 pm


I have a very strong feeling you're the one behind those absolutely retarded wikipedia articles on 2010s music too, it's like you have an almost OCD obsession with asking variations of the same question and then constantly contradicting yourself all over the place, this is a pattern I've noticed of almost all your posts and threads(I have been visiting this forum since 2006).
::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

How the heck can those BOTH those statements be true, popular music has been essentially "stuck" since 1995 even though 2010s music already differentiates itself from the early '00s, who ever wrote that lacks basic logic for crying out loud.

And the '00s DID produce defining sounds/scenes(like crunk, emo, reggaeton, ect), blatantly ignoring most of black pop culture(which has never engaged in retro too much and continues to evolve) that was dominant for most of the '00s anyways.


No someone else wrote that thing about genres changing little since the '90s. But I wrote the thing about Second Wave synthpop.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Emman on 08/14/12 at 5:40 pm


No someone else wrote that thing about genres changing little since the '90s. But I wrote the thing about Second Wave synthpop.


Well.......sorry then, now when I look on what I wrote, that was very disrespectful.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 08/14/12 at 6:17 pm


I felt the 2001-2002 academic year was still like the 90s. The 2002-2003 academic year felt very different to me, since the tide's started changing at that time and the true 00s started. The rest is history.


I'm inclined to agree, but in my case it might be because 2001-02 was my last year of elementary school, so early 2002 didn't feel that different to me from 1998-99 when I was in 2nd grade. Fall of 2002, I started junior high so it imaginably felt like a different time to me. I also got my dog that summer, so in many ways 2002 was a transitional year for me.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 08/14/12 at 7:38 pm


If there was one major difference between now and the early 2000s that you can sum up all together and not miss, it would be Social Media. It pretty much seems several decades apart instead of one thanks to the explosion of social media that is standard and widely used today. You just didn't use Social Media back then and there was not any Facebook or YouTube that you can go to. Instead, as a kid, you usually went to FunnyJunk.com or AddictingGames.com  ;D



early 2000's you had Myspace.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Starde on 08/14/12 at 8:14 pm



early 2000's you had Myspace.


No, Myspace was a mid 00's fad. It started in 2003, but didn't become popular until 2005-2007/2008. I was in high school during the time and I remember my classmates having/talking about Myspace until Facebook became the cooler thing to have in 2008/2009.

I'm trying to think of some popular forms of social media from the early 00's... Aside from browsing on my fave forums, I remember going LiveJournal (though it started in 1999) back then. Though I wasn't aware of it at the time, I've heard that Friendster was a popular social network. I guess we can think of it as the grandfather to today's Facebook, Twitter, etc.




I'm inclined to agree, but in my case it might be because 2001-02 was my last year of elementary school, so early 2002 didn't feel that different to me from 1998-99 when I was in 2nd grade. Fall of 2002, I started junior high so it imaginably felt like a different time to me. I also got my dog that summer, so in many ways 2002 was a transitional year for me.


You know what, I have to pretty much agree with you guys as well. I remember being in junior high during 2002-2003 and noticing that things were starting to change even more though I feel changes started in 2001. I like to think of 2002 as the time things started to become more true 00's, but the changes didn't become complete until 2003, if you know what I mean. Now that I think of it, summer 2002 felt different than summer 2003 from what I can remember. I remember still hearing *NSYNC and the likes on the radio summer of 02 (mixed in with popular R&B, hip-hop and alternative/rock songs of the time), but by summer 2003 that was gone. I'm starting to ramble on with thoughts, but bottom line is I definitely felt some type of shift during 2002-2003.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ExtremeMan8 on 08/14/12 at 8:23 pm



early 2000's you had Myspace.

No MySpace was popular like from 2004 and 2005. It wasn't even invented from 2000-2002 so pretty much all of today's social media did not exist then and it was very different. MySpace, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter all didn't exist then.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 08/15/12 at 12:24 am


MySpace, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter all didn't exist then.


However we had ICQ which is kind of social media, too IMO. Still pretty different.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: singer on 08/15/12 at 12:33 am

MySpace, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter all didn't exist then.

Sounds. Like. Internet. Heaven.  ;)
I'm so mad that I didn't get on the Internet earlier than 2005! I guess I don't like the Internet where everyone and his grandma has a FB account.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 08/15/12 at 12:42 am


I'm so mad that I didn't get on the Internet earlier than 2005! I guess I don't like the Internet where everyone and his grandma has a FB account.


There were other things on the net that had a 'bad' reputation back then. Don't worry ;)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 08/15/12 at 7:05 am


Sounds. Like. Internet. Heaven.  ;)
I'm so mad that I didn't get on the Internet earlier than 2005! I guess I don't like the Internet where everyone and his grandma has a FB account.


That's how everyone connects via Facebook.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inertia on 08/17/12 at 2:00 pm


However we had ICQ which is kind of social media, too IMO. Still pretty different.


I remember ICQ. XD I used to use it before I got MSN.

That's not really social media though. It's a instant messenger.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 08/17/12 at 2:09 pm


That's not really social media though. It's a instant messenger.


Yes, but it has/had some features which were quite similar:

You had your friends (some people more than 100+), you could 'post' your status and you could send messages to people at any time. However from what I remember it was easier to make on-line friends via ICQ than via facebook, since most people on facebook only tend to add people they have seen at least once.

ICQ in the early 2000's were very nice times.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 08/17/12 at 7:24 pm


Yes, but it has/had some features which were quite similar:

You had your friends (some people more than 100+), you could 'post' your status and you could send messages to people at any time. However from what I remember it was easier to make on-line friends via ICQ than via facebook, since most people on facebook only tend to add people they have seen at least once.

ICQ in the early 2000's were very nice times.


http://loreindustries.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/icq_img_1.jpg

Was it this symbol?  ???

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 08/18/12 at 1:50 am


Was it this symbol?  ???


Yes, and it is still the same.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Miranda on 08/29/12 at 6:54 pm

I was born in '93. Poke'mon was HUGE. Everyone I knew collected the cards and so did I. Watched VHS. Nickelodeon was really big then. Ahhh! Real Monsters. Some cartoons I watched I now found creepy. Cartoon Network was also doing good. Courage the Cowardly Dog. Lion King and Goofy Movie were awesome movies! Yoyo's were the sheesh. Barbies were really popular. I owned quite a few of those to be honest. Not something i'm proud of now. Beanie Babies were big then as well and those little cars that you got from Chevron with the eyes. Furbies...Another huge thing!...Wish I had kept some. Those are worth a whole lot more now. Blue's Clues...Also awesome...And Mario!...Nintendo 64...I had so many of those games. Nobody kept the cases for them though. Games are like 500 dollars now with the cases. If only we knew. Boy bands and Britney Spears were big...Makes me ashamed now to think that. Another thing was lunchables. I brought them to school as a child and people loved me for it. Weird to think about that now. That's all I can think of right now although I am sure that there's more.  :)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Ta'Quan on 08/31/12 at 12:08 am


I was born in '93. Poke'mon was HUGE. Everyone I knew collected the cards and so did I. Watched VHS. Nickelodeon was really big then. Ahhh! Real Monsters. Some cartoons I watched I now found creepy. Cartoon Network was also doing good. Courage the Cowardly Dog. Lion King and Goofy Movie were awesome movies! Yoyo's were the sheesh. Barbies were really popular. I owned quite a few of those to be honest. Not something i'm proud of now. Beanie Babies were big then as well and those little cars that you got from Chevron with the eyes. Furbies...Another huge thing!...Wish I had kept some. Those are worth a whole lot more now. Blue's Clues...Also awesome...And Mario!...Nintendo 64...I had so many of those games. Nobody kept the cases for them though. Games are like 500 dollars now with the cases. If only we knew. Boy bands and Britney Spears were big...Makes me ashamed now to think that. Another thing was lunchables. I brought them to school as a child and people loved me for it. Weird to think about that now. That's all I can think of right now although I am sure that there's more.  :)


Actually the Goofy Movie came out in 1995 and The Lion King (The greatest Disney film of ALL time IMO) came out in 1994 and Furbies were popular since the '80s. But, don't forget that stuff like Geox ("the shoe that breathes," lol remember that ;D), Eminem, Jay-Z, Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys, Sean Paul, The Neptunes, Beyonce, 50 Cent, Nelly, Destiny's Child, Throwback Jerseys, Skater fashion, Tony Hawk, Toonami, Monster's Inc., The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Good Charlotte, Avril Lavigne, Hillary Duff, Evanescence, Kid Rock, Lilo & Stitch, Kingdom Hearts, Halo, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, GTA:III, Mario Smash Bros., BMXing, immediate post-9/11 patriotism, PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, GameBoy Advance, Dreamcast, Southern and Midwestern Hip Hop, Quiet Storm R&B, Post-Grunge, Urban Pop, Pop-Punk, Nu-Metal, Spongebob, As Told By Ginger, Star Wars (the prequels), Digimon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Beyblade, Sims, American Idol, Survivor, Branded fashion (Michael Kors, Armani, Gucci, NorthFace, Nike's, etc.), Gladiator, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, Disney's Recess, Shrek, and so on and so forth. Hoped that helped! ;)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Aaliyah on 11/02/12 at 1:58 am

Aaliyah was and is my favorite artist from the early 2000s, the music she made was phenomenal! ;D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: belmont22 on 11/04/12 at 5:40 am

In the early 2000s reality tv was a new thing.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Headphones1989 on 11/04/12 at 5:04 pm


In the early 2000s reality tv was a new thing.


Then again, how many kids actually watched reality tv in the early 2000s? They might have glanced at the screen because older members of their family were watching it, but do you really think a 7 year old would be able to truly understand/appreciate a show like Survivor?

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Slim95 on 11/06/12 at 1:24 am

It was amazing! I'd do anything to go back. It felt really different than today actually and if you went back you would feel like you're in another world if you never remembered it  ;D. It was much more laid back and the music was slower, fashion was baggier and darker. It was really different vibe was nicer back then to me. No Facebook or Social Media and most hobbies were either video games or plain net browsing for like 10 minutes a day with a slow connection on Windows 2000.  ;D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 11/06/12 at 1:48 am


No Facebook or Social Media and most hobbies were either video games or plain net browsing for like 10 minutes a day with a slow connection on Windows 2000.  ;D


I can tell you that this was not the case.

a) We also had Windows Millennium and Windows XP
b) There were already flat-rates for internet available
c) We had ICQ and message boards
d) High Speed internet was availabe at least in bigger cities

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: belmont22 on 11/06/12 at 3:21 am


I can tell you that this was not the case.

a) We also had Windows Millennium and Windows XP
b) There were already flat-rates for internet available
c) We had ICQ and message boards
d) High Speed internet was availabe at least in bigger cities


That's true, it wasn't quite as all-pervasive as now but it was still somewhat there.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Starde on 11/06/12 at 9:36 pm

I miss the days when social media websites like Facebook and Twitter didn't exist.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Headphones1989 on 11/07/12 at 2:40 pm


I miss the days when social media websites like Facebook and Twitter didn't exist.


You are not alone. MySpace started in 2003 so...2002 and before FTW since there would have been only a handful of such websites (at least compared to today) and they wouldn't have been as culturally significant.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: CG on 11/10/12 at 11:58 pm

It was a great and more simple time. It's hard to believe how much changed in just a few
short years. The Internet was used to only check email. I hate to sound like my mom, but people actually socialized IRL and not on Facebook or Twitter. We didnt live on social media until MySpace became popular in 2006.  For fashion, see Jessica Biel in her tight jeans and tank top. Her style in that movie is perfect early 00s. Rap music was also still more gangsta, rather than pussy hipster stuff like Kanye West or Chris Brown and even Kanye was kind of cool in 2004 with College Dropout. Jay -Z was just an average mediocre commercial rapper. Nobody even paid attention to him, really. Hip-Hop fashion and labels were also really big. For reality, we had Paris and Nicole The Simple Life instead of the stupid Kardashians. Honestly, everything after 2007 has kind of sucked. I miss just being a teenager. To everybody on here, enjoy your youth because your 20s are the hardest time of your life where you have to make a life for yourself, after you finish college, life gets even harder.  I would do anything to go back to the simple days of the Bush era. We didnt even text at all. Our cellphones were so our moms could get in touch with us when we went out with our friends. I really had some wild times in the early 00s too as a teenager, more so than I did as an adult in college. Btw, I was born in 88 so I was 16 in 2004. I love social networking, but it has taken over our lives. After high school, I lost touch with all my friends and I often reminisce on the early 00s, but yeah you were born in 97, so sorry you missed out. It seems like all the culture of the early 00s and all the subcultures were replaced by hipster culture in the late 00s. Who agrees?

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: TakaWuKid91 on 11/12/12 at 8:14 pm


It was a great and more simple time. It's hard to believe how much changed in just a few
short years. The Internet was used to only check email. I hate to sound like my mom, but people actually socialized IRL and not on Facebook or Twitter. We didnt live on social media until MySpace became popular in 2006.  For fashion, see Jessica Biel in her tight jeans and tank top. Her style in that movie is perfect early 00s. Rap music was also still more gangsta, rather than pussy hipster stuff like Kanye West or Chris Brown and even Kanye was kind of cool in 2004 with College Dropout. Jay -Z was just an average mediocre commercial rapper. Nobody even paid attention to him, really. Hip-Hop fashion and labels were also really big. For reality, we had Paris and Nicole The Simple Life instead of the stupid Kardashians. Honestly, everything after 2007 has kind of sucked. I miss just being a teenager. To everybody on here, enjoy your youth because your 20s are the hardest time of your life where you have to make a life for yourself, after you finish college, life gets even harder.  I would do anything to go back to the simple days of the Bush era. We didnt even text at all. Our cellphones were so our moms could get in touch with us when we went out with our friends. I really had some wild times in the early 00s too as a teenager, more so than I did as an adult in college. Btw, I was born in 88 so I was 16 in 2004. I love social networking, but it has taken over our lives. After high school, I lost touch with all my friends and I often reminisce on the early 00s, but yeah you were born in 97, so sorry you missed out. It seems like all the culture of the early 00s and all the subcultures were replaced by hipster culture in the late 00s. Who agrees?


Bush Era? Shoot I miss when Clinton was still in office, Bush really ruined a lot of things while in office. As much as I sometimes dislike the 00s, it was overall not a bad decade but I just think it's funny how people are now praising it when 4 years ago, people wouldn't shut up about how much it sucked. LOL. It is what it is, I 9-18 in the 00s, despite the BS in that decade, it was decent overall. You must not know much about Hip Hop, because Jay-z was a commercial rapper since the late 90s. I don't see how Paris and Nicole were any better than Kim K. They're all on the same level to me.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: CG on 11/12/12 at 11:38 pm

I've been listening to Hip-hop since grade school. I actually remember when Lil Wayne was just a little kid rapping with Juvenile and I'm also fully aware Jay-Z was a rapper in the 90s and I seen the Hard Knock Life Tour. Not to mention, I was given my first WuTang cd in grade school in the mid 90s. I also live in Chicago and I remember when Twista's Kamikaze was hot back in 2004, so don't judge. I don't have to like Jay-Z. Also, I didn't say anything good or bad about Bush. It was just better times for me when he was president because these were the years I was coming of age and still in high school before I went to college and had to study so hard. You must be a Kim fan to defend her. I am not a fan or paris and Nicole, and Paris has done some terrible things, but at least Simple Life was somewhat entertaining and they both didnt have loads of surgery like Kim and her family and her annoying mom a ger.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: TakaWuKid91 on 11/13/12 at 1:42 am


I've been listening to Hip-hop since grade school. I actually remember when Lil Wayne was just a little kid rapping with Juvenile and I'm also fully aware Jay-Z was a rapper in the 90s and I seen the Hard Knock Life Tour. Not to mention, I was given my first WuTang cd in grade school in the mid 90s. I also live in Chicago and I remember when Twista's Kamikaze was hot back in 2004, so don't judge. I don't have to like Jay-Z. Also, I didn't say anything good or bad about Bush. It was just better times for me when he was president because these were the years I was coming of age and still in high school before I went to college and had to study so hard. You must be a Kim fan to defend her. I am not a fan or paris and Nicole, and Paris has done some terrible things, but at least Simple Life was somewhat entertaining and they both didnt have loads of surgery like Kim and her family and her annoying mom a ger.



Dude, I never said you said you had to like Jay-Z, I just thought it was weird that you were saying how he just became mainstream in the 00s and he didn't. I used to like Juvenile but I'm not gonna even go there. Did I say I like Kim K.? Please point to where I even insinuate such a thing, I said she and those other two wanna be celebrities are all on the same level to me, no worse no better.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Slim95 on 11/13/12 at 2:51 am


It was a great and more simple time. It's hard to believe how much changed in just a few
short years. The Internet was used to only check email. I hate to sound like my mom, but people actually socialized IRL and not on Facebook or Twitter. We didnt live on social media until MySpace became popular in 2006.  For fashion, see Jessica Biel in her tight jeans and tank top. Her style in that movie is perfect early 00s. Rap music was also still more gangsta, rather than pussy hipster stuff like Kanye West or Chris Brown and even Kanye was kind of cool in 2004 with College Dropout. Jay -Z was just an average mediocre commercial rapper. Nobody even paid attention to him, really. Hip-Hop fashion and labels were also really big. For reality, we had Paris and Nicole The Simple Life instead of the stupid Kardashians. Honestly, everything after 2007 has kind of sucked. I miss just being a teenager. To everybody on here, enjoy your youth because your 20s are the hardest time of your life where you have to make a life for yourself, after you finish college, life gets even harder.  I would do anything to go back to the simple days of the Bush era. We didnt even text at all. Our cellphones were so our moms could get in touch with us when we went out with our friends. I really had some wild times in the early 00s too as a teenager, more so than I did as an adult in college. Btw, I was born in 88 so I was 16 in 2004. I love social networking, but it has taken over our lives. After high school, I lost touch with all my friends and I often reminisce on the early 00s, but yeah you were born in 97, so sorry you missed out. It seems like all the culture of the early 00s and all the subcultures were replaced by hipster culture in the late 00s. Who agrees?

I agree with you but 2004 wasn't considered the early 2000s, it was actually mid-2000s. Early 2000's are 2000-2002/2003. They were great times indeed and I'd do anything to go back.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 11/13/12 at 3:01 am

There was not a big difference between 2003 or 2004, so you could consider it early 00ish ;)
At least there was definetly nothing late 00ish there in 2004.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: belmont22 on 11/13/12 at 3:06 am


There was not a big difference between 2003 or 2004, so you could consider it early 00ish ;)
At least there was definetly nothing late 00ish there in 2004.


2005 was when I started noticing what we now call 'Bieber hair' - honestly at this point, anything up to 2004/early 05 seems like a different era IMO.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Jock on 11/13/12 at 6:48 am

"what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?"
In my area life in the early 00's up until 2004 or very early 2005 was like heaven and since 2005 it's like hell. Nuff said. ::)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: CG on 11/13/12 at 12:34 pm

@takawukid I never said he became mainstream during that time, sorry if you misinterpreted or I wasn't clear. I said he was considered a commercial mediocre rapper at the time. I didnt say during this time, he became. Also, from your email, were you born in 91? I was born in 88 and besides for the Lewinsky scandal, I barely remember most of the Clinton years. Of course I have memories of those years, but I cant remember specifically what I was doing at a certain time like I remember in the early 2000s. I only remember Clinton's later years pretty good and I recall the country seemed more happy and prosperous prior to all the events like 911 that later took place during Bush. I was still a kid back then during Clinton. I was still only 12 in 2000. It wasn't until about 2001, 2002 that I started to really live life as a teenager. While they were bad years for the country with events like 911 happening. For me, personally, they were good years because I was just starting to grow up and at the same time, I still didnt have to deal with the responsibility of being an adult like I do now. Also, yes @ Slim, I guess 2004 can be included in the category of mid 2000s. It was still a good time for me when I was 16. Now, 8 years later, at 24, life has changed so much both for me personally and the world in general. One other thing, I remember how popular raves were back then and how it seemed almost everybody was doing ecstasy.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inertia on 11/13/12 at 3:47 pm


@takawukid I never said he became mainstream during that time, sorry if you misinterpreted or I wasn't clear. I said he was considered a commercial mediocre rapper at the time. I didnt say during this time, he became. Also, from your email, were you born in 91? I was born in 88 and besides for the Lewinsky scandal, I barely remember most of the Clinton years. Of course I have memories of those years, but I cant remember specifically what I was doing at a certain time like I remember in the early 2000s. I only remember Clinton's later years pretty good and I recall the country seemed more happy and prosperous prior to all the events like 911 that later took place during Bush. I was still a kid back then during Clinton. I was still only 12 in 2000. It wasn't until about 2001, 2002 that I started to really live life as a teenager. While they were bad years for the country with events like 911 happening. For me, personally, they were good years because I was just starting to grow up and at the same time, I still didnt have to deal with the responsibility of being an adult like I do now. Also, yes @ Slim, I guess 2004 can be included in the category of mid 2000s. It was still a good time for me when I was 16. Now, 8 years later, at 24, life has changed so much both for me personally and the world in general. One other thing, I remember how popular raves were back then and how it seemed almost everybody was doing ecstasy.


That is what I call a wall of text.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: CG on 11/14/12 at 12:00 am

Ugh, that's what I call writing with my iPhone and this is not a research essay! Not to mention, the post wasn't nearly important enough for me to worry about the format of it :P get real! Internet tough guys! Seems like there is a lot on here. Rather than sharing their own stories, they attack other people's posts! Lol!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 11/14/12 at 3:27 am

It might not be a research essay, but it's still hard to read.  ::)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Slim95 on 11/15/12 at 12:57 am

In all honesty, I think the early 2000's were the best period to be a kid out of any other decade. I'm truly grateful that I grew up around this time. You had the best of both worlds!, You had great technology and computer games, (no cellphones and social media) while still being able to have fun playing outside until dinner or bedtime. It might of been different in the U.S. due to 9/11. But in Canada, kid's just had so much fun playing outside all day and not worrying while still coming home to fun, not too intense technology so it really was perfect.  :D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Slim95 on 11/15/12 at 12:59 am


In all honesty, I think the early 2000's were the best period to be a kid out of any other decade. I'm truly grateful that I grew up around this time. You had the best of both worlds!, You had great technology and computer games, (no cellphones and social media) while still being able to have fun playing outside until dinner or bedtime. It might of been different in the U.S. due to 9/11. But in Canada, kid's just had so much fun playing outside all day and not worrying while coming home to fun, not too intense technology so it really was perfect.  :D

I was born in 1995 by the way. Am I the only Early 2000's kid here? :P

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: belmont22 on 11/15/12 at 3:16 am


I was born in 1995 by the way. Am I the only Early 2000's kid here? :P


Well, I was actually 9 for two weeks in the year 2000. But I've always seen myself as more of a 90s kid, I associate the 00s more with my teenhood. Pop culture didn't really become noticeably different from the 90s until my mid-teens anyways.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 11/15/12 at 3:20 am


Pop culture didn't really become noticeably different from the 90s until my mid-teens anyways.


...late 90's...

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: belmont22 on 11/15/12 at 3:23 am


...late 90's...


True, but still the 90s.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inertia on 11/15/12 at 5:20 am


Ugh, that's what I call writing with my iPhone and this is not a research essay! Not to mention, the post wasn't nearly important enough for me to worry about the format of it :P get real! Internet tough guys! Seems like there is a lot on here. Rather than sharing their own stories, they attack other people's posts! Lol!


I simply made commentary. I was not attacking your post. There is a difference.

Walls of text make it more difficult for people to read online. I prefer small paragraphs.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 11/15/12 at 5:28 am


Walls of text make it more difficult for people to read online. I prefer small paragraphs.


Yes, me too. Writing 'just on the internet' does not automatically mean that it is good to disregard general writing rules. No I know, why I don't need an iPhone.  ::) 8)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inertia on 11/15/12 at 5:43 am


Yes, me too. Writing 'just on the internet' does not automatically mean that it is good to disregard general writing rules. No I know, why I don't need an iPhone.  ::) 8)


Indeed!

Plus, it takes me much less time to read a long post in small paragraphs than a long post in one large paragraph. Hence, most of the time, I never end up reading the latter because I do not enjoy straining my eyes.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Phantom on 11/15/12 at 7:53 am


I'm curious to know what life was like as a kid in the early 00s, since I was too young to experience it. (I wanna hear from mainly those born from like 90-93). What was culture like?  I was born in '97 and I'm 14 now. The most I remember is from 02-03, but it's not clear.  I'm an only child, so I have no bros and sisters to chat with. I always hear early 90s baby saying how fun the early 00s were. I got my first ipod in 07.  So yea,  I was born into tech stuff. I kinda wish I was born earlier to experience life before 9/11. It sucks that I was born at the worse time  :\'(


Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: belmont22 on 11/15/12 at 1:06 pm

Born any year after 1989 sucks, I really don't get why late 90s babies are jealous of early 90s babies.  :P Even 1990ers are basically considered as immature/young as today's children just because the year we were born has a 9 in it instead of an 8.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 11/15/12 at 3:59 pm


Born any year after 1989 sucks, I really don't get why late 90s babies are jealous of early 90s babies.  :P Even 1990ers are basically considered as immature/young as today's children just because the year we were born has a 9 in it instead of an 8.


I have to admit that I do sometimes get embarrassed at the way some people around my age act towards people born in the 90's, particularly in the always poisonous YouTube comment section. I mean, if you were born in like 1985 and are creeping up on 30 years old, do you have any idea how pathetic and childish it makes you look to be flaming some 14 year old 1998er over whether or not they "qualify" as having any 90's kid "cred"?

And like you say, I really don't get the animosity people born in the mid/late 80's so often display to those born in early 90's. To say, as I have unfortunately seen some people my age do, that somebody born in 1990 had a childhood more similar in nature to a kid born in 1997 than one born in 1987 is fundamentally silly.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Slim95 on 11/15/12 at 4:34 pm


I have to admit that I do sometimes get embarrassed at the way some people around my age act towards people born in the 90's, particularly in the always poisonous YouTube comment section. I mean, if you were born in like 1985 and are creeping up on 30 years old, do you have any idea how pathetic and childish it makes you look to be flaming some 14 year old 1998er over whether or not they "qualify" as having any 90's kid "cred"?

And like you say, I really don't get the animosity people born in the mid/late 80's so often display to those born in early 90's. To say, as I have unfortunately seen some people my age do, that somebody born in 1990 had a childhood more similar in nature to a kid born in 1997 than one born in 1987 is fundamentally silly.

Same goes with someone born in 2000. People see someone born in 2000 closer to someone born in 2007 rather than than 1997.  :P I guess it may be like that because that's when Genertion Z kinda begins.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 11/15/12 at 4:43 pm


To say, as I have unfortunately seen some people my age do, that somebody born in 1990 had a childhood more similar in nature to a kid born in 1997 than one born in 1987 is fundamentally silly.


Agreed, that's ridiculous. To be honest, when I am seeing the birth year '1990' and to an extend '1991', too, I really think already of the 'older crowd' of young people. 1990 is long ago so there is no need to put people born that year into the late 90's-born teen category.

The people making such ridiculous assumptions were probably bad in maths. 

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inertia on 11/15/12 at 4:46 pm


I have to admit that I do sometimes get embarrassed at the way some people around my age act towards people born in the 90's, particularly in the always poisonous YouTube comment section. I mean, if you were born in like 1985 and are creeping up on 30 years old, do you have any idea how pathetic and childish it makes you look to be flaming some 14 year old 1998er over whether or not they "qualify" as having any 90's kid "cred"?

And like you say, I really don't get the animosity people born in the mid/late 80's so often display to those born in early 90's. To say, as I have unfortunately seen some people my age do, that somebody born in 1990 had a childhood more similar in nature to a kid born in 1997 than one born in 1987 is fundamentally silly.


I know what you mean.

This whole "90's kid pride" sometimes goes overboard.

I don't think I'm better than someone born in 1990 or 1999 just because I was born in 1989. That's ridiculous.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: joeman on 11/15/12 at 4:56 pm


True, but still the 90s.


That may be true, but I always saw the early-mid 90s being extremely different than the late 90s, which by all accounts the start of the Gen Y era.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 11/15/12 at 4:57 pm


I don't think I'm better than someone born in 1990 or 1999 just because I was born in 1989. That's ridiculous.


Nobody can choose his birth year. That's true. However I think it's pretty human to be proud of something that you were able to experience what another one couldn't. Let it be a big travel to another continent, a trip to space...  or just.... a whole decade.  8)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 11/15/12 at 4:58 pm


That may be true, but I always saw the early-mid 90s being extremely different than the late 90s, which by all accounts the start of the Gen Y era.


Yeah, that's what I meant. I mean... '1995-culture' in 2005/06 when belmont was in his mid-teens???

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: belmont22 on 11/15/12 at 5:02 pm


I have to admit that I do sometimes get embarrassed at the way some people around my age act towards people born in the 90's, particularly in the always poisonous YouTube comment section. I mean, if you were born in like 1985 and are creeping up on 30 years old, do you have any idea how pathetic and childish it makes you look to be flaming some 14 year old 1998er over whether or not they "qualify" as having any 90's kid "cred"?

And like you say, I really don't get the animosity people born in the mid/late 80's so often display to those born in early 90's. To say, as I have unfortunately seen some people my age do, that somebody born in 1990 had a childhood more similar in nature to a kid born in 1997 than one born in 1987 is fundamentally silly.


Yes it's pretty ridiculous. I guess they don't call our generation the Peter Pan Generation for nothing.  ;D There's probably a more significant gap between say 1987 and 1995 since that's almost 10 years but when you're just talking 3 or 4 years, you're splitting hairs.

I will admit though, at times it can go the other way around. I've heard people born circa 1991 call people born in 1986 or 1987 'old'. Which is pretty dumb because it will only be another 8 years or so before they are 30 and someone born in '87 is 34. Both of which are OLD to a kid! ::)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 11/15/12 at 5:04 pm

I wonder if people born in the mid-late 70s-borns ever put down the early-80s borns?

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 11/15/12 at 5:08 pm


I will admit though, at times it can go the other way around. I've heard people born circa 1991 call people born in 1986 or 1987 'old'.


When? This year? A few years earlier I could have understood it.

BTW: Last year, a friend of mine a bit over 4 years older said to me: 'Oh, you are turning 25. You're still so young. Come on... ;) - just look at me'  ...or something like that

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: belmont22 on 11/15/12 at 5:13 pm


That may be true, but I always saw the early-mid 90s being extremely different than the late 90s, which by all accounts the start of the Gen Y era.


    I don't think they are as different as a lot of people think. People forget how dated the late 90s/early 00s are. I mean just because the Internet was a true force by then, does not mean it was almost the same as 2012. I don't see 1995 and 2005 as being very different from each other but I consider both years quite old fashioned compared to today.

    A lot of the same trends ran through both years. Think of the musicians popular in 2005. Green Day, Mariah Carey, and Gwen Stefani were all popular in both 1995 and 2005 and didn't need to adapt their sound very much. (edit: I should note that none of them are really popular now, at least not in the sense of gaining new fans and being considered 'today's music', their recent albums haven't sold well at all).

    Broadband Internet was only just starting to overtake dial-up as the most common way to access the Internet in 2005. YouTube and MySpace were only starting to get big in '05.

    The fashion was fairly similar too, 2005 was still all about the baggy and girls and women exposed their belly buttons, something I would consider pretty passe in 2012. Goths were still more common than emos. Friends had only just gone off the air in 2005 the last year, and Everybody Loves Raymond ended that year. The last episodes of Buffy were only a couple years ago.

    I should add that 1995 and 2005 certainly felt very different to me. But, that was probably because I was a tiny pre-schooler/kindergartner in 1995 and well into my teenage years a decade later. If I was born in 1980, I imagine that being 15 in 1995 wouldn't have felt all that different from being 15 when I was, given I lived in the same place and all that. I think the changes since 2005 are much more significant and revolutionary than the changes in the seven years prior to then.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: belmont22 on 11/15/12 at 5:14 pm

With that said, I do think anything up to 1994 is a totally different world from anything in the 2000s and even from 1999 to a lesser extent.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: belmont22 on 11/15/12 at 5:18 pm


When? This year? A few years earlier I could have understood it.

BTW: Last year, a friend of mine a bit over 4 years older said to me: 'Oh, you are turning 25. You're still so young. Come on... ;) - just look at me'  ...or something like that


I can't really remember, but I've heard it. Makes me laugh honestly, because it's such a dumb thing to think. Even someone born in 1980 seems like a young person/peer to me, I know they remember a lot more than I do but they definitely seem like an older sibling more than a parent.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Gary Glitter on 11/15/12 at 6:29 pm

It was a great time!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Gary Glitter on 11/15/12 at 6:29 pm


It was a great time!


Oops!  I thought you meant what was life like inside a kid in the early 2000s.  My bad  :-[

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 11/15/12 at 6:44 pm


I wonder if people born in the mid-late 70s-borns ever put down the early-80s borns?


I haven't ever seen it before, though that obviously doesn't mean it's never happened. I tend to think that the 90's kid debates are mostly a creation of the internet. Calling yourself a "child of the '90s" has been en vogue on the web for the last several years now, and as people born throughout the 90's have grown up and gone online, they have wanted to consider themselves part of an exclusive "club" that many 1983ers-89ers are very protective of.


Agreed, that's ridiculous. To be honest, when I am seeing the birth year '1990' and to an extend '1991', too, I really think already of the 'older crowd' of young people. 1990 is long ago so there is no need to put people born that year into the late 90's-born teen category.

The people making such ridiculous assumptions were probably bad in maths. 


Yeah, that's pretty much my thinking. I think one reason that I've been immune to any 90's baby "hate" is because of my younger brother, who was born in 1991 and pretty much grew up being into the same stuff that I was. That probably skews my view of early 90's borns a bit, as opposed to others my age who may have only grown up with older siblings, or as an only child.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 11/15/12 at 7:04 pm

I think your siblings definitely play a role. I have an older brother born in 1987 so I remember all the things he was into when we were kids and got into a lot of them myself as a result. I also have older cousins born in '83, '85, and '89, not to mention I was the second youngest of the neighborhood children (the youngest being my best friend who is just 10 months younger). My childhood could have and would have been completely different if I didn't have those older kids in my life.

On the other hand, one of my roommates is my age, but he was the oldest of 3 siblings. In fact, he tends to hangout with people 2 years younger who are his brothers age.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: belmont22 on 11/22/12 at 6:49 am

3D Doritos were around.  :P

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Starde on 11/22/12 at 12:37 pm


    I don't think they are as different as a lot of people think. People forget how dated the late 90s/early 00s are. I mean just because the Internet was a true force by then, does not mean it was almost the same as 2012. I don't see 1995 and 2005 as being very different from each other but I consider both years quite old fashioned compared to today.

    A lot of the same trends ran through both years. Think of the musicians popular in 2005. Green Day, Mariah Carey, and Gwen Stefani were all popular in both 1995 and 2005 and didn't need to adapt their sound very much. (edit: I should note that none of them are really popular now, at least not in the sense of gaining new fans and being considered 'today's music', their recent albums haven't sold well at all).

    Broadband Internet was only just starting to overtake dial-up as the most common way to access the Internet in 2005. YouTube and MySpace were only starting to get big in '05.

    The fashion was fairly similar too, 2005 was still all about the baggy and girls and women exposed their belly buttons, something I would consider pretty passe in 2012. Goths were still more common than emos. Friends had only just gone off the air in 2005 the last year, and Everybody Loves Raymond ended that year. The last episodes of Buffy were only a couple years ago.

    I should add that 1995 and 2005 certainly felt very different to me. But, that was probably because I was a tiny pre-schooler/kindergartner in 1995 and well into my teenage years a decade later. If I was born in 1980, I imagine that being 15 in 1995 wouldn't have felt all that different from being 15 when I was, given I lived in the same place and all that. I think the changes since 2005 are much more significant and revolutionary than the changes in the seven years prior to then.


Friends went off the air in 2004. Otherwise, I pretty much see what you're saying.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: TakaWuKid91 on 11/23/12 at 12:34 am


Agreed, that's ridiculous. To be honest, when I am seeing the birth year '1990' and to an extend '1991', too, I really think already of the 'older crowd' of young people. 1990 is long ago so there is no need to put people born that year into the late 90's-born teen category.

The people making such ridiculous assumptions were probably bad in maths.


Thank you.
As you already know judging by my username, I was born in 1991, and it really annoys me how people try to group me with someone born 7-10 years after me. I don't get it.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 11/23/12 at 2:20 am


Thank you.
As you already know judging by my username, I was born in 1991, and it really annoys me how people try to group me with someone born 7-10 years after me. I don't get it.


No need to thank me ;)! It's just like it is. I also don't think that too many people seriously think about that issue - at least not within my environment. From my experience, people tend to look more at the actual age like it was said before.

In what situation do people group you with late 90s born people? Probably not when you are standing next to them!?

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Slim95 on 11/26/12 at 11:57 am

This is a very popular thread by the way  ;D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 12/11/12 at 2:38 pm


I miss the days when social media websites like Facebook and Twitter didn't exist.


back when you had only chatrooms.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Lithium2009 on 10/15/13 at 9:06 pm


I'm curious to know what life was like as a kid in the early 00s, since I was too young to experience it. (I wanna hear from mainly those born from like 90-93). What was culture like?  I was born in '97 and I'm 14 now. The most I remember is from 02-03, but it's not clear.  I'm an only child, so I have no bros and sisters to chat with. I always hear early 90s baby saying how fun the early 00s were. I got my first ipod in 07.  So yea,  I was born into tech stuff. I kinda wish I was born earlier to experience life before 9/11. It sucks that I was born at the worse time  :\'(


Well, I was born in 1990, so I got to experience the latter years of my childhood and the start of my teen-hood during this time. I got to say, it was a interesting time to experience. The best way to explain the early 2000s was like a extension of the 1990s. Hip-hop went from about urban life to more pop like lyrics, but Eminem became huge and my siblings and cousins and I were obsessed with him, mainly because we were starting to become rebellious and were sick of our sisters listening to Nsync or backstreet boys (which, thank god, boy bands were dying around this time). Alternative rock was still popular, but it became more punk oriented with bands like Blink-182 and Sum 41. There was a lot of (for lack of a better word) non-conformist type pop artists like Avril Lavigne and Michelle Branch. Nu-metal was also popular, for a short while. One thing I remember was skater culture was in everything, especially with the rise in popularity of Tony Hawk. Kids dressed a lot better than they do now, everybody wore looser clothing and none of that skinny jeans crap. Television was still good, cartoon network was at its prime. Shows like Dragonball Z, Justice League, and Samurai Jack really raised the bar for animated shows. Nickelodeon and Disney Channel were still good but they were becoming more MTV-ized, especially after 2003. Spongebob was actually funny and Nick had more than two cartoon shows. Movies were okay, they were recovering from the cinematic slump of the late 1990s. Superhero movies were a lot less dramatic and not as serious but still kick-ass like Spider-Man and X-men.
The internet was growing in use, a lot of people still used dial-up which took forever and restricted people's use the land-line phone. Kids and teens used IM or email to talk to each other, social sites similar to MySpace and Facebook were around but widely unknown. Cell phones were still fairly new, texting wasn't that common yet and the most popular feature on a cell was the snake game. Also, cell phones were mostly used by people 16 or older. People were obsessed about getting minutes on their cell plans. CD players were still used and people created mixed CD's. MP3 players were still fairly new and very expensive. Kids still played outside, even past sundown. And there was a lot more face to face communication. Being nerdy or geeky was seen as uncool.
Of course, not everything was looking up during these years. 9/11 completely changed the way Americans thought and viewed the world. When the attacks happened, schools were shut down for a week. People were freaking out about terrorism and the war on terror started taking place in Afghanistan. Then the Iraq war started which pretty much ruined a lot of America's credibility to the world. Flying became a pain, going through security took hours. There was still a lot of paranoia about school shootings like columbine, I attended a religious school but we used to hear stories at the public school across the street where kids got suspended for petty things like throwing paper airplanes, shouting "bomb" or "gun" during recess.
Overall, it was a pretty good start to an otherwise rough decade.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Aliya Daniels on 12/17/13 at 3:53 am

I was born in 1995 but i still was old enough to experience some of the era. I was back then when braids bobbylobs beads and burettes were really famous for hair wear. Jumpsuits and baggy clothing was really famous. Reebox was like Nike or jordans now. Game box advance game cube were really famous. Dvd were there but we still have a VCR. Where we watched land before times, grinch stole christmas. Sesame street was like our spongebob today. There was cartoons like tom and jerry, Catdog, Hey arnold, Authur, Recess, Johnny Bravo blues clues that lion chow the chow with the talking black and white monkey then Clifford. There were many cartoons back then. It was when we never had to worry about what to what just turn on the tv and you had a whole schedule of hat you where going to watch next. Fighting over the remote so you could watch your favorite show. Then grew up on Disney Even Stevens sister sister, Lizzie Migure, Thatz so Raven. The music i really did not pay that much attention to music. But TLC Aaliyah, Nelly, Joe, ice cube, xzibit, Britney spears, Justin Timberlake. Boys bands where real popular like. B2K, back street boys, The boys next door, and of course everyone was still talking about biggy and t-pac.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 06/17/14 at 4:09 pm

It was like the late 90s. Kids were still going outside to play with each other and friends often. There were game consoles such as N64, PS1, Nintendo Gamecube, PS2, Dreamcast, GBC/GBA and Xbox. Cartoon Network was still in its golden age like Dexter's Lab, Johnny Bravo, Powerpuff Girls, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Time Squad, Codename: Kids Next Door, Ed Edd & Eddy, and Static Shock. Hip-hop became more upbeat with Nelly, Ja Rule, 50 Cent, Eminem, Bow-Wow and Ludacris and the gangsta days were over by then. Teen pop was very popular with Christina Aguliera, Britney Spears, N*Sync, BSB, Smash Mouth, etc. R&B was entering another golden age with Aaliyah, Ashanti, Mya, Jagged Edge, Jaheim, etc. Pokemon was very popular with kids sand it was everywhere (it started disappearing 2004). VHS was still king of entertainment even though DVD was there. Toys were were coming out with Razor Scooters and more disney toys. No technology boom. Kids didnt have cellphones on their hands. Digimon and Yu-gi-oh were also popular, but not as Pokemon. Mario Party games peaked around this time. Anime became more popular. Nickelodeon and Disney Channel, and PBS were still amazing with its variety of TV programming. Kids still had coloring books, building forts, and having adventures. They also used the computer, but only for games and paint. not for the internet. There were more kid channels such as Fox Kids, ABC kids, and Kids WB!.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: KatanaChick on 06/18/14 at 5:18 pm


Well, I was born in 1990, so I got to experience the latter years of my childhood and the start of my teen-hood during this time. I got to say, it was a interesting time to experience. The best way to explain the early 2000s was like a extension of the 1990s. Hip-hop went from about urban life to more pop like lyrics, but Eminem became huge and my siblings and cousins and I were obsessed with him, mainly because we were starting to become rebellious and were sick of our sisters listening to Nsync or backstreet boys (which, thank god, boy bands were dying around this time). Alternative rock was still popular, but it became more punk oriented with bands like Blink-182 and Sum 41. There was a lot of (for lack of a better word) non-conformist type pop artists like Avril Lavigne and Michelle Branch. Nu-metal was also popular, for a short while. One thing I remember was skater culture was in everything, especially with the rise in popularity of Tony Hawk. Kids dressed a lot better than they do now, everybody wore looser clothing and none of that skinny jeans crap. Television was still good, cartoon network was at its prime. Shows like Dragonball Z, Justice League, and Samurai Jack really raised the bar for animated shows. Nickelodeon and Disney Channel were still good but they were becoming more MTV-ized, especially after 2003. Spongebob was actually funny and Nick had more than two cartoon shows. Movies were okay, they were recovering from the cinematic slump of the late 1990s. Superhero movies were a lot less dramatic and not as serious but still kick-ass like Spider-Man and X-men.
The internet was growing in use, a lot of people still used dial-up which took forever and restricted people's use the land-line phone. Kids and teens used IM or email to talk to each other, social sites similar to MySpace and Facebook were around but widely unknown. Cell phones were still fairly new, texting wasn't that common yet and the most popular feature on a cell was the snake game. Also, cell phones were mostly used by people 16 or older. People were obsessed about getting minutes on their cell plans. CD players were still used and people created mixed CD's. MP3 players were still fairly new and very expensive. Kids still played outside, even past sundown. And there was a lot more face to face communication. Being nerdy or geeky was seen as uncool.
Of course, not everything was looking up during these years. 9/11 completely changed the way Americans thought and viewed the world. When the attacks happened, schools were shut down for a week. People were freaking out about terrorism and the war on terror started taking place in Afghanistan. Then the Iraq war started which pretty much ruined a lot of America's credibility to the world. Flying became a pain, going through security took hours. There was still a lot of paranoia about school shootings like columbine, I attended a religious school but we used to hear stories at the public school across the street where kids got suspended for petty things like throwing paper airplanes, shouting "bomb" or "gun" during recess.
Overall, it was a pretty good start to an otherwise rough decade.

N'Sync, Backstreet Boys, and Eminem all started late 90's. Eminem got popular in the 2000's. My taste in music changed in the late 90's. I got into Nu Metal and Industrial and Rock. Avril Lavigne was very conformist, she just put on like she wasn't. Her style wasn't punk, she was pop, and her sense of fashion was something many teens did.

Alot of people used the internet, but it was more primitive, yet user friendly. Myspace was there, but alot of kids used Livejournal and Xanga.

Being a geek wasn't anything to be ashamed of. Geeks hung out among their friends and were into gaming alot, or anime. Often both. Being preppy was dominant though.  ::)

There were no iPods, so I had CD players for travel. You can walk around with an iPod in your pocket, but not so much with those old things. Copying CD's and decorating them was fun. I'd draw on my friend's silver CD's with markers all the time. When MP3 palyers came out, alot of people didn't have computers with USB's for them. I didn't get one until I bought a new computer. Even devices from the last part of the 2000's look so primitive now.

To be honest, the baggy clothing phase made people look sloppy, including me. I used to wear athletic pants and jeans and t-shirts alot. I see teenagers at the mall now or anywhere in public and they look more put together.

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Written By: XYkid on 06/20/14 at 11:09 am

Avril actually stated in an interview early in her career that she was never trying to be punk, but the media was just labelling her punk.

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Written By: SiderealDreams on 06/20/14 at 7:24 pm

With regard to how people dressed in the early 2000's, clothing was usually more baggy than tight, although this was really a holdover from the late 90's. In 1997 and 1998, Jncos were the coolest thing in the world for boys my age (9 to 13). So really, I think that the style at the beginning of the 2000's was a more toned down version of what had already become cool just a few years earlier. In the early 2000's, anything from super-baggy to tastefully loose was considered in, if I recall correctly. However, skinny jeans for boys would have been considered completely uncool, like a relic from the then still much maligned 80's. I think that only certain metalheads and shortly thereafter, emo kids, wore them without being ridiculed. Even then, I know that quite a few early emo boys would buy women's jeans since skinny jeans for men just didn't really exist. However, skinny jeans weren't really common for girls either. The bell-bottomed look which had been popular since the late 90's as a sort of 70's revival was in. The legging-style pants that are popular for girls today would have been seen as hopelessly 80's at that time. Generally, styles were much more casual than they are today, but that suits me since I like to don a more tailored look.

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Written By: Catherine91UK on 08/04/14 at 1:47 pm

I was 8 (+3 months) at the start of 2000. I think I continued to play with toys and play outside until mid or late 2001. I first had home internet access in 2000, I think, and it was a real novelty. I also spent hours on CD-ROM games and encyclopaedias. Our first computer had Windows 98.

I recorded TV programmes/films on VHS and songs from the radio on cassette. I got my first CD player in 2001, and didn't start downloading music until 2007.

I wore tracksuit trousers or tops (not both together) until 2002 or 2003. I remember wearing 'double denim' in 2002.

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Written By: Visor765 on 08/04/14 at 3:23 pm


With regard to how people dressed in the early 2000's, clothing was usually more baggy than tight, although this was really a holdover from the late 90's. In 1997 and 1998, Jncos were the coolest thing in the world for boys my age (9 to 13). So really, I think that the style at the beginning of the 2000's was a more toned down version of what had already become cool just a few years earlier. In the early 2000's, anything from super-baggy to tastefully loose was considered in, if I recall correctly. However, skinny jeans for boys would have been considered completely uncool, like a relic from the then still much maligned 80's. I think that only certain metalheads and shortly thereafter, emo kids, wore them without being ridiculed. Even then, I know that quite a few early emo boys would buy women's jeans since skinny jeans for men just didn't really exist. However, skinny jeans weren't really common for girls either. The bell-bottomed look which had been popular since the late 90's as a sort of 70's revival was in. The legging-style pants that are popular for girls today would have been seen as hopelessly 80's at that time. Generally, styles were much more casual than they are today, but that suits me since I like to don a more tailored look.


"Much maligned 80s", maybe mid and late, but according to my older sister the early 1980s were already considered "cool" in the late 90s/early 00s. If baggy clothing EVER comes back, I hope it's just "tastefully loose". I'm skinny (116 lbs) and of normal height (5'10"), and big clothes make me look like I'm swimming in them. I will make an exception for novelty, souvenir, and workout shirts but anything else will look silly on me. Regular fit clothes (size small shirts, straight leg jeans) look best on me. I hope they don't go out of style.

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Written By: Visor765 on 08/04/14 at 3:42 pm

I remember watching ALOT of Fox Kids and Cartoon Network. I played the Game Boy Color and Nintendo GameCube. I remember eating fries with different colored ketchup (ew), I had a buzz cut, I was in Kindergarten and first grade, and my cool older sister started high school in 2000 and graduated in 2004. Other than my kiddie experiences, I have to ask my sister what the early 2000s was like in her experience, as well as me observing through music, music videos, TV, pictures, and movies of the time. I honestly don't think the early 2000s are an extension of the 1990s. Maybe just the late 90s, but the mid 90s looked too distant and different to have any form of connection to the early 2000s. The music is the greatest example of this. I mean, can you imagine clothes from 1996 still being considered fashionable in 2003? Can you imagine music from 1996 still sounding recent or similar to music of 2000? I can tell a big difference between a car from 1998 and a car from 2002. 1998 cars still looked "old", but 2002 cars are much more polished and modern looking, with nicer colors. The early 2000s look quite similar to the mid 2000s to me, they're both pretty much the same.

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Written By: nintieskid999 on 08/04/14 at 11:11 pm


I remember watching ALOT of Fox Kids and Cartoon Network. I played the Game Boy Color and Nintendo GameCube. I remember eating fries with different colored ketchup (ew), I had a buzz cut, I was in Kindergarten and first grade, and my cool older sister started high school in 2000 and graduated in 2004. Other than my kiddie experiences, I have to ask my sister what the early 2000s was like in her experience, as well as me observing through music, music videos, TV, pictures, and movies of the time. I honestly don't think the early 2000s are an extension of the 1990s. Maybe just the late 90s, but the mid 90s looked to distant and different to have any form of connection to the early 2000s. The music is the greatest example of this. I mean, can you imagine clothes from 1996 still being considered fashionable in 2003? Can you imagine music from 1996 still sounding recent or similar to music of 2000? I can tell a big difference between a car from 1998 and a car from 2002. 1998 cars still looked "old", but 2002 cars are much more polished and modern looking, with nicer colors. The early 2000s look quite similar to the mid 2000s to me, they're both pretty much the same.


The mid 90s were very different from the very late 90s. 1995 and 1996 felt quite distant even in 1999.

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Written By: maskedwallaby on 09/22/14 at 11:53 pm

I love this thread. I was born in 1986 and so much of what everyone is talking about sounds so familiar.  :)

A lot of what I remember about the early 2000s are things I missed out on. Several of my friends had Dreamcasts early in high school, but I just had a N64 until I bought a Gamecube later (everyone else was about the PS2). Some kids wore baggy clothes and listened to what would later be termed "Nu Metal", and wanted you to think they were "hard", but the rest were preppies wearing Tommy Hilfiger and who wanted to be a part of that? I spent a lot of time online in forums, chat rooms, and AOL instant messenger. Video games were awesome back then but not quite as widespread and definitely "geeky". I sometimes pine for the old days of the internet, though: websites were much more down-to-earth, and no one had decided on how things had to look just yet -- now I'm a web designer and I'm supposed to tell people what their sites should look like. I guess I'm just feeling lazy, neh?

In general, especially earlier in the decade, it felt like we weren't all expected to have the answers to life's questions. Now with Google and smartphones and cell phone towers, every answer is just a search away, so "not knowing" is just plain wrong. Maybe things are overall better nowadays, but I miss the simplicity of life before the internet.

And yet here I am at 11:52pm on a Monday night, on the internet...  :P

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Written By: KatanaChick on 09/23/14 at 6:04 am


I love this thread. I was born in 1986 and so much of what everyone is talking about sounds so familiar.  :)

A lot of what I remember about the early 2000s are things I missed out on. Several of my friends had Dreamcasts early in high school, but I just had a N64 until I bought a Gamecube later (everyone else was about the PS2). Some kids wore baggy clothes and listened to what would later be termed "Nu Metal", and wanted you to think they were "hard", but the rest were preppies wearing Tommy Hilfiger and who wanted to be a part of that? I spent a lot of time online in forums, chat rooms, and AOL instant messenger. Video games were awesome back then but not quite as widespread and definitely "geeky". I sometimes pine for the old days of the internet, though: websites were much more down-to-earth, and no one had decided on how things had to look just yet -- now I'm a web designer and I'm supposed to tell people what their sites should look like. I guess I'm just feeling lazy, neh?

In general, especially earlier in the decade, it felt like we weren't all expected to have the answers to life's questions. Now with Google and smartphones and cell phone towers, every answer is just a search away, so "not knowing" is just plain wrong. Maybe things are overall better nowadays, but I miss the simplicity of life before the internet.

And yet here I am at 11:52pm on a Monday night, on the internet...  :P

Early 2000's internet wasn't so...all over the place either. Everything has a comment section now. Back then a blog was a personal page you kept and updated just for you. Now it's for an audience with a comment section for people to use with their FB profiles. Everything connects together like that too, and if you ask me it's too much. I don't like how these days you're expected to be glued to technology and never turn off your phone. Now besides just social networks, apps just for the phone are used in the same way such as Instagram and Snapchat and whatever else is invented next. I wish things would slow down.

Rant being over, I didn't have a PS2 until I bought one used in 2006 and we didn't have a DVD player until 2004.

High school subcultures weren't so vast. At least not where I went. Punks and Metalheads were the same category, then there were the preps. Nu Metal is hardly hardcore. Try death metal and black metal.

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Written By: SiderealDreams on 09/23/14 at 12:03 pm


"Much maligned 80s", maybe mid and late, but according to my older sister the early 1980s were already considered "cool" in the late 90s/early 00s. If baggy clothing EVER comes back, I hope it's just "tastefully loose". I'm skinny (116 lbs) and of normal height (5'10"), and big clothes make me look like I'm swimming in them. I will make an exception for novelty, souvenir, and workout shirts but anything else will look silly on me. Regular fit clothes (size small shirts, straight leg jeans) look best on me. I hope they don't go out of style.


I was born in 1987 and I remember the 80's in general being seen as uncool up until about 2003, when I think it finally got some retro cred. I don't think teenagers really even distinguished between 1980 and 1989, since none of us were consciously there when the 80's happened. For example, I remember that when I was at the university for the first time in 2006, there was an 80's dance at my school and all the kids freely mixed the loud neon colors of the late 80's with the John Hughes movie hairstyles of the mid-eighties. I remember exemptions being given only for 80's things that didn't scream the decade they came from, as well as certain things that had become "classic." I think that "Thriller," for example, was pretty well-regarded by the early 2000's. The same would be true for underground music in the 80's, like early industrial music, early extreme metal, 80's punk, early gothic music, proto-grunge/alt-rock, etc. However, that was all considered cool despite being from the 80's, seen as having occurred in the 80's without really being of the 80's.

However, I would agree that the very early 80's would have probably been seen as the least cheesy part of the decade during the very early 2000's among people who knew how to distinguish between the different parts of the 80's. What early 80's things does you sister say were cool in the early 2000's? I would love to hear that perspective!

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Written By: Visor765 on 09/23/14 at 2:14 pm


I was born in 1987 and I remember the 80's in general being seen as uncool up until about 2003, when I think it finally got some retro cred. I don't think teenagers really even distinguished between 1980 and 1989, since none of us were consciously there when the 80's happened. For example, I remember that when I was at the university for the first time in 2006, there was an 80's dance at my school and all the kids freely mixed the loud neon colors of the late 80's with the John Hughes movie hairstyles of the mid-eighties. I remember exemptions being given only for 80's things that didn't scream the decade they came from, as well as certain things that had become "classic." I think that "Thriller," for example, was pretty well-regarded by the early 2000's. The same would be true for underground music in the 80's, like early industrial music, early extreme metal, 80's punk, early gothic music, proto-grunge/alt-rock, etc. However, that was all considered cool despite being from the 80's, seen as having occurred in the 80's without really being of the 80's.


I think that's probably because you and your peers were young teenagers, where you guys "follow" trends rather than set them. High schoolers in general are too immature to properly notice things in pop culture other of the stuff that is right in front of them. If they were aware, they would realize that most of the stuff that they like were inspired by a different era.

However, I would agree that the very early 80's would have probably been seen as the least cheesy part of the decade during the very early 2000's among people who knew how to distinguish between the different parts of the 80's. What early 80's things does you sister say were cool in the early 2000's? I would love to hear that perspective!

She started high school in 2000 and graduated in 2004, so she's a little older than you. She generally meant the '70s side of the early 80s, not the Flashdance side (that would have been ridiculed). I looked at a yearbook from 1980 and compared it to my sister's yearbook from 2000, and I see such a big connection in a retro-modernized way. Glittery makeup on girls, crop tops, the abscence of color, skateboarding shoes, polo shirts and button ups/blouses, there's quite a lot in common. The music of 2000 seemed somewhat inspired by 1980, albeit quietly and more discreet, such as funk and power pop. The early 80s inspired stuff of the early 2000s seemed more common among young adults rather than teenagers. A 23 year old would definitely be more aware of influences in pop culture than a 13 year old.

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Written By: SiderealDreams on 09/23/14 at 2:46 pm


I think that's probably because you and your peers were young teenagers, where you guys "follow" trends rather than set them. High schoolers in general are too immature to properly notice things in pop culture other of the stuff that is right in front of them. If they were aware, they would realize that most of the stuff that they like were inspired by a different era.


When I was in high school, I listened mostly to black metal and other related genres. I loved the music of those genres that had been made in the 80's (along with more current music too) and was generally not interested in the popular culture of the day. For that very reason, I questioned the prevailing narrative of the time that the 80's were a bad time for music (I concluded that it was true only for people who didn't bother to look outside the mainstream for good music).


She started high school in 2000 and graduated in 2004, so she's a little older than you. She generally meant the '70s side of the early 80s, not the Flashdance side (that would have been ridiculed). I looked at a yearbook from 1980 and compared it to my sister's yearbook from 2000, and I see such a big connection in a retro-modernized way. Glittery makeup on girls, crop tops, the absence of color, skateboarding shoes, polo shirts and button ups/blouses, there's quite a lot in common. The music of 2000 seemed somewhat inspired by 1980, albeit quietly and more discreet, such as funk and power pop. The early 80s inspired stuff of the early 2000s seemed more common among young adults rather than teenagers. A 23 year old would definitely be more aware of influences in pop culture than a 13 year old.


So she must have been born in 1985 or 1986. I see what you mean about the "70's" side of the 80's, but that was a very small part of the very early 80's. When you said that the early 80's were considered cool, I thought that you were talking about the early and more serious side of new wave, like Joy Division, the dark early Cure, Bauhaus, etc. They had a sort of stripped down and bleak sound that was assuredly not cheesy and not so easy to see as ridiculous as the extravagant and bouncy keyboard saturated pop of the later 80's. I think that dark side of the 80's (like its punk predecessors) avoided a great deal of decade backlash that plagued their contemporaries.

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Written By: XYkid on 09/24/14 at 12:01 am

80s nostalgia didn't seem to last long, keep in mind Generation X (those who grew up in the 80s) were born at a time of low birth rates, so overall there isn't as much demand for 80s nostalgia.

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Written By: Visor765 on 09/24/14 at 12:31 am


80s nostalgia didn't seem to last long, keep in mind Generation X (those who grew up in the 80s) were born at a time of low birth rates, so overall there isn't as much demand for 80s nostalgia.


Generation X grew up in the '70s, and the primary Xers were born in the '60s. Core Generation Xers are '60s babies, '70s kids, and '80s teens and young adults. '80s nostalgia was more teen and young adult oriented and was more "under the surface." Meaning, it isn't blatant, it was quiet and subtle. If you were aware of where it originated, it was obvious. As a matter of fact '90s nostalgia is so far the only decade nostalgia driven by childhood things, but I expect that to shift soon.

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Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 09/24/14 at 3:22 pm

In my opinion, Generation X are also those who spent most of their 20s or/and late teens in the 90s. 1970-76 is still very X.

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Written By: XYkid on 09/24/14 at 4:24 pm

Generation X is generally said to be around 1960-1980 births, although a lot of people born before 1965 say they're baby boomers.

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Written By: Visor765 on 09/24/14 at 7:51 pm


In my opinion, Generation X are also those who spent most of their 20s or/and late teens in the 90s. 1970-76 is still very X.


'75 & '76 is not very X. It's mainly television that affects this. As a whole, Generation X spans 1965–1981. However, since it's such a short generation, it doesn't have "early, core, and young." This is how it goes:

GENERATION X: 1965–1981
Core Generation X: Born Circa 1965–1970
Young Generation X: Born Circa 1971–1974
The MTV Generation: Born Circa 1975–1981

I call them the "MTV generation" because they have no substantial memories of what the world was like before MTV, which made a huge cultural impact. MTV started in '81, so the oldest would have been 6 years of age. Really vivid memories start around 7, so that's why 1975 is the oldest, and 1981 is the youngest.

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Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 09/25/14 at 2:09 am

X is the generation before the Millennials. Those born in 1976 have spent at least TWENTY years without the Internet before it became mainstream. They clearly remember the world before the Soviet Union came to an end and the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Some of them started to work already in the mid 90s or finished university in the late 90s and early 00s. That's definitely another generation. I don't know what makes them less core X in comparison to 1970ers.

1977-81 are debatable though as they were still in their early 20s in the early 2000s and kind of children in the early 90s.

I call them the "MTV generation" because they have no substantial memories of what the world was like before MTV, which made a huge cultural impact. MTV started in '81, so the oldest would have been 6 years of age. Really vivid memories start around 7, so that's why 1975 is the oldest, and 1981 is the youngest.

What was life like before MTV? MTV played music videos. Why should this have a huge cultural impact? It's not that there was no TV before 1981 and other channels also had music shows and stuff. Another question: Did everyone have access to MTV when it started?

Plus: Why aren't those born after 1981 part of the "MTV Generation"?

By the way, I also remember a time before MTV. I think we got it around 1993, but it did not change my life that much...
I was just not interested in music videos. I wanted to watch cartoons until age 11, and that's what I did. I don't think that children of the 70s, who "grew up without MTV", thought differently.

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Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 09/25/14 at 3:00 am

In my opinion, the MTV Generation is the first wave of teenagers who got exposed to this new channel and new way to represent music. Maybe those born in 1964-69...

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Written By: Visor765 on 09/25/14 at 12:31 pm


I was born in 1987 and I remember the 80's in general being seen as uncool up until about 2003, when I think it finally got some retro cred.


Funny, my parents and my sister said it was 2002 that the stereotypical '80s became "cool". Remember the very first VH1 "I Love the '80s" program? That aired in 2002. "That '80s Show" also premiered in 2002, but it didn't last long. This might have been the official sign that '80s nostalgia took off: http://www.nytimes.com/2002/05/05/arts/music/05REYN.html

However, I would agree that the very early 80's would have probably been seen as the least cheesy part of the decade during the very early 2000's among people who knew how to distinguish between the different parts of the 80's. What early 80's things does you sister say were cool in the early 2000's? I would love to hear that perspective!

The '80s really weren't all that cheesy. Maybe the second half was weird, but the first half looks so normal. Just look up pictures. It's a shame that we have to stereotype things beyond common sense.

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Written By: Howard on 09/25/14 at 2:44 pm


In my opinion, Generation X are also those who spent most of their 20s or/and late teens in the 90s. 1970-76 is still very X.


would that make me Generation X?

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Written By: Howard on 09/25/14 at 2:47 pm

What was life like before MTV? MTV played music videos. Why should this have a huge cultural impact? It's not that there was no TV before 1981 and other channels also had music shows and stuff. Another question: Did everyone have access to MTV when it started?


What was life like before 1981? I guess people were playing records and listening to cassette tapes, I guess?  ???

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Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 09/25/14 at 3:39 pm


would that make me Generation X?


Yes, you are pure X IMO.

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Written By: Shemp97 on 12/17/14 at 9:26 pm

1997 here. Op must have a terrible memory. I can actually remember 1999-2003 better than the latter parts of my childhood. 1997-2001 was also when I lived in a different house from the one I'm in now, so I definitely can't forget that age. Teen pop groups were huge, so was techno/dance music, I remember playing my PS1, turning the dial on my dial-tv, using my brick computer to play Time Commando, watching movies like Dinosaurs, Toy Story, Tarzan, The Grinch, Jimmy Neutron, Pokemon: 1st movie. Memories.
Anyway, I remember people being into Spice girls, Eiffel 65, Britney Spears S Club, N sync, etc. Bernie Mac, Lizzy Maguire, Malcolm in the Middle, Goosebumps(tv series/books) and Are you afraid of the Dark were very popular as well. Those are all that comes to mind at this moment but I had a far more extensive early childhood

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Written By: Shemp97 on 12/17/14 at 9:44 pm


Are you really talking about the early 2000's? You're kidding, right - or am I just too old to realize that?  :o  8)

When I look at TV shows from the early 2000s on youtube, they do look rather grainy. I don't know what causes this because never recalled them looking so bad on the TV back when they were new.

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Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 12/18/14 at 3:00 am

They look grainy, because lots of early 00s stuff has been recorded on VHS and it was also not HD. It probably looked better on TV because you didn't have an HD TV.

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Written By: yelimsexa on 12/18/14 at 7:00 am


1997 here. Op must have a terrible memory. I can actually remember 1999-2003 better than the latter parts of my childhood. 1997-2001 was also when I lived in a different house from the one I'm in now, so I definitely can't forget that age. Teen pop groups were huge, so was techno/dance music, I remember playing my PS1, turning the dial on my dial-tv, using my brick computer to play Time Commando, watching movies like Dinosaurs, Toy Story, Tarzan, The Grinch, Jimmy Neutron, Pokemon: 1st movie. Memories.
Anyway, I remember people being into Spice girls, Eiffel 65, Britney Spears S Club, N sync, etc. Bernie Mac, Lizzy Maguire, Malcolm in the Middle, Goosebumps(tv series/books) and Are you afraid of the Dark were very popular as well. Those are all that comes to mind at this moment but I had a far more extensive early childhood


That said, you must of had an old TV since dial TVs disappeared around the mid-80s, though its not surprising since many parents likely passed along the TV they grew up with to their children. I'm also surprised that you mentioned Are You Afraid of the Dark as popular, since as an actual '90s kid (born in '85), I definitely didn't see it being mentioned anymore by the early '00s as unless if you had Noggin, it was gone on Nick's schedule for a couple years by this time. This posts can really be interesting since not everybody from a certain cohort grew up with the same culture as the parents really create a lot of what a child likes to see.  That said, while you're on the Y/Z cusp, it sounds like your childhood is much more on the Y (Millenial) side in terms of what you enjoyed.

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Written By: winteriscoming on 12/18/14 at 7:39 am


They look grainy, because lots of early 00s stuff has been recorded on VHS and it was also not HD. It probably looked better on TV because you didn't have an HD TV.


Yeah, 80s TV shows looked like this in the early 00s too, because they were watched on smaller TVs with lower resolution and the physical tapes the shows are stored on probably eroded somewhat after 10-25 years of use as well.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 12/18/14 at 7:39 am


That said, you must of had an old TV since dial TVs disappeared around the mid-80s,


I actually had to google to find out what this actually is. I grew up with a normal TV with remote control and I was born in the mid 80s. Dial TVs were absolutely uncommon even in the 90s, however it seems that some people actually had them quite long.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 12/18/14 at 7:43 am


Yeah, 80s TV shows looked like this in the early 00s too, because they were watched on smaller TVs with lower resolution and the physical tapes the shows are stored on probably eroded somewhat after 10-25 years of use as well.


TV actually had the same resolution in the 80s and early 00s. This only changed with the introduction of HDTV. In addition, if something gets recorded on VHS, the resolution will be even lower.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 12/18/14 at 7:45 am

By the way, I still have some tapes from the late 90s and early 00s. The quality is actually still very good, whereas old 80s tapes looked quite bad even 15 years ago. I wonder, why this is. Maybe the quality of blank tapes was better in the 90s and early 00s?

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 12/18/14 at 8:18 am

Dial TVs were absolutely uncommon even in the 90s, however it seems that some people actually had them quite long.

They had them for a period of time till people moved on to bigger television sets.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Shemp97 on 12/18/14 at 9:57 am


That said, you must of had an old TV since dial TVs disappeared around the mid-80s, though its not surprising since many parents likely passed along the TV they grew up with to their children.

Nope. dial TV was my family TV, meaning everyone sat around it for dinner, new years ,etc. We had it since the 90s up until late 2000 when we swapped it out with at newer on with buttons and a remote so I could play my new PS1 on it. I remember everyone being fascinated with the remote and being able to change channels without having to get up yourself. Other people had dial TVs in the arly 2000s as well if I appeared in commercials:
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I'm also surprised that you mentioned Are You Afraid of the Dark as popular, since as an actual '90s kid (born in '85), I definitely didn't see it being mentioned anymore by the early '00s as unless if you had Noggin, it was gone on Nick's schedule for a couple years by this time.
It was on YTV(and Teletoon I think) all the time, and had high ratings in the late 90s/early 2000s.

This posts can really be interesting since not everybody from a certain cohort grew up with the same culture as the parents really create a lot of what a child likes to see.  That said, while you're on the Y/Z cusp, it sounds like your childhood is much more on the Y (Millenial) side in terms of what you enjoyed.

Considering I grew up in the late 90s/early 2000s and the early 2000s being very similar with dated technology and such, its not surprising the 20th century lasted into the early 21st century. Heck even 2000 was the last year of the 20th century if you count ordinal.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 12/18/14 at 11:12 am


Considering I grew up in the late 90s/early 2000s and the early 2000s being very similar with dated technology and such, its not surprising the 20th century lasted into the early 21st century. Heck even 2000 was the last year of the 20th century if you count ordinal.


Yeah, dated technology was common in the early 00s, but this was mostly stuff from the mid 90s and later. Dial TVs were outdated already by the end of the 80s. It definitely didn't represent the culture of the time you mentioned.

By the way: All the stuff you mentioned is definitely from that era, but did you really experience this era? I mean, you were only 3 years old in 2000. Are you sure that you actually experienced the stuff at the time when it was new - and not maybe a couple of years later?

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: winteriscoming on 12/18/14 at 1:15 pm


Yeah, dated technology was common in the early 00s, but this was mostly stuff from the mid 90s and later. Dial TVs were outdated already by the end of the 80s. It definitely didn't represent the culture of the time you mentioned.

By the way: All the stuff you mentioned is definitely from that era, but did you really experience this era? I mean, you were only 3 years old in 2000. Are you sure that you actually experienced the stuff at the time when it was new - and not maybe a couple of years later?


Yeah, it would probably be like having a CRT TV now. I had a dial TV until maybe 1995 or 96, but it was increasingly uncommon by then. Definitely very rare by the early 00s.

Of course most TVs made in the 90s in principle worked the same way as those old dial TVs, being cathode ray tubes and picking up analog signals. They just had remote controls and more advanced options such as tint adjustment.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Shemp97 on 12/18/14 at 1:38 pm


Yeah, dated technology was common in the early 00s, but this was mostly stuff from the mid 90s and later. Dial TVs were outdated already by the end of the 80s. It definitely didn't represent the culture of the time you mentioned.

But they were shown to be used by people on TV quite alot at the time.

By the way: All the stuff you mentioned is definitely from that era, but did you really experience this era? I mean, you were only 3 years old in 2000. Are you sure that you actually experienced the stuff at the time when it was new - and not maybe a couple of years later?

You seem to ignore the potential changes in a persons life during the time they were babies/toddlers that they could not have experienced later on for obvious logical reasons(ex. a family member passing). I moved out of my apartment when I was 4, got rid of the dial TV in early 2000(I got a playstation soon after), was in a daycare from birth to late 2000(sang in the Christmas choir there), used windows 98(which my family upgraded later to XP roughly 5 months came out when we moved out), etc. All of which I should not be able to recollect in such first-person detail if my memory did not stretch back as far as I have stated.

Edit: Scientists state it is somewhat common to recollect things from before you were 3 depending on the person.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2602606/How-far-YOU-remember-Our-earliest-childhood-memories-form-age-three.html

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 12/18/14 at 2:09 pm

I have also memories from before age 3 but not in such detail you describe. Ok, people are different. However, it's still hard for me to believe that somebody that young is able to know names of bands, movies or TV series.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 12/18/14 at 2:09 pm

I had a dial TV until maybe 1995 or 96, but it was increasingly uncommon by then. Definitely very rare by the early 00s.

What did you purchase after the dial TV?

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Shemp97 on 12/18/14 at 3:13 pm


I have also memories from before age 3 but not in such detail you describe. Ok, people are different. However, it's still hard for me to believe that somebody that young is able to know names of bands, movies or TV series.

Not in such detail, but just remembering a show/movie/song that I haven't seen in a long time by looking at it/listening to it.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Arrowstone on 12/18/14 at 3:59 pm

I remember dial TV from my earliest childhood. You had to walk to the TV to change the channel.
In '96 we bought one with remote control, and in 2007 (?) we went digital with a flat screen.

Life as a kid in the early '00s was good as I remember. I played outside, and inside.
We had Super Mario, and good games like Roller Coaster and Age of Empires and music was chill.
The world however was dealing with terrorism.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 12/19/14 at 4:45 am


I remember dial TV from my earliest childhood. You had to walk to the TV to change the channel.


I don't really remember TVs without a remote being common in Germany at all. Even my grandparents owned late 70s TV sets which already had a remote control. I also remember getting a new TV in 1989 which we needed in order to be able to receive cable. It certainly had a remote.

My dad had an old b&w dial TV, but it was only in use when our regular TV was broken. This already felt very old fashioned to me around 1993, when I was 7 years old. It was also not possible to watch cable with it, so we only had the choice between 3 channels.

I was used to have at least 20-30 channels since age three ;)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Arrowstone on 12/19/14 at 4:50 am

I guess my parents just did not want to buy a new one while it still worked.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 12/19/14 at 7:03 am

I remember dial TV from my earliest childhood. You had to walk to the TV to change the channel.
In '96 we bought one with remote control, and in 2007 (?) we went digital with a flat screen.


I remember dial TV in the 80's and to tell you the truth, thank god for remote controls.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: nally on 12/19/14 at 11:30 pm


I remember dial TV in the 80's and to tell you the truth, thank god for remote controls.

I had a dial TV back then too. We didn't get our first remote control TV until early 1989.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: SpyroKev on 06/12/15 at 10:47 pm

September 26, 1990 born approaching. I been lurking mainly this forum for a good minute. I read every post on this topic and a good amount described exactly how I remember that era. I will try to share as much as my own knowledge as I can.

I honestly did have great experiences with 2000-2003, beside how terribly underdeveloped my mindset was then. The era its self made up for it. The culture in my prospective from 2000-2002 was very Nintendo like with how dominated the N64 still was. Pokemon took a huge turn with Johto. Which is when Pokemon was actually Pokemon. Everyone I knew besides my self collected Pokemon cards that sums up a part of how the culture was back then. Yu-Gi-Oh cards from the original series seemly took over in 2003, which a part of that year it perfectly represent.

The sound was Ja Rule, Aaliyah, Eminem, Destiny's Child, Ludacris, basically beats produced by The Neptunes, solo Justine Timberlake, Linkin Park, Evanescence, 50 Cent, solo Beyonce, Chingy, Jay Z, The soundtracks from Capcom Vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Pokemon Stadium 2 and Dragon Ball Z Bruce Faulconer, True Crime Streets of LA, which scream Early 2000s.

The channels were Cartoon Network/Toonami/Adult Swim, Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, mainly Nick Junior wise. Kids WB, FOX BOX, BET, MTV, MTV2.

I was a big fan of baseball caps, head and wrist bands I consider a iconic fashion style from back then, which was the only style I was old enough to understand.

The technology was still the N64 that transferred from the 90s, Gameboy Advanced, Gamecube, SP, SD Players and PS2. The Xbox wasn't hype for in my school at the time. The PS1 instantly disappeared with Spyro by 2001. The Dreamcast had a ridiculously short life span. The console popularity was basically gone by 2000, at least where I live. I used a computer in 2000 and the internet was indeed innocent at the time. You could tell there were only a few sites then. I also remember experiencing the Dot.Com hype. All and All, computers still weren't that cared about then.

Blockbuster and corner stores were still active till 2004 where I live. Blockbuster disappeared earlier. I can't exactly remember when. My guess is 2001-2002. I do feel now that VHS taps where the purpose for Blockbuster and why it disappeared physically, while renting games was fun. VHS taps were pretty hype during their life span. As soon as one of your favorite shows came on, you jumped for joy till you ran out of recording space haha

As with someone said in a different thread I read with a Pac-Man profile pic. At some points, my and my brother were without cable and all we had was using our imagination. We would draw Dragon Ball Z/Super Mario Bros crossovers, while the radio play haha Its a good thing we lived basically next door to our closest friend at the time. If you lacked imagination, close by friends or diverse video games, you were screwed.

The vibe/atmosphere was colorful, chill and carefree. It was so there, you could feel it.

The Early 2000s was truly a unique culture that ended life before dominating technology with a bank. From the sound that even transferred into the video games, events, colorful Hip Hop fashions, balanced technology and vibe. While 9/11 was sad, it didn't effect me because I didn't know any of those people. I'm happy to say that I was old to be able to comprehend majority of what represented that era.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 06/13/15 at 2:44 am


i loved the early 2000s years(2001-2003 specifically). It was a good time to be a kid. I still played my N64 and Gameboy advanced. CN/Nickelodeon/Kids WB/Disney/Toon disney/PBS kids, WWF/WWE, Fox kids was still around for a little bit. Those years had the best music(Glam and bling bling Rap,Hard Rock) and video games of the decade. Oh and the adult TV shows at the time too(West Wing,CSI,Law and Order,Friends,That 70s Show,Simpsons) At the end of the shcool year when I was in kindergarten we did a tribute to america after the tragedy of September 11! Playing with legos were a thing! Watching Disney movies on VHS over the summer were big fro me! Kickball became a hobby of mine! I went to Branson Missouri in 2002! I went to Chicago from 2000-2003 during the summer and still go to this day over the summer! Everybody moved on from PS1 and got Ps2s but many like myself still played N64 during the early 2000s!



Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 06/13/15 at 6:51 am

Blockbuster and corner stores were still active till 2004 where I live. Blockbuster disappeared earlier. I can't exactly remember when. My guess is 2001-2002. I do feel now that VHS taps where the purpose for Blockbuster and why it disappeared physically, while renting games was fun. VHS tapes were pretty hype during their life span. As soon as one of your favorite shows came on, you jumped for joy till you ran out of recording space haha

I may be older than you but from what I remember with Blockbuster, they used to have all the latest films that after 6 months came to VHS, It's a shame that Blockbusters no longer exist in some states.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 06/13/15 at 8:38 am

The early 2000's (2000-2003), so you want to know how life before 2004 was like? Well, it was pretty amazing.

I was born around early 1996, and throughout the early 2000's I can come up with several things I enjoyed. I remember back in 2000 throughout that year in my house when our parents still had the old small CRT-TV in the corner of the living room with the old sofa, and I used to go to my Grandma's house on my dad's side when they still had the old dark brown furniture. All of this was replaced in Spring 2001 when my parents got a new big huge TV, new furniture and sofa, and my grandparents on my dad's side got new modernized kitchen furniture as well. When I think of Summer 2000, "Who Let the Dogs Out" comes to my mind in a nutshell, I remember dancing on the floor to that music when my dad played it from his radio or the Windows 98 computer. The best memories of my early 2000's childhood comes from 2001-2003, which I will explain here. I used to buy Planet Hot Wheels cars, merchandise, CD-ROM's, and I would get on the website, buy new gadgets and upgrades for my cars and play with folks around the world. I was a BIG Legos guy, I would watch those Lego commercials on TV and ask my parents for some more, I remember when I was like 6 and I knew how to build those things on my own, it was easy and Lego Star Wars ships were pretty epic as well. 2001-2003 were my earliest memories of going to movies throughout my childhood, Shrek, Spy Kids 1-3, Spiderman, Lilo & Stitch, Ice Age, Finding Nemo, Powerpuff Girls movie, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, Harry Potter, Monster's Inc, etc. 2001 was the first year I started watching Cartoon Network regularly and that channel was so epic with the classic checkerboard logo and watching Cartoon Cartoons, classics, and action shows every Friday & weekends. I would record tons of footage on VHS tapes. Toon Disney, Nickelodeon, and Kids WB were just as epic at the time as well, and 2001-2003 were my favorite years for each of these channels. I also liked watching Food Network with my mom when they had classic shows like Emeril Live, Good Eats, $40 Dollars A Day, Iron Chef (original Japan), Molto Mario, etc. Every Friday we would go onto my Grandma's house on my mom's side and we would hang out with my cousins every weekend, we would do tons of stuff together, whether we'd go out to the mall, movies, or stay in the house and play freeze tag with each other, but we can't do that now because we have more responsibilities. I also remember going to my aunt's wedding in Summer 2002, and after that wedding we went on the limousine and traveled to the wedding reception, and I was dancing on the music floor to the Cha-Cha slide, and we stayed in a 10 story hotel that night and I was were on the 10th floor! That was fun.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Slim95 on 06/13/15 at 1:42 pm

I remember hearing "Dillema" by Nelly and Kelly Rowland everywhere I went. I also clearly remember hearing "Wherever You Will Go" by the Calling all the time as well.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Slim95 on 06/13/15 at 1:51 pm

I remember in the early 2000s it was considered so exciting and cool for us kids to have a 3 way call over the home phone so we can be like Gordo, Miranda, and Lizzie from Lizzie McGuire. We always asked our parents and they usually said no because it was expensive adding this feature. The few times we did it were so exciting for us. Big difference these days... Kids just pop out there cell phone anywhere they are, open an app and can have 10 way call anytime and anywhere they please.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 80sfan on 06/13/15 at 2:39 pm

Some of you were born in 1996/1997/1998. As an '88er that's crazy.  :D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: #Infinity on 06/13/15 at 2:48 pm

The early 2000s were a particularly golden time for video games, on every type of platform.  I remember spending the beginning of the decade playing N64 games from the late 90s like Donkey Kong 64, Super Smash Bros., and Star Fox 64, as well as Pokémon Stadium 1 and 2 (which made the original, portable games seem dramatically more epic and challenging).  I unfortunately never got the chance to play the two Zelda and Banjo games for the system, but I discovered them several years later and know I would've adored them as a kid.  When the GameCube first came out in 2001, I was absolutely blown away by the rounded 3D environments and explosion of content in Super Smash Bros. Melee.  Unfortunately, the system would not produce very many games I liked after that year, but the impact and memory it left still holds with me today.  Ever since I got a Game Boy Advance for my 9th birthday, I would play it on a highly regular basis, especially when my mom brought me along for some errands.  Besides Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire, the system produced several addictive side scrolling platformers, most of them ports from the SNES.  I had fallen in love with Super Mario World from playing it at the daycare at my mom's 24 Hour Fitness, and had desperately wanted to own it somehow, and my wish was finally granted when I got the game for Christmas in 2002.  On the PC, I would spend countless hours playing Roller Coaster Tycoon 1 and 2, The Sims 1, and Age of Empires II:  The Age of Kings.  These were computer games at their finest, where you could truly build your own world on a display screen, something that felt groundbreaking at the time.  I'm very disappointed that video games have since shifted away from these types of ideas and instead concentrated mostly on story-driven, cutscene-heavy, mostly FPS-style excursions.

When I was in third grade (2001-2002), all the guys I knew loved Dragon Ball Z and would always brag about how the characters from my show would always clobber my own imaginary creatures, no matter how hard I tried.

In fourth grade (2002-2003), the major craze was Yu-Gi-Oh!, with people watching the show and battling each other like it was Pokémania all over again.  The release of Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire somewhat eroded their interest in Yu-Gi-Oh!, however, and by 5th grade, nobody seemed to be talking about it at all.

The Shrek soundtrack was my official entrance into "regular" music (as opposed to the Raffi and Red Grammer tapes my mom would play), and the Now That's What I Call Music! series soon expanded upon it.  I would aggressively plead with my mom so that I could own every volume in the series up to that point, and I eventually had a full collection from 1 through 17 (plus 19).

I got into Nickelodeon around second grade (2000-2001), but abandoned it after the channel replaced the Angry Beavers' 2:30 slot with Doug (the former was easily my favorite show, though I originally liked CatDog the most).  I later got addicted to Cartoon Network at my friend's 10th birthday party in 2002, and religiously watched almost all of the shows it aired at the time.  Dexter's Laboratory was the first program that I fell in love with, but I soon became a big fan of Courage the Cowardly Dog, the Powerpuff Girls, and the short-lived Time Squad, among others.  I got very hyped for the premiere of Codename:  Kids Next Door on December 6th that year, and my expectations were not let down, as it quickly became my absolute favorite show on the channel for the rest of the time I tuned in (up through the end of 2004, when Cartoon Network began jumping the shark).  In 2003, I got invested in the shows on Miguzi, which would conveniently air after school during the evening.  I don't remember Code:  Lyoko, Totally Spies, Teen Titans, and the 2003 TMNT series quite as vividly as the Cartoon Cartoons, but I definitely recall enjoying the shows a great deal, especially as they felt vaguely more mature than the other programs, while still being fun and creative.  They probably extended my interest in Cartoon Network where I would've focused on other things instead.

The Internet still felt like a groundbreaking and cool new thing at the time, and a lot of my friends would fiddle around with it by downloading enhancements to their computer games (I remember my cousin was able to play The Sims as the Grinch), as well as playing flash games.

In my opinion, the early 2000s were the last time that living room culture really peaked, before home products started to either become stale and tired, or just get overtaken by technology with online or portable features.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Slim95 on 06/13/15 at 4:39 pm

There was no Google, no cellphones, no social networking, and the internet was super slow with dial up still being common. The internet was only used by kids to play low graphic flash games and visit some colourful learning websites on occasion. It was a different time no doubt.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: SpyroKev on 06/13/15 at 5:02 pm


I may be older than you but from what I remember with Blockbuster, they used to have all the latest films that after 6 months came to VHS, It's a shame that Blockbusters no longer exist in some states.


I was really never that into movies so I wouldn't really know why Blockbuster really took a turn for the rest of us. We basically forgot it existed.
I remember back in 2000 throughout that year in my house when our parents still had the old small CRT-TV in the corner of the living room with the old sofa, and I used to go to my Grandma's house on my dad's side when they still had the old dark brown furniture. All of this was replaced in Spring 2001 when my parents got a new big huge TV, new furniture and sofa, and my grandparents on my dad's side got new modernized kitchen furniture as well. I used to buy Planet Hot Wheels cars, merchandise, CD-ROM's, and I would get on the website, buy new gadgets and upgrades for my cars and play with folks around the world.


Holy TLC. Dark brown furniture seriously ring a bell. I'm going to try to memorize more details I forgot to add in my first post. We had dark brown furniture and huge dark brown floor T.V up until the same year. It was seemly traditional. It was exactly the same color as our temporary piano, which was completely random. Me and my brother would continuously cover the Halloween chasing theme haha Yeah, Hot Wheels were semi popular and addictive till 2001. The concept of tiny cars was cool back then. I remember having a few. It reminds me, Dragon Ball Z toys were extremely hyped through 2001-2002, even rivaling Pokemon cards.
I was in third grade (2001-2002), all the guys I knew loved Dragon Ball Z and would always brag about how the characters from my show would always clobber my own imaginary creatures, no matter how hard I tried.

In my opinion, the early 2000s were the last time that living room culture really peaked, before home products started to either become stale and tired, or just get overtaken by technology with online or portable features.


No Toonam fan thought any other anime could top Dragon Ball Z at that time. We actually knew people in our school that were just as bigger fans who we would ask to print us screenshots that we didn't realize were from the Buu Saga and GT that we thought weren't close to airing haha The Dragon Ball Z books were hyped, to. They stopped selling in early 2004. The last one we bought was a GT copy. They were pretty expensive in their heyday. Living room culture sounds familiar.
I remember hearing "Dillema" by Nelly and Kelly Rowland everywhere I went. I also clearly remember hearing "Wherever You Will Go" by the Calling all the time as well.


I actually forgot to bring up Nelly. He also is one of the examples. He represent the sound of that era pretty well along with Ashanti. Its funny since their supposedly partners.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Slim95 on 06/13/15 at 5:04 pm


I may be older than you but from what I remember with Blockbuster, they used to have all the latest films that after 6 months came to VHS, It's a shame that Blockbusters no longer exist in some states.

Howard Blockbuster no longer exists anywhere. They have been out of business for years.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 06/13/15 at 5:26 pm

Kids just pop out there cell phone anywhere they are, open an app and can have 10 way call anytime and anywhere they please.

See, they have it easy. Back then in our days we didn't have apps, we had the telephone book and The Yellow Pages.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 06/13/15 at 5:27 pm


There was no Google, no cellphones, no social networking, and the internet was super slow with dial up still being common. The internet was only used by kids to play low graphic flash games and visit some colourful learning websites on occasion. It was a different time no doubt.


and don't forget no YouTube, YouTube came in the mid 2000's.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 06/13/15 at 5:29 pm


Howard Blockbuster no longer exists anywhere. They have been out of business for years.


You know Slim, at one time I swear I saw a Blockbuster somewhere a year or so ago.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 06/13/15 at 6:12 pm

As a St. Louis native and sports fan in general these were great moments!!
http://img.bleacherreport.net/img/images/photos/001/776/936/s.bowl_original_crop_north.jpg?w=630&h=420&q=75


http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11111/111114407/3603783-5210234551-super.jpg


http://img.bleacherreport.net/img/images/photos/002/289/570/hi-res-72570279_crop_north.jpg?w=630&h=420&q=75


http://www.gstatemarketing.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Shaq-Alley-Oop.jpg


https://bryancmontgomery.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/2001worldseries.jpg


http://www.theheckler.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/2001WorldSeries.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2e/Jack_Buck_9-11_Speech.jpg

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Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 06/13/15 at 6:15 pm


As a kid I was SHOCKED and DEVASTATED that this happened!! apart of my innocence was lost!http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e5/North_face_south_tower_after_plane_strike_9-11.jpg

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 06/13/15 at 6:19 pm


As a kid I was SHOCKED and DEVASTATED that this happened!! apart of my innocence was lost!http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e5/North_face_south_tower_after_plane_strike_9-11.jpg


I definitely remember that.

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Written By: mqg96 on 06/13/15 at 6:27 pm

http://images.morris.com/images/athens/mdControlled/cms/2010/08/28/701532021.jpg
http://www.redclaysoul.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Michael-Johnson-UGA-Auburn-Catch1-788x1024.jpg
http://cdn1.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1502575/586303.jpg

2002 Georgia Bulldogs, 13-1, SEC Championship win and Sugar Bowl win with 2nd year head coach Mark Richt. Takes me back to 1st grade!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 06/13/15 at 6:56 pm


I was really never that into movies so I wouldn't really know why Blockbuster really took a turn for the rest of us. We basically forgot it existed.
Holy TLC. Dark brown furniture seriously ring a bell. I'm going to try to memorize more details I forgot to add in my first post. We had dark brown furniture and huge dark brown floor T.V up until the same year. It was seemly traditional. It was exactly the same color as our temporary piano, which was completely random. Me and my brother would continuously cover the Halloween chasing theme haha Yeah, Hot Wheels were semi popular and addictive till 2001. The concept of tiny cars was cool back then. I remember having a few. It reminds me, Dragon Ball Z toys were extremely hyped through 2001-2002, even rivaling Pokemon cards.
No Toonam fan thought any other anime could top Dragon Ball Z at that time. We actually knew people in our school that were just as bigger fans who we would ask to print us screenshots that we didn't realize were from the Buu Saga and GT that we thought weren't close to airing haha The Dragon Ball Z books were hyped, to. They stopped selling in early 2004. The last one we bought was a GT copy. They were pretty expensive in their heyday. Living room culture sounds familiar.
I actually forgot to bring up Nelly. He also is one of the examples. He represent the sound of that era pretty well along with Ashanti. Its funny since their supposedly partners.


Man I miss the Planet Hot Wheels merchandise, toys, CD-ROM's, website, and Highway 35, the way y'all felt about Pokemon/Yu-Gi-Oh cards and Dragon Ball Z books is the way I felt about Planet Hot Wheels throughout the early 2000's. Speaking of early 2004, that's also when the Planet Hot Wheels website shutdown too, I remember going to that website and the message said "we'll be back soon", and months and months later it never came back ever again. Around this time the stores no longer sold Planet Hot Wheels related toys and merchandises, they just stayed with the regular plain Hot Wheels from that point on. I didn't want to believe it. Hot Wheels was never the same again, a huge part of my childhood was broken, and 11 years later it still gives me a painful memory. I guess this is why a lot of people tend to say "the 90's ended in 2004", or 90's pop culture died in 2004, because a lot of things just changed throughout that year. After 2003 the early 00's was officially over and it showed!

I'm also glad you brought up the dark brown furniture thing as well. I almost forgot to mention that my dad also had a really old CRT-TV with a brown wood cover  around it in his office. It was weird lol, he had it from 2000 and earlier, that was also replaced around Spring 2001 in our house as well lol.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: #Infinity on 06/13/15 at 8:15 pm


There was no Google, no cellphones, no social networking, and the internet was super slow with dial up still being common. The internet was only used by kids to play low graphic flash games and visit some colourful learning websites on occasion. It was a different time no doubt.


The early 2000s weren't that primitive.  You're thinking more 1996.  Google has existed since 1998, cell phones were standard, and I distinctly remember the Internet already being pretty high-speed by that point.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Slim95 on 06/13/15 at 8:51 pm


The early 2000s weren't that primitive.  You're thinking more 1996.  Google has existed since 1998, cell phones were standard, and I distinctly remember the Internet already being pretty high-speed by that point.

When I say "no google" or "no cellphones" I mean they didn't exist in my life and my circle and they weren't very popular especially compared to today. Only in mid 2000s social media like MSN became popular and Google was becoming bigger. I didn't know what Google was in the early 2000s despite it being it being made in 1998. Cell phones were only owned by one person in the household if that in the early 2000s. No one had cell phones in school in the early 2000s. Internet could have been high speed for you but a lot of people still had dial up. It was different era to me, more similar to the late 90s than the mid 00's.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: #Infinity on 06/13/15 at 10:47 pm


When I say "no google" or "no cellphones" I mean they didn't exist in my life and my circle and they weren't very popular especially compared to today. Only in mid 2000s social media like MSN became popular and Google was becoming bigger. I didn't know what Google was in the early 2000s despite it being it being made in 1998. Cell phones were only owned by one person in the household if that in the early 2000s. No one had cell phones in school in the early 2000s. Internet could have been high speed for you but a lot of people still had dial up. It was different era to me, more similar to the late 90s than the mid 00's.


I guess it just seems strange though that Google and cell phones weren't in your life at all in the early 2000s. I wasn't 10 until 2002, and even by then I knew exactly what a cell phone was and I was very familiar with Google. Granted, depending on your age, you may not have used these things nearly as much yet, but I'd think you would at least be very aware of them. Flip phones were everywhere in the early 2000s, and Google was very well established.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Slim95 on 06/14/15 at 12:09 am


I guess it just seems strange though that Google and cell phones weren't in your life at all in the early 2000s. I wasn't 10 until 2002, and even by then I knew exactly what a cell phone was and I was very familiar with Google. Granted, depending on your age, you may not have used these things nearly as much yet, but I'd think you would at least be very aware of them. Flip phones were everywhere in the early 2000s, and Google was very well established.

I knew what a cell phone was obviously lol. I'm sure everyone knew what a cell phone was even in the mid 90s, but it was just a novelty then and not a lot of people used them. But barely anyone I knew had one in the early 00's and it wasn't very popular especially compared to today, that's why I said no cellphones.

Flip phones were not everywhere in the early 2000s. They were everywhere in the mid 2000s. In the early 2000s, people mostly used home phones and cell phones weren't flip phones for the most part. Cell phones were mainly small Nokia phones with the greenish screen. I will confess I had no idea what Google was until the later part of 2003 when I learned about it in school. Google was not popular in the early 00's outside of academic circles. I actually learned about Yahoo search engine before I discovered Google. I was a little kid in the early 2000s.

Perhaps we have different definitions of early 2000s? My definition of early 2000s is 2000-2002. Maybe you're thinking early 2000s as 2000-2005? Late 90s and early 2000s was one period pretty much known as the Y2K era. Mid 2000s started in the middle of 2003 when things started changing a lot more.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: #Infinity on 06/14/15 at 12:30 am

Perhaps we have different definitions of early 2000s? My definition of early 2000s is 2000-2002. Maybe you're thinking early 2000s as 2000-2005? Late 90s and early 2000s was one period pretty much known as the Y2K era. Mid 2000s started in the middle of 2003 when things started changing a lot more.


I consider the early 2000s to be the period from September 11, 2001 to Autumn, 2003.  2000 and the first part of 2001 still feel part of the millennial era of early 1997 to 9/11, when teen pop, AOL, a booming economy, and rap-rock were the main trends of the day.  9/11 was not just the beginning of a new era geopolitically, it was accompanied by other trends like the death of teen pop, the beginning of the sixth generation of video games, and superhero movies becoming popular again.  Though this period was the beginning of the 00s zeitgeist, Autumn of 2003 was approximately when the 2000s began to feel particularly distant from the late 90s, imo.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 06/14/15 at 12:40 am


I knew what a cell phone was obviously lol. I'm sure everyone knew what a cell phone was even in the mid 90s, but it was just a novelty then and not a lot of people used them. But barely anyone I knew had one in the early 00's and it wasn't very popular especially compared to today, that's why I said no cellphones.

Flip phones were not everywhere in the early 2000s. They were everywhere in the mid 2000s. In the early 2000s, people mostly used home phones and cell phones weren't flip phones for the most part. Cell phones were mainly small Nokia phones with the greenish screen. I will confess I had no idea what Google was until the later part of 2003 when I learned about it in school. Google was not popular in the early 00's outside of academic circles. I actually learned about Yahoo search engine before I discovered Google. I was a little kid in the early 2000s.

Perhaps we have different definitions of early 2000s? My definition of early 2000s is 2000-2002. Maybe you're thinking early 2000s as 2000-2005? Late 90s and early 2000s was one period pretty much known as the Y2K era. Mid 2000s started in the middle of 2003 when things started changing a lot more.

I've said it before and ill say it again; here's what I think
2000-summer 2001 VERY early 00s
late 2001-mid 200s true early 00s

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Slim95 on 06/14/15 at 12:42 am

Well I see early 2000s as 2000-2002 because by technical definition that's what it is if you split the decade into thirds.  :P

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 06/14/15 at 12:47 am


I consider the early 2000s to be the period from September 11, 2001 to Autumn, 2003.  2000 and the first part of 2001 still feel part of the millennial era of early 1997 to 9/11, when teen pop, AOL, a booming economy, and rap-rock were the main trends of the day.  9/11 was not just the beginning of a new era geopolitically, it was accompanied by other trends like the death of teen pop, the beginning of the sixth generation of video games, and superhero movies becoming popular again.  Though this period was the beginning of the 00s zeitgeist, Autumn of 2003 was approximately when the 2000s began to feel particularly distant from the late 90s, imo.

I agree 150 precent! I said this before in the 1997 culture debate, but when I think of the early 00s culture I think of 9/11, Bush's first few years in office, the reality tv's popularity, nu metal, glam and bling bling rap music,from WWF to WWE, Lord of the rings, Harry Potter films. when I think of the millennial era; I think of fall 1998-August 2001. late 2001-mid 2003 will always be the true early 2000s to me.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 06/14/15 at 12:50 am


Well I see early 2000s as 2000-2002 because by technical definition that's what it is if you split the decade into thirds.  :P

I write what I wrote before based on the culture at the time not calendar wise!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 06/14/15 at 8:04 am


Well I see early 2000s as 2000-2002 because by technical definition that's what it is if you split the decade into thirds.  :P


Well if you want to get real technical, here's how it would really be.

Early 2000's: January 1, 2000 - April 30, 2003

Mid 2000's: May 1, 2003 - August 31, 2006

Late 2000's: September 1, 2006 - December 31, 2009

Here's how you do it by school years or seasons.

Early 2000's:
2000-2001 school year
2001-2002 school year
2002-2003 school year

Mid 2000's:
2003-2004 school year
2004-2005 school year
2005-2006 school year

Late 2000's:
2006-2007 school year
2007-2008 school year
2008-2009 school year

Now personally, even though 2003 is still accurately more of the mid-2000's, and it was that weird year when Myspace came out, DVD's surpassed VHS sales, and the fashion/culture started to look like we were in the true 2000's, despite all that I still consider 2003 as the FINAL year any type of 90's pop cultural fad's were still relevant, because by the time 2004 hit, 90's pop culture had came to an end and it was totally dead like a rock in my opinion. So that's why the core 2000's culture started in 2004 to me.

Here's how I would say the downfall of the nineties went:

1996 - the earliest Millennial influences, but still extremely 90s. 1996 was also the year the internet and cellphone usage (Telecommunications Act) became popular.
1997 - the true downfall of the 90s culture. Grunge bands broke up, gangsta rap is gone (replaced with bling rap), many of the earliest 00s shows came on air
1998 - the first year that teenage culture and bubblegum pop really got accepted
1999 - peaking Millennial culture, any basic ties from 1990-1995 were broken by then
2000 - the election and Reality TV Boom take place.
2001 - TURNING POINT: 9/11 happened, Bush becoming president, music started to change yet again
2002 - 00s culture overtook 90s culture, DVD overtook VHS, emo started, but not popular yet
2003 - The last things from the late 90s start to die off, the last year with "somewhat" of a 90s feel
2004 - no traces of basic 90s left and core 00's culture was in 100%

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Shemp97 on 06/14/15 at 1:30 pm


In my opinion, the early 2000s were the last time that living room culture really peaked, before home products started to either become stale and tired, or just get overtaken by technology with online or portable features.

Could've sworn the 00s was all about the living room culture with the Wii and the board games and stuff.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: #Infinity on 06/14/15 at 1:33 pm


Could've sworn the 00s was all about the living room culture with the Wii and the board games and stuff.


I agree the late 00s with the Wii still had some living room culture going strong, but mobile products were just becoming extremely popular at the time, so it felt like a sort of transitional period.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Shemp97 on 06/14/15 at 1:43 pm


No one had cell phones in school in the early 2000s.

You couldn't have had cell phones in the school anyway, even as late 08 or 09, they used to ban cell phones in school. So if you brought one in, they would confiscate it.
And don't even get me started on the schools blocking social media like YouTube.

Social media has been around since the mid 90s, even video sharing sites.

Even as late as the late 00s primitive flash games were your only entertainment as a kid/teen. Unity wasn't established in browsers yet. I only remember two websites with online games with 3D graphic s in the early 00s, a willy wonka site and a Charlie's angels game.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Catherine91UK on 06/14/15 at 1:57 pm

I saw a TV programme recently where a 10-year-old had a smartphone and was using Twitter. It's quite frightening to think how different it is from when I was 10, which was only 13 years ago. When I was 10 I didn't have a basic mobile phone, let alone a smartphone. Myspace didn't exist, let alone Twitter!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Shemp97 on 06/14/15 at 1:58 pm


I agree the late 00s with the Wii still had some living room culture going strong, but mobile products were just becoming extremely popular at the time, so it felt like a sort of transitional period.

The mobile situation in the late 00s is kind of a fallacy. In 2008 what were your options a for mobile anything that you could be auxked into 24/7 with no person to person social life? A DS, PSP, feature phones and a couple of "smartphones”. On the subject of smartphones, what really separated the early modern smartphones of the time from features phones or PDAs from 1997? At least with the palm 97 pocket computer, you had hand writing recognition, the iPhone 3g and HTC dream didn't have that.
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This guys goes over the features and limitations of the original iPhone.

The computer chronicles series us a very good source for tech from the 80s and 90s
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Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 06/14/15 at 2:22 pm


There was no Google, no cellphones, no social networking, and the internet was super slow with dial up still being common. The internet was only used by kids to play low graphic flash games and visit some colourful learning websites on occasion. It was a different time no doubt.


I believe later on the internet became faster.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 06/14/15 at 2:25 pm

Internet could have been high speed for you but a lot of people still had dial up.

I think I still dial-up at that time.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 06/14/15 at 2:27 pm


Could've sworn the 00s was all about the living room culture with the Wii and the board games and stuff.


The Wii and many other 7th generation games are more like late 00's/early 10's culture.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Shemp97 on 06/14/15 at 2:50 pm


The Wii and many other 7th generation games are more like late 00's/early 10's culture.

Very different from today's culture.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: #Infinity on 06/14/15 at 4:58 pm

The Wii is pretty much late 00s culture only because its popularity mostly died out by the early 2010s, whereas the PS3 and XBOX 360 only grew more popular with age.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 06/14/15 at 8:53 pm


The Wii is pretty much late 00s culture only because its popularity mostly died out by the early 2010s, whereas the PS3 and XBOX 360 only grew more popular with age.

agreed!!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: TheMusicdewd on 06/17/15 at 12:32 pm

Bush, 9/11, Reality TV, America Online, Teen Pop, Nu-Metal, Iraq War...yeah, not exactly a high point.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Slim95 on 06/17/15 at 1:58 pm


Bush, 9/11, Reality TV, America Online, Teen Pop, Nu-Metal, Iraq War...yeah, not exactly a high point.

This is assuming you live in America... Most people don't.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: SpyroKev on 06/22/15 at 9:15 pm


Man I miss the Planet Hot Wheels merchandise, toys, CD-ROM's, website, and Highway 35, the way y'all felt about Pokemon/Yu-Gi-Oh cards and Dragon Ball Z books is the way I felt about Planet Hot Wheels throughout the early 2000's. Speaking of early 2004, that's also when the Planet Hot Wheels website shutdown too, I remember going to that website and the message said "we'll be back soon", and months and months later it never came back ever again. Around this time the stores no longer sold Planet Hot Wheels related toys and merchandises, they just stayed with the regular plain Hot Wheels from that point on. I didn't want to believe it. Hot Wheels was never the same again, a huge part of my childhood was broken, and 11 years later it still gives me a painful memory. I guess this is why a lot of people tend to say "the 90's ended in 2004", or 90's pop culture died in 2004, because a lot of things just changed throughout that year. After 2003 the early 00's was officially over and it showed!

I'm also glad you brought up the dark brown furniture thing as well. I almost forgot to mention that my dad also had a really old CRT-TV with a brown wood cover  around it in his office. It was weird lol, he had it from 2000 and earlier, that was also replaced around Spring 2001 in our house as well lol.


Hot Wheels actually made a come back in 2004, but through a animation film that aired on Cartoon Network. I'm glad you bought up Hot Wheels, Escalades were pretty popular through 2001-2004 where the hype for them faded. They were represented in a handful of popular music video like Usher - U Don't Have To Call. Everyone I knew in my school wanted one at the time. I never knew till now how much they represent a part of Early 2000s culture and how much I miss their cameos.

My mom used to have these dark pink and white painted sitting cat artifacts that were always sat on top of the piano that I thought were strange at the time, but are incredibly nostalgic through my memories now.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Shemp97 on 06/22/15 at 10:29 pm


This is assuming you live in America... Most people don't.

Ikr?

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: shadowcookie on 06/22/15 at 10:49 pm


Bush, 9/11, Reality TV, America Online, Teen Pop, Nu-Metal, Iraq War...yeah, not exactly a high point.


As a 6 year old living in the UK in 2001, do you think President Bush, 9/11, the Iraq qar or America Online even registered on my very limited radar? I don't think I knew what any of those things were at the time.  :D

Children are typically oblivious to world problems, or only have a limiter understanding and therefore don't care. It wasn't until I was 9 or 10 that I really started to appreciate these events - like the London bombings in July 2005 - I was  very much aware of that, and knew exactly what was happening. Ditto with the Belsan school siege in September 2004 - I was very scared of that, and though they would come here next.  :\'(

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: SpyroKev on 06/22/15 at 11:15 pm





I didn't think listing your country was important. At first I thought references were clear, but I see now. Some countries didn't have a Early 2000s culture. At least not as detailed as Early 2000s American culture. An American response.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 07/17/15 at 10:15 am


Bush, 9/11, Reality TV, America Online, Teen Pop, Nu-Metal, Iraq War...yeah, not exactly a high point.


I can get that Bush, 9/11, Teen Pop, Nu-Metal and the Iraq War were popular topics in the 2000s, but AOL was mostly popular from the mid 90s to the early 2000s since they were the king of dial-up Internet back then. AIM was still usable until 2010, but that was about it.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Shemp97 on 07/17/15 at 12:12 pm


I didn't think listing your country was important. At first I thought references were clear, but I see now. Some countries didn't have a Early 2000s culture. At least not as detailed as Early 2000s American culture. An American response.

These are not early 00s culture

Bush, 9/11, Reality TV, America Online, Teen Pop, Nu-Metal, Iraq War...yeah, not exactly a high point.

...unless you live in America. Early 00s culture was Country, Gangsta rap, Grime, PS1/N64, PS2/Xbox/GCN/Dreamcast, AOL/MSN(could apply to the rest of the decade), Harper, Teen pop, CRT TVs, Dramas, etc

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 07/17/15 at 8:26 pm

Even though I was a toddler in the early 2000s, especially 2002 and 2003. I have a few good memories from it. I mostly remember watching Nick Jr (mostly Oswald, Little Bear, Little Bill and possibly Maggie and The Ferocious Beast) PBS Kids (mostly Dragon Tales), Playhouse Disney (mostly Bear In The Big Blue House) and so fudgeing much more. I also remember going to my grandparents house in Connecticut sometimes. It was cool.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: SpyroKev on 07/18/15 at 1:12 pm


These are not early 00s culture


What's not early 2000s culture? Some people see eras differently still in a similar way.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Shemp97 on 07/21/15 at 10:03 am


What's not early 2000s culture? Some people see eras differently still in a similar way.

What is early 00s culture that some countries didn't have?

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 07/21/15 at 11:40 am


What is early 00s culture that some countries didn't have?


Well, some countries probably have different sorts of media in the early 2000s.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Slim95 on 07/21/15 at 12:31 pm

We didn't have 9/11 or George Bush up here in Canada. That's why the early 2000s are the golden years in Canada. We had the awesome music, pop culture, and shows from America in the early 00's but didn't have the 9/11 and Bush drama and the other bad stuff here.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: SpyroKev on 07/21/15 at 3:50 pm


What is early 00s culture that some countries didn't have?


You recently quoted a user stating "This is assuming you live in America. Most people don't." You basically agreed with that person. Which is what I'm saying. I doubt the Early 2000s culture we know was present in countries like Africa, Scotland or Russia. Toonami never aired in Africa, which was the center of kid American tv then. You just contradicted your post. In this case, this should be the "What was life like as a kid in the Early 2000s/US. While other countries should have their own thread versions. Don't expect me to know what other countries had a Early 2000s culture or not. That's tones of unnecessary research. I'm writing feedback from memories of my own country.

Escalades were apart of Early 2000s culture, man. You stated your self that gangster rap was a major part back then. Escalades were in a good amount of Hip Hop music videos. Hip Hop culture was present back then, which escalades were apart of.

Also I don't agree with the stating gangsta rap being active during the earlier 2000s. Gangsta rap was basically extinct since the 90s then. No Limit were the last rap label to keep it going. Unless you meant through 50 Cent. Yeah, he revived gangsta rap by 2003 with his Get Rich Or Die Tryin' hit and temporary beefs that still weren't as serious and dark as rap beefs during the 90s. Gangsta rap wasn't really present in 2000-2002 or 2003. It was more they were just imitating gangsta rap. It wasn't truly gangsta rap. Early 2000s was Hip Hop, carefree, less serious, fun and silly. Definitely not gangsta rap. Early 2000s rap beefs weren't hostile. Just middle to high school ribbing get 'em jokes. Do you consider Ja Rule - Between Me And You, Jay Z - Izzo, LL Cool J - Luv U Better, Nelly - Hot In Herre, Chingy - One Call Away? That's just some, not even a handful of non gangsta rap from back then I listed. And please don't say DMX is gangsta rap. 50 Cent and Soulja Slim were the only true gangsta rappers back then. If anything, gangsta rap is very much currently alive now.Well, some countries probably have different sorts of media in the early 2000s.

Thank you.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: shadowcookie on 07/22/15 at 2:21 pm


We didn't have 9/11 or George Bush up here in Canada. That's why the early 2000s are the golden years in Canada. We had the awesome music, pop culture, and shows from America in the early 00's but didn't have the 9/11 and Bush drama and the other bad stuff here.

Early 2000s were great in the UK too. The economy enjoyed its longest period of sustained growth for over 100 years, unemployment fell to its lowest level in over 30 years, crime was falling sharply year on year after a 1995 peak, wages were rising strongly, and of course music and TV were pretty good. Internet was gaining traction but most people here were not connected at home until 2005 so most children growing up at the time were certainly not immersed in technology. Oh, and all of that IRA terrorism that plagued the British Isles for most of the 70s, 80s and 90s pretty much disappeared.

Things were pretty damn good. Great, even. I don't think there has been a period in UK history that was as stable or peaceful.

It's also why I get annoyed when Americans say the 00s really began on September 11th 2001, because to the rest of the world that makes no sense at all.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 07/22/15 at 2:37 pm


We didn't have 9/11 or George Bush up here in Canada. That's why the early 2000s are the golden years in Canada. We had the awesome music, pop culture, and shows from America in the early 00's but didn't have the 9/11 and Bush drama and the other bad stuff here.


What about the mid and late 2000s in Canada?

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: aja675 on 01/01/16 at 5:41 am

I suppose this thread is proof of the 1997 mindset shift, because I can't imagine someone born a year older making this thread.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/02/16 at 5:02 am


It's also why I get annoyed when Americans say the 00s really began on September 11th 2001, because to the rest of the world that makes no sense at all.


This is a really late reply (and I'm sorry if this bothers anyone), but the quote is a very interesting one to me. For those in the US people tend to say "Every thing changed when the Fire Nation attacked I mean.. when 9/11 happened." But for everyone else in this world that doesn't make sense. The 2000s culture still happened for everyone else in the world, but it wasn't because of 9/11 which sort of makes me think that even without 9/11 America would've still changed as culture always changes. There were other things that contributed to the 2000s than just 9/11. Big things that that happened in the 2000s such as fashion, music, Goerge Bush becoming president, Web 2.0, Fads/trends etc didn't have anything to do with 9/11. Things would've still changed anyways. The 2010s changed in culture from the 2000s, but it wasn't because of any big attacks on America. It's just because culture changes every so often.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/02/16 at 5:46 am

The early 2000's were still really good in the US, too. Great music, great culture, great video games, etc. As much as events like 9/11 are important to recognize, they had little to no impact on my life (and I don't think 9/11 had much impact on pop culture. The Iraq war, on the other hand, is a much different story) and I don't live in fear over crap like this. I'm from California for Christ sake! That's miles away from New York. I'm tired of people who don't give a sh*t fake their empathy for the people who died or the companies that give 10% or whatever discounts on 9/11. People are still greedy and fake. 9/11 or no 9/11. Honestly, real 2000's culture didn't even take full force until 2003/2004. It was hardly present in 2000-2002.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/02/16 at 5:57 am


The early 2000's were still really good in the US, too. Great music, great culture, great video games, etc. As much as events like 9/11 are important to recognize, they had little to no impact on my life (and I don't think 9/11 had much impact on pop culture. The Iraq war, on the other hand, is a much different story) and I don't live in fear over crap like this. I'm from California for Christ sake! That's miles away from New York. I'm tired of people who don't give a sh*t fake their empathy for the people who died or companies give 10% discounts on 9/11. People are still greedy and fake. 9/11 or no 9/11. Honestly, real 2000's culture didn't even take full force until 2003/2004. It was hardly present in 2000-2002.


Yeah I lived between Tennessee and Florida for all of my life. So the 9/11 attacks were miles away from me or anyone I knew. My family mentioned the event, but it wasn't something that they had great fear of. And it certainly didn't seem to effect the way things were for me or anyone else that I knew in my area. 2002 still ended up having the same feel as 2001 to me. It's not like just because 9/11 happened everyone had to completely change everything. I'm sure life for a lot of people was the same as it was pre-9/11. Unless you happened to live near the area that the attack actually happened then I'd understand. But if you were miles away from it (whether being on the opposite side of the US or in another region) then I'm not sure as to why it completely effected your life.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/02/16 at 6:09 am


Yeah I lived between Tennessee and Florida for all of my life. So the 9/11 attacks were miles away from me or anyone I knew. My family mentioned the event, but it wasn't something that they had great fear of. And it certainly didn't seem to effect the way things were for me or anyone else that I knew in my area. 2002 still ended up having the same feel as 2001 to me. It's not like just because 9/11 happened everyone had to completely change everything. I'm sure life for a lot of people was the same as it was pre-9/11. Unless you happened to live near the area that the attack actually happened then I'd understand. But if you were miles away from it (whether being on the opposite side of the US or in another region) then I'm not sure as to why it completely effected your life.


Yeah, same here. The most 9/11 had an effect on my life was my friends bringing it up the week it happened, us agreeing that it was "crazy stuff" and then going to get Pizza or Mexican Food afterwards because we got hungry. Personally, 2002 felt exactly like 1998-2001 did. I can't think of a time when California ever had a depressing vibe, either. New York, on the other hand, was known for being scummy and filled with crime and tragedy. Yeah, people who lived near the attacks got the sh*t end of the stick. Us, who didn't live near that area, we don't have much to say. Living with my mother was fun during this time. When 9/11 happened, she wouldn't shut up about how they should of seen it coming. She'd come up with all these crazy political theories and similar crap. I just shook my head, turned off the TV and decided to go out and ride my skateboard (listening to my discman of course). I actually can't recall ever meeting anyone who was legitimately scared because of 9/11 and neither did I bother dealing with blind idiotic patriots.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: #Infinity on 01/02/16 at 6:37 am

I heard a lot of patriotic music during 3rd grade, when the attacks occurred,  but like JordanK1982, 9/11 wasn't that big of a deal in my personal life.  Late 2001 was far more notable to me for its plethora of excellent video games, such as Super Smash Bros. Melee, the Game Boy Advance in general, SSX Tricky, and groundbreaking titles I would later discover such as DDRMAX: Dance Dance Revolution 6th Mix.

Now, what was a traumatic event for me growing up was the Cedar Fire of 2003, which destroyed hundreds of homes across Southern California, with my neighborhood in particular bearing the worst of the blaze.  I remember evacuating that Sunday morning, terrified for my life that everything that I had grown attached to would be burnt to a crisp by the time our family was allowed back.  For a few years, my neighborhood was a completely different place as a result of the fires, with ash and dead trees covering the once green, eucalyptus-forested hills and entire streets being completely absent of housing.  There was another devastating fire in Southern California four years later, but it was the 2003 disaster that came so hauntingly close to my house and ultimately defined the year itself in my personal life.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/02/16 at 6:41 am


Yeah, same here. The most 9/11 had an effect on my life was my friends bringing it up the week it happened, us agreeing that it was "crazy stuff" and then going to get Pizza or Mexican Food afterwards because we got hungry. Personally, 2002 felt exactly like 1998-2001 did. I can't think of a time when California ever had a depressing vibe, either. New York, on the other hand, was known for being scummy and filled with crime and tragedy. Yeah, people who lived near the attacks got the sh*t end of the stick. Us, who didn't live near that area, we don't have much to say. Living with my mother was fun during this time. When 9/11 happened, she wouldn't shut up about how they should of seen it coming. She'd come up with all these crazy political theories and similar crap. I just shook my head, turned off the TV and decided to go out and ride my skateboard (listening to my discman of course). I actually can't recall ever meeting anyone who was legitimately scared because of 9/11 and neither did I bother dealing with blind idiotic patriots.


Yeah now that I think about I can't think of anyone that I knew who as scared because of 9/11 either. Sure some people mentioned it and had discussions a few times, but it didn't have any major effects on anyone's life. People still just went on with their lives like they did before Sept 11th, 2001. But yeah if you were in New York then I fully understand (but it's not like NY was perfect Pre-9/11.......no offense to people who lived in NY as I'm really not trying to offend anyone).

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 01/02/16 at 6:47 am

The early 2000's were still really good in the US, too. Great music, great culture, great video games, etc.

You also had The PS2 video game console that just came out around the early 2000's.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/02/16 at 6:54 am


You also had The PS2 video game console that just came out around the early 2000's.


Good ol' PS2. So many classics releasing in such a short time. PS2 sold so well that is was weird to see people who didn't have a PS2 or played on it.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/02/16 at 6:58 am


I heard a lot of patriotic music during 3rd grade, when the attacks occurred,  but like JordanK1982, 9/11 wasn't that big of a deal in my personal life.  Late 2001 was far more notable to me for its plethora of excellent video games, such as Super Smash Bros. Melee, the Game Boy Advance in general, SSX Tricky, and groundbreaking titles I would later discover such as DDRMAX: Dance Dance Revolution 6th Mix.

Now, what was a traumatic event for me growing up was the Cedar Fire of 2003, which destroyed hundreds of homes across Southern California, with my neighborhood in particular bearing the worst of the blaze.  I remember evacuating that Sunday morning, terrified for my life that everything that I had grown attached to would be burnt to a crisp by the time our family was allowed back.  For a few years, my neighborhood was a completely different place as a result of the fires, with ash and dead trees covering the once green, eucalyptus-forested hills and entire streets being completely absent of housing.  There was another devastating fire in Southern California four years later, but it was the 2003 disaster that came so hauntingly close to my house and ultimately defined the year itself in my personal life.


I never came across to much patriotic music but maybe it's just because I didn't wanna deal with any of these patriots so I largely ignored them. My late 2001 experience was just like my 2000 and previous year experiences. All about Pop Punk albums like Lit's Atomic, Mest's Destination Unknown and Straight Outta Junior High's Ray of Light.

Damn, I actually forgot all about that. Now that was a really sh*tty thing to happen, huh? I lived in Norcal so I was safe but I knew a lot of people from Punk shows in San Diego so it sucked to hear about.


Yeah now that I think about I can't think of anyone that I knew who as scared because of 9/11 either. Sure some people mentioned it and had discussions a few times, but it didn't have any major effects on anyone's life. People still just went on with their lives like they did before Sept 11th, 2001. But yeah if you were in New York then I fully understand (but it's not like NY was perfect Pre-9/11.......no offense to people who lived in NY as I'm really not trying to offend anyone).


Yeah, that's my exact experience. People went on with their lives as they had been doing already. I think if I lived in New York or spent more time there, I might have come across more fear and patriotism. I just remembered, one thing from before 9/11 is my friend's mother telling us to be careful of landmarks and skyscrapers when we traveled because of the USA becoming a terrorist threat. That is the only instance of fear that I actually remember and it happened before 9/11. I also happened to listen to a lot of Punk bands who sang about terrorist threats before 9/11, that might of influenced my viewpoint to a certain extent, too. The only time I was actually scared about something like this was in 1993 when I heard about the first WTC bombing. I still pretty young when that happened. I was still in High School when Columbine happened and I wasn't scared about that. I got nothing against New York but even before 9/11, it wasn't the nicest place to be. The subway there always made me uncomfortable just looking at it.


You also had The PS2 video game console that just came out around the early 2000's.


I think PS2 is the greatest console ever released! ;)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: SpyroKev on 01/02/16 at 8:01 am

This is exactly my favorite thread on this whole website haha Yeah. I basically wasn't affect by 9/11. I only remember my mom mentioning it once the same day I was more excited school was cancelled. I was actually more affected by Aaliyah.

I missed out on the PS2. I only got to experience it occasionally through my earliest friend at the time. I was obsessed with Ty The Tasmanian Tiger.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/02/16 at 8:35 am


This is exactly my favorite thread on this whole website haha Yeah. I basically wasn't affect by 9/11. I only remember my mom mentioning it once the same day I was more excited school was cancelled. I was actually more affected by Aaliyah.

I missed out on the PS2. I only got to experience it occasionally through my earliest friend at the time. I was obsessed with Ty The Tasmanian Tiger.


I think fans of the early 2000's like you and I would like a thread that points out the positives of the era. ;D One of my favorite cartoony PS2 games from the time would be Ratchet and Clank. That and Jak and Daxter.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/02/16 at 9:04 am

I remember throughout summer and fall 2000 when I was 4 my dad playing "Who Let the Dogs Out" a bunch of times, and throughout 2000 and the 1st quarter of 2001 my parents still had the old light brown sofa and the small CR-TV in the corner of the living room. Including my grandparents having all this dark brown wooden furniture around the house. All of that changed in April 2001, when all of the sudden my parents got these black sofas and got all this new furniture for a big screen Samsung TV, and my grandparents replaced all their dark brown wooden furniture with light brown and white furniture. It looked like totally revamped houses and kitchens. I don't remember much going on in summer 2001, but going to vacation bible school at my grandparent's Methodist church, watching Veggietales and Disney tapes on VHS, and having a bunch of nightmares in my bed each night. I was in Kindergarten when 9/11 happened so I could care less about it. While the whole early 2000's lasted from 2000-2003, I define the peak of early 2000's culture to be from late 2001-mid 2003 personally from my experiences being a kid at the time. Late 2003-mid 2004 was more of the transition between early 2000's and mid 2000's culture but not the peak. I remember 2002 being one of the greatest years of my childhood being 6 at the time and 2003 at 7 was just as great as well. I'll never forget that Spring Break 2002, being sick from Kindergarten the whole week before Spring Break, so I had 2 full weeks off. The next week I went to my first beach trip ever my whole life at Sarasota, Florida. I went to the Mote Marine Laboratory (my first Aquarium), played Putt-Putt golf and did a lot more things throughout the break. I remember going back to the classroom telling my teacher how much better I felt after that trip. I remember my family being real active and a lot of events happening in summer 2002 including my aunt's wedding, but in summer 2003 I just remember staying home a lot participating in all the kid's pop culture. I still watched many shows and movies on VHS while it was my earliest memories of buying and watching movies on DVD. I remember watching movies like Spider-Man, Lilo & Stitch, Harry Potter, Ice Age, Pirates of the Caribbean, Shrek, Finding Nemo, Jonah: Veggietales, Scooby-Doo, Spy Kids, and a few more I missed. Channels like Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and Toon Disney were in its prime. Then I remember all the huge lego toys and spaceships I built, and those were huge, not babyish ones. It was simple for me all I did was copy from the pictures and put 'em together like a piece of cake, I had gotten my first video game console which was the Gamecube along with Super Smash Bros. Melee and a Hot Wheels Racing game which I got addicted to fast, and I collected tons of "Planet Hot Wheels" cars, CD games, and it even had its own website as well to play with folks worldwide. Those are a lot of my memories from the early 2000's.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 01/02/16 at 9:13 am


Good ol' PS2. So many classics releasing in such a short time. PS2 sold so well that is was weird to see people who didn't have a PS2 or played on it.


I had the PS2 then I traded it in for a much nicer PS3.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/02/16 at 9:26 am

Geographically I was living in New York at the time when the 9/11 attacks occurred so I vividly remember there being a sense of despair and mourning where I lived, despite not knowing anybody in the attacks personally. However, I was still 5, so obviously while I understood 'something bad happened in New York, and everybody's sad' I was still too young to understand the idea of Muslim Extremism or the concept of terrorism.

My personal life remained pretty much the same for the most part

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Slim95 on 01/02/16 at 9:46 am

I disagree that the 2000s haven't begun until 2003. The early 2000s were also clearly part of the 2000s, not the 90s despite having some late 90s holdovers.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/02/16 at 9:52 am


I disagree that the 2000s haven't begun until 2003. The early 2000s were also clearly part of the 2000s, not the 90s despite having some late 90s holdovers.


I think that 2000-2002 felt pretty distinct from the rest of the 2000's.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/02/16 at 9:54 am


I remember throughout summer and fall 2000 when I was 4 my dad playing "Who Let the Dogs Out" a bunch of times, and throughout 2000 and the 1st quarter of 2001 my parents still had the old light brown sofa and the small CR-TV in the corner of the living room. Including my grandparents having all this dark brown wooden furniture around the house. All of that changed in April 2001, when all of the sudden my parents got these black sofas and got all this new furniture for a big screen Samsung TV, and my grandparents replaced all their dark brown wooden furniture with light brown and white furniture. It looked like totally revamped houses and kitchens. I don't remember much going on in summer 2001, but going to vacation bible school at my grandparent's Methodist church, watching Veggietales and Disney tapes on VHS, and having a bunch of nightmares in my bed each night. I was in Kindergarten when 9/11 happened so I could care less about it. While the whole early 2000's lasted from 2000-2003, I define the peak of early 2000's culture to be from late 2001-mid 2003 personally from my experiences being a kid at the time. Late 2003-mid 2004 was more of the transition between early 2000's and mid 2000's culture but not the peak. I remember 2002 being one of the greatest years of my childhood being 6 at the time and 2003 at 7 was just as great as well. I'll never forget that Spring Break 2002, being sick from Kindergarten the whole week before Spring Break, so I had 2 full weeks off. The next week I went to my first beach trip ever my whole life at Sarasota, Florida. I went to the Mote Marine Laboratory (my first Aquarium), played Putt-Putt golf and did a lot more things throughout the break. I remember going back to the classroom telling my teacher how much better I felt after that trip. I remember my family being real active and a lot of events happening in summer 2002 including my aunt's wedding, but in summer 2003 I just remember staying home a lot participating in all the kid's pop culture. I still watched many shows and movies on VHS while it was my earliest memories of buying and watching movies on DVD. I remember watching movies like Spider-Man, Lilo & Stitch, Harry Potter, Ice Age, Pirates of the Caribbean, Shrek, Finding Nemo, Jonah: Veggietales, Scooby-Doo, Spy Kids, and a few more I missed. Channels like Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and Toon Disney were in its prime. Then I remember all the huge lego toys and spaceships I built, and those were huge, not babyish ones. It was simple for me all I did was copy from the pictures and put 'em together like a piece of cake, I had gotten my first video game console which was the Gamecube along with Super Smash Bros. Melee and a Hot Wheels Racing game which I got addicted to fast, and I collected tons of "Planet Hot Wheels" cars, CD games, and it even had its own website as well to play with folks worldwide. Those are a lot of my memories from the early 2000's.


Your viewpoint makes a lot of sense considering your experience in April 2001. Little changes like furniture or a new TV can make a big impact on our perspectives and and how we remember things from way back when. That's how 2003 was for me when my friends started moving on and the music I was into was heading in a different direction whereas, in my experience, 2000-2002 stayed pretty stagnant. Even going back to 1998 and 1999 which, in my mind, I could either call the late 90's or early 00's.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: SpyroKev on 01/02/16 at 11:36 am


I think fans of the early 2000's like you and I would like a thread that points out the positives of the era. ;D One of my favorite cartoony PS2 games from the time would be Ratchet and Clank. That and Jak and Daxter.


All man. My earliest friend had all the hits. I sadly couldn't get into Jack And Daxter. He was heavily into Sly Cooper, a series I didn't see the appeal to. I got more into Jack And Daxter.

It isn't exactly exclusive to the Early 2000s but you can point out the best years of the 2000s here.

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=41916.0

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/02/16 at 6:28 pm


I think that 2000-2002 felt pretty distinct from the rest of the 2000's.


I agree 100%. It was a very different vibe compared to anything from 2004 and after

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/03/16 at 7:01 am

In the early 2000s I will say that I loved Nickelodeon.
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Heck I just loved watching cartoons back then overall (and I think I over did it with the links, but I tried to fit them all into 1 post instead of making multiple posts. If anyone thinks that I added too many videos and wish for me to remove some then let me know). Also sorry for the low quality. Not really easy to find HD vids from the early 2000s sometimes. I also liked the whole "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" effect that Cartoon Network used to use. The characters were all really just "actors". They'd even get upset and complain that Cartoon Network is adding too many shows and characters to the Network. The characters may hate it, but the kids loved it.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/03/16 at 2:00 pm


I agree 100%. It was a very different vibe compared to anything from 2004 and after


Yep! Even 2007-2010 had a lot in common with 2004-2006. 2000-2002 felt almost completely alien. 2003 being the middle man.


In the early 2000s I will say that I loved Nickelodeon.

Heck I just loved watching cartoons back then overall (and I think I over did it with the links, but I tried to fit them all into 1 post instead of making multiple posts. If anyone thinks that I added too many videos and wish for me to remove some then let me know). Also sorry for the low quality. Not really easy to find HD vids from the early 2000s sometimes. I also liked the whole "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" effect that Cartoon Network used to use. The characters were all really just "actors". They'd even get upset and complain that Cartoon Network is adding too many shows and characters to the Network. The characters may hate it, but the kids loved it.


I love the creativity of those commercials. Even though I was supposed to be "growing out" of cartoons by this time (as my mother would say 16 years ago "You're 18 and yet all you do is sit around, eat cereal and burritos and watch kids cartoons!"), I'd never miss an episode of Johnny Bravo or Dexter's Laboratory or other Cartoon Cartoons when they were on.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 01/03/16 at 2:24 pm


I love the creativity of those commercials. Even though I was supposed to be "growing out" of cartoons by this time (as my mother would say 16 years ago "You're 18 and yet all you do is sit around, eat cereal and burritos and watch kids cartoons!"), I'd never miss an episode of Johnny Bravo or Dexter's Laboratory or other Cartoon Cartoons when they were on.


So... when did you move out of your mom's house?

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/03/16 at 2:34 pm


So... when did you move out of your mom's house?


In mid 2007. I was around 24.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/07/16 at 4:43 am

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Early 2000s had some crazy music. Kind of curious on what music will sound like in the 5+ years.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Zelek2 on 01/07/16 at 4:52 am


In the early 2000s I will say that I loved Nickelodeon.
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And of course Cartoon Network was amazing
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Heck I just loved watching cartoons back then overall (and I think I over did it with the links, but I tried to fit them all into 1 post instead of making multiple posts. If anyone thinks that I added too many videos and wish for me to remove some then let me know). Also sorry for the low quality. Not really easy to find HD vids from the early 2000s sometimes. I also liked the whole "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" effect that Cartoon Network used to use. The characters were all really just "actors". They'd even get upset and complain that Cartoon Network is adding too many shows and characters to the Network. The characters may hate it, but the kids loved it.

It's been said before but Nick, Disney, and CN probably "officially" died in 2007 or so.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/07/16 at 5:20 am


It's been said before but Nick, Disney, and CN probably "officially" died in 2007 or so.


Yeah, I still like CN nowadays, but it's not as good as it was in the Powerhouse and CN City eras in the late '90s - mid '00s. For Disney all I watch is Gravity Falls. And Nick to me is terrible nowadays.

Why does CN have 4 Check it eras? Between 1992 - 2007 the eras would span from 4-7 years (counting the year an era started). Now they seem to only be 1-4 years. Wonder what's with the quick changes
1992 - 1997: Checkerboard Era
1997 - 2004: Powerhouse Era
2004 - 2007: CN City Era
2006 - 2007: Yes! Era
2007: Summer 2007 Era
2007 - 2008: Fall Era
2008 - 2010: Noods Era
2010 - 2013: CHECK it Era
2011 - 2013: YEEEAUHHHH! Era
2013 - 2015: CHECK it 3.0 Era
2015 - present: CHECK it 4.0 Era

And I loved Nick's line up from 1991-2005
http://img04.deviantart.net/5f88/i/2015/132/8/1/nicktoons_golden_age_timeline_by_mryoshi1996-d8t47z6.jpg

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/07/16 at 12:50 pm


Yeah, I still like CN nowadays, but it's not as good as it was in the Powerhouse and CN City eras in the late '90s - mid '00s. For Disney all I watch is Gravity Falls. And Nick to me is terrible nowadays.

Why does CN have 4 Check it eras? Between 1992 - 2007 the eras would span from 4-7 years (counting the year an era started). Now they seem to only be 1-4 years. Wonder what's with the quick changes
1992 - 1997: Checkerboard Era
1997 - 2004: Powerhouse Era
2004 - 2007: CN City Era
2006 - 2007: Yes! Era
2007: Summer 2007 Era
2007 - 2008: Fall Era
2008 - 2010: Noods Era
2010 - 2013: CHECK it Era
2011 - 2013: YEEEAUHHHH! Era
2013 - 2015: CHECK it 3.0 Era
2015 - present: CHECK it 4.0 Era

And I loved Nick's line up from 1991-2005
http://img04.deviantart.net/5f88/i/2015/132/8/1/nicktoons_golden_age_timeline_by_mryoshi1996-d8t47z6.jpg


It's just 4 versions of the CHECK it Era but it's still the same era that's been going on since 2010. The CHECK it Era of Cartoon Network symbolizes the digital/internet age we're living in today based off its bumpers. That's why we had CHECK it 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, and 4.0, since with the iPod or Samung you've had all these other versions of phones, and you can see that there's barely any creative blocks on the channel any more and the bumpers aren't that amusing at all, unlike before back in the Powerhouse & City eras when the bumpers were appealing, cartoony, and there was a bunch of creative blocks, effort put into everything, and variety on the network. There's still really great original shows on Cartoon Network for the kids of today's generation, Regular Show being my favorite of all of them, but it's just that the variety could be a lot better.

I always view the Cartoon Network eras like this.

Checkerboard Era (1992-1997)
Checkerboard 1.0 brand: 1992-1995
Checkerboard 2.0 brand: 1995-1997
Peak Years: 1994-1996
Quintessential Year: 1995

Powerhouse Era (1998-2004)
Powerhouse 1.0 brand: 1998-2002
Powerhouse 2.0 brand: 2003-2004
Peak Years: 1999-2002
Quintessential Year: 2001

City Era (2004-2007)
City brand: 2004-2006
Yes! brand: 2006-2007
Peak Years: 2005-2006
Quintessential Year: 2005

Summer/Fall Era (2007-2008) (only lasted for one full school year so I can't really pick a quintessential or peak year)

Nood Era (2008-2010)
Quintessential Year: 2009

CHECK it Era (2010-present)
CHECK it 1.0 branding: 2010-2011
CHECK it 2.0 branding: 2011-2013
CHECK it 3.0 branding: 2013-2015
CHECK it 4.0 branding: 2015-present
Peak Years: 2011-present
Quintessential Year: 2013

Unfortunately, if the CHECK it Era goes a couple more years it'll surpass the Powerhouse for the longest running era. >:(

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 01/09/16 at 11:44 pm


Yeah, I still like CN nowadays, but it's not as good as it was in the Powerhouse and CN City eras in the late '90s - mid '00s. For Disney all I watch is Gravity Falls. And Nick to me is terrible nowadays.

Why does CN have 4 Check it eras? Between 1992 - 2007 the eras would span from 4-7 years (counting the year an era started). Now they seem to only be 1-4 years. Wonder what's with the quick changes
1992 - 1997: Checkerboard Era
1997 - 2004: Powerhouse Era
2004 - 2007: CN City Era
2006 - 2007: Yes! Era
2007: Summer 2007 Era
2007 - 2008: Fall Era
2008 - 2010: Noods Era
2010 - 2013: CHECK it Era
2011 - 2013: YEEEAUHHHH! Era
2013 - 2015: CHECK it 3.0 Era
2015 - present: CHECK it 4.0 Era

And I loved Nick's line up from 1991-2005
http://img04.deviantart.net/5f88/i/2015/132/8/1/nicktoons_golden_age_timeline_by_mryoshi1996-d8t47z6.jpg


So, did you not like Nickelodeon ever since the late 2000s or something like that?

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: SpyroKev on 01/10/16 at 10:13 am


Yeah, I still like CN nowadays, but it's not as good as it was in the Powerhouse and CN City eras in the late '90s - mid '00s. For Disney all I watch is Gravity Falls. And Nick to me is terrible nowadays.

Why does CN have 4 Check it eras? Between 1992 - 2007 the eras would span from 4-7 years (counting the year an era started). Now they seem to only be 1-4 years. Wonder what's with the quick changes
1992 - 1997: Checkerboard Era
1997 - 2004: Powerhouse Era
2004 - 2007: CN City Era
2006 - 2007: Yes! Era
2007: Summer 2007 Era
2007 - 2008: Fall Era
2008 - 2010: Noods Era
2010 - 2013: CHECK it Era
2011 - 2013: YEEEAUHHHH! Era
2013 - 2015: CHECK it 3.0 Era
2015 - present: CHECK it 4.0 Era

And I loved Nick's line up from 1991-2005
http://img04.deviantart.net/5f88/i/2015/132/8/1/nicktoons_golden_age_timeline_by_mryoshi1996-d8t47z6.jpg


I remember Avatar being very late 2004 but I remember Infinity stating that early 2005 still felt like 2004. I understand now.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/10/16 at 12:26 pm


So, did you not like Nickelodeon ever since the late 2000s or something like that?


I think Toon was born in 89' so he was already too old for Nicktoons by the mid-late 00's came around

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 01/10/16 at 1:21 pm


I think Toon was born in 89' so he was already too old for Nicktoons by the mid-late 00's came around


But he enjoyed the shows that premiered during the mid 2000s. So, I'm not sure what are his opinions towards late '00s Nickelodeon.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/10/16 at 1:24 pm


But he enjoyed the shows that premiered during the mid 2000s. So, I'm not sure what are his opinions towards late '00s Nickelodeon.


Idk man. Personally I wasn't really a big fan of the late 00's Nicktoons either but hey everybody's entitled to their own opinion

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 01/10/16 at 1:28 pm


Idk man. Personally I wasn't really a big fan of the late 00's Nicktoons either but hey everybody's entitled to their own opinion


But he never really posted anything that had to deal with Nickelodeon from the late '00s.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/10/16 at 2:21 pm


But he never really posted anything that had to deal with Nickelodeon from the late '00s.


I loved iCarly. It was like a late 2000s Amanda Show  :D

I love your sig btw  ;D Although you should pick a 2010s song for the 2010s. But I picked a 2010s twitter meme instead of a 2010s song, so maybe I should play by the rules too  :o

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 80sfan on 01/10/16 at 2:46 pm

It was a precious time, a sad time, a time of sunshine, a humiliating time, a time of harvest, a time of warmth. It was a time of euphoria! Euphoria: Calvin Klein!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/10/16 at 3:27 pm


It was a precious time, a sad time, a time of sunshine, a humiliating time, a time of harvest, a time of warmth. It was a time of euphoria! Euphoria: Calvin Klein!


The early 00's were a special time. They're the last time when I can look back and they have that warm analog 20th century feel. They also had this weird trippy nighttime feeling, too. Stuff like Adult Swim and Invader Zim. It was a weird turn-of-the-century feeling.


I love your sig btw  ;D Although you should pick a 2010s song for the 2010s. But I picked a 2010s twitter meme instead of a 2010s song, so maybe I should play by the rules too  :o


I like how you got the Simple Plan quote. As the kids say: "Respekt"

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/10/16 at 3:33 pm


I loved iCarly. It was like a late 2000s Amanda Show  :D

I love your sig btw  ;D Although you should pick a 2010s song for the 2010s. But I picked a 2010s twitter meme instead of a 2010s song, so maybe I should play by the rules too  :o


Even though I was in middle school when iCarly premiered (2007), I still consider it as the last great sitcom ever made by Nickelodeon. The show had it's great moments. By that time Disney Channel was no longer making good sitcoms anymore.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/10/16 at 4:34 pm


The early 00's were a special time. They're the last time when I can look back and they have that warm analog 20th century feel. They also had this weird trippy nighttime feeling, too. Stuff like Adult Swim and Invader Zim. It was a weird turn-of-the-century feeling.

I like how you got the Simple Plan quote. As the kids say: "Respekt"


The song played in the movie "Cheaper by the Dozen".  My brother was instantly obsessed with that song and he bought the album, the song was blasting in our shared room 24/7. From that movie I preferred Sum 41's "In Too Deep", and bought All Killer No Filler.  ;D Good stuff.


Even though I was in middle school when iCarly premiered (2007), I still consider it as the last great sitcom ever made by Nickelodeon. The show had it's great moments. By that time Disney Channel was no longer making good sitcoms anymore.


The show is hillarious, I actually like it more than the Amanda Show and that's with my nostalgia glasses on. After iCarly, idk, from the stuff my sister watches on TV, I think I liked A.N.T Farm and Good Luck Charlie. I also like Jessie, but it does get bad at times. Some make me cringe so hard though, especially the music related ones like The Next Step, Austin and Ally and Shake It Up, those are super bad. Honestly, any show where the characters are good looking are usually terrible LOL. You can't fool me with eye candy.

In terms of cartoons, Phineas & Ferb is an instant classic. I also love Gravity Falls whenever I get a chance to watch it. The rest of it is meh. Kids these days don't seem to watch cartoons anymore, they seem to prefer these lame sitcoms.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/10/16 at 4:46 pm


The song played in the movie "Cheaper by the Dozen".  My brother was instantly obsessed with that song and he bought the album, the song was blasting in our shared room 24/7. From that movie I preferred Sum 41's "In Too Deep", and bought All Killer No Filler.  ;D Good stuff.


I remember that movie well! I like 1 much better than 2. I also remember them playing the song in Malcolm in the Middle. I prefer Sum 41 because they're louder and more energetic (plus they got 3 good albums, Simple Plan only has 1 and a half) but I do enjoy a lot of Simple Plan. I gotta say, All Killer is one of my favorite Pop Punk albums ever. And, just to brag, when I went to Warped Tour 1999 I saw them live right before they released Half Hour in 2000. Their set was the whole EP all the way though so I got to hear Makes No Difference before anyone else did.

:P :P :P

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/10/16 at 5:03 pm


The show is hillarious, I actually like it more than the Amanda Show and that's with my nostalgia glasses on. After iCarly, idk, from the stuff my sister watches on TV, I think I liked A.N.T Farm and Good Luck Charlie. I also like Jessie, but it does get bad at times. Some make me cringe so hard though, especially the music related ones like The Next Step, Austin and Ally and Shake It Up, those are super bad. Honestly, any show where the characters are good looking are usually terrible LOL. You can't fool me with eye candy.

In terms of cartoons, Phineas & Ferb is an instant classic. I also love Gravity Falls whenever I get a chance to watch it. The rest of it is meh. Kids these days don't seem to watch cartoons anymore, they seem to prefer these lame sitcoms.


My main time watching Disney Channel was from 2003-2006. Even though I saw it a few times in 2001 & 2002 but I wasn't watching it regularly yet. Yeah, I think the Disney Channel cartoons are still pretty good, even though most of those are only shown on Disney XD now. Phineas & Ferb was probably the only Disney Channel show I'd watch sometimes in the late 2000's and very early 2010's. I've never watched Gravity Falls but I've heard good things about it. I grew up in the era of Disney Channel when That's So Raven was the most popular show, along with Even Stevens, Lizzie McGuire, Phil of the Future, and Suite Life of Zack & Cody. Then you had all your cartoons like Proud Family, Kim Possible, Lilo & Stitch, Dave the Barbarian, Brandy & Mr. Whiskers, and American Dragon Jake Long. Plus, reruns of Sister Sister, Smart Guy, The Weekenders, and House of Mouse would be shown sometimes in the afternoons or late nights. I never cared for any of the Disney Channel sitcoms made from Hannah Montana and onwards, and by the time That's So Raven and Kim Possible ended in 2007 the channel has been totally dead af.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: SpyroKev on 01/10/16 at 5:22 pm


The early 00's were a special time. They're the last time when I can look back and they have that warm analog 20th century feel. They also had this weird trippy nighttime feeling, too. Stuff like Adult Swim and Invader Zim. It was a weird turn-of-the-century feeling.


I remember reading a quote from you stating how you missed the old internet and how mysterious it was back then. A good while after I read it, I couldn't remember which thread you wrote it in. I want to bring this up because I experienced some of it. I first used a computer my aunty had in most likely 1997. I was a bit intrigued. As well as my brother and cousins. We couldn't get past this text screen and started to assume it was broke. I last used a computer in 2000 during computer class and used to play this pinball game. You should know haha I miss the old internet atmosphere to. It was actually at its peak back when it had less sites. When I came back to it in 2006, the feeling wasn't there anymore. It was just YouTube videos that kept me interested. Not the internet its self.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/10/16 at 5:43 pm


I remember reading a quote from you stating how you missed the old internet and how mysterious it was back then. A good while after I read it, I couldn't remember which thread you wrote it in. I want to bring this up because I experienced some of it. I first used a computer my aunty had in most likely 1997. I was a bit intrigued. As well as my brother and cousins. We couldn't get past this text screen and started to assume it was broke. I last used a computer in 2000 during computer class and used to play this pinball game. You should know haha I miss the old internet atmosphere to. It was actually at its peak back when it had less sites. When I came back to it in 2006, the feeling wasn't there anymore. It was just YouTube videos that kept me interested. Not the internet its self.


I'm not sure what thread it was but I know exactly what you're talking about. You're right about that! The old internet was an interesting place. You didn't have everything handed to you and it wasn't as convenient but it had this weird homely feeling. I miss the Homemade webpages of the 90's and early 00's. In 2004-2006, it didn't have that vibe anymore. It was colder and more robotic.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/10/16 at 5:45 pm


I remember that movie well! I like 1 much better than 2. I also remember them playing the song in Malcolm in the Middle. I prefer Sum 41 because they're louder and more energetic (plus they got 3 good albums, Simple Plan only has 1 and a half) but I do enjoy a lot of Simple Plan. I gotta say, All Killer is one of my favorite Pop Punk albums ever. And, just to brag, when I went to Warped Tour 1999 I saw them live right before they released Half Hour in 2000. Their set was the whole EP all the way though so I got to hear Makes No Difference before anyone else did.

:P :P :P


I didn't even know there was a second movie! I agree that Sum 41 is more energetic. To be honest, Simple Plan's songs always seemed kind of cheesy to me, even when I was 11.  The beat was still fun though, and it brings back great memories of the last few months of living in my childhood neighbourhood. You keep killing me with these concert stories, I never got to go to any of them  :\'( Whenever I hear these pop punk bands include a live version of their song in their albums, I always wish I could go to a place with such energy. I'm not sure I can get jealous of you hearing Makes No Difference before everyone else though, I listened to these bands 2002-2005 after everything already came out  ;D


My main time watching Disney Channel was from 2003-2006. Even though I saw it a few times in 2001 & 2002 but I wasn't watching it regularly yet. Yeah, I think the Disney Channel cartoons are still pretty good, even though most of those are only shown on Disney XD now. Phineas & Ferb was probably the only Disney Channel show I'd watch sometimes in the late 2000's and very early 2010's. I've never watched Gravity Falls but I've heard good things about it. I grew up in the era of Disney Channel when That's So Raven was the most popular show, along with Even Stevens, Lizzie McGuire, Phil of the Future, and Suite Life of Zack & Cody. Then you had all your cartoons like Proud Family, Kim Possible, Lilo & Stitch, Dave the Barbarian, Brandy & Mr. Whiskers, and American Dragon Jake Long. Plus, reruns of Sister Sister, Smart Guy, The Weekenders, and House of Mouse would be shown sometimes in the afternoons or late nights. I never cared for any of the Disney Channel sitcoms made from Hannah Montana and onwards, and by the time That's So Raven and Kim Possible ended in 2007 the channel has been totally dead af.


Oh yeah, you definitely some overlap with me there :P I think I remember catching a few episodes of That's So Raven. I liked it but I remember it coming on at night at a really inopportune time. In Canada we had the show "I Love Mummy"  and "Fries With That?" airing at the same time and I preferred watching those. House of Mouse!! That show was always on in the morning before I went to school. Thanks for bring back great memories.  :D I remember Kim Possible being semi-popular when I was in middle school, it was actually my best friend's TV show in 6th grade, but I only remember watching a few episodes. From the mid-2000s, my favourite shows are actually Codename Kids Next Door, My Life as a Teenage Robot, Spaced Out, Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends, and the Cramp Twins. I especially loved the latter two. Did you watch those?

A show I remember not liking from the mid-2000s is Beyblade! It was like the end of my childhood with that show lol. Me and my friends shoveled the snow from like ten driveways so we could afford to buy some Blades, and mine broke a few hours after I bought it! I didn't get a rent a movie or a game for weeks because I wasted $20 on that. I was totally through with buying most toys after that, and I never even liked the cheesy TV show  >:(

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/10/16 at 5:51 pm

This talk of iCarly got me nostalgic over a show that was popular in the early 2000s, The Amanda Show! So to answer the thread creator's question, being a kid in the early 2000s was like this:

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

(good stuff starts at 1:50)  :D

This episode actually aired 1999, but those years blend in well with the early 2000s for me, the show aired from 1999 - 2002. Good times, good times.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/10/16 at 6:02 pm


From the mid-2000s, my favourite shows are actually Codename Kids Next Door, My Life as a Teenage Robot, Spaced Out, Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends, and the Cramp Twins. I especially loved the latter two. Did you watch those?

A show I remember not liking from the mid-2000s is Beyblade! It was like the end of my childhood with that show lol. Me and my friends shoveled the snow from like ten driveways so we could afford to buy some Blades, and mine broke a few hours after I bought it! I didn't get a rent a movie or a game for weeks because I wasted $20 on that. I was totally through with buying most toys after that, and I never even liked the cheesy TV show  >:(


That's So Raven started in early 2003, but I didn't see the premiere of it, that was the first live-action show I ever got hooked into, which actually got me into Disney Channel in the first place. I discovered it in Summer 2003 when the show was still in the middle of season 1, and from that point on I started keeping up with Disney Channel on a regular basis along with the other shows. Seasons 2 & 3 of That's So Raven were my favorite though. Also, yes I used to love watching Codename: KND and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends all the time, in fact, I remember when both those first came out. I thought My Life As A Teenage Robot was alright, but Danny Phantom was better for me.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/10/16 at 6:04 pm


I didn't even know there was a second movie! I agree that Sum 41 is more energetic. To be honest, Simple Plan's songs always seemed kind of cheesy to me, even when I was 11.  The beat was still fun though, and it brings back great memories of the last few months of living in my childhood neighbourhood. You keep killing me with these concert stories, I never got to go to any of them  :\'( Whenever I hear these pop punk bands include a live version of their song in their albums, I always wish I could go to a place with such energy. I'm not sure I can get jealous of you hearing Makes No Difference before everyone else though, I listened to these bands 2002-2005 after everything already came out  ;D


Yeah, it came out around 2005. You can tell it's the mid 00's (sorry, I know you like them :P) just by watching it because the fun 2000-2002 mood just isn't there at all! They were pretty cheesy but the melodies are totally rad. It's kinda like Home Grown, some of their lyrics are really badly written but the melodies are so good that they make up for it. Haha, I got tons of stories! I even got to see both blink-182 in 1997 when Scott Raynor was still in the band and 1998 on the Poo Poo Pee Pee Tour. It was their first tour with Travis (I personally prefer Scott) and both Home Grown (who just released Act Your Age) and Jimmy Eat World (this was right before Clarity) opened for them. It was so rad, dude. See Jimmy Eat World live, man. They are still at the top of their game when it comes to live shows, I am telling you! ;) 2002 is a pretty good year to get into Pop Punk. It's the last year that the best of the best albums of the genre were coming out. Home Grown's Kings of Pop, Starting Line's Say What You're Thinking, Allister's Last Stop Suburbia, Bowling For Soup's Drunk Enough to Dance, Sum 41's Does This Look Infected, NFG's Sticks and Stones. F*ck, I could go on and on! :) That is a really good year to get into Pop Punk, those albums are all classics!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/10/16 at 6:11 pm


That's So Raven started in early 2003, but I didn't see the premiere of it, that was the first live-action show I ever got hooked into, which actually got me into Disney Channel in the first place. I discovered it in Summer 2003 when the show was still in the middle of season 1, and from that point on I started keeping up with Disney Channel on a regular basis along with the other shows.

I didn't see the premiere either. ;D  I was actually taking a break from Disney channel in early 2003, and then in mid 2003 I was flicking channels and saw the show for the first time and I'm like this show is sooo funny!!  ;D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/10/16 at 6:48 pm


Yeah, it came out around 2005. You can tell it's the mid 00's (sorry, I know you like them :P) just by watching it because the fun 2000-2002 mood just isn't there at all! They were pretty cheesy but the melodies are totally rad. It's kinda like Home Grown, some of their lyrics are really badly written but the melodies are so good that they make up for it. Haha, I got tons of stories! I even got to see both blink-182 in 1997 when Scott Raynor was still in the band and 1998 on the Poo Poo Pee Pee Tour. It was their first tour with Travis (I personally prefer Scott) and both Home Grown (who just released Act Your Age) and Jimmy Eat World (this was right before Clarity) opened for them. It was so rad, dude. See Jimmy Eat World live, man. They are still at the top of their game when it comes to live shows, I am telling you! ;) 2002 is a pretty good year to get into Pop Punk. It's the last year that the best of the best albums of the genre were coming out. Home Grown's Kings of Pop, Starting Line's Say What You're Thinking, Allister's Last Stop Suburbia, Bowling For Soup's Drunk Enough to Dance, Sum 41's Does This Look Infected, NFG's Sticks and Stones. F*ck, I could go on and on! :) That is a really good year to get into Pop Punk, those albums are all classics!


Haha, no, I don't really like the mid-2000s. Those were my preteen/early teen years, brutal! I only like the rock songs from then because I bought an iPod in 2005 and filled it with everything under the sun, and the depressing mood of most mid-2000s rock jives well with my mood at the time.

I just looked at some trailers and I did indeed watch Cheaper by the Dozen 2! I completely forgot about this movie, and that really says everything lol. I agree with you, the second movie has a very "dark" or sombre mood to it, while the first one is very light hearted and has great comedy.

Ooo, I remember listening to Jimmy Eat World's "In The Middle" not long after it came out. It was either featured in a kids movie or tv show, because my school radio was blasting that song every morning around 2002. I definitely have to see them play live when they do their next tour!

Oh, Bowling For Soup is an interesting band. Even my mom kept asking me if it was okay to replay their '1985' song while on road trips LOL

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/10/16 at 7:37 pm


Haha, no, I don't really like the mid-2000s. Those were my preteen/early teen years, brutal! I only like the rock songs from then because I bought an iPod in 2005 and filled it with everything under the sun, and the depressing mood of most mid-2000s rock jives well with my mood at the time.

I just looked at some trailers and I did indeed watch Cheaper by the Dozen 2! I completely forgot about this movie, and that really says everything lol. I agree with you, the second movie has a very "dark" or sombre mood to it, while the first one is very light hearted and has great comedy.

Ooo, I remember listening to Jimmy Eat World's "In The Middle" not long after it came out. It was either featured in a kids movie or tv show, because my school radio was blasting that song every morning around 2002. I definitely have to see them play live when they do their next tour!

Oh, Bowling For Soup is an interesting band. Even my mom kept asking me if it was okay to replay their '1985' song while on road trips LOL


Oh, ok! So, you won't mind me jumping on the mid 00's hate train (hell, I think I conduct that train. Jordan, conducting the mid 00's hate train since 2005!). The mid 00's weren't really depressing for me but it lacked the same vibe as the great 2000-2002 had. It was a little bit sad because my friends were growing up, the punk scene was changing and the pop culture of the time (movies, TV shows, clothing styles) had left me behind.

I am willing to bet that if the first one came out in 1999 or 2000 and the second came out inbetween 2001-2003, it'd be just as light-hearted with your usual Pop Punk soundtrack.

I bought that album right after it came out. I am a huge Jimmy Eat World fan even if their stuff after Futures isn't that great. They never do wrong with their live shows, though. I can't talk sh!t about them because of that. I miss the days when real Emo like Jimmy and Dashboard were the biggest thing. Bands like From First to Last or Hawthorne Heights aren't Emo at all. I do not care if Ohio is For Lovers!

Haha, that's funny. My dad really likes Green Day. He took me and my brother to see them in concert back when I was 12. I got him into them because I bought the Dookie tape from the store after seeing the Longview video. Because of the curse words, he looked at me and said "I really like the music, just don't tell your mother! ;)"

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ArcticFox on 01/10/16 at 7:40 pm

It was pretty fun. I don't remember too much of it, being only 4-8 during that time. I enjoyed watching Power Rangers and playing the GameCube. I loved going outside and playing with my friends. The usual kid stuff. Regardless, I don't want to go back. I'm probably in the most important period of my life right now, and I'm only more excited to live my life. I can understand why JordanK1982 would want to go back though and he was in the same position back then as I am now.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/10/16 at 7:48 pm


It was pretty fun. I don't remember too much of it, being only 4-8 during that time. I enjoyed watching Power Rangers and playing the GameCube. I loved going outside and playing with my friends. The usual kid stuff. Regardless, I don't want to go back. I'm probably in the most important period of my life right now, and I'm only more excited to live my life. I can understand why JordanK1982 would want to go back though and he was in the same position back then as I am now.

It's a shame you don't remember much of it, all the early 2000s years are crystal clear to me! Those years were my all time peak in terms of kid stuff! :D :D :D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ArcticFox on 01/10/16 at 7:50 pm


It's a shame you don't remember much of it, all the early 2000s years are crystal clear to me! Those years were my all time peak in terms of kid stuff! :D :D :D


Most of my memories are at school, which I started Kindergarten in 2001.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/10/16 at 7:58 pm


It was pretty fun. I don't remember too much of it, being only 4-8 during that time. I enjoyed watching Power Rangers and playing the GameCube. I loved going outside and playing with my friends. The usual kid stuff. Regardless, I don't want to go back. I'm probably in the most important period of my life right now, and I'm only more excited to live my life. I can understand why JordanK1982 would want to go back though and he was in the same position back then as I am now.


Yeah, you're born 1995, right? I would of been the age you are now in 2002. The early 00's (specifically 2000-2002. 2003 is so-so) were the last time culture really spoke to me. I could relate with bands like Sum 41 and loved movies like Spider-Man, American Pie 1-3 and Van Wilder. I feel no connection to things like Fall Out Boy (after Evening Out. That is their only good album, in my opinion) or White Chicks.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/10/16 at 7:59 pm


Most of my memories are at school, which I started Kindergarten in 2001.

I see, I'm also suprised you didn't get the N64 before the gamecube. I got mine when I was still a preschooler. 8)  Got my PS2 in 2002/2003ish. It looked cooler than the gamecube. ;)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ArcticFox on 01/10/16 at 8:07 pm


Yeah, you're born 1995, right? I would of been the age you are now in 2002. The early 00's (specifically 2000-2002. 2003 is so-so) were the last time culture really spoke to me. I could relate with bands like Sum 41 and loved movies like Spider-Man, American Pie 1-3 and Van Wilder. I feel no connection to things like Fall Out Boy (after Evening Out. That is their only good album, in my opinion) or White Chicks.


Yes, I was born in the last quarter of it, so I just pair myself up with people born in 1996.


I see, I'm also suprised you didn't get the N64 before the gamecube. I got mine when I was still a preschooler. 8)  Got my PS2 in 2002/2003ish. It looked cooler than the gamecube. ;)


I got a GameBoy in 2000 when I was 4, as well as some other toys such as LeapFrog tablets.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/10/16 at 8:14 pm


Yes, I was born in the last quarter of it, so I just pair myself up with people born in 1996.


Yeah, then you'd definitely be in the same place in your life as I was in the early 00's. 8)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/10/16 at 8:26 pm


Oh, ok! So, you won't mind me jumping on the mid 00's hate train (hell, I think I conduct that train. Jordan, conducting the mid 00's hate train since 2005!). The mid 00's weren't really depressing for me but it lacked the same vibe as the great 2000-2002 had. It was a little bit sad because my friends were growing up, the punk scene was changing and the pop culture of the time (movies, TV shows, clothing styles) had left me behind.

I am willing to bet that if the first one came out in 1999 or 2000 and the second came out inbetween 2001-2003, it'd be just as light-hearted with your usual Pop Punk soundtrack.

I bought that album right after it came out. I am a huge Jimmy Eat World fan even if their stuff after Futures isn't that great. They never do wrong with their live shows, though. I can't talk sh!t about them because of that. I miss the days when real Emo like Jimmy and Dashboard were the biggest thing. Bands like From First to Last or Hawthorne Heights aren't Emo at all. I do not care if Ohio is For Lovers!

Haha, that's funny. My dad really likes Green Day. He took me and my brother to see them in concert back when I was 12. I got him into them because I bought the Dookie tape from the store after seeing the Longview video. Because of the curse words, he looked at me and said "I really like the music, just don't tell your mother! ;)"


Haha, yes! I could get on a mid-2000s hate train, but I don't wanna be a Debbie-downer for people who clearly enjoyed those years. But if we had a burn thread for the mid-2000s that the mid-2000s kids can put on ignore, that would be a great way to rack up my post count LOL.

I haven't heard of Dashboard; if they're like the early Jimmy Eat World stuff I'l ldefinitely check them out. I've been getting a lot of pop punk in my Discover Weekly Spotify playlist by the way (a playlist that fills with new song recommendations every Monday), mostly because of the bands you listed haha. Listened to Lit and Red Hot Chilli Peppers this week.

I love Green Day's Dookie album! I remember a lot of pop punk bands covering Basket Case, When I Come Around and She in the early 2000s. I also liked the song 2000 Light Years Away. Being a teen in the 90s and early 2000s probably wouldn't go over well for me, but going to see Green Day before Uno/Dos/Tré would have definitely been on the top of my list of time travel things-to-do  ;D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/10/16 at 8:28 pm


Yes, I was born in the last quarter of it, so I just pair myself up with people born in 1996.

Mmmm,Interesting! :o  I always saw myself as just a latter half 1995 born, so I saw people born in early 1996 as the same and those born in the mid- latter half of 1996 as a little younger.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 80sfan on 01/10/16 at 8:39 pm


The early 00's were a special time. They're the last time when I can look back and they have that warm analog 20th century feel. They also had this weird trippy nighttime feeling, too. Stuff like Adult Swim and Invader Zim. It was a weird turn-of-the-century feeling.

I like how you got the Simple Plan quote. As the kids say: "Respekt"


I still rented videos at Blockbuster video.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Zelek2 on 01/10/16 at 8:41 pm

I've said this before but personally, I believe pop culture "officially" went downhill around late 2006 or so, before climbing back up in the 2010s.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/10/16 at 8:44 pm


Haha, yes! I could get on a mid-2000s hate train, but I don't wanna be a Debbie-downer for people who clearly enjoyed those years. But if we had a burn thread for the mid-2000s that the mid-2000s kids can put on ignore, that would be a great way to rack up my post count LOL.

I haven't heard of Dashboard; if they're like the early Jimmy Eat World stuff I'l ldefinitely check them out. I've been getting a lot of pop punk in my Discover Weekly Spotify playlist by the way (a playlist that fills with new song recommendations every Monday), mostly because of the bands you listed haha. Listened to Lit and Red Hot Chilli Peppers this week.

I love Green Day's Dookie album! I remember a lot of pop punk bands covering Basket Case, When I Come Around and She in the early 2000s. I also liked the song 2000 Light Years Away. Being a teen in the 90s and early 2000s probably wouldn't go over well for me, but going to see Green Day before Uno/Dos/Tré would have definitely been on the top of my list of time travel things-to-do  ;D


Haha, dude, my posts would go up by 3,000 if we had a mid-2000's hate thread.

They're a lot softer. They're more like other soft emo bands like the Juliana Theory or American Football. Oh sweet! Both of those bands are really good! The best Lit albums would be A Place in the Sun and Atomic! Both of those are solid! What bands and albums have you been getting into so far?

Totally. Green Day and The Offspring were two bands everyone worshiped in the early 00's! What makes you say it wouldn't go over for you well? Seeing Green Day before American Idiot was the best. That album was the biggest disappointment of all time. I have never been so disappointed in my whole life. It was worse than having girls reject me for dates! >:(


I still rented videos at Blockbuster video.


Me too! I rented video tapes well into 2005.


I've said this before but personally, I believe pop culture "officially" went downhill around late 2006 or so, before climbing back up in the 2010s.


You know how I feel about that. :P No good can come out of 2004 onward! ;D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/10/16 at 8:46 pm


I still rented videos at Blockbuster video.


In Canada we had Movie Shack  8) It's like Radio Shack, but actually fun. Rent a VHS for a week for $4.  Me and my friends would shovel the snow on people's driveways and they'd give us two dollars each. Then we head down to Movie Shack literally across the street to rent video games and movies.  :D

Being an early 2000s kid was fun.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/10/16 at 8:52 pm


I see, I'm also suprised you didn't get the N64 before the gamecube. I got mine when I was still a preschooler. 8)  Got my PS2 in 2002/2003ish. It looked cooler than the gamecube. ;)


The Gamecube was my first console too, which I got for my 7th birthday in 2003, along with the Gameboy Advance later that year. Then I got the original XBOX in Christmas 2004. Some of my early 2000's memories have fainted too, since it's been so long, I was like what, around age 4-7 back then. That's so far back. 2002 & 2003 are very clear, 2001 is barely clear but mostly blurry, but 2000 is very vague. I started Kindergarten in Fall 2001 and that's when my core childhood began and my memories became crystallized. I can remember a bunch of the pop cultural kid stuff from the early 2000's, but not the mainstream pop culture that teens or young adults focused on, or major news stories. Even in the mid 2000's I didn't care for that since I was still a kid. My memories of the mainstream (youth) pop culture are crystal clear from 2007 & onwards.

You want to know what I really HATE though. When you have annual events that happen every year, but you forget one of the years. For example, I remember my 3rd & 4th birthdays vaguely. I remember my 5th birthday clearly. I remember my 7th & 8th birthdays crystal clearly. However, I don't remember what I did for my 6th birthday for some reason, it's almost like it never happened but I know I did something for sure. I hate when that happens. Sometimes I'll look at pictures from when I was 8, 9, or even 12 and I'll be like "what, when was I ever here!?" Memories are sometimes scattered around, but we have to just remind ourselves a lot. Usually defining, fun moments in your life like a vacation or an epic field trip you tend to remember forever because you remember how epic it was. Some moments in life were so forgettable that it ends up falling out of your head.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Slim95 on 01/10/16 at 8:57 pm


In Canada we had Movie Shack  8) It's like Radio Shack, but actually fun. Rent a VHS for a week for $4.  Me and my friends would shovel the snow on people's driveways and they'd give us two dollars each. Then we head down to Movie Shack literally across the street to rent video games and movies.  :D

Being an early 2000s kid was fun.

I've never heard of Movie Shack. We always went to Blockbuster and a place called Pick-a-Flick to rent DVD's up until the late 2000s.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/10/16 at 9:00 pm


I've never heard of Movie Shack. We always went to Blockbuster and a place called Pick-a-Flick to rent DVD's up until the late 2000s.


Must be Ontario only then, sorry about that. It looks like they still have a store in Guelph. The store near my old house in Hamilton closed in 2004. Bummer :/

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/10/16 at 9:04 pm


The Gamecube was my first console too, which I got for my 7th birthday in 2003, along with the Gameboy Advance later that year. Then I got the original XBOX in Christmas 2004. Some of my early 2000's memories have fainted too, since it's been so long, I was like what, around age 4-7 back then. That's so far back. 2002 & 2003 are very clear, 2001 is barely clear but mostly blurry, but 2000 is very vague. I started Kindergarten in Fall 2001 and that's when my core childhood began and my memories became crystallized. I can remember a bunch of the pop cultural kid stuff from the early 2000's, but not the mainstream pop culture that teens or young adults focused on, or major news stories. Even in the mid 2000's I didn't care for that since I was still a kid. My memories of the mainstream (youth) pop culture are crystal clear from 2007 & onwards.

You want to know what I really HATE though. When you have annual events that happen every year, but you forget one of the years. For example, I remember my 3rd & 4th birthdays vaguely. I remember my 5th birthday clearly. I remember my 7th & 8th birthdays crystal clearly. However, I don't remember what I did for my 6th birthday for some reason, it's almost like it never happened but I know I did something for sure. I hate when that happens. Sometimes I'll look at pictures from when I was 8, 9, or even 12 and I'll be like "what, when was I ever here!?" Memories are sometimes scattered around, but we have to just remind ourselves a lot. Usually defining, fun moments in your life like a vacation or an epic field trip you tend to remember forever because you remember how epic it was. Some moments in life were so forgettable that it ends up falling out of your head.

So I see you weren't that much of a gamer at 4-6. I guess everybody's not into that young!  ;D
Regarding birthdays, I don't remember my 3rd birthday at all. I vaguely recall my 4th birthday. My 5th-14th birthdays I remember ALL of them quite well.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/10/16 at 9:08 pm


So I see you weren't that much of a gamer at 4-6. I guess everybody's not into that young!  ;D
Regarding birthdays, I don't remember my 3rd birthday at all. I vaguely recall my 4th birthday. My 5th-14th birthdays I remember ALL of them quite well.


From 1998-2001 my parents only had Windows 98 and dial-up, so I only played on basic educational CD-ROM games on the computer. Then in Christmas 2001 my parents switched to Windows XP and broadband, which made 2002 the first full year we had that. So by 2002 I started getting into Planet Hot Wheels and started playing those games on the computer including going on the website and playing with folks worldwide online. You could say in 2002 when I was PC gaming with Planet Hot Wheels, that was my time as a pre-gamer before I got my Gamecube in 2003 and got into the real gaming world.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: SpyroKev on 01/11/16 at 10:30 am


It was pretty fun. I don't remember too much of it, being only 4-8 during that time. I enjoyed watching Power Rangers and playing the GameCube. I loved going outside and playing with my friends. The usual kid stuff. Regardless, I don't want to go back. I'm probably in the most important period of my life right now, and I'm only more excited to live my life. I can understand why JordanK1982 would want to go back though and he was in the same position back then as I am now.


He isn't the only one though. Not only the Early 2000s, I would like to relieve the mid 2000s to. I believe school is the last chance you have to choose a partner. I past up a good handful and its critically haunting. Everyone I knew then all most likely have kids by now.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/11/16 at 11:54 am

Here are a few videos that define the early 2000's

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Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Zelek2 on 01/11/16 at 12:31 pm


Here are a few videos that define the early 2000's

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I know I've said it before, but looking at these videos, it's all the more clear that pop culture lost its "charm" around late 2006, before coming back in 2010 or so.

Subject: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/11/16 at 12:44 pm

I like how the videos above group the early 00's with the 90s. Here's some more videos and photos of the early 00's!

I remember how all videos from then either had flashy effects or really bright colors. Sometimes both!

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(I heard the song below live before everyone else did! ;D)
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The wacky antics of this video, fun vibe + bright colors are exactly what the early 00's were about:
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The Dell Dude is the Dude of the Early 00's:
8BsWijdM0W0 "She's intrigued! Excellent!"

Nice 899 dollar computer. Complete with a optional CD burner or DVD upgrade! Thanks for being so advanced 2002!

Jangly Pop Rock was still very popular during these days:
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2iCGJoEFxdY

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We thought that mixing Rap and Pop Punk was a good idea:
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This right here is what Emo and Post-Hardcore bands looked and sounded like:
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This video is a perfect example of how people in 2002 dressed and acted:
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These are the movies we watched:
https://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/91/MPW-45553

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e1/National_Lampoon's_Van_Wilder_Poster.png

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f3/Spider-Man2002Poster.jpg

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/2d/55/b8/2d55b87a992633ca6b13416356979ded.jpg

Simple Plan got the fashion down 100%. Baggy clothes, dickies and 3/4 shorts:
http://i.skyrock.net/5388/41945388/pics/3017863485_1_3_VMNY2xVT.jpg

And if not that, you probably liked Nu Metal and looked like Korn did:
http://41.media.tumblr.com/db481aeb1923798247554c5b3bea6db1/tumblr_nfu006ab0k1qgl9l6o1_500.jpg


I know I've said it before, but looking at these videos, it's all the more clear that pop culture lost its "charm" around late 2006, before coming back in 2010 or so.


Compare the Emo and Pop Punk (and Post-Grungy Pop Punk in Breaking Benjamen's case) videos I posted above from 1998-2002 to stuff from 2004-2006 like this:

2005:
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2005:
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2004:
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2006:
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The fun vibe, bright colors and slacker attitude is gone! I don't think the Dell Dude would be listening to these bands.

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: SpyroKev on 01/11/16 at 2:03 pm


I like how the videos above group the early 00's with the 90s. Here's some more videos and photos of the early 00's!

I remember how all videos from then either had flashy effects or really bright colors. Sometimes both!

JoC3PUBmhFs

(I heard the song below live before everyone else did! ;D)
qG7DYFnExM4

QfcLcDBII78

ROatPGGMvXg

pr3x7tS__dE

Za54T0KNXxU

Qp6Qn8IwPf8

The wacky antics of this video, fun vibe + bright colors are exactly what the early 00's were about:
AXV2BPYLHjI

The Dell Dude is the Dude of the Early 00's:
8BsWijdM0W0 "She's intrigued! Excellent!"

Nice 899 dollar computer. Complete with a optional CD burner or DVD upgrade! Thanks for being so advanced 2002!

Jangly Pop Rock was still very popular during these days:
pnUEiEW8lmc

2iCGJoEFxdY

tNtN83-vQmw

We thought that mixing Rap and Pop Punk was a good idea:
yYPP-aDvoHQ

HHF3CcN-ga4

This right here is what Emo and Post-Hardcore bands looked and sounded like:
Jk9cm3RTmpw

0_I_6lZSCnU

This video is a perfect example of how people in 2002 dressed and acted:
06ES39mVRvs

These are the movies we watched:
https://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/91/MPW-45553

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e1/National_Lampoon's_Van_Wilder_Poster.png

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f3/Spider-Man2002Poster.jpg

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/2d/55/b8/2d55b87a992633ca6b13416356979ded.jpg

Simple Plan got the fashion down 100%. Baggy clothes, dickies and 3/4 shorts:
http://i.skyrock.net/5388/41945388/pics/3017863485_1_3_VMNY2xVT.jpg

And if not that, you probably liked Nu Metal and looked like Korn did:
http://41.media.tumblr.com/db481aeb1923798247554c5b3bea6db1/tumblr_nfu006ab0k1qgl9l6o1_500.jpg

Compare the Emo and Pop Punk (and Post-Grungy Pop Punk in Breaking Benjamen's case) videos I posted above from 1998-2002 to stuff from 2004-2006 like this:

2005:
uhG-vLZrb-g

2005:
vc6vs-l5dkc

2004:
UCCyoocDxBA

2006:
DWaB4PXCwFU

The fun vibe, bright colors and slacker attitude is gone! I don't think the Dell Dude would be listening to these bands.


I clicked on your Early 2000s Education Thread and it just took me here. Your thread was probably merged, sadly.

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/11/16 at 2:09 pm


I clicked on your Early 2000s Education Thread and it just took me here. Your thread was probably merged, sadly.


Nah, I just renamed the post subject to Early 00's Education but I posted it in this thread in response to Ocarina Fan's post. Instead of "life as a kid" my post is "Life in general in the early 00s". ;D

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: SpyroKev on 01/12/16 at 10:10 am


Nah, I just renamed the post subject to Early 00's Education but I posted it in this thread in response to Ocarina Fan's post. Instead of "life as a kid" my post is "Life in general in the early 00s". ;D


Oh.

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/12/16 at 10:36 am


Oh.


Yeah. I hope you enjoyed my post, though! I think I painted a very accurate picture of the early 2000's.

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: SpyroKev on 01/12/16 at 4:16 pm


Yeah. I hope you enjoyed my post, though! I think I painted a very accurate picture of the early 2000's.


I did. You really did reminded of how back then music videos had bright colorings. I didn't realize this until now. I YouTube clicked Ja Rule's Always On Time and boy did I noticed the side thumbnails of the same genre. I just had to start commenting haha It was fun.

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/12/16 at 4:24 pm


I did. You really did reminded of how back then music videos had bright colorings. I didn't realize this until now. I YouTube clicked Ja Rule's Always On Time and boy did I noticed the side thumbnails of the same genre. I just had to start commenting haha It was fun.


Haha, yep! Whether it's Pop Punk, Nu Metal, Hip Hop or any other popular genre of the time, those videos from 1996 to 2003 always had the bright flashy colors. They also always had wacky antics going on which made them much more entertaining! One of my favorites above is that video above I posted by the Riddlin' Kids. That video is exactly how I remember the early 00's being. There is also the Eminem video for Without Me were it's all bright colors and him and Dr. Dre are dressed up as super-heroes trying to stop the kid from being corrupted by the evils of his Eminem Show CD. ;D That video is also very early 00's.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/12/16 at 4:58 pm

One thing I notice that the question of this thread clearly stated "what was life like as a kid in the early 2000's?"

Everyone has their own definitions of what a kid is, but to me, it doesn't matter whether it was the "kid culture" in the 2000-2003 period or the "mainstream pop culture" and "news" from the 2000-2003 period. Whether you were a kid, teen, or young adult there were tons of culture to share throughout the glorious 2000-2003 period. Anybody who was old enough can reminisce the time period if they want to. I was 4-7 from 2000-2003, I may not remember the mainstream pop culture from the early 2000's, but I can definitely remember the "kid culture" from the early 2000's period crystal clearly without a doubt. However, if someone who may not have been the main target audience, wants to claim the mainstream pop culture from a certain time period as their time and not just the kid culture, then let them have the right to do so. Everybody grew up in different households and were raised differently based off the influences they had. The "kid culture" from the early 2000's was equally important to my childhood as the "kid culture" from the mid 2000's. The 2010's decade is currently my time growing up, and I've been into the mainstream pop culture and news from 2007 & on-wards.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/12/16 at 5:35 pm


One thing I notice that the question of this thread clearly stated "what was life like as a kid in the early 2000's?"

Everyone has their own definitions of what a kid is, but to me, it doesn't matter whether it was the "kid culture" in the 2000-2003 period or the "mainstream pop culture" and "news" from the 2000-2003 period. Whether you were a kid, teen, or young adult there were tons of culture to share throughout the glorious 2000-2003 period. Anybody who was old enough can reminisce the time period if they want to. I was 4-7 from 2000-2003, I may not remember the mainstream pop culture from the early 2000's, but I can definitely remember the "kid culture" from the early 2000's period crystal clearly without a doubt. However, if someone who may not have been the main target audience, wants to claim the mainstream pop culture from a certain time period as their time and not just the kid culture, then let them have the right to do so. Everybody grew up in different households and were raised differently based off the influences they had. The "kid culture" from the early 2000's was equally important to my childhood as the "kid culture" from the mid 2000's. The 2010's decade is currently my time growing up, and I've been into the mainstream pop culture and news from 2007 & on-wards.


My favorite part of this post is that you called 2000-2003 glorious. Those days were the best.

I think a lot of my cousins could probably claim the culture based off the fact that when I'd visit (we'd usually have get-togethers at my uncles), I'd play some of my Pop Punk CD's on the stereo and we'd watch a lot of different TV shows and movies during this time.

I think the 80's up to early 00's were a wonderful time that I hope everyone get's the chance to look back fondly on no matter what age they are.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/12/16 at 9:14 pm


One thing I notice that the question of this thread clearly stated "what was life like as a kid in the early 2000's?"

Everyone has their own definitions of what a kid is, but to me, it doesn't matter whether it was the "kid culture" in the 2000-2003 period or the "mainstream pop culture" and "news" from the 2000-2003 period. Whether you were a kid, teen, or young adult there were tons of culture to share throughout the glorious 2000-2003 period. Anybody who was old enough can reminisce the time period if they want to. I was 4-7 from 2000-2003, I may not remember the mainstream pop culture from the early 2000's, but I can definitely remember the "kid culture" from the early 2000's period crystal clearly without a doubt. However, if someone who may not have been the main target audience, wants to claim the mainstream pop culture from a certain time period as their time and not just the kid culture, then let them have the right to do so. Everybody grew up in different households and were raised differently based off the influences they had. The "kid culture" from the early 2000's was equally important to my childhood as the "kid culture" from the mid 2000's. The 2010's decade is currently my time growing up, and I've been into the mainstream pop culture and news from 2007 & on-wards.

This. Unlike you, besides kid things I was actually into the mainstream pop culture on a consistent basis as early as the mid 2000s. So I like to claim those years, and even the latter part of the early 2000s, since I listened to the post grunge, R&B, and radio disney music at the time.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/13/16 at 6:48 am

Makes me wonder. How old does someone have to be to experience the mainstream pop culture? Is it ages 10+? Or is it at any age?I know kid culture can be  experienced as soon as someone starts elementary (or even preschool).

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: SpyroKev on 01/13/16 at 9:12 am


Haha, yep! Whether it's Pop Punk, Nu Metal, Hip Hop or any other popular genre of the time, those videos from 1996 to 2003 always had the bright flashy colors. They also always had wacky antics going on which made them much more entertaining! One of my favorites above is that video above I posted by the Riddlin' Kids. That video is exactly how I remember the early 00's being. There is also the Eminem video for Without Me were it's all bright colors and him and Dr. Dre are dressed up as super-heroes trying to stop the kid from being corrupted by the evils of his Eminem Show CD. ;D That video is also very early 00's.


The wackiness is what I tried to point out in my Music Videos, Then and Now topic. If I referenced it right, that's what I miss. Those movements, man. I would also add the sound, to. I read a quote from someone here stating that the Early 2000s are silly compared to now, pointing out how dated the era is.
My favorite part of this post is that you called 2000-2003 glorious. Those days were the best.

I think a lot of my cousins could probably claim the culture based off the fact that when I'd visit (we'd usually have get-togethers at my uncles), I'd play some of my Pop Punk CD's on the stereo and we'd watch a lot of different TV shows and movies during this time.

I think the 80's up to early 00's were a wonderful time that I hope everyone get's the chance to look back fondly on no matter what age they are.


I don't like to admit but I gotta brag haha Not aggressively though. I believe everyone born in the 1990s are the last generation that fairly caught the last bits of the glory era. I would say the mid 2000s are without a doubt glorious compared to now, to.


Makes me wonder. How old does someone have to be to experience the mainstream pop culture? Is it ages 10+? Or is it at any age?I know kid culture can be  experienced as soon as someone starts elementary (or even preschool).


Mainstream pop culture? I would say 12-13.

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: Slim95 on 01/13/16 at 9:15 am


Mainstream pop culture? I would say 12-13.

I was more into mainstream music when I was 8-11 than when I was 12-13. At around 12 I started listening to Indie music.

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: SpyroKev on 01/13/16 at 9:24 am


I was more into mainstream music when I was 8-11 than when I was 12-13. At around 12 I started listening to Indie music.


It depend on the person I guess. I was into mainstream kid culture if that count.

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: mqg96 on 01/13/16 at 9:46 am


Mainstream pop culture? I would say 12-13.


I was 11 when I got into the mainstream pop culture, not that far from 12 or 13, but again, everybody is different.

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: mqg96 on 01/13/16 at 9:50 am


I was more into mainstream music when I was 8-11 than when I was 12-13. At around 12 I started listening to Indie music.


:o Wow! I was into mainstream music a lot from 2007-2012. 2013-present I listen to some mainstream music that's more mature or non-mainstream/underground/indie music.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/13/16 at 12:06 pm

I didn't get into mainstream pop culture until I was around 12+. From 3-11 I wasn't really paying attention to what was big in terms of pop culture at the time. Wouldn't be until I was 7th grade. I didn't even know what "indie" was until I was around 17. Although I have seen kids that are ages 8-10 who're interested in pop culture mostly due to learning about it from older family members or something.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/13/16 at 12:32 pm


Although I have seen kids that are ages 8-10 who're interested in pop culture mostly due to learning about it from older family members or something.


This is what I've mostly noticed from certain people who get into the mainstream pop culture a year or two earlier. It's because of older brothers, sisters, or cousins they live with who expose them to it. This is not the case with everybody obviously. My youngest sister was born in 2008, and with the technology we're at now and the older sisters and brother (myself) she has. She has picked up on A LOT of things at a much faster rate than I did when I was growing up. She's at a very high reading level for a 2nd grader (she can easily comprehend 5th grade books or novels). I struggled at the 2nd grade reading level which was the most difficult part for me, since math has always been more of my strength. It's unbelievable how smart of a 7 year old she is. It's not just the influences of the mainstream pop culture she has along with the kid stuff, but even certain words & jokes she knows or certain movies she's been exposed to for too young of an age.

This is a huge reason why people might claim certain culture as their time despite being really young while most of their peers at the time aren't into it yet who might have different family situations. The user "ocarinafan96" has 3 older sisters born in the 80's or early 90's. He'd be a really good person to chat with about his experiences. I was the oldest born of the family with 3 younger sisters, so I had to discover everything myself. Heck I was even lucky to discover certain kid culture on my own growing up too. I got into kid stations at the average age, I played lego toys at an average age, but I got into video games really late compared to many others on here. I got into the mainstream pop culture when I was 11, which isn't too bad though.

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/13/16 at 1:17 pm


The wackiness is what I tried to point out in my Music Videos, Then and Now topic. If I referenced it right, that's what I miss. Those movements, man. I would also add the sound, to. I read a quote from someone here stating that the Early 2000s are silly compared to now, pointing out how dated the era is.


I see it in my Pop Punk videos, too! I guess it's because a lot of them were still shot on 33mm film? But mixed in with the bright colors, the movements are all very fluid if you get what I mean. The early 00's were the last wacky and cheesy time (I love wacky and cheesy things so this is all fine with me). Some people look at early 00's fashion and say "Wow! People actually wore that!?" where as, the mid 00's to today, fashion seems very plain and generic. Others say that the early 00's were "dark times" but I know this isn't true (for the most part. The Y2K era did have a dark vibe at times). Maybe, if we're talking about 2003 (which was a little bit darker) but 2000-2002 was mostly a bright and colorful time. I will say this, did you ever notice how there was that weird "turn-of-the-century" vibe? It was this weird feeling I'd get during the night, especially watching those weird shows on TV. I think 2000-2002 is the last era that's totally disconnected from the present. Even 2003 to a certain extent. I think we've talked about this before, those songs, the fashion and those movies... They look and sound ancient!


I don't like to admit but I gotta brag haha Not aggressively though. I believe everyone born in the 1990s are the last generation that fairly caught the last bits of the glory era. I would say the mid 2000s are without a doubt glorious compared to now, to.


I was born in the 80's so I remember the era as clear as day! I do agree though. Especially kids born from 1990-1997. You dudes are the very last people to remember the 20th century and the turn of the millennium. As my signature says, I consider this the last great era of Pop Culture (starting around 1976 or 1977 up to 2003, my favorite years). Yeah, definitely compared to today, the mid 00's are a good time but I don't think they're at all as good as the early 00's. The early 00's had such a cool feel to them that the rest of the 2000's totally lacked.


As for the question of when I got into mainstream culture: I think I've always been into it from a certain extent. My older brother is 5 years older than me so maybe that's why.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/13/16 at 1:27 pm


This is what I've mostly noticed from certain people who get into the mainstream pop culture a year or two earlier. It's because of older brothers, sisters, or cousins they live with who expose them to it. This is not the case with everybody obviously. My youngest sister was born in 2008, and with the technology we're at now and the older sisters and brother (myself) she has. She has picked up on A LOT of things at a much faster rate than I did when I was growing up. She's at a very high reading level for a 2nd grader (she can easily comprehend 5th grade books or novels). I struggled at the 2nd grade reading level which was the most difficult part for me, since math has always been more of my strength. It's unbelievable how smart of a 7 year old she is. It's not just the influences of the mainstream pop culture she has along with the kid stuff, but even certain words & jokes she knows or certain movies she's been exposed to for too young of an age.

This is a huge reason why people might claim certain culture as their time despite being really young while most of their peers at the time aren't into it yet who might have different family situations. The user "ocarinafan96" has 3 older sisters born in the 80's or early 90's. He'd be a really good person to chat with about his experiences. I was the oldest born of the family with 3 younger sisters, so I had to discover everything myself. Heck I was even lucky to discover certain kid culture on my own growing up too. I got into kid stations at the average age, I played lego toys at an average age, but I got into video games really late compared to many others on here. I got into the mainstream pop culture when I was 11, which isn't too bad though.


This is a very interesting perspective, thanks! BTW, you mentioned how most guys your age started getting into kid culture at the average age (so circa age 5 or 6). Is it because most guys in your area have younger siblings or just personally just gotten acclimated to certain things at the average pace?

Because with people in my H.S Grad Class most people seem to have older siblings. Typically siblings born in the late 80's and or early 90's, so it never really felt weird sharing my experiences with guys my age since for the most part we had similar experiences. If guys my age did have younger siblings it was usually late 90's and or early 00's babies, so much older than your two youngest siblings.

I also notice that you said once your parents were Xers (born in the mid-late 60's?). I'm not sure if its more Gen X influenced where you live or Boomer influenced but where I'm from its sort of half/half when it comes to parents. Probably about half of the guys in my grad class had Boomer parents while the other half had Gen X parents. Although it was typically Late Boomers (aka Generation Jones) or Early Xers (Brat Packers), so around age 50-60 is where most parents would of fallen. I honestly know very few guys my age with parents born post 1970, which would be for the most part the parents of 2000's babies, albeit where I live.

Would you say its pretty similar to where you live? And if so or not, do you think that kind of makes the whole generational concept kind of pointless when two people born in the same exact year could have dramatically different experiences despite being the same age and living in the same country?

Just curious, I am no way saying I don't get along with you or anybody here lol, we've been good friends for a while now  ;)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/13/16 at 2:03 pm


This is a very interesting perspective, thanks! BTW, you mentioned how most guys your age started getting into kid culture at the average age (so circa age 5 or 6). Is it because most guys in your area have younger siblings or just personally just gotten acclimated to certain things at the average pace?

Because with people in my H.S Grad Class most people seem to have older siblings. Typically siblings born in the late 80's and or early 90's, so it never really felt weird sharing my experiences with guys my age since for the most part we had similar experiences. If guys my age did have younger siblings it was usually late 90's and or early 00's babies, so much older than your two youngest siblings.

I also notice that you said once your parents were Xers (born in the mid-late 60's?). I'm not sure if its more Gen X influenced where you live or Boomer influenced but where I'm from its sort of half/half when it comes to parents. Probably about half of the guys in my grad class had Boomer parents while the other half had Gen X parents. Although it was typically Late Boomers (aka Generation Jones) or Early Xers (Brat Packers), so around age 50-60 is where most parents would of fallen. I honestly know very few guys my age with parents born post 1970, which would be for the most part the parents of 2000's babies, albeit where I live.

Would you say its pretty similar to where you live? And if so or not, do you think that kind of makes the whole generational concept kind of pointless when two people born in the same exact year could have dramatically different experiences despite being the same age and living in the same country?

Just curious, I am no way saying I don't get along with you or anybody here lol, we've been good friends for a while now  ;)


My dad is 1966 and my mom is 1968. Both are the very beginning of X. My aunts & uncles on my dad's side were born in the 70's, who have my youngest cousins who weren't born until I was 9-12 years old, and I have another cousin who was just born recently. My aunts & uncles on my mom's side were born in the 60's though, who have my oldest cousins who were born around the same time as me. Matter of fact, my oldest aunts & uncles on my mom's side were born towards the end of the Baby Boomer generation. I noticed there's a huge attitude change between early X parents and late X parents. It's very noticeable to me. Late Boomers or early X parents don't feel that much different from what I've noticed. You ask whether it's more Boomer influenced or X influenced? I can't answer that because since my parents and I have lived in the same house since 1998, it might have changed over the years. When I was growing up making friends it might have been more Boomer influenced, but since my two youngest sisters have been making friends and contacting parents, they might be more X influenced now.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Zelek2 on 01/13/16 at 2:39 pm

The thing that Boomers and X-ers seem to share in common is their taste in music (mostly "classic rock"/AOR from the 60s-80s or so), probably due to X-ers getting hand-me-down records as kids.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 01/13/16 at 2:47 pm


The thing that Boomers and X-ers seem to share in common is their taste in music (mostly "classic rock"/AOR from the 60s-80s or so), probably due to X-ers getting hand-me-down records as kids.


my era in music was the 80's and early 90's.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/13/16 at 3:42 pm


my era in music was the 80's and early 90's.

I take it you weren't a fan of the mid-late 90s. ;D  That's EXACTLY how I feel about the mid 10s-present. :o  I loved and miss the 2000s and early 10s era in music.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 01/13/16 at 3:54 pm


I take it you weren't a fan of the mid-late 90s. ;D  That's EXACTLY how I feel about the mid 10s-present. :o  I loved and miss the 2000s and early 10s era in music.



that era was ok, not crazy about it.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/13/16 at 4:33 pm


My dad is 1966 and my mom is 1968. Both are the very beginning of X. My aunts & uncles on my dad's side were born in the 70's, who have my youngest cousins who weren't born until I was 9-12 years old, and I have another cousin who was just born recently. My aunts & uncles on my mom's side were born in the 60's though, who have my oldest cousins who were born around the same time as me. Matter of fact, my oldest aunts & uncles on my mom's side were born towards the end of the Baby Boomer generation. I noticed there's a huge attitude change between early X parents and late X parents. It's very noticeable to me. Late Boomers or early X parents don't feel that much different from what I've noticed. You ask whether it's more Boomer influenced or X influenced? I can't answer that because since my parents and I have lived in the same house since 1998, it might have changed over the years. When I was growing up making friends it might have been more Boomer influenced, but since my two youngest sisters have been making friends and contacting parents, they might be more X influenced now.


I see. Yeah my biological parents are 1949' and 1957, my stepdad 1961.

On my biological dad's side all of this siblings were born in the 40's and 50's. The oldest siblings have children that are much older, mainly 70's and early 80's babies. While his younger siblings born in the 50's have children that were born in the 80's and 90's, a bunch of them being around the same age as me and we all remain pretty close to this day.

On my mom's side, she has an older sister born in the early 50's and a younger brother born in the early 60's. My maternal aunt has children born in the 60's & 70's. Her oldest child, who was born in 69', has a son who is the exact same age as me. While my maternal uncle has children born in the 80's and 90's, one of them being a couple years older than me. I also have a bunch of distant cousins that I am pretty close to on my mom's side of the family, although very few being my age. Most of them being 70's or early 80's babies.

My step dad is the youngest of his siblings, all of them were born in the 50's. Most of them have kids born in the 80's & early 90's, very few around my age.

That's how my family is for the most part

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/13/16 at 6:05 pm

One thing I found funny was how in the early '00s there was this push to being "extreme". There was so many things between 1998/9-2003/4 that gave off that "extreme" vibe.

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: 2001 on 01/13/16 at 6:06 pm


I was 11 when I got into the mainstream pop culture, not that far from 12 or 13, but again, everybody is different.


I was 10 when I discovered Yahoo! Music radio  :D Before that I would listen to whatever was on the Hit List (Canadian music show). I would get out the cassette recorder and start recording whenever my favourite songs came on LOL. I wasn't super into pop culture until I was 11-12 though.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/13/16 at 6:07 pm


One thing I found funny was how in the early '00s there was this push to being "extreme". There was so many things between 1998/9-2003/4 that gave off that "extreme" vibe.


I blame Tony Hawks and Jackass lol.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/13/16 at 6:36 pm


One thing I found funny was how in the early '00s there was this push to being "extreme". There was so many things between 1998/9-2003/4 that gave off that "extreme" vibe.


I agree. This fun vibe was dead by 2004.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/13/16 at 6:42 pm


I blame Tony Hawks and Jackass lol.


Heh yeah in 1999 Tony Hawk did the "900" trick which a lot of people thought was awesome.
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There also the start of the Tony Hawk video game series with the first game being "Tony Hawk Pro Skater" in late 1999 (if you got it on PS1) and early 2000 (if you got it on N64).
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/58/TonyHawksProSkaterPlayStation1.jpg

Other big companies such as Sega was even trying to make characters like Sonic seem even more extreme with the game Sonic Adventure 2 (released in 2001). The game had Sonic doing a bunch of "extreme" things like jumping from a helicopter onto the city streets while skateboarding downward using a piece of the helicopter's wing that he tore off when he was about to jump downward. It also introduced grinding and the Soap Shoes.
http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/sonic/images/3/35/Grinding-Sonic-sa2.jpg/revision/20110421075315
Here is a video of the opening level of Sonic Adventure 2 for those curious.
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I mentioned Soap Shoes. These were shoes that were popular in the late '90s and early '00s. They were made for made specifically for grinding. They got really popular when Sega got a deal with Soap to have Sonic wear the shoes in Sonic Adventure 2 back in the early '00s. Here's a picture of them in real life.
http://www.solidgrind.com/shoe/scorcher/1/
And here is a picture of Sonic wearing them. His normal shoes on the left. His Soap shoes on the right.
http://segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Sonic3.png

Sega also made games such as Jet Set Radio (released in 2000) and Jet set Radio Future (2002) both of which are games centered entirely around skating and doing a bunch of extreme tricks.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7b/Jetsetradiopalboxart.jpghttps://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7a/JetSetRadioFuturebox.jpg

And even companies such as a Disney even wanted to get in on the extreme trends.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/84/Disney_Sports_Skateboarding_GC.jpghttp://img.gamefaqs.net/box/7/2/9/17729_front.jpg
https://wiki.dolphin-emu.org/images/thumb/5/5b/Disney's_Extreme_Skate_Adventure.jpg/300px-Disney's_Extreme_Skate_Adventure.jpg

Even with their movies
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/04/ExtremelyGoofyMovieDVD.jpg
Extremely Goofy movie was released in 2000. Unlike the first one which was trying to be all hip and cool. This was trying to be extreme with it's showing of things such as the X-games (that was pretty big in the early '00s)

And of course there was TV shows such as Rocket Power (ran from 1999-2004)
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/03/Rocket_Power.jpg

And between 1999-2003 Disney was releasing those old "Goofy Extreme Sports" shorts where it involve Goofy doing extreme sports. Here is just two of them.
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I was never into the "extreme culture" as much (although I did find it to be cool), but I did notice that at the time there was a lot of things trying to be hip and extreme. If you ever went on youtube and watched commercials from 2000-2003/4 you'd run into the occasional extremes sports commercial where people are riding bikes or skateboarding etc. And apparently the use of skateboards/scooters was peaked in 2001-2002 from what I've researched. Gaming, Tv shows, and just the big part of the culture just tried to be extreme.  Also sorry if this post is REALLY long. 

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/13/16 at 6:48 pm


I agree. This fun vibe was dead by 2004.


I sort of wish it didn't die out by the end of the first half of the '00s. Hopefully it comes back again (probably won't for a while) or at least I hoped it lasted longer. Instead of ending by 2003/4 it should've ended by 2008/9.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/13/16 at 6:53 pm


Heh yeah in 1999 Tony Hawk did the "900" trick which a lot of people thought was awesome.


There also the start of the Tony Hawk video game series with the first game being "Tony Hawk Pro Skater" in late 1999 (if you got it on PS1) and early 2000 (if you got it on N64).


Other big companies such as Sega was even trying to make characters like Sonic seem even more extreme with the game Sonic Adventure 2 (released in 2001). The game had Sonic doing a bunch of "extreme" things like jumping from a helicopter onto the city streets while skateboarding downward using a piece of the helicopter's wing that he tore off when he was about to jump downward. It also introduced grinding and the Soap Shoes.

Here is a video of the opening level of Sonic Adventure 2 for those curious.

Sega also made games such as Jet Set Radio (released in 2000) and Jet set Radio Future (2002) both of which are games centered entirely around skating and doing a bunch of extreme tricks.

And even companies such as a Disney even wanted to get in on the extreme trends.


Even with their movies

Extremely Goofy movie was released in 2000. Unlike the first one which was trying to be all hip and cool. This was trying to be extreme with it's showing of things such as the X-games (that was pretty big in the early '00s)

And of course there was TV shows such as Rocket Power (ran from 1999-2004)


I was never into the "extreme culture" as much (although I did find it to be cool), but I did notice that at the time there was a lot of things trying to be hip and extreme. If you ever went on youtube and watched commercials from 2000-2003/4 you'd run into the occasional extremes sports commercial where people are riding bikes or skateboarding etc. And apparently the use of skateboards/scooters was peaked in 2001-2002 from what I've researched. Gaming, Tv shows, and just the big part of the culture just tried to be extreme.  Also sorry if this post is REALLY long.


Ha, you're talking to the dude who was big into skateboarding starting from about 1996. The late 90's and early 00's were very extreme times for everything. You've basically got the video games covered. Notice how all the popular rock genres of the time like Pop Punk and Nu Metal were very loud and in your face. Even though Emo was still moody back then, some bands like Jimmy Eat World, weren't afraid to get loud. Movies like Spider-Man were also very extreme and of course, you had stuff of the gross-out extreme American Pie variety. The fashion, too. Bright colors and spiky hair. It's all very in your face. If you look at my Early 00's Education Post above, you'll notice how even a band like Simple Plan had the extreme skater look with their baggy pants and spiky hair. Hell, even Dell had to get in on the action. The Dell Dude definitely appealed to all us skaters with his laid-back demeanor. Skateboarding was definitely really big until 2003. This all sadly ended in 2004 when faux-Emo that was all dark and poetic made for Myspace became popular and the real 2000's began. 


I sort of wish it didn't die out by the end of the first half of the '00s. Hopefully it comes back again (probably won't for a while) or at least I hoped it lasted longer. Instead of ending by 2003/4 it should've ended by 2008/9.


I do too, man. I do, too.

This is the reason why I call 1998-2003 the "what-if 2000's". The entire decade could of been all about loud Pop Punk and extreme sports. That's where I thought it was heading at the time from about 1998. That's the year when all this stuff got really popular and the late 90's/early 00's/Y2K era truly began. The 2000's could of lasted from 1998 to about 2007-2009 if it didn't take some sharp turn in 2004 and totally abandon that fun, extreme culture.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/13/16 at 7:06 pm


Ha, you're talking to the dude who was big into skateboarding starting from about 1996. The late 90's and early 00's were very extreme times for everything. You've basically got the video games covered. Notice how all the popular rock genres of the time like Pop Punk and Nu Metal were very loud and in your face. Even though Emo was still moody back then, some bands like Jimmy Eat World, weren't afraid to get loud. Movies like Spider-Man were also very extreme and of course, you had stuff of the gross-out extreme American Pie variety. The fashion, too. Bright colors and spiky hair. It's all very in your face. If you look at my Early 00's Education Post above, you'll notice how even a band like Simple Plan had the extreme skater look with their baggy pants and spiky hair. Hell, even Dell had to get in on the action. The Dell Dude definitely appealed to all us skaters with his laid-back demeanor. Skateboarding was definitely really big until 2003. This all sadly ended in 2004 when faux-Emo that was all dark and poetic made for Myspace became popular and the real 2000's began. 

I do too, man. I do, too.

This is the reason why I call 1998-2003 the "what-if 2000's". The entire decade could of been all about loud Pop Punk and extreme sports. That's where I thought it was heading at the time from about 1998. That's the year when all this stuff got really popular and the late 90's/early 00's/Y2K era truly began. The 2000's could of lasted from 1998 to about 2007-2009 if it didn't take some sharp turn in 2004 and totally abandon that fun, extreme culture.


Yeah at the time I was really into video games. So when I go back through my memories I started realizing that a lot of games at the time tried to be extreme. Even a few cartoons were extreme. Imagine if the entire 2000s had the feel of 2000-2003/4. Extreme, fun, and colorful. Music still be loud and in your face and tons of movies being wacky and extreme like that Spiderman. The "what-if 2000s" is definitely what I would call it. Music, TV shows, fashion, games and just everything else about the cultural vibe was different. I really don't know what happened that caused such a sharp turn in culture by the end of 2004. All I can do now if imagine a world where the causes of such cultural turn never happened.  :-\\ 

In my previous post I just listed mostly the games and shows. If I were to list other things such as fashion and music then it would've been pretty long alright. But it's safe to say everyone gets the point.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/13/16 at 7:15 pm


Yeah at the time I was really into video games. So when I go back through my memories I started realizing that a lot of games at the time tried to be extreme. Even a few cartoons were extreme. Imagine if the entire 2000s had the feel of 2000-2003/4. Extreme, fun, and colorful. Music still be loud and in your face and tons of movies being wacky and extreme like that Spiderman. The "what-if 2000s" is definitely what I would call it. Music, TV shows, fashion, games and just everything else about the cultural vibe was different. I really don't know what happened that caused such a sharp turn in culture by the end of 2004. All I can do now if imagine a world where the causes of such cultural turn never happened.  :-\\


Yeah, I remember a lot of the video games I had were very extreme. Speaking of cartoons, I am currently re-watching Invader Zim (I haven't seen that show since 2002!) and that show has this weird late night turn-of-the-century vibe that also died by 2003. Even then, that cartoon is very in your face with the pacing and animations. I always use Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 as an example of how that extreme vibe died out. Spider-Man 2 was a very mature and emotional movie with a much subdued soundtrack. If the first Spider-Man came out in 1999 or 2000 and the second one came out in 2002 instead, I think both of them would of had the same extreme vibe. It's weird how it all changed. How'd Emo go from Jimmy Eat World to Panic at the Disco? What happened to all the skateboarders? Even a band like Green Day. I remember how they got me into Punk Rock in 1994. They were my favorite band of all time. In 2002, I saw them on the Pop Disaster Tour with blink-182 and Jimmy Eat World and all three bands were very loud and in your face. 2004 comes along and I see what was once my favorite band now wearing make-up and tight jeans singing about "walking alone" and making cheap videos about some Saint Jimmy kid. The 2000's could of been such a good decade. 

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/13/16 at 7:27 pm


Yeah, I remember a lot of the video games I had were very extreme. Speaking of cartoons, I am currently re-watching Invader Zim (I haven't seen that show since 2002!) and that show has this weird late night turn-of-the-century vibe that also died by 2003. Even then, that cartoon is very in your face with the pacing and animations. I always use Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 as an example of how that extreme vibe died out. Spider-Man 2 was a very mature and emotional movie with a much subdued soundtrack. If the first Spider-Man came out in 1999 or 2000 and the second one came out in 2002 instead, I think both of them would of had the same extreme vibe. It's weird how it all changed. How'd Emo go from Jimmy Eat World to Panic at the Disco? What happened to all the skateboarders? Even a band like Green Day. I remember how they got me into Punk Rock in 1994. They were my favorite band of all time. In 2002, I saw them on the Pop Disaster Tour with blink-182 and Jimmy Eat World and all three bands were very loud and in your face. 2004 comes along and I see what was once my favorite band now wearing make-up and tight jeans singing about "walking alone" and making cheap videos about some Saint Jimmy kid. The 2000's could of been such a good decade.


Invader Zim was the definition of an In-your-face animation. Everything about it is just weird and cartoony. Interesting that you mentioned the Spiderman movies as I was thinking the same thing. Spiderman 2 came out in 2004 and it's easy to see the differences from the first movie. Music was changing and what bugs me is I can't understand why it changed. Did the bands just think "Lets make music with a different kind of sound" or something? What bugs me most about "what-if 2000s" of 2000-2003/4 is how short it was really. Usually decades may have 1 distinct feel (everything about the 2010s felt like it was all just 1 decade which it is), but the 2000s has 2 cultural feels to it. First half and the second half could be seen as their own mini-decades (or whatever we call a year span of 4-5 years).

Heck it was funny to mention the Dell Guy. Usually computers have helped shaped this world to what it is (and some even say it's part of the reason as to why things as the way they are now), but back in the first half of the 2000s the Dell Guy was advertising computers yet still gave off that early '00s vibe. He literally could be used to sum up the first half of the '00s. In 2016 it's "Computers are important and helped bring this world into the digital age" while in 2002 the Dell Guy was all "Computers, bro! They're really cool! You should totally go out and buy one! Dude, you don't know what you're missing".

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/13/16 at 7:43 pm


Invader Zim was the definition of an In-your-face animation. Everything about it is just weird and cartoony. Interesting that you mentioned the Spiderman movies as I was thinking the same thing. Spiderman 2 came out in 2004 and it's easy to see the differences from the first movie. Music was changing and what bugs me is I can't understand why it changed. Did the bands just think "Lets make music with a different kind of sound" or something? What bugs me most about "what-if 2000s" of 2000-2003/4 is how short it was really. Usually decades may have 1 distinct feel (everything about the 2010s felt like it was all just 1 decade which it is), but the 2000s has 2 cultural feels to it.


Yeah, it's such a campy show. There's never a moment where it slows down it's pace! I remember how all TV shows felt like that back then. The differences between the two movies are insane. It's weird to think how that style of movie or even the clothing and music styles were all already pretty outdated by 2004. I guess music started changing once blink-182 released their "serious" album or Fall Out Boy released their first "proper" album. After that, all these bands started to follow suit and release awful albums. You had bands like Simple Plan and Good Charlotte combing their hair over their eyes and releasing "serious" albums that weren't at all as good as their more carefree material. From there, it just kept getting worse and worse when bands like Paramore and crap hit the radio. Even Fall Out Boy. They weren't always a bad band. Their first album (or mini-album/EP) Evening Out With Your Girlfriend is really good and sounds a lot like New Found Glory. Later on, they're releasing songs like Grand Theft Autumn or Sugar, We're Going Down which lacked the fun, slacker attitude that Pop Punk was supposed to have. I think I'd rather have Nu Metal back! I think the 80's had one distinct feel (I consider them to be 1981-1992) but I am not sure about the 90's. You had the early 90's which felt like the 80's, 1993-1997 which is core 90's and 1998 and 1999 which I'd consider apart of the "what-if 00's" (which, as a whole, I'd say is actually closer to the 90's culturally than the 2000's since there was a lot of holdovers. You could say that the entire 90's altogether was 1993-2003). It was a pretty short time. About 5 years. Funny thing about the 2000's is that, even though 2008 and 2009 felt different, there's still a lot of stuff from 2005 that was still very relevant but most of the stuff from the early 00's was way past uncool by then.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/13/16 at 7:58 pm


Yeah, it's such a campy show. There's never a moment where it slows down it's pace! I remember how all TV shows felt like that back then. The differences between the two movies are insane. It's weird to think how that style of movie or even the clothing and music styles were all already pretty outdated by 2004. I guess music started changing once blink-182 released their "serious" album or Fall Out Boy released their first "proper" album. After that, all these bands started to follow suit and release awful albums. You had bands like Simple Plan and Good Charlotte combing their hair over their eyes and releasing "serious" albums that weren't at all as good as their more carefree material. From there, it just kept getting worse and worse when bands like Paramore and crap hit the radio. Even Fall Out Boy. They weren't always a bad band. Their first album (or mini-album/EP) Evening Out With Your Girlfriend is really good and sounds a lot like New Found Glory. Later on, they're releasing songs like Grand Theft Autumn or Sugar, We're Going Down which lacked the fun, slacker attitude that Pop Punk was supposed to have. I think I'd rather have Nu Metal back! I think the 80's had one distinct feel (I consider them to be 1981-1992) but I am not sure about the 90's. You had the early 90's which felt like the 80's, 1993-1997 which is core 90's and 1998 and 1999 which I'd consider apart of the "what-if 00's" (which, as a whole, I'd say is actually closer to the 90's culturally than the 2000's since there was a lot of holdovers. You could say that the entire 90's altogether was 1993-2003). It was a pretty short time. About 5 years. Funny thing about the 2000's is that, even though 2008 and 2009 felt different, there's still a lot of stuff from 2005 that was still very relevant but most of the stuff from the early 00's was way past uncool by then.


Both the '90s and '00s were the 2 decades of big changes and development. The 1980s had a long lasting feel. The 2010s has a long lasting feel (heck some say that 2015-2016 doesn't feel all that different than 2009 which they're not wrong to think). It's really hard to say. Sometimes I wonder if the 2000s really has it's own distinct feel. If it did then it was short lived. The first half of the 2000s could be seen as part of the '90s. The second half has more in common with the 2010s. With the middle years (especially 2004/5-2007) being the only full years that felt truly 2000s to the point that it isn't like either the '90s or '10s. The 1980s/2010s where different where they had a long lasting feel. But the 1990s/2000s can be chopped into little eras. The 1990s had the big changes of the late 20th century while the 2000s had the big changes for the early 21st century.

If ya blinked you could've missed the Millennium era '00s. If you blinked again you'd miss out on the core '00s. But you could sleep all day and still wake up to see the late '00s or '10s (which had similar feels from 2008/9 - 2016). Why the heck were the cultural eras between the mid '90s - mid '00s so damn short!?

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/13/16 at 8:14 pm


Both the '90s and '00s were the 2 decades of big changes and development. The 1980s had a long lasting feel. The 2010s has a long lasting feel (heck some say that 2015-2016 doesn't feel all that different than 2009 which they're not wrong to think). It's really hard to say. Sometimes I wonder if the 2000s really has it's own distinct feel. If it did then it was short lived. The first half of the 2000s could be seen as part of the '90s. The second half has more in common with the 2010s. With the middle years (especially 2004/5-2007) being the only full years that felt truly 2000s to the point that it isn't like either the '90s or '10s. The 1980s/2010s where different where they had a long lasting feel. But the 1990s/2000s can be chopped into little eras. The 1990s had the big changes of the late 20th century while the 2000s had the big changes for the early 21st century.

If ya blinked you could've missed the Millennium era '00s. If you blinked again you'd miss out on the core '00s. But you could sleep all day and still wake up to see the late '00s or '10s (which had similar feels from 2008/9 - 2016). Why the heck were the cultural eras between the mid '90s - mid '00s so damn short!?


I completely agree. Even though I think there's some differences between 2008-2012 era (there were more 2000's leftovers during this time and it's slightly dated in some cases) and 2013 to now, the 2010's as a whole feel pretty consistent. You could still get away with wearing something from 2009 without sticking out. I still dress the same way I did in 1995. In 2001 and 2002, this was a normal look. In 2009, it was way out of style. One thing I've noticed is that it's getting much more generic and robotic as the decade goes on. The core 2000's and 90's were very short, weren't they? The core 90's was 1993-1997 and the 2000's was 2004-2007. That's 4 + 5 years! Not a very long time at all!

It's weird, isn't it? I'm glad the 80's lasted as long as they did (the 80's were great times) but why'd the Y2K era had to be so short? At least there was a good amount of mid 90's leftovers throughout 1998-2003 so it didn't feel like it stopped dead right away but why'd everything else have to end so suddenly in 2004?

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/13/16 at 8:21 pm


I completely agree. Even though I think there's some differences between 2008-2012 era (there were more 2000's leftovers during this time and it's slightly dated in some cases) and 2013 to now, the 2010's as a whole feel pretty consistent. You could still get away with wearing something from 2009 without sticking out. One thing I've noticed is that it's getting much more generic and robotic as the decade goes on. The core 2000's and 90's were very short, weren't they? The core 90's was 1993-1997 and the 2000's was 2004-2007. That's 4 + 5 years! Not a very long time at all!

It's weird, isn't it? I'm glad the 80's lasted as long as they did (the 80's were great times) but why'd the Y2K era had to be so short? At least there was a good amount of mid 90's leftovers throughout 1998-2003 so it didn't feel like it stopped dead right away but why'd everything else have to end so suddenly in 2004?


About all the late 90's/early 2000's cultural stuff all of the sudden ending all at once in 2004, it wasn't just the mainstream pop culture that changed quickly in 2004, but even the kid culture changed at the same time as well, which I remember myself. 2004 was the peak of classic core 2000's culture, while 2007 was the peak of modern core 2000's culture. You're right that it seems like you could get away with still having stuff from 2009 here in 2016. That was not the case in 2006 compared to 1999 though. The cultural periods back then seemed to last much shorter than now. I guess we're saying this because of how more fast paced technology has become to the point where it's not that much noticeable.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/13/16 at 8:26 pm


About all the late 90's/early 2000's cultural stuff all of the sudden ending all at once in 2004, it wasn't just the mainstream pop culture that changed quickly in 2004, but even the kid culture changed at the same time as well, which I remember myself. 2004 was the peak of classic core 2000's culture, while 2007 was the peak of modern core 2000's culture. You're right that it seems like you could get away with still having stuff from 2009 here in 2016. That was not the case in 2006 compared to 1999 though. The cultural periods back then seemed to last much shorter than now. I guess we're saying this because of how more fast paced technology has become to the point where it's not that much noticeable.


Of course. Even though I was in my 20's when these shows ended, I still watched a lot of cartoons like Dexter's, Samurai Jack and Johnny Bravo and I remember the Powerhouse Era and how in 2004 that all ended. I think 2005 seems more like the peak of the 2000's. 2004 is when everything of the late 90's and early 00's was wiped out and the real 2000's was established but 2005 seems to be when the DVD, Broadband, Emo Pop, Myspace and the iPod got even bigger. I agree with you about 2007. That year felt like a modern 2000's.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/13/16 at 8:32 pm


I completely agree. Even though I think there's some differences between 2008-2012 era (there were more 2000's leftovers during this time and it's slightly dated in some cases) and 2013 to now, the 2010's as a whole feel pretty consistent. You could still get away with wearing something from 2009 without sticking out. I still dress the same way I did in 1995. In 2001 and 2002, this was a normal look. In 2009, it was way out of style. One thing I've noticed is that it's getting much more generic and robotic as the decade goes on. The core 2000's and 90's were very short, weren't they? The core 90's was 1993-1997 and the 2000's was 2004-2007. That's 4 + 5 years! Not a very long time at all!

It's weird, isn't it? I'm glad the 80's lasted as long as they did (the 80's were great times) but why'd the Y2K era had to be so short? At least there was a good amount of mid 90's leftovers throughout 1998-2003 so it didn't feel like it stopped dead right away but why'd everything else have to end so suddenly in 2004?


Yeah the late '00s/early '10s isn't the same as the core '10s, but the differences between the early  '10s and mid '10s to me aren't as noticeable as the early '00s and mid '00s (although it isn't wrong to say that there is a difference between 2008-2012 and 2013-present). But yeah overall even with the differences the 1980s/2010s felt more consistent than the 1990s/2000s did. The fact that everything ended so suddenly by the end of the first of the 2000s will forever confuse me. If you had 2 people who grew up in the decade (1 who mainly grew up in the first half of the 2000s and 1 who grew up in the second half) you'd end up 2 very different people. I mean of course everyone is different in how they grew up, but if you're basing it on culture you'd see the big differences.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/13/16 at 8:35 pm


About all the late 90's/early 2000's cultural stuff all of the sudden ending all at once in 2004, it wasn't just the mainstream pop culture that changed quickly in 2004, but even the kid culture changed at the same time as well, which I remember myself. 2004 was the peak of classic core 2000's culture, while 2007 was the peak of modern core 2000's culture. You're right that it seems like you could get away with still having stuff from 2009 here in 2016. That was not the case in 2006 compared to 1999 though. The cultural periods back then seemed to last much shorter than now. I guess we're saying this because of how more fast paced technology has become to the point where it's not that much noticeable.


Millennium/early 2000s
Classic core 2000s
Modern core 2000s
Late 2000s

The 2000s is literally made up of a bunch of mini eras that were pushed into 1 decade. So funny to think of it that way and it's funny to see how true it is.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/13/16 at 9:28 pm


Yeah the late '00s/early '10s isn't the same as the core '10s, but the differences between the early  '10s and mid '10s to me aren't as noticeable as the early '00s and mid '00s (although it isn't wrong to say that there is a difference between 2008-2012 and 2013-present). But yeah overall even with the differences the 1980s/2010s felt more consistent than the 1990s/2000s did. The fact that everything ended so suddenly by the end of the first of the 2000s will forever confuse me. If you had 2 people who grew up in the decade (1 who mainly grew up in the first half of the 2000s and 1 who grew up in the second half) you'd end up 2 very different people. I mean of course everyone is different in how they grew up, but if you're basing it on culture you'd see the big differences.


That's for sure. I remember in 2005 it felt like 2000-2002 was 10 years ago! 2003 felt a little bit closer to the mid 2000's but even then, it still felt like a long time ago! 2008 and 2009 feel like they're 3 or 4 years ago at most. Slightly dated but the difference is small.

They're experiences would be really different.
If they grew up during 2000-2003 they'd probably be using dial-up, CD's (maybe even floppy discs at times), cassettes and VHS tapes, cell phones weren't as common so they might of had to use payphones every once in a while, both the PS1 and PS2 and a less technological world where you had to take trips to the library and actually call people on the phone or wait 10 minutes for your AOL to load up to do stuff. Not to mention the culture was very loud and extreme as we've been talking about for the past few posts! ;D

In the mid 00's to late 00's broadband was more accessible so it was much easier to use MSN or do research online, downloading music was also easier and you could just put a bunch of songs on your iPod, no need for Discman's, DVD is the main format used, teenage cellphone culture had begun and texting had become much more popular, not to mention Myspace has made social media really big and this is one more thing kids then were using to communicate, the PS1 isn't really all that popular anymore and the PS3 was coming up and things are more connected altogether. The culture is now very moody and "poetic" and this might reflect their personal interests.


Millennium/early 2000s
Classic core 2000s
Modern core 2000s
Late 2000s

The 2000s is literally made up of a bunch of mini eras that were pushed into 1 decade. So funny to think of it that way and it's funny to see how true it is.


What's funny is that the first and last things are your list (early and late 2000's) fit in better with the previous and next (90's and 10's) decades than their own.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/13/16 at 9:29 pm


Millennium/early 2000s
Classic core 2000s
Modern core 2000s
Late 2000s

The 2000s is literally made up of a bunch of mini eras that were pushed into 1 decade. So funny to think of it that way and it's funny to see how true it is.


You could technically divide the early 2000's as well. The pre 9/11 early 00's aka the Y2K Era and the post 9/11 aka the Lizzie McGuire era.

2000-Mid 2001: The Y2K 2000's/N'SYNC & Napster Era

Late 2001-Early 2004: The True Early 2000's/Lizzie McGuire & PS2 Era

Mid 2004-Mid 2006: The Core 2000's/Mean Girls & MySpace Era

Late 2006-Early 2009: The Modern Core 2000's/Hannah Montana & Social Media Boom Era

Its almost as if there were 4 decades into one! Ok maybe I'm being a bit over dramatic, but the world in 2000 was dramatically different from the world in 2009

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/13/16 at 9:31 pm


Yeah the late '00s/early '10s isn't the same as the core '10s, but the differences between the early  '10s and mid '10s to me aren't as noticeable as the early '00s and mid '00s (although it isn't wrong to say that there is a difference between 2008-2012 and 2013-present). But yeah overall even with the differences the 1980s/2010s felt more consistent than the 1990s/2000s did. The fact that everything ended so suddenly by the end of the first of the 2000s will forever confuse me. If you had 2 people who grew up in the decade (1 who mainly grew up in the first half of the 2000s and 1 who grew up in the second half) you'd end up 2 very different people. I mean of course everyone is different in how they grew up, but if you're basing it on culture you'd see the big differences.


I 100% Agree

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/13/16 at 9:37 pm


Late 2006-Early 2009: The Modern Core 2000's/Hannah Montana & Social Media Boom Era


I'd eliminate late 2008 through the rest of the decade as part of the modern core 2000's. By late 2008 through 2009 it's under his "late 2000's" section, slowly transforming into early 2010's culture.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Zelek2 on 01/13/16 at 9:38 pm


You could technically divide the early 2000's as well. The pre 9/11 early 00's aka the Y2K Era and the post 9/11 aka the Lizzie McGuire era.

2000-Mid 2001: The Y2K 2000's/N'SYNC & Napster Era

Late 2001-Early 2004: The True Early 2000's/Lizzie McGuire & PS2 Era

Mid 2004-Mid 2006: The Core 2000's/Mean Girls & MySpace Era

Late 2006-Early 2009: The Modern Core 2000's/Hannah Montana & Social Media Boom Era

Its almost as if there were 4 decades into one! Ok maybe I'm being a bit over dramatic, but the world in 2000 was dramatically different from the world in 2009

I know I've said this before, but I think 2000 through Mid 2006 was great, while late 2006 to 2009 sucked.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/13/16 at 9:46 pm


I'd eliminate late 2008 through the rest of the decade as part of the modern core 2000's. By late 2008 through 2009 it's under his "late 2000's" section, slowly transforming into early 2010's culture.


True you gotta point there!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/13/16 at 9:46 pm


I know I've said this before, but I think 2000 through Mid 2006 was great, while late 2006 to 2009 sucked.


Thats your opinion man

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/13/16 at 9:55 pm


I know I've said this before, but I think 2000 through Mid 2006 was great, while late 2006 to 2009 sucked.


I think 2000, 2001 and 2002 are great and 2003 was good. I don't even give 2004 a chance. :P

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/13/16 at 9:57 pm


You could technically divide the early 2000's as well. The pre 9/11 early 00's aka the Y2K Era and the post 9/11 aka the Lizzie McGuire era.

2000-Mid 2001: The Y2K 2000's/N'SYNC & Napster Era

Late 2001-Early 2004: The True Early 2000's/Lizzie McGuire & PS2 Era

Mid 2004-Mid 2006: The Core 2000's/Mean Girls & MySpace Era

Late 2006-Early 2009: The Modern Core 2000's/Hannah Montana & Social Media Boom Era

Its almost as if there were 4 decades into one! Ok maybe I'm being a bit over dramatic, but the world in 2000 was dramatically different from the world in 2009


It feels wrong for me to split up the early 00's and even more wrong to consider 2004 an early year. :-\\

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/13/16 at 9:59 pm


It feels wrong for me to split up the early 00's and even more wrong to consider 2004 an early year. :-\\


Ehh it depends on how you look at it. Early 2004 still had a bit of a Web 1.0 Pop Punk vibe, but by mid 2004 when Crunk and Emo were entering their peak and we started to transition to Web 2.0 is probably where I would start the 'Classic 2000s'.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/13/16 at 10:06 pm


Ehh it depends on how you look at it. Early 2004 still had a bit of a Web 1.0 Pop Punk vibe, but by mid 2004 when Crunk and Emo were entering their peak and we started to transition to Web 2.0 is probably where I would start the 'Classic 2000s'.


Yeah, maybe. Since 2003 was transitional, you already had the start of Crunk's popularity and the beginnings of Myspace faux-Emo which made 2004 already seem much more 2000's than Y2K era (I will forever consider 2000, 2001 and 2002 all apart of the Y2K era) by time the year started.




 

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/13/16 at 10:12 pm


Yeah, maybe. Since 2003 was transitional, you already had the start of Crunk's popularity and the beginnings of Myspace faux-Emo which made 2004 already seem much more 2000's than Y2K era (I will forever consider 2000, 2001 and 2002 all apart of the Y2K era) by time the year started.







That is a good point! 2003 was undeniably early 2000's culture but was also when core 2000's (keyword not mid 2000's) started to massively rise

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/13/16 at 10:20 pm


That is a good point! 2003 was undeniably early 2000's culture but was also when core 2000's (keyword not mid 2000's) started to massively rise


For sure! 2003 was predominately early 2000's but more and more of the core 2000's was creeping in throughout the year. That transition makes 2004 feel much more 2000's.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 80sfan on 01/13/16 at 10:23 pm

Ahh, Fall 2003. I began freshmen year of high school.  8)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/13/16 at 10:26 pm


Ahh, Fall 2003. I began freshmen year of high school.  8)


No wonder you hate the early and mid 2000s lol.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 80sfan on 01/13/16 at 10:29 pm


No wonder you hate the early and mid 2000s lol.


You're like half right. It's for personal reasons more than pop cultural. :D :D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 01/13/16 at 11:19 pm


Makes me wonder. How old does someone have to be to experience the mainstream pop culture? Is it ages 10+? Or is it at any age?I know kid culture can be  experienced as soon as someone starts elementary (or even preschool).
Anyone can experience mainstream pop culture at any age; however, the audience is between 10 and traditonal college age.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Slim95 on 01/13/16 at 11:24 pm


Anyone can experience mainstream pop culture at any age; however, the audience is between 10 and traditonal college age.

That can't be true because I was around 8 and was already introduced to pop culture. I mostly liked Disney stars like Hilary Duff though but I was also into Nelly.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 01/13/16 at 11:33 pm


Heh yeah in 1999 Tony Hawk did the "900" trick which a lot of people thought was awesome.
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There also the start of the Tony Hawk video game series with the first game being "Tony Hawk Pro Skater" in late 1999 (if you got it on PS1) and early 2000 (if you got it on N64).
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/58/TonyHawksProSkaterPlayStation1.jpg

Other big companies such as Sega was even trying to make characters like Sonic seem even more extreme with the game Sonic Adventure 2 (released in 2001). The game had Sonic doing a bunch of "extreme" things like jumping from a helicopter onto the city streets while skateboarding downward using a piece of the helicopter's wing that he tore off when he was about to jump downward. It also introduced grinding and the Soap Shoes.
http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/sonic/images/3/35/Grinding-Sonic-sa2.jpg/revision/20110421075315
Here is a video of the opening level of Sonic Adventure 2 for those curious.
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I mentioned Soap Shoes. These were shoes that were popular in the late '90s and early '00s. They were made for made specifically for grinding. They got really popular when Sega got a deal with Soap to have Sonic wear the shoes in Sonic Adventure 2 back in the early '00s. Here's a picture of them in real life.
http://www.solidgrind.com/shoe/scorcher/1/
And here is a picture of Sonic wearing them. His normal shoes on the left. His Soap shoes on the right.
http://segabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Sonic3.png

Sega also made games such as Jet Set Radio (released in 2000) and Jet set Radio Future (2002) both of which are games centered entirely around skating and doing a bunch of extreme tricks.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7b/Jetsetradiopalboxart.jpghttps://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7a/JetSetRadioFuturebox.jpg

And even companies such as a Disney even wanted to get in on the extreme trends.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/84/Disney_Sports_Skateboarding_GC.jpghttp://img.gamefaqs.net/box/7/2/9/17729_front.jpg
https://wiki.dolphin-emu.org/images/thumb/5/5b/Disney's_Extreme_Skate_Adventure.jpg/300px-Disney's_Extreme_Skate_Adventure.jpg

Even with their movies
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/04/ExtremelyGoofyMovieDVD.jpg
Extremely Goofy movie was released in 2000. Unlike the first one which was trying to be all hip and cool. This was trying to be extreme with it's showing of things such as the X-games (that was pretty big in the early '00s)

And of course there was TV shows such as Rocket Power (ran from 1999-2004)
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/03/Rocket_Power.jpg

And between 1999-2003 Disney was releasing those old "Goofy Extreme Sports" shorts where it involve Goofy doing extreme sports. Here is just two of them.
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I was never into the "extreme culture" as much (although I did find it to be cool), but I did notice that at the time there was a lot of things trying to be hip and extreme. If you ever went on youtube and watched commercials from 2000-2003/4 you'd run into the occasional extremes sports commercial where people are riding bikes or skateboarding etc. And apparently the use of skateboards/scooters was peaked in 2001-2002 from what I've researched. Gaming, Tv shows, and just the big part of the culture just tried to be extreme.  Also sorry if this post is REALLY long.
Remember these?

http://www.airheads.com/images/mobile/xtremes1.png

http://static.caloriecount.about.com/images/medium/doritos-extreme-tortilla-chips-29310.jpg

http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/the-foods-we-loved/images/b/bc/Tasticky.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130821220102


That can't be true because I was around 8 and was already introduced to pop culture. I mostly liked Disney stars like Hilary Duff though but I was also into Nelly.
Well I've been introduced since I was 2/3 years old, but what I meant on the second statement is that the target audience is toward those between in adolesence and college age.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/13/16 at 11:34 pm


That can't be true because I was around 8 and was already introduced to pop culture. I mostly liked Disney stars like Hilary Duff though but I was also into Nelly.


Disney Channel stars are associated with kid culture.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Slim95 on 01/13/16 at 11:56 pm


Disney Channel stars are associated with kid culture.

I think the two go hand in hand. Hilary Duff wasn't only famous in the realm of Disney, she was also getting a lot of airplay and appeared in the mainstream culture. Kinda like how Miley Cyrus was also on the radio during her run on Hannah Montanna a while back.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 01/13/16 at 11:58 pm


Because with people in my H.S Grad Class most people seem to have older siblings. Typically siblings born in the late 80's and or early 90's, so it never really felt weird sharing my experiences with guys my age since for the most part we had similar experiences. If guys my age did have younger siblings it was usually late 90's and or early 00's babies, so much older than your two youngest siblings.

Probably about half of the guys in my grad class had Boomer parents while the other half had Gen X parents. Although it was typically Late Boomers (aka Generation Jones) or Early Xers (Brat Packers), so around age 50-60 is where most parents would of fallen. I honestly know very few guys my age with parents born post 1970, which would be for the most part the parents of 2000's babies, albeit where I live.


This is an interesting perspective. I noticed a pattern on what you said and I analyzed it. It seems that many people born in the 80s and first half of the 90s either had boomer parents or older X parents. I have lots of friends who have older siblings and some others who are the oldest of their siblings. The ones with the older silbings would mainly have boomer parents while the ones with younger siblings mostly have X parents. If you noticed, the first child of boomer parents was born between the late 70s and the mid 90s (depending on the wave) while the first one of a Xer parents was born between the late 90s and late 00s (Due to the fact that the generation is smaller than ones between the group) This might have to do with how generations are defined regarding parents as one of the factors.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/14/16 at 7:33 am


Remember these?

http://www.airheads.com/images/mobile/xtremes1.png

http://static.caloriecount.about.com/images/medium/doritos-extreme-tortilla-chips-29310.jpg

http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/the-foods-we-loved/images/b/bc/Tasticky.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130821220102


HA! Even the food was "extreme" back then.  ;D It's like companies feared that if they didn't put the "extreme" name on the package no one would buy it (and they were probably right).

gAf9VeijXoo

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: SpyroKev on 01/14/16 at 9:57 am


I see it in my Pop Punk videos, too! I guess it's because a lot of them were still shot on 33mm film? But mixed in with the bright colors, the movements are all very fluid if you get what I mean. The early 00's were the last wacky and cheesy time (I love wacky and cheesy things so this is all fine with me). Some people look at early 00's fashion and say "Wow! People actually wore that!?" where as, the mid 00's to today, fashion seems very plain and generic. Others say that the early 00's were "dark times" but I know this isn't true (for the most part. The Y2K era did have a dark vibe at times). Maybe, if we're talking about 2003 (which was a little bit darker) but 2000-2002 was mostly a bright and colorful time. I will say this, did you ever notice how there was that weird "turn-of-the-century" vibe? It was this weird feeling I'd get during the night, especially watching those weird shows on TV. I think 2000-2002 is the last era that's totally disconnected from the present. Even 2003 to a certain extent. I think we've talked about this before, those songs, the fashion and those movies... They look and sound ancient!

I was born in the 80's so I remember the era as clear as day! I do agree though. Especially kids born from 1990-1997. You dudes are the very last people to remember the 20th century and the turn of the millennium. As my signature says, I consider this the last great era of Pop Culture (starting around 1976 or 1977 up to 2003, my favorite years). Yeah, definitely compared to today, the mid 00's are a good time but I don't think they're at all as good as the early 00's. The early 00's had such a cool feel to them that the rest of the 2000's totally lacked.


I believe you know more then me, man. I was never really a major fan of movies. Haha That's what I tried to point out. You can think of Early 2000s music videos as well animated cartoons. They represent the importance of being your self since the Early 2000s were carefree times. Especially 2000-2002. When people say back then was dark is because they only look at 9/11/tragic events. Their basically critics that only focus on negativity. I completely agree with you. Yeah. 2000-2002 were colorful while 2003 indeed was a bit dark. Not in a bad way though. 2003 was a unique dark. 2000-2002 is carefree and 2003 is more serious focused. If you ever played True Crime Streets of La, it perfectly captures the colors and feel of 2003. On the weird turn off century vibe subject, it does sound recognizable. I can picture the experience happening in 2001 or 2003. I wish I could relate more.

Oh. I know you're older, man. Your a lucky guy. I don't want to grow old in the future haha Sometimes I feel left out when I read quotes from people stating they were in high school in the mid 90s. I recently became interested in Lisa Left Eye Lopes of TLC so I wish I was at least a teen during her early career. Nah, man. I was just comparing the mid 2000s being glorious compared to today. Of course today is a no contest compared to the Early 2000s.

Aye! Did you ever consider collecting music from your favorite eras if you haven't already? I downloaded my core favorites from 1994-2003. I'm only missing about 20 more songs. Its exhausting but really fun. My list should be complete once a download the Dragon Ball Z soundtrack by Bruce Faulconer since it screams Late 90s-early 2000s to me haha

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: SpyroKev on 01/14/16 at 10:02 am


Both the '90s and '00s were the 2 decades of big changes and development. The 1980s had a long lasting feel. The 2010s has a long lasting feel (heck some say that 2015-2016 doesn't feel all that different than 2009 which they're not wrong to think). It's really hard to say. Sometimes I wonder if the 2000s really has it's own distinct feel. If it did then it was short lived. The first half of the 2000s could be seen as part of the '90s. The second half has more in common with the 2010s. With the middle years (especially 2004/5-2007) being the only full years that felt truly 2000s to the point that it isn't like either the '90s or '10s. The 1980s/2010s where different where they had a long lasting feel. But the 1990s/2000s can be chopped into little eras. The 1990s had the big changes of the late 20th century while the 2000s had the big changes for the early 21st century.

If ya blinked you could've missed the Millennium era '00s. If you blinked again you'd miss out on the core '00s. But you could sleep all day and still wake up to see the late '00s or '10s (which had similar feels from 2008/9 - 2016). Why the heck were the cultural eras between the mid '90s - mid '00s so damn short!?

The question can't be answered. That's just the way it is. Its completely mysterious.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/14/16 at 10:16 am

Early 2000s ended too early ;(

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/14/16 at 11:11 am


Early 2000s ended too early ;(


I need to make sure to save this quote. ;D

"The Early 2000s ended too early"

-2001 in 2016

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/14/16 at 11:36 am


I believe you know more then me, man. I was never really a major fan of movies. Haha That's what I tried to point out. You can think of Early 2000s music videos as well animated cartoons. They represent the importance of being your self since the Early 2000s were carefree times. Especially 2000-2002. When people say back then was dark is because they only look at 9/11/tragic events. Their basically critics that only focus on negativity. I completely agree with you. Yeah. 2000-2002 were colorful while 2003 indeed was a bit dark. Not in a bad way though. 2003 was a unique dark. 2000-2002 is carefree and 2003 is more serious focused. If you ever played True Crime Streets of La, it perfectly captures the colors and feel of 2003. On the weird turn off century vibe subject, it does sound recognizable. I can picture the experience happening in 2001 or 2003. I wish I could relate more.

Oh. I know you're older, man. Your a lucky guy. I don't want to grow old in the future haha Sometimes I feel left out when I read quotes from people stating they were in high school in the mid 90s. I recently became interested in Lisa Left Eye Lopes of TLC so I wish I was at least a teen during her early career. Nah, man. I was just comparing the mid 2000s being glorious compared to today. Of course today is a no contest compared to the Early 2000s.

Aye! Did you ever consider collecting music from your favorite eras if you haven't already? I downloaded my core favorites from 1994-2003. I'm only missing about 20 more songs. Its exhausting but really fun. My list should be complete once a download the Dragon Ball Z soundtrack by Bruce Faulconer since it screams Late 90s-early 2000s to me haha


Exactly! Early 2000's music videos are always exaggerated and crazy! Yeah, the early 00's weren't a bad time. Not bad at all. Some tragic events happened which may have affect some people in certain parts of the world but it's not like everything became all dark, gloomy and serious. I think that's actually far from the case. 2004 is when everything got dark and serious. 2003, on the other hand, had this weird serious vibe as a "end of the Y2K era" thing, I guess? It wasn't serious like the mid 2000's but you're definitely right when you say it was more focused and less colorful. I've played that game quite a bit and I agree. You can tell the game is from the early 00's but it's got that more serious vibe that 2000-2002 didn't have. A lot of television shows of the time, like Invader Zim, had that vibe. I'd say it lasted from 1998 to 2003.

Haha, thanks! Be glad you at least got to experience the era in some way shape or form. ;D I'm really into Punk Rock and sometimes wish I was born in the late 60's so I could experience the 80's Punk scene (I know a lot of people who actually were involved back then, too) but I'm happy I got to experience the 90's and early 00's. The mid 2000's are looking a lot better compared to whatever today is.

I am always collecting! I don't really download anything, though. Most of my collecting has to do with picking up CD's, tapes and vinyl records. I'm always going to different stores and seeing what I can pick up. When I think Dragon Ball Z, I definitely think of the late 90's and early 00's. I remember when that show was huge!


Early 2000s ended too early ;(


They should of ended in 2010 instead of 2004...

Better yet, they should of never ended!!

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: Slim95 on 01/14/16 at 11:58 am


Exactly! Early 2000's music videos are always exaggerated and crazy! Yeah, the early 00's weren't a bad time. Not bad at all. Some tragic events happened which may have affect some people in certain parts of the world but it's not like everything became all dark, gloomy and serious. I think that's actually far from the case. 2004 is when everything got dark and serious. 2003, on the other hand, had this weird serious vibe as a "end of the Y2K era" thing, I guess? It wasn't serious like the mid 2000's but you're definitely right when you say it was more focused and less colorful. I've played that game quite a bit and I agree. You can tell the game is from the early 00's but it's got that more serious vibe that 2000-2002 didn't have. A lot of television shows of the time, like Invader Zim, had that vibe. I'd say it lasted from 1998 to 2003.

Haha, thanks! Be glad you at least got to experience the era in some way shape or form. ;D I'm really into Punk Rock and sometimes wish I was born in the late 60's so I could experience the 80's Punk scene (I know a lot of people who actually were involved back then, too) but I'm happy I got to experience the 90's and early 00's. The mid 2000's are looking a lot better compared to whatever today is.

I am always collecting! I don't really download anything, though. Most of my collecting has to do with picking up CD's, tapes and vinyl records. I'm always going to different stores and seeing what I can pick up. When I think Dragon Ball Z, I definitely think of the late 90's and early 00's. I remember when that show was huge!

They should of ended in 2010 instead of 2004...

Better yet, they should of never ended!!

Early 2000s ended 2003 not 2004.

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/14/16 at 12:04 pm


Early 2000s ended 2003 not 2004.


From a certain point of view, this is true (wait... that's how opinions work! :D). I see 2003 as a transition period from the Y2K era to the real 2000's. It's definitely not as early 2000's as 2000-2002 was and the vibe of that year was a lot different than the 3 years before it but I think it's still predominately Y2K era. There was a lot of real 2000's culture coming in and I can see why you would say that.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/14/16 at 12:18 pm


I need to make sure to save this quote. ;D

"The Early 2000s ended too early"

-2001 in 2016


LOL mindfreak!  :D

2003 still felt early 2000s to me. That's when School of Rock came out.  :D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/14/16 at 12:23 pm

2000-2002 = early '00s
2003 = beginning of transition (still more early '00s than mid)
2004 = year that pretty much ended the early '00s left overs (we had things from 2000-2002 that were still around in 2004, but they were ending off by this point. Can be see as a core '00s year with early '00s leftovers). It's why I agree with calling it the classic core '00s.

This is how I see it. Although I'm sure not everyone will see it this way.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/14/16 at 12:26 pm


LOL mindfreak!  :D

2003 still felt early 2000s to me. That's when School of Rock came out.  :D


Oh yeah I forgot all about that movie. An entire movie where Jack Black goes to a school and make rock stars out of a bunch of school kids seems pretty early '00s to me.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/14/16 at 12:29 pm


2000-2002 = early '00s
2003 = beginning of transition (still more early '00s than mid)
2004 = year that pretty much ended the early '00s left overs (we had things from 2000-2002 that were still around in 2004, but they were ending off by this point. Can be see as a core '00s year with early '00s leftovers). It's why I agree with calling it the classic core '00s.

This is how I see it. Although I'm sure not everyone will see it this way.


I agree 100%.

Also the Matrix Reloaded and Spy Kids 3 also came out in 2003. Those feel solidly early 2000s to me.

Spiderman 2 on the other hand, which came out 2004 doesn't feel early 2000s.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/14/16 at 12:30 pm


2000-2002 = early '00s
2003 = beginning of transition (still more early '00s than mid)
2004 = year that pretty much ended the early '00s left overs (we had things from 2000-2002 that were still around in 2004, but they were ending off by this point. Can be see as a core '00s year with early '00s leftovers). It's why I agree with calling it the classic core '00s.

This is how I see it. Although I'm sure not everyone will see it this way.


Totally agree. I think the early 2000's leftovers might be why people call 2004 an early 2000's year even though it was already very core 2000's by time the year had started. Thing is, they call movies like Mean Girls and Spider-Man 2 (as we've mentioned ;D) early 2000's movies when they don't feel that way in any shape or form. Not enough... Xtreme! to be early 00's.


2003 still felt early 2000s to me. That's when School of Rock came out.  :D


Oh man, that movies rules! Definitely a very early 2000's movie for sure!

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: mqg96 on 01/14/16 at 12:31 pm


Early 2000s ended 2003 not 2004.


Numerically it ended on April 30, 2003 at 11:59pm, but pop culturally it ended in 2004.

To me, the last time early 2000's culture peaked was Summer 2003. Fall 2003-Spring 2004 was the transition between early 2000's culture & mid 2000's culture, and by Summer or Fall 2004 mid 2000's culture was in full effect. You could also say that 2003 was the very last of the early 2000's/millennial trends but at the same time the beginning of core 2000's trends.

You're one of the only people along with another person on this site who believes mid 2000's culture was in full force by 2003.... go ahead and admit. ;D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/14/16 at 12:54 pm

More Extreme things from back in the day! :D
http://www.wrestlingmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Jeff-hardy-and-matt-hardy-hardy-boyz.jpg


http://i.wwe9.com/f/styles/ep_trending/public/section/thumb/2012/05/20120508_ecw_logo.jpg


https://i.ytimg.com/vi/M3YjVX8qty0/maxresdefault.jpg


http://s.emuparadise.org/fup/up/66825-Sonic_Adventure_2_-_Battle_(Europe)_(En,Fr,De,Es)-1.jpg


http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/0/8865/1766034-photo_1.jpg


http://www.museumofplay.org/online-collections/images/Z004/Z00412/Z0041232.jpg


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/04/1080snowboardingbox.jpg


http://bulk2.destructoid.com/ul/user/8/80469-188773-WWFattitudejpg-620x.jpg


https://reviewordie.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/megas-xlr.jpg


http://s.s-bol.com/imgbase0/imagebase/large/FC/1/7/1/7/1002004000097171.jpg



Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Zelek2 on 01/14/16 at 1:00 pm


More Extreme things from back in the day! :D
http://s.s-bol.com/imgbase0/imagebase/large/FC/1/7/1/7/1002004000097171.jpg

Many people I know who were teens/adults when this movie came out thought it was the worst thing ever (particularly the ending battle with the celebrity cameos). However, younger kids probably enjoyed it.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/14/16 at 1:10 pm


More Extreme things from back in the day! :D
http://s.s-bol.com/imgbase0/imagebase/large/FC/1/7/1/7/1002004000097171.jpg



Many people I know who were teens/adults when this movie came out thought it was the worst thing ever (particularly the ending battle with the celebrity cameos). However, younger kids probably enjoyed it.


LOL, Spy Kids 3-D Gameover was amazing for me! I loved the concept of going inside a video game with levels on it feeling like was actually real life. As a 7 year old it was awesome to me! I also saw the 2nd one (Island of Lost Dreams) in theaters when I was 6.


https://reviewordie.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/megas-xlr.jpg


I loved this show! Ashamed it was cancelled after one season. However, this would be associated with the mid 2000's IMO.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/14/16 at 1:12 pm


Many people I know who were teens/adults when this movie came out thought it was the worst thing ever (particularly the ending battle with the celebrity cameos). However, younger kids probably enjoyed it.


It was pretty bad compared to the first two, but I still watched it like 20 times like I did every other movie back then haha. 

Megas XLR is definitely mid-2000s. I hated that show. Everything I hate = mid 2000s LOL  ;D

Freaky Friday also came out 2003. Everyone agrees that's early 2000s right? They're singing along to American Hi-fi and Britney Spears.

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: Slim95 on 01/14/16 at 1:17 pm


Numerically it ended on April 30, 2003 at 11:59pm, but pop culturally it ended in 2004.



I was talking numerically. Culturally you can even argue it ended in 2001 after 9/11 and the Y2K era. I think the change was gradual so there isn't one right answer for when things changed culturally that period.

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: Toon on 01/14/16 at 1:35 pm


I was talking numerically. Culturally you can even argue it ended in 2001 after 9/11 and the Y2K era. I think the change was gradual so there isn't one right answer for when things changed culturally that period.


Ending in 2001 because of 9/11 is really odd and way too early to end the early '00s culture. Everything is an opinion. But I've never seen a strong enough argument saying that it ended in 2001 due to 9/11.

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: 2001 on 01/14/16 at 1:36 pm


I was talking numerically. Culturally you can even argue it ended in 2001 after 9/11 and the Y2K era. I think the change was gradual so there isn't one right answer for when things changed culturally that period.


Eh, that would be very hard to argue. 2002 has way more Y2K/90s leftovers than it has even core 2000s TV shows or bands.

Dial up and VHS were also still dominant in 2002.

2004 seems like the right year to start the core/mid 2000s to me, if that's when broadband took over dial up. (and American Idiot came out, seriously that album changed everything)

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: Slim95 on 01/14/16 at 1:41 pm


Ending in 2001 because of 9/11 is really odd and way too early to end the early '00s culture. Everything is an opinion. But I've never seen a strong enough argument saying that it ended in 2001 due to 9/11.

Well then I'll just say the change was gradual and there wasn't a single year in the early 2000s that had a big shift. Unlike 2008, where everything seemed to change at once Fall of 2008.

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/14/16 at 1:41 pm


I was talking numerically. Culturally you can even argue it ended in 2001 after 9/11 and the Y2K era. I think the change was gradual so there isn't one right answer for when things changed culturally that period.


Strongly disagree. Everything that made 2002 what it was very much Y2K, if you ask me. All the culture from that year was also stuff already established back in 1998-2001. It had far more in common with 1998 and 1999 than it did with 2004 onward.


Eh, that would be very hard to argue. 2002 has way more Y2K/90s leftovers than it has even core 2000s TV shows or bands.


I don't even think there was any core 2000's in 2002 at all. What I've noticed is that all the TV shows and bands that started in 2000-2002 or even 2003 either stopped in 2003/2004 or went through changes to adapt to the mid 2000's.


Well then I'll just say the change was gradual and there wasn't a single year in the early 2000s that had a big shift. Unlike 2008, where everything seemed to change at once Fall of 2008.


I think 2004 didn't feel like that big of a shift because of the transitions of 2003. It was still very sudden how, by June, everything from the early 00's just went away.

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: 2001 on 01/14/16 at 1:43 pm


Well then I'll just say the change was gradual and there wasn't a single year in the early 2000s that had a big shift. Unlike 2008, where everything seemed to change at once Fall of 2008.


I can agree with that. There were many gradual changes happening throughout 1998-2003 as we edged closer towards the core 2000s.

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: mqg96 on 01/14/16 at 1:47 pm


I was talking numerically. Culturally you can even argue it ended in 2001 after 9/11 and the Y2K era. I think the change was gradual so there isn't one right answer for when things changed culturally that period.


How could have early 2000's culture ended when 9/11 happened when nothing mid 2000's oriented had started yet at the time? That doesn't make any sense. Heck some early 2000's cultural stuff had just gotten started in 2000 or 2001. 9/11 marked the end of late 90's culture you mean. Late 2001 marked the beginning of the early 2000's cultural period. BTW, the definition for millennial or Y2K by many people means late 90's & early 2000's culture combined together. Like one big era. Since both the late 90's & early 2000's are close to the turn of the millennium.

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: 2001 on 01/14/16 at 1:48 pm



I don't even think there was any core 2000's in 2002 at all. What I've noticed is that all the TV shows and bands that started in 2000-2002 or even 2003 either stopped in 2003/2004 or went through changes to adapt to the mid 2000's.


True, I can't recall anything notably core 2000s from 2002. We were still definitely in some other mini-era than the one we were in in 2004.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/14/16 at 1:53 pm


Ending in 2001 because of 9/11 is really odd and way too early to end the early '00s culture. Everything is an opinion. But I've never seen a strong enough argument saying that it ended in 2001 due to 9/11.

i thnk he was trying to say that the Y2k, the very late 90s and very early 00s ended in late 2001, and the true early 00s culture began!  I hope that's what he was trying to say. ;D

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/14/16 at 1:55 pm


How could have early 2000's culture ended when 9/11 happened when nothing mid 2000's oriented had started yet at the time? That doesn't make any sense. Heck some early 2000's cultural stuff had just gotten started in 2000 or 2001. 9/11 marked the end of late 90's culture you mean. BTW, the definition for millennial or Y2K by many people means late 90's & early 2000's culture combined together. Like one big era. Since both the late 90's & early 2000's are close to the turn of the millennium.


I gotta disagree with this, too. I think that the late 90's (1998 and 1999. 1997, despite being late in number, felt more like a mid 90's year) were still going very strong in 2002. You could even argue that the early 00's started in 1998.


True, I can't recall anything notably core 2000s from 2002. We were still definitely in some other mini-era than the one we were in in 2004.


Yeah! All the movies, music and fashion from 2002 don't fit in with the real 2000's but I can see them being released in 1998-2001. Could you imagine if American Idiot came out in 2001 or 2002? They'd be booed off stage!

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: mqg96 on 01/14/16 at 1:58 pm


Well then I'll just say the change was gradual and there wasn't a single year in the early 2000s that had a big shift. Unlike 2008, where everything seemed to change at once Fall of 2008.


Late 2000-Mid 2001 (late 90's to early 2000's transition)

Late 2003-Mid 2004 (early 2000's to mid 2000's transition)

2006 (mid 2000's to late 2000's transition)

Late 2008-Mid 2009 (late 2000's to early 2010's transition)

*pop culturally*

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: mqg96 on 01/14/16 at 2:01 pm


I gotta disagree with this, too. I think that the late 90's (1998 and 1999. 1997, despite being late in number, felt more like a mid 90's year) were still going very strong in 2002. You could even argue that the early 00's started in 1998.


I'm talking about when the culture was dominant. Of course there were early 2000's influences in 1998-2000, but it was still predominantly late 90's culture at the time. I think late 1997-mid 2000 was the peak of late 90's culture. Late 2000-mid 2001 was half late 90's & half early 2000's culture, or the transition period, and by late 2001 early 2000's culture became dominant over late 90's. Which is why 2002 is the quintessential year of early 2000's culture. Although 2002 still had late 90's influences of course, as well as early 2003.

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/14/16 at 2:07 pm


I'm talking about when the culture was dominant. Of course there were early 2000's influences in 1998-2000, but it was still predominantly late 90's culture at the time. I think late 1997-mid 2000 was the peak of late 90's culture. Late 2000-mid 2001 was half late 90's & half early 2000's culture, or the transition period, and by late 2001 early 2000's culture became dominant over late 90's. Which is why 2002 is the quintessential year of early 2000's culture. Although 2002 still had late 90's influences of course, as well as early 2003.


I can see your point but in my opinion late 90's and early 00's culture is pretty much the same thing. I think it's fair to call 2000-2002 late 90's or even 1998-1999 early 00's. That 5 year time span was all about the Xtreme! sports vibe with gross-out teen movies and loud Pop Punk and Nu Metal.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/14/16 at 2:32 pm

I like to include 98 and 99 in the early 2000s because a) Pokémon Kanto/Johto League  and b)  being born 93 and having my peak childhood at 1998-2003 according to most people (though I'd include early 04 as well), it's all so clean and poetic  ;D and c)  you can't be the greatest era of all time without Pokémon yellow or d) Ocarina of Time or e) Lion King 2  :o

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 01/14/16 at 3:24 pm

http://www.solidgrind.com/shoe/scorcher/1/

kids actually worn those shoes? :o

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 01/14/16 at 3:28 pm

http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/the-foods-we-loved/images/b/bc/Tasticky.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130821220102

being a guy in my 40's I can't understand why in the hell they made Oreos into a cereal. ::)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/16 at 4:03 pm


http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/the-foods-we-loved/images/b/bc/Tasticky.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130821220102

being a guy in my 40's I can't understand why in the hell they made Oreos into a cereal. ::)
I can understand, it is called branding!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/14/16 at 5:03 pm


http://www.solidgrind.com/shoe/scorcher/1/

kids actually worn those shoes? :o


Well they did back in the late '90s/early '00s. The popularity of these shoes left as fast as it came. 1 minute you see people where them. The next they're old news. I do remember back in 2001-2003 where I'd see kids wear those. Although from what I remember the kid telling me about those shoes called them "Soup shoes" instead of "Soap shoes". I was never much of a grinder so I didn't buy them. And then when I played Sonic Adventure 2 and saw Sonic wearing the Soap Shoes in the game I was like "What's up with these shoes?! They're everywhere!!". Crazy times.

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: Toon on 01/14/16 at 5:08 pm


I can see your point but in my opinion late 90's and early 00's culture is pretty much the same thing. I think it's fair to call 2000-2002 late 90's or even 1998-1999 early 00's. That 5 year time span was all about the Xtreme! sports vibe with gross-out teen movies and loud Pop Punk and Nu Metal.


1998-1999 can be called the early 2000s before 2000. Or 2000-2002 can be called the late '90s after 1999 (or '90s aftermath/faux/2.0). Could be seen as one big era. The only thing separating 1998-2002 is just their year numbers. If we look it just from a cultural view then they can be seen as 1 big era. And the thing about eras is that they transcend decades. And again it's saddening to think that the Extreme! vibe was around for only 5 or so years.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/14/16 at 8:56 pm

Those shoes look normal to me..? Like, I'd probably still rock those in 2016 lol.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/14/16 at 9:05 pm


I like to include 98 and 99 in the early 2000s because a) Pokémon Kanto/Johto League  and b)  being born 93 and having my peak childhood at 1998-2003 according to most people (though I'd include early 04 as well), it's all so clean and poetic  ;D and c)  you can't be the greatest era of all time without Pokémon yellow or d) Ocarina of Time or e) Lion King 2  :o


I don't know that much about Pokemon but my cousins watched a whole lot of it. Either, 2002 or 2003 was the last year that Misty was on the show, right? I don't really think about what my peak childhood was (I consider my childhood 2-10 because that's when my memories were pretty solid and when I actually felt like a kid) but it was still a really cool time to be a kid or adult.

One reason I consider 1998 and 1999 the early 00's is because of Pop Punk and Emo albums like Act Your Age, Waste of Mind, Enema of the State, Bolts in the Machine, Waiting, Things I Would Say, Something to Write Home About, etc. Those albums were very much like the stuff I was listening to in 2000-2002. ;D


1998-1999 can be called the early 2000s before 2000. Or 2000-2002 can be called the late '90s after 1999 (or '90s aftermath/faux/2.0). Could be seen as one big era. The only thing separating 1998-2002 is just their year numbers. If we look it just from a cultural view then they can be seen as 1 big era. And the thing about eras is that they transcend decades. And again it's saddening to think that the Extreme! vibe was around for only 5 or so years.


This is 100% true. You could phrase it either way and you wouldn't be wrong about it. If we look at all 5 years we'll find that the entire era's was defined by weird late night cartoons like Mission Hill, Invader Zim and Clone High, Pop Punk like Act Your Age, Enema of the State and All Killer No Filler, Emo like Bleed American and Something to Write Home About, Nu Metal like Significant Other and Untouchables, Eminem's Slim Shady anthems (My Name is, Real Slim Shady and Without Me), music videos with bright colors and wacky scenarios, Tony Hawk, Dial-Up internet, big bulky white computers, VHS tapes, the Powerhouse era of Cartoon network, both the N64 and PS1 co-existing with the PS2, Gamecube and XBOX, teen pop bands and singers like NSYNC, Aaron Carter and LMNT, Mascots like the Dell Guy, teen movies like Can't Hardly Wait, American Pie and The New Guy, etc. I could go on forever about this totally Xtreme! era. It's too bad it was so short lived. I miss that fun summertime vibe. Funny thing is, it's also the last time you could really look back and say "did people really wear that!?" because fashion was still really in your face. Kind of like what Howard said above about those shoes (though, the shoes are kinda tame compared to other things) or even the cereal! Oreo's cereal! It's the last time where companies had really weird ideas and did crazy things.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/14/16 at 10:30 pm


Those shoes look normal to me..? Like, I'd probably still rock those in 2016 lol.


That pic probably wasn't the best (although they come in different designs). The thing that made those shoes so special was that on the bottom of the shoes were designed so it was easier to grind down rails easier.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v385/b4tuna/IMG_9653.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/QdxHbEP.jpg
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41PuCjyEAOL._SY395_.jpg

At the time when everything was still extreme these were pretty big. But when that trend died down they lost their popularity.
In terms of design they seem like normal shoes. But it's the whole being able to grind on rails easier with the shoes that really set the apart from other shoes. You can see the obvious space on the bottom of the shoes that lets you know where the rails will fit into as you grind down them.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/14/16 at 10:40 pm

Also just thinking about the Soap shoes made me remember another set of shoes that were around in the early '00s. Has anyone ever heard of the "Heelys" shoes. They're like normal shoes, but on the bottom there were wheels on the heels of the shoe that allowed for people to skate around. These came out in around 2000 or 2001 (can't remember the exact date, but I know it was either of these 2 years). Similar to the Soap shoes they look like normal shoes, but were designed to allow for people to do "extreme" things like grind rails or skate around without the need of rollerblades or a skateboard.

http://www.gnuyen.org/images/blog/heelys.jpghttps://letsgetmilkshakes.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/heelys-shoes-nx-251.jpg?w=800
https://asset2.surfcdn.com/heelys-shoes-heelys-fly-shoes-navy-orange.jpg?w=1200&h=1200&q=80&o=pRLGrwsqr2UeFBqLMO$hTESgF28j&V=IJf0
http://shopwithmemama.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/zadens-heelys.jpg


What's funny about both the Heelys AND Soaps was that they were banned in a few schools for being dangerous for the students. You'd have students walking down the stairs, but out of nowhere this kid who is totally extreme tries to grind/skate down the stairs yet end up hurting himself. Or you'd have moments where in the hallways some kids would be riding on Heelys and end up ramming into something or bumping into other students while riding. Next thing you know the shoes are banned from schools.


This is 100% true. You could phrase it either way and you wouldn't be wrong about it. If we look at all 5 years we'll find that the entire era's was defined by weird late night cartoons like Mission Hill, Invader Zim and Clone High, Pop Punk like Act Your Age, Enema of the State and All Killer No Filler, Emo like Bleed American and Something to Write Home About, Nu Metal like Significant Other and Untouchables, Eminem's Slim Shady anthems (My Name is, Real Slim Shady and Without Me), music videos with bright colors and wacky scenarios, Tony Hawk, Dial-Up internet, big bulky white computers, VHS tapes, the Powerhouse era of Cartoon network, both the N64 and PS1 co-existing with the PS2, Gamecube and XBOX, teen pop bands and singers like NSYNC, Aaron Carter and LMNT, Mascots like the Dell Guy, teen movies like Can't Hardly Wait, American Pie and The New Guy, etc. I could go on forever about this totally Xtreme! era. It's too bad it was so short lived. I miss that fun summertime vibe. Funny thing is, it's also the last time you could really look back and say "did people really wear that!?" because fashion was still really in your face. Kind of like what Howard said above about those shoes (though, the shoes are kinda tame compared to other things) or even the cereal! Oreo's cereal! It's the last time where companies had really weird ideas and did crazy things.


Yeah there were just a lot of stuff that happened in those 5 or so years. So many things to remember it by yet it lasted for a short time. The cartoons, movies, music, fashion, games, slang, and even some tech. They all had a different yet unique feel to them. Companies would do weird things for their branding (like that box of Oreo Os or try and make their kid friendly mascots do extreme sports). You'd be seeing tons of commercials on TV that had guys doing extremes sports like skateboarding or riding dirt bikes. Everything was in-your-face. Couldn't walk down the street without seeing tons of people in bright colored clothing or people skateboarding down the streets (I still see people skateboarding, but not as much as before for some reason).  As for the shoes being a bit tame. In terms of design they look like normal shoes. It's what they were designed (and ultimately banned from schools) for that made them extreme.

Maybe one day the Extreme! culture can comeback. And it better last longer than just 5 years.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/14/16 at 11:14 pm


Yeah there were just a lot of stuff that happened in those 5 or so years. So many things to remember it by yet it lasted for a short time. The cartoons, movies, music, fashion, games, slang, and even some tech. They all had a different yet unique feel to them. Companies would do weird things for their branding (like that box of Oreo Os or try and make their kid friendly mascots do extreme sports). You'd be seeing tons of commercials on TV that had guys doing extremes sports like skateboarding or riding dirt bikes. Everything was in-your-face. Couldn't walk down the street without seeing tons of people in bright colored clothing or people skateboarding down the streets (I still see people skateboarding, but not as much as before for some reason).  As for the shoes being a bit tame. In terms of design they look like normal shoes. It's what they were designed (and ultimately banned from schools) for that made them extreme.

Maybe one day the Extreme! culture can comeback. And it better last longer than just 5 years.


You can always tell when something is from 1998-2002. It has that distinct feel to it. It's amazing all the great stuff that came out of that short time span. More companies took risks back then. It's like, the 80's and 90's had companies do some really weird sh!t (Gatorade Gum, anyone?) and this continued throughout 1998-2002. The last time culture was actually wacky and crazy. I remember it all too well! They'd advertise the tamest things as Ultra Xtreme! Unfortunately, skateboarding today isn't as extreme as it used to be. You see all these dudes with tight pants and stupid beanies 3/4 ways up their heads with crappy boards. It's not like when I used to skate back when we all wore bright clothes, baggy dickies and listened to fast Punk Rock. I remember that wheel shoe craze back then. I never thought about it back then but shoes with wheels is pretty wild. I guess they're so... Xtreme! that the schools had to ban them.

That would be cool. I wish 90's and early 00's nostalgia would actually be done properly instead of it being a bunch of basement dwellers feeling superior because they were a few years older than some other kids.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/14/16 at 11:16 pm


Also just thinking about the Soap shoes made me remember another set of shoes that were around in the early '00s. Has anyone ever heard of the "Heelys" shoes. They're like normal shoes, but on the bottom there were wheels on the heels of the shoe that allowed for people to skate around. These came out in around 2000 or 2001 (can't remember the exact date, but I know it was either of these 2 years). Similar to the Soap shoes they look like normal shoes, but were designed to allow for people to do "extreme" things like grind rails or skate around without the need of rollerblades or a skateboard.

http://www.gnuyen.org/images/blog/heelys.jpghttps://letsgetmilkshakes.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/heelys-shoes-nx-251.jpg?w=800
https://asset2.surfcdn.com/heelys-shoes-heelys-fly-shoes-navy-orange.jpg?w=1200&h=1200&q=80&o=pRLGrwsqr2UeFBqLMO$hTESgF28j&V=IJf0
http://shopwithmemama.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/zadens-heelys.jpg


What's funny about both the Heelys AND Soaps was that they were banned in a few schools for being dangerous for the students. You'd have students walking down the stairs, but out of nowhere this kid who is totally extreme tries to grind/skate down the stairs yet end up hurting himself. Or you'd have moments where in the hallways some kids would be riding on Heelys and end up ramming into something or bumping into other students while riding. Next thing you know the shoes are banned from schools.

Yeah there were just a lot of stuff that happened in those 5 or so years. So many things to remember it by yet it lasted for a short time. The cartoons, movies, music, fashion, games, slang, and even some tech. They all had a different yet unique feel to them. Companies would do weird things for their branding (like that box of Oreo Os or try and make their kid friendly mascots do extreme sports). You'd be seeing tons of commercials on TV that had guys doing extremes sports like skateboarding or riding dirt bikes. Everything was in-your-face. Couldn't walk down the street without seeing tons of people in bright colored clothing or people skateboarding down the streets (I still see people skateboarding, but not as much as before for some reason).  As for the shoes being a bit tame. In terms of design they look like normal shoes. It's what they were designed (and ultimately banned from schools) for that made them extreme.

Maybe one day the Extreme! culture can comeback. And it better last longer than just 5 years.


Yeah I remember these! I didn't have know they came out in the early 00's though. From what I remember it seemed to have had peak in popularity in late 2005/early 2006, because I remember everybody in 4th grade at the time rolling with these shoes at recess and such. They eventually banned them in 5th grade though ;D

Its funny looking back at how ten years ago your average 4th grader would've begged there parents desperately to get this:

http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/villagestreetwear/heelysStraightUp.jpg


Now today in 2016 your average 4th grader might beg there parents to get this:

http://quick.awesomestufftobuy.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/awesomestufftobuy_two-wheeled-self-balancing-hoverboard.jpg

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/14/16 at 11:25 pm


You can always tell when something is from 1998-2002. It has that distinct feel to it. It's amazing all the great stuff that came out of that short time span. More companies took risks back then. It's like, the 80's and 90's had companies do some really weird sh!t (Gatorade Gum, anyone?) and this continued throughout 1998-2002. The last time culture was actually wacky and crazy. I remember it all too well! They'd advertise the tamest things as Ultra Xtreme! Unfortunately, skateboarding today isn't as extreme as it used to be. You see all these dudes with tight pants and stupid beanies 3/4 ways up their heads with crappy boards. It's not like when I used to skate back when we all wore bright clothes, baggy dickies and listened to fast Punk Rock. I remember that wheel shoe craze back then. I never thought about it back then but shoes with wheels is pretty wild. I guess they're so... Xtreme! that the schools had to ban them.

That would be cool. I wish 90's and early 00's nostalgia would actually be done properly instead of it being a bunch of basement dwellers feeling superior because they were a few years older than some other kids.


I agree with all of this! There is a special charm to the 90's and early 00's with that extreme and edgy vibe back then. Here's a few videos bringing about that awesome nostalgia:

W7Hoz2ZHYZM

55k3yjzRXQU

d5tL5ll0DsM

Pretty Rad! Or should I say narley  ::)



Stay GOLD 8)

http://www.mensfitness.com/sites/mensfitness.com/files/styles/photo_gallery_full/public/1112-tony-hawk-rotator.jpg?itok=GHOGDb0N

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/14/16 at 11:27 pm


Yeah I remember these! I didn't have know they came out in the early 00's though. From what I remember it seemed to have had peak in popularity in late 2005/early 2006, because I remember everybody in 4th grade at the time rolling with these shoes at recess and such. They eventually banned them in 5th grade though ;D

Its funny looking back at how ten years ago your average 4th grader would've begged there parents desperately to get this:

http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/villagestreetwear/heelysStraightUp.jpg


Now today in 2016 your average 4th grader might beg there parents to get this:

http://quick.awesomestufftobuy.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/awesomestufftobuy_two-wheeled-self-balancing-hoverboard.jpg


It probably depends on the area. Where I lived they were pretty popular by 2000-2003 (the kids in my neighborhood had them). But the school that was near my neighborhood banned them due to kids getting hurt. From what I was told one kid broke his leg. Another kid broke his arm when trying to grind down the stair rails with the Soap shoes. And a girl broke her neck when racing her friends in a Heelys race across a hallway. Unlike the Soap Shoes the Heelys lasted longer in terms of popularity. After 2003 the Soap Shoes sort of disappeared, but you can still track some Heelys shoes if you searched. But from the way they were designed back in 2000 it was clear to me that they were made to appeal to the exteme sports fans.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/14/16 at 11:34 pm


I agree with all of this! There is a special charm to the 90's and early 00's with that extreme and edgy vibe back then. Here's a few videos bringing about that awesome nostalgia:

W7Hoz2ZHYZM

55k3yjzRXQU

d5tL5ll0DsM

Pretty Rad! Or should I say narley  ::)



Stay GOLD 8)

http://www.mensfitness.com/sites/mensfitness.com/files/styles/photo_gallery_full/public/1112-tony-hawk-rotator.jpg?itok=GHOGDb0N


Haha, man, these videos are totally rad! I love how the monster eats everyone! That splooge (jesus, these dirty jokes!) commercial reminds me of that Super Soaker Oozinator thing. The best part of the third video is the Pop Punk instrumental. Brings me back to the blink-182 days!

Tony Hawk is still the man!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/14/16 at 11:52 pm


Haha, man, these videos are totally rad! I love how the monster eats everyone! That splooge (jesus, these dirty jokes!) commercial reminds me of that Super Soaker Oozinator thing. The best part of the third video is the Pop Punk instrumental. Brings me back to the blink-182 days!

Tony Hawk is still the man!



HAHA Same here man! Although I was much younger in the early 00's. You were a young adult while I was a kid, I think we could still relate in some way lol.

Also on the last point, yep he was and still remains to be The Man!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/14/16 at 11:58 pm


HAHA Same here man! Although I was much younger in the early 00's. You were a young adult while I was a kid, I think we could still relate in some way lol.

Also on the last point, yep he was and still remains to be The Man!


For sure, man! I think all of us here can relate in one way or another because of our early 00's experiences. I guess that's what connects us 1981-1998 kids as millennials. It's fun to look back at this great time.

Haha, yeah! Tony Hawk is such a great skater! You know, I just remembered: the early 00's were so Xtreme! that Tony Hawk even appeared in a Simple Plan video. He was literally everywhere in the 90's and early 00's. I remember when he was THE skater!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/15/16 at 12:02 am


For sure, man! I think all of us here can relate in one way or another because of our early 00's experiences. I guess that's what connects us 1981-1998 kids as millennials. It's fun to look back at this great time.

Haha, yeah! Tony Hawk is such a great skater! You know, I just remembered: the early 00's were so Xtreme! that Tony Hawk even appeared in a Simple Plan video. He was literally everywhere in the 90's and early 00's. I remember when he was THE skater!


Yeah same! Although I was never a major extreme sports fan I remember seeing him pratically everywhere!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/15/16 at 12:05 am

Found this funny video of a race between the Epitome of the 'Bitchy 2000's Emo Princess' Shoes being the Heely
and the '2010's Hipster SJW' type tech gadget being the 'Hoverboard' (I like to call it the douchebag board)

AUemgMEV8Ys

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/15/16 at 12:10 am


Yeah same! Although I was never a major extreme sports fan I remember seeing him pratically everywhere!


I remember all the skaters wanted to be just like Tony Hawk. People would pop in their 80's Hardcore Punk or 80's-early 00's Pop Punk CD's and tapes (usually stuff similar to the Pro Skater soundtracks) in their stereos at the skate parks and try to do whatever tricks Tony was doing. Of course, it was usually the 900! ;D That's yet another great thing that survived into early 00's and left right around 2004: the last great era of Skateboarding.


Found this funny video of a race between the Epitome of the 'Bitchy 2000's Emo Princess' Shoes being the Heely
and the '2010's Hipster SJW' type tech gadget being the 'Hoverboard' (I like to call it the douchebag board)

AUemgMEV8Ys


Hahaha, that thing is so lame. Douchebag board should be the official name. All this crusading in the name of Tumblr Social Justice.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 01/15/16 at 12:23 am

Hey you guys. Not sure if this is relevant to this thread, but I wanted you to check this video out. I watched it about a month ago and it was hilarious.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=4G6QBwBQ8rw

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/15/16 at 3:47 am


Hey you guys. Not sure if this is relevant to this thread, but I wanted you to check this video out. I watched it about a month ago and it was hilarious.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=4G6QBwBQ8rw


LMAO this sheesh dope and fyed up af!

Edit: 4:12 "all theme songs from the year 2006-present is themed ours"...... "so I guess everything from the 90's-2005 is us" wow how ironic is that!?

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 01/15/16 at 7:28 am


Those shoes look normal to me..? Like, I'd probably still rock those in 2016 lol.


I probably wouldn't.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: aja675 on 01/15/16 at 8:00 am




That would be cool. I wish 90's and early 00's nostalgia would actually be done properly instead of it being a bunch of basement dwellers feeling superior because they were a few years older than some other kids.

By the way, I remember when '90s nostalgia exploded in 2009, at least on the Internet.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/15/16 at 10:03 am


By the way, I remember when '90s nostalgia exploded in 2009, at least on the Internet.


Yeah, in 2009 some dude released this stupid "remember the 90's!?" video and everyone freaked out over it.


LMAO this sheesh dope and fyed up af!


...Huh!? I did not understand a word of this!


Hey you guys. Not sure if this is relevant to this thread, but I wanted you to check this video out. I watched it about a month ago and it was hilarious.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=4G6QBwBQ8rw


It's kinda funny but I feel uncomfortable during the beginning when he keeps putting his hands in my face. Get this man a Gameboy if he's so hyper!

They should of kept the old guys theme songs to "90's-2003" not 2005. Isn't Johnny Test a 2005 show or something, anyway?

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/15/16 at 10:25 am


...Huh!? I did not understand a word of this!


I was just messing around!


They should of kept the old guys theme songs to "90's-2003" not 2005. Isn't Johnny Test a 2005 show or something, anyway?


I knew you were going to cutoff it off at 2003 lol. However, when it comes to when 2000's cartoons debuted, 2003 & 2004 isn't that much different. Like Teen Titans, My Life As A Teenage Robot, Lilo & Stitch: The Series, or Duck Dodgers premiering in 2003 doesn't feel that distant from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Megas XLR, Dave the Barbarian, or Danny Phantom premiering in 2004. There's actually a huge attitude change between the cartoons that premiered in the early part of 2005 compared to the late part of 2005 I notice. Johnny Test premiered in late 2005 during the last season of Kids WB before it moved to CW, plus most of its popularity was when it moved to Cartoon Network anyway in the late 2000's, so you might as well go ahead and put Johnny Test in the 2006 & on-wards category.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/15/16 at 10:34 am


Hey you guys. Not sure if this is relevant to this thread, but I wanted you to check this video out. I watched it about a month ago and it was hilarious.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=4G6QBwBQ8rw


Lol this was pretty hillarious! 1990's and Early 00's FTW!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/15/16 at 11:00 am


I was just messing around!


Messing around or not I am still losing touch with all this new slang... ;D


I knew you were going to cutoff it off at 2003 lol. However, when it comes to when 2000's cartoons debuted, 2003 & 2004 isn't that much different. Like Teen Titans, My Life As A Teenage Robot, Lilo & Stitch: The Series, or Duck Dodgers premiering in 2003 doesn't feel that distant from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Megas XLR, Dave the Barbarian, or Danny Phantom premiering in 2004. There's actually a huge attitude change between the cartoons that premiered in the early part of 2005 compared to the late part of 2005 I notice. Johnny Test premiered in late 2005 during the last season of Kids WB before it moved to CW, plus most of its popularity was when it moved to Cartoon Network anyway in the late 2000's, so you might as well go ahead and put Johnny Test in the 2006 & on-wards category.


Haha, I am pretty obvious with my opinions, aren't I? The only cartoons from that list I've seen are Duck Dodgers, Danny Phantom, Megas XLR and Danny Phantom and I think one or two Teen Titans episodes. They don't really feel any different than each other. I guess shows back then were still pretty fast paced and action packed but I think around 2003-2005 is where they started to change their formulas. You probably know more about this than I do since you watched more of these cartoons but I think around 2004 a lot changed in the cartoon world when shows like Rugrats, Johnny Bravo and Samurai Jack (he's back now which is pretty cool) were taken off the air.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/15/16 at 11:34 am


Haha, I am pretty obvious with my opinions, aren't I? The only cartoons from that list I've seen are Duck Dodgers, Danny Phantom, Megas XLR and Danny Phantom and I think one or two Teen Titans episodes. They don't really feel any different than each other. I guess shows back then were still pretty fast paced and action packed but I think around 2003-2005 is where they started to change their formulas. You probably know more about this than I do since you watched more of these cartoons but I think around 2004 a lot changed in the cartoon world when shows like Rugrats, Johnny Bravo and Samurai Jack (he's back now which is pretty cool) were taken off the air.


You do have a point there. It was actually the kid networks itself that changed throughout 2004 when all of the shows that debuted in the 90's were wiped off the schedules and by then there were only early 2000's shows left while all the mid 2000's shows started coming out. Even some cartoons that debuted in 2001 & 2002 felt similar to the ones that debuted in 2003 & 2004 to an extent as well. Like Fairly Odd Parents, Jimmy Neutron, the Proud Family, Kim Possible, Mucha Lucha, What's New Scooby-Doo, or Justice League. 2005 is when the change to the cartoons started becoming noticeable before the so called modern era was in full effect by 2006, in response to the video that was shared by mxcrashxm.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/15/16 at 1:44 pm


You do have a point there. It was actually the kid networks itself that changed throughout 2004 when all of the shows that debuted in the 90's were wiped off the schedules and by then there were only early 2000's shows left while all the mid 2000's shows starting coming out. Even some cartoons that debuted in 2001 & 2002 felt similar to the ones that debuted in 2003 & 2004 to an extent as well. Like Fairly Odd Parents, Jimmy Neutron, the Proud Family, Kim Possible, Mucha Lucha, What's New Scooby-Doo, or Justice League. 2005 is when the change to the cartoons started becoming noticeable before the so called modern era was in full effect by 2006, in response to the video that was shared by mxcrashxm.


I think even some early 2000's shows got wiped off too like Invader Zim, Butt Ugly Martians (never seen this one but apparently it's really bad) and Robot Jones. I think shows like Fairly Odd Parents and Sponge Bob were more like the 90's and early 00's shows and then went through changes in the mid-00's which made them less action packed, toned down the hidden adult jokes and got really stupid and by that time, it got too pre-school for me so I stopped watching them. I've never seen an episode of Kim Possible or the Proud Family nor have I even heard about Mucha Lucha until now so I can't really say anything about them but I assume they must of gone through some changes in the mid 00's. Did they? I think Jimmy Neutron (that was a really cool show) might be like Malcolm in the Middle where they both started in 2000 and 2001 (when the Jimmy Neutron movie came out) and the shows settings and mood stayed stuck in the early 00's even when they ended sometime in 2006. I guess you could say the same thing for Justice League: Unlimited and Scooby Doo. Maybe you could say 2004-2006 was transitional for kids TV shows. By 2004, weirder shows like Invader Zim and Robot Jones didn't fit the mood like they did 2000-2003 so they were out and shows like Sponge Bob and Fairly Odd Parents got a bad case of brain damage and ditched their early 2000's formulas but shows like Jimmy Neutron and Justice League stuck with their formula until they were taken off the air. I think teen/adult cartoons went through even bigger changes. By 2003-2004: shows the premiered in the 90s or even as late as 2003 like Clone High, The Oblongs, the 2003 Spider-Man (which was more mature and directed towards dudes my age at the time), Home Movies, Clerks, Mission Hill, The Ripping Friends, Pelswick were all taken off the air and replaced with crap like similar to Family Guy.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 01/15/16 at 2:49 pm

Messing around or not I am still losing touch with all this new slang...

It's like the more you get older, the more you want to forget all the new slang.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/15/16 at 3:05 pm


It's like the more you get older, the more you want to forget all the new slang.


I dunno, Howard. I think if I try hard enough, I too can be hip with the next generation.

Ahem...

yo dawg. word. we git diz turnt up frezh like dynamite! fo shizzle my nizzle. all dat nd a bag of marijuana.

I think that was pretty good. And people say that I'm stuck in the past! Yeah, right!

Just realized this is my 666th post. Pretty rad!

http://talktoislam.com/?qa=blob&qa_blobid=12396612855930266063

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/16 at 3:07 pm


It's like the more you get older, the more you want to forget all the new slang.
I am certainly struggling with new words and modern day slang.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/15/16 at 3:31 pm


I dunno, Howard. I think if I try hard enough, I too can be hip with the next generation.

Ahem...

yo dawg. word. we git diz turnt up frezh like dynamite! fo shizzle my nizzle. all dat nd a bag of marijuana.


Some slang words have been around a lot longer than you think. Even in sports some slogans based off the sports town or team mascot has been used for years. For example, the New Orlean Saints- "Who Dat", or the Georgia Bulldogs "Gooo Dawgs Sic 'Em". So it's been part of the culture for a long time now. Those slang terms I used in my previous post is nothing new to me.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 01/15/16 at 3:36 pm


I am certainly struggling with new words and modern day slang.


sometimes I never know what some new kids are saying.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/15/16 at 3:38 pm


Some slang words have been around a lot longer than you think. Even in sports some slogans based off the sports town or team mascot has been used for years. For example, the New Orlean Saints- "Who Dat", or the Georgia Bulldogs "Gooo Dawgs Sic 'Em". So it's been part of the culture for a long time now. Those slang terms I used in my previous post is nothing new to me.


Haha, I know. I'm just being a goof! ;D :P Kids said "dat" and "dawg" even back when I was in high school.

And now my count isn't at 666 anymore. :(

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Zelek2 on 01/15/16 at 4:45 pm


By 2003-2004: shows the premiered in the 90s or even as late as 2003 like Clone High, The Oblongs, the 2003 Spider-Man (which was more mature and directed towards dudes my age at the time), Home Movies, Clerks, Mission Hill, The Ripping Friends, Pelswick were all taken off the air and replaced with crap like similar to Family Guy.

Personally, I think the pre-cancellation episodes of Family Guy (1999-2003) were pretty good.

However, it's one of those shows that changed for the worse in the mid-2000s, when it came back from cancellation.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/15/16 at 5:03 pm


Personally, I think the pre-cancellation episodes of Family Guy (1999-2003) were pretty good.

However, it's one of those shows that changed for the worse in the mid-2000s, when it came back from cancellation.


I agree. The older episodes were more human and they didn't act like a bunch of dumbasses all the time. I actually had the post-cancellation episodes in mind when I said that about the state of TV in the mid 2000's. Television went into a brain damaged direction during this time.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Zelek2 on 01/15/16 at 5:42 pm


I agree. The older episodes were more human and they didn't act like a bunch of dumbasses all the time. I actually had the post-cancellation episodes in mind when I said that about the state of TV in the mid 2000's. Television went into a brain damaged direction during this time.

Pretty much everyone and their dog knows this, but the Simpsons went in the same direction once it hit the new millennium, season 11 (though it had been building up to this since late 1997, around season 9).

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/15/16 at 6:00 pm


Pretty much everyone and their dog knows this, but the Simpsons went in the same direction once it hit the new millennium, season 11 (though it had been building up to this since late 1997, around season 9).


Yeah, most people will say that. It got stupider but I enjoyed some episodes up until 2005 or 2006, I think. I don't remember when I stopped watching but it was around the time the show got really bad.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/15/16 at 8:01 pm

This video wraps the 90's and early 00's obsession with Xtreme! sports pretty well. So many skateboarders! It's one of my all time favorite songs, too:

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Man, almost everything was so loud and rebellious back then.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/15/16 at 9:39 pm


I think even some early 2000's shows got wiped off too like Invader Zim, Butt Ugly Martians (never seen this one but apparently it's really bad) and Robot Jones. I think shows like Fairly Odd Parents and Sponge Bob were more like the 90's and early 00's shows and then went through changes in the mid-00's which made them less action packed, toned down the hidden adult jokes and got really stupid and by that time, it got too pre-school for me so I stopped watching them. I've never seen an episode of Kim Possible or the Proud Family nor have I even heard about Mucha Lucha until now so I can't really say anything about them but I assume they must of gone through some changes in the mid 00's. Did they? I think Jimmy Neutron (that was a really cool show) might be like Malcolm in the Middle where they both started in 2000 and 2001 (when the Jimmy Neutron movie came out) and the shows settings and mood stayed stuck in the early 00's even when they ended sometime in 2006. I guess you could say the same thing for Justice League: Unlimited and Scooby Doo. Maybe you could say 2004-2006 was transitional for kids TV shows. By 2004, weirder shows like Invader Zim and Robot Jones didn't fit the mood like they did 2000-2003 so they were out and shows like Sponge Bob and Fairly Odd Parents got a bad case of brain damage and ditched their early 2000's formulas but shows like Jimmy Neutron and Justice League stuck with their formula until they were taken off the air. I think teen/adult cartoons went through even bigger changes. By 2003-2004: shows the premiered in the 90s or even as late as 2003 like Clone High, The Oblongs, the 2003 Spider-Man (which was more mature and directed towards dudes my age at the time), Home Movies, Clerks, Mission Hill, The Ripping Friends, Pelswick were all taken off the air and replaced with crap like similar to Family Guy.

In terms of kid culture, the mid 2000s were a MAJOR transitional period and not a stand alone era. That's one of the few reasons the mid 2000s were the most inconsistent part of the decade.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/15/16 at 9:44 pm


In terms of kid culture, the mid 2000s were a MAJOR transitional period and not a stand alone era. That's one of the few reasons the mid 2000s were the most inconsistent part of the decade.


Yeah, I can see that. Kid culture does seem very inconsistent and transitional in the mid 2000's though it's clearly still very far removed from the early 2000's. For a adult, I'd say the mid 2000's were pretty consistent and you could tell it was it's own stand alone era that was very different from the 90's/early 00's and the 2010's. All the transitioning was done throughout 2003 and early 2004.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/15/16 at 10:00 pm


In terms of kid culture, the mid 2000s were a MAJOR transitional period and not a stand alone era. That's one of the few reasons the mid 2000s were the most inconsistent part of the decade.


Were they? I remember a lot of late 90s/early 2000s shows going off air 2003/2004 or going through major changes.  I pretty much stopped watching cartoons in 2004 because of how bad they were getting (from my perspective).

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/15/16 at 10:24 pm

This is interesting. mpg and Eazy-E think the mid 2000's kid culture were transitional times and it wasn't until around 2005/2006 that we really went into the new era but 2001's view is pretty lined up with how teen/adult culture was which is that by 2004 everything changed as a lot of shows went off the air or went though changes which does seem to be the case when I look at shows like Invader Zim (if the ideas for this show were conceived in 2004 or 2005 and pitched to Nick, I don't think it would of ever had the chance of hitting the air), Sponge Bob and Fairly Odd Parents. I watched a good mixture of kid and adult cartoons during this time so my memory doesn't really fliter them into "kid" and "adult" categories or whatever you wanna call it but the thing about the 90's and early 00's shows was that there was a lot of hidden adult jokes so even being 17-22, when I'd spend time with my cousins (or even when I was by myself on Saturday mornings more than I probably should admit), could also enjoy them but even without those jokes the shows had a lot of hilarious and wacky plots that they held up on their own. They're actually really similar to the cartoons I grew up watching in the 80's with their craziness which is maybe why I liked them so much. I never really watched too many mid 2000's cartoons, aside from the remaining late 90's/early 00's shows, but having seen an episode or two of Sponge Bob around that time, the show just got stupid. I like stupid comedy like Beavis and Butthead but whatever I saw I turned that off in less than a minute. I can still see why they'd say it was a transitional era because of shows like Justice League and Jimmy Neutron still being on the air.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/15/16 at 10:26 pm


Were they? I remember a lot of late 90s/early 2000s shows going off air 2003/2004 or going through major changes.  I pretty much stopped watching cartoons in 2004 because of how bad they were getting (from my perspective).


2004 specifically is when those shows went off the air and the networks went through major schedule changes, all of 2003 those were still in its classic era, but Eric is correct. The mid 2000's were a transitional period for the ENTIRE kid culture overall, specifically the years 2004 & 2005, and the changes were in full effect by maybe the second half of 2006.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/15/16 at 11:51 pm


2004 specifically is when those shows went off the air and the networks went through major schedule changes, all of 2003 those were still in its classic era, but Eric is correct. The mid 2000's were a transitional period for the ENTIRE kid culture overall, specifically the years 2004 & 2005, and the changes were in full effect by maybe the second half of 2006.

Bingo! The mid 2000s transitioned away from the late 90s and early 2000s LATE GEN Y(Millennial) kid culture to the Early Gen Z(Founders) kid culture of the late 2000s and very early 10s.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/15/16 at 11:56 pm

and you know what guys. Due to the mid 2000s being transitional is probably the reason why I mainly look back on my childhood during the Y2k and Early 2000s than that awkward mid 2000s period.

Also, oddly during the 2005-06 school year I was watching more and more reruns of older tv shows,reruns of some core 90s kid cartoon shows, documentaries, news stories, and reality tv on a consistent basis. I begun to move away from the kid culture during that time. I was watching more and more live action everyday.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/16/16 at 12:07 am


and you know what guys. Due to the mid 2000s being transitional is probably the reason why I mainly look back on my childhood during the Y2k and Early 2000s than that awkward mid 2000s period.

Also, oddly during the 2005-06 school year I was watching more and more reruns of older tv shows,reruns of some core 90s kid cartoon shows, documentaries, news stories, and reality tv on a consistent basis. I begun to move away from the kid culture during that time. I was watching more and more live action everyday.


Same here man! At that point I only watched Nick for Avatar and Danny Phantom, CN for Toonami, and Disney Channel for the occasional DCOM or Thats So Raven and Zack & Cody. I would say I was already transitioning into my later childhood or tween years around that time, when I started to watch live action more often than cartoons

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Zelek2 on 01/16/16 at 12:12 am

This is going off-topic, but does anyone remember the early 2000s cartoon "Totally Spies"? It was a pretty generic teen drama show with nothing much interesting about it, but I've been seeing a theory posted on the Internet in the past few years which gives the show a shocking, more inappropriate meaning.

Apparently, the animators managed to sneak several different fetishes (mind control etc.) into the show, possibly to get to appeal more to boys? I dunno.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/16/16 at 12:15 am


This is going off-topic, but does anyone remember the early 2000s cartoon "Totally Spies"? It was a pretty generic teen drama show with nothing much interesting about it, but I've been seeing a theory posted on the Internet in the past few years which gives the show a new, more inappropriate meaning.

Apparently, the animators tried to sneak several different fetishes (mind control etc.) into the show, possibly to get to appeal more to boys, or maybe for humor? I dunno.

Yeah, I remember when it aired on Miguzi! :)  That was pretty cool watching it after school was done! ;)  It was a guilty pleasure as a male. ;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/16/16 at 12:18 am


2004 specifically is when those shows went off the air and the networks went through major schedule changes, all of 2003 those were still in its classic era, but Eric is correct. The mid 2000's were a transitional period for the ENTIRE kid culture overall, specifically the years 2004 & 2005, and the changes were in full effect by maybe the second half of 2006.


2003 is when it felt like it was coming to an end tbh. The Pokémon Johto League ended, the generational disaster that is Dragon Ball GT started airing, SpongeBob The Movie came out and while the movie was great. The TV show underwent a steep decline in quality for whatever reason. Then you had shows like Kim Possible, Danny Phantom, My Life as a Teenage Robot, which while still decent shows, had a very distinct style different from the early 2000s.

Though I can see the late 2000s shift you guys are talking about. Hannah Montana, Phineas & Ferb and the Wii all came out around 2006, and those are definitely defining "2000s kid" stuff. But idk, they build off mid-2000s stuff to me haha. The mid to late 2000s shift feels like a continuous shift, while the early 2000s to mid 2000s shift felt rather discontinuous and out-of-nowhere in comparison.

Edit: I realize that I was going through that terrible adolescence thing in 2003/2004 while you guys were going through it in 2006, so maybe our opinions aren't the most unbiased on this.  ;D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/16/16 at 12:25 am


2003 is when it felt like it was coming to an end tbh. The Pokémon Johto League ended, the generational disaster that is Dragon Ball GT started airing, SpongeBob The Movie came out and while the movie was great. The TV show underwent a steep decline in quality for whatever reason. Then you had shows like Kim Possible, Danny Phantom, My Life as a Teenage Robot, which while still decent shows, had a very distinct style different from the early 2000s.

Though I can see the late 2000s shift you guys are talking about. Hannah Montana, Phineas & Ferb and the Wii all came out around 2006, and those are definitely defining "2000s kid" stuff. But idk, they build off mid-2000s stuff to me haha. The mid to late 2000s shift feels like a continuous shift, while the early 2000s to mid 2000s shift felt rather discontinuous and out-of-nowhere in comparison.


I enjoyed what you had to say! :)  Some errors though. Spongebob movie came out in 2004. Also, Kim possible and My life as a teenage robot were hybrids of the early and mid 2000s. I can completely understand why your opinion differs, cause you're a little older ;D . You reached double digits before the networks started to go through their changes.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/16/16 at 12:39 am

I have never seen an episode of Kim Possible (nor do I really want to looking at these photos) but it premiered in 2002 and from the looks the logo, it's still got that futuristic Y2K vibe. Did the first season (or whatever episodes from 2002) feel different than the others or something? I have a hard time believing that a show from 2002 would feel more like the mid 2000's than early.

Also, I agree with what 2001 said about the mid 00's (so many usernames on here reference 2001!). Just culture in general: the late 00's built off what was in the mid 00's where as the mid 00's almost completely cut off the late 90's/early 00's.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/16/16 at 12:42 am


2003 is when it felt like it was coming to an end tbh. The Pokémon Johto League ended, the generational disaster that is Dragon Ball GT started airing, SpongeBob The Movie came out and while the movie was great. The TV show underwent a steep decline in quality for whatever reason. Then you had shows like Kim Possible, Danny Phantom, My Life as a Teenage Robot, which while still decent shows, had a very distinct style different from the early 2000s.


Yeah, the 1st generation of Pokemon ended in very late 2003 once the Master Quest season was over, that's when the Advanced Generation of Pokemon began. However, the Spongebob Movie came out in November 2004, and while DBGT did premiere in 2003, it wasn't until early 2004 when it took DBZ's place. Although the uncut version of DBZ did return in 2005 for a while though. So most of what you listed was 2004 anyway. (Besides KP and Teenage Robot being 2002 & 2003). I see what you're saying, like late 2003 through 2004 was the transitional period for you when the kid culture was dying in your eyes.


Though I can see the late 2000s shift you guys are talking about. Hannah Montana, Phineas & Ferb and the Wii all came out around 2006, and those are definitely defining "2000s kid" stuff. But idk, they build off mid-2000s stuff to me haha. The mid to late 2000s shift feels like a continuous shift, while the early 2000s to mid 2000s shift felt rather discontinuous and out-of-nowhere in comparison.

Edit: I realize that I was going through that terrible adolescence thing in 2003/2004 while you guys were going through it in 2006, so maybe our opinions aren't the most unbiased on this.  ;D


Hannah Montana came in Spring 2006 while the Wii came towards the end of 2006 and peaked in 2007. Phineas & Ferb aired one or two pilot episodes in 2007 and the series was in full effect by the start of 2008. But yeah you're spot on.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/16/16 at 12:55 am


I have never seen an episode of Kim Possible (nor do I really want to looking at these photos) but it premiered in 2002 and from the looks the logo, it's still got that futuristic Y2K vibe. Did the first season (or whatever episodes from 2002) feel different than the others or something? I have a hard time believing that a show from 2002 would feel more like the mid 2000's than early.

Also, I agree with what 2001 said about the mid 00's (so many usernames on here reference 2001!). Just culture in general: the late 00's built off what was in the mid 00's where as the mid 00's almost completely cut off the late 90's/early 00's.


From my memories, Kim Possible was a show that felt liked it changed as the series progressed. By the time you got to the final season in 2007 (which I hardly watched but my sister did), it definitely felt distant from the 1st season. The first time I ever saw Kim Possible was in Summer 2002 when I randomly had the TV on Disney Channel (still called Zoog Disney then) and I didn't even realize the show was brand new at the time. Although, I didn't start watching Disney Channel more often until prior to 2nd grade. In the 1st & early 2nd season episodes of Kim Possible I remember when she would always wear the same green tank top shirt on every single episode except for when she got in her black outfit to save the world or whatever. I remember when the Sitch In Time Movie had came out in late 2003. Shortly after that movie, in the middle of season 2 and onwards Kim started wearing a lot more different variety clothes and outfits and not just the same green tank top all the time like the earlier episodes. That's just from my memories. It's been a while so I can't get everything from the top of my head.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/16/16 at 1:00 am


From my memories, Kim Possible was a show that felt liked it changed as the series progressed. By the time you got to the final season in 2007 (which I hardly watched but my sister did), it definitely felt distant from the 1st season. The first time I ever saw Kim Possible was in Summer 2002 when I randomly had the TV on Disney Channel (still called Zoog Disney then) and I didn't even realize the show was brand new at the time. Although, I didn't start watching Disney Channel more often until prior to 2nd grade. In the 1st & early 2nd season episodes of Kim Possible I remember when she would always wear the same green tank top shirt on every single episode except for when she got in her black outfit to save the world or whatever. I remember when the Sitch In Time Movie had came out in late 2003. Shortly after that movie, in the middle of season 2 and onwards Kim started wearing a lot more different variety clothes and outfits and not just the same green tank top all the time like the earlier episodes. That's just from my memories. It's been a while so I can't get everything from the top of my head.

Also in Kim Possible, Kim's style of voice changed too. From my personal memories only, in the first two seasons she would talk in a serious and more deep sounding voice like a female badass, then..... her voice got more and more girly and girly sounding. 8-P 8-P 8-P  That show should have ended after the so the drama movie. There was NO REASON to continue that series after the movie! >:(

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/16/16 at 1:08 am


and you know what guys. Due to the mid 2000s being transitional is probably the reason why I mainly look back on my childhood during the Y2k and Early 2000s than that awkward mid 2000s period.

Also, oddly during the 2005-06 school year I was watching more and more reruns of older tv shows,reruns of some core 90s kid cartoon shows, documentaries, news stories, and reality tv on a consistent basis. I begun to move away from the kid culture during that time. I was watching more and more live action everyday.


In the mid 2000's my favorite reality shows on TV were Iron Chief, American Idol (which is finally ending this year thank God :(), and The Amazing Race.


Same here man! At that point I only watched Nick for Avatar and Danny Phantom, CN for Toonami, and Disney Channel for the occasional DCOM or Thats So Raven and Zack & Cody. I would say I was already transitioning into my later childhood or tween years around that time, when I started to watch live action more often than cartoons


I dazed off Toonami after 2006, or once Teen Titans and Justice League Unlimited were taken off the lineup. Surprisingly I couldn't get into Naruto for some reason, but I watched it sometimes. I've said it before, but in Kindergarten and 1st grade I watched cartoons only on Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and Toon Disney. Live-action sitcoms used to bore me to death for the majority of the time I was 7 and under. I did not get into live-action shows until That's So Raven got me hooked into Disney Channel right before 2nd grade. From that point on I mixed up my kid watching with both cartoons and live-action shows. I still watched a lot of cartoons in 3rd & 4th grade though along with live-action. However, by 5th grade my cartoon watching severely declined and I was watching mostly live-action stuff only before my kid culture officially ended. 5th grade is also when I began watching or MAD TV sometimes....

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/16/16 at 1:08 am


From my memories, Kim Possible was a show that felt liked it changed as the series progressed. By the time you got to the final season in 2007 (which I hardly watched but my sister did), it definitely felt distant from the 1st season. The first time I ever saw Kim Possible was in Summer 2002 when I randomly had the TV on Disney Channel (still called Zoog Disney then) and I didn't even realize the show was brand new at the time. Although, I didn't start watching Disney Channel more often until prior to 2nd grade. In the 1st & early 2nd season episodes of Kim Possible I remember when she would always wear the same green tank top shirt on every single episode except for when she got in her black outfit to save the world or whatever. I remember when the Sitch In Time Movie had came out in late 2003. Shortly after that movie, in the middle of season 2 and onwards Kim started wearing a lot more different variety clothes and outfits and not just the same green tank top all the time like the earlier episodes. That's just from my memories. It's been a while so I can't get everything from the top of my head.


Also in Kim Possible, Kim's style of voice changed too. From my personal memories only, in the first two seasons she would talk in a serious and more deep sounding voice like a female badass, then..... her voice got more and more girly and girly sounding. 8-P 8-P 8-P  That show should have ended after the so the drama movie. There was NO REASON to continue that series after the movie! >:(


This is what I was thinking as that's the case with most shows around this time period. The early 00's formula was quickly changing around 2003 or 2004 it seems. Her going from being tougher in early seasons to more girly also feels very mid 2000's to me (did the show stop being action packed too around this time?). I remember in the 90's and early 00's when being a tomboy was a big, big thing. I think the best part about going to high school and being a teen in the late 90's and early 00's was the fact that a whole ton of girls were rough, listened to lots of loud Punk Rock, took up skateboarding and were not afraid to get dirty. Not even really just being a tomboy but also there were strong women in general in the media like Buffy who could kick your ass. That was really cool. In the mid 2000's it seems like being more passive and feminine (even for the boys. Looking at you Fall Out Boy!!) like the girls in Mean Girls became the new thing to do. 8-P

For anyone that is wondering since I bring up the movie so much when describing the mid 2000's: I actually think Mean Girls is a pretty decent movie but it's definitely very defining of the mid 2000's and a strong break from the late 90's and early 00's gross out teen movies (so it's not at all as good or as funny as American Pie or Van Wilder).

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/16/16 at 1:10 am


Also in Kim Possible, Kim's style of voice changed too. From my personal memories only, in the first two seasons she would talk in a serious and more deep sounding voice like a female badass, then..... her voice got more and more girly and girly sounding. 8-P 8-P 8-P  That show should have ended after the so the drama movie. There was NO REASON to continue that series after the movie! >:(


OH YEAH! That's right, the So The Drama movie from 2005. I remember when that came out too. The funny thing is I BARELY remember the last season of Kim Possible, because that's when I was watching kid channels much less often than before. Most of my memories of the show are the first 3 seasons only.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 01/16/16 at 7:07 am

Haha, I know. I'm just being a goof! ;D :P Kids said "dat" and "dawg" even back when I was in high school.

I remember "wuz-up" was a slang word used in High School.

Subject: Re: Jordan's Early 2000's Education Post (Early 2000's 101)

Written By: SpyroKev on 01/16/16 at 9:54 am


Exactly! Early 2000's music videos are always exaggerated and crazy! Yeah, the early 00's weren't a bad time. Not bad at all. Some tragic events happened which may have affect some people in certain parts of the world but it's not like everything became all dark, gloomy and serious. I think that's actually far from the case. 2004 is when everything got dark and serious. 2003, on the other hand, had this weird serious vibe as a "end of the Y2K era" thing, I guess? It wasn't serious like the mid 2000's but you're definitely right when you say it was more focused and less colorful. I've played that game quite a bit and I agree. You can tell the game is from the early 00's but it's got that more serious vibe that 2000-2002 didn't have. A lot of television shows of the time, like Invader Zim, had that vibe. I'd say it lasted from 1998 to 2003.

Haha, thanks! Be glad you at least got to experience the era in some way shape or form. ;D I'm really into Punk Rock and sometimes wish I was born in the late 60's so I could experience the 80's Punk scene (I know a lot of people who actually were involved back then, too) but I'm happy I got to experience the 90's and early 00's. The mid 2000's are looking a lot better compared to whatever today is.

I am always collecting! I don't really download anything, though. Most of my collecting has to do with picking up CD's, tapes and vinyl records. I'm always going to different stores and seeing what I can pick up. When I think Dragon Ball Z, I definitely think of the late 90's and early 00's. I remember when that show was huge!


I would like to collect physical CD's but its a lot of money and dedication. I'm probably too late now. I guess I have a easy way out since I mainly collect single hits rather then separate albums exclusive to the specific artists. I love the variety. Its like a celebrity Super Smash Bros.

I plan to add "Early 2000s superior to the Mid 2000s better than today." As my signature right now haha If you look at the mid 2000s compared to today, you'll start to appreciated it.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: SpyroKev on 01/16/16 at 10:19 am


OH YEAH! That's right, the So The Drama movie from 2005. I remember when that came out too. The funny thing is I BARELY remember the last season of Kim Possible, because that's when I was watching kid channels much less often than before. Most of my memories of the show are the first 3 seasons only.


Now that I look back, I wasn't much of a fan of Kim Possible. Even That's So Raven, really. I was more so into The Proud Family. That show really captured the feels of the Late 90s-Early 2000s. I use to even have a crush on the main character before I moved to Ashanti. I liked her mom to haha

Kim Possible had cool animation and character design but in the end, something about it threw me off. At first, me and brother used to hyped the ninja monkey villain and pictured him as Super Saiyan 4 haha

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/16/16 at 10:58 am


Now that I look back, I wasn't much of a fan of Kim Possible. Even That's So Raven, really. I was more so into The Proud Family. That show really captured the feels of the Late 90s-Early 2000s. I use to even have a crush on the main character before I moved to Ashanti. I liked her mom to haha

Kim Possible had cool animation and character design but in the end, something about it threw me off. At first, me and brother used to hyped the ninja monkey villain and pictured him as Super Saiyan 4 haha


The Proud Family was amazing man! As a young kid I didn't understand half of the drama that was going on but I just laughed at a lot of the jokes, especially the uncle who'd always sing or Oscar with them proud snacks. Penny's friends were real hilarious, but Lacienega was a pain in the ass at times. The Gross sisters used to creep me out though.

I enjoyed the first 3 seasons of That's So Raven. The last season sucked though. Without That's So Raven I would have never gotten into live-action sitcoms, so maybe it was some formula with the show that worked out for me. Maybe it was the great scripts, diversity, relatable characters, or the life lessons towards the end of each episode. Which made me get into more live-action shows like Drake & Josh or Phil of the Future later on. TBH I had more memories from watching Cartoon Network than any other kids channel, which I kept up with from the middle of Kindergarten and onwards.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 01/16/16 at 11:10 am


This is going off-topic, but does anyone remember the early 2000s cartoon "Totally Spies"? It was a pretty generic teen drama show with nothing much interesting about it, but I've been seeing a theory posted on the Internet in the past few years which gives the show a shocking, more inappropriate meaning.

Apparently, the animators managed to sneak several different fetishes (mind control etc.) into the show, possibly to get to appeal more to boys? I dunno.


Yeah, I remember in a fetish wiki that said Totally Spies had a lot of episodes that talked about several fetishes. I don't really think that's a popular theory, nor did I watch the show as a kid, but it seemed weird for any kids show at the time.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/16/16 at 11:21 am


Yeah, I remember in a fetish wiki that said Totally Spies had a lot of episodes that talked about several fetishes. I don't really think that's a popular theory, nor did I watch the show as a kid, but it seemed weird for any kids show at the time.


I remember when Totally Spies first came on Cartoon Network around 2003 or so, right before it was put on the Miguzi block in early 2004. I remember some of my classmates in school saying how the show felt like the p**n hub for kids. As cheesy and candy colored Totally Spies was looking back, as a kid you'd get excited and hyped to watch the show just because you had a major crush them, especially with them tight bodies and suits. It was definitely a guilty pleasure of mine as someone else stated, but I could NOT watch that show ever again. It's best to keep it as some fine memories. 8)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 01/16/16 at 11:28 am


I loved iCarly. It was like a late 2000s Amanda Show  :D

I love your sig btw  ;D Although you should pick a 2010s song for the 2010s. But I picked a 2010s twitter meme instead of a 2010s song, so maybe I should play by the rules too  :o


Yeah, iCarly was simply one of the best Nickelodeon sitcoms in the '00s. Even though I enjoyed it until the series finale in 2012, I loved the earlier seasons from the late '00s more than the later ones. Also, I didn't want to pick a 2010s song because I can't stand through most of them. Hell, they all have to deal with being happy and stuff.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/16/16 at 12:14 pm


I enjoyed what you had to say! :)  Some errors though. Spongebob movie came out in 2004. Also, Kim possible and My life as a teenage robot were hybrids of the early and mid 2000s. I can completely understand why your opinion differs, cause you're a little older ;D . You reached double digits before the networks started to go through their changes.


Thanks! Ah, I'm not too fluent on dates, I should've checked before posting  ;D Yeah, I think a lot of shows stopped targetting my age group, so it's not surprise that I didn't like a lot of the new shows that started airing then. I can see how younger people still enjoyed them though.


Yeah, the 1st generation of Pokemon ended in very late 2003 once the Master Quest season was over, that's when the Advanced Generation of Pokemon began. However, the Spongebob Movie came out in November 2004, and while DBGT did premiere in 2003, it wasn't until early 2004 when it took DBZ's place. Although the uncut version of DBZ did return in 2005 for a while though. So most of what you listed was 2004 anyway. (Besides KP and Teenage Robot being 2002 & 2003). I see what you're saying, like late 2003 through 2004 was the transitional period for you when the kid culture was dying in your eyes.

Hannah Montana came in Spring 2006 while the Wii came towards the end of 2006 and peaked in 2007. Phineas & Ferb aired one or two pilot episodes in 2007 and the series was in full effect by the start of 2008. But yeah you're spot on.


I remember it was summer of '03 when Pokémon Johto League/DBZ ended. I don't remember watching Pokémon in 6th grade (2003-04 school year) and that's also when GT started airing. You're right about the other dates though, don't know how I screwed Spongebob up >_<

Early 2006 is still mid-2000s, it's late 2006 when the shifts happen. Or, in terms of school years, 2005-06 is mid-2000s and 2006-07 is late 2000s.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/16/16 at 12:16 pm


I have never seen an episode of Kim Possible (nor do I really want to looking at these photos) but it premiered in 2002 and from the looks the logo, it's still got that futuristic Y2K vibe. Did the first season (or whatever episodes from 2002) feel different than the others or something? I have a hard time believing that a show from 2002 would feel more like the mid 2000's than early.

Also, I agree with what 2001 said about the mid 00's (so many usernames on here reference 2001!). Just culture in general: the late 00's built off what was in the mid 00's where as the mid 00's almost completely cut off the late 90's/early 00's.


I remember my best friend fanboying over Kim Possible in Grade 6 (so 2003-04 school year), so I watched a few episodes and thought it was nothing special. Didn't know it started airing 2002  :o

I should really change my username but I can't be bothered making a new account lol.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/16/16 at 12:33 pm


I remember when Totally Spies first came on Cartoon Network around 2003 or so, right before it was put on the Miguzi block in early 2004. I remember some of my classmates in school saying how the show felt like the p**n hub for kids. As cheesy and candy colored Totally Spies was looking back, as a kid you'd get excited and hyped to watch the show just because you had a major crush them, especially with them tight bodies and suits. It was definitely a guilty pleasure of mine as someone else stated, but I could NOT watch that show ever again. It's best to keep it as some fine memories. 8)


Huh!?!? :o ??? :-\\

I was going to Google Totally Spies or whatever you call it to see what it was all about but now I think that's a really bad idea...


I remember my best friend fanboying over Kim Possible in Grade 6 (so 2003-04 school year), so I watched a few episodes and thought it was nothing special. Didn't know it started airing 2002  :o

I should really change my username but I can't be bothered making a new account lol.


Ah, ok. I still have no idea about this show but I trust mpg and Eazy-E with what they're saying about how it went through changes after some movie came out.

Haha, I think you're the 5th dude who references 2001 in their username.


I would like to collect physical CD's but its a lot of money and dedication. I'm probably too late now. I guess I have a easy way out since I mainly collect single hits rather then separate albums exclusive to the specific artists. I love the variety. Its like a celebrity Super Smash Bros.

I plan to add "Early 2000s superior to the Mid 2000s better than today." As my signature right now haha If you look at the mid 2000s compared to today, you'll start to appreciated it.


I got a bit of 45 singles in my collection so I also collect the hits sometimes. Usually get the full albums, though. Haha, sh!t, that reminds me of Celebrity Deathmatch!

Man, it's true. The 2010's make the mid 2000's look somewhat halfway decent.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/16/16 at 1:52 pm


I remember it was summer of '03 when Pokémon Johto League/DBZ ended. I don't remember watching Pokémon in 6th grade (2003-04 school year) and that's also when GT started airing. You're right about the other dates though, don't know how I screwed Spongebob up >_<


You were in 6th grade during the 2003-2004 school year, or 5th grade? Cause I remember you saying you were born in 1993 right? According to wikipedia (even though it isn't 100% accurate) here in the U.S. the last episode of the 1st generation Pokemon series, or Master Quest aired in October 2003, then the first week of November 2003 the advanced generation of Pokemon began. Which sounds about right. Most of my memories of the classic Pokemon episodes were through reruns on Cartoon Network anyway. DBZ was still on Toonami throughout most of 2003. I remember in Summer 2003 watching DBZ and Justice League (including the JL action figure kids meals!) on Toonami at times. In fact, I don't remember the DBZ episodes being new, I just remember it being there. GT premiered in Fall 2003 and in Spring 2004 the original DBZ was wiped off the schedule. The funny thing is GT wasn't on Cartoon Network that long, it only lasted for one year from what I remember, then the uncut version of DBZ returned around 2005.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/16/16 at 2:23 pm


Huh!?!? :o ??? :-\\

I was going to Google Totally Spies or whatever you call it to see what it was all about but now I think that's a really bad idea...


LOL, it's not a big deal. It's just what my friends and acquaintances in middle school and high school were saying when reminiscing the show, which I had to agree with though. Totally Spies was rated TV-Y7 bruh lol. But for real though.  I remember preteens or teenage guys who would sneak behind their friends to watch Totally Spies just to stare at Sam, Clover, and Alex all day long! Regardless of how girly, cheesy, or colorful it was.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/16/16 at 2:25 pm


Haha, I think you're the 5th dude who references 2001 in their username.


2001 & 2002 were probably the best years of the early 2000's when it comes to the kid culture from my viewpoint, and from what I've heard from you, it was probably the best for the mainstream pop culture as well.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/16/16 at 5:15 pm


2001 & 2002 were probably the best years of the early 2000's when it comes to the kid culture from my viewpoint, and from what I've heard from you, it was probably the best for the mainstream pop culture as well.


I mostly remember my 8th birthday party where we overdosed on laughter playing Mario Party 2 and Super Smash Bros. (N64),  and getting a lot of presents. Then playing Latin dance and teen pop with musical chairs. Good times!  ;D

It was also the day I got my first kiss, or sexual assault if I look back! I kept losing in Mario Kart 64 battle mode and my cousin's friend decided to give me a kiss to "male me feel better". I was sick in the hospital with cooties for weeks!  ;D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: SpyroKev on 01/16/16 at 8:26 pm


The Proud Family was amazing man! As a young kid I didn't understand half of the drama that was going on but I just laughed at a lot of the jokes, especially the uncle who'd always sing or Oscar with them proud snacks. Penny's friends were real hilarious, but Lacienega was a pain in the ass at times. The Gross sisters used to creep me out though.

I enjoyed the first 3 seasons of That's So Raven. The last season sucked though. Without That's So Raven I would have never gotten into live-action sitcoms, so maybe it was some formula with the show that worked out for me. Maybe it was the great scripts, diversity, relatable characters, or the life lessons towards the end of each episode. Which made me get into more live-action shows like Drake & Josh or Phil of the Future later on. TBH I had more memories from watching Cartoon Network than any other kids channel, which I kept up with from the middle of Kindergarten and onwards.


That Proud Family opening theme will take you back, man. I wasn't creeped out by the Gross Sisters. Just confused by their skin color. I actually Googled the series about a month ago and seen a link that stated their blue skin was due to bad hygiene. If you watched BET at the time, It aired around 2009. That's the last time I seen it.

All I watched was Cartoon Network, to. Disney Channel and Nick were every now and then. Cartoon Network used to have so much content, man. The last time I watched Disney Channel commonly was in the core Late 90s. Nick one year before. I wasn't big on sitcoms back then since I was more into imagination.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/16/16 at 9:28 pm


2001 & 2002 were probably the best years of the early 2000's when it comes to the kid culture from my viewpoint, and from what I've heard from you, it was probably the best for the mainstream pop culture as well.


I think 2000, 2001 and 2002 are equally as great. Those years ruled!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/16/16 at 9:41 pm

Today I was thinking about how Xtreme! the early 2000's were and how different they are from the mid 2000's.

I was listening to this Emo band that I liked (and still like) in the early 00's and was watching their video and it hit me: the band all look like skateboarders! An Emo band! Very Xtreme! You'd never ever see that in the mid 2000's. Musically, it sounds like something off of Knapsack's "This Conversation Is Ending Start Right Now" from 1998. The only thing close to the mid 2000's is the guitar players hair but I saw people with that hair even back in 1998.

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Also, look at this album cover (not the same band as above). This band is so Xtreme! they don't need amps. They'll just use the transformer on the electrical pole!!

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51nEo1fZkdL.jpg

Just something kinda interesting I wanted to point out.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/16/16 at 9:49 pm


LOL, it's not a big deal. It's just what my friends and acquaintances in middle school and high school were saying when reminiscing the show, which I had to agree with though. Totally Spies was rated TV-Y7 bruh lol. But for real though.  I remember preteens or teenage guys who would sneak behind their friends to watch Totally Spies just to stare at Sam, Clover, and Alex all day long! Regardless of how girly, cheesy, or colorful it was.


...Uhhh... Oh, this is one of those weird anime cartoons... :-\\

When I was a kid I would sometimes rewind my Mask tape (that's actually a good movie, though) and stare at the Cameron Diaz parts but I mean...

This:
http://underscoopfire.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/cameron-diaz-the-mask_opt.jpg

Vs

This:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/56/Totally_Spies_logo.jpg

??? :-\\

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Zelek2 on 01/17/16 at 12:37 am

A lot of guys have a...well, "thing" for anime girls. It's not that uncommon.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/17/16 at 12:50 am


A lot of guys have a...well, "thing" for anime girls. It's not that uncommon.


Uhhh... They do... ??? That's pretty weird...

I prefer real women. Not this Totally Spies anime thing. I don't watch Dragon Ball to gawk at Bulma (8-P) or whatever the hell the Comic Book Guy does.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 01/17/16 at 9:01 am


A lot of guys have a...well, "thing" for anime girls. It's not that uncommon.


You mean those guys who are weeaboos? Yeah, they're really obsessed with their waifus and have them everywhere in their room.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/17/16 at 9:48 am

http://cdn.meme.am/instances/500x/56689941.jpg

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/17/16 at 10:45 am


You mean those guys who are weeaboos? Yeah, they're really obsessed with their waifus and have them everywhere in their room.


Huh!? What's any of this mean!?

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/17/16 at 10:52 am


Huh!? What's any of this mean!?

As the internet states.

"Weeaboos".
Someone who is obsessed with Japan/Japanese Culture/Anime, etc. and attempts to act as if they were Japanese, even though they're far from it. They use Japanese words but usually end up pronouncing them wrong and sounding like total a**holes

"Waifus"
Japanese for "wife". Outside of Japan, it is seldom used by anyone but weeaboos to display their unhealthy attraction for fictional anime characters

Remember, kids! Liking anime and being obsessed with it are two different things. Weeaboos are literally everywhere on the internet. Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, and of course they can be found in anime forums.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/17/16 at 10:55 am


As the internet states.

"Weeaboos".
Someone who is obsessed with Japan/Japanese Culture/Anime, etc. and attempts to act as if they were Japanese, even though they're far from it. They use Japanese words but usually end up pronouncing them wrong and sounding like total a**holes

"Waifus"
Japanese for "wife". Outside of Japan, it is seldom used by anyone but weeaboos to display their unhealthy attraction for fictional anime characters

Remember, kids! Liking anime and being obsessed with it are two different things.


I don't understand the appeal. What is the appeal of a anime cartoon woman (or their... "waifus") over a real woman!?

Waifu sounds like a god damn Kung Fu term and it reminds me of waffles.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/17/16 at 10:58 am


I don't understand the appeal. What is the appeal of a anime cartoon woman (or their... "waifus") over a real woman!?

Waifu sounds like a god damn Kung Fu term and it reminds me of waffles.


;D

"The World May Never Know"

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/17/16 at 10:59 am


I don't understand the appeal. What is the appeal of a anime cartoon woman (or their... "waifus") over a real woman!?

Waifu sounds like a god damn Kung Fu term and it reminds me of waffles.


I first thought waifu was some type of food when I first heard it.  ;) As for the supposed "appeal" of the characters? ....Well I'm not entirely sure. The common joke I see on the internet is that most weeaboos just go for cartoon women due to not being able to get REAL women.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/17/16 at 11:03 am

1 of MANY images showing a weeaboo
http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Weeaboo_ebc4aa_5444759.jpg

It also tends to get creepy when some start to have sexual attractions towards anime characters who're supposed to be 12 or under in age. This is weird as tons of weeaboos are 18+. The internet/World is home to many types of people.  ;D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/17/16 at 11:06 am


As the internet states.

"Weeaboos".
Someone who is obsessed with Japan/Japanese Culture/Anime, etc. and attempts to act as if they were Japanese, even though they're far from it. They use Japanese words but usually end up pronouncing them wrong and sounding like total a**holes

"Waifus"
Japanese for "wife". Outside of Japan, it is seldom used by anyone but weeaboos to display their unhealthy attraction for fictional anime characters

Remember, kids! Liking anime and being obsessed with it are two different things. Weeaboos are literally everywhere on the internet. Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, and of course they can be found in anime forums.


There was a Japan/Anime fad at my school in the late 2000s with the rise of YouTube. I loved listening to J-Rock and watched shows like Death Note.

Some people got into that nasty stuff though, like my friend who reads "ecchi" manga. My other friend also saw some kid on the subway watching hentai on his iPad. Disturbing lol.

^^Waifus are more reliable than real women LOL

There was this DS game where you had to search for a witch by touching women in all sorts of places to see if they were real women and not witches. LOL

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/17/16 at 11:10 am


;D

"The World May Never Know"


Hahaha! The great mysteries of the earth... The Waifu...


I first thought waifu was some type of food when I first heard it.  ;) As for the supposed "appeal" of the characters? ....Well I'm not entirely sure. The common joke I see on the internet is that most weeaboos just go for cartoon women due to not being able to get REAL women.


That's what I thought! Waifu sounds like Chinese food. I guess that would make the most sense as I imagine all these dudes looking like the Comic Book Guy.


1 of MANY images showing a weeaboo
http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Weeaboo_ebc4aa_5444759.jpg

It also tends to get creepy when some start to have sexual attractions towards anime characters who're supposed to be 12 or under in age. This is weird as tons of weeaboos are 18+. The internet/World is home to many types of people.  ;D


...??? :-\\ :(....

I wish I had never seen this picture... :(


Some people got into that nasty stuff though, like my friend who reads "ecchi" manga. My other friend also saw some kid on the subway watching hentai on his iPad. Disturbing lol.

^^Waifus are more reliable than real women LOL


I don't know what the hell any of this is either!

I was gonna tell my wife that "waifus are more reliable than real women" but I don't think she'd understand what I was talking about.


There was this DS game where you had to search for a witch by touching women in all sorts of places to see if they were real women and not witches. LOL


I'm not even going to ask...

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/17/16 at 11:13 am

Jordon is experiencing those moments where he'd wish he could unlearn what he has just learned.  ;D The internet can be provide so much knowledge.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/17/16 at 11:15 am


Jordon is experiencing those moments where he'd wish he could unlearn what he has just learned.  ;D The internet can be provide so much knowledge.


Yeah, the internet is so... resourceful and you can really learn some... uh... interesting facts about different cultures... :-\\

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/17/16 at 11:23 am


1 of MANY images showing a weeaboo

It also tends to get creepy when some start to have sexual attractions towards anime characters who're supposed to be 12 or under in age. This is weird as tons of weeaboos are 18+. The internet/World is home to many types of people.  ;D


Hey man, they are not 12, they are actually 1000 year old dragons.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/17/16 at 11:26 am


Yeah, the internet is so... resourceful and you can really learn some... uh... interesting facts about different cultures... :-\\


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Hey man, they are not 12, they are actually 1000 year old dragons.

http://memesvault.com/wp-content/uploads/Jameson-Laughing-Gif-09.gif

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 01/17/16 at 1:10 pm


Hey man, they are not 12, they are actually 1000 year old dragons.


http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff78/SavoryTina/album%20name/AllSmileysTags/RegSmileys/08-51.gif

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 01/17/16 at 2:40 pm


A lot of guys have a...well, "thing" for anime girls. It's not that uncommon.


I don't.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/17/16 at 2:43 pm


I don't.


Neither do I! Do you understand this obsession with animated women, Howard? I sure don't.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 01/17/16 at 4:01 pm


Neither do I! Do you understand this obsession with animated women, Howard? I sure don't.


I don't understand this obsession at all. ::)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/17/16 at 4:10 pm


I don't understand this obsession at all. ::)


Yeah, I prefer real women not this anime stuff.

When I was a kid, it was women like this that would make me feel all funny:

http://images1.fanpop.com/images/quiz/20158_1214344657118_248_363.jpg

:-http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/totallyspies/images/a/a6/TT_wall_paper_1.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/590?cb=20150727105525

:-\\ :-\\ :-\\

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/17/16 at 4:48 pm


I don't understand the appeal of this:

http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/totallyspies/images/a/a6/TT_wall_paper_1.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/590?cb=20150727105525

:-\\ :-\\ :-\\


one word.... KIDS!


Kids who had crushes on cartoon girls, and from my memories and classmates these were some of the hottest of them all. However, of course that wasn't the case once we became preteens interested in real women. In fact, there's a thread from a few months ago called "Celebrity Crushes From Childhood" >>>>> http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=52382.0

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/17/16 at 5:00 pm


one word.... KIDS!


Kids who had crushes on cartoon girls, and from my memories and classmates these were some of the hottest of them all. However, of course that wasn't the case once we became preteens interested in real women. In fact, there's a thread from a few months ago called "Celebrity Crushes From Childhood" >>>>> http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=52382.0


But, even when I was a young kid I had crushes on women like Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy and Lea Thompson not April O'Neil, Jerrica Benton or Smurfette! ???

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/17/16 at 5:16 pm


But, even when I was a young kid I had crushes on women like Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy and Lea Thompson not April O'Neil, Jerrica Benton or Smurfette! ???


I knew many people who had a crush on Beyonce or Megan Fox back when I was in middle school.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Slim95 on 01/17/16 at 5:24 pm

I like Anime women, but I do consider myself weird.  :P

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/17/16 at 5:30 pm


I like Anime women, but I do consider myself weird.  :P


http://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/36400000/Nico-Robin-image-nico-robin-36424562-1024-768.jpg

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/17/16 at 5:48 pm


I knew many people who had a crush on Beyonce or Megan Fox back when I was in middle school.


That I can understand because those are real women.



http://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/36400000/Nico-Robin-image-nico-robin-36424562-1024-768.jpg



:-\\

That still isn't very appealing to me.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Zelek2 on 01/17/16 at 5:56 pm

What about this? ;D

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lphjgtCwk31qb26le.jpg

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/17/16 at 6:05 pm


What about this? ;D

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lphjgtCwk31qb26le.jpg


No, Zelek! Sailor Moon makes this even worse! That show was weird. I watched one episode and didn't understand what the hell was going on. http://www.picgifs.com/smileys/smileys-and-emoticons/confused/smileys-confused-869513.gif http://i6.ifrm.com/14510/89/emo/Don't_Get_It.gif

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/17/16 at 6:49 pm

Anyone remember the dreamy vibe toy stores used to have throughout the early 2000's? Like the way Toys R' US or KB Toys looked back then, and even the toy section at Walmart as well! All kinds of major toy franchises including action figure toys based off the kid culture at the time. I haven't payed attention to those in YEARS, but I'd be curious to know how it has changed since I used to be hyped for those stores throughout my single digits.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/17/16 at 6:49 pm


No, Zelek! Sailor Moon makes this even worse! That show was weird. I watched one episode and didn't understand what the hell was going on. http://www.picgifs.com/smileys/smileys-and-emoticons/confused/smileys-confused-869513.gif http://i6.ifrm.com/14510/89/emo/Don't_Get_It.gif


You ever tried this website before >>>> https://archive.org/web/

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/17/16 at 7:04 pm


Anyone remember the dreamy vibe toy stores used to have throughout the early 2000's? Like the way Toys R' US or KB Toys looked back then, and even the toy section at Walmart as well! All kinds of major toy franchises including action figure toys based off the kid culture at the time. I haven't payed attention to those in YEARS, but I'd be curious to know how it has changed since I used to be hyped for those stores throughout my single digits.


I don't really remember the toys ever sticking out to me but I can relate because in general, 1998 to 2003 had a weird dreamy turn of the century vibe.


You ever tried this website before >>>> https://archive.org/web/


Of course! I use this site all the time when I am looking up old webpages from the 90's and early 00's.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/17/16 at 7:11 pm


Of course! I use this site all the time when I am looking up old webpages from the 90's and early 00's.


That technology is so amazing. Snapshots of how the front homepages looked back then is better than nothing.

Here's some of the ones I remember going on a lot during the time. There was no such thing as Myspace, Facebook, Youtube, or Twitter back then.

https://web.archive.org/web/20021122233458/http://www.nick.com/

https://web.archive.org/web/20020813033435/http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/

https://web.archive.org/web/20030206080342/http://www.hotwheels.com/2001/index.asp

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/17/16 at 7:21 pm


That technology is so amazing. Snapshots of how the front homepages looked back then is better than nothing.

Here's some of the ones I remember going on a lot during the time. There was no such thing as Myspace, Facebook, Youtube, or Twitter back then.

https://web.archive.org/web/20021122233458/http://www.nick.com/

https://web.archive.org/web/20020813033435/http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/

https://web.archive.org/web/20030206080342/http://www.hotwheels.com/2001/index.asp


Hahaha! Holy Web 1.0, Batman! These pages are prehistoric!!

This reeks of early 00's. Man, you've sure given me that funny nostalgic feeling. I am taken back to the warm, humbly summertime feeling of those days when I look at these webpages. Just remembering 2000-2002 when I'd go on my dial-up with my good ol' Green Day CD's playing on my stereo.

Here's some sites I remember from back in the day:

https://web.archive.org/web/19980703044124/http://www.mp3.com/

https://web.archive.org/web/20021202101515/http://www.yahoo.com/

https://web.archive.org/web/20010428011815/http://www.aol.com/

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/17/16 at 8:26 pm

I have just discovered an amazing video which perfectly sums up the early 2000's. This is a 2002 compilation of bands that were on Drive-Thru records back in the day. The sound of the music and the baggy slacker fashion is all very much 1998-2002 in each and every way:

tE4cexhyeWs

Small things, such as videos like this, put me in a really good mood. :)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/17/16 at 8:54 pm

Man, I forgot how webpages looked back then. Web 1.0 and early 2.0 webpages have weird design. Internet may have been rising in popular back in the 2000s, but the 2000s in terms of internet is NOTHING compared to the 2010s and what the 2020s and onward will bring. Heck we may enter a Web 4.0.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/17/16 at 8:59 pm


Man, I forgot how webpages looked back then. Web 1.0 and early 2.0 webpages have weird design. Internet may have been rising in popular back in the 2000s, but the 2000s in terms of internet is NOTHING compared to the 2010s and what the 2020s and onward will bring. Heck we may enter a Web 4.0.


Back in the 90's and early 00's, going on the internet felt like a mysterious adventure every time you turned on your dial up. You never knew what you could find.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/17/16 at 9:07 pm


Back in the 90's and early 00's, going on the internet felt like a mysterious adventure every time you turned on your dial up. You never knew what you could find.


Pretty much. It was always interesting as you'd have people who're still getting introduced to the internet. They had slow dial up connections trying to access the wonders of the internet. What's funny is it's almost hard to think about internet from the millennium era. Mostly because a lot of the stuff we do today on the internet either didn't exist or we didn't know about at the time. No youtube, no facebook, no myspace, no twitter, no twitch etc etc. I can't remember what I used the internet for back then. It's hard to imagine a time before all the stuff we have today was made.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Zelek2 on 01/17/16 at 9:10 pm

Personally, I feel that the last all-around "good" year for the Internet was in 2006 (and by "good", I mean unique and adventurous).

In 2007, the iPhone and The Big Bang Theory came out, and being a nerd became "cool". Millions of people who had never used the Internet before all of a sudden started using the Internet because they think they're "so nerdy and quirky, lol". Social media became more invasive and ubiquitous to our lives, which I personally don't like that much.

By 2016, a lot of the Internet is now clickbait, SJW agenda-pushing, or 12 year olds using phrases and "culture" that came out of social media (like "Netflix and chill", PewDiePie, "What are thoooosseeee", selfies, and "I like pizzaaaaa"). I don't know how anyone can find those funny, no offense.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/17/16 at 9:11 pm

Only web 1.0 thing I remember is Yahoo.com and Geocities. There was also this site where you could get Game Genie codes and other cheat codes, I forget where it is now. It was called gamecodes.com or gamecheats.com or something. Do games nowadays even have cheat codes?  ;D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/17/16 at 9:12 pm


Personally, I feel that the last all-around "good" year for the Internet was in 2006 (and by "good", I mean unique and adventurous).

In 2007, the iPhone came out, and millions of people who had never used the Internet all of a sudden started using the Internet. Social media became more invasive and ubiquitous to our lives, which I personally don't like that much.

By 2016, a lot of the Internet is now clickbait, SJW agenda-pushing, or 12 year olds using phrases and "culture" that came out of social media (like "Netflix and chill", PewDiePie, "What are thoooosseeee", selfies, and "I like pizzaaaaa"). I don't know how anyone can find those funny, no offense.


Naw, the Internet was just as rotten in 2006 and 2003. It was just less advanced. I know from my time browsing funnyjunk.com and gamespot.com during those years that the Internet has always been trashy lol.

Netflix and chill is a joke. PewDiePie is a funny YouTube channel, like a wackier Machinima (sp?). Selfies are just a way to take a picture, not inherently bad. Although I know some people who take like 20 a day where their expressions, clothes and everything are still the same. It's a bit obsessive :o  Don't know what pizza and thooooseeee are. There Internet had memes before the 2010s though.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/17/16 at 9:20 pm


Pretty much. It was always interesting as you'd have people who're still getting introduced to the internet. They had slow dial up connections trying to access the wonders of the internet. What's funny is it's almost hard to think about internet from the millennium era. Mostly because a lot of the stuff we do today on the internet either didn't exist or we didn't know about at the time. No youtube, no facebook, no myspace, no twitter, no twitch etc etc. I can't remember what I used the internet for back then. It's hard to imagine a time before all the stuff we have today was made.


You know, that's yet another thing from the Y2K era. That era didn't even have Myspace or Youtube like 2003 and 2005 did. Social Media was barely a fetus back then. Make Out Club, Friendster and Live Journal? Those sites had such limited capabilities and didn't even appeal to a wide audience. I remember my AOL chat. I'd use it to chat with my friends but that wouldn't last long as someone would hog up the phone. Video chat was the slowest thing ever back then. It's funny how almost unassailable and noninclusive the internet was until 2004 or even 2005. They had to use the Dell Guy to get the slacker dudes interested in the internet but even then, it wasn't until Broadband started overtaking dial-up that people started using the internet more and more.


Personally, I feel that the last all-around "good" year for the Internet was in 2006 (and by "good", I mean unique and adventurous).

In 2007, the iPhone and The Big Bang Theory came out, and being a nerd became "cool". Millions of people who had never used the Internet before all of a sudden started using the Internet because they think they're "so nerdy and quirky, lol". Social media became more invasive and ubiquitous to our lives, which I personally don't like that much.

By 2016, a lot of the Internet is now clickbait, SJW agenda-pushing, or 12 year olds using phrases and "culture" that came out of social media (like "Netflix and chill", PewDiePie, "What are thoooosseeee", selfies, and "I like pizzaaaaa"). I don't know how anyone can find those funny, no offense.


From a certain angle, I can see your point. 2007, from a cultural stand point, had a more technological cultural than 2006 but I don't really think 2006 was all that unique and adventurous since the internet capabilities were already so advanced and accessible. 2003 is probably the last year (I know, I know, I'm predictable) because it's the last Web 1.0 year.

I agree with your last paragraph completely. Social Justice PC pricks, Youtube Commentators, and "Netflix and Chill" are the dumbest f!cking things. Netflix and Chill!? How does that make sense, anyhow!? I see it now. Imagine dumb kids with flat hats and skinny jeans going up to their friends and spewing whatever bullsh!t: "yo dogg eyy im tlkin up diz gurl we gunna netflickz n chill" "yo dogg bro u git sum swiggity swaggity whatz in da bag"


Naw, the Internet was just as rotten in 2006 and 2003. It was just less advanced. I know from my time browsing funnyjunk.com and gamespot.com during those years that the Internet has always been trashy lol.

Netflix and chill is a joke. PewDiePie is a funny YouTube channel, like a wackier Machinima (sp?). Selfies are just a way to take a picture, not inherently bad. Although I know some people who take like 20 a day where their expressions, clothes and everything are still the same. It's a bit obsessive :o  Don't know what pizza and thooooseeee are. There Internet had memes before the 2010s though.


2006 strikes me as the trashiest year of the 2000's.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Zelek2 on 01/17/16 at 9:34 pm


I agree with your last paragraph completely. Social Justice PC pricks, Youtube Commentators, and "Netflix and Chill" are the dumbest f!cking things. Netflix and Chill!? How does that make sense, anyhow!? I see it now. Imagine dumb kids with flat hats and skinny jeans going up to their friends and spewing whatever bullsh!t: "yo dogg eyy im tlkin up diz gurl we gunna netflickz n chill" "yo dogg bro u git sum swiggity swaggity whatz in da bag"

I can't really see comprehend how anyone would enjoy those things (no offense to anyone who does). To me, it's like eating fruitcake or owning a Kenny G album unironically. ;D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/17/16 at 9:36 pm

In terms of internet I like all Web 1.0 and 2.0 years. Web 1.0 for being the introduction for a lot of things. And Web 2.0 for introducing the things we have today, but at the time they weren't anywhere near as popular. Also back in 2005 youtube looked terrible!

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e0/YouTube_screenshot_2005.png
http://cdn.dukeo.com/media/youtube-2005.jpg

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Zelek2 on 01/17/16 at 9:38 pm

I could be wrong here, but I think the progression of the Internet goes something like this:
Web 1.0 - 1995-2004
Web 2.0 - 2004-2011
Web 3.0 - 2011-present

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/17/16 at 9:40 pm


I can't really see comprehend how anyone would enjoy those things (no offense to anyone who does). To me, it's like eating fruitcake or owning a Kenny G album unironically. ;D


Man, Kenny G and Fruitcake... Those things are awful! 8-P


In terms of internet I like all Web 1.0 and 2.0 years. Web 1.0 for being the introduction for a lot of things. And Web 2.0 for introducing the things we have today, but at the time they weren't anywhere near as popular. Also back in 2005 youtube looked terrible!

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e0/YouTube_screenshot_2005.png
http://cdn.dukeo.com/media/youtube-2005.jpg


Wow, that really does look old! Jesus, this is the same YouTube? Crazy, it's 11 years old now.


I could be wrong here, but I think the progression of the Internet goes something like this:
Web 1.0 - 1995-2004
Web 2.0 - 2004-2011
Web 3.0 - 2011-present


This seems right but wouldn't 1.0 start at 1991 or is it 1993?

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/17/16 at 9:41 pm


I could be wrong here, but I think the progression of the Internet goes something like this:
Web 1.0 - 1995-2004
Web 2.0 - 2004-2011
Web 3.0 - 2011-present


For the year spans are slightly different. For Web 1.0 what you have is close to accurate (it's hard as some websites would place Web 1.0 starting at 1989, 1990, or 1991 and end it sometime in 2004). For Web 2.0 I can't quite remember where it ended. And for Web 3.0 I can't remember when it actually started.

But usually when looking at certain websites it's sometimes easy to tell what Web era they're from. Web 1.0 and early 2.0 websites look REALLY outdated by today.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/17/16 at 9:45 pm


Wow, that really does look old! Jesus, this is the same YouTube? Crazy, it's 11 years old now.

This seems right but wouldn't 1.0 start at 1991 or is it 1993?


Yeah, it's crazy how different youtube looked back then. It's been over a decade and the youtube of today is nothing like how it was back then. Different design, way more popular, all new and big youtube stars with 10+ Million subscribers. Back then it was considered amazing to even hit 1000 or even 100.

As for Web 1.0 I think it did start sometime in the early 1990s. Although most people would start it around the mid-late 1990s due to that being when people started to become more aware of the internet since it was publicly available by that point.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/17/16 at 9:49 pm


Yeah, it's crazy how different youtube looked back then. It's been over a decade and the youtube of today is nothing like how it was back then. Different design, way more popular, all new and big youtube stars with 10+ Million subscribers. Back then it was considered amazing to even hit 1000 or even 100.

As for Web 1.0 I think it did start sometime in the early 1990s. Although most people would start it around the mid-late 1990s due to that being when people started to become more aware of the internet since it was publicly available by that point.


It really is. You look at that and you don't think "this is going to be a huge, huge cultural phenomenon in a few years".

That's what I thought. I see why someone would start it at 1995  (that's also the year I discovered the internet, too) but I think it really started between 1989-1991.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/17/16 at 10:24 pm


Naw, the Internet was just as rotten in 2006 and 2003. It was just less advanced. I know from my time browsing funnyjunk.com and gamespot.com during those years that the Internet has always been trashy lol.


Personally, I wouldn't compare the internet in 2006 to 2003, because most of 2003 Myspace wasn't around yet and even when it first came out it was just getting started. 2005 is when Youtube started and it got really popular in 2006. 2003 also seemed to be the cusp year when an even amount of people had dial up and broadband. With 2004 being the first full year broadband was more common than dial-up in most people's households. Heck, I think the internet in 2003 was hardly any different from 2002 from my experiences. I started playing internet games as soon as 2002 started when our family got Windows XP and broadband. The internet in 2006 is related more to 2007 & 2008 IMO.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/17/16 at 10:41 pm


Personally, I wouldn't compare the internet in 2006 to 2003, because most of 2003 Myspace wasn't around yet and even when it first came out it was just getting started. 2005 is when Youtube started and it got really popular in 2006. 2003 also seemed to be the cusp year when an even amount of people had dial up and broadband. With 2004 being the first full year broadband was more common than dial-up in most people's households. Heck, I think the internet in 2003 was hardly any different from 2002 from my experiences. I started playing internet games as soon as 2002 started when our family got Windows XP and broadband. The internet in 2006 is related more to 2007 & 2008 IMO.


From my experience, in 2003 I still had Windows 98 and dial-up but that's when the Yahoo logo slightly changed and more websites started looking a bit more modern (still web 1.0) so it felt a little bit different to me. It was largely closer to the rest of 1.0 than 2.0.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/17/16 at 10:50 pm


Personally, I wouldn't compare the internet in 2006 to 2003, because most of 2003 Myspace wasn't around yet and even when it first came out it was just getting started. 2005 is when Youtube started and it got really popular in 2006. 2003 also seemed to be the cusp year when an even amount of people had dial up and broadband. With 2004 being the first full year broadband was more common than dial-up in most people's households. Heck, I think the internet in 2003 was hardly any different from 2002 from my experiences. I started playing internet games as soon as 2002 started when our family got Windows XP and broadband. The internet in 2006 is related more to 2007 & 2008 IMO.


Thats not true. 2003 was the last firm year for the Web 1.0 Era since Dial Up was still more common. Although 2003 was when broadband was now a practical option for most people, heck my family got broadband that year. 2004 would be seen as the transition since by U.S standards, half of the households were using either dial up or broadband/DSL. This makes sense culturally as well since this was around the time chat rooms were gradually being phased out in favor of social media sites like myspace; and music players like Discmans were being gradually phased out in favor of Mp3s, especially the iPod, which helped cement its self in popular culture with iTunes entering its peak that year.

2005-Onwards would be the Web 2.0 Era

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/17/16 at 11:08 pm


Thats not true. 2003 was the last firm year for the Web 1.0 Era since Dial Up was still more common. Although 2003 was when broadband was now a practical option for most people, heck my family got broadband that year. 2004 would be seen as the transition since by U.S standards, half of the households were using either dial up or broadband/DSL. This makes sense culturally as well since this was around the time chat rooms were gradually being phased out in favor of social media sites like myspace; and music players like Discmans were being gradually phased out in favor of Mp3s, especially the iPod, which helped cement its self in popular culture with iTunes entering its peak that year.

2005-Onwards would be the Web 2.0 Era


I'd argue that 2003 has small hints of 2.0 because of broadband's accessibility and the internet going in that broadband direction itself.

Other than that, I agree. 2004 is when the real 2.0 era began.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/17/16 at 11:16 pm


Personally, I wouldn't compare the internet in 2006 to 2003, because most of 2003 Myspace wasn't around yet and even when it first came out it was just getting started. 2005 is when Youtube started and it got really popular in 2006. 2003 also seemed to be the cusp year when an even amount of people had dial up and broadband. With 2004 being the first full year broadband was more common than dial-up in most people's households. Heck, I think the internet in 2003 was hardly any different from 2002 from my experiences. I started playing internet games as soon as 2002 started when our family got Windows XP and broadband. The internet in 2006 is related more to 2007 & 2008 IMO.


Oh, I was just comparing the trashiness of the respective Internet cultures of those years. 2003 is just as trashy as any Web 2.0 era year. Take that Web archive site and go onto funnyjunk.com, that's the hottest site of 2003 lol. Extremely trashy. But yeah, I agree, technologically 2003 was way behind 2006 in terms of Internet.

^^^ Web 3.0 hasn't started yet. Arguably we're in Web 2.5 if you know how to code, but for most the general public, we're still Web 2.0. You can get a glimpse of Web 3.0 with sites like IFTTT or Zapier, or if you have an Android phone, try out apps like Tasker or Trigger (warning: nerds only). There are also some Web 3.0 elements on some sites, like how you can register to a lot of sites with your Facebook or Google account.

What I'd describe what we're in now is more Web 2.0+, the Web adapted for mobile.  But that's not an official term, we're still in Web 2.0 as far as most developers are concerned.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: SpyroKev on 01/18/16 at 9:07 am


I have just discovered an amazing video which perfectly sums up the early 2000's. This is a 2002 compilation of bands that were on Drive-Thru records back in the day. The sound of the music and the baggy slacker fashion is all very much 1998-2002 in each and every way:

tE4cexhyeWs

Small things, such as videos like this, put me in a really good mood. :)


The memory is late. I should mention the title now. Have you ever played Freekstyle? We had it for the Gamecube back then. I remember it having that extreme vibe you reminisce of.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/18/16 at 9:11 am


The memory is late. I should mention the title now. Have you ever played Freekstyle? We had it for the Gamecube back then. I remember it having that extreme vibe you reminisce of.


I was going to mention that game back when I was talking about how 1998 - 2003/4 had the extreme vibe to it. It was released sometime in 2002 I think.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0a/Freekstyle_Coverart.png

Now to invent a time machine and relive the extreme culture of 1998 - 2003. Or better yet alter history to where the extreme culture would last longer.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/18/16 at 9:19 am


The memory is late. I should mention the title now. Have you ever played Freekstyle? We had it for the Gamecube back then. I remember it having that extreme vibe you reminisce of.



I was going to mention that game back when I was talking about how 1998 - 2003/4 had the extreme vibe to it. It was released sometime in 2002 I think.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0a/Freekstyle_Coverart.png

Now to invent a time machine and relive the extreme culture of 1998 - 2003. Or better yet alter history to where the extreme culture would last longer.


Haha, I still have this game! Definitely came out in 2002! Man, that game was pretty sweet!

I'd love to do that! Go back to the time when those bands in the Drive Thru video I posted were relevant and re-live buying all those PS1 and PS2 games. When Emo bands looked like college dorks or skateboarders and it took 10 minutes to go online. ;D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: SpyroKev on 01/18/16 at 9:29 am


Pretty much. It was always interesting as you'd have people who're still getting introduced to the internet. They had slow dial up connections trying to access the wonders of the internet. What's funny is it's almost hard to think about internet from the millennium era. Mostly because a lot of the stuff we do today on the internet either didn't exist or we didn't know about at the time. No youtube, no facebook, no myspace, no twitter, no twitch etc etc. I can't remember what I used the internet for back then. It's hard to imagine a time before all the stuff we have today was made.


I agree with you. Is it hard to imagine days before all we have now. Especially YouTube.

My say on fictional crushes, I used to crush over Misty from Pokémon, the Sailor Moon characters and Penny but I never went past that. I would just imagine my self with the characters. My celebrity crushes were Destiny's Child and Ashanti. I guess I'm proud to say my celebrity and fictional crushes were actually balanced. I actually used to watch Totally Spies but I never became hard over the characters, surprisingly. To me It was just unexpected that the show came to Cartoon Network. I recall Totally Spies originally airing on ABC.


Haha, I still have this game! Definitely came out in 2002! Man, that game was pretty sweet!

I'd love to do that! Go back to the time when those bands in the Drive Thru video I posted were relevant and re-live buying all those PS1 and PS2 games. When Emo bands looked like college dorks or skateboarders and it took 10 minutes to go online. ;D


Damn. That cover art is colorful haha That's exactly the year we had it. The game feel very 2002.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/18/16 at 9:42 am


I agree with you. Is it hard to imagine days before all we have now. Especially YouTube.


You know, it just makes the early 2000's look more like the 20th century. The stuff of today builds off of the stuff from the mid 2000's: social media, cell phone culture, video chats, streaming, video hosting, etc. All things that became more accessible in the mid 2000's. The early 2000's weren't like that at all.


My say on fictional crushes, I used to crush over Misty from Pokémon, the Sailor Moon characters and Penny but I never went past that. I would just imagine my self with the characters. My celebrity crushes were Destiny's Child and Ashanti. I guess I'm proud to say my celebrity and fictional crushes were actually balanced. I actually used to watch Totally Spies but I never became hard over the characters, surprisingly. To me It was just unexpected that the show came to Cartoon Network. I recall Totally Spies originally airing on ABC.


I don't really understand this animated crush thing but on the topic of Pokemon, I don't know much about it but I remember it being really big from 1998 to around 2004-ish. When would you say the show and games peak was? Some people are saying it started in 1998 or 1999 and ended in 2000, some extend this to either 2001 or 2003. I want to get to the bottom of this. What is your opinion?


Damn. That cover art is colorful haha That's exactly the year we had it. The game feel very 2002.


I agree! Occasionally, people will say (mostly on the internet. I've found in real life, most people actually agree with my viewpoint) "2002 was such a dark and gloomy year :\'(" but that's not how I remember it and this is not just based off my personal experience. Most of the stuff released in 2002 had a very bright and colorful extreme vibe or a weird late (but still extreme) night vibe.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Slim95 on 01/18/16 at 10:12 am


Oh, I was just comparing the trashiness of the respective Internet cultures of those years. 2003 is just as trashy as any Web 2.0 era year. Take that Web archive site and go onto funnyjunk.com, that's the hottest site of 2003 lol. Extremely trashy. But yeah, I agree, technologically 2003 was way behind 2006 in terms of Internet.

^^^ Web 3.0 hasn't started yet. Arguably we're in Web 2.5 if you know how to code, but for most the general public, we're still Web 2.0. You can get a glimpse of Web 3.0 with sites like IFTTT or Zapier, or if you have an Android phone, try out apps like Tasker or Trigger (warning: nerds only). There are also some Web 3.0 elements on some sites, like how you can register to a lot of sites with your Facebook or Google account.

What I'd describe what we're in now is more Web 2.0+, the Web adapted for mobile.  But that's not an official term, we're still in Web 2.0 as far as most developers are concerned.

I miss FunnyJunk.  :(

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: SpyroKev on 01/18/16 at 11:36 am

You know, it just makes the early 2000's look more like the 20th century. The stuff of today builds off of the stuff from the mid 2000's: social media, cell phone culture, video chats, streaming, video hosting, etc. All things that became more accessible in the mid 2000's. The early 2000's weren't like that at all.

I see why you loop 1998-2002 while I loop 1998-2003.

I don't really understand this animated crush thing but on the topic of Pokemon, I don't know much about it but I remember it being really big from 1998 to around 2004-ish. When would you say the show and games peak was? Some people are saying it started in 1998 or 1999 and ended in 2000, some extend this to either 2001 or 2003. I want to get to the bottom of this. What is your opinion?

That's ok. Its different perspectives.

People stating the Pokémon craze starting in 1999, ending in 2000 are completely false. The true peak of Pokémon is 1998-2001. The peak of the Pokémon TV series was Indigo League and Johto. The peak of the video game series was from 1998-2005. I lost interest after Diamond And Pear but the canon video game series is still enjoyable onwards from what I hear. It lost that Pokémon feel. It just has that completing chores feel now. Generation 1 and 2 were the s**

Pokémon had that absent feel in 2003 while in 2004 its popularity just calmed down from there but was still noticed.

I agree! Occasionally, people will say (mostly on the internet. I've found in real life, most people actually agree with my viewpoint) "2002 was such a dark and gloomy year :\'(" but that's not how I remember it and this is not just based off my personal experience. Most of the stuff released in 2002 had a very bright and colorful extreme vibe or a weird late (but still extreme) night vibe.

I read a good handful of quotes from users stating some years didn't work out for them due to family issues, lost of close ones and drama. Its understandable. Still glad I enjoyed specific years how they were supposed to be though haha

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/18/16 at 1:42 pm


I see why you loop 1998-2002 while I loop 1998-2003.


I actually think that 2003 was maybe around 85% like 1998-2002 and 15% like the mid 2000's. I usually don't group 2003 in because I like to point out the transition. Most people I know actually believe what you do and group 1998-2003 as a whole era without thinking it's a transition.


That's ok. Its different perspectives.

People stating the Pokémon craze starting in 1999, ending in 2000 are completely false. The true peak of Pokémon is 1998-2001. The peak of the Pokémon TV series was Indigo League and Johto. The peak of the video game series was from 1998-2005. I lost interest after Diamond And Pear but the canon video game series is still enjoyable onwards from what I hear. It lost that Pokémon feel. It just has that completing chores feel now. Generation 1 and 2 were the s**

Pokémon had that absent feel in 2003 while in 2004 its popularity just calmed down from there but was still noticed.


I know some people are saying 2003 is the last true era of Pokemon because it was before Misty left or whatever and 2003 is when Pokemon had gotten rid of their iconic catch phrase. I guess a lot of people have different opinions on the peak, eh? Was 2002 a good year for Pokemon?


I read a good handful of quotes from users stating some years didn't work out for them due to family issues, lost of close ones and drama. Its understandable. Still glad I enjoyed specific years how they were supposed to be though haha


Yeah, that I can understand but others (mostly on other sites) say "Because I saw 9/11 on TV it made me real sad :\'(". The personal life stuff I get and it sucks they didn't have a good early 2000's experience. Same here, man! I'm glad I got to enjoy 2000-2003 for what it was!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 01/18/16 at 2:54 pm


Yeah, I prefer real women not this anime stuff.

When I was a kid, it was women like this that would make me feel all funny:

http://images1.fanpop.com/images/quiz/20158_1214344657118_248_363.jpg

:-http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/totallyspies/images/a/a6/TT_wall_paper_1.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/590?cb=20150727105525

:-\\ :-\\ :-\\


I just watched anime, I never had any obsession whatsoever.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 01/18/16 at 2:57 pm


Back in the 90's and early 00's, going on the internet felt like a mysterious adventure every time you turned on your dial up. You never knew what you could find.


and the sound was awful.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 01/18/16 at 2:58 pm


Only web 1.0 thing I remember is Yahoo.com and Geocities. There was also this site where you could get Game Genie codes and other cheat codes, I forget where it is now. It was called gamecodes.com or gamecheats.com or something. Do games nowadays even have cheat codes?  ;D


Yes, there are some websites that provide you with cheat codes.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 01/18/16 at 2:59 pm


In terms of internet I like all Web 1.0 and 2.0 years. Web 1.0 for being the introduction for a lot of things. And Web 2.0 for introducing the things we have today, but at the time they weren't anywhere near as popular. Also back in 2005 youtube looked terrible!

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e0/YouTube_screenshot_2005.png
http://cdn.dukeo.com/media/youtube-2005.jpg


Now 11 years later YouTube is much more organized.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/18/16 at 4:01 pm


and the sound was awful.


Like nails on a chalkboard... The chalkboard of adventure...

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: SpyroKev on 01/18/16 at 7:55 pm

I actually think that 2003 was maybe around 85% like 1998-2002 and 15% like the mid 2000's. I usually don't group 2003 in because I like to point out the transition. Most people I know actually believe what you do and group 1998-2003 as a whole era without thinking it's a transition.

2003 was a transition but still managed to feel Early 2000s. Its complex to explain and may be hard for some to understand.

I know some people are saying 2003 is the last true era of Pokemon because it was before Misty left or whatever and 2003 is when Pokemon had gotten rid of their iconic catch phrase. I guess a lot of people have different opinions on the peak, eh? Was 2002 a good year for Pokemon?

Uhhh, not that I remember. It also felt absent in 2002 as the Yu-Gi-Oh craze was creeping in. At least where I live. Actually in 2003, I temporary stopped followed Pokémon completely and temporary followed the Yu-Gi-Oh craze. As well as everyone I knew. We were back into Pokémon by 2004 due to the remakes of Red and Green. The hype was real.

Yeah, that I can understand but others (mostly on other sites) say "Because I saw 9/11 on TV it made me real sad :\'(". The personal life stuff I get and it sucks they didn't have a good early 2000's experience. Same here, man! I'm glad I got to enjoy 2000-2003 for what it was!

Well, Its a reason in their own right. I feel you though. When I read a quote from someone stating music from the Early 2000s is dull, blew me away.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/18/16 at 11:27 pm


2003 was a transition but still managed to feel Early 2000s. Its complex to explain and may be hard for some to understand.


I agree. It's still feels early 2000's but it feels very different from 2000-2002 while also not being completely mid 2000's.


Uhhh, not that I remember. It also felt absent in 2002 as the Yu-Gi-Oh craze was creeping in. At least where I live. Actually in 2003, I temporary stopped followed Pokémon completely and temporary followed the Yu-Gi-Oh craze. As well as everyone I knew. We were back into Pokémon by 2004 due to the remakes of Red and Green. The hype was real.


You guys got back into Pokemon in 2004? That is an opinion I've not heard yet! ;D I guess everyone's experiences with Pokemon strongly differ!


Well, Its a reason in their own right. I feel you though. When I read a quote from someone stating music from the Early 2000s is dull, blew me away.


Yeah, they can have their opinions but I gotta strongly disagree with them. 2002 felt so much closer to 1998-2001 than it ever could to 2004 and it lacked 2003's vibe, too. The early 2000's music was fun and in your face. So many great and classic albums came out from 2000-2002!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/19/16 at 12:32 pm

The millennium era only really relates to periods that are within the same era. The late '90s part mostly relates to the early '00s parts. 1999 and 2000 relate more than 1999 and 1995 or 2000 and 2005. By the early '90s big Exteme events like the X-games didn't even exist. The core '90s was when extreme things like the X-games was introduced, but it wouldn't be until the late '90s/early '00s when the X-Games (and many other things) would reach their peak in popularity.

Early '90s - Da hell is "EXTREME" culture  ???
Core '90s - Introduction of Extreme Culture
Late '90s - Peak time of Extreme Culture
Early '00s - Peak time of Extreme Culture Part 2
Core '00s - Decline in Extreme Culture
Late '00s - WHERE THAT EXTREME CULTURE GO?!  :o

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/19/16 at 2:12 pm


The millennium era only really relates to periods that are within the same era. The late '90s part mostly relates to the early '00s parts. 1999 and 2000 relate more than 1999 and 1995 or 2000 and 2005. By the early '90s big Exteme events like the X-games didn't even exist. The core '90s was when extreme things like the X-games was introduced, but it wouldn't be until the late '90s/early '00s when the X-Games (and many other things) would reach their peak in popularity.

Early '90s - Da hell is "EXTREME" culture  ???
Core '90s - Introduction of Extreme Culture
Late '90s - Peak time of Extreme Culture
Early '00s - Peak time of Extreme Culture Part 2
Core '00s - Decline in Extreme Culture
Late '00s - WHERE THAT EXTREME CULTURE GO?!  :o


I agree. 1998 up to 2002 (even 2003) all relate more to each other than they do 1995 or 2005 (years of the core 90's/00's). Stuff like X-Games and Tony Hawk are big examples of this. I miss the Extreme culture. :(

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/19/16 at 2:31 pm


The millennium era only really relates to periods that are within the same era. The late '90s part mostly relates to the early '00s parts. 1999 and 2000 relate more than 1999 and 1995 or 2000 and 2005. By the early '90s big Exteme events like the X-games didn't even exist. The core '90s was when extreme things like the X-games was introduced, but it wouldn't be until the late '90s/early '00s when the X-Games (and many other things) would reach their peak in popularity.

Early '90s - Da hell is "EXTREME" culture  ???
Core '90s - Introduction of Extreme Culture
Late '90s - Peak time of Extreme Culture
Early '00s - Peak time of Extreme Culture Part 2
Core '00s - Decline in Extreme Culture
Late '00s - WHERE THAT EXTREME CULTURE GO?!  :o


This pretty accurate! The late 90's/early 00's were epitome of 'Extreme' and 'Radical'

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Zelek2 on 01/19/16 at 3:30 pm

Speaking of "x-treme": even though I never watched wrestling, I've heard most wrestling fans claim the "Attitude Era" (1997-2002) was the best era for WWE, when it was arguably at its "x-treme" peak.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 01/19/16 at 3:47 pm


Speaking of "x-treme": even though I never watched wrestling, I've heard most wrestling fans claim the "Attitude Era" (1997-2002) was the best era for WWE, when it was arguably at its "x-treme" peak.


It sure was.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 01/19/16 at 4:43 pm

Here's 2 more games of the Xtreme era

http://www.museumofplay.org/online-collections/images/Z003/Z00320/Z0032013.jpg

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513Q8N5VCEL._SX425_.jpg

And does anyone remember this game?

http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/3/39162/1632087-tony_hawks_underground_usa.jpg

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/19/16 at 4:59 pm


Here's 2 more games of the Xtreme era

http://www.museumofplay.org/online-collections/images/Z003/Z00320/Z0032013.jpg

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513Q8N5VCEL._SX425_.jpg

And does anyone remember this game?

http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/3/39162/1632087-tony_hawks_underground_usa.jpg


Yeah! Tony Hawk's Underground was rad! The soundtrack was kinda iffy and not as good as the Pro Skater games, though. :(

All the Pro Skater games are the best Tony Hawk's. Underground to American Wasteland are really good but don't match up to Pro Skater's Xtreme! legacy. Everything since Project 8 has been awful! Pro Skater 5 is a disgrace.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 01/19/16 at 5:46 pm


The millennium era only really relates to periods that are within the same era. The late '90s part mostly relates to the early '00s parts. 1999 and 2000 relate more than 1999 and 1995 or 2000 and 2005. By the early '90s big Exteme events like the X-games didn't even exist. The core '90s was when extreme things like the X-games was introduced, but it wouldn't be until the late '90s/early '00s when the X-Games (and many other things) would reach their peak in popularity.

Early '90s - Da hell is "EXTREME" culture  ???
Core '90s - Introduction of Extreme Culture
Late '90s - Peak time of Extreme Culture
Early '00s - Peak time of Extreme Culture Part 2
Core '00s - Decline in Extreme Culture
Late '00s - WHERE THAT EXTREME CULTURE GO?!  :o


http://cdn.meme.am/instances/500x/52994217.jpg

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 01/19/16 at 5:52 pm


Yeah! Tony Hawk's Underground was rad! The soundtrack was kinda iffy and not as good as the Pro Skater games, though. :(

All the Pro Skater games are the best Tony Hawk's. Underground to American Wasteland are really good but don't match up to Pro Skater's Xtreme! legacy. Everything since Project 8 has been awful! Pro Skater 5 is a disgrace.
I listened to the music when I first played it and it had that early 00s vibe all over it; however, I agree with that the games have been bad after the UG and AW era. Have you played this series called Skate? There is a trilogy released on the PS3 and 360.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/19/16 at 6:05 pm


I listened to the music when I first played it and it had that early 00s vibe all over it; however, I agree with that the games have been bad after the UG and AW era. Have you played this series called Skate? There is a trilogy released on the PS3 and 360.


It's definitely very early 00's (some of the songs actually go way back to 1988) but some of the song choices were kinda weak. They could of picked a better NoFX song and I hate the Dropkick Murphy's and Transplants but the Authority Zero and Bad Religion songs are pretty sweet. Yeah, I have both Skate 2 and 3 for my PS3.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/21/16 at 6:37 am


It sure was.


Speaking of how Pop Punk was Xtreme! during the 1998-2003 Y2K era, Howard, I think you might like this song here, especially if you're a Stone Cold fan:

-6uQ3T8YisA

LYRICS:
He rose from Texas the wrestling scene writing the scriptures of 3:16,
took it upon himself to erase pieces of trash who got in his face,
I see his shirts wherever I wander, I know in my heart that they've never laundered
and they never need it to be and that kind of attitude appeals to me.

And Mcmahon can't control him so don't even try,
you can have him arrested but there goes the ride,
can't take away the intensity of his high,
but you can't lock away the Stone Cold pride.

Took out poor Vinnie a shot to the sac,
A picture was taken so he could look back,
A pain inflicted on a true fiend,
molding the king of the true 3:16,
he's in top form and his knee is fixed,
ready to school that Shawn Michaels prick
and open up a can of whoop-ass
how do you like that jackass?

And Mcmahon can't control him so don't even try,
you can have him arrested but there goes the ride,
can't take away the intensity of his high,
but you can't lock away the Stone Cold pride.


Even Pop Punk bands were into wrestling back then. Usually into Skatin' or BMXin' though.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/21/16 at 7:40 am

The drive thru 2002 video is great.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/21/16 at 8:23 am


The drive thru 2002 video is great.


Oh, hey you changed your name! Isn't that a Pokemon?

I really glad you like the video. It's like a time machine for me! I remember during 2000-2003 when Drive-Thru Records were at their absolute peak! Man, they had the best of the best Pop Punk and Emo you could find! Any bands you really like/stick out to you? What I liked is that they used my favorite Starting Line song "Given the Change" in the video. Allister is another really good band, too and they've always reminded me of Green Day. Finch are more like Post-Hardcore and Pop Punk mixed together; it's pretty interesting to listen to. Their first album, What It Is To Burn, is really good. I'd have to say my all-time favorite Drive-Thru band is either New Found Glory (who, sadly, weren't in the video!), The Movielife or Home Grown. Those three are some of the best Early 2000's Pop Punk bands.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 01/21/16 at 3:37 pm


Speaking of how Pop Punk was Xtreme! during the 1998-2003 Y2K era, Howard, I think you might like this song here, especially if you're a Stone Cold fan:

-6uQ3T8YisA

LYRICS:
He rose from Texas the wrestling scene writing the scriptures of 3:16,
took it upon himself to erase pieces of trash who got in his face,
I see his shirts wherever I wander, I know in my heart that they've never laundered
and they never need it to be and that kind of attitude appeals to me.

And Mcmahon can't control him so don't even try,
you can have him arrested but there goes the ride,
can't take away the intensity of his high,
but you can't lock away the Stone Cold pride.

Took out poor Vinnie a shot to the sac,
A picture was taken so he could look back,
A pain inflicted on a true fiend,
molding the king of the true 3:16,
he's in top form and his knee is fixed,
ready to school that Shawn Michaels prick
and open up a can of whoop-ass
how do you like that jackass?

And Mcmahon can't control him so don't even try,
you can have him arrested but there goes the ride,
can't take away the intensity of his high,
but you can't lock away the Stone Cold pride.


Even Pop Punk bands were into wrestling back then. Usually into Skatin' or BMXin' though.


I don't like it, Sorry Jordan.  8-P

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/21/16 at 9:49 pm


I don't like it, Sorry Jordan.  8-P


Not much of a Punk fan, huh? ;D
The lyrics are still pretty cool.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/21/16 at 10:42 pm

http://image.crowdsocial.com/image/upload/w_728,c_fill,q_60,f_jpg/v1421290354/eahf12yloibuyptduzyb.jpg
These were THE rock bands growing up! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/21/16 at 10:56 pm

https://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_log1uoosTH1qhi766o1_500.png
This screams VERY Early 2000s!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/21/16 at 10:57 pm


http://retro4ever.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/sf-anniversary.jpg

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/21/16 at 10:59 pm


http://image.crowdsocial.com/image/upload/w_728,c_fill,q_60,f_jpg/v1421290354/eahf12yloibuyptduzyb.jpg
These were THE rock bands growing up! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


Those were the good ole days  ;)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/21/16 at 11:07 pm


http://image.crowdsocial.com/image/upload/w_728,c_fill,q_60,f_jpg/v1421290354/eahf12yloibuyptduzyb.jpg
These were THE rock bands growing up! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


Jesus! 2000-2003 Nu Metal in a nutshell!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/21/16 at 11:18 pm

http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/8/9/2/9892_front.jpghttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/8186S7K7K8L.gif

http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/thegameroom/images/6/68/Marvel_vs._Capcom_2_Cover.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20131029143935

https://41.media.tumblr.com/7c6b6fc9a1bd0c488fbf2b6154f37bd6/tumblr_ns873vkc9O1r7sf6xo2_500.jpghttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61SBA2K90QL.jpg

https://c3.staticflickr.com/3/2038/5720888333_0f0d4eae8b.jpghttp://img.gamefaqs.net/box/4/2/7/9427_front.jpg

http://www.museumofplay.org/online-collections/images/Z004/Z00412/Z0041224.jpghttp://www.myfanaticsgaming.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/nfl2knba2kcovers_0913091.jpg



Man, the Dreamcast had the best version of sports games and fighting games! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/21/16 at 11:20 pm


Jesus! 2000-2003 Nu Metal in a nutshell!

As a young black boy, this was the STUFF!
http://images.8tracks.com/cover/i/000/876/063/78287.original-2729.jpg?rect=0,0,1440,1440&q=98&fm=jpg&fit=max&w=1024&h=1024 http://images.8tracks.com/cover/i/000/815/950/BW4GGvFCIAAG1dW.jpg-large-3221.jpg?rect=0,0,816,816&q=98&fm=jpg&fit=max

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/21/16 at 11:29 pm


FUZymKPjazA HHRFaPeXCbA
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/21/16 at 11:57 pm


Man, the Dreamcast had the best version of sports games and fighting games! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


Dreamcast was the raddest! It sucks Sega went out the way they did.


As a young black boy, this was the STUFF!


I remember that Y2K/Urban Rnb stuff on the radio during 1998-2003! The music of choice for this skinny 17-21 year old white kid was definitely Pop Punk, as you probably know. ;D

I just found this video after years of forgetting about this band. I remember seeing the video way back on MTV2 in 2002. Another video that sums up 2000-2003 really well. It sounds like the Pop Punk version of Smash Mouth's All Star.

W18uTMBVLvo

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/22/16 at 6:00 am


https://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_log1uoosTH1qhi766o1_500.png
This screams VERY Early 2000s!


I watched the block from 1998-2001. It feels like both very late 90's & very early 00's to me. It even had some more shows than that too.


As a young black boy, this was the STUFF!
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WOAH! Now this was the REAL good music from the early 2000's. I'm so glad my dad exposed me to some of this stuff.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 01/22/16 at 7:25 am


Not much of a Punk fan, huh? ;D
The lyrics are still pretty cool.


I wasn't into Punk.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/22/16 at 11:31 am


I wasn't into Punk.


I could tell. :P

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: SpyroKev on 01/22/16 at 1:02 pm

This page is core Early 2000s right now haha All that's missing is Nick Jr.

I played the Blitz series, Blitz 2000? in exactly the same year. I liked the menu theme. The last time I heard hype for the Blitz series was 2003.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 01/22/16 at 2:46 pm


I could tell. :P


How can you tell?

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 01/22/16 at 5:51 pm


Jesus! 2000-2003 Nu Metal in a nutshell!


I find Linkin Park to be more core '00s while it laid on during the late '00s.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/22/16 at 6:30 pm


I find Linkin Park to be more core '00s while it laid on during the late '00s.


It feels early 2000s because I remember hearing it at the same time as Limp Bizkit and nope'd out of my cousin's room.

Is it nu-metal or is it rap rock? I always associated it with the latter.

Edit: their mid-2000s albums are obviously core 2000s though. Maybe those are the songs you're thinking about? I remember all those lame YouTube Dragon Ball Z videos with the Linkin Park songs in the mid-2000s LOL

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/22/16 at 6:42 pm

and who could NOT remember how BIG this song was back in the early 2000's  :D :D :D :D

THIS is one I can definitely remember despite only being 6 when it came out!

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Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Slim95 on 01/22/16 at 8:07 pm


and who could NOT remember how BIG this song was back in the early 2000's  :D :D :D :D

THIS is one I can definitely remember despite only being 6 when it came out!

T5m4GVcryT4

I don't remember that song. I do remember "Get Busy" by Sean Paul in 2002 though. That song was huge.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/22/16 at 8:28 pm

I don't think I was big on any particular genre in the early 2000s. I listened to whatever they played on school radio, which was usually Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Destiny's Child (Beyonce), Mariah Carey, NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, Madonna, Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson etc. just general pop stars. I didn't really get into my own music until 2003ish when I discovered Yahoo! Music and mp3.com ;D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: SpyroKev on 01/22/16 at 8:31 pm


and who could NOT remember how BIG this song was back in the early 2000's  :D :D :D :D

THIS is one I can definitely remember despite only being 6 when it came out!

T5m4GVcryT4


Its amazing how forgotten Sean Paul is in the 2000s section. I'm guilty my self. He was a big part of the Early 2000s.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/22/16 at 8:36 pm


I don't think I was big on any particular genre in the early 2000s. I listened to whatever they played on school radio, which was usually Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Destiny's Child (Beyonce), Mariah Carey, NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, Madonna, Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson etc. just general pop stars. I didn't really get into my own music until 2003ish when I discovered Yahoo! Music and mp3.com ;D


I didn't start keeping up with music on my own regularly until 2007. However, any music from 1999-2006 I remember is either because of my parents exposing me to it, family gatherings, mainstream music you'd hear during commercial breaks or in between movies, or whenever you went to restaurants and would hear the popular/hit music being played. Sean Paul - Gimme The Light was just one of those songs from 2002 I was lucky to remember because I clearly remember hearing it from some where. Probably when I was eating at a restaurant.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/22/16 at 8:40 pm


I didn't start keeping up with music on my own regularly until 2007. However, any music from 1999-2006 I remember is either because of my parents exposing me to it, family gatherings, mainstream music you'd hear during commercial breaks or in between movies, or whenever you went to restaurants and would hear the popular/hit music being played. Sean Paul - Gimme The Light was just one of those songs from 2002 I was lucky to remember because I clearly remember hearing it from some where. Probably when I was eating at a restaurant.


True. That song sounds super familiar to me too, and a lot of the pop punk stuff Jordan lists sounds familiar too, probably because it was in the movies. But more likely I probably heard that Sean Paul song at some high school party lol.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/22/16 at 8:53 pm

Any other early 2000s kids have a cassette player? I keep reading on that it was dead by the early 90s, but my own bed had a cassette player built into it! At least Wikipedia agrees with me: it says cassette players were in use from the late 70s to the early 2000s. And all the audiobooks in the library were on cassette too.

And the late 90s Disney movies had some great music in it. I especially remember Hercules the movie having good tracks. I got out my cassette recorder and would record it, then my brother would start singing along in the middle, and I'd get pissed and we would fight  >:(

I used it as a karaoke too. Have a song in the background and sing along. Oh how I would die to retrieve those cassette tapes somehow! I want to relive my terrible singing skills.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Slim95 on 01/22/16 at 9:06 pm


Any other early 2000s kids have a cassette player? I keep reading on that it was dead by the early 90s, but my own bed had a cassette player built into it! At least Wikipedia agrees with me: it says cassette players were in use from the late 70s to the early 2000s. And all the audiobooks in the library were on cassette too.

And the late 90s Disney movies had some great music in it. I especially remember Hercules the movie having good tracks. I got out my cassette recorder and would record it, then my brother would start singing along in the middle, and I'd get pissed and we would fight  >:(

I used it as a karaoke too. Have a song in the background and sing along. Oh how I would die to retrieve those cassette tapes somehow! I want to relive my terrible singing skills.

I totally remember playing with cassettes all the way into the early 2000s.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/22/16 at 9:15 pm


I didn't start keeping up with music on my own regularly until 2007. However, any music from 1999-2006 I remember is either because of my parents exposing me to it, family gatherings, mainstream music you'd hear during commercial breaks or in between movies, or whenever you went to restaurants and would hear the popular/hit music being played. Sean Paul - Gimme The Light was just one of those songs from 2002 I was lucky to remember because I clearly remember hearing it from some where. Probably when I was eating at a restaurant.

I'm surprised your parents exposed you to it!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
My parents did not like the mainstream music after the 80s. Most of the mainstream music I would hear in wrestling, movies, video games like Tony Hawk games, WWE games, and would see them on a music channel, before keeping up with it consistently in the mid 2000s.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 01/22/16 at 10:00 pm


It feels early 2000s because I remember hearing it at the same time as Limp Bizkit and nope'd out of my cousin's room.

Is it nu-metal or is it rap rock? I always associated it with the latter.

Edit: their mid-2000s albums are obviously core 2000s though. Maybe those are the songs you're thinking about? I remember all those lame YouTube Dragon Ball Z videos with the Linkin Park songs in the mid-2000s LOL


1. I think they were more nu-metal. Some of their songs like Numb or In The End was associated with rap rock, but I don't think that was definitive for the whole band.

2. Yeah... I think their mid 2000s albums were significant at the time. Especially when they put them on YouTube AMVs back in the late '00s.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: aja675 on 01/22/16 at 10:01 pm


I'm surprised your parents exposed you to it!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
My parents did not like the mainstream music after the 80s. Most of the mainstream music I would hear in wrestling, movies, video games like Tony Hawk games, WWE games, and would see them on a music channel, before keeping up with it consistently in the mid 2000s.
Do you think it's likely that he was born to young parents?

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 01/22/16 at 10:28 pm


Do you think it's likely that he was born to young parents?


Maybe his parents were in their late 20s/early 30s when he was born. I dunno.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/22/16 at 10:32 pm


Maybe his parents were in their late 20s/early 30s when he was born. I dunno.


I think he said his parents were born 1963 and 1965. Or that might've been someone else. Don't ask me how I remember!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/22/16 at 10:39 pm


I totally remember playing with cassettes all the way into the early 2000s.


Now I know I wasn't hallucinating  :D

And now I know I'm an old fart according to this test.  :\'(

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Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/23/16 at 12:08 am


Now I know I wasn't hallucinating  :D

And now I know I'm an old fart according to this test.  :\'(

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Lol, I wonder what your average kid might think of these two objects  ;D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/23/16 at 12:33 am


I think he said his parents were born 1963 and 1965. Or that might've been someone else. Don't ask me how I remember!

His parents were born in 1966 and 1968!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/23/16 at 12:43 am

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Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: aja675 on 01/23/16 at 12:46 am


Now I know I wasn't hallucinating  :D

And now I know I'm an old fart according to this test.  :\'(

http://americandigest.org/7823.jpg
I remember cassettes especially since they could still be found in stores as late as 2003 or 2004, but I was too young to know how to rewind them.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/23/16 at 1:03 am

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Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/23/16 at 1:15 am

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Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/23/16 at 2:34 am


I find Linkin Park to be more core '00s while it laid on during the late '00s.


Huh? You mean after Hybrid Theory and Meteora, right? They are total Nu Metal; a style that died in 2004.
Minutes to Midnight is very core 00's, though.


It feels early 2000s because I remember hearing it at the same time as Limp Bizkit and nope'd out of my cousin's room.

Is it nu-metal or is it rap rock? I always associated it with the latter.

Edit: their mid-2000s albums are obviously core 2000s though. Maybe those are the songs you're thinking about? I remember all those lame YouTube Dragon Ball Z videos with the Linkin Park songs in the mid-2000s LOL


You can be Rap Rock without being Nu Metal but you can't be Nu Metal without being Rap Rock (or more accurately Hip Hop Rock because a lot of Nu Metal has hip hop elements without the rapping). Linkin Park is definitely Nu Metal and very uncore 2000's during 2000-2003. :P


Any other early 2000s kids have a cassette player? I keep reading on that it was dead by the early 90s, but my own bed had a cassette player built into it! At least Wikipedia agrees with me: it says cassette players were in use from the late 70s to the early 2000s. And all the audiobooks in the library were on cassette too.



I bought tapes all the time until 2005. If I didn't have the money for a CD, I'd buy a tape super cheap (like 5 bucks at the time) and play it in my car. All the Pop Punk albums I liked, I usually had a back up tape since they still sold all the new releases (on tape) in stores. I remember back in those days how walking around with a tape player still wasn't weird.

Just another thing the early 00's had! Tapes! Why'd everything good established during the 70's-90's go away in 2004!? :-\\


How can you tell?


Because of your reaction. ;D


True. That song sounds super familiar to me too, and a lot of the pop punk stuff Jordan lists sounds familiar too, probably because it was in the movies. But more likely I probably heard that Sean Paul song at some high school party lol.


All the Pop Punk songs are in every late 90's/early 00's teen movie!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 01/23/16 at 8:04 am


Lol, I wonder what your average kid might think of these two objects  ;D


They wouldn't know what they are.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Howard on 01/23/16 at 8:05 am


His parents were born in 1966 and 1968!


My parents were born 1941 and 1945.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/23/16 at 9:55 am


I'm surprised your parents exposed you to it!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
My parents did not like the mainstream music after the 80s. Most of the mainstream music I would hear in wrestling, movies, video games like Tony Hawk games, WWE games, and would see them on a music channel, before keeping up with it consistently in the mid 2000s.


My dad still mixed up his playlists with 80's and early/mid 90's music at the same time. When I say I only know mainstream music from 1999-2006 because of hearing it some of it my parents, at restaurants, stores, family gatherings, parties, movies, games, etc. I mean that it could have randomly come from any of those areas. My parents did not listen to EVERY mainstream music from the late 90's to 2000's, definitely not. A lot of the other mainstream music I may have heard came from someplace else, but again it's not as clear. I'm definitely not an expert on any of the music that came out from 1999-2006. I'll even look at billboards from 2001-2006 and I don't remember half of the music on there. However, I can easily remember the mainstream music from 2007 & onwards since that's when I kept up with music by myself and started making my own playlists on iTunes or iPod's. I started watching music videos on MTVU or MTV Jams more often once our family got digital cable again in 2009.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/23/16 at 10:05 am


His parents were born in 1966 and 1968!


Thanks ;)

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/23/16 at 12:32 pm

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I will forever love that early 00's music. These are from Italy. Thing is my grandpa used to have these playing all the time when back in 2001-2004 (he likes to import music.....he was a man of international taste). Although the sound of the music in these vids aren't too different from the stuff I'd hear from America back in the early '00s.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/23/16 at 12:39 pm


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I will forever love that early 00's music. These are from Italy. Thing is my grandpa used to have these playing all the time when back in 2001-2004 (he likes to import music.....he was a man of international taste). Although the sound of the music in these vids aren't too different from the stuff I'd hear from America back in the early '00s.


Europe is for sure the place to go if you want the best electronic dance music. Man, these songs are super 90's/early 00's! Yet another thing the mid 2000's totally threw away. I remember back in the day I would listen to music from all over the globe. I'd listen to Pop Punk bands from all over.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/23/16 at 1:18 pm


Europe is for sure the place to go if you want the best electronic dance music. Man, these songs are super 90's/early 00's! Yet another thing the mid 2000's totally threw away. I remember back in the day I would listen to music from all over the globe. I'd listen to Pop Punk bands from all over.


Yeah when it came to music I mostly listened to stuff from both North America and Europe. Heck even in Europe the music started sounding different by the mid-late '00s. I haven't been keeping up with modern European music so I don't know what it sounds like now. But from listening to some of the music from 2005-2008 that was from Europe I was able to tell the differences in sound/style.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/23/16 at 1:24 pm


Yeah when it came to music I mostly listened to stuff from both North America and Europe. Heck even in Europe the music started sounding different by the mid-late '00s. I haven't been keeping up with modern European music so I don't know what it sounds like now. But from listening to some of the music from 2005-2008 that was from Europe I was able to tell the differences in sound/style.


I only know mid-2000s European music, and by know I mean Crazy Frog.

British garage rock is pretty damn awesome though.

Mid-2010s French music is still stuck in the mid-2000s e.g. ridiculous autotone and lyrics about vapid consumerism. For anyone who is nostalgic for that period, you can try learning French. For people like me, try to stick to 90s French music LOL

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/23/16 at 1:30 pm


Yeah when it came to music I mostly listened to stuff from both North America and Europe. Heck even in Europe the music started sounding different by the mid-late '00s. I haven't been keeping up with modern European music so I don't know what it sounds like now. But from listening to some of the music from 2005-2008 that was from Europe I was able to tell the differences in sound/style.


Me, too. I remember when bands from Australia like Bodyjar and 28 Days came to North American for Warped 2002 and MTV2 aired some of their videos. I thought that was pretty cool. I was always open to hear some new stuff no matter what the country. Isn't it strange how everything went through a major shift around 2004? Even if you're in North America or Europe, things just shifted from the 90's/Y2K era to the core 2000's just like that! I don't keep up with modern music myself but when you hear songs from 2004/2005 onward, they feel completely alien from the 2000-2003 stuff.


I only know mid-2000s European music, and by know I mean Crazy Frog.

British garage rock is pretty damn awesome though.

Mid-2010s French music is still stuck in the mid-2000s e.g. ridiculous autotone and lyrics about vapid consumerism. For anyone who is nostalgic for that period, you can try learning French. For people like me, try to stick to 90s French music LOL


Have you heard that new Simple Plan song Boom? It doesn't sound like 2002 (like it should) it sounds like a song from 2005 or 2006! I think even American Pop Punk is stuck in the mid 00's.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/23/16 at 1:41 pm


I only know mid-2000s European music, and by know I mean Crazy Frog.

British garage rock is pretty damn awesome though.

Mid-2010s French music is still stuck in the mid-2000s e.g. ridiculous autotone and lyrics about vapid consumerism. For anyone who is nostalgic for that period, you can try learning French. For people like me, try to stick to 90s French music LOL


Heh speaking of music I wonder how it'll change by the 2020s. I really hope the late '90s/early '00s sound of music would make a comeback. While I do like to listen to music quite a lot I'm not an expert on music. Was there ever a time in history where an old style of music would make a comeback? I'm sure there was, but I'm not entirely sure on what kind of music ever made a comeback.

Me, too. I remember when bands from Australia like Bodyjar and 28 Days came to North American for Warped 2002 and MTV2 aired some of their videos. I thought that was pretty cool. I was always open to hear some new stuff no matter what the country. Isn't it strange how everything went through a major shift around 2004? Even if you're in North America or Europe, things just shifted from the 90's/Y2K era to the core 2000's just like that! I don't keep up with modern music myself but when you hear songs from 2004/2005 onward, they feel completely alien from the 2000-2003 stuff.

Yep, that is weird. I'm not entirely sure as to why the sound of music changed by 2004. I keep up with modern day music, but I don't listen to a lot of the popular stuff. I tend to listen to some of the other somewhat less well-known bands. As of 2016 I've mostly been listening to bands such as Caravan Palace or Parov Stelar as I love Electro Swing (imagine old time Jazz music mixed with modern sounds...I like it quite a lot). The sound of music from 1998-2003 is pretty different from 2004/2005. I'm wondering what the sound of music in the '20s will be like. I swear I'll burst into tears if the sound of 1998-2003 were to come back. That's not to say that music nowadays is bad though. It's just the sound of music today just doesn't appeal to me (at least from the big popular bands/singers anyways...the more lessor known bands/singers still make good stuff to me). 

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/23/16 at 1:49 pm


Heh speaking of music I wonder how it'll change by the 2020s. I really hope the late '90s/early '00s sound of music would make a comeback. While I do like to listen to music quite a lot I'm not an expert on music. Was there ever a time in history where an old style of music would make a comeback? I'm sure there was, but I'm not entirely sure on what kind of music ever made a comeback.


Well, there was the Punk revival in the 90's. Maybe they didn't sound exactly like the 70's but Green Day's music on Dookie wasn't too far off from what the Ramones were doing. Oh yeah, then a whole bunch of bands dubbed "Ramonescore" started coming out between 1994-2003 and they are even closer to the Ramones sound. I think that counts.


Yep, that is weird. I'm not entirely sure as to why the sound of music changed by 2004. I keep up with modern day music, but I don't listen to a lot of the popular stuff. I tend to listen to some of the other somewhat less well-known bands. As of 2016 I've mostly been listening to bands such as Caravan Palace or Parov Stelar as I love Electro Swing (imagine old time Jazz music mixed with modern sounds...I like it quite a lot). The sound of music from 1998-2003 is pretty different from 2004/2005. I'm wondering what the sound of music in the '20s will be like. I swear I'll burst into tears if the sound of 1998-2003 were to come back. That's not to say that music nowadays is bad though. It's just the sound of music today just doesn't appeal to me (at least from the big popular bands/singers anyways...the more lessor known bands/singers still make good stuff to me). 


It's weird 'cause even the fashion, movies and TV shows changed. That fun summertime/turn of the century vibe just vanished when 2004 hit. There's even stuff from 2003 that would feel ridiculous coming out in 2004 and 2005. I listen to a lot of music from the 50's and 60's but I'd say my main focus is the 70's up to 2003. Punk, Alternative, Rock 'n' Roll etc. The most recent record I've listened too and really enjoyed was Bad Religion's True North from 2013. Most newer music today doesn't really appeal to me, even the smaller bands. It's not the way it used to be. I'd be totally happy if the 1998-2003 sound came back! I'd just hope they do it right with the fashion and the type of music videos they'd make. Gotta get the right vibe.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/23/16 at 1:56 pm

WARNING: Some may be repeated again.

-JfEJq56IwI Qkuu0Lwb5EM

wZv62ShoStY T5m4GVcryT4

Cwkej79U3ek 8WYHDfJDPDc

I wish I could include so many epic songs from 2003 on this thread but unfortunately a lot I notice came out in the fall of that year so I'd associate it more with the mid 2000's :-\\

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/23/16 at 2:00 pm


Mid-2010s French music is still stuck in the mid-2000s e.g. ridiculous autotone and lyrics about vapid consumerism. For anyone who is nostalgic for that period, you can try learning French. For people like me, try to stick to 90s French music LOL


Wait, whaaaat!? ???

I always forget some countries are still that far behind in our culture. After hearing this, I wonder how French music actually sounded when the mid 2000's was going on.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Slim95 on 01/23/16 at 2:05 pm

The music that's very popular in America is popular in Europe as well.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/23/16 at 2:16 pm


Cwkej79U3ek


I never admitted this to my friends but I really liked this song. I bet it'd make a really good Emo/Pop Punk rendition.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/23/16 at 2:21 pm


Well, there was the Punk revival in the 90's. Maybe they didn't sound exactly like the 70's but Green Day's music on Dookie wasn't too far off from what the Ramones were doing. Oh yeah, then a whole bunch of bands dubbed "Ramonescore" started coming out between 1994-2003 and they are even closer to the Ramones sound. I think that counts.

It's weird 'cause even the fashion, movies and TV shows changed. That fun summertime/turn of the century vibe just vanished when 2004 hit. There's even stuff from 2003 that would feel ridiculous coming out in 2004 and 2005. I listen to a lot of music from the 50's and 60's but I'd say my main focus is the 70's up to 2003. Punk, Alternative, Rock 'n' Roll etc. The most recent record I've listened too and really enjoyed was Bad Religion's True North from 2013. Most newer music today doesn't really appeal to me, even the smaller bands. It's not the way it used to be. I'd be totally happy if the 1998-2003 sound came back! I'd just hope they do it right with the fashion and the type of music videos they'd make. Gotta get the right vibe.


I love me some Jazz which fortunately for me still sounds decent today. But the type of popular music that I hear nowadays is a bit...eeehhh. But hey to each his own. When it comes to music of any kind I listen to music from the 1980s-2010s, but it depends on the genre and the decade. In order for music to get the vibe from 1998-2003 they should at least listen to music from that era. Heck a lot of popular singers nowadays made songs back in 1998-2003 so they should just try to get that old vibe again. A few months ago I found this website that was talking about 2010's music that sounded very 1980s-like as the makers of those songs used 1980s songs as reference. So I'm sure getting that 1998-2003 vibe would be possible.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/23/16 at 2:30 pm


I love me some Jazz which fortunately for me still sounds decent today. But the type of popular music that I hear nowadays is a bit...eeehhh. But hey to each his own. When it comes to music of any kind I listen to music from the 1980s-2010s, but it depends on the genre and the decade. In order for music to get the vibe from 1998-2003 they should at least listen to music from that era. Heck a lot of popular singers nowadays made songs back in 1998-2003 so they should just try to get that old vibe again. A few months ago I found this website that was talking about 2010's music that sounded very 1980s-like as the makers of those songs used 1980s songs as reference. So I'm sure getting that 1998-2003 vibe would be possible.


The genres of music I like don't sound very good these days. ;D That is true. There's nothing wrong with people liking the stuff of today but it's just not for me. It'd be cool if they went back to their roots and played their old style of music again, especially all the Pop Punk bands I like (they're all so stuck in the mid 00's for some reason! Even the newer bands. They take more from Fall Out Boy than Sum 41). I'd hope they wouldn't just use the sound as a reference and instead go right back to that style. They'd have to bring back all the bright colors and baggy clothes, too. That'd be pretty sweet! ;D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 01/23/16 at 3:33 pm


Mid-2010s French music is still stuck in the mid-2000s e.g. ridiculous autotone and lyrics about vapid consumerism. For anyone who is nostalgic for that period, you can try learning French. For people like me, try to stick to 90s French music LOL


http://blog.mcnallysmith.edu/alumnist/files/2013/04/waitwut.jpg

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/23/16 at 4:38 pm


http://blog.mcnallysmith.edu/alumnist/files/2013/04/waitwut.jpg


Here are the French top 5 on Spotify right now. The French-language Top 5 at least, not Justin Bieber.

1) Sapés comme jamais - Maître Gims

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bPGxLxogvw

2) Amnésia - Jul

*no Youtube link*

3) Wesh Alors - Jul

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6MxGJ7qxck

4) Champs-Élyséees - SCH

*no Youtube link*

5) À l'heure où je me couche

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b0Eh4iELqQ

The only one I like is the 5th one, but it still sounds mid-2000s to me. They all remind me of long road trips when I was in middle school, and every other song on the radio made me want to rip my ears out.  >:(

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: energy00 on 01/23/16 at 7:37 pm

I actually went outside to play and make friends back in those days. I got digital cable in '04 and didn't get broadband Internet until '07.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/26/16 at 7:20 pm

It's very interesting to see what the internet was link between 1998-2003. Seeing old forums or old websites. Just looking at forum posts that're from 1998-2003 give you that old time feeling. Although I do understand that in the late '90s/early '00s kids weren't on the internet all the time (and in some cases you'd have kids who would never use the internet until they're around 10+ anyways). I mostly just like to see what people do/talked about back in the Web 1.0 and early 2.0 eras. A few months ago I remember reading an old forum thread about whether VHS will be overtaken by DVD. This was back in 2002 so it was understandable to find users who'd say that VHS won't die or that even if DVD does get more popular it wouldn't ever kill off the VHS. It's also pretty funny to see threads about how some users would sometimes brag about getting Broadband and talk down to them "poor Dial up peasants". This was a thread back in 2003 I think so it makes sense to me.

Using a wayback machine  or just some internet searching to reveal the past moments of the internet is always fun. 

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/26/16 at 7:34 pm


It's very interesting to see what the internet was link between 1998-2003. Seeing old forums or old websites. Just looking at forum posts that're from 1998-2003 give you that old time feeling. Although I do understand that in the late '90s/early '00s kids weren't on the internet all the time (and in some cases you'd have kids who would never use the internet until they're around 10+ anyways). I mostly just like to see what people do/talked about back in the Web 1.0 and early 2.0 eras. A few months ago I remember reading an old forum thread about whether VHS will be overtaken by DVD. This was back in 2002 so it was understandable to find users who'd say that VHS won't die or that even if DVD does get more popular it wouldn't ever kill off the VHS. It's also pretty funny to see threads about how some users would sometimes brag about getting Broadband and talk down to them "poor Dial up peasants". This was a thread back in 2003 I think so it makes sense to me.

Using a wayback machine  or just some internet searching to reveal the past moments of the internet is always fun.


It's funny to look back and realize how differently things were perceived. I read this article from 2002 and some dude is talking about how "VHS may be the dominant format now but even if DVD overtakes it, I don't think VHS will ever go away." I remember back then thinking the VHS was gonna beat out the DVD because it killed everything else! The Betamax, Laserdisc, VCD and CDV all lost to the VHS but somehow the DVD came out on top in 2003/2004. The 2003 thread also makes sense since this is when I really remember broadband getting a more noticeable presence. "Dial up peasants" is hilarious. ;D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/26/16 at 9:32 pm


It's funny to look back and realize how differently things were perceived. I read this article from 2002 and some dude is talking about how "VHS may be the dominant format now but even if DVD overtakes it, I don't think VHS will ever go away." I remember back then thinking the VHS was gonna beat out the DVD because it killed everything else! The Betamax, Laserdisc, VCD and CDV all lost to the VHS but somehow the DVD came out on top in 2003/2004. The 2003 thread also makes sense since this is when I really remember broadband getting a more noticeable presence. "Dial up peasants" is hilarious. ;D


Broadband was getting a more noticeable presence, but in 2003-2004 I imagine everyone was till slow to move from Dial up. Also it's funny to think that VHS managed to beat Betamax, Laserdisc, VCD, and CDV, but DVD just came out of nowhere and won. If VHS was able to do everything that DVD was able to do (such as hold tons of storage space to hold more episodes or special features) then I'd imagine that VHS would still be in use until maybe the late '00s/early '10s (or longer). As of recently DVDs/Blu Rays are even in a bit of a decline as thinks to digital media people are starting to download movies digitally more. Online websites/services such as Netflix or Hulu seem to be making a rise. By the mid-late 2020s I won't be surprised if physical media such as Blu Ray/DVDs end up dying.

Also yeah it's funny to look back and see how things were perceived. In 2016 we can see that VHS died back in 2006. But in 2002 to a lot of people that wasn't the case.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/26/16 at 9:48 pm


Broadband was getting a more noticeable presence, but in 2003-2004 I imagine everyone was till slow to move from Dial up. Also it's funny to think that VHS managed to beat Betamax, Laserdisc, VCD, and CDV, but DVD just came out of nowhere and won. If VHS was able to do everything that DVD was able to do (such as hold tons of storage space to hold more episodes or special features) then I'd imagine that VHS would still be in use until maybe the late '00s/early '10s (or longer). As of recently DVDs/Blu Rays are even in a bit of a decline as thinks to digital media people are starting to download movies digitally more. Online websites/services such as Netflix or Hulu seem to be making a rise. By the mid-late 2020s I won't be surprised if physical media such as Blu Ray/DVDs end up dying.

Also yeah it's funny to look back and see how things were perceived. In 2016 we can see that VHS died back in 2006. But in 2002 to a lot of people that wasn't the case.


Yeah, this is true. Most people were still holding up to Dial-Up until 2004 or even 2005 but by then, Dial-Up had become the rarity. I wouldn't be surprised if stuff like streaming took over either but I'd hope they still sell psychical media in stores since I like actually owning my media instead of it being in some cloud somewhere in cyber space.

I remember in 2002 when every person had a VCR and you'd come across one or two people with a DVD player. Then in 2005 everyone had a DVD player and one or two had a VCR. Now, they either have Blu Ray or use Netflix.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/26/16 at 9:53 pm


Yeah, this is true. Most people were still holding up to Dial-Up until 2004 or even 2005 but by then, Dial-Up had become the rarity. I wouldn't be surprised if stuff like streaming took over either but I'd hope they still sell psychical media in stores since I like actually owning my media instead of it being in some cloud somewhere in cyber space.

I remember in 2002 when every person had a VCR and you'd come across one or two people with a DVD player. Then in 2005 everyone had a DVD player and one or two had a VCR. Now, they either have Blu Ray or use Netflix.


I still own my VHS that I got back in 2000. And as of today I have more DVD movies than I do Blu Ray. And downloading ANYTHING such as TV or movies is something I don't like thing. I like the idea of having a VHS tape or a DVD as physical media feels right for me. With digital media from the cyberspace cloud I don't have direct contact with the media. And if for some reason the cyberspace cloud were to get shutdown then I can say "bye-bye" to my movies that I paid for. With a VHS/DVD/Blu Ray I can just put them in a  VCR/DVD/Blu Ray player without having to be online.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/26/16 at 9:58 pm


I still own my VHS that I got back in 2000. And as of today I have more DVD movies than I do Blu Ray. And downloading ANYTHING such as TV or movies is something I don't like thing. I like the idea of having a VHS tape or a DVD as physical media feels right for me. With digital media from the cyberspace cloud I don't have direct contact with the media. And if for some reason the cyberspace cloud were to get shutdown then I can say "bye-bye" to my movies that I paid for. With a VHS/DVD/Blu Ray I can just put them in a  VCR/DVD/Blu Ray player without having to be online.


The VCR I own is from 1980. It was my parents and they were gonna throw it out but I told them to give it to me instead. I do own some DVD's (I bought a separate VCR/DVD combo so I guess I technically have two VCR's) but that's usually for stuff TV series like Malcolm in the Middle or Invader Zim. Once you pay for the psychical media, it's yours to keep. I agree with that. It's like, when it's in the cloud, if their servers go down or the company shuts down, that's it. Same with music. I like owning my CD's/tapes/vinyls for me to play when I feel like. If there is one thing I'd hate, it would be losing all my music because a cloud shut down. That would be a total bummer.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/26/16 at 10:04 pm

I like Streaming because it's cheap  :P

The rental store doesn't even exist anymore  :\'( and Redbox went out if business here.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/26/16 at 10:09 pm


I like Streaming because it's cheap  :P

The rental store doesn't even exist anymore  :\'( and Redbox went out if business here.


Nothing will beat a good ol' VHS for me, man! ;D

That is sad. You guys in Canada don't even have any Blockbusters anymore! I remember going to Blockbuster and renting movies with my uncle all the time. But even in the US, we barely got any. Like, 51 locations is nothing.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/26/16 at 10:12 pm


The VCR I own is from 1980. It was my parents and they were gonna throw it out but I told them to give it to me instead. I do own some DVD's (I bought a separate VCR/DVD combo so I guess I technically have two VCR's) but that's usually for stuff TV series like Malcolm in the Middle or Invader Zim. Once you pay for the psychical media, it's yours to keep. I agree with that. It's like, when it's in the cloud, if their servers go down or the company shuts down, that's it. Same with music. I like owning my CD's/tapes/vinyls for me to play when I feel like. If there is one thing I'd hate, it would be losing all my music because a cloud shut down. That would be a total bummer.


I need to get one of them DVD/VHS hybrid players. Would make my life a bit easier. But yeah apparently nowadays people want to have a fully digital world where you don't have to go out and buy physical media. They'd say things like "I don't like having a pile of DVD cases or VHS tapes everywhere" which sounds odd to me. And due to a lot of kids today mostly being exposed to a world where they just need to download their movies I can only see even DVDs/Blu Rays dying within the next 10 years or so. Heck even for things such as videos games there seems to be a similar problem. There are predictions that the next set of game consoles will lack optical disc drives. Meaning that to get games you must download them from an online shop. The X1, PS4, and Wii U may be the last set of consoles with physical discs.

People say we're in a digital age, but to me we're just in a transition. A transition that's been going on since the 1990s to present day. The true digital age is when everything will be done digitally. Heck we'd probably be eating digital food or something.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/26/16 at 10:14 pm


I like Streaming because it's cheap  :P

The rental store doesn't even exist anymore  :\'( and Redbox went out if business here.


You like streaming?! :o Time to kick your ass, traitor!  >:(

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/26/16 at 10:19 pm


I need to get one of them DVD/VHS hybrid players. Would make my life a bit easier. But yeah apparently nowadays people want to have a fully digital world where you don't have to go out and buy physical media. They'd say things like "I don't like having a pile of DVD cases or VHS tapes everywhere" which sounds odd to me. And due to a lot of kids today mostly being exposed to a world where they just need to download their movies I can only see even DVDs/Blu Rays dying within the next 10 years or so. Heck even for things such as videos games there seems to be a similar problem. There are predictions that the next set of game consoles will lack optical disc drives. Meaning that to get games you must download them from an online shop. The X1, PS4, and Wii U may be the last set of consoles with physical discs.

People say we're in a digital age, but to me we're just in a transition. A transition that's been going on since the 1990s to present day. The true digital age is when everything will be done digitally. Heck we'd probably be eating digital food or something.


Yeah, they make life much, much easier! I don't like that idea at all! Soon, people are going to be confined to their houses because they're too lazy to go outside and buy things from the store. That's so weird to think the kids born today have never experienced going out and buy the psychical media. I've heard that for video games, they've already pretty much moved over to digital media. I am not sure if this is 100% true as I haven't even played the newest generation. The PS2 will always be my system of choice!

Digital food? 8-P But this is true. We're not 100% digital, yet. I hope sooner or later, people realize all this technology isn't always good for us and they tone it down a bit.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/26/16 at 10:25 pm


Nothing will beat a good ol' VHS for me, man! ;D

That is sad. You guys in Canada don't even have any Blockbusters anymore! I remember going to Blockbuster and renting movies with my uncle all the time. But even in the US, we barely got any. Like, 51 locations is nothing.


The rental store was magical. I'd go in with a wallet full of cash (by kid's standards) and it would all disappear when I came out. Amazing.  ;D

They also knew my deepest darkest secrets, like my obsession for Mary-Kate and Ashley  ;D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/26/16 at 10:29 pm

Oh man, I totally need to find out what junkyard my old TV is in!

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41bxWHSsOSL._SX300_.jpg

A TV with a VCR player built in! How revolutionary is that!  :D

Do TVs have DVD players built in?? Don't think so!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/26/16 at 10:31 pm


The rental store was magical. I'd go in with a wallet full of cash (by kid's standards) and it would all disappear when I came out. Amazing.  ;D

They also knew my deepest darkest secrets, like my obsession for Mary-Kate and Ashley  ;D


That does sound magical.... The 90's and early 00's. Man, those were the days.

The rental store I went to never knew my secrets except apparently that I like "chick-flicks" like my friends would say. They never knew I rented the Mask just to stare at Cameron Diaz!! But the Mask is a legitimately good movie, though. Cameron Diaz was a perk. Most of the time I rented intelligent movies like the Beavis and Butthead episode tapes they had (and later on, Do America. I saw that movie 20 times in theaters) or your usual high brow comedies like Space Balls and Dumb and Dumber.


Oh man, I totally need to find out what junkyard my old TV is in!

http://support.toshiba.com/images/support/frontend/family/fam_tv_vcr.png

A TV with a VCR player built in! How revolutionary is that!  :D

Do TVs have DVD players built in?? Don't think so!




The VCR was truly a revolutionary device.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/26/16 at 10:35 pm


That does sound magical.... The 90's and early 00's. Man, those were the days.

The rental store I went to never knew my secrets except apparently that I like "chick-flicks" like my friends would say. They never knew I rented the Mask just to stare at Cameron Diaz!! But the Mask is a legitimately good movie, though. Cameron Diaz was a perk. Most of the time I rented intelligent movies like the Beavis and Butthead episode tapes they had (and later on, Do America. I saw that movie 20 times in theaters) or your usual high brow comedies like Space Balls and Dumb and Dumber.

The VCR was truly a revolutionary device.


The Mask? Ioved that movie! And the cartoon! Although I'm not sure what is so chick flick about a green guy sexually harassing people  ;D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/26/16 at 10:38 pm


The Mask? Ioved that movie! And the cartoon! Although I'm not sure what is so chick flick about a green guy sexually harassing people  ;D


I loved it, too! Man, Jim Carrey is hilarious in that one. Much better than that crappy Son of the Mask. That is one of the worst movies I have ever seen!! I also rented movies like Never Been Kissed, She's All That, Clueless and Sixteen Candles. Apparently "those movies are for chicks, Jordan!" I liked them anyway... >:(

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: 2001 on 01/26/16 at 10:39 pm


You like streaming?! :o Time to kick your ass, traitor!  >:(


VHS widowed me. I was still young and needed to find new love, and DVD snores in bed and eats the same maccoroni and cheese everyday.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/26/16 at 10:41 pm


Yeah, they make life much, much easier! I don't like that idea at all! Soon, people are going to be confined to their houses because they're too lazy to go outside and buy things from the store. That's so weird to think the kids born today have never experienced going out and buy the psychical media. I've heard that for video games, they've already pretty much moved over to digital media. I am not sure if this is 100% true as I haven't even played the newest generation. The PS2 will always be my system of choice!

Digital food? 8-P But this is true. We're not 100% digital, yet. I hope sooner or later, people realize all this technology isn't always good for us and they tone it down a bit.


Yep, I don't mean to bring any hate to kids nowadays especially since they have no control on how things are in this world. But it's odd to think they may not know what it was like to walk into places such as Block Buster and rent a movie. As for video games yeah it seems that for the newer console generation we may not have discs anymore. Companies will move on to digital media as their main method of offering video games. I'm always eager to see what the '20s will be like as I'm always interested in seeing new kinds of culture, but if it's a full digital world then I'm not sure if I'm ready for that. I like technology (a lot), but a world where people are no longer using traditional methods of doing things is scary.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/26/16 at 10:44 pm


Oh man, I totally need to find out what junkyard my old TV is in!

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41bxWHSsOSL._SX300_.jpg

A TV with a VCR player built in! How revolutionary is that!  :D

Do TVs have DVD players built in?? Don't think so!


I remember getting one of those back in 2001. My old TV broke down for some reason. So my grandparents lent me theres. They weren't VHS users as they preferred Laser disc and Betamax (they're so old fashion that they make the 1990s and  2000s look pretty recent by comparison).


VHS widowed me. I was still young and needed to find new love, and DVD snores in bed and eats the same macaroni and cheese everyday.


True. I too tire of the DVD's snoring and constant obsession with eating the same macaroni and cheese everyday.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/26/16 at 10:49 pm


Yep, I don't mean to bring any hate to kids nowadays especially since they have no control on how things are in this world. But it's odd to think they may not know what it was like to walk into places such as Block Buster and rent a movie. As for video games yeah it seems that for the newer console generation we may not have discs anymore. Companies will move on to digital media as their main method of offering video games. I'm always eager to see what the '20s will be like as I'm always interested in seeing new kinds of culture, but if it's a full digital world then I'm not sure if I'm ready for that. I like technology (a lot), but a world where people are no longer using traditional methods of doing things is scary.


It's already weird enough that kids born with 20XX as their birth year are in high school! But it's strange to think about how they won't remember the days when you'd do to Blockbuster and pick out your video for the weekend. I miss doing that. Video game content has been declining lately thanks to all that DLC. I am thrilled to hear what's next for the gaming industry. I'm not a big fan of smartphones or anything but I don't mind tech like the internet since it's useful but a full digital society is something I don't want. I want a human society with some technology.


I remember getting one of those back in 2001. My old TV broke down for some reason. So my grandparents lent me theres. They weren't VHS users as they preferred Laser disc and Betamax (they're so old fashion that they make the 1990s and  2000s look pretty recent by comparison).


Oh man. That does make the 90's and 00's look recent!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Toon on 01/26/16 at 11:04 pm


It's already weird enough that kids born with 20XX as their birth year are in high school! But it's strange to think about how they won't remember the days when you'd do to Blockbuster and pick out your video for the weekend. I miss doing that. Video game content has been declining lately thanks to all that DLC. I am thrilled to hear what's next for the gaming industry. I'm not a big fan of smartphones or anything but I don't mind tech like the internet since it's useful but a full digital society is something I don't want. I want a human society with some technology.

Yep, 2000s born as of 2016 are just 10th graders. And that's just when looking at the oldest 2000s born. Those from say 2001-2009 are 9th graders to as young as 2nd graders. With 2010s born being infants to 1st graders. As of 2016 it's easy to see difference between kids today and those who grew up even 10+ years prior. As for gaming I was never a fan of DLC. I preferred all my content on discs. And as for the gaming industry while I'm eager to see what'll come next I'm also a bit nervous. Heck I may not even by consoles in the 9th console gen.


Oh man. That does make the 90's and 00's look recent!

Old people can make anything under 30 years look recent.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/26/16 at 11:09 pm


Yep, 2000s born as of 2016 are just 10th graders. And that's just when looking at the oldest 2000s born. Those from say 2001-2009 are 9th graders to as young as 2nd graders. With 2010s born being infants to 1st graders. As of 2016 it's easy to see difference between kids today and those who grew up even 10+ years prior. As for gaming I was never a fan of DLC. I preferred all my content on discs. And as for the gaming industry while I'm eager to see what'll come next I'm also a bit nervous. Heck I may not even by consoles in the 9th console gen.


Man, that's so weird. I remember when kids born 2000 onward were just babies and now they've started high school! The differences are pretty obvious for sure! Back then we didn't have everything in clouds and Blockbuster was still a big thing. I don't like DLC, either. They give you unfinished games they're aren't even good in the first place. The last system I bought was the PS3 and I think that's it for me unless something really good comes out. Until then, I'll stick to the 3rd to 6th gen. 


Old people can make anything under 30 years look recent.


Oh man, they sure can!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/26/16 at 11:13 pm


Man, that's so weird. I remember when kids born 2000 onward were just babies and now they've started high school! The differences are pretty obvious for sure! Back then we didn't have everything in clouds and Blockbuster was still a big thing. I don't like DLC, either. They give you unfinished games they're aren't even good in the first place. The last system I bought was the PS3 and I think that's it for me unless something really good comes out. Until then, I'll stick to the 3rd to 6th gen. 

Agreed, Gaming is in the sheeshs! 8-P 8-P 8-P 8-P

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: musicguy93 on 01/26/16 at 11:13 pm


You like streaming?! :o Time to kick your ass, traitor!  >:(


I don't mind streaming to a certain extent. However I don't see it as a worthy replacement to physical media. Personally I like being able to watch whatever I want, when I want. Not to mention, with streaming, good movies can get removed. And even with perfect internet connection, I deal with lagging problems. Not to mention the sound and picture quality just sucks. I mean it's possible that streaming is more of a rival to cable, than anything else. I'm not into the idea of digital copies either. I need something tangible. Something I can hold in my hand, that I know won't fail, as long as I take care of it. I still have DVDs from when I was a kid, that still work perfectly. And when I owned a VCR, my VHS tapes still worked just fine. Like you said, if a problem occurs, and the movies saved onto the cloud get screwed over, all that hard earned money ends up going to waste.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/26/16 at 11:17 pm


Agreed, Gaming is in the sheeshs! 8-P 8-P 8-P 8-P


It sure is, man... It sure is...

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/26/16 at 11:17 pm


The last system I bought was the PS3 and I think that's it for me unless something really good comes out. Until then, I'll stick to the 3rd to 6th gen.


I'll always stick with 5th & 6th generation gaming. 7th generation only for the early Wii days or Madden & Black Ops games for XBOX 360.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/26/16 at 11:20 pm


It sure is, man... It sure is...

XBOX sucks ass, and Nintendo REALLY SUCKS ass! >:( >:( >:(  PS4 feels like the only legit system and that system doesn't even feel like damn game system it feels like an entertainment system no pun intended! ;D

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 01/26/16 at 11:21 pm


I'll always stick with 5th & 6th generation gaming. 7th generation only for the early Wii days or Madden & Black Ops games for XBOX 360.


Yeah it seems since the second half of the 7th gen that gaming has been lackluster

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/26/16 at 11:25 pm


Yeah it seems since the second half of the 7th gen that gaming has been lackluster

2010 feels like gaming had a SIGNIFICANT shift... and it hasn't been THE same since.  More commercialized, overexposed, the same EXACT sheesh, less substance, just a freaking crash grab!
Also if the economic crisis of 2008 hadn't happened then the 7th gen's MAIN run would have ended around 2010/11 and the first 8th gen consoles would have came out.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/26/16 at 11:27 pm


I'll always stick with 5th & 6th generation gaming. 7th generation only for the early Wii days or Madden & Black Ops games for XBOX 360.


Always, man! The 5th and 6th generation is the best!


XBOX sucks ass, and Nintendo REALLY SUCKS ass! >:( >:( >:(  PS4 feels like the only legit system and that system doesn't even feel like damn game system it feels like an entertainment system no pun intended! ;D


This new generation has a lot of ass sucking. I don't like the sound of this! >:( I haven't even touched any of them but I'm not surprised about the PS4's direction. The Wii U looks like the worst one so far but the Xbox One isn't too far behind. I remember the real Xbox One from 2001!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: musicguy93 on 01/26/16 at 11:27 pm


Yep, I don't mean to bring any hate to kids nowadays especially since they have no control on how things are in this world. But it's odd to think they may not know what it was like to walk into places such as Block Buster and rent a movie. As for video games yeah it seems that for the newer console generation we may not have discs anymore. Companies will move on to digital media as their main method of offering video games. I'm always eager to see what the '20s will be like as I'm always interested in seeing new kinds of culture, but if it's a full digital world then I'm not sure if I'm ready for that. I like technology (a lot), but a world where people are no longer using traditional methods of doing things is scary.


We really shouldn't blame the kids. We should be blaming the guys that are behind the development of all this digital media, which makes society less social. I really hope there are actual technological advances in the 2020s, and not more digitized crap to make us stay in our homes longer. When I mean real technological advances I'm talking hoverboards, robotic limbs, better medicine, virtual reality, etc. 2010s technology is overrated.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: musicguy93 on 01/26/16 at 11:32 pm


Always, man! The 5th and 6th generation is the best!

This new generation has a lot of ass sucking. I don't like the sound of this! >:( I haven't even touched any of them but I'm not surprised about the PS4's direction. The Wii U looks like the worst one so far but the Xbox One isn't too far behind. I remember the real Xbox One from 2001!


It makes you wonder, how did everything turn to garbage like this? I mean, how can we look forward to the future?

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/26/16 at 11:35 pm


2010 feels like gaming had a SIGNIFICANT shift... and it hasn't been THE same since.  More commercialized, overexposed, the same EXACT sheesh, less substance, just a freaking crash grab!
Also if the economic crisis of 2008 hadn't happened then the 7th gen's MAIN run would have ended around 2010/11 and the first 8th gen consoles would have came out.


This, and this.

2009 was the last full year I felt like the Wii was at the height of its popularity in the 7th generation era.

In 2010, Call of Duty Black Ops came out including the Kinect, that's when it felt like the shift was fully complete.





Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/26/16 at 11:37 pm


It makes you wonder, how did everything turn to garbage like this? I mean, how can we look forward to the future?


I agree. The quality of everything has gone down a lot in the last little while. The last time I enjoyed video games was 2006! Now, it's all this digital crap! What good games are out there today? It's awful. I am hoping the next decade is an improvement and there is more of a focus on going outside, being social and human rather than "computers are good! Be addicted everyday!!"


This, and this.

2009 was the last full year I felt like the Wii was at the height of its popularity in the 7th generation era.

In 2010, Call of Duty Black Ops came out including the Kinect, that's when it felt like the shift was fully complete.








The kinect would be the worst thing ever if not for the Sega Saturn.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/26/16 at 11:43 pm


I agree. The quality of everything has gone down a lot in the last little while. The last time I enjoyed video games was 2006! Now, it's all this digital crap! What good games are out there today? It's awful. I am hoping the next decade is an improvement and there is more of a focus on going outside, being social and human rather than "computers are good! Be addicted everyday!!"

The kinect would be the worst thing ever if not for the Sega Saturn.

The kinetic and playstation move ruined 7th gen, and the SEGA Saturn just ruined the 5th gen a little bit.  The Saturn was an epic failure... in America! In Japan it was actually successful and OUTSOLD, yes OUTSOLD the N64 in Japan due to third party and more diversity in the games. It was rushed and was horrid for 3D games, but better for 2D games. Thank god for the PS1. If it had been the N64 vs SEGA saturn that would have been a LACKLUSTER gaming generation. SEGA killed themselves, the Dreamcast couldn't even save them.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/26/16 at 11:45 pm


I agree. The quality of everything has gone down a lot in the last little while. The last time I enjoyed video games was 2006! Now, it's all this digital crap! What good games are out there today? It's awful. I am hoping the next decade is an improvement and there is more of a focus on going outside, being social and human rather than "computers are good! Be addicted everyday!!"

The kinect would be the worst thing ever if not for the Sega Saturn.

Here's a video! ;D
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Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/26/16 at 11:52 pm


The kinetic and playstation move ruined 7th gen, and the SEGA Saturn just ruined the 5th gen a little bit.  The Saturn was an epic failure... in America! In Japan it was actually successful and OUTSOLD, yes OUTSOLD the N64 in Japan due to third party and more diversity in the games. It was rushed and was horrid for 3D games, but better for 2D games. Thank god for the PS1. If it had been the N64 vs SEGA saturn that would have been a LACKLUSTER gaming generation. SEGA killed themselves, the Dreamcast couldn't even save them.


Thanks to the Wii all the other systems wanted to try that motion control crap. I remember how they advertised "Now the Wii will make you more active!" Yeah, by waving your arms around like an asshole! >:(

...Outsold the N64... The Saturn outsold the N64 in Japan!?!?!? :o :o :o How is this possible!?!? Even with decent 2D games! This is the truth. Could you imagine there only being one console on the market worth having? That would of sucked. Good thing the mighty PS1 came down from the heavens. Sega could of done so well if they didn't release that crappy Saturn with Sonic R.


Here's a video! ;D
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He is right. Sega thought they "wuz reel poppin' G'z" and could anything they wanted to do. 

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/26/16 at 11:59 pm


Thanks to the Wii all the other systems wanted to try that motion control crap. I remember how they advertised "Now the Wii will make you more active!" Yeah, by waving your arms around like an asshole! >:(

...Outsold the N64... The Saturn outsold the N64 in Japan!?!?!? :o :o :o How is this possible!?!? Even with decent 2D games! This is the truth. Could you imagine there only being one console on the market worth having? That would of sucked. Good thing the mighty PS1 came down from the heavens. Sega could of done so well if they didn't release that crappy Saturn with Sonic R.

Yep here's some proof!
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Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/27/16 at 12:04 am


Yep here's some proof!
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:o :o :o :o :o :o

I just can't believe this! You'd think Japan would be smart and buy the superior system!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/27/16 at 12:08 am


:o :o :o :o :o :o

I just can't believe this! You'd think Japan would be smart and buy the superior system!

To be fair, the Japanese Saturn had more exclusives than the american one. So I could see that. But yeah bro, it wasn't even close between the N64 and the Saturn. N64 was a BREATHE TAKING system despite the lack of 2d games, and third party games.

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/27/16 at 12:16 am


To be fair, the Japanese Saturn had more exclusives than the american one. So I could see that. But yeah bro, it wasn't even close between the N64 and the Saturn. N64 was a BREATHE TAKING system despite the lack of 2d games, and third party games.


I guess that would make sense. N64 truly was incredible. Super Mario 64 changed everything!!

Subject: Re: what was life like as a kid in the early 2000s?

Written By: musicguy93 on 01/27/16 at 12:36 am


To be fair, the Japanese Saturn had more exclusives than the american one. So I could see that. But yeah bro, it wasn't even close between the N64 and the Saturn. N64 was a BREATHE TAKING system despite the lack of 2d games, and third party games.


I never played the Saturn, but I heard Nights into Dreams was very well received. I guess it wasn't enough to save the system though.